Surgical outcomes of isolated medial rectus palsy

Isolated medial rectus is a rare clinical entity. This prospective study of 32 patients from China showed that this was caused most commonly by iatrogenic injury (43.75%), trauma (37.50%) and congenital (18.75%) causes. An average of 60 ±25 prism dioptres...

Effect of blue-light filtering intraocular lenses on age-related macular degeneration

This is a retrospective cohort study evaluating whether blue-light filtering (BLF) intraocular lenses (IOL) offer prophylaxis for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). The study included 11,397 eyes of 11,397 patients with a mean age of 75.4 ±8.3 years that underwent...

Topical nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients undergoing cataract surgery

Inflammation is a major risk factor for the development of cystoid macular oedema (CMO) after cataract surgery, leading to breakdown of the blood-retina barrier. There is a correlation between severity of CMO and level of postoperative inflammation. Laser flare meter...

Oculofacial plastic surgery – is antibiotic prophylaxis required?

This is a randomised, controlled, unmasked clinical trial evaluating whether topical antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the rate of infection after oculofacial plastic surgery compared to a non-antibiotic ointment. A total of 401 participants over the age of 18 were recruited, with...

Brain abnormality as risk factor for consecutive exotropia

The authors evaluated and compared the cerebral MRI findings in operated infantile esotropia cases with and without consecutive exotropia. This was a retrospective study of 28 patients. Group 1 had 17 cases of consecutive exotropia with a mean follow-up of...

Surgical outcome for cyclic strabismus

The aim of this study was to report the outcome of surgical treatment in a series of seven cases of paediatric cyclic strabismus. This was a retrospective study of children with surgical treatment for the manifest cyclic deviation. Six children...

Practical application of cataract risk stratification

This study assessed the practicability of a risk stratification system, the New Zealand Cataract Risk Stratification (NZCRS) in a major teaching hospital. The scoring system was as follows: three points for Dense cataract, pseudoexfoliation (PXF), phacodonesis, previous vitrectomy and only...

Preoperative anxiety levels and pain during cataract surgery

Increased anxiety has been shown to be associated with greater pain in a number of procedures. In this observational, non-interventional study, the authors sought to evaluate the correlation between pain with phacoemulsification surgery (under topical and intracameral local anaesthesia) and...

Medial rectus recession for Mobius sequence

The authors reviewed the long-term outcomes of medial rectus (MR) recession alone for Mobius sequence. This was a retrospective review. Surgery involved recession of 4-6.5mm plus inferior transposition if needed for V pattern. Success was defined as within 8PD of...

Healthcare insurance influence on surgical outcome

This study sought to determine whether outcomes for simple horizontal strabismus surgery differed for children with supported medical assistance (MA) compared to children with private healthcare insurance, with an assumption of lower socioeconomic status (SES) in the MA group. This...

Recession and resection surgery in TED

The aim was to investigate changes in ocular ductions in thyroid eye disease (TED) patients undergoing recession in comparison to recession / resection surgery. This was a retrospective study of 119 patients with inclusion of 102 eyes in final analysis....

Functional outcomes after exotropia surgery

The authors used the Chinese version of the AS20 and A&SQ questionnaires to explore if successful postoperative alignment could significantly improve health related quality of life (HRQOL) in adults with childhood large angle exotropia. They further evaluated the relationship between...