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BACKGROUND To compare intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements obtained by the Icare ONE rebound tonometer (RTONE) and the Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) in healthy persons and glaucoma patients in a prospective study, and to investigate the influence of central corneal thickness (CCT). METHODS Measurements on 126 right eyes were obtained by three(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and complications of trabeculectomy with a biodegradable implant (ologen implant) vs trabeculectomy using mitomycin C (MMC) in patients with medically uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma in a prospective randomised clinical trial. METHODS In the MMC group (10 patients), trabeculectomy was performed(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of accelerated riboflavin-ultraviolet A-induced corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) (irradiance of 18 mW/cm² for 5 minutes). METHODS In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the charts and anterior segment data of patients after accelerated CXL. Visual, topographic, pachymetry, and(More)
PURPOSE To determine long-term changes in corneal transparency after riboflavin-ultraviolet A-induced corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). METHODS Charts and anterior segment data of patients after CXL for progressive keratoconus were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were examined using the Scheimpflug-based Pentacam corneal densitometry module (Oculus(More)
AIM/BACKGROUND To report a novel technique using biodegradable material to cover exposed glaucoma tube shunts. METHODS A case report of a single patient who underwent drainage tube shunt surgery with the Baerveldt drainage device for intractable glaucoma. Four months post operation the tube became exposed through necrosis of the overlying scleral flap and(More)
BACKGROUND There is little information available about surgical management after failed glaucoma drainage device (GDD) surgery. We present the outcome of capsule excision after failed GDD surgery compared to capsule excision with additional use of a biodegradable implant (Ologen, version 2) as a placeholder. METHODS In an observational comparative case(More)
AIM Biodegradable collagen glycosaminoglycan matrices (CGM) have been introduced to glaucoma filtration surgery in order to prevent scarring of the filtering bleb. In this retrospective case series, we describe a new surgical concept for treating symptomatic ocular hypotony following filtration surgery with mitomycin C by a secondary subconjunctival(More)
PURPOSE To compare intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements obtained by rebound tonometry (Icare PRO tonometer), applanation tonometry (Goldmann and Perkins tonometry), and dynamic contour tonometry in the upright and the supine positions, and to investigate the influence of axial length and central corneal thickness. METHODS Ninety-nine right eyes of 99(More)
BACKGROUND Aqueous flare as determined by laser flare photometry in the anterior chamber is a strong preoperative predictor for proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in patients with primary retinal detachment (RD). We analysed various cytokines in aqueous humour samples in relation to aqueous flare and postoperative PVR incidence in patients with RD. (More)
The actin interaction of coronin 3 has been mainly documented by in vitro experiments. Here, we discuss coronin 3 properties in the light of new structural information and focus on assays that reflect in vivo roles of coronin 3 and its impact on F-actin-associated functions. Using GFP-tagged coronin 3 fusion proteins and RNAi silencing we show that coronin(More)