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OBJECTIVE To review the published literature assessing the efficacy and safety of lacrimal drainage system plug insertion for dry eye in adults. METHODS Literature searches of the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were last conducted on March 9, 2015, without date restrictions and were limited to English language abstracts. The searches retrieved 309(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the microbiology of pediatric orbital cellulitis associated with sinusitis. DESIGN Retrospective review of medical records of pediatric patients treated for orbital cellulitis. METHODS All pediatric patients treated for orbital cellulitis associated with sinusitis at Texas Children's Hospital between December 1, 2001 and September(More)
PURPOSE The epicanthal fold is a normal finding in the medial portion of the upper eyelid in many Asians. We describe a simple technique of removing the excess muscle and softening or eliminating the epicanthal fold without making incisions in the medial canthal region, thus avoiding complications such as scarring or web formation METHODS Interventional(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate current trends in the management of the anophthalmic socket after primary enucleation and evisceration. METHODS The active membership of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) was surveyed regarding primary enucleations and eviscerations performed between January and December 2002. Survey(More)
PURPOSE To determine the effect of photochromatic modulation with tinted lenses on the sensory symptoms of photophobia in blepharospasm patients. DESIGN Nonrandomized case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-four subjects (24 benign essential blepharospasm patients and 10 normal controls). METHODS Subjects were seated in front of a calibrated light(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of temporary punctal occlusion on tear production, tear clearance, and ocular surface sensation in normal subjects. METHODS Noncomparative interventional case series. Punctal occlusion with silicone punctal plugs was performed on nine normal subjects without complaints of ocular irritation and no known history of ocular(More)
PURPOSE Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at increased risk for developing malignancies, which are acquired at a younger age and are more aggressive. Sebaceous cell carcinoma is a rare eyelid tumor typically occurring in the seventh decade of life. We report two cases of sebaceous cell carcinoma in young HIV-infected(More)