Michael E Barricks

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"Hyperacuity perimetry" provides localized measures of visual performance across the central visual field that are resistant to the retinal image degradation caused by media opacities. A normal observer, viewing a vernier stimulus through an artificial opacity (ground glass), exhibits a pronounced performance improvement with foveal viewing, relative to(More)
We have used intraocular sulphur hexafluoride or liquid silicone as an adjunct to vitreous surgery in the treatment of a non-randomised sequential series of 19 eyes with retinal detachment complicated by proliferative vitreoretinopathy. We have studied the surgical results and complications of these two tamponades and drawn preliminary conclusions on their(More)
It is suspected that radiation retinopathy is more likely to develop in an eye with preexisting diabetic retinopathy than in a normal eye. However, there is only one report of this occurring, at a radiation dose of 4500 rads. We present a woman with minimal diabetic retinopathy who had breast carcinoma which was treated with chemotherapy but metastasised to(More)
We have developed two related clinical tests that offer potential in better assessing visual function behind an ocular opacity. The tests are resistant to the effects of opacities because they utilize a localization task (vernier acuity) rather than a resolution task. In this paper we report the initial trials in which we apply the two tests together.(More)
Eighty-two patients with choroidal melanomas were treated with helium ion charged particle irradiation. Seventy-eight of 82 patients have either remained stable or demonstrated tumor shrinkage. Forty-five of 46 patients followed for at least 1 year after therapy have demonstrated tumor regression with a mean tumor shrinkage of approximately 31%. No(More)
Children with congenital achromatopsia possess an interesting paradoxical pupillary constriction to darkness that has not been previously described. This paper describes three children in whom this paradoxical pupillary reaction was documented with infrared pupillometry. The literature on the pupil in achromatopsia is reviewed and a tentative testable model(More)
Five unusual cases of retinal detachment were caused by giant (more than 90 degrees) posterior breaks in the outer layer of degenerative retinoschisis. All retinas were successfully reattached by a variety of surgical techniques. The two cases managed with scleral buckling required subsequent buckle removal because of macular distortion. Treatment with(More)