Beatrice E. Frueh

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PURPOSE To investigate the molecular pathology underlying BIGH3-related corneal dystrophies (CDs) and to further delineate genotype-phenotype specificity. METHODS Sixty-one index patients with CDs were subjected to phenotypic and genotypic characterization. The corneal phenotypes of all patients were assessed by biomicroscopy and documented by slit lamp(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a new high-resolution noncontact biometer (Lenstar; Haag-Streit AG, Koeniz, Switzerland) using optical low-coherence reflectometry and to compare the clinical measurements with those obtained from the IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss, Jena, Germany) and the Pachmumeter (Haag-Streit AG). DESIGN Exploratory evaluation of diagnostic technology and(More)
François-Neetens fleck corneal dystrophy (CFD) is a rare, autosomal dominant corneal dystrophy characterized by numerous small white flecks scattered in all layers of the stroma. Linkage analysis localized CFD to a 24-cM (18-Mb) interval of chromosome 2q35 flanked by D2S2289 and D2S126 and containing PIP5K3. PIP5K3 is a member of the phosphoinositide(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of eyelid, conjunctival, and corneal findings in patients with sleep apnea syndrome (SAS). DESIGN Case series. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-two white patients referred for evaluation of suspected SAS. INTERVENTION Complete examination of eyelids, conjunctiva, and cornea, including videokeratography. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Rebound tonometry (RT) is performed without anaesthesia with a hand held device. The primary aim was to compare RT with Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) and to correlate with central corneal thickness (CCT). The secondary aim was to prove tolerability and practicability of RT under "study conditions" and "routine practice conditions." (More)
In vitro viability of the endothelium of corneas stored in organ-culture medium is longer than in other storage techniques. This article reports on the clinical results of 20 penetrating keratoplasties performed using corneas stored for > 4 weeks in organ culture. Seventeen of the procedures were elective and three were emergencies. Mean preservation time(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess corneal morphological characteristics in vivo after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in humans. METHODS Eighteen eyes were examined before and after PRK by means of in vivo confocal microscopy. Epithelial, stromal, and endothelial morphological characteristics were recorded. Minimum follow-up was 12 months. RESULTS Immediately after(More)
PURPOSE Amyloid precursor protein (APP) and amyloid-beta (Abeta) appear to participate in the pathophysiology of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death in glaucoma. We, therefore, determined the distribution of APP and Abeta in the retinas of C57BL/6 mice after induction of chronic ocular hypertension. METHODS Ocular hypertension was induced in one eye of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this communication is to report enophthalmos as a possible new adverse effect of topical bimatoprost treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective case series of five glaucoma patients under long-term topical bimatoprost treatment was evaluated. Documentation with photo and Hertel exophthalmometry was reviewed. RESULTS In all five(More)
PURPOSE Pathologic corneal neovascularization not only reduces corneal transparency and visual acuity, but also is one of the most significant preoperative and postoperative risk factors for graft rejection after corneal transplantation. The aim of this study was to test tolerability and efficacy of gene signal (GS)-101 eye drops, an antisense(More)