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Treatment and outcomes for Peters anomaly (PA)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the experience of patients with Peters anomaly (PA) and their treatment results. The study reviewed records of 27 patients (32 eyes); 74% male. Treatment included medical follow-up, optical iridectomy and penetrating keratoplasty...

Paraproteinaemia: a patient with atypical corneal findings

A Bence Jones protein is a monoclonal globulin protein or immunoglobulin light chain found in the urine, with a molecular weight of 22-24 kDa [1]. Detection of Bence Jones protein may be suggestive of multiple myeloma or Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia. Multiple...

Keratoconus cone variants

This retrospective study examined correlation between three keratoconic parameters to further understand anatomy of keratoconic cones. Kmax and pachymetry of the thinnest point were obtained from the Pentacam scans. Decentration was calculated as distance from the corneal vertex to the...

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...

PACK-crosslinking for infectious keratitis

Corneal cross-linking with riboflavin and UV-A light (CXL) is a technology that has been initially developed to treat corneal ectatic disorders [1]. Its effect in stabilising diseases such as keratoconus was reported in numerous trials with excellent long-term outcomes and...

The results of the last survey Dec21

Consent is a hot topic at the moment and the publication of the GMC Guidance on Consent [1] has rightfully refocussed our attention on it. Consent practices vary wildly and have been the subject of many of these surveys. Once...

HS-UK announces the launch of the MR Q and MR Q supine YAG laser systems in the UK

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), is pleased to announce the launch of the Meridian MR Q and MR Q supine YAG lasers in the UK.

Comparison of corneal deformation parameters in keratoconic and normal eyes

This study set out to compare biomechanical properties between normal and keratoconic eyes. It was a retrospective study evaluating 89 eyes (47 normal, 42 keratoconic) and a validation arm of 72 eyes (33 normal, 39 keratoconic) using a high speed...

Recurrent corneal erosions secondary to isotretinoin use

Isotretinoin (13–cis-retinoic acid) is the first line treatment for moderate to severe nodulocystic or papulopustular acne [1,2]. Although it is a safe medication, it has several adverse side-effects, including ophthalmic manifestations, as shown in Table 1 [3]. These side-effects need...

Troubleshooting in LASIK

Contemporary laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is safe and effective. It remains the dominant intervention in routine refractive surgery for a good reason: predictable results, rapid visual recovery, and relatively simple strategies for revision treatment. Over 95% of patients are...

Surgical treatment of high myopia

Although several excellent modalities are available for correcting high myopia, the surgical treatment of this condition remains one of the biggest challenges for refractive surgeons; this group of patients is often very dependent on contact lenses. If these patients become...

Ovarian hormones drive onset of Sjogren’s disease in mice

Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) is a debilitating, sight-threatening, systemic autoimmune disease with no effective treatment available. SS is characterised by lacrimal gland lymphocytic infiltration and epithelial cell death, as well as by the presence of serum autoantibodies. Patients have severe dry...