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OBJECTIVE To acquire a better understanding of airbag-induced eye injuries, 25 cases are reviewed and an attempt is made to identify the causal mechanisms associated with each injury. DESIGN AND METHODS The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Accident Sampling System for the years 1984-1994 was accessed to identify automobile(More)
In an effort to achieve the early postoperative safety and stability provided by trabeculectomy plus the late lower intraocular pressure (IOP) advantages of full-thickness glaucoma filtration surgery, 43 eyes of 38 patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma had laser suture lysis after primary trabeculectomy. The technique of laser suture lysis afforded(More)
PURPOSE The effect of contact transscleral diode cyclophotocoagulation (TDC) on intraocular pressure (IOP) and its safety was determined in eyes with intractable glaucoma. METHODS The charts of 41 consecutive patients (43 eyes) who underwent the laser procedure were reviewed. After surgery, data were collected from chart entries at I hour, 1 day, 4 to 6(More)
The trabecular meshwork in 334 eyes of 260 patients with medically uncontrolled primary and secondary open-angle glaucoma was treated with the argon laser. The average intraocular pressure reduction obtained was 7.1 mm Hg. Tonographic data showed significant increase in the facility of outflow. Glaucoma surgical intervention was avoided in 87.5% of phakic(More)
Two hundred ninety-six eyes of 250 patients undergoing extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with or without the implantation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) were studied. Pre-existing glaucoma of varying severity was present in 139 eyes and no known ocular pathology other than cataract in 157 eyes. During the first eight weeks following(More)
Clinical and investigative evidence indicated a glaucoma caused mainly by degenerated red blood cells, or ghost cells. These ghost cells, with altered shape, color, and pliability, accumulated in the vitreous cavity after hemorrhage. Following disruption of the anterior hyaloid face, they passed into the anterior chamber and caused severe glaucoma. In the(More)
Our thesis, inspired by the experience and teaching of Paul A. Chandler, is that after the optic discs have developed cupping and atrophy from elevated intraocular pressure they tend to become abnormally vulnerable and, in some cases, may continue to deteriorate even if the intraocular pressure is brought to the teens. At this stage they behave the same as(More)
A prospective study was conducted in 30 eyes of 30 patients to determine if pilocarpine would prevent increased intraocular pressure following Q-switched neodymium (Nd):YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Fifteen eyes were given pilocarpine 4%, immediately following laser therapy and every hour until bedtime. Fifteen eyes served as untreated controls. Our(More)
In an attempt to investigate eye injuries from airbags, a set of experiments was performed that involved the deployment of several types of airbags onto thirteen unembalmed, previously frozen cadaver heads. The airbags differed in the material, coating, presence of a tether, and folding pattern, and were deployed via a pneumatic deployment system. The eyes(More)