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James is actively engaged in research, evidenced by his regular publications in high impact peer reviewed scientific journals on the topic of novel techniques of corneal transplantation. In addition to running a corneal fellowship programme in which he trains international candidates on a one year programme in the NHS at Southend, he lectures internationally, and runs surgical courses for surgeons around Europe via the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Below is a list of his most recent publications (from the last 12 months):

5-year Outcomes of Converted Mushroom Keratoplasty from Intended DALK Mandate 9mm Diameter DALK as the Optimal Approach to Keratoconus. Myerscough J, Roberts H, Yu A, Bovone C, Busin M. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 July (online ahead of print)

Three-Year Outcomes of Tri-Folded Endothelium-In Descemet Membrane Endothelium Keratoplasty with Pull-Through Technique. Yu A, Myerscough J, Bovone C, Busin M. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 July (online ahead of print)

Initial High-Dose Prophylaxis and Extended Taper for Mushroom Keratoplasty in Vascularized Herpetic Scars.  
Yu AC, Friehmann A, Myerscough J, Socea S, Furiosi L, Giannaccare G, Bovone C, Busin M. 
Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr 27:S0002-9394(20)30184-7.

Donor-to-host transmission of infection: contrasting outcomes of lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty.  
Busin M, Giannaccare G, Myerscough J, Bovone C, Scorcia V, Campos EC.
Transpl Int. 2020 Apr;33(4):462-464. 

Predictors of Bubble Formation and Type Obtained With Pneumatic Dissection During Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty in Keratoconus.  
Scorcia V, Giannaccare G, Lucisano A, Soda M, Scalzo GC, Myerscough J, Pellegrini M, Verdoliva F, Piccoli G, Bovone C, Busin M.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr;212:127-133. 

Successful Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty in Proven Herpetic Endothelial Decompensation Requires Intensive Antiviral Therapy.  
Friehmann A, Myerscough J, Giannaccare G, Mazzoni M, Bovone C, Busin M.
Cornea. 2020 Feb;39(2):196-199. 

Autologous Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty to Eliminate Endothelial Rejection in Eyes at High Risk.  
Myerscough J, Friehmann A, Bovone C, Busin M.
Cornea. 2020 May;39(5):666-668. 

Astigmatism Orientation After Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty for Keratoconus and Its Correlation With Preoperative Peripheral Corneal Astigmatism.  
Elkadim M, Myerscough J, Bovone C, Busin M.
Cornea. 2020 Feb;39(2):192-195. 

A novel blunt dissection technique to treat modified deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK)-associated high astigmatism.  
Elkadim M, Myerscough J, Bovone C, Busin M.
Eye (Lond). 2019 Nov 21. 

Evaluation of the risk factors associated with conversion of intended deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty to penetrating keratoplasty.
Myerscough J, Friehmann A, Bovone C, Mimouni M, Busin M.
Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep 5. pii: bjophthalmol-2019-314352. 

Peripheral Intrastromal Hydration Facilitates Safe, Deep Trephination in Corneas of Irregular Thickness.
Bovone C, Myerscough J, Friehmann A, Elkadim M, Parmeggiani F, Busin M.
Cornea. 2019 Jul 16. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002067. [Epub ahead of print]

Will level 1 evidence trigger a tipping point in endothelial keratoplasty? (Ophthalmology. 2019;126:27-28).
Myerscough J, Busin M.
Ophthalmology. 2019 Aug;126(8):e62-e63. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.03.008. 

Sutureless superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty for recurrent corneal haze after repeat excimer laser surface ablation.
Myerscough J, Bovone C, Thomas PBM, Mimouni M, Aljassar F, Padroni S, Busin M.
Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jul 5. pii: bjophthalmol-2019-314316

 Successful Visualization of a Big Bubble during Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty using Intraoperative OCT.
Myerscough J, Friehmann A, Busin M, Goor D.
Ophthalmology. 2019 Jul;126(7):1062. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2019.03.035. No abstract available. 

Comparison of corneal densitometry between big-bubble and visco-bubble deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty.
Scorcia V, De Luca V, Lucisano A, Bruzzichessi D, Balestrieri M, Soda M, Myerscough J, Busin M.
Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jun 8. pii: bjophthalmol-2018-313509. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-313509. [Epub ahead of print]

Factors Predictive of Double Anterior Chamber Formation Following Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty.
Myerscough J, Bovone C, Mimouni M, Elkadim M, Rimondi E, Busin M.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr 2. pii: S0002-9394(19)30136-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2019.03.026. 

Management of Type 2 Bubble Formed During Big-Bubble Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty.
Myerscough J, Friehmann A, Bovone C, Mimouni M, Busin M.
Cornea. 2019 Jun;38(6):e20. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001940. No abstract available. 

Deep Trephination Allows High Rates of Successful Pneumatic Dissection for DALK Independent of Surgical Experience.
Myerscough J, Bovone C, Scorcia V, Ricci-Filipovic B, Leon P, Mimouni M, Nahum Y, Busin M.
Cornea. 2019 May;38(5):645-647. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001881.

Outcomes of a Modified Technique for Successful Pneumatic Dissection in Pediatric Eyes With Corneal Scars.
Mattioli L, Weiss JS, Spena R, Leon P, Myerscough J, Bovone C, Busin M.
Cornea. 2019 Jul;38(7):825-828. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001924

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