Know the glow It’s not unusual for parents to find a special sparkle in their children’s eyes, but there was something else going on with Grace Fetterman, the 8-year-old daughter of Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. In photographs, when Grace’s siblings had the telltale red eye of a camera’s flash, Grace had a yellow glow […]
https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/sports/high-school/wrestling/2019/12/18/nj-wrestling-colonias-poznanksi-has-vision-win-state-title/2691780001/ John Poznanski may have lost an eye to a rare disease as a toddler, but the adversity has not impaired the nationally ranked Colonia High School wrestler’s state championship vision. “Many people probably don’t know that I only have one eye,” said Poznanski, who had his left eye replaced with an ocular prosthesis shortly […]
https://www.aao.org/interview/light-activated-nanoparticle-therapy-uveal-melanom In this interview from AAO 2019, Dr. Carol Shields discusses a new light-activated nanoparticle therapy (AU-011) for ocular melanoma. The particle, which is attached to a chromophore, binds to melanoma cells and is activated by a 689-nanometer light. Early-stage trials look promising, she explains, with preliminary results demonstrating minimal vision loss, suggesting this […]
https://www.aao.org/1-minute-video/multimodal-imaging-signs-of-malignant-transformati In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Carol Shields offers tips for managing patients who present with a pigmented lesion at the back of the eye. Risk factors that predict the transformation of choroidal nevus in melanoma can be remembered with the following mnemonic: To Find Small Ocular Melanoma Doing IMaging. T: thickness over two millimeters; […]
A Story of Frustrations, Close Calls, Fun, and Lucky Breaks. The Autobiography of Jerry A. Shields, M.D. Available at Blurb
In this 1-Minute video, Dr. Carol Shields offers advice for treating iris melanoma. Ocular oncologists generally devise treatment strategies based on tumor size, location and shedding of pigment. Small tumors are typically resected, while large tumors might be treated with radiotherapy. But enucleation may be necessary for tumors that have shed pigment. Tube shunts and […]
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ReMission Foundation, with the support of Love From Liam and Eye Tumor Research Foundation, is pleased to support: Carol Shields, M.D. Director of the Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital & Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and her retinoblastoma cancer research. Read more about ReMission Foundation.