Positives and negatives of managing diplopia in adults with prisms

This study recruited consecutive patients prescribed prisms during a two-year period, within set criteria of a deviation up to 30 prism diopters, good fusion, willingness to wear prisms and no previous unsuccessful use of prisms. The majority of cases had...

Whiteboard illustrations added to pre-surgery timeout procedure

The authors present results of a quality improvement initiative. A whiteboard illustrated with right and left eyes with views of the extraocular muscles was developed, the board also contained spaces for the patient’s name, deviation, versions and the procedure name....

Effect of observation of intermittent exotropia on health-related quality of life of children and parents

The authors present the analysis of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire (IXTQ) completed by the observation arm of a previously reported randomised controlled trial comparing part-time patching to observation. Children aged >5 years completed the Child IXTQ, and all parents completed...

Impact of surgery for intermittent exotropia on the health-related quality of life of the child and parent

The authors present the analysis of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire (IXTQ) completed by children and a parent in a previously reported randomised controlled trial comparing two surgical procedures. Children aged >5 years completed the Child IXTQ, and all parents completed...

Surgical outcome reporting for exotropic DRS

The authors report the surgical outcomes of patients with exotropic Duane’s retraction syndrome (DRS) in a retrospective study of 73 patients; 67 unilateral cases. Patients had a mean age at surgery of 14.11 years (range 2-33). The left eye was...

Normal reference values for the RETeval device

The purpose of this study was to provide normative data of full-field electroretinography (ERG) responses in the paediatric population using the RETeval device in healthy children with normal retinas. This was a prospective study of 38 eyes of 20 patients...

Outcomes of strabismus surgery for TED

This study investigated the surgical outcome according to the initial postoperative angle of deviation after strabismus surgery in patients with hypotropia and esotropia who had thyroid eye disease (TED). The study included 78 patients with mean age of 53.4 ±9.5...

Fixation target position for increased limbus measurement accuracy with AS-OCT

The authors intended to determine the optimal gaze fixation points for lateral rectus and medial rectus muscle insertions using anterior segment - optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) compared with intraoperative measurements. They recorded 46 lateral and 36 medial rectus muscles from...

Retinal traction during ERM peeling

This prospective study aimed to quantify the retinal thickening induced by epiretinal membrane (ERM) peeling and to correlate this thickening with postoperative retinal function. Twenty-five patients who required surgery for idiopathic ERM were included in the study. The authors performed...

Retinal changes prior to hydroxychloroquine toxicity

In this retrospective longitudinal study, the authors examined changes in retinal layer thickness in patients taking hydroxychloroquine without evidence of retinopathy. Patients were drawn from a hydroxychloroquine screening clinic and required at least two OCT scans, at least one year...

Uveitis ocular toxoplasmosis

This is a retrospective study of 106 patients between March 2011 and June 2018, of 37 IgM +group and 69 IgM - group of patients. The clinical features, demographics of patients with ocular toxoplasmosis (OT) were studied according to the...

Visual outcomes after surgery for primary RRD in era of microincision vitrectomy

This is a prospective, multicentre, nationwide study between 2016 and 2017, to investigate the preoperative ocular factors, surgical techniques (pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) or scleral buckling (SB), or combined procedures) for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and postoperative best corrected visual...