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  1. The Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity study (ETROP), published in 2003, established new guidelines for treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and demonstrated improved outcomes compared to ...

    Authors: Aaron M Alme, Michael L Mulhern, Thomas W Hejkal, Jane L Meza, Fang Qiu, David D Ingvoldstad and Eyal Margalit

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:23

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Glaucoma is a major cause of blindness worldwide and an increasingly significant global health problem. Glaucoma prevention and management efforts have been challenging due to inherent difficulty in developing...

    Authors: Suman S Thapa, Kurt H Kelley, Ger V Rens, Indira Paudyal and Lan Chang

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:21

    Content type: Correspondence

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  3. The aim of this study was to assess changes in metalloproteinases (MMP-2) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP-2) following selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) in patients with pseudoexfoliative ...

    Authors: Mauro Cellini, Pietro Leonetti, Ernesto Strobbe and Emilio C Campos

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:20

    Content type: Research article

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  4. To assess the occurrence and magnitude of refractive change in pseudophakic eyes undergoing 20 gauge pars plana vitrectomy without scleral buckling and to investigate possible aetiological factors.

    Authors: Sinead Byrne, James Ng, Anthony Hildreth, Jean-Pierre Danjoux and David HW Steel

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:19

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Branch retinal vein occlusion is a frequent cause of visual loss with currently insufficient treatment options. We evaluate the effect of Bevacizumab (Avastin®) treatment in patients with macular edema induced by...

    Authors: Mathias Abegg, Christoph Tappeiner, Ute Wolf-Schnurrbusch, Daniel Barthelmes, Sebastian Wolf and Johannes Fleischhauer

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:18

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Despite having the largest population in Africa, Nigeria has no accurate population based data to plan and evaluate eye care services. A national survey was undertaken to estimate the prevalence and determine ...

    Authors: Brendan Dineen, Clare E Gilbert, Mansur Rabiu, Fatima Kyari, Abdull M Mahdi, Tafida Abubakar, Christian C Ezelum, Entekume Gabriel, Elizabeth Elhassan, Adenike Abiose, Hannah Faal, Jonathan Y Jiya, Chinenyem P Ozemela, Pak Sang Lee and Murthy VS Gudlavalleti

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Stereoscopic assessment of the optic disc morphology is an important part of the care of patients with glaucoma. The aim of this study was to assess stereoviewing of stereoscopic optic disc images using an exa...

    Authors: Maged S Habib, James A Lowell, Nick S Holliman, Andrew Hunter, Daniella Vaideanu, Anthony Hildreth and David HW Steel

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:13

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The stability of ophthalmic preparations in multidose containers is influenced by the preservative as well as the stability of the active ingredient. Unstable drugs may require refrigeration to preserve their ...

    Authors: Mauricio D Paolera, Niro Kasahara, Cristiano C Umbelino and John G Walt

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:11

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Non-attendance for hospital outpatient appointments is a significant problem in many countries. It causes suboptimal use of clinical and administrative staff and financial losses, as well as longer waiting tim...

    Authors: Elizabeth Koshy, Josip Car and Azeem Majeed

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:9

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The sensitivity and specificity of 18S rRNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the detection of fungal aetiology of microbial keratitis was determined in thirty patients with clinical diagnosis of microbial ke...

    Authors: Zunaina Embong, Wan Hazabbah Wan Hitam, Chan Yean Yean, Nur Haslindawaty Abdul Rashid, Balqis Kamarudin, Siti Khaironi Zainal Abidin, Sabariah Osman, Zainul F Zainuddin and Manickam Ravichandran

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:7

    Content type: Research article

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  11. To assess the efficacy of the intravitreal (IVT) injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide (TA) as compared to posterior subtenon (SBT) capsule injection for the treatment of cystoid diabetic macular edema.

    Authors: Mauro Cellini, Alberto Pazzaglia, Eugenio Zamparini, Pietro Leonetti and Emilio C Campos

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:5

    Content type: Research article

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  12. To evaluate the reliability and construct validity of a Greek version of the NEI-VFQ-25 in patients with chronic ophthalmic diseases.

    Authors: Georgios Labiris, Andreas Katsanos, Michael Fanariotis, Theodora Tsirouki, Maria Pefkianaki, Dimitrios Chatzoulis and Evangelia Tsironi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:4

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The glaucomas are generally asymptomatic diseases until they are very advanced. They affect 2% of the population over 40 years of age and therefore represent a significant public health issue. There have been ...

    Authors: Philip Severn, Scott Fraser, Tracy Finch and Carl May

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2008 8:2

    Content type: Correspondence

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  14. To present an overview of the clinical negligence claims for ophthalmology in the National Health Service (NHS) in England from 1995 to 2006. To compare ophthalmic subspecialties with respect to claim numbers ...

    Authors: Nadeem Ali

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:20

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The goal of this investigation was to correlate particular age-related structural changes (compaction) to the amount of scatter in rabbit lenses and to determine if significant fiber compaction occurred in the...

    Authors: Samer Al-khudari, Sean T Donohue, Walid M Al-Ghoul and Kristin J Al-Ghoul

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:19

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To determine monthly cost and cost effectiveness of bilateral prostaglandin/prostamide therapy for lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients taking bimatoprost 0.03% (Lumigan®, Allergan, Inc.), latanoprost ...

    Authors: Ronald EP Frenkel, Max Frenkel and Allison Toler

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:16

    Content type: Research article

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  17. We investigated vision status associated with trachomatous trichiasis (TT) and explored age-sex patterns of low vision and blindness associated with trichiasis in Mankien district of southern Sudan where trach...

    Authors: Jeremiah Ngondi, Mark Reacher, Fiona Matthews, Francis Ole-Sempele, Alice Onsarigo, Ibrahim Matende, Samson Baba, Carol Brayne and Paul Emerson

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:12

    Content type: Research article

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  18. To evaluate the efficacy of triple therapy consisting of single-session photodynamic therapy (PDT), intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) and intravitreal triamcinolone (IVT) as initial pulse therapy followed by repe...

    Authors: Hamid Ahmadieh, Ramin Taei, Masoud Soheilian, Mohammad Riazi-Esfahani, Reza Karkhaneh, Alireza Lashay, Mohsen Azarmina, Mohammad Hossein Dehghan and Siamak Moradian

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:10

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Ocular damage from radiation treatment is a well established phenomenon. Many factors are now known to influence the incidence of radiation retinopathy, including total dosage and daily fraction size. Patients...

    Authors: Abha Gupta, Felipe Dhawahir-Scala, Amy Smith, Lorna Young and Steve Charles

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:6

    Content type: Case report

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  20. One of the problems arising from available preparations for dry eye syndrome is the limited residence time of products on the ocular surface. In this paper, we look at an innovative new treatment for dry eye, ...

    Authors: Maurizio Rolando and Cristiana Valente

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:5

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Pituitary tumours may present with a variety of neurological and endocrinological signs and symptoms. It is very rare however for them to present with sudden onset painful diplopia. The current literature and ...

    Authors: Shveta Bansal, Kaveri Mandal and Ahmed Kamal

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:4

    Content type: Case report

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  22. To assess the safety of abandoning the next day post-operative review in preference for assessment only 2 hours post-surgery for both phacoemulsification and extracapsular surgery with heavier molecular weight...

    Authors: Balaji Thirumalai, Trudi L Blamires, Lucenne Brooker and Jon Deeks

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  23. To characterize Fusarium isolates from recent cases of fungal keratitis in contact lens wearers, and to investigate fungal association with MoistureLoc solution.

    Authors: Madhu Dyavaiah, Rama Ramani, David S Chu, David C Ritterband, Mahendra K Shah, William A Samsonoff, Sudha Chaturvedi and Vishnu Chaturvedi

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2007 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  24. To establish whether a previously validated scoring system (Habib) for the prediction of risk or likelihood of posterior capsule rupture during phacoemulsification surgery could be used to: 1. Predict the diff...

    Authors: Stuart A Osborne, Phillip Severn, Catey V Bunce and Scott G Fraser

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:38

    Content type: Research article

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  25. A prerequisite for safe cataract surgery is an adequately dilated pupil. The authors conducted a trial to assess the efficacy (in terms of pupil diameter) of a depot method of pre-operative pupil dilatation, a...

    Authors: Vincent Dubois, Nadia Wittles, Meon Lamont, Simon Madge and Jon Luck

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:36

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Reading with a central scotoma involves the use of preferred retinal loci (PRLs) that enable both letter resolution and global viewing of word. Spontaneously developed PRLs however often privilege spatial reso...

    Authors: Anouk Déruaz, Mira Goldschmidt, Andrew R Whatham, Christophe Mermoud, Erika N Lorincz, Armin Schnider and Avinoam B Safran

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:35

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The objective of this report is to describe the methods used to develop and validate a computerized system to analyze Humphrey visual fields obtained from patients with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic ne...

    Authors: Steven E Feldon, Lori Levin, Roberta W Scherer, Anthony Arnold, Sophia M Chung, Lenworth N Johnson, Gregory Kosmorsky, Steven A Newman, Joanne Katz, Patricia Langenberg, P David Wilson, Shalom E Kelman and Kay Dickersin

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:34

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is becoming an increasingly integral part of ophthalmological clinical practice. The accurate interpretation of OCT images is important both in terms of diagnosis and in dire...

    Authors: Wai H Chan, John S Shilling and Michel Michaelides

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:33

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy affects the anterior portion of the optic nerve and is characterized by sudden, painless visual loss. The affected eye has a relative afferent pupillary defect. The typic...

    Authors: Luis M Sadaba, Alfredo Garcia-Layana, Miguel J Maldonado and Jose M Berian

    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:32

    Content type: Case report

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