Stephanie K West

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OBJECTIVE To report the largest study on the safety and effectiveness of sedation in paediatric ophthalmology in a nurse-led outpatient sedation unit. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study reviewing all children who underwent sedation from January 2006 to December 2010. Patients were sedated with 80 mg/kg of chloral hydrate (CH) given orally with top up dose(More)
BACKGROUND The guidelines of the National Deaf Children's Society recommend that children with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) be routinely screened for ophthalmological problems and suggest electroretinography (ERG) to exclude Usher syndrome. The present study reports the nature and prevalence of abnormal ERG findings in a cohort of children with SNHL(More)
PURPOSE Endophthalmitis is a rare but sight-threatening complication of intraocular surgery. β-Defensins are antimicrobial peptides that appear to be important components of the ocular immune response. We propose that variation in defensin genes may alter susceptibility to endophthalmitis. METHODS Post-cataract endophthalmitis patients (n = 28) and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The inability of some children to tolerate detailed eye examinations often necessitates general anaesthesia (GA). The objective was to assess the incremental cost effectiveness of paediatric eye examinations carried out in an outpatient sedation unit compared with GA. METHODS An episode of care cost-effectiveness analysis was conducted(More)
Leigh's disease is a rare progressive neurodegenerative condition caused by a mitochondrial cytopathy. The authors present the case of a 9-year-old girl with dorsal midbrain syndrome causing convergence retraction nystagmus. Magnetic resonance imaging, skin biopsy, and genetic testing confirmed the cause to be Leigh's disease due to two SURF1 mutations. To(More)
BACKGROUND National guidelines on MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) screening policy in England have changed on a number of occasions, but there is limited data on its influence at a local level. The aim of this study was to determine if changes in National policy influenced preoperative screening of cataract patients for MRSA. METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION Amblyopia is commonly associated with squint (strabismus) or refractive errors resulting in different visual inputs to each eye during the sensitive period of visual development (<7-8 years of age). The cumulative incidence is estimated at 2% to 4% in children aged up to 15 years. METHODS AND OUTCOMES We conducted a systematic review and(More)
In this study, the investigators use scores from the Tourist Ecological Orientation (TEO) Scale (Uriely, Reichel & Shani, 2007) of Costa Rica visitors to understand how their ecological orientation and interest in ecological practices influence accommodation and destination site choices. Results from this study were intended to be used to inform(More)
INTRODUCTION Amblyopia is reduced visual acuity not immediately correctable by glasses, in the absence of ocular pathology. It is commonly associated with squint (strabismus) or refractive errors resulting in different visual inputs to each eye during the sensitive period of visual development (aged <7-8 years). The cumulative incidence is estimated at 2%(More)