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Acute dellen formation post trauma

Corneal dellen are saucer-like thinnings, usually of the peripheral cornea [1]. Dellen formation is thought to be related to localised tear film instability [2], specifically the absence of the mucin component of the tear film. Without the mucin layer, dry...

Effect of minor trauma in eyes with previously undiagnosed angioid streaks

Angioid streaks (AS) may be associated with pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE), Paget’s disease, haemoglobulinopathies, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or abetalipoproteinaemia. Histopathology showed retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and choriocapillaris loss, elastic fibre degeneration, calcium deposition, active choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) and vascular endothelial growth...

Ophthalmic surgical survival skills course - Ocular Trauma Course

By Fidan Jmor, OST6, Mersey / Northwest deanery. I recently attended the excellent pilot course ‘Ophthalmic Surgical Survival Skills’ in the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre (NSTC). The course was aimed at senior trainees (ST5 and above) and a number of...

Ocular Trauma Course

Disseminated cutaneous zoster – a masquerade

Reactivation of varicella zoster infection in the elderly commonly presents to ophthalmologists as herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), affecting the Va trigeminal dermatome. In patients with impaired immunity, zoster infection occurs with increased severity and may be complicated by visceral and...

Cornea, 2-Volume Set: Fundamentals, Diagnosis, Management and Surgery of the Cornea and Conjunctiva (4th Edition)

Originally published in 1997 as a comprehensive set of three volumes on cornea and external eye disease, this two volume edition, published at the end of 2016, offers “a complete multimedia resource, in print, online, eBook and video format”. There...

The PMFA Journal - April/May 2019 issue available

FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE: Genioplasty by Natasha Berridge and Paul Johnson. / Immediate versus delayed post mastectomy breast reconstruction by Diaa Othman, Adil Khan and Mumahhad Riaz. / Laser tattoo removal by Dana Alessa and Eric F Bernstein. AND MUCH MORE...

Fusarium keratitis in a patient with alcohol dependence

Treatment of fungal keratitis secondary to the Fusarium species remains a challenge. Although relatively more common in warmer climates, this corneal infection is rare in the UK. Most cases have been reported in farmers and are often preceded by trauma....