Laura R Steeples

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PURPOSE To present a series of patients with orbital and adnexal amyloidosis and illustrate the diversity of disease and the challenges of managing such cases. METHODS Descriptive case series of ten patients with biopsy proven amyloidosis involving the orbit, conjunctiva and eyelids. The presentation, clinical findings and management are discussed for(More)
BACKGROUND Late in-the-bag intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation is an unusual complication of cataract surgery, being strongly associated with pseudoexfoliation, less so with previous vitreoretinal surgery, myopia and uveitis. We present the clinical features, management and outcomes of late spontaneous IOL dislocation in a series of patients with uveitis. (More)
PURPOSE The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified patient safety in surgery as an important public health matter and advised the adoption of a universal peri-operative surgical checklist. An adapted version of the WHO checklist has been mandatory in the National Health Service since 2010. Wrong intraocular lens (IOL) implantation is a particular safety(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to present the results of combined phacovitrectomy using 1.8 mm microincision cataract surgery (MICS) with special emphasis on the anterior segment complications in this group. METHODS Retrospective, single-centre case series involving consecutive patients undergoing phacovitrectomy in a single centre in the United(More)
AIMS To evaluate current trainers' attitudes and practices for informing patients about the trainee participation in cataract surgery within the United Kingdom. METHODS An anonymous online survey was distributed to current cataract surgery trainers via all Royal College of Ophthalmologists' tutors within the United Kingdom. Trainers were asked specific(More)
This prospective study tests the hypotheses that: 1) glaucoma is associated with evidence of cerebral small vessel disease; 2) that imaging biomarkers of cerebral small vessel disease in POAG and NTG will show different characteristics. 12 normal controls, 7 patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and 9 patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG)(More)
BACKGROUND Ocular toxoplasmosis may present in atypical fashion, particularly in immunosuppressed patients, and PCR is an important diagnostic tool especially when differentiating from other infectious causes. METHODS A descriptive case-series demonstrating the use of a novel real-time PCR protocol targeting 529 bp repeat element, a multicopy and highly(More)
PURPOSE To assess the outcomes of intravitreal benzyl alcohol-free triamcinolone acetonide suspension in uveitis-related macular oedema. METHODS Single-center retrospective cohort study of 66 injections to 44 eyes of 40 patients. Uveitis diagnosis, systemic and local therapy, intraocular pressure (IOP), central retinal thickness (CRT), number of(More)