Michael Raines

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PREOP (Providing Robotic Experiences Through Object-Based Programming) is an integrated approach to using robots within the introductory Computer Science sequence. Rather than use the "program-by-wire" approach of existing tools, PREOP leverages an object-based, syntax-free environment. PREOP provides a physical, relevant, challenging problem domain that(More)
Previously we have demonstrated a deposit in Bruch's membrane in a single case of mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis type II. We studied a group of patients with this disease and described extensive clinical and fluorescein angiographic abnormalities, which were in marked contrast to the findings in a group of patients with other forms of(More)
Chloroquine retinopathy can result in devastating loss of vision. To date, there are no effective and reliable methods of detecting the toxicity at an early stage when retinopathy may be reversible. Chloroquine is deposited in the retinal pigment epithelium, which forms part of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB). By vitreous fluorophotometry we have shown that(More)
A series is presented of nine patients who demonstrate the heavy eye phenomenon. Illustrations of these patients show the salient features of the phenomenon, including hypotropia, exotropia and pseudoproptosis. The condition is summarized and the pathogenesis of the eye and lid positions are discussed. The indications for surgery and some examples with(More)
We have described a complex abnormality of retinal pigment epithelium, Bruch's membrane, and choriocapillaris in mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis (MCGN) type II. Patients with MCGN type II were examined by vitreous fluorophotometry which reveals that there is a breakdown of the blood retinal barrier (BRB) in those patients with the typical fundus(More)
Sixty-eight patients (76 eyes) who had undergone standard intercapsular cataract extraction and posterior chamber lens implantation were reviewed for the presence of posterior synechiae between the anterior capsule remnants and the iris. Thirty-five eyes (46%) had such synechiae, the characteristics of which are described. Risk factors for the development(More)
Methods of interpreting data obtained by vitreous fluorophotometry vary between institutions. One important difference in these methods is the use of total plasma fluorescein or only free fluorescein in the calculation of the plasma fluorescein curve used in the analysis of the blood retinal barrier. We examined 16 diabetic patients (32 eyes) with(More)