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In this retrospective study we evaluated 154 patients with primary angle-closure glaucoma operated on by peripheral iridectomy to determine the factors contributing to the high occurrence (57%) of cataracts. Cataract formation in an eye operated on by peripheral iridectomy was age-dependent and less related to the time after surgery. The acute attack(More)
In a sample of 150 deaf children, 45.3% were found to present ocular anomalies interfering with good vision. This high frequency of visual impairment contributes to the low-level functioning and lack of normal developmental drives characteristic of deaf children. Early identification, competent diagnosis and appropriate intervention by a team of specialists(More)
Usher syndrome is a group of autosomal recessive disorders associated with congenital sensorineural deafness and progressive visual loss due to retinitis pigmentosa. Sixteen members of the small inbred Samaritan isolate with autosomal recessive deafness were studied in 10 related sibships. DNA samples from 59 individuals including parents and affected and(More)
This report describes a 41-year-old man with an intraocular tumour misinterpreted clinically as choroidal melanoma. The fluorescein angiographic features were not fully characteristic of uveal malignancy, and indeed histopathology revealed the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the retinal pigment epithelium. It is suggested that, in cases with the fundus and(More)