Kristian Fossen

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PURPOSE The ROCC study (randomized study comparing ranibizumab to sham in patients with macular edema secondary to central Retinal vein OCClusion [CRVO]) evaluated the short-term effect of intravitreal ranibizumab injections on best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and macular edema. DESIGN Prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-masked,(More)
In a pilot project, telemedicine was used to conduct retinal examinations of diabetic patients in the Alta municipality of Norway. All health-care workers who were involved in the project were interviewed. The ophthalmologists found that the grading of the level of retinopathy was quicker with digital images than with slit-lamp examinations. Fifty patients(More)
The costs of telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy were examined in a trial conducted in northern Norway, involving the University Hospital of Tromsø (UHT) and the primary care centre in Alta, approximately 400 km away. In Alta, specially trained nurses examined 42 diabetic patients using a digital camera to obtain images of the retina. The images(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy and safety of bevacizumab (Avastin; F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Basel, Switzerland) versus ranibizumab (Lucentis; Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland) for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) after 2 years when using a treat-and-extend protocol. DESIGN Multicenter, randomized, noninferiority trial with a(More)
BACKGROUND Stickler's syndrome is an autosomal dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder characterised by ocular, orofacial, skeletal and auditory features. The estimated prevalence is 1:10,000. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present a girl with the salient features of Stickler syndrome. Based on a literature search on Medline, we present an overview of(More)
PURPOSE Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy effectively inhibits angiogenesis and is now enjoying widespread use in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It may also have a role in the treatment of macular oedema secondary to other conditions. VEGF is a signalling molecule that has a variety of roles, including(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Norway and adherence to the Norwegian Guidelines for screening for diabetic eye disease. METHODS Two hundred and ninety-nine people with diabetes were randomly recruited from the patient lists of randomly selected general practitioners from three(More)
We explored the potential of digital monochrome images as an alternative to colour slides in screening for diabetic retinopathy. Twenty-eight patients with diabetes were recruited for the study and 20 actually participated. Using a fundus camera (Nikon 505AF) one set of three digital images and one set of three colour slides were taken per eye. Two(More)