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    Allan Flach, MD, PharmD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentOphthalmology
    Address513 Parnassus Ave
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-476-0678
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      University of California, San FranciscoResidency
      University of California, San FranciscoM.D. Medicine1971
      University of California, San FranciscoPharm.D. Pharmacy1967

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      1. Laties AM, Flach AJ, Baldycheva I, Rak I, Earley W, Pathak S. Cataractogenic potential of quetiapine versus risperidone in the long-term treatment of patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder: a randomized, open-label, ophthalmologist-masked, flexible-dose, non-inferiority trial. J Psychopharmacol. 2015 Jan; 29(1):69-79. PMID: 25315830.
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      2. Flach AJ. Amsler grids for chloroquine toxicity. Ophthalmology. 2011 Oct; 118(10):2099; author reply 2099-100. PMID: 21968178.
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      3. Kim SJ, Flach AJ, Jampol LM. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in ophthalmology. Surv Ophthalmol. 2010 Mar-Apr; 55(2):108-33. PMID: 20159228.
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      4. Flach AJ. Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome: pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2009 Dec; 107:234-9. PMID: 20126500; PMCID: PMC2814568.
      5. Flach AJ. Proposed mandate for instructions and labeling regarding the use of eye drops. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Sep; 127(9):1207-9. PMID: 19752433.
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      6. Flach AJ. Debunking myths in physician-industry conflicts of interest. Am J Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar; 147(3):562-3; author reply 563-4. PMID: 19217965.
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      7. Flach AJ. The importance of eyelid closure and nasolacrimal occlusion following the ocular instillation of topical glaucoma medications, and the need for the universal inclusion of one of these techniques in all patient treatments and clinical studies. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2008; 106:138-45; discussion 145-8. PMID: 19277229; PMCID: PMC2646444.
      8. Flach AJ. Improving the risk-benefit relationship and informed consent for patients treated with hydroxychloroquine. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2007; 105:191-4; discussion 195-7. PMID: 18427609; PMCID: PMC2258132.
      9. Flach AJ. Misuse and abuse of topically applied nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Cornea. 2006 Dec; 25(10):1265-6. PMID: 17172917.
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      10. Shapiro BL, Petrovic V, Lee SE, Flach A, McCaffery S, O'Brien JM. Choroidal detachment following the use of tamsulosin (Flomax). Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Feb; 143(2):351-3. PMID: 17258532.
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      11. Waterbury LD, Flach AJ. Comparison of ketorolac tromethamine, diclofenac sodium, and loteprednol etabonate in an animal model of ocular inflammation. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Jun; 22(3):155-9. PMID: 16808675.
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      12. Waterbury LD, Flach AJ. Efficacy of low concentrations of ketorolac tromethamine in animal models of ocular inflammation. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2004 Aug; 20(4):345-52. PMID: 15321029.
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      13. Flach AJ. Does medical treatment influence the success of trabeculectomy? Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2004; 102:219-23; discussion 223-4. PMID: 15747760; PMCID: PMC1280102.
      14. Flach AJ. Topical nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in ophthalmology. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2002; 42(1):1-11. PMID: 12189605.
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      15. Flach AJ. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the treatment of end-stage open-angle glaucoma. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2002; 100:215-22; discussion 222-4. PMID: 12545695; PMCID: PMC1358964.
      16. Flach A. Additional factors linking corneal melting to topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001 Jul; 119(7):1085. PMID: 11448339.
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      17. Flach AJ. Corneal melts associated with topically applied nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2001; 99:205-10; discussion 210-2. PMID: 11797308; PMCID: PMC1359011.
      18. Flach A. Topically applied nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corneal problems: an interim review and comment. Ophthalmology. 2000 Jul; 107(7):1224-6. PMID: 10889089.
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      19. Flach AJ, Dolan BJ. Incidence of postoperative posterior capsular opacification following treatment with diclofenac 0.1% and ketorolac 0.5% ophthalmic solutions: 3-year randomized, double-masked, prospective clinical investigation. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2000; 98:101-5; discussion 105-7. PMID: 11190013; PMCID: PMC1298216.
      20. Flach AJ, Dolan BJ, Donahue ME, Faktorovich EG, Gonzalez GA. Comparative effects of ketorolac 0.5% or diclofenac 0.1% ophthalmic solutions on inflammation after cataract surgery. Ophthalmology. 1998 Sep; 105(9):1775-9. PMID: 9754191.
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      21. Flach AJ. The incidence, pathogenesis and treatment of cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 1998; 96:557-634. PMID: 10360304; PMCID: PMC1298410.
      22. Flach A. Acetazolamide treatment of CME in patients with uveitis. Ophthalmology. 1996 Nov; 103(11):1715-6; author reply 1716-7. PMID: 8942859.
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      23. Flach AJ. Ocular pharmacology and toxicology. Ophthalmology. 1996 Aug; 103(8 Suppl):S118-42. PMID: 8764773.
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      24. Flach AJ. Topical nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs for ophthalmic use. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 1996; 36(2):77-83. PMID: 8950635.
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      25. Flach AJ, Smith RE, Fraunfelder FT. Stevens-Johnson syndrome associated with methazolamide treatment reported in two Japanese-American women. Ophthalmology. 1995 Nov; 102(11):1677-80. PMID: 9098261.
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      26. Flach AJ. Efficacy of apraclonidine ophthalmic solution (iopidine) in presumed silicon oil-induced glaucoma and primary open-angle glaucoma. Surv Ophthalmol. 1995 Jul-Aug; 40(1):84-5. PMID: 8545811.
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      27. Flach AJ, Donahue ME. Pet flea and tick collar-induced anisocoria. Arch Ophthalmol. 1994 May; 112(5):586. PMID: 8185512.
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      28. Flach AJ. Systemic toxicity. Associated with topical ophthalmic medications. J Fla Med Assoc. 1994 Apr; 81(4):256-60. PMID: 8046365.
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      29. Flach AJ. Clear evidence that long-term, low-dose tamoxifen treatment can induce ocular toxicity: a prospective study of 63 patients. Surv Ophthalmol. 1994 Jan-Feb; 38(4):392-3. PMID: 8160114.
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      30. Flach AJ, Dolan BJ. Progression of amiodarone induced cataracts. Doc Ophthalmol. 1993; 83(4):323-9. PMID: 8223102.
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      31. Flach AJ. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in ophthalmology. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 1993; 33(4):1-7. PMID: 8258490.
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      32. Flach AJ, Donahue ME, Wood IS. Nerve terminal degeneration in the rat iris observed following chronic topical 2% epinephrine and 0.1% dipivalyl epinephrine: a quantitative comparison of electron microscopic observations and tissue norepinephrine levels. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 1992; 230(6):575-9. PMID: 1427143.
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      33. Flach AJ. Cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors in ophthalmology. Surv Ophthalmol. 1992 Jan-Feb; 36(4):259-84. PMID: 1549810.
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      34. Flach AJ, Donahue ME. Effects of topically applied 2% epinephrine and 0.1% dipivalyl epinephrine on the adrenergic nerves as revealed by histofluorescence. Ophthalmologica. 1992; 205(2):96-9. PMID: 1475087.
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      35. Flach AJ, Jampol LM, Weinberg D, Kraff MC, Yannuzzi LA, Campo RV, Neumann AC, Cupples HP, Lefler WH, Pulido JS. Improvement in visual acuity in chronic aphakic and pseudophakic cystoid macular edema after treatment with topical 0.5% ketorolac tromethamine. Am J Ophthalmol. 1991 Nov 15; 112(5):514-9. PMID: 1951587.
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      36. Flach AJ. Glaucoma treatment and pregnancy. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991 Apr; 109(4):463. PMID: 2012532.
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      37. Flach AJ, Dolan BJ. Amiodarone-induced lens opacities: an 8-year follow-up study. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990 Dec; 108(12):1668-9. PMID: 2256828.
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      38. Flach AJ, Stegman RC, Graham J, Kruger LP. Prophylaxis of aphakic cystoid macular edema without corticosteroids. A paired-comparison, placebo-controlled double-masked study. Ophthalmology. 1990 Oct; 97(10):1253-8. PMID: 2243674.
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      39. Flach AJ, Lavoie PE. Episcleritis, conjunctivitis, and keratitis as ocular manifestations of Lyme disease. Ophthalmology. 1990 Aug; 97(8):973-5. PMID: 2205817.
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      40. Flach AJ, Jaffe NS, Akers WA. The effect of ketorolac tromethamine in reducing postoperative inflammation: double-mask parallel comparison with dexamethasone. Ann Ophthalmol. 1989 Nov; 21(11):407-11. PMID: 2619149.
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      41. Flach AJ. Cystoid macular edema following cataract surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 1989 Feb; 107(2):166-7. PMID: 2916962.
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      42. Flach AJ, Lavelle CJ, Olander KW, Retzlaff JA, Sorenson LW. The effect of ketorolac tromethamine solution 0.5% in reducing postoperative inflammation after cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. Ophthalmology. 1988 Sep; 95(9):1279-84. PMID: 3062540.
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      43. Flach AJ, Kraff MC, Sanders DR, Tanenbaum L. The quantitative effect of 0.5% ketorolac tromethamine solution and 0.1% dexamethasone sodium phosphate solution on postsurgical blood-aqueous barrier. Arch Ophthalmol. 1988 Apr; 106(4):480-3. PMID: 3355415.
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      44. Flach AJ, Graham J, Kruger LP, Stegman RC, Tanenbaum L. Quantitative assessment of postsurgical breakdown of the blood-aqueous barrier following administration of 0.5% ketorolac tromethamine solution. A double-masked, paired comparison with vehicle-placebo solution study. Arch Ophthalmol. 1988 Mar; 106(3):344-7. PMID: 3345153.
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      45. Flach AJ, Eliason JA. Topical prostaglandin E2 effects on normal human intraocular pressure. J Ocul Pharmacol. 1988; 4(1):13-8. PMID: 3171331.
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      46. Flach AJ, Dolan BJ, Irvine AR. Effectiveness of ketorolac tromethamine 0.5% ophthalmic solution for chronic aphakic and pseudophakic cystoid macular edema. Am J Ophthalmol. 1987 Apr 15; 103(4):479-86. PMID: 3551617.
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      47. Flach AJ, Peterson JS, Donahue ME. Ocular hypertensive responses in pigmented rabbits following different methods of waterloading. J Ocul Pharmacol. 1986; 2(4):313-7. PMID: 3503115.
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      48. Flach AJ. Dangers of ocular instillation of medications. West J Med. 1985 Sep; 143(3):391. PMID: 4049862; PMCID: PMC1306347.
      49. Dolan BJ, Flach AJ, Peterson JS. Amiodarone keratopathy and lens opacities. J Am Optom Assoc. 1985 Jun; 56(6):468-70. PMID: 4008856.
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      50. Flach AJ, Dolan BJ. The therapy of Adie's syndrome with dilute pilocarpine hydrochloride solutions. J Ocul Pharmacol. 1985; 1(4):353-62. PMID: 3880084.
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      51. Flach AJ, Peterson JS, Dolan BJ. Anterior subcapsular cataracts: a review of potential etiologies. Ann Ophthalmol. 1985 Jan; 17(1):78-80. PMID: 3977225.
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      52. Flach AJ, Dolan BJ. Adie's syndrome: a medical treatment for symptomatic patients. Ann Ophthalmol. 1984 Dec; 16(12):1151-4. PMID: 6532290.
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      53. Flach AJ, Dolan B, Sudduth B. The use of amiodarone in children. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1984 Nov; 7(6 Pt 1):1086-7. PMID: 6209628.
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      54. Flach AJ, Peterson JS, Seligmann KA. Local ocular hypotensive effect of topically applied acetazolamide. Am J Ophthalmol. 1984 Jul 15; 98(1):66-72. PMID: 6742080.
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      55. Flach AJ. Ophthalmology-Important Advances in Clinical Medicine: Severe Systemic Effects From Topically Applied beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents. West J Med. 1984 Feb; 140(2):269. PMID: 18749497.
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      56. Flach AJ, Roizen MF, Wood IS, Peterson JS. Post-ganglionic chemical sympathectomy of the cat nictitating membrane following systemic epinephrine: degeneration of nerve terminals followed by regeneration. Exp Eye Res. 1983 Nov; 37(5):447-53. PMID: 6671473.
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      57. Flach AJ, Dolan BJ, Sudduth B, Weddell J. Amiodarone-induced lens opacities. Arch Ophthalmol. 1983 Oct; 101(10):1554-6. PMID: 6626008.
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      58. Flach AJ. A registry of potential product substitutions of particular danger for ophthalmology. Am J Ophthalmol. 1983 Sep; 96(3):404-5. PMID: 6614121.
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      59. Flach AJ, Sorenson JA. Eyewash mistaken for contact lens soaking solution. Am J Ophthalmol. 1983 Jun; 95(6):850-1. PMID: 6859204.
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      60. Flach AJ, Peterson JS, Roizen MF, Wood IS. Ptosis in the rat following topically administered 2% epinephrine. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1983 Jun; 24(6):766-71. PMID: 6406386.
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      61. Flach AJ, Stone DR, Becker CE, Peterson JS. Chromatopsia related to afterimages. Am J Ophthalmol. 1982 Dec; 94(6):811-2. PMID: 6983833.
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      62. Flach A, Murphy A. Cortisporin dispensing error. Am J Ophthalmol. 1982 Oct; 94(4):565-7. PMID: 6291395.
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      63. Flach AJ. Fatal aplastic anemia following topical administration of ophthalmic chloramphenicol. Am J Ophthalmol. 1982 Sep; 94(3):420-2. PMID: 7124889.
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      64. Flach AJ, Peterson JS, Mathias CG. Photosensitivity to topically applied sulfisoxazole ointment: evidence for a phototoxic reaction. Arch Ophthalmol. 1982 Aug; 100(8):1286-7. PMID: 7103813.
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      65. Flach AJ. Chloramphenicol and aplastic anemia. Am J Ophthalmol. 1982 May; 93(5):664-6. PMID: 7081370.
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      66. Flach AJ, Peterson JS, Wood I, Roizen MF. Degeneration of nerve terminals in cats following systemic epinephrine: depletion of tissue norepinephrine correlated with ultrastructural changes. Exp Eye Res. 1981 Apr; 32(4):389-94. PMID: 7238624.
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      67. Flach A. Photosensitivity to sulfisoxazole ointment. Arch Ophthalmol. 1981 Apr; 99(4):609-10. PMID: 7224931.
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      68. Flach AJ, Kramer SG. Supersensitivity to topical epinephrine after long-term epinephrine therapy. Arch Ophthalmol. 1980 Mar; 98(3):482-3. PMID: 7362503.
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      69. Flach A. The fluorescein appearance test for lacrimal obstruction. Ann Ophthalmol. 1979 Feb; 11(2):237-42. PMID: 434742.
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      70. Flach A, Wood I. An electron microscopic study of degeneration of nerve terminals after administration of epinephrine. Exp Eye Res. 1978 Oct; 27(4):377-85. PMID: 729652.
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      71. Flach A. Symblepharon in sarcoidosis. Am J Ophthalmol. 1978 Feb; 85(2):210-4. PMID: 623192.
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      72. Flach A. Fluorescein oropharyngoscopy. Am J Ophthalmol. 1976 Dec; 82(6):940-2. PMID: 998711.
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      73. Flach A. The pilocarpine Ocusert Delivery System. Trans Pac Coast Otoophthalmol Soc Annu Meet. 1974; 55:179-208. PMID: 4480721.
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      74. Flach A. [Intra vitam microscopic observations on capillaries and arterioles of the periphery of the lung following various stimuli]. Bibl Anat. 1965; 7:101-5. PMID: 5860716.
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