Barriers to Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Qualitative Approach, Online, Structured Abstract: Introduction: This study sought to describe and better understand barriers to accessing low vision rehabilitation services. Methods: A qualitative description research paradigm was employed. Focus group participants were recruited through their involvement in the Montreal Barriers Study in Montreal, Canada. Six focus groups (n = 21 participants) were conducted to assess perspectives (both positive and negative) about accessing low vision rehabilitation services, and in particular the barriers to accessing these services. Interview transcripts were prepared and analyzed using content analysis. Results: Analyses revealed barriers inherent to the person (perceived ability to comfortably engage in activities of daily living and gradual participatory losses); the clinic (inefficiencies in educating clientele about low vision rehabilitation services, and problems and dissatisfaction associated with ophthalmic
Pediatric ophthalmology is a sub-speciality of ophthalmology concerned with eye diseases, visual development, and vision care in children. In the United States, pediatric ophthalmologists are physicians who have completed medical school, a 1-year internship, 3-year residency in ophthalmology, and a 1-2 year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Pediatric ophthalmology fellowships in the United States are accredited by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Pediatric ophthalmologists focus on the development of the visual system and the various diseases that disrupt visual development in children. Pediatric ophthalmologists also have expertise in managing the various ocular diseases that affect children. Pediatric ophthalmologists are qualified to perform complex eye surgery as well as to manage childrens eye problems using glasses and medications. Many ophthalmologists and other physicians refer pediatric patients to a pediatric ophthalmologist for ...
purpose. To examine the responsiveness of the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire-25 (NEI VFQ-25) by using data from the MARINA and ANCHOR trials in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to establish the change in the NEI VFQ-25 associated with a 15-letter change in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA).. methods. In MARINA, 716 patients were randomized to monthly intravitreal ranibizumab (0.3 or 0.5 mg) or sham injections. In ANCHOR, 423 patients were randomized to monthly ranibizumab (0.3 or 0.5 mg) with sham photodynamic therapy (PDT) or sham ocular injections with verteporfin PDT. Patients had follow-up interviews and BCVA measurements over 24 months. Data were analyzed separately for MARINA and ANCHOR, and treatment groups were pooled within each trial. The clinically relevant difference in NEI VFQ-25 was estimated based on regression models of change from baseline to month 12 in BCVA.. results. Subgroups categorized by BCVA change (≥15 letters gained, ,15 ...
Both questionnaires showed high reliability across items and validity with respect to clinical markers of eye disease. Future research should compare the properties of these shortened surveys with those of the NEI VFQ-25.
In the Journal of Refractive Surgery from the August of 2018 issue, the article written by Rohit Shetty M.D. Et. al titled "Wavefront-Guided LASIK Has Comparable Ocular and Corneal Aberrometric Outcomes but Better Visual Acuity Outcomes Than SMILE in Myopic Eyes" compares Wavefront Guided LASIK (WFG) with small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).. In this study, 48 SMILE eyes were completed and 58 WFG LASIK eyes were completed. The eyes were re-tested at the one month and 3 month post-operative periods using corneal topography and anterior aberration assessment. Both WFG LASIK and SMILE had comparable safety and efficacy. However, it was noticed that more WFG LASIK eyes had achieved an uncorrected distance vision of 20/16 after surgery than SMILE eyes. WFG LASIK and SMILE had similar aberrometric outcomes but WFG has better postoperative visual acuity. The experience was small pupil size, internal aberrations and wound healing can enable similar outcomes with both procedures.. Here at ...
Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D., is the clinical director for the National Eye Institute (NEI). He oversees NEIs clinical research and patient care programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.. Brooks trained in biochemistry, earning a B.S. in biochemistry in 1989 from the University of Maryland, College Park. He completed medical school in 1997 at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also earned a Ph.D. After his residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Michigan, Brooks came to the NIH in 2002 for a fellowship in medical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). In 2004, he joined the NEI as a staff clinician and in 2008 started the NEI Unit on Pediatric, Developmental, and Genetic Ophthalmology. He was awarded tenure and became the chief of the NEI Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch in 2014. NEI appointed him clinical director in 2016. Brooks served as the ...
AIMS--The study aimed to assess the effect of initial visual acuity and type of amblyopia on the long term results of successfully treated amblyopia. METHODS--The visual acuity of 94 patients, who had been successfully treated for unilateral amblyopia by occlusion of the good eye and followed up to the age of 9 years, was examined 6.4 years, on average, after cessation of treatment. Patients were divided into two groups according to the depth of amblyopia before occlusion therapy was started: those with visual acuity between 20/60 and 20/100 and those with visual acuity of 20/100 or worse. RESULTS--Deterioration of visual acuity was observed in 42% of patients in the first group and in 63% of patients in the second group. Their average deterioration, as measured by the Snellen chart, was 0.58 and 1.54 lines, respectively. The results were also assessed by the division of patients into three groups according to the type of amblyopia: strabismic, strabismic anisometropic, and anisometropic. ...
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By Dustin C. Hays Science Writer The Argus II retinal prosthesis, developed by Second Sight, Inc., with funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI), was recognized September 8, 2011, in honor of being the 8 millionth patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Argus II is a device that restores limited sight to the blind.
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Purpose: Some pseudophakic patients implanted with monofocal intraocular lens (IOL) have good near visual acuity with their distance correction. This apparent accommodation has been called "pseudo-accommodation". The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of pseudo-accommodation in children after bilateral congenital cataract surgery, without amblyopia, and to define its mechanisms.. Methods: We included 40 eyes of 23 children aged 6 to 18, with a corrected distance visual acuity above 8/10 and a normal near visual acuity (P2) with +3 addition. We also included a group of 14 pseudophakic adults, with a corrected distance visual acuity superior to 8/10 and a normal near visual acuity (P2) with +3 addition. Pseudo-accomodation was defined as a near visual acuity better than P4 with the distance correction and without addition. Prevalence of pseudo-accommodation was calculated in each group. In order to determine the factors accounting for pseudo-accommodation in children, we ...
Topics will include: ophthalmology surgery; glaucoma: a vision loss; paediatric ophthalmology; neuro-ophthalmology; neurotrophic keratopathy; thyroid eye disease (TED or Graves eye disease); ophthalmic optics / optometry; ophthalmic drug delivery; ocular diagnosis and ophthalmic imaging; orbital exenteration surgery; ophthalmology practice; removal of an eye; artificial eyes; and socket care; new surgical treatments for glaucoma; refractive errors; retina and retinal diseases; cornea disorders and treatment; and macular degeneration.. For information ophthalmology.insightconferences.com/registration.php. ...
PURPOSE To report outcomes and prognostic factors after epiretinal membrane peeling in patients with previous rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair. METHODS A consecutive case series. Best-corrected visual acuity and optical coherence tomography characteristics were analyzed before and after epiretinal membrane surgery. RESULTS Fifty-three eyes were analyzed. Best-corrected visual acuity improved by a mean of 10 letters at 1 month (N = 45; P = 0.001), 15 at 3 months (N = 42; P | 0.001), 11 at 6 months (N = 35; P = 0.001), and 16 at 12 months (N = 33; P | 0.001). The mean optical coherence tomography central foveal thickness decreased by 141 (N = 22; P | 0.001), 185 (N = 24; P | 0.001), 180 (N = 17; P = 0.001), and 151 μm (N = 9; P = 0.017) at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, respectively. Better preoperative best-corrected visual acuity correlated with better best-corrected visual acuity at all follow-up visits (P ≤ 0.001). Intact preoperative inner segment/outer segment junction and external limiting
The National Institutes of Health has named Thomas L. Brown, Ph.D., a Wright State University researcher investigating the causes of pregnancy-associated disorders leading to premature births, to its prestigious pregnancy study section that is instrumental in national biomedical research.. Brown, a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, was appointed as a full member of the NIH Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review from July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2019. Brown will review grant applications, make recommendations and survey the status of research.. "Selection to serve as a full member of the Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section is a tremendous honor, as it highlights the national recognition and standing our research program in pregnancy-associated disorders has here at Wright State University," Brown said. "While serving as a study section member involves a substantial time commitment and a high ...
Of 105 eyes with ocular injuries involving retained intraocular foreign bodies, 63 (60%) had a final visual acuity of 20/40 or better; 20 (19%) were 20/50 to 5/200; and 15 (14%) were worse than 5/200. Six eyes (6%) were enucleated. The extent of visual recovery was limited in selected cases by the characteristics of the initial injury. Multivariate analysis was used to identify prognostic factors. Predictive of a good visual outcome (greater than or equal to 20/40) were: (1) initial visual acuity better than 20/40 and (2) the need for only one or two operations in the treatment of the injury. Predictive of a poor visual outcome (less than 5/200) were: (1) initial visual acuity worse than 5/200 and (2) a wound 4 mm or longer in length, independent of wound location. The visual outcome in this series of patients was compared with other large series of intraocular foreign bodies reported before the development of vitreous microsurgical techniques. The percentage of patients with a visual outcome of 20/40
Gregory Pacelli attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago after having received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign. In addition, prior to completing his medical degree, Dr. Pacelli completed a thesis on learning and memory earning his doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.. Dr. Pacellis post-graduate training includes an internship performed at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, a residency in Ophthalmology performed at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus performed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.. Subsequent to completing his training, Dr. Pacelli held academic positions a Louisiana State University (Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Assistant Professor) and Childrens Surgical Foundation and Northwestern University (Clinical Assistant Professor). In addition, Dr. Pacelli is currently on a staff ...
Purpose: To assess the efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) combined with grid photocoagulation in the management of recurrent macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Methods: This is a prospective, non-randomized, interventional study. Thirty five eyes with branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) and 15 eyes with central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) were treated with grid photocoagulation combined with IVB for recurrent macular edema. The visual acuity, central macular thickness and intraocular pressure were outcome measures. The mean duration of follow-up was 18.1 ± 3.6 months. Results: One month after treatment, 45 of the 50 eyes showed complete resolution of the cystoid space. Compared with initial values, final central macular thickness was reduced significantly in both BRVO and CRVO groups (P P = 0.012). The total number of IVB was 1.8 ± 0.3 for eyes with either BRVO or CRVO. Conclusion: IVB combined with grid photocoagulation is an effective treatment for reducing
PURPOSE: To evaluate photopic and mesopic color discrimination in patients with different types of light-filtering intraocular lenses (IOLs).. SETTING: Peking University Third Hospital, Peking University Eye Center, Beijing, China.. METHODS: Cataract patients with different types of IOLs were enrolled 3 months postoperatively. Overall and partial color discrimination under photopic (1000 lux) and mesopic (40 lux) conditions were evaluated with the Farnsworth-Munsell (FM) 100-hue test. Corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) was tested under both conditions. Subjective visual quality was assessed with the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25).. RESULTS: The study evaluated 43 patients with a blue light filtering IOL (15 photochromic, 13 yellow tinted) or an IOL filtering ultraviolet light only (n = 15). The difference in the FM 100-hue total error scores under photopic or mesopic conditions was not statistically significant between groups. There were no ...
Intravitreal ranibizumab therapy was associated with thinning of the subfoveal choroid in patients treated for unilateral idiopathic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization, a study found. The prospective study included 16 patients with unilateral idiopathic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization who underwent a single intravitreal injection of 0.5 mg ranibizumab and subsequent injections as needed. Investigators used enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography to measure subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT). Mean patient age was 31.9 years. Visual acuity was also evaluated. Full Story →. ...
Microphthalmos occupies a spectrum from a normal, but small globe, to a globe with multiple anterior and posterior segment abnormalities. This study examines 54 eyes of 27 patients who had bilateral microphthalmos and severe visual impairment or blindness. Congenital cataract was the commonest cause of severe visual impairment (44%), followed by presumed retinal or optic nerve dysplasia (30%) and chorioretinal coloboma (22%). Lensectomy was followed by phthisis bulbi in 3/23 cases and retinal detachment in 2/23 cases. There were no cases of angle closure glaucoma. The three clinical conditions associated with a poor prognosis were cataract, chorioretinal coloboma, and a markedly reduced corneal diameter. A corneal diameter of 6 mm or less was associated with a visual acuity of no perception of light in 81% (21/26) compared with 4% (1/28) of those with larger corneas. ...
Purpose: Removal of the internal limiting membrane (ILM) during pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) has been shown to improve macular hole closure, reduce rates of post operative epiretinal membrane (ERM) formation in rhegmatogenous retinal detachments, and reduce macular thickness in patients with refractory diabetic macular edema. We conducted a retrospective study evaluating clinical outcomes in patients who underwent ILM peeling during pars plana vitrectomy for the treatment of proliferative diabetic retinopathy.. Methods: We analyzed the outcomes of 71 patients (71 eyes) who underwent PPV and epiretinal membrane peeling, with or without ILM removal, for proliferative diabetic retinopathy complicated by tractional retinal detachment and/or vitreous hemorrhage. All patients had 12 months of post-operative follow up. The primary outcome measure at 12 months was ERM recurrence. The secondary outcomes were the presence of clinically significant macular edema (CSME) and visual acuity. Preoperative and ...
From the Society for Glycobiology ,http://www.glycobiology.org/, Please do not reply to this email - replies are assumed to be bounces & automatically deleted. If you need to contact the sender write to president at glycobiology.org ,mailto:president at glycobiology.org, _____ Dear Glycoscientist This is an update regarding the reorganization of the grant review structure at the National Institutes of Health ( http://www.csr.nih.gov/review/reorgact.asp). A new set of study sections have now been recommended that covers Cell Biology ( http://www.csr.nih.gov/PSBR/CB/CBIntro.htm): * Cell Physiology Study Section (CP) * Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Dynamics Study Section (NCD) * Extracellular Interactions Study Section (ECI) * Cell Structure and Function Study Section (CSF) * Cell Organization and Regulation Study Section (COR) For details please visit the societys website www.glycobiology.org ,http://www.glycobiology.org/, . Note that the only explicit mention of glycosylation is in the Description of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System and Quality of Life in Neurological Disorders Measurement System to Evaluate Quality of Life for Children and Adolescents with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Associated Plexiform Neurofibroma. AU - Lai, Jin Shei. AU - Jensen, Sally E.. AU - Charrow, Joel. AU - Listernick, Robert. PY - 2019/3. Y1 - 2019/3. N2 - Objective: To assess the health-related quality of life of children with neurofibromatosis type 1-related plexiform neurofibromas (pNF) using a battery of patient-reported outcome measures selected based on a conceptual framework derived from input by patients, parents, and clinicians regarding the most important pNF symptoms and concerns. Study design: There were 140 children with pNF ages 8-17 years who completed the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (including domains anxiety, depressive symptom, psychosocial stress experiences, fatigue, pain interference, meaning and purpose, positive affect, peer ...
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A retrospective observational clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the injectable 0.19-mg fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (ILUVIEN) in the treatment of non-infectious uveitic macular edema. Data are presented from eight patients (11 eyes) with non-infectious uveitic macular edema who were treated with a 0.19-mg fluocinolone acetonide implant. Nine out of 11 eyes were pseudophakic prior to implantation of fluocinolone acetonide implant, and both phakic eyes required cataract surgery during the follow-up period (the median follow-up was 19 months; range, 8-42 months). Effectiveness and safety were assessed from changes in central retinal thickness (measured using spectral domain optical coherence tomography), corrected distance visual acuity, uveitic activity, and intraocular pressure. The main outcome measures were changes in central retinal thickness, corrected distance visual acuity, uveitic activity, and intraocular pressure. In 11/11 eyes, central retinal thickness
As patient-reported outcome, the Child Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (C-OIDP) has been commonly used for assessing childrens oral health needs in order to facilitate oral health service planning. It was translated and cross-culturally adapted into Turkish in 2008. Since then, there is no study to assess its psychometric properties in Turkish child population. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Turkish version of the C-OIDP for use in Turkish primary school children. The Turkish translated version was tested on a convenience sample of primary school children aged 11 to 12 years attending two public schools in Istanbul. Data were collected by clinical examinations, face-to-face interviews and self-completed questionnaires. The internal consistency, test-retest reliability, construct validity using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), criterion related validity (concurrent and discriminant) were
TRANSITIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD IN WOMENS HEALTH RESEARCH Release Date: January 14, 2000 RFA NUMBER: OD-00-003 National Institute on Aging National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases National Cancer Institute National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institute of Mental Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute of Nursing Research Office of Research on Womens Health Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Pfizer Womens Health, Pfizer Inc National Foundation for Biomedical Research PURPOSE The NIH Office of Research on Womens Health (ORWH) invites applications for the Transitional Career Development Award in Womens Health Research. This award is designed to ...
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING: PILOT RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM Release Date: January 9, 1998 PA NUMBER: PAR-98-021 P.T. National Institute on Aging Application Receipt Dates: March 17, 1998; July 17, 1998; November 17, 1998 PURPOSE The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is seeking small grant (R03) applications in specific areas to: (1) stimulate and facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into aging research, or (2) encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in this research field. This Small Grant (R03) Program provides support for pilot research that is likely to lead to a subsequent individual research project grant (R01) and /or a significant advancement of aging research. HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000 The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2000," a PHS-led national activity for setting priority areas. This Program Announcement (PA), National Institute on Aging: Pilot ...
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus | The authors describe a preterm infant who developed advanced retinopathy of prematurity bilaterally with a prominent tunica vasculosa lentis. Treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab resulted in regression of the tunica vasculosa lentis and posterior manifestations of the retinopathy of prematurity. RetCam imaging (Clarity Medical Systems, Pleasanton, CA) of the anterior segment was used to
Poster 4 Salim Ben Yahia. Advantages: To report clinical findings and outcome of an atypical case of Coats disease in an adult patient.. Methods: A 48-year-old female underwent ocular examination including dilated fundus examination, fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography.. Effectiveness / Safety: The patient presented with decreased vision in her left eye. Fundus examination revealed multiple macroaneurysms in the posterior pole superior to the macula associated with hard exudates. In addition to macroaneurysms, fluorescein angiography showed numerous microaneurysms and telangiectatic vessels with fluorescein leakage on macular area. Optical coherence tomography revealed macular edema and serous retinal detachment of the macula. The patient was treated by transpupillary thermotherapy, with spots applied to the macroaneurysms, leading to an improvement of visual acuity and partial resolution of macular edema and serous retinal detachment on optical coherence tomography three ...
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus | Purpose:To determine the effect of probing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children older than 2 years.Methods:A prospective interventional case series included 110 eyes of 94 patients with congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) aged 2 years or older, with no previous intervention. The diagnosis was based on clinical findings (epiphora, discharge, regurgitation test, and
Our study is not directly comparable with the two previous studies that have investigated this matter with different approaches.36,37 Both of them are based on self reported visual function assessment.. In order to compare the results with other studies, we presented data using the WHO criteria for visual impairment, but the functional limitations caused by poor vision occurring at levels of visual acuity much better than the WHO criteria seem to be underestimated.22 Therefore, we intend to report the results with other definitions for visual impairment.. Since visual impairment due to uncorrected or undercorrected refractive errors is missed with the best corrected visual acuity definition, the results were presented based on presenting visual acuity as well. This definition would give the "real" magnitude of visual impairment in a population.42 Using the definition of visual impairment based on presenting visual acuity permitted the assessment of visual impairment due to refractive errors that ...
Dr. Marcela Frazier is originally from Colombia, South America. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Molecular Biology. She went to the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, where she completed a Doctor of Optometry degree, and a pediatric residency. She also completed a Masters degree in Public Health in Epidemiology at UAB. She is Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.. She is on the Board of Directors of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) and has taken her students on several mission trips to Nicaragua, Perú, Honduras, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Colombia. Dr. Frazier has been an investigator for several National Eye Institute (NEI) Studies, including the Amblyopia Treatment Studies with the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), The ...
There have been a number of advances in Ophthalmology in the management of the aging eye. This video discusses corneal transplantation - penetrating keratoplasty vs endothelial keratoplasty; cataract surgery - manual vs femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery; glaucoma surgery - trabeculectomy vs microinvasive glaucoma surgery and vitreolysis - vitrectomy vs YAG vitreolysis. Technology is advancing, but keep a healthy skepticism.. ...
Background & Aims : Health-related quality of life HRQL after proctocolectomy is a critical parameter for management decisions in patients with chronic pancolitis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the HRQL of patients with ileoanal pull-through and to validate new, easy-to-administer HRQL measures. Methods : The Sickness Impact Profile SIP,...
The UB-led consortium that won a prestigious $15 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health in 2015 has adopted a new name and visual identity that better represent the work in which its members are engaged.. In an effort to more accurately reflect its collaborative and scientific missions, the new entity will be called the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Under this new name, the CTSIs collaborative partners demonstrate their shared commitment to improving health and reducing health disparities in the Buffalo Niagara region by conducting and supporting research that leads to new, innovative medical therapies and technologies, and working to make them widely available to the community. The CTSIs new logo features the UB logo and is consistent with the new brand and identity strategy launched by the university in 2016.. "The change in our name to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute is a better ...
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Affiliation: Head and Senior Consultant, Glaucoma Service, Singapore National Eye Centre. Head and Senior Consultant, Glaucoma Service, Singapore National Eye Centre Eye Associates, Gleneagles Hospital. Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. Country: Singapore. Areas of Interest: Glaucoma therapeutics, pediatric glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma, glaucoma surgery techniques and devices, tube shunts, lasers in glaucoma, optic nerve head and angle imaging.. Leadership Position: Head and Senior Consultant, Glaucoma Service, Singapore National Eye Centre and Singapore National Eye Centre Eye Associates, Gleneagles Hospital. Board member, Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society; Chairman, Board of Directors, Lions SaveSight Centre. Director, Strategic Development and Philanthropy, Eye ACP, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. ...
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed involving individuals over the age of 59 years, resident in the city of Florianópolis, Brazil. A sample of 180 individuals selected in a two-stage approach was examined and interviewed. The World Health Organization Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF) was used to collect data on self-reported quality of life. The OIDP questionnaire was used to collect data on oral impact on daily performances. The criteria for the clinical data were those proposed by the World Health Organization. The dependent variable was the oral impact on daily performances. The chi-square test was used to examine the association between the dependent and the exploratory variables. Variables were inserted in a model of multiple logistic regression. The level of significance was set at P < 0.05 ...
Physicians or optometrists can refer patients to the National Eye Institute. Preliminary telephone inquiries can determine if there is a National Eye Institute (NEI) investigator with expertise in the area of the patients ocular problem. Patients are evaluated to confirm the diagnosis, assess therapeutic options, and determine whether they qualify for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) protocol. Only patients enrolled in a NIH research protocol can be treated and followed at the NEI.
Photo available in downloadable, camera-ready format on the NEI website or by calling (301) 496-5248.With a long record of accomplishment behind him, Carl Kupfer, MD, the only person to ever serve as director of the National Eye Institute (NEI), is stepping down from his position on July 15 after 30 years at the helm of the Federal governments leading vision research agency.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE AGENDA Second Joint Meeting of the NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM, NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON DRUG ABUSE, AND NATIONAL CANCER ADVISORY BOARDFebruary 5, 2014
[email protected] About the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA supports most of the worlds research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to inform policy, improve practice, and advance addiction science. Fact sheets on the health effects of drugs and information on NIDA research and other activities can be found at www.drugabuse.gov, which is now compatible with your smartphone, iPad or tablet. To order publications in English or Spanish, call NIDAs DrugPubs research dissemination center at 1-877-NIDA-NIH or 240-645-0228 (TDD) or email requests to [email protected] Online ordering is available at drugpubs.drugabuse.gov. NIDAs media guide can be found at www.drugabuse.gov/publications/media-guide/dear-journalist, and its easy-to-read website can be found at ...
MOUSE MUTAGENESIS AND PHENOTYPING: NERVOUS SYSTEM AND BEHAVIOR Release Date: March 31, 1999 RFA: MH-99-007 P.T. National Institute of Mental Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute on Aging National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders National Institute on Drug Abuse National Eye Institute National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Public Briefing Date: June 21, 1999 Letter of Intent Receipt Date: August 2, 1999 Application Receipt Date: October 14, 1999 PURPOSE The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to establish facilities for large-scale mutagenesis and phenotyping of nervous system functions and complex behaviors in the laboratory mouse. Neuroscience-focused mutagenesis and phenotyping facilities established by this RFA are expected to serve as a national resource by producing a bank of mouse strains that harbor a wide range of mutations affecting murine nervous system function and behavior. Data and ...
Biology student Veronica Guirguis spent the summer interning at the world-renowned teaching and biomedical hospital, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.. Guirguis, a sophomore, was grateful to have the chance to work with "brilliant people" including Dr. Christopher Heaney, associate professor in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, and Dr. Barbara Detrick, a professor of pathology at the JH University School of Medicine, and a Caldwell University alumna. Guirguis also appreciated the introduction to virology provided by John Hooks, Ph.D. of the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.. Guirguis was on a team that researched "Detection of IL-6 in Hepatitis E Virus Infection." "We found that IL-6 is upregulated in HEV infection which participates in inflammation," she said.. Caldwell Universitys Natural and Physical Sciences Department prepared her well for the internship. When she started working with petri dishes at JH she said, "I"ve got this. Ive been prepared for this," ...
Only one previous study has systematically investigated the visual experience of patients during cataract surgery.12This study assessed the visual experience of 56 patients during extracapsular cataract surgery under regional anaesthesia (peribulbar and retrobulbar blocks). Visual awareness was absent or limited to only light perception for four patients. The remaining patients observed colours (80%), movements (68%), flashes (66%), abstract colour images (55%), and objects (20%). During the course of surgery, patients also observed a change in light brightness (64%) and colours (20%).. Limited aspects of the visual experience during extracapsular cataract surgery under regional anaesthesia have also been reported in two other studies. In one study, surgical instruments were observed by 73% of patients during surgery under retrobulbar anaesthesia.13In another study, no patients observed surgical instruments during surgery under peribulbar anaesthesia but 20% of patients perceived abstract visual ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Assessment of changes in quality of life among patients in the SAVE Study - Sirolimus as therapeutic Approach to uVEitis. T2 - Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection. AU - Vigil,Erin M.. AU - Sepah,Yasir Jamal. AU - Watters,Anthony L.. AU - Sadiq,Mohammad A.. AU - Ansari,Mehreen. AU - Bittencourt,Millena G.. AU - Ibrahim,Mohamed A.. AU - Do,Diana V.. AU - Nguyen,Quan Dong. PY - 2015/12/1. Y1 - 2015/12/1. N2 - Background: The National Eye Institute 39-Question Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-39) is an indicator of vision-related quality of life (QoL). The NEI VFQ-39 is used to assess the QoL in patients with non-infectious posterior uveitis, intermediate uveitis, or panuveitis, treated with subconjunctival (SCJ) or intravitreal (IVT) sirolimus as an immunomodulatory therapeutic (IMT) agent, delivered subconjunctivally (SCJ) or intravitreally (IVT) (the SAVE Study). Thirty subjects with non-infectious uveitis were randomized (SCJ:IVT, 1:1) for a prospective ...
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Chacko earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, now Drexel University College of Medicine, in 1991. He completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 1995 and a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami in 2005.. Chacko has more than two decades experience as an ophthalmologist and has participated in annual surgical mission trips to Ghana and Guatemala since 1997 to promote better vision worldwide. His research interests include diseases of the optic nerve and visual pathway including ischemic optic neuropathy, giant cell arteritis, and divergence insufficiency.. Chacko is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1996. He is a member of the Arkansas Medical Society, Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions, and a Fellow in the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.. "I am extremely honored to receive the Sally McSpadden ...