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BACKGROUND Many different types of orbital implants have been used after enucleation. Associated complications such as infection, exposure, extrusion, and ptosis have been reported. OBJECTIVE To describe 342 consecutive patients who underwent enucleation with intraorbital implant placement at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of(More)
Secondary tumors of the optic nerve are more common than primary optic nerve tumors. The involvement of the optic nerve may arise from direct invasion from intraocular malignancies, from hematopoietic malignancy, from meningeal carcinomatosis, or from distant primary tumors. Orbital tumors rarely invade the optic nerve, and brain tumors involve it only in(More)
PURPOSE To determine the long-term course of birdshot retinochoroiditis by reviewing patient records from The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. DESIGN A descriptive case series. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 19 patients seen at The University of Iowa for birdshot retinochoroiditis. Inclusion criteria were set before review.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the frequency and prognosis of reopening of a macular hole after initially successful repair in a defined patient cohort. DESIGN Retrospective consecutive noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Seventeen cases of reopened macular holes among 390 cases of idiopathic macular holes that previously had undergone macular hole surgery(More)
PURPOSE The standard treatment for retinal breaks is thermal adhesion. Breaks in the posterior pole (i.e., macular holes) recently have been treated using vitrectomy and the recombinant cytokine transforming growth factor-beta. This has been shown to achieve closure of the retinal breaks by stimulating localized fibrocellular proliferation. Serum has been(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term clinical course of serpiginous choroiditis-a recurrent inflammatory disease that causes progressive visual loss-and to determine the efficacy of immunosuppressive therapy. METHODS A retrospective study of patients who met inclusion criteria for serpiginous choroiditis at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was(More)
BACKGROUND Orbital implants are used routinely in pediatric patients at the time of enucleation. Complications, such as exposure, ptosis, and infection, may occur after implantation. Controversy continues regarding the rate of complications with newer implants in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of orbital implants on children(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of pars plana vitrectomy and oral fluconazole without injection of intravitreal antimycotic agents in the treatment of vitritis resulting from Candida endophthalmitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Six eyes of five patients with suspected Candida endophthalmitis were treated with pars plana vitrectomy and(More)
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