Tzafrir Oshry

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Any trauma to a corneal transplanted eye is likely to lacerate the corneal wound because of persistent wound weakness, even years after keratoplasty. We evaluate the risks and consequences of trauma after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). METHODS Records of 11 patients who had been treated in our department from 1992 to 1998 for(More)
Onchocerciasis is a systemic disease caused by the filarial parasite Onchocerca volvulus. It is endemic in Central Africa and South America and causes blindness which is directly related to the severity of the infection. World-wide, there are about 18 million suffering from onchocerciasis, of whom 2 million are blind. The most common symptom is pruritus,(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a rare, severe case of partial traumatic bilateral enucleation and its assessment and management. DESIGN Case report and literature review. METHODS A report of clinical and imaging findings, surgical procedure, medical treatment, and final outcome. RESULTS Complete avulsion of the extraocular muscles and optic nerve resulted in(More)
Herpetic infection is a common complication among immune suppressed patients following heart, kidney and bone marrow transplantations,in leukemia patients, in AIDS patients, and during treatment with cytotoxic drugs. In the cases described in the literature, oral acyclovir was recommended as a treatment for the acute infection, as well as for prophylaxis.(More)
Retrocorneal membranes after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) is a well known complications, resulting from unintentional retention of the host Descemet's membrane (DM), or donor DM detachment. We describe for the first time the formation of a retrocorneal inflammatory membrane that mimics donor DM detachment or retained recipient DM, and discuss the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Tectonic epikeratoplasty (TEK) is a method in which a corneal button, preserved in glycerin is used as a seal over corneal perforation. The graft is sutured to the recipient sclera, upon the sick melted cornea, with silk sutures, after 360 degree peritomy of the conjunctiva. The graft is left in place for a few weeks, and by that(More)
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