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Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic skin disease that may affect the eyelids. Unless suspected, these lid lesions may resemble chronic blepharitis and persist for years. We present the clinicopathologic features of DLE from the lids of seven patients, electron microscopic features of one case, and a review of 31 previously reported cases.
Bing-Neel syndrome (BNS) is defined as intracranial involvement of Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM). Few cases of orbital involvement have been reported. A 51-year-old man with a history of WM developed bilateral orbitopathy and optic neuropathy. Orbital biopsy, cerebrospinal fluid studies, and neuroimaging confirmed the diagnosis of BNS involving the(More)
We performed a histopathologic and immunohistochemical study of eyes obtained at autopsy of an 84-year-old man from a family with X-linked cone degeneration in which affected members have a 6.5-kilobase deletion in the red cone pigment gene. At his most recent ocular examination, at age 71 years, this patient had had a visual acuity of 20/200 OU, fundus(More)
PURPOSE To determine the biocompatibility of a new wireless intraocular pressure (IOP) transducer (WIT) in rabbit eyes and to correlate its measurements with other pressure-measuring devices. METHODS The WIT is a ring-shaped intraocular device that allows wireless IOP measurements through radiofrequency. It was implanted into six eyes of New Zealand White(More)
The biocompatibility and antibacterial properties of N,N-hexyl,methyl-polyethylenimine (HMPEI) covalently attached to the Boston Keratoprosthesis (B-KPro) materials was evaluated. By means of confocal and electron microscopies, we observed that HMPEI-derivatized materials exert an inhibitory effect on biofilm formation by Staphylococcus aureus clinical(More)
Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) is a biologically active neuropeptide found in both the peripheral and the central nervous systems. Previous studies have shown that VIP-like immunoreactive nerves are present in the uveal tissues of the human eye. The distribution of VIP-like immunoreactivity of the human lacrimal gland and sphenopalatine ganglion(More)
We investigated the organization of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) and the T cell receptor beta chain (T beta) gene loci in 20 ocular adnexal and four extraocular lymphoid neoplasms obtained from 18 patients presenting with an ocular adnexal lymphoid neoplasm. Fifteen ocular adnexal and four extraocular lymphoid neoplasms occurring in 13 patients were(More)
Lesions of the retina, choroid, and sclera were created in the proptosed eye of the rabbit with the use of focused ultrasound at 9.8 MHz. Exposure levels greatly exceeding those encountered in diagnostic systems were required. Histological examination of selected tissue samples, analysis of lesion-producing exposures, and lesion size variations suggest that(More)
PURPOSE To describe the fabrication, evaluation, and preliminary in vivo safety of a new drug delivery system (DDS) for topical anti-TNF-α antibody administration. METHODS A DDS was fabricated using inverse template fabrication of a hydrophobic three-dimensional porous scaffold (100-300 μm in diameter porosity) loaded with 10% polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of immunohistochemical methods in the diagnosis of benign and malignant conjunctival melanocytic proliferations. DESIGN Retrospective immunohistopathologic study. METHODS Paraffin-embedded tissue sections from 20 conjunctival nevi and 15 invasive melanomas were immunoreacted with antibodies against cellular antigens S-100(More)