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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the appearance of the optic nerve head and lamina cribrosa in patients with glaucoma using spectral/Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and to test for a correlation between lamina cribrosa thickness measured on SD-OCT images and visual field loss. DESIGN Observational case series. PARTICIPANTS We evaluated 52 eyes(More)
PURPOSE To detect the prognostic factors associated with initial reattachment after primary pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with gas tamponade for retinal detachment attributable to macular hole (MHRD). DESIGN Retrospective, multicenter, interventional case series. METHODS This study included 49 eyes of 48 patients with MHRD in high myopia (axial length(More)
PURPOSE To determine the pre-treatment ocular factors significantly associated with the visual outcome 24 months after intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) for myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV). METHODS A total of 23 eyes of 23 patients with mCNV were treated with IVB followed by as needed therapy. The efficacy of IVB was evaluated by the(More)
PURPOSE To seek an association in Japanese individuals between the CFH polymorphisms Y402H and I62V and the ARMS2 polymorphism A69S and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or its three subtypes: typical (t)AMD, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), and retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP). METHODS The three polymorphisms were genotyped in a(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the mechanical durability of a zirconia/alumina nanocomposite stabilized with cerium oxide (Ce-TZP/Al(2)O(3) nanocomposite) in comparison to yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (Y-TZP) and discuss its application on ceramic dental restorations. The disk-shaped specimens of both materials were(More)
PURPOSE To assess detached macula in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment by using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS This retrospective study included 15 eyes of 15 patients with macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and 16 eyes of 16 patients with acute central serous chorioretinopathy. These patients were examined with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defects on fundus photographs with circumpapillary RNFL (cpRNFL) thinning or disruption on images obtained by speckle-noise-reduced spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (enhanced SD OCT), single-scan SD OCT, and single-scan time-domain OCT (TD OCT). DESIGN Retrospective, comparative case(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the three-dimensional (3D), spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (3D,SD-OCT) imaging of the macular retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in eyes with glaucoma. METHODS The study included 38 eyes of 38 patients with glaucoma and 38 normal eyes of 38 volunteers. With a 3D raster scan SD-OCT protocol, 512 × 128 axial scans(More)
IMPORTANCE Paravascular retinal abnormalities are common in highly myopic eyes. However, affected areas may be underestimated, and the pathogenesis and effects on retinal function remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To prospectively investigate the characteristics and pathogenesis of paravascular inner retinal defects (PIRDs). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS(More)
PURPOSE To study the clinical characteristics of tears of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). METHODS The authors report eight eyes of eight patients with PCV that had tears of the RPE. These were examined with angiography and tomography. RESULTS Eight eyes of eight patients (seven men and one(More)