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BACKGROUND Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) remains the most common long-term complication after cataract surgery. It can be treated by Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy, however, this may lead to other complications and laser treatment is not available in large parts of the developing world. Therefore, many studies try to find factors influencing the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term effect of anterior capsule polishing on anterior capsule opacification (ACO) and peripheral fibrotic posterior capsule opacification (PCO). SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. METHODS This randomized double-blind study comprised 104 eyes of 52 patients with bilateral(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that perfusion abnormalities of the optic nerve head are involved in the pathogenesis of glaucoma. There is therefore considerable interest in the effects of topical antiglaucoma drugs on ocular blood flow. A study was undertaken to compare the ocular haemodynamic effects of dorzolamide and timolol in patients with primary open(More)
PURPOSE To examine the influence of intraocular lens (IOL) optic edge design and optic material on fibrosis of the anterior and peripheral posterior capsules and on capsulorhexis contraction. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. METHODS This randomized controlled patient- and examiner-masked study comprised(More)
PURPOSE There is evidence that altered optic nerve head (ONH) blood flow may play a role in the development and progression of glaucoma. In the present study, the baseline characteristics were examined in a study population participating in a clinical trial in which the ocular hemodynamic effects of timolol and dorzolamide were compared. METHODS One(More)
Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) remains the most common long-term complication after cataract surgery. Many studies have attempted to identify factors that influence the development of PCO. The aim of this systematic review based on Cochrane methodology was to summarize the effects of intraocular lens (IOL) geometry, including modifications of the IOL(More)
AIM To evaluate the influence of hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic material and haptic angulation on anterior capsule opacification (ACO). METHODS Prospective study on 53 patients with bilateral age-related cataract. Patients underwent standard cataract surgery by the same surgeon and randomly received a hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) in one(More)
PURPOSE To compare preoperative and postoperative measurements of the axial length (AL) performed with the IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss Meditec) to evaluate the effect of nuclear cataract on the optical biometry. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. METHODS In 245 consecutive eyes of 162 patients scheduled for(More)
PURPOSE To compare the long-term effect of extensive polishing and nonpolishing of the anterior lens capsule on posterior capsule opacification (PCO) and neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) capsulotomy rates. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. METHODS This prospective randomized bilateral double-masked study included(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the correlation between the change in visual acuity and the difference in objective posterior capsule opacification (PCO) scores before and after neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) laser capsulotomy. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. METHODS Forty pseudophakic eyes of 35 patients with PCO of(More)