Andreas K. Lauer

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PURPOSE To determine whether chronic topical glaucoma therapy can control intraocular pressure (IOP) and protect nerve fibers in a rat model of pressure-induced optic nerve damage. METHODS Sixteen adult Brown Norway rats were-administered unilateral episcleral vein injections of hypertonic saline to produce scarring of the aqueous humor outflow pathways.(More)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the industrialized world. In the last few decades, the mainstay of treatment for choroidal neovascularization (CNV) due to AMD has been thermal laser photocoagulation. In the last decade, photodynamic therapy with verteporfin extended treatment for more patients. While both of(More)
PURPOSE To report a rare case of central vision loss in a patient with choroideremia. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective, interventional case report. RESULTS A 13-year-old male with history of choroideremia presented with subacute loss of central acuity in his left eye. Examination and diagnostic testing revealed subretinal fibrosis secondary to a(More)
IMPORTANCE Rhabdomyolysis is a known, but rare, complication of general anesthesia. To the authors' knowledge, it has never before been reported following an ocular surgery, and we could find no similar cases in the surgical literature following any brief surgical procedure. We believe this case to be unique in those regards and aim to raise awareness among(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of serous retinal detachments (SRD) using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in a large database of patients with uveitis from a tertiary referral setting, to describe clinical features of patients with SRD, and to ascertain retinal architectural features found in association with SRD. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to design and implement a vitreoretinal training module that would be useful for ophthalmology residents and fellows to learn the basic maneuvers required in vitreoretinal surgery. METHODS A prospective pilot study evaluating the training module was undertaken in 13 ophthalmology trainees (residents and(More)
AIM Transplant chorioretinopathy is a rare complication following solid organ or bone marrow transplantation and can result in severe vision loss. This series presents electroretinogram (ERG) results in patients with this condition. METHODS Patients who presented with bilateral vision loss following bone marrow or solid organ transplantation were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To determine which skills are most important to clinicians and how they correlate with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies. PATIENTS AND METHODS A descriptive analysis to test four hypotheses: specific skill sets are likely to be important/mandatory for residents to obtain during training;(More)
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