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Paediatric uveitis in India

This article was a retrospective review of paediatric patients presenting to a tertiary hospital in India. Records over a three year period were reviewed. The authors highlight that children account for about 2.2-13.8% of uveitis patients and are at greater...

Mast cells in Graves’ ophthalmopathy

Graves’ ophthalmopathy (GO) is a potentially sight-threatening ocular disease, occurring in patients with hyperthyroidism due to Graves’ disease. Also known as thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, GO is characterised by orbital infiltration by immune cells including macrophages, T cells and plasma cells, which...

Case series of posterior scleritis

This report aimed to facilitate the correct diagnosis of posterior scleritis, a condition which is usually overlooked or misdiagnosed. Electronic health records of 31 patients with posterior scleritis were analysed and compared to a group with isolated anterior scleritis of...

Sarcoid uveitis and its systemic associations

This retrospective cross-sectional study examined systemic associations of sarcoid uveitis and association with uveitis clinical phenotype and ethnicity. Three hundred and sixty-two subjects with either definite or presumed sarcoid uveitis were identified and included in the study. Any subject with...

Can closing the eyelid during riboflavin induction phase of crosslinking increase corneal thickness?

Corneal crosslinking (CXL) with riboflavin and UVA irradiation is the standard treatment for preventing progression of keratoconus. Thinning of the cornea during the riboflavin loading phase was reported in previous studies which used riboflavin with dextran. A minimum stromal thickness...

Eye drop reminder apps

There are quite a few apps in both the iPhone and Android app stores designed to help patients remember to take their eye drops. The goal here was to select an app suitable to recommend to patients. Ophthalmic specific apps...

Boston type I keratoprosthesis for limbal stem cell deficiency

Boston type I keratoprosthesis (KPro) long-term outcomes were compared in patients with and without limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) in this retrospective study. In the 11 year period 68 procedures were performed in individuals with LSCD, and 105 procedures in...

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....

Can OCT predict Alzheimer’s disease?

Simerdip Kaur takes a look at the latest ophthalmology-related news stories and asks which are based on facts and which are ‘fake news’. Headline: Can OCT predict Alzheimer’s disease? In 1986 Hinton et al. demonstrated evidence of optic nerve degeneration...

What's trending Dec/Jan 2022

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #eyetrackingtechnology #assitivetechnology #gaming Modern eye trackers often rely on electronic specialist hardware that continuously scan the the pupil and reflections from...

Make eye drops part of your Ramadan routine: wake, drops, eat, pray, done!

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during daylight hours, abstaining from food and drink between dawn and sunset each day. Ramadan 2020 starts on 23 April and ends around 23 May, depending on the first appearance of the...

Ptosis frontalis sling surgery

In this retrospective study the authors investigated the functional and cosmetic outcomes of the modified frontalis sling procedure using silicone rods. The study included 17 patients (26 lids) and nine had bilateral surgery. An excellent outcome was defined as alignment...