Wei-rong Chen

Learn More
A fluorometric microplate assay was established for the detection of respiratory burst activity in phagocytic cells by assessing oxidation of 2',7'-dichlorofluorescin-diacetate (DCFH-DA). This method is based on flow cytometric studies by Bass et al. (J. Immunol. 130 (1983) p. 1910) describing intracellular detection of DCFH oxidation due to the presence of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the demographics and distribution of corneal astigmatism before cataract surgery in Chinese patients. SETTING State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. DESIGN Clinic-based cross-sectional study. METHODS From July 2009 to May 2011, preoperative bilateral partial(More)
A review of 6 years of hospitalization charts from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC) revealed that congenital cataracts (CC) accounted for 2.39% of all cataract in-patient cases and that the age at surgery was decreasing before the establishment of the Childhood Cataract Program of the Chinese Ministry of Health (CCPMOH) in December 2010. We aimed to(More)
AIM To investigate the relationship between China's first Western-style eye hospital development and the prevention of blindness in China and determine the main factor influencing eye health today. METHODS Data about eye health, blindness and cataract surgery rate of China from public website of World Health Organization (WHO), ORBIS International,(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate reading ability and stereoscopic vision with combined implantation of refractive and diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). METHODS Thirty-one cataract patients (62 eyes) were assigned to receive either a ReZoom NXG1 IOL in the dominant eye and a Tecnis ZM900 IOL in the fellow eye (MIOL group), or Sensar AR40e IOLs(More)
OBJECTIVE Anastomotic leakage is a major complication of rectal surgery and controversy about its risk factors still exists. The aim of present study was to identify risk factors for anastomotic leakage following sphincter-sparing resection of rectal cancer, focusing on the role of tissular lymphatic vessel density (LVD) in tumorous margin and distal(More)
OBJECTIVE Regular follow-up is essential to successful management of childhood cataract. We sought to assess whether a mobile phone short message service (SMS) for parents of children with cataract could improve follow-up adherence and the proportion of procedures performed in timely fashion. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. This trial is registered(More)
Axial length (AL) is a significant indicator of eyeball development, but reports on the overall status of axial development in congenital cataract (CC) patients and its relationship with patient demographics, such as age, sex, and laterality, are rare. We prospectively investigated the AL of 1,586 patients ≤ 18 years old and undergoing cataract surgery in(More)
BACKGROUND The smallest safe margin of distal clearance for lower rectal cancer is very important for the operation. In a previous study, a few factors were found to play a role in distal intramural spread (DIS), but there are few data regarding the influence of lymphangiogenesis. We studied the relationship between lymphatic vessel density (LVD) and DIS of(More)
PURPOSE Inflammatory cataracts secondary to Behcet's disease (BD) or Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH) are thought to result from a pathological dysregulation of cytokines that is different from that of age-related (AR) cataracts. However, little is known about the function of cytokines in the development of inflammatory cataracts. The purpose of this(More)