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Preventing Ocular Trauma: national survey of eye injuries in female lacrosse players

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Zofia Zielicka, Susan Sarangapani, Louis Koizia, Naresh Joshi Abstract Aims: To identify ocular trauma and the sentiments towards the implementation of protective eyewear in female English lacrosse.Methods: Two anonymous retrospective questionnaires were devised, one for women’s lacrosse coaches and players respectively. Surveys were undertaken either anonymously…
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A Case of Central Serous Retinopathy

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Aria Mohammad-Khani, Hannah Timlin, Kamran Saha, Narciss Okhravi Abstract Introduction: Clinicians frequently prescribe systemic and topical steroids. However, many are unaware of the potential ocular side effects, including central serous retinopathy (CSR). Additionally, patients displaying multiple retinal cotton wool spots (CWS) must have blood pressure measurements…
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Retinoblastoma in Nepal: case report and review

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Stephen V Lau, Ben Limbu Abstract Retinoblastoma often sparks interest because the underlying cancer gene mutation was the first to be identified and cloned. However, apart from its genetic intrigue, the condition illustrates the health disparities between more and less developed countries. We present a case…
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Anaesthetic Choice for Cataract Surgery

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Henry Hogg, Michael Clarke Abstract Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed by the NHS. The resources required for the provision of these cataract services can be reduced by increasing the proportion of operations conducted under local anaesthesia (LA). This local service appraisal…
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July 15, 2013 0

Visual Hallucinations: referral to the eye clinic or psychiatric unit?

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Farihah Tariq, Aman Harghandewal, Thomas MacEwan Abstract Visual hallucinations (VH) in people with deteriorating vision, who are otherwise healthy is known as Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) or ‘phantom eye syndrome’. Relative lack of awareness of this condition amongst clinicians, often coupled with patients being unwilling to…
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Paediatric oculofacial reconstruction following dog attack

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Sohaib R Rufai, Divya Subramanyam Abstract Paediatric dog bite injuries are a serious medical and public health issue posing functional, aesthetic and psychosocial consequences. We present a case of a severe paediatric dog bite injury, describing the management and exploring prevention strategies. A 9-year-old boy presented…
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A Case of Posner-Schlossman Syndrome

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Christine Anggun Putri, Karl Mercieca Abstract Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS), the eponymous name for glaucomatocyclitic crisis, is a rare cause of recurrent unilateral ocular hypertension associated with mild ciliary body inflammation (cyclitis). Due to the mild nature of inflammation, the diagnosis of PSS can be challenging. Medical…
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Infantile Leukocoria: the white pupil

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Charlotte Buscombe, Sophie Headland Abstract Leukocoria (a white pupil) in a child can signify serious intraocular disease. This educational review uses an anatomical framework to review the most common causes of infantile leukocoria, considering the anterior chamber/lens, vitreous, retina and optic nerve in turn. Through adopting…
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Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor: from discovery to therapy

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Gemma S L Manasseh, Marcus Fruttiger Abstract Blood vessels are fundamental to life, facilitating delivery of vital nutrients to tissues. If vascular function is interrupted tissues may perish, as occurs in many disease states. Understanding basic vascular biology is essential for the identification of potential therapeutic…
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How to take an ophthalmic history

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Anna Louise Pouncey, Peggy Frith Abstract As with other specialties, a detailed history and through examination is essential in diagnosis. A methodical approach should be employed when taking an ophthalmic history and conducting an examination. This article provides the basic structure of an ocular history, an…
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