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The prevalence of hypothyroidism in British patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) was examined. A recently reported study from Montreal had shown a significant increase (p<0.004) in biochemical hypothyroidism (23.4%) in a population of 64 POAG patients compared with controls (4.7%). Mechanisms for a possible causal association between the two(More)
AIM To assess, against a checklist of specific areas of required information and using standard published criteria, to what extent leaflets given before cataract surgery provided patients with enough information to give adequately informed consent. METHOD Twelve ophthalmology departments in the West Midlands region were asked to submit the cataract(More)
Background In recent years there have been significant developments in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. We conducted a study to determine whether there has been an associated change in trabeculectomy rates in England over this period.Methods Figures for the total number of trabeculectomies and cataract operations performed in England for each year(More)
A survey of local anaesthetic related ocular perforation in the United Kingdom is reported. A total of 531 consultant ophthalmologists were sent a postal questionnaire and there was a 71% response rate. Thirty respondents reported 39 perforations occurring under their care during the previous year. Details of the cases are presented. The rate of local(More)