Long-term retinal changes following unilateral retrobulbar optic neuritis

The aim of this study was to assess the longitudinal changes in retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness after a first attack of optic neuritis and to investigate the impact of treatment on RNFL thinning at one year after the...

Nonarteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy

This review article describes nonarteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION). This condition is one of the common causes of visual loss in adults. The article uses a good range of references and is divided under the headings of; demographics, clinical...

Rare case reports of benign optic glioma in adults with clinically aggressive nature

Primary optic nerve gliomas are most commonly benign and occurring in childhood. Malignant optic gliomas occur in adulthood and follow an aggressive course usually leading to blindness and death within months. This paper describes the clinical and histopathological features of...

Do operative interventions for IIH improve visual function?

The authors of this paper reviewed patient case notes to determine visual outcome following shunt surgery for idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). A retrospective case notes review was conducted for 50 patients who underwent shunt surgery for IIH. Outcome measures included...

Surgical success rates in abducens palsy management

The aim of the study was to identify factors associated with surgical outcomes in isolated abducens palsy. To achieve this goal the authors reviewed the records of adult patients with abducens palsy who underwent strabismus procedures during a fourteen year...

Abducens nerve palsy following surgical correction of craniosynostosis

The authors present two cases of unilateral abducens palsy secondary to a recent trans-sutural distraction osteogenesis (TSuDO) operation for craniosynostosis. The basic principle of the TSuDO procedure is described as dissection and distraction of the prematurely fused sutures. This complication...

Functional visual field loss using automated static perimetry

Functional visual field loss is traditionally assessed by kinetic perimetry, typically producing spiralling isopters. This study looked at the spatial distributions of functional field deficits using automated static perimetry. A retrospective review of automated perimetry records was conducted using a...

Effect of oxygen levels on binocular summation of dark vision

Previous studies have reported conflicting results on the existence of binocular enhancement of dark vision. This study compares monocular and binocular absolute thresholds of dark adaptation in two different populations (healthy individuals and those with chronic respiratory insufficiency). The study...

Ocular blood flow changes in Behcet disease

This study evaluates ocular blood flow changes in both ocular Behcets disease (BD) and non-ocular BD (with or without thrombotic disease) and compares these findings with a healthy control group. A total of 90 eyes with BD were evaluated with...

A rare case of post-traumatic central retinal artery occlusion

Central retinal artery occlusion is rarely associated with traumatic optic neuropathy, this case report details of one such case. The reported case is of a ten-year-old boy presenting after a fall from height with loss of vision in one eye....

Two case reports of late onset adbucens nerve palsy following carotid-cavernous fistula treatment

This report presents two cases of abducens palsy developing with late onset following endovascular treatment for carotid-cavernous fistula. Following this common and effective treatment for carotid-cavernous fistula, an immediate cranial nerve palsy is a common finding. It usually resolves spontaneously....

Choroidal and macular thickness in nonarteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy

This study evaluates the choroidal and macular thickness in patients with chronic nonarteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NA-AION). Two groups of subjects were compared, group one included 20 eyes with chronic NA-AION and group two, 31 healthy control eyes. The...