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Laser corneal refractive procedures – a review

Evolution of refractive surgery stays true to the quote of Theodore Roosevelt: “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Refractive surgery is an evolving field, which thanks modern technologies for refining ideas...

Time is vision in central retinal artery occlusion

Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a rare but devastating vascular episode that can have severe impact on vision. Treatment is very time-limited and needs to be initiated very quickly to salvage any vision. The majority of patients present to...

Bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia

Bilateral internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) has been linked with various pathological conditions of the central nervous system such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, tumours and brainstem inflammatory processes. This unusual case report describes a case of a 45-year-old female patient presenting with...

Hemianopia or visuospatial neglect: differences in information processing

It is widely reported that visuospatial neglect and hemianopia may be superimposed, and disentangling the two conditions can be pose difficulties for clinicians. The authors of this paper explored the differences in implicit information processing which is effective in patients...

Orthoptic Cochrane reviews

The purpose of this study was to explore the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) library to extract and overview protocols and systematic reviews of relevance to orthoptic practice. A full database search was made of the 2016 library. Twenty-seven systematic...

Identification and diagnosis of thalamic haemorrhage

This paper presents a case of thalamic haemorrhage and discusses clinical findings, providing valuable insight into signs clinicians need to look for. The case presented is of a 76-year-old female who developed left hemiplegia and hemi anaesthesia. Ocular motility testing...

The decline in attentional visual fields in the Salisbury Eye Evaluation Driving Study

The purpose was to document changes in attentional visual field (AVF) over time and analyse the possible baseline characteristics predicting a decline in AVF size over time. Data was taken from a sample of 968 individuals. The authors found a...

Occult central retinal artery occlusion

Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a sight-threatening condition resulting from occlusion of the central retinal artery and hypoperfusion of the inner retina. Early on, fundal examination may be normal. The authors present a retrospective case series of 11 patients...

Migraine and risk of retinal artery occlusion

This retrospective cohort study assessed whether migraine was associated with an increased risk of retinal artery occlusion. They reviewed a large insurance database of 418,965 patients who suffered with migraines between 2007 and 2016. These were then matched with an...

Detecting muscle insertion position by ultrasound

The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy to locate muscle insertion positions before and after strabismus surgery using wide-field ultrasound biomicroscopy with the bag / balloon technique. Thirty-nine muscles of 22 adult patients aged 34.7 ±15.5 years...

Artists Unite to showcase experiences of sight loss in new collection

The exhibition will open on 10 June as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe in London.

Patient care a family affair at Newcastle-Under-Lyme eye hospital

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mother and daughter Lisa Moors and Hannah Young won’t have to wait until next Sunday to spend time together - the pair work side-by-side, caring for hundreds of cataract surgery patients each week...