NIH-funded study shows early eye injections reduce vision-threatening complications; effect on vision similar to standard treatment
Published: Mar 2021
A bioengineered retinal pigment epithelial monolayer for advanced, dry age-related macular degeneration
Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) dysfunction and loss are a hallmark of non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NNAMD).
Published: Apr 2018
Effect of Adding Dexamethasone to Continued Ranibizumab Treatment in Patients With Persistent Diabetic Macular Edema: A DRCR Network Phase 2 Randomized Clinical Trial
Some eyes have persistent diabetic macular edema (DME) following anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy for DME. Subsequently adding intravitreous corticosteroids to the treatment regimen might result in better outcomes than continued anti-VEGF therapy alone.
Published: Jan 2018
Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy and Risk of Traction Retinal Detachment in Eyes With Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Pooled Analysis of Five DRCR Retina Network Randomized Clinical Trials
To investigate whether anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) for diabetic macular edema or proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) increases the risk of traction retinal detachment (TRD) among eyes with PDR.
Published: Jun 2020
Dexamethasone and Anti-VEGF Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema
Published: Jan 2019
Association of Baseline Visual Acuity and Retinal Thickness With 1-Year Efficacy of Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema
Comparisons of the relative effect of 3 anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents to treat diabetic macular edema warrant further assessment.
Published: Feb 2016
Effect of Intravitreous Aflibercept vs Vitrectomy With Panretinal Photocoagulation on Visual Acuity in Patients With Vitreous Hemorrhage From Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Vitreous hemorrhage from proliferative diabetic retinopathy can cause loss of vision. The best management approach is unknown.
Published: Dec 2020
Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
Existing ophthalmoscopy methods are unable to obtain clear fundus autofluorescence (FAF) images in gas-filled eyes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the capability of wide-field laser ophthalmoscopy (Optos) in obtaining FAF images in gas-filled eyes for the assessment of macular hole (MH) closure after surgery.
Published: Aug 2016
To characterize reticular pseudodrusen (RPD) by using a point-to-point comparison of the reticular pattern on infrared reflectance (IR), autofluorescence (AF), and red-free (RF) images registered with en face sections of the choroid from spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scans.
Published: July 2011
Pseudovitelliform maculopathy associated with deferoxamine toxicity: multimodal imaging and electrophysiology of a rare entity
Deferoxamine is a commonly used chelating agent for secondary hemochromatosis. We report a rare retinal manifestation of deferoxamine toxicity in a 68-year-old man and provide supporting multimodal imaging and electrophysiology.
Published: Feb 2017
Angiofibrotic response to vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition in diabetic retinal detachment: report no. 1
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of bevacizumab injection on connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the ocular fluids of patients with diabetic traction retinal detachment.
Published: Sep 2012
Detection of airbag impact-induced cone photoreceptor damage by adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy: a case report
The purpose of this study was to report a case of traumatic maculopathy with para-central visual field defects following an impact by airbag deployment using adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AO-SLO).
Published: Jul 2016
Visual outcomes of vitreoretinal surgery in eyes with severe open-globe injury presenting with no-light-perception vision
Severe ocular trauma causing no light perception (NLP) typically carries a dismal prognosis, and implies no further therapeutic intervention. We have identified a cohort of patients with verified NLP following open-globe injury who have recovered vision of light perception (LP) or better.
Published: Apr 2009
A 33-year-old woman with a medical history of deceased donor renal transplant receiving immunosuppressive therapy with prednisone and sirolimus complained of progressive visual loss during hospitalization for an episode of recurrent transplant rejection a few months following transplantation.
Published: Jun 28, 2012
Utilizing Targeted Gene Therapy with Nanoparticles Binding Alpha v Beta 3 for Imaging and Treating Choroidal Neovascularization
The integrin αvβ3 is differentially expressed on neovascular endothelial cells. We investigated whether a novel intravenously injectable αvβ3 integrin-ligand coupled nanoparticle (NP) can target choroidal neovascular membranes (CNV) for imaging and targeted gene therapy.
Published: April 29, 2011
Intravenous fenretinide (4-HPR), a cytotoxic retinoid, is being evaluated as part of a phase I clinical trial for patients with hematologic malignancies. In its orally administered form, it is also being evaluated for the treatment of various malignancies and geographic atrophy in subjects with the dry form of age-related macular degeneration.
Published: Nov-Dec 2010
The expression pattern of p63, a homologue of the transcription factor p53, and whether it can be used as a corneal epithelial stem cell specific marker remain controversial.
Published: Oct 2005
Shaken-baby syndrome (SBS) has been hypothesized to occur after shaking by an adult during the first 2 years of life. We wondered whether it is possible to achieve rotational forces sufficient to cause SBS-like injuries in children >2 years of age.
Published: May 2006
Low cost digital photography of anterior and posterior segments
Published: jun 2010
The stability of microtubules during the cell-cycle is regulated by a number of cellular factors, some of which stabilize microtubules and others that promote breakdown. XKCM1 is a kinesin-like protein that induces microtubule depolymerization and is required for mitotic spindle assembly.
Published: Feb 2002