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Three hundred and thirty-five eyes of 210 patients with congenital glaucoma due to trabecular dysgenesis were treated by goniotomy as the primary procedure in infancy. In 313 eyes (93.5%) glaucoma was controlled at one year following surgery. Using Kaplan Meier actuarial survival analysis we found that eyes controlled in infancy by one or more goniotomies(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the results of intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction by diode laser contact cyclophotocoagulation ("cyclodiode") in cases of advanced glaucoma refractory to alternative treatments. METHODS Two hundred and ten eyes of 195 patients, ages 1 to 89 years (mean, 51 years) were followed for 3 to 30 months (mean, 10 months) after cyclodiode(More)
The use of subconjunctival 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in the first weeks after filtration surgery may ensure long-term bleb survival despite a continuing proliferative stimulus such as in eyes with neovascular glaucoma. In addition, long-term side effects may occur, such as increasing bleb thinning. To ascertain the long-term effects of 5-FU and sodium butyrate,(More)
We report the results, over a 20 year period up to 1989, of 201 penetrating keratoplasties in 198 eyes of 158 patients. The five year graft survival was 97%. A corrected visual acuity of 6/12 or better was attained by 91%. The mean spherical equivalent refraction on removal of sutures was -2.68 Ds and the mean cylindrical correction was -5.56 Ds. The(More)
Penetrating keratoplasty was performed as an emergency procedure in 52 eyes which had perforated from acute microbial keratitis and in a further 11 where perforation had not yet occurred. The results are compared with those of keratoplasty in 33 non-infected perforations and 20 eyes where there had been microbial keratitis which had responded to medical(More)
BACKGROUND Granular corneal dystrophy is a rare indication for corneal transplantation. Both penetrating and lamellar keratoplasty have been recommended, but because granular corneal dystrophy is known to recur within the donor material and multiple grafts may be necessary, the best surgical option has not been clearly established. The cellular cause of the(More)
Of a series of 201 corneal transplants for keratoconus over a 20-year period, 42 grafts (39 eyes of 38 patients) required further surgery because of intolerable astigmatism (range, -3 diopters [D] to -18 D; mean, 8.9 D). Relaxing incisions, compressive resuturing, and augmented relaxing incisions were the techniques used. All procedures resulted in a(More)
The endothelium of the normal corneas of 67 human subjects was studied in vivo with the specular microscope in order to quantify the method as a means of sampling the cell density of the tissue. It was found that (1) axial cell counts of the endothelium are reproducible in the same cornea after an interval of time; (2) the cell counts of the centre and(More)