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CD40L activation of human RPE cells

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of reduced visual acuity in the elderly worldwide. The risk factors involved in AMD include smoking and diet, while genetics have been shown to have a significant role. Recently a link between...

Brown’s syndrome surgery

Complications of surgery for Brown syndrome include under correction, extrusion of expanders and training for surgery. The authors introduced a procedure with minimal side-effects, accompanied by the application of the native tendon for superior oblique elongation. This was a prospective...

Preventing refractive surprises by real time biometry during cataract surgery

A few months ago a retired lady presented for second eye cataract surgery. I noted on the pre-op ward round that the outcome of her first eye’s surgery looked like a refractive surprise as her spherical equivalent in that eye...

Microdroplet and splatter contamination during phacoemulsification in COVID-19 era

Half a millilitre of fluorescein was incorporated into 400ml of balanced salt solution to identify microdroplet and splatter from phacoemulsification to simulate possible COVID-19 contamination. Five porcine eyes were mounted to an ophthalmic mannequin head and two surgeons (height 189cm,...

Should we move towards procedure-specific consent forms?

The consent process represents the patient’s acceptance of the information provided to them and an agreement to undergo an intervention as suggested by a health professional. Effective doctor-patient communication, ensuring the succinct delivery of the necessary points in a way...

Surgical strategies to manage incomitant strabismus in adults

Incomitant vertical and / or horizontal strabismus is a challenging presentation. Patients are usually symptomatic as the onset is either sudden so they haven’t developed any coping mechanisms or very complex so that any coping mechanisms will not cover all...

Surgical management and review of congenital inferior rectus dysgenesis

Three cases are presented of congenital inferior rectus (IR) dysgenesis causing hypertropia. Case 1 was a two-year-old female with intermittent vertical strabismus of 20PD and -2 limitation on depression, worse in abduction. MRI imaging showed a hypoplastic IR. Following surgery,...

Transcanalicular diode laser-assisted DCR: success rates and factors for success

This study aimed to evaluate the success rates of transcanalicular diode laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (TCL-DCR) during three years of follow-up and to find clinical factors that influence surgical outcomes. Major outcomes were defined as a patent neo-ostium tested by irrigation (anatomical...

Topical cyclosporine A 0.05% for recurrent anterior uveitis

This is a retrospective case-crossover study conducted by reviewing medical charts of patients treated for recurrent anterior uveitis between 2002 and 2011 at the Kellogg Eye Centre by one cornea specialist. The demographics, episodes of anterior uveitis, severity of episodes...

ROP and weight gain

The authors aimed to examine the relationship between postnatal weight gain and development of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) among very preterm infants. They examined weight changes in the early postnatal period from birth to the first day of established full...

Line-up confirmed for Eye News Symposium!

We are delighted to confirm an excellent line-up of speakers and topics for the Eye News Symposium, taking place in Glasgow on Sunday 20 January.

Moorfields Education: Eye emergencies for the non-ophthalmologist

This course is aimed at doctors, aspiring ophthalmologists, nurses, allied health professionals and students wishing to learn how to recognise, manage and treat acute ophthalmology presentations.