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Health-related quality of life after cataract surgery

This prospective study evaluates the impact of cataract surgery on subjects’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measured with a 15-dimension generic instrument, the 15D. The HRQoL of cataract subjects was compared with that of an age- and gender-standardised sample of...

Optical Express invests over £3m in new Edinburgh eye clinic

Angus Robertson MSP opens new eye surgery treatment clinic in Edinburgh city centre following investment of over £3m. The eye surgery treatment hub will serve Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

Cataract surgery in patients being treated for neovascular AMD

This retrospective matched case control study evaluated outcomes and predictive factors of visual acuity (VA) change after cataract surgery in patients being treated for neovascular age related macular degeneration (nAMD). They compared 124 patients that had cataract surgery with 372...

Cataract surgery training in the independent sector

I am now most of the way through my ST3 year working in Plymouth, within the Peninsula Deanery. Before the start of the year, I was approached by one of my consultants who asked if I would like to carry...

Ocular Trauma Scores in paediatric open globe injuries

This is a retrospective case series of 71 open globe injuries in children of less than 18 years of age, with a minimum follow-up period of one year, between 1 September 1992 to 31 July 2011, from the Eye Department...

Morning glory syndrome associated with PHPV

This is a retrospective review of the medical records of 85 eyes / 74 patients diagnosed as morning glory syndrome (MGS) in the clinic between November 2009 and November 2012. Twenty two eyes of 19 patients diagnosed as having MGS...

Student Ophthalmology Review Day: SORD

by Josephine A Bates, FY2 Doctor, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, UK. Opening its doors to medical students across the country once again, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists hosted the Student Ophthalmology Review Day (SORD) with a fantastic turnout. Dr...

The results of the last survey Apr22

The answer to the first question was interesting in that it seems an increasing number of units are doing same-sitting bilateral cataract surgery. It is becoming accepted practice and mainstream. Immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) involves performing phacoemulsification with...

Making a life-changing difference in Bangladesh

It has always been a desire of mine to volunteer in a ‘vision aid’ type project abroad, but due to various factors I had not been able to fulfil this desire until very recently. A gentleman called Mizanur Rahman (founder...

Is it worth performing cataract surgery in amblyopic eyes?

It was estimated that about 3% of all cataract surgeries in adults were performed in eyes that have pre-existing amblyopia, and there is a long-standing belief that eyes with amblyopia have limited benefit from cataract extraction in the adult age....

The posterior capsular rupture rate post COVID-19 pandemic

In this retrospective single centre consecutive case series, the authors investigate the effect of suspending elective cataract surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic for a period of 19 weeks. They divided the study period, September 2019 to January 2021, into three...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2022

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending over the last few weeks. British man fitted with 3D printed eye Steve Verze of London has required a prosthetic eye for over 20 years. On 25 November 2021,...