Edward H Bedrossian

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Bisphosphonates are becoming more widespread as indications for them broaden. Several ocular side effects due to bisphosphonates have been described, among the most potentially serious of which is orbital inflammation. Thirteen case reports of this side effect exist in the literature, with an additional case reported here. The most common presenting signs(More)
PURPOSE To report 3 cases of pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal gland with atypical features. METHODS The medical records, radiographic imaging, operative reports, and tumor histopathology of 3 patients with unusual presentations of pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal gland were reviewed. RESULTS All 3 patients were females ranging in age from 18 to 64(More)
Concern over the transmission of communicable diseases through donor tissue has recently increased. Nine hundred and fifty-nine pieces of banked homologous irradiated fascia lata have been distributed to ophthalmic plastic surgeons nationwide over the past 3 years since the establishment of the Wills Eye Hospital Fascia Lata Bank. Safeguards taken against(More)
Synthetic orbital floor implants carry the risk of infection, rejection, anterior migration with prolapse, and posterior migration with optic nerve compression. Banked irradiated homologous fascia lata has been used as an orbital floor implant in the repair of 18 patients with surgically indicated orbital floor fractures. All patients had improvement in(More)
An emaciated alcoholic 52-year-old white woman presented with an old left corneal perforation and bilateral conjunctival and corneal xerosis. The serum vitamin A level was 0 mumol/L. Laboratory and radiologic findings were consistent with the diagnosis of a fat malabsorptive syndrome secondary to chronic alcoholic pancreatitis. Histopathologic evaluation of(More)
A case is reported of a five-month-old female with incontinentia pigmenti associated with nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Ocular manifestations of incontinentia pigmenti have previously been described to include persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, retinal dysplasia, retrolental fibroplasia, corneal opacities, cataract, optic atrophy, and strabismus.(More)