Makoto Inatomi

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We studied children between five and 15 years of age who were implanted with intraocular lenses (IOLs). The subjects comprised eight cases of traumatic cataract, 11 of congenital cataract, and six of steroid cataract. The follow-up ranged from four months to nine and one half years. Twenty of the eyes studied achieved a postoperative visual acuity of equal(More)
We describe our modification of the most accurate intraocular lens power calculation formula currently used, the SRK formula, to improve the accuracy with which it can be used to calculate the power of IOLs that are implanted in severely myopic eyes, especially in those with exceptional axial length. This modified formula, which we call the L-SRK, is I = A(More)
PURPOSE To identify the factors predicting visual acuity after cataract surgery in patients with high myopia. SETTING Departments of Ophthalmology, Showa University School of Medicine and Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan. METHODS Stepwise regression analysis was used to identify the factors determining the visual acuity in 940 eyes(More)
We studied the effect of cataract extraction and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation (14 unilateral and 2 bilateral cases) on eye growth in 16 children. Visual acuity, refractive power, axial length, corneal curvature, and anterior chamber depth in both the operated and unoperated eyes were measured before and after surgery. The operated eyes tended to(More)
It has been reported that some of the topically-used antiglaucomatics have a central ocular hypotensive effect. In this study, the influence of topical and intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.) administration of phenylephrine, clonidine, guanfacine, prazosin, yohimbine on the intraocular pressure (IOP) was investigated in the rabbit. Male pigmented rabbits were(More)
The effects of monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A) inhibitors with epinephrine on intraocular pressure in the pigmented rabbit were studied. MAO-A inhibitors were used topically with or without various concentrations of epinephrine. For the measurement of intraocular pressure, applanation pneumatonography was used and tissue MAO activities were determined by(More)
PURPOSE To examine patients who had intraocular lens (IOL) exchange for large postoperative refractive errors and determine the factors that contributed to the error in IOL power calculation. SETTING Thirteen affiliated hospitals in Japan. METHODS This study comprised 34 cases that required IOL exchange because of large refractive errors after primary(More)
The contribution of sympathetic cervical ganglion to the mechanism of action of clonidine for lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) was investigated. Pigmented rabbits were used. The animals were divided into 3 groups: normal control group (group 1), animals in which the bilateral cervical sympathetic trunks had been amputated presynaptically (group 2),(More)