Sven Sahlin

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PURPOSE To compare the fluorescein dye disappearance test with a new test for lacrimal drainage capacity, the drop test. METHODS In the fluorescein dye disappearance test, 1 microliter of fluorescein solution was instilled into the conjunctival sac of normal subjects and of patients with epiphora. Fluorescence from the tear film was measured, and the rate(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of eyelid botulinum toxin injection on the lacrimal drainage and to assess the use of botulinum toxin in dry eye conditions. METHODS Prospectively, three test groups were examined and one lacrimal system investigated in each person in each group. Botulinum toxin A (3.75 IU) was injected into the medial part of 13 lower(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this survey was to study the frequency and management of orbital lesions requiring incisional or excisional biopsy for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. METHODS A histopathological review of specimens from 300 consecutive patients with space-occupying orbital lesions managed over a period of 24 years at a tertiary referral centre. (More)
PURPOSE We report the successful use of infliximab in a young patient with idiopathic sclerosing orbital inflammation (myositis). METHODS We describe the patient's medical records and review the literature. RESULTS Idiopathic myositis in this patient could not be satisfactorily treated with corticosteroids or chemotherapy. Biopsy showed sclerosing(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to report a case of orbital solitary fibrous tumour (SFT) in a child and to review the relevant literature. METHODS We describe an SFT in a 13-year-old boy with a 1-month history of painless proptosis in the left eye. RESULTS Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well circumscribed mass filling most of the left intraconal orbit. The(More)
PURPOSE A retrospective study of the postoperative results and patient satisfaction after evisceration with a split-sclera technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS The medical records of 60 patients were reviewed. All patients were operated by evisceration with a split-sclera technique and placement of an orbital implant. The patients were operated by the same(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of the drop test. METHODS The repeatability of the test was studied with the same and three different examiners. The influence of the blink rate was investigated by recording the blink frequency in 63 subjects. The degree of reflex lacrimation during the test was assessed in ten(More)