pterygium

Summary

Summary: An abnormal triangular fold of membrane in the interpalpebral fissure, extending from the conjunctiva to the cornea, being immovably united to the cornea at its apex, firmly attached to the sclera throughout its middle portion, and merged with the conjunctiva at its base. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Measures for preventing recurrence after pterygium surgery
    J Akura
    Kushimoto Rehabilitation Center, 259 6 Kushimoto, Kushimoto cho, Nishimuro gun, Wakayama ken, 649 3503, Japan
    Cornea 20:703-7. 2001
  2. ncbi Clinical outcome study of a modified surgical technique for pterygium excision
    Panos Massaoutis
    Eye Department, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey, UK
    Can J Ophthalmol 41:704-8. 2006
  3. doi Prevalence and risk factors of pterygium and pinguecula: the Tehran Eye Study
    A Fotouhi
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Eye (Lond) 23:1125-9. 2009
  4. ncbi Acute scleral thinning after pterygium excision with intraoperative mitomycin C: a case report of scleral dellen after bare sclera technique and review of the literature
    Yi Yu Tsai
    Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cornea 21:227-9. 2002
  5. ncbi The results of amniotic membrane transplantation for primary pterygium compared with conjunctival autograft
    Napaporn Tananuvat
    Department of Ophthalmology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Cornea 23:458-63. 2004
  6. doi Effect of TIMP-1 and MMP in pterygium invasion
    Yi Yu Tsai
    Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:3462-7. 2010
  7. ncbi Fibrin glue versus sutures for conjunctival autografting in pterygium surgery: a prospective comparative study
    A Karalezli
    Department of Ophthalmology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Br J Ophthalmol 92:1206-10. 2008
  8. ncbi Prevalence of and factors associated with pterygium in adult Chinese: the Beijing Eye Study
    Ke Ma
    Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Cornea 26:1184-6. 2007
  9. ncbi Increased oxidative DNA damage, 8-hydroxydeoxy- guanosine, in human pterygium
    H C Kau
    Department of Ophthalmology, Taoyuan Veterans Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Eye (Lond) 20:826-31. 2006
  10. ncbi Recurrent pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant: recurrence rate and cosmesis
    Lawrence W Hirst
    University of Queensland and Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane, Australia
    Ophthalmology 116:1278-86. 2009

Research Grants

  1. IDENTIFY LIMBAL STEM CELLS BY CELL SURFACE MARKERS
    Ronald Smith; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. IDENTIFY LIMBAL STEM CELLS BY CELL SURFACE MARKERS
    Ronald Smith; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. IDENTIFY LIMBAL STEM CELLS BY CELL SURFACE MARKERS
    Ronald Smith; Fiscal Year: 2004
  4. PTERYGIUM EVALUATION PROJECT
    JOHN TWELKER; Fiscal Year: 1999
  5. PTERYGIUM EVALUATION PROJECT
    JOHN TWELKER; Fiscal Year: 2000
  6. PTERYGIUM EVALUATION PROJECT
    JOHN TWELKER; Fiscal Year: 2001
  7. Modular Design Biotherapeutics to Treat Eye and Cornea
    Michael Burg; Fiscal Year: 2005
  8. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2008
  9. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
  10. Short-Term Research Training for Optometry Students
    Graeme Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications275 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Measures for preventing recurrence after pterygium surgery
    J Akura
    Kushimoto Rehabilitation Center, 259 6 Kushimoto, Kushimoto cho, Nishimuro gun, Wakayama ken, 649 3503, Japan
    Cornea 20:703-7. 2001
    To introduce an improved technique of pterygium surgery and to compare postoperative results between this technique and previous techniques.
  2. ncbi Clinical outcome study of a modified surgical technique for pterygium excision
    Panos Massaoutis
    Eye Department, Mayday University Hospital, Croydon, Surrey, UK
    Can J Ophthalmol 41:704-8. 2006
    b>Pterygium is a common condition that has many and varied surgical management techniques. Our aim was to describe and evaluate the safety and efficacy of a modified tissue-sparing surgical procedure for management of pterygium.
  3. doi Prevalence and risk factors of pterygium and pinguecula: the Tehran Eye Study
    A Fotouhi
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Eye (Lond) 23:1125-9. 2009
    To determine the prevalence and causes of pterygium and pinguecula in the population of Tehran in 2002.
  4. ncbi Acute scleral thinning after pterygium excision with intraoperative mitomycin C: a case report of scleral dellen after bare sclera technique and review of the literature
    Yi Yu Tsai
    Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Cornea 21:227-9. 2002
    To describe a patient with scleral dellen after pterygium excision with intraoperative mitomycin C.
  5. ncbi The results of amniotic membrane transplantation for primary pterygium compared with conjunctival autograft
    Napaporn Tananuvat
    Department of Ophthalmology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Cornea 23:458-63. 2004
    To study the efficacy and safety of amniotic membrane transplantation as an adjunctive therapy after surgical excision of primary pterygium and to compare the clinical outcome with that of conjunctival autograft.
  6. doi Effect of TIMP-1 and MMP in pterygium invasion
    Yi Yu Tsai
    Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:3462-7. 2010
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the role of MMP-9, MMP-10, and TIMPs in pterygium formation and progression. METHODS...
  7. ncbi Fibrin glue versus sutures for conjunctival autografting in pterygium surgery: a prospective comparative study
    A Karalezli
    Department of Ophthalmology, Baskent University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Br J Ophthalmol 92:1206-10. 2008
    To compare the use of fibrin glue versus sutures for fixating conjunctival autografts in patients undergoing pterygium excision.
  8. ncbi Prevalence of and factors associated with pterygium in adult Chinese: the Beijing Eye Study
    Ke Ma
    Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Cornea 26:1184-6. 2007
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of pterygia and its associated factors in an adult Chinese population of Greater Beijing...
  9. ncbi Increased oxidative DNA damage, 8-hydroxydeoxy- guanosine, in human pterygium
    H C Kau
    Department of Ophthalmology, Taoyuan Veterans Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Eye (Lond) 20:826-31. 2006
    Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is a widely accepted aetiological factor in the development of pterygium. UV radiation may induce production of reactive oxygen species via photosensitized oxidation, thus causing oxidative ..
  10. ncbi Recurrent pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplant: recurrence rate and cosmesis
    Lawrence W Hirst
    University of Queensland and Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane, Australia
    Ophthalmology 116:1278-86. 2009
    To assess the rate of recurrence, complications, and cosmesis after recurrent pterygium removal with P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM (Pterygium Extended Removal Followed by Extended Conjunctival Transplant).
  11. ncbi Differential expression of matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors at the advancing pterygium head
    N Di Girolamo
    Inflammation Research Unit, School of Pathology, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 41:4142-9. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) at the advancing pterygium edge.
  12. ncbi Active matrilysin (MMP-7) in human pterygia: potential role in angiogenesis
    N Di Girolamo
    Inflammation Research Unit, School of Pathology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 42:1963-8. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the cellular distribution and activation status of matrilysin (MMP-7) in pterygia...
  13. ncbi Current concepts and techniques in pterygium treatment
    Leonard P K Ang
    Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
    Curr Opin Ophthalmol 18:308-13. 2007
    b>Pterygium is a common ocular disorder in many parts of the world. At present, there is a wide variety of surgical methods but very few clinical guidelines on the optimal treatment of primary or recurrent pterygium...
  14. doi The science of pterygia
    J C Bradley
    Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 94:815-20. 2010
    b>Pterygium is an ocular surface disease of humans attributed to chronic ultraviolet-B exposure. Clinically, the condition involves invasive centripetal growth with associated inflammation and neovascularisation...
  15. doi Prevalence of pterygium in Latinos: Proyecto VER
    S West
    Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Br J Ophthalmol 93:1287-90. 2009
    b>Pterygium is a common corneal eye condition that can be disfiguring and may require surgery to avoid loss of vision. There are no population-based data on the prevalence or on risk factors among Latinos.
  16. ncbi The Ets-1 transcription factor is involved in pterygial angiogenesis
    W Naib-Majani
    Department of International Medical Education and Development, Bonn, Germany
    Anat Histol Embryol 36:107-10. 2007
    ..In contrast, no expression of ets-1 was found in group 2 pterygia. Proto-oncogene ets-1 expression has been shown for the first time in the metaplastic pterygium, an eye tissue of unknown pathogenesis.
  17. ncbi Low-dose intraoperative mitomycin C as chemoadjuvant for pterygium surgery
    H C Cheng
    Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    Cornea 20:24-9. 2001
    ..and safety of low-dose intraoperative mitomycin C (MMC) during bare sclera procedure and to compare the rates of pterygium recurrence between recurrent pterygium patients treated with adjuvant MMC and those reconstructed with a ..
  18. doi Preliminary results of subconjunctival bevacizumab in primary pterygium excision
    Mohammad Reza Razeghinejad
    Department of Ophthalmology and Poostchi Ophthalmic Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    Ophthalmic Res 43:134-8. 2010
    To evaluate the efficacy of subconjunctival bevacizumab as an adjunctive therapy for primary pterygium surgery.
  19. pmc Serious corneoscleral complications after pterygium excision with mitomycin C
    B Safianik
    Br J Ophthalmol 86:357-8. 2002
  20. ncbi Relationship between the morbidity of pterygium and the duration of ultraviolet rays exposure in Sanya, China
    Qi Chang Yan
    Department of Ophthalmology, Fourth Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang 110005, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 119:1308-10. 2006
  21. doi Fibrin glue versus sutures for attaching the conjunctival autograft in pterygium surgery: a prospective observer masked clinical trial
    S Srinivasan
    Department of Ophthalmology, Toronto Western Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Ophthalmol 93:215-8. 2009
    To compare the degree of conjunctival autograft inflammation, subconjunctival haemorrhage (SCH) and graft stability following the use of sutures or fibrin glue (FG) during pterygium surgery.
  22. ncbi Scleral melting 16 years after pterygium excision with topical Mitomycin C adjuvant therapy
    W M Wan Norliza
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Cont Lens Anterior Eye 29:165-7. 2006
    To report a case of scleral melting noted 16 years after pterygium excision with postoperative adjuvant topical Mitomycin C (MMC).
  23. doi Efficacy of topical bevacizumab for inhibiting growth of impending recurrent pterygium
    Mohammad Reza Fallah
    Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
    Curr Eye Res 35:17-22. 2010
    To evaluate clinical outcome(s) and complication(s) of topical bevacizumab (avastin) in patients with impending recurrent pterygium.
  24. ncbi Pathogenetic mechanisms and treatment options for ophthalmic pterygium: trends and perspectives (Review)
    Efstathios T Detorakis
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Heraklion, and Laboratory of Virology, Medical School, University of Crete, 71110 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Int J Mol Med 23:439-47. 2009
    b>Pterygium is a fibrovascular lesion of the ocular surface that can display an aggressive clinical behavior and, occasionally, threaten vision...
  25. doi Treatment of pterygium
    Isyaku Mohammed
    Department of Ophthalmology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
    Ann Afr Med 10:197-203. 2011
    The treatment of ocular pterygium has been subjected to the development and application of various new strategies in the last few years...
  26. ncbi Oxidative DNA damage in pterygium
    Yi Yu Tsai
    Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital and Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Mol Vis 11:71-5. 2005
    ..If pterygium is related to UV, we surmised oxidative stress exists in pterygium...
  27. ncbi Analysis of pathohistological characteristics of pterygium
    Boban Dzunic
    Ophthalmology Clinic, Clinical Center, Nis, Serbia
    Bosn J Basic Med Sci 10:307-13. 2010
    b>Pterygium internum (external eye layer) shows great recurrence tendency after surgical removal. Its etiology is still unclear and represents a significant problem...
  28. doi Bevacizumab and ocular wound healing after primary pterygium excision
    Mohammad Banifatemi
    Department of Ophthalmology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Khalili Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
    J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 27:17-21. 2011
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of subconjunctival bevacizumab on early postoperative wound healing in patients with primary pterygium excision.
  29. doi Preliminary evidence of the presence of lymphatic vessels immunoreactive for D2-40 and Prox-1 in human pterygium
    Anca Maria Cimpean
    Department of Histology, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania
    Oncol Rep 26:1111-3. 2011
    Human pterygium is a benign fibrovascular outgrowth of the corneo-conjunctival junction, characterized by tissue remodeling, cellular proliferation, angiogenesis and inflammation...
  30. ncbi Quantitative analysis of regular and irregular astigmatism induced by pterygium
    A Tomidokoro
    Department of Ophthalmology, Omiya Red Cross Hospital, Saitama, Japan
    Cornea 18:412-5. 1999
    To quantitatively evaluate the influence of pterygium and its removal surgery on both regular and irregular corneal astigmatism.
  31. ncbi Phase I study of subconjunctival ranibizumab in patients with primary pterygium undergoing pterygium surgery
    Anat Galor
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Am J Ophthalmol 149:926-931.e2. 2010
    To evaluate the safety and tolerability of ranibizumab given via subconjunctival injection in patients with primary pterygium undergoing pterygium surgery with autograft placement.
  32. doi Subconjunctival bevacizumab immediately after excision of primary pterygium: the first clinical trial
    Abdollah Shenasi
    Department of Ophthalmology, Nikookari Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
    Cornea 30:1219-22. 2011
    To investigate the effect of subconjunctival bevacizumab immediately after excision of primary pterygium.
  33. ncbi Amniotic membrane transplantation with conjunctival autograft for recurrent pterygium
    Jun Shimazaki
    Department of Ophthalmology, Tokyo Dental College, Chiba, Japan
    Ophthalmology 110:119-24. 2003
    To study the effect of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) combined with either limbal autograft transplantation (LAT) or conjunctival autograft transplantation (CAT) in recurrent pterygium.
  34. ncbi Corneo-conjunctival autograft transplantation for pterygium surgery
    Eric Frau
    Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
    Acta Ophthalmol Scand 82:59-63. 2004
    To evaluate the efficacy of surgical management of pterygium with corneo-conjunctival autograft transplantation.
  35. doi A comparative study of tissue glue and vicryl suture for closing limbal-conjunctival autografts and histologic evaluation after pterygium excision
    Yasemin Ozdamar
    Ankara Ulucanlar Eye Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Cornea 27:552-8. 2008
    To compare clinical and histopathologic outcomes of tissue glue and vicryl suture to attach limbal conjunctival autografts in pterygium surgery.
  36. ncbi Decreased pigment epithelium-derived factor and increased vascular endothelial growth factor levels in pterygia
    Ji Jin
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Jinhua Central Hospital, Zhejiang, China
    Cornea 22:473-7. 2003
    ..This study compared expression levels of an angiogenic inhibitor, pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), in pterygia with those in normal corneal and conjunctival tissues...
  37. ncbi Pterygium: histological and immunohistochemical aspects
    T Golu
    Ophthalmology Clinic, Rovinari Hospital, Romania
    Rom J Morphol Embryol 52:153-8. 2011
    b>Pterygium represents a triangular conjunctivo-epithelial overgrowth, proliferating from the bulbar conjunctiva and covering the cornea, causing severe vision loss...
  38. pmc Ophthalmic pterygium: a stem cell disorder with premalignant features
    Jeanie Chui
    Inflammation and Infection Research Centre, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Pathol 178:817-27. 2011
    ..One hundred pterygium specimens were histopathologically reviewed and selected cases were immunohistochemically assessed to confirm ..
  39. ncbi [Expression of matrix metalloproteinase in human pterygia]
    Jun Zeng
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha 410011, China
    Yan Ke Xue Bao 20:242-5. 2004
    To determine the cellular distribution and activation of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in human pterygium.
  40. ncbi Connective tissue growth factor in pterygium: simultaneous presence with vascular endothelial growth factor - possible contributing factor to conjunctival scarring
    Gysbert van Setten
    St Eriks Eye Clinic, Karolinska Institutet, Polhemsgatan 50, 11282 Stockholm, Sweden
    Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 241:135-9. 2003
    Various growth factors have been detected in pterygium and been associated with its vasculogenesis. The basic pathophysiological mechanisms responsible especially for the fibrotic activity in pterygium are, however, not yet known...
  41. ncbi Use of mitomycin C with conjunctival autograft in pterygium surgery in Asian-Canadians
    V A Wong
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ophthalmology 106:1512-5. 1999
    ..To determine whether using mitomycin C (MMC) before applying conjunctival autograft is better than conjunctival autograft alone in preventing the recurrence of pterygia in an Asian-Canadian population...
  42. pmc Calcium-binding S100 protein expression in pterygium
    Andri K Riau
    Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore
    Mol Vis 15:335-42. 2009
    b>Pterygium is an ocular surface disease of unknown etiology associated with epithelial and fibrovascular outgrowth from the conjunctiva onto the cornea...
  43. doi Microbial scleritis-experience from a developing country
    V Jain
    LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
    Eye (Lond) 23:255-61. 2009
    ..The purpose of this article was to study the clinical features, pathogenic organisms, and the outcome in cases of infectious scleritis...
  44. ncbi UVB-mediated induction of interleukin-6 and -8 in pterygia and cultured human pterygium epithelial cells
    Nick Di Girolamo
    Inflammation Research Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:3430-7. 2002
    ..The hypothesis tested in the current study is that UV radiation modulates the expression of interleukin (IL)-6 and -8, which could promote the neovascularization and chronic inflammation regularly observed in pterygia...
  45. ncbi Angiogenesis in pterygium: study of microvessel density, vascular endothelial growth factor, and thrombospondin-1
    M Aspiotis
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Epirus, Greece
    Eye (Lond) 21:1095-101. 2007
    This retrospective study aims to elucidate the role of angiogenesis in the pathogenesis of pterygium. We evaluated microvessel density (MVD), and expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1).
  46. ncbi Photokeratitis and other phototoxic effects on the cornea and conjunctiva
    Anthony P Cullen
    School of Optometry and Department of Biology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Toxicol 21:455-64. 2002
    ..Chronic exposure to solar ultraviolet is a factor in climatic droplet keratopathy and pterygium. Phototoxic compounds or their by-products potentially can reach the cornea from the air, via the tears or ..
  47. pmc Expression analysis of human pterygium shows a predominance of conjunctival and limbal markers and genes associated with cell migration
    C J Jaworski
    Section on Molecular Therapeutics, NEI NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Mol Vis 15:2421-34. 2009
    b>Pterygium is a vision-impairing fibrovascular lesion that grows across the corneal surface and is associated with sunlight exposure...
  48. ncbi Prevalence of pterygium and cataract in indigenous populations of the Brazilian Amazon rain forest
    J S Paula
    School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, USP, Brazil
    Eye (Lond) 20:533-6. 2006
    To compare the prevalence of pterygium and cataract in four indigenous populations of the Brazilian Amazonian rain forest (Arawak, Tukano, Maku, and Yanomami) with different ethnic and social behaviour backgrounds.
  49. ncbi Amniotic membrane transplantation after extensive removal of primary and recurrent pterygia
    A Solomon
    Ocular Surface and Tear Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Ophthalmology 108:449-60. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Amniotic membrane transplantation is an effective and safe procedure for pterygium surgery, with a relatively low recurrence rate for both primary and recurrent pterygia...
  50. ncbi The role of substance P in the pathogenesis of pterygia
    Jeanie Chui
    Inflammatory Diseases Research Unit, Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4482-9. 2007
    b>Pterygium is a prevalent ocular surface disorder thought to be triggered by chronic ultraviolet damage to the limbus...
  51. ncbi Scleral ulceration after preoperative injection of mitomycin C in the pterygium head
    Maria A Carrasco
    Cornea Service, Wills Eye Hospital, 900 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 120:1585-6. 2002
  52. doi A randomized controlled trial of intralesional bevacizumab injection on primary pterygium: preliminary results
    Orapin Enkvetchakul
    Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
    Cornea 30:1213-8. 2011
    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of intralesional injection of bevacizumab on primary pterygium treatment.
  53. ncbi The effect of pterygium surgery on corneal topography
    A Cinal
    Yuzuncu Yil University Medical Faculty, Department of Ophthalmology, Van, Turkey
    Ophthalmic Surg Lasers 32:35-40. 2001
    The aim of this prospective randomized clinical study was to evaluate the effect of pterygium surgery on the corneal topography using a computerized corneal topography system.
  54. ncbi Comparison of fibrin glue with sutures for pterygium excision surgery with conjunctival autografts
    Reece C Hall
    Ophthalmology Department, Wellington Hospital, Capital Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand
    Clin Experiment Ophthalmol 37:584-9. 2009
    To compare pterygium excision conjunctival autograft surgery using Tisseel fibrin glue versus Vicryl sutures.
  55. ncbi The effect of subconjunctival ranibizumab on primary pterygium: a pilot study
    Achilleas Mandalos
    2nd Ophthalmology Clinic, Papageorgiou Hospital, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Cornea 29:1373-9. 2010
    A prospective interventional pilot study was performed to estimate the effect of ranibizumab injection on the clinical and histological picture of primary pterygium.
  56. doi Efficacy of intralesional bevacizumab injection in decreasing pterygium size
    Mohammad Reza Fallah Tafti
    Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Cornea Department, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Cornea 30:127-9. 2011
    To evaluate the efficacy of intralesional bevacizumab injection in decreasing size of pterygium.
  57. ncbi Visual acuity and corneal topographic changes related with pterygium surgery
    Meltem Yagmur
    Department of Ophthalmology, Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
    J Refract Surg 21:166-70. 2005
    Applied pre- and postoperative corneal topography outcomes with visual acuities were evaluated to determine the surgical results in pterygium therapy.
  58. doi Expression of double strand DNA breaks repair genes in pterygium
    Anna Lękawa-Ilczuk
    Department of Human Genetics, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
    Ophthalmic Genet 32:39-47. 2011
    The alteration in the expression of some genes and proteins responsible for chosen DNA repair pathways in pterygium pathogenesis were studied...
  59. pmc Overexpression of urokinase-type plasminogen activator in pterygia and pterygium fibroblasts
    Shih Chun Chao
    Department of Ophthalmology, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
    Mol Vis 17:23-31. 2011
    ..Little is known about the expression of uPA in pterygium. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of uPA mRNA and activities in various stages of ..
  60. pmc Randomised controlled study of conjunctival autograft versus amniotic membrane graft in pterygium excision
    P Luanratanakorn
    Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:1476-80. 2006
    To determine whether amniotic membrane can be used as an alternative to conjunctival autograft after pterygium excision.
  61. ncbi Tectonic corneal lamellar grafting for severe scleral melting after pterygium surgery
    Seng Ei Ti
    Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
    Ophthalmology 110:1126-36. 2003
    To describe the technique and review the indications and success of tectonic corneal lamellar grafting for the management of severe scleral melts after pterygium surgery.
  62. ncbi Long-term follow-up results of lamellar keratoplasty as a treatment for recurrent pterygium and for scleral necrosis induced by beta-irradiation
    Behrooz Golchin
    Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Cornea 22:612-8. 2003
    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of lamellar keratoplasty (LK) in the treatment of recurrent pterygium and of scleral necrosis induced by beta-irradiation.
  63. pmc Expression of cell proliferation and apoptosis biomarkers in pterygia and normal conjunctiva
    Kun Liang
    Department of Ophthalmology, the Second Hospital Affiliated to Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, PR China
    Mol Vis 17:1687-93. 2011
    To analyze the expression of apoptosis and cell proliferation molecules in pterygium tissues of Chinese patients.
  64. ncbi Pterygium in an aged Mongolian population: a population-based study in China
    J Lu
    Institute of Developmental Biology, Lanzhou University, China
    Eye (Lond) 23:421-7. 2009
    To determine the prevalence and identify associated risk factors for pterygium in an elderly Mongolian population at high altitude in Henan County, China.
  65. ncbi Postoperative irradiation for pterygium: retrospective analysis of 1,253 patients from the Osaka University Hospital
    Fumiaki Isohashi
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
    Strahlenther Onkol 182:437-42. 2006
    Irradiation of ocular pterygium is considered a valuable treatment supplementation after surgical therapy...
  66. doi Fibrin adhesive is better than sutures in pterygium surgery
    Vanitha Ratnalingam
    Ophthalmology Department, Penang Hospital, Penang, Malaysia
    Cornea 29:485-9. 2010
    To evaluate the recurrence rate, surgical time, and postoperative pain between conjunctival autografting with sutures and with fibrin adhesive in pterygium surgery.
  67. ncbi Endothelial cell loss during pterygium surgery: importance of timing of mitomycin C application
    Rahamim Avisar
    Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Isreal
    Cornea 28:879-81. 2009
    To determine if the timing of mitomycin C (MMC) application during pterygium surgery affects endothelial cell loss.
  68. pmc Progenitor cells in healing after pterygium excision
    Jeong Kyu Lee
    Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Chung Ang University, Yongsan gu, Seoul 140 757, Korea
    Yonsei Med J 48:48-54. 2007
    Bone marrow derived progenitor cells were reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of pterygium and have been suggested to be important in angiogenesis and the repair process after tissue damage...
  69. pmc Comments on using fibrin glue in pterygium surgery
    L S Alvarenga
    Br J Ophthalmol 89:392; author reply 392. 2005
  70. ncbi Outcome of pterygium surgery: analysis over 14 years
    M Fernandes
    Cornea and Anterior Segment Service, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
    Eye (Lond) 19:1182-90. 2005
    To report the outcome of pterygium surgery performed at a tertiary eye care centre in South India.
  71. ncbi Comparison of three methods for the treatment of pterygium: amniotic membrane graft, conjunctival autograft and conjunctival autograft plus mitomycin C
    Yasemin Arslan Katircioglu
    Department of Ophthalmology, S B Ankara Research and Training Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinics, Ankara Turkey
    Orbit 26:5-13. 2007
    To compare three techniques combined with excision in the treatment of primary and recurrent pterygium: amniotic membrane transplantation, conjunctival autograft, and conjunctival autograft plus mitomycin C.
  72. ncbi Fibrous histiocytoma in primary pterygium
    V P Gupta
    Department of Ophthalmology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India
    Orbit 21:217-21. 2002
    ..reported to develop in various ocular structures with a variable frequency, has never been found within a pterygium. We report the case of a 50-year-old female who had had a pterygium for the last six years and had developed a ..
  73. doi Preoperative subpterygial mitomycin C injection versus limbal conjunctival autograft transplantation for prevention of pterygium recurrence
    Sameh S Mandour
    Department of Ophthalmology, Menoufia Faculty of Medicine, Shebin El Kom, Egypt
    J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 27:481-5. 2011
    To evaluate postoperative outcome and recurrence rate after primary pterygium excision using preoperative Mitomycin C (MMC) injection versus limbal conjunctival autograft transplantation (LCAT).
  74. doi The presence of T-lymphocyte subpopulations (CD4 and CD8) in pterygia: evaluation of the inflammatory response
    Richard M Awdeh
    Department of Ophthalmology, Albert Eye Research Institute, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Adv Ther 25:479-87. 2008
    The aim of our study was to confirm the presence of inflammatory T-lymphocyte subpopulations (CD4 and CD8) in pterygium specimens with regards to clinical severity...
  75. ncbi Combined mitomycin C application and free flap conjunctival autograft in pterygium surgery
    Fani Segev
    Department of Opthalmology, Meir Hospital, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Cornea 22:598-603. 2003
    To evaluate the long-term postoperative outcome and complication rate of combined intraoperative low-dose mitomycin C application and free conjunctival autograft for the treatment of pterygium.
  76. ncbi [Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in pterygium and effects of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor on human pterygium fibroblasts]
    Yuan Gao
    Department of Ophthalmology, Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
    Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi 43:881-4. 2007
    To investigate the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in pterygium and the effect of selective COX-2 inhibitor (Nimesulide) on proliferation of human pterygium fibroblasts (HPF) in culture.
  77. ncbi Cyclooxygenase-2 expression in primary and recurrent pterygium
    U Adiguzel
    Department of Ophthalmology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
    Eur J Ophthalmol 17:879-84. 2007
    b>Pterygium is a proliferative, inflammatory, and invasive ocular surface disease associated with excessive ultraviolet radiation exposure and has several tumor-like characteristics...
  78. ncbi Endothelial progenitor cells in pterygium pathogenesis
    J K Lee
    Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea
    Eye (Lond) 21:1186-93. 2007
    The pathogenesis of pterygium is not well known, and controversy exists about the cell origins and the nature of initial trigger required for its development...
  79. ncbi Mitomycin C and conjunctival autograft for recurrent pterygium
    Ugur E Altiparmak
    Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Int Ophthalmol 27:339-43. 2007
    To observe the efficiency of intraoperative low-dose Mitomycin-C combined with conjunctival autograft in the treatment of recurrent pterygium.
  80. doi [Epidemiology of pterygium. A review]
    K Droutsas
    Klinik fur Augenheilkunde, Philipps Universitat Marburg, Universitätsklinik Giessen and Marburg GmbH, Standort Marburg
    Ophthalmologe 107:511-2, 514-6. 2010
    The traditional concept of chronic UV exposure as a central factor in the pathogenesis of pterygium has been repeatedly confirmed by large epidemiological studies in recent years...
  81. pmc Relationship between the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and survivin in primary pterygium
    Cristina Maxia
    Department of Cytomorphology, University of Cagliari Medical School, Cagliari, Italy
    Mol Vis 15:458-63. 2009
    ..To investigate the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in a group of 93 Ecuadorian primary pterygia and to evaluate a possible association between COX-2 and survivin...
  82. doi Effect of subconjunctival bevacizumab on primary pterygium
    Christopher C Teng
    Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Cornea 28:468-70. 2009
    To investigate the effect of subconjunctival bevacizumab on primary pterygium.
  83. doi Pterygia: pathogenesis and the role of subconjunctival bevacizumab in treatment
    John Mauro
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA
    Semin Ophthalmol 24:130-4. 2009
    A pterygium is a very common conjunctival degenerative condition. It has been well established that there are different factors that are interrelated and involved in the growth of pterygia...
  84. ncbi Long-term results after bare sclera pterygium resection with excimer smoothing and local application of mitomycin C
    Tony Walkow
    Department of Ophthalmology, Centro Klinik, Oberhausen, Germany
    Cornea 24:378-81. 2005
    To evaluate the long-term results and complications after bare sclera pterygium excision with local application of mitomycin C and consecutive smoothing of the wound area with an excimer laser (PTK).
  85. doi Treatment of primary pterygium
    Yelda B Ozkurt
    Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Optom Vis Sci 86:1178-81. 2009
    To compare preserved human amniotic membrane transplantation and conjunctival autografts for treatment of primary pterygium.
  86. ncbi Limbal-conjunctival autograft transplantation for recurrent pterygium
    I Dekaris
    Ophthalmology Department, Lions Croatian Eye Bank, GH Sveti Duh, Zagreb, Croatia
    Eur J Ophthalmol 12:177-82. 2002
    To assess the usefulness of limbal-conjunctival autograft transplantation (LCAT) for the treatment of recurrent pterygium.
  87. ncbi Prospective study of primary pterygium surgery using pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplantation
    Lawrence W Hirst
    University of Queensland and Queensland Eye Institute, South Brisbane, Australia
    Ophthalmology 115:1663-72. 2008
    To assess the rate of recurrence and complications after primary pterygium removal with the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. for PTERYGIUM (pterygium extended removal followed by extended conjunctival transplantation) technique.
  88. ncbi Extensive versus limited pterygium excision with conjunctival autograft: outcomes and recurrence rates
    Irit Bahar
    Ophthalmology Department, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Eye Res 33:435-40. 2008
    To compare the long-term outcomes and recurrence rate of extensive versus limited subconjunctival pterygium excision with conjunctival autograft.
  89. pmc Increased expression of mucinous glycoprotein KL-6 in human pterygium
    S Kase
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:1208-9. 2006
  90. ncbi Topical cyclosporin A and mitomycin C injection as adjunctive therapy for prevention of primary pterygium recurrence
    Miguela Ibáñez
    Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro, Guadalajara, Mexico
    Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 40:239-44. 2009
    The authors evaluated the results of topical cyclosporin A 1% and injected mitomycin C 0.01% use as adjunctive therapy for prevention of primary pterygium recurrence.
  91. doi Immunohistochemical analysis of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and p53 expression in pterygium from Tunisian patients
    T Khalfaoui
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Hopital Charles Nicolle, Boulevard du 9 Avril, 1006 Tunis, Tunisie
    Pathol Biol (Paris) 59:137-41. 2011
    A pterygium is characterized by abnormal fibrovascular corneoconjunctival tissue. A number of investigations have attempted to elucidate this incompletely understood pathology...
  92. pmc Conjunctivolimbal autograft using a fibrin adhesive in pterygium surgery
    Hyun Ho Kim
    Department of Ophthalmology, Cheil Eye Hospital, Daegu, Korea
    Korean J Ophthalmol 22:147-54. 2008
    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of fibrin bioadhesive in conjunctivolimbal autograft surgery for primary pterygium.
  93. pmc Study of the expression of CD30 in pterygia compared to healthy conjunctivas
    Yonathan Garfias
    Research Unit, Institute of Ophthalmology Conde de Valenciana Mexico City, Mexico
    Mol Vis 15:2068-73. 2009
    The pterygium is characterized by a fibrovascular neoformation from the bulbar conjunctiva into the cornea...
  94. ncbi Differential expression of vascular endothelial growth factor implies the limbal origin of pterygia
    Matthias Gebhardt
    Department of Anatomy, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany
    Ophthalmology 112:1023-30. 2005
    ..To study the distribution of isoforms of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 in pterygia and to compare it with that in healthy conjunctivas...
  95. ncbi Impression cytology study of conjunctival epithelial phenotypes on the healing ocular surface after pterygium excision
    S H Tseng
    Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
    Cornea 20:244-50. 2001
    To compare the process of conjunctival epithelial regeneration after three types of pterygium excision procedures.
  96. pmc Expression of p27(KIP1) and cyclin D1, and cell proliferation in human pterygium
    Satoru Kase
    Department of Ophthalmology, Sapporo Social Insurance General Hospital, Sapporo, Japan
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:958-61. 2007
    The pterygium is a growth onto the cornea of fibrovascular tissue that is continuous with the conjunctiva, whereas the mechanisms of cell proliferation in pterygium epithelium are unknown.
  97. ncbi Efficacy and safety of recurrent pterygium surgery using human processed pericardium
    Lenio S Alvarenga
    Department of Ophthalmology, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Cornea 21:542-5. 2002
    To investigate the safety and efficacy of human processed pericardium used as an onlay after pterygium excision.
  98. ncbi Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva first misdiagnosed as a pterygium: a clinicopathologic case report
    Ertugrul Mirza
    Department of Ophthalmology, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Melikgazi, Kayseri, Turkey
    Eye Contact Lens 34:188-90. 2008
    To describe the clinical findings of a patient who initially underwent surgery for a pterygium and who was finally diagnosed with invasive squamous cell carcinoma, and to determine the necessity and importance of pathologic investigation ..
  99. doi Increased expression of gelatinase (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in pterygia and pterygium fibroblasts with disease progression and activation of protein kinase C
    Shun Fa Yang
    Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:4588-96. 2009
    ..of matrix metalloprotease (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 mRNA and activities in various stages of surgically excised pterygium specimens and cultured pterygium fibroblasts and to study the effects of activation of protein kinase C (PKC) on ..
  100. ncbi Proliferative effects of heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor on pterygium epithelial cells and fibroblasts
    Timothy M Nolan
    Inflammation Research Unit, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:110-3. 2004
    ..and chemotactic effects of heparin binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF), recently shown to be upregulated by ultraviolet irradiation in pterygium-derived epithelium cells (PECs) and pterygium fibroblasts (PFs).
  101. ncbi Increased expression of erythropoietin receptor in human pterygial tissues
    Satoru Kase
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo 060 8638, Japan
    Int J Mol Med 20:699-702. 2007
    ..b>Pterygium is a fibrovascular proliferating tissue that includes transformed cells...

Research Grants36

  1. IDENTIFY LIMBAL STEM CELLS BY CELL SURFACE MARKERS
    Ronald Smith; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocul cicatrIcial pemphigoid, contact lenses, severe infection, congenital aniridia, pterygium, herpes simplex epithelial disease contact lens induced keratopathy, neuroparalytic keratitis, drug toxicity, or ..
  2. IDENTIFY LIMBAL STEM CELLS BY CELL SURFACE MARKERS
    Ronald Smith; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocul cicatrIcial pemphigoid, contact lenses, severe infection, congenital aniridia, pterygium, herpes simplex epithelial disease contact lens induced keratopathy, neuroparalytic keratitis, drug toxicity, or ..
  3. IDENTIFY LIMBAL STEM CELLS BY CELL SURFACE MARKERS
    Ronald Smith; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocul cicatrIcial pemphigoid, contact lenses, severe infection, congenital aniridia, pterygium, herpes simplex epithelial disease contact lens induced keratopathy, neuroparalytic keratitis, drug toxicity, or ..
  4. PTERYGIUM EVALUATION PROJECT
    JOHN TWELKER; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Dr. Twelker observed, that many of his patients suffered from pterygium, a triangular growth of abnormal tissue which grows from the conjunctiva onto the cornea, often causing blurred ..
  5. PTERYGIUM EVALUATION PROJECT
    JOHN TWELKER; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Dr. Twelker observed, that many of his patients suffered from pterygium, a triangular growth of abnormal tissue which grows from the conjunctiva onto the cornea, often causing blurred ..
  6. PTERYGIUM EVALUATION PROJECT
    JOHN TWELKER; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Dr. Twelker observed, that many of his patients suffered from pterygium, a triangular growth of abnormal tissue which grows from the conjunctiva onto the cornea, often causing blurred ..
  7. Modular Design Biotherapeutics to Treat Eye and Cornea
    Michael Burg; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Our model proliferative disease is pterygium. In pterygium, corneal cells grow in response to endogenous EGF ligands and obscures vision...
  8. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  9. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Improvements in eye care seeking behaviors should help in avoiding visual loss from diabetic retinopathy and macula edema, the leading causes of visual loss in the working age Latino population. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. Short-Term Research Training for Optometry Students
    Graeme Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Trainees are encouraged to continue their participation in later summers and to incorporate their data as part of the thesis for the M.S. degree. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  11. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  12. Prostate Cancer in a Black Population
    Barbara Nemesure; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Study data will allow comparisons of PC risk across the African diaspora, as well as being a resource to advance PC research in AA. ..
  13. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improvements in eye care seeking behaviors should help in avoiding visual loss from diabetic retinopathy and macula edema, the leading causes of visual loss in the working age Latino population. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  14. Yearly Mass Treatment C. Trachomatis: When Can We Stop?
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  15. Yearly Mass Treatment C. Trachomatis: When Can We Stop?
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  16. Antimicrobial Dental Devices and Waterlines
    TED REID; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, we will assess the efficacy of the coated tubing in flow cell experiments using Pseudomonas aeruginosa. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  17. Short-Term Research Training for Optometry Students
    Graeme Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Trainees are encouraged to continue their participation in later summers and to incorporate their data as part of the thesis for the M.S. degree. ..
  18. Yearly Mass Treatment C. Trachomatis: When Can We Stop?
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Cataract: Health Disparity for Older African-Americans
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These data will advance the goal of reducing health disparity in visual disability from cataract among older African Americans. ..
  20. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  21. Yearly Mass Treatment C. Trachomatis: When Can We Stop?
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. INTERVENTIONS FOR VISUAL LOSS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..This trial will answer timely questions of the impact on the functional status of the most frail elderly of modest, potentially sustainable inputs into improving the appropriate utilization of eye care services. ..
  23. INTERVENTIONS FOR VISUAL LOSS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..This trial will answer timely questions of the impact on the functional status of the most frail elderly of modest, potentially sustainable inputs into improving the appropriate utilization of eye care services. ..
  24. INTERVENTIONS FOR VISUAL LOSS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..This trial will answer timely questions of the impact on the functional status of the most frail elderly of modest, potentially sustainable inputs into improving the appropriate utilization of eye care services. ..
  25. AMD AND RISK FACTORS IN A HISPANIC POPULATION
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Such data will advance our understanding of the magnitude of AMD in this ethnic group, and the way in which risk factors relate to AMD in different populations. ..
  26. INTERVENTIONS FOR VISUAL LOSS IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This trial will answer timely questions of the impact on the functional status of the most frail elderly of modest, potentially sustainable inputs into improving the appropriate utilization of eye care services. ..
  27. AMD AND RISK FACTORS IN A HISPANIC POPULATION
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Such data will advance our understanding of the magnitude of AMD in this ethnic group, and the way in which risk factors relate to AMD in different populations. ..
  28. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  29. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Improvements in eye care seeking behaviors should help in avoiding visual loss from diabetic retinopathy and macula edema, the leading causes of visual loss in the working age Latino population. ..
  30. TRIAL OF ANTIBIOTICS TO REDUCE RECURRENT TRICHIASIS
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. Latino Eye Health: A Communication Strategy for Diabetes
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Improvements in eye care seeking behaviors should help in avoiding visual loss from diabetic retinopathy and macula edema, the leading causes of visual loss in the working age Latino population. ..
  32. Who drives safely? Visual/cognitive predictors in Elders
    Sheila West; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This study will provide critical data on the interactive role of vision, visual attention, and cognition in changing older persons driving behaviors, and the resulting effect on driver errors and risk of crashes. ..
  33. Prostate Cancer in a Black Population
    Barbara Nemesure; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Study data will allow comparisons of PC risk across the African diaspora, as well as being a resource to advance PC research in AA. ..