touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology is a peer-reviewed, free-to-access, bi-annual, journal that aims to provide insightful and topical articles relevant to the day-to-day practice of busy physicians.
The journal is of interest to physicians, healthcare professionals and researchers across Europe and the US, providing practical advice relevant to the clinical setting on diagnosis and treatment within ophthalmology. touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology endeavours to support these professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity.
Faricimab: An Emerging Therapy for the Treatment of Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021; 15(1):23–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.23
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) is characterized by the growth of abnormal blood vessels extending through Bruchs membrane in the macular region.1 This macular neovascularization (MNV) can be classified based on localization as either type 1, type 2, type 3 or mixed lesions.2 In type 1 MNV (also known as occult lesions), the neovascularization arises […]
Current Challenges in the Postoperative Management of Cataract Surgery
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):15–17. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.18
Cataract interventions are among the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide, in developed or developing countries.1 In 2015, approximately 3.6 million cataract interventions were performed in the United States.2 In the next few years, age-related diseases are likely to rise in many nations with increasing life expectancy, and cataracts will become more common. Cataract surgery […]
The Role of Biofilms in Pathology of the Ocular Surface
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):12–14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.12
Over the past few years, we have witnessed an increasing awareness of the importance of treating ocular surface disease (OSD). Diagnoses such as dry eye and blepharitis, which were historically under-appreciated, now command attention from the ophthalmologist and investment from the ocular pharmaceutical industry. Proper treatment of the ocular surface is paramount to the health […]
Aflibercept in Diabetic Retinopathy
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):18–22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.23
The National Diabetes Statistics Report 2020 estimates that of the 34.1 million adults in the USA with diabetes in 2018, 21.4% had undiagnosed disease.1 Due to an insidious disease course, diabetic complications like diabetic retinopathy (DR) are common. Among US diabetic adults, 28.5% have DR and 4.4% have vision-threatening DR.2 DR remains the leading cause of new […]
Five Pearls for Long Eyes
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021; 15(1):2–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.2
Primary myopia is a refraction anomaly of a non-accommodated eye with a spherical equivalent of -0.5 dioptres (D) or lower, often caused by an elongation of the visual axis.1 While visual axis length often varies between individuals and populations, a ‘long eye’ is often defined by an axial length greater than 24.5 mm.2 The aberrant anatomy of […]
Refractive Cataract Surgery: Premium Lens and Refractive Surgery Technology Thriving After COVID-19
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):9–11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.9
The changing healthcare landscape COVID-19 has changed many things about the world we live in, including the options we have in delivering healthcare to our valued patients. As we work to adapt to the new business landscape following shutdowns and social distancing measures, our patients are concerned about their safety, dreaming about a better future […]
What New Lens Technologies Are on the Horizon?
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):6–8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.6
Cataract surgery has undergone a significant transformation in the last 70 years, becoming a safer and more reliable treatment with better visual outcomes. An important part of this transformation has been the advent of new intraocular lens (IOL) technologies, starting with the first IOL made of polymethyl methacrylate and implanted by Sir Harold Ridley in […]
Trichofolliculoma of the Palpebral Conjunctiva: A Case Report
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):38–9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.38
Trichofolliculoma is a rare, benign skin tumour arising from a hair follicle containing a large central cystic hair follicle with branching epithelial strands and buds.1–5 Trichofolliculomas typically affect the head and neck, appear flesh-coloured, dome-shaped, and may also have a tuft of hair emanating from a central pit.1–5 We report a case of a 15-year-old male with […]
Evaluation of Proptosis: A Primer
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(1):26–32 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/OPHT.2021.15.1.26
An abnormal protrusion of the eyeball, beyond the boundaries of the bony orbit, is termed ‘proptosis’. A similar appearance, seen in endocrine dysfunction, especially thyroid disorders, is called ‘exophthalmos’. These conditions are frequently encountered in clinical practice, and for students, residents and trainees, the situation may prove rather challenging. This primer presents a concise blueprint […]
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