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Visual and refractive outcomes and complications in FLACS versus CPS cataract surgery

This is a randomised, controlled study of 110 paired eyes from 55 patients that were randomised into either femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) or conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (CPS) groups. Visual, refractive outcomes, intraocular pressure (IOP) and complications were compared...

Topical nonsteroidal ant-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients undergoing cataract surgery

Inflammation is a major risk factor for the development of cystoid macular oedema (CMO) after cataract surgery, leading to breakdown of the blood-retina barrier. There is a correlation between severity of CMO and level of postoperative inflammation. Laser flare meter...

Outcomes of suture-less vs. sutured wound closure for paediatric cataract surgery

In this study the authors aimed to compare the incidence of postoperative complications between cases of suture-less and sutured wound closure in paediatric cataract surgery. This was a retrospective study of children aged <18 years and included 116 eyes of...

Good News from Switzerland: A History of Retinal Reattachment Surgery

In one concise volume the reader learns of the recent rapid evolution in vitreoretinal (VR) surgery. The pioneering innovators were often remarkable personalities and this book helps to bring them to life. Prior to 1929 victims of retinal detachment were...

Preventing refractive surprises by real time biometry during cataract surgery

A few months ago a retired lady presented for second eye cataract surgery. I noted on the pre-op ward round that the outcome of her first eye’s surgery looked like a refractive surprise as her spherical equivalent in that eye...

An uncommon late postoperative complication of combined cataract surgery and intravitreal triamcinolone injection

Case report A 64-year-old female with diabetic maculopathy (DMO) underwent phacoemulsification with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in her right eye combined with intravitreal triamcinolone (IVTA). Diabetes control was poor with HbA1c (IFCC) of 119mmol/mol and blood sugar level of 27mmol/L....

Complications after cataract surgery in high myopes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The authors review all the modern literature on complications after phacoemulsification in high myopes with axial lengths (AL) greater than 25.0mm. Twenty-eight studies reporting on 19,586 eyes were included. The corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) improved from 0.96 ± 0.53...

Does mitomycin C improve success rates in DCR surgery?

The authors present a meta-analysis of the use of mitomycin C (MMC) as an adjunct in dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery. Fifteen randomised control trials were included. There was a degree of heterogeneity in the surgical technique used, however, the MMC is...

A closer look at the new wave of glaucoma surgery – radical or old school?

Glaucoma is a challenging condition to treat because the exact pathophysiology remains unclear and the only readily modifiable factor is the intraocular pressure (IOP). Additionally, most glaucoma patients are completely asymptomatic, yet are often subjected to lifelong medical therapy. The...

Change in psychosocial, quality of life and anxiety after strabismus surgery

The authors aimed to define the impact of surgical correction on psychiatric problems, health-related quality of life and anxiety levels in children and their parents. This was a cross-sectional study of 39 children with strabismus and their parents. All children...

Long-term outcomes following surgery for traumatic cyclodialysis clefts

This retrospective case series evaluated the long-term visual prognosis and intraocular pressure control following surgical treatment of traumatic cyclodialysis clefts. Cyclodialysis clefts result from the disinsertion of the longitudinal ciliary muscle fibres from the scleral spur and occur as a...

Surgery to reduce chin-up abnormal head posture with nystagmus

The authors report the surgical results of six patients with chin up abnormal head posture (AHP) in infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) where maximal inferior rectus weakening (recession) was undertaken along with superior rectus resection in four of the cases. This...