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The human lacrimal gland (LG) and ocular surface contain discrete regions of epithelial cells with specific functions and at different stages of cellular differentiation. Epithelial cells contain cytoskeletal antigens that show a differentiation-dependent pattern of expression. The objective of this study was to characterize the various epithelial cell(More)
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)
A 34-year-old man with severe, recurrent epistaxis underwent external anterior and posterior ethmoidal artery ligation on the right side. Visual loss from optic neuropathy and complete ophthalmoplegia developed after surgery. Computed tomography revealed surgical clips within the right orbital apex. Emergent removal of the surgical clips and medial wall(More)
PURPOSE To describe a series of cases of orbital inflammatory disorders in children. DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS The medical records of pediatric patients diagnosed with orbital inflammation between September 1, 2002, and December 31, 2008, at Texas Children's Hospital were reviewed. Data collected included age at presentation, final(More)
CD21, the receptor for the C3d complement fragment, has been reported to be the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) receptor in B lymphocytes and cultured squamous epithelial cells. This receptor has previously been found to be expressed in the epithelia of nonocular mucosal-associated lymphoid tissues (MALT) which are also sites of persistent EBV infection. We(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 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 Modern immunosuppressants have improved the success of kidney transplantation for renal failure patients. They also may induce neurotoxic effects including tremor. We report two cases of pseudonystagmus and oscillopsia in transplant patients caused by immunosuppressant-induced head tremor and gentamicin-induced vestibulotoxicity. METHODS Case(More)