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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...

Successful laceration repair with the Mini Monoka stent

The aim of this study was to evaluate demographic data, clinical profile and factors responsible for success of anatomical and functional outcome of canalicular laceration repair with the Mini Monoka stent in children younger than 10 years. This was a...

Visual outcomes after surgery for primary RRD in era of microincision vitrectomy

This is a prospective, multicentre, nationwide study between 2016 and 2017, to investigate the preoperative ocular factors, surgical techniques (pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) or scleral buckling (SB), or combined procedures) for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and postoperative best corrected visual...

Fairytale published to encourage children to wear glasses

The Amazing Fairy Glasses is the first book published by author Katy Tainton, of Neath, South Wales. Katy felt the need to write a book aimed at helping young children who wear glasses when her eldest daughter Belle was diagnosed...

Santen makes waves at ESCRS 2019 with significant expansion into surgical devices and publication of real-world evidence in dry eye disease

Santen EMEA’s significant expansion into the surgical devices arena is underlined by the company’s activities at this year’s European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) congress. In addition to the launch of a new...

Principles of contact lens fitting in keratoconus

Keratoconus is an ectatic condition of the cornea characterised by progressive conical distortion with irregular astigmatism, myopia and apical protrusion. Most cases progress slowly resulting in varying degrees of myopic astigmatism. Management of keratoconus includes spectacles, soft contact lenses, a...

Intermittent exotropia

Four cases of intermittent exotropia are discussed. Case 1 was a nine-month-old with cycloplegic refraction of +1.0DS and a 30PD intermittent exotropia at near and distance. Discussions considered observation, part-time occlusion, refractive correction and later possibility of surgery. Case 2...

Positives and negatives of managing diplopia in adults with prisms

This study recruited consecutive patients prescribed prisms during a two-year period, within set criteria of a deviation up to 30 prism diopters, good fusion, willingness to wear prisms and no previous unsuccessful use of prisms. The majority of cases had...

Influence of FLEx and SMILE on corneal nerve density and ocular surface

This was a prospective study designed to compare the influence of femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) on the corneal nerve density and ocular surface for myopic correction. Thirty patients underwent bilateral lenticule extraction. One eye...

Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery

The book, through a ‘rear-ended’ approach to training, covers basic and fundamental skills for the novice ophthalmic surgeon embarking on phacoemulsification cataract surgery. As the preface states, this is a ‘key surgical technique for an ophthalmologist to learn’. However, achieving...

Fusion vergence measures

The purpose of this study was to compare fusional vergence measurements between orthophoria, esophoria and exophoria and determine the strength of correlation between fusional vergence and angle of deviation. This was a cross-section study of 530 children aged six to...

Les Misérables

I recently had the signal pleasure of undergoing Part 2 of the FRCOphth exit exam and could not help but wonder at how examiners could on the whole be easily categorised into certain subtypes which readers may find fascinating. This...