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  • Jeffrey C F Pong, Wilson W T Tang, Jimmy S M Lai
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    ABSTRACT: A 66-year-old Chinese man developed corneal endothelial decompensation after intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning using intracameral epinephrine was performed. The presentation was compatible with toxic endothelial cell destruction syndrome, which is caused by prolonged, direct exposure of the corneal endothelium to relatively high concentrations of intracameral epinephrine. Despite its effective and immediate mydriatic effect, intracameral epinephrine is not recommended for intraoperative mydriasis in procedures such as IOL repositioning or secondary IOL implantation in which minimal irrigating solution is used.
    Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 12/2008; 34(11):1990-1. · 2.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to analyse the thickness of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) of pulmonary tuberculosis patients on ethambutol and isoniazid. This was a prospective cohort study where patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis requiring chemotherapy, including ethambutol and isoniazid, were imaged using scanning laser polarimetry. Their mean baseline RNFL thickness and various scanning laser polarimetry parameters of both eyes were measured 2 weeks after the commencement of chemotherapy. The measurements were repeated at 3 months and 6 months after treatment. The various parameters of the baseline and the follow-up measurements were compared using paired sample t-test with Bonferroni correction. Twenty-four patients (16 males and 8 females; mean age, 51.0 +/- 17.6 years) were recruited. There was no statistically significant difference between the baseline and the follow-up measurements in RNFL thickness and all other scanning laser polarimetry parameters. In this cohort of subjects, there was no subclinical change in RNFL thickness detected by scanning laser polarimetry in pulmonary tuberculosis patients on chemotherapy, including ethambutol and isoniazid, after 6 months of treatment.
    Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 07/2006; 35(6):395-9. · 1.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To compare the retinal nerve fiber layer measurements of attacked eyes with their fellow eyes after a single unilateral attack of acute primary angle closure (APAC). Patients with a single episode of APAC in 1 eye, successfully treated with laser peripheral iridotomy, were recruited. Eyes with persistently raised intraocular pressure (IOP) after resolution of the acute attack were excluded. Scanning laser polarimetry was carried out at 6 months after remission of the acute attack. The various parameters between the attacked and the fellow eyes were compared using the Student t-test. Twenty-six patients (24 female and 2 male, mean age 66.9+/-8.1 years) were recruited. The duration of the APAC ranged from 5 to 98 hours (mean, 36.3 hours). The mean presenting IOP during the acute attack was 62.0+/-9.4 mm Hg. Only the mean inferior ratio and the ellipse modulation showed a statistically significant difference between the attacked and the fellow eyes among the 12 standard scanning laser polarimetry measurement parameters. No severe retinal nerve fiber layer damage was documented in eyes that suffered a single episode of APAC with duration of attack up to 48 hours. With duration of attack longer than 48 hours, retinal nerve fiber layer damage was detected.
    Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology 01/2003; 47(6):543-7. · 1.27 Impact Factor