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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. EyeRounds.org. January 6, 2015; Available from:http://www.EyeRounds.org/tutorials/intravitreal-injection/. 2015.

Treloar, M., Roybal, C.N., Niles, P.I. and Russell, S.R. Progression of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy During Pregnancy. EyeRounds.org. Posted September 1, 2015; Available from:http://EyeRounds.org/cases/219-Gestational-Diabetic-Retinopathy.htm. 2015.

Chin, E. and Venckus, T. Allen Dots. EyeRounds.org.  Posted Jan 21, 2014. Available from:http://eyerounds.org/atlas/pages/Allen-dot.htm.  2014.

Folchert, M., Chin, E.K. and Folk, J.C. Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV). EyeRounds.org. May 4, 2014; available from http://EyeRounds.org/cases/186-PCV.htm. 2014.

Gauger, E.H., Chin, E.K. and Sohn, E.H. Vitreous Syneresis: An Impending Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD). Oct 16, 2014; Available from: http://EyeRounds.org/cases/196-PVD.htm. 2014.

Chin, E. and Warner, L. Acquired Peripheral Retinoschisis. EyeRounds.org.  Posted Dec 9, 2013. Available from: http://eyerounds.org/atlas/pages/acquired-peripheral-retinoschisis.htm.  2013.

Chin, E. and Montague, C. Angioid Streaks and Optic Disc Drusen in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum. EyeRounds.org.  Posted Aug 15, 2013, Available fromhttp://eyerounds.org/atlas/pages/angioid-streaks-optic-disc-drusen-pseudoxanthoma-elasticum.htm.  2013.

Chin, E. and Critser, B. Combined Hamartoma of the Retina and Retina Pigment Epithelium (CHRRPE). EyeRounds.org.  Posted Aug 21, 2013. Available from:http://eyerounds.org/atlas/pages/CHRRPE.htm.  2013.

Grant, L., Walsh, M. and Feng, M. Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR). EyeRounds.org.  Posted Aug 15, 2013. Available fromhttp://eyerounds.org/atlas/pages/FEVR.htm.  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. EyeRounds.org. September 16, 2011. Available from: http://EyeRounds.org/cases/140-post-LASIK-Granular-Corneal-Dystrophy.htm. 2011.