John M Ramocki

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PURPOSE To implant foldable posterior chamber intraocular lenses in the absence of capsular and zonular support. METHODS Case reports. In two patients, two eyes with aphakia, lack of capsular or zonular support, and contact lens intolerance underwent the implantation of a silicone and an acrylic foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens, respectively.(More)
We reviewed 241 patients (178 black and 63 white) who were examined and treated at the Detroit Medical Center between 1980 and 1989 for traumatic hyphema. Secondary hemorrhage occurred in 46 patients (19%) and was significantly higher in black patients (P less than .005). Thirty-one patients (67%) developing secondary hemorrhage had an initial hyphema(More)
We studied optic nerve sheath decompressions for pseudotumor cerebri performed at the Kresge Eye Institute, Detroit, over the past year. Six patients (ten eyes) were operated on. Visual function improved in all ten eyes. A decision to operate was based on progressive loss of visual acuity or visual field unresponsive to medical therapy, accompanied by(More)
We performed optic nerve sheath decompression in 53 patients (101 eyes) with pseudotumor cerebri and visual loss. Sixty-nine eyes (85 patients) with acute papilledema uniformly had improved visual function after optic nerve sheath decompression. Of 32 eyes with chronic papilledema (18 patients), only ten had improved visual function after optic nerve sheath(More)
We performed optic nerve sheath decompression on four patients (five eyes) with visual loss secondary to nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Four of the five eyes had marked improvement in visual function after the operation. Optic nerve sheath decompression is an effective treatment for patients with nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy and(More)
Serum FTA-ABS tests were obtained for 247 consecutive patients undergoing ambulatory oculoplastic surgery over a 5-month period. The incidence of FTA-ABS reactivity was 52.8%. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from 50 patients with ocular signs of late syphilis and reactive serum FTA-ABS tests was examined. Only 12 (24%) of these patients had reactive serum VDRLs.(More)
PURPOSE We used subtenon's local anesthesia for optic nerve sheath fenestration as an alternative to either general or retrobulbar anesthesia. METHODS Thirty patients with pseudotumor cerebri, who were unresponsive to medical treatment, underwent optic nerve sheath fenestration after administration of topical and subtenon's local anesthesia. RESULTS(More)
Following Molteno device implantation, trabeculectomy, or needling revision of trabeculectomy, six eyes of six chronic glaucoma patients developed a flat anterior chamber without hypotony, ciliochoroidal detachment, pupillary block, or external wound leak. The ciliary block did not respond to vigorous medical and laser therapy. We performed an intracameral(More)
PURPOSE To report the use of autologous Tenon's and partial-thickness scleral tissues for patch graft revisions of excessively draining fistulas associated with leaking filtering blebs. METHODS Appropriate sized pieces of autologous Tenon's tissue and partial-thickness scleral tissue were dissected near the surgical sites and used as patch grafts to(More)