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Substance abuse and dependence (alcohol and drugs) are behavioral disorders and treatable medical diseases. There is growing concern in the medical community for physicians impaired by these diseases. The Missouri Physicians Health Program has been established to help impaired physicians return to healthy personal and professional lives. This confidential(More)
PURPOSE To study the possible association between clear corneal incision with or without placement of a suture during cataract extraction and postoperative endophthalmitis. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative, case-controlled study. METHODS Thirty-eight patients treated for culture-positive, acute post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis, and 371 randomly(More)
PURPOSE We report two cases in which retained nuclear fragments in the anterior chamber after phacoemulsification and posterior chamber lens implant resulted in intraocular complications. METHODS Case reports. RESULTS In two eyes of two patients, retained nuclear fragments resulted in minimal anterior chamber reaction but substantial corneal edema and(More)
In a retrospective study of 82 cases of endophthalmitis treated between 1976 and 1982 at Barnes Hospital-Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 51 (62%) cases were culture-proven. Forty-nine (60%) were associated with cataract extraction, 16 cases (20%) were associated with trauma, and 17 cases (20%) were associated with other events. Sixty-four(More)
Vision testing in ancient times was as important as it is today. The predominant vision testing in some cultures was the recognition and identification of constellations and celestial bodies of the night sky. A common ancient naked eye test used the double star of the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major or the Big Bear. The second star from the end(More)
Substance abuse and dependence (alcohol and drugs) are behavioral disorders and treatable medical diseases. Early intervention followed by appropriate treatment can often help return physicians to healthy personal and professional lives. Current scientific evidence suggests the prevalence of substance abuse or dependence among the medical profession over a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of culture-positive endophthalmitis after cataract surgery in an ambulatory surgery center and to analyze the effect of a specific preoperative antibiotic regimen in reducing the incidence of endophthalmitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS The medical records of 30,870 consecutive eyes undergoing cataract(More)
Substance abuse and dependence (alcohol and drugs) are behavioral disorders and treatable medical diseases. There is growing concern in the medical community for physicians impaired by these diseases. The Missouri Physicians' Health Program has been established to help impaired physicians return to healthy personal and professional lives. This confidential(More)