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Chorioretinal atrophy in punctate inner choroidopathy / multifocal choroiditis

This study reported the five-year outcomes of chorioretinal atrophy (CRA) progression in patients with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) or multifocal choroiditis (MFC) in 45 eyes of 36 patients. The mean age of the cohort of patients was 37 ±13.37 years...

Methotrexate and mycophenolate mofetil for non-infectious uveitis

This is the first reported randomised clinical trial comparing methotrexate versus mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis or panuveitis. To be eligible for recruitment, patients had to be on ≥15mg oral prednisone and demonstrated...

Management of restrictive diplopia after ptergium surgery

This single centre retrospective case series included 15 patients with restrictive diplopia after ptergium excision. The mean time from surgery to diplopia was six months and all patients had a moderate limitation of abduction in the operated eye causing an...

Delayed improvement in Muller’s muscle ptosis surgery

This is a retrospective review of patients undergoing ptosis surgery. The authors had noticed anecdotally that although a posterior approach Muller’s muscle and conjunctival resection (MMCR) appeared to achieve similar results to an anterior approach levator resection (ALR) in the...

Using OCT to screen and monitor Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative illness characterised by progressive decline in cognitive function. AD is the main cause of dementia worldwide. Over recent years researchers have strived to find biomarkers to diagnose AD, particularly in the early stages of...

Using frequency doubling technology perimetry to identify Alzheimer’s disease early

Alzheimer’s disease is widely reported to be associated with deficits in visual function. Visual disturbances include impaired stereopsis, contrast sensitivity and motion detection. Deficits specific to the magnocellular pathway (MGC) have been identified in Alzheimer’s disease. This article compares the...

Ologen Collagen Matrix to treat ocular hypotony after filtration glaucoma surgery

The authors report a retrospective, observational case series of a Japanese cohort. 12 consecutive implantations of ologen in nine eyes of nine subjects (five men, four women; mean age ±SD, 72.1±12.7 years) who underwent subconjunctival implantation of the device to...

RPTP-σ increases pro-MMP activity in a trabecular meshwork cell line following oxidative stress conditions

This study aims to outline the role of phosphatases in the aqueous drainage system by overexpressing receptor tyrosine phosphatase sigma (RPTP-σ) in a human normal trabecular meshwork cell line and describing its effect on subtypes of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and...

Projectors and Stagefright

Choosing the correct aspect ratio for a presentation There are several mistakes that are easy to make when using PowerPoint. The most common one I see is the failure of a video to play because the video file wasn’t copied...

Using optical coherence tomography angiography to detect MoyaMoya vasculopathy

Moyamoya (MM) disease is a chronic cerebrovascular disease that can lead to progressive stenosis of the terminal portions of the internal carotid arteries and their proximal branches. The authors carried out a cross-sectional cohort study to investigate vascular changes in...

Learnings and trends in the management of open-angle and angle-closure glaucoma

To be truly disruptive, newer technologies need to offer a quality of life benefit over medication to a broad population of glaucoma sufferers. Evidence and converging trends in medical and surgical management of glaucoma were explored in counterpoint discussions and...

Ptosis procedure compared to upper blepharoplasty on dry eye syndrome

In this prospective, comparative case series, the authors compare the effect of combined blepharoplasty and Muller muscle conjunctival resection (MMCR) to an upper blepharoplasty in dry eye syndrome. The study was approved by the local institutional review board and participants...