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An update on inherited retinal disorders (part 2): Approaches to therapy for IRDs

Part 1 of this topic can be found here There are currently no proven cures for inherited retinal disease (IRD). However, multiple avenues of research are being investigated to better understand disease mechanisms and trial potential therapies that may slow...

Patients’ perspective over quality of care and cataract surgery

This study analyses the factors of perceived quality of care among patients undergoing cataract surgery. A questionnaire was designed to assess the patients’ views about the quality of care using QUOTE (Quality of Care through the Patient’s Eyes), which assessed...

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...

Periocular burns: a literature review of classification, management protocols and outcomes of treatment

The author provides a review of the current literature regarding the principles of classification, management protocols of acute ocular and periocular burns and the role of the burn and oculoplastic surgeon involved in their care. More than two-thirds of facial...

Achieving post-op target range increases success of strabismus surgery in adults

This is a retrospective cohort study of all patients over 12-years old undergoing strabismus surgery under a single surgeon in a tertiary referral centre in Toronto, Canada. The aim of the study is to determine the role of achieving immediate...

Prediction of recurrence in exotropia

This study compares the long-term motor and sensory outcomes between constant and intermittent exotropia in infancy and investigated whether constancy can be used as a reliable factor for predicting surgical outcomes. Sixty-seven patients were reviewed – 37 constant and 30...

The Complainers

There she was. Sitting in the waiting room with her arms crossed, tut-tutting to herself and shaking her head mournfully every few minutes. We gazed at her from a safe distance while one of the nurses confirmed what we already...

Neurotrophic keratitis

The authors present an overview of the aetiology, diagnosis, current and future management options of neurotrophic keratitis. This is a degenerative corneal disease that occurs following the compromise of trigeminal innervation, leading to hypoesthesia and / or anaesthesia. The aetiology...

Case reports of neuro-ophthalmological complications of CIPD

The authors present three cases of neuro-ophthalmological complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIPD). CIPD can lead to prominent nerve hypertrophy which can mimic other forms of neuropathy radiologically. In addition, complications can occur which can cause diagnostic difficulties. All...

Lucentis for pseudophakic CMO

Pseudophakic cystoid macular oedema (CMO) develops angiographically in up to 20-30% after uneventful phacoemulsification. This study aimed to evaluate the potential efficacy and safety of intravitreal ranibizumab in patients with pseudophakic CMO after cataract surgery. Seven eyes were included in...

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicines in Ophthalmology (Second Edition)

With advancement in science and technology in the last decade, the role of biomaterials and regenerative medicines has become increasingly important in the management of various ocular disorders. This book highlights the role of biomaterials in the restoration of vision...

Brexit, for richer, for poorer: prospects for post-withdrawal Britain

The people of the United Kingdom voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union (EU) in June 2016, a referendum decision intended by a slim majority to restore national self-determination and achieve what many believed to be a...