S van Slycken

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AIMS To compare the efficacy and safety of famciclovir with aciclovir for the treatment of ophthalmic zoster. METHODS Randomised, double masked, aciclovir controlled, parallel group in 87 centres worldwide including 454 patients with ophthalmic zoster of trigeminal nerve (V(1)) comprised the intent to treat population. Oral famciclovir 500 mg three times(More)
Acute macular neuroretinopathy is a rare disease that has been described mainly in women taking hormonal contraceptives. An association either with a viral illness or with the parenteral use of sympathomimetics was sometimes found. We describe its occurrence in a 22-year-old female following an anaphylactic shock after a bee sting, and in a 26-year-old(More)
In three separate experiments albino rabbits, pigmented rabbits, and humans were tested following administration of acetazolamide and without acetazolamide. In all three experiments, we recorded electroretinograms (ERGs) under dark adapted and light adapted conditions and measured the b-wave amplitudes. Dark adapted ERG b-wave amplitudes were increased(More)
Two cases of blindness following paranasal sinus surgery are presented. The first patient, a 38-year old man, developed a delayed massive haemorrhage, after bilateral sphenoethmoidectomy. This hemorrhage could be stopped by electric cauterisation under endoscopical control. During this reintervention the patient developed total blindness of his right eye,(More)
We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients, hospitalised in our department from january 1989 through january 1993, with the diagnosis of corneal ulcer. The medical records were analyzed and the information computed, with emphasis on the modalities of prelevation, and the response to treatment. Direct inoculation of scrapings on media and an initial(More)
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