Dara Lankaranian

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PURPOSE To evaluate the validity of different methods of relative afferent pupillary defect (RAPD) detection and assess the usefulness of detecting an RAPD in glaucoma patients. METHODS For this prospective observational study, we enrolled 70 of 153 consecutive glaucoma patients coming for examination. Exclusion criteria were cloudy corneas, recent(More)
PURPOSE To compare the incidence of conjuctival erosions with single thickness versus double thickness allograft processed pericardium used in mitomycin-C (MMC) augmented glaucoma drainage device (GDD) sugery. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a retrospective comparative case series, medical records of 84 consecutive glaucoma patients who underwent GDD surgery(More)
AIM To determine if there is a relationship between the amount of increase in IOP following dilatation with a cycloplegic agent and the future course of glaucoma. METHOD A retrospective chart review of 100 eyes from 55 subjects with open-angle glaucoma who had had IOP measured before and after pharmacological pupillary dilatation was performed to(More)
PurposeTo investigate the effects of performing peripheral iridectomy on the outcome of trabeculectomy.MethodsRetrospective chart review of the medical records of 75 patients (75 eyes) who underwent trabeculectomy surgery, with or without peripheral iridectomy, who had been followed for more than 1 year. Data were collected preoperatively, 1 day(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine which aspects of vision most influence the ability of patients with glaucoma to function. METHODS A total of 192 patients with a full range of glaucomatous visual loss were selected from the Glaucoma Service of Wills Eye Institute. Patients were evaluated clinically with standard visual assessments: visual acuity, contrast(More)
PURPOSE To determine the relationships among three methods of assessing visual loss caused by glaucoma: (1) standard clinical tests of vision, (2) self-reported quality of life, and (3) the ability to perform activities of daily living. METHODS One hundred and ninety two glaucoma patients with a full range of glaucomatous visual loss were selected from(More)
PURPOSE To validate a new third-generation performance-based measure titled the "assessment of disability related to vision" (ADREV) in a study population of individuals with age-related macular degeneration. METHODS Patients with either exudative or nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, but without ocular comorbidity, completed the ADREV, the(More)
PURPOSE To validate a third-generation performance-based measure of visual function titled "Assessment of Disability Related to Vision" (ADREV) in a study population of patients with diabetic retinopathy. DESIGN Prospective, cross-sectional study. METHODS Patients with nonproliferative or proliferative diabetic retinopathy, free from ocular comorbidity,(More)
PURPOSE To describe study protocol and baseline characteristics of initial subjects. METHODS Prospective study of 194 glaucoma patients. After informed consent, patients were evaluated using a third-generation, performance-based measure, Assessment of Disability Related to Vision (ADREV), nine tasks to simulate daily living activities; including: reading(More)
AIM To determine the effect of personality on vision-specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS Based on power calculations, 148 individuals diagnosed as having glaucoma or ocular hypertension, without ocular comorbidity, were selected using criteria that included age over 30, no recent or upcoming surgery, the absence of a diagnosis of(More)