1. Thomas C. Lee

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    2. Retinoschisis Detected With Handheld Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Neonates With Advanced Retinopathy of Prematurity

      ... otherwise be possible. Rajeev H. Muni, MD, FRCSC; Radha P. Kohly, MD, FRCSC, PhD; Alexander C. Charonis, MD; Thomas C. Lee, MD Arch Ophthalmol. 2010;128(1):57-62. Objectives  The recent development of handheld spectral-...
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    3. Feature Of The Week 5/10/09: Video of Dr. Thomas Lee from The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles using Bioptigen Handheld OCT Scanner to Treat Retinopathy in Premature Babies

      Feature Of The Week 5/10/09: Video of Dr. Thomas Lee from The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles using Bioptigen Handheld OCT Scanner to Treat Retinopathy in Premature Babies
      ...les. Video introduction by Dana Delany of TV series "Desperate Housewives". Feature Of The Week 5/10/09: Dr. Thomas C. Lee is director of the Retinal Institute at The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Dr....
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  2. About Thomas C. Lee

    Thomas C. Lee

    Thomas C. Lee is director of the Retina Institute at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. He came to Childrens Hospital in 2006 from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Cornell University, where he was director of the pediatric retina service, and associate director of the Robert M. Ellsworth Ocular Oncology Center.


    Dr. Lee earned his bachelor's at Johns Hopkins University and received his MD from Cornell University where he graduated with Honors in Research as a Howard Hughes Scholar. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Cornell and then went to Harvard Medical School as a Heed Fellow where he studied retinal stem cells and the role they play in cancer. He completed his retina fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School before returning to Cornell where he was a Fred Gluck Scholar. He held the position of Associate Director of the Robert M. Ellsworth Ocular Oncology Center at Cornell until being recruited to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

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    1. With the OCT I can show them what’s going on in the child’s eye, like a movie...When they see this movie the light bulb goes on in their head and they say, ‘You can take care of this problem now'.
      In OCT helps to identify retinoschisis
    2. The SD-OCT demonstrated presumed retinoschisis extending from the temporal ridge in three premature infants. This is a previously undescribed finding during the acute phases of advanced ROP. This advanced imaging can help surgeons determine a course of treatment that could make a difference in saving a child's sight.
      In Hand-Held SD-OCT Imaging Device Diagnoses Neonates with Progressive ROP Earlier, More Accurately