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AIM To assess the effectiveness of transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) for the treatment of classic and occult choroidal neovascularisation (CNV). METHOD In a retrospective, case selected, open label trial 44 eyes of 42 patients with CNV secondary to age related macular degeneration (ARMD) were studied. 44 eyes with angiographically defined CNV were(More)
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND The idiopathic full-thickness macular hole (IFTMH) is an important cause of poor vision in the elderly affecting predominantly women over the age of 60 years. While it is accepted that vitreoretinal traction is an important local factor in the development of IFTMH, the underlying cause is not known. The aim of this study was to identify(More)
A pilot study has been carried out to investigate the clinical use of an infrared diode laser in the treatment of a number of retinal vascular conditions. A hand-held device was employed initially and subsequently a further prototype was developed for use in conjunction with a standard slit lamp microscope. Thirty-three eyes in thirty patients were treated(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of drainage of premacular subhyaloid hemorrhage into the vitreous with an Nd:YAG laser in a large series of patients with long-term follow-up. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted on 21 eyes with a circumscribed premacular subhyaloid hemorrhage of various causes. These eyes were treated with a pulsed Nd:YAG(More)
We have undertaken a retrospective review of samples of case records from patients undergoing cataract surgery at St Thomas's Hospital over the years of the introduction of new extracapsular techniques and the widespread use of intraocular lens implants. We found no significant change in the proportion of patients achieving a corrected visual acuity of(More)
Peribulbar anaesthesia has been recommended as a safer alternative to retrobulbar anaesthesia. We report a case of perforation of the globe sustained during peribulbar anaesthesia which resulted in blindness. Orbital injections are potentially dangerous, be they peribulbar or retrobulbar. To minimise the risk, short, blunt needles are advocated for the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To report the outcome of patients 28 months following treatment with transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT) for classic and occult choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration. PATIENTS AND METHODS A nonrandomized pilot trial of 36 eyes of 33 patients was performed. Eyes with angiographically(More)
BACKGROUND Initial studies of laser trabeculoplasty using infrared energy (810 nm) emitted by diode semi-conductor lasers have been encouraging. A 2-year study of diode laser trabeculoplasty (DLT) in the control of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and ocular hypertension has been completed. METHODS Patients with uncontrolled POAG or ocular hypertension(More)
The aim of this double-blind randomised prospective study was to assess the effect of subconjunctival Betnesol (betamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1%) on the recovery of the blood aqueous barrier (BAB) following cataract surgery in uncomplicated eyes. Twenty patients [10 male, mean age 71.4 (SD 12.7) years] admitted for routine cataract surgery were(More)
BACKGROUND Diode laser trabeculoplasty (DLT) has a similar hypotensive action to argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT). However, anterior chamber inflammatory response and laser-induced discomfort are less pronounced with DLT. The authors compared the breakdown of the blood-aqueous barrier after DLT and ALT over the time course of 1 week and the hypotensive(More)