Raphael E. Rosenbaum, M.D.

with Dr. Raphael Rosenbaum

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and Uveitis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) or Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is the most commonly identifiable cause of uveitis in the pediatric population.  Chronic eye inflammation or Iritis can occur in up to 20% of children diagnosed with JIA.  Unfortunalty the diagnosis of iritis in children is often missed and the blurry vision and red eye is  commonly misdiagnosed as a simple change in...

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Diabetes and Eye Care

Did you know that Diabetes effects over 23 million people in the USA with an additional 57 million people that have prediabetic symptoms.  Due to its extensive prevalence it is the leading cause of blindness in the USA adult population. . Patients and Physicians often assume incorrectly that diabetes can only effect the back of the eye via diabetic retinopathy, in truth diabetes can effect...

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Scleritis or Episcleritis Which Red is it?

Scleritis or Episcleritis Which Red Eye is it? .. Patients often come to my office complaining of having episodic red blood shot eyes.  They usually have already seen other eye care specialists who have diagnosed them with Episcleritis or Scleritis. Which one is it? By definition Episcleritis is inflammation limited to the superficial covering of the white part of the eye while Scleritis is...

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Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration . . We all have heard about Lucentis, Avastin, Macugen and Regeneron’s VEGF-Trap for the treatment of the Wet form of Age related macular degeneration. But whats the future for Dry AMD. The government is currently conducting the AREDS 2 study that is investigating the use of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta-carotene, Zinc, Copper, lutein, zeaxanthin, and...

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Plaquenil Screening

Plaquenil Screening . . Plaquenil or Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the quinolone family of drugs.  Historically drugs like chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were used as malaria prophylaxis treatment.  More recently they have been employed by rheumatologists to treat  rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune disease. It has been known for about 60 years that...

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