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The Trabectome as Treatment Option in Secondary Glaucoma Due to Intraocular Lymphoma
Primary intraocular lymphoma can cause an elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP), resulting from infiltration of the trabecular meshwork with neoplastic lymphocytes. More rarely, therapeutic procedures can induce a highly synchronised death of tumor cells, leading to congestion of the trabecular meshwork with cell debris. We report on a case of severe IOP elevation after intraocular therapy wi...


Secondary Glaucoma Associated With Bilateral Complete Ring Cysts of the Ciliary Body
To report a case of acute glaucoma due to complete ring cyst of the ciliary body. Patients and A 33-year-old woman experienced blurred vision in her left eye. Intraocular pressure of the left eye was elevated accompanied with a very shallow anterior chamber. Anterior segment-optical coherence tomography and ultrasound biomicroscopy detected ring-shaped ciliary masses in the both eyes. Myopic ch...
Factors Determining the Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Distribution
To evaluate the influence of the arrangement of the retinal vessels and other ocular features on the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) distribution. Fifty normal eyes were included in the study. Axial length (AL), spherical equivalent of the refractive error, and central corneal thickness (CCT) were measured. The interpeak distance of the peripapillary RNFL thickness; the angle bet...


Evaluation of the Effect of Pan Retinal Photocoagulation on Optic Nerve Head Parameters Using HRT3
To evaluate the optic disc topography after pan retinal photocoagulation (PRP) in diabetic retinopathy patients using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (HRT3). Thirty eyes of 30 diabetic patients (non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) underwent PRP for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Subjects with glaucoma or family history of glaucoma, any coexisting neuroophthalmic disease, uvei...
Oral Fluoroquinolones and Risk of Glaucoma
To evaluate the risk of developing glaucoma in patients taking systemic fluoroquinolones. A case-control study was carried out among a cohort of subjects who had visited an ophthalmologist in the Province of British Columbia, Canada from 2000 to 2007. Cases were identified as those newly diagnosed with glaucoma (ICD-9 360). For each case, 5 controls were selected and matched to the cases by age...


Comparison of Acetazolamide, Brimonidine, and Anterior Chamber Paracentesis for Ocular Hypertension Control After Initial Intravitreal Bevacizumab Injection: A Randomized Clinical Trial
To evaluate the effects of oral acetazolamide (ACZ), anterior chamber paracentesis (ACP), or topical brimonidine tartrate (BT) to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation after intravitreal bevacizumab injection (IVBI). Patients and A total of 56 patients scheduled for IVBI (1.5 mg/0.06 mL) were randomly assigned to a pretreatment with ACZ (14 eyes), BT (14 eyes), as well as an immediately a...
Interocular Asymmetry of the Visual Field Defects in Newly Diagnosed Normal-tension Glaucoma, Primary Open-angle Glaucoma, and Chronic Angle-closure Glaucoma
To compare the interocular asymmetry of visual field loss in newly diagnosed normal-tension glaucoma (NTG), primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and chronic angle-closure glaucoma (CACG) patients. Visual field results of 117 newly diagnosed, treatment-naive glaucoma patients (42 NTG, 38 POAG, and 37 CACG) were studied retrospectively. The following 3 visual field defect parameters were used to e...

Illuminated Microcatheter–facilitated 360-Degree Trabeculotomy for Refractory Aphakic and Juvenile Open-angle Glaucoma
Aphakic and juvenile open-angle glaucoma (JOAG) cases often prove to be challenging to manage, frequently requiring surgical intervention. Angle surgery has some reported success in these cases. The purpose of this study was to evaluate 360-degree trabeculotomy, facilitated by iTrack, for refractory aphakic glaucoma and JOAG. Patients and This study was conducted to evaluate the success and com...
Remnants of the Anterior Tunica Vasculosa Lentis and Long Anterior Lens Zonules
To investigate presence of remnants of the tunica vasculosa lentis, a possible indication of anterior segment dysgenesis, in subjects with the long anterior zonule (LAZ) trait. Retroillumination photographs of the pupil region had been collected in earlier study of the LAZ trait in African Americans. Secondary image analysis was performed to assess the frequency of intact persistent pupillary m...

Does Intravitreal Injections of Bevacizumab for Age-related Macular Degeneration Affect Long-term Intraocular Pressure?
To evaluate the long-term intraocular pressure (IOP) changes after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab for age-related macular degeneration. Patients and A total of 83 eyes that received intravitreal injections of bevacizumab for age-related macular degeneration were enrolled. IOP measurements at baseline, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months, and at the last follow-up after injection were analyzed. On t...
Intracameral Ranibizumab and Subsequent Mitomycin C Augmented Trabeculectomy in Neovascular Glaucoma
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of intracameral ranibizumab (ICR) injections with subsequent mitomycin C (MMC) augmented trabeculectomy in the management of neovascular glaucoma (NVG). This is a prospective, interventional study of NVG, with research conducted between January 2010 and February 2011, at the Ophthalmology Department of Kasr El-Aini Hospital and Petrol Medica...

Technique for Removal of Malpositioned Ex-PRESS Glaucoma Device
To report a simple technique for removal of malpositioned Ex-PRESS miniature glaucoma filtration device. Patient and A patient who underwent removal of a malpositioned Ex-PRESS shunt from the right eye with wound revision. Description of step-by-step technique for removal of the Ex-PRESS shunt. The site healed well and a tube shunt was inserted 6 weeks later for intraocular pressure control. Th...
Canadian Ophthalmologists’ Opinions Concerning Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use in Glaucoma
Our goal is to investigate the opinion and practice pattern of Canadian ophthalmologists regarding the use of and recommendations for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for their glaucoma patients. Institutional review board approval for this prospective, cross-sectional survey was obtained from the Research Ethics Board of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The survey was sent to all...
Surgical Management for Postkeratoplasty Glaucoma: A Meta-analysis
To perform a meta-analysis on postkeratoplasty glaucoma and directly compare the affect of trabeculectomy, cyclophotocoagulation (CPC), and glaucoma drainage device (GDD) on intraocular pressure (IOP) control and corneal graft survival. We searched Medline (Ovid, PubMed), EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library databases for clinical articles that maintained our inclusion criteria. The primary outcome...
Patients' and physicians' descriptions of occurrence and diagnosis of endometriosis: a qualitative study from Iran
The prevalence of endometriosis is considerable but its diagnosis is a dilemma. The aim of this study was to explore the perception and experiences of endometriosis patients and physicians about occurrence and diagnosis of endometriosis. A qualitative research using content analysis was used to obtain data from 18 purposely selected endometriosis patients (12 participants) and gynecologists (6 ...