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Laser pointer maculopathy

The objective of this study was to describe the potential clinical presentations of retinal pathology resulting from exposure to laser pointers. The study included eight eyes of seven patients. Mean age was 18.7 years (12-36). Most were accidental self-inflicted while...

Nanosecond laser cataract surgery

The authors review the evidence for nanosecond laser cataract surgery: is this the future? Cataract is a leading cause of visual impairment worldwide, and cataract surgery is one of the most successful and cost-effective healthcare interventions, with a great impact...

Subthreshold micropulse laser in BRVO

The purpose of this retrospective, consecutive, single-centre, non-randomised, and case-control study was to verify the therapeutic effects and safety of oedema (from branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO)) recurrence suppression effect using 577-nm subthreshold micropulse laser photocoagulation (SMLP) in combination with...

Laser corneal refractive procedures – a review

Evolution of refractive surgery stays true to the quote of Theodore Roosevelt: “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Refractive surgery is an evolving field, which thanks modern technologies for refining ideas...

Ocular damage from laser pointers

This retrospective study of case notes from a tertiary eye centre over a five-year period, recruited nine children (12 eyes: eight boys) aged 9-15 years. Three presented with deteriorating vision whilst others had retinal changes noted as incidental findings at...

A unique case of macular burn from ‘toy’ laser

The first laser was created in 1960 and its name is an acronym for ‘light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation’. Laser technology has been used for medical, industrial, research and entertainment purposes in a variety of fields following extensive...

Is laser refractive surgery safe for patients taking isotretinoin?

This multicentre, retrospective, interventional case series assesses the outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in 113 patients taking isotretinoin between January 2003 and September 2017. Isotretinoin is contraindicated for LASIK and PRK and patients are...

Effect of laser wavelength on delivering effective burns through opaque lens using pattern scan laser

Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) has been used in the treatment of various retinal disorders for many decades. Conventional single-spot lasers take quite some time to do with significantly higher pain, anxiety and photophobia when compared to the pattern scan laser (PSL)....

Laser photocoagulation vs. intravitreal (IVT) aflibercept for ROP

The efficacy, recurrence rate and requirement for additional treatment were compared between laser photocoagulation and IVT of 1mg/0.025ml aflibercept in the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The study included 27 babies (51 eyes) who completed a follow-up period after...

Diabetic Retinopathy Network laser training programme

The VISION 2020 Diabetic Retinopathy Network (DR-NET) was established in 2014 to tackle the increasing burden of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in developing countries [1]. By forming a network of long-term LINK capacity-building partnerships, learning and best practice can...

Comparing femtosecond laser assisted-DMEK to manual DMEK

Femtosecond laser is as a novel tool for performing precise descemetorhexis in descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) surgery. In DMEK surgery, the recipient’s Descemet membrane is peeled to allow adherence of the donor DMEK tissue to the recipient’s stroma. Complete...

Near-infrared autofluorescence to diagnose retinal laser injuries

This retrospective observational case series aimed to assess whether near infrared autofluorescence (NIR-AR) imaging is a useful imaging modality in the diagnosis of hand-held laser retinal injuries. Twelve patients from two centres underwent ophthalmic assessment and retinal imaging including fundus...