B K Blumer

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Prostaglandins have been shown to mediate various manifestations of ocular inflammation. Diclofenac and indomethacin are thought to inhibit cyclooxygenase, an enzyme necessary for prostaglandin biosynthesis. The anti-inflammatory effect and subjective tolerance of topical diclofenac 0.1% and indomethacin 0.1% were examined in the postoperative treatment of(More)
PURPOSE To establish the corneal penetration of diclofenac in the presence of gentamicin in patients having cataract surgery. SETTING Kantonsspital Augenklinik, Aarau, and Hôpital Jules Gonin, Lausanne, Switzerland. METHODS Eligible patients having cataract surgery (39 women, 30 men) were treated with 4 drops of diclofenac 0.1%-gentamicin 0.3%(More)
In this article the authors communicate the results of a short-term conservative treatment for lacrimation in infants with presumed dacryostenosis. The results so far are encouraging and in most cases enable probing of the lacrimal duct to be dispensed with. If the patient fails to respond to the treatment the delay thus caused until probing can be(More)
Pseudotumor cerebri is a central nervous disorder with elevated intracranial pressure that is most common among young obese women. It presents with headache, transient visual obscurations and loss of central vision. Papilledema and visual field defects are frequent. Acetazolamid can be used for treatment. If medical treatment is not successful, optic nerve(More)
For more than one hundred years ophthalmologists have been interested in the occurrence of acute blindness in patients with toxemia of pregnancy. In addition to general symptoms of toxemia of pregnancy there are specific symptoms and findings in the visual and cortical pathways. Acute blindness during toxemias of pregnancy can be divided into(More)
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