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Bleb-related infection after mitomycin C trabeculectomy

The authors report on the results of the Collaborative Bleb-related Incidence and Treatment Study (CBIITS), which was a five year multi-centre prospective study designed to investigate the incidence of bleb-related infection following filtering surgery with mitomycin C. In this study,...

Infection prophylaxis and first visit timing for strabismus surgery

The authors undertook this study to characterise the practice patterns of paediatric ophthalmologists regarding their use of infection prophylaxis and timing of the first postoperative visit after strabismus surgery. A 10-question multi-choice questionnaire was circulated via American Association for Pediatric...

Is patient masking leading to an increase in post-op infection after eyelid surgery?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of facemasks or face coverings in the clinical setting has become necessary. It is important to recognise that facemasks can be a source of infection after eye surgery and consider ways to minimise...

Infection prevention and control through a VISION 2020 LINK between Mombasa and Southampton

The authors share how a partnership between Mombasa and Southampton has enabled Kenyan healthcare professionals from four institutions to innovate and work as a group to improve infection prevention and control. Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a cornerstone of...

Acute retinal necrosis presumably caused by Epstein-Barr virus infection

Acute retinal necrosis (ARN) is an uncommon, but serious and potentially blinding condition. ARN is characterised by panuveitis, occlusive vasculopathy and progressive peripheral necrotising retinitis. The diagnosis is clinical but confirmation is sought via aqueous and vitreous sampling. Varicella zoster...

Recurrent unilateral preseptal cellulitis secondary to herpes simplex virus infection

Introduction Periorbital (sometimes called preseptal cellulitis) is a common condition which on its own is not normally an ophthalmic or surgical emergency, however it has the potential to cause severe and serious morbidity in cases where the infection has crossed...

Golden Eye® Eye Infection Treatments

GOLDEN EYE® is the trusted first-line range of treatments for some of the most common eye infections, including conjunctivitis, styes and blepharitis. GOLDEN EYE® 0.1% w/v Eye Drops Solution (propamidine isetionate) GOLDEN EYE® Antibiotic 1% w/w Eye Ointment (chloramphenicol)Legal Category:...

Effective treatment for rare sight-threatening infection

A drug candidate, based on pioneering UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital research and currently under development by SIFI S.p.A., has been found to be highly effective in treating a rare sight-threatening eye infection in a new international clinical trial.

Orbital abscess following posterior subtenon steroid injection

The authors report a case of orbital cellulitis following posterior subtenon injection of triamcinolone acetonide. A 57-year-old male patient with a background of complicated cataract surgery underwent vitrectomy with explantation of dislocated intraocular lens and insertion of anterior chamber lens....

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...