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Eyelash hair transplantation with strip composite eyebrow graft

In this article, the authors present results of eyelash transplantation with a strip composite eyebrow graft in 22 patients who underwent eyelid reconstruction with tarsoconjunctival flap procedure. The flap was divided at six weeks. The recipient pocket was created by...

New sculpture unveiled at ABDO College

A new sculpture was unveiled at ABDO College this week.

Eyebrow reconstruction

This article is a systematic review of surgical techniques for reconstruction of the eyebrow. The authors discuss the anatomy of the eyebrow, structure of its hair follicles and principles underlying the reconstruction. Options for direct closure, types of advancement and...

Vici syndrome

Vici syndrome is a condition associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum, congenital cataract, incomplete albinism, ± immunodeficiency and cardiomyopathy. Individuals show profound hypotony and severe neuro abnormalities. This paper reports a case of Vici syndrome. A 38-month-old female had...

Sensitive cilia – eyelashes in health and disease

In health our eyelashes protect the eyes, but in disease they can disfigure, impair quality of life and threaten vision. In this review the authors discuss aspects of lashes that are relevant to all professionals working near the eyes and...

Sequential scleral fixated IOL followed by DSAEK better than simultaneous approach

This prospective randomised comparative study compared a simultaneous approach of combined scleral-fixated intraocular lens (SF IOL) and Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) compared to intrascleral haptic fixation technique, followed by DSAEK in a sequential fashion with an interval of at...

IgG4 related orbital disease

This retrospective study was done to determine the prevalence of IgG4 related orbital disease (IgG4ROD) in patients who previously had biopsies for suspected idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease (IOID) and / or orbital lymphoproliferative disease (OLD). The charts and slides of...

Free rail travel for blind and partially sighted people and their companions announced for Scotland

Leading sight loss charities have hailed the Scottish Government’s ‘life changing’ decision to provide free rail travel for blind and partially sighted people and their companions, saying this decision will enhance rehabilitation, independence and ensuring people with vision impairment can maintain links with their communities.

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...

Misty Mole Gets New Glasses

Misty Mole Gets New Glasses is an illustrated children’s book written by doctor Dr Yasmin El Rouby and illustrated by Ishy Walters. Together, they’ve managed to craft a beautifully written short story that highlights what it’s like moving through life...

Incomplete teprotumumab treatment for thyroid eye disease

This is a multi-centre retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes in patients who were on teprotumumab for thyroid eye disease but had the usual regime of eight infusions, three weeks apart, interrupted due to COVID-19. Manufacturing was suspended between Dec 2020...

The madarosis mystery: unravelling the clues to a host of health issues

Eyelash madarosis is a medical condition characterised by the loss of eyelashes caused by the destruction of hair follicles. It can range from a few missing lashes to a complete absence of lashes on the eyelids. This condition can be...