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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634930/what-are-the-priorities-for-improving-cataract-surgical-outcomes-in-africa-results-of-a-delphi-exercise
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J C Buchan, W H Dean, A Foster, M J Burton
PURPOSE: The quality of cataract surgery delivered in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a significant constraint to achieving the elimination of avoidable blindness. No published reports from routine SSA cataract services attain the WHO benchmarks for visual outcomes; poor outcomes (<6/60) often comprise 20% in published case series. This Delphi exercise aimed to identify and prioritise potential interventions for improving the quality of cataract surgery in SSA to guide research and eye health programme development...
June 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634544/efficacy-of-subconjunctival-bevacizumab-injections-before-and-after-surgical-excision-in-preventing-pterygium-recurrence
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Raffaele Nuzzi, Federico Tridico
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of subconjunctival bevacizumab injections, before and after surgical excision with bare sclera technique, in preventing postoperative pterygium recurrence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 83 eyes of 83 patients affected with primary pterygia underwent surgical excision. 42 eyes received two subconjunctival bevacizumab injections, at the dosage of 2.5 mg/0.1 ml, one week prior surgery and one week after intervention. Recurrence rate was evaluated among the two groups...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633137/incidence-and-characteristics-of-congenital-cataract-surgery-in-france-from-2010-to-2012-the-episafe-program
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Vincent Daien, Annick Le Pape, Didier Heve, Max Villain, Dominique Bremond Gignac
INTRODUCTION: Prevention of visual impairment due to congenital cataract is an international priority as part of VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight, the joint initiative of the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. The present study is part of the Epidemiology and Safety (EPISAFE) collaborative program aiming at assessing the epidemiology and safety of interventions in ophthalmology. METHODS: All children who underwent cataract surgery before the age of 1 year in France between January 2010 and December 2012 were identified by using the Programme de Médicalisation des Systèmes d'Information...
June 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632552/comparative-study-of-c-arms-for-intraoperative-3-dimensional-imaging-and-navigation-in-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-part-ii-radiation-exposure
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Jan-Helge Klingler, Ronen Sircar, Christian Scheiwe, Evangelos Kogias, Marie T Krüger, Christoph Scholz, Ulrich Hubbe
STUDY DESIGN: A radiation exposure study in vitro. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the radiation exposure of 2 different 3-dimensional (3D) C-arm devices on an anthropomorphic phantom. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Minimally invasive pedicle screw placement requires intraoperative imaging techniques for visualization of the unexposed spine. Mobile 3D C-arms compose a 3D image data set out of multiple successive fluoroscopic images. METHODS: We compared the 3D C-arm devices Siremobil Iso-C 3D (Siemens Sector Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany) and Vision FD Vario 3D (Ziehm Imaging, Nuremberg, Germany) regarding their radiation exposure...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631430/internal-cyclopexy-for-complicated-traumatic-cyclodialysis-cleft
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Cong Wang, Xiao-Yan Peng, Qi-Sheng You, Yi Liu, Xiu-Qin Pang, Peng-Fei Zheng, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To assess the surgical and functional outcome of internal direct cyclopexy as therapy of complicated traumatic cyclodialysis. METHODS: The single-centre interventional case-series study included eyes with traumatic cyclodialysis who had consecutively been treated. Internal cyclopexy was performed using double-armed sutures introduced into the eye through the pars plana opposite to the cyclodialysis cleft and which were laid parallel to limbus. Additional procedures included cataract surgery, and pars plana vitrectomy...
June 20, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630788/evaluation-of-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-after-vitreoretinal-surgery-with-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-in-cases-with-idiopathic-macular-hole
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Sibel Demirel, Ahmed Abdullayev, Özge Yanık, Figen Batıoğlu, Emin Özmert
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate macular retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness after vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling for idiopathic macular holes using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen eyes of 18 patients with unilateral idiopathic macular hole who underwent vitrectomy with ILM peeling were retrospectively analyzed. Healthy fellow eyes of the patients and 18 eyes of 18 age-matched healthy individuals constituted the control group...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630764/impact-of-b-scan-averaging-on-spectralis-optical-coherence-tomography-image-quality-before-and-after-cataract-surgery
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Dominika Podkowinski, Ehsan Sharian Varnousfaderani, Christian Simader, Hrvoje Bogunovic, Ana-Maria Philip, Bianca S Gerendas, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Sebastian M Waldstein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine optimal image averaging settings for Spectralis optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with and without cataract. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a prospective study, the eyes were imaged before and after cataract surgery using seven different image averaging settings. Image quality was quantitatively evaluated using signal-to-noise ratio, distinction between retinal layer image intensity distributions, and retinal layer segmentation performance...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629420/comparison-of-the-effects-of-platelet-rich-or-growth-factor-rich-plasma-on-intestinal-anastomosis-healing-in-pigs
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Gessica Giusto, Cristina Vercelli, Selina Iussich, Massimiliano Tursi, Giovanni Perona, Marco Gandini
BACKGROUND: The use of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) has been proposed for the treatment of several acute and chronic syndromes, such as corneal epithelial defects and dry eye syndrome, gum bleeding during oral surgery, and in orthopaedic surgery. We hypothesized that PRGF, rather than PRP, could be more effective because of its intrinsic characteristics in promoting the healing of intestinal anastomosis. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the effects of PRP and PRGF on various parameters of anastomotic healing in a swine model...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629328/impact-of-systematic-capacity-building-on-cataract-surgical-service-development-in-25-hospitals
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Katherine Judson, Paul Courtright, Thulsiraj Ravilla, Rohit Khanna, Ken Bassett
BACKGROUND: This study measured the effectiveness and cost of a capacity building intervention in 25 eye hospitals in South Asia, East Africa and Latin America over 4 years. The intervention involved eye care non-governmental organizations or high-performing eye hospitals acting as "mentors" to underperforming eye hospitals- "mentees" in 10 countries. Intervention activities included systematic planning and support for training and key equipment purchases as well as hospital-specific mentoring which focused on strengthening leadership, increasing the volume and equity of community outreach, improving surgical quality and volume, strengthening organizational and financial management and streamlining operational processes...
June 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629164/cataract-surgery-performed-by-high-frequency-ldv-z8-femtosecond-laser-safety-efficacy-and-its-physical-properties
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Bojan Pajic, Zeljka Cvejic, Brigitte Pajic-Eggspuehler
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of the LDV Z8 femtosecond laser in cataract surgery compared to the conventional procedure. METHODS: This prospective study was performed at the Swiss Eye Research Foundation, Eye Clinic ORASIS, Reinach, Switzerland. The study included 130 eyes from 130 patients: 68 treated with femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) using the FEMTO LDV Z8 and 62 treated with conventional phacoemulsification...
June 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628645/effect-of-horizontal-rectus-surgery-for-the-correction-of-intermittent-exotropia-on-sub-a-or-sub-v-pattern
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Young Bok Lee, Soolienah Rhiu, Joo Yeon Lee, Mi Young Choi, Hae Jung Paik, Key Hwan Lim, Dong Gyu Choi
We evaluated effect of horizontal rectus surgery on sub-A or sub-V pattern intermittent exotropia. We enrolled patients with sub-A or sub-V pattern intermittent exotropia. The sub-A pattern was diagnosed when the eyes diverged less than 10 prism diopters (PD) from upgaze to downgaze, and sub-V pattern when the divergence was 14 PD or less from downgaze to upgaze. Patients had undergone horizontal rectus surgery without vertical transposition of horizontal rectus muscle or oblique muscle weakening. The patients were divided into two groups: sub-A pattern (group A) and sub-V pattern (group V)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628503/influence-of-refractive-status-on-the-higher-order-aberration-pattern-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-surgery
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Liuyang Li, George P M Cheng, Alex L K Ng, Tommy C Y Chan, Vishal Jhanji, Yan Wang
PURPOSE: To study the effect of myopia on the pattern change in higher-order aberrations after small incision lenticule extraction. METHODS: Sixty eyes of 60 patients were included: low myopia (≤-3.00 D), moderate myopia (-3.00 D to -6.00 D), and high myopia (≥-6.00 D). Total higher-order aberrations (tHOA), vertical coma (C3), horizontal coma (C3), and spherical aberration (C4) were measured preoperatively and at postoperative 3 months. RESULTS: At the end of 3 months, tHOA changed significantly compared with the preoperative values (P < 0...
June 14, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628490/comparison-of-efficacy-of-difluprednate-0-05-and-loteprednol-gel-0-5-after-cataract-surgery
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Bryan Abessi, Lauren Brooksby, Robert L Schultze
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes and complications of topical difluprednate 0.05% and loteprednol gel 0.5% after routine cataract surgery. METHODS: Subjects received either difluprednate emulsion 0.05% (n=30 eyes) or loteprednol gel 0.5% (n=30 eyes) after routine cataract surgery. Topical steroid drops were initiated 3 days before cataract surgery and continued for 2 weeks postoperatively. Anterior chamber (AC) cell grade, corneal edema, corneal pachymetry, visual acuity, ocular surface quality (Oxford scale), and intraocular pressure (IOP) were evaluated at 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month postoperatively...
June 16, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628489/shifting-of-the-line-of-sight-in-tilted-disk-syndrome
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Pinar Kosekahya, Ozge Sarac, Mustafa Koc, Mehtap Caglayan, Gozde Hondur, Nurullah Cagil
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the shifting of the line of sight (LoS) and the refractive, topographic, and aberrometric parameters that may be associated with the shifting of the LoS in eyes with tilted disk syndrome (TDS). METHODS: Eighty left eyes of 80 subjects with TDS (Study Group) and 70 left eyes of 70 subjects with myopia and astigmatism (Control Group) were included in this study. Line-of-sight coordinates on the horizontal (x) and vertical (y) axes, refractive, topographic, and aberrometric parameters were evaluated...
June 16, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628441/novel-retinal-lesion-in-ebola-survivors-sierra-leone-2016
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Paul J Steptoe, Janet T Scott, Julia M Baxter, Craig K Parkes, Rahul Dwivedi, Gabriela Czanner, Matthew J Vandy, Fayiah Momorie, Alimamy D Fornah, Patrick Komba, Jade Richards, Foday Sahr, Nicholas A V Beare, Malcolm G Semple
We conducted a case-control study in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to investigate ocular signs in Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivors. A total of 82 EVD survivors with ocular symptoms and 105 controls from asymptomatic civilian and military personnel and symptomatic eye clinic attendees underwent ophthalmic examination, including widefield retinal imaging. Snellen visual acuity was <6/7.5 in 75.6% (97.5% CI 63%-85.7%) of EVD survivors and 75.5% (97.5% CI 59.1%-87.9%) of controls. Unilateral white cataracts were present in 7...
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627981/early-vitrectomy-for-dense-vitreous-hemorrhage-in-adults-with-non-traumatic-and-non-diabetic-retinopathy
#16
Ting Zhang, Jingjing Zhang, Xiaolei Sun, Jingyi Tian, Weiyun Shi, Gongqiang Yuan
Objective To evaluate the etiologies for dense vitreous hemorrhage in adults with non-traumatic and reveal management of early vitrectomy for the disease. Methods Study included 105 eyes from 105 patients. Outcome measures were etiologies of vitreous hemorrhage, formation of retinal and/or disk neovascular membrane (NVM), incidence of retinal tear and detachment, visual acuity (VA) and postoperative complications. Results Mean time between presentation and surgery was 7.1 days. The most common etiologies were retinal vein occlusion (RVO) (58...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627080/comparison-of-subconjunctival-scarring-after-microincision-vitrectomy-surgery-using-20-23-25-and-27-gauge-systems-in-rabbits
#17
Makoto Gozawa, Yoshihiro Takamura, Seiji Miyake, Kentaro Iwasaki, Shogo Arimura, Yuji Takihara, Masaru Inatani
PURPOSE: To compare subconjunctival scarring after vitrectomy in rabbit eyes using different gauge systems by analysing anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) images and histological sections. METHODS: Vitrectomy using 20-, 23-, 25- and 27-gauge systems was performed for rabbits. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) images of the incision sites were obtained before and at day 1, 7 and 1 month after surgery. We measured the thickness of conjunctival epithelium, stroma, Tenon's capsule and total conjunctiva of these three layers, then determined the preservation rates of the borderlines between each layer...
June 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626823/a-survey-of-ophthalmologists-and-gynecologists-regarding-termination-of-pregnancy-and-choice-of-delivery-mode-in-the-presence-of-eye-diseases
#18
Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Mojgan Letafat-Nejad, Elham Ashrafi, Hanieh Delshad-Aghdam
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the attitudes of ophthalmologists and gynecologists in suggesting appropriate approach to pregnancy in different ocular conditions. METHODS: Specialty-specific questionnaires on delivery mode and abortion indications for ophthalmic patients (refractive, vascular, oncologic, retinal, glaucoma, postoperation, posttrauma, and infectious) were designed and distributed among physician staff of Farabi Eye Hospital and Yas Women Hospital in Tehran...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626819/comparison-of-bandage-contact-lens-removal-on-the-fourth-versus-seventh-postoperative-day-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Delaram Shakoor, Hassan Hashemi, Mohamad Aghaie Meybodi, Fateme Rajabi, Pegah Hosseini
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of bandage contact lens (BCL) removal on the fourth versus seventh post-operative day following photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: This study recruited eyes of patients who underwent PRK surgery. The patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. In Group 1 BCL was removed on the 4th postoperative day, while in Group 2, BCL was removed on the 7th postoperative day. After BCL removal, patients were asked to express their pain score and eye discomfort...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626818/astigmatic-treatment-with-photorefractive-keratectomy-investigations-of%C3%A2-non-keratometric-ocular-astigmatism
#20
Alireza Peyman, Zahra Dastborhan, Mohammadreza Peyman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of non-keratometric ocular astigmatisms on visual and refractive outcomes after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for correction of myopic astigmatisms. METHODS: Seventy one eyes of 36 subjects were enrolled in this study. Patients underwent PRK for treatment of myopia. Subjects were evaluated for refractive error, keratometry, and visual acuity before and six months after surgery. Pre- and post-op non-keratometric astigmatisms were calculated by vectorial analysis of the difference between the corneal plane refractive astigmatism and keratometric astigmatism...
June 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
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