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Neonatologists and the Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Kristen L. Hartley (Miami, FL), Audina M. Berrocal, MD, FACS (Miami, FL), Amy C. Schefler, MD (Miami, FL), Magaly Diaz-Barbosa, (Miami, FL) PURPOSE: To attempt to understand where the need for more teaching should be directed. METHODS: A multiple-choice on-line questionnaire was sent to all 4,136 Board-certified neonatologists in the United States to determine their depth of knowledge regarding retinopathy of prematurity. RESULTS: Will be...

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Standard and High Resolution Echographic Features of Melanocytoma

Amy C. Schefler, MD (Miami, FL), Brandy Hayden (Miami, FL), David H. Abramson, MD (New York, NY), Timothy G. Murray, MD (Miami, FL) PURPOSE: This study characterizes the echographic features of optic nerve head melanocytoma as detected by standard 10mHz and high-resolution 20 mHz ophthalmic ultrasound. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients diagnosed with melanocytoma of the optic nerve head was performed for all patients...

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Retinoblastoma Tumor Vascular Heterogeneity: A Model for Angiogenic Vacular Maturation and Implications for Vascular Targeting Therapy

Timothy G. Murray, MD (Miami, FL),* Maria Elena Jockovich, PhD (Miami, FL), Yoland Pina, PhD (Miami, FL), Fernando Suarez, (Miami, FL), Sander Dubovy, MD (Miami, FL), Amy Schefler, MD (Miami, FL) PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate blood vessel maturation in the murine transgenic model of retinoblastoma and to correlate with pediatric enucleated retinoblastoma tumors specimens to determine if vessel heterogeneity can be...

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Endophthalmitis in the Newborn

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2006/congress/Endophthalmitis-in-the-Newborn.swf Kristen L. Hartley (Miami, FL), Audina M. Berrocal, MD, FAC, (Miami, FL), Amy C. Schefler, MD (Miami, FL), Magaly Diaz- Barbosa, MD (Miami, FL), Nader Moinfar, MD (Orlando, FL) PURPOSE: To determine the incidence, etiology, and associated risk factors for the development of endophthalmitis in the newborn over a 4-year period in a neonatal intensive care...

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Standard and High Resolution OCT Characteristics of Epiretinal Membranes in Neurofibromatosis 2

Amy C. Schefler, MD (Miami, FL), (Miami, FL), Kristen L. Hartley, MD (Miami, FL), Audina M. Berrocal, MD, FACS (Miami, FL) PURPOSE: This study was intended to characterize the unique features of epiretinal membranes on standard and high resolution OCT inĀ  children with Neurofibromatosis 2. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients seen at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute from January, 1990 through November, 2005...

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