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What's trending Dec/Jan 2020

#eyedoctor #banned #visamix-up #HomeOffice #hostileenvironment An ophthalmologist was left stranded overseas when the Home Office refused him entry due to a visa mix-up. Dr Chan was working as a fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital until August 2019, then was offered...

Oral glycerol effect on anterior chamber depth during cataract surgery

The authors present the findings of a controlled clinical trial where cataract patients having surgery for both eyes at least seven days apart were given oral glycerol preoperatively when operating on the right eye. This meant that the left eye...

Licence to save: a UK survey of anti-VEGF use for the eye

This comment article highlights the controversy that exists in the choice for anti-VEGF drugs used for treatment of macular oedema and wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Two existing licensed drugs for macular oedema are ranibizumab (Lucentis) and aflibercept (Eylea). A...

Detecting apoptosis in retinal cells

This is a review paper in which the authors summarise the transitioning of techniques detecting apoptosis from bench to bedside, along with the future possibilities they encase. Detection of Apoptosis in Retinal Cells (DARC) technology can be used as a...

Coming to terms with AI

A machine might be called intelligent if its response to questions could convince a person that it was human, a test proposed by Alan Turing in 1950 [1]. The author considers potential applications of artificial intelligence (AI) using machine learning...

Patient and public participation shapes biomedical research and access priorities in eye health

Patients, clinicians and clinician-scientists play a valuable role in shaping the future of vision research. Limited funding demands targeted research initiatives that ultimately will shape health policy and practice to secure progress in improving patient outcomes in eye health. This...

What's trending Oct/Nov 2019

#probeyeotic #eyeballbugs #microbiome The human microbiome usually conjures up images of the gastrointestinal tract and yoghurt containing good bacteria. However, research suggests that the ocular mucosa is home to a unique microbe collection, with important immunological functional properties [1]. This...

Prostaglandin levels in femto cataract surgery

Following previous reports of pupil size decrease after femtosecond treatment, the authors compare levels of prostaglandins in patients undergoing femtosecond assisted cataract surgery with those having routine cataract surgery. Patients with inflammatory eye disease, previous trauma surgery, age-related macular degeneration...

Intravitreal Ziv-Aflibercept: safety analysis

Ziv-Aflibercept (Zaltrap; Sanofi-Aventis U.S LLS, Bridgewater, NJ) was originally introduced as an intravenous formulation for metastatic colorectal cancer. The adoption of Ziv-Aflibercept in ophthalmic practice was similar to bevacizumab, and reports have previously examined one to two year visual outcomes...

Treat-and-extend regimen in treatment of patients with type 3 neovascularisation

Type 3 neovascularisation, also known as retinal angiomatous proliferation is a distinct subtype of neovascular AMD characterised by intraretinal neovascularisation. This retrospective study included 17 eyes diagnosed with type 3 neovascularisation who were changed from pro-re-nata (PRN) based treatment regime...

A glossary

After a week on call grading what feels like 13 billion referrals I decided it might be useful to come up with a glossary that might help other people in some way to decipher the true meaning behind every repetitive...

The meaning of life

Supercomputer: “The answer to the great question of Life, the Universe and Everything is…”Programmer: “Yes…?”Supercomputer: “42. It was a tough assignment”.Programmer: “42? Is that all you have got to show for seven and a half million years work?” In this...