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...

A review of patient education interventions within paediatric ophthalmology

This systematic review aimed to review published literature around the content, effectiveness and outcomes related to interventions educating patients within paediatric ophthalmology. A single database was searched from inception to June 2022. Interventions aimed at either the patient or carers...

Monocular eye closure following treatment of intermittent exotropia

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term status of monocular eye closure after surgical treatment of intermittent exotropia and to determine whether the status at short-term postoperative follow-up duration remains or can change after long-term...

Use of control scores for intermittent exotropia

This study surveyed paediatric ophthalmologists to determine their use of the Newcastle, PEDIG and LACTOSE control scores in the diagnosis and management of intermittent exotropia. The authors aimed to identify how frequently control scores are used clinically, the barriers to...

Combined in-office and home-based eccentric viewing training for central vision loss

This retrospective study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of an eccentric viewing training (EVT) programme delivered in a real-world setting (home exercises) by combining a traditional EVT technique with biofeedback training using microperimetry. The authors investigated potential relationships between visual...

Dichoptic vs occlusion therapy outcomes for anisometropic amblyopia

The authors evaluated a binocular Tetris game for Android phones and compared its effectiveness, compliance and adverse events with part-time patching in children with anisometropic amblyopia. This was a prospective randomised study. Group 1 played the game for two hours...

PRPF31-related retinitis pigmentosa and asymptomatic carriers

The authors present a study of 21 patients with variants in the PRPF31 gene classified as pathogenic or likely pathogenic. These variants are caused by autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RP-11). Between January 2020 and November 2021 patients underwent tests of...

Inverted internal limiting membrane flap vs internal limiting membrane insertion technique for large macular holes

This meta-analysis aimed to compare and evaluate the morphological and functional outcomes between the inverted internal limiting membrane (ILM) flap and ILM insertion techniques in the treatment of large macular holes (MHs). The primary outcome measures were defined by the...

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,...

Does the length of the school day have a role in age of myopia onset?

The authors prospectively collected the refractive data of myopic adults attending recruiting dispensing optician or ophthalmologist sites. Participants were recruited consecutively, giving verbal informed consent. Sites included a mix of urban and rural areas across eight sites. The following data...

BTA injection to treat convergence insufficiency

The outcomes of patients with convergence insufficiency (CI) treatment with botulinum toxin A (BTA) in one or both lateral rectus muscles are reported. This was a retrospective study of 23 patients; eight males, 15 female, mean age 59 years (range...