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Whiteboard illustrations added to pre-surgery timeout procedure

The authors present results of a quality improvement initiative. A whiteboard illustrated with right and left eyes with views of the extraocular muscles was developed, the board also contained spaces for the patient’s name, deviation, versions and the procedure name....

A paradigm shift in the way we approach cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the most common elective surgical procedure in the UK [1], with in the region of 350,000 cases being conducted each year. With an ageing population, this figure will only continue to rise over time. Cataract surgery is...

The management of antiplatelets and anticoagulation in elective ophthalmic surgery

Clinical scenario: A 57-year-old gentleman who is scheduled to have Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction for a medial canthal basel cell carcinoma (BCC) has been started on aspirin and clopidogrel following a coronary stent three weeks ago. Does the antiplatelet...

Effect of postoperative swelling on lid surgery outcomes

This is a review of patients undergoing upper lid external levator resection ptosis surgery or blepharoplasty, to assess whether the degree of early postoperative swelling affects the final lid position. Twenty-five patients undergoing ptosis surgery and 29 upper lid blepharoplasty...

LR/SR surgery for high myopia strabismus

The authors evaluated the outcomes of a surgical procedure involving the muscle union of the superior rectus and lateral rectus muscles with and without medial rectus recession and the anatomic changes before and after surgery in 35 eyes of 20...

Intraocular pressure reduction after cataract surgery

Several studies have shown the efficacy of cataract surgery in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP), especially in angle closure glaucoma compared to open angle. A total of 156 eyes of 109 patients (without glaucoma or with medically controlled glaucoma) were included....

Partial recession surgery for small angle vertical strabismus

The objective of this study was to assess the results of partial recessions of the vertical rectus muscles in patients with diplopia and small angle vertical strabismus. This was a retrospective study of partial temporal or nasal recession from one...

Safety and outcome of microincision vitreous surgery in uveitis

This paper reports the outcomes of microincision vitreous surgery (MIVS) 23G/25G in uveitis of 103 patients (106 eyes) who underwent diagnostic MIVS over a period of four years at the Advanced Eye centre in Chandigarth India. The postoperative evaluation included...

Effect of refractive corneal surgery on IOP and glaucoma progression

Accuracy of intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement depends on the biomechanical properties of the cornea, including its thickness central corneal thickness (CCT) and keratometry (K). Fifty-six eyes of 56 patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) who had a history of...

Cystoid macular oedema following retinal detachment surgery

There are limited studies examining the incidence and risk factors for postoperative cystoid macular oedema (CMO) following rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) repair. Postoperative CMO is thought to be due to pro-inflammatory state, where numerous cytokines lead to tight junction dysfunction,...

Surgery for superior oblique palsy with superior rectus contracture

With limited information in the literature regarding simultaneous surgery in cases with superior rectus (SR) contracture in superior oblique (SO) palsy, the authors aimed to evaluate the efficacy of combined SR/IO surgery. This was a retrospective study of 15 cases...

Suture versus sutureless paediatric cataract surgery

This was a prospective study comparing the outcomes, feasibility and safety of clear corneal cataract surgery with or without sutures in children with paediatric cataract. There were 85 eyes in each group (170 eyes of 110 patients). Each eye was...