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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...

Topical atorvastatin for dry eye and blepharitis

Dry eye is a very common problem with 20% of the population affected and is frequently associated with blepharitis (DEB), which has an over prevalence of about 40%. The aim of this study was to evaluate a topical atorvastatin formulation...

Blinking blepharitis has a lot to answer for…

Never ignore the small things’…someone once said. There is no doubt blepharitis is one of the most common eye conditions encountered daily, but with the typical pressures of a busy outpatient department, the management of more obvious, sight-threatening conditions necessarily...

Microbiology, risk factors and outcomes of microbial keratitis in Sydney, Australia

The authors present a retrospective case series including all patients with microbial keratitis and ocular surface diseases (OSD), including dry eye, blepharitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and / or ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, over a five-year period between 2012 and 2016. A total...

Sensitive cilia – eyelashes in health and disease

In health our eyelashes protect the eyes, but in disease they can disfigure, impair quality of life and threaten vision. In this review the authors discuss aspects of lashes that are relevant to all professionals working near the eyes and...

Excessive blinking

A case review is presented to understand the clinical implications for children presenting to ophthalmology with episodes of excessive blinking in the absence of any obvious ocular abnormalities. This retrospective review was conducted from 2011-2014. The authors contacted parents and...

Farmigea Ophthalmics announce a unique lanolin free eye ointment

Farmigea Ophthalmics introduce HydraMed Night Sensitive to their already comprehensive range of dry eye products. This is the only lanolin free eye ointment on the...

Characteristics of Down’s syndrome in Iran

This study aimed to determine the prevalence of ocular disorders and pathologies in a sample of Down’s syndrome aged 10-30 years. This was a cross-sectional study in Iran of 226 participants aged 16.05 ±4.82 years. There were 118 males and...

Dec/Jan 2019 Quiz

History A 72-year-old male presented to his GP with a large ulcerated lesion on his right lower eyelid present for six months and enlarging in size. He had an urgent referral to a tertiary centre for specialised examination. The lesion...

Association of dry eye symptoms in patients with dyslipidaemia and statin use

This retrospective analysis of the Blue Mountains Eye Study III cohort (Caucasian Australians residing west of Sydney n=1680; mean age >74 years, range 60-97) analysed the association between dyslipidaemia, use of oral statins and symptoms of dry disease (DED) among...

Oral azithromycin for meibomian gland disease

Oral tetracyclines have been the traditional systemic treatment of blepharitis and acne rosacea, through inhibiting bacterial lipase production and reducing fatty acids. However, tetracyclines have a number of adverse side-effects and are required to be taken for a long duration...