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Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136327/long-term-follow-up-after-implantation-of-a-telemetric-intraocular-pressure-sensor-in-patients-with-glaucoma-a-safety-report
#1
Antonis Koutsonas, Peter Walter, Gernot Roessler, Niklas Plange
IMPORTANCE: To investigate the long-term safety of a novel intraocular telemetric pressure sensor. BACKGROUND: Acquisition of accurate intraocular pressure (IOP) data is vital for sufficient medical care of glaucoma patients. Non-invasive self-tonometry with a telemetric IOP sensor can provide important information regarding the individual IOP profile. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of long-term follow-up data assessed during outpatient visits in a university hospital...
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136318/orbital-fracture-with-valsalva-manoeuvre-causing-ciliary-artery-herniation
#2
LETTER
Yi Fan Tang, Martin Duncan, Geoffrey K Broadhead
Orbital fractures are a common consequence of facial trauma, with known ocular complications that include diplopia from extraocular muscle dysfunction, enophthalmos, orbital haematoma and optic neuropathy.
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135077/anaesthetic-perspective-to-ten-cases-of-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-following-cataract-surgery
#3
LETTER
Jon Clarke
I read with interest the report of ten cases of paracentral acute middle maculopathy (PAMM) by Creese et al[1]. I wish to comment as an ophthalmic anaesthetist on some aspects of these cases.
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135070/prevalence-of-antiretinal-antibodies-in-epiretinal-membranes-and-macular-holes
#4
LETTER
Hiroshi Kunikata, Kosuke Fujita, Koji M Nishiguchi, Toru Nakazawa
The intraocular activation of inflammatory and profibrotic mechanisms has been implicated in the progression of epiretinal membranes (ERMs).(1) However, the source of the inflammation is unknown. In retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited retinal degeneration characterized by frequent development of ERM, anti-retinal antibodies (ARAs) are associated with the development of cystoid macular edema.(2).
November 14, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131493/gaming-to-improve-vision-21-st-century-self-monitoring-for-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
#5
Hessom Razavi, Elizabeth Baglin, Pyrawy Sharangan, Emily Caruso, Nicole Tindill, Susan Griffin, Robyn Guymer
IMPORTANCE: Improved vision self-monitoring tools are required for people at risk of neovascular complications from age related macular degeneration (AMD). BACKGROUND: To report the self-monitoring habits of participants with intermediate AMD using the Amsler grid chart, and the use of personal electronic devices and gameplay in this over 50 year old cohort. DESIGN: Single-centre descriptive study carried out at the Centre for Eye Research (CERA), Melbourne, Australia...
November 13, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131487/glaucoma-patient-follow-up-time-at-waikato-hospital-new-zealand
#6
LETTER
Samuel J Newlands, Benjamin M Hoy
Glaucoma is a slowly progressive condition requiring lifelong observation and management. In Britain, glaucoma patients account for up to 25% of return visits to hospital eye departments. (1) The Waikato Ophthalmology Department is located in Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand.
November 13, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131474/photodynamic-therapy-with-double-duration-for-circumscribed-choroidal-haemangioma-functional-and-anatomical-results-based-on-initial-parameters
#7
Daniela Süsskind, Werner Inhoffen, Faik Gelisken, Michael Völker
IMPORTANCE: Pretreatment symptoms longer than twelve months and foveal cystoid changes are indicators for poor anatomical and functional outcome after photodynamic therapy. BACKGROUND: To evaluate the prognostic factors on the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy with double duration for treatment of exudative circumscribed choroidal haemangioma DESIGN: Retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-seven patients with symptomatic exudative circumscribed choroidal haemangioma treated with photodynamic therapy...
November 13, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083509/adjuvant-collagen-crosslinking-for-treatment-of-epithelial-ingrowth-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
#8
LETTER
Tommy Cy Chan, George Pm Cheng, Vishal Jhanji, Yan Wang
Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a corneal refractive surgery that utilizes femtosecond laser to create an intrastromal lenticule, which is removed through a small incision. Epithelial ingrowth within the corneal cap-stromal interface has been reported in 0.5% of eyes.(1).
October 30, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064610/small-incision-cataract-surgery-provided-by-a-regional-population-in-the-pacific-12-month-follow-up
#9
LETTER
Riyaz Bhikoo, Hans Vellara Boptom, Salome Lolokabaira, Charles Nj McGhee
There is a paucity of information regarding the long-term stability of refractive outcomes and surgical complications following Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS). A prospective longitudinal cohort study from the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji noted that 94% of eyes achieved the World Health Organisation definition of good vision (best corrected ≥6/18) at three months, with acceptable rates of vitreous loss.
October 24, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057590/excision-of-conjunctival-melanosis-and-conjunctival-autografting-by-femtosecond-laser
#10
LETTER
Min Li Tey, Yu-Chi Liu, Anita Sy Chan, Jodhbir S Mehta
Benign conjunctival melanosis usually presents as a light-to-dark brown pigmentation in middle-aged individuals.(1) Malignant transformation is very rare.(1) Small lesions are typically managed conservatively.
October 22, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053206/clinical-and-microbiological-profile-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis-admitted-to-a-new-zealand-tertiary-centre
#11
LETTER
Sanjay Marasini, Michael Tm Wang, Simon Swift, Simon J Dean, Susan E Ormonde, Greg D Gamble, Jennifer P Craig
Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis is a sight-threatening ophthalmic emergency with international reports of growing antibiotic resistance.(1) The empirical treatment for bacterial keratitis remains contentious, between fortified combination antibiotics, and fluoroquinolone monotherapy.(2) Local epidemiological data are required to inform clinical management.
October 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053204/xen-45-collagen-implant-for-the-treatment-of-uveitic-glaucoma
#12
Chelvin Ca Sng, Jing Wang, Scott Hau, Hla Myint Htoon, Keith Barton
IMPORTANCE: The XEN-45 implant, a hydrophilic collagen implant which drains aqueous to the subconjunctival space, has not been investigated in the context of uveitic glaucoma. BACKGROUND: To determine the safety and efficacy of the XEN-45 collagen implant in eyes with uveitic glaucoma. DESIGN: Exploratory prospective case series PARTICIPANTS: Patients with medically uncontrolled uveitic glaucoma METHODS: Twenty four consecutive patients (mean age ± standard deviation [SD] = 45...
October 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052938/when-is-a-complication-a-complication-in-contemporary-cataract-surgery
#13
EDITORIAL
Jina V Han, Charles Nj McGhee
Cataract surgery is undoubtedly the most frequently performed ophthalmic surgical procedure in developed countries, including Australia and New Zealand, where approaching 200,000 procedures are performed annually.
October 20, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044979/real-world-visual-outcomes-in-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-receiving-aflibercept-at-fixed-intervals-as-per-uk-license
#14
Mehmet Ozturk, Martin L Harris, Vuong Nguyen, Daniel Barthelmes, Mark C Gillies, Hemal Mehta
IMPORTANCE: To assess the impact of injection frequency on visual outcomes in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) treated with intravitreal aflibercept. BACKGROUND: The UK license for treatment of nAMD with aflibercept is based on the VIEW protocol. We tested the hypothesis that patients receiving fewer than the 8 recommended injections in the first year would experience worse visual outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective, single-centre observational study...
October 17, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044997/visual-outcomes-following-vitrectomy-for-diabetic-retinopathy-amongst-indigenous-and-non-indigenous-australians-in-south-australia-and-the-northern-territory
#15
Georgia Kaidonis, Mark M Hassall, Russell Phillips, Grant Raymond, Niladri Saha, George Hc Wong, Jagjit S Gilhotra, Ebony Liu, Kathryn P Burdon, Tim Henderson, Henry Newland, Stewart R Lake, Jamie E Craig
IMPORTANCE: Visual outcomes following diabetic vitrectomy have not previously been studied in an Australian population. BACKGROUND: This analysis aimed to (1) determine the rate of, and factors associated with visual success following diabetic vitrectomy performed for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and (2) investigate factors predisposing to early progression to diabetic retinopathy (DR) requiring vitrectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective, population-based audit...
October 16, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044974/quality-of-life-related-variables-measured-for-three-multifocal-diffractive-intraocular-lenses-a-prospective-randomised-clinical-trial
#16
Jorge L Alió, Hakan Kaymak, Detlef Breyer, Beatrice Cochener, Ana B Plaza-Puche
IMPORTANCE: Quality of vision after multifocal intraocular lens (IOLs) implantation in relation to patient satisfaction. It is important to include the evaluation of visual quality and patient satisfaction in clinical practice. BACKGROUND: To evaluate and compare quality of life and patient satisfaction after implantation of three types of diffractive- refractive and apodized-diffractive bifocal and trifocal multifocal IOLs. DESIGN: Comparative, prospective, case series, randomized PARTICIPANTS: 104 eyes of 52 patients METHODS: 104 eyes of 52 patients underwent phacoemulsification surgery with bilateral implantation of one of three multifocal IOLs: AT LISA 809M (Carl Zeiss Meditec) (AT LISA group, 38 eyes), AT LISAtri 839MP (Carl Zeiss Meditec) (AT LISAtri group, 32 eyes), and ReSTOR SN6AD1 (Alcon) (ReSTOR group, 34 eyes)...
October 16, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976067/performance-of-ipad-based-threshold-perimetry-in-glaucoma-and-controls
#17
Angela M Schulz, Elizabeth C Graham, YuYi You, Alexander Klistorner, Stuart L Graham
IMPORTANCE: Independent validation of iPad visual field testing software Melbourne Rapid Fields (MRF). BACKGROUND: To examine the functionality of MRF and compare its performance with Humphrey SITA 24-2 (HVF). DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional validation study. PARICIPANTS: 60 glaucomas (MD:-5.08+/-5.22); 17 pre-perimetric, 43 HVF field defects, and 25 controls. METHODS: The MRF was compared with HVF for scotoma detection, global indices, regional mean threshold values and sensitivity/specificity...
October 4, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976062/ten-year-all-cause-mortality-and-its-association-with-vision-among-indigenous-australians-within-central-australia-methodological-issues-response
#18
LETTER
John Landers, Richard Woodman, Ebony Liu, Tim Henderson, Jamie E Craig
We would like to thank Safari and Ayubi(1) for their interest in our recent paper.(2) The Central Australia Ocular Health Study, which began in 2005, was the largest epidemiological study of Indigenous Australian ocular health in central Australia since the 1970s.
October 4, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976055/eye-injuries-following-ocular-exposure-to-euphorbia-plant-sap-an-australian-and-new-zealand-case-series
#19
LETTER
Melissa Shields, Nicholas Andrew, Benjamin LaHood, Niladri Saha
Euphorbia is a diverse genus of flowering plants that produce a corrosive latex sap which is toxic to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. The genus is widely distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand (both native and naturalised), and there are over 2000 recognised species worldwide.
October 4, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949434/ten-year-all-cause-mortality-and-its-association-with-vision-among-indigenous-australians-within-central-australia-methodological-issues
#20
LETTER
Saeid Safiri, Erfan Ayubi
We were interested to read the article by Liu et al. that was published in the Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology (1) . We would like to congratulate the authors on their published results in high quality journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.
September 26, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
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