Christopher Hodge

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PURPOSE To evaluate the prevalence of nocturnal oxygen desaturation and sleep-disordered breathing symptoms within a glaucoma population. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and twelve subjects (glaucoma=52, control=60) aged between 45 and 80 years were recruited for the study. Clinical assessment included overnight ambulatory pulse oximetry monitoring and(More)
BACKGROUND The complex oral health problems of nursing home residents have been well documented. However, the influences on residents' oral health status, including opinions and experiences of dental professionals and nursing home staff, have not yet been adequately investigated. METHODS The baseline questionnaire component of this longitudinal study was(More)
BACKGROUND The twenty-first century will see the evolution of a population of dentate older Australians with dental needs very different from those of older adults in past years. This study provided comprehensive information concerning oral disease prevalence in older South Australian nursing home residents. METHODS This paper presents cross-sectional(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to correct refractive error following cataract surgery. SETTING The Eye Institute, Sydney, Australia. METHODS This retrospective study reviewed 23 eyes (19 patients; 10 female, 9 male) treated with LASIK for refractive error following cataract surgery. The Summit Apex(More)
UNLABELLED We report intraoperative capsular block syndrome occuring during the first 50 femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgeries performed in our facility. Two patients had uneventful combined laser fragmentation, capsulotomy, and corneal incision procedures. In both cases, following transfer to the operating room and manual removal of the laser-cut(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the surgical outcomes and safety of femtosecond (FS) laser cataract surgery (LCS) with greater surgeon experience, modified techniques, and improved technology. DESIGN Prospective, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Fifteen hundred consecutive eyes undergoing FS laser cataract and refractive lens exchange surgery in a single(More)
Patterns of blood flow were examined in the surface vessels of the surgically exposed brain by intracarotid injection of 1% fluorescein and rapid serial photographs timed by a photo-cell signal. Matching colour filters were used for black and white or Ektachrome film.As developed in cats and monkeys, and applied in five patients during craniotomy, the(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The introduction of the femtosecond laser to the field of cataract surgery offers many potential benefits. The femtosecond laser is able to perform three important steps in cataract surgery: capsulotomy, lens fragmentation and corneal incisions. Although evidence in support of its efficacy is accumulating, there is a surgical learning(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the intraoperative complications and to evaluate the learning curve with femtosecond laser cataract surgery. DESIGN Prospective, consecutive cohort study. PARTICIPANTS The first 200 eyes undergoing femtosecond laser cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange in a single center. METHODS The initial 200 eyes undergoing cataract(More)