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Epiretinal membranes in uveitic macular oedema

Epiretinal membrane (ERM) formation in uveitic macular oedema is a fairly common structural complication of the retina. The authors describe a retrospective case series of 104 eyes of 77 patients with uveitic macular oedema from a tertiary centre. The treatment...

Medical Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting

By Muhammad Adil Seelarbokus, Final Year Medical Student, Newcastle University. With an ever-increasing ageing population with multiple co-morbidities presenting to clinics nowadays, the need for medical ophthalmologists is growing. The Medical Ophthalmological Society’s Annual Meeting seemed to be an excellent...

Diagnostic procedures in vitreoretinal lymphoma.

This paper presented a retrospective review of medical records of HIV negative immunocompetent patients diagnosed with vitreoretinal lymphoma between 1994 and 2012. The aim of the paper was to evaluate the type and number of diagnostic interventions required to confirm...

Differential inhibition of EAU by CTLA4 and IL-6

Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA4) binds both CD80 and Cd86 and inhibits T lymphocyte activation via CD28. Il-6 is a pleiotropic cytokine that has been associated with many autoimmune conditions including uveitis. Blockade of these molecules by either CTLA4-Ig, a...

In conversation with Dr Robert B Nussenblatt

Dr Robert B Nussenblatt is Chief of the Laboratory of Immunology at the National Eye Institute, an eminent ocular immunologist and an expert in clinical research design and conduct. Describe the success or relevance of the SUN project. The Standardization...

Rituximab efficacy for juvenile idiopathic arthritis

This is a retrospective study about the long-term efficacy of rituximab in patients with severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis. A total of eight patients (15 eyes) were recruited in this study in a single tertiary referral centre from Italy....

The inflammatory side-effect of Brimonidine

Brimonidine is a well established selective alpha-2 adreno-receptor agonist, used to lower intraocular pressure. This case series reports on 19 eyes affected by brimonidine induced uveitis. Mean age of the patients was 74 years and mean duration of brimonidine use...

Persistence of Ebola virus in ocular fluid during convalescence

The most recent Ebola outbreak has infected over 26,300 patients, but also resulted in the highest number of survivors in history. Uveitis has been described during the convalescent period, but Varkey and colleagues report, for the first time, finding viable...

Birdshot retinochoroiditis

Birdshot retinochoroiditis (BRC) is a chronic, sight-threatening uveitis, most commonly affecting caucasian individuals in their fourth to sixth decades [1]. The disease is associated with HLA-29 and is characterised by progressive inflammation at the level of retina and choroid, with...

Analysis of risk factors for intraocular pressure rise following insertion of fluocinolone acetonide injection in uveitic patients

For this study, the authors analysed the pooled data from three phase2b / 3 multi-centre randomised controlled trials carried out over three years. Included patients had undergone at least one of the following treatments: 1) systemic therapy (corticosteroid / immunosuppressant...

Efficacy of intravitreal dexamethasone implant in patients with persistent macular oedema

Chronic cystoid macular oedema (CME) can develop secondary to various pathologies such as diabetic maculopathy, retinal vein occlusion and uveitis. It can cause significant visual impairment and macular damage. The therapeutic effect of corticosteroids in CME is through one or...

Cutting-edge practice in glaucoma care: what, how and why?

More effective treatments and drug delivery modalities, implantable minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) devices, as well as accelerating clinical research programmes, will transform the surgical and clinical management of glaucoma in the near future. There is also an ever-greater emphasis...