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OBJECTIVES To determine whether feedback for cataract surgery is perceived to be given to trainee ophthalmologists, the way in which any feedback is given, and what the trainee perceives to be the effect of feedback on their performance. DESIGN Cross-sectional qualitative study. PARTICIPANTS Twelve trainee ophthalmologists at various levels of specialty… (More)
BACKGROUND With recent emphasis placed on workplace based assessment (WBA) as a method of formative performance assessment, there is limited evidence in the current literature regarding the role of feedback in improving the effectiveness of WBA. The aim of this systematic review was to elucidate the impact of feedback on the effectiveness of WBA in… (More)
OBJECTIVES Temporal artery biopsy (TAB) is performed in suspected cases of sight-threatening giant cell arteritis (GCA). We aimed to determine the feasibility of TAB in patients who are suspected of having GCA. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A retrospective audit of all patients undergoing TAB at a single teaching hospital between 2005 and 2011,… (More)
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare primary neuroendocrine tumor occurring on any part of the body. It usually presents as a firm, nontender, violaceous, or purple nodule located on areas of the body that have been exposed to sunlight. A 68-year-old female presented with a rapidly growing lesion on the left lower eyelid from 6 weeks. Examination showed a 4 cm… (More)
The advent of Modernising Medical Careers and the subsequent transition from the old style Senior House Officer (SHO) and Specialist Registrar (SpR) grades, to the new unified run-through grade, has caused much anxiety among junior doctors regarding the quality of their training and subsequent career prospects. There is reportedly a significant exodus of UK… (More)
We report the rare complication of anterior dislocation of a capsular tension ring (CTR) and a simple management option, with excellent results and no inflammatory or pressure-related sequelae.
Training times and the working week have been shortened but the amount needed to be learned remains the same. This article demonstrates how trainees in surgery can incorporate learning opportunities into their normal working day.
UNLABELLED We report a case of soft lens matter recurrence 17 years after the original congenital cataract was removed. To our knowledge, this is the longest interval for soft lens matter to recur. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.
The first-line therapy for patients with center-involving diabetic macular edema (DME) is with intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents, with or without adjunctive macular laser treatment. However, a significant proportion of patients have persistent and recurrent edema despite repeated anti-VEGF injections. The fluocinolone… (More)