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Sudip Dilip Thakar

Clinical Associate in the Department of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology, Oculofacial Surgery

Selected Publications


A unique case of benign intermittent upbeat nystagmus triggered by light stimulation.

Journal Article J AAPOS · December 2021 A 3-month-old girl with no past medical history presented with new-onset intermittent upbeat nystagmus. Episodes were triggered by movement into the supine position as well as by bright light flashes. They lasted a few seconds and were not associated with ... Full text Link to item Cite

Acute macular neuroretinopathy associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia

Journal Article American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports · June 1, 2021 Purpose: To describe the first reported case of acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMN) associated with acute promyelocytic leukemia in a young Asian-Indian male. Observations: We review the clinical and multimodal imaging findings in our patient that are cha ... Full text Cite

Ocular preservation with neoadjuvant vismodegib in patients with locally advanced periocular basal cell carcinoma.

Journal Article Br J Ophthalmol · June 2019 BACKGROUND/AIMS: Locally advanced (T4 perĀ American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th edition) periocular basal cell carcinoma (BCC) can lead to loss of the eye. We report the neoadjuvant use of vismodegib followed by surgery in patients with such lesion ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prevalence of a Histologic Change of Ocular Adnexal Lymphoma in Patients With a History of Lymphoma.

Journal Article Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg · 2019 PURPOSE: The authors examined the prevalence of a histologic change of ocular adnexal lymphoma (OAL) grade in patients with a history of lymphoma in nonocular sites. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the authors reviewed the clinical and pathological d ... Full text Link to item Cite

Impact of Food and Drug Administration Approval of Vismodegib on Prevalence of Orbital Exenteration as a Necessary Surgical Treatment for Locally Advanced Periocular Basal Cell Carcinoma.

Journal Article Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg · 2019 PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that the US Food and Drug Administration approval of vismodegib in early 2012 has reduced the prevalence of orbital exenteration for locally advanced periocular basal cell carcinoma (BCC). METHODS: Following institutional re ... Full text Link to item Cite

Extraocular Muscle Enlargement and Thyroid Eye Disease-like Orbital Inflammation Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy in Cancer Patients.

Conference Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg · 2019 PURPOSE: To describe thyroid eye disease (TED)-like orbital inflammatory syndrome in 3 cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors. METHODS: All consecutive patients treated by the senior author who were receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors ... Full text Link to item Cite

Change in Eyelid Carcinoma T Category With Use of the 8th Versus 7th Edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer: Cancer Staging Manual.

Journal Article Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg · 2019 PURPOSE: To evaluate the frequency and nature of changes in T category when eyelid carcinomas are staged using the criteria in the 8th edition instead of the 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer staging manual. METHODS: Following Instituti ... Full text Link to item Cite

Immunotherapy With Programmed Cell Death 1 Inhibitors for 5 Patients With Conjunctival Melanoma.

Journal Article JAMA Ophthalmol · November 1, 2018 IMPORTANCE: Conjunctival melanoma has the potential for regional lymphatic and distant metastasis. There is an urgent need for effective treatment for patients with metastatic or locally advanced conjunctival melanoma. OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of imm ... Full text Link to item Cite

Desmoplastic Melanoma of the Periorbital Region.

Journal Article Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg · 2018 Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) is a rare subtype of melanoma and an even smaller proportion of periocular melanomas. Here, the authors report 2 cases of DM in the periocular region. Staged according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) eighth editi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Rituximab Monotherapy Is Effective in Treating Orbital Necrobiotic Xanthogranuloma.

Journal Article Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg · 2018 The authors report a case of a patient with bilateral orbital necrobiotic xanthogranuloma and no associated systemic paraproteinemia. Orbital biopsy showed strong expression of CD20-positive cells. The patient was treated with systemic rituximab monotherap ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sentinel lymph node biopsy for ocular adnexal melanoma.

Journal Article Acta Ophthalmol · June 2017 BACKGROUND: We sought to update our prior report of findings on sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) and predictors of a positive SLN in patients with conjunctival or eyelid melanoma. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients with ocular adnexal melano ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prognostic Value of the Staging System for Eyelid Tumors in the 7th Edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Manual.

Journal Article Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg · 2017 PURPOSE: To determine the prognostic value of the staging criteria for eyelid tumors in the 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging manual and to determine, for each type of eyelid tumor, which AJCC T categories are associated ... Full text Link to item Cite

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma of the Orbit and Ocular Adnexa.

Journal Article Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg · 2017 Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) inhibitors are members of a new class of drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors and have proven efficacy in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Herein, the authors report the use of nivolumab and pembrolizumab, 2 recen ... Full text Link to item Cite