Radgonde Amer

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PURPOSE To evaluate trends in liver function tests before detection of liver metastases from uveal melanoma. DESIGN Retrospective, comparative, observational case control study. METHODS SETTING The Israel uveal melanoma center at the Hadassah University Hospital. PATIENT POPULATION A total of 307 uveal melanoma patients who were diagnosed with(More)
We performed a retrospective study of 40 consecutive patients (50 eyes) treated for choroidal metastases of solid systemic malignancies in order to evaluate treatment results. Patients received either systemic or local therapy or a combination of both. The most common primary tumor was breast carcinoma (62.5%). Systemic chemotherapy alone was used in 13.3%(More)
PURPOSE To describe the appearance of acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis, a rare ocular manifestation of syphilis, on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT) both before and after treatment. METHODS Ophthalmic examination and imaging studies of 30 eyes of 19 confirmed cases were analyzed both at the time of presentation and(More)
BACKGROUND Onchocerciasis results from infestation by the nematode Onchocerca volvulus, and is characterized clinically by troublesome itching, skin lesions and eye manifestations. Since 1992, approximately 9,000 immigrants have arrived in Israel from the Kuwara province of northwest Ethiopia where the prevalence of onchocerciasis is particularly high. (More)
The use of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α agents for uveitis has been increasing since the first efficacy studies in 2004. However, information on their specific role in cystic macular edema remains sparse. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of anti-TNF-α agents for the treatment of uveitis-related refractory cystoid macular edema. The(More)
To describe the spectral-domain optical coherence tomographic (SD-OCT) features of inflammatory choroidal neovascular membranes (iCNV) in multifocal choroiditis and punctate inner choroidopathy, and to compare them to those of the acute inflammatory lesions in the same underlying diseases. This is a retrospective, consecutive, observational case series.(More)