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For a particularly long time, automatic diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy from digital fundus images has been an active research topic in the medical image processing community. The research interest is justified by the excellent potential for new products in the medical industry and significant reductions in health care costs. However, the maturity of(More)
For a particularly long time, automatic diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy from digital fundus images has been an active research topic in the medical image processing community. The research interest is justified by the excessive potential for new products in the medical industry and possible reductions in healthcare costs. However , the maturity of(More)
Automatic diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy from digital fundus images has been an active research topic in the medical image processing community. The research interest is justified by the excellent potential for new products in the medical industry and significant reductions in health care costs. However , the maturity of proposed algorithms cannot be(More)
To differentiate the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genospecies, LightCycler real-time PCR was used for the fluorescence (SYBR Green I) melting curve analysis of borrelial recA gene PCR products. The specific melting temperature analyzed is a function of the GC/AT ratio, length, and nucleotide sequence of the amplified product. A total of 32 DNA samples(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate accuracy and predictability and factors that influence the dimensions of the laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) corneal flap created with the Moria M2 automated microkeratome (Moria SA, Antony, France). METHODS The flap thickness of 454 eyes of 243 consecutive patients was measured using subtraction ultrasonic pachymetry during LASIK(More)
PURPOSE To compare the Moria (Antony, France) M2 automated microkeratome with the head 130 to a new disposable single use head to evaluate complications, accuracy, and safety of the procedure. METHODS Ninety-eight eyes of 49 consecutive patients were operated with the Moria M2 microkeratome. One eye was operated with the metallic head 130 and the other(More)
The skin circulation was examined in nine patients during filling of their breast expander prostheses. Despite the high expansion pressure, which was increased above the systolic blood pressure, the overlying skin showed good circulation both clinically and when measured with a laser Doppler flowmeter and a transcutaneous oximeter. We conclude that the(More)
PURPOSE To present the flap characteristics and short-term efficacy and safety of 787 consecutive LASIK procedures with the FEMTO LDV femtosecond laser (Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems) for the treatment of refractive errors. METHODS Seven hundred eighty-seven consecutive eyes of 405 previously non-operated patients were treated with the FEMTO LDV. Intended(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated 8-year results of excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia in terms of stability and late complications. METHODS Ninety-two myopic eyes of 55 patients were treated with a single-step method using an Aesculap-Meditec MEL 60 excimer laser with a 5.0-mm ablation zone. Treated eyes were divided into three groups(More)