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The purpose of the present paper was to analyze the efficiency of an abbreviated, albeit objective posturographic test as an indicator of fatigue. Posturography was measured in 10 healthy adults (age 18-33 years, male/female 7/3). Baseline posturographic measurements were taken for each subject. Later, a shorter (3-min) posturographic test was administered(More)
PURPOSE To compare measurements of anterior chamber depth (ACD) and corneal curvature obtained with the Pentacam to other commonly used devices. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial. METHODS Measurements of ACD and keratometry were prospectively obtained in 22 eyes of 11 subjects with the Pentacam compared with measurements of the ultrasound(More)
PURPOSE To determine the changing prevalence of myopia during the years 1990 through 2002 among the 16- to 22-year age group and identify possible risk factors. METHODS A retrospective study, based on 13 repeated prevalence surveys conducted over a 13-year period. The study subjects were all Israeli nationals belonging to the 16- to 22-year age group from(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the changes in corneal shape after pars plana vitrectomy, encircling buckling surgery, and a combination of the 2 procedures. SETTING Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zrifin, and Goldshlager Eye Institute, Tel Hashomer, Israel. METHODS In a prospective clinical study, 61 eyes of 61 patients were assigned to 1 of 3 groups based on the(More)
BACKGROUND Fatigue is one of the main causes for accidents in transportation. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of a short objective posturographic test as an indicator of fatigue due to sleep deprivation. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficiency of a short objective posturographic test as an indicator of fatigue due to sleep deprivation. (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the clinical experience with methotrexate as a first-line corticosteroid-sparing drug in patients with resistant ocular inflammation. METHODS We retrospectively studied 39 consecutive patients with uveitis (n = 36) or scleritis (n = 3) who were treated with methotrexate following inadequate control with corticosteroids lasting five(More)
PURPOSE To assess the intraoperator repeatability and interoperator reproducibility of central corneal thickness measurements by the Pentacam Scheimpflug imaging system (Oculus) and the optical low-coherence reflectometer (OLCR) pachymeter (Haag-Streit) and to compare them with those of ultrasound (US) pachymetry. SETTING Assaf Harofe Medical Center(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical presentation and clinical course of shaken baby syndrome (SBS) with normal cranial computerized tomography (CT) on admission and to suggest further diagnostic procedures in such circumstances. METHODS Using a worldwide listserv designed to facilitate discussion in the field of child abuse and neglect, we solicited(More)
PURPOSE To assess changes in biomechanical properties of human cornea after treatment of keratoconus with UV-A-riboflavin corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). DESIGN Single-center, prospective, interventional study. METHODS Ten eyes of 10 patients aged 26.5 +/- 5.7 (mean +/- SD) years with progressive keratoconus were treated with UV-A-riboflavin CXL(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to describe the unique characteristics of children diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome (SBS) despite the absence of intracranial hemorrhage on cranial computerized tomography (CT) on hospital admission. METHODS Using an international e-mail-based listserv for professionals with an interest in child abuse, we identified and reviewed the(More)