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Glaucoma UK launches new step-by-step guide to help patients with eye drops

Glaucoma UK, the leading charity in the country for people living with glaucoma, has launched a new easy read guide to help patients put in their eye drops.

Visual impairment in patients with glaucoma

This retrospective observational study assessed the prevalence of end-of-life visual impairment in patients with glaucoma. A total of 122 deceased patients followed for glaucoma were included and data was collected from patient notes. Sixty-one patients had open-angle glaucoma and 61...

How to consent patients

I attended a morning seminar at the recent College Congress in Liverpool about how to properly and legally consent a patient for a procedure. There has been a lot of interest in this of late following the Montgomery ruling, in...

Cataract surgery in uveitis patients

Cataract formation is a common complication of uveitis, causing up to 40% of vision loss in these patients. Cataract results from inflammation +/- corticosteroid therapy and is usually posterior subcapsular, but a small proportion have a rapid increase in nuclear...

Cataract in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome

The authors present a prospective comparative study in 43 patients with (group 1) or without (group 2) pseudoexfoliation (PXF) undergoing cataract surgery. Anterior capsule samples were obtained in all patients and analysed for signs of apoptosis by using special staining...

Retinal findings in COVID-19 patients

This is a single centre cross-sectional study from Brazil between 20 to 23 May 2020, with a total of 18 patients; nine male and median age was 62.5-years-old. 10/18 (55.6%) had retina abnormalities upon dilated eye examination. Flame-shaped haemorrhages were...

Support for patients with nystagmus

This is a qualitative study in patients with nystagmus identified through regional clinics, charity events and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Two hundred and fifty-one participants were identified, with 184 respondents included in the study. Fifty-six percent...

Conjunctival inflammation in glaucoma patients

Numerous studies have demonstrated that topical medications and preservatives used for the management of glaucoma can induce significant histopathologic and inflammatory changes in the ocular surface. This study describes an increased expression of major histocompatibility complex class II antigen HLA-DR,...

Beware the disc in myopic patients

Glaucoma is a chronic and progressive optic neuropathy characterised by damage of retinal ganglion cells. Evaluation of structural damage of the optic nerve is important in glaucoma diagnosis. The ISNT rule states that the neuroretinal rim width is generally widest...

Smart speakers: for patients and practitioners

Many readers will have experience of using smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo or the Google Home. These popular devices are inexpensive and powerful. In brief, smart speakers listen for a spoken trigger word, followed by verbal commands. Commands...

Thrombophilia in patients with retinal vein occlusion

The authors present a retrospective study of the prevalence of thrombophilia in patients with retinal vein occlusion. The study cohort included 88 patients with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), 51 patients with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and 40 controls....

Choroidal and RNFL thickness in patients with OSAS

In obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), hypoxia secondary to repetitive apnoeic episodes leads to blood pressure variations and haemodynamic changes. There is also intermittent activation of the sympathetic system when the patient is aroused from sleep during apnoeic episodes. OSAS...