While simple to perform and generally fairly accurate, a recent study has shown that the Van Herick technique for estimating anterior chamber angle depth can be unreliable in some circumstances.
This applies to males and myopes (people with short sight). The other risk factors are when this technique is performed on individuals of Asian and black race.
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As such, it is recommended that when examining people in this demographic, a more reliable test is gonioscopy, especially when performed in a dark room.
One system of grading the anterior chamber angle depth is the Shaffer grading system, as depicted below:
Zovirax® (aciclovir) 3% eye ointment will be discontinued and deleted from the market in February 2019 after GSK ceased manufacturing in the 3rd quarter of 2018.
When existing supplies of Zovirax® (aciclovir) 3% eye ointment are exhausted the following options may be considered:
*Please note that I have made arrangements for the Pharmacy Departments at St John of God Hospital and South West Health Care to ensure they carry stocks of AciVision® for prescribers in Warrnambool. Patients will simply need to present their prescriptions to access the drug. I will be speaking to Pharmacy Departments in Colac and Hamilton soon to ensure this brand of aciclovir is made available. If prescribers have difficulty accessing this drug for their patients, please contact me directly - Dr Vincent Lee.
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