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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been used in ophthalmology for the last 10 years particularly for disorders of the posterior pole. In recent years PDT has been increasingly applied for corneal cross-linking in progressive keratoconus. The classical PDT is performed with porphyrins as photosensitizers and illumination with visible light of 630-635 nm(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)
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)
The typical clinical appearance of acanthamoeba keratitis includes pseudodendritic epitheliopathy, perineuritis, ring infiltrates or multifocal stromal infiltrates and in some cases limbitis with infiltration of the conjunctiva and/or sterile anterior uveitis. In 83-93 % of cases of acanthamoeba keratitis the patients were contact lens wearers. Acanthamoeba(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)
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 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)
In 83-93% of the cases of acanthamoeba keratitis the patients are contact lens wearers. Acanthamoeba keratitis is diagnosed--with descending order of sensitivity and specificity--through polymerase chain reaction (PCR), confocal biomicroscopy, in-vitro cultivation and histopathological examination. The typical clinical appearance of acanthamoeba keratitis(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)