Mathijs A. J. van de Put

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The purpose of this study was to test the retention of basic laparoscopic skills on a box trainer 1 year after a short training program. For a prior study, eight medical students without prior experience (novices) underwent baseline testing, followed by five weekly training sessions and a final test. During each of seven sessions, they performed five tasks(More)
PURPOSE To determine which factors affect the recovery of visual function in macula off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). METHODS In a prospective study of forty-five patients with a primary macula-off RRD of 24 hours to 6 weeks duration, the height of the macular detachment was determined by ultrasonography. At 12 months postoperatively, best(More)
PURPOSE To measure the nerve-head to fovea distance (NFD) on fundus photographs in fellow eyes, and to compare the NFD between fellow eyes. METHODS Diabetic patients without retinopathy, (n = 183) who were screened by fundus photography at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands from January 1(st) 2005 until January 1(st) 2006 were(More)
PURPOSE To report 2 cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the lacrimal caruncle. METHODS Two patients, a 38-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman, presented with a painful mass in the medial angle of the eyelid aperture, with signs of inflammation. Biopsy was performed in both cases. RESULTS Pathologic examination revealed a keratinized squamous cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the vision-related quality of life (VR-QOL) after surgery for macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in relation to visual acuity, contrast acuity, and color vision. METHODS In a prospective observational study, we included 55 patients with a macula-off RRD. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), color vision (saturated(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence and characteristics of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in The Netherlands in 2009. DESIGN Retrospective, observational case series. PARTICIPANTS All patients with RRD in the Dutch population in 2009. METHODS By reviewing surgical logs, cases of primary RRD repair in 2009 were identified. Exclusion criteria(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate postoperative metamorphopsia in macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and its association with visual function, vision related quality of life, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings. METHODS 45 patients with primary macula-off RRD were included. At 12 months postoperatively, data on metamorphopsia using sine(More)
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