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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)...

What's trending Jun/Jul 2019

#beeping #EasterEgg Beeping Easter eggs allow blind and visually impaired children to participate in the quintessential Easter activity for children – the Easter Egg Hunt. It kind of takes the fun out of the hunt if you need to be...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Topical nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients undergoing cataract surgery

Inflammation is a major risk factor for the development of cystoid macular oedema (CMO) after cataract surgery, leading to breakdown of the blood-retina barrier. There is a correlation between severity of CMO and level of postoperative inflammation. Laser flare meter...

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...