Marek E. Prost

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BACKGROUND Dry eye is a medical problem of epidemic proportions, especially among the elderly in developed countries. The treatment of dry eye is still largely inadequate because there is no way of permanently restoring normal tear function and secretion at present. At present, virtually all therapeutic regimens include tear supplements; however, their main(More)
AIMS The study was designed to test the clinical application of the grading of lid-parallel conjunctival folds (LIPCOF) as a diagnostic test for dry eye. METHODS At 12 centres in 11 countries, 272 eyes of 272 dry eye patients (75 men, 197 women) were examined. Their mean age was 52.7±16.2 years. The LIPCOF were graded according to the method of Höh et al.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate central corneal thickness in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS Central corneal thickness was measured with the use of ultrasound pachymeter in 360 children aged 0-14 years. RESULTS Mean central corneal thickness was 537 microm after the birth and 567 microm in the age of 14 years. Wide differences between minimum and maximum recorded(More)
A survey amongst ophthalmologists and general medical practitioners from nine countries in Eastern Europe and the Middle East was conducted to estimate the percentage of patients presenting with a red eye and to examine differential diagnosis and treatment. Practitioners recorded brief details of every patient seen and detailed information concerning signs(More)
AIM To investigate the prevalence and the causes of childhood blindness and visual impairment in Poland. MATERIAL AND METHODS The records of 3000 visually impaired children from the archives of Polish Association of Blinds and from the centers and schools for visually handicapped children from the years 1979-1999 have been reviewed. RESULTS The number(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to determine the correlation between pulsatile ocular blood flow (POBF) and sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS). MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients were recruited from those who underwent polysomnography in the "Sleep Unit" of the physiology department (Medical University, Lodz, Poland). A total of 52 Caucasian patients, 34 with(More)
Cryo- and laser therapy of stage 3 have reduced, but not eliminated the occurrence of retinal detachment in stages 4a, 4b and 5 of ROP. In this disease the treatment of these stages is still the greatest challenge to the ophthalmologist. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to present our up-to-date possibilities of treatment of different kinds of retinal(More)
AIM OF THE PAPER The prognosis for vision in children with ROP stage 4b is extremely poor and our traditional methods of treatment of retinal detachment are usually ineffective because of marked retinal shortening. Therefore, in the paper a new method of surgical treatment of retinal detachment in stage 4b based on 180 degrees full-sclera resection is(More)
AIM OF THE PAPER To investigate the structural and functional results in children with retinopathy of prematurity stage 4 and 5. MATERIAL AND METHODS 91 children with ROP stage 4 and 5 were observed by the authors in years 1990-1998. In all patients the clinical course of the disease, visual acuity and binocular vision were examined during follow-up. (More)