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Open Ophthalmology Journal

Edsel Ing, Angela Zhang, Evan Michaelov, Wendy Wang
Background: Dynamic Contour Tonometry (DCT) is touted to be the most accurate tonometer for Intraocular Pressure (IOP) measurement. Non-Contact "air puff" Tonometry (NCT) may be the most commonly used tonometer for screening of IOP. Elevated IOP is important to exclude in patients presenting with headache or vision loss. Objective: To determine the agreement between DCT and NCT. Methods: The IOP of adult patients 50 years of age or older presenting with headache or vision loss for possible temporal artery biopsy were prospectively recorded...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Banu Acar, Isil M Torun, Suphi Acar
Background: Advancements in cataract surgery have necessitated the availability of intraocular lens preloaded delivery systems that can safely, effectively and predictably deliver IOLs in the eye. Preloaded delivery systems simplify and reduce procedural variability during surgery preparation. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate clinical acceptability, delivery characteristics and clinical outcomes in patients implanted with new generation hydrophobic acrylic Intraocular Lens with Preloaded delivery system...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Smita Agarwal, Erin Thornell, Chris Hodge, Gerard Sutton, Paul Hughes
Background: Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) can induce corneal aberrations that can impact vision and patient satisfaction. Recent developments in laser technologies have helped minimise these aberrations. Objective: To assess the quality of vision and change in Higher-Order Aberrations (HOAs) following wavefront-optimized LASIK in low-myopic astigmatic patients. Methods: LASIK was performed on a total of 76 eyes in patients with myopia <4...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Elmira Baghdasaryan, Xiwen Huang, Kenneth M Marion, Tudor C Tepelus, Homayoun Bagherinia, SriniVas R Sadda, Hugo Y Hsu
Objectives: To determine the repeatability and reproducibility of Central Corneal Thickness (CCT) measurements using two different anterior segment imaging modalities, including those obtained with the new anterior segment lens attachments for the Cirrus 5000 HD-OCT. Methods: A total of 32 eyes from 16 normal volunteers (8 male, 8 female) were enrolled in this prospective study. CCT was measured by the same examiner using the Cirrus 5000 HD-OCT and Pentacam HR. The results of CCT obtained by each method were averaged and compared using t-test analysis...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Muanploy Niparugs, Napaporn Tananuvat, Winai Chaidaroon, Chulaluck Tangmonkongvoragul, Somsanguan Ausayakhun
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy, predictability, stability and safety of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) using the FS200 femtosecond laser and EX500 excimer laser platform. Methods: The outcomes of 254 eyes of 129 consecutive patients with myopia or myopic astigmatism who underwent full correction femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK at CMU LASIK Center were assessed. Pre-operative and post-operative parameters including manifest refraction, Uncorrected Distance Visual Acuity (UDVA), Best Corrected Distance Visual Acuity (BDVA), corneal topography and tomography were analyzed...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Talal A Althomali
Background: Refractive errors are a form of optical defect affecting more than 2.3 billion people worldwide. As refractive errors are a major contributor of mild to moderate vision impairment, assessment of their relative proportion would be helpful in the strategic planning of health programs. Purpose: To determine the pattern of the relative proportion of types of refractive errors among the adult candidates seeking laser assisted refractive correction in a private clinic setting in Saudi Arabia...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Bradford W Lee, Virender B Kumar, Pooja Biswas, Audrey C Ko, Ramzi M Alameddine, David B Granet, Radha Ayyagari, Don O Kikkawa, Bobby S Korn
Objective: This study utilized Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to identify differentially expressed transcripts in orbital adipose tissue from patients with active Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) versus healthy controls. Method: This prospective, case-control study enrolled three patients with severe, active thyroid eye disease undergoing orbital decompression, and three healthy controls undergoing routine eyelid surgery with removal of orbital fat. RNA Sequencing (RNA-Seq) was performed on freshly obtained orbital adipose tissue from study patients to analyze the transcriptome...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Raffaele Nuzzi, Paolo Arnoffi, Federico Tridico
Background: Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome (IFIS) is an important cause of surgical complications and iris defects in patients undergoing phacoemulsification that were treated with selective subtype α1A receptor antagonists for a long period of time. To date, no definitive preventive strategy has emerged, yet. The need of prophylaxis is dictated by the high prevalence of males affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia undergoing cataract surgery. Objective: To identify the best prophylactic strategy in groups at risk of IFIS development by comparing two mydriatic treatments in course of phacoemulsification surgery...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Sinan Bekmez, Tolga Kocaturk
Aim: To investigate the differences of corneal biomechanic characteristics using Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA, Reichert; USA) on type 2 diabetics and healthy subjects. Methods: One hundred eyes of 100 subjects (between the ages of 17-91) who applied to Adnan Menderes University's Ophthalmology Clinic between January-March 2015 were included in this study, 50 diabetics (Group 1) and 50 healthy controls (Group 2). The eyes included in the study were randomly chosen...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Martin K Schmid, Livia Faes, Lucas M Bachmann, Michael A Thiel
Objective: To evaluate diagnostic accuracy of a new self-monitoring device using a Vernier hyperacuity alignment task. Method: A total of 11 wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) patients and 9 controls contributing 37 eyes were consecutively enrolled into this prospective diagnostic case-control study at the retina centre of the Cantonal Hospital Lucerne, Switzerland. Vernier acuity testing (index test) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT, reference test) were performed in all participants...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Tarek Nehad, Tamer Salem, Mohamed Nagy Elmohamady
Background: Convergence Insufficiency (CI) is a common binocular vision disorder characterized by exophoria more at near than at far, a receded Near Point of Convergence (NPC), and decreased Positive Fusional Vergence (PFV) at near. This disorder is often associated with several symptoms that may disturb the person's quality of life. Therefore, diagnosis and treatment of CI is a vital issue. Objectives: To compare therapeutic yield of Office Based Vision Therapy (OBVT) and combined OBVT with Home Therapy System (HTS) in patients with CI...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Nader Nassiri, Farhad Assarzadegan, Mansoor Shahriari, Hamid Norouzi, Sara Kavousnezhad, Nariman Nassiri, Kourosh Sheibani
Introduction: Neurotrophic keratitis is a rare degenerative corneal disease caused by an impairment of trigeminal corneal innervation, leading to a decrease or absence of corneal sensation. Here, we present a case of neurotrophic keratopathy caused by B12 deficiency in a 34 years old man who had a progressive decrease in visual acuity and corneal involvement since 3 months before being referred to our ophthalmology clinic. Result and Discussion: Based on our clinical findings and with the diagnosis of B12 deficiency we started B12 treatment for the patient...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Irawati Irfani, Feri Feriyanto, Primawita Oktarima, Arief Kartasasmita
Purpose: To compare visual acuity improvement between continuous and split part-time occlusion for the treatment of moderate and severe anisometropic amblyopia. Methods: Randomised clinical trials in 6 - 13 y.o children with moderate and severe anisometropic amblyopia. Each patient was consecutively selected with continuous or split part-time occlusion. Best corrected visual acuity's improvement was followed up to six weeks and statistical data were analyzed using chi square and unpaired t-test...
2018: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Olga E Makri, Demetrios Vavvas, Panagiotis Plotas, Athina Pallikari, Constantine D Georgakopoulos
Background: Anti-vascular endothelial growth factors have become the mainstay treatment for neovascular age related macular degeneration. Prolonged suppression of vascular endothelial growth factor raises concerns as it may result in harmful effects on retina. Objective: The purpose of this retrospective chart review is to evaluate the 1-year effect of treatment with intravitreal injections of ranibizumab on normal neurosensory retinal tissue of patients with exudative age related macular degeneration using the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Burak Unlu, Ziya Ayhan, Banu Lebe, Suleyman Men, Ismet Durak, Ali Osman Saatci
Objective: To describe the features of a female patient with a biopsy-proven xanthogranulomatous infiltration of the conjunctiva, limbus and sclera who had an exudative retinal detachment, combined ophthalmic artery and central retinal vein occlusion unilaterally. Method: A-53-year old otherwise healthy woman presenting with a painful visual loss in her right eye underwent an ophthalmic examination, meticulous systemic work-up and histopathologic assessment. Results: Ophthalmic examination revealed multiple subconjunctival masses, upper limbal infiltrations, trace cells in the anterior chamber, pale looking posterior fundus, 360 degree scattered retinal hemorrhages and marked exudative retinal detachment in her right eye...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Shehnilla Shujaat, Muhammad Jawed, Shahzad Memon, Khalid Iqbal Talpur
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess and determine the risk factors and treatment of dry eye disease in type 1 diabetes before any ocular surface or corneal complication occurs. This study was conducted at Sindh Institute of Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences, Hyderabad, Pakistan. Methodology: Subjects and methods for observational study were undertaken at the Department of Ophthalmology Sindh Institute Of Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences, Hyderabad, Pakistan...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Heba Radi AttaAllah, Ismail Ahmed Nagib Omar, Ahmed Shawkat Abdelhalim
Purpose: Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (SD-OCT) was used to evaluate retinal and vitreo-retinal changes that occur in highly myopic patients. Methods: This prospective study included 472 eyes of 472 patients suffering from high myopia (> -6.00 D), between May 2012 and December 2015. All patients were examined, using Cirrus HD OCT (Zeiss Cirrus TM HD-OCT model 4000), to detect any retinal or vitreo-retinal interface abnormalities.All obtained data was analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software version 17 (SPSS Inc, Chicago, IL, USA) and the paired two-sided t-test...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Gregg T Kokame, Elysse S Tom, Jessica G Shantha, Kyle N Kaneko
Purpose: To retrospectively review the prevalence of myopia and elongated axial length in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and to evaluate treatment response of PCV in highly myopic eyes. PCV has rarely been reported in myopic eyes. Methods: A retrospective review of all eyes diagnosed with PCV at the clinics of Retina Consultants of Hawaii and the Hawaii Macula and Retina Institute was performed between February of 2007 and April of 2017 to evaluate for eyes with significant myopia and elongated axial length...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Tatsuya Mimura, Hidetaka Noma, Satoru Yamagami
We report an unusual case of bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhage following mycoplasma pneumonia. A healthy 3-year-old girl developed bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhage at 4 days after the onset of fever and respiratory symptoms such as running nose, cough, and wheezing. Laboratory data were normal except for elevation of Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies. The patient was followed without treatment and the subconjunctival hemorrhage resolved in both eyes within two weeks. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of subconjunctival hemorrhage following mycoplasma pneumonia...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
Bassey Fiebai, Victor Odogu
Purpose: The study aimed to describe our initial experience with the use of anti vascular endothelial growth factors (anti-VEGFs) in the treatment of retinal diseases. Methods: The case records of all patients who had received at least 3 doses of intravitreal anti- VEGF injections between January 2012 to December 2016 were reviewed. Information culled from the data was age, sex, indications for treatment, type of injection, presenting visual acuity, post injection visual acuity, systemic and ocular co morbidities...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
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