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Nystagmus surgery

This study used a questionnaire-based assessment of the qualitative experience of adults and parents of children who had 4-muscle tenotomy surgery for nystagmus. Pre and postoperative video recordings and visual acuity measurements were used to objectively assess the physical effect...

Simulated ocular surgery – strabismus surgery

Strabismus surgery requires a range of skills, distinct to those required for intraocular surgery. Even if a trainee does not plan to become a strabismus surgeon the tissue handling, dissection and scleral and rectus muscle suturing skills, which are integral...

Strabismus after ocular surgery

This literature review discusses the incidence of diplopia after ocular surgery procedures for lids and ocular adnexa considering the mechanisms and treatments involved. Lid and conjunctival surgery included blepharoplasty, conjunctivodacrocystorhinostomy, conjunctival lesions and pterygia; cataract surgery; refractive surgery; glaucoma surgery;...

Cataract surgery in uveitis patients

Cataract formation is a common complication of uveitis, causing up to 40% of vision loss in these patients. Cataract results from inflammation +/- corticosteroid therapy and is usually posterior subcapsular, but a small proportion have a rapid increase in nuclear...

Advice on activity post-surgery

The authors aimed to identify common postoperative policies among AAPOS members to enable strabismus surgeons to compare their practices with those of colleagues. A survey was circulated which contained 12 multi-choice questions. One hundred and eight responses were received, of...

Ptosis surgery outcomes

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of childhood ptosis surgery in a population-based cohort. The authors assessed reoperation rates, amblyopia, risk of lag, dry eye and other complications. This was a retrospective review of 47...

Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

The book, through a ‘rear-ended’ approach to training, covers basic and fundamental skills for the novice ophthalmic surgeon embarking on phacoemulsification cataract surgery. As the preface states, this is a ‘key surgical technique for an ophthalmologist to learn’. However, achieving...

Intravenous paracetamol in orbital surgery

This is a large prospective study of the effect of intravenous acetaminophen (paracetamol) in orbital surgery. The study included three groups of 50 patients. One group had no i.v. paracetamol, the second 1g of i.v. paracetamol within 30 minutes of...

Combined Vismodegib and Mohs surgery

This is a report of eight patients with locally advanced periocular basal cell carcinoma who were treated with Vismodegib prior to Mohs micrographic surgery. The rationale for the combined treatment plan was that long-term Vismodegib is poorly tolerated due to...

Simulated ocular surgery

This is the first of a series of articles that will have three aims. Firstly, to demonstrate why simulated ocular surgery should be an integral part of all ophthalmology surgical training programmes. Secondly, to describe exactly how simulated ocular surgery...

Repeated ptosis surgery

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the amounts of surgery for the treatment of residual or recurrent simple congenital ptosis and to investigate the relationship between long-term surgical success rates with clinical and surgical factors. This was a...

Advances in cataract surgery

This article covers recent clinical findings in mydriasis and anaesthesia for cataract surgery, shared by Sathish Srinivasan and Keith Davey at a surgical meeting in Manchester. Towards dropless cataract surgery Day case cataract surgery is the standard of care in...