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PURPOSE To compare central retinal thickness (CRT) measurements in healthy eyes by different commercially available OCT instruments and to compare the intersession reproducibility of such measurements. METHODS Six different OCT instruments (Stratus OCT [Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Dublin, CA], SOCT Copernicus [Reichert/Optopol Technology, Inc., Depew, NY],(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term outcome and complications of diode laser cyclophotocoagulation (DCPC) may be important, since eyes, once treated with DCPC, are less likely to be subjected to other types of interventions in the further follow-up. METHODS Retrospective review of 131 eyes of 127 patients treated from 2000 through 2004. Success was defined as(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the central corneal thickness (CCT) in living rats, mice and rabbits using a non-contact, high-speed optical low coherence reflectometer (OLCR) mounted on a regular slit lamp. Both eyes of eight male Wistar rats, eight male balb-c mice and eight male Japanese rabbits were measured. Each eye was measured twice (one(More)
PURPOSE To describe a case series of neovascular glaucoma (NVG) caused by central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) that was treated with intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB; Avastin). DESIGN Retrospective interventional case series. METHODS Six consecutive patients with NVG and a refractory, symptomatic elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP) and pronounced(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Rebound tonometry (RT) is performed without anaesthesia with a hand held device. The primary aim was to compare RT with Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) and to correlate with central corneal thickness (CCT). The secondary aim was to prove tolerability and practicability of RT under "study conditions" and "routine practice conditions." (More)
This study was undertaken to examine ultrastructurally the course of tissue regeneration after thermally-induced laser sclerostomy and compare it with the post-operative clinical events in a rabbit model. Applying a continuous wave neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) laser, two sclerostomies were created ab interno on one eye in each of ten pigmented rabbits using a(More)
BACKGROUND Ibopamine is a non-selective dopamine- and adrenalin-receptor agonist that has been shown to cause pupillary dilation and an increase in aqueous humour secretion. This novel drug can be used as a mydriatic agent, as a provocative test in open-angle glaucoma, and for the treatment of persisting ocular hypotony. HISTORY AND SIGNS This 47-year-old(More)
PURPOSE To compare the performance of dynamic contour tonometry (DCT) and Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) in measuring intraocular pressure in eyes with irregular corneas. METHODS GAT and DCT measures were taken in 30 keratoconus and 29 postkeratoplasty eyes of 35 patients after pachymetry and corneal topography. Regression and correlation analyses(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this communication is to report enophthalmos as a possible new adverse effect of topical bimatoprost treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective case series of five glaucoma patients under long-term topical bimatoprost treatment was evaluated. Documentation with photo and Hertel exophthalmometry was reviewed. RESULTS In all five(More)
AIMS To compare morphometric parameters and diagnostic performance of the new Stratus Optical Coherence Tomograph (OCT) Disc mode and the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT); to evaluate OCT's accuracy in determining optic nerve head (ONH) borders. METHODS Controls and patients with ocular hypertension, glaucoma-like discs, and glaucoma were imaged with OCT(More)