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Asian Diabetic Corneas: A Study in Astigmatism

Abstract Purpose: Diabetic corneas have ultrastructural changes that can lead to dry eye, abnormal healing after trauma. The literature is sparse on the topic of Asian diabetics corneas with good Va and automated refractive keratometry readings. At our retina clinic in California, we retrospectively evaluated the keratometry readings of corneas of Diabetic patients in an Asian population. Are there external ... Read More »

Coronary Artery Disease in South Asians

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Disclosures: No relevant disclosures Address for Correspondence: Mintu P. Turakhia, M.D. M.A.S Palo Alto VA Health Care System Stanford University 3801 Miranda Ave – 111C Palo Alto CA 94304 Tel (650) 858-3932 Fax (866) 756-3025 E-mail: mintu@stanford.edu Sources of Funding: Dr. Turakhia was supported by a Veterans Health Services Research & Development Career Development Award (CDA09027-1) and an American Heart Association National ... Read More »

Ischemic Heart Disease in Pakistani Women: A Case Control Study

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Correspondence: Rafia Rafique New Campus, Lahore, Pakistan Cell: 042-3004215694 Email: rafiawaqar@hotmail.com Coauthor email: naumana_a@hotmail.com ABSTRACT Objective: Control of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) in Pakistan has had limited success mainly due to insufficient research data available from studies conducted on Pakistani population, especially on a sample of women. Women tend to differ from men clinically as well as in the overt disease ... Read More »

When to Anticoagulate?

ABSTRACT Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia disorder in the United States. It is a major independent risk factor for stroke and thromboembolism that is influenced by multiple factors and comorbidities. Oral anticoagulant treatments with aspirin and warfarin have been shown to reduce the risk of stroke in AF patients, but warfarin treatment is associated with significant ... Read More »

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Changes in Type 2 Diabetes taking Cholesterol Lowering Medications

INTRODUCTION Diabetes has been associated with diabetic neuropathy and now implicated in neurodegenerative disorders.1Glaucoma, according to recent studies, can be considered a neurodegenerative disease, with retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss and characteristic optic nerve head changes and visual field defects.2, 3 The axons of RGC which compose the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), is the most superficial layer of the ten ... Read More »

Hypoglycaemia in Ikorodu

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Hypoglycaemia is a random blood sugar of 70mg/dl (3.9mmol/L) or less or a fasting blood sugar of 55mg/dl(3.1mmol/L).It was noticed that the rate of sudden collapse was on the increase in a rural community in ikorodu with some resulting in death, hypoglycaemia was entertained as one of the possible causes amongst others. Read More »