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Presenting and diagnostic signs of retinoblastoma

This study revisits the presenting signs of retinoblastoma (RB) in the context of current best practice with respect to diagnosis and assessment of RB. This was a retrospective review of 131 consecutive cases, excluding those with positive family history over...

Haag-Streit presents winners of the ‘Haag-Streit Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2022’

Haag-Streit is pleased to announce the winners of the ‘Haag-Streit Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2022’.

Modified technique in place of ultrasound biomicroscopy

The authors describe a modified immersion B-scan ultrasonography that includes a standard B scan probe of 10MHz, a surgical glove and sterile saline to fill a finger of the surgical glove – tied off to create the desired immersion standoff...

A case report of alternating anisocoria with associated nasal congestion

The authors have described a group of healthy individuals who show alternating anisocoria, in a previous paper. In these cases, the pupil asymmetry alternates between eyes every few hours, with no observed instances when both pupils are equal in size....

RCT of operative routes for congenital cataract surgery

The authors evaluated the performance of 25G vitrectomy systems in the management of congenital cataract in infants through two routes – anterior (transcorneal) and posterior (pars plana). This was a prospective randomised trial (RCT) of 24 eyes of 12 patients...

Aflibercept for the treatment of neovascular glaucoma

The aim of this study was to investigate initial results regarding the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG) with intravitreal aflibercept. NVG is classified into stages 0-3. In stages 1 and 2, abnormal vessel proliferation is seen with or without elevated...

Refractive surgery for anisometropic amblyopia

The authors report the outcomes of refractive surgery with phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) implant for management of anisometropic amblyopia in children intolerant to conventional therapy. This was a retrospective study of 71 eyes of 71 patients of which 58 were...

Cataract surgery in uveitis patients

Cataract formation is a common complication of uveitis, causing up to 40% of vision loss in these patients. Cataract results from inflammation +/- corticosteroid therapy and is usually posterior subcapsular, but a small proportion have a rapid increase in nuclear...

Feb/Mar 2015 Quiz 1

A 79-year-old male presented to the ophthalmic emergency department with a three week history of left eye pain. He also reported visual deterioration in the left eye over the same period. He suffered from degenerative myopia, with his spectacle prescription...

Systemic sarcoidosis presenting with acute myopia and angle closure

Case report A 40-year-old Asian man presented to the Emergency Department with a one day history of sudden onset visual disturbance in his right eye. He complained of image distortion and noted that objects now appeared smaller. He also described...

A closed angle seldom comes alone

Case report An 89-year-old lady with dementia was referred to me out of hours by her GP with a few days history of an angry looking left eye for suspected elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). I discovered that this lady first...

An update on inherited retinal disorders (part 1) – overview and assessment of inherited retinal disease

Part 2 of this topic can be found here Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) is the leading cause of blindness certification in the working age population (age 16-64 years) in England and Wales and the second most common in childhood [1]....