Andrew Cu-Unjieng

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X-linked retinoschisis is a leading cause of macular degeneration in male children. It is characterized by a high degree of clinical variability. Clinical features include a stellate foveal retinoschisis, with or without peripheral retinoschisis. The schisis occurs within the inner retina, primarily at the level of the nerve fiber layer. The disease-causing(More)
PURPOSE To describe a case of Beauveria bassiana keratitis and to discuss the management of this rare condition. METHODS An 82-year-old woman underwent surgical repair of a graft wound dehiscence. Seven months later, shortly after the removal of sutures, the patient developed a fungal keratitis. B. bassiana was identified as the infecting organism. The(More)
A pigmented, circumscribed iris lesion thought to be a nevus was noted in the right eye of a 64-year-old man with congenital ocular melanocytosis. Although the patient had excess episcleral and choroidal pigmentation, the iris in the affected eye was blue. Two years later, growth was documented, suggesting that the lesion was malignant. The tumor was(More)
Research in medical genetics may frequently involve freezing of large numbers of peripheral blood samples. This is a convenient method for storing blood for subsequent DNA isolation and analysis. An area of potential concern is the low yield of DNA from blood samples that have been frozen. Here we report a modification of the widely used standard proteinase(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical features and identify the disease causing mutation in a family with X-linked retinoschisis. DESIGN Cohort study. METHODS Genealogical investigation and mutation screening of the XLRS1 gene were performed in a four generation family of Icelandic ancestry. Three affected family members were evaluated clinically over a(More)
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