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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...

Fusarium keratitis in a patient with alcohol dependence

Treatment of fungal keratitis secondary to the Fusarium species remains a challenge. Although relatively more common in warmer climates, this corneal infection is rare in the UK. Most cases have been reported in farmers and are often preceded by trauma....

DMEK versus DSAEK

This systematic review and meta-analysis reviewed published evidence comparing two endothelial corneal transplants techniques; Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSEAK). DMEK involves transplanting Descemet membrane with endothelial cells without any overlying stroma. In DSAEK...

Feb/Mar 2016 Quiz 2

History A 30-year-old male presents with a phthisical left eye and undergoes enucleation. He has some lesions in his right eye that are under ophthalmic surveillance. Figure 1 is a low power of the enucleation. Figures 2, 3 and 4...

Apr/May 2017 Quiz

History A five-month-old baby was seen in clinic with bilateral congenital corneal opacities. The right cornea is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1. Examination revealed corneal oedema and opacities of Descemet’s membrane and endothelium with a few vesicular lesions. Corneal...

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus: the essentials

Herpes zoster, also referred to as shingles, is a common infection most typically caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus that lies dormant (sometime for decades) in the dorsal root nerve ganglion following primary chickenpox infection [1]. In 10-20%...

Quiz Aug/Sep 2022

History A 58-year-old female patient was referred with a 2-year history, gradually enlarging, painless left upper lid lump. There was no bleeding or ulceration. She had no other eye symptoms and no other skin lesions. Her past medical history included:...

Influence of FLEx and SMILE on corneal nerve density and ocular surface

This was a prospective study designed to compare the influence of femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) on the corneal nerve density and ocular surface for myopic correction. Thirty patients underwent bilateral lenticule extraction. One eye...

Ripasudil after Descemet stripping in Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy

This study prospectively evaluated the use of ripasudil, a rho kinase inhibitor, in patients undergoing Descemet’s stripping only (DSO) without an endothelial graft for Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy (FED). Patients with dense central guttae limited to the central 5mm of the...

What's trending Aug/Sep 2018

#QueenElizabeth #cataract It is well and truly summer! Queen Elizabeth was spotted in her sunnies during recent events, not just as a fashion accessory, or to shield the hot British summer sun. As it transpires, she underwent successful cataract surgery....

Fight for Sight continues to promote eye research

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has announced its latest project funding and its plans for continuing its efforts to advance eye research in the current global health crisis and beyond.

Medicine for Eye Disease III Symposium 2019

By Muzammil A Nahaboo Solim, Academic Foundation doctor year 1, James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Medicine for Eye Disease (MED) III symposium was organised by a team from the Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH). The...