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A Case-Based Guide to Eye Pain: Perspectives from Ophthalmology and Neurology

A refreshing, systematic approach to eye pain, arguably one of the most commonly presenting symptoms and one that can be fraught with diagnostic challenges and management dilemmas for the busy clinician. There is a scarcity of books covering this particular...

Vitreoretinal Disease: Diagnosis, Management and Clinical Pearls (second edition)

A comprehensive, well-illustrated and highly informative resource providing excellent descriptions of vitreoretinal diseases, their presentation, diagnosis and management. The 40 chapters are grouped into four sections, namely: the Anatomy and Physiology of the vitreous, retina, choroid and retinal pigment epithelium;...

Endoscopic Surgery of the Orbit: Anatomy, Pathology, and Management

Endoscopic surgery still remains a challenge for many oculoplastic surgeons, whose main scope of work has traditionally been open surgery. The learning curve for endoscopic surgery is quite steep and this approach requires skills that needs to be well trained,...

Sub-clinical detection methods in multiple sclerosis

Visually symptomatic multiple sclerosis (MS) provides only part of the required information to assist in understanding the disease. Recently, researchers have concentrated their efforts on diagnosing MS cases in the subclinical period. The aim of this paper was to assess...

Use of international interocular difference thresholds for optic neuritis diagnosis in clinical practice

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common non-traumatic cause of disability in young people, and visual symptoms can be the initial manifestation in up to 20% of cases. Retinal examination can be helpful in making the correct diagnosis. The latest...

Litechnica relocate to a new, improved location

Due to increased sales volumes and additional demand for engineering services, Litechnica are excited to announce the relocation of their head office to Hillingdon, Middlesex.

HLA-B27 anterior uveitis

HLA-B27 has previously been shown to have an association with uveitis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, ulcerative colitis and psoriasis. The authors of this review provide an update of the epidemiology of HLA-B27 associated ocular disorders. There is great variation amongst...

Quarter DMEK

This case report describes a novel technique where one quarter of Descemet’s membrane (DM) was transplanted during a quarter-descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) procedure. DMEK graft was prepared from a 58-year-old corneo-scleral donor after one week in culture. Peripheral DM...

Scheimpflug images and graft rejection

This study aimed to assess corneal changes using 360-degree Scheimpflug images and pachymetry readings to outline screening parameters, which define graft rejection. Seventeen eyes of 16 patients developed clinically manifest allograft rejection two to 42 months after surgery – those...

Interesting causes and consequences of orbital inflammations

Three articles discuss various causes and consequences or orbital cellulitis. The first highlights the possibility of orbital cellulitis causing cavernous sinus thrombosis and in the case presented progression to internal carotid artery aneurysm. The authors highlight the importance of considering...

Sclerotomy suturing

This was a retrospective review of 589 consecutive cases of patients who underwent 23-gauge tranconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy. Cases were split into Type 1 vitrectomies (macular hole, ERM and simple vitreous haemorrhages) and Type 2 cases which were more complex...

Diagnoses of dry eye disease double within a year

Over a third of Britons haven’t had an eye test within the last two years, while one in five have not had an eye test due to financial struggles.