Ophthalmology

This is a rare case of freezing of the corneas in extremely cold conditions. A large proportion of the worlds’ population inhabits areas where frequent exposure to subzero temperatures is common. Early recognition, appropriate referral and treatment of frozen corneas may help to minimize any potential complications that can develop later on, as well as reduce pain and...
(Vol 12 p 6-9, Emergency Medicine and Surgery; Occupational Health; Ophthalmology: 19 January 2012)
This case series of 16 patients demonstrates the postoperative complications associated with continued clopidogrel use and intraocular surgery. No intraocular or postoperative complications were noted but a 25% risk of subconjunctival haemorrhage following subtenons anaesthesia was noted.
(Vol 7 p 58-60, Ophthalmology, General practice, Surgery: 13 June 2007)
VKH disease is an idiopathic chronic granulomatous inflammatory disorder. It has ophthalmic, neurological and cutaneous manifestations. The clinical picture is variable and dependent on the stage of presentation. We report on a patient who presented with a mixed picture of early and late onset symptoms with clinical findings of acute on chronic inflammation.
(Vol 6 p 4-7, Ophthalmology, Neurology: 1 May 2006)
We report a case of recurrent bacteraemia due to Staphylococcus aureus with associated pyomyositis and endophthalmitis in an insulin-dependent diabetic with chronic liver disease secondary to alcohol abuse.
(Vol 2 p 37-39, Vascular disease; Ophthalmology; Endocrinology: July 2002)
A patient with HIV/AIDS presented with miliary TB, a cerebral lesion and a swollen optic nerve. On anti-TB therapy, the cerebral and optic nerve lesions initially worsened. Biopsy of the optic nerve was undertaken to exclude other disorders but only showed necrosis. Anti-TB therapy was continued and with time all lesions resolved.
(Vol 2 p 15-17, Ophthalmology: May 2001)

Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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