Milan P Ranka

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This study's purpose was to investigate whether photochemically crosslinking collagen gel to encapsulate chondrocytes (articular, auricular, costal) would permit new cartilage formation in vivo, and to determine whether this neocartilage had the ability to integrate with existing native cartilage. Chondrocytes from swine were embedded in collagen gel that(More)
BACKGROUND The potential of motor neuron progenitor cell transplants to preserve muscle tissue after denervation was studied in in vivo and in vitro adult mammalian model of peripheral nerve injury. METHODS Embryonic stem cells were differentiated to induce cholinergic motor neuron progenitors. Flourescent-labeled progenitor cells were injected into the(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of bilateral iritis and transillumination defects after laser hair removal of the eyebrows with an alexandrite laser. METHODS A 41-year-old male presented with bilateral eye pain and mild photophobia 2 days after receiving alexandrite (755 nm) laser epilation of both eyebrows. Examination showed visual acuity of 20/20 in both(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purposes of this article are to examine the literature published on achromatopsia and provide a comprehensive review of the clinical disease, genetic characteristics, and potential for therapy. Specifically, this article will describe recent advances in gene therapy in animal models, clinical features in human, and barriers to human(More)
The femtosecond laser is a new and developing technology for cataract surgery. This technology is approved for the capulotomy, primary incisions, astigmatic incisions, and lens fragmentation. The femtosecond laser has the potential to offer significant advantages over current phacoemulification and will be the standard method of cataract extraction in ten(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The aim of the present article is to describe the pathophysiology of esotropia associated with high myopia, commonly known as heavy eye syndrome, and discuss the preoperative evaluation and surgical options in these complex patients. RECENT FINDINGS Numerous studies have looked to determine the cause of esotropia in patients with high(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of bilateral posterior superior oblique tenectomy for the treatment of A-pattern strabismus due to superior oblique overaction regardless of the magnitude of the pattern. METHODS The medical records of patients with A-pattern esotropia or exotropia in the presence of superior oblique overaction who underwent combined(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To describe recent evidence regarding the surgical approach of strabismus in children with various forms of developmental delay. RECENT FINDINGS There remains variability in surgical outcomes with or without dose adjustment in strabismus surgery for children with developmental delay. However, this should not deter one from performing(More)
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