Category Archives : Newsletters

Eye to Eye June 2016

Scleral depression – do we need it? Reassessment of Scleral Depression in the Clinical Setting Shukla SY, Batra NN, Ittiara ST and Hariprasad SM. Ophthalmology 2016; 123: 2360-2361 This small prospective study of 100 eyes of 50 new patients presenting to a single vitreoretinal specialist examined the utility of scleral depression for detecting peripheral vitreoretinal […]

Eye to Eye November 2015

Eyelid tattooing – what’s the harm? Eyelid Tattooing Induces Meibomian Gland Loss and Tear Film Instability Lee YB, Kim JJ, Hyon JY, et al. Cornea 2015; 34: 750-755 This study looked at meibomian gland (MG) changes and tear film stability in 40 female subjects. Ten subjects had eyelid tattoos and 30 did not (control group). […]

Eye to Eye December 2014

Contact lens-related dry eye Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops for Treatment of Contact Lens-Related Dryness McDonald M, Schachet JL, Lievens CW, Kern JR. Eye & Contact Lens 2014;40:106-110 This randomized, investigator-masked study looked at 89 daily disposable contact lens wearers who experience contact lens-related dryness. 44 were assigned to the Systane Ultra treatment group and […...

Eye to Eye October 2014

Novel tear interferometry Novel Tear Interferometer Made of Paper for Lipid Layer Evaluation Hwang HS, Kim EC, Kim MS. Cornea 2014;33:826-831 The authors of this paper developed a very simple (and almost free) tear interferometer. It consists of a standard slit lamp biomicroscope and a piece of photocopy paper measuring 70mm wide by 20mm high […]

Eye to Eye June 2014

Conjunctival shrinkage and dry eye Prevalence of conjunctival shrinkage and its association with dry eye disease: results from a population-based study in Spain Viso E, Rodriguez-Ares MT, Bóveda FJ, et al. Cornea. 2014; 33:442-447 Conjunctival shrinkage (CS) is usually bilateral and progressive and may be caused by oculocutaneous disorders, certain drugs, chemical agents, or infections, […...

Eye to Eye March 2014

Corneal Sensation after DSAEK Changes in Corneal Sensation, Epithelial Damage, and Tear Function after Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Hirayama Y, Satake Y, Hirayama M, et al. Cornea 2013; 32:1255-1259 This prospective study aimed to compare ocular surface changes in 31 eyes of 28 patients following Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) to those in [&h...

Eye to Eye December 2013

RES: lubricate or bandage? Randomized controlled study of ocular lubrication versus bandage contact lens in the primary treatment of recurrent corneal erosion syndrome Adad MA, Anandan M, Tah V et al. Cornea. 2013; 32:1311-1314 This randomised controlled trial of 29 patients aimed to investigate the efficacy of bandage contact lenses (BCLs; n=14) compared with ocular […]

Eye to Eye September 2012

Which presbyopia-correcting IOL is best? Comparison of through-focus image sharpness across five presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses. Pepose JS, Wang D and Altmann GE. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012; 154:20-28 This paper compared the through-focus image sharpness of the Crystalens AO (AO), Crystalens HD (HD), aspheric ReSTOR +4 (R4), aspheric ReSTOR +3 (R3), and Tecnis Multifocal Acrylic (TMF) [&helli...

Eye to Eye June 2012

Surgical solution for presbyopia? Small-aperture corneal inlay for the correction of presbyopia: 3-year follow-up. Seyeddain O, Hohensinn M, Riha W, et al. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012; 38:35-45 This prospecitve, non-randomized, non-comparative cohort study examined the three-year postoperative safety and efficacy outcomes of the Acufocus corneal inlay for presbyopia. Thirty-two naturally emmetro...

Eye to Eye March 2012

Disc margin haemorrhages Period prevalence and incidence of optic disc haemorrhage in normal tension glaucoma and primary open-angle glaucoma. Suh MH and Park KH. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2011; 39:513-519 This study examined 387 eyes of patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and 205 eyes of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The period prevalence and […]