Kimberly C. Sippel

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Oguchi disease is a recessively inherited form of stationary night blindness due to malfunction of the rod photoreceptor mechanism. Patients with this disease show a distinctive golden-brown colour of the fundus that occurs as the retina adapts to light, called the Mizuo phenomenon. Recently a defect in arrestin, a member of the rod phototransduction(More)
Human amniotic membrane (AM) is composed of three layers: a single epithelial layer, a thick basement membrane, and an avascular stroma. Amniotic membrane has anti-adhesive properties and is felt to promote epithelialization and decrease inflammation, neovascularization, and fibrosis. Amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) is currently being used for a(More)
The intent of this review is to comprehensively appraise the state of the art with regard to Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), with particular attention to the ocular surface complications and their management. SJS and TEN represent two ends of a spectrum of immune-mediated, dermatobullous disease, characterized in the(More)
Our purpose is to comprehensively review the state of the art with regard to Stevens- Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), with particular attention to improving the management of associated ocular surface complications. SJS and TEN are two ends of a spectrum of immune-mediated disease, characterized in the acute phase by a febrile(More)
The T-BAM/CD40-L molecule on CD4+ T cells interacts with B cell CD40 molecules to deliver contact-dependent signals that drive B cell activation and Ig secretion. Cell surface T-BAM/CD40-L expression is transient and may be closely regulated in order to limit the activation and clonal selection of noncognate B cells. We demonstrate that B cells, but not(More)
The technique of lens nucleus phacoemulsification has revolutionized cataract surgery. However, the production of ultrasound energy is associated with heat generation that can result in damage to ocular tissue, in particular the corneoscleral wound site. Thermal damage to the corneoscleral wound site may result in difficulty with wound closure and(More)
The goal of the present study was to determine the rate of restoration of the corneal epithelial barrier following a superficial keratectomy using a functional assay of tight junction integrity. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats were anesthetized and a 3-mm superficial keratectomy was performed. The eyes were allowed to heal from 4 h to 8 weeks and the rate of(More)
PURPOSE To establish the DNA sequence of the coding regions of the human arrestin locus and to determine whether defects in this sequence are present among patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) or types of stationary night blindness in addition to Oguchi disease. METHODS The human genomic locus encoding arrestin was cloned in bacteriophage and P1(More)
Although mosaicism can have important implications for genetic counseling of families with hereditary disorders, information regarding the incidence of mosaicism is available for only a few genetic diseases. Here we describe an evaluation of 156 families with retinoblastoma; the initial oncogenic mutation in the retinoblastoma gene had been identified in(More)
PURPOSE To describe the results of a novel treatment approach to the acute ophthalmic management of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). DESIGN Retrospective interventional case series. METHODS setting: Institutional. study population: Sixteen eyes of 8 patients with acute, biopsy-proven SJS or TEN and significant(More)