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A refractive surprise after vitrectomy and capsulectomy

Figure 1: Right posterior capsule small aperture. We report a case of a pseudophakic patient who underwent vitrectomy and posterior capsulectomy. In spite of good visual acuity and absence of floaters, he was unhappy with the visual outcome. Case report...

A complicated case of cytomegalovirus viremia: “What would you do doctor?”

Mrs W walked gracefully into my urgent care clinic. It was another busy session and I hoped she did not have anything serious going on which might slow the clinic further. She was an elegant 72-year-old lady who seemed like...

Flashes and floaters in community optometry – diagnosing a posterior vitreous detachment

Managing patients who attend a practice with symptoms of flashes and floaters is a regular occurrence in community optometric practice. It’s often very distressing for patients; symptoms can be quite dramatic and an internet search can indicate imminent blindness from...

Artists Unite: hear from artist Lindsey Whitelaw

An art exhibition examining sight loss opened as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe in London on 10 June. Artist Lindsey Whitelaw spoke to Eye News about her process, and the influence of visual impairment on her work.

Mimicked tumour seeding due to asteroid hyalosis

A case report is presented of a patient with treated retinoblastoma (RB) who later developed asteroid hyalosis which mimicked tumour seeding. The case was a 37-year-old male with presenting symptoms of vitreous floaters. A unilateral RB was diagnosed at the...

Turn up anytime

When I was starting off in ophthalmology my then boss had a standard spiel after completing a cataract case. It did not vary and I do not recall an instance of it not taking place. “The operation went well and...

Feb/Mar 2014 Quiz 1

History A 55-year-old diabetic male presents with some annoying floaters in his left eye. Slit-lamp examination shows multiple well defined bodies within the vitreous cavity, in an eye otherwise showing background diabetic retinopathy. The patient elects to undergo a vitrectomy....

Adolescent optic disc haemorrhages

The authors conducted this study to describe the clinical characteristics of multi-layered optic disc haemorrhages in adolescents. This was a retrospective review of 16 eyes (11 right and five left) of 16 patients with a mean age of 15 ±2.6...

Presenting and diagnostic signs of retinoblastoma

This study revisits the presenting signs of retinoblastoma (RB) in the context of current best practice with respect to diagnosis and assessment of RB. This was a retrospective review of 131 consecutive cases, excluding those with positive family history over...

Apr/May 2014 Quiz 2

History A 29-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a two week history of floaters and patchy peripheral visual field loss in the left eye (LE). She had no relevant medical history and she was not on any current...

A case of post-viral ocular microflutter

A number of eye movements disrupt visual fixation, one such movement being saccadic intrusions which are described as small involuntary saccadic movements. Among saccadic intrusions without intersaccadic intervals, ocular flutter and opsoclonus are prominent. When the saccadic amplitude is very...

Choroidal melanoma – breaking bad news

Case report A 55-year-old Caucasian female presented to her general practitioner with a three-month history of headaches and worsening blurred vision in the left eye. On further close questioning, she reported no eye pain, intermittent floaters and flashes of light...