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PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of supratarsal injection of short acting dexamethasone sodium phosphate versus intermediate acting triamcinolone acetonide as a new therapeutic modality for treating eyes with recalcitrant vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). METHODS The study was a prospective, randomized, double blind, case controlled trial, including 38(More)
Paediatric cataract blindness presents an enormous problem to developing countries in terms of human morbidity, economic loss, and social burden. Managing cataracts in children remains a challenge: treatment is often difficult, tedious, and requires a dedicated team effort. To assure the best long term outcome for cataract blind children, appropriate(More)
OBJECTIVE (1) To report the neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser posterior capsulotomy rate (%) of eight rigid and foldable intraocular lens (IOL) designs in a series of 5416 pseudophakic human eyes obtained postmortem, accessioned in our center between January 1988 and January 2000. (2) To identify factors that are instrumental in reducing the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the degree of anterior capsule opacification (ACO) in human eyes obtained postmortem containing various rigid and foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) designs and compare the findings with clinical sequelae of capsular shrinkage. DESIGN Comparative autopsy tissue study with clinicopathologic correlations. MATERIALS(More)
Intraocular lens (IOL) implantation has no doubt been one of the most satisfying advances of medicine. Millions of individuals with visual disability or frank blindness from cataracts had and continue to have benefit from this procedure. It has been reported by ophthalmologists that the modern cataract-intraocular lens (IOL) surgery is safe and(More)
PURPOSE To emphasize an important aspect of preventing posterior capsule opacification (PCO), the barrier effect established by the optic of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL), and present a new classification regarding capsular bag status after extra-capsular cataract extraction, including phacoemulsification. SETTING Center for Research on(More)
PURPOSE To report clinical, pathological, histochemical, ultrastructural, and spectrographic analyses of explanted hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs) obtained from patients who had visual disturbances caused by postoperative opacification of the lens optic. SETTING Center for Research on Ocular Therapeutics and Biodevices, Storm Eye Institute,(More)
PURPOSE To compare the intraoperative pain scores during clear corneal phacoemulsification under no anesthesia, topical anesthesia, and topical plus intracameral anesthesia. SETTING Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital and Eye Research Center, Chennai, India. METHODS Seventy-five patients were randomized to have phacoemulsification under no anesthesia, topical(More)