Robert Boney

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Platelet activating factors (PAFs) are a family of ether lipids with properties that suggest a major role in inflammation. We have previously implicated PAFs in ocular inflammation based on the inhibition of several rabbit models of iritis with a specific PAF receptor antagonist. We have tested ocular tissues for the ability to synthesize PAF. Iris, ciliary(More)
Interleukin 1 has been implicated in intraocular inflammation. The availability of a cloned, recombinant interleukin 1 receptor antagonist has enabled us to test the role of interleukin 1 in specific models of uveitis in New Zealand white rabbits. Seventy-five micrograms of interleukin 1 receptor antagonist injected intravitreally resulted in a 97%(More)
Moderate to severe hearing loss affects 360 million people worldwide and most often results from damage to sensory hair cells. Hair cell damage can result from aging, genetic mutations, excess noise exposure, and certain medications including aminoglycoside antibiotics. Aminoglycosides are effective at treating infections associated with cystic fibrosis and(More)
The primary, known physiologic effect of interleukin-2 (IL-2) is to act as a T lymphocyte growth factor. We investigated the potential contribution of IL-2 to intraocular inflammation by studying the inflammation resulting from the intravitreal injection of recombinant, human IL-2 in New Zealand white rabbits. Serial slit lamp observations indicated that 40(More)
Adhesion molecules play a critical role in leukocyte emigration to a site of inflammation. In order to assess the potential therapeutic benefit of blocking adhesion molecule function in anterior uveitis, the efficacy of antibodies to specific adhesion molecules was tested in 3 separate rabbit models of anterior uveitis. Antibodies to two different leukocyte(More)
Many of the effects of bacterial endotoxin are attributed to the cytokines that it induces. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) may be responsible for many of the pathophysiologic effects of endotoxin because antibodies that neutralize TNF alpha reduce endotoxin-induced mortality in experimental animals and many of the activities of endotoxin can be(More)
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) has been strongly implicated as an inflammatory mediator in anterior uveitis. Recently, solubilized receptors have been utilized to block the binding of viruses to cell membranes or to inhibit cytokine activity. We have tested the activity of an intravitreally injected soluble, human interleukin-1 receptor in a rabbit model of(More)
PURPOSE Platelet activating factor is a lipid which has been strongly implicated in anterior uveitis. In order to investigate further the role of platelet activating factor in intraocular inflammation, we have characterized the histological changes associated with the intravitreal injection of platelet activating factor, PAF analogs, or lyso-PAF in(More)
Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may serve as an alternative or adjunct to topical corticosteroid therapy for iritis. We have tested the efficacy of topically given S(+)-ibuprofen in a rabbit model of uveitis secondary to the intravitreal injection of human recombinant interleukin 1-alpha. Topically administered S(+)-ibuprofen was found to(More)
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