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WATCH: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

This Andean Medical Mission series is called Beyond 2020, and focuses on the many aspects of creating services which will ultimately impact on eliminating avoidable blindness in countries with developing eyecare services.

WATCH: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

This Andean Medical Mission series is called Beyond 2020, and focuses on the many aspects of creating services which will ultimately impact on eliminating avoidable blindness in countries with developing eyecare services.

Retinoblastoma – the challenges of a rare cancer and the role of international partnerships

Introduction: the global challenge The global burden of retinoblastoma (Rb) is one in 15,000-18,000 live births, which equates to 8000 new cases worldwide each year. The global disparities in Rb outcome represent a paradigm of health inequality worldwide [1]. In...

Retinoblastoma in older children

Retinoblastoma is the most common ophthalmic malignancy in childhood and over 90% are diagnosed before the age of five years. It is not often suspected in older children given its rarity and unusual clinical findings which complicates the diagnosis. The...

Paediatric uveitis in India

This article was a retrospective review of paediatric patients presenting to a tertiary hospital in India. Records over a three year period were reviewed. The authors highlight that children account for about 2.2-13.8% of uveitis patients and are at greater...

What's trending Aug/Sep 2020

Life, at least from headlines, is certainly awakening again. #DominicCummings #Specsavers #BarnardCastleeyetest In one of the bizarre developments of #coronaviruslife, Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s most senior advisor, claimed he drove to Barnard Castle from Durham to test his eyesight. He...

The ROP Network: a south-south collaboration to improve care for premature babies

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of the immature preterm retina and a leading cause of preventable, irreversible blindness in children. There are 15 million preterm births annually, and over 32,000 neonates became blind from ROP in 2010 [1]....

Recurrent unilateral preseptal cellulitis secondary to herpes simplex virus infection

Introduction Periorbital (sometimes called preseptal cellulitis) is a common condition which on its own is not normally an ophthalmic or surgical emergency, however it has the potential to cause severe and serious morbidity in cases where the infection has crossed...

Safe cataract extraction with underlying hypotonous cilio-choroidal detachment following trabeculectomy surgery

The authors of this study (including the reviewer of this article) describe a surgical technique for phacoemulsification in the presence of shallow choroidal detachment owing to hypotony following trabeculectomy. In their case series, four eyes of four patients with advanced...

Biometry measure after cycloplegia

The authors investigated optical biometry in an Indian paediatric population on normal and cataract paediatric eyes and studied the effect of cycloplegia on different parameters measured in these eyes. This was a prospective study of 76 eyes aged five to...

Lacrimal drainage system malignancies

This retrospective case series looks at the rare cases of lacrimal drainage system malignancies. The authors have identified 14 patients in 24 years, at a tertiary referral centre in the Indian subcontinent. Many previous publications have found squamous cell carcinoma...