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PURPOSE To evaluate the association between vitreous inflammatory factors and the severity of diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-three patients with DME, 15 patients with nondiabetic ocular disease, and 8 diabetic patients without retinopathy. METHODS Vitreous fluid samples were obtained during(More)
PURPOSE To report the results of a clinical investigation after an outbreak of subacute-onset toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS) after implantation of single-piece acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs), which then were recalled voluntarily from the market. DESIGN Retrospective, multicenter, observational case series. PARTICIPANTS Cases reported to the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To measure soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (sVEGFR-2) in the vitreous fluid of patients with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and macular oedema or patients with idiopathic macular hole, and to investigate the relation between sVEGFR-2 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). METHODS Vitreous fluid(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) influences macular edema in patients with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). MATERIALS AND METHODS In 27 patients who had CRVO with macular edema and 21 patients with nonischemic ocular diseases (control group), retinal ischemia was(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the correlation of soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) with macular edema in patients with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). METHODS Twenty-nine patients who had CRVO with macular edema and 16 patients with non-ischemic ocular diseases (control group) participated.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether interleukin-6 (IL-6) or vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is related to diabetic macular edema (DME) in subjects without posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-six subjects who had DME without PVD and 12 subjects who had nondiabetic ocular disease (the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether vitreous levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) are related to diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-six patients with DME, 6 diabetic patients without retinopathy, and 13 patients with nondiabetic ocular disease.(More)
PURPOSE To study the outcome of transscleral ciliary sulcus fixated posterior chamber intraocular lenses (transscleral fixation of PC IOLs) at 10 years after surgery. DESIGN Longitudinal observational study. METHODS A total of 16 patients (16 eyes) who had undergone transscleral fixation of PC IOL were studied. We evaluate the clinical outcome in each(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) or soluble intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (sICAM-1) is related to diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-three patients who had DME and 13 patients with nondiabetic ocular disease (control group). METHODS Vitreous fluid(More)
PURPOSE Enterococcus faecalis is a major endophthalmitis-causing pathogen and often causes significant visual impairment. We investigated the clinical background, treatment and the visual outcome of patients with E. faecalis endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. METHODS We retrospectively conducted a postal survey directed mainly at the members of(More)