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Ametropia prevalence and types in China

This study aimed to determine the prevalence and type of ametropia in Yunnan multi-ethnic regions. The study included 24,296 students aged 7-12 years (90.99%) in the study area of five different regions. There were 51% males and 32.2% minorities. Ametropia...

Lacquer cracks

The purpose of this Japanese study was to analyse the morphologic features and natural progression patterns of lacquer cracks (LC). The presence of linear hyperfluorescence on the fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) was used as the standard for diagnosing the presence...

Feb/Mar 2015 Quiz 1

A 79-year-old male presented to the ophthalmic emergency department with a three week history of left eye pain. He also reported visual deterioration in the left eye over the same period. He suffered from degenerative myopia, with his spectacle prescription...

Changes in refractive error in patients with accommodative esotropia after being weaned from hyperopic correction

This is a retrospective review of medical records of 47 patients with refractive ocular accommodative esotropia who achieved emmetropisation and orthotropia without hyperopic glasses correction and were followed up for at least three years. The objective of the study is...

Fluorescein angiography and OCT in myopic CNV

Fluorescein angiography (FA) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) are the most common examinations used in the management of anti-VEGF therapy in choroidal neovascularisation (CNV). In comparison to FA, OCT provides a noninvasive evaluation of the macula. Myopic CNV are...

Refraction planning in cataract: avoid creating an unhappy patient

“It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.” William Osler The focus of this paper is the prevention of an unhappy patient following cataract...

Myopic choroidal neovascularisation

This is a review article summarising the latest myopic CNV (choroidal neovascularisation) literature in the clinical experience and management outcomes for recommendation algorithm. The aetiology of the myopic CNV was discussed by the authors under the heading of the heredo-degenerative...

High myopes with POAG and IOP fluctuations

The authors describe a prospective study of 80 eyes of Chinese patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) on prostaglandin analogues to investigate if those who also have high myopia exhibit greater short-term intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuations at resting conditions over...

Progression of myopic maculopathy after treatment

The authors report on a retrospective study carried out to evaluate long-term progression of myopic maculopathy and functional outcome in eyes treated for myopic choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) and in eyes without CNV. Fifty-four myopic eyes of 30 patients were included...

Silmo Academy by the IOA hailed a great success

The first Silmo Academy event by the IOA wrapped up in Singapore this month and it attracted optical professionals, academics and trendsetters from around the world.

Misty Mole Gets New Glasses

Misty Mole Gets New Glasses is an illustrated children’s book written by doctor Dr Yasmin El Rouby and illustrated by Ishy Walters. Together, they’ve managed to craft a beautifully written short story that highlights what it’s like moving through life...

Surgery for myopic esotropia

The authors report a modified Jenson procedure for the treatment of high axial myopic esotropia. Their study includes 15 eyes of 13 patients with a mean age of 50±10.4 years. Mean spherical refraction was -22.53±6.06 dioptres. Mean axial length was...