Cornea

The missing link in the recognition of corneal abnormalities

Polarisation-sensitive optical coherence tomography has facilitated early diagnosis of disease before it becomes apparent on topography.

Weekly review in ophthalmology: 7 May - 13 May

An end-of-week review of what happened in ophthalmology from 7 May to 13 May.

Acute and chronic care required for eye with SJS/TEN ocular involvement

Patients are at risk for developing severe dry eye and ocular surface disease.

Relationship between dry eye disease and high myopia in teenagers investigated in study

May 03, 2022

In a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting, Dr Osama Ibrahim Hirayama and colleagues offered results that demonstrating that anisometropia and astigmatic error were greater among the patients with high myopia compared with the other groups. Compared with the subjects with no myopia, those with high myopia reported significantly more dryness, less photophobia, and less pain.

Sealing masks to skin with tape may decrease risk of ocular surface damage during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 02, 2022

During a presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting, Dr Yuichi Hori and colleagues found that taping the top border of a surgical mask to a clinicians’ skin reduces the potential for ocular surface damage resulting from expirations of air reaching the ocular surface during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bursts of intensive outdoor activity result in increased choroidal, central corneal thickness in paediatric patients

May 02, 2022

In a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting in Denver, Dr Mamoru Ogawa noted that investigators have found that the choroidal and central corneal thicknesses increased over a very short period of time following intensive outdoor activity.