Joe Ching-Kuang Chou

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OBJECTIVE To determine the distribution of intraocular pressure (IOP) as measured by a noncontact tonometer (NCT) and risk factors responsible for ocular hypertension in elderly Chinese people. DESIGN Population-based study of randomly sampled Chinese people 65 years and older in Shihpai, Taipei, Taiwan. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Participants completed an(More)
Studies using animal models have shown that general anesthetics such as ketamine trigger widespread and robust apoptosis in the infant rodent brain. Recent clinical evidence suggests that the use of general anesthetics on young children (at ages equivalent to those used in rodent studies) can promote learning deficits as they mature. Thus, there is a(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether the presence of glaucomatous optic neuropathy affects the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) after phacoemulsification in postiridotomy eyes with primary narrow angles, and to evaluate the preoperative factors associated with postoperative IOP control in primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). METHODS Patients with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the retrobulbar hemodynamics in patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma (CACG) by using color Doppler imaging (CDI) and to correlate the degree of glaucomatous visual field loss with the hemodynamic parameters. DESIGN Prospective case series. PARTICIPANTS AND CONTROLS Twenty-six Chinese patients with CACG and 26 age-matched and(More)
PURPOSE To determine the retrobulbar hemodynamics in glaucoma patients with different degrees of optic nerve damage. METHODS Color Doppler imaging was performed in 52 patients with controlled primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and in 25 control subjects. Glaucomatous eyes were divided into early and late groups based on the perimetry findings. Peak(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Decreased perfusion or increased vascular resistance of the choroidal vessels had been proposed as the vascular pathogenesis for age related macular degeneration (AMD). This study planned to answer the question whether pulsatile ocular blood flow (POBF) was different in patients with asymmetric exudative AMD between eyes with drusen,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the patterns of visual field defects in patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma (CACG) with varying extent of optic nerve damage. DESIGN Prospective, consecutive, observational case series. PARTICIPANTS One hundred forty-six Asian patients with well-controlled CACG. METHODS Visual field tests were performed using program 24-2(More)
BACKGROUND Glaucoma is a well known complication that arises after congenital cataract surgery. The purpose of this research was to study eyes that manifested glaucoma after congenital cataract surgery and to identify associated factors. METHODS A retrospective review of patients who received cataract surgery before the age of five was conducted. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the effects of latanoprost 0.005% once daily and brimonidine tartrate 0.2% twice daily in patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). DESIGN A randomized, open-label, crossover study. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-eight NTG patients with progressive visual field defects/optic disc excavation, new disc hemorrhage, or field(More)
PURPOSE To identify the differences in risk factors and visual field (VF) changes between juvenile primary open-angle glaucoma (JOAG) and late-onset chronic open-angle glaucoma (COAG). METHODS The demographic and presenting clinical data of 27 JOAG and 30 COAG patients were retrospectively reviewed. Comparisons between the two groups were performed using(More)