Emily A. McCourt

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PURPOSE Dry eye syndrome (DES) affects millions of people worldwide. Homeopathic remedies to treat a wide variety of ocular diseases have previously been documented in the literature, but little systematic work has been performed to validate the remedies' efficacy using accepted laboratory models of disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in the pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) population is unknown. We report a cluster of 5 pediatric patients with CMV retinitis diagnosed in a 12-month period and compare this to the rate of CMV viremia and retinitis in the 4 years prior. Presented is the ophthalmic(More)
PURPOSE The Colorado retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) prediction model (CO-ROP), developed using a cohort of infants from Colorado, calls for ROP examination of infants meeting all of the following criteria: gestational age of ≤30 weeks, birth weight of ≤1500 g, and a net weight gain of ≤650 g between birth and 4 weeks of age. The purpose of this study was(More)
Blau syndrome is an early-onset granulomatous disease known to affect the skin, joints, and eyes. We report a child with diffuse rash, arthritis, and subconjunctival nodules. Biopsy of the bulbar conjunctiva revealed noncaseating lipogranulomas that lead to a diagnosis of Blau syndrome. To our knowledge, noncaseating lipogranulomas of the conjunctiva have(More)
PURPOSE To describe a novel retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening model incorporating birth weight, gestational age, and postnatal weight gain that maintains sensitivity but improves specificity in detecting all grades of ROP compared to current 2013 screening guidelines. METHODS The medical records of 499 neonates from a single tertiary referral(More)
Intraocular teratomas are rare neoplasms with only three previously reported cases. We present the fourth case of intraocular teratoma and the second associated with sacrococcygeal teratoma. While the nature of the association between intraocular teratomas and sacrococcygeal teratomas is unclear, it suggests a need for careful ophthalmologic follow-up of(More)
BACKGROUND Retinopathy of prematurity is an adverse outcome of preterm birth and is a leading cause of childhood blindness. The relationship between the subtypes of preterm birth with retinopathy of prematurity is understudied. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether there is a difference in the incidence of type 1 or type 2 retinopathy of prematurity in infants(More)
BACKGROUND WINROP (weight, insulin-like growth factor 1, neonatal, retinopathy of prematurity) is a web-based retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) risk algorithm that uses postnatal weight gain as a surrogate of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) to predict the risk of severe ROP in premature infants. The purpose of this study was to validate the web-based(More)