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  1. Corneal ulceration leading to perforation is associated with infectious and non-infectious destructive conditions in the cornea. The fibrinolytic (plasminogen/plasmin) system is considered to contribute to tis...

    Authors: Koji Sugioka, Aya Kodama, Koji Yoshida, Kiyotaka Okada, Masahiko Fukuda and Yoshikazu Shimomura

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:60

    Content type: Case report

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  2. To date, studies on the role played by cigarette smoking in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) remains controversial. The current study evaluated cigarette smoking as a risk factor of POAG and its relationship...

    Authors: Degui Wang, Yuqiang Huang, Chukai Huang, Pengfei Wu, Jianwei Lin, Yuqian Zheng, Yi Peng, Yuanbo Liang, Jian-Huan Chen and Mingzhi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:59

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Poor glaucoma education is thought to be a causative factor of non-adherence to glaucoma therapy. However, the multi-factorial nature of non-adherent behaviour may explain the failure of purely educational int...

    Authors: Heidi Cate, Debi Bhattacharya, Allan Clark, Richard Fordham, Caitlin Notley and David C Broadway

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:57

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. Paraneoplastic retinopathy is caused by the cross-reaction of neoplasm-directed autoantibodies against retinal antigens and results in retinal damage. Paraneoplastic vitelliform retinopathy, a presumed paraneo...

    Authors: Yujuan Wang, Mones S Abu-Asab, Wei Li, Mary E Aronow, Arun D Singh and Chi-Chao Chan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:56

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Several recent studies have recommended that ophthalmologists must be aware of the visual sensations (and their associated anxiety/fear) experienced by patients undergoing cataract surgery. We assessed the kno...

    Authors: Mohammad Zain Tauqir, Tanveer Anjum Chaudhry, Sehreen Mumtaz and Khabir Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:55

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Visual dysfunction is common in Parkinson’s disease (PD). It remains, however, unknown whether it is related to structural alterations of the retina. The aim of this study is to compare visual field (VF) findi...

    Authors: Evangelia E Tsironi, Anna Dastiridou, Andreas Katsanos, Efthymios Dardiotis, Stella Veliki, Gianna Patramani, Fani Zacharaki, Stella Ralli and Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:54

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Intraocular pressure (IOP) may vary according to the change of ocular conditions. In this study, we want to assess the effect and mechanism of pupil dilation on IOP in normal subjects.

    Authors: Joon Mo Kim, Ki Ho Park, So Young Han, Kwan Soo Kim, Dong Myung Kim, Tae Woo Kim and Joseph Caprioli

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:53

    Content type: Research article

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  8. To better understand the role of corneal properties and intraocular pressure (IOP) in the evaluation of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG); and to determine the feasibility of identifying glaucomatous optic ne...

    Authors: Joshua R Ehrlich, Nathan M Radcliffe and Mitsugu Shimmyo

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:52

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Ocular biometric parameters can be influenced by race, ethnicity, and genetics; their differences across different populations can probably explain differences in refractive errors in these populations. The ai...

    Authors: Hassan Hashemi, Mehdi Khabazkhoob, Mohammad Miraftab, Mohammad Hassan Emamian, Mohammad Shariati, Tahereh Abdolahinia and Akbar Fotouhi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:50

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Heat shock protein 47 (Hsp47) is a well-known molecular chaperone in collagen synthesis and maturation. The aim of this study is to investigate its putative role in the transdifferentiation of Tenon’s fibrobla...

    Authors: Samin Hong, Kyoungsoo Park, Jin Hyoung Kim, Sueng-Han Han, Jong Bok Lee and Gong Je Seong

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:49

    Content type: Research article

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  11. To report the outcome of oral valacyclovir as the sole antiviral therapy for patients with acute retinal necrosis (ARN).

    Authors: Simon RJ Taylor, Robin Hamilton, Claire Y Hooper, Lavnish Joshi, Jiten Morarji, Nitin Gupta and Sue L Lightman

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:48

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Glaucoma has been shown to lead to disability in many daily tasks including visual search. This study aims to determine whether the saccadic eye movements of people with glaucoma differ from those of people wi...

    Authors: Nicholas D Smith, Fiona C Glen and David P Crabb

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:45

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Schwannomas are slow-growing typically encapsulated tumors composed of differentiated Schwann cells, the primary class of peripheral glial cells. Complete excision is the treatment of choice for orbital schwan...

    Authors: Michelle Kron, Brenda L Bohnsack, Steven M Archer, Jonathan B McHugh and Alon Kahana

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:44

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Economic viability of treatments for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) should be assessed objectively to prioritise health care interventions. This study aims to identify the methods for eliciting utility val...

    Authors: Fiammetta Maria Bozzani, Yasmene Alavi, Mireia Jofre-Bonet and Hannah Kuper

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:43

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Cataracts are a common and significant cause of visual impairment globally. We aimed to evaluate uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) as an outcome in treating astigmatic cataract patients to assist clini...

    Authors: Blaise Agresta, Michael C Knorz, Christina Donatti and Daniel Jackson

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:41

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To investigate indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) findings in patients with long-standing Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease and their correlation with disease activity on clinical examination as well as wit...

    Authors: Felipe T da Silva, Carlos E Hirata, Viviane M Sakata, Edilberto Olivalves, Rony Preti, Sergio LG Pimentel, Andre Gomes, Walter Y Takahashi, Rogerio A Costa and Joyce H Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:40

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The influence of serous retinal detachment (SRD) on visual acuity, macular sensitivity, and macular thickness is unclear after intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) for macular edema with br...

    Authors: Hidetaka Noma, Hideharu Funatsu, Tatsuya Mimura and Katsunori Shimada

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:39

    Content type: Research article

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  18. To evaluate the safety of pegaptanib sodium 0.3 mg intravitreal injection in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration in subjects with or without diabetes mellitus.

    Authors: Theresa Dombi, Kenneth K Kwok and Marla B Sultan

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:37

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The purpose of this study is to validate the use of visual evoked potential (VEP) to objectively quantify visual acuity in normal and amblyopic patients, and determine if it is possible to predict visual acuit...

    Authors: Jihoon Jeon, Seiyul Oh and Sungeun Kyung

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:36

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The purpose of this study was to compare the monocular Humphrey Visual Field (HVF) with the binocular Humphrey Esterman Visual Field (HEVF) for determining whether subjects suffering from glaucoma fulfilled th...

    Authors: Marcelo Ayala

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:35

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To evaluate objectively the anatomical and functional changes of optic nerve in eyes with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) by the joint use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and multifocal visual evoked ...

    Authors: Marilita M Moschos, Gerasimos Georgopoulos, Irini P Chatziralli and Chryssanthi Koutsandrea

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:34

    Content type: Research article

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  22. To assess which of three methods, namely, optical coherence tomography (OCT), pattern electroretinogram (PERG) or frequency-doubling technology (FDT), is the most sensitive and specific for detecting early gla...

    Authors: Mauro Cellini, Pier Giorgio Toschi, Ernesto Strobbe, Nicole Balducci and Emilio C Campos

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:33

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) allows selective replacement of the endothelium. Post-operative haze and particles can affect the interface quality and, ultimately, visual outcome...

    Authors: Giulio Ferrari, Verena Reichegger, Luca Ludergnani, Elisabetta Delfini and Claudio Macaluso

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:32

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Carotid cavernous fistulas are abnormal communications between the cavernous sinus and the external or internal carotid arteries. Although rare, closure of carotid cavernous fistulas can lead to immediate ocul...

    Authors: Sumeer Thinda, Mark R Melson and Rachel W Kuchtey

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:28

    Content type: Case report

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  25. This systematic review gives an overview of foveal crowding (the inability to recognize objects due to surrounding nearby contours in foveal vision) and possible interventions. Foveal crowding can have a major...

    Authors: Bianca Huurneman, F Nienke Boonstra, Ralf FA Cox, Antonius HN Cillessen and Ger van Rens

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:27

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Dust exposure is a well-known occupational hazard for terrestrial workers and astronauts alike and will continue to be a concern as humankind pursues exploration and habitation of objects beyond Earth. Humanki...

    Authors: Valerie E Meyers, Hector D Garcìa, Kathryn Monds, Bonnie L Cooper and John T James

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:26

    Content type: Research article

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  27. To determine the agreement between intraocular pressure and the ‘Wuerzburg bleb classification score’, as well as between single items of the score and intraocular pressure. Interobserver variability was analy...

    Authors: Sandra Furrer, Marcel N Menke, Jens Funk and Marc Töteberg-Harms

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:24

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a common ocular disorder occurring in general population. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of DES on vision-related quality of life (QoL) in a non-clinic-based gene...

    Authors: Qihua Le, Xiaodong Zhou, Ling Ge, Liangcheng Wu, Jiaxu Hong and Jianjiang Xu

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:22

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Subperiosteal hematoma of the orbit is one of the rare lesions that cause exophthalmos after craniomaxillofacial trauma. Presently, there is no consensus for how to treat this disease. Although some reports ha...

    Authors: Taro Mikami, Jiro Maegawa, Mayu Mutou Kuroda, Yasushi Yamamoto and Kazunori Yasumura

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:18

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Bullous keratopathy (BK), a severe sight-threatening disorder can have a variety of etiologies such as prophylactic laser iridotomy, intraocular surgery, trauma, and other ocular disorders. However, there are ...

    Authors: Xiaodong Zheng, Yasushi Inoue, Atsushi Shiraishi, Yoko Hara, Tomoko Goto and Yuichi Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:17

    Content type: Case report

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  31. To compare the corneal high-order aberrations (HOAs), asphericity and regularity after Q-value guided laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) in high myopic astigmatism.

    Authors: Hui Huang, Jianguo Yang, Huijing Bao, Shaorong Chen, Beibei Xia and Jun Zou

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:15

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The hang-back surgery is a useful technique in the field of strabismus surgery. The aim of this study is to determine the stabilizing effects of fibrin glue as an adjuvant to hang-back surgery.

    Authors: Jihyun Park, Jung Jin Lee, Eun Hye Lim, Joon H Lee, Kyung Hyun Jin and Ungsoo Samuel Kim

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:14

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Microvascular and macrovascular complications in diabetes stem from chronic hyperglycemia and are thought to have overlapping pathophysiology. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence rate of hos...

    Authors: Bao-Anh Nguyen-Khoa, Earl L Goehring Jr, Winifred Werther, Anne E Fung, Diana V Do, Rajendra S Apte and Judith K Jones

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2012 12:11

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