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Surgery for third nerve palsy

The authors aimed to evaluate the results of a modified surgical method in patients with chronic total third nerve palsy: superior and inferior halves of the split lateral rectus muscle were passed under the superior and inferior rectus muscles and...

Single muscle surgery for hypertropia

The authors undertook partial tenotomies combined with graded marginal recession of single vertical rectus muscles to treat small angle hypertropia in four adults with fusion potential. They report dose response, surgical technique and outcomes. Dose response closely matched the theoretical...

A population based follow-up study on pseudoexfoliation and cataract surgery

n association between pseudoexfoliation (PEX) and cataracts has been shown in many previous studies. Recently, the Australian Blue Mountains Eye Study, using the Wisconsin Cataract Typing and Grading System, observed an increased prevalence of nuclear cataract in eyes with PEX....

How much money is wasted on tests prior to cataract surgery? And why?

For routine cataract surgery, numerous studies have found that preoperative testing does not contribute usefully to safety or surgical success. Despite such guidelines, tests ordered for patients prior to phacoemulsification in the US remains high. To quantify the associated costs,...

Optimizing Suboptimal Results Following Cataract Surgery: Refractive and Non-Refractive Management

This is a great book with contributions from well-known figures in the world of ophthalmology. It would be a beneficial read for any ophthalmology trainee or consultant as it covers something that is quite essential in ophthalmic surgery – giving...

Achieving post-op target range increases success of strabismus surgery in adults

This is a retrospective cohort study of all patients over 12-years old undergoing strabismus surgery under a single surgeon in a tertiary referral centre in Toronto, Canada. The aim of the study is to determine the role of achieving immediate...

Factors leading to loss to follow-up after strabismus surgery in children.

One hundred and fourteen patients were identified as lost to follow-up between 2014 and 2020, representing 16% of paediatric strabismus surgery performed during this time period. The authors specifically defined lost to follow-up as not attending follow-up appointments between three...

Measuring patient-reported outcomes after refractive surgery to assess patient satisfaction

Patient-reported outcomes enable surgeons to evaluate patients’ symptoms and satisfaction after laser vision correction. The great majority of patients are pleased with their outcomes from laser vision correction, whether it is with photorefractive keratectomy, laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), or small...

Practice tips: Directions in cataract surgery services and preventing postcataract endophthalmitis

Future directions in the delivery of high quality cataract surgery services and approved intracameral prophylactic approaches to lowering the risk of postcataract infective endophthalmitis were debated by consultant ophthalmic surgeons in a recent London seminar, held at the Royal Society...

Are any precautions needed when performing cataract surgery in thrombocytopenic patients?

In this retrospective multi-centre study, charts for 196 eyes of 150 thrombocytopenic patients were reviewed. The mean preoperative platelet level was 73.0 ± 20.5 × 103/μL (median of 76.0 × 103/μL), with a range of 17 to 100 × 103/μL...

Intensive diabetes therapy and ocular surgery in type 1 diabetes

The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) ran between 1983 and 1993 and showed that intensive glycaemic control was beneficial in reducing diabetic retinopathy in type 1 patients. There was a 76% reduction in onset of retinopathy and a 52%...

Impact of surgery for intermittent exotropia on the health-related quality of life of the child and parent

The authors present the analysis of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire (IXTQ) completed by children and a parent in a previously reported randomised controlled trial comparing two surgical procedures. Children aged >5 years completed the Child IXTQ, and all parents completed...