Timothy J Ffytche

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BACKGROUND The MacDQoL is an individualised measure of the impact of macular degeneration (MD) on quality of life (QoL). There is preliminary evidence of its psychometric properties and sensitivity to severity of MD. The aim of this study was to carry out further psychometric evaluation with a larger sample and investigate the measure's sensitivity to MD(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the use of intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) for the treatment of refractory uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized, self-controlled comparative trial. PARTICIPANTS Six patients with chronic CME resistant to treatment with systemic steroids, orbital floor steroids, and(More)
AIM To investigate the experiences of people with macular disease within the British healthcare system. METHOD The Macular Disease Society Questionnaire, a self completion questionnaire designed to survey the experiences of people with macular disease, was sent to 2000 randomly selected members of the Macular Disease Society. The questionnaire(More)
PURPOSE To compare optical coherence tomography (OCT) with fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) for the detection of cystoid macular edema (CME) in patients with uveitis. DESIGN Prospective comparative observational series. PARTICIPANTS One hundred twenty-one eyes of 58 patients with uveitis of varied causes (seven patients were studied twice). (More)
A n estimated 45 million people around the world are blind. 1 Most of them have lost their sight to diseases that are treatable or preventable. Eighty percent of them live in the lesser-developed world in countries where chronic economic deprivation is exacerbated by the added challenge of failing vision. Without intervention, the number of individuals with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) reduces the risk of visual loss in proliferative diabetic retinopathy but some patients cannot tolerate PRP because of pain. Inhaled Entonox was evaluated as an analgesic during PRP. METHODS A randomised, crossover, double masked pilot study was performed. Patients inhaled either air or Entonox and half(More)
Existing prevalence surveys do not provide adequate information to estimate the magnitude of ocular pathology or vision loss in leprosy patients. We sought to determine the prevalence of ocular findings and related risk factors in leprosy patients at the time of their disease diagnosis. We also sought to determine if there were geographic differences and(More)
The development of fluorescein angiography has stimulated a great deal of interest in the vascular physiology of the retina and choroid by providing a method for examining different aspects of the ocular circulation in vivo. Of particular interest is the role of the blood supply to the optic disc in the production of field defects in glaucoma, and its(More)