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VISION 6/6.2020 Day – A Celebration of International Partnerships

Please join us for a day of online sessions celebrating international partnerships in eye health.

Simultaneous vs. alternate PCT disparity in XT

The authors quantified the relationship between simultaneous prism and cover test (SPCT) and alternate prism and cover test (APCT) alignment in patients with measures at the same visit after surgery for exotropia. This was a retrospective study of 955 patients...

Comparison of visual fields between migraine and tension type headaches

The aim of the study was to compare the clinical features and visual fields of patients with migraine without aura and tension type headache. Visual fields were assessed whilst the patients were having an attack of pain and tested using...

Feb/Mar 2016 Quiz 1

In almost eight years of service as an ophthalmic clinician, I have eye screened over 23,183 individual patient episodes and graded over 27,107 image sets, primarily for diabetic retinopathy services, but also identifying other retinal lesions for quality assurance. The...

Feb/Mar 2016 Quiz 2

History A 30-year-old male presents with a phthisical left eye and undergoes enucleation. He has some lesions in his right eye that are under ophthalmic surveillance. Figure 1 is a low power of the enucleation. Figures 2, 3 and 4...

From stereoblind to stereopsis

This study sought to examine the postoperative stereopsis in stereoblind patients with normal or corrected visual acuity. Twenty patients (10 female / male) with an average age of 25.35±6.34 years were studied with primary horizontal comitant strabismus (14 exotropia, six...

Capsular tension rings to reduce refractive shift

The study group aimed to determine whether the use of a capsular tension ring (CTR) can increase refractive stability in patients with implantation of two different trifocal intraocular lenses. This was a prospective, consecutive series of eyes which underwent refractive...

In vivo confocal microscopy, principles and use in keratitis Part 1: Principles

In 1968 Maurice introduced the concept of high powered specular microscopy, it was in that very year that the first scanning confocal microscope was proposed. Marvin Minsky developed the first confocal microscope in 1955 named the ‘double focusing scanning microscope’....

What’s trending? Oct/Nov 2017

#NHSwaitingtimes, #NHSprivatisation, #NHSpostcodelottery The NHS in crisis seems ever topical, but this time, the focus is on long waiting times “driving people to turn to private treatment” [1], with hips, knees and eyes cited as common reasons for doing so....

Ophthalmic learning through the lens of cognitivism and constructivism

Learning in ophthalmology is multi-faceted, from understanding the fundamentals of eye anatomy and physiology to higher order skills such as performing cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. Having a strong foundation in the basics is a necessity for higher order knowledge synthesis,...

The 4th Ocular Surface Masterclass

The world-class faculty for the 4th National Ocular Surface Masterclass include keynote Dart Lecture by Prof Graham Lee (Brisbane, Australia) on 25 years experience of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia, and keynote Dua Lecture by Prof Ian Rennie on pigmented lesions...

Strabismus after ocular surgery

This literature review discusses the incidence of diplopia after ocular surgery procedures for lids and ocular adnexa considering the mechanisms and treatments involved. Lid and conjunctival surgery included blepharoplasty, conjunctivodacrocystorhinostomy, conjunctival lesions and pterygia; cataract surgery; refractive surgery; glaucoma surgery;...