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Long-term corneal crosslinking results in paediatric eyes

This prospective longitudinal study examined patients 18 years of age or less with progressive keratoconus, who underwent corneal crosslinking and completed 10 years of follow-up. Crosslinking protocol involved removal of epithelium, 10 minutes of riboflavin soaking, followed by 30 minutes...

Manual for Eye Examination and Diagnosis (Tenth Edition)

This is a single author published manual which aims to equip the novice reader with a short, yet comprehensive introduction to ocular examination and diagnosis. This book has a substantial history, having been first published 48 years ago, and is...

Inverted papilloma

This is a retrospective review of 22 patients with inverted papilloma, including nine cases confined to the nasolacrimal system and 13 involving into the orbit. This is a rare disease and the report is the largest published series of periocular...

Presentation of conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia

Ocular surface squamous neoplasia is the umbrella term for malignancies of the conjunctiva and within the spectrum lies conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) – a non-invasive malignancy. CIN has been implicated with ageing, smoking and ultraviolet light exposure. The typical manifestation...

Near-infrared autofluorescence to diagnose retinal laser injuries

This retrospective observational case series aimed to assess whether near infrared autofluorescence (NIR-AR) imaging is a useful imaging modality in the diagnosis of hand-held laser retinal injuries. Twelve patients from two centres underwent ophthalmic assessment and retinal imaging including fundus...

The management of possibly progressive pterygium

A 43-year-old Sudanese male patient is referred by his GP with a fleshy lesion encroaching the nasal cornea for the last six months. History Make note of: risk factors, i.e. UV exposure and ocular irritation - history of living in...

Caring for adults with an ocular tumour

Detection If you screen for an intraocular tumour, dilate the pupil. If the patient is driving, use phenylephrine only. If the patient declines, document this in the casenotes. Don’t forget to look for sentinel vessels, which would indicate a ciliary...

Computerised tomography in ocular trauma patients

Ocular trauma can be common in military settings. This retrospective study looked into the relationship between the clinical effects of acute ocular and orbital blast trauma with the findings on computerised tomography (CT). This was a consecutive case series of...

Fight for Sight and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists invite applications for John Lee Primer Fellowships for research into sight loss

In partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Fight for Sight is now inviting applications for its John Lee Primer Fellowships, offering up to £60,000 to support early career ophthalmologists to undertake ground-breaking vision research.

Study reveals increase in Charles Bonnet Syndrome symptoms due to COVID-19

A study published today in BMJ Open Ophthalmology has shown the impact of COVID-19 on those already experiencing vivid hallucinations as a result of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS).

Effect of pregnancy on myopia

The authors present a longitudinal study with a large sample size assessing the association between pregnancy and the onset or progression of myopia. The study participants included the SUN cohort which comprised of young adult female university graduates in Spain....

Subthreshold micropulse laser treatment in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy

This retrospective study was conducted to assess the treatment of 38 patients of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy with a 577-nm subthreshold micropulse laser (SML) Supra Scan Quantel Medical. Eighteen patients of these had persistent subretinal fluid (SRF) after photodynamic therapy....