Herbert Culver Boldt

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PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of intravitreal injection of aflibercept in cases with exudative age-related macular degeneration, (AMD) resistant to injections of bevacizumab or ranibizumab. DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. METHODS A retrospective chart review at a single institution was conducted to identify patients with exudative AMD(More)
The long-range goal of our research is to develop intervention strategies based on newly discovered biologic mechanisms responsible for the invasive dissemination of metastatic uveal melanoma. To accomplish this goal, we have focused on the biologic relevance of novel marker proteins contributing to the uveal melanoma metastatic phenotype. The expression of(More)
PURPOSE To describe a group of patients with dense visual field defects following macular hole surgery. METHODS Nine (7%) of 125 patients reviewed noted onset of dense visual field defects following uncomplicated vitrectomy with gas-fluid exchange for the treatment of macular hole. Patient records were reviewed to investigate the etiology of these(More)
Choroidal and ciliary body melanomas disseminate exclusively by a hematogenous route because there are no lymphatics inside the eye. Although angiogenesis is an absolute precondition for metastasis in this tumor system, not all morphologic expressions of tumor angiogenesis are associated with metastasis from choroidal and ciliary body melanomas.(More)
Human uveal melanoma disseminates initially and preferentially to the liver. This study describes the relationship between the expression of the c-met proto-oncogene (receptor for hepatocyte growth factor/scatter factor (HGF/SF)) in interconverted uveal melanoma cells (co-expressing vimentin and keratin intermediate filaments) and the regulation of their(More)
A 14-month-old boy with juvenile xanthogranuloma skin lesions presented with increased intraocular pressure, hyphema, anterior uveitis, iris mass, and a subconjunctival limbal mass of the right eye. He subsequently developed a subretinal mass in the left eye. The anterior uveitis resolved after 2 periocular injections of triamcinolone in addition to the(More)
PURPOSE To report the clinical course of four women treated with intravitreal bevacizumab during pregnancy. METHODS Observational case series. RESULTS Four pregnant women were treated with intravitreal bevacizumab for choroidal neovascularization (CNV) because of presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome punctate inner choroidopathy, or sarcoid uveitis.(More)
A 66-year-old woman started oral prednisone for temporal artery biopsy (TAB) proven GCA and developed central haziness OD > OS. Visual acuity worsened to 20/100 OD and 20/25 OS. Clinical exam, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein angiography (FA) revealed central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). The patient was treated with focal laser therapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To report visual acuity during the first three years after iodine 125 (I(125)) brachytherapy for medium-sized choroidal melanoma and to identify important baseline and treatment factors associated with posttreatment visual acuity in a group of patients who were treated and observed prospectively as part of a large, randomized clinical trial. (More)
PURPOSE To report baseline echographic characteristics of tumors in patients enrolled in the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study (COMS) randomized trials, to determine how often these characteristics matched prespecified criteria for choroidal melanoma, to explore associations between echographic variables, and to compare specific echographic(More)