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OBJECTIVE We present a prospective, non-comparative case series study of 126 consecutive diode laser-assisted transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy (TCL-DCR) procedures on 122 patients. We analyzed success rate, procedure time and amount of laser energy needed for a 5 mm osteotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and twenty-two patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To compare the histopathological changes in the human trabecular meshwork after low power argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) with a Q-switched, frequency-doubled, neodymium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS In gonioscopically normal trabecular(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Deep coagulation of skin collagen by Er:YAG laser repetitive pulses has been predicted by previous theoretical models and later demonstrated on animal skin. The goal of this study was to determine the effect of repetitive Er:YAG laser pulses on human skin and its response to this treatment. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Lid(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of a broad spectrum of human papillomavirus (HPV) types in conjunctival papillomas and a possible difference in clinical and histopathological presentation of HPV-positive and HPV-negative papillomas. METHODS Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded papilloma tissue specimens obtained from 25 patients were analysed using six(More)
Pre-existing scleral pathology is an important risk factor for globe rupture during scleral buckling procedures. We report here, the surgical management of an unexpected scleral pathology found at the scleral buckling procedure in a retinal detachment patient. A 77-year-old white female with retinal detachment underwent a scleral buckling procedure. The(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate glaucoma onset and progression after implantation of Boston Keratoprostheses (B-KPro) and the role of glaucoma surgery. METHODS Records of patients with B-KPro implantation during 2004 to 2009 were reviewed. Parameters relevant to B-KPro surgery and glaucoma status were recorded. The data were analyzed in 5(More)
PURPOSE To establish a murine model for keratoprosthesis. METHODS A miniature keratoprosthesis (m-KPro) device was created consisting of a poly[methyl methacrylate] front part and a titanium back plate, designed after the Boston KPro, which is in widespread clinical use. BALB/c mice were used and a 2 mm in diameter donor cornea was punched out. After 2-mm(More)
SUMMARY Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) is the most common visually disabling consequence of modern cataract surgery and has important medical, social and economic implications 1. The reported incidence of PCO varies widely. Analysis of multiple reports has found the visually significant PCO rate overall to be approximately 28% at 5 years 2. At(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of postoperative instillation of Mitomycin C eye drops in patients with recurrent pterygium. METHODS Between October 1993 and November 1994, we operated 12 patients with recurrent pterygium using the conjunctival autografting technique, and after the operation patients instilled(More)
INTRODUCTION Choroidal melanoma is the most common primary malignancy of the eye, which frequently metastasizes. The Cancer Registry of Slovenia reported the incidence of choroid melanoma from 1983 to 2009 as stable, at 7.8 cases/million for men and 7.4/million for women. The aim of the retrospective study was to determinate the prognostic factors of(More)