P A Blacharski

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PURPOSE Evaluation of efficacy and safety of proton radiation therapy (PRT) for medium- and large-size choroidal melanoma with focus on preservation of the eye and its function. METHODS Retrospective review of 78 patients with 60 medium and 18 large-size choroidal melanomas at a median follow-up of 34 months. RESULTS The 5-year data for local control,(More)
PURPOSE To assess the safety and potential toxicity of proton beam radiation in the treatment of subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) due to age-related manner degeneration (ARMD) in a prospective, non-randomised study. METHODS Forty-eight eyes of 46 consecutive patients with subfoveal CNVM due to ARMD, not amenable to laser photocoagulation,(More)
PURPOSE Age-related macular degeneration is the prevalent etiology of subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV). The only effective treatment is laser photocoagulation, which is associated with decreased visual acuity following treatment in most patients. This study assessed both the response of subfoveal CNV to proton beam irradiation and(More)
Interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP) has been detected qualitatively in subretinal fluid associated with rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. We have used a quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to determine the IRBP concentrations in 24 fluid specimens collected at retinal reattachment surgery from 22 patients, and from 17 patients(More)
A 22-year-old man presents with a history of blurring of vision in his right eye. Ophthalmologic examination reveals a pigmented mass obscuring his optic disc. Two weeks later the patient experienced the apoplectic onset of visual loss to light perception. Discussions center around the presumed diagnosis of melanocytoma of the optic nerve.
We performed a pilot study of grid laser photocoagulation in 16 patients with fluorescein angiographically demonstrable macular edema associated with retinitis pigmentosa. Six of the treated eyes showed a positive response, while none of the fellow untreated eyes did. Seven of the untreated eyes lost one or more lines of vision, while none of the treated(More)
We prospectively studied 36 consecutive premature infants with the diagnosis of retinopathy of prematurity stage V with total traction retinal detachment who underwent lensectomy/vitrectomy and epiretinal membrane delamination. The first 26 patients underwent vitrectomy using thrombin mixed with Balanced Salt Solution Plus at a concentration of 100 U/mL and(More)