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The Merkel cell and associated neoplasms in the eyelids and periocular region.
Merkel cells are clear oval cells in the epidermis and outer root sheaths of hair follicles, which are probably of epithelial origin, share ultrastructural features with neuroendocrine cells, and areExpand
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Evaluation of LOXL1 gene polymorphisms in exfoliation syndrome and exfoliation glaucoma
Purpose To evaluate genetic susceptibility of lysyl oxidase-like 1 (LOXL1) gene polymorphisms to exfoliation syndrome (XFS) and exfoliation glaucoma (XFG) in a case-control cohort of American andExpand
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Population-based assessment of clinical characteristics predicting outcome of conjunctival melanoma in whites.
PURPOSE To identify the clinical determinants of prognosis and the incidence of malignant conjunctival melanoma in whites. METHODS A nationwide search identified 85 patients in whom primaryExpand
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Microvascular density in predicting survival of patients with choroidal and ciliary body melanoma.
PURPOSE Although malignant uveal melanoma disseminates predominantly hematogenously because of the absence of intraocular lymphatics, consensus about prognostic impact of microvascular density (MVD)Expand
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Evaluating cataract surgery gains by assessing patients' quality of life using the VF-7.
PURPOSE To describe the development and performance of a questionnaire designed to measure functional impairment caused by cataract. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Helsinki University CentralExpand
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Muscle—eye—brain disease: A neuropathological study
A combination of congenital central nervous, ocular and muscular abnormalities is characteristic of muscle—eye—brain disease (MEB), of Fukuyama congenital muscular dystrophy (FCMD), and ofExpand
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Corneal morphology and sensitivity in lattice dystrophy type II (familial amyloidosis, Finnish type).
PURPOSE To describe the corneal abnormalities and to measure different modalities of corneal sensitivity in corneal lattice dystrophy type II (familial amyloidosis, Finnish type, also known asExpand
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Tumor-infiltrating macrophages (CD68(+) cells) and prognosis in malignant uveal melanoma.
PURPOSE To investigate the hypothesis that tumor-infiltrating macrophages contribute to prognosis of uveal melanoma and to study their association with tumor characteristics, especially microvessels.Expand
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Incidence of loss of vision in the healthy eye in amblyopia.
In Finland during the 20-year period 1958-78 35 patients with amblyopia lost the vision of the healthy eye. In more than 50% the cause was traumatic. The incidence of the loss of the healthy eye wasExpand
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Exfoliation syndrome in patients scheduled for cataract surgery
Abstract A series of 305 consecutive patients 30 years of age or older scheduled for cataract surgery was examined to find out the frequency of exfoliation syndrome, the predominant type of cataract,Expand
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