Malka Yehezkel

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PURPOSE To assess the safety and efficacy of topical anesthesia using lidocaine gel in cataract surgery. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Meir Hospital, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel. METHODS One hundred cataract procedures (48 manual extracapsular cataract extraction [ECCE] and 52 phacoemulsification) were performed using lidocaine 2% gel(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the feasibility and efficacy of using diluted viscofluids during intraocular surgery. SETTING Laboratory for Intraocular Microsurgery and Implants, Goldschleger Eye Research Institute, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. METHODS Diluted hyaluronic acid (0.06 to 0.12%) in balanced salt solutions were irrigated(More)
Palliative sedation (PS) is indicated for refractory symptoms among dying patients. This retrospective descriptive study examines PS in an Israeli hospice. Palliative sedation was defined as PS to unconsciousness (PSU), PS proportionate to symptoms (proportional palliative sedation [PPS]), or intermittent PS (IPS). Among 179 patients who died during 2012,(More)
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