Lawrence E Kobetz

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A 52-year-old woman was found to have a small juxtapapillary pigmented lesion in the choroid of the left eye. This lesion remained clinically stationary for one year, but subsequent growth prompted enucleation of the eye. The tumour was diagnosed histologically as a choroidal malignant melanoma of mixed cell type. Approximately 52 months later the patient(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent of agreement between physicians and patients in reporting ocular history and to determine whether there are any predictive factors for physician-patient consensus. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. PARTICIPANTS Between June and September 2014, adult patients undergoing cataract surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare postoperative corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) loss in eyes undergoing pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), or combination of cataract extraction (using phacoemulsification) and intraocular lens implantation with vitrectomy (CE/IOL-PPV) surgeries. METHODS Institutional setting. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and ECD by specular(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare three different techniques of obtaining informed patient consent and the relative acceptance rates for resident involvement in cataract surgery. The techniques differed with regards to physician-patient interaction, and how resident involvement was presented. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study in a tertiary care ophthalmology(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain whether time-to-treatment, sex, age, preoperative functional vision scores, education, and ocular comorbidities predict change in functional vision pre- to postoperatively in patients receiving cataract surgery. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred and forty-three cataract patients at the Hamilton Regional(More)
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