Christopher S. C. Liu

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Posterior Capsule Opacification (PCO) is the most common complication of cataract surgery. At present the only means of treating cataract is by surgical intervention, and this initially restores high visual quality. Unfortunately, PCO develops in a significant proportion of patients to such an extent that a secondary loss of vision occurs. A modern cataract(More)
PURPOSE After intraocular lens (IOL) implant surgery for cataract, cell growth on the posterior capsule is responsible for renewed visual impairment in approximately 30% of patients. The authors have, therefore, developed a human lens capsule system to study this growth in vitro. METHODS Sham cataract surgery, including anterior capsulorhexis, nucleus(More)
The osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP), although described over 40 years ago, remains the keratoprosthesis of choice for end-stage corneal blindness not amenable to penetrating keratoplasty. It is particularly resilient to a hostile environment such as the dry keratinized eye resulting from severe Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid,(More)
AIM To describe the experience of using electron beam tomography (EBT) in imaging of osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) to identify early bone and dentine loss which may threaten the viability of the eye. METHODS Seven patients with an OOKP in one eye underwent EBT. The OOKP lamina dimensions were measured on EBT and compared to the manual measurements(More)
Anterior subcapsular cataracts cause a serious loss of vision and are normally associated with ocular trauma, inflammation or clinical skin conditions. They appear to be accompanied by epithelial cell growth and transdifferentiation where unscheduled production of a number of proteins, including alpha smooth muscle actin (alpha-sma), occurs. Clinical(More)
PURPOSE To establish a time-proven "gold standard" in modified osteoodontokeratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery. METHODS The OOKP is the procedure of choice for restoring sight in patients with corneal blindness caused by end-stage ocular surface disease not amenable to penetrating keratoplasty. Members of the OOKP Study Group met in Rome, Italy in 2001 and(More)
PURPOSE The ocular humors are relatively low in protein, yet cell growth in the human capsular bag still occurs after extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) surgery. This resilient growth gives rise to posterior capsule opacification (PCO) in a significant proportion (30%) of patients. This study compared the ability of human lens cells to proliferate in(More)
AIMS To report the long-term results of osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery in the visual rehabilitation of patients with corneal blindness from end-stage inflammatory ocular surface disease. METHODS A non-comparative retrospective case series of 36 consecutive patients treated at the National OOKP referral centre in Brighton, UK, between(More)
PURPOSE To establish a multidisciplinary surgical program for osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery in Asia and to evaluate efficacy and preliminary safety of this keratoprosthesis in end-stage corneal and ocular surface disease. DESIGN Prospective noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Sixteen adults of Asian ethnic origin, bilaterally blind(More)
INTRODUCTION The inadvertent intra-ocular administration of benzalkonium chloride-preserved hydroxypropyl methylcellulose during cataract surgery at another hospital in 1999 resulted in toxic corneal endothelial injury and profound postoperative corneal oedema as a result of endothelial decompensation. The long-term effect of this adverse event was(More)