Category: Education

Management of Glaucoma

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Syed M Shahid, Syed M Naqib, Laura Crawley Abstract Glaucoma is a common cause of irreversible blindness in the developed world. Management includes medical, laser and surgical treatment options. Regardless of whether the presenting IOP is high or within the normal range, IOP lowering is the…
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September 15, 2014 0

How to conduct a slit lamp examination

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Anika Nanda, Aachal Kotecha Abstract This article aims to introduce the uses of slit lamp bio-microscopy to medical students and junior doctors, providing a brief overview of techniques. It outlines the skills necessary to set up an examination for each patient. The paper summarises a few…
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September 15, 2014 0

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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July 15, 2013 0

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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July 15, 2013 0

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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July 15, 2013 0

Ocular disorders in Marfan’s Syndrome

Education Research Case Reports Electives Careers Views & Reviews Fred Clough, Sonia Szamocki, Alex Ferdi, Andrew Coombes Abstract Marfan’s syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant connective tissue disorder where ophthalmic problems are often the presenting symptom in childhood. Diagnosis is based on established criteria outlined by expert opinion in 1996, known as the Ghent criteria.…
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