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Long-term outcomes following surgery for traumatic cyclodialysis clefts

This retrospective case series evaluated the long-term visual prognosis and intraocular pressure control following surgical treatment of traumatic cyclodialysis clefts. Cyclodialysis clefts result from the disinsertion of the longitudinal ciliary muscle fibres from the scleral spur and occur as a...

Lens surgery in patients with lens subluxation misdiagnosed as primary angle-closure glaucoma

Lens subluxation can be caused by many conditions including Marfan syndrome and other hereditary conditions, and blunt trauma. Lens displacement can cause pupillary block and angle closure. This is commonly misdiagnosed as primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG), which can lead...

Profile of sports-related ocular trauma

The authors conducted a previous study on the epidemiology of sports-related ocular trauma in Quebec. In this study they aim to gather further information on presentation via ophthalmology and emergency departments. They undertook a follow-up study from a tertiary care...

Improving the availability of titanium reusable instruments

Duckworth & Kent are proud to support NHS hospitals, treatment centres and independent providers with precision engineered titanium reusable instruments.

What not to miss in neuro-ophthalmology Part 2

As mentioned previously there are several conditions in neuro-ophthalmology that should not be missed by the general ophthalmologist as well as ophthalmology trainees. We discussed in the first part some of these conditions including third cranial nerve palsies, giant cell...

Ophthalmology (third edition)

If you are an ophthalmologist who enjoys books with coloured pictures, you’re no lone wolf. The third edition of Lang’s Ophthalmology will definitely pique your primal ophthalmologist instincts. You will be drawn to its soft-bound yet sturdy looking exterior. Flicking...

Are your ophthalmic scissors cutting it?

Westcott conjunctival scissors (SA11) from Surgitrac Instruments. These cross-action scissors, with fine sharp tips, offer precise cutting action.

Single-use Lacrimal probes and punctum dilators

Surgitrac® Instruments manufacturers single-use lacrimal probes and dilators.

Making sense of the orthoptic assessment

Following the Specialty Trainee article on this topic in the February/March 2020 issue, Joe Smith provides a more detailed breakdown of the orthoptic report. Orthoptists investigate, diagnose and manage a wide variety of patients with varying problems. In this article,...

Training the trainers

Learning phakoemulsification is a psychologically demanding process. Every ophthalmologist passing through the UK training system will almost certainly have many stories to tell of difficulties faced along the way; hideous disasters where lessons were learnt, as well as glorious triumphs...

Risk factors and untreated POAG

The authors examined 50 untreated open angle glaucoma patients to determine if there was an association between the level of glaucomatous damage and documented risk factors. In this study the authors measured the extent of morphologic and functional glaucomatous damage...

An update on idiopathic intracranial hypertension

The incidence of Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is increasing, likely in line with the worldwide epidemic of obesity. To date, there have been revisions in the terminology used and diagnostic criteria for IIH; these recognise the need to exclude secondary...