Transsynaptic retrograde degeneration linked to homonymous visual field loss after stroke

centre, of individuals identified with homonymous visual field loss post ischaemic stroke. Exclusion criteria were bilateral ischaemia, anterior / pregeniculate visual pathway affected and other pathology with the potential to effect visual fields. The following were extracted from the medical...

The risk factors associated with isolated microvascular third nerve palsy

The authors used the Rochester Epidemiology Project for this retrospective case review of third nerve palsy. Inclusion criteria was adults >18 years, with new onset isolated microvascular third nerve palsy diagnosed within a 36-month period, with recovery or significant improvement,...

Likelihood of developing multiple sclerosis after optic neuritis diagnosis

Optic neuritis (ON) is a relatively common cause of acute optic neuropathy in young patients which often presents as the first sign of multiple sclerosis (MS). There is a lack of evidence around the factors that are associated with the...

A case series of electroretinography findings in visual snow syndrome

The authors present a case series of individuals referred to an electroretinography (ERG) lab for assessment due to abnormal vision symptoms, over a two year period. Cases with visual snow syndrome (VSS) or isolated visual snow (VS) were included. All...

Pilot trial of Fluoxetine for post-stroke homonymous hemianopia

The authors present a pilot randomised placebo controlled double blind trial assessing 20mg fluoxetine once daily for 90 days versus placebo in stroke survivors with isolated homonymous hemianopia. Exclusion criteria were extensive in terms of pre-existing ophthalmic or neurologic disease,...

The evolution and visual prognosis of glial proliferation of different grades after macular hole surgery

This retrospective research study aimed to investigate the evolution of glial proliferation of varying grades after successful idiopathic macular hole repair and its effects on foveal microstructure and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA). Two-hundred and two eyes were enrolled in this...

Comparison between findings in ‘active’ or ‘healed’ giant cell arteritis

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common systemic vasculitis in older people and can cause devastating sight loss if untreated. Temporal artery biopsy is often relied upon for diagnosis by ophthalmologists, with a positive biopsy result indicating whether the...

Referral patterns and pathways for intracranial hypertension

The authors present a retrospective case review of individuals with suspected raised intracranial pressure (ICP) over a 12-month period a single tertiary neuro-ophthalmology centre. Cases were categorised into four groups based on examination by neuro-ophthalmology; 1) referred after identification of...

Relationship between diabetic retinopathy and cerebrovascular reactivity changes

Cerebral micro-angiopathy caused by diabetes can manifest itself as an impairment in cerebrovascular reactivity. Transcranial doppler ultrasound (TCD) is a cost-effective and non-invasive way to measure the cerebrovascular reactivity. This study aimed to assess the relationship between the grade of...

Comparison of thrombolysis and conservative management in acute retinal ischaemia

The authors present a retrospective cohort study of individuals presenting with acute, painless, monocular vision loss and diagnosed with acute retinal ischaemia. Reasons for exclusion were iatrogenic aetiology, transient vision loss, missing initial visual acuity data, more than 16 hours...

Do occult neuroretinitis and non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy differ in presentation?

This study evaluates differences between neuroretinitis and non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAAION) in terms of patient demographics, clinical presentation, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings. Medical records of patients with a final diagnosis of occult neuroretinitis or NAAION were...

A review of neuro and retinal imaging findings in Alzheimer’s disease

The authors present a systematic review with the aim of assessing the relationship between retinal and cerebral changes in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment and pre-clinical AD. A total of 23 articles met the inclusion criteria of the review,...