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AIM To determine the potential role of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) in the pathogenesis of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). METHODS An enzyme linked immunosorbent assay technique was used to determine the quantities of bFGF and PDGF in 38 vitreous samples taken from patients undergoing trans pars(More)
PURPOSE To report results in the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) multicenter study of the prophylaxis of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. SETTING Twenty-four ophthalmology units and eye clinics in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, with an administrative office in(More)
PURPOSE To collect clinical data on cataract surgery to allow participating surgeons to compare their performance with that of their colleagues in an anonymous manner. SETTING Surgeons from 31 surgical units providing cataract surgery in 13 European countries. METHODS Every patient at each participating unit having surgery during 1 study month was(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the visual outcome after cataract surgery. SETTING Cataract surgery clinics in 15 European countries. DESIGN Database study. METHODS Data were drawn from case series of cataract extractions reported to the European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery database. These data were entered into the database(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to describe changes over time in the indications and outcomes of cataract surgery and to discuss optimal timing for the surgery. DESIGN Database study. PARTICIPANTS Patients who had undergone cataract extraction in the Netherlands, Sweden, or Malaysia from 2008 through 2012. METHODS We analyzed preoperative, surgical,(More)
In March 2008, the European Registry of Quality Outcomes for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (EUREQUO) commenced. This 3-year project was cofunded by the European Union (EU) and the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). The ESCRS became the lead partner in the project with 11 national societies as associated partners. The aims of the(More)
We present five cases of mycobacterial tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons of the fingers. These cases were observed during the last 12 years and treated by the same surgeon. This pathology is uncommon now, but it is becoming more frequent, especially in patients with diminished immunity. The diagnosis was most commonly made after synovectomy in patients(More)
We hypothesized that alterations in lung vitamin E levels would impact the development of acute oxidative lung injury. We found that dietary induced deficiency of vitamin E diminished lung tissue levels of vitamin E and increased lung leak following intratracheal administration of interleukin-1 (IL-1) to rats. Conversely, rats administered vitamin E(More)
PURPOSE To present the development and design of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons multicenter study of the prevention of postsurgical infective endophthalmitis after phacoemulsification and to describe the process for its successful implementation and conduct. SETTING Twenty-four ophthalmology units and eye clinics in Austria,(More)