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Static subjective visual vertical (SVV) in the normal visual system

Graviception is the perception of a persons’ orientation relative to gravitational force. This can be measured by means of subjective verticals, which can be divided into three tests: subjective visual vertical (SVV), subjective postural vertical (SPV) and subjective haptic vertical...

How to examine the visual system Part 2: Accommodation, pupils, fundoscopy and additional tests

Examining the visual system can be a tricky skill for medical students to master, yet it is a task that is frequently tested in examinations. This is the second of a two-part series of articles, which together aim to improve...

How to examine the visual system Part 1: visual acuity, visual fields and eye movements

Asking candidates to perform an examination of the visual system, either as part of a full cranial nerve exam or as an individual entity, is a common station in practical examinations during medical school. It is important to practise for...

Patients with low vision benefit from optical sector seeing ‘beyond the eyes’

Patients with low vision are benefitting from an initiative developed by Visualise Training and Consultancy and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust. Seeing Beyond the Eyes has released its impact report which highlights a huge increase in the number of optical professionals who will now refer patients with low vision to vital support services – up from only 9% to an impressive 96%.

Vital dyes in ophthalmology

This comprehensive review gives an excellent summary of the uses and properties of the different dyes available to aid better visualisation and diagnoses in ophthalmology. The authors clearly display the pharmacological properties, molecular details, osmolarity and indications in clinical ophthalmology...

Orthoptic slit-lamp

Adaptations are described that allow the slit-lamp to be used to document squint disorders. Changes are made in the observation system, illumination system, for recording clinical findings and visualisation of clinical findings. The author includes the use of minus lens...

Holoxica and UKE develop holographic demonstrations for ophthalmic surgical procedures

Holoxica has been working with surgeons at the University of Hamburg-Eppendorf Eye Clinic (UKE) to produce holograms and animations of various ophthalmic surgical procedures, including cataracts, PK (Perforating Keratoplasty)...

Videos - iStent Inject

Trabecular bypass surgery with iStent Inject enhances aqueous outflow from the eye , evidence of this is demonstrated through Angiographic visualization of aqueous humor outflow in studies conducted by Dr. Alex Huang M.D, Ph.D

OCT changes in chronic optic neuropathy

The authors evaluated optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography in 10 patients who suffered various types of chronic optic neuropathies. Glaucoma is known to cause a decrease in peripapillary perfused capillary density on OCT angiography. However, other optic neuropathies have not...

Control of bleeding with diabetic vitrectomy under air

The authors describe a modified diabetic vitrectomy using continuous air infusion in diabetic eyes with severe fibrovascular proliferation. In their case series of 25 eyes (20 patients), intravitreal bevacizumab (1.25mg) was used one week prior to surgery. Fifteen eyes had...

A novel approach to suprachoroidal haemorrhage drainage

The authors describe a novel surgical technique for external drainage of choroidal detachment / suprachoroidal haemorrhage with a butterfly needle. Six eyes with serous and / or haemorrhagic choroidal detachments (five from complicated cataract surgery with vitreous loss, one globe...

Detecting muscle insertion position by ultrasound

The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy to locate muscle insertion positions before and after strabismus surgery using wide-field ultrasound biomicroscopy with the bag / balloon technique. Thirty-nine muscles of 22 adult patients aged 34.7 ±15.5 years...