Rosalyn Schroeder

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Two patients with choroidal hemangiomas developed choroidal neovascularization. One patient with Sturge-Weber syndrome, a unilateral diffuse choroidal hemangioma, and a serous detachment of the macula was treated with yellow dye laser photocoagulation in a grid pattern to the tumor before glaucoma filtration surgery. Four years after successful laser(More)
The authors followed up 197 melanotic choroidal lesions (62 categorised as benign naevi, 76 classified as suspicious naevi, 41 diagnosed as dormant melanomas, and 18 categorised as active melanomas) left untreated after their initial clinical documentation. Thirty-nine of these lesions enlarged during a five-year follow-up interval (cumulative proportion of(More)
Leber's congenital amaurosis is a hereditary clinical disorder that may be associated with several different diseases. This study consists of a retrospective review of 43 cases. Twenty of our patients had fundus appearances that resembled retinitis pigmentosa. Five had normal-appearing fundi. The remainder had other, previously reported fundus(More)
Two cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis and infectious crystalline keratopathy, occurring simultaneously, are presented. Three and 12 months after initiating topical corticosteroid therapy in cases 1 and 2, respectively, alpha-hemolytic Streptococcus viridans was cultured from each cornea. Topical corticosteroid therapy was initiated for the treatment of an(More)
Five children with previously undiagnosed retinoblastoma had signs of unilateral orbital cellulitis and were treated with systemic antibiotics, corticosteroids, or both. When retinoblastoma was finally diagnosed clinically, radiologists believed in every case that, on the basis of the soft-tissue swelling seen with computed tomography, there was orbital(More)
The authors received the charts and photographs of 175 patients who had suspicious melanocytic lesions of the iris and who were followed without treatment. Only eight (4.6%) of these lesions showed clinical evidence of enlargement during follow-up intervals of 1 to 12 years (mean, 4.7 years). Features that were associated with enlargement of the lesion(More)
We evaluated the natural history of 175 melanocytic lesions (nevus or melanoma) of the iris which were managed initially by observation without surgical intervention. Only eight of the 175 lesions (4.6%) enlarged during a median follow-up interval of 3.9 years. Univariate Cox regression analysis revealed that tumor location in the medical portion of the(More)
BACKGROUND The rare occurrence of iris neovascularisation and choroidal (subretinal) neovascularisation in patients with choroidal melanoma has been reported. However, the occurrence of preretinal neovascularisation (NVE) fed from the retinal circulation in eyes with choroidal melanoma is far less frequently reported. METHODS Three case reports of(More)
OBJECTIVES In Zambia, despite a relatively liberal legal framework, there remains a substantial burden of unsafe abortion. Many women do not use skilled providers in a well-equipped setting, even where these are available. The aim of this study was to describe women's knowledge of the law relating to abortion and attitudes towards abortion in Zambia. (More)