Brendan J T Vote

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OBJECTIVE To compare effective phacoemulsification time after femtosecond laser pretreatment with conventional phacoemulsification and the associated effect on visual outcomes and endothelial cell loss. DESIGN Prospective, consecutive, single-surgeon case-control study. CONTROLS Controls underwent phacoemulsification cataract extraction plus insertion(More)
BACKGROUND The authors present a clinicopathological report of their initial experience with perfluorohexyloctane (F6H8), a novel semifluorinated liquid fluorocarbon developed as a long-term vitreous substitute. METHODS A retrospective observational review was performed of five patients in whom F6H8 had been used for management of rhegmatogenous retinal(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of anterior capsular tears after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) versus phacoemulsification cataract surgery (PCS) and to assess the ultrastructural features of anterior capsulotomy specimens (FLACS and PCS) using electron microscopy. DESIGN Prospective, multicenter, comparative cohort case series. (More)
PURPOSE To compare the intraoperative complications and safety of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery. SETTING Single center. DESIGN Prospective consecutive comparative cohort case series. METHODS Eyes had femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (study group) or phacoemulsification(More)
The effective early application of a cyanoacrylate glue corneal patch can aid in the management of small corneal perforations, corneal melts and wound leaks. Their use gives improved visual outcomes with reduced enucleation rates (6% vs 19%). It may also avoid the need for tectonic penetrating keratoplasty. Cyanoacrylate glue prevents re-epithelialization(More)
PURPOSE To examine patient outcomes from golf-related ocular injuries. METHODS A retrospective case review was undertaken of subjects with golf-related ocular injuries treated at the Auckland and Waikato Hospitals during the 5-year period from 1997 to 2002. RESULTS Of 11 injuries treated in the 5-year period, five of the subjects incurred globe rupture(More)
Herein an unusual case of Wegener's granulomatosis with a painless, bulbar-conjunctival ulcer in the right eye is reported. Rapid disease progression occurred with central retinal artery occlusion in the fellow eye. Biopsy of the diseased conjunctiva confirmed the clinical diagnosis. The clinical and histopathological findings are discussed.
PURPOSE To undertake safety testing of infracyanine green (IFCG) in a cell culture model. METHODS Experiments were undertaken in a cell culture model used previously to perform safety testing of indocyanine green (ICG). Human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and Müller cells were exposed to IFCG for 5 minutes, over a range of concentrations up to 0.5%.(More)
Sympathetic ophthalmia is a rare and potentially visually devastating bilateral panuveitis, typically following non-surgical penetrating injury to one eye. Three patients are presented where sympathetic ophthalmia developed after repeated vitreoretinal surgery. Prompt and effective management with systemic immunosuppressive agents permitted control of their(More)