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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)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate implantation of a zonal-progressive multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) in children. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-five eyes of 26 pediatric patients aged 2 to 14 years with multifocal IOL implantation at one institution with more than 1 year of follow-up. INTERVENTIONS(More)
PURPOSE To assess the intraocular pressure-lowering efficacy and the postoperative complication profile of viscocanalostomy versus trabeculectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty eyes of 60 patients with medically uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma were randomized either to the viscocanalostomy or to the trabeculectomy group of the trial. Viscocanalostomy was(More)
PURPOSE In glaucoma surgery, scarring of the artificial fistula is the limiting factor for long-term control of intraocular pressure (IOP). Several devices and surgical techniques have been developed for artificial aqueous humor drainage in intractable glaucoma. The authors describe a novel surgical technique that uses a silicone tube as a shunt for aqueous(More)
BACKGROUND To compare intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements obtained by the Icare ONE rebound tonometer (RTONE) and the Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) in healthy persons and glaucoma patients in a prospective study, and to investigate the influence of central corneal thickness (CCT). METHODS Measurements on 126 right eyes were obtained by three(More)
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 Antiglaucomatous implant surgery is a continously evolving field in glaucoma treatment. METHODS A literature search with the terms "glaucoma implant surgery", "aqueous shunts" and "glaucoma drainage devices" was carried out, especially giving prominence to innovative surgical developments in glaucoma implant surgery and to recently established(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the potential of ultrasound bimicroscopy (UBM)-guided chamber angle surgery as an alternative or supplement to gonioscopy and intraocular microendoscopy for intraoperative control. METHODS In 15 porcine cadaver eyes, mechanical goniopuncture or punctual Er:YAG laser trabecular ablation was(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and complications of trabeculectomy with a biodegradable implant (ologen implant) vs trabeculectomy using mitomycin C (MMC) in patients with medically uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma in a prospective randomised clinical trial. METHODS In the MMC group (10 patients), trabeculectomy was performed(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)