Tsutomu Hara

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Endocapsular phacoemulsification was performed in the Hara Eye Hospital on 77 eyes of 69 patients between October 1984 and January 1986. The age of patients ranged from 52 to 86 years with an average of 71 years. In 71 of 77 eyes, a posterior chamber lens was inserted. The procedure was attempted in 243 eyes and was successfully performed in 77 of them(More)
We report on the high-quality holographic generation of higher-order Laguerre-Gaussian (LG) beams using a liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator. The effects of the input beam pattern on the output LG beam quality are investigated in detail through theoretical discussions and experiments. Correlation analyses between observed beam patterns and(More)
AIMS To describe a procedure for removing excess wrinkles from the upper lids of elderly patients. METHODS Excess wrinkles were resected with a razor blade and scissors or CO(2) laser along the lower eyebrow margin. Ninety-five patients (average age 74 ± 8.1 years) (157 eyes) underwent this procedure and were followed for at least 6 months(More)
NO-1886 is a lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activator. Administration of NO-1886 results in an increase in plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and a decrease in plasma triglyceride (TG) levels. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether NO-1886 improves fatty liver caused by high-fat feeding in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats.(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the outcomes in eyes in which a Sinskey-type conventional posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC-IOL) was fixed in the anterior chamber and followed up for an average of 10 years. METHODS Twenty-one eyes were included in the study. The IOLs were conventional hard PC-IOLs, 13.0 mm in overall length with 6.0-mm polymethylmethacrylate(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP) changes in primary open-angle glaucoma by reproducing IOPs based on patient posture. METHODS In 148 patients with untreated primary open-angle glaucoma who had IOPs recorded during clinic hours that were less than 21 mm Hg (average, 14.8 +/- 3.2 mm Hg), we measured IOP by noncontact tonometry(More)
In this report we describe the surgical details involved in refilling the lenses of 13 rabbit and 3 primate eyes using an inflatable endocapsular balloon to restore accommodation. The procedure involves endocapsular phacoemulsification through a small “buttonhole” or “dumbbell” anterior capsulotomy or minicircular capsulotomy and the simultaneous(More)
Exercise decreases plasma total cholesterol and triglycerides, and simultaneously, increases high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. As a result, exercise is believed to aid in preventing atherosclerosis. However, we do not know whether exercise protects against the development of atherosclerosis in the elderly. The aim of this study was to ascertain(More)
Insulin resistance results in accumulation of triglyceride content and reduction of glycogen content in skeletal muscle. However, very few studies have measured lipid content and glycogen content in liver associated with insulin resistance. We studied the relationship between liver lipid content, liver glycogen, and insulin resistance in high-fat-fed rats,(More)
OBJECTIVE To confirm the effect of a square-edged, closed endocapsular equator ring (E-ring) for preventing posterior capsular opacification (PCO) after cataract extraction. METHODS Fifty-one eyes underwent cataract surgery associated with E-ring implantation between October 2002 and March 2008. Group 1 included 14 patients (14 eyes) who received an(More)