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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...

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,...

IOOA and DVD surgery

The authors report the results of bilateral modified inferior oblique (IO) transposition considering the equator in seven patients with infantile strabismus syndrome with inferior oblique overaction (IOOA) and dissociated vertical deviation (DVD). Mean age was 4.5 years (2-7) and mean...

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...

Surgery for horizontal nystagmus

The authors report two consecutive interventional surgical series in which the authors describe their experience with the Sinskey anterior extirpation procedure (SAEP) and a newly modified myectomy without reattachment (MWR). In a review of 39 patients, 20 underwent the SAEP...

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...

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...

Changing the post cataract surgery review pathway – is patient safety compromised?

Cataract surgery continues to be the most commonly performed elective surgical procedure in the UK, with an annual rate of approximately 4150/100,000 people over the age of 65 accounting for a significant proportion of the surgical workload of most ophthalmologists...