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The study is designed to determine the relationship between the progress of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration and the activity of the visual cortex examined using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Ten patients with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (9 female and 1 male) with a mean age of 74.7 years (58-85 years) at(More)
Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with silicone oil implantation (SOI) was performed for advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in 110 eyes of 98 diabetic patients. In 77 eyes (70%) it was a primary SOI as part of the initial operation; in 33 eyes (30%) it was a secondary SOI in reoperations. Indications for SOI were traction retinal detachment of the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term results of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and silicone oil implantation (SOI) for giant retinal tears (GT). METHODS PPV with SOI was performed for GT in 50 eyes of 46 patients. Thirty-one eyes (62%) of 27 patients suffered from idiopathic GT. A direct injury of the eye preceded GT in 19 eyes (38%), a contusion in 14 and(More)
The authors evaluate the results of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with intravitreal implantation of silicon oil (ISO) in 19 eyes of 17 patients with gigantic tears of the retina. During the mean observation period of 22 months the operation was successful in 15 of 19 eyes (78%). The retina adhered on the entire surface in 12 eyes (65%), in three eyes (15%)(More)
AIMS Direct angioplasty is an effective treatment for ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The role of very early angioplasty in non-ST-elevation infarction is not known. Thus, a randomized study of first day angiography/angioplasty vs early conservative therapy of evolving myocardial infarction without persistent ST-elevation was conducted. METHODS One(More)
PURPOSE To establish the indications and the long-term results of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in the pediatric population. METHODS PPV was performed in 60 eyes of 57 children, 45 boys and 12 girls, aged from 6 to 15 years. Twenty-nine eyes (48%) suffered from complicated rhegmatogenous or traction retinal detachment (RD) with advanced proliferative(More)
The management of 158 posterior segment intraocular foreign bodies (IOFB) was retrospectively analyzed: transscleral magnet extraction via the pars plana was used for 40 magnetic IOFB, transscleral extraction via the IOFB bed for 35 magnetic and 4 non-magnetic IOFB, pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for 44 magnetic and 32 non-magnetic IOFB, and open-sky(More)