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OBJECTIVE To describe a cohort of patients with pars planitis followed at a single tertiary care institution, determine the frequency of multiple sclerosis and/or optic neuritis in patients with this disorder, and calculate gene frequencies of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles in these patients. DESIGN Fifty-three patients with the diagnosis(More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinical characteristics at presentation of multifocal choroiditis with panuveitis (MFCPU) and punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). METHODS A cross-sectional study of 66 patients (122 eyes) with MFCPU and 13 patients (22 eyes) with PIC was carried out. Diagnosis was based solely on retinal morphology. Demographic information, visual(More)
PURPOSE To describe the frequencies of and risk factors for ocular complications and poor visual acuity at presentation in a cohort of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS setting: Single-center, academic practice. study population: Seventy-five patients with JIA-associated uveitis(More)
PURPOSE Uveitis is often a chronic disease requiring long-term medical therapy. In this report, we describe a pilot safety and efficacy trial of a novel sustained drug delivery system containing fluocinolone acetonide to treat patients with severe uveitis. DESIGN Prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series PARTICIPANTS Patients with severe(More)
The twolined chestnut borer, Agrilus bilineatus (Weber) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), attacks oaks (Quercus spp.) that have been weakened by prior environmental or biotic stress. Our earlier work showed that trees with relatively low winter starch reserves are more likely to be attacked by A. bilineatus the following summer. We hypothesized that such trees may(More)
PURPOSE To describe the prevalence and incidence of loss of visual field among patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy (BSCR) and to describe the effect of therapy on such field loss in these patients. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHOD SETTING Single-center, academic practice. STUDY POPULATION Fifty-five patients with BSCR evaluated from(More)
PURPOSE To describe the incidence of vision loss and of ocular complications attributable to birdshot retinochoroidopathy and to describe the association between therapy and the incidence thereof. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS SETTING Single-center, academic practice. STUDY POPULATION Forty patients with birdshot retinochoroidopathy(More)
PURPOSE To describe a case of cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) due to ovarian cancer presenting with retinal periphlebitis and a negative-type pattern electroretinogram (ERG). DESIGN Case report. METHODS Retrospective chart review. RESULTS A negative-type ERG in the setting of progressive vision loss and retinal periphlebitis led to the discovery(More)
PURPOSE To delineate the clinical features, course, complications, and associated systemic diseases in patients with HLA-B27-associated uveitis. METHODS We reviewed the records of 148 patients with HLA-B27-associated uveitis from two large uveitis practices. RESULTS There were 127 (86%) white and 21 (14%) nonwhite patients, and a male-to-female ratio of(More)