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PURPOSE To compare the pharmacokinetics and tissue response between intravitreal and microcannulation injections into the suprachoroidal space using bevacizumab. METHODS Sixty-two pigs were studied. Either a pars plana intravitreal bevacizumab or a viscoelastic-enhanced microcannula suprachoroidal injection was performed with either 1.25 mg (group 1) or 3(More)
PURPOSE The pathologic features of a variant of granular corneal dystrophy has been described in which the presence of lattice changes in addition to characteristic granular lesions has been documented. The authors investigated the mode of inheritance, natural history, and clinical manifestations of this dystrophy. METHODS A family with this condition was(More)
The authors have defined the specificity of monoclonal antibodies to collagen fragments of basement membrane (BM) and have used these highly specific antibodies to study the human tissue distribution of two novel 28 kd noncollagenous (NC1) peptides (M28 , M28+) compared with those derived from type IV collagen (alpha 1[26 kd] and alpha 2[24 kd] NC1). A(More)
Malignant melanoma is an aggressive, therapy-resistant malignancy of melanocytes. The incidence of melanoma has been steadily increasing worldwide, resulting in an increasing public health problem. Exposure to solar UV radiation, fair skin, dysplastic nevi syndrome, and a family history of melanoma are major risk factors for melanoma development. The(More)
Critical to the clinical management of a patient with malignant melanoma is an understanding of its natural history. As with most malignant disorders, prognosis is highly dependent on the clinical stage (extent of tumor burden) at the time of diagnosis. The patient's clinical stage at diagnosis dictates selection of therapy. We review the state of the art(More)
PURPOSE To review the clinical, radiological, and histopathologic features in 8 patients with natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTL) involving the orbit and/or ocular adnexa, and to describe the responses of these patients to various treatment regimens. DESIGN Retrospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS Eight patients (5 male, 3 female) with(More)
PURPOSE Tandem scanning confocal microscopy was performed on two patients with Acanthamoeba keratitis to provide images detailing characteristic findings of the disease. Although tandem scanning confocal microscopy of Acanthamoeba has been described in previous reports, Acanthamoeba keratitis has not been fully characterized with this instrument. In vivo(More)
Cellulose acetate impressions of the ocular surface were obtained for normal eyes, eyes with blepharoconjunctivitis, eyes with keratoconjunctivitis sicca, and eyes with primary ocular surface disease. Normal eyes and eyes with blepharoconjunctivitis had morphologically normal epithelium and goblet cells on the bulbar and palpebral ocular surfaces. Eyes with(More)
PURPOSE Gene therapy for chronic retinal diseases will require long-term expression of therapeutic transgenes. Lentiviral and adenoviral (Ad) vectors are gene delivery systems with markedly different properties. Lentiviral vectors require integration into the host genome, which facilitates long-term expression, while Ad vectors remain episomal. We compared(More)