Staged excision of primary periocular BCC

This is a 10 retrospective review of case notes study of 437 patients of staged basal cell carcinoma (BCC) excisions between 2000 and 2017. All patients had 3mm clinically clear margins with staged excision and standard reconstruction techniques were performed...

Cystoid macular oedema following cataract surgery

This review covers the history, incidence, diagnosis, risk factors, pathophysiology and medical management of postoperative macular oedema (PCMO), with a particular emphasis on key contemporary studies and novel observations. The authors revisit the incidence of well-established risk factors including intraoperative...

Lens surgery in patients with lens subluxation misdiagnosed as primary angle-closure glaucoma

Lens subluxation can be caused by many conditions including Marfan syndrome and other hereditary conditions, and blunt trauma. Lens displacement can cause pupillary block and angle closure. This is commonly misdiagnosed as primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG), which can lead...

Use of bovine pericardium for tendon elongation

A retrospective analysis was conducted on all patients treated in one centre with tendon elongation using bovine pericardium (BP) to examine outcomes and long-term safety. The study included 60 patients; 27 unilateral and 33 bilateral cases. Follow-up of one to...

Anterior segment ischaemia (ASI) risk in 3-muscle surgery

The aim of this study was to calculate the risk of clinically evident ASI following simultaneous 3-rectus muscle surgery and safety profile of the same in a relatively large number of patients from a single tertiary care centre. This was...

Strabismus and surgery impacts on reading

The authors compared eye movement performance during reading in strabismic children without amblyopia and in non-strabismic age-matched children in addition to evaluation of potential effect of strabismus surgery. They studied nine children aged 11-15 years; mean 12.9±0.6 years. Ten healthy...

Long-term outcomes of surgery for vertical head posture

The authors report long-term follow-up of a series of seven patients with nystagmus and chin up or chin down head posture that underwent vertical extraocular muscle (EOM) surgery. Mean age at surgery was 56 months (19-96 months). All had horizontal...

Conj reconstruction with amniotic membrane

This study reports the use of amniotic membrane in patients with restrictive strabismus or conjunctiva problems during or following complex eye muscle surgery. Ambio 5 was used for replacement of conjunctiva in this retrospective study of 32 cases aged one...

Effect of cataract surgery on inflammation control and vision in uveitis patients

This retrospective longitudinal study from Moorfields, London, UK compared uveitis recurrence rates and vision loss in 309 eyes of uveitis patients post cataract surgery to 300 control uveitis patients. Cataract is a common complication associated with uveitis and leads to...

Diclofenac versus Bromfenac after cataract surgery

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used after cataract surgery to reduce inflammation and cystoid macular oedema (CMO). Diclofenac 0.1% is used three to five times daily for 28 days and Bromfenac 0.09% twice daily for 14 days postoperatively. The...

Temporal versus nasal clear corneal incisions

This is a prospective randomised study of 100 patients’ left eye having undergone phacoemulsification either by a 2.4mm nasal clear corneal incision (CCI) group or temporal CCI group. The corneal astigmatic changes were compared between groups by power vector analysis,...

Angle of deviation measurements in seated and supine positions

The objectives of this study were to compare ocular deviation between the seated and decubitus positions in the operating room and assess the outcomes at one day, one month and three months postoperatively. This prospective study included 30 cases; two...