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OBJECTIVE To evaluate a novel pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) approach with aqueous tamponade for repair of primary pseudophakic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). DESIGN Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Sixty nonconsecutive patients (60 eyes) with primary pseudophakic RRD. INTERVENTION Patients underwent PPV(More)
PURPOSE To assess the relationship between the risk for acute endophthalmitis after cataract extraction and whether certain factors, such as surgeon qualification, numerical order, duration of surgery, operating theater, and type of anesthesia (topical or retrobulbar), could be modified to decrease the risk. SETTING Single-center academic practice. (More)
PURPOSE To explore the utility of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and red reflectance (RR) imaging using ultra-wide-field scanning laser ophthalmoscope in choroidal nevi. METHODS Retrospective observational case study reviewing clinical data, color, FAF, and RR images of patients with choroidal nevi and comparing the findings. The ultra-wide-field scanning(More)
—The Microwave Imaging Radiometer by Aperture Synthesis (MIRAS) is the single payload of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Earth Explorer Opportunity mission. MIRAS will be the first two-dimensional aperture synthesis radiometer for earth observation. Two-dimensional aperture synthesis radiometers can generate(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate macular retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness changes after Brilliant Blue G-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling for idiopathic macular hole repair using a high-resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS 32 eyes from 32 patients with idiopathic macular holes who underwent(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether interleukine-8 (IL-8) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) are related with macular oedema in patients with branch retinal vein occlusions (BRVOs). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Nineteen patients who had macular oedema due to BRVO and nine patients with non-ischaemic ocular diseases(More)
Purpose. To review the proposed pathogenic mechanisms of age macular degeneration (AMD), as well as the role of antioxidants (AOX) and omega-3 fatty acids ( ω -3) supplements in AMD prevention. Materials and Methods. Current knowledge on the cellular/molecular mechanisms of AMD and the epidemiologic/experimental studies on the effects of AOX and ω -3 were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between insulin resistance and diabetic macular oedema in type 2 diabetes. METHODS Patients with type 2 diabetes who agreed to undergo blood sampling were enrolled into this cross-sectional study. Patients who had received treatment for macular oedema within the past 3 months and those with other retinal diseases were(More)
OBJECTIVE In a recent study, we found high levels of erythropoietin (EPO) in patients with diabetic macular oedema (DME), suggesting a role of EPO in the pathogenesis of this condition. To investigate a possible relationship between EPO and other diseases causing macular oedema, we determined vitreous levels of this peptide in patients with macular oedema(More)