Junsuke Akura

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PURPOSE The Gaur Eye Hospital, which provides eye care services to the people in Rautahat and adjacent districts, completed 9 years of operation in 2006. Over 14,000 cataract surgeries were performed during this period. This study aimed to ascertain the impact of the hospital services by estimating the prevalence of blindness, visual impairment and cataract(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the preventive effect of a capsular bending ring on anterior and posterior capsule (PCO) opacification in a 2 year clinical study. SETTING Jinshikai Medical Foundation, Nishi Eye Hospital, Osaka, Japan. METHODS This study comprised 60 patients with senile cataract (35 women, 25 men) with a mean age of 69 years. An open poly(methyl(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the incidence of iris neovascularization after vitrectomy combined with phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation using a small incision in the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied a consecutive series of 46 eyes in which vitrectomy combined with phacoemulsification and(More)
PURPOSE To report endophthalmitis rates after cataract surgery and the incidence of complications after intracameral moxifloxacin injection. SETTING Nineteen clinics in Japanese institutions. DESIGN Retrospective survey cohort study. METHODS The number of surgeries and endophthalmitis cases in the past 4 years before and after the introduction of(More)
PURPOSE To examine the efficacy of vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane removal for retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole in highly myopic eyes. METHODS Eleven consecutive highly myopic eyes (11 patients) with retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole were treated by vitrectomy with removal of the internal limiting membrane, which(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of timolol maleate with preservative and its preserved (PV) and nonpreserved vehicles (NPV) (benzalkonium chloride) on the blood-aqueous barrier and angiographic cystoid macular edema (CME) in early postoperative pseudophakia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with ocular hypertension, normal tension glaucoma, and primary(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate how and how fast a capsular bend is created clinically at the optic edge of an intraocular lens (IOL) after cataract surgery. SETTING Jinshikai Medical Foundation, Nishi Eye Hospital, Osaka, Japan. METHODS Capsular bend formation was observed by slitlamp after maximum pupil dilation in 45 eyes of 45 patients with senile cataract.(More)
Studies have indicated that intracameral administration of moxifloxacin (MFLX), a fourth-generation fluoroquinolone, is safe and effective. However, administration methods vary between studies, and no definite protocol exists. A prospective study clarifying the incidence of endophthalmitis and complication rates associated with each administration method(More)
PURPOSE To report a case series of the first clinical application of a new method of astigmatic keratotomy termed full-arc, depth-dependent astigmatic keratotomy (FDAK). METHODS The type of astigmatism was analyzed by corneal topography. If the astigmatism was regular, paired arcuate incisions of 90 degrees length were used. Incision depth varied between(More)
PURPOSE To clarify the extent to which the adhesiveness of an acrylic material influences the formation of posterior capsule opacification (PCO). SETTING Jinshikai Medical Foundation, Nishi Eye Hospital, Osaka, Japan. METHODS Two types of AcrySof(R) intraocular lenses (IOLs) were prepared: round edged and tumbled. The AcrySof with round edges was(More)