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Factors affecting the success of canalicular repairs

This is a ten year retrospective review of 137 canalicular laceration repairs, looking for factors which affected the outcome. A successful outcome was defined as no epiphora at three months or more after removal of the stent. Overall the success...

Good News from Switzerland: A History of Retinal Reattachment Surgery

In one concise volume the reader learns of the recent rapid evolution in vitreoretinal (VR) surgery. The pioneering innovators were often remarkable personalities and this book helps to bring them to life. Prior to 1929 victims of retinal detachment were...

Guide to Gaining Approval for a Clinical Study

This article focuses on gaining approval for clinical research involving NHS patients, although the principles can be applied to other types of research. The intention is to give an overview of the requirements for setting up a research study, but...

“Robot performs cataract surgery on patient!”

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: “Robot performs cataract surgery on patient!” Twenty-five years ago when Eye News launched, a news headline such...

Orbis marks 100-millionth antibiotic dose in the fight against trachoma in Ethiopia

Orbis and partners mark historic 100-millionth dose of azithromycin antibiotics in the fight to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia by 2030. This milestone was achieved 20 years after Orbis began leading mass drug administrations.

Rapid Ophthalmology

The book is written by a specialist trainee and as the name suggests is indeed a rapid novice’s guide to ophthalmology. The target audience are the medics and junior doctors who need a brush up or exam revision. However, the...

Saccadic eye movements in young-onset Parkinson’s disease

The objective of this study was to understand control of saccadic eye movements in patients with young onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) where onset of disease symptoms appears early in life (<40 years of age). Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was...

Well-presented scholarly research work will reduce chances of journal rebuttal

Submitting to an academic journal? Are you aware of the requirements and constraints of relevant copyright laws? Rod McNeil provides a guide for aspiring authors. Getting published in peer-reviewed academic and medical journals is not easy. But careful attention to...

RPE atrophy onset in treated nAMD

In this study the authors aim to evaluate the role of various factors for the development of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) atrophy over a period of five years in patients with nAMD. Fifty-two newly diagnosed nAMD patients with complete absence...

Superior oblique muscle tuck

The authors investigate the efficacy and safety of isolated superior oblique tucking in patients with congenital superior oblique palsy. The study includes 21 cases: eight females and 13 males aged 2-34 years. All had obvious superior oblique under action and...

Simulation in ophthalmology: a pedagogic viewpoint

The advent of simulation technology has enhanced modern medical training. The first utilisation of simulation was in 1929 where Edward Link used this concept to develop a mechanical flight simulator [1]. Industries such as aviation, nuclear power and the military...

Strabismus surgery outcomes in Zika syndrome

This study describes the surgical treatment for five children with congenital Zika syndrome and horizontal strabismus. Six-month follow-up outcomes are reported. There were three females and two males with mean age at surgery of 36.4 ±0.9 months. All had history...