Graham M. Thompson

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Biting midges, Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), are important vectors of viral pathogens. Following the outbreak of bluetongue serotype 8 in Europe between 2006 and 2009, many Culicoides surveillance programmes were initiated to identify vector-active periods, in accordance with European Commission regulation 2007/1266/EC. This study utilized(More)
Hardening of a cataractous lens is associated with the clinical appearance of brunescence and advancing age. Alterations in the nature and concentration of proteins, lens fibre compaction and other biochemical changes may all be contributing factors towards increased hardness. As the nucleus confers most of the rigidity to the lens and water content(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the relationship between hardness of the human crystalline lens and its acoustic characteristics. SETTING St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, United Kingdom. METHODS Cataractous lenses from patients who had extracapsular cataract surgery were studied for hardness and ultrasonic characteristics. Lens(More)
Acycloguanosine (9-[-hydroxyethoxymethyl]guanine) (Wellcome 248U) has a highly specific and potent antiviral action against herpes-simplex virus (H.S.V.) types I and II in cell-culture systems and in animal models of H.S.V. infection in the brain, skin, and eye. Its efficacy in man was tested in twenty-four patients with dendritic corneal epithelial ulcers(More)
The morphology, cell density and mitotic index of human lens epithelial cells were determined according to the region of the opacity as follows: (1) nuclear; (2) posterior subcapsular; (3) cortical; (4) nuclear and posterior subcapsular; (5) cortical and posterior subcapsular. Epithelial abnormalities, consisting of enlarged, polymorphous cells and(More)
Thallium intoxication is characterized by the development of painful peripheral neuropathy, alopecia, mental disorders, and in severe cases, respiratory failure and death. Toxic optic neuropathy is also a feature. Ophthalmologic features of thallium poisoning include optic neuropathy, blepharoptosis, lens opacities, and ophthalmoplegia. A 44-year-old man(More)
Sticky traps were mounted on heifers and sheep to assess Culicoides spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) host preference. Initially, four coloured 200-cm2 sticky traps (white, clear, yellow and blue) were attached to the backs of each of ten Friesian heifers that were released into open pasture for 24 h, repeated on six occasions. More Obsoletus group Culicoides(More)
AIMS To investigate the penetration of ciprofloxacin via different modes of administration into the aqueous humour using capillary zone electrophoresis and to determine its prophylactic role in ophthalmic surgery. METHODS A prospective study was conducted of 84 patients, divided into two groups, undergoing routine cataract surgery and intraocular lens(More)
Non-mydriatic retinal photography with later interpretation of the photographs was assessed as a screening method for the detection of diabetic retinopathy; when compared with an ophthalmologist's clinical assessment in a random group of 62 diabetic patients it was accurate (false negative 6.8%, false positive 2%) and sensitive (sensitivity 96%, specificity(More)