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In recent years, Aspergillus species are reported frequently as aetiological agents of fungal keratitis in tropical countries such as India. Our aim was to evaluate the epidemiological features of Aspergillus keratitis cases over a 3-year period in a tertiary eye care hospital and to determine the antifungal susceptibilities of the causative agents. This(More)
This paper presents results and analysis of experiments carried out on a vehicle platoon control system developed in the PATH program. The objective of this project is to assess the feasibility of applying currently available technology to the concept of vehicle platoon control. It is estimated that the vehicle platoon system could increase highway traffic(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (APROP) in a subset of premature babies, having gestational age (GA) of ≥28 weeks and birth weight (BW) of ≥1000 g. DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. SETTING AND PATIENTS Case records of 99 babies, who were diagnosed to have APROP between July 2002 and October 2010 were(More)
AIM To compare the photographic screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) using RetCam 120 with binocular indirect ophthalmoscope (BIO), which is the current gold standard. SETTING AND DESIGN Prospective, comparative study. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 87 RetCam examinations were performed on 27 premature babies. They were stored in a separate(More)
Fungal keratitis is a serious suppurative, usually ulcerative corneal infection which may result in blindness or reduced vision. Epidemiological studies indicate that the occurrence of fungal keratitis is higher in warm, humid regions with agricultural economy. The most frequent filamentous fungal genera among the causal agents are Fusarium, Aspergillus and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To study the safety and efficacy of "graded" subthreshold transpupillary thermotherapy (TTT), a novel treatment protocol for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and an alternative to photodynamic therapy (PDT). PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective pilot study included 10 eyes with chronic CSC that underwent TTT with(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber intraocular lens (ECCE/PC-IOL) compared with intracapsular cataract extraction with aphakic glasses (ICCE-AG). METHODS In a nonmasked randomized controlled clinical trial, 3,400 bilaterally vision-impaired patients aged 40 to 75 years with operable(More)
AIMS To estimate the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy among self reported diabetics in a population of southern India. METHODS A cross sectional sample of subjects aged 50 years and older was selected using a cluster sampling technique from Palakkad district of Kerala state. Eligible subjects were identified through a door to door survey. Ocular(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of babies with severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) attending a tertiary referral eye hospital in South India. METHODS Data on consecutive preterm infants with severe ROP presenting between July 2002 and October 2007 were retrieved from medical records. Severe ROP was defined as high risk prethreshold disease(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the level of awareness and knowledge about retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) among pediatricians in Coimbatore, which is a tier two city in South India. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was framed on the knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) pattern. The questionnaire was given to 83 practicing pediatricians in government and(More)