Are any precautions needed when performing cataract surgery in thrombocytopenic patients?

In this retrospective multi-centre study, charts for 196 eyes of 150 thrombocytopenic patients were reviewed. The mean preoperative platelet level was 73.0 ± 20.5 × 103/μL (median of 76.0 × 103/μL), with a range of 17 to 100 × 103/μL...

Comparing tensile strengths of two scleral fixated intraocular lenses: CT-Lucia and MA60

The authors designed a benchtop model to measure the tensile strengths and resistance to breakage of the haptics and haptic-optic junctions of the CT Lucia 602 (Carl Zeiss, California) and AcrySof MA60 (Alcon Laboratories, Texas) IOLs. For the haptic breakage...

Second primary tumours after sebaceous carcinoma

This is a study investigating the risk of developing a second primary malignancy in patients previously diagnosed with eyelid sebaceous cell carcinoma. The records of 559 patients who were diagnosed with sebaceous cell carcinoma between 2000 and 2016 were reviewed,...

Trabeculectomy with MMC in post-traumatic angle recession glaucoma

This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of primary trabeculectomy with mitomycin-C (trab MMC) in phakic eyes with post-traumatic angle recession glaucoma with no prior intraocular surgery. Thirty-two phakic eyes of 32 patients who underwent trab MMC between January-2002 and...

Care pathway to imaging delays for acute oculomotor nerve palsies

A retrospective chart review is presented with the aim of evaluating arterial imaging in cases of third nerve palsy. The study reviewed patients seen with a suspicion of or a final diagnosis of third nerve palsy over a seven-year eight-month...

Care journeys of patients with central retinal artery occlusion

The authors present a retrospective case note review of all adult patients referred for or diagnosed with central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) to a single tertiary hospital over a 10½ year period. A total of 181 patients were included in...

Adjuvant radiotherapy in orbital malignancy

This is a retrospective review of high dose volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) for adjuvant treatment of patients with orbital malignancy who had already undergone local excision or exenteration. VMAT differs from conventional external beam radiotherapy in that it is...

How to reconstruct an upper lid defect

In this 10-year review, the authors look at published techniques for repairing upper lid defects and their respective success. Of the 10 studies included in this paper, they divide the techniques described within to bridging and non-bridging. Bridging techniques tend...

Outcomes for congenital vs. developmental cataract surgery

This study retrospectively reviewed follow-up data (minimum one year) to evaluate ocular outcomes and the potential factors affecting visual acuity after foldable intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in preschool childhood (up to six years) with bilateral cataract. The study included 43...

Prevalence and risk factors for ROP in Saudi Arabia

This study aimed to establish the prevalence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) among high-risk neonates in a tertiary centre, identify the most commonly associated risk factors and highlight the benefits of early treatment of type 2 ROP and ROP milder...

Suture versus sutureless paediatric cataract surgery

This was a prospective study comparing the outcomes, feasibility and safety of clear corneal cataract surgery with or without sutures in children with paediatric cataract. There were 85 eyes in each group (170 eyes of 110 patients). Each eye was...

Review of paediatric open globe injuries in the US

This study used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database to describe the trends in types, demographics and incidence of paediatric open globe injuries in the US. The NIS database covers about 97% of the US population and about 20% of...