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OBJECTIVE To evaluate prospectively a diffractive (811E, Pharmacia; power add +4.0 D) versus a refractive (PA154N, Allergan; power add +3.5 D) designed multifocal lens. PARTICIPANTS Eighty patients planned for cataract surgery without additional ocular pathologies were randomized into the diffractive or refractive group, respectively. INTERVENTION A(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize possible differences in endothelial cell changes after cataract surgery in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PSX). METHODS In this prospective, age-matched, controlled clinical study, 25 consecutive patients with PSX and 25 control patients with senile cataracts only were studied. All patients were treated with(More)
PURPOSE To ascertain whether the change in refraction caused by paired lamellating corneal incisions in cadaver eyes could be achieved in living eyes and whether wound healing influences this effect. SETTING Virchow Hospital Eye Clinic, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. METHODS This prospective study included 45 patients who had a follow-up of 15(More)
We assessed high-resolution MRI of the lacrimal system with conjunctival contrast enhancement in patients with suspected stenosis. We studied 18 patients with epiphora affecting 22 eyes, using a surface coil, before and after conjunctival and intravenous Gd-DTPA. Stenosis or obstruction of the ducts was found in 18 of 22 cases: at canalicular level in 3(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the influence of incision depth and site on wound strength and postoperative astigmatism. SETTING Virchow Memorial Hospital Eye Clinic, Berlin, Germany. METHODS In this prospective, randomized study, 180 patients with a 7.0 mm tunnel incision depth of 300 and 500 microns; limbal incision and scleral incision; temporal scleral(More)
Introduction: Corneal endothelial involvement can be found in pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX). Evaluation of possible differences in endothelial cell loss following cataract extraction was compared to normal eyes. Patients and methods: In a controlled clinical study we prospectively studied 20 patients with PEX and compared them with an age-matched(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of the location of the corneoscleral tunnel incision as well as preoperative and intraoperative parameters on total and localized endothelial cell loss. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany. METHODS Fifty consecutive patients scheduled for routine cataract surgery were(More)
In three consecutive cataract operations, chlorhexidine was inadvertently used as an intraocular irrigating solution as a result of inattentiveness of an assistant. In two of the three patients, corneal endothelium damage was so severe that penetrating keratoplasty had to be performed. Further effects included pronounced iris atrophy, anterior chamber(More)
A 48-year-old man presented with acute chest pain and a greatly increased platelet count. Emergency coronary angiographic revealed thrombotic occlusion of the right coronary artery. Coronary angioplasty and stenting were successfully combined with intracoronary abciximab administration. Due to inadequate postinterventional platelet inhibition an intensified(More)
• Background: Severe decentration and subluxation of intraocular lenses (IOLs) may lead to double vision, glare and deterioration of vision to the point of functional aphakia. The purpose of the present study was to analyse causes for severe IOL dislocation. • Material and methods: Between January 1989 and January 1996, 37 patients required IOL exchange(More)