Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: An Overview

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  • Post author:Eleni Kottaridou
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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, also known as CSC, is thought to occur due to choroidal hyperpermeability which leads to sub-RPE and subretinal fluid (SRF) accumulation. It is the fourth most common retinopathy after age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and branch retinal vein occlusion.

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Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Fluoroquinolone Use

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  • Post author:Muhammad Yousuf Hayat, Ahmed Shah Nazari, Ahsan Rashid
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Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are amongst some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics for respiratory and urinary tract infections. Despite their utility in clinical medicine, concern has grown regarding the side effect profile on multiple organ systems. This report details the case of a 22-year-old Asian male who suffered musculoskeletal and ocular side effects of oral Ciprofloxacin therapy – namely flashes and floaters as well as dry eyes. No causes were identified on examination for this presentation and with time his symptoms gradually improved. Due to the known effects of fluoroquinolones on connective tissues, effects on the autonomic nervous system and chelation of various minerals, namely Magnesium and Zinc, postulated mechanisms as to why this young man and many others experience such symptoms are put forward in this case report.

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How to Make the Most of an Ophthalmology Taster Week

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  • Post author:Azeem Mustafa Sher
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These are my top tips for arranging an Ophthalmology taster week as a Foundation doctor. Completing a taster week contributes one point towards your Ophthalmology portfolio and the experience can determine whether or not you proceed to apply for an ST1 post in Ophthalmology. Hopefully, by following my advice you can collect more than the one point on offer and improve your chances of gaining a training number.

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Iridoschisis: A Novel Case Report and Literature Review

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  • Post author:Diya Baker, Hisham Hamze and Abhijit Mohite
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An 87-year old African-Caribbean lady presented with a  two week history of severe right ocular pain, worse in the evenings. The patient had previously been diagnosed to have asymptomatic iridoschisis in 2007 and attended the diabetic retinopathy screening service annually. There was no known family history of eye disease.

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