PA Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s wife detects ‘glow’ in daughter’s eye

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 […]

Colonia’s Poznanski has the vision to win a NJ state wrestling title

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 […]

Light-activated Nanoparticle for Uveal Melanoma

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 […]

Malignant Transformation

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; […]

Treating Iris Melanoma

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 […]