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A retrospective study of the effects of silicone oil removal was carried out on 85 patients who had undergone pars plana vitrectomy and silicone oil exchange for giant retinal tears or proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Silicone oil was removed either as part of the treatment of anterior segment complications such as glaucoma and keratopathy (25 patients) or(More)
Although laser panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy is known to cause peripheral field constriction, the risks of failing the UK driving field test following treatment are currently unclear as the small number of previous studies have conflicting results. Following PRP using only argon laser with a 500 microns spot size,(More)
PURPOSE To compare tritan contrast threshold (TCT) with fundus photography in screening for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy (STDR), before significant visual loss. DESIGN Prospective, comparative study. METHODS A total of 510 consenting diabetic patients attending a hospital-based photographic screening clinic were recruited over a 2-year period.(More)
PURPOSE The number of very elderly patients waiting for cataract surgery is predicted to increase. The aim of our study was to determine the clinical outcome following cataract surgery in this age group. METHODS In this retrospective study, patients aged 96 years and above, who underwent cataract surgery between June 1993 and January 2001, were(More)
A major disadvantage of nylon sutures is the need to remove them post-operatively to prevent suture fracture and irritation. Mersilene (polyester) sutures do not hydrolyse or disintegrate and are in theory superior to nylon. Fifty-two consecutive patients were examined an average of 3 years after uncomplicated extracapsular cataract extraction with corneal(More)
Sixty-four eyes of 57 elderly patients with pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs) were studied with the aim of describing their morphological features and identifying prognostic factors. They were classified into four groups according to the following characteristics: early fluorescence, late fluorescence, shallow detachment with limited fluorescence(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the anatomical and visual outcomes of patients managed by macular hole surgery with adjunctive use of autologous platelets at Sussex Eye Hospital, UK. METHODS A retrospective non-comparative consecutive interventional case series was conducted. Standard macular hole vitrectomy surgery was combined with autologous platelets. No other(More)
Forty six patients with paramacular retinal telangiectasis were reviewed; unilateral telangiectasis was present in 26 and bilateral disease was present in 20. Patients with unilateral macular telangiectasis had the more extensive vascular involvement associated with exudation and were more likely to have peripheral telangiectasis. Bilateral macular(More)