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PURPOSE To describe trends and outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in a large Asian tertiary eye center. METHODS Retrospective review of 1,530 eyes with primary retinal detachment between 2005 and 2011 managed at the Singapore National Eye Center by one of the following: scleral buckling (SB), pars plana(More)
The bioefficacy of nine commercial formulations of temephos against Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus larvae were evaluated in the laboratory. WHO larval bioassay with operational dosage of temephos at 1 mg/L was performed. The larval mortality was recorded every 5 minutes until complete mortality was achieved. All formulations of(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to describe the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in a multi-ethnic diabetic patient cohort referred for retinal evaluation from a nationwide diabetic retinopathy screening programme in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven hundred and forty-two patients, aged 21 to 95, referred for suspected(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of intraocular injections of bevacizumab for neovascularisation of the iris and neovascular glaucoma. CLINICAL PICTURE Three patients with neovascularisation of the iris due to various causes were recruited. TREATMENT Patients were treated with intraocular bevacizumab. OUTCOME(More)
This article describes nine Chinese patients with Bietti's crystalline dystrophy, including two families, one consisting of three siblings and the other a pair of sisters. All patients had the classic refractile deposits located in all layers of the retina, with varying degrees of pigment epithelium atrophy. However, paralimbal crystals were not seen in the(More)
Nine eyes of 7 patients with endogenous Klebsiella endophthalmitis are presented. Five patients were diabetic and 4 had sepsis arising from the hepatobiliary system, one from the urinary tract and another from the lung. The most classical sign of pupillary hypopyon was present in 5 eyes. Five eyes were initially misdiagnosed and treated as inflammatory(More)
INTRODUCTION Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the developed western world, accounting for approximately 50% of all cases of registered blindness. The rising prevalence of this disease in Asia seems to parallel the same trend in the developed world. Because of the socio-economic impact of this disorder,(More)
PURPOSE To compare visual outcomes between pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with or without scleral buckling (SB) and SB alone in the management of uncomplicated macula-off primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. METHODS Case-control study of 723 patients with uncomplicated macula-off primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment seen at the Singapore National(More)
PURPOSE To describe the anatomic and functional outcomes in a cohort of subjects undergoing vitrectomy for retinal detachment (RD) resulting from myopic macular hole (MH) and to analyze the prognostic and surgical factors predicting retinal reattachment and MH closure. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS All patients who underwent vitrectomy(More)
Bee stings of the eye are not uncommon. Quite a few clinical case reports have documented the various ocular reactions to the venom of the bee stings, which may range from mild conjunctivitis to sudden loss of vision. This report presents 2 patients who suffered bee stings to the cornea and their different outcomes. The properties of bee venom as well as(More)