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We present a prospective review of the outcome of 76 Lubinus patellofemoral arthroplasties carried out in 59 patients between 1989 and 1995. At a mean follow-up of 7.5 years, 62 knees in the 48 patients were reviewed; 11 patients (14 knees) had died. None was lost to follow-up. The clinical outcome using the Bristol Knee Scoring system was satisfactory in… (More)
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis regimens that are shorter and simpler than the current 6-month daily regimen are needed. METHODS We randomly assigned patients with newly diagnosed, smear-positive, drug-sensitive tuberculosis to one of three regimens: a control regimen that included 2 months of ethambutol, isoniazid, rifampicin, and pyrazinamide administered daily… (More)
We randomised 102 knees suitable for a unicompartmental replacement to receive either a unicompartmental (UKR) or total knee replacement (TKR) after arthrotomy. Both groups were well matched with a predominance of females and a mean age of 69 years. Patients in the UKR group showed less perioperative morbidity, but regained knee movement more rapidly and… (More)
Repeated vitreous haemorrhage is a common occurrence in Eales disease. 25 eyes of unresolving vitreous haemorrhage were subjected to pars plana vitrectomy. 18 eyes improved to 1/60 or better. Vitreous rebleed was the commonest problem encountered. We discuss our experience, complications and limitations.
Orbital cysticercosis is a rare condition. We report here 3 cases with orbital cysticercosis who presented with proptosis and ptosis (Case no. 1 and 2) and focal seizures (Case no. 3). All of them had a vision of 6/6. Diagnosis of cysticercosis was made on CT Scan. The lesions isolated in Cases 1 and 2 and were excised. Drug therapy was given to treat any… (More)
Twenty four cases of endophthalmitis were subjected to pars plana vitrectomy. A final vitreous clearance was obtained in 62.50% cases. Visual improvement occurred in 41.67% cases. It was concluded that prompt detection and early and vigorous therapy--medical and surgical--is the mainstay in the management of endophthalmitis.
Vitreous loss is a dreaded complication of cataract surgery, especially so with IOL implant which then may have to be abandoned. Thirty three cases of IOL implants, either anterior chamber or posterior chamber, after vitreous loss done in the past 3 years were studied. Of these, 18 (55%) had a final visual acuity of 6/18 or better and none was worse than… (More)