Jonathon Q. Ng

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PURPOSE To examine if changes in the diagnosis and management of postoperative endophthalmitis have occurred since 1995, and to identify factors that might predict final visual outcome. DESIGN Retrospective, population-based, noncomparative, consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS Patients with clinically diagnosed endophthalmitis after cataract surgery(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to examine current cataract surgery practice and the methods of chemoprophylaxis used in Australia and New Zealand, and to determine if these factors were related to self-reported incidence rates of postoperative endophthalmitis. METHODS All Fellows and trainees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists were(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the trends in major complications of cataract surgery in the Western Australian population over 22 years. DESIGN Population-based study. PARTICIPANTS We included 129 982 cataract/lens surgery patients across 46 health facilities. METHODS Using the Western Australian Data Linkage System, we identified all patients who underwent(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the visual outcomes and patient satisfaction with modified pseudophakic monovision. SETTING Tertiary teaching hospital. METHODS This prospective study comprised patients with emmetropia after first-eye cataract surgery who were offered monovision for the second-eye surgery with a moderate myopic target refraction (-1.00 to -1.50(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the long-term cumulative incidence of and risk factors for retinal detachment (RD) after phacoemulsification using linked administrative medical data. METHODS We used the Western Australian Data Linkage System to identify patients who underwent phacoemulsification in Western Australia between January 1989 and December 2001. Retinal(More)
PURPOSE Endophthalmitis remains a devastating complication of cataract surgery, despite improved methods of prophylaxis and surgical technique. The current study was conducted to identify sociodemographic, environmental, and clinical risk factors for the development of postoperative endophthalmitis, using population-based administrative data from Western(More)
OBJECTIVES Postoperative endophthalmitis results from an intraocular infection and usually occurs following cataract surgery. It has significant morbidity and causes severe visual impairment or blindness of the eye. The aim of this study was to assess the trends in the incidence rates of cataract surgery and postoperative endophthalmitis in Western(More)
PURPOSE To determine the risk of thromboembolic and gastrointestinal bleeding events in the 12 months after injections of bevacizumab or ranibizumab compared with photodynamic therapy and a nontreated community sample. METHODS Hospital and death records were examined for 1,267 patients treated with vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor and 399(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to determine if postoperative endophthalmitis adversely affects quality of life after cataract surgery. METHODS We compared quality of life in patients who developed endophthalmitis after cataract surgery between 1 January and 31 December 2003 with those who had uncomplicated surgery. The National Eye Institute VFQ-25(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the association between psychoactive medications and crash risk in drivers aged 60 and older. DESIGN Retrospective population-based case-crossover study. SETTING A database study that linked the Western Australian Hospital Morbidity Data System and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred sixteen individuals(More)