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PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of different doses of intravitreal triamcinolone (IVTA) in treating eyes with refractory diffuse diabetic macular edema (DME) with cystic changes. METHODS Forty-five eyes of 45 patients with diffuse DME were randomized to receive 1, 2, or 4 mg IVTA. Patients were observed for 6 months and changes in(More)
PURPOSE To compare the preferential hyperacuity perimeter (PHP) with an Amsler grid in detection of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS Patients underwent refraction, visual acuity examination, PHP, Amsler grid examination, and macular photography. RESULTS One hundred fifty patients participated in the trial. Of 19 eyes with neovascular AMD,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the risk factors associated with the occurrence and progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR) after phacoemulsification cataract surgery. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel. METHODS The medical charts of 52 eyes of 48 consecutive patients who had phacoemulsification were retrospectively(More)
PURPOSE To compare the results of combined trabeculectomy with phacoemulsification and posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) implantation to those of trabeculectomy alone using mitomycin C (MMC) application intraoperatively in all cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective comparative study of consecutive patients was conducted on two groups: 102 eyes(More)
The hypotensive efficacies of two vasodilators, hydralazine and minoxidil, were assessed as these drugs were used individually in combination with beta-adrenergic blockade and diuretics in 11 hypertensive patients in whom elevated blood pressure had not been adequately controlled previously by other antihypertensive therapy. Control supine blood pressure(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate the postoperative recovery of the anterior segment and the course of diabetic retinopathy following a combined procedure of an extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation and trabeculectomy in diabetic patients with glaucoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of diabetic(More)