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Laser-in-situ-keratomileusis (LASIK) has become a popular technique of refractive surgery because of lower postoperative discomfort, early visual rehabilitation and decreased postoperative haze. Compared to photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), LASIK involves an additional procedure of creating a corneal flap. This may result in complications related to the(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the clinical features and outcome of patients with pellucid marginal corneal degeneration (PMCD). DESIGN Retrospective noncomparative case series. METHODS Retrospective chart review of 116 eyes of 58 patients with PMCD seen between 1990 and 2002 at the Cornea Service at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India. The diagnosis of(More)
PURPOSE To report the clinical and microbiological profile of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in immunocompetent individuals in southern India. DESIGN Retrospective noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Nineteen cases of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis diagnosed between January 2002 and December 2004 were studied. METHODS All medical and(More)
A 22-year-old woman presented with pain, redness, watering, and decrease in vision in her left eye 15 days after laser in situ keratomileusis for myopia. Slitlamp examination showed a central full-thickness infiltrate with hyphate edges. Microscopic examination of corneal scrapings from the edge and underneath the flap showed fungal filaments, and the(More)
We report 2 cases of late spontaneous dislocation (disenclavation) of an iris-claw intraocular lens (IOL) after cataract surgery. Case 1 was a 65-year-old woman who presented with diminution of vision in the left eye. She had left eye cataract surgery 17 years ago with iris-claw IOL implantation. In the left eye, there was temporal disenclavation of IOL and(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of acute hydrops with intrastromal cleft in a patient of keratoconus with associated Marfan's syndrome, treated with intracameral injection of perfluoropropane (C(3)F(8)) gas. DESIGN Interventional case report. METHODS A nonexpansile concentration of perfluoropropane gas (0.2 ml) was injected intracamerally in the operating room(More)
The past two decades have witnessed remarkable progress in limbal stem cell transplantation. In addition to harvesting stem cells from a cadaver or a live related donor, it is now possible to cultivate limbal stem cells in vitro and then transplant them onto the recipient bed. A clear understanding of the basic disease pathology and a correct assessment of(More)
AIM To report the outcome of pterygium surgery performed at a tertiary eye care centre in South India. METHODS Retrospective analysis of medical records of 920 patients (989 eyes) with primary and recurrent pterygia operated between January 1988 and December 2001. The demographic variables, surgical technique (bare sclera, primary closure, amniotic(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) to epithelial debridement and polishing of Bowman's membrane using a diamond burr (DB) in the treatment of recurrent corneal erosions associated with anterior basement membrane (ABM) dystrophy. DESIGN Retrospective nonrandomized comparative trial. METHODS Medical records of 39(More)
PURPOSE To report the clinical features and topographic findings of superior pellucid marginal corneal degeneration (PMCD). METHODS Retrospective chart review of 15 eyes of eight patients of superior PMCD. Detailed history, visual acuity at presentation, degree of astigmatism, slit-lamp examination findings, topographic features, and Orbscan findings were(More)