Cornea

Though rare, ocular surface tumours often prove deadly

In a presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2021 annual meeting in New Orleans, Nathan Hall pointed out that an epidemiologic analysis of malignant ocular surface tumours found significant differences in geographic prevalence rates in the United States.

Mitomycin C associated with increase in corneal haze after corneal crosslinking

Dr Shady Awwad in a presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2021 annual meeting in New Orleans, pointed out that the application of mitomycin C after corneal crosslinking does not prevent development of corneal haze after the procedure and instead contributes to development of more corneal haze.

Corneal mechanical sensitivity in individuals with chronic pain

Evidence shows that higher corneal sensitivity may be associated with pain phenotypes, such as the presence of chronic pain involving the trigeminal system.