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The results of the last survey Feb 2020

I appreciate that I keep on reiterating it, but again we see so much practice variance. Who is right and who is wrong? Is there a right or wrong approach? And does it matter? I think it probably does matter....

ESASO Course Series (Volume 2): Surgical Retina

This book comprises details of symposia / seminars on surgical aspects of retina presented by renowned authorities in ophthalmology from all over the world during ESASOS (European School for Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology) academic activities, which are mentioned in a...

Agreeing terminology for non-classic visual field abnormalities

The authors present a prospective survey of neuro-ophthalmologists. The survey comprised of 10 visual fields. The selection of visual fields for the survey aimed for variety and excluded classic neuro-ophthalmology visual field defects, e.g. hemianopia, nasal step. The survey was...

End stage glaucoma management

A 48-year-old female has had multiple drug treatment for glaucoma and is still losing field of vision. How do you manage this over time? This patient is at high-risk for going blind and should be managed aggressively to protect remaining...

Letter from America: Orbit and oculoplastic fellowship, University of California, San Diego

I was the fortunate recipient of the 2012 Keeler Scholarship, granting me the incredible opportunity to undertake a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in orbital, oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. My fellowship mentors were the renowned Professor...

Is lens constant optimisation for IOLMaster indispensable in order to achieve a good refractive outcome?

A study of refractive outcomes following cataract surgery was carried out with the aim of comparing the postoperative refractive outcomes against Royal College of Ophthalmologists standards and to determine the extent of association between accuracy of intraocular lens (IOL) power...

Eye Surgeons of the Future

Who and where are the eye surgeons of the year 2040? Chien Wong reports from a London school's Careers Fair.

Basics of Vitrectomy

This is a book set out over 14 chapters which is designed to be a handbook for beginners embarking on a career in vitreoretinal (VR) surgery or for trainee surgeons on rotation with the VR team. It starts with an...

Surgical outcomes in third nerve palsy

The authors of this article explore the factors associated with successful surgical outcomes in third nerve palsy, which is known to be difficult to treat. A number of case notes were reviewed for patients who underwent surgery or botulinum toxin...

The results of the last survey Jun22

Thank you once more for your time in answering the latest survey. The first question relates to the number of staff required for a routine cataract list. There was a big variance in practice. Some of us are luckier than...

Electrocautery and implantable cardiac devices

This is a literature review of the risks associated with bipolar and monopolar electrocautery in patients with a permanent pacemaker (PPM) or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). The authors found 12 publications which met their inclusion criteria, but within these there...

Postop improved fusion and stereopsis in IDEX

This study aimed to evaluate changes in binocular visual function in patients with different ages before and after surgery to explore the optimal timing of intermittent exotropia surgery. The study comprised 28 females and 25 males. Fifty-three patients were split...