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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to detect possible etiological factors in the origin of isolated congenital cataracts. METHODS The data set of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities, 1980-2002, contains 111 cases of isolated congenital cataract and 111 matched control pairs without the defect, 37,837 population controls(More)
Low-energy laser (LEL) treatment has been suggested as an effective and safe method to prevent and/or treat oral mucositis induced by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy; however, it has not gained wide acceptance so far. We conducted two clinical trials testing the LEL technique: firstly, as a secondary prevention in patients with various solid tumors treated(More)
The purpose of the study was to reveal the etiological factors in the origin of isolated an/microphthalmia. The dataset of the Hungarian Case–Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities, 1980–2002 containing 56 cases with isolated an/microphthalmia and 22,744 malformed controls with other non-ocular defects from the Hungarian Congenital Abnormality(More)
We studied the possible etiological factors of isolated primary congenital glaucoma (IPCG) using data from the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities, 1980-2002. The study group consisted of 52 cases with IPCG compared to 52 matched control pairs without any defects, and 22,744 malformed controls with non-ocular defects and 37,837(More)
AIMS To attempt the detection of possible etiological factors in the origin of isolated ocular, mainly iris coloboma. METHODS The data set of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities, 1980-2002, was used. Exposure data and family history were based on (1) prospective medical records, (2) retrospective maternal information, and(More)
AIMS To investigate the functional implications of macular soft drusen regression in AMD eyes. METHODS Patients were selected from a large ongoing collection of clinical data at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Phenotyping based on standard colour fundus images was performed according to the system defined by the International Classification for ARM, by certified(More)
BACKGROUND To detect the possible etiological factors in the origin of isolated congenital cataracts. METHOD The data set of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities, 1980-2002, contained 111 cases with isolated congenital cataract and their 111 matched control pairs without defect, 22744 patient controls with other non-ocular(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate maternal age and birth order, in addition socioeconomic status and finally occupational background of mothers who delivered babies with different isolated ocular congenital abnormalities. METHODS The data set of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities, 1980-2002 was used and the evaluation of maternal(More)
AIMS The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence at birth of different ocular congenital abnormalities and to describe their birth characteristics in Hungary. METHODS Two data sets were evaluated: the national-based Hungarian Congenital Abnormality Registry and the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities which include cases(More)