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PURPOSE Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a major cause of serosanguinous maculopathy in Chinese patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Variants in the CFH and HTRA1/LOC387715 genes are strongly associated with AMD in Caucasians and Chinese. Variants in the C2 and BF genes have been found to confer a significantly reduced risk of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the variation in macular retinal thickness in otherwise normal young Asian myopic subjects by using optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS One hundred thirty ophthalmically normal men 19 to 24 years of age with myopia (spherical equivalent, -0.25 to -14.25 D) underwent examination of one randomly selected eye. Visual acuity,(More)
PURPOSE The genetic basis of primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) has yet to be elucidated. Ocular characteristics related to PACG such as short hyperopic eyes with shallow anterior chambers suggest the involvement of genes that regulate ocular size. CHX10, a retinal homeobox gene associated with microphthalmia, and MFRP, the membrane-type frizzled-related(More)
Recently, we experienced a case of port-site and liver metastases after 75 cases of laparoscopic transperitoneal pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) and para-aortic lymph node dissection (PALND) for surgical staging of locally advanced cervical cancer. A 45-year-old-woman with stage IIB cervical adenocarcinoma underwent laparoscopic PLND and PALND for(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the ability of high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) to image the anterior chamber angle. METHODS Forty-five consecutive subjects with phakic eyes underwent gonioscopy and anterior chamber angle imaging with HD-OCT adapted with a 60-diopter aspheric lens mounted over the imaging aperture. The patients' fixation was(More)
PURPOSE To determine the relationship between peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and myopia using optical coherence tomography (OCT). DESIGN Prospective observational case series. METHODS One hundred thirty-two young males with myopia (spherical equivalent [SE], -0.50 to -14.25 diopters) underwent ophthalmic examination of one(More)
The aim of this study was to compare laparoscopic and laparotomic surgical staging in patients with stage I epithelial ovarian cancer in terms of feasibility and safety. A retrospective chart review was undertaken of all patients with apparent stage I epithelial ovarian cancer who underwent laparoscopic (laparoscopy group) or laparotomic (laparotomy group)(More)
Duplex ultrasonography is a safe, accurate, efficient, inexpensive, noninvasive diagnostic test for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The sensitivity and specificity of this technique is comparable to venography in symptomatic patients in many studies. The diagnostic accuracy of this test can be further enhanced by serial studies. We report our experience with(More)
PURPOSE To compare lens thickness (LT), lens position (LP), relative lens position (RLP), and degree and type of lens opacity between affected and fellow eyes of subjects with acute primary angle closure (APAC) to identify any differences in lens characteristics that may be contributory to the acute episode. In addition, axial length (AL) and anterior(More)