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Dr. Carlson’s representative publications

  • Carlson AN. Expanding our understanding of eye rubbing and keratoconus. Cornea. 2010 Feb;29(2):245. (2010)
  • Carlson AN. Where Are the Older Patients With Keratoconus? Cornea. 2010 Feb 15. (2010)
  • Caldwell MC, Perfect JR, Carlson AN, Proia AD. Candida glabrata endophthalmitis following penetrating keratoplasty. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009 Mar;35(3):598-602. (2009)
  • Carlson AN. Keratoconus. Ophthalmology. 2009 Oct;116(10):2036-7; author reply 2037-8. (2009)
  • Carlson AN: Understanding Keratoconus: Why we need a new angle. Review of Ophthalmology, October (2009)
  • Jun B, Kuo AN, Afshari NA, Carlson AN, Kim T. Refractive change after descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty surgery and its correlation with graft thickness and diameter. Cornea. 2009 Jan;28(1):19-23. (2009)
  • Chieh JJ, Carlson AN, Jaffe GJ. Combined fluocinolone acetonide intraocular delivery system insertion, phacoemulsification, and intraocular lens implantation for severe uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Oct;146(4):589-594. (2008)
  • Kharod BV, Carlson AN. Corneal transplantation using the Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty technique. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2007 Apr;7(2):137-42. (2007)
  • Ambati BK, Higgins E, Gupta N, Hu G, Kim T, Carlson AN, Ambati J. Eyelid disease. Ophthalmology. 2005 Nov;112(11):2052-3. (2005)
  • Kang PC, Klintworth GK, Kim T, Carlson AN, Adelman R, Stinnett S, Afshari NA. Trends in the indications for penetrating keratoplasty, 1980-2001. Cornea. 2005 Oct;24(7):801-3. (2005)
  • Carlson AN, Kristinsson JK: Preventing and Managing a Post-LASIK Infection, Review of Refractive Surgery, January 2001; p.23-26. (2001)
  • Carlson AN: What’s New in Cornea and External Disease, Review of Ophthalmology, May 2001; 93. (2001)
  • Carlson AN, Stewart WC, Tso PC: Intraocular lens complications requiring removal or exchange. (Major review), Survey of Opthalmology, March-April, 1998, 42(5), 417-440. (1998)
  • Carlson, AN: How to manage wound complications. Review of Ophthalmology, 1997. (1997)
  • Carlson AN, Foulks GN, Perfect JR, Kim JH. Fungal scleritis after cataract surgery. Successful outcome using itraconazole. Cornea. 1992 Mar;11(2):151-4. (1992)
  • Apple DJ, Lim ES, Morgan RC, Tsai JC, Gwin TD, Brown SJ, Carlson AN. Preparation and study of human eyes obtained postmortem with the Miyake posterior photographic technique. Ophthalmology. 1990 Jun;97(6):810-6. (1990)
  • Stefansson E, Cobo LM, Carlson AN, Kesler JL. Endocapsular hypopyon: a clinical sign of localized endophthalmitis. Ophthalmic Surg. 1990 Mar;21(3):221-2. (1990)
  • Apple DJ, Price FW, Gwin T, Imkamp E, Daun M, Casanova R, Hansen S, Carlson AN. Sutured retropupillary posterior chamber intraocular lenses for exchange or secondary implantation. The 12th annual Binkhorst lecture, 1988. Ophthalmology. 1989 Aug;96(8):1241-7. (1989)
  • Carlson AN, Tetz MR, Apple DJ. Infectious complications of modern cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1989 Jun;3(2):339-55. (1989)
  • Carlson AN, Koch DD. Endophthalmitis following Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Ophthalmic Surg. 1988 Mar;19(3):168-70. (1988)
  • Carlson AN: Iridodialysis Repair During Cataract Surgery, Case Study, Review of Refractive Surgery, May 2002; 14-18.
  • Chiavetta SV, Carlson AN: The Unhappy Cataract Patient, Review of Refractive Surgery, May 2002; 22-26
  • Carlson AN: Refractive Surgery 2002, The Year in Review, Review of Ophthalmology, November 2002
  • Carlson AN: Book Review: Custom LASIK – Surgical Techniques and Complications, Burratto and Brint, Slack INC. 2003, American Journal of Ophthalmology, October 2003; 789.
  • Carlson AN: Classification and Prevention of Striae and Microstriae, Review of Refractive Surgery, November 2003; 13-17.
  • Rocha G, Brothers L, Ahmed I, Hill W, Carlson AN, Braga-Mele R: White Cataract and Capsular Rent, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, August 2004, 51-55.
  • Ambati B, Carlson AN: Previniendo las Perforaciones Centrales en LASIK. Review of Ophthalmology En espanol. July 2005; 12-13
  • Condon GP, Hoffman RS, Carlson AN, Hill WE: A Sudden Collapse of the Anterior Chamber. Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, September 2005; 48-50
  • Kanitkar K, Carlson AN, Yee R: Ocular Problems Associated With Computer Use, Review of Ophthalmology, April 2005; 47-52
  • Khng C, Carlson AN, Khan B, Braga-Mele R, Rocha G: Late Dislocation of an IOL. Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, August 2006; 32-34.
  • Majka CP, Carlson AN: When to Use Multifocal Intraocular Lenses, EyeNet AAO, September 2006; 43-45.
  • Gupta N, Carlson AN: Keratoconus: Diagnosis and Management, EyeNet AAO Ophthalmic Pearls, May 2007.