13.3 Medical Retina – Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
13.4 Medical Retina - Diabetes
13.5 Medical Retina – Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO)
13.6 Vitreoretinal Surgery
13.11 Ocular Oncology
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Barron, B.A., Gee, L., Hauck, W.W. et al. 1994. Herpetic Eye Disease Study. A controlled trial of oral acyclovir for herpes simplex stromal keratitis. Ophthalmology 101(12) 1871-1882.
Wilhelmus, K.R., Gee, L., Hauck, W.W. et al. 1994. Herpetic Eye Disease Study. A controlled trial of topical corticosteroids for herpes simplex stromal keratitis. Ophthalmology 101(12) 1883-1895; discussion 1895-1886
|1||Epithelial||ACV||TFD||<b>No benefit</b> = add ACV if 1. Stromal Keratitis or 2. Uveitis|
|2||Stromal||Steroid||TFD||<b>Benefit</b> = 1. Faster resolution 2. Less recurrence 3. Less uveitis|
|3||Stromal||ACV||TFD + steroid||<b>No benefit</b> in non-necrotising keratitis (but possible benefit in necrotizing stromal disease) NB: HEDS didn’t analyse disciform keratitis as subgroup|
|4||Uveitis||ACV||TFD + steroid||<b>May have benefit</b> (study stopped because of poor recruitment)|
|5||Recurrence Prophylaxis||ACV||Nothing||<b>Benefit</b> = reduced recurrence by 50% (if prior stromal keratitis, then 10x risk of future stromal disease)|
|Triggers||No triggers identified (stress, systemic infection, sunlight, menstruation, CL wear, eye injury)|
No difference in 3-month BCVA, safety, scar size, re-epithelialisation, corneal perforation with topical steroids given after 48 hours of moxifloxacin for corneal ulcers. Subgroup analysis found benefit for those with BCVA of CF or less or with central 4mm corneal involvement
No difference in 12-month BCVA or scar. Subgroup analysis found that non-Nocardial infections had 1-line better BCVA and a significantly smaller scar with the early introduction of steroids. Of note, Nocardia is extremely rare in Australia and New Zealand
Srinivasan, M., Mascarenhas, J., Rajaraman, R. et al. 2014. The steroids for corneal ulcers trial (SCUT): secondary 12-month clinical outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Am J Ophthalmol 157(2) 327-333.e323.
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