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A rare neonatal presentation of bilateral dacryocele and choanal atresia

Following a routine pregnancy, a newly delivered baby boy, born at term, was found to have increased work of breathing, stridor and a left medial canthal swelling. The baby required 100% oxygen via a face mask to maintain oxygen saturations....

Orbital sphenoid sinus trauma: a rare trauma case

With a high complication and mortality rate, intra-sphenoidal and transorbital trauma poses a high complication rate and remains challenging to manage. Numerous key structures run nearby such as: the optic nerve, internal carotid arteries and ophthalmic arteries. The authors present...

A rare case of oculomotor nerve palsy from presumed cavernous angioma

Cavernous angiomas of the cranial nerves are extremely rare, and those of the oculomotor (third) nerve are rarer still. The authors present a single case study of presumed cavernous angioma involving the subarachnoid portion of the left third nerve, which...

Rare eye diseases: progress continues with authorised orphan medicines and breakthrough technologies

An update on the development of orphan medicines, recent regulatory treatment approvals for rare eye conditions and advances in retinal prosthetic technologies for blinding diseases. The prevalence of a rare disease is based usually on a range of estimates and...

A rare case of ophthalmic complications following allergic fungal sinusitis

The authors present an unusual case report of a 32-year-old man with advanced allergic fungal sinusitis, presenting with severe bilateral visual loss and restricted ocular motility. On presentation he had an 18 month history of progressive nasal obstruction, as well...

Rare case reports of benign optic glioma in adults with clinically aggressive nature

Primary optic nerve gliomas are most commonly benign and occurring in childhood. Malignant optic gliomas occur in adulthood and follow an aggressive course usually leading to blindness and death within months. This paper describes the clinical and histopathological features of...

A rare case of post-traumatic central retinal artery occlusion

Central retinal artery occlusion is rarely associated with traumatic optic neuropathy, this case report details of one such case. The reported case is of a ten-year-old boy presenting after a fall from height with loss of vision in one eye....

Dead bag syndrome: a new and rare cause of late IOL dislocation

The dead bag syndrome has recently been described as a cause of late spontaneous intraocular lens (IOL) subluxation and / or dislocation. The capsular bag remains clear years after surgery and then becomes diaphanous and floppy. The authors explanted seven...

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...

An unusual third nerve palsy case report

The authors present the unusual case of a 23-year-old male presenting to hospital with right eye pain, right upper eyelid ptosis, blurred vision and diplopia, developing immediately after a penetrating injury to his right upper eyelid. On assessment he was...

Success rates of primary and revision transcanalicular DCR surgery

Transcanalicular laser DCR is a relatively rare procedure compared to more conventional external or endo-nasal techniques. In this article the authors examine the outcomes of revision surgery following failed transcanalicular diode laser dacryocystorhinostomy (TCDL DCR), comparing a conventional external revision...