Masatoshi Kiyokawa

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PURPOSE To analyze the predisposing factors for the development of endogenous fungal endophthalmitis (EFE) for its early diagnosis and treatment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seventy-nine eyes of 46 patients with EFE treated in the 12-year period between 1986 and 1998 were included. A retrospective analysis was conducted in respect to age, sex, underlying(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression by post-transcriptional inhibition of mRNA translation. Dysregulation of miRNAs, including circulating miRNAs, has been reported to play an important role in the development of various diseases, including fibrotic diseases. Aberrant expression of miRNAs in the vitreous humor of(More)
PURPOSE The preoperative and postoperative factors influencing visual outcome were analyzed in 15 eyes of 15 patients with graft opacity after keratoplasty associated with vitreoretinal disease who underwent combined surgery of fresh corneal retransplantation and vitrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data obtained consisted of diagnosis, preoperative(More)
The purpose of this article is to report the characteristics and advantages of using a newly designed quartz contact lens with slit illumination from an operating microscope for intraocular surgery. The new contact lens is made of quartz. The lens is convex–concave and is used in combination with slit illumination from an operating microscope. The optical(More)
A case is described that demonstrates retinal vessel changes and suggests the favorable effects of hemodialysis to treat pathology in a patient with primary systemic nonfamilial amyloidosis. A 47-year-old woman diagnosed as having primary systemic nonfamilial amyloidosis at the age of 30 years had linear and dot hemorrhage, venous dilatation, and tortuosity(More)
We developed novel multifunction vitreous forceps to decrease the frequency of forceps insertion and enable the removal of the internal limiting membrane and other intravitreal membranes for better surgical results. The basic forceps were conventional continuous curvelinear capsulorrhexis (CCC) forceps. The size of the shaft is 23G and its pointed end(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of vitrectomy as a treatment for the proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in patients under 40 years old. METHODS Sixty eyes of 37 patients under 40 years old with PDR who had undergone vitrectomy for the first time in Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital were included in this study. Preoperative condition, operation(More)
We describe three eyes of two cases of severe degeneration of the macula following vitrectomy with indocyanine green-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling for idiopathic macular hole. We need to remember the possibility of these complications and have to select the procedures that are safest to use for macular hole surgery.
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