Caitlin Maguire

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Four out of twenty-three acromegalic patients selected for treatment with external megavoltage pituitary irradiation between 1961 and 1975 developed progressive visual failure. They had received megavoltage external irradiation through multiple portals from a cobalt-60 unit over a period of 3 weeks. Visual deterioration began 2 months to 6 years after(More)
Most studies indicate that diabetics have both a higher mortality rate and a higher morbidity rate secondary to generalized vascular occlusive disease than non-diabetic patients of corresponding age and sex. There is also some evidence that diabetics with proliferative retinopathy are more at risk than diabetics without retinopathy. This study was(More)
Focal gamma irradiation was used to limit the intraocular extension of scar tissue which typically occurs after posterior perforating injury to the eye. Standard posterior perforating injuries were created in the right eye of forty-eight rabbits, half of which had the site of perforation focally irradiated using a Cobalt 60 ophthalmic plaque. Non-irradiated(More)
Recent research suggests that domesticated species--due to artificial selection by humans for specific, preferred behavioral traits--are better than wild animals at responding to visual cues given by humans about the location of hidden food. \Although this seems to be supported by studies on a range of domesticated (including dogs, goats and horses) and(More)
Plaques constructed with 125I were used to irradiate the sites of perforating ocular injuries in rabbits. An approximate dose of 16Gy given over a period of 6 days was shown to significantly reduce intraocular cellular proliferation when irradiation was commenced within 24 hours after injury. If irradiation was delayed until day 5, this reduction in(More)
We treated a selected group of patients with superior-half bullous retinal detachments by preoperative bed rest and immobilisation of the affected eye using a temporary inferior rectus suture taped to the brow. Sufficient flattening of the retina was achieved in each case to permit successful simple extrascleral detachment surgery.
DIABETIC retinopathy is a common cause of blindness. The introduction of photo-coagulation treatment has stimulated interest in this condition and several well designed and properly controlled studies have shown that either xenon arc or argon laser photocoagulation therapy can arrest or delay the progression of diabetic retinopathy.1-7 This treatment is now(More)