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Cost utility of screening and treatment for early age related macular degeneration with zinc and antioxidants.(Value-Based Ophthalmology)
April 1, 2004... Br J Ophthalmol 2004;88:450-454. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2003.035279 Aim: To assess the cost effectiveness of high dose zinc and antioxidants for delaying and reducing the progression of early age related macular degeneration (AMD). Background: AMD is the leading cause of severe vision...
Ophthalmic surgery and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: although the evidence does not suggest that contaminated ophthalmic instruments represent a risk of onward transmission of sporadic CJD, this conclusion should be treated with caution.(Commentary)
April 1, 2004... The occurrence of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and the probable causal link with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle have increased interest in the search for possible environmental sources of sporadic CJD (sCJD). Presumed iatrogenic CJD is rare. Up to the year 2000...
The pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy: sticky blood or sticky vessels, or both.(Editorial)
April 1, 2004... There has been considerable interest in the past few years in the early pathological events that lead to vascular occlusion in diabetic retinopathy. The finding of increased leucostasis (leucocytes attached to the endothelial wall) is a common pathological event in both human disease (1 2)...
Myopia in Asia: an unexploded bomb.(Editorial)
April 1, 2004... In this issue of the BJO (p 538), Saw and colleagues show that, after exclusion of syndrome associated and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) related myopia, there was no identifiable link between birth weight and refractive error in later childhood. Low birth weight has been linked to adult...
What we don't know about eccentric viewing: the link between central scotomas, Troxler fading, and preferred retinal locus.(Editorial)
April 1, 2004... Every clinician who has worked with patients with central scotomas has observed the difficulty those patients experience. Not only have they lost the ability to resolve fine detail, they also see nothing "straight ahead". The resulting behaviour, most commonly called "eccentric viewing",...