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Cyclosporine A and pterygium fibroblasts

The matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are a family of structurally related zinc-dependent extracellular matrix degrading proteinases that have been implicated in facilitating the migration and growth of pterygia. Both MMP- 3 and MMP-13 were found to be overexpressed in the fibroblasts...

Pterygium ocular surface temperature

This prospective study investigated the ocular surface temperature in patients with pterygia compared to those with dry and healthy eyes respectively. Previous studies have shown that patients with dry eyes show a significant decrease in ocular surface temperature on sustained...

The management of possibly progressive pterygium

A 43-year-old Sudanese male patient is referred by his GP with a fleshy lesion encroaching the nasal cornea for the last six months. History Make note of: risk factors, i.e. UV exposure and ocular irritation - history of living in...

Platelet-rich fibrin for conjunctivoplasty after pterygium excision

The authors report a prospective, comparative, non-randomized clinical trial of 35 pterygium patients with unilateral nasal primary pterygium infiltrating the cornea 2-5mm in size, who underwent pterygium excision between June 2013 and September 2014. Thirty-five eyes of 35 patients with...

Management of restrictive diplopia after ptergium surgery

This single centre retrospective case series included 15 patients with restrictive diplopia after ptergium excision. The mean time from surgery to diplopia was six months and all patients had a moderate limitation of abduction in the operated eye causing an...

5-FU vs. Avastin as adjunct to conjunctival autograft

The authors compare the outcome of pterygium treatment using 5-fluorouracil as an adjunct to free conjunctival autograft versus bevacizumab (Avastin) as an adjunct to free conjunctival autograft, via a randomised controlled prospective study. Seventy eyes of 70 patients were included...

Strange Sequelae Succeeding ‘Surfer’s Eye’

Ophthalmologists in the UK are relatively infrequently faced with a patient requesting surgery for a pterygium. This condition is more common where ultraviolet exposure is greater, especially if coupled with activities associated with ocular surface irritation. For this reason, a...

Strabismus after ocular surgery

This literature review discusses the incidence of diplopia after ocular surgery procedures for lids and ocular adnexa considering the mechanisms and treatments involved. Lid and conjunctival surgery included blepharoplasty, conjunctivodacrocystorhinostomy, conjunctival lesions and pterygia; cataract surgery; refractive surgery; glaucoma surgery;...

Eye Surgery in Hot Climates (Fourth Edition)

The Fourth Edition of Eye Surgery in Hot Climates by William Dean and John Sandford-Smith has made a debut at a time when there is a surge of interest in global ophthalmology amongst novices and experts alike. Both authors have...

Outcomes after surgical excision of limbal dermoid

The authors aimed to report the visual and refractive outcomes and complications of simple excision of limbal dermoid (LD) sparing the visual axis and Descemet’s membrane in children aged ≤8 years. This was a retrospective review over 2000-2019 including 19...

Volunteer abroad: the Khmer Sight Foundation

A team of volunteers describe their experiences of working with the Khmer Sight Foundation in Cambodia. Cambodia has a population of 15 million people, of whom an estimated 300,000 are blind. This figure is increasing by 10,000 each year. Three-quarters...

A glossary

After a week on call grading what feels like 13 billion referrals I decided it might be useful to come up with a glossary that might help other people in some way to decipher the true meaning behind every repetitive...
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