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UK Eye Genetics Group Annual Conference

by Chloe M. Stanton, UK-EGG Treasurer, MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Cancer, University of Edinburgh Delegates including ophthalmic clinicians, clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors and research scientists travelled to Edinburgh from across the UK and Europe to attend...

Full thickness macular hole after YAG PI

The authors report a case of macular hole post YAG peripheral iridotomy (PI) of a patient with pre-existing vitreomacular adhesion. Although a relatively safe procedure, some anterior segment complications are well documented such as corneal endothelium damage, rise in IOP,...

Choroidal defects in neurofibromatosis

The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of choroidal abnormalities using infrared reflectance imaging with optical coherence tomography (OCT) in paediatric patients with neurofibromatosis (NF) type 1. Thirty-eight eyes of 19 patients were reviewed. NF1 was diagnosed...

William’s syndrome

William’s syndrome is a congenital multisystem disorder involving the cardiovascular, connective tissue and central nervous systems. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency and severity of ophthalmic manifestations and associated diseases as well as provide epidemiology data...

Van Herick Plus

This a consecutive cross-sectional study of 95 phakic patients over the age of 40-years-old. By applying a short, vertical slit beam, the inferior angle at the scleral-limbal junction at 6 o’clock position was evaluated, photographed and assessed by a ratio...

A prospective trial of adjuvant therapy for high-risk melanoma

Patients diagnosed with iris, ciliary body or choroidal melanoma of high-risk tumour cytogenetics (monosomy 3>/= 20% of cells), were treated with adjuvant low-dose dacarbacine (DTIC) and interferon –alpha-2b (IFNA-2b), following primary treatment (enucleation, brachytherapy or resection). DTIC was given intravenously...

Choice of cycloplegia regime

The purpose of this randomised control trial (RCT) was primarily to compare the refractive outcome of atropine 0.5% (A) instilled twice daily at home 2.5 days before measurement versus two drops of 1% cyclopentolate (CC) in one eye versus one...

Visual outcome and surgical results in children with Marfan Syndrome

Eighty-two eyes of 41 patients with a genetically proven diagnosis of Marfan syndrome were retrospectively analysed. Twenty-seven had bilateral subluxation and 14 received lensectomy. Follow-up was three years. Mean visual acuity (VA) was 0.1 ±0.7 logMAR in patients with normal...

Efficacy of cyclo 1% spray

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of cyclopentolate 1% spray in patients aged three to six years. This was a cross section parallel group study of 61 children. Thirty-one received cyclo 1% drops and...

Characteristics of Down’s syndrome in Iran

This study aimed to determine the prevalence of ocular disorders and pathologies in a sample of Down’s syndrome aged 10-30 years. This was a cross-sectional study in Iran of 226 participants aged 16.05 ±4.82 years. There were 118 males and...

Are any precautions needed when performing cataract surgery in thrombocytopenic patients?

In this retrospective multi-centre study, charts for 196 eyes of 150 thrombocytopenic patients were reviewed. The mean preoperative platelet level was 73.0 ± 20.5 × 103/μL (median of 76.0 × 103/μL), with a range of 17 to 100 × 103/μL...

The rate of realignment of two toric monofocal intraocular lenses (IOL)

This retrospective study used the American Academy of Ophthalmology Registry data to analyse the need of reoperation for realignment within the first year after cataract surgery with a TECNIS or AcrySof monofocal toric IOL implanted during 2016 and 2017. They...