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PURPOSE In this retrospective study, the visual outcomes and postoperative complications after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) in the fellow eye were compared. The patient's satisfaction was evaluated. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 10 patients, who underwent DSAEK in(More)
OBJECTIVES DWI and dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MR imaging are techniques that allow insight to tumor vascularity and cellularity. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of multiparametric MRI (mp-MRI) in distinguishing benign from malignant orbital masses using standard anatomic imaging (sAI), DWI and DCE. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective IRB(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical outcome and higher-order aberrations (HOAs) after 1.4-mm biaxial microincision cataract surgery (B-MICS) and implantation of a new aspheric intraocular lens (IOL). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 157 eyes of 106 patients were enrolled in this prospective, single-center study. The B-MICS (1.4(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the indications, visual outcomes, and complication rate after implantation of a posterior chamber iris-claw aphakic intraocular lens (IOL). SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, University Medicine Charité Berlin, Berlin, Germany. DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS Eyes without adequate capsule support had posterior chamber(More)
Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) is still the most frequent complication of cataract surgery. A variety of studies has led to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of PCO, and strategies of molecular biology have produced new therapeutic options, such as immunological techniques or gene therapeutic approaches. Surgical strategies and intra-ocular(More)
Topical corticosteroids, although effective in the treatment of ocular immune-mediated diseases, are well known for their ocular side-effects. Not surprisingly, a variety of alternative immunomodulatory agents have been tested for topical use including cyclosporin A (CsA), mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), tacrolimus (FK506), rapamycin (sirolimus) and(More)
PURPOSE To present the first case of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in a Wegener's granulomatosis patient on systemic cyclosporine A (CsA) therapy. METHODS A 41-year-old patient was treated with systemic CsA for c-ANCA positive Wegener's granulomatosis. Four weeks later he presented with blurred vision and a retinitis was diagnosed in the right eye.(More)
PURPOSE To compare the visual outcomes and postoperative complications in patients undergoing penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in 1 eye followed by Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) in their fellow eye. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 11 patients, who underwent a PKP procedure first in 1 eye and then a DMEK surgery in their fellow eye,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate clinical outcomes and complications after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) in a child. METHODS A 12-year-old boy with Kearns-Sayre syndrome (chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, cardiac conduction block, and pigmentary retinal degeneration) and corneal endothelial dysfunction was successfully treated with(More)
PURPOSE Generally, high-resolution MRI of the eye is performed with small loop surface coils. The purpose of this phantom and patient study was to investigate the influence of magnetic field strength and receiver coils on image quality in ocular MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS The eyeball and the complex geometry of the facial bone were simulated by a skull(More)