Birthe Stemplewitz

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Several strains of free-living amoebae (FLA) belonging to the genus Acanthamoeba are able to cause a painful sight-threatening disease of the cornea designated as Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). In this case report, a 22-year-old woman, wearer of soft contact lenses, was treated after the initial examination, and follow-up laboratory results led to the(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the need for surgical intervention in Terson's syndrome (TS) and the rate of TS, as well as the effect of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with or without internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling, complications, correlations between TS and sex, and the influence of the severity of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) expressed by Glasgow Coma(More)
PURPOSE The study was performed to analyse the retina of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) for morphological changes compared to healthy controls (HC) using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. METHODS We enrolled 108 patients with idiopathic PD and 165 HC. All study participants underwent(More)
PURPOSE Whether retinal degeneration is part of the degenerative processes in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) is still unclear. This cross-sectional study was undertaken to compare the retinal morphology of patients with PD and healthy controls using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and scanning laser polarimetry (SLP). METHODS(More)
AIMS To investigate the influence of lag time between the onset of central visual acuity loss and surgical intervention of macula-off retinal detachment. METHODS This retrospective case series examined all consecutively treated eyes with primary macula-off retinal detachment at the University Hospital Hamburg (Germany) from February 2010 to February 2015.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term success rates of a multimodal concept for treating functional nasolacrimal duct obstruction (FNLDO) consisting of minimally invasive lacrimal duct surgery and additional treatment of the conjunctiva, the puncta or the lids if necessary. METHODS Clinical outcomes and subjective symptoms of 118(More)
This study was initiated to investigate whether the presence of macular oedema influenced intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation in eyes with epiretinal membrane. The files of patients undergoing combined phacoemulsification were retrospectively reviewed. Two groups were defined according to presence of macular oedema. The main outcome measure was the IOL(More)
PURPOSE The retina has been found affected in Parkinson's disease (PD). It is unclear if this is due to neurodegeneration of local dopamine-dependent retinal cells, a result of central nervous degeneration including the optic nerve or retinal small vessel disease. This study aimed to detect changes of the retinal vasculature in PD patients compared to(More)
Seit 1983 wird korallines Hydroxylapatit als Bulbusersatz verwendet. In unserer Klinik wurden bis Ende 2001 ca. 200 koralline Hydroxylapatitimplantate nach Enukleation und Eviszeration eingesetzt. Das Ziel dieser prospektiven Studie war es, Aussagen zur subjektiven und objektiven Langzeitverträglichkeit und zum postoperativen Verlauf zu treffen. Im Sommer(More)
Rejuvination of the lower lid is a challenging procedure. Lower lid malposition and ectropion are serious postoperative complications. Therefore presurgical assessment of the lower lid function and laxity are a must before performing a blepharoplasty. Lateral canthopexy is an effective procedure to minimise the risk of postsurgical ectropion. Its necessity(More)