Opthalmology

Nice | Ciclosporin emulsion for dry eye disease

This is a new guideline from NICE advising that ciclosporin ophthalmic emulsion (Ikervis) can be used for treating dry eye disease that hasn't responded to artificial tears. It has an anti-inflammatory effect on the cornea and lacrimal gland. The marketing authorisation is for treating severe keratitis in adult patients with dry eye disease. Louise HudmanI’m…
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Blepharitis, flashers and floaters

If like me, Ophthalmology training in medical school seemed like a blur (and that was just the view through the fundoscope!), you’ll hopefully find this update on blepharitis and flashes and floaters helpful. Blepharitis Taken from the BMJ 10 minute consultation series (BMJ 2012;345:e3328), this useful reminder summarises management of this common condition. Assessment Look…
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