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PURPOSE To derive regression-based formulas and identify essential dependent variables to estimate refractive corneal power after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, USA. METHODS A retrospective data review of 30 eyes (23 patients) having myopic LASIK followed by(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments (ICRS) for the correction of myopia. DESIGN Nonrandomized, comparative trial. PARTICIPANTS Patients enrolled in the United States Food and Drug Administration phase II and phase III clinical trials of the ICRS had best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) of 20/20(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the reversibility of refractive effect following removal of the ICRS (intrastromal corneal ring segments; Intacs). METHODS Data from 34 eyes from which ICRS were removed during United States FDA Phase II and III clinical trials were evaluated with regard to segment size, loss or change of best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA),(More)
The antigenicity of intrastromal and epikeratophakia xenografts of lyophilized corneal tissue was evaluated in nonimmune and immune recipients. Lyophilized feline lenticules were implanted into intrastromal pockets in unsensitized rabbits and rabbits sensitized to the donor cat. In both cases, the grafts remained clear. Sensitized rabbits with clear(More)
Epikeratophakia alters the anterior curvature of the cornea by the addition of a machine-carved donor lenticule. Since March 1980, 88 patients under eight years of age have had epikeratophakia, with at least six months of follow-up. Eighty percent of the original surgeries were successful; some failed grafts were replaced successfully, so that in all, 89%(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the severity of ocular involvement of patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and SJS/TEN overlap, and to investigate the relationship of the SCORTEN (a severity-of-illness score for SJS and TEN based on a minimal set of well-defined variables calculated within 24 hours of admission) with eye(More)
A modified method of prelathing lyophilized corneal tissue at room temperature for refractive keratoplasty is described. This method allows perfect centration of a lyophilized corneal button on the plastic base and thus more accurate lathing. Keratophakia was performed with lenticules prepared in this fashion on a series of eight cats which were followed(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the visual and refractive outcomes of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) to correct residual refractive error after apodized diffractive multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. SETTING University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA. METHODS This retrospective study reviewed eyes of consecutive patients(More)
The peripheral cornea is anatomically and physiologically distinct from its central counterpart. The major differences relate to the gradual transition of corneal tissues to those of the conjunctiva, episclera, and sclera; furthermore, the vascular structures, lymphatics, and inflammatory cells from these neighboring structures are intimately associated(More)
Newly devised software was used to compare the ability of the Topographic Modeling System-1 (Computed Anatomy, New York, NY) and the Corneal Analysis System (EyeSys Laboratories, Houston, Tex) to reproduce power measurements on spherical surfaces. Reproducibility results were compared for spheres of 40.00, 42.50, and 44.00 diopters. The program determines(More)