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One hundred cases of retinoblastoma were diagnosed in New Zealand-born children between 1948 and 1977 inclusive. Five patients had an affected parent, and of the remaining sporadic cases 25 had bilateral and 70 unilateral tumours. The frequency of retinoblastoma, 1 in 17,500 births, was similar to that reported for most other countries. There was no… (More)
Age-specific incidence rates for 96 New Zealand patients with sporadic retinoblastoma peaked earlier for bilateral patients than for unilateral patients. The cumulative log survival until diagnosis for bilateral and unilateral patients followed linear and quadratic curves respectively, and supported the two-hit hypothesis for retinoblastoma. The germ cell… (More)
The treatment of 26 cases of cystoid macular oedema following cataract extraction is reviewed. Cases treated early and more aggressively with betamethazone drops and subtenons injection of methylprednisolone, responded well to treatment. Those given later and less aggressive treatment had a less satisfactory outcome. Our results would suggest that local… (More)
The major ophthalmic operations performed in the Christchurch hospitals over five years are listed. This gives the incidence of ophthalmic conditions requiring surgery in a mainly European Community. The results should be useful for planners and epidemiologists in this and others countries.