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Advanced vestibular Schwannoma case report

Vestibular Schwannoma is a benign, slow growing tumour which usually presents with unilateral hearing loss. It causes symptoms and findings on ophthalmic examination when the diagnosis is delayed. Ophthalmic findings may be related to the effect of the expanding mass...

UKNOS (UK Neuro-ophthalmology Society) Annual Meeting 2023

The UK Neuro-ophthalmology Society (UKNOS) Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday 23 March 2023 at St Thomas’ Hospital, London with a programme focussed on Eye Movements and the Vestibular System. Sessions will include clinical talks, scientific presentations and a...

Supranuclear ocular motility disorders

Figure 1: Bilateral INO Introduction Complex ocular motility disorders are a diagnostic challenge. These patients come with very complex ocular motility presentations and require a careful and detailed assessment in order to find the correct diagnosis and arrange appropriate investigations....

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus: the essentials

Herpes zoster, also referred to as shingles, is a common infection most typically caused by the reactivation of varicella zoster virus that lies dormant (sometime for decades) in the dorsal root nerve ganglion following primary chickenpox infection [1]. In 10-20%...

Postural control in glaucoma patients with virtual reality

The authors report on a cross-sectional study evaluating postural control and history of falls in glaucoma patients. History of falls was obtained using the Falls Screening and Referral Algorithm. Postural stability was assessed using a force platform under four conditions:...

A case series of acquired esotropia in cerebellar disease

Acquired esotropia in cerebellar disease is well described but under-recognised. The pathogenesis of cerebellar esotropia is controversial. It is suggested it may be a result of disruption to central vestibular pathways. This article reports a case series of seven adults...

Use of acetazolamide for symptoms of visual vertigo

Visual vertigo is a disorder characterised by symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, disorientation and general discomfort induced by visual triggers. It is currently treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy, with no effective pharmacotherapy options available for treatment resistant case. Oral acetazolamide...

A clinical review of optic neuropathy associated with amiodarone

The authors present a clinical overview of the occurrence of visual loss secondary to optic neuropathy associated with the use of the antiarrhythmic agent amiodarone. Amiodarone is prescribed for the management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia / fibrillation. However,...

Paraneoplastic optic neuropathy features

This is a retrospective review of seven patients diagnosed with paraneoplastic optic neuropathy (PON) between January 2015 and June 2017. Five patients had a history of primary malignancy, including papillary thyroid carcinoma, type B thymoma, testicular seminoma and lung carcinoma....

BEST stereotest

BEST (Bernell Evaluation of Stereopsis Test) is a filter-free method that uses lenticular technology. The test presents colourful animal targets ranging from 400 to 40”. Stereoacuity was measured with BEST and Randot in 100 children aged 3.3-17.8 years, mean 8.52...

Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty: surgical management of congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy

This retrospective case series reports the long-term outcomes of Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) with suture assisted donor lenticular assisted donor lenticule insertion in paediatric patients with congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (CHED). Thirty eyes of 16 patients were reviewed and...

Neurofibromatosis type 2 – diagnosis, features and MDT approach

NF2 is a genetic condition caused by mutation in a single gene (NF2 gene) on chromosome 22. The NF2 gene provides instructions to produce a protein called merlin, also known as schwannomin. This protein functions as a tumour suppressor, preventing...