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Non-contact-lens-associated acanthamoeba keratitis

This retrospective study was done to study the clinical presentation and microbiological results of non-contact-lens-related acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). One hundred and ninety-four patients with microbiological / histopathological diagnosis of AK over four years were included. All patients had corneal scrapings...

Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis, Clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management webinar

Free CPD accredited webinar discussing Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis.This webinar will be presented by: Professor Harminder S Dua CBE. Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham, UK, and Professor Dalia G Said, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Cornea Specialist, Nottingham University...

Bacterial keratitis through the window of the known unknowns

This review article provides an up-to-date summary of current challenges in research and management of bacterial keratitis. The authors highlight that there is no current agreement on the criteria that should define bacterial keratitis; the role of investigation is unclear,...

RPE use similar pathway to regulatory T cells to inhibit immune response

Retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells form an important part of the blood-retinal barrier that protects the neuronal cells responsible for sight. RPE cells are involved in innate and adaptive immune responses via expression of surface molecules and release of cytokines....

HLA-B27 anterior uveitis

HLA-B27 has previously been shown to have an association with uveitis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, ulcerative colitis and psoriasis. The authors of this review provide an update of the epidemiology of HLA-B27 associated ocular disorders. There is great variation amongst...

Uveitis and juvenile arthritis costs

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether cost, prior insurance authorisation concerns and subspecialty practice influence therapeutic decisions in the treatment of uveitis associated with JIA. The authors developed an email questionnaire that included a brief vignette of...

Does religious fasting affect intraocular pressure or retinal parameters?

Nearly one billion Muslims fast every year during the month of Ramadan. Due to the difference between the lunar and solar calendars, religious fasting time can range from 11 to 17 hours per day. This prolonged abstinence from food and...

Electronic treatment reminders

The authors report the results of a small pilot study to measure the use of electronic reminders for children undergoing treatment for amblyopia with patching by assessing changes in visual acuity, reported compliance and ease of use of the reminder...

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...

OCT in peripheral corneal thinning

This small retrospective study used high resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) Heidelberg Spectralis to identify features which could determine the underlying aetiology of peripheral corneal thinning. Ten patients were included; five with diagnoses of degenerative peripheral thinning; Terrien’s marginal degeneration...

PACK-crosslinking for infectious keratitis

Corneal cross-linking with riboflavin and UV-A light (CXL) is a technology that has been initially developed to treat corneal ectatic disorders [1]. Its effect in stabilising diseases such as keratoconus was reported in numerous trials with excellent long-term outcomes and...

American Academy of Ophthalmology – Updated textbooks Basic and Clinical Science Course 2018-2019

The American Academy of Ophthalmology publish a series of books entitled Basic and Clinical Science Course every year. It’s a highly regarded series and has often been quoted to me as a good reference set of books. Indeed, I invested...