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Tree-ring data from Virginia indicate that the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island disappeared during the most extreme drought in 800 years (1587-1589) and that the alarming mortality and the near abandonment of Jamestown Colony occurred during the driest 7-year episode in 770 years (1606-1612). These extraordinary droughts can now be implicated in the fate of(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral, recurrent, or chronic anterior uveitis requires a diagnostic evaluation to rule out any systemic cause. An understanding of the possible etiologies and their diagnostic criteria is needed to manage these patients. Treating any systemic cause can decrease the recurrent or chronic nature of the uveitis and favorably alter the course.(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective chart review study at a Veterans Affairs hospital evaluated intraocular pressure change after dorzolamide hydrochloride 2% was administered to patients already using travoprost. A literature search found no other study that looked specifically at this combination of drugs. METHODS A chart review of 46 patients at the Veterans(More)
This research was focused on the feasibility of a Markov Chain probability model for predicting rehabilitation outcome. A combination of clinical ratings from counselors and statistical data from client files was used to predict 'successful' and 'unsuccessful' outcomes. Predictions were made at three separate time periods: Time 1, during the first week(More)
BACKGROUND Choroidal melanomas represent the most common primary malignancy of the eye. As primary eye care providers, optometrists must be able to identify suspicious lesions to facilitate proper referrals and timely treatment. Metastasis occurs in approximately 75% of cases. Ongoing studies such as the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study are bringing new(More)
BACKGROUND Ocular disorders associated with the human immunodeficiency virus are numerous as are ocular side effects from medications used to treat all of the manifestations of the virus. This report presents a unique case of bilateral, peripheral, and corneal endothelial deposits that may be a result of either the human immunodeficiency virus or the(More)
BACKGROUND Nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is the most common acute optic neuropathy in adults over the age of 50. Patients affected notice sudden and painless loss of vision in 1 eye, often upon awaking. Studies have found that the opposite eye may be affected in approximately 15% to 20% of cases within a 5-year period. NAION vision loss(More)
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