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PURPOSE To evaluate refractive and visual parameters related to distance, intermediate, and near vision after cataract surgery and the optical quality of a new diffractive trifocal intraocular lens (IOL). SETTING Vissum Instituto Oftalmologico de Alicante, Alicante, Spain. DESIGN Case series. METHODS Patients had bilateral refractive lens exchange and(More)
We present the case report of the first identification of Acanthamoeba as a causative agent of keratitis in the Slovak Republic. For the first time, Acanthamoeba sp. Group III was isolated from a 53-year-old patient with keratitis, which was manifested after an injury of the right eye. A delayed visit to a physician as well as a late diagnosis of the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to assess the role of laser polarimetry and visual evoked potentials (VEP) as potential biomarkers of disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS). PARTICIPANTS A total of 41 patients with MS (82 eyes) and 22 age-related healthy volunteers (44 eyes) completed the study. MS patients were divided into two groups, one(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare nostril height, width, collumelar length, interalar distance and nostril symetry between unilateral complete cleft lip/palate patients undergoing nasoalveolar moulding (NAM) and incomplete cleft lip patients/palate with no need of presurgical moulding before and after cheiloplasty with primary nasal(More)
Liposuction - one of the most frequent procedures in cosmetic surgery - is the surgical aspiration of fat from the subcutaneous layer leaving a more desirable body contour and leaving a smooth transition between the suctioned and nonsuctioned areas. Metabolic syndrome is epidemiologically important medical condition that includes insulin resistance,(More)
AIM To evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes with a diffractive bifocal and trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) during a 12-month follow-up. METHODS Prospective comparative study including 75 eyes of 38 patients (44-70y) undergoing uneventful cataract surgery. Each patient was randomly assigned to one type of IOL, bifocal (35 eyes) or trifocal (40 eyes).(More)
BACKGROUND The gold standard treatments in amblyopia are penalizing therapies, such as patching or blurring vision with atropine that are aimed at forcing the use of the amblyopic eye. However, in the last years, new therapies are being developed and validated, such as dichoptic visual training, aimed at stimulating the amblyopic eye and eliminating the(More)
1Premium Clinic, Teplice 41501, Czech Republic 2Eye Department of Regional Hospital in Havlickuv Brod, Havlickuv Brod 58001, Czech Republic 3Eye Clinic of Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Martin 03601, Czech Republic 4Department of Optics, Pharmacology and Anatomy, University of Alicante, San Vicente del Raspeig 03690, Alicante, Spain Correspondence to: David(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of orofacial clefts (OC) in live newborns from 2001 to 2007 in Western Slovakia and correlate their occurrence with a number of relevant seasonal and geographical factors and epidemiological trend of this condition. In this study we used retrospective active survey collecting clinical data(More)
Ocular surgery in patients with autoimmune disease is associated with an increased risk for postoperative corneal melting, particularly at the site of any type of corneal wound created during surgery, with the potential of inducing significant amounts of corneal astigmatism. This specific situation can occur after cataract surgery, leading to an expected(More)