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The practice and teaching of low vision rehabilitation (LVR) in all university-based ophthalmology programs is mandated by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for the purposes of accreditation. Although formal training is acquired by most, and in spite of an ever-increasing need for practitioners of LVR, few ophthalmologists across the… (More)
We describe a new method to prevent ocular complications in facial nerve palsy. A device mounted on a spectacle frame senses the blink of the normal eye and closes the lids of the paretic eye by levers which rest on the upper and lower lids. It provides a physiologic replacement of function and prevents corneal exposure.
The classical operations to treat either medial canthal tendon laxity or punctal aversion occurring alone possess drawbacks if they are used to treat these conditions when they occur simultaneously. A simplified procedure is described whereby tissue is removed via a posterior eyelid approach so that the eyelid may be tightened both horizontally and… (More)
I n Canada, motor vehicle collisions with wildlife pose an ongoing concern. Canada's landscape is abundant with national and provincial parks, and many of the highways and roads are surrounded by open wilderness. These areas are frequented by unpredictable animal crossings. Moose–vehicle collisions cause a characteristic pattern of head and neck injuries;… (More)
The position of the eyebrow, which varies from person to person, is an important factor determining the final result of blepharoplasty, ptosis, and other aesthetic surgery. We developed a new instrument for measuring the position of the eyebrow--a clear, curved, plastic face mask with inscribed distance gradations in millimeters and a sliding horizontal… (More)