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NEOS (North of England Ophthalmological Society) Summer Meeting (Wetherby 19)

By Ritu Chaturvedi, ST5, Northwest Deanery. The North of England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) summer meeting 2019 was convened by Andy Chung, Pinderfields Hospital, and the main theme was ‘Beyond excellence in ophthalmology’. An engaging programme attracted a good attendance and...

A Nightmare on Doctor Street: Two

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the clinic room… The quote below comes from Rudy Baylor, a graduate fresh out of law school and recruited by a ruthless ambulance chaser in the legal drama movie,...

Optometry Today’s new essential guide for myopia management

Optometry Today (OT) has published the second edition of its myopia management guide.

Malpractice from telephone triage in ophthalmology

The authors examined malpractice lawsuits related to ophthalmology telemedicine telephone triage in the US. The study reviewed a total of 510 lawsuits and identified 18 cases that involved synchronous telephone visits, while none involved video telecommunication. The study found that...

Medical malpractice in uveitis: a review of clinical entities and outcomes

This paper presents a retrospective review of malpractice verdicts, rulings and settlements in the United States. Twenty-five cases of uveitis-related litigation spanning 1971-2014 were identified from the database representing 2.3% of all cases. Forty-eight percent of the cases were infectious....

RTP801 as a neuroprotective and axon regenerative treatment

This paper describes the neuroprotective and axon regenerative effects of siRTP801, which is a translatable small-interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting mTOR negative regulator; RTP801, through in-vivo and in-vitro models. In-vivo studies involved an optic nerve crush rat model with intravitreal injections...

Manometric tear duct irrigation system against the conventional lacrimal syringing

The authors assessed the lacrimal outflow resistance with a modified irrigation system. The manometric tear duct test (mTDT) comprised of a 6mm thin wall 25 gauge lacrimal cannula which was attached to a bag of normal saline by standard fluid...

The results of the last survey Dec22

I am regularly faced with litigation whereby the claimant’s cornea has decompensated after cataract surgery. The procedure may have been complicated but sometimes it is not. The eye may have been high risk, for example, a shallow anterior chamber with...

Treatment of IIIcnp

The authors report the surgical treatment of a 15-year old with congenital III nerve palsy. The child had a deviation of 50PD exotropia and a -6 limitation of adduction, -3 limitation of elevation and -4 limitation of depression. Surgery consisted...

Congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders (CCDDs)

The term congenital cranial dysinnervation disorder (CCDD) was introduced by Gutowski et al. in 2003 to describe strabismus conditions that result from developmental error in innervation of some of the extraocular muscles. Examples of these conditions include Duane’s syndrome and...

DISC lens slow myopia progression in Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren

This is a prospective double-blind randomised trial between September 2007 and October 2009. It included 221 children aged 8-13 years, with myopia between -1 and -5 Dioptres ≤1.00D. There were 111 patients in the defocus incorporated soft contact DISC group...

Surgery for horizontal nystagmus

The authors report two consecutive interventional surgical series in which the authors describe their experience with the Sinskey anterior extirpation procedure (SAEP) and a newly modified myectomy without reattachment (MWR). In a review of 39 patients, 20 underwent the SAEP...