Nils Zimmermann

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OBJECTIVES The epidemiology of periodontitis regarding oral-hygiene practices particularly the frequency of tooth brushing has been the subject of relatively few dedicated studies. This paper provides a systematic review of available relevant epidemiological studies and a meta-analysis of the effect of tooth brushing frequency on periodontitis. To review(More)
INTRODUCTION Pseudoexfoliation (PEX) syndrome is a common, age-related disease which is associated with the multifocal deposition of fibrillar PEX material in intra- and extraocular tissues. Subsequently among others second chronic open-angle glaucoma and corneal endothelial cell loss occurs. The present study analysed whether there is a correlation between(More)
Background: Analysis of the comparison of flicker perimetry with the prototype Pulsar and the new Octopus 600. Methods: Both eyes of 20 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma were studied with 30° visual field flimmer perimetry (dynamic strategy) at the perimeters Pulsar and Octopus 600 (Haag-Streit). The evaluation was based on the mean defect (MD =(More)
Substitution therapy with artificial tears is the standard in dry eye disease. Nowadays there are a vast variety of different preparations. This article gives an overview of both new and old approaches to substitution therapy (one-, two- and three-phase preparations) as well as opportunities for the causal treatment. Here, we provide dry eye treatment(More)
INTRODUCTION Matrix-metalloproteinases (MMPs) are proteolytic enzymes released by irritated epithelial cells of the ocular surface. It has been established that the subtype MMP-9 can serve as an inflammatory marker within the tear film. MMP-9 is also attributed to have an effect on the PEX-glaucoma development. Recently, a rapid immunoassay for detection of(More)
This article provides a broad overview of the existing medical aids and appliances for patients suffering from glaucoma and/or visual impairment. Furthermore, instructions for proper handling of eye drop therapy are given. There are many different public services to support patients with visual impairment and that aim to restore their mobility and autonomy(More)
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