Wolfgang Wetzel

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PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the iStent Trabecular Micro-bypass Stent in patients undergoing concurrent cataract and glaucoma surgery. METHODS Prospective, 24-month, uncontrolled, multicenter, multicountry evaluation of 58 patients with uncontrolled primary open-angle glaucoma (including pseudoexfoliation and pigmentary) and cataract.(More)
The aim of this study was to compare ELISA, immunodiffusion and immunoblot for the detection of anti-Jo-1 antibodies, and to investigate the association of the results with clinical manifestations. In two medical centres for rheumatology and one for pulmonology, all patients with suspected connective tissue disease were screened over a 5-year period for(More)
The energy of the erbium: YAG laser (2.940-nm wave-length) can be used for minimally traumatic photoablation due to its high absorption at the tissue water and its consequently low penetration depth. Laser sclerostomy ab externo, an application of this principle, has undergone advanced clinical investigation. Another potential application is(More)
OBJECTIVE To review a series of patients who sustained internal carotid artery (ICA) gunshot wounds. DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND METHODS We retrospectively studied the demographics and clinical presentation, angiographic findings, methods of treatment, and outcome of 38 consecutive patients who had ICA injury identified by angiography. RESULTS Thirty-four of(More)
This study was designed to compare the clinical results of an ab externo approach to laser sclerostomy using two different laser sources under identical conditions. A pulsed (200 microseconds) erbium-YAG laser (lambda = 2940 nm) and a pulsed (200 microseconds) holmium:YAG laser (lambda = 2120 nm) were used. The energy of each laser was transmitted via a(More)
A new approach to fistulating glaucoma surgery, laser sclerostomy ab externo, was investigated in a clinical study. A pulsed (200 microseconds) erbium-YAG laser was used, as its wavelength (2940 nm) is very well absorbed by tissue water. The laser energy was transmitted via a fiber to an application probe with a cannula particularly designed to guide(More)
An ab externo fistulizing procedure (sclerostomy) was performed in vivo in 48 rabbit eyes using a pulsed (20 microseconds and 200 microseconds) Holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) laser (2120 nm) and a pulsed (200 microseconds) Erbium:YAG (Er:YAG) laser (2940 nm). The laser energy was delivered via an infrared transmitting fiber in contact with the sclera, with the fiber(More)
BACKGROUND After 193 nm excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia, superficial opacities in the ablation zone and regression of refractive results can occur. Clinical studies have emphasized that corneal clarity and early refractive stability can be achieved with laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). We present clinical and histological(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficiency of a trabecular micro-bypass stent designed to allow direct aqueous drainage from the anterior chamber into Schlemm's canal in patients with glaucoma. In this prospective case series of 6 patients with open-angle glaucoma, the microstent was inserted ab interno under local anesthesia in an ophthalmic(More)
UNLABELLED The capsulorhexis technique has become established as procedure of choice for anterior capsular opening in cataract surgery. With the spread of the method even relatively rare complications are gaining in importance. CASE In a patient with cataract and multifocal chorioretinitis, phacoemulsification with implantation of a one-piece PMMA(More)