Yannek I. Leiderman

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PURPOSE The aim of this study is to report the short-term efficacy of aflibercept in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with associated retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) which is refractory or develops tachyphylaxis to bevacizumab and ranibizumab. METHODS The method comprised a retrospective review of the medical(More)
The cell biology and molecular mediators of proliferative vitreoretinopathy continue to be elucidated. The purpose of this review is to summarize contemporary findings in the visual and neurosciences relevant to the pathophysiology of proliferative vitreoretinopathy, with an emphasis on the biologic mediators that represent potential therapeutic targets.
BACKGROUND There has been a recent evolution in the management of uveal melanoma in regard to prognostic evaluation and treatment modalities. This study aims to evaluate the epidemiological trends of uveal melanoma since 1973 by using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Registry. METHODS A total of 7043 uveal melanoma cases from the(More)
Thirty-seven years ago Alfred Knudson proposed his "two-hit" theory of the molecular etiology of retinoblastoma, establishing an elegant conceptual paradigm for tumorigenesis in general. A great body of work has subsequently elucidated the structure and function of the RB1 gene and the biology of its protein product, pRB. Multiple categories of mutations(More)
PURPOSE This article reports a method for en face optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging and quantitative assessment of alterations in both thickness and reflectance of individual retinal layers at different stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS High-density OCT raster volume scans were acquired in 29 diabetic subjects divided into no DR (NDR)(More)
This is a case report of a 54-year-old woman with chronic uveitis who developed epithelial downgrowth after an Ahmed valve implantation. The epithelial downgrowth presented in an unusual fashion, as a peritubular fibrovascular membrane. Our case suggests that in patients who have undergone glaucoma drainage implantation with clinical features such as(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether complication rates are comparable between phacovitrectomy using multipiece lenses versus single-piece foldable intraocular lenses. METHODS Single-center, multisurgeon retrospective comparative consecutive interventional case series. Two hundred and seventy-one patients undergoing combined phacovitrectomy performed during a single(More)
Retinoblastoma represents approximately 4% of all pediatric malignancies and is the most common primary intraocular cancer in children. Worldwide, it is estimated that there are 5000 to 8000 newly diagnosed cases of retinoblastoma yearly. In the United States, approximately 250 to 350 cases are diagnosed each year. The first description of a child(More)
Purpose We determined the effects of light flicker and diabetic retinopathy (DR) stage on retinal vascular diameter (D), oxygen saturation (SO2), and inner retinal oxygen extraction fraction (OEF). Methods Subjects were categorized as nondiabetic control (NC, n = 42), diabetic with no clinical DR (NDR; n = 32), nonproliferative DR (NPDR; n = 42), or(More)