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Diagnostic accuracy of different keratoconus detection indices of pentacam in paediatric eyes

This is a retrospective study of 432 non-keratoconic eyes compared with 48 eyes with keratoconus (KC) or forme fruste KC (FFKC) in a paediatric population in Cairo, Egypt between December 2013 and October 2018. The authors discuss the rationale of...

What effects do repeated Ozurdex implants have in paediatric uveitis?

The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the anatomical and functional results, as well as complications of repeated Ozurdex intravitreal implants in a paediatric (non-infectious) uveitis cohort. Twenty-two eyes (16 patients) received 35 Ozurdex implants over a six...

Visual outcomes, visual fields and optical coherence tomography in paediatric craniopharyngioma

This study reviews the visual outcomes of ten patients under the age of 18 years with craniopharyngioma. The paper also reviews the correlation between visual field (VF) testing and optical coherence tomography (OCT) examination and evaluates the role of OCT...

Paediatric ophthalmology training in Africa through the Juba-Bournemouth VISION 2020 LINK

One of the aims of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) is to provide specialist ophthalmic training for practising ophthalmologists from its 11 member countries. A number of initiatives are enabling more ophthalmologists to undertake...

Delayed surgical treatment of orbital trapdoor fracture in paediatric patients

This is a retrospective study of 30 patients between three and 14-years-old, recruited between January 2008 to September 2016, who underwent surgery for trapdoor fractures. Two groups were evaluated: Group A- 17 patients with muscular entrapment, Group B- 13 patients...

Does paediatric uveitis reactivate after treatment with anti-TNF-a drugs?

As a potentially blinding disease that can affect 7-27/100000 children, uveitis remains a rare condition, where little evidence based data is available to guide management decisions. Most paediatric uveitis cases are chronic, anterior and non-infectious and may be associated with...

Does paediatric rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) obey Lincoff’s rule (LR)?

This was a retrospective study where 98 paediatric patients with RRD were identified through surgery records. Forty case sheets with complete record of ocular examination and surgical findings were analysed. Visible or suspected preoperative retinal break identified using the LR...

Development of paediatric ophthalmology services in Malawi: the VISION 2020 LINK between Blantyre and Glasgow

A VISION 2020 LINK was established in 2005 between the Lions Sight First Eye Hospital (LSFEH) in Blantyre, Malawi (part of the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital) with Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children to help to develop a paediatric ophthalmic service...

Paediatric ophthalmology training in Malawi through the Vision 2020 LINKS Programme: a decade of partnership

Blinding eye disease in children can lead to a lifetime of dependence and non-productivity for the person afflicted. Sometimes a relatively simple condition such as a refractive error can lead to irreversible disability that could, if caught in time, have...

A paediatric case of central retinal artery occlusion following antibiotics and decompression surgery for orbital cellulitis

Orbital cellulitis is an ophthalmic emergency that warrants urgent management in the hospital setting [1]. This occurs more frequently in the paediatric population where it is often secondary to sinus infections. Delay in treatment could result in severe complications including...

Low cost drainage device use in paediatric glaucoma

This is a prospective study from a tertiary referral centre from India of 34 eyes (31 patients) under 16 years with uncontrolled refractory glaucoma with medical treatment. A low cost glaucoma drainage device (GDD) – Aurolab aqueous drainage implant (ADDI),...

RetCam Envision Wide-field Paediatric Fundus Imaging System

Gold standard in ROP and RB screening 130° FOV Colour, Red-free and FFA modalities Light-bending technology facilitates even illumination across whole FOV Data Migration available from legacy systems New and improved optical system supported by LED light source Large touchscreen...