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Jun 17 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
We received grant support from the Fight for Sight organization to study an inherited form of inherited retinal detachment. In this family, children develop severe retinal detachments. Our genetic analysis suggests that a novel gene variant may be the cause, and efforts to identify the variant are...
Jun 16 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Endophthalmitis is a sight-threatening intraocular inflammatory disorder resulting from infection of the vitreous cavity. Following introduction of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), the role of this treatment modality for endophthalmitis was controversial. Our laboratory is studying whether new surgical...
Jun 16 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
ADNIV is an inherited autoimmune disease of the eye. We performed a study to determine the benefit of Retisert, an implant that delivers steroids within the eye for several years. In a study published in the journal, Archives of Ophthalmology, we found that the implant inhibited specific features...
Jun 16 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
An NIH grant to study oxidative stress enzymes in the vitreous has important implications for treating diabetic vitreoretinopathy.
Apr 28 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog, Press
Optimizing surgeon positioning and instrumentation relative to the eye is critical for successful ophthalmic microsurgery. Positional preferences have evolved over time with changing instrumentation and operative techniques. Most cataract surgeons now perform phacoemulsification from a temporal...

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