Charles N J McGhee

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Corticosteroids, used prudently, are one of the most potent and effective modalities available in the treatment of ocular inflammation. However, they can produce a plethora of adverse ocular and systemic events. In order to optimise and target drug delivery, whilst minimising systemic adverse effects, a diverse range of local ophthalmic preparations and(More)
Keratoconus is a relatively common, bilateral, non-inflammatory corneal ectasia. The aetiology of this condition is probably multifactorial, or it represents the final common pathway for a variety of different pathological processes. Although a familial history is present only in a minority of cases, one of the major aetiological factors is certainly(More)
PURPOSE To produce a two-dimensional reconstruction map of the living human sub-basal corneal nerve plexus using in vivo confocal microscopy. METHODS Laser scanning in vivo confocal microscopy was performed on three normal eyes of three healthy human subjects. Subjects were asked to fixate on targets arranged in a grid to enable examination of the cornea(More)
An extensive electronic search was undertaken in January 2004 to identify all relevant peer-reviewed publications on Orbscan slit-scanning/Placido computerized topography. Ninety-one publications were identified. These address elevation topography and best-fit sphere, accuracy and repeatability of anterior and posterior corneal elevation and keratometric(More)
AIM To investigate and correlate the corneal, refractive, topographic and familial characteristics of a large cohort with keratoconus. METHODS Prospective observational study of 200 consecutive patients presenting with keratoconus during the 4 year-period 1997-2000. Subjects were examined at enrolment and at a final review. Data were collected on(More)
PURPOSE Gap junctions play a major role in corneal wound healing. This study used reproducible models of corneal wound healing to evaluate the effect of a gap junction channel modulator, connexin43 (Cx43) antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (AsODN), on corneal healing dynamics. METHODS A mechanical scrape wound model was used to evaluate Cx43 AsODN(More)
Confocal microscopy enables microstructural analysis of the in vivo cornea, allowing fresh insight into corneal microstructure in health, and in inherited and acquired corneal disease. This method of corneal examination is evolving in an exponential fashion, with rapid advances in technology being mirrored by rapid growth in both research and clinical(More)
This prospective study showed that the incidence of acute anterior uveitis, confirmed by ophthalmic examination, in patients receiving intravenous zoledronate infusions as part of a randomized controlled trial for fracture prevention is 1.1 %. We prospectively investigated the incidence of ocular side effects after a single intravenous zoledronate infusion.(More)
The exponential evolution of in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) has led to a significant enhancement in our knowledge of the living cornea in both its physiological and pathological states. Studies using white light and coherent light-based IVCM have enabled detailed quantitative analysis of sub-basal nerve parameters, and have also resulted in the(More)