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PURPOSE To determine the safety and efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (TAAC) injections in patients with refractory cystoid macular edema (CME) after cataract extraction. SETTING LSU Eye Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. METHODS In this nonrandomized retrospective case review, 8 eyes(More)
To determine the sensitivity and specificity of high-pass resolution perimetry ("ring test"), 18 patients with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) and 18 age-matched controls were examined with the Humphrey program 24-2 and the ring test. Goldmann perimetry also was done to determine if defects found with the ring test were present with another method. Testing with(More)
PURPOSE To describe the effect of internal limiting membrane peeling in chronic recalcitrant pseudophakic cystoid macular edema. DESIGN Two interventional case reports. METHODS Two consecutive patients with chronic pseudophakic cystoid macular edema of 11-22 months duration, after uncomplicated cataract surgery, unresponsive to previous treatment, were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To report results of a pilot study to create chorioretinal venous anastomosis (CRVA) in eyes with ischemic central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) via a pars plana approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five eyes of 5 patients with ischemic CRVO underwent surgical CRVA. Following pars plana vitrectomy, the posterior hyaloid face was removed,(More)
PURPOSE To measure the buffering capacity of bovine vitreous to HCl, NaOH, and triamcinolone acetonide. METHODS Vitreous was dissected from 10 bovine globes, homogenized, and divided into 5.0-mL aliquots. The carbonate/bicarbonate buffer of the vitreous was maintained by performing all subsequent titrations under an atmosphere of 5% CO2/95% air. The pH(More)
We describe two patients with established antiphospholipid syndrome, who during periods of subtherapeutic anticoagulation, developed acute optic neuropathy and transverse myelopathy. Treatment with optimal anticoagulation and high dose glucocorticoids was followed by resolution of the neurologic deficits.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To present a new method for the management of toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis (TRC). METHODS The patients were females ranging in age from 10 to 61 years (average 26.5). Four eyes of 4 patients were treated with intravitreal injections of 1.0 mg clindamycin in 0.1 mL and 1.0 mg of dexamethasone in 0.1 mL. The injections were given(More)
Six African green monkeys (six eyes) underwent vitrectomy and vitreous replacement with Vitreon (perfluorophenanthrene) or Vitreon plus silicone. A seventh animal served as a control. Vitreon alone and in combination remained optically clear and allowed fundus examination up to 162 days. No toxic effects to the retina were detectable. Vitreon exhibited some(More)
PURPOSE Proliferative vitreoretinopathy is a serious complication of retinal detachment surgery in which retinal pigment epithelial cells abnormally proliferate within the vitreous cavity and under the retinal surface. Octreotide acetate, a somatostatin analog, has been shown to inhibit the cellular proliferation of a variety of cell types. The aim of this(More)