Information booklet for eye drop use

On the basis that children may be more at ease and experience less discomfort and anxiety if provided with some control and choices, the authors developed an eye drop booklet in collaboration with children. This study describes the amount of...

15 prism test for anisometropic amblyopia

The authors aimed to investigate the accuracy of the 15^ base in prism test (BIPT) in detecting amblyopia in anisometropic patients. This was a retrospective study in which the 15^BI was placed before the right eye followed by the left...

Accommodation in children

The purpose of this pilot study was to establish typical accommodative responses at 1/3m in children to targets of varying complexity and visual / cognitive demand. This was a study of 18 children aged six to seven years and six...

PROM rating scales

The authors evaluated three commonly used Likert-type rating scales with an aim to determine which scale performed best when administering questions to children with eye disorders, and their parents. Three scales looked at frequency, severity and difficulty. An initial questionnaire...

Self refracting – child’s play?

Uncorrected refractive error was the leading cause of vision impairment in the world in 2010. Although refractive error may be safely and effectively corrected with spectacles, lack of well-trained refractionists in settings of limited resources may be a major barrier....

Visual outcomes, visual fields and optical coherence tomography in paediatric craniopharyngioma

This study reviews the visual outcomes of ten patients under the age of 18 years with craniopharyngioma. The paper also reviews the correlation between visual field (VF) testing and optical coherence tomography (OCT) examination and evaluates the role of OCT...