Joseph Boss

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PURPOSE To investigate the practice patterns of office-based counseling on the importance of protective eyeglasses in monocular patients and to offer our counseling recommendations. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, data were collected in the form of surveys. Surveys were administered at an oculoplastic ophthalmology clinic in Michigan. Inclusion(More)
Background. In the United States, tuberculosis (TB) is of relatively low prevalence and most newly diagnosed patients are born outside of the United States. In addition, a large percentage (20.6%) of TB cases initially present with extrapulmonary manifestations (CDC, 2010). Cases of TB peritonitis are a diagnostic challenge in women due to the nonspecific(More)
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an important pathogen that causes not only neurologic, but also ocular, abnormalities. Thus, it is imperative that models to study ZIKV pathogenesis in the eye are developed to identify potential targets for interventions. Here, we studied ZIKV interactions with human retinal cells and evaluated ZIKV's pathobiology in mouse eyes. We(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To describe the structural and functional changes that occur in traumatic Berlin's edema involving the macula through assessment with multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG), microperimetry, fundus photography, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective case series of five eyes from(More)
  • Joseph Boss, Pawan Kumar Singh, +6 authors Ashok Kumar
  • Investigative ophthalmology & visual science
  • 2017
Purpose To assess vitreous levels of inflammatory cytokines and neurotrophins (NTs) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and elucidate their potential roles. Methods A prospective study was performed on 50 vitreous samples obtained from patients with DR (n = 22) and the nondiabetic controls (n = 28). All patients were candidates for vitrectomy. Inflammatory(More)
The mainstay treatment for ectropion is surgery. Surgical options include ectropion repair with tarsal strip or a medial conjunctival diamond-wedge resection to rotate the punctum inwards [1]. Additionally, the inferior eyelid retractors, consisting of capsulopalpebral fascia and the inferior tarsal muscle, can be adjusted via a trans conjunctival retractor(More)
PURPOSE To describe the surgical technique for a novel poly-HEMA (2-hydroxyethyl methacralate)[PHEMA] implant (Alphasphere, Addition Technology, Des Plaines, IL) in primary enucleation and placement of secondary orbital implant. METHODS Retrospective chart review of all patients receiving an Alphasphere implant for primary enucleation or secondary implant(More)
Resistant strains of cytomegalovirus can be difficult to treat in cases of congenital cytomegalovirus retinitis. The authors describe a case of recurrent bilateral congenital cytomegalovirus retinitis in an immunocompetent newborn with ganciclovir resistance successfully treated uniquely with dual therapy of intravenous ganciclovir and foscarnet and dual(More)
We describe the management of subretinal fluid and macular oedema due to colorectal cancer metastasis to the choroid using intravitreal bevacizumab. A patient with grade VI KRAS mutation rectal cancer with metastasis to the lung and cerebellum presented with left eye choroidal metastasis 1 week after being started on the experimental medication KTN3379.(More)
PURPOSE To describe the tearing pattern during continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis in a patient with anterior lenticonus due to Alport syndrome. METHODS A patient with bilateral anterior lenticonus underwent successful bilateral phacoemulsification and implantation of a single-piece intraocular lens. RESULTS The capsule tore in an atypical(More)
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