Kentaro Ichien

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PURPOSE A prospective investigation of the effect of brovincamine fumarate, a Ca2+-channel blocker, on visual field changes in normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS A total of 28, age- and field-matched, patients with NTG were allocated randomly to either brovincamine fumarate (20 mg 3 times daily) or placebo (3 times daily). The patients were followed(More)
In this paper, we consider an object recognition problem based on tactile information using a robot hand. The robot performs an exploratory action to the object to obtain the tactile information, however, poorly designed actions may not be sufficiently informative. In contrast, if we could collect sample data by sequentially performing informative actions,(More)
AIMS To determine whether a new, reversible thermosetting gel enhances mitomycin C transfer to target ocular tissues in the rabbit eye. METHODS A 0.1 ml solution of mitomycin C containing 0.22 microgram, 2.9 micrograms, or 28 micrograms of the agent dissolved in a reversible thermosetting gel consisting of methylcellulose, citric acid, and polyethylene(More)
PURPOSE Based on our previous report that showed enhanced transfer of mitomycin C to the sclera and the conjunctiva by dissolving the agent into a reversible thermo-setting gel, we conducted a study to investigate the efficacy of mitomycin C gel in the rabbit. METHODS We subconjunctivally injected 0.1 mL of the mitomycin C gel solution containing several(More)
PURPOSE Based on our previous report that showed enhanced transfer of mitomycin C to the sclera and the conjunctiva by dissolving the antiproliferative in a reversible thermo-setting gel, we conducted a study to investigate the efficacy of the mitomycin C-gel in the rabbit. METHODS We subconjunctivally injected 0.1 ml of the mitomycin C-gel solution(More)
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