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Michael Blair

TitleClinical Associate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentOphthalmology & Visual Science
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, ILFellowship2006Vitreoretinal Surgery
    Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MDResidency2004Ophthalmology
    University of Chicago Program B: Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, ILInternship2001Transitional Residency
    University of Chicago- Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, ILMD2000Medicine
    Universidad de Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru1997Tropical Medicine
    Harvard University, Boston, MAAB1995Biology
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    2006Junior Golden Apple Fellow Award for Resident Teaching, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois
    2004Greater Baltimore Medical Center Ophthalmology Resident of the Year, Baltimore, MD
    2003 - 2004Ronald G. Michels Resident Research Grant, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins
    1999 - 2000Calvin A. Fentress Award for Medical Student Research, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
    1995Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University
    1994 - 1995Ford Grant for Undergraduate Research, Harvard University
    1994 - 1995John Harvard Scholarship, Harvard University
    1991 - 1994Harvard College Scholarship, Harvard University

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         (Browning DJ)Aug 1, 2008
    Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
    Optical coherence tomography measurements and analysis in optical coherence tomography studies of diabetic macular edema
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Elman MJ)Apr 28, 2010
    Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
    2) Randomized trial evaluating ranibizumab plus prompt or deferred laser or triamcinolone plus prompt laser for diabetic macular edema
    Role: Co Invewstigator

         (Sun JK)Apr 1, 2012
    Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.
    Evaluation of visual acuity measurements after autorefaction vs manual refraction in eyes with and without diabetic macualr edema.
    Role: Co-Investigator

         (Bressler SB)Aug 1, 2013
    Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
    Exploratory analysis of the effect of intravitreal ranibizumab or triamcinolone on wersening of diabetic retinopathy in a randomized clinical trial.

         (Bressler SB)May 1, 2015
    Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
    Repeated intravitreous ranibizumab injections for diabetic macular edema and the risk of sustained elevation of intraocular pressure or the need for ocularhypotensive treatment
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Rodriguez SH, Peyton C, Lewis K, Andrews B, Greenwald MJ, Schreiber MD, Msall ME, Blair MP. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Comparing Bevacizumab to Laser for Type 1 ROP. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2019 Jun 01; 50(6):337-343. PMID: 31233150.
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    2. Tiryaki S, Garcia-Gonzalez JM, Zhang DL, Shapiro MJ, Blair MP. Foveal Development After Use of Bevacizumab for Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2019 Jun 01; 50(6):e185-e187. PMID: 31233163.
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    3. Schechet SA, Rodriguez SH, Shapiro MJ, Blair MP. Reply to comment on: "Advantages of bevacizumab for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity". Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr-Jun; 9(2):136-137. PMID: 31198676.
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    4. Anand N, Blair MP, Greenwald MJ, Rodriguez SH. Refractive outcomes comparing primary laser to primary bevacizumab with delayed laser for type 1 ROP. J AAPOS. 2019 Apr; 23(2):88.e1-88.e6. PMID: 30797978.
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    5. Garcia Gonzalez JM, Shapiro MJ, Blair MP. Reply. Retina. 2019 Jan; 39(1):e2-e4. PMID: 30418393.
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    6. Solinski MA, Blair MP, Dietz H, Mittelman D, Shapiro MJ. FEVR findings in patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome type II. Ophthalmic Genet. 2018 12; 39(6):754-758. PMID: 30406707.
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    7. Theophanous C, Schechet S, Rodriguez SH, Blair M. Bilateral Vitreous Hemorrhage Following Bilateral Intravitreal Injections of Bevacizumab in an Infant With Retinopathy of Prematurity. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 11 01; 49(11):893-896. PMID: 30457649.
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    8. Blair M, Gonzalez JMG, Snyder L, Schechet S, Greenwald M, Shapiro M, Rodriguez SH. Bevacizumab or laser for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity. Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct-Dec; 8(4):243-248. PMID: 30637196.
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    9. Blair MP, Hilkert Rodriguez S, Chan RVP, Shapiro MJ. Re: Lepore et al.: Follow-up to age 4 years of treatment of type 1 retinopathy of prematurity intravitreal bevacizumab injection versus laser: fluorescein angiographic findings (Ophthalmology. 2018;125:218-226). Ophthalmology. 2018 10; 125(10):e70-e71. PMID: 30243341.
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    10. Shapiro MJ, Blair MP, Solinski MA, Zhang DL, Jabbehdari S. The importance of early diagnosis of Stickler syndrome: Finding opportunities for preventing blindness. Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2018 Oct-Dec; 8(4):189-195. PMID: 30637190.
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    11. Golas L, Shapiro MJ, Blair MP. Late ROP Reactivation and Retinal Detachment in a Teenager. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2018 08 01; 49(8):625-628. PMID: 30114308.
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    12. Garcia Gonzalez JM, Snyder L, Blair M, Rohr A, Shapiro M, Greenwald M. PROPHYLACTIC PERIPHERAL LASER AND FLUORESCEIN ANGIOGRAPHY AFTER BEVACIZUMAB FOR RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY. Retina. 2018 Apr; 38(4):764-772. PMID: 28267112.
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    13. Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. Re: Good: Bevacizumab for retinopathy of prematurity: treatment when pathology is embedded in a normally developing vascular system (Ophthalmology. 2016;123:1843-1844). Ophthalmology. 2017 10; 124(10):e74-e75. PMID: 28938930.
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    14. Yanoga F, Garcia-Gonzalez JM, Greenwald M, Shapiro MJ, Blair MP. CANDIDA ENDOPHTHALMITIS FROM THE REACTIVATION OF A DORMANT LENTICULAR FUNGAL ABSCESS IN A PREMATURE INFANT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Summer; 11(3):269-271. PMID: 27258543.
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    15. Todorich B, Thanos A, Yonekawa Y, Thomas BJ, Faia LJ, Chang E, Shulman J, Olsen KR, Blair MP, Shapiro MP, Ferrone P, Vajzovic L, Toth CA, Lee TC, Robinson J, Hubbard B, Kondo H, Besirli CG, Nudleman E, Wong SC, Kusaka S, Walsh M, Chan RVP, Berrocal A, Caputo G, Murray TG, Sears J, Schunemann R, Harper CA, Kychental A, Dorta P, Cernichiaro-Espinosa LA, Wu WC, Campbell JP, Martinez-Castellanos MA, Quiroz-Mercado H, Hayashi H, Quiram P, Amphornphruet A, Hartnett ME, Tsui I, Ells A, John V, Moshfeghi D, Capone A, Drenser KA, Trese MT. Correspondence. Retina. 2017 05; 37(5):e52-e54. PMID: 28358752.
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    16. Hajrasouliha AR, Garcia-Gonzales JM, Shapiro MJ, Yoon H, Blair MP. Reactivation of Retinopathy of Prematurity Three Years After Treatment With Bevacizumab. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017 03 01; 48(3):255-259. PMID: 28297039.
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    17. Shapiro MJ, Blair MP and Garcia Gonzalez JM. In: Kychenthal A and Dorta P eds. Retinopathy of Prematurity: Current Diagnosis and Treatment. Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity (APROP. 2017.
    18. Shapiro MJ, Blair MP and Garcia Gonzalez JM. Kychenthal A and Dorta P eds. Retinopathy of Prematurity: Current Diagnosis and Treatment. 1. Shapiro MJ, Blair MP and Garcia Gonzalez JM. Aggressive Posterior Retinopathy of Prematurity (APROP). 2017.
    19. Yonekawa Y, Wu WC, Kusaka S, Robinson J, Tsujioka D, Kang KB, Shapiro MJ, Padhi TR, Jain L, Sears JE, Kuriyan AE, Berrocal AM, Quiram PA, Gerber AE, Paul Chan RV, Jonas KE, Wong SC, Patel CK, Abbey AM, Spencer R, Blair MP, Chang EY, Papakostas TD, Vavvas DG, Sisk RA, Ferrone PJ, Henderson RH, Olsen KR, Hartnett ME, Chau FY, Mukai S, Murray TG, Thomas BJ, Meza PA, Drenser KA, Trese MT, Capone A. Immediate Sequential Bilateral Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery: An International Multicenter Study. Ophthalmology. 2016 08; 123(8):1802-1808. PMID: 27221737.
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    20. Snyder LL, Garcia-Gonzalez JM, Shapiro MJ, Blair MP. Very Late Reactivation of Retinopathy of Prematurity After Monotherapy With Intravitreal Bevacizumab. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2016 Mar; 47(3):280-3. PMID: 26985803.
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    21. Shah RJ, Garcia-Gonzalez JM, Blair MP, Galasso J, Shapiro MJ. CONCURRENT SCLERAL BUCKLE AND INTRAVITREAL BEVACIZUMAB FOR ADVANCED RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY-RELATED RETINAL DETACHMENT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016; 10(2):183-6. PMID: 26650563.
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    22. Shapiro MJ, Blair MP, Garcia-Gonzalez JM. Experts contradict established classification. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan; 254(1):199. PMID: 26194405.
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    23. Abbasian J, Blair N, Shahidi M, Ying GS, Huang J, Kaufman L, Blair M. Macular optical coherence tomography in patients with unilateral optic nerve hypoplasia. J AAPOS. 2015 Feb; 19(1):57-61. PMID: 25727589.
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    24. Huang XY, Bachelor PG, Jumper JM, Blair M. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Retina. 2014 Feb; 34(2):414-7. PMID: 23903792.
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    25. Hu J, Hoang QV, Chau FY, Blair MP, Lim JI. Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor for choroidal neovascularization in ocular histoplasmosis. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014; 8(1):24-9. PMID: 25372202.
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    26. Blair MP, Ulrich JN, Elizabeth Hartnett M, Shapiro MJ. Peripheral retinal nonperfusion in fellow eyes in coats disease. Retina. 2013 Sep; 33(8):1694-9. PMID: 23974953.
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    27. Ittiara S, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ, Lichtenstein SJ. Exudative retinopathy and detachment: a late reactivation of retinopathy of prematurity after intravitreal bevacizumab. J AAPOS. 2013 Jun; 17(3):323-5. PMID: 23607977.
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    28. Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. In reply to Mireskandari and coworkers. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr; 131(4):546-7. PMID: 23579610.
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    29. Shapiro MJ, Chow CC, Blair MP, Kiernan DF, Kaufman LM. Peripheral nonperfusion and tractional retinal detachment associated with congenital optic nerve anomalies. Ophthalmology. 2013 Mar; 120(3):607-615. PMID: 23178156.
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    30. Hu J, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ, Lichtenstein SJ, Galasso JM, Kapur R. Reactivation of retinopathy of prematurity after bevacizumab injection. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Aug; 130(8):1000-6. PMID: 22491394.
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    31. Kiernan DF, Zelkha R, Hariprasad SM, Lim JI, Blair MP, Mieler WF. En face spectral-domain optical coherence tomography outer retinal analysis and relation to visual acuity. Retina. 2012 Jun; 32(6):1077-86. PMID: 22466459.
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    32. Patel RD, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ, Lichtenstein SJ. Significant treatment failure with intravitreous bevacizumab for retinopathy of prematurity. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Jun; 130(6):801-2. PMID: 22801851.
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    33. Blair MP, Shapiro MJ, Hartnett ME. Fluorescein angiography to estimate normal peripheral retinal nonperfusion in children. J AAPOS. 2012 Jun; 16(3):234-7. PMID: 22681939.
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    34. Hu J, Chow CC, Kiernan DF, Garcia-Valenzuela E, Mafee MF, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. Peripheral retinal nonperfusion associated with optic nerve hypoplasia and lissencephaly. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar; 130(3):398-400. PMID: 22411675.
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    35. Blair M, Shapiro MJ. Bevacizumab for ROP. Ophthalmology. 2012 Feb; 119(2):431-2; author reply 432. PMID: 22305321.
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    36. Williams BK, Kiernan DF, Chau FY, Blair MP, Mieler WF. Vitreomacular adhesion associated with foveal-sparing preretinal hemorrhage. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2012; 6(3):249-52. PMID: 25389723.
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    37. Chow CC, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. Acquired vasoproliferative retinal tumor: a late sequela of retinopathy of prematurity. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep; 129(9):1234-5. PMID: 21911679.
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    38. Shah M, Kapur R, Raja S, Blair MP. Transconjunctival 20-gauge vitrectomy outcomes. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Jul-Aug; 42(4):278-83. PMID: 21800800.
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    39. Chen L, Xu G, Blair MP. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Retina. 2011 Jul-Aug; 31(7):1424-7. PMID: 21487339.
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    40. Baker S, Booth C, Fillman C, Shapiro M, Blair MP, Hyland JC, Ala-Kokko L. A loss of function mutation in the COL9A2 gene causes autosomal recessive Stickler syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Jul; 155A(7):1668-72. PMID: 21671392.
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    41. Kiernan DF, Al-Heeti O, Blair MP, Keenan JD, Lichtenstein SJ, Tsilou ET, Smaoui N, Shapiro MJ. Peripheral retinal nonperfusion in septo-optic dysplasia (de Morsier syndrome). Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 129(5):671-3. PMID: 21555628.
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    42. Hoang QV, Blair MP, Rahmani B, Galasso JM, Shapiro MJ. Multiple retinal holes and peripheral nonperfusion in muscle-eye-brain disease. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar; 129(3):373-5. PMID: 21403000.
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    43. Hoang QV, Chau FY, Shahidi M, Miller MT, Blair MP. Macular thinning associated with unilateral optic nerve hypoplasia. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Feb 01; 42 Online:e6-9. PMID: 21323261.
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    44. Shapiro MJ, Chow CC, Karth PA, Kiernan DF, Blair MP. Effects of green diode laser in the treatment of pediatric Coats disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr; 151(4):725-731.e2. PMID: 21257148.
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    45. Hoang QV, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. Anomalous retinal vasculature in a patient with a history of aortic coarctation. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2011; 5(1):79-81. PMID: 25389689.
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    46. Hoang QV, Chau FY, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. Optical coherence tomography of nasal sliding of the retina and temporal arcades in retinopathy of prematurity. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2011; 5(2):165-6. PMID: 25389892.
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    47. Kim BM, Shapiro MJ, Miller MT, Blair MP. Peripapillary staphyloma with associated retinopathy of prematurity. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2011; 5(2):146-8. PMID: 25389886.
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    48. Gupta S, Blair MP, Lin AY, David O, Tessler HH, Goldstein DA. Cutaneous melanoma metastatic to the vitreous cavity. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2011; 5(3):197-200. PMID: 25390163.
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    49. Chow CC, Kiernan DF, Chau FY, Blair MP, Ticho BH, Galasso JM, Shapiro MJ. Laser photocoagulation at birth prevents blindness in Norrie's disease diagnosed using amniocentesis. Ophthalmology. 2010 Dec; 117(12):2402-6. PMID: 20619898.
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    50. Kiernan DF, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. Neovascularization after nonaccidental trauma. Ophthalmology. 2010 Dec; 117(12):2443.e1-2. PMID: 21129574.
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    51. Vajaranant TS, Blair MP, McMahon T, Wilensky JT, de la Cruz J. Special considerations for pars plana tube-shunt placement in Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Nov; 128(11):1480-2. PMID: 21060051.
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    52. George JM, Fiscella R, Blair M, Rodvold K, Ulanski L, Stokes J, Blair N, Pontiggia L. Aqueous and vitreous penetration of linezolid and levofloxacin after oral administration. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Dec; 26(6):579-86. PMID: 20977368.
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    53. Kiernan DF, Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. In utero diagnosis of Norrie disease and early laser preserves visual acuity. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Oct; 128(10):1382. PMID: 20938020.
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    54. Hoang QV, Kiernan DF, Chau FY, Shapiro MJ, Blair MP. Fluorescein angiography of recurrent retinopathy of prematurity after initial intravitreous bevacizumab treatment. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug; 128(8):1080-1. PMID: 20697016.
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    55. Birnbaum AD, Blair MP, Tessler HH, Goldstein DA. Subretinal fluid in acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy. Retina. 2010 May; 30(5):810-4. PMID: 19996817.
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    56. Blair MP, Gupta M, Blair NP, Shahidi M. Association between retinal thickness and retinal pigment epithelium elevation in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2010 Mar-Apr; 41(2):175-81. PMID: 20307034.
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    57. Kapur R, Birnbaum AD, Goldstein DA, Tessler HH, Shapiro MJ, Ulanski LJ, Blair MP. Treating uveitis-associated hypotony with pars plana vitrectomy and silicone oil injection. Retina. 2010 Jan; 30(1):140-5. PMID: 19823108.
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    58. Vasudev D, Blair MP, Galasso J, Kapur R, Vajaranant T. Intravitreal bevacizumab for neovascular glaucoma. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2009 Oct; 25(5):453-8. PMID: 19857107.
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    59. Bagci AM, Shahidi M, Ansari R, Blair M, Blair NP, Zelkha R. Thickness profiles of retinal layers by optical coherence tomography image segmentation. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Nov; 146(5):679-87. PMID: 18707672.
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    60. Blair MP, Goldstein DA, Shapiro MJ. Optical coherence tomography of progressive outer retinal necrosis. Retina. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(9):1313-4. PMID: 18046245.
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    61. Blair MP, Shapiro MJ. Osteoporosis-pseudoglioma syndrome may not be caused by persistent fetal vasculature. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar; 125(3):432-3; author reply 433. PMID: 17353427.
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    62. Blair MP, Rizen M. Heerfordt syndrome with internal ophthalmoplegia. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Jul; 123(7):1017. PMID: 16009851.
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    63. Blair M, Pease ME, Hammond J, Valenta D, Kielczewski J, Levkovitch-Verbin H, Quigley H. Effect of glatiramer acetate on primary and secondary degeneration of retinal ganglion cells in the rat. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Mar; 46(3):884-90. PMID: 15728544.
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    64. Blair MP, Apte RS, Miskala PH, Bressler SB, Goldberg MF, Schachat AP, Bressler NM. Retrospective case series of juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization treated with photodynamic therapy with verteporfin. Retina. 2004 Aug; 24(4):501-6. PMID: 15300069.
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    65. Blair NP, Liu T, Warren KA, Glaser DA, Kennedy M, Tran H, Larson CA, Atluri P, Saidel MA, Blair MP. Ocular oxygen consumption: estimates using vitreoperfusion in the cat. Retina. 2004 Feb; 24(1):120-31. PMID: 15076953.
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    66. Blair MP, Blair NP, Rheinstrom SD, Jednock NJ. A case of peripapillary staphyloma. Arch Ophthalmol. 2000 Aug; 118(8):1138-9. PMID: 10922217.
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