Caroline R. Baumal

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PURPOSE To determine if intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide is safe and effective in treating diabetic macular edema unresponsive to prior laser photocoagulation. DESIGN Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Sixteen eyes with clinically significant diabetic macular edema (CSME) that failed to respond to at(More)
OBJECTIVES To define optical coherence tomographic (OCT) criteria for the diagnosis of a lamellar macular hole, and to increase understanding of lamellar hole pathogenesis by examining fine anatomic features using ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR OCT). DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS Nineteen eyes of 18(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize en face features of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and choroid in eyes with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) using a high-speed, enhanced-depth swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) prototype. DESIGN Consecutive patients with chronic CSCR were prospectively examined with SS-OCT. PARTICIPANTS(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors used optical coherence tomography (OCT), a new technique for cross-sectional imaging of the retina, to morphologically study eyes with nonexudative and exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In patients with untreated exudative AMD, OCT was compared with fluorescein angiography in the identification and classification of(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the rate of anatomical closure of idiopathic macular holes undergoing vitreous surgery with respect to preoperative horizontal diameter as determined by optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to correlate postoperative visual acuity, duration of symptoms, and late reopening with initial idiopathic macular hole diameter by OCT. (More)
PURPOSE To describe the ocular and systemic features of children with cytomegalovirus retinitis and their disease outcomes. METHODS Review of all cases of cytomegalovirus retinitis diagnosed or treated at a tertiary care pediatric hospital during a 10-year period. RESULTS Nine immunocompromised children younger than 16 years were diagnosed as having(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report the safety profile of the Alcon 23-gauge single-step preloaded transconjunctival vitrectomy system. METHODS This was a retrospective case series examining 118 eyes of 114 patients that underwent 23-gauge vitrectomy between July and November 2007. Patients were observed postoperatively for a minimum of 6(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate retinal anatomy using ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) in eyes after successful surgical repair of full-thickness macular hole. METHODS Twenty-two eyes of 22 patients were diagnosed as having macular hole, underwent pars plana vitrectomy, and had flat/closed macular anatomy after surgery, as confirmed with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess microstructural changes in the retina that may explain incomplete visual recovery after anatomically successful repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (RD) using ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography (UHR OCT). DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS Seventeen patients with decreased visual(More)