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Comparison of two interferon gamma release assays (IGRA) for tuberculous uveitis

In this prospective cohort study the authors compared QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube and T-SPOT.TB to evaluate their diagnostic accuracy. They enrolled 120 consecutive new uveitis presentations over a two year period in a tertiary centre. The majority were Chinese (61.3%), followed...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2021

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. Happy New Year! Goodbye 2020, a year no one could have imagined, with our lives and headlines dominated by COVID-19 as...

Corneal cross-linking for treatment of corneal ulcers

This was an observational cohort study looking at the usefulness of photo activated chromophore for infectious keratitis-corneal collagen cross-linking (PACK-CXL) in reducing the time to heal in suppurative corneal ulcers. This study, conducted in a tertiary care centre in South...

WATCH EPISODE 3: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Choosing the right strategy for cataract surgery in countries with developing eyecare services can be difficult. Should you stay in the cities or work more remotely? How remote can you go and still carry out surgery safely. In this episode, Beyond 2020 examines the options.

WATCH EPISODE 3: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Choosing the right strategy for cataract surgery in countries with developing eyecare services can be difficult. Should you stay in the cities or work more remotely? How remote can you go and still carry out surgery safely. In this episode, Beyond 2020 examines the options.

WATCH EPISODE 4: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Andean Medical Mission discuss the must-have clinic equipment for use in cataract screening and surgical outreach programmes in countries with developing eyecare services.

WATCH EPISODE 5: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

In this addition, Dave Goldsmith talks about the basic data NGOs need to collect on each eye surgery trip in order to maximise the experience and develop their practice.

WATCH EPISODE 6: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Welcome to the sixth episode of Beyond 2020, the series that looks at strategies to eliminate avoidable blindness in countries with developing eyecare services and shares ideas and solutions to common difficulties in working abroad.

WATCH EPISODE 7: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

In this episode, after shortly arriving back from working in Magdalena, Bolivia, Dave discusses five key points to finding the right patients and ensuring that they arrive at your clinic as early as possible into your campaign.

Oculogyric crisis with B12 deficiency

An oculogyric crisis (OGC) is a dystonic movement disorder of the eyes which can last from seconds to hours. Although there is no published diagnostic criteria for OGC, typically the onset is acute, and it is characterised by conjugate upward...

Outcomes for IRS implantation for keratoconus

The authors report visual and topographic outcomes of intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation alone or in combination with corneal cross linking (CXL) and long-term results in halting keratoconus in paediatric patients. This study was a retrospective design including 19 patients...

Tough gig

‘The times they are a-changin’. The words of this Dylan classic resonate down the decades, and in the light of recent events, speak eloquently to life in 2022. It feels like a lifetime of change has passed since the Eye...