Steven Charles

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There is a difference of opinion concerning the advisability of surgery for extramacular fraction retinal detachment (EMTRD) in diabetic patients before development of macular detachment. Ninety-nine eyes with EMTRD of 84 diabetic patients observed without surgery had a detachment rate of 13.8% in one year. This rate compares favorably with the reported 30%(More)
Many patients with branch retinal vein occlusions can develop significant long-term diminution of vision due to such complications as macular edema, retinal neovascularization, and vitreous hemorrhage. One of us (S.C.) developed a new surgical procedure that involves sectioning or decompression of the common sheath connecting the artery and vein at the(More)
The anterior chambers of 27 rabbit eyes were perfused at constant pressure with room temperature (25 degrees C) or cooled (11 degrees C) balanced salt solution at constant flow rates of 4.8 ml/min or 8.5 ml/min. Intraocular temperature changes in the anterior chamber, anterior vitreous, mid vitreous, and posterior vitreous and on the retina surface were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the anatomic and functional success of phacovitrectomy and intraocular gas tamponade for macular hole surgery with only first night face down posturing. METHODS This was a nonrandomized observational prospective trial over 9 months, with data collection on 28 eyes of 26 consecutive patients who underwent phacovitrectomy, internal(More)
The rapid progress in the field of vitrectomy since its recent commencement may be clearly related to the development of microsurgical instrumentation for vitrectomy. In the early 1970s, a number of vitrectomy instruments were introduced in close succession. The experiences gained from this first generation of products were quickly fed back to make(More)
Accepted for publication 24 November 1993 Case report A 55-year-old white man presented with an 8 month history of poor vision in the left eye. He had a history of mild asthma and 2 years previously had suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a left middle cerebral artery aneurysm which was subsequently clipped. There was no visual disturbance(More)