Michael I. Seider

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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
The authors describe a patient who suffered traumatic maculopathy following blunt trauma to the eye with commotio retinae, subretinal and preretinal hemorrhage, traumatic macular hole, and outer retinal and retinal pigment epithelium disruption. Serial imaging with commercially available and ultra-high resolution spectral domain optical coherence tomography(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)
Universal newborn screening programs for metabolic disorders are typically described as a triumph of medicine and public policy in the US over the last 50 years. Advances in science and technology, including the Human Genome Project, offer the opportunity to expand universal newborn screening programs to include many additional metabolic and genetic(More)
Course of cytomega-lovirus retinitis in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: five-year outcomes. T opical medications are the mainstay of glau-coma therapy and are responsible for most of the dollars spent on glaucoma management. 1 However, a randomized clinical trial suggested that a single administration of 360° of selective laser(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)