March 6th 2023
The child's changes in vision began at school and worsened over the next day to the point where he could see only outlines and shapes of objects.
Higher incidence of new strabismus in paediatric patients following tube shunt surgerySeptember 30th 2022
13% of pediatric patients had new-onset strabismus after a tube shunt procedure; in contrast, 0% of adults had new-onset strabismus after tube shunt surgery (at 6 months or at last follow-up).
Circumnavigating the bumpy road to vernal keratoconjunctivitis: Time is keySeptember 19th 2022
Ophthalmologists should look past the eyes in patients presenting with a persistent ocular allergic response and be mindful that sight-threatening vernal keratoconjunctivitis is a possibility.
Intraventricular haemorrhage in first year may lead to long-term sight problemsJuly 9th 2022
Researchers at the University of Bristol, as part of a 10-year follow-up study, found that severe “brain bleeds” experienced by some babies in the first year following their birth lead to long-term sight problems.
Bursts of intensive outdoor activity result in increased choroidal, central corneal thickness in paediatric patientsMay 2nd 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.
First paediatric patient dosed in BRILLIANCE Phase 1/2 clinical trial for LCA10April 16th 2022
The trial marks the first-ever in vivo delivery of an experimental CRISPR gene editing medicine to a paediatric patient, with the company on track to complete dosing of the paediatric mid-dose cohort in the first half of 2022.
'Focus on Child Eye Health' initiative introduced by IAPBApril 9th 2022
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) recently announced an expansion of their ‘Focus on Glaucoma’ and ‘Focus on Diabetes’ series with their new ‘Focus on Child Eye Health’ series in partnership with CooperVision.
Preventing posterior capsule opacification in paediatric cataract surgeryMarch 29th 2022
Cataract surgery in children is challenging because of the likelihood of posterior capsule opacification. This can be overcome with primary posterior laser capsulotomy coupled with bag-in-the-lens technology.
Children’s Vision Equity Alliance formed by Prevent Blindness’s National Centre for Children’s Vision and Eye HealthNovember 21st 2021
The Children’s Vision Equity Alliance was created to improve access in children’s vision and eye health, working to advance equity in children’s vision and eye health through education, policies and partnerships.