Albert Galand

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AIMS/BACKGROUND Posterior capsular opacification is the most common postoperative complication of extracapsular cataract surgery. The purpose of this study was to attempt to inhibit this secondary cataract formation by using mitomycin (an antimitotic drug). METHODS A solution containing mitomycin was used to perform hydrodissection (with a 5 minute pause)(More)
We report on a syndrome of progressive joint stiffness, glaucoma, and lens dislocation observed in three generations and compare it with two previous records of short stature, lens ectopia, and articular limitation. This family confirms the existence of a dominant Weill-Marchesani-like syndrome. We suggest that it could be related to the Moore-Federman(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and risks of primary posterior capsulorhexis. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Liège, Belgium. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 319 patients with cataracts who had phacoemulsification or manual extracapsular cataract extraction with a simultaneous circular posterior capsulorhexis between(More)
PURPOSE To repair corneal perforation using human fibrin glue (HFG) and amniotic membrane transplant (AMT). METHODS Three patients in whom central corneal perforations, approximately 2 mm in diameter, occurred after ocular or systemic disease were successfully cured using HFG and AMT. The technique consists first of using a high-viscosity sodium(More)
In previous in vitro studies on capsular bags it was shown that, after a sham extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) on human donor eyes, lens epithelial cells (LECs) show, in the short term, a dramatically elevated mitotic activity as compared to that in the intact lens. The long term in vivo proliferation of LECs in human lenses after ECCE and(More)
BACKGROUND A 1 year retrospective analysis of 650 patients, who underwent a posterior capsulorhexis on their intact capsules, was performed to examine the incidence of complications, their aetiologies, and the outcome. METHODS Data were analysed on 32 patients with complicated capsulorhexis for type of surgery, preoperative and postoperative factors, and(More)
PURPOSE To determine if intravitreal injection of triamcinolone is an effective option in treating severe macular oedema unresponsive to other treatments. METHODS Fifteen eyes with severe macular oedema of long duration (9-30 months) were offered intravitreal injection of 4 mg triamcinolone. The visual acuity and anatomic responses were monitored with(More)
Proliferation and migration of lens epithelial cells is at the origin of after-cataract, currently the main side effect of cataract surgery. Extracapsular cataract surgery necessitates opening of the anterior lens capsule and removal of the lens fibres before an intraocular lens can be placed in the cleaned capsular bag. The present study was aimed at(More)
We describe a new method of implantation in the capsular bag. The initial anterior capsulotomy incision is limited to a linear opening from 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock. The nucleus is expressed and the cortical remnants are removed. An implant, specially designed for this technique, is introduced vertically between anterior and posterior capsules and then(More)