Gerald W Zaidman

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The microphthalmia with linear skin defects (MLS) syndrome (MIM 309801) is a severe and rare developmental disorder, which is inherited as an X-linked dominant trait with male lethality. In the vast majority of patients, this syndrome is associated with terminal deletion of the Xp22.3 region. Thirty-five cases have been described to date in the literature(More)
A 1-month-old infant had a protuberant congenital corneal dermoid that extended into the anterior chamber. The dermoid was excised in two stages. A 12-mm lamellar keratectomy was followed three months later by a smaller (8-mm) penetrating keratoplasty. This technique minimized the complications associated with large corneal transplants and increased the(More)
LD (with its ocular manifestations) is a worldwide disorder that is increasing in frequency. It is a treatable multisystemic disease that presents in three stages of severity. It can present with unusual forms of conjunctivitis, keratitis, cranial nerve palsies, optic nerve disease, uveitis, vitreitis, and other forms of posterior segment inflammatory(More)
We treated a farmer who had Listeria monocytogenes bacterial keratitis. Therapy with topical antibiotics was unsuccessful; it was necessary to treat the patient with topical and systemic penicillin and gentamicin. To elucidate the pathogenesis of this infection, we developed a rabbit model. Using the patient's strain of L. monocytogenes, we determined that(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term visual prognosis in children with corneal transplant surgery for Peters anomaly type I. DESIGN Retrospective review of interventional case series. METHODS Twenty-four children treated in a university-based practice were divided into two groups for analysis: a younger preverbal group and an older group of children three(More)
PURPOSE To report 8 patients with misdiagnosis of MemoryLens intraocular lens (IOL) late postoperative calcification and the resulting potentially avoidable procedures leading to secondary complications. DESIGN Retrospective interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Eight patients with an opacified hydrophilic acrylic MemoryLens. METHODS Eight cases of(More)
Light and electron microscopic studies in three cases of recurrent granular dystrophy with corneal epithelial involvement showed intracellular rod and trapezoidal crystalline granules characteristic of granular dystrophy. Small intraepithelial cytoplasmic granules were rimmed by 15-nm particles, while larger deposits were often membrane-bound. The granules(More)
Between April 1986 and April 1989, the authors conducted a prospective study of the use of open-loop anterior chamber intraocular lenses (AC IOLs) in patients undergoing penetrating keratoplasty for pseudophakic bullous keratopathy or monocular aphakic bullous keratopathy. All patients underwent the same operation--a penetrating keratoplasty combined with(More)
PURPOSE The conventional treatment of Nocardia keratitis is with topical sulfonamides. Recently, topical trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim) has been suggested as treatment. This study compares the in vitro efficacy against Nocardia asteroides of Bactrim and various ratios of trimethoprim and a sulfonamide. METHODS Antibiotic disks were soaked(More)