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Lower eyelid retraction is frequently managed by recession of the lower-lid retractors and interposition of a "spacer graft." We have used hard-palate mucosa as our spacer material in 25 eyelids of 18 patients. A graft twice the height of the measured amount of lid retraction was used and resulted in predictable, satisfactory results. The hard-palate mucosa(More)
AIMS The study aimed to assess the effect of initial visual acuity and type of amblyopia on the long term results of successfully treated amblyopia. METHODS The visual acuity of 94 patients, who had been successfully treated for unilateral amblyopia by occlusion of the good eye and followed up to the age of 9 years, was examined 6.4 years, on average,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the visual and refractive results obtained after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in patients who underwent one of three different epithelial removal techniques. METHODS The authors reviewed the medical files of consecutive eyes with myopia and myopic astigmatism that were treated during a 10-year period by mechanical PRK,(More)
The visual acuity of 104 patients who had previously been successfully treated for unilateral amblyopia by occlusion of the good eye was examined 6.4 years, on average, after cessation of treatment. Three age groups were defined, according to the age at which treatment was started: younger (2 to 5.5 years), middle (5.5 to 8 years) and older (above 8 years).(More)
PURPOSE To show the emergency use of preserved homologous sclera for the repair of a perforated cornea in a young child. METHODS Our case was a 3.5-year-old boy who presented with an acute corneal ulcer and endophthalmitis, which was complicated by a developing corneal melting and perforation of 2.5-mm diameter during pars plana vitrectomy. Because no(More)
PURPOSE The development of bacterial keratitis after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) has been described in only a few isolated cases. We report the development of bacterial keratitis as a postoperative complication of LASIK in three subjects. DESIGN A retrospective interventional small case series. PARTICIPANTS Three patients who underwent LASIK(More)
PURPOSE To describe our experience with monovision excimer laser correction in individuals with myopic presbyopia. METHODS This prospective interventional case series was conducted in a private refractive surgery center on 40 patients with presbyopia aged 40 years and older, who were treated with monovision refractive surgery between 2010 and 2011. The(More)
AIMS The effectiveness of instillation of mitomycin C eyedrops on the recurrence rate of pterygium was assessed in patients undergoing primary pterygium surgery. Any side effects were also noted. METHODS Primary pterygia in 38 consecutive patients were surgically excised during July to December 1992. After surgery, mitomycin C 0.02% eyedrops twice daily(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the results of occlusion therapy for amblyopia are maintained into adulthood. DESIGN Prospective, observational case series. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-four patients, who were successfully treated in childhood for unilateral amblyopia by occlusion, were followed up to the age of 9 years, were evaluated in 1984 for long-term(More)
PURPOSE To describe the surgical management and histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings in corneal plaques of shield ulcers in vernal keratoconjunctivitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Three children (ages 4, 7.5, and 9) presented with corneal plaques unresponsive to conservative systemic and topical medical treatment. Plaques were scraped under general(More)