Susanne Goebels

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BACKGROUND Immigrants to Germany and their children are at particular risk for tuberculosis (TB). - METHODS 35 Patients (10 male / 25 female aged 2 - 59 years (median 33 years) originating mostly from high incidence countries in Asia (19 (54.3%)) in Africa (14 (40.0%) and East Europe (2 (5.7%)), attended at the Tropical Medicine Unit were analysed. - (More)
PURPOSE Accurate biometry is an obligatory preoperative measurement for refractive surgery as well as cataract surgery. A new device based on partial coherence interferometry was compared with 2 currently used biometry devices. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany. DESIGN Prospective case series. (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the repeatability of wavefront measurements using the NIDEK OPD-Scan. METHODS A total of 179 eyes from 90 healthy volunteers (57 women and 33 men) with no corneal or lenticular pathology and normal visual acuity were enrolled in this study. Mean patient age was 39 years (range: 17 to 85 years). All patients underwent four consecutive(More)
PURPOSE To derive limits of metric keratoconus indices for classification into keratoconus stages. DESIGN Validity and reliability analysis of diagnostic tools. METHODS A total of 126 patients from the keratoconus center of Homburg/Saar were evaluated with respect to Amsler criteria, using Pentacam (Keratoconus Index [KI], Topographic Keratoconus(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the repeatability of corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance measurements as well as the consistency of the four shots within each measurement using the ocular response analyzer (ORA, Reichert Ophthalmic Instruments, Depew, NY) and to generate a pool of data of a normal population. METHODS A total of 45 eyes from 45 healthy(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of the KAMRA corneal inlay on the retinal image brightness in the peripheral visual field. METHODS A KAMRA inlay was "implanted" into a theoretical eye model in a corneal depth of 200 microns. Corneal radius was varied to a steep, normal, and flat (7.37, 7.77, and 8.17 mm) version keeping the proportion of anterior to(More)
PURPOSE Photodynamic inactivation (PDI) may be a potential treatment alternative in therapy-resistant infectious keratitis. PDI may eliminate the microorganisms from the infected cornea by damage caused through free oxygen radicals, or even by supporting different stages of activation of keratocytes and inflammatory cell response. The purpose of this study(More)
BACKGROUND The OA-1000 (Tomey, Japan) is a new optical biometer, which allows measurements of axial length (AL), anterior chamber depth (ACD) and corneal thickness (CT) due to partial coherence interferometry (PCI) technology. The aim of this study was to compare the OA-1000 results with those obtained with the IOLMaster and contact applanation A-scan(More)
In der Augenheilkunde ist die „klassische“ photodynamische Therapie (PDT) seit ca. 10 Jahren v. a. zur Behandlung von Erkrankungen des Augenhintergrundes etabliert. Erst in den letzten Jahren rückte die PDT zur Behandlung des Keratokonus als sog. „Crosslinking“ in den Vordergrund. Die „klassische PDT“ arbeitet mit Porphyrinen und sichtbarem Licht einer(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine the short- and long-term variability of graft endothelial cell density (ECD) and central corneal thickness (CCT) after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) between different surgeons. PATIENTS AND METHODS 370 eyes with keratoconus (KC) or Fuchs' dystrophy (FUCHS) after standardised primary excimer laser PKP (four(More)