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Effect of voriconazole of vision of healthy volunteers

Voriconazole is a broad spectrum, triazole antifungal agent used for systemic fungal infections. It has a favourable safety profile and is available in both intravenous and oral forms. The commonest adverse drug reactions with voriconazole are changes in visual perception,...

Effect of caffeine and low intensity endurance exercise on intraocular pressure

This placebo controlled, double blind, balanced crossover study reports in healthy individuals that 30 minutes of cycling caused a maximum of 2.7mmHg lowering of IOP. A caffeine dose of 4mg/kg 30 minutes prior to cycling negated this effect. The conclusion...

Effects of clonidine vs. placebo

The purpose of this study was to measure postoperative agitation using a standardised scale and evaluate whether it is reduced if given clonidine prior to strabismus surgery as compared to placebo. The scales included the Pediatric Anesthesia Emergence Delirium (PAED)...

CBM launches the Light up Lives appeal

CBM has launched a fundraising appeal to improve access to sight-saving treatment in Zimbabwe, and until 20 May all public donations will be doubled by the UK government.

Cancelled eye surgeries could mean permanent sight-loss, warns Fight for Sight

A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that people with sight loss fear their sight will further deteriorate during the Covid-19 pandemic, as they struggle to access treatment for their eye conditions.

Dans le Noir

There is a restaurant in London where dinner is served in the dark. Not dim light or occasional infrequent light, but absolute pitch black darkness. Apparently the aim is twofold; to better appreciate the quality of the food as the...

Diffuse lamellar keratitis

This study group reviewed cytokine- and chemokine-mediated mechanisms of diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) after lamellar corneal surgical procedures. DLK can occur early or late (months to decades) after all lamellar corneal surgeries, including laser in situ keratomileusis, small incision lenticule...

You can help end avoidable blindness and help people See the Way to a brighter future

Every day, people in the world’s poorest places become needlessly blind because of conditions that can be easily treated.

Direct endoscopic probing for congenital lacrimal duct obstruction

The most common treatment for congenital lacrimal duct obstruction (CLDO) is probing, which is traditionally a blind procedure. Previous literature reports success rates between 78-92%. The authors of this retrospective non comparative case series reviewed the success rates of probing...

“I can’t see nothing out of that eye, you ....!”

This is exactly the call you don’t want to receive at 11 at night. The A&E colleague phoned to inform me about a young man who was kicked several times in the face and could not see out of one...

New webinar series on sight loss and genomic research

A new webinar series highlighting the latest scientific developments and the future of research will be launched next week.

Recurrent sebaceous gland carcinoma

In this retrospective case review study, authors report their outcomes in management of recurrent sebaceous gland carcinoma (SGC) and propose a graded protocol to manage these entities. All consecutive cases of SGC from January 2004 to December 2017 at the...