Richard L. Anderson

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The effects of percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizolysis were observed in a population of 58 cases of classical trigeminal neuralgia. The follow-up period ranged from 7 to 52 months postoperatively. It was noted that 84% of the patients had immediate relief of pain. The overall recurrence rate was 29%. Based on Kaplan-Meier survival curves, the(More)
Essential blepharospasm is an idiopathic, progressively debilitating disease leading to blindness. Years of forceful spasms result in brow ptosis, dermatochalasis, and, frequently, levator aponeurosis and lateral canthal tendon defects. Following standard neurectomy procedures, the facies droop, brow ptosis and dermatochalasis worsen, and ptosis and canthal(More)
We have developed a procedure that is particularly useful for (1) paralytic or senile upper and lower eyelid laxity, (2) lateral canthal tendon laxity or malposition, and (3) iatrogenic phimosis associated with recurrent entropion or ectropion after traditional lid-shortening procedures. Lateral canthal tendon laxity or elongation is the primary problem in(More)
Twenty-eight patients with pseudotumor cerebri underwent 40 optic nerve sheath fenestrations for relief of visual loss or to preserve vision. Twenty women and eight men underwent 16 unilateral fenestrations and 12 bilateral operations. Papilledema disappeared or was strikingly reduced in 24 of 28 patients. The other four patients had gliotic discs (two(More)
We performed a randomized double-blind crossover therapeutic bioequivalency study of a generic (Epitol) versus a brand name (Tegretol) carbamazepine product under steady-state conditions in 40 epileptic patients. Each patient received 90-day supplies of Epitol or Tegretol and placebo, which replaced the usual dosage of the alternate product. Group A(More)
Essential blepharospasm is an idiopathic disorder of progressive involuntary spasms of the orbicularis oculi and upper facial (corrugator, procerus) muscles. Blepharospasm literally means spasm of the eyelids; however, most patients with blepharospasm also have or will develop squeezing in the lower face and neck muscles (Meige's syndrome, orofacial(More)
Dissection of the eyelids and sagittal sections of the orbital blocks identified the anatomic features of the oriental eyelids responsible for their unique appearance. The basic distinction involves the formation of the eyelid crease and fold. In the occidental eyelid, the orbital septum fuses with the levator aponeurosis below the superior tarsal border.(More)
Data from 523 patients admitted to the Medical College of Virginia with severe head injury and known 6-month outcomes were analyzed in order to determine the optimal combination of early-available prognostic factors. Twenty-one prognostic indicators noted in the emergency room at admission were used to predict outcomes into four categories: good, moderately(More)