David C. Musch

Learn More
PURPOSE To report interim outcome data, using all available follow-up through 5 years after treatment initiation, in the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study (CIGTS). DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Six hundred seven newly diagnosed glaucoma patients. METHODS In a randomized clinical trial, 607 patients with newly diagnosed(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the published literature on safety and outcomes of Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) for the surgical treatment of endothelial diseases of the cornea. DESIGN Peer-reviewed literature searches were conducted in PubMed and the Cochrane Library with the most recent search in February 2009. The searches yielded 2118(More)
Optic nerve degeneration caused by glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Patients affected by the normal-pressure form of glaucoma are more likely to harbor risk alleles for glaucoma-related optic nerve disease. We have performed a meta-analysis of two independent genome-wide association studies for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) followed(More)
To determine the yield of brain biopsy and the predictive value of clinical features and ancillary studies, we retrospectively analyzed hospital chart data from 61 consecutive patients suspected of having primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS). Biopsies disclosed PACNS in 22 (36%), alternative diagnoses in 24 (39%), and no diagnosis in 15 (25%). Clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the published literature on deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) to compare DALK with penetrating keratoplasty (PK) for the outcomes of best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), refractive error, immune graft rejection, and graft survival. METHODS Searches of the peer-reviewed literature were conducted in the PubMed and the(More)
The effects of botulinum A toxin injections for the treatment of facial spasm were analyzed for 22 patients. Sixteen patients had unoperated on essential blepharospasm, three had essential blepharospasm with residual spasm following previous surgical treatment, and three had unoperated on hemifacial spasm. Treatment was effective for most patients, but(More)
OBJECTIVE To report graft survival results for initial penetrating keratoplasty (PK) performed more than 20 years ago for keratoconus. Secondary outcome measures included recurrent keratoconus, best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), and rates of glaucoma. DESIGN Retrospective, consecutive, noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS All patients(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether an association exists between various components of metabolic syndrome (diabetes mellitus [DM], systemic arterial hypertension [HTN], hyperlipidemia, and obesity) and open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in a large, diverse group of individuals throughout the United States. DESIGN Longitudinal cohort study. PARTICIPANTS All(More)
PURPOSE Encapsulated cysts have been inconsistently reported to occur following Ahmed glaucoma valve implant insertion. We are unaware of previous reports reviewing their management. The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence and management of encapsulated cyst formation following Ahmed glaucoma valve implant insertion. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE The Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study (CIGTS) was designed to determine whether patients with newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma are better treated initially by medicine or immediate filtering surgery. This paper describes the quality-of-life (QOL) measurement approach, instruments included, and the CIGTS participants' QOL findings(More)