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Early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have a high prevalence in elderly patients but may be differentiated by medical or environmental factors, eg, hypertension, geographic area, or antioxidant agents. Because nuclear sclerotic cataract is associated with AMD both aging changes may share a common pathogenesis. The genetic predisposition for(More)
The present paper reports on the technique and results of conjunctiva/limbus transplantation in 13 eyes with primary or cicatricial pterygium (12 cases and 1 case, respectively). In all cases the pterygia were located nasally. The operation was performed by bare sclera excision, covered with a free graft from the superotemporal conjunctiva and limbus. After(More)
AIM To report promoted healing of acute ulcerative and necrotising herpetic keratitis after amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT). METHODS Retrospective, non-comparative case series of seven patients with acute ulcerative and necrotising herpetic stromal keratitis. Single or multilayer AMT with epithelial side facing up was performed. The main outcome(More)
To compare orbital floor triamcinolone acetonide and oral prednisolone in cataract surgery in patients with chronic non-infectious uveitis with regard to visual outcome, postoperative inflammation and macular edema. Monocentric prospective randomized clinical trial with 40 eyes included. Patients underwent phacoemulsification with intraocular acrylic(More)
Mega-aneurysms of saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) to coronary arteries are rare complications of bypass surgery. We report the development of superior vena cava syndrome secondary to an SVG mega-aneurysm with concomitant fistulous communication to the right atrium. Successful treatment was achieved by coil embolization and chronic anticoagulation.
AIM To evaluate the success rates of transscleral diode cyclophotocoagulation (TD-CPC) for secondary glaucoma in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as primary surgical treatment. METHODS Retrospective chart review of 12 paediatric patients with JIA associated uveitis and secondary open angle glaucoma. RESULTS 21 eyes of the 12 patients(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effect of intravitreal and orbital floor triamcinolone acetonide (TA) on macular edema, visual outcome, and course of postoperative inflammation after cataract surgery in uveitis patients. DESIGN Prospective, randomized clinical trial. METHODS Monocenter study (40 patients) with chronic endogenous uveitis who underwent(More)
PURPOSE To compare the complications and outcomes of implantation of a foldable intraocular lens (IOL) through a clear corneal incision and implantation of a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) IOL through a scleral incision in combined phacoemulsification and pars plana vitrectomy. SETTING Departments of Ophthalmology, St. Franziskus Hospital, Muenster, Eye(More)
OBJECTIVE An attempt has been made to evaluate transient anterior chamber haemorrhage after canaloplasty. METHOD In the period from November 2008 to October 2009 a total of 21 eyes in 17 patients underwent canaloplasty for primary open angle glaucoma in our clinic. At the end of surgery all eyes left the surgical table with an intraocular pressure (IOP)(More)
The aim of this study was to examine long-term changes of laser flare (LF) after trabeculectomy (TE) and transscleral diode cyclophotocoagulation (TDCPC) in patients with uveitic secondary glaucoma. Retrospective, single-center analysis. Overall, 40 TE (mean follow-up 21.1 months) and 68 TDCPC (mean follow-up 21.8 months, P = 0.38) procedures were(More)