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Enucleation refusal for retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is the most common eye cancer in childhood, with enucleation rarely being the only lifesaving surgical option, especially where evidence of extraocular spread is apparent. This study sought to survey a global pool of eye care professionals with regards...

Effects of market competition on the price of topical eye drops in the US

The authors retrospectively examined the relationship between the number of Federal Drug Administration (FDA)-approved manufacturers and the price change of generic and branded topical eye medications based on the formulations listed in the FDA Orange Book and the National Average...

Professor Tariq Aslam leaves role of co-editor at Eye News

Professor Tariq Aslam, co-editor of Eye News for nearly a decade, will be stepping down from his role.

OCT measures of lateral and medial recti

The authors assessed the agreement of the measurements of the horizontal rectus muscle insertion distance to the limbus and the muscle thickness between three different OCT devices. This was a cross section observation study of 70 eyes of 35 subjects....

Patients blinded by stem cells! How safe are they really?

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: Patients blinded by stem cells! How safe are they really? Ever since the successful results following...

Ranibizumab safety in pregnancy

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a pivotal role during pregnancy, and systemic anti-VEGF administration during this period should thus be avoided. VEGF is expressed in multiple embryonic and foetal tissues during development, with the highest levels found in the...

Lateral tarsal strip versus Bick’s procedure in correction of eyelid malposition

The authors report a retrospective case series of patients, to evaluate the effectiveness of Lateral Tarsal Strip (LTS) and Bick’s procedure (lateral wedge resection) for all types of involutional lower eyelid malposition, at two centres between January 2012 and 2015....

Diary from my elective: a Parisian experience

The author explains how a research institute’s dedication to multidisciplinary collaboration helped him to discover a passion for academic ophthalmology. The elective aspect to the final year of a medical degree, through its change of scenery and immersion into another...

Oculofacial plastic surgery – is antibiotic prophylaxis required?

This is a randomised, controlled, unmasked clinical trial evaluating whether topical antibiotic prophylaxis reduces the rate of infection after oculofacial plastic surgery compared to a non-antibiotic ointment. A total of 401 participants over the age of 18 were recruited, with...

A look into the IOL space

Advances in the design and performance of intraocular lenses (IOLs) continue to be driven by demand for better outcomes, presbyopia correction and spectacle independence, alongside a better understanding of the dynamics of the crystalline lens, newer theories of accommodation and...

Post-Brexit deal welcomed but leaves future relationship with EU far from settled

Rod McNeil breaks down the impact of the Brexit deal on healthcare in the UK, including medicines regulation, research funding, sharing of information and the ability to work abroad. A disorderly no-deal exit from the European Union (EU) was averted...

Forward-tilt technique for intraocular pressure measurement in upgaze

The authors suggest a technique to improve the accuracy of measuring IOP in upgaze using Goldmann applanation tonometry. Graves’ ophthalmopathy, also known as thyroid eye disease, is an autoimmune inflammatory condition affecting the orbit and periorbital tissues [1]. It was...