Daniel Krohn

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The fluorescence intensity profiles of thin cross-sections of human lenses were determined as a function of age by scanning microspectrofluorimetry with blue light excitation close to that available in conventional slit-lamp examination (filter transmission maximum 410 nm). The fluorescence intensity of the entire nuclear region increased with age. The(More)
This report describes the treatment of bilateral common iliac artery aneurysms in a patient with a pelvic horseshoe kidney. Anomalous renal arteries arising from the aorta, the common iliac arteries, and the left hypogastric artery were identified precisely by selective angiography. These multiple renal artery anomalies and the presence of a large pelvic(More)
The possible use of liposomes as topical drug delivery vehicles for both water- and lipid-soluble drugs has been investigated. Data for two characteristic drugs, penicillin G and indoxole, are presented. Liposome uptake by the cornea is greatest for positively charged liposomes, less for negatively charged liposomes, and least for neutral liposomes,(More)
Two patients had acute phototoxic reactions after intravenous injections of hematoporphyrin (7 mg/kg) and exposure to light. These reactions were characterized by pain, redness, and swelling of affected sites. Controlled clinical studies were instituted using known types and amounts of light to ascertain the degree of photosensitivity at various time(More)
Cupping of the optic nerve, classically a sign of glaucoma, was demonstrated in 16 patients with lesions compressing the anterior visual pathway. Color contrast determinations of the cup/disc ratio demonstrated a ratio greater than 0.49 in 31 eyes. Further evaluation by stereobiomicroscopy showed cavernous degeneration by contour changes in 25 of the optic(More)
A method to enhance retention of drug-bearing liposomes at the corneal surface under conditions of tear flow was investigated. Mixed brain gangliosides were incorporated into the membranes of phosphatidyl choline liposomes to provide receptor sites for wheat germ agglutinin, a plant lectin that binds strongly to both human and rabbit corneal epithelium.(More)
Aqueous fluid was withdrawn from eyes of patients undergoing cataract extraction at various intervals after administration of two drops of 2% pilocarpine HCl in a standard manner. Determination of aqueous pilocarpine concentration was made both by spectroscopy of a ferric hydroxylamine complex and by gas-liquid chromatography. Results of both methods were(More)