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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Bilateral simultaneous angle closure glaucoma is a rare entity. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma secondary to isolated microspherophakia in an adult.

    Authors: Sushmita Kaushik, Nishant Sachdev, Surinder Singh Pandav, Amod Gupta and Jagat Ram
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:29
  22. Haploinsufficiency at the PAX6 locus causes aniridia, a panocular eye condition characterized by iris hypoplasia and a variety of other anterior and posterior eye defects leading to poor vision. This study was pe...

    Authors: Guruswamy Neethirajan, Jeyabalan Nallathambi, Subbaiah Ramasamy Krishnadas, Perumalsamy Vijayalakshmi, Shetty Shashikanth, Jon Martin Collinson and Periasamy Sundaresan
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:28
  23. Biometric procedures such as keratometry performed shortly after contact procedures like gonioscopy and applanation tonometry could affect the validity of the measurement. This study was conducted to understan...

    Authors: Mathew K George, Thomas Kuriakose, Brian M DeBroff and John W Emerson
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:26
  24. The use of self-report questionnaires to substitute for visual acuity measurement has been limited. We examined the association between visual impairment and self reported visual function in a population sampl...

    Authors: Christopher G Owen, Alicja R Rudnicka, Liam Smeeth, Jennifer R Evans, Richard PL Wormald and Astrid E Fletcher
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:24
  25. There is no generally accepted medical or surgical treatment to stop the progressive course of retinitis pigmentosa. Previous studies have suggested lutein as a potential treatment with positive effects on mac...

    Authors: Hossein Bahrami, Michele Melia and Gislin Dagnelie
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:23
  26. Adenovirus (Ad), associated with significant morbidity, has no topical treatment. A leading CTC compound (CTC-96), a CoIII chelate, was found to have potent in vitro and in vivo antiviral efficacy against herpes ...

    Authors: Seth P Epstein, Yevgenia Y Pashinsky, David Gershon, Irene Winicov, Charlie Srivilasa, Katarina J Kristic and Penny A Asbell
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:22
  27. Despite the progress in vitreoretinal surgery and the importance of silicone oil as an adjunct for the treatment of complex forms of retinal detachment, controversy still surrounds the issue of selecting the p...

    Authors: Masoud Soheilian, Mohammad Mazareei, Mehrdad Mohammadpour and Bahram Rahmani
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:21
  28. Dry eye disease is a common debilitating ocular disease. Current diagnostic tests used in dry eye disease are often neither sensitive nor reproducible, making it difficult to accurately diagnose and determine ...

    Authors: Magid M Fahim, Shamim Haji, Chakravarthy V Koonapareddy, Vincent C Fan and Penny A Asbell
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:20
  29. Diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) is a relatively new syndrome that is increasingly being reported after LASIK. We have observed that a hyperopic shift may be associated with the occurrence of this diffuse lame...

    Authors: Tanuj Dada, Mayank S Pangtey, Namrata Sharma, Rasik B Vajpayee, Vishal Jhanji and Harinder Singh Sethi
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:19
  30. "Cataract Surgery by Appointment" is a new method of delivery of cataract surgery that reduces the time a patient spends in hospital by their direct arrival at the operating theatre, having self-prepared for s...

    Authors: Ioannis Mavrikakis, Tassos Georgiou, Bobby Paul and Christopher SC Liu
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:18

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