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Knobby eye syndrome

This study used high resolution MRI to demonstrate and evaluate globe shape in axial high myopia and identify and characterise those with prominent equatorial staphylomata that deflect extraocular muscle paths and presumably alter motility patterns in strabismus. The study included...

Statins inhibit TGFβ2 mediated fibrotic response in astrocytes

Glaucoma is a common condition where increased ocular pressure can lead to death of retinal ganglion cells due to impaired drainage of fluid from the eye. One mechanism involved in glaucoma is remodelling of the extracellular matrix at the lamina...

Risk factors for non-arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy in an Asian population

The authors reviewed the medical records of 45 Korean patients with non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and 45 healthy controls, in order to determine risk factors for the condition in an Asian population. Previous studies looking at risk factors...

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers awards 2023 Ruskell Medal for research

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers has awarded its prestigious bronze Ruskell Medal for 2023 to Dr Cristina Martinez-Fernandez de la Camara, a senior scientist in the Clinical Ophthalmology Research Group at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford, for her work on RPGR-associated retinal dystrophy.

Change in infantile exotropia

This study investigated the clinical course of patients with infantile exotropia who initially presented with a small exo deviation of 10-18 prism dioptres. Eighty-six patients were reviewed: 35 with follow-up of >2 years without surgery and 51 with surgery. The...

Fungi in chronic anterior blepharitis

In this prospective, non-randomised cross-sectional study the authors demonstrate the presence of fungi in patients with chronic anterior blepharitis of at least two years duration. Eyelash samples were obtained by epilation with sterile forceps and evaluated with PAS staining, fungal...

Smart speakers: for patients and practitioners

Many readers will have experience of using smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo or the Google Home. These popular devices are inexpensive and powerful. In brief, smart speakers listen for a spoken trigger word, followed by verbal commands. Commands...

Blind woman left traumatised after she feared falling in front of speeding train

A blind woman footballer from Edinburgh was left traumatised after she feared falling in front of a speeding train when rail staff never showed up to help her.

What's trending Jun/Jul 2019

#beeping #EasterEgg Beeping Easter eggs allow blind and visually impaired children to participate in the quintessential Easter activity for children – the Easter Egg Hunt. It kind of takes the fun out of the hunt if you need to be...

Ozurdex wound leakage

This letter to the editor describes two cases of wound leakage after Ozurdex injection. The first case is a man who had four previous injections for an underlying diagnosis of chronic serpiginous choroiditis, who was also on a course of...

OrCam MyEye – innovative sight assistance (Part 1)

For Jun/Jul 20201 and Aug/Sep 2021 we have a two-part review (see Part 2 here) of an innovative piece of sight impairment technology. The device is called a MyEye, made by OrCam. I was given the opportunity to use the...

Predicting outcomes in repair of canalicular lacerations

This is a retrospective study looking at results of primary canalicular repairs in a tertiary eye centre. Thirty-nine patients were included in the study. The cause of injury was blunt trauma in 51.2%, road traffic accident (RTA) in 30.7%, animal...