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Allergic conjunctivitis evaluation by thermography

Thermography is a non-invasive imaging technique, which uses infrared radiation reflected from an object to estimate the temperature of the object. This paper evaluates the use of thermography to assess allergic conjunctivitis objectively, by using an instrument called ocular surface...

5-FU in cicatricial conjunctivitis

This is a retrospective review of 56 patients with cicatricial conjunctivitis, including 25 eyes that received sub-conjunctival injections of 25-50mg of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) as part of their treatment. Thirty-seven patients had ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) and 19 had Stevens-Johnson syndrome...

Sexually transmitted conjunctivitis – the REALLY sticky eye

Let’s face it, patients with conjunctivitis don’t always produce the most stimulating consultations and most of the time we can manage them in auto-pilot. The prospect of delving into such a patient’s sexual history is not overly appealing, but this...

Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19

A joint statement was released by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists on 19 March.

First systematic review of COVID-19 colonisation of ocular tissues and secretions

The authors present the first systematic review summarising all the data regarding SARS-CoV-2 colonisation of ocular and periocular tissues and secretions. They reviewed all publications between December 2019 to April 2020 in the Cochrane Library, Medline, World of Science and...

What's trending Jun/Jul 2020

Here in the UK, we’ve been in lockdown since 23 March 2020, with much of the rest of the world entering degrees of lockdown since February-March 2020. COVID-19 has dominated the headlines and social media, so without further ado, I...

Resurfacing the ocular surface

The ocular surface (OS) is an anatomical and functional unit made of the tear film, the conjunctival, limbal and corneal epithelium, the lacrimal, mucous and meibomian glands and the lids and blink reflex. The tear film is composed of a...

Oral omega-3 fatty acid treatment for dry eye in contact lens wearers

This study evaluates the effect of dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplementation of dry eye symptoms, tear film tests, and conjunctival impression cytology in patients with contact lens wear-associated dry eye. In this randomised double-blind, multi-centred trial, contact lens wearers (n=...

Ocular Surface Disorders

This publication provides an excellent overview of ocular surface disease (OSD). Dry eye disease (DED) is the commonest OSD. There has been a recent explosion, both in terms of its diagnosis and the treatments that are available. A textbook that...

The ocular manifestations of COVID-19: an overview of current literature

Although respiratory symptoms are the most frequent manifestation of COVID-19, multi-organ involvement has been demonstrated, including ocular manifestations. The author investigates how the eye can be affected. The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a significant public...

Feb/Mar 2015 Quiz 2

History A 60-year-old white Caucasian male, with a history of acne, presented with slate grey pigmentation of his upper forehead, pre-auricular skin, peri-oral area, forearms and shins. The conjunctivae showed bilateral lower tarsal conjunctival multiple black dots. One of these...

Ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid: the importance of early detection and treatment

Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is an autoimmune blistering disorder that is characterised by subepithelial bullae. The ocular manifestation of MMP, ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid (OMMP), is a sight-threatening condition characterised by conjunctival cicatricial changes associated with corneal vascularisation and scarring....