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Timed resolution of subperiosteal empyema

The purpose of this study was to examine the quantitative changes in subperiosteal empyema (SE) size over time and the time to complete radiographic resolution of this. This was a retrospective case review of 15 cases with orbital cellulitis and...

Effects of idiopathic intracranial hypertension on the optic nerves

The authors review the latest evidence regarding how the optic nerves are affected by idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), possible pathophysiology and methods of assessment. IIH is described as a clinical syndrome of raised intracranial pressure of unknown aetiology. A systematic...

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)....

Quality of life pre and post-op of adults with cyclo-deviation

The authors present a prospective cohort study of adult patients with a cyclo-deviation and associated diplopia due to have strabismus surgery during a five-year period. Two groups were formed depending on the type of surgery required whether this was targeted...

Detection of SO tendon abnormality versus atrophy

This study aimed to evaluate patterns of binocular misalignment in primary gaze, lateral and vertical gaze, and head tilt in patients showing head-tilt dependent hypertropia associated with discontinued superior oblique (SO) tendon but without SO muscle atrophy, versus patients with...

British Blind Sport calls for Voluntary Classifiers for visually impaired athletes

British Blind Sport (BBS) is seeking voluntary classifiers to aid in offering sight classifications for adults and children. BBS, which helps blind and partially sighted people lead active lives and engage and play sports, works with people at all levels,...

App and web service recommendations

This article offers some app and web service suggestions. A few are new and others well established, but all offer useful features. Messaging for teams Many businesses provide their employees with instant messaging services to allow calling, messaging and collaboration....

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...

Eye News to host educational day focused on AI and new technology

We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting a symposium again next year as part of Eyecare 2020.

Strengthening eye care services in Botswana through the Botswana-Addenbrooke’s Abroad VISION 2020 LINK

The VISION 2020 LINK between Botswana and Addenbrooke’s Abroad has been running for 10 years. With support from the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme two-way exchange visits were undertaken leading to the formation of the first formal international partnership under Addenbrooke’s...

Trends in Opthalmology hosts Grand Ball in honour of Sir Harold Ridley 70th anniversary

Sir Harold Ridley spent his working career at St Thomas' and Moorfields Hospital specialising in ophthalmology. During World War II, Ridley saw Royal Air Force casualties with eye injuries and observed that when splinters of acrylic plastic from aircraft cockpit...