J. van de Peer

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PURPOSE To examine the leading indications for keratoplasty and identify the changing trends in the past 40 years in Israel. METHODS Pathology reports of all penetrating keratoplasties (PKPs) performed at Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital from 1961 to 2000 were reviewed. We evaluated the indications for keratoplasty in each decade between the years 1961(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of radioactive 131I in the management of patients with well differentiated carcinoma of the thyroid. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1965 and 1995, a total of 117 patients with well-differentiated carcinoma of the thyroid underwent either lobectomy or thyroidectomy followed by 100-150 mCi of 131I. RESULTS With a median(More)
Laser irradiation of the eye is a widely used therapeutic measure in various ocular disorders. We investigated in laser-treated rabbits' eyes the changes in prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) levels of the tissue affected by the laser (the retina/choroid) and of its adjacent vitreous over a two-week period. The parameters studied were; PGE2 in vitro production by the(More)
Patients with retinitis pigmentosa, other retinal degenerations and a group of normal volunteers were included in a masked study designed to examine the existence of autoimmune reactions toward retinal antigens and the possible defect in lymphokine production (IL-1, IL-2 and gamma interferon). The results obtained did not show any specific anamnestic(More)
OBJECTIVE Octreotide, a somatostatin analogue, has been shown to prevent angiogenesis in diverse in vitro models. We evaluated its effect on retinal neovascularization in vivo, using a neonatal rat retinopathy model. METHODS We used, on alternating days, hypoxia (10% O2) and hyperoxia (50% O2) during the first 14 days of neonatal rats, to induce retinal(More)
A family pedigree consisting of four uneventful pregnancies and deliveries is described. The 2nd sibling suffered from bilateral anophthalmia while the 4th presented a unilateral microphthalmia. Although the microphthalmia was originally interpreted as a possible manifestation of the same genetic trait expressed as bilateral anophthalmia in the elder(More)