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PURPOSE To compare the structural differences of the ciliary body in patients with acute primary-angle closure (APAC) and normal subjects. METHODS Forty-four patients with APAC in one eye and 25 eyes from 25 age-matched normal subjects were consecutively recruited. A-scan ultrasound and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) measurements were performed. Ciliary(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of two botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) injection patterns with or without the medial lower eyelid (MLE) in treating benign essential blepharospasm (BEB) and influencing lacrimal drainage. Two different injection patterns of BoNT-A were randomly applied to 98 eyes of 49 BEB patients: MLE Group received a full(More)
PURPOSE To describe a novel method for quantitative measurement of area parameters in ocular anterior segment ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) images using Photoshop software and to assess its intraobserver and interobserver reproducibility. METHODS Twenty healthy volunteers with wide angles and twenty patients with narrow or closed angles were(More)
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the 11 bestrophin-1 (BEST1) exons in patients with best vitelliform macular dystrophy (BVMD), and to characterize the associated clinical features. Complete ophthalmic examinations were conducted on two families, and two family members were diagnosed with BVMD. Genomic DNA was extracted from the leukocytes(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the paired box 6 (PAX6) gene in two sporadic patients from southern China presenting with classic aniridia. METHODS The two sporadic patients underwent complete physical and ophthalmic examinations. Genomic DNA was extracted from the leukocytes of the peripheral blood collected from the families of the two sporadic patients and 100(More)
Spontaneously rhythmic contraction of peripheral blood vessels actively modulates the peripheral circulation and blood pressure. However, the underlying mechanisms for the complex rhythmic contraction patterns of various vascular tissues are not yet fully understood. In the present study, the tetraethylammonium (TEA)-induced spontaneously oscillatory(More)
OBJECTIVE To objectively evaluate the luminance channel damage of macular diseases by color pattern reversal visual evoked potential (CPR-VEP). METHODS CPR-VEP was performed in 38 eyes with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) dry type, 24 eyes with ARMD wet type, 20 eyes with Stargardt's disease and 54 normal eyes. Color pattern stimuli were obtained(More)
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