Michael I. Seider

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PURPOSE To compare the optic disk size of African, Asian, white, Hispanic, and Filipino-American patients in a multiethnic glaucoma practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five hundred seventy-six eyes of 319 patients who had consecutively received Heidelberg retinal tomography 2 (HRT) from February 2006 to October 2007 in a glaucoma clinic that met inclusion(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether procedure room temperature or humidity during LASIK affect refractive outcomes in a large patient sample. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS A total of 202 394 eyes of 105 712 patients aged 18 to 75 years who underwent LASIK at an Optical Express, Inc., location in their United Kingdom and Ireland centers from(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the success of current newborn screening programs, some critics have argued that in the 1960s hundreds of children with false-positive results for phenylketonuria suffered death or disability from treatment with restrictive diets. Medically adverse outcomes after false-positive results may be a reason to be cautious when expanding current(More)
PURPOSE To compare anterior chamber angle width measurements by low and high-resolution anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-six eyes of 32 patients with gonioscopically narrow angles from a university-based glaucoma clinic were recruited in the study. All subjects received(More)
PURPOSE To compare outcomes between resident-performed trabeculectomy and Ex-PRESS shunt implantation. METHODS A consecutive cohort of 36 Ex-PRESS shunt implantations and 57 trabeculectomies (1 eye/patient) performed by resident surgeons in their third year of ophthalmic training at the University of California, San Francisco and at the San Francisco(More)
PURPOSE To estimate and compare the costs of scleral buckle (SB) and pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for treatment of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). DESIGN Cost analysis based on published prospective data comparing SB and PPV for RRD repair. METHODS The costs of initial surgery, postoperative retina-affecting procedures, and eventual cataract(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between disease severity and adherence with glaucoma medications in a county hospital population. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS A total of 126 patients diagnosed with glaucoma receiving intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering medication were recruited from the San Francisco General Hospital Ophthalmology(More)
We report the clinical manifestations and outcomes in 4 patients who experienced premature gas-bubble leakage during raster lamellar dissection during IntraLase femtosecond laser corneal flap creation. Three patients experienced a full-thickness epithelial breakthrough and the fourth, a flap tear. The patient who experienced the flap tear was unable to have(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the prevalence of gonioscopically narrow angles in a Chinese-American population with glaucoma or glaucoma suspicion. PATIENTS AND METHODS Charts from all Chinese-American patients seen in a comprehensive ophthalmology clinic in the Chinatown district of San Francisco in 2002 were reviewed. One eye from each patient with glaucoma or(More)