Shu-Wen Chang

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The authors estimated the association between corneal biomechanical properties and axial length in myopic children and verified the relationship between axial length and intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS This cross-sectional study included 126 eyes of 63 children, aged 12.02+/-3.19 years. Corneal hysteresis (CH), corneal resistance(More)
AIM : To investigate the predictability of intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation using the IOLMaster and different IOL power calculation formulas in eyes with various axial length (AL). METHODS : Patients were included who underwent uneventful phacoemulsification with IOL implantation in the Department of Ophthalmology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the optical biometry measurements and intraocular lens (IOL) power estimation using the IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA) in phakic eyes and eyes with hydrophobic acrylic lenses. DESIGN Observational cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS A total of 156 patients (226 eyes). METHODS The IOLMaster measurements (IOLM-1) were(More)
PURPOSE To identify factors associated with surgically induced astigmatism (SIA) following phacoemulsification. METHODS Six hundred five eyes underwent phacoemulsification with a 2.2-mm (the 2.2-mm group, n = 248) or 2.75-mm (the 2.75-mm group, n = 357) superior limbal incision. Preoperative axial length, anterior chamber depth, corneal curvature, and(More)
Community nurses are often the health professionals with whom older Australians living at home have most contact. The home environment has been identified to have a number of hazards associated with falls in older people. The Home-screen scale was specifically designed as a nurse-administered instrument to identify environmental and behavioral risks that(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the predictability of intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations using the IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss) and different IOL power calculation formulas in eyes with a long axial length (AL). SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. METHODS This study included 68 eyes with an AL longer than 25.0 mm(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the expression of chemokines and their signaling pathways after application of mitomycin C (MMC) to corneal fibroblasts. METHODS Primary porcine and human corneal fibroblasts from passages 3 to 6 were treated with MMC at concentrations of 0.05, 0.1, or 0.2 mg/mL for 1, 2, 5, or 10 minutes. The relative expression of interleukin-8(More)
A novel and convenient route for the synthesis of biologically potent and rare L-hexose derivatives from D-glucose is described. Conversion of diacetone-alpha-D-glucose (14) into 1,2:3,5-di-O-isopropylidene-beta-L-idofuranose (19) was efficiently carried out in two steps. Orthogonal isopropylidene rearrangement of compound 19 led to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Povidone-iodine (PI) is commonly used as a preoperative disinfectant; however, it has been shown to be cytotoxic. The present study was performed to investigate the mechanism by which PI causes cell death. METHODS Primary human corneal fibroblasts (HCF) and a human corneal epithelial cell line (HCEC) were treated with 0.1-5% PI for 1 min.(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of cycloplegia on corneal thickness, corneal curvature, anterior chamber depth (ACD), angle-to-angle (ATA) and white-to-white (WTW) distances, and axial length (AL). METHODS Changes in corneal thickness, corneal curvature, ACD, ATA and WTW distances, and AL with and without cycloplegia were analyzed in 31 eyes of 31 young(More)