Outcomes of cataract surgery in patients with uveitis

This is a systematic, evidence-based literature review and meta-analysis, looking at the visual outcomes (vision 20/40 or better) of cataract surgery in uveitic eyes. The authors searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINHAL and CENTRAL, including English language and human studies only. They...

Cataract surgery in small adult eyes

This is a retrospective audit of a five year study period, between the periods of January 2006 to December 2010, where a surgical log book search was performed. The inclusion criteria of this study were intraocular lenses (IOL) power greater...

Visual acuity after cataract surgery in AMD patients

The data from this study are obtained from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) 2 and analysed to evaluate if cataract surgery benefits patients with concurrent age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The AREDS 2 was a five year, prospective, multi-centre randomised...

Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome and prevalence of intraoperative complications

Alpha-blockers (particularly of the selective type) are known to be associated with intraoperative floppy iris (IFIS) and poor dilation, which can present in various severities during cataract surgery and need to be recognised in order to avoid intraoperative complications. Methods...

Anterior and posterior capsular opacification with the Tecnis ZCBOO and AcrySof SA60AT IOL

This a randomised, controlled, prospective and double-blind study comparing the anterior capsular opacification (ACO) and posterior capsular opacification (PCO) outcomes with two types of single-piece hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOL), and AcrySof SA60AT – Group A, and Tecnis ZCBOO –...

LASEK vs. epi-LASIK for myopia: meta-analysis

Previous studies have produced inconsistent conclusions on the relative benefits between LASEK vs. Epi-LASIK. LASEK uses 20% alcohol to separate an epithelial flap from the Bowman membrane. After ablation, the epithelial flap is repositioned onto the cornea. Epi-LASIK creates the...

Secondary iris-claw anterior chamber lens implantation in patients with aphakia without capsular support

This retrospective, non-randomised, non-comparative, interventional study including 128 eyes of 124 patients that presented with aphakia with no capsular support. All patients consecutively underwent Artisan iris-claw intraocular lense (IOL) implantation between 1997 and 2010. The inclusion criteria were: aphakic without...

Differences of the anterior segment parameters in children with Down syndrome

This cross-sectional study was designed in order to demonstrate the differences in anterior segment parameters in children with trisomy 21. This is important as it may impact on surgical planning when undertaking procedures in the anterior segment such as corneal...

Liquid adhesive bandage for clear corneal cataract incisions

This paper reports a prospective randomised controlled trial of patients undergoing routine phacoemulsification with a 2.75mm clear corneal incision and followed up for 14 days postoperatively. They evaluated wound edge closure, surgically induced astigmatism and foreign body sensation after use...

Autophagy in lens mitochondria loss

The lens consists of a monolayer of epithelial cells that overlies fibre cells that differentiate from epithelial cells at the equator. While developing, fibre cells need mitochondria to provide energy, as they mature they lose these and other organelles to...

Prostaglandin levels in femto cataract surgery

Following previous reports of pupil size decrease after femtosecond treatment, the authors compare levels of prostaglandins in patients undergoing femtosecond assisted cataract surgery with those having routine cataract surgery. Patients with inflammatory eye disease, previous trauma surgery, age-related macular degeneration...

High-fluence collagen cross-linking

The authors treat seven eyes with progressive keratoconus with a high energy (18mW) for five minutes delivering a total energy similar to that suggested by the original Dresden protocol (3mW for 30mins). All eyes had a thickness >400µm following epithelial...