Barry Rovner

TitleProfessor
InstitutionThomas Jefferson University
DepartmentNeurology
Address900 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
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    Research Experience:

    Lo Vision Depression Prevention Trial (VITAL)
    (PI): NEI (2008 - 2013)

    Confronting Unequal Eye Care in Pennsylvania
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Co-PI) (2010-2014)

    Improving Function in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (P.I.): NEI (2005-2010)

    Preventing Depression in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (P.I.): NIMH (2001-05)

    Modifying Lifestyle and Behavior: Impact on Alzheimer's Disease (Co-PI)
    PA Dept Health Tobacco Settlement Grant

    Phase III Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Alzhemed in Patients ith Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease

    Phase III Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of MPC-7869 on Cognition, Activities of Daily Living and Global Function in Mild Alzheimer's Disease

    A Randomized Trial of Dementia Care in Nursing Homes (P.I.): NIMH (1989-92)

    The Impact of Mental Morbidity on Nursing Home Experience (Co-P.I.): NIA (1986-91)

    Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Clinical and Basic Research: NIA (1988-91)

    Mental Illness in Nursing Home Residents (P.I.): Alzheimer's Association Aard (1985-86)

    HUD-2 Study Section (1994-1997)

    NIA SEP Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (2006)


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    R01MH045293     (ROVNER, BARRY W)Aug 1, 1989 - Aug 31, 1993
    NIH
    ARANDOMIZED TRIAL OF DEMENTIA CARE IN NURSING HOMES
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01MH061331     (ROVNER, BARRY W)Feb 6, 2001 - Jan 31, 2006
    NIH
    PREVENTING DEPRESSION IN MACULAR DEGENERATION
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U01EY015839     (ROVNER, BARRY W)Sep 30, 2005 - Jul 31, 2012
    NIH
    Improving Function In Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    Role: Principal Investigator

    U01EY018819     (ROVNER, BARRY W)Aug 5, 2008 - Jul 31, 2013
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    Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial for Age Related Macular Degeneration
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AG035025     (ROVNER, BARRY W.)Sep 30, 2010 - May 31, 2016
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    Preventing Cognitive Decline in African Americans with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R34EY024299     (ROVNER, BARRY W.)May 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2017
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    Collaborative Care for Depression and Diabetic Retinopathy in African Americans
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DK102609     (ROVNER, BARRY W.)Jul 21, 2014 - Mar 31, 2019
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    Improving Medication Adherence in Older African Americans with Diabetes
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DK114033     (ROVNER, BARRY W.)May 21, 2018 - Mar 31, 2022
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    Reducing Emergency Diabetes Care for Older African Americans
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AG065467     (ROVNER, BARRY W.)Feb 15, 2020 - Jan 31, 2025
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    Health Beliefs, Glycemic Control, and Preventing Cognitive Decline in African Americans with Diabetes and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Clinical Trial
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Rovner BW, Casten RJ. Emergency department visits in African Americans with mild cognitive impairment and diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2021 May; 35(5):107905. PMID: 33752964.
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    2. Rovner BW, Casten RJ. Discordant health beliefs and telehealth use in African Americans with diabetes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 Mar 05. PMID: 33675034.
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    3. Casten R, Rovner B, Chang AM, Hollander JE, Kelley M, Leiby B, Nightingale G, Pizzi L, White N, Rising K. A randomized clinical trial of a collaborative home-based diabetes intervention to reduce emergency department visits and hospitalizations in black individuals with diabetes. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Jun 16; 95:106069. PMID: 32561466.
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    4. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Piersol CV, White N, Kelley M, Leiby BE. Improving Glycemic Control in African Americans With Diabetes and Mild Cognitive Impairment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Feb 11. PMID: 32043561.
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    5. Mayro EL, Murchison AP, Hark LA, Silverstein M, Wang OY, Gilligan JP, Leiby BE, Pizzi LT, Casten RJ, Rovner BW, Haller JA. Prevalence of depressive symptoms and associated factors in an urban, ophthalmic population. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan 27; 1120672120901701. PMID: 31983234.
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    6. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Chang AM, Hollander JE, Kelley M, Rising KL. Cognitive Deficits in African Americans With Diabetes in an Emergency Department. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Aug 06. PMID: 31477457.
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    7. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Leiby B. Memory improvement in African Americans with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 May 13. PMID: 31087388.
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    8. Rovner BW, Casten RJ. Trust and Glycemic Control in Black Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy: A Pilot Study. Diabetes Spectr. 2019 May; 32(2):152-155. PMID: 31168287.
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    9. Gao X, Obeid A, Aderman CM, Talcott KE, Ali FS, Adam MK, Rovner BW, Hyman L, Ho AC, Hsu J. Loss to Follow-up After Intravitreal Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Injections in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema. Ophthalmol Retina. 2019 Mar; 3(3):230-236. PMID: 31014699.
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    10. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Leiby B. Preventing Cognitive Decline in Black Individuals With Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurol. 2018 Sep 10. PMID: 30208380.
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    11. Rovner BW, Casten RJ. Health Beliefs and Medication Adherence in Black Patients with Diabetes and Mild Cognitive Impairment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Mar 23. PMID: 29673896.
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    12. Deemer AD, Massof RW, Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Piersol CV. Functional Outcomes of the Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017 Mar 01; 58(3):1514-1520. PMID: 28273318.
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    13. Rabins PV, Rovner BW, Rummans T, Schneider LS, Tariot PN. Guideline Watch (October 2014): Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2017 Jan; 15(1):110-128. PMID: 31997970.
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    14. Winters D, Casten R, Rovner B, Murchison A, Leiby BE, Haller JA, Hark L, Weiss DM, Pizzi LT. Cost-Effectiveness of Behavior Activation Versus Supportive Therapy on Adherence to Eye Exams in Older African Americans With Diabetes. Am J Med Qual. 2016 Nov 23. PMID: 27884979.
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    15. Powell RE, Doty A, Casten RJ, Rovner BW, Rising KL. A qualitative analysis of interprofessional healthcare team members' perceptions of patient barriers to healthcare engagement. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016; 16:493. PMID: 27644704.
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    16. Rovner BW, Casten RJ. Preserving Cognition in Older African Americans with Mild Cognitive Impairment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Mar; 64(3):659-61. PMID: 27000348.
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    17. Rovner B. Letter to the Editor. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Apr; 24(4):337. PMID: 26880614.
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    18. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Leiby BE. Determinants of Activity Levels in African Americans With Mild Cognitive Impairment. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2016 Jan-Mar; 30(1):41-6. PMID: 25811797.
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    19. Cimarolli VR, Casten RJ, Rovner BW, Heyl V, Sörensen S, Horowitz A. Anxiety and depression in patients with advanced macular degeneration: current perspectives. Clin Ophthalmol. 2016; 10:55-63. PMID: 26766899.
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    20. Rovner BW, Haller JA, Casten RJ, Murchison AP, Hark LA. Cultural and Cognitive Determinants of Personal Control in Older African Americans with Diabetes. J Natl Med Assoc. 2015 Jun; 107(2):25-31. PMID: 27269487.
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    21. Weiss DM, Casten RJ, Leiby BE, Hark LA, Murchison AP, Johnson D, Stratford S, Henderer J, Rovner BW, Haller JA. Effect of Behavioral Intervention on Dilated Fundus Examination Rates in Older African American Individuals With Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Sep 1; 133(9):1005-12. PMID: 26068230.
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    22. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Murchison AP, Ho AC, Henderer J, Haller JA. Depression and Memory Loss in African Americans with Diabetic Retinopathy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Jun; 63(6):1249-51. PMID: 26096402.
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    23. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Massof RW, Leiby BE, Ho AC, Tasman WS. Low vision depression prevention trial in age-related macular degeneration: a randomized clinical trial. Ophthalmology. 2014 Nov; 121(11):2204-11. PMID: 25016366.
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    24. Rovner BW, Haller JA, Casten RJ, Murchison AP, Hark LA. Depression and Risk Perceptions in Older African Americans With Diabetes. Diabetes Spectr. 2014 May; 27(2):114-8. PMID: 26246767.
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    25. Johnson TV, Rovner BW. Disablement-based nomenclature for vision and function. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 1; 132(4):505. PMID: 24723157.
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    26. Casten RJ, Rovner BW. Update on depression and age-related macular degeneration. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2013 May; 24(3):239-43. PMID: 23429599.
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    27. Zhang X, Bullard KM, Cotch MF, Wilson MR, Rovner BW, McGwin G, Owsley C, Barker L, Crews JE, Saaddine JB. Association Between Depression and Functional Vision Loss in Persons 20 Years of Age or Older in the United States, NHANES 2005-2008. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013 May 1; 131(5):573-81. PMID: 23471505.
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    28. Mago R, Thase ME, Rovner BW. Antidepressant-induced excessive sweating: Clinical features and treatment with terazosin. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Aug; 25(3):186-92. PMID: 23638448.
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    29. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Massof RW, Leiby BE, Ho AC, Tasman WS. Improving Function in Age-related Macular Degeneration: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Ophthalmology. 2013 Aug; 120(8):1649-55. PMID: 23642378.
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    30. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Harris LF. Cultural diversity and views on Alzheimer disease in older african americans. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2013 Apr-Jun; 27(2):133-7. PMID: 22828323.
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    31. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Harris LF. Sociocultural Influences on Diabetes Self-Management Behaviors in Older African Americans. Diabetes Spectr. 2013 Feb; 26(1):29-33. PMID: 25324677.
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    32. Rovner BW, German PS, Burton LC, Clark RD. A Longitudinal Study of Participation in Nursing Home Activity Programs. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 1994 Spring; 2(2):169-174. PMID: 28530997.
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    33. Rovner BW, German PS, Burton LC, Clark R. Underutilization of Physical and Mental Health Services Prior to Nursing Home Admission. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 1993 Spring; 1(2):160-164. PMID: 28531031.
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    34. Mago R, Kloos A, Daskalakis C, Shwarz M, Rovner BW. Identifying Potential Adverse Effects by Patients' Ratings: A Proof-of-Concept Study of a Novel Approach. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012 Dec; 32(6):828-31. PMID: 23131878.
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    35. Shmuely-Dulitzki Y, Rovner BW, Zisselman P. The Impact of Depression on Functioning in Elderly Patients With Low Vision. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 1995 Autumn; 3(4):325-329. PMID: 28531066.
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    36. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Leiby BE. Cognitive and noncognitive determinants of everyday activities in a racially diverse population of older persons receiving health services. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2012 Jul; 200(7):627-31. PMID: 22759942.
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    37. Newberg AB, Arnold SE, Wintering N, Rovner BW, Alavi A. Initial clinical comparison of 18F-florbetapir and 18F-FDG PET in patients with Alzheimer disease and controls. J Nucl Med. 2012 Jun; 53(6):902-7. PMID: 22577238.
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    38. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Leiby BE. Preventing cognitive decline in older African Americans with mild cognitive impairment: design and methods of a randomized clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2012 Jul; 33(4):712-20. PMID: 22406101.
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    39. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Arenson C, Salzman B, Kornsey EB. Racial differences in the recognition of cognitive dysfunction in older persons. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2012 Jan; 26(1):44-9. PMID: 21399482.
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    40. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Massof RW, Leiby BE, Tasman WS. Psychological and cognitive determinants of vision function in age-related macular degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul; 129(7):885-90. PMID: 21746979.
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    41. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Massof RW, Leiby BE, Tasman WS. Improving function in age-related macular degeneration: design and methods of a randomized clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 Mar; 32(2):196-203. PMID: 20974293.
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    42. Casten R, Rovner BW, Leiby BE, Tasman W. Depression despite anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Apr; 128(4):506-8. PMID: 20385955.
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    43. Snyderman D, Rovner B. Mental status exam in primary care: a review. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Oct 15; 80(8):809-14. PMID: 19835342.
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    44. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Leiby BE. Variability in depressive symptoms predicts cognitive decline in age-related macular degeneration. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Jul; 17(7):574-81. PMID: 19554672.
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    45. Jones GC, Rovner BW, Crews JE, Danielson ML. Effects of depressive symptoms on health behavior practices among older adults with vision loss. Rehabil Psychol. 2009 May; 54(2):164-72. PMID: 19469606.
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    46. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Leiby BE, Tasman WS. Activity loss is associated with cognitive decline in age-related macular degeneration. Alzheimers Dement. 2009 Jan; 5(1):12-7. PMID: 19118805.
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    47. Rovner BW, Casten RJ. Preventing late-life depression in age-related macular degeneration. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008 Jun; 16(6):454-9. PMID: 18515689.
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    48. Casten R, Rovner B. Depression in Age-Related Macular Degeneration. J Vis Impair Blind. 2008; 102(10):591-599. PMID: 20011131.
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    49. American Psychiatric Association practice guideline for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Second edition. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Dec; 164(12 Suppl):5-56. PMID: 18340692.
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    50. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Hauck WW, Tasman WS. Dissatisfaction with performance of valued activities predicts depression in age-related macular degeneration. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Aug; 22(8):789-93. PMID: 17199237.
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    51. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Leiby BE, Tasman WS. Preventing depression in age-related macular degeneration. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Aug; 64(8):886-92. PMID: 17679633.
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    52. Whyte EM, Mulsant BH, Rovner BW, Reynolds CF. Preventing depression after stroke. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2006 Oct; 18(5):471-81. PMID: 17085365.
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    53. Greenberg SM, Rosand J, Schneider AT, Creed Pettigrew L, Gandy SE, Rovner B, Fitzsimmons BF, Smith EE, Edip Gurol M, Schwab K, Laurin J, Garceau D. A phase 2 study of tramiprosate for cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2006 Oct-Dec; 20(4):269-74. PMID: 17132972.
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    54. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Hegel MT, Tasman WS. Minimal depression and vision function in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2006 Oct; 113(10):1743-7. PMID: 16893569.
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    55. Whyte EM, Rovner B. Depression in late-life: shifting the paradigm from treatment to prevention. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Aug; 21(8):746-51. PMID: 16858747.
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    56. Rovner BW, Pasternak R, Casten R. A pilot study of sertraline for depression in age-related macular degeneration. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Aug; 14(8):718-9. PMID: 16861379.
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    57. Rovner BW. The Charles Bonnet syndrome: a review of recent research. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun; 17(3):275-7. PMID: 16794440.
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    58. Tasman W, Rovner B. Age-related macular degeneration: treating the whole patient. Can J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jun; 40(3):389-91. PMID: 15947809.
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    59. Rovner BW, Casten R. Stability of visual acuity measurement in depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Mar; 13(3):255-8. PMID: 15728758.
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    60. Casten RJ, Maloney EK, Rovner BW. Knowledge and Use of Low Vision Services Among Persons with Age-related Macular Degeneration. J Vis Impair Blind. 2005; 99(11):720-724. PMID: 20041039.
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    61. Casten RJ, Rovner BW, Tasman W. Age-related macular degeneration and depression: a review of recent research. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2004 Jun; 15(3):181-3. PMID: 15118503.
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    62. Tasman W, Rovner B. Age-related macular degeneration: treating the whole patient. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004 Apr; 122(4):648-9. PMID: 15078685.
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    63. Olin JT, Schneider LS, Katz IR, Meyers BS, Alexopoulos GS, Breitner JC, Bruce ML, Caine ED, Cummings JL, Devanand DP, Jeste DV, Krishnan KR, Lyketsos CG, Lyness JM, Rabins PV, Iii CF, Rovner BW, Steffens DC, Unützer J, Lebowitz BD. Provisional diagnostic criteria for depression of Alzheimer's disease: description and review. Expert Rev Neurother. 2003 Jan; 3(1):99-106. PMID: 19810852.
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    64. Rovner BW, Casten RJ, Tasman WS. Effect of depression on vision function in age-related macular degeneration. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Aug; 120(8):1041-4. PMID: 12149057.
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    65. Rovner BW. The Charles Bonnet syndrome. Visual hallucinations caused by vision impairment. Geriatrics. 2002 Jun; 57(6):45-6. PMID: 12078038.
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    66. Rovner BW, Casten RJ. Activity loss and depression in age-related macular degeneration. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2002 May-Jun; 10(3):305-10. PMID: 11994218.
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    67. Olin JT, Schneider LS, Katz IR, Meyers BS, Alexopoulos GS, Breitner JC, Bruce ML, Caine ED, Cummings JL, Devanand DP, Krishnan KR, Lyketsos CG, Lyness JM, Rabins PV, Reynolds CF, Rovner BW, Steffens DC, Tariot PN, Lebowitz BD. Provisional diagnostic criteria for depression of Alzheimer disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2002 Mar-Apr; 10(2):125-8. PMID: 11925273.
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