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Altomed: Glaucoma Tube Surgery Study Day featuring the Ahmed ClearPath™

Each half day event will consist of a presentation by Dr Syril Dorairaj MD of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida followed by a practical wet lab training session. Morning and afternoon bookings are available and limited to 12 attendees per...

Feb/Mar 2019 Quiz

History A 31-year-old female patient presented with history of gradual downward displacement of the globe over the last six months. The superotemporal mass then became palpable (Figure 1). Lateral orbitotomy was performed following CT scans (Figure 2). Figure 1. Figure...

Dec/Jan 2019 Quiz

History A 72-year-old male presented to his GP with a large ulcerated lesion on his right lower eyelid present for six months and enlarging in size. He had an urgent referral to a tertiary centre for specialised examination. The lesion...

Oct/Nov 2017 Quiz

History A 73-year-old man presented with a rapidly growing left lower eyelid lump with recent bleeding. On examination there was a raised, ulcerated, firm mass occupying two thirds of his lower eyelid. The lesion bled easily and appeared connected to...

Aug/Sep 2017 Quiz

History A seven-year-old atopic boy has been treated for phlyctenulosis with mild topical steroids. However, he developed dramatic changes at the right limbus in two weeks. He also had past history of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) with poor compliance to treatment....

Letter from America: Orbit and oculoplastic fellowship, University of California, San Diego

I was the fortunate recipient of the 2012 Keeler Scholarship, granting me the incredible opportunity to undertake a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in orbital, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. My fellowship mentors were the renowned Professor...

BV after long-standing exotropia

Pre and postoperative binocular vision (BV) was compared in long-standing large angle exo deviations. The purpose was to determine the BV potential in these cases and particularly for those at risk of postoperative paradoxical diplopia. In this retrospective study patients...

Using fusion measures to guide strabismus surgery

In this study the authors targeted patients with non-accommodative decompensating distance esotropia with investigation of prior binocular single vision. Choice of target angle was based on the individual’s fusional amplitudes. The target angle aimed to be less than the distance...

Toxic nutritional optic neuropathy (TON)

Toxic optic neuropathy are a group of conditions manifested by reduction of visual functions secondary to damage to the anterior visual pathways from exposure to a toxin. The implicated toxin could be work-based, food or drink related, or iatrogenic medication....

Evaluation of fluocinolone acetonide in the management of BRC

This is a single-centre, retrospective, intervention study of 15 eyes of birdshot retinochoroiditis (BRC) patients who received Iluvein, with a mean follow-up period of 31 months. Five eyes had previously received dexamethasone intravitreal implant 0.7mg (Ozurdex). Fluorescein angiography (FA) showed...

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...

FAQs about cerebral visual impairment (CVI): identifying and helping those affected

Cerebral visual impairment is common in both adults and children, yet the diagnosis can easily be missed unless one is tuned into the presenting features. This article provides a succinct introduction to this important topic. What is vision? Vision is...