Prevalence and Pattern of Ocular Injuries among Ophthalmic Patients in a Referral Centre, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Olufemi, O. OYEDIRAN, Timothy O. OLADOSU, Omobola K. OIWOH, Emmanuel O. AYANDIRAN, and Iyanuoluwa O. OJO
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 30, 2021
Ocular injuries are a leading cause of monocular loss of vision. This study aimed to determine the pattern of ocular injuries, identify the most common causes of ocular injuries, assess the pattern of treatment and determine the rate of complications of ocular injuries in Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State. A retrospective study was conducted in FTH, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State. All patients with ocular injuries from January 2014 to June 2019 were used with a total of 616 patients. Dat...
Preoperative Evaluation in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty for Secondary Penetrating Keratoplasty Graft Failure
Khaled Safadi, Ron Kaufman, Eleanor Nche, Denise Wajnsztajn and Itay Lavy
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 28, 2021
Over the past decade, Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP) graft failure has been increasingly managed by Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). Moreover, Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) is becoming as essential modality for perioperative evaluation. Our aim is to share important surgical considerations and modifications based on preoperative evaluation using AS-OCT and, consequently, present our clinical and surgical outcomes of DMEK performed for secondary PKP graf...
Effectiveness of Topical Chemotherapy in Pigmented and Squamous Lesions of the Ocular Surface: Literature Review
Alejandra Lozano Bustillo, Mariel Eunice Amador-Rosa and Rocío Mitchell Banegas Erazo
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: July 31, 2021
The standard of care for the treatment of ocular surface lesions seems to have changed from surgery to topical chemotherapeutic agents as supplements to it or even as sole therapy, despite the scarcity of long-term studies in the published literature. A search in the academic search engines of PubMed, Google academic and Cochrene, of articles published in English language from the years 1997 to 2020 on chemotherapeutic management of ocular surface diseases. Topical or perilesional chemotherapy a...