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We studied the effect of successful kidney and pancreas transplantation on visual function and diabetic retinopathy in 18 patients with long-term Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus (17 to 38 years) and with advanced proliferative retinopathy. The average age of the patients was 42 years. Prior to transplantation, 5 eyes were in end-stage(More)
AIMS To evaluate the clinical features as well as the visual and anatomical outcome in eyes with magnetic posterior segment foreign bodies, to identify prognostic factors after removal using an electromagnet. METHODS The records of 40 patients with posterior segment foreign bodies were retrospectively reviewed for 6 years (1989-94). Post-traumatic(More)
We report a rare case of a 46-year-old man presenting with a luxation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) with the capsular bag after ocular contusion. Preoperative axial length was 36.58 mm. After trauma, pars plana extraction of the dislocated IOL inside the capsular bag was performed using a forceps. Capsular fibrosis had probably weakened the(More)
PURPOSE To identify the prognostic factors of poor visual outcome (visual acuity < or =6/240) in eyes with intraocular foreign bodies. METHODS The records of 95 consecutive patients were retrospectively reviewed for 6 years (1990-1995). All eyes underwent a primary surgical repair and foreign-body removal (electromagnet or vitrectomy). The mean follow-up(More)
We report a case of bilateral asymptomatic rebeosis iridis related to a bilateral obstruction of the carotid arteries. The iridocorneal angles were closed by a neovascular membrane and intraocular pressures were normal within both eyes (normotensive neovascular glaucoma). After left carotid endarterectomy, the increased perfusion of the ciliary body and the(More)
We report an unusual case of nummular keratopathy of the left eye in a 58-year-old woman with active Crohn's disease, presenting colo-anal and joint symptoms. Spontaneously decreased bowel activity and local steroid treatment provided symptom relief and incomplete decrease in volume of subepithelial elevations. We discuss the clinical aspects, the(More)
  • J C Zech
  • 2001
The most frequent cause of intraocular foreign bodies involves a small piece of metal penetrating the eye following a metal-on-metal impact occurring at work. Other metallic foreign bodies resulting from aggression with firearms have become less frequent due to changes in the law. More rarely, intra-ocular foreign bodies may come from explosives have a(More)
PURPOSE We report a retrospective study about vitrectomy in diabetic patients and the analysis of anatomical and functional results after surgery. METHODS We studied 66 eyes of 52 diabetic patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy. Vitrectomy was performed for nonclearing intravitreous hemorrhage in 75% of eyes and for tractional macular retinal(More)