Intravitreal dexamethasone in diabetic macular oedema (DMO) - enhancing the response to anti-VEGF in non- or poor responders

This study aimed to describe the outcomes of a switch back from DEXi (dexamethasone implant) to anti-VEGF therapy in eyes that were treated temporarily with DEXi after an initial poor response to anti VEGF. Twenty-three eyes of 17 patients were...

Does religious fasting affect intraocular pressure or retinal parameters?

Nearly one billion Muslims fast every year during the month of Ramadan. Due to the difference between the lunar and solar calendars, religious fasting time can range from 11 to 17 hours per day. This prolonged abstinence from food and...

OCT findings after strabismus surgery for macular, choroidal and nerve fibre thickness

This study used OCT to investigate the changes in the central macular thickness, subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) and retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) after horizontal rectus surgery for patients with strabismus. This was a retrospective study and patients were grouped...

Progression of macular atrophy on long-term anti-VEGF therapy for AMD

This retrospective study evaluated the progression of macular atrophy in 53 eyes of 53 patients receiving AntiVEGF Therapy for age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), for at least six years. None of the patients had any macular atrophy (MA) at presentation. MA...

Cystoid macular oedema following retinal detachment surgery

There are limited studies examining the incidence and risk factors for postoperative cystoid macular oedema (CMO) following rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) repair. Postoperative CMO is thought to be due to pro-inflammatory state, where numerous cytokines lead to tight junction dysfunction,...

OCT biomarkers in asymmetric anti-VEGF response in bilateral diabetic macular oedema

This study aimed to identify optical coherence tomography (OCT) biomarkers for predicting response to anti-VEGF treatment in diabetic macular oedema (DMO). Bilateral DMO patients with asymmetric response to a loading dose of anti-VEGF (ranibizumab / aflibercept) treatment were retrospectively studied....

Outcomes of treat & extend ranibizumab in diabetic macular oedema

This study retrospectively evaluated 118 eyes of 87 patients who received ranibizumab in a treat and extend regimen for diabetic macular oedema (DMO). Data were collected for patients under follow-up for 24 months. After 24 months, patients gained a mean...

Steroid treatment for pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema

The authors present a retrospective comparison of 45 eyes of 41 patients treated with 2mg intravitreal triamcinolone (IVT group) and 50 eyes of 42 patients treated with 40mg sub-Tenons triamcinolone (STT group) for pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema (CMO). The visual...

Transient macular thinning with Densiron 68

Densiron 68 is a heavy silicone oil (HSO) used to treat rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (RRD) with inferior retinal breaks. The authors compared changes in retinal thickness during and after the use of Densiron endotamponade, and looked at any association between...

The effects of anti-VEGF therapy for NvAMD on retinal vasculature

This retrospective consecutive case series examined 54 eyes of 54 treatment-naïve neovascular age-related macular degeneration (N-AMD) patients. Thirty-three eyes received intravitreal aflibercept injections, and 21 eyes received intravitreal ranibizumab injections with unaffected fellow eyes (54 eyes) as controls. All image...

OCTA in geographic atrophy

In this article the authors aim to give an overview of the current literature concerning the application of OCT-A in geographic atrophy (GA). GA is a disease characterised by loss of outer retinal layers including photoreceptors, degeneration of the retinal...

Wet AMD outcomes post cataract surgery

The authors present the findings of a retrospective study looking at the progression of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in patients who underwent cataract surgery. They recruited a series of 111 patients of which 38 were men and 73 were...