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Foveal displacement after macular hole surgery

Previous studies show that internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling during macular hole surgery is associated with retinal shrinkage (microtubule depolymerization of the axons of the inner retina) and nasal shift of the fovea. A temporal inverted ILM flap technique was...

Is laser refractive surgery safe for patients taking isotretinoin?

This multicentre, retrospective, interventional case series assesses the outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in 113 patients taking isotretinoin between January 2003 and September 2017. Isotretinoin is contraindicated for LASIK and PRK and patients are...

Myopathic ptosis and lower lid retraction surgery

This is a description of a surgical technique which simultaneously addresses both the upper lid ptosis and lower lid retraction in patients with moderate to severe myopathic ptosis. The procedure was performed on 16 eyes of nine patients and involved...

Surgically induced astigmatism after cataract surgery

In this study, the authors analysed a dataset of 122 eyes of 122 patients with pre- and postoperative measurements of corneal astigmatism with IOL Master 700. A standardised 2.5mm superior corneal incision was utilised. The corneal power vector component in...

PI drops and respiratory change during surgery

Five percent povidone-iodine (PI) topical application to the eye has been observed to cause apnoea under general anaesthetic (GAS). The authors designed a randomised single-blinded controlled trial to evaluate changes in respiration caused by PI eye drops. They recruited 100...

The Lacrimal System Diagnosis, Management and Surgery (Second Edition)

The lacrimal drainage apparatus is an intricate conduit, the function of which depends on a complex interplay of its morphology and physiology. This book enhances our understanding of the disorders of the nasolacrimal system, their diagnosis, management and the surgical...

Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The second edition Video Atlas of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by Korn and Kikkawa provides an overview of traditional and contemporary reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgical procedures. The book includes of 1600 intraoperative illustrations, in addition...

Potential gender and degree of deviation bias regarding perceived urgency for surgery

This study aimed to define potential factors that influence the perceived urgency of strabismus surgery by ophthalmologists. This was a survey study which comprised questions regarding demographics of the ophthalmology respondents and a ranking of eight photos of adults with...

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...