Effect of low-dose atropine on myopia progression

A randomised study to evaluate the effects of 0.01% and 0.02% atropine eye drops (one drop once nightly to both eyes) on myopic progression, pupil diameter and accommodative amplitude in myopic patients. Four hundred myopic children were divided into three...

Accuracy of intraocular lens power calculations in paediatric eyes

A study comparing the accuracy of the SRK II, SRK/T, Hoffer Q, Holladay 1, T2 and Super formula in predictive refractive outcomes in children undergoing primary IOL insertion into the capsular bag following cataract surgery. A total of 377 eyes...

IOP in children with uveitis

This is a retrospective study of paediatric uveitis (<16-years-old) between July 2002 to June 2016 of a total of 320 children from a single centre: 17.2 % (55/320 patients) developed raised IOP requiring therapy; 11.5% of eyes required glaucoma surgery...

Reduction of severe visual loss and complications following IAC for RB

This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with retinoblastoma (RB) who required intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) between 2013 and 2015, who had relapsed following systemic chemotherapy. A total of nine patients were included in the study and their ocular complications...

Chloral hydrate sedation

A systematic review of literature sourced from PubMed, EMBASE, ISI, Web of Science, Scopus, CENTRAL, Google Scholar and Trip database to 1 October 2015, about the safety and efficacy of chloral hydrate (CH) by meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs)...

International variations in ROP treatment

A retrospective cohort review of 48,087 premature infants weighing <1500 gm between 24 to 27 weeks gestation, from 11 high income countries in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, Israel, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tuscany (Italy) and the UK . By...

Treatment of Type 1 ROP with intravitreal bevacizumab or laser photocoagulation according to retinal zone

This is a retrospective review of charts of 54 consecutive very low birth weight (VLBW) infants between June 2011 and January 2015 from Berlin, Germany. Type 1 ROP (posterior ROP, n=33; peripheral zone 2, n= 21) were treated with either...

IAC vs. IVC chemotherapy for RB

This a single centre retrospective review of consecutive patients between 1997 and 2014, of all sporadic unilateral retinoblastoma (RB) group D cases, treated with combined intravenous chemotherapy (IVC) and focal treatments (1997- 2008), or intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) treatment (2008 to...

What about the children? Cornea cross-linking for children with keratoconus

Keratoconus can behave more aggressively in paediatric than in adult patients. Collagen cross-linking has been shown to slow the progression of keratoconus in adults. This systematic review determined the effectiveness of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in children. For this study,...

Propranolol treatment of infantile haemangioma

This is a retrospective review of 104 patients treated for infantile haemangioma between January 2009 and July 2012. All patients underwent pretesting either with protocol A (administration of test dose with routine observations) or protocol B (cardiology clinic assessment, including...

Rituximab efficacy for juvenile idiopathic arthritis

This is a retrospective study about the long-term efficacy of rituximab in patients with severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis. A total of eight patients (15 eyes) were recruited in this study in a single tertiary referral centre from Italy....

Characteristics and incidence of sixth nerve palsy in children with intracranial hypertension

The authors report the incidence and characteristics of sixth cranial nerve palsy in paediatric patients with intracranial hypertension. A retrospective review of records was performed in central Ohio over a three year period and nine children were found to have...

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