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BACKGROUND To describe the acute and late ocular manifestations and complications in toxic epidermal necrosis (TEN) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and identify predictors for development of late complications. METHODS Cases of TEN and SJS during a 9-year period were included. Patients with ocular involvement were reviewed for acute ocular(More)
AIM To assess the knowledge and willingness of Singapore adults towards corneal donation. METHODS The study population consists of a cluster random sample of the population living in Bedok North (an area in the eastern part of Singapore). The study population comprised residents aged 21-65 years living in 675 randomly sampled housing units. The(More)
PurposeTo compare acute ocular complications of toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) following treatment with high-dose human intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) with a historical cohort not treated with IVIG.MethodsRetrospective, historically controlled study. In all, 10 consecutive patients with TEN (treatment cohort) presenting between 1 July 2001 and 30 June(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the performance of the SoftPerm contact lens (Wesley Jessen) in patients with irregular astigmatism, usually due to keratoconus or after penetrating keratoplasty (PK), who were unable to befitwith, or intolerant of, rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. METHODS A retrospective study of patients fit with SoftPerm lenses in the(More)
PURPOSE Pennsylvania Act 102 implemented in March 1995 required all acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania to routinely refer all deaths to the Organ Procurement Organization for determination of suitability for organ/tissue donation. This study analyzed the effect of the law on eye donation. METHODS Retrospective analysis of the total number of referrals(More)
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