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AIMS To investigate the histological, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features of the posterior hyaloid membrane (PHM) in its naturally separated state in patients without previous surgery and slit-lamp documentation of antemortem posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). METHODS A prospective study was commenced in 1992 to recruit patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To lengthen the urethra to increase bladder outlet resistance in adolescent girls with a neurogenic bladder. PATIENTS AND METHODS During a 2-year period (1992-94), eight girls (mean age 13.5 years, range 9-19) underwent a Kropp-onlay urethral lengthening associated, for six of them, with a bladder augmentation. Seven of the eight patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the preoperative characteristics, complications and outcomes of vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy and to identify any factors that may predict visual outcome. METHODS Prospective study of 174 consecutive vitrectomies in 148 patients, with a minimum follow-up of 4 months. RESULTS 41 (27.7%) patients had a vision of(More)
AIM In adults modern vitreoretinal surgery allows many traumatised eyes to be salvaged. However, one third of serious eye injuries occur in the paediatric age group and trauma is a leading cause of monocular blindness in childhood. This study aims to report the indications, complications and outcomes for vitreoretinal surgical intervention after childhood(More)
AIMS The majority of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments result from pathological posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) and secondary horseshoe or giant retinal tears. Retinal detachment without PVD is usually associated with either retinal dialysis or round retinal holes. This study characterises the features, surgical outcome, and incidence of bilateral(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the causes of nonphysiologic behavior of the SRK/T formula, assess their clinical significance, and develop and evaluate solutions. SETTING Two NHS ophthalmology departments, United Kingdom, and a private practice, United States. DESIGN Evaluation of technology. METHODS The individual steps of the SRK/T formula were examined for(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported a pilot study of the use of subtenons lidocaine after primary, unilateral strabismus surgery in children. This study suggested an association between subtenons lidocaine administration at the conclusion of surgery and a reduction of pain in the immediate postoperative period. As a result of this pilot study we performed a(More)