Karen Frankel Heffler

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PURPOSE To report the findings of Acanthamoeba endophthalmitis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). METHODS A 35-year-old man with AIDS and Acanthamoeba infection of the skin and lungs was treated for a granulomatous uveitis in the left eye. RESULTS The left eye developed mutton-fat keratic precipitates, iris granulomas,(More)
Conjunctival chemosis is a commonly encountered clinical finding stemming from the presence of excess fluid in the conjunctiva. It is typically self-limiting or reversible if the underlying condition is treated. The authors present a series of seven cases of chronic localized conjunctival chemosis. Each patient had a localized area of dependent conjunctival(More)
This article reviews literature regarding corneal and conjunctival tumors and explores some of the causative factors, prognostic factors, and treatment options for melanocytic, neoplastic, and lymphoid tumors. A review of epibulbar choristomas and associated syndromes is also included. Newer treatments including excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy(More)
Earliest identifiable findings in autism indicate that the autistic brain develops differently from the typical brain in the first year of life, after a period of typical development. Twin studies suggest that autism has an environmental component contributing to causation. Increased availability of audiovisual (AV) materials and viewing practices of(More)
Ocular findings in diseases affecting primarily the digestive tract are relatively rare; however, it is important for the physician to recognize these relationships, appropriately uncover symptoms related to the eye disease, and have the patient evaluated by an ophthalmologist if indicated. In addition, ocular inflammation may be the first indication of(More)
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in refractive surgery among patients and physicians. Refractive surgery lessens or eliminates the need for contact lenses or glasses. The goal of refractive surgery is to allow an individual more independence from optical devices. Technologic innovations have improved the predictability and safety of(More)
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