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Oculoplastics: an evolving specialty

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon Raman Malhotra provides an insight into this increasingly popular subspecialty of ophthalmology. Oculoplastic surgery refers to plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the eyelids, the surrounding facial areas, orbits and lacrimal system. Its scope has...

Strabismus in craniosynostosis

This review article provides a comprehensive overview of the cause of craniosynostosis, types of syndromes and with a specific purpose of discussing strabismus related to craniosynostosis. The authors report their review in the following sections: prevalence and types of strabismus...

Women-led, solar powered eye centres to treat 1 million people at risk of avoidable blindness in India

One million people at risk of avoidable blindness in West Bengal, India, now have access to eye care thanks to the opening of nine environmentally friendly Green Vision Centres, five of which are led by women.

Imaging and histological relationship of orbital Schwannomas

This is a retrospective review of 15 patients with orbital Schwannomas comparing the radiological characteristics, in particular the signal intensity on MRI, with the histological sub-types of the tumours. Five patients had MRI imaging alone, three had CT alone and...

Unilateral Single Wall Decompression of Thyroid Proptosis Following an Incidental Traumatic Injury

Case report A 69-year-old female with a long history of Grave’s ophthalmopathy was under routine follow-up when it was noted during a clinic visit that the amount of proptosis and lid retraction in her right eye had remarkably reduced. A...

Atlas Of Orbital Imaging

It was an absolute pleasure to review this beautifully written textbook. Authorship is from a diverse, international group of experienced and respected oculoplastic surgeons with an interest in orbital disease. A significant contribution to most of these chapters has been...

Ophthalmology

The textbook is a large, single volume that ideally needs to be desk or table-supported, as its sheer weight makes it virtually impossible to rest comfortably on ones lap. The book is compiled by its two lead authors and editors...

Avoiding pre-placed recti sutures in enucleation

This is a retrospective review of 40 patients who underwent enucleation using a non-conventional technique in which the recti muscles were detached from the sclera without pre-placing any sutures to secure the cut muscle ends. The surgery was only performed...

Ophthalmology Review: A case-study approach (Second edition)

Ophthalmology review is a ‘case-driven’ textbook which is aimed at medical students or trainees. It’s quite an inviting textbook – I picked it up and flicked through and felt like this is something I would actually like to read. It...

Diplopia after orbital decompression

This is a review of patients undergoing a balanced two-wall and fat orbital decompression to identify risk factors for new onset diplopia. Standard decompression techniques were used, but as the surgery was conducted by ENT surgeons, the medial walls were...

Laissez-faire approach for medial canthus tumours

This is a retrospective comparative case series of patients who underwent reconstruction of a medial canthal defect using laissez-faire approach (LFS), or a full-thickness skin graft (FTSG). The surgical options were discussed with the patient and the treatment decision was...

Results of STENTube for lacrimal intubation

The STENTube is designed with a varied diameter – a thin central segment with a diameter of 0.86mm and distal tube segments with larger 1.3mm diameter. The thin central segment is exposed at the medial canthus. The distal tubes tamponade...