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Foveal sensitivities were measured after onset of adapting background fields for each of the following four groups of subjects aged 40-70 years: (1) low-tension glaucoma subjects with minimal field loss in the test eye, (2) primary open-angle glaucoma subjects with minimal field loss in the test eye, (3) normal control subjects, and (4) subjects originally(More)
PURPOSE To compare the safety and intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering efficacy of travoprost 0.004%/timolol 0.5% fixed combination ophthalmic solution (Trav/Tim) to its components travoprost 0.004% ophthalmic solution, TRAVATAN, (Trav) and timolol 0.5% ophthalmic solution (Tim) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. DESIGN Randomized(More)
Weill-Marchesani syndrome (WMS) is a connective tissue disorder characterised by short stature, brachydactyly, joint stiffness, and characteristic eye anomalies including microspherophakia, ectopia of the lenses, severe myopia, and glaucoma. Both autosomal recessive (AR) and autosomal dominant (AD) modes of inheritance have been described and a gene for AR(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the published literature and summarize clinically relevant information about novel, or emerging, surgical techniques for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and to describe the devices and procedures in proper context of the appropriate patient population, theoretic effects, advantages, and disadvantages. DESIGN Devices and procedures(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) after panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) of human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) explants. METHODS Treated explants were subjected to substrate zymography to differentiate MMP-2 from MMP-9 and dot immunoblot analysis to quantify MMP-3(More)
BACKGROUND A large family with adult-onset primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) was identified. OBJECTIVE To initiate a genome-wide scan to map the POAG locus in this family. METHODS Blood samples or buccal swabs were obtained from 25 members of a large family with POAG after informed consent was obtained. Members and their spouses were evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Oestrogen receptors (ORs) have been reported to be present in the retina, and the selective oestrogen receptor modulator tamoxifen has been reported to affect colour vision. This study aimed, therefore, to determine whether standard doses of tamoxifen affect visual sensitivities mediated via short wavelength sensitive (SWS) cones. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this document is to summarize and evaluate the effectiveness of new automated perimetry tests and algorithms in diagnosing glaucoma and detecting disease progression. METHODS A literature search on automated perimetry retrieved over 300 citations from 1994 to 2001, of which 71 were selected as relevant to this assessment. The(More)
Extracellular matrix turnover in the trabecular meshwork may play a role in regulating aqueous humor outflow. Laser trabeculoplasty is a common treatment for open-angle glaucoma. The mechanism of this treatment is not understood. We investigated changes in the levels and expression of the matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in this(More)
The molecular events responsible for obstruction of aqueous humor outflow and the loss of retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma, one of the main causes of blindness worldwide, remain poorly understood. We identified a synonymous variant, c.765C>T (Thr255Thr), in ankyrin repeats and suppressor of cytokine signaling box-containing protein 10 (ASB10) in a large(More)