Fellows are encouraged to work on at least one project that will lead to a publication and/or presentation of new material at a national meeting such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology, ARVO, ASRS, Retina Society, or the Macula Society.

Articles recently published by our retina and vitreoretinal fellows include:

Almeida, D.R.Chin, E.K., Shah, S.S., Bakall, B., Gehrs, K.M., Boldt, H.C., Russell, S.R., Folk, J.C. and Mahajan, V.B. Comparison of microbiology and visual outcomes of patients undergoing small-gauge and 20-gauge vitrectomy for endophthalmitis. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016. 10, 167-172.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R. and Mahajan, V.B. Chronic Recurrent Pseudophakic Endophthalmitis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016. 134 (4), 455-456. PubMed PMID: 26868359.

Huckfeldt, R.M., East, J.S., Stone, E.M. and Sohn, E.H. Phenotypic Variation in a Family With Pseudodominant Stargardt Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016. IN PRESS. PubMed PMID: 27030965.

Mammo, Z., Almeida, D.R.Cunningham, M.A.Chin, E.K. and Mahajan, V.B. Acanthamoeba Endophthalmitis after Recurrent Keratitis and Nodular Scleritis. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016. IN PRESS. PubMed PMID: 27152698.

Roybal, C.N., Kucukevcilioglu, M., Huckfeldt, R.Elshatory, Y., Thurtell, M.J. and Folk, J.C. Treatment of Retinopathy and Macular Edema Secondary to a Carotid-Cavernous Fistula. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016. 10 (3), 225-228. PubMed PMID: 26536012.

Velez, G., Roybal, C.N., Colgan, D., Tsang, S.H., Bassuk, A.G. and Mahajan, V.B. Precision Medicine: Personalized Proteomics for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Inflammatory Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016. 134 (4), 444-448. PubMed PMID: 26848019. PMCID: PMC4833518.

Zheng, A., Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R., Tsang, S.H. and Mahajan, V.B. Combined Vitrectomy and Intravitreal Dexamethasone (Ozurdex) Sustained-Release Implant. Retina. 2016. IN PRESS. PubMed PMID: 27148836.

Almeida, D.R., Zhang, L., Chin, E.K., Mullins, R.F., Kucukevcilioglu, M., Critser, D.B., Sonka, M., Stone, E.M., Folk, J.C., Abramoff, M.D. and Russell, S.R. Comparison of retinal and choriocapillaris thicknesses following sitting to supine transition in healthy individuals and patients with age-related macular degeneration. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015. 133 (3), 297-303. PubMed PMID: 25521616.

Almeida, D.R.Chin, E.K., Tarantola, R.M., Folk, J.C., Boldt, H.C., Skeie, J.M., Mullins, R.F., Russell, S.R. and Mahajan, V.B. Effect of internal limiting membrane abrasion on retinal tissues in macular holes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015. 56 (5), 2783-2789. PubMed PMID: 26024069. PMCID: PMC4416746.

Almeida, D.R.Chin, E.K., Rahim, K., Folk, J.C. and Russell, S.R. Factors associated with spontaneous release of vitreomacular traction. Retina. 2015. 35 (3), 492-497. PubMed PMID: 25207947.

Almeida, D.R.Chin, E.K., Tarantola, R.M., Tegins, E.O., Lopez, C.A., Boldt, H.C., Gehrs, K.M., Sohn, E.H., Russell, S.R., Folk, J.C. and Mahajan, V.B. Long-term outcomes in patients undergoing vitrectomy for retinal detachment due to viral retinitis. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015. 9, 1307-1314. PubMed PMID: 26229423. PMCID: PMC4514312.

Almeida, D.R.Chin, E.K.Roybal, C.N.Elshatory, Y. and Gehrs, K.M. Multiplane peripheral vitreous dissection with perfluoro-n-octane and triamcinolone acetonide. Retina. 2015. 35 (4), 827-828. PubMed PMID: 25768254.

Almeida, D.R.Chin, E.K., Boldt, H.C. and Mahajan, V.B. Scleral buckle hemorrhagic cyst masquerading as an orbital tumor. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015. 9, 343-345. PubMed PMID: 25709397. PMCID: PMC4335608.

Almeida, D.R.Chin, E.K.Mears, K., Russell, S.R. and Mahajan, V.B. Spontaneous dislocation of a fluocinolone acetonide implant (Retisert) into the anterior chamber and its successful extraction in sympathetic ophthalmia. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015. 9 (2), 142-144. PubMed PMID: 25411930.

Almeida, D.R., Mammo, Z., Chin, E.K. and Mahajan, V.B. Surgical Embolectomy for Fovea-Threatening Acute Retinal Artery Occlusion. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015. IN PRESS. PubMed PMID: 26674278.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R. and Boldt, H.C. Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retinal Pigment Epithelium Leading to the Diagnosis of Neurofibromatosis Type 2 [online only]. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015. 133 (9), e151289. PubMed PMID: 26356002.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R., Strohbehn, A.L., Mahajan, V.B., Russell, S.R. and Folk, J.C. Elevated Intraocular Pressure Following Pars Plana Vitrectomy Due to Trapped Gas in the Posterior Chamber. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2015. IN PRESS. PubMed PMID: 26630244.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R.Grant, L.W., Niles, P.I. and Folk, J.C. Letter to the Editor: Outer Retinal Tubulations and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015. 46 (6), 604-605. PubMed PMID: 26172060.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R. and Folk, J.C. Letter to the editor: posterior hyaloid removal. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015. 46 (4), 404. PubMed PMID: 25970859.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R. and Mahajan, V.B. Management of Choroidal Granulomas Involving the Macula in Corticosteroid-Intolerant Patients. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015. 133 (11), 1351-1352. PubMed PMID: 26356326.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R.Roybal, C.N., Niles, P.I., Gehrs, K.M., Sohn, E.H., Boldt, H.C., Russell, S.R. and Folk, J.C. Oral mineralocorticoid antagonists for recalcitrant central serous chorioretinopathy. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015. 9, 1449-1456. PubMed PMID: 26316684.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R., Sacher, B.A. and Boldt, H.C. Rapid involution of choroidal metastasis secondary to renal cell carcinoma with oral sunitinib. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015. 133 (1), 109-110. PubMed PMID: 25321845.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R. and Sohn, E.H. Sustained and expedited resolution of diabetic papillopathy with combined PRP and bevacizumab. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015. 50 (5), e88-91. PubMed PMID: 26455990.

Kirkpatrick, C.A., Almeida, D.R., Hornick, A.L., Chin, E.K. and Boldt, H.C. Erlotinib-associated bilateral anterior uveitis: resolution with posterior sub-Tenon's triamcinolone without erlotinib cessation. Can J Ophthalmol. 2015. 50 (5), e66-67. PubMed PMID: 26455982.

Lenci, L.T., Chin, E.K., Carter, C., Russell, S.R. and Almeida, D.R. Ischemic Retinal Vasculitis Associated with Cataract Surgery and Intracameral Vancomycin. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2015. 2015, 4 pages, article ID 683194. PubMed PMID: 26618015.

Mahajan, V.B., Chin, E.K., Tarantola, R.M., Almeida, D.R., Somani, R., Boldt, H.C., Folk, J.C., Gehrs, K.M. and Russell, S.R. Macular Hole Closure With Internal Limiting Membrane Abrasion Technique. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015. 133 (6), 635-641. PubMed PMID: 25764352.

Mears, K.Bakall, B., Harney, L.A., Penticoff, J.A. and Stone, E.M. Autosomal Dominant Microcephaly Associated With Congenital Lymphedema and Chorioretinopathy Due to a Novel Mutation in KIF11. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015. 133 (6), 720-721. PubMed PMID: 25764055.

Skeie, J.M., Roybal, C.N. and Mahajan, V.B. Proteomic insight into the molecular function of the vitreous. PLoS One. 2015. 10 (5), e0127567. PubMed PMID: 26020955. PMCID: PMC4447289.

Almeida, D.R. and Chin, E.K. Spontaneous resolution of vitreomacular traction in two patients with diabetic macular edema. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2014. 5 (1), 66-71. PubMed PMID: 24707275. PMCID: PMC3975209.

Almeida, D.R.Chin, E.K., Niles, P., Kardon, R. and Sohn, E.H. Unilateral manifestation of autoimmune retinopathy. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014. 49 (4), e85-87. PubMed PMID: 25103665.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R., Sohn, E.H., Boldt, H.C., Mahajan, V.B., Gehrs, K.M., Russell, S.R. and Folk, J.C. Incomplete vitreomacular traction release using intravitreal ocriplasmin. Case Rep Ophthalmol. 2014. 5 (3), 455-462. PubMed PMID: 25606039. PMCID: PMC4296250.

Chin, E.K.Almeida, D.R. and Sohn, E.H. Structural and functional changes after macular hole surgery: a review. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2014. 54 (2), 17-27. PubMed PMID: 24613881.

Mears, K.A., Sobel, R.K., Shriver, E.M. and Sohn, E.H. Endophthalmitis secondary to globe penetration from hydrogel scleral buckle. Int J Ophthalmol. 2014. 7 (3), 585-586. PubMed PMID: 24967213. PMCID: PMC4067681.

Zhou, Y., Davis, A.S., Spitze, A. and Lee, A.G. Maintenance of pupillary response in a glaucoma patient with no light perception due to persistence of melanopsin ganglion cells. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014. 49 (1), e20-21. PubMed PMID: 24513375.

Bakall, B., Folk, J.C., Boldt, H.C., Sohn, E.H., Stone, E.M., Russell, S.R. and Mahajan, V.B. Aflibercept therapy for exudative age-related macular degeneration resistant to bevacizumab and ranibizumab. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013. 156 (1), 15-22 e11. PubMed PMID: 23706500.

Braun, T.A., Mullins, R.F., Wagner, A.H., Andorf, J.L., Johnston, R.M., Bakall, B.B., Deluca, A.P., Fishman, G.A., Lam, B.L., Weleber, R.G., Cideciyan, A.V., Jacobson, S.G., Sheffield, V.C., Tucker, B.A. and Stone, E.M. Non-exomic and synonymous variants in ABCA4 are an important cause of Stargardt disease. Hum Mol Genet. 2013. 22 (25), 5136-5145. PubMed PMID: 23918662. PMCID: PMC3842174.

Cunningham, M.A., Tarantola, R.M., Folk, J.C., Sohn, E.H., Boldt, H.C., Graff, J.A., Elkins, K., Russell, S.R. and Mahajan, V.B. Proliferative vitreoretinopathy may be a risk factor in combined macular hole retinal detachment cases. Retina. 2013. 33 (3), 579-585. PubMed PMID: 23222494.

Cunningham, M.A., Boldt, H.C. and Stone, E.M. Retinal detachment in a patient with leber congenital amaurosis. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2013. 7 (1), 102-104. PubMed PMID: 25390536.

Cunningham, M.A.Tlucek, P., Folk, J.C., Boldt, H.C. and Russell, S.R. Sequential, acute noninfectious uveitis associated with separate intravitreal injections of bevacizumab and ranibizumab. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2013. 7 (4), 355-358. PubMed PMID: 25383816.

Tlucek, P.S., Folk, J.C., Sobol, W.M. and Mahajan, V.B. Surgical management of fibrotic encapsulation of the fluocinolone acetonide implant in CAPN5-associated proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Clin Ophthalmol. 2013. 7, 1093-1098. PubMed PMID: 23785231. PMCID: PMC3682853.

Tozer, K., Roller, A.B., Chong, L.P., Sadda, S., Folk, J.C., Mahajan, V.B., Russell, S.R., Boldt, H.C. and Sohn, E.H. Combination therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration refractory to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents. Ophthalmology. 2013. 120 (10), 2029-2034. PubMed PMID: 23714319.

Davis, A.S., Folk, J.C., Russell, S.R., Sohn, E.H., Boldt, H.C., Stone, E.M. and Mahajan, V.B. Intravitreal bevacizumab for peripapillary choroidal neovascular membranes. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012. 130 (8), 1073-1075. PubMed PMID: 22893085.

Tlucek, P.S., Folk, J.C., Orien, J.A., Stone, E.M. and Mahajan, V.B. Inhibition of neovascularization but not fibrosis with the fluocinolone acetonide implant in autosomal dominant neovascular inflammatory vitreoretinopathy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012. 130 (11), 1395-1401. PubMed PMID: 22777573. PMCID: 3885610.

Xu, X., Reinhardt, J.M., Hu, Q., Bakall, B.Tlucek, P.S., Bertelsen, G. and Abramoff, M.D. Retinal vessel width measurement at branchings using an improved electric field theory-based graph approach. PLoS One. 2012. 7 (11), e49668. PubMed PMID: 23209588. PMCID: PMC3507841.

Roller, A.B., Folk, J.C., Patel, N.M., Boldt, H.C., Russell, S.R., Abramoff, M.D. and Mahajan, V.B. Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Treatment of Proliferative and Nonproliferative Type 2 Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia. Retina. 2011. 31 (9), 1848-1855. PubMed PMID: 21610563.

EyeRounds contributions

Myers, L., Almeida, D. and Abràmoff, M.D. Intravitreal Injection Technique: A Primer for Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows. January 6, 2015; Available from: 2015.

Treloar, M., Roybal, C.N., Niles, P.I. and Russell, S.R. Progression of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy During Pregnancy. Posted September 1, 2015; Available from: 2015.

Chin, E. and Venckus, T. Allen Dots.  Posted Jan 21, 2014. Available from:  2014.

Folchert, M., Chin, E.K. and Folk, J.C. Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV). May 4, 2014; available from 2014.

Gauger, E.H., Chin, E.K. and Sohn, E.H. Vitreous Syneresis: An Impending Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD). Oct 16, 2014; Available from: 2014.

Chin, E. and Warner, L. Acquired Peripheral Retinoschisis.  Posted Dec 9, 2013. Available from:  2013.

Chin, E. and Montague, C. Angioid Streaks and Optic Disc Drusen in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum.  Posted Aug 15, 2013, Available from  2013.

Chin, E. and Critser, B. Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retina Pigment Epithelium (CHRRPE).  Posted Aug 21, 2013. Available from:  2013.

Grant, L., Walsh, M. and Feng, M. Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR).  Posted Aug 15, 2013. Available from  2013.

Davis, A.S. and Syed, N.A. Granular Corneal Dystrophy Discovered Following LASIK: A Clinicopathologic Correlation of Granular Corneal Dystrophy Type II and LASIK. September 16, 2011. Available from: 2011.