Steroid implants in the treatment of post-epiretinal membrane peel macular oedema

This is a retrospective review of 39 eyes of 37 patients treated with Ozurdex® (intravitreal dexamethasone implant) for persistent post-operative cystoid macular oedema (CMO) following vitrectomy and idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) peeling. The 0.7mg implant was injected in each eye...

Impact on the corneal and anterior chamber characteristics after femtosecond laser cataract surgery

Femtosecond laser cataract surgery (FLACS) is being increasingly used in the preparation for cataract surgery. Benefits of circular capsulorrhexis and reduced phacoemulsification energy have been shown in the literature. This study was designed to assess the anterior chamber characteristics and...

Surgical oculocardiac reflex

The authors evaluated the incidence of oculocardiac reflex (OCR) during strabismus surgery to determine its associated risk factors at a tertiary referral centre. Seventy-six patients were reviewed; 51.3% male and a mean age of 15±12 years. Strabismus surgery was bilateral...

Surgical effect of limited membrane dissection

Strabismus surgery was performed with minimal dissection of Tenons sheath and minimal tissue manipulation compared to conventional methods for patients with pure horizontal strabismus – to evaluate the effect on surgical outcomes. The study included 54 patients; 52% female. Mean...

A pattern surgery

The authors describe the efficacy and safety of superior oblique (SO) hang-back recession with A pattern strabismus and SO overaction. A pattern was defined as a difference of >10PD from elevation to depression. SO overaction was graded as +1 to...

Patients’ perspective over quality of care and cataract surgery

This study analyses the factors of perceived quality of care among patients undergoing cataract surgery. A questionnaire was designed to assess the patients’ views about the quality of care using QUOTE (Quality of Care through the Patient’s Eyes), which assessed...

Comparison of visual fields between migraine and tension type headaches

The aim of the study was to compare the clinical features and visual fields of patients with migraine without aura and tension type headache. Visual fields were assessed whilst the patients were having an attack of pain and tested using...

Reduction of postoperative bruising and swelling

This is a review of 27 patients undergoing periocular surgery who postoperatively applied hydrogel pads impregnated with Arnica montana and Ledum palustre (Ocumend, Cearna inc., Chicago). The pads were used continuously for the first two postoperative days, changing them every...

Factors indicating better stereopsis for APAET

The purpose of this study was to determine preoperative factors that affect postoperative stereopsis in patients with acquired partially accommodative esotropia (APAET). This retrospective study was undertaken over a five-year period. Eighty-four subjects had surgery for APAET and 57 met...

MISS vs. fornix approach

The objectives of this study were to compare minimally invasive strabismus surgery (MISS) with the fornix approach in paediatric horizontal strabismus surgery (<12 years) and to evaluate early postoperative inflammation, visual acuity and operating time after a four-year training period...

Supranuclear palsy

This paper reports the results of surgery for supranuclear monocular elevation deficiency. Contralateral superior rectus maximal recession was undertaken without interfering with the superior oblique tendon position, transection of the superior oblique to the superior rectus frenulum and directly suturing...

Changes in parafoveal retinal thickness after bariatric surgery in type 2 diabetics

Bariatric surgery induces an instant normalisation of blood glucose in as many as 80% of patients with type 2 diabetes. It has been previously reported that diabetic retinopathy (DR) is stable within one year after bariatric surgery. In this study,...