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Phagocytosis, a secondary function of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells essential to sight, was significantly decreased, when measured with latex beads, during persistent rubella virus (RV) infection of human cultured RPE cells. A target for RV in vivo, RPE cells infected with RV (RPE/RV) ingested fewer fluorescent microspheres (26%) than did(More)
PURPOSE To review and evaluate the effects of intravitreal bevacizumab injection (IVB) in centralserous chorioretinopathy (CSC) by meta-analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical controlled studies that evaluated the effect of IVB in CSC were identified through systematic searches of Embase, PubMed, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.(More)
PURPOSE Some patients complain of a foreign body sensation, a burning sensation, or dryness after strabismus surgery. We prospectively investigated the changes in corneal and conjunctival sensitivity, tear film stability, and tear secretion after strabismus surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS Corneal and conjunctival sensitivity were assessed with an(More)
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PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between central visual field (VF) defects and ocular pulse amplitude (OPA) in early normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study included 100 eyes of 100 subjects: 54 NTG patients whose mean deviations were better than -7.00 dB and 46 normal subjects. OPA was measured by dynamic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the changes in blood pressure and intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with and without hypertension after intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) injection. METHODS This study examined 135 (74 nonhypertensive vs. 61 hypertensive) consecutive patients treated with an intravitreal injection of 1.25 mg bevacizumab for retinal vascular(More)
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a rare, autosomal dominant disorder characterized by sensorineural hearing loss, pigmentary disturbances of the skin, hair, and iris, and other developmental defects such as lateral displacement of both medial canthi and lacrimal puncta called dystopia canthorum. While mutations of the PAX3 (paired box) gene have been identified(More)
PURPOSE To compare the topographic features of eyes treated with photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia using two different excimer lasers. METHODS A total of 65 eyes in 39 patients treated with PRK (6.0-mm optical zone) using Technolas 217C and VISX S4 excimer lasers were evaluated retrospectively to determine the size of the topographic ablation(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the effects of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (Avastin; Novartis, Basel, Switzerland) on blood pressure (BP) in the context of ocular vascular pathology. METHODS This study retrospectively examined 135 consecutive patients treated with intravitreal injections of 1.25 mg bevacizumab for retinal vascular disease; there were 61(More)
1. Pe’er J, Hidayat AA. Myxomas of the conjunctiva. Am J Ophthalmol 1986;102:80–86. 2. Grossniklaus HE, Green WR, Luckenbach M, Chan CC. Conjunctival lesions in adults: a clinical and histopathologic review. Cornea 1987;6:78–116. 3. Shields CL, Demirci H, Karatza EC, Shields JA. Clinical survey of 1643 melanocytic and nonmelanocytic conjunctival tumors.(More)