posted: June 25, 2010 at 6:55pm by PelletierEven with all the advances in contact lens technology such comfortable silicone materials and excellent ocular surface oxygen diffusion, infectious keratitis still remains a formidable cause of ocular morbidity. In the June issue of Ophthalmology Management, we review the interaction of the ocular surface with contact lenses, discuss common and atypical ocular pathogens, and talk about treatment: http://www.ophmanagement.com/article.aspx?article=104384 Click here for more.
posted: September 13, 2010 at 8:46pm by PelletierIn the September issue of Ophthalmology Management we authored an interesting article on viral conjunctivitis. This educational and perspective piece discusses viral transmission, ocular immune responses, adenoviral detection, and study designs we believe future clinical trials should incorporate.
To read it online: www.ophmanagement.com/article.aspx?article=104651
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posted: December 14, 2010 at 6:09pm by PelletierThis month in the peer-reviewed journal "International Ophthalmology" we published a work entitled " The etiology of infectious corneal ulceration in Sierra Leone". In this paper, we bring to light the fact that many of the corneal infectious in this developing country are caused by Gram negative bacteria and Fungi. This is consistent with older, published work we performed implicating the same organisms as colonizers of the ocular surface. Having and disseminating this information to local caregivers when treating patients in developing countries can assist in establishing treatment protocols and ultimately decrease visual loss from these devastating infections.
Jesse Pelletier MD
Cataract, Cornea, and Refractive Surgery Specialist
Ocean Ophthalmology Group Click here for more.