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One hundred seven patients with intraocular pressures (IOPs) between 22 and 28 mmHg with normal visual fields on Goldmann perimetry and without evidence of optic nerve damage were randomly assigned to either a timolol treatment (TT) or a no treatment (NT) arm in a prospective clinical trial. The patients were followed for an average of 56 and 51 months,(More)
To understand the mechanisms of glaucoma in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), anterior segment evaluation is essential. The authors prospectively examined the anterior segment of 27 eyes of 17 premature infants with stages IV and V ROP. Twenty-six eyes received no previous surgery or treatment. Schiøtz and applanation tonometry were performed. Structural(More)
This article reviews the effects of psychotropic medications on the eye. Although some of these effects have been known for years, they have been largely ignored by psychiatrists. The ophthalmologic effects of antidepressants, neuroleptics, benzodiazepines, carbamazepine, and lithium in therapeutic doses and overdose are reviewed and their implications(More)
We analyzed the determinants of serious falls among 489 ambulatory elders aged 65 years and older who received a comprehensive examination at a glaucoma consultation service. For the previous year, at least one fall requiring medical attention or restricted activity was reported by 9.6% (95% confidence interval [CI], 7.0% to 12.2%) of participants. Using(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine medical, ophthalmologic, and demographic predictors of cognitive function scores as measured by the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (TICS), an adaptation of the Folstein Mini-Mental Status Exam. A secondary objective was to perform an item-by-item analysis of the TICS scores to determine which items correlated most highly(More)
We used delayed 5-mg subconjunctival injections of 5-fluorouracil as an adjunct to filtering surgery in ten eyes with refractory glaucoma. The first 5-fluorouracil injection was made three to 15 days postoperatively and was used only when clinical signs suggested an impending bleb failure. These signs included flattening and localization of bleb, increased(More)
Transscleral neodymium (Nd):YAG cyclophotocoagulation, a new cyclodestructive procedure for controlling intraocular pressure in patients with refractory glaucoma, is designed to penetrate the sclera and selectively destroy the ciliary body and processes without damaging the overlying tissue. Complications include conjunctival edema, corneal edema, iritis,(More)
OBJECTIVES A randomized, long-term clinical trial was conducted to determine whether topical timolol therapy was effective in delaying or preventing the onset of glaucomatous damage in ocular hypertensive subjects. This study was designed to help clinicians make decisions concerning the management of patients with elevated intraocular pressure and(More)
We report a case of glaucoma following scleral buckling that required filtering trabeculectomy. Despite anterior entry to the anterior chamber, swollen ciliary processes were incarcerated in the sclerostomy site, blocking aqueous flow. Resection of the occluding ciliary processes resulted in restoration of aqueous flow through the sclerostomy. This case(More)