James D Benzimra

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AIMS This study aims to establish the prevalence of aspirin, dipyridamole, clopidogrel, and warfarin use in patients undergoing cataract surgery, and to compare local anaesthetic and intraoperative complication rates between users and non-users. METHODS The Cataract National Dataset was remotely extracted and anonymised on 55,567 operations at 12 NHS(More)
The European Group on Graves’ Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) recommends the use of specialised multidisciplinary clinics for the management of thyroid eye disease (TED). In the UK, many patients with TED are managed outside of specialised clinics. We describe the organisation of a combined TED clinic in a secondary care setting and present the result of a prospective(More)
Adult patients who present with papilloedema and symptoms of raised intracranial pressure need urgent multidisciplinary assessment including neuroimaging, to exclude life-threatening causes. Where there is no apparent underlying cause for the raised intracranial pressure, patients are considered to have idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). The(More)
The authors describe a case of Miller-Fisher syndrome in a child who presented to the ophthalmology department with bilateral abducens nerve palsies. Miller-Fisher syndrome is an important differential diagnosis in any case of bilateral sixth nerve palsies but should only be definitively diagnosed once tumors, infections, and other neurological diseases(More)
We report a case of peripheral ulcerative keratitis associated with neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hand, a recently described clinical entity. A 68-year-old man presented with concurrent peripheral ulcerative keratitis of the right eye and neutrophilic dermatosis of the dorsal hand causing pustular skin eruptions on the dorsal surface of both hands.(More)
Early diagnosis and treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED) improves outcomes. Previous studies have highlighted delays in diagnosis and referral to specialist centres. The Amsterdam declaration (2009) aimed to halve the time from presentation to diagnosis and from diagnosis to referral to a specialist centre in five years. A recent study from the European(More)
Eosinophilic angiocentric fibrosis (EAF) is a rare fibroinflammatory disorder with a predilection for upper respiratory tract submucosa. We report a 45-year-old man with progressive unilateral visual loss secondary to a retroorbital soft tissue mass with histological features consistent with EAF. The patient experienced marked improvement in vision after(More)
To cite: Benzimra JD, Simon S, Sinclair AJ, et al. Pract Neurol 2015;15: 72–73. CASE A 17-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of increasingly severe generalised headache that was worse on waking, with blurring of vision and transient visual obscurations. Her visual acuity was 6/24 right eye and 6/36 left eye with a marked constriction of visual(More)
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