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Virtual reality is revolutionising healthcare

From mental health therapies to surgical training, virtual reality is revolutionising healthcare, finds GlobalData.

Hughes flap for lower lid retraction

This is a retrospective case series looking at the use of Hughes flap for cicatricial lower lid retraction. Fourteen patients were identified across five different hospitals with varying aetiologies ranging from previous lid lesion excision and reconstruction to trauma. The...

Complications with porous orbital implant after enucleation in retinoblastoma patients

This is a retrospective, case control study aimed to identify risk factors associated with complications in retinoblastoma patients following primary and secondary enucleations with porous implant placements. Patients with retinoblastoma who underwent enucleation with porous orbital implant placement between January...

Orbital filler for enophthalmos in Parry-Romberg syndrome

This is a retrospective review of three patients with enophthalmos in sighted eyes secondary to Parry-Romberg syndrome. The patients were all female, aged between 24 and 54. All three patients had 4mm of relative enophthalmos prior to treatment. They each...

Ptosis frontalis sling surgery

In this retrospective study the authors investigated the functional and cosmetic outcomes of the modified frontalis sling procedure using silicone rods. The study included 17 patients (26 lids) and nine had bilateral surgery. An excellent outcome was defined as alignment...

Ocular damage from laser pointers

This retrospective study of case notes from a tertiary eye centre over a five-year period, recruited nine children (12 eyes: eight boys) aged 9-15 years. Three presented with deteriorating vision whilst others had retinal changes noted as incidental findings at...

Attracting workforce to paediatric ophthalmology

This was a survey-based study to address unanswered questions relating to economic and workforce issues in paediatric ophthalmology. The survey comprised 12 questions with yes / no or multiple-choice responses and was circulated to American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and...

Placement of an eyelid weight as an upper lid spacer for lagophthalmos

Upper lid loading with a weight is a well described procedure for the treatment of lagophthalmos and exposure keratopathy. The authors describe a modification of this procedure whereby the levator aponeurosis is recessed in combination with supratarsal weight implantation. The...

Cyclosporine A and pterygium fibroblasts

The matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are a family of structurally related zinc-dependent extracellular matrix degrading proteinases that have been implicated in facilitating the migration and growth of pterygia. Both MMP- 3 and MMP-13 were found to be overexpressed in the fibroblasts...

Preoperative povidone iodine: weighing the risks

Following on from our recent online survey, the authors examine the potential risks and benefits of diluting the concentration preoperative povidone iodine. Povidone iodine (PI) is an iodophore that has an established use as a broad-spectrum antiseptic, mainly for the...

Competition ratios: Is the future of ophthalmology too bright?

In the UK, ophthalmology is a highly competitive speciality, attracting many medical graduates keen to pursue a career in this area. However, in recent years, the competition ratios for ophthalmology ST1 training posts have increased significantly, creating a challenging environment...

Preparing for modern ophthalmic surgical training as a trainee

As a trainee in ophthalmology, every day you are learning more and more about the specialty. In addition, you will most likely be exploring the vast array of subspecialties that ophthalmology has to offer, and would probably be trying to...