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...

Autologous scleral button for anterior defect in evisceration surgery

This is a small case series of five patients who have had evisceration surgery using a new technique. The anterior defect created when removing the corneal button has been closed by taking an autologous posterior scleral graft inferomedial to the...

Investigation into the anatomical differences of eyelashes between Caucasian and Indian specimens

This study investigated the anatomy of human eyelashes through analysis of root depth, angle, and spatial relationship. Four eyelids from Caucasian donors were obtained from fresh donors and four eyelids from Indian donors were obtained from eye bank calls. The...

Improved quality of life in children with allergic conjunctivitis and their parents with anti-allergic therapy

This prospective intervention study investigated the change in quality of life in child-parent pairs with allergic conjunctivitis (AC) on anti-allergic therapy. From September 2020 to May 2021, AC child-parent pairs and healthy child-parent pairs were recruited in Guangzhou, China. Children...

How common is ocular trauma in children and what are the clinical features?

The authors present a multicenter retrospective case review with the aim of reporting the incidence and characteristics of paediatric ocular trauma. Records for individuals aged 18 and under with a diagnosis of globe, orbit or adnexal injury over a 10-year...

What are the features of facial nerve palsies in children?

The aim if this study was to report ophthalmic related findings and complications in children with facial palsy. Medical records from a tertiary centre were retrospectively searched for children 16 years and under with a diagnosis of facial palsy, over...

Age-related distance esotropia – what are the clinical characteristics?

The authors present a retrospective case review of individuals with primary divergence insufficiency or age-related distance esotropia, over a 15-year period. Inclusion criteria allow for the difference between near and distance angles to be patient reported or objectively measured. One...

Top cited 100 publications in paediatric ophthalmology

The author identified the top 100 cited publications in paediatric ophthalmology in an effort to identify which topics are most strongly represented and potential areas where further research is needed. An ISI Web of Science database search was conducted in...

Choice of diclofenac or corticosteroids for strabismus surgery

This systematic review was undertaken to analyse the available data on various corticosteroids and diclofenac to determine the most effective postoperative anti-inflammatory agent for patients with strabismus. Twenty-five studies were identified from 1997–2021 and a total of eight met the...