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Therapy for limbal stem cell deficiency: cell fate after limbal stem cell transplants

“The beauty of scientific research lies in that the search for answers often yields yet more questions.” A large body of evidence points to the corneoscleral limbal location as the repository of putative epithelial stem cells [1]. Thoft proposed the...

Understanding vasoproliferative retinal tumours

Syed Irtiza Ali Shah explores this rare and unusual condition through a fascinating case presentation. Vasoproliferative tumours of the retina (VPTR) are a vascular mass with an associated exudative retinopathy alongside the presence of minimally dilated feeder vessels. This is...

Assessing and treating achromatopsia

This literature review considers clinical characteristics (pendular nystagmus, poor visual acuity, lack of colour vision and marked photophobia), genetics (autosomal recessive disease, with CNGA3, CNGB3, GNAT2, PDE6C, PDE6H and ATF6 gene mutations), diagnostic options (OCT and fundus auto fluorescence), and...

Jo Cook joins Kimal plc as DXG Specialist for UK

Kimal plc is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Cook to the position of DXG Specialist responsible for the Diagnostic Green range across the UK.

The Retinal Atlas (2nd Edition)

Those readers familiar with the first edition of The Retinal Atlas will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this publication, and this latest version incorporates retinal images generated by recently developed imaging technology. As the title suggests, this hardcover version is...

Handbook of Retinal Disease: a case based approach

This book is suitable for all doctors, particularly ophthalmologists, who want to further their knowledge and understanding of retinal pathologies and keep up to date. The case-based format is effective in evoking an interactive approach to differential diagnosis. The tabulation...

Retinal Vein Occlusions: Evidence-based Management

This reference book is designed to enable an ophthalmologist to make diagnostic and treatment decisions on the basis of the available scientific evidence. This is a very comprehensive book covering all aspects of central retinal vein occlusions including basics, clinical...

Wet AMD outcomes post cataract surgery

The authors present the findings of a retrospective study looking at the progression of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in patients who underwent cataract surgery. They recruited a series of 111 patients of which 38 were men and 73 were...

Does lower eyelid entropion repair alter corneal topography?

The authors aimed to analyse the corneal morphology before and after advancement of posterior lower eyelid retractors (LERs) alone or in combination with a lateral tarsal strip (LTS) for lower eyelid involutional entropion. Retrospective analysis of 24 consecutive elderly patients...

OCTA in angioid streaks

This paper reports on the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) features of choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) secondary to angioid streaks and the ability to predict CNV activity. A total of 38 eyes of 19 patients were included in the study. Thirty...

Does Ozurdex affect perfusion status in vein occlusion?

Ozurdex (intravitreal dexamethasone implant) has been approved by National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE) for treatment of patients with macular oedema associated with vein occlusion. This study looks at the change in peripheral perfusion status in patients with...

Low dose steroids for ocular dry eye disease in graft vs. host disease

This double-masked randomised clinical trial compared the response of dry eye disease (DED) to treatment with topical steroids in patients with and without graft vs. host disease (GVHD). Forty-two patients in a single centre (n=21 with and n=21 without GVHD)...