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Surgery for horizontal nystagmus

The authors report two consecutive interventional surgical series in which the authors describe their experience with the Sinskey anterior extirpation procedure (SAEP) and a newly modified myectomy without reattachment (MWR). In a review of 39 patients, 20 underwent the SAEP...

LR/SR surgery for high myopia strabismus

The authors evaluated the outcomes of a surgical procedure involving the muscle union of the superior rectus and lateral rectus muscles with and without medial rectus recession and the anatomic changes before and after surgery in 35 eyes of 20...

Does beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder?

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are based on facts and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: Does beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder? Scleral whitening, iris colour-changing drops and...

Patient changes eye colour permanently and has brighter and whiter looking eyes

In this new series, Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are scientific reality and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: Patient changes eye colour permanently and has brighter and whiter looking eyes If...

The results of the last survey Dec22

I am regularly faced with litigation whereby the claimant’s cornea has decompensated after cataract surgery. The procedure may have been complicated but sometimes it is not. The eye may have been high risk, for example, a shallow anterior chamber with...

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

As the title suggests, this publication provides a single volume that collates much of the current knowledge and application for corneal collage cross-linking (CXL). There are 23 chapters, subdivided into seven sections, including five pages of indices. The chapters are...

Effect of rebubbling after DMEK

This study objectively evaluated the impact of rebubbling on postoperative corneal clarity and endothelial cell loss (ELD) after DMEK. This was a retrospective analysis of 132 consecutive DMEK cases performed for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy or pseudophakic bullous keratopathy. Patients were...

Corneal Transplantation

This relatively small book provides a thorough overview of the history of corneal transplantation, an update on the anatomy and physiology of the cornea with particular reference to the components essential to keratoplasty procedures, also graft preparation and storage. There...

Outcomes of punch punctoplasty with Kelly punch

The authors report a retrospective case series study, over an eight-year period between January 2008 to January 2016 evaluating the long-term outcomes of punch punctoplasty by Kelly punch as a primary treatment for punctal stenosis; 101 punch punctoplasties from 50...

CHEC celebrates surgeon’s 1000th cataract surgery

Community healthcare provider marks Lancashire surgeon’s major milestone.

The management of antiplatelets and anticoagulation in elective ophthalmic surgery

Clinical scenario: A 57-year-old gentleman who is scheduled to have Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction for a medial canthal basel cell carcinoma (BCC) has been started on aspirin and clopidogrel following a coronary stent three weeks ago. Does the antiplatelet...

Quality of life after oculoplastic surgery

This is a literature review of published quality of life surveys in patients who have undergone a variety of oculoplastic procedures. The authors emphasise the importance of patient reported outcomes, noting that clinician and patient perceptions may differ, and that...