James T Banta

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PURPOSE We describe a case of bilateral angle-closure glaucoma associated with oral topiramate therapy. METHODS Interventional case report. Case report with echographic illustration. RESULTS A 51-year-old man developed bilateral acute angle-closure glaucoma 2 weeks after beginning topiramate therapy for bipolar affective disorder. Laser peripheral(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of optic nerve sheath decompression in a large population of patients with pseudotumor cerebri with visual loss despite medical treatment and to suggest a treatment algorithm on the basis of these data. DESIGN Retrospective, noncomparative, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS One hundred fifty-eight(More)
OBJECTIVE To report cases involving the placement of the wrong intraocular lens (IOL) at the time of cataract surgery where human error occurred. DESIGN Retrospective small case series, convenience sample. PARTICIPANTS Seven surgical cases. METHODS Institutional review of errors committed and subsequent improvements to clinical protocols. MAIN(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical findings and course of toxoplasmic anterior optic neuropathy and to differentiate primary and secondary involvement. METHODS Retrospective observational case series from a tertiary referral institution. Clinical and photographic charts of 13 patients with toxoplasmosis with direct optic nerve head involvement were reviewed(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of post-streptococcal retinal vasculitis. DESIGN Review of a case. METHODS Review of patient chart and fluorescein angiography. RESULTS A 17 year old African American female presented with moderate vitritis and macular edema in the right eye and retinal vessel sheathing in both eyes. CONCLUSIONS Although CNS vasculitis is(More)
PURPOSE To describe ocular injuries attributable to paintball-related trauma and their management and results. DESIGN Retrospective, interventional case series. METHODS setting: University practice and emergency department. patient population: Thirty-six eyes of 36 patients who sustained ocular injuries secondary to paintballs between July 1, 1998 and(More)
PURPOSE To assess wavefront derived refraction and full eye biometry including ciliary muscle dimension and full eye axial geometry in pseudophakic eyes using spectral domain OCT equipped with a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor. METHODS Twenty-eight adult subjects (32 pseudophakic eyes) having recently undergone cataract surgery were enrolled in this(More)
PURPOSE To determine the differential profiles of cholesterol and glycosphingolipid species and their quantitative differences between control and glaucomatous aqueous humor (AQH) and the trabecular meshwork (TM) derived from human donors. METHODS Control TM and selected primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) TM samples were collected from cadaveric donors.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe utilization trends of an ophthalmology-specific emergency department (ED). METHODS Prospective cohort study of new patients presenting in the ophthalmology ED for at least a 30-day period in the spring of each year for five consecutive years (2010-14) at a university referral center. A data form, including information about the ED(More)