Jane Cairns

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Silicone oil was used in combination with vitrectomy to treat 127 cases of complicated retinal detachments. An initial anatomic success in 120 cases (94%) was reduced to 68 (54%) after an average follow-up of 32 months and was attributable to ongoing proliferative vitreo-retinopathy (PVR). The indications for the use of silicone oil were: 1. Retinal(More)
Needle drainage of subretinal fluid with simultaneous observation using the indirect ophthalmoscope has been reported to have a very low complication rate. The technique was evaluated by a prospective clinical trial. The study group consisted of 100 patients undergoing scleral buckling for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment who were randomly assigned to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the retention and removal of silicone oil in the treatment of complicated retinal detachments. METHODS The records of 344 patients (348 eyes) that underwent vitrectomy and silicone oil injection for complicated retinal detachments were abstracted and analysed. The anatomical and functional results,(More)
Foveal microholes are a possible cause of unilateral or bilateral small central visual defects in the absence of other macular pathology. In 18 eyes of 17 patients we noted the following features: small, dark-reddish holes in the centre of the fovea ranging from 50 to 150 micron in size; normal adjacent retinal pigment epithelium and neuroepithelium;(More)
We describe a flexible approach employing vitrectomy, scleral buckling and intraocular tamponading agents in the treatment of giant retinal tears. Intraocular gas without a buckle was used in the 10 least complicated cases. In five eyes we considered a scleral buckle to be necessary in addition to gas tamponade. Silicone oil was selected as the primary(More)
Unrealistic optimism may contribute to risky health practices and to a delay in seeking treatment for medical conditions, as most individuals perceive themselves to be at little risk for various disorders. It is thus an important concept to present to medical students as part of their behavioural sciences training. Social psychological concepts such as(More)
This study investigates the effectiveness of combining vitrectomy, scleral buckling, intraocular microsurgery and liquid silicone injection for the treatment of retinal detachment complicated by proliferative vitreoretinopathy: 48 eyes were treated using these techniques combined. Complete attachment was achieved in 16 eyes (33%), partial attachment in 20(More)