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Attracting workforce to paediatric ophthalmology

This was a survey-based study to address unanswered questions relating to economic and workforce issues in paediatric ophthalmology. The survey comprised 12 questions with yes / no or multiple-choice responses and was circulated to American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and...

Cluster of cyclic esotropia cases

This study reports a series of five patients with cyclic esotropia presenting within a period of 19 months in 2015-16 in one institute. Brain MRI scans were abnormal in two patients (twins) with abnormal white matter signal in the frontal...

Timing of vitrectomy for retained lens fragments

The purpose of this study was to compare the results of same setting vitrectomy with delayed vitrectomy for retained lens fragments following cataract surgery. Same setting vitrectomy was defined as the patient not leaving the operating table following cataract surgery....

Preoperative povidone iodine: weighing the risks

Following on from our recent online survey, the authors examine the potential risks and benefits of diluting the concentration preoperative povidone iodine. Povidone iodine (PI) is an iodophore that has an established use as a broad-spectrum antiseptic, mainly for the...

The results of the last survey Oct22

I thank everyone for their time in responding to this edition’s survey questions. The first question relates to an issue I have previously discussed around consent for second eye cataract surgery. I touch on this point again for two reasons....

Air or SF6 in DMEK

This retrospective study compared descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) outcomes in 136 consecutive eyes of 68 patients. All patients underwent DMEK for Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy, where consecutive eyes received 100% air bubble during first eye surgery and 20% sulphur hexafluoride...

Complications of limbal stay sutures

There is limited literature describing complications at the limbal suture site. The authors describe two cases with postoperative complications due to use of intraoperative limbal stay sutures. Each case had strabismus surgery at other centres but with presentation to the...

Ointment related granulomas post-blepharoplasty

This is a retrospective review of eight patients who developed granulomatous masses after lower lid blepharoplasty. All patients had sutureless bilateral trans-conjunctival surgery, and lubricating ointment was instilled into the inferior fornix postoperatively for two days. Painless lower lid masses...

Symfony and vivity: comparing two EDOF IOLs

This prospective, randomised, double-masked, single-surgeon study compared the visual outcome between two commonly used extended depth of focus (EDOF) lenses, the Tecnis Symfony IOL (Johnson & Johnson Vision) and the Acrysof IQ Vivity IOL (Alcon Laboratories, Inc.). Sixty-nine patients underwent...

Bleb-related infection after mitomycin C trabeculectomy

The authors report on the results of the Collaborative Bleb-related Incidence and Treatment Study (CBIITS), which was a five year multi-centre prospective study designed to investigate the incidence of bleb-related infection following filtering surgery with mitomycin C. In this study,...

Intracameral mydriasis with Mydrane

The aim of this study is to evaluate the ‘real world’ experience in a UK setting for intracameral Mydrane mydriasis in routine cataract surgery. A prospective consecutive series of 60 patients (group 2) had intraoperative, intracameral Mydrane (tropicamide 0.02%, phenylephrine...

Horizontal angles in Brown’s syndrome

The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of horizontal strabismus needing surgical management in Brown’s syndrome. This was a retrospective review of 19 eyes (eight right and 11 left) of 16 patients (seven male and nine female)....