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BACKGROUND The prevalence and incidence of blindness in Israel appear to be comparable to other western countries. Comparisons are difficult because of different definitions of blindness, and the uniqueness of the Israeli Registry of the Blind. OBJECTIVE To characterize the population who were registered as Blind in Israel in the years 1998-2003 and(More)
PURPOSE To examine the anatomical and refractive outcomes of infrared diode laser photocoagulation (DLPC) for the treatment of threshold retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS The charts of all consecutive premature neonates with ROP treated by DLPC at our tertiary center from December 1, 1996, to December 31, 2004, were reviewed. RESULTS The group(More)
PURPOSE To report our experience with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) injections for the treatment of sight-threatening vitritis. DESIGN Interventional case series. METHODS Three patients with acute severe exacerbations of noninfectious panuveitis and vitritis were treated with IVTA injections alone or as an adjunct to systemic(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of slanted recession of the lateral rectus (LR) muscle for exotropia (XT) with convergence weakness. DESIGN Predesigned, nonrandomized, comparative trial. PARTICIPANTS Twelve study patients and six control subjects with XT greater at near than at distance by > or =10 prism diopters (PD). INTERVENTION Twelve(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate indocyanine green imaging of choroidal changes in pathologic myopia and to compare it with fluorescein angiography. PATIENTS AND METHODS The angiograms of all consecutive patients with pathologic myopia photographed with confocal indocyanine green angiography using a scanning infrared laser or ophthalmoscope from March(More)
AIMS To evaluate the development and course of Bell's phenomenon (BP) in premature and normal neonates. METHODS Twenty seven preterm infants and 42 healthy full term infants were studied. Mean birth weight, gestational age, and head circumference were recorded. BP was graded from no response to full response. The premature group was examined in the first(More)
A transient myopic inclination was found 2 months postoperatively in 23 children who had undergone surgery for congenital esotropia. Neither the age of the children at the time of surgery nor the length of muscle recession/resection influenced these refractive myopic changes. Early postoperative refractive correction with periodic follow-up is essential in(More)
PURPOSE To report an ocular injury caused by exploding microwave-cooked eggs. DESIGN Case reports. METHODS Two children exposed to exploding microwaved eggs were examined for facial burns and ocular trauma. RESULTS One patient sustained mild corneal epithelial damage in both eyes and eyelid burn, which were treated conservatively. The other, injured(More)
Aniridia is a rare panocular disorder which primarily involves not only the iris, but also the retina, optic nerve, lens and cornea. Visual acuity deteriorates as a result of nystagmus, glaucoma, cataract, corneal opacities and retinal hypoplasia. Aniridia may appear as an isolated disorder, most often familial with autosomal dominance or sporadically in(More)