Annabel C Y Chew

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) is increasingly gaining popularity as an effective alternative to traditional penetrating keratoplasty for the treatment of endothelial diseases. However, new complications such as donor graft dislocation are seen after DSAEK. Surface venting incisions have been advocated to(More)
PURPOSE Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) using Anwar's big-bubble technique is contraindicated in cases of previous hydrops because of the risk of Descemet membrane (DM) rupture at the hydrops scar. Improved manual lamellar dissection techniques down to the deepest stromal layers now enable manual DALK surgery for previous hydrops with the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate longitudinal changes in corneal sensitivity, tear function, and corneal staining in patients who underwent laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) using two different femtosecond lasers. METHODS In a prospective, randomized clinical trial, contralateral eyes of 45 patients underwent flap creation by either VisuMax or IntraLase™(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of intracameral injection of fibrin tissue sealant on the anterior segment structures in a rabbit model. METHODS One eye of 10 rabbits received an intracameral injection of fibrin tissue sealant with a thrombin concentration of 500 IU (TISSEEL), and the fellow eye received an intracameral injection of balanced salt(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to provide an update of significant cornea literature published in the past 1 year. DESIGN This was a literature review. METHODS The authors conducted a 1-year English-language literature search on PubMed, from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012, using the following terms: corneal transplantation, anterior(More)
BACKGROUND The CorneaL GrAft Thickness Evaluation (COLGATE) system was recently developed to facilitate the evaluation of corneal graft thickness from OCT images. Graft thickness measurement can be a surrogate indicator for detecting graft failure or success. The purpose of this study was to determine the reproducibility of the COLGATE system in measuring(More)
Purpose. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of a mechanical device, the P-chute, in corneal endothelium preservation during phacoemulsification in a rabbit model. Methods. Twenty-four rabbits were randomly assigned into 2 groups. One eye of each rabbit underwent phacoemulsification that simulated the removal of a dense nucleus, with or without the(More)
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