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Vitreoretinal Disease: Diagnosis, Management and Clinical Pearls (second edition)

A comprehensive, well-illustrated and highly informative resource providing excellent descriptions of vitreoretinal diseases, their presentation, diagnosis and management. The 40 chapters are grouped into four sections, namely: the Anatomy and Physiology of the vitreous, retina, choroid and retinal pigment epithelium;...

Retinoblastoma risk factors for recurrence

This study evaluates risk factors for local tumour recurrence of main solid tumour, subretinal seed, vitreous seed and new tumour formation in eyes with retinoblastoma (RB) management with primary chemotherapy over 20 years of follow-up. The study included 960 eyes...

Retinoblastoma management update (part 2): treatment, screening and surveillance, long-term follow-up and new developments

Retinoblastoma treatment requires significant multidisciplinary input, but early detection through raising awareness remains key to improving outcomes. In the second article of a two-part series, Manoj Parulekar discusses retinoblastoma management, screening and research. This article has been published in two...

What effects do repeated Ozurdex implants have in paediatric uveitis?

The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the anatomical and functional results, as well as complications of repeated Ozurdex intravitreal implants in a paediatric (non-infectious) uveitis cohort. Twenty-two eyes (16 patients) received 35 Ozurdex implants over a six...

Practical Handbook for Small-Gauge Vitrectomy

The authors have set out to produce a readable, comprehensive handbook designed to instil a working knowledge in the speciality. The authors have indeed achieved their objective and created a dynamic, well-structured, stimulating book. As vitreo-retinal surgery is a rapidly...

Sickle cell eye disease: an overview of vitreoretinal complications and their surgical management

Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder worldwide and is associated with lifelong anaemia, intermittent pain and multi-organ morbidity. Ocular involvement can be associated with significant visual impairment due to the complications of proliferative sickle retinopathy (PSR). Occasionally...

Ophthalmology

The textbook is a large, single volume that ideally needs to be desk or table-supported, as its sheer weight makes it virtually impossible to rest comfortably on ones lap. The book is compiled by its two lead authors and editors...

Macular holes: A brief review

The classification of macular holes has been modernised by OCT findings. This is a brief review and encompasses the historical literature on macular holes. A macular hole is an anatomical discontinuation of the neurosensory retina at the centre of the...

Management of diabetic macular oedema in vitrectomised eyes

Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is one of the leading causes of blindness; its prevalence is on the rise with progressive increase in numbers of people suffering from diabetes. The management of DMO has evolved significantly over the past few years....

Ocular complications in retinal vasculitis

In this retrospective study the authors aimed to characterise the incidence rates of visual loss and ocular complications associated with retinal vasculitis (RV – annual incidence of 1-2/ 100000/ per annum). A secondary objective was to compare the visual outcomes...

Feb/Mar 2014 Quiz 1

History A 55-year-old diabetic male presents with some annoying floaters in his left eye. Slit-lamp examination shows multiple well defined bodies within the vitreous cavity, in an eye otherwise showing background diabetic retinopathy. The patient elects to undergo a vitrectomy....

Congenital aniridia clinical features

In this study the authors investigated the various ocular and systemic features associated with congenital aniridia in Indian eyes (262 eyes of 131 patients). The median age at time of first hospital visit was eight years (one day to 73...