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Apr 12 2012 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Christopher Cooper of Marion was just two months old when he had his first eye surgery at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in 2010. Born with congenital cataracts, Christopher needed the early surgeries to remove the cataracts and move toward a corrected vision. During a routine doctor’s...
Jul 1 2011 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Macular hemorrhages due to choroidal neovascularization can result in sudden and permanent blindness. Intravitreal injection of antibodies against VEGF can reverse the bleeding and restore vision, but the use of such antibody injections is controversial. We treated four pregnant women where a bleed...
Jun 21 2011 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog, Press
Researchers have found the existence of a new, rare inherited retinal disease. Now the search is on to find the genetic cause, which investigators hope will increase understanding of more common retinal diseases. The findings appeared in the Nov. 9 issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology. The macula...
Jun 21 2011 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
Clinicians must distinguish between an infectious from sterile hypopyon. In our recently published photoessay, we suggest a clinical exam test that will help. To see how, download the publication.
Jun 21 2011 | Posted In: 20/20 Blog
We recently published a paper on our experience using the Retisert implant for sympathetic ophthalmia in the Journal Ophthalmology. Implantation into the eyes of eight patients stabilized vision, provided inflammatory control, and reduced dependence on systemic immunosuppression.