Dirk Sandner

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BACKGROUND Keratectasia is one of the most severe complications after refractive laser surgery. Usually penetrating keratoplasty is the treatment of choice to achieve an optical rehabilitation in such cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS We report on a female patient who developed keratectasia in both eyes 4 weeks after LASIK. Due to a severe keratectasia 10(More)
BACKGROUND The high-density silicone oil (Densiron 68), a mixture of F6H8 with silicone oil, seems to be a therapeutic option, at least in selected patients with complex inferior retinal re-detachment, where standard procedures have already failed. In an interventional case series we used Densiron as a primary endotamponade. METHODS Twelve eyes of 12(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect(s) of intravitreally injected ranibizumab on retinal vessel diameter in patients with diabetic macular edema. METHODS Participants of this prospective study were 14 men and 16 women (30 eyes) aged 60 ± 11 years (mean ± standard deviation), all with clinically significant diabetic macular edema. Treatment comprised 3(More)
BACKGROUND An irregular corneal surface compromises IOP measurement by Goldmann applanation tonometry. In such cases accurate measurement without corneal contact would be desirable. The new eyelid tonometer TGDc-01 measures IOP without corneal contact through the eyelid. The aim of the study was to evaluate the accuracy of the eyelid tonometer compared with(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we evaluated the anatomic and functional outcome and intraocular adverse effects after a 3-month endotamponade with Densiron 68, a mixture of F(6)H(8) with silicone oil, in complex inferior re-detachments. METHODS Forty-eight eyes of 48 patients aged 27-82 years with retinal re-detachment due to proliferative vitreoretinopathy(More)
BACKGROUND Recently interferon therapy has become increasingly important in the treatment of viral and malignant diseases. Subsequently, a variety of adverse effects of interferon use has been reported. Ocular complications following interferon therapy include retinal ischaemia with cotton wool spots, retinal haemorrhages, capillary nonperfusion, vasospasm,(More)
BACKGROUND High-density silicone oils are newly developed long-term tamponade agents for the treatment of complicated retinal detachment in the inferior retina. Previous studies describe satisfying anatomical and functional results. In this study we examined the largest cohort so far for a 9-month follow-up and performed a comparison to conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Intravitreal ranibizumab (Lucentis®) is an effective treatment for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Up to now, settlement for this therapy remains quite complex and is handled differently by insurance companies as well as in the different German states. Often applications must be submitted and approved before an injection can be(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the re-injection interval, efficacy and safety of dexamethasone (DEX) intravitreal implant 0.7 mg in the treatment of macular oedema (ME) due to retinal vein occlusion (RVO) in Germany in 2009-2012. METHODS Retrospective, multicentre, anonymised observational study of data collected from the first DEX implant 0.7 mg(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the reasons for endoleaks after transluminal infrarenal abdominal aneurysm management and the potential for transluminal interventions in subsequent management. METHODS Prospective analysis of 50 consecutive patients undergoing endovascular aneurysm repair at a single institution with Stentor and Vanguard grafts from March 1995 to(More)