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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)
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)
Central venous stasis retinopathy (CVSR) was observed in two young women following the administration of oral tranexamic acid (TA) for the treatment of menorrhagia. Clinical and laboratory parameters were normal. Withdrawal of the drug and treatment with systemic steroids and fibrinolytic drugs resulted in improvement of visual acuity to 6/6. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the quantitative changes in botulinum toxin A (BTA) treatment required over time to achieve relief for 3 to 4 months in patients with essential blepharospasm (EBS) and idiopathic hemifacial spasm (IHFS). DESIGN Interventional case series. METHODS In this retrospective longitudinal study in an institutional ophthalmologic outpatient(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ocular dimensions in patients with primary growth hormone receptor insensitivity (Laron syndrome [LS]) and to study the effect of supplemental insulinlike growth factor I (IGF-I) on ocular growth. DESIGN Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS Twelve patients with LS, 8 untreated (LS group) and 4 treated (LS-T group) with(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)
One hundred eighty-seven premature babies, 48 of whom suffered from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), were examined. A higher incidence of strabismus was found in the group with cicatricial ROP (23% vs. 9%). Amblyopia was present in 6% of the ROP group and in only 1.4% of babies without ROP. Myopia was found in 50% of the ROP group as compared with 15% in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the optical and anatomical effects of oral propranolol treatment for infantile periocular capillary haemangioma. METHODS All children diagnosed with infantile capillary haemangioma in 2008-2010 at a tertiary paediatric medical centre underwent comprehensive evaluation, including imaging, by a multidisciplinary team followed by oral(More)
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)
Overweight and obesity are less closely associated with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) in young children than in post-pubescent children and adults. We examined the hypothesis that being overweight or obese (body mass index (BMI) ⩾ 85th percentile) in children is a risk factor for IIH recurrence. A total of 43 children with IIH who were followed(More)