5-FU in cicatricial conjunctivitis

This is a retrospective review of 56 patients with cicatricial conjunctivitis, including 25 eyes that received sub-conjunctival injections of 25-50mg of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) as part of their treatment. Thirty-seven patients had ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) and 19 had Stevens-Johnson syndrome...

Inverted papilloma

This is a retrospective review of 22 patients with inverted papilloma, including nine cases confined to the nasolacrimal system and 13 involving into the orbit. This is a rare disease and the report is the largest published series of periocular...

Variability and reliability of Lea grating paddles

The authors aimed to determine interobserver variability and reliability of Lea grating paddles when assessing grating acuity in pre and non-verbal children. This was a prospective study of 31 consecutive patients; 29 pre-verbal <36 months and two with delayed speech...

Long-term surgical success for basic exotropia

The purpose of this study was to report long-term outcomes after unilateral recess / resect surgery for basic intermittent exotropia with minimal follow-up of 10 years. This was a retrospective review of 445 patients with surgery for basic intermittent exotropia:...

Glaucoma diagnosis after paediatric cataract surgery

The authors undertook a retrospective review of patients with glaucoma after congenital cataract surgery and report clinical presentation, treatment and long-term outcomes at a tertiary referral centre. The study included 58 eyes of 42 patients of which 59% were male....

Childhood glaucoma outcomes and prognosis

This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between clinical characteristics and visual acuity in childhood glaucoma. The study included 45 eyes of 31 patients; 33.3% with primary childhood glaucoma and 66.7% with secondary glaucoma; 53.4% of secondary cases had glaucoma...

Esotropia Duane’s syndrome (DRS) surgery

The authors aimed to compare the safety and efficacy of augmented superior rectus transposition surgery with / without medial rectus (MR) recession versus MR recession along in the treatment of esotropic DRS. This was a prospective randomised trial of 20...

Amblyopia risk factors detected at screening

The aim of this study was to assess amblyopia prevalence in a population of 299 adolescents aged 10-14 years who were screened for risk factors at pre-school age using photoscreening. Eighty-three had screening at one-year-old, 94 at preschool age and...

LACTOSE control score for exotropia

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of change in control over multiple measurements in a single clinic visit using the Look and Cover, then Ten seconds of Observation Scale for Exotropia (LACTOSE) scoring system in patients...

Glaucoma surgery in Sturge-Weber syndrome

The authors report the largest retrospective study of surgical results of goniotomoy and trabeculectomy for 42 patients (46 eyes) with glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). There were 18 males and 24 females, and 62 goniotomy procedures (51 goniotomy surgery,...

Age versus heterophoria and fusional vergence measures

This study aimed to establish the relationship between age, horizontal heterophoria, horizontal vergences, positive / negative fusional vergence and vergence facilities. The study recruited 112 subjects aged 39.8 ±14.97 years (range 18-65) of which 54.5% were female. There were 49...

OCT angiography metrics in children

This prospective study aimed to quantify the vessel density of both the macular and optic nerve and foveal avascular zone (FAZ) values in 92 normal eyes of 92 children (42 boys, 50 girls) aged 13.4 ±2.65 years (seven to 18)....