Samanthila Waduthantri

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AIM To study the differences in aqueous cytokines in Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS) patients with and without human cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA in the aqueous humor. METHODS This is a prospective study. Fifty-three uveitis patients with clinical signs of PSS were enrolled and aqueous humor samples were collected. Fourteen PSS patients were positive of CMV(More)
PURPOSE To examine the impact of symptomatic dry eye on vision-related daily activities. METHODS A population-based survey of eye diseases was conducted on 3280 (78.7% response rate) Malay persons aged >or=40 years, who were randomly selected from designated areas in southwestern Singapore. Participants were administered a standardized dry eye(More)
Autologous serum (AS; 20–50%) has been used as a tear substitute for severe dry eye patients. Protocols for preparation of AS are available1–3 but there is no universally accepted methodology, which hinders regulatory approval and widespread clinical use. Here, we report an approach that utilizes 100% autologous plasma (AP) directly from plasmapheresis,(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the cost and patterns of expenditure of dry eye treatment. METHODOLOGY We retrieved data on the type and cost of dry eye treatment in Singapore National Eye Centre from pharmacy and clinic inventory databases over a 2 year period (2008-2009) retrospectively. According to the type of treatment, data were sorted into 7 groups;(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of a lubricant eye drop containing gelling agent in adult Chinese dry eye patients. METHODS This is a prospective, randomized, double-masked, double-arm, parallel, interventional single-site clinical study. Thirty Chinese dry eye patients were randomized into two arms, 15 patients each, receiving lubricant eye drops(More)
PURPOSE To describe the pattern of uveitis among Chinese, Malays, and Indians at a tertiary referral institution in Singapore. METHODS Charts between January 1997 and December 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Charts between January 2014 and December 2014 were prospectively reviewed. RESULTS A total of 1249 and 148 charts were retrospectively and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the suitablity of commercially available moisture retention eyewear for treating evaporative dry eye. METHODS Eleven patients with evaporative dry eyes were prescibed moisture retention eyewear for 3 months in addition to regular lubricant eye drops. Frequency and severity of dry eye symptoms, corneal fluorescein staining and tear(More)
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