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Introduction of the Mydriasert insert at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

The authors report on a study to examine the effects of the Mydriasert insert on time, effects, patient comfort and tolerability at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Mydriasert is an insoluble ophthalmic insert indicated for mydriasis prior to ophthalmic surgery, which...

Phaco-ECP vs. Phaco alone to treat glaucoma

This retrospective review compared combined phacoemulsification and endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (phaco-ECP) to phaco alone in patients with mild to moderate glaucoma. Outcome measures included cumulative full and qualified success survival, postintervention IOP and ocular anti-hypertensive medication reduction. Full success was defined...

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus: a clinician’s perspective

Introduction Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, is caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV). The term herpes is derived from a Greek work, herpein, which means ‘creeping’ and the word zoster means a belt or a girdle...

Reduced angle after BT for postop diplopia test

The authors undertook a retrospective study to evaluate the extent of reduced deviation after Botulinum toxin (BT) when used as a postoperative diplopia test. They evaluated effect in 39 patients: 32 exotropia and seven esotropia. The same BT dose was...

Association between serum levels of testosterone and estradiol with meibomian gland assessments in postmenopausal women

This study aims to reveal any correlation between serum levels of testosterone and estradiol in postmenopausal women with meibomian gland dysfunction. Postmenopausal subjects were defined as amenorrhoea for at least one year with low follide stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol....

Supranuclear ocular motility disorders

Figure 1: Bilateral INO Introduction Complex ocular motility disorders are a diagnostic challenge. These patients come with very complex ocular motility presentations and require a careful and detailed assessment in order to find the correct diagnosis and arrange appropriate investigations....

Problems in Periorbital Surgery: A Repair Manual

This is a multi-author textbook directed at oculoplastic and plastic surgeons carrying out and managing aesthetic eyelid surgery. The authors are well-known and commonly cite their mentor, Clinton (“Sonny”) McCord as the main inspiration behind the textbook. Each section contains...

Sensitive cilia – eyelashes in health and disease

In health our eyelashes protect the eyes, but in disease they can disfigure, impair quality of life and threaten vision. In this review the authors discuss aspects of lashes that are relevant to all professionals working near the eyes and...

Using video-oculography to record monocular eye movements

The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of monocular eye movements recorded using video-oculography (VOG). VOG monocular recording has become increasingly popular in comparison to electro-oculographic binocular recording, due to its simple technique. The authors evaluated the...

Understanding retinal ciliopathy through Bardet-Biedl syndrome

This is a review article looking at up-to-date understanding and ongoing research in retinal ciliopathies. Syndromic ciliopathies consist of a group of disorders caused by ciliary dysfunction or abnormal ciliogenesis. These disorders have multiorgan involvement in addition to retinal degeneration...

Surgical outcomes in third nerve palsy

The authors of this article explore the factors associated with successful surgical outcomes in third nerve palsy, which is known to be difficult to treat. A number of case notes were reviewed for patients who underwent surgery or botulinum toxin...

ICG TTT for retinoblastoma

Transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) is a specific form of ocular TT using infrared radiation (diode laser). Indocyanine green (ICG) is also used to achieve the optimal phototherapy effect in eyes with minimal pigment. Twenty-one patients with 42 retinoblastomas in 30 eyes...