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MicroRNAs in cataract

In an ageing population cataract formation is one of the leading causes of blindness. Cataracts are caused by a failure to clear accumulating aggregated proteins in the lens. MicroRNAs are small non-coding transcripts which bind to specific mRNAs acting at...

Cataract in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome

The authors present a prospective comparative study in 43 patients with (group 1) or without (group 2) pseudoexfoliation (PXF) undergoing cataract surgery. Anterior capsule samples were obtained in all patients and analysed for signs of apoptosis by using special staining...

Outcomes of paediatric cataract

The authors aimed to compare the visual outcomes of primary and secondary IOL implantation and to identify the risk factors for the development of strabismus in patients with paediatric cataract. The study included 220 eyes of 148 patients: 76 unilateral...

Cataract surgery in uveitis patients

Cataract formation is a common complication of uveitis, causing up to 40% of vision loss in these patients. Cataract results from inflammation +/- corticosteroid therapy and is usually posterior subcapsular, but a small proportion have a rapid increase in nuclear...

Cataract surgery and circadian photoentrainment

The study authors sought to investigate the possible effects of circadian photoentrainment following cataract. This was a randomised clinical trial, where 76 eyes of 76 patients (with bilateral cataract) were randomised to blue-blocking or neutral intraocular lenses (IOLs). Outcome measures...

Intensive cataract training

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures carried out worldwide but there is a steep learning curve and a higher complication rate for trainee surgeons. This study reports on an innovative training programme of combining the...

Stereopsis changes with cataract

Stereoacuity was compared preoperatively to six weeks postoperative after cataract extraction and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. The authors evaluated the association of postoperative stereoacuity with visual acuity, age and duration of preoperative symptoms. This prospective study recruited 142 patients: 92...

Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

The book, through a ‘rear-ended’ approach to training, covers basic and fundamental skills for the novice ophthalmic surgeon embarking on phacoemulsification cataract surgery. As the preface states, this is a ‘key surgical technique for an ophthalmologist to learn’. However, achieving...

Advances in cataract surgery

This article covers recent clinical findings in mydriasis and anaesthesia for cataract surgery, shared by Sathish Srinivasan and Keith Davey at a surgical meeting in Manchester. Towards dropless cataract surgery Day case cataract surgery is the standard of care in...

Cataract surgery in uveitis

This is a multicentre study of eight UK independent sites of patients with uveitis, undergoing cataract surgery between January 2010 and December 2014. A total of 1173 eyes were compared with a control reference group of 95,573 eyes from the...

Who will benefit from cataract surgery?

The need for cataract surgery is expected to rise dramatically in the future due to the increasing proportion of elderly citizens and increasing demands for optimum visual function. The aim of this study was to provide an evidence-based recommendation for...

Monofixation syndrome following cataract extraction

This study aimed to test the hypothesis that interruption of macular fusion for an extended period of time is the key event that results in the development of monofixation syndrome in children and adults. This was a retrospective review of...