Michael Altaweel

Accreditations

Dr. Altaweel is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology Fundus Photograph Reading Center. His clinical specialties include diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, and fundus interpretation. His research interests include clinical trials of drug efficacy as well as the scientific grading of retinal photographs and fluorescein angiograms.

Recent Publications

2024

The Wisconsin silicone oil study (report #1): anatomical and functional outcomes of repair of retinal detachment with proliferative vitreoretinopathy
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2023

Combined minimally invasive conjunctival surgery with lens repositioning for traumatic bleb leak with dislocated intraocular lens
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Cataract Surgery in Patients With Uveitis Treated With Systemic Therapy in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study: Risk Factors and Outcomes
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Coats' Disease in a Patient With Cornelia de Lange Syndrome: Management With Laser and Bevacizumab
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Intravitreal Therapy for Uveitic Macular Edema-Ranibizumab versus Methotrexate versus the Dexamethasone Implant: The MERIT Trial Results
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Central Retinal Thickness and Visual Acuity Outcomes After Vitrectomy for Epiretinal Membrane With and Without Internal Limiting Membrane Peel
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Bilateral Globe Penetration From Electromyography Electrode Placement for Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring
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2022

The Conundrum of Clinical Trials for the Uveitides: Appropriate Outcome Measures for One Treatment Used in Several Diseases
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2021

Management of Iris Retraction Syndrome with Heterochromia and Retinal Detachment
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Outcomes of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment Repair When Comparing Surgeon Continuity in a Team-Based Practice
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Management of Retinal Detachment Associated with Morning Glory Disc Syndrome
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2020

Seven-Year Outcomes of Uveitic Macular Edema: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial and Follow-up Study Results
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Alcohol Pads and Nonsterile Gloves in Preparation of Aflibercept
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Incidence and Outcome of Uveitic Glaucoma in Eyes With Intermediate, Posterior, or Panuveitis Followed up to 10 Years After Randomization to Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant or Systemic Therapy
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2019

Visual Acuity Outcome over Time in Non-Infectious Uveitis
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Reservoir Technique: A Novel Method for Pressure-Controlled Silicone Oil Infusion Using the Constellation Vitrectomy System
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2018

Periocular Triamcinolone vs. Intravitreal Triamcinolone vs. Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant for the Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema: The PeriOcular vs. INTravitreal corticosteroids for uveitic macular edema (POINT) Trial
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Von Hippel-Lindau Incidentally Diagnosed in Evaluation of Sporadic Aniridia
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Comparison of Monthly vs Treat-and-Extend Regimens for Individuals With Macular Edema Who Respond Well to Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Medications: Secondary Outcomes From the SCORE2 Randomized Clinical Trial
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2017

Association Between Long-Lasting Intravitreous Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant vs Systemic Anti-inflammatory Therapy and Visual Acuity at 7 Years Among Patients With Intermediate, Posterior, or Panuveitis
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TWO CASES OF ACUTE RETINAL NECROSIS DUE TO VARICELLA ZOSTER DESPITE PRIOR SHINGLES VACCINATION
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VISCOELASTIC ASSISTED DRAINAGE OF SUPRACHOROIDAL HEMORRHAGE ASSOCIATED WITH SETON DEVICE IN GLAUCOMA FILTERING SURGERY
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2016

Morphological assessment of the retina in uveitis
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2015

Cataract Surgery Outcomes in Uveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial
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Bevacizumab Versus Ranibizumab in the Treatment of Macular Edema Due to Retinal Vein Occlusion: 6-Month Results of the CRAVE Study
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Uveal Melanoma Presenting as a Pigmented Conjunctival Lesion
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Factors Predicting Visual Acuity Outcome in Intermediate, Posterior, and Panuveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial
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Benefits of Systemic Anti-inflammatory Therapy versus Fluocinolone Acetonide Intraocular Implant for Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior Uveitis, and Panuveitis: Fifty-four-Month Results of the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST)…
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Shaggy photoreceptors with subfoveal fluid associated with a distant choroidal melanoma
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2014

Outcomes of eyes with lesions composed of >50% blood in the Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT)
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Response to aflibercept in patients with persistent exudation despite prior treatment with bevacizumab or ranibizumab for age-related macular degeneration
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Cost-effectiveness of fluocinolone acetonide implant versus systemic therapy for noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis
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Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome
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2013

Fluorescein angiography versus optical coherence tomography for diagnosis of uveitic macular edema
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2012

Optical coherence tomography evaluation in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) trial
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The impact of macular edema on visual function in intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis
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Collaborative Ocular Oncology Group report number 1: prospective validation of a multi-gene prognostic assay in uveal melanoma
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2011

Challenges in the design and implementation of the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial--lessons for comparative effectiveness trials
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Identifying a clinically meaningful threshold for change in uveitic macular edema evaluated by optical coherence tomography
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Randomized comparison of systemic anti-inflammatory therapy versus fluocinolone acetonide implant for intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis: the multicenter uveitis steroid treatment trial
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Morphologic assessment for glaucoma in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) trial
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Validation of a photographic vitreous haze grading technique for clinical trials in uveitis
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2010

Standard Care vs Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE) Study system for evaluation of stereoscopic color fundus photographs and fluorescein angiograms: SCORE Study Report 9
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Association of fluorescein angiographic features with visual acuity and with optical coherence tomographic and stereoscopic color fundus photographic features of diabetic macular edema in a randomized clinical trial
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The multicenter uveitis steroid treatment trial: rationale, design, and baseline characteristics
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2009

Ocular and systemic safety evaluation of calcium formate as a dietary supplement
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