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A population-based series of retinal detachments (RD) collected during a 10-year period (538 patients, 590 'cases', i.e. diseased eyes including new RD after 6 months in the same eye) is reported. The annual incidence was 10.6 per 100,000 population. Bilaterality was observed in 11.2%. In this material preponderance of the right eye was found. In(More)
Liquid silicone was used in the surgical treatment of 46 eyes with complex retinal detachment. Forty-six eyes have been followed up for at least 6 months. In 27 of these eyes (58.7%) the retina was totally or partially attached at the 6-month follow-up. Visual improvement was found in 20 of the 46 eyes (43.5%). These results are encouraging considering the(More)
Eye-ground-photos were taken in twenty-eight previously untreated men with mild to moderate essential hypertension. The same eye was evaluated before and after 26 weeks of double-blind treatment with Enalapril or Hydrochlorothiazide. The vascular changes were assessed by using a more elaborate and refined grading than the Keith-Wagener-Barker scale. All(More)
In a population-based material of patients with retinal detachment (RD), the pre-operative findings in different subgroups were studied. In traumatic cases flap tears and round holes were found in at least as high a frequency as oral dialysis, or even higher. In aphakic cases subtotal or total RD was often observed on admission for surgery. A high(More)
Amyloid fibrils were isolated from the vitreous of 9 patients with familial amyloidosis. The material of all patients contained proteins reacting in double immunodiffusion with an antiserum against an amyloid protein which previously has been shown to be prealbumin-related. Two out of five tested vitreous amyloid materials also showed a reaction of identity(More)
PURPOSE To summarize and analyse the results of our experience in treating patients with a "dropped nucleus". METHODS The case records of nineteen patients who underwent surgery for a "dropped nucleus" at the Ophthalmology Departments of Sahlgren's University Hospital, Gothenburg, and Orebro Medical Centre, Orebro, Sweden during 1994 were retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To eliminate sharp needles when administering local anesthesia to the eye in order to reduce serious complications caused by needle perforation. PATIENTS AND METHODS After topical anesthesia, limbal conjunctival incision, and sub-Tenon's dissection, a retrobulbar irrigation of an equal mixture of bupivacaine (5 mg/ml) and(More)
PURPOSE To compare the visual outcome after surgical removal of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in patients younger and older than 50 years of age. METHODS Patient records from all Swedish centers performing submacular CNV surgery were reviewed and 90 patients treated between 1992-1999 with a follow-up of 6 months or more were included. The(More)