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In this paper we describe the architecture of the 3D graphics LSI core for mobile phone "Z3D". The major 3D graphics applications on mobile phones are character animation and games. While a character animation or a game is running, the CPU has to be used for the communication to the center machine and CPU clock frequency is low. Therefore, the requirement(More)
PURPOSE To survey the use of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) for ocular disease in Japan. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 1,236 teaching hospitals approved by the Japanese Ophthalmological Society requesting information regarding indications, methods, efficacy and complications of TA administered from January through December 2005. The(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the differential expression of intraocular inflammatory cytokines in eyes with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and to assess their roles as prognostic determinants of BRVO. METHODS A prospective cohort study of 38 eyes with BRVO. Aqueous humor samples were collected just before the intravitreal injection of bevacizumab and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the therapeutic effects of topical tacrolimus ointment on refractory ocular surface inflammatory diseases. DESIGN Retrospective interventional consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS Ten consecutive patients with severe ocular surface inflammatory diseases who were suspected to be steroid responders (elevation of intraocular(More)
PURPOSE To determine the roles played by toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) in cultured human corneal endothelial (HCEn) cells after herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection and to characterize the TLR9-mediated antiviral responses. METHOD Immortalized HCEn cells were examined for TLR expression. The upregulation of inflammatory cytokines after HSV-1(More)
PURPOSE Traumatic optic neuropathy often induces a loss of vision that proceeds rapidly within several hours, together with retinal ganglion cell death, in a much slower time course. Electrical stimulation has previously been shown to rescue injured retinal ganglion cells from cell death. The present study tests whether transcorneal electrical stimulation(More)
We developed an immunochromatographic assay kit that uses fluorescent silica nanoparticles bound to anti-Acanthamoeba antibodies (fluorescent immunochromatographic assay [FICGA]) and evaluated its efficacy for the detection of Acanthamoeba and diagnosis of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). The sensitivity of the FICGA kit was evaluated using samples of(More)
PURPOSE To report endophthalmitis rates after cataract surgery and the incidence of complications after intracameral moxifloxacin injection. SETTING Nineteen clinics in Japanese institutions. DESIGN Retrospective survey cohort study. METHODS The number of surgeries and endophthalmitis cases in the past 4 years before and after the introduction of(More)
BACKGROUND Studies have indicated that intracameral administration of moxifloxacin (MFLX), a fourth-generation fluoroquinolone, is safe and effective. However, administration methods vary between studies, and no definite protocol exists. A prospective study clarifying the incidence of endophthalmitis and complication rates associated with each(More)
To study variations of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), we analyzed the gp350/220 gene for several cell lines and Japanese wild isolates using direct sequencing. The N-terminal region was highly conserved in all EBVs except for Jijoye/P3HR-1 and a few isolates. The variation of the region coincided with EBV types A and B (also referred to as types 1 and 2) and(More)