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Paediatric ptosis

Manoj Parulekar and colleagues provide a comprehensive overview of the diagnosis, assessment and management of childhood ptosis. Blepharoptosis (commonly referred to as ptosis – Greek, πτῶσις, ‘to fall’) is a condition where the upper eyelid is in an abnormally low...

Bausch + Lomb launch Bi-Blade®

Bausch + Lomb have recently been proud to launch Bi-Blade® Vitrectomy Cutter technology in the UK and Ireland. Exclusively available on our Stellaris Elite™ model of the Stellaris® Vision Enhancement System...

Haag-Streit Academy announce new dates for Basic Slit Lamp & Slit Lamp Imaging Courses

Haag-Streit Academy will be hosting a further ‘Slit Lamp Basic Skills course’ and a ‘Slit Lamp Imaging Course’ at the Haag-Streit Academy Training Facility in Harlow on 9th and 10th February 2023.

Topical insulin for neurotrophic ulcers

This retrospective case series described the use of topical insulin drops as an aid in treatment of refractory neurotrophic corneal ulceration in six patients. Insulin drops were prepared under sterile conditions from standard insulin preparations mixed with artificial tears containing...

Risk factors for non-arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy in an Asian population

The authors reviewed the medical records of 45 Korean patients with non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and 45 healthy controls, in order to determine risk factors for the condition in an Asian population. Previous studies looking at risk factors...

Retinal changes in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy

The objective of this study was to describe the changes in the retinal ganglion cell complex (GCC) relative to the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) over time, in patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). For this study, 21 patients...

Choroidal defects in neurofibromatosis

The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of choroidal abnormalities using infrared reflectance imaging with optical coherence tomography (OCT) in paediatric patients with neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1. Thirty-eight eyes of 19 patients were reviewed. NF1 was diagnosed...

Vici syndrome

Vici syndrome is a condition associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum, congenital cataract, incomplete albinism, ± immunodeficiency and cardiomyopathy. Individuals show profound hypotony and severe neuro abnormalities. This paper reports a case of Vici syndrome. A 38-month-old female had...

Vital dyes in ophthalmology

This comprehensive review gives an excellent summary of the uses and properties of the different dyes available to aid better visualisation and diagnoses in ophthalmology. The authors clearly display the pharmacological properties, molecular details, osmolarity and indications in clinical ophthalmology...

Liquid adhesive bandage for clear corneal cataract incisions

This paper reports a prospective randomised controlled trial of patients undergoing routine phacoemulsification with a 2.75mm clear corneal incision and followed up for 14 days postoperatively. They evaluated wound edge closure, surgically induced astigmatism and foreign body sensation after use...

Arterial stiffness and PEX

The authors describe a study of 25 newly diagnosed patients with pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PEX) and 25 controls to evaluate carotid femoral pulse wave velocity (CF-PWV) values. The CF-PWV was assessed using a noninvasive device by measuring the pulse transmit time...

Association between neuro-ophthalmology signs and chronic ataxia in children

Neuro-ophthalmological signs (N-OS) occur commonly in children with chronic ataxia. This study describes the N-OS and their frequencies, in general and by specific disease aetiology in paediatric patients with chronic ataxia. In total, 184 patients under the age of 17...