Amblyopia prevalence in Bulgaria

The purpose of this study was to establish the prevalence of amblyopia in children aged 4 to 10 years in Bulgaria. This cross-section epidemiology study had proportional stratified sample methods across five cities in Western Bulgaria. Of 1675 children, 42...

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...

Comparison of vision screening programmes

The purpose was to examine the treatment that children underwent as a result of being identified with reduced vision at school screening. The level of improvement in vision was identified and the time taken to achieve maximum visual acuity. There...

Vertical disparity effects on horizontal fusion

This study was designed to investigate the effect of induced vertical disparity by prisms on horizontal fusional reserves at near distance. One hundred and seventy students were recruited and vertical disparity was induced by small vertical prisms of 0.5 and...

Screening accuracy

In this study the authors observed whether and how well orthoptic tests are performed by non-orthoptists in a screening setting. They assessed the quality of screening tests by semi-structured observations of youth health care (YHC) physicians who screened children aged...

Fixation disparity measurement

The authors evaluate different procedures looking at point zero, fixation disparity (FD) and motor fusion amplitude in order to calibrate the measurement of FD with Ogle’s apparatus with the overall goal to create a standardised measurement of the FD curve...

Orthoptic Cochrane reviews

The purpose of this study was to explore the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) library to extract and overview protocols and systematic reviews of relevance to orthoptic practice. A full database search was made of the 2016 library. Twenty-seven systematic...

Association between colour vision impairment and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that colour vision impairment is associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Abnormalities of the inner and intermediate retinal structures in patients with ALS have been described using optical coherence tomography...

Treatment for post stroke visual impairment – clinical practice versus literature evidence

The aim of this paper is to compare the treatments reported in a large scale stroke study (Vision in stroke (VIS) Study) against the treatments identified in a full systematic literature review. The purpose was to identify which treatment /...

Retreatment of myopic LASIK with femtosecond and custom ablation

The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for retreatment post laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). A retrospective chart review was carried out for a four-year period and all patients who had undergone LASIK at the Boston...

Pseudostrabismus leading to strabismus

The authors aimed to evaluate the incidence of strabismus in children initially diagnosed with pseudostrabismus and identify risk factors for development of strabismus. This was a retrospective review of 65 patients with a diagnosis of pseudostrabismus; two exo and 63...

Perception of depth in 3-D media

The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between clinical measures of stereoacuity and the perception of depth in 3-D entertainment media. Fifty-seven subjects aged 16-62 years with stereopsis and no strabismus were assessed. Monocular blur was used...