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PURPOSE To compare objective and subjective outcomes after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in the fellow eye of the same patients. STUDY DESIGN Single-center, retrospective case series. METHODS Seventeen patients with bilateral Fuchs endothelial dystrophy who underwent(More)
PURPOSE To assess the possible damage to ocular tissues during treatment of keratoconus with UV-A-riboflavin corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). DESIGN Single center, prospective, interventional study. METHODS Fourteen eyes of 14 patients aged 28.2 ± 5.9 (mean ± SD) years with progressive keratoconus were treated with UV-A-riboflavin CXL. Corneal(More)
When subjected to strains or strain rates higher than usual, the bone remodels to repair microdamage and to strengthen itself. During the initial resorption phase of remodeling, the bone is transitorily weakened and microdamage can accumulate leading to stress fracture. To determine whether short-term suppression of bone turnover using bisphosphonates can(More)
PURPOSE To describe the antibacterial activity of treatment with riboflavin and ultraviolet A light (UVA) in cases of severe infectious keratitis. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of an interventional case series in which 6 eyes of 6 patients with severe infectious keratitis, all of whom were refractive to multidrug conventional therapy,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of accelerated crosslinking (irradiance of 9 mW/cm; 10 minutes) in keratoconus-affected eyes through topographical, visual, and refractive end points. METHODS Mild-moderate keratoconus-affected eyes that underwent accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) treatment and had 6 and 12 months of(More)
PURPOSE To compare 2 lenticule insertion methods currently in use for Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). DESIGN Prospective randomized single-masked study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy undergoing DSAEK surgery were included and randomized to the use(More)
PURPOSE To compare parameters of biomechanical response of the human cornea measured as corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) in patients with diabetes mellitus and healthy control subjects. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel. METHODS In the right eye of each participant, the CH, CRF,(More)
PURPOSE To compare posterior corneal curvature in the fellow eye of the same patients after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS This retrospective, case series comparative study included consecutive patients who underwent DSAEK in one eye and DMEK in the fellow eye.(More)
PURPOSE To report 2 cases of delayed spontaneous Descemet membrane (DM) reattachment following big-bubble deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). METHODS A 21-year-old man with keratoconus and a 36-year-old woman with corneal macular dystrophy underwent big-bubble DALK. No injury to DM was noted intraoperatively or postoperatively. Postoperatively,(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of long-term, not experimentally induced visual impairment on balance, and to clarify which means are used to compensate for this sensory deficit. METHODS Posturography was examined in 50 visually impaired subjects (11 with congenital blindness and 39 with acquired visual impairment) and 50 healthy controls. Examination(More)