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Tetracaine to reduce OCR

This study investigates the effects of Tetracaine eye drops on oculocardiac reflex (OCR) during strabismus surgery. A randomised controlled trial of 70 strabismus surgery patients aged two to 19 years was conducted with comparison of Tetracaine versus placebo. Demographics were...

Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19

A joint statement was released by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists on 19 March.

Incidence, characteristics and risk factors for ROP

This is a retrospective study performed at Seoul St Mary’s Hospital between the period of January 2009 to December 2013. The study was to determine the incidence and clinical features of, and risk factors for, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in...

The ocular manifestations of COVID-19: an overview of current literature

Although respiratory symptoms are the most frequent manifestation of COVID-19, multi-organ involvement has been demonstrated, including ocular manifestations. The author investigates how the eye can be affected. The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a significant public...

Doctor in the House

“What’s the bleeding time?”“10 past 10 sir”. These are the famous lines uttered by Chief Surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt (James Robertson Justice) and Medical Student Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) on a pre-op ward round at the fictional St Swithin’s Hospital,...

Congenital dacryocystocele in UK

The authors report the first national study of dacryocystocoeles in UK. They report an incidence of one in 18,597 live births in the UK for congenital dacryocystocele. A prospective observational study of 49 cases of congenital dacryocystocele presenting between September...

“What we are doing to help and support you” DTR Medical

With COVID-19 placing increasing pressure on our healthcare providers, we are continually innovating and evolving to act in the best interests of both you and your customers.

Non-accidental retinal haemorrhages

The authors sought to determine whether the presence of retinal haemorrhages (RH) correlated positively to individuals who confessed to shaking (group a) compared to those who did not confess but were identified as the likely perpetrators (group b) and cases...

COVID-19 and the eye: a review of ocular involvement and protective strategies

A lot of attention has been placed on the use of face coverings to limit COVID-19 transmission, but there has been less focus on ocular involvement and ocular protection strategies. The author reviews the literature and discusses possible solutions. The...

An unusual presentation of sarcoidosis

*Equally contributing co-first authors. Case report A 45-year-old man presented to his local optometrist with a three-week history of severe intermittent left eye pain with associated blurred vision and tenderness around his left temple. Two days prior, he developed weakness...

Neonatal hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy with imaging abnormalities in the occipital lobe – how to counsel the parents

Case A baby boy, with a background of intrauterine growth restriction, was born at 37 weeks and three days gestation via forceps delivery. The baby was born in poor condition, with low heart rate, poor respiratory rate, poor colour and...

Resveratrol protects against steroid induced intraocular pressure

Topical and systemic steroid delivery is a very effective treatment for many ocular conditions but is compromised by raised intraocular pressure which in turn leads to death of retinal ganglion cells and irreversible blindness. This is an important consideration with...