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Platelet rich fibrin membrane for descemetocele

This case series described the use of a novel technique in the treatment of descemetocele. Three patients developed descemetoceles following infective keratitis with impending risk of corneal perforation. Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) membrane was prepared using 8ml of fresh venous...

Acanthamoeba ability to adhere to different contact lenses

This study tested ability of Acanthamoeba lugdunensis trophozoites to adhere to silicon hydrogel contact lenses (SHCL) and how this is influenced by different multipurpose contact lens solutions (MPS). Three generations of SHCL were tested: first generation – Air Optix, second...

Aciclovir Agepha: First-line treatment for Herpetic Keratitis is now available

AGEPHA Pharma is proud to announce Aciclovir AGEPHA 30 mg/g eye ointment is now available to be prescribed across the UK.

Adjuvant radiotherapy in orbital malignancy

This is a retrospective review of high dose volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy (VMAT) for adjuvant treatment of patients with orbital malignancy who had already undergone local excision or exenteration. VMAT differs from conventional external beam radiotherapy in that it is...

Viral uveitis

This review covers viral causes of anterior uveitis. A viral aetiology should be suspected when anterior uveitis is accompanied by ocular hypertension, diffuse stellate keratic precipitates or the presence of iris atrophy. Most common viruses associated are herpes simplex, varicella-zoster...

In conversation with Andrena McElvanney (President, MCLOSA)

We spoke to Andrena about MCLOSA's annual meeting this November, key developments in cornea and external eye disease, and plans for the association’s 30th anniversary. Andrena McElvanney (top, second from right) and the OSI council members. The Medical Contact Lens...

Intracameral antibiotics in cataract surgery: current evidence base

Following on from our recent online survey*, the authors examine the use of intracameral cefuroxime as the standard of care in cataract surgery. Cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the...

Preventing blindness from diabetes: planning a programme of service development and research across Malawi

In sub-Saharan Africa 19.4 million people have diabetes; this is projected to rise to 28.6 million by 2030 [1]. Sight loss from diabetes devastates the lives of working people, affecting the financial stability of the families and communities who depend...

What not to miss in neuro-ophthalmology Part 2

As mentioned previously there are several conditions in neuro-ophthalmology that should not be missed by the general ophthalmologist as well as ophthalmology trainees. We discussed in the first part some of these conditions including third cranial nerve palsies, giant cell...

Emergency, Acute and Rapid Access Ophthalmology

There are two parts to the book; the first section makes up the bulk to the textbook and covers clinical aspects of emergency ophthalmology, and the second discusses the management and organisation of an emergency and rapid access service. Part...

Review of IDeX surgical outcome measures

The authors aimed to evaluate whether or not there exists standardisation of outcome measures amongst studies in the literature reporting results of surgery for intermittent exotropia. A 10 year literature review was conducted from 2002-2012 with extraction of English language...

Prevalence and incidence of uveitis

Uveitis encompasses a group of diseases characterised by the inflammation of fovea uvea which are potentially vision threatening. However, the frequency of this condition is unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to provide estimates of the frequency of uveitis...