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)
PURPOSE 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(More)
BACKGROUND 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(More)
PURPOSE Carcinoembryonic antigen cell adhesion molecule (CEACAM)-1 is a multi-functional protein, with strong predictive value for poor prognosis when found in primary cutaneous melanoma lesions. In this study, the expression of CEACAM1 in uveal melanoma was correlated with clinicopathologic parameters. METHODS CEACAM1 expression was immunohistochemically(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 evaluate the ultrasonographic tissue characteristics of mushroom-shaped versus dome-shaped uveal melanoma and to compare them with the tumor vasculature. METHODS We examined clinically and ultrasonically 18 dome-shaped and 11 mushroom-shaped uveal melanomas (29 consecutive patients; mean age 57 years) and compared their normalized A-scan(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)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report our experience with intravitreal bevacizumab for inflammation-related choroidal neovascularization in two tertiary centers. METHODS This study was a retrospective analysis of patients with choroidal neovascularization related to inflammatory diseases, treated with intravitreal bevacizumab injections (1.25(More)
PURPOSE To describe the occurrence of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) in a patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and JIA-associated uveitis. METHODS/RESULTS CASE REPORT A 29-year-old woman was followed-up since the age of 10 years because of right eye JIA-associated recurrent anterior uveitis. She was treated with steroids and(More)