Association between Smoking and Uvetis

Association between Smoking and Uvetis: Results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study. PURPOSE: To assess whether cigarette smoking is associated with the development of uveitis in a population-based setting. DESIGN: Retrospective, population-based, case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients aged ≥ 18 years who were seen at a Kaiser Permanente Hawaii clinic between January 1, 2006, and December…

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Amlodipine, Marginal Pupil Dilation Correlation Explored in Research

Amlodipine, Marginal Pupil Dilation Correlation Explored in Research Iris-dilating rings may be needed in certain cases to enlarge pupil, ease cataract surgery Instillation of a calcium channel blocker, amlodipine (Norvasc, Pfizer), into the eye may complicate phacoemulsification by causing marginal dilation of the pupil. In such cases, pupil-dilating devices may facilitate cataract removal, said Matthew…

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Cataract Surgery in Patients with Bilateral Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Cataract Surgery in Patients with Bilateral Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration Measurement of visual acuity and quality of life PURPOSE: To measure the change in visual acuity and vision-related quality of life in patients with both age-related cataract and bilateral age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after cataract surgery. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao…

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