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A technique called optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been developed for noninvasive cross-sectional imaging in biological systems. OCT uses low-coherence interferometry to produce a two-dimensional image of optical scattering from internal tissue microstructures in a way that is analogous to ultrasonic pulse-echo imaging. OCT has longitudinal and(More)
Five patients sustained fractures of the os peroneum after supination and plantarflexion injuries. Two of the injuries involved the knee in hyperflexion and the foot under the buttock. Four of the five were treated with immobilization for 6 weeks. All five required operative excision of the fractured sesamoid 8 months to 8 years after the initial injury.(More)
BACKGROUND Intraocular neovascularization leads to visual loss in many eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and neovascular glaucoma. Current treatment relies on laser photocoagulation, involving the destruction of functional retinal tissue. A pharmacologic treatment directed at the newly growing vessels would(More)
A total of 136 lower limbs from 68 human cadavers were dissected to determine the incidence of the long accessory flexor muscle and its origins and insertions. The muscle was present in 11 of 136 lower extremities (8%) and 9 of 68 cadavers (13%). Five long accessory flexor muscles originated from the tibia and fascia of the deep posterior compartment and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There is little information on the rate of false-positive vitreous cultures, because cultures from presumably sterile vitreous are not routinely taken in clinical practice. The objective of this study was to determine the rate of positive vitreous cultures from patients who have no signs of endophthalmitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the safety and efficacy of holmium YAG laser sclerectomy, a new laser filtration procedure. METHODS The authors performed holmium YAG laser sclerectomy on 49 eyes of 46 patients (mean follow-up, 12.3 +/- 1.1 months). RESULTS Mean preoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) was 26.9 +/- 1.3 mmHg; postoperative mean IOP on last(More)