Scott M. Whitcup

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of dexamethasone intravitreal implant (DEX implant; OZURDEX, Allergan, Inc., Irvine, CA) compared with sham in eyes with vision loss due to macular edema (ME) associated with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) or central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). DESIGN Two identical, multicenter, masked, randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of 1 or 2 treatments with dexamethasone intravitreal implant (DEX implant) over 12 months in eyes with macular edema owing to branch or central retinal vein occlusion (BRVO or CRVO). DESIGN Two identical, multicenter, prospective studies included a randomized, 6-month, double-masked, sham-controlled phase(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of dexamethasone intravitreal implant (Ozurdex, DEX implant) 0.7 and 0.35 mg in the treatment of patients with diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN Two randomized, multicenter, masked, sham-controlled, phase III clinical trials with identical protocols were conducted. Data were pooled for analysis. (More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is usually made by identifying malignant lymphocytes in the brain, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), or vitreous. However, these cells are few and friable, and misdiagnosis can occur, even in properly prepared specimens. Recent data suggest that levels of interleukin 10 (IL-10) are elevated in(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the clinical features associated with immune recovery in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis who are taking highly active antiretroviral therapy. METHODS Sixteen patients were evaluated prospectively at the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. Evaluation included a medical(More)
PURPOSE Primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL) and primary intraocular lymphoma (IOL) are usually treated with radiation therapy alone or in combination with chemotherapy. The neurotoxicity of these treatments can be substantial. This study attempts to define the toxicity and efficacy of the treatment of this disease with chemotherapy alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a dexamethasone intravitreous drug delivery system (DDS) in patients with persistent (> or =90 days despite treatment) macular edema. METHODS This 6-month study randomized 315 patients with persistent macular edema with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/40 to 20/200 in the study eye to observation or a single treatment with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical usefulness of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in patients with inflammatory eye disease that is resistant to conventional immunosuppressive therapies. METHODS Sixteen patients (4 males and 12 females aged 7 to 78 years) who received etanercept (n = 14) or infliximab (n = 2) for either inflammatory eye disease or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the safety and efficacy of etanercept in the treatment of uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS Children who met the American College of Rheumatology diagnostic criteria for JIA with active uveitis, who had anterior chamber cells of >/=1+ or requiring topical corticosteroid >/=3 times daily, and who(More)
PURPOSE To ascertain the incidence of cystoid macular edema (CME) after phacoemulsification and its relationship to blood-aqueous barrier damage and visual acuity. SETTING A British teaching hospital. METHODS A prospective trial was performed to document the incidence of CME after routine phacoemulsification with continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis.(More)