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Sutureless, scleral fixated-IOLs

This was a retrospective cohort study of 112 sutureless, scleral-fixated posterior chamber intraocular lens implantations (SSFCIOL) over a four-year time period. Mean follow-up duration was 13.0 ±10.4 months. The primary indication for SSFCIOL was dislocation of IOL due to zonular...

Intraocular Lens Surgery

This book is a valuable update on understanding IOL surgery for ophthalmologists in training and in practice. Broadly, the book is divided into six sections dealing with three main concepts: 1) IOL selection for routine and complex scenarios; 2) IOL...

The interpretation and use of ultrasound biomicroscopy (part 1)

Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) has become increasingly important for the diagnosis of a variety of anterior segment pathologies. Most ophthalmologists are familiar with conventional B-scan ultrasonography techniques, which operate at lower sound frequencies (7.5 to 20MHz). UBM is an ultrasound technique...

Guide to Gaining Approval for a Clinical Study

This article focuses on gaining approval for clinical research involving NHS patients, although the principles can be applied to other types of research. The intention is to give an overview of the requirements for setting up a research study, but...

How are pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma inherited?

This single centre prospective, cross-sectional study assessed the relatives of patients with pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) and pigmentary glaucoma (PG) to determine the heritability of these conditions over an 11 month period. One hundred and one unrelated patients with PDS...

Viral uveitis

This review covers viral causes of anterior uveitis. A viral aetiology should be suspected when anterior uveitis is accompanied by ocular hypertension, diffuse stellate keratic precipitates or the presence of iris atrophy. Most common viruses associated are herpes simplex, varicella-zoster...

Endothelial keratoplasty (EK) with anterior chamber intraocular lens (ACIOL) versus secondary posterior chamber lens (PCIOL)

This is a retrospective study of 82 eyes (23 ACIOL, 59 PCIOL) with a history of either pseudophakic (PBK) or aphakic (ABK) bullous keratopathy, who had descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with retained or secondary ACIOL, or DSAEK with...

Update on primary angle closure glaucoma

This review article considers primary angle-closure glaucoma which is responsible for half of glaucoma-related blindness worldwide. Angle closure is characterised by appositional contact between the iris and trabecular meshwork. It tends to develop in eyes with shallow anterior chambers, anteriorly...

International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS) Congress September 2023 in a sweltering Berlin

Approaching its 40th year, IOIS remains focused on advancing research and knowledge-sharing around ocular inflammatory diseases.

Aug/Sep 2014 Quiz 1

History A 50-year-old female with a history of smoking, weight loss and cough presents to the ophthalmology clinic with a distorted pupil. Examination reveals a mass on the surface and within the iris (see Figure 1). The ophthalmologists decide to...

Ectopia lentis management

This review discusses the management of non-traumatic ectopia lentis in the paediatric population focussing on the variety of surgical options for these patients. The review considers visual sequelae and conservative management, limitations for surgery with respect to historical and current...

Ocular Trauma Scores in paediatric open globe injuries

This is a retrospective case series of 71 open globe injuries in children of less than 18 years of age, with a minimum follow-up period of one year, between 1 September 1992 to 31 July 2011, from the Eye Department...