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BACKGROUND Dye solutions for intraoperative staining of epiretinal membranes and the internal limiting membrane improve the visualisation of these thin structures and facilitate their removal. In the present study the authors investigated the effects of indocyanine green 0.05%, trypan blue 0.15%, and patent blue 0.48% on bovine retinal function. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Parkinson's disease (PD) and the atypical parkinsonian syndromes multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal syndrome (CBS) are movement disorders associated with degeneration of the central nervous system. Degeneration of the retina has not been systematically compared in these diseases. (More)
BACKGROUND Optical coherence tomography can be used to assess retinal degeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS). Thinning of the retinal nerve fibre layer and macular thickness have been well characterized, but newer devices allow quantification of all retinal layers. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the thickness of the paramacular(More)
BACKGROUND There is little information available about surgical management after failed glaucoma drainage device (GDD) surgery. We present the outcome of capsule excision after failed GDD surgery compared to capsule excision with additional use of a biodegradable implant (Ologen, version 2) as a placeholder. METHODS In an observational comparative case(More)
AIM Biodegradable collagen glycosaminoglycan matrices (CGM) have been introduced to glaucoma filtration surgery in order to prevent scarring of the filtering bleb. In this retrospective case series, we describe a new surgical concept for treating symptomatic ocular hypotony following filtration surgery with mitomycin C by a secondary subconjunctival(More)
BACKGROUND The strategy of pressure reducing surgery in primary congenital glaucoma has changed over the last decade. Ab externo filtering procedures--for example, trabeculectomy or trabeculotomy combined with trabeculectomy, have now been accepted even as primary intervention. METHODS The authors reviewed 61 eyes in 35 consecutive patients with primary(More)
AIM To prospectively assess the efficacy and complications of viscocanalostomy with a reticulated hyaluronic acid implant (VSRHAI) versus standard viscocanalostomy in patients with medically uncontrolled open angle glaucoma. METHODS A consecutive series of 40 patients (40 eyes) with uncontrolled open angle glaucoma underwent non-penetrating(More)
Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic power of the novel two-dimensional parameter Bruch's membrane opening minimal rim area (BMO-MRA) in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) for detection of glaucoma compared to minimal rim width (BMO-MRW) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in large and small optic(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the reliability of partial coherence laser interferometry for optical biometry in highly myopic eyes. METHODS Axial length measurements by the IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Germany) with signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) ≥2 were performed in 52 consecutive myopic subjects with axial length ≥26.5 mm and 45 emmetropic patients before(More)