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OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features, causes, imaging characteristics, treatment, and outcome of patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and sino-orbital aspergillosis. DESIGN Records of 5 patients were reviewed. Results of imaging and histopathologic examinations and clinical courses of the patients were studied. RESULTS(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether molecular genetic analysis of ocular-adnexal lymphoid tumors, combined with histopathology and tumor location, is helpful in predicting which patients will develop systemic lymphoma. METHODS A combined retrospective and prospective study of 77 patients with ocular-adnexal lymphoid tumors was performed. The tumors were(More)
Photoradiation therapy (PRT) is a new technique that is currently under investigation for the treatment of a variety of solid malignant tumors. The technique involves systemic administration of hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD), a photosensitizing compound that is preferentially retained by malignant cells and photoactivation of the neoplasm with red light(More)
BACKGROUND Many different types of orbital implants have been used after enucleation. Associated complications such as infection, exposure, extrusion, and ptosis have been reported. OBJECTIVE To describe 342 consecutive patients who underwent enucleation with intraorbital implant placement at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Endovascular transvenous embolization has been advocated as the treatment technique for dural carotid cavernous fistulas (dCCFs). Most centers use platinum coils primarily. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the technical aspects, efficacy, and safety of transvenous n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) infusion in dCCFs as a primary(More)
Lower eyelid retraction is frequently managed by recession of the lower-lid retractors and interposition of a "spacer graft." We have used hard-palate mucosa as our spacer material in 25 eyelids of 18 patients. A graft twice the height of the measured amount of lid retraction was used and resulted in predictable, satisfactory results. The hard-palate mucosa(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-terrm effectiveness of fornix suture placement combined with a lateral tarsal strip procedure in correcting involutional entropion. Published reports regarding various surgical techniques and results are reviewed. METHODS This retrospective study reviewed 119 patients with involutional lower eyelid entropion who underwent(More)
We describe two patients (two eyes) with neovascular glaucoma following photoradiation therapy (PRT) for ciliary body and iris melanoma. Histopathologic examination in one eye eight months after treatment disclosed widespread tumor necrosis. The second patient with iris melanoma showed total clinical disappearance of the lesion and regression of iris(More)
Three patients with epithelial malignancies of the ocular adnexa, a basal cell carcinoma, a squamous cell carcinoma, and a malignant melanoma, are presented. All three had invasive tumors with scleral involvement. In an attempt to preserve the globe, treatment consisted of local surgical excision without lamellar or full thickness sclerectomy , followed by(More)