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  1. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity in the Western world. There is a relationship between aging of the lens of the human eye and cardiovascular disease. ...

    Authors: Line Kessel, Torben Jørgensen, Charlotte Glümer and Michael Larsen
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:16
  2. The use of conventional foldable hydrophobic intraocular lenses (IOLs) in microincision cataract surgery (MICS) currently requires wound enlargement. We describe a combined surgical technique of MICS and trabe...

    Authors: Tanuj Dada, Rajamani Muralidhar and Harinder S Sethi
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:14
  3. Visual outcome following repair of post-traumatic corneal perforation may not be optimal due to presence of irregular keratometric astigmatism. We performed a study to evaluate and compare rigid gas permeable ...

    Authors: Jeewan S Titiyal, Rajesh Sinha, Namrata Sharma, V Sreenivas and Rasik B Vajpayee
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:11
  4. We describe corneal endothelial cell density and morphology in normal Iranian eyes and compare endothelial cell characteristics in the Iranian population with data available in the literature for American and ...

    Authors: Mohammad Nasser Hashemian, Sasan Moghimi, Masood Aghsaie Fard, Mohammad Reza Fallah and Mohammad Reza Mansouri
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:9
  5. Research exploring children's and their teachers' perceptions of eye health is lacking. This paper reports for the first time on perceptions of primary schoolchildren and their teachers of healthy and diseased...

    Authors: Khabir Ahmad, Mohammad Aman Khan, Mohammad Daud Khan, Mohammad Babar Qureshi, Tanveer Anjum Chaudhry and Clare Gilbert
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:8
  6. Transconjunctival Sutureless Vitrectomy (TSV) is a recent advancement in vitreo-retinal surgical techniques involving the use of 25 G instruments through self-sealing sclerotomies. It has been hypothesized tha...

    Authors: Ravi Keshavamurthy, Pradeep Venkatesh and Satpal Garg
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:7
  7. Cataract surgery remains a commonly performed elective surgical procedure in the aging and the elderly. The purpose of this study was to utilize time series methodology to determine the temporal and seasonal v...

    Authors: Alan M Leong, Eric J Crighton, Rahim Moineddin, Muhammad Mamdani and Ross EG Upshur
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:2
  8. An observational case series was used to study the virulence characteristics and genotypes of paired Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates cultured from intraocular samples and from periocular environment of patien...

    Authors: Prashanth Kenchappa, Aparna Duggirala, Niyaz Ahmed, Avinash Pathengay, Taraprasad Das, Seyed E Hasnain and Savitri Sharma
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2006 6:1
  9. Self-hypnosis has been taught routinely at the SUNY Upstate Medical University for treatment of pulmonary symptoms thought to be amenable to psychological therapy. While using hypnosis for relaxation, four ind...

    Authors: Ran D Anbar and Aaron D Savedoff
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:28
  10. To assess the effect of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (iTA) as an adjunctive treatment to transpupillary therapy (TTT) for new subfoveal choroidal neovascular membranes (CNV) in age-related macular dege...

    Authors: Ricardo Agurto-Rivera, Jose Diaz-Rubio, Luis Torres-Bernal, Tamer A Macky, Juner Colina-Luquez, Gabriela Papa-Oliva, Rama D Jager, Susana Martinez-Jardon, Jans Fromow-Guerra and Hugo Quiroz-Mercado
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:27
  11. Repeat penetrating keratoplasty is quite often required as there is high chance of failure of the primary graft particularly in the developing world. We planned a study to analyze the indications and outcome o...

    Authors: M Vanathi, Namrata Sharma, Rajesh Sinha, Radhika Tandon, Jeewan S Titiyal and Rasik B Vajpayee
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:26
  12. Retinal pigment epithelium cells play an important role in the pathogenesis of age related macular degeneration. Their morphological, molecular and functional phenotype changes in response to various stresses....

    Authors: Rajesh K Sharma, William E Orr, Allyson D Schmitt and Dianna A Johnson
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:25
  13. Acute angle-closure glaucoma is a rare complication in patients receiving anti-depressant treatment. In the following case, we report the development of acute angle closure glaucoma in a patient who overdosed ...

    Authors: Robert Croos, Srinivasa Thirumalai, Sabit Hassan and Jane Da Roza Davis
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:23
  14. The prerequisites for a good capsulorhexis include a deep, well maintained anterior chamber, globe stabilization and globe manipulation. This helps to achieve a capsulorhexis of optimal size, shape and obtain ...

    Authors: Harinder S Sethi, Tanuj Dada, Harminder K Rai and Prabhpreet Sethi
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:21
  15. The Optic nerve is rarely involved after sheep brain anti-rabies vaccination in the form of retrobulbar neuritis or papillitis. Bilateral neuroretinitis after chick embryo cell antirabies vaccination has not b...

    Authors: Rohit Saxena, Harinder Singh Sethi, Harminder Kumar Rai and Vimla Menon
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:20
  16. Microsporidial keratitis is a rare cause of stromal keratitis. We present a series of five cases of microsporidial keratitis from a single centre in southern India with microbiologic and histopathologic features.

    Authors: Geeta K Vemuganti, Prashant Garg, Savitri Sharma, Joveeta Joseph, Usha Gopinathan and Shashi Singh
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:19
  17. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of visual disability in people over 60 years of age in the developed world. The success of treatment deteriorates with increased latency of diagnosi...

    Authors: Hannah Bartlett, Leon N Davies and Frank Eperjesi
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:18
  18. Various ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVD) are used to perform phacoemulsification and other intraocular surgeries. We performed a study to compare the efficacy and safety of three ophthalmic viscosurgical...

    Authors: Rasik B Vajpayee, Kamna Verma, Rajesh Sinha, Jeewan S Titiyal, RM Pandey and Namrata Sharma
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:17
  19. Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is a leading cause of blindness after failed retinal reattachment surgery. PVR is characterized by the proliferation, migration and contraction of retinal pigmented epithe...

    Authors: Stephan Hoffmann, Shikun He, Manlin Jin, Marianne Ehren, Peter Wiedemann, Stephen J Ryan and David R Hinton
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:16
  20. The management of diabetic patients with refractory macular oedema or patients with no adequate pre-operative view to administer laser treatment provide a challenge to the ophthalmologist. We wished to assess ...

    Authors: Maged S Habib, Paul S Cannon and David HW Steel
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:15
  21. Paralemmin (Palm) is a prenyl-palmitoyl anchored membrane protein that can drive membrane and process formation in neurons. Earlier studies have shown brain preferred Palm expression, although this protein is a m...

    Authors: Meryl Castellini, Louise V Wolf, Bharesh K Chauhan, Deni S Galileo, Manfred W Kilimann, Ales Cvekl and Melinda K Duncan
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:14
  22. Combining characteristic morphological and functional information in one image increases pathophysiologic understanding as well as diagnostic accuracy in most clinical settings. En-face optical coherence tomograp...

    Authors: Mirjam EJ van Velthoven, Koos de Vos, Frank D Verbraak, Chris W Pool and Marc D de Smet
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:12
  23. Epithelial downgrowth is a rare complication of ocular surgery. While the features of epithelial downgrowth following corneal transplantation are well described, its association with primary graft failure has ...

    Authors: Anthony J Aldave, David A Hollander, Bruno Branco, Brooks Crawford and Richard L Abbott
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:11
  24. Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is a common retinal vascular disorder with potentially complications: (1) persistent macular edema and (2) neovascular glaucoma. No safe treatment exists that promotes the...

    Authors: Carlos Leizaola-Fernández, Luis Suárez-Tatá, Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, Juner Colina-Luquez, J Fromow-Guerra, Juan M Jiménez-Sierra, Jose L Guerrero-Naranjo and Virgilio Morales-Cantón
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:10
  25. The aim of this study was to develop a system of computerised analysis of digital images of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) that is evidence based, objective and freely available. The paper will present ...

    Authors: Tariq M Aslam, Niall Patton and Jim Graham
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:9
  26. Fundus autofluorescence (AF) imaging using confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO) provides an accurate delineation of areas of geographic atrophy (GA).

    Authors: A Deckert, S Schmitz-Valckenberg, J Jorzik, A Bindewald, FG Holz and U Mansmann
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:8
  27. Reduced choroidal perfusion is hypothesized to play a role in the pathogenesis of normal tension glaucoma. Thus the impact of antiglaucomatous eye drops on ocular perfusion has been the focus of recent researc...

    Authors: Oliver Zeitz, Eike T Matthiessen, Juliane Reuss, Anne Wiermann, Lars Wagenfeld, Peter Galambos, Gisbert Richard and Maren Klemm
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:6
  28. Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) is considered to be a neurodegenerative optic neuropathy, in which cell death occurs by apoptosis. p21, is an important protective component of the apoptotic pathway, regulating...

    Authors: Thomas Ressiniotis, Philip G Griffiths, Sharon M Keers, Patrick F Chinnery and Michael Birch
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:5
  29. Relatively little is known about the incidence of prescribing errors and there has been no work on this in a single specialty ophthalmic hospital. Knowing where and when errors are most likely to occur is gene...

    Authors: K Mandal and SG Fraser
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2005 5:4
  30. Keratocyte loss by apoptosis following epithelial debridement is a well-recognized entity. In a study of corneal buttons obtained from patients of corneal ulcer undergoing therapeutic keratoplasty, we observed...

    Authors: Geeta K Vemuganti, Kishore Reddy, Ghazala Iftekhar, Prashant Garg and Savitri Sharma
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2004 4:16
  31. To evaluate the efficacy of diode laser photocoagulation in patients with central serous retinopathy (CSR) and to compare it with the effects of argon green laser.

    Authors: Lalit Verma, Rajesh Sinha, Pradeep Venkatesh and HK Tewari
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2004 4:15

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