To assess the effect of glaucoma and timolol on tear secretion, basal tear turnover was measured with fluorophotometry in 13 open-angle glaucoma patients not using any ophthalmic medication, 24 patients using timolol medication daily, and 41 healthy control subjects. Basal tear turnover is defined as the tear turnover at the lowest level of reflex… (More)
OBJECTIVE Improvement of visual field defects continues even years after the initial surgical treatment. Because this process of continuing improvement has not been documented for visual acuity, we audited our data to explore the pattern of recovery of visual acuity until 1 year after transsphenoidal surgery for non-functioning pituitary macroadenoma. … (More)
Uveal melanomas (UM) originate from melanocytes in the interior wall of the eye, namely from the iris, ciliary body and the choroid with marked differences in light exposure (from dark anterior to illuminated posterior). In contrast to UV radiation, focused or converging visible light readily reaches the retina and can damage DNA which possibly contributes… (More)
BACKGROUND Uveal melanomas can develop in the choroid, ciliary body and iris. In choroidal and ciliary body melanomas, specific chromosomal changes correlate with metastatic disease. Iris melanomas have a better prognosis than choroidal melanomas, and it would be interesting to know if they share chromosomal changes. In addition, iris melanomas might… (More)
PURPOSE Steady state tear turnover (TTO), defined as TTO under normal physiological conditions, is significantly lower in patients with untreated glaucoma than in healthy control subjects. To obtain more information on the effect of glaucoma on lacrimation, a method for quantification of reflex lacrimation was developed and applied to patients with glaucoma… (More)
The case is described of an optic nerve glioma, mimicking an optic nerve meningioma in a man aged 41 years. CT, MRI and DSA revealed an enhancing tumor surrounding the optic nerve. Histopathologic examination of the removed optic nerve revealed a centrally located glioma surrounded by normal optic nerve fibres.
The strong magnetic field of the super-conducting MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) apparatus could cause problems in the presence of metallic foreign material, such as the metal clips and loops of intraocular lenses and steel as suturing material. If the magnetic field were to induce movement this could be dangerous for the eye. In this study these… (More)