A real mixture of updates in this review. Very common issues such as when to be concerned about choroidal naevi, updates on the management of angle closure glaucoma, managing patients who are interested in alternative therapies, and more. Enjoy! Malcolm The nature of the beast: Vitreomacular traction A study of the natural history of vitreomacular […]
Here’s some final reviews for the year. There’s some simple evidence to help your interpretation of glaucoma field testing, an encouragement to expand your use of OCT and a glimpse into the future of glaucoma surgery. Have a great Summer! Glaucoma: Which OCT scans and when? Trend Based Analysis of Ganglion Cell – Inner Plexiform […]
I don’t see a lot of patients with glaucoma and epiphora, but the studies below discuss important issues relevant to all our everyday practices. Enjoy, and don’t forget I enjoy feedback, and questions! Cheers Malcolm What do iridotomies really do? Changes in Anterior Segment Morphology and Predictors of Angle Widening after Laser Iridotomy in South […]
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 […]
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). […]
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 […...
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 […]
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, […...
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...
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 […]