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HLA-B27 anterior uveitis

HLA-B27 has previously been shown to have an association with uveitis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, ulcerative colitis and psoriasis. The authors of this review provide an update of the epidemiology of HLA-B27 associated ocular disorders. There is great variation amongst...

Froben for anterior scleritis

Flurbiprofen (Froben) is one of the nonselective cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors blocking both COX-1 and COX-2 pathways. Agrawal et al. undertook a retrospective cohort study to determine the effectiveness of oral Froben in managing noninfectious, non-necrotising anterior scleritis. One hundred and...

Coeliac disease and anterior scleritis

The authors present an interesting case report of recurrent anterior scleritis. Circulating IgA and IgG auto-antibodies directed against tissue transglutaminase, endomisium and gliadin are frequently elevated in patients with coeliac disease. The classic symptoms remain chronic diarrhoea, malabsorption syndromes and...

Fungi in chronic anterior blepharitis

In this prospective, non-randomised cross-sectional study the authors demonstrate the presence of fungi in patients with chronic anterior blepharitis of at least two years duration. Eyelash samples were obtained by epilation with sterile forceps and evaluated with PAS staining, fungal...

Nonarteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy

This review article describes nonarteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION). This condition is one of the common causes of visual loss in adults. The article uses a good range of references and is divided under the headings of; demographics, clinical...

OSCAR for anterior approach ptosis surgery

The authors report an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric (OSCAR) for anterior approach ptosis surgery. An international panel of content experts, representing Australia, India, Iran, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America...

Swept source anterior segment OCT

The authors describe a study using the Casia OCT which is a swept source OCT to determine the visibility of the angle structures using two imaging protocols; high density and low density. They randomly selected one eye from 30 normal...

Topical cyclosporine A 0.05% for recurrent anterior uveitis

This is a retrospective case-crossover study conducted by reviewing medical charts of patients treated for recurrent anterior uveitis between 2002 and 2011 at the Kellogg Eye Centre by one cornea specialist. The demographics, episodes of anterior uveitis, severity of episodes...

Differences of the anterior segment parameters in children with Down syndrome

This cross-sectional study was designed in order to demonstrate the differences in anterior segment parameters in children with trisomy 21. This is important as it may impact on surgical planning when undertaking procedures in the anterior segment such as corneal...

Swept-source OCT for measuring peripheral anterior synechiae

The authors report on a cross-sectional study looking at swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) for measuring the area and degree of peripheral anterior synechiae (PAS) in patients with angle closure glaucoma. The SS-OCT is commercially available, has a laser wavelength...

Anterior capsular tears complicating phacoemulsification surgery

This is a retrospective, interventional case series, assessing the occurrence of anterior capsular tears in phacoemulsification surgery, its effect on outcomes and further complications. Despite being a well recognised complication of phacoemulsification surgery the authors felt that there is a...

Anterior segment OCT imaging in cases of episcleritis and scleritis

The purpose of this study was to determine whether it is feasible to obtain good-quality images with anterior segment OCT (AS-OCT) in patients with episcleral or scleral inflammation located anterior to the equator, and whether this technique is able to...