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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622329/plastic-modification-of-the-cornea-by-pneumatic-force-corrects-myopia-pneumatic-keratology
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A Medina
PurposeThe eyeball and, in particular, the cornea deform in vitro by the application of a distending force like other visco-elastic tissue. If the force is large enough, the cornea strains beyond the elastic range, and a permanent deformation occurs. Such permanent strain is referred to as 'plastic' strain. The phenomenon, however, has never been observed or produced on living tissue. This report seeks to demonstrate that the central radius of a patient's cornea can be altered in a controlled manner designed to correct refractive errors...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622328/second-year-visual-acuity-outcomes-of-namd-patients-treated-with-aflibercept-data-analysis-from-the-uk-aflibercept-users-group
#2
H Almuhtaseb, R L Johnston, J S Talks, A J Lotery
PurposeTo audit the visual acuity (VA) outcomes achieved at the end of year two in 17 UK centres, which followed the year 1 VIEW protocol in year 1, but a variable approach in year 2 for aflibercept for neovascular macular degeneration (nAMD).Patients and methodsRetrospective data analysis, from an electronic medical record, of a consecutive series of treatment-naive nAMD patients who received aflibercept for 2 consecutive years, having followed the VIEW protocol in year one, defined as eyes having received 7 or 8 injections from baseline...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622327/response-to-an-alternative-method-for-upper-and-lower-conjunctival-fornix-measurement
#3
G Jutley, V P J Saw
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622326/clinical-real-world-results-of-switching-treatment-from-ranibizumab-to-aflibercept-in-patients-with-diabetic-macular-oedema
#4
V E Konidaris, K T Tsaousis, Z Al-Hubeshy, K Pieri, J Deane, T Empeslidis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622325/fingerprick-autologous-blood-a-novel-treatment-for-dry-eye-syndrome
#5
J Than, S Balal, J Wawrzynski, N Nesaratnam, G M Saleh, J Moore, A Patel, S Shah, B Sharma, B Kumar, J Smith, A Sharma
PurposeDry eye syndrome (DES) causes significant morbidity. Trials of blood-derived products in treatment of the condition show promising results. However, their production is expensive and time-consuming. We investigate fingerprick autologous blood (FAB) as an alternative low-cost, readily accessible treatment for DES.Patients and methodsProspective, non-comparative, interventional case series. In total, 29 eyes of 16 DES patients (2 males and 14 females) from two NHS sites in the United Kingdom. Patients instructed to clean a finger, prick with a blood lancet, and apply a drop of blood to the lower fornix of the affected eye(s), 4 times daily for 8 weeks then stop and review 4 weeks later...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622324/postoperative-change-in-lateral-rectus-muscle-insertion-measured-by-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
#6
J-Y Lee, K-A Park, I J Lyu, S Y Oh
AimsThe aims of this study were to investigate the longitudinal change in lateral rectus (LR) muscle insertion after recession surgery, and to evaluate a relationship between insertion distance and postoperative amount of deviation.MethodsWe recruited 31 patients who underwent primary LR recession surgery with normal anterior segment structures. An AS-OCT scan of the LR muscle was performed at every visit. Data on sex, age, degree of deviation (prism diopter), and spur-LR insertion distance using AS-OCT were collected at preoperatively and postoperative months 1, 3, and 6...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622323/uk-ophthalmology-electronic-medical-records-databases-big-data-and-robert-l-johnston
#7
EDITORIAL
W M Amoaku
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622322/the-urgent-need-to-develop-emergency-eye-care-in-the-uk-the-way-forward
#8
J C Buchan, B Barnes, A Cassels-Brown, B Y Chang, J Harcourt, R F Pilling, D Shickle, A F Spencer, S A Vernon, C MacEwen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622321/identification-of-time-point-to-best-define-sub-optimal-response-following-intravitreal-ranibizumab-therapy-for-diabetic-macular-edema-based-on-real-life-data
#9
I Chatziralli, M Santarelli, N Patrao, L Nicholson, M Zola, R Rajendram, P Hykin, S Sivaprasad
PurposeTo determine the average time-point at which it is best to define 'sub-optimal response' after ranibizumab treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME) based on the data obtained from real-life clinical practice.MethodsIn this retrospective observational study, 322 consecutive treatment naïve eyes with DME were treated with three loading doses of intravitreal ranibizumab followed by re-treatment based on decision of the treating physician on a case-by-case basis. The demographic data, clinic-based visual acuity measurements and central subfield thickness (CST) assessed on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) were evaluated at baseline (month 0), 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 months...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622320/a-novel-graft-option-after-pterygium-excision-platelet-rich-fibrin-for-conjunctivoplasty
#10
H B Cakmak, G Dereli Can, M E Can, N Cagil
PurposeTo compare the surgical results, complications, and recurrence rates of primary pterygium excision with conjunctival autografts (CA) vs platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) grafts.Patients and methodsA total of 35 eyes of 35 patients with primary pterygium were included in the study. The patients underwent excision of pterygium followed by closure of the bare sclera by CA (group 1, n=20) vs PRF grafts (group 2, n=15). The PRF was generated from the patients' own whole-blood sample by centrifugation and pressing...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622319/flicker-electroretinograms-recorded-with-mydriasis-free-reteval-system-before-and-after-cataract-surgery
#11
G Miura, E Sato, S Yamamoto
PurposeThe purpose of this study is to compare the amplitudes and peak times of the flicker electroretinograms (ERGs) recorded before and after cataract surgery with the RETeval system (LKC Technologies, Gaithersburg, MD, USA) from eyes without dilation.Patients and methodsThirty-two eyes of 32 patients (77.3±6.5 years) that had grade 2 Emery-Little nuclear or cortical cataract without any other abnormalities were studied. Flicker ERGs were recorded with the RETeval system under mydriatic-free conditions. Skin electrodes were used to pick-up the ERGs that were elicited by white light delivered at a rate of 28...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622318/characteristics-of-symptoms-experienced-by-persons-with-dry-eye-disease-while-driving-in-china
#12
Y Wang, H Lv, Y Liu, X Jiang, M Zhang, X Li, W Wang
PurposeTo assess the vision-related quality of life and self-reported driving performance of patients with dry eye disease (DED).Patients and methodsThe study was performed in the eye centre of Peking University Third Hospital, China. In total, 87 dry eye patients and 42 controls were enroled, including 49 patients without any treatment (group A), 38 patients treated with artificial tears (group B) and 42 controls without DED (group C). The participants had no eye disease other than DED. Scores of a vision-related quality-of-life questionnaire (Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI)), a daily life-related visual function questionnaire and a questionnaire about performance during driving were collected...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622317/assessment-of-patient-reported-outcome-and-quality-of-life-improvement-following-surgery-for-epiphora
#13
Z Sipkova, O Vonica, O Olurin, E E Obi, A R Pearson
PurposeTo assess and compare the subjective improvement in symptoms and quality of life in adult patients who underwent commonly performed oculoplastic surgical interventions to treat epiphora.Materials and methodsA prospective study was undertaken involving all adult patients undergoing dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), lid tightening (lateral tarsal strip or lateral wedge resection), and punctoplasty surgery at our institution. We assessed severity of epiphora preoperatively using the Munk score. At 3 months postoperatively, all patients were sent postal questionnaires comprising of Munk score, 'social impact score' from validated Lac-Q questionnaire ranging from 0 (no impact) to 5 (maximal negative impact) and Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) score, ranging from -100 (maximal detriment) to +100 (maximal benefit)...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622316/corneal-densitometry-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis-and-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
#14
F Poyales, N Garzón, J Mendicute, I Illarramendi, P Caro, O Jáñez, F Argüeso, A López
PurposeThe aim of this study was to gain greater insight into the corneal densitometry changes occurring as a result of refractive surgery and to compare these changes across three widely used surgical techniques, namely, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis with a femtosecond laser (LASIK-FS), or ReLEx small-incision lenticule extraction (ReLEx SMILE).Patients and methodsThree hundred and thirty-six patients (184 male and 152 female patients) participated in this study. They were split into three groups according to the refractive surgery technique they had undergone: LASIK-FS (74 patients), PRK (153 patients), and ReLEx SMILE (109 patients)...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622315/developing-a-children-s-glaucoma-passport-mapping-innovations-in-healthcare
#15
A Bruynseels, V Cross, F Sii, P Shah, J Abbott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622314/development-of-a-simple-computerized-torsion-test-to-quantify-subjective-ocular-torsion
#16
Y D Kim, H K Yang, J-M Hwang
PurposeThe double Maddox-rod test (DMRT) and Lancaster red-green test (LRGT) are the most widely used tests worldwide to assess subjective ocular torsion. However, these tests require equipment and the quantified results of ocular torsion are only provided in rough values. Here we developed a novel computerized torsion test (CTT) for individual assessment of subjective ocular torsion and validated the reliability and accuracy of the test compared with those of the DMRT and LRGT.MethodsA total of 30 patients with cyclovertical strabismus and 30 controls were recruited...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622313/optical-coherence-tomography-analysis-of-evolution-of-bruch-s-membrane-features-in-angioid-streaks
#17
A Marchese, M Parravano, A Rabiolo, A Carnevali, E Corbelli, M V Cicinelli, M Battaglia Parodi, L Querques, F Bandello, G Querques
PurposeTo describe optical coherence tomography (OCT) features in the Bruch's membrane (BM) of eyes with angioid streaks (AS) and evaluate their evolution over the follow-up.Patients and methodsPatients with AS presenting between March 2016 and September 2016 at two tertiary referral centers were consecutively recruited in this study. Eligibility criteria included prior spectral domain (SD)-OCT images, taken at least 3 months before at the same referral center, with automated eye tracking and image alignment modules...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622312/clinical-features-and-prognostic-factors-of-klebsiella-endophthalmitis-10-year-experience-in-an-endemic-region
#18
C Y Chung, E S Wong, C C H Liu, M O M Wong, K K W Li
AimsTo identify the clinical features and prognostic factors of endogenous endophthalmitis caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae.MethodsThis is a retrospective case series of all patients with Klebsiella endophthalmitis managed from January 2006 to December 2015 by Kowloon East Ophthalmic Service. Statistical analysis involved hypothesis testing on the SPSS 18.0 software (SPSS). A significance level of P<0.05 was taken.ResultsIn the 10-year period, K. pneumoniae accounted for 19 out of 39 cases of endogenous endophthalmitis (48...
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622311/an-alternative-method-for-upper-and-lower-conjunctival-fornix-measurement
#19
R Peden, L Hughes, M Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 16, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622310/how-to-defuse-a-demographic-time-bomb-the-way-forward
#20
J C Buchan, W Amoaku, B Barnes, A Cassels-Brown, B Y Chang, J Harcourt, D Shickle, A F Spencer, S A Vernon, C MacEwen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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