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Highlights from this issue
  1. Keith Barton1,
  2. James Chodosh2,
  3. Jost B Jonas, Editors in chief3
  1. 1 Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2 Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Howe Laboratory Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3 Department of Ophthalmology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Seegartenklinik Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Keith Barton; BJO{at}keithbarton.co.uk

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Acanthamoeba keratitis: confirmation of the UK outbreak and a prospective case–control study identifying contributing risk factors (see page 1621)

There has been a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis among contact lens users in South East England since 2010–2011. Risk factors include oxipol disinfection and lens contamination by water. Public health education could reduce the incidence.

A leap forward in the treatment of Pythium insidiosum keratitis (see page 1629)

Compared to poor outcomes in a large cohort of patients with P. insidiosum keratitis treated with antifungals, a pilot group treated with antibacterial antibiotics (topical linezolid and topical with systemic azithromycin) showed a promisingly favourable outcome.

Progressive idiopathic unilateral corneal endothelial failure of unknown aetiology in phakic eyes (see page 1634)

A series of 11 patients are described with unilateral corneal endothelial dysfunction (after a mean of 6.85 years of follow-up) that did not match established clinical entities despite extensive investigations. The keratopathy was progressive. Medical treatment was not beneficial, with 72% eventually requiring corneal transplantation.

Simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET) in failed cultivated limbal epithelial transplantation (CLET) for unilateral chronic ocular burns (see page 1640)

SLET is effective in restoring the ocular surface stability and improving visual acuity in eyes with recurrent limbal stem cell deficiency after primary failed CLET.

Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty: dissection plane with viscoelastic and air can be different (see page 1646)

Injection of air or viscoelastic during deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty often do not separate tissue in …

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