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OBJECTIVES To produce a robust measure of social inclusion [Social and Community Opportunities Profile (SCOPE)] that is multidimensional and captures multiple life domains; incorporates objective and subjective indicators of inclusion; has sound psychometric properties including responsiveness; facilitates benchmark comparisons with normative general(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical, immunohistochemical and prognostic features, as well as outcomes of a large series of patients with orbital and periorbital diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). DESIGN This study is a multicentre, retrospective non-comparative consecutive case series. METHODS The setting for this study was institutional. A total of 37(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive fungal sinusitis is a rare condition that usually occurs in immunocompromised patients and often presents as an orbital apex syndrome. It is frequently misdiagnosed on presentation and is almost always lethal without early treatment. DESIGN Retrospective case series of 14 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven invasive fungal(More)
PURPOSE To compare the accuracy of biometry using conventional A-scan ultrasonography and partial coherence interferometry, and to improve the accuracy of biometry by sequential audit of postoperative refractive error. METHODS The study was performed in three phases. In phase 1, 20 consecutive patients undergoing routine phacoemulsification underwent(More)
AIMS To describe the outcomes and complications for composite eyelid grafts in a large case series over a 9-year period. METHOD A retrospective study of all patients who underwent a composite graft for eyelid reconstruction between January 2000 and May 2009. A composite eyelid graft involves the excision of a full thickness pentagonal wedge from the donor(More)
PURPOSE To assess the refractive expectations of patients having elective cataract surgery. SETTING Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, and Kidderminster District Hospital, United Kingdom. METHODS A prospective questionnaire study of patients attending a preoperative assessment clinic for elective cataract(More)
Blepharoptosis is a well-known complication following anterior segment surgery. However, its precise aetiology remains elusive. There are currently two widely held views on the pathogenesis of persistent postoperative ptosis, namely the speculum and bridle suture theories. However, both suggested explanations fail to address important anatomical and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the current status of awareness and training of junior medical staff in the Wessex region in the event of a "conventional" major incident. METHODS A telephone questionnaire of specialist registrars (SpRs) (or equivalent, for example, staff grade) in six core specialties was performed in all the 11 acute hospitals in the Wessex region(More)
The role of intubation in routine dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery is unclear, with there being little evidence in favour of this practice, which appears to have largely come about as a result of history, anecdote and the evolution of DCR surgery. In this paper, a brief history of intubation in DCR surgery is presented and the evidence base is analysed.