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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
PURPOSE To assess the possible damage to ocular tissues during treatment of keratoconus with UV-A-riboflavin corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). DESIGN Single center, prospective, interventional study. METHODS Fourteen eyes of 14 patients aged 28.2 ± 5.9 (mean ± SD) years with progressive keratoconus were treated with UV-A-riboflavin CXL. Corneal(More)
PURPOSE To study the distribution of ocular higher-order aberrations (HOAs) in a myopic population and to assess the repeatability of HOA measurements determined by a commercially available skiascopic wavefront sensor. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel. METHODS Ocular HOAs were examined 3 times across a(More)
PURPOSE To describe the antibacterial activity of treatment with riboflavin and ultraviolet A light (UVA) in cases of severe infectious keratitis. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of an interventional case series in which 6 eyes of 6 patients with severe infectious keratitis, all of whom were refractive to multidrug conventional therapy,(More)