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How are pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma inherited?

This single centre prospective, cross-sectional study assessed the relatives of patients with pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) and pigmentary glaucoma (PG) to determine the heritability of these conditions over an 11 month period. One hundred and one unrelated patients with PDS...

“Beware of the pigment”

Using some captivating artwork, Iheukwumere Duru describes key features of pigment dispersion syndrome. Pigmentary dispersion syndrome (PDS) leads to pigmentary glaucoma (PG) in approximately 35-50% of patients with the condition [1]. PG is the leading cause of non-traumatic blindness in...

Seeing in Isolation: audio description in photography and art

@ 10:00-12:00 GMT Using ‘Seeing in Isolation’ as a springboard for discussion, Multistory is collaborating with VocalEyes to bring together different perspectives on audio description. Speakers will include visually impaired photographer, Karren Visser; disability consultant and trainer, Kirin Saeed; writer, performer and activist, Mandy Redvers-Rowe; CEO of VocalEyes, Matthew Cock; visual artist specialising in drawing and painting, Sally Booth; and Chair of Sandwell Visually Impaired and TV audio description advocate, Tony Averis.

Complement factor B polymorphism and the phenotype of early age-related macular degeneration

The relationship between complement factor H (CFH) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is very well known, but other genetic polymorphisms relating to AMD are more poorly understood. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between complement factor B (CFB)...

The prevalence of macular cysts in patients with clinical cone-rod dystrophy determined by spectral domain optical coherence tomography

Cone-rod dystrophy is a progressive photoreceptor disorder which has multiple inheritance patterns. It is rare, with a prevalence of 1 in 40,000. Macular cysts are well recognised in other photoreceptor conditions such as retinitis pigments and choroideraemia, while they are...

SLT short-term results

The aim of the study was to evaluate the risk of adverse effects and short-term results after 360 degrees selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in glaucoma patients. The authors enrolled 64 eyes of 64 patients all who had poorly controlled primary...

The butterfly effect

One of the most fascinating aspects of being a consultant is seeing the workings of the machine that is medical training from the other side. For two years now I have taken part in the specialty recruitment interviews and it...

Risk of intraocular haemorrhage with new oral anticoagulants

The authors conducted a study to assess the risk of intraocular haemorrhage with warfarin dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban. All reported cases of intraocular haemorrhage (vitreous, choroidal, or retinal) with warfarin and new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) (including dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban) from the...

Glaucoma diagnosis with spectral-domain OCT of GCL and IPL

This is a prospective, cross-sectional, observational study by the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, which recruited normal subjects and glaucoma patients with a range of visual field loss representing various degrees of glaucomatous optic neuropathy. A total of 69...

Near-infrared autofluorescence to diagnose retinal laser injuries

This retrospective observational case series aimed to assess whether near infrared autofluorescence (NIR-AR) imaging is a useful imaging modality in the diagnosis of hand-held laser retinal injuries. Twelve patients from two centres underwent ophthalmic assessment and retinal imaging including fundus...

Tumour deposits following choroidal melanoma treatment

The authors present the unique case of retinoinvasive melanoma following treatment of choroidal melanoma with brachytherapy. Uveal melanoma, the commonest intraocular malignancy in adults, presents as a pigmented mass in the choroid, ciliary body, or iris. A 79-year-old Caucasian male...

Sustainability in eyecare: Climate action in eyecare

Climate change will cause disruption to critical eyecare services and increases in rates of eye disease around the world. The International Agency for Prevention of Blindness has recommended 10 key areas of action on how the eyecare sector can address...