Soupramanien Sandramouli

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PURPOSE To describe ocular findings in patients with established obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS) using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). METHODS hundred and fifteen referrals investigated for OSAHS were included. Patients with OSAHS were compared with those with normal sleep study controls. Subgroup analysis for CPAP users(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of patients taking tamsulosin and the appearance of intraoperative floppy-iris syndrome (IFIS) and associated cataract surgery complications. SETTING District general eye unit with 10 consultants in West Midlands, England, United Kingdom. METHODS This nonrandomized observational prospective study identified patients(More)
PURPOSE To review the long-term outcome following surgical treatment for canaliculitis. METHODS All cases of canaliculitis treated surgically from January 1995 to December 2001 were identified from theatre records. Case notes were reviewed retrospectively looking specifically for delay in diagnosis (defined as two or more visits prior to diagnosis),(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to investigate the hitherto undescribed effects of botulinum toxin A injected into the lacrimal gland in patients with functional epiphora. METHODS A prospective non-comparative interventional case series study was designed to include patients with functional epiphora who presented to the Oculoplastic unit at the(More)
PURPOSE The aims of ideal preoperative informed consent include educating the patient adequately to enable an autonomous decision to be made without causing undue anxiety. We study how the paternalistic and nonpaternalistic approaches meet this ideal. The influence of the new patient consent forms is also assessed. METHODS Two cycles of a prospective(More)
AIM To study the overall level of evidence-based practice in an accident and emergency eye unit in the UK and evaluate the extent of evidence-based practice by ophthalmologists and nurse practitioners (NPs). METHODS The case notes of all new patients attending our accident and emergency department for a period of 1 week were reviewed prospectively. For(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the potential for the use of AlloDerm as a posterior lamellar graft in the reconstruction of full-thickness lid defects. METHOD In our case series, we evaluated the surgical outcome of three consecutive patients, two with an upper eyelid defect and one with a lower eyelid defect who underwent lid reconstruction using AlloDerm(More)