Eric D. Weichel

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PURPOSE To evaluate pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) versus a combined PPV and scleral buckle (PPV/SB) for repair of noncomplex, pseudophakic retinal detachment. DESIGN Retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative interventional study. PARTICIPANTS One hundred fifty-two eyes of 152 patients followed up for a mean of 10 months. The case series included 68(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the fundus autofluorescence (FAF) findings in patients with white dot syndromes (WDSs). METHODS Patients with WDSs underwent ophthalmic examination, fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, and FAF imaging. Patients were categorized as having no, minimal, or predominant foveal hypoautofluorescence. The severity of visual(More)
Combat blast is an important cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the Department of Veterans Affairs polytrauma population, whereas common causes of TBI in the civilian sector include motor vehicle accidents and falls. Known visual consequences of civilian TBI include compromised visual acuity, visual fields, and oculomotor function. The visual(More)
We conducted a retrospective, multicenter study to compare the efficacy of warfarin with aspirin for the prevention of major vascular events (ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, or sudden death) in patients with symptomatic stenosis of a major intracranial artery. Patients with 50 to 99% stenosis of an intracranial artery (carotid; anterior, middle, or(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the visual and anatomic outcomes as well as to predict the visual prognosis of combat ocular trauma (COT) during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. DESIGN Retrospective, noncomparative, interventional, consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred twenty-three consecutive globe or adnexal combat injuries, or both, sustained(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To report postoperative complications in eyes undergoing 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy consecutive eyes that underwent 25-gauge PPV for various indications, including epiretinal membrane, non-clearing vitreous hemorrhage, and idiopathic macular hole, and had a minimum follow-up of 12 weeks were(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The aim of this article is to present the recent literature on the preoperative assessment, intraoperative management and postoperative care of patients with intraocular foreign bodies and present a management algorithm. RECENT FINDINGS The preoperative assessment includes an evaluation of concomitant, potentially life-threatening(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the injury patterns associated with perforating (through-and-through) injuries of the globe and the visual impact of these injuries on patients with combat ocular trauma (COT) seen at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) from March 2003 through October 2006. DESIGN Retrospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. (More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To review the recent literature regarding combat ocular trauma during hostilities in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, describe the classification of combat ocular trauma, and offer strategies that may assist in the management of eye injuries. RECENT FINDINGS Several recent publications have highlighted features of combat(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the single surgery anatomic success rates and visual outcomes of primary macula-on retinal detachment repaired within 24 hours compared with later than 24 hours. METHODS This is a retrospective, comparative, interventional, consecutive case series. All eyes underwent primary surgical repair of the(More)