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OBJECTIVES Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may represent a transition to early Alzheimer's disease (AD). The retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) is composed of axons originating in retinal ganglion cells that eventually form the optic nerves. Previous studies have shown that degenerative changes occur in optic nerve fibers and manifested as thinning of RNFL in(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of oral nifedipine on ocular blood flow in patients with low tension glaucoma (LTG). METHODS In this prospective study we examined the effects of 3 weeks of treatment with oral nifedipine 30 mg/day in 11 patients with LTG, by using colour Doppler ultrasound imaging to measure haemodynamic variables in the central retinal(More)
Objective. To compare pre- and postoperative characteristics and surgical success rates of patients with and without previous episodes of dacryocystitis, who underwent external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) for nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO). Methods. The medical files of all patients who underwent external DCR between 2006 and 2011 in our institution(More)
Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a sympathomimetic drug. In ophthalmic practice, 2.5% and 10% concentrations of phenylephrine eye drops are used as mydriatic agents. Solutions containing 0.125 % phenylephrine are used as conjunctival decongestants. Acute blepharoconjunctivitis with mucopurulent discharge due to phenylephrine eye drops has been reported(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the combined grey-scale ultrasonography (US) and colour Doppler imaging (CDI) as the first and primary imaging modalities in diagnosing paediatric orbital haemangiomas. METHODS The charts of 20 consecutive children with a periorbital mass echographically diagnosed as a haemangioma between January 2004 and June 2009 in the Tel-Aviv(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of ultrasonography (US) and color Doppler imaging (CDI) in the diagnosis of orbital tumors in children. DESIGN Retrospective nonrandomized interventional case series. METHODS This study included 42 children with intraorbital and periorbital tumors who were evaluated in our clinic. All children underwent a complete clinical(More)
A 27-year-old previously healthy man presented with intractable headache, right hemiparesis, a right facial palsy and bilateral papilloedema. CT of the brain disclosed an isodense lesion showing contrast enhancement (Fig.i). It lay medial to the left lentiform nucleus and was surrounded by oedema, distorting the ventricles. Further CT studies during the(More)
Oculab Tono-Pen tonometry was compared with Goldmann applanation tonometry in 82 eyes of 82 patients with normal corneas and in 54 eyes of 54 patients who had undergone penetrating keratoplasty and whose corneas did not preclude the use of Goldmann tonometer. We found that the intraocular pressure (IOP) in 48% of the eyes with normal corneas and in 57%(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To determine whether adjunctive use of mitomycin C (MMC) would increase the success rate of primary nonpenetrating deep sclerectomy with collagen implant. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-six patients (26 eyes) with primary open-angle glaucoma uncontrolled with maximally tolerated medical therapy were randomly assigned to undergo(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether isotretinoin therapy could result in deleterious ocular effects, as previously described in case report studies. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING The study was conducted using the electronic medical databases of a large health maintenance organization in Israel. PATIENTS The study population consisted of 14 682(More)