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BACKGROUND Postoperative cystoid macular oedema is a complication of uneventful cataract surgery. Whereas improved surgical techniques have decreased the incidence of cystoid macular oedema, it remains a cause of unfavourable visual outcome following surgery. Fundus fluorescein angiography has been the 'gold standard' for diagnosing subclinical cystoid(More)
The last decade has produced pivotal change in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of global blindness. In this time, the complement system has featured as a unifying theme for several elements of new evidence: initially, the discovery of complement proteins within drusen and(More)
The prevalence of diabetes in pregnancy is increasing. Pre-existing diabetes is present in 1 in 167 pregnancies in Australia, divided equally between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in women during their childbearing years, and pregnancy increases the short-term risk of diabetic retinopathy progression. We(More)
Intravitreal injection is a common procedure performed by ophthalmologists. It is a quick and targeted treatment for a number of ophthalmic conditions. Despite this, the potential to cause serious complications and patient discomfort cannot be ignored. This article presents the level of evidence in the scientific literature supporting common practices such(More)