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PURPOSE To assess whether a correlation exists between optic nerve fiber layer (NFL) thickness and the retinal or visual pathway function in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients previously affected by optic neuritis. METHODS Fourteen patients with a diagnosis of definite MS were examined. All had been affected by optic neuritis (MSON) with complete recovery(More)
OBJECTIVE [corrected] To correlate the nerve fiber layer (NFL) thickness and the visual function evaluated by electrophysiologic retinal and cortical responses assessed in open-angle glaucoma (OAG) eyes. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Thirty glaucoma patients (mean age, 47.1 +/- 7.15 years; refractive error range, +/- 2 spherical(More)
Various electrophysiological tests have been employed to reveal functional abnormalities at different levels of the visual system in insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients. The aim of our work was to assess, with a comprehensive neurophysiological protocol evaluating the retinal, macular and visual pathways functions, whether and when such(More)
PURPOSE The retinal dysfunction and the delayed visual cortex responses shown by patients affected by glaucoma can be objectively assessed by Pattern Electroretinogram (PERG) and Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) recordings. The present study aims to evaluate the effects of nicergoline on the retinal function and on the visual cortical responses in glaucoma(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to investigate the role of Humphrey Matrix threshold testing in the detection of early functional retinal impairment in subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM1) without any signs of retinal vasculopathy, and to investigate the relationship between both functional and structural retinal parameters and metabolic control. (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of cytidine-5'-diphosphocholine (citicoline) on retinal function and on cortical responses in patients with glaucoma. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Forty patients with open-angle glaucoma were randomly divided into two age-matched groups: citicoline group ([GC] n = 25) and placebo group ([GP] n = 15). (More)
PURPOSE To study pulsatile ocular blood flow (POBF) throughout pregnancy. METHODS We enrolled twenty-seven healthy women in the first trimester of gestation, only ten of which were followed through the second trimester, and fourteen non pregnant healthy women. In each subject we measured POBF with the POBF pneumotonometer (OBF Ltd. UK), IOP, blood(More)
PURPOSE To test whether the high variability observed when measuring pattern electroretinogram (PERG), visual evoked potentials (VEP), and spatial contrast sensitivity (SCS) in eyes with ocular hypertension is associated with variation in nerve fiber layer thickness, as measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS The study involved 32(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and tolerability of a once-daily evening dose of bimatoprost/timolol fixed combination (BTFC) with that of a once-daily evening dose of latanoprost/timolol fixed combination (LTFC) in patients not controlled with prostaglandins analogues monotherapy. METHODS A total of 82 patients on prostaglandin analogues monotherapy were(More)
Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma causes loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and damage to the optic nerve. Although IOP is controlled pharmacologically, no treatment is available to restore retinal and optic nerve function. We evaluated the effects of NGF eye drops in a rat model of glaucoma. We also treated 3 patients with progressive(More)