Sudarshan Kumar Khokhar

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PURPOSE To systematically evaluate the perception of psychosocial difficulties due to strabismus and the impact of corrective surgery in adolescents and young adults in India. METHODS Patients 15 to 25 years of age with childhood onset (< or = 5 years of age) of constant concomitant squint (> or = 30 prism diopters of deviation for distance) were included(More)
PURPOSE To assess the utility of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in diagnosing fungal keratitis and compare its sensitivity and specificity with those of the conventional microbiologic techniques used in the authors' laboratory. METHODS A prospective nonrandomized investigation was undertaken at a tertiary-care ophthalmic facility to evaluate 40 eyes of(More)
PURPOSE To study the role of levodopa-carbidopa in supplementing occlusion therapy in older children with strabismic or anisometropic amblyopia. METHODS A clinical study was performed on 40 amblyopic children (19 strabismic and 21 anisometropic), 6 to 18 years old (mean age, 10.9 years). They received an average dose of 1.86 mg/kg/day (1.33-2.36(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to compare and evaluate the efficacy of amniotic membrane transplantation with the conventional management (tarsorrhaphy and bandage contact lens) in eyes with refractory neurotrophic corneal ulcers. METHODS Thirty eyes of 30 patients (14 females and 16 males) with neurotrophic corneal ulcers refractory to medical(More)
AIM The aim was to evaluate the outcome of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) in post-penetrating-keratoplasty glaucoma (PKPG). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study, 20 eyes of 20 adult patients with post-PKPG with intraocular pressure (IOP) >21 mmHg, on two or more antiglaucoma medications, underwent AG (model FP7) implantation and were followed up(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the risk factors for occurrence of intra-operative complications during phacoemulsification performed by residents. One hundred fifty patients with cataract who underwent phacoemulsification by residents, with an experience of five or more phacoemulsification surgery, at a tertiary care centre were included in this(More)
A young patient presented with visual acuity of hand movements only, unrecordable intraocular pressure, and total cataract after trauma 12 months ago. She reported failure to improve with conservative therapy as well as a direct cycloplexy elsewhere. After cleft localization on preoperative gonioscopy, ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), and intraoperative(More)
PURPOSE To report coinfection with Acanthamoeba and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a case with contact lens-associated keratitis. CASE REPORT A 20-year-old woman presented to the emergency department of our hospital with a 4-day history of progressively increasing pain, redness, photophobia, mucopurulent discharge, and diminution of vision in her right eye.(More)
Clonidine added to local anaesthetics prolongs the duration of anaesthesia and analgesia of peripheral, neuraxial and retrobulbar blocks. The present randomized blinded controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effect of the addition of clonidine to local anaesthetic mixture on the quality, onset time, duration of peribulbar block, perioperative(More)