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September 13, 2016: Orbit
Sonali T Nagendran, We Fong Siah, Andre Litwin, Christine Barbosa, Jan Jayatilake, Raman Malhotra
Operating theatre utilization has become the principal measure of NHS operating theatre service performance. We analysed data from oculoplastic theatres in a tertiary centre to identify factors influencing theatre efficiency. We conducted three audits on operating theatre utilization in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Data was collected from real time information entered into the hospital database, including time of arrival, induction, first cut and close of operation. The primary outcome measure was the operating list utilization rate, a combined value of anaesthetic and surgical time as a proportion of the total planned session time...
September 12, 2016: Orbit
Peter M Mota, Jonathan H Norris
We assess current practice using topical phenylephrine by British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) consultants in the surgical management of ptosis. All UK consultant BOPSS members were invited to participate in a web-based survey, consisting of 8 questions relating to the surgical management of adult primary involutional ptosis with normal levator function and the use of phenylephrine in the management of ptosis. 53 BOPSS consultants (43%) completed the survey, of which 76% perform anterior approach levator advancement as first-line surgery...
September 6, 2016: Orbit
Fabian N Fries, Pamela Youssef, Paul Anthony Irwin, R Isaiah Tubbs, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs
We compare, on left and right side of human skulls, the length of Whitnall's tubercle as a relevant landmark and anchor point for the lateral retinaculum. Twenty human skulls were used in this study. A caliper was used to measure the length of Whitnall's tubercle, the distance from Whitnall's tubercle to the frontozygomatic suture and the height of the orbit. An overall mean for these three parameters was calculated using the data obtained. There were no significant differences between left and the right sides...
September 6, 2016: Orbit
Tessa Fayers, Peter M Fayers, Peter J Dolman
We tested the sensitivity and responsiveness of the TED-QOL to rehabilitative surgery in thyroid eye disease (TED). The 3-item TED-QOL and 16-item GO-QOL, which assess quality of life (QoL) in TED, were administered to consecutive patients undergoing rehabilitative surgery. The questionnaires were completed pre-and post-operatively to assess sensitivity (ability to discriminate between different surgical groups) and responsiveness (ability to detect within patient changes over time).56 patients underwent 69 procedures for TED (29 orbital decompressions, 15 strabismus operations, 25 eyelid procedures)...
September 6, 2016: Orbit
Vladimir Theodor Thaller, Kaveh Vahdani
We promote a simple, reversible temporary tarsorrhaphy technique and describe how to place a 4/0 polypropylene suture, on a round-body needle, into the upper and lower tarsal plate to create a strong suture tarsorrhaphy. This technique has been found to be extremely effective over 20 years' experience with minimal patient discomfort or complications. The eyelid margin anatomy is not disrupted and maintains its normal architecture and contour following release of the tarsorrhaphy. This temporary suture tarsorrhaphy technique is inexpensive, safe and easy to learn and above all comfortable for the patient...
September 6, 2016: Orbit
Olivia Claire Morris, Kirsten Schebitz Walter, Esbjörn Telemo, Christoph Hintschich
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) has a predilection for inferior rectus muscle that has never been explained. We conducted immunohistochemical staining for the soluble cleaved form of collagen XIII alpha 1 (COL13A1) and found constitutively low expression of COL13A1 in normal human inferior rectus muscles and moderate expression of COL13A1 in normal human medial rectus muscles. COL13A1 is known to be essential to development and maintenance of neuromuscular junctions and there is some evidence to suggest it may help support normal immune function...
August 31, 2016: Orbit
Tanuj Nakra, Sara Modjtahedi, Ivan Vrcek, Ronald Mancini, Stan Saulny, Robert A Goldberg
This article evaluates the effect of upper eyelid blepharoplasty on eyelid margin position and brow height. This study is a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty without concurrent blepharoptosis repair or brow surgery. The medical records of the participants were retrospectively reviewed and an established image analysis software was used to quantify the upper margin reflex distance (MRD1) as well as brow height using high quality standardized clinical photographs. A total of 19 patients (38 eyelids and brows) met the inclusion criteria...
August 25, 2016: Orbit
Shani Golan, Dan B Rootman, Robert A Goldberg
Although reoperation rates for upper lid retraction surgery for thyroid eye disease (TED) typically range between 8% and 23%, there is little literature describing the outcomes of these second operations. In this retrospective observational cohort study, all patients that underwent surgery for upper eyelid retraction over a 14-year period at a single institution were included. Cases were included if a second eyelid retraction surgery was performed during the study period. Success of surgery was defined as a marginal reflex distance (MRD1) of 2...
August 25, 2016: Orbit
Kamal Kant Sahu, Deba Prasad Dhibar, Pankaj Malhotra
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August 25, 2016: Orbit
Alison B Huggins, James J Evans, Adam E Flanders, Michael P Rabinowitz
This is a case description of a male patient found to have orbital and intracranial emphysema, specifically with air in his cavernous sinuses bilaterally following penetrating trauma to the medial orbit from a goat's horn. There were no orbital or skull base fractures. Although the presence of traumatic intracranial emphysema is not uncommon, it is typically the result of direct communication of the cranial vault with the paranasal sinuses in the setting of associated fracture or, alternatively, from direct penetration and inoculation...
August 25, 2016: Orbit
Khami Satchi, Alan A McNab
Patients with conjunctival cicatrizing disease may develop lacrimal obstruction. Little is published on lacrimal obstruction as the presenting feature of otherwise asymptomatic cicatrizing conjunctival disease. The records of all patients presenting between 1994 and 2015 with lacrimal obstruction found to have cicatrizing conjunctival disease were reviewed. Demographic details, clinical findings, disease progression and treatment were analyzed. Thirty-five patients (25 female), aged 43-91 years (median 74, mean 71...
August 25, 2016: Orbit
Andrea Papp, Clemence Vasserot-Merle, Guido Dorner, Dion Paridaens
This article reports on two cases of severe pediatric Graves orbitopathy (GO) in two adolescents of African origin. Two black male adolescents presented with highly active GO and signs of beginning compressive optic neuropathy. Neither of them were smokers nor had a family history of GO. Besides urgent referral to pediatric endocrinologists, intravenous methylprednisolon pulse therapy was initiated. In spite of the fluctuating thyroid hormone levels in the initial phase of antithyroid therapy, intravenous steroid administration stopped the progression of malignant GO rapidly in both of our patients without any considerable side effects...
August 12, 2016: Orbit
Norman C Charles, Carisa K Petris, Eleanore T Kim
The authors describe an esthesioneuroblastoma (olfactory neuroblastoma) that occurred within the nasal cavity and brain in a 31-year-old man. Following excision, the tumor recurred in the left orbit and in mediastinal lymph nodes. Treatment included orbital excision and systemic chemotherapy. Histopathology showed a high-grade neuroepithelial tumor with positive immunohistochemical markers for neuroendocrine and epithelial components, an unusual combination raising issues concerning taxonomy.
August 12, 2016: Orbit
Antony George Francis Thottian, Rony Benson, Seema Kashyap, K P Haresh, Subhash Gupta, Dayanand Sharma, Goura Kishor Rath
Second cancers in survivors of hereditary retinoblastoma occur much more commonly than in the general population. This can be attributed both to the germline mutation of the RB gene and chemoradiation used for treatment of this paediatric cancer. Medulloepithelioma is an uncommon tumor of neuroectodermal origin, seen largely in the paediatric population and rarely reported in adults. Though the incidence of second malignancies is common in retinoblastoma, medulloepithelioma as a second malignancy in retinoblastoma survivors is rare, with only one case reported so far...
August 12, 2016: Orbit
Mayuresh P Naik, Anuj Mehta, Sangeeta Abrol, Sandeep Kumar, Vishnu S Gupta
To determine the safety and efficacy of topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 5% ointment in treatment of non-syndromic multifocal basal cell carcinoma. A 55-year-old male patient, with 8 hours of daily sun exposure, having histologically proven and radiologically non-syndromic, multifocal basal cell carcinoma with involvement of 6 sites on the face, was treated with topical 5-FU 5% ointment twice daily over all sites except the site involving lid margin to prevent corneal toxicity. Left lid lesion underwent wide surgical excision with 5-mm clear margins and reconstruction with nasal septal mucoperichondrium and local skin mobilization...
August 12, 2016: Orbit
Somen Misra, Akshay Bhandari, Neeta Misra, Pratik Gogri, Shruti Mahajan
Ectopic lacrimal gland, being one of the choristomas, is comprised of lacrimal gland tissue outside the lacrimal gland fossa in the fronto-lateral part of the orbital roof. Ectopic lacrimal gland is a rare condition where the gland may be found in the orbit, eyelids, ocular adnexa or within the globe. Neoplastic transformation of such tissue may occur. A sixty-two-year old male patient presented with right eye proptosis and slight nasal displacement of the globe. Computerized tomography scan revealed a well-defined hypodense lesion of size 19 x 18 x 20 mm supero-lateral to lateral rectus muscle, with mild proptosis and thinning of the right lateral orbital wall...
October 2016: Orbit
Luca Muscatello, Susanna Fortunato, Veronica Seccia, Manuela Marchetti, Riccardo Lenzi
In recent decades, the management of sinonasal tumors abutting the orbit has been widely discussed. A real guideline has yet to be proposed, as prospective randomized studies on this topic are very difficult to organize, given the relative rarity of this pathology, the wide spectrum of histologic patterns, and the different clinical behavior of tumors. Nevertheless, in recent years, a better assessment of tumor extension has been obtained thanks to the refinement of preoperative imaging tools and, therefore, more conservative approaches could be adopted, with no worsening of the oncological outcomes and, at the same time, with more attention given to the post-surgical quality of life...
October 2016: Orbit
Neel S Vaidya, Ashraf M Mahmoud, Dominic Buzzacco, Steven E Katz
This article determines the safety of optic nerve sheath fenestration (ONSF) for the treatment of patients with intracranial hypertension in the immediate 6-month post-operative period and its efficacy in reducing optic disk edema. Retrospective, non-comparative interventional case series. 207 eyes in 104 patients undergoing ONSF between the years 2005 and 2014. Papilledema grade based on modified Frisen scale and mean deviation of Humphrey visual field. 207 eyes of 104 patients (102 IIH, 2 IH due to dural sinus thrombosis) were included in the study...
October 2016: Orbit
Swapna Vemuri, Murray D Christianson, Hakan Demirci
This article evaluates the "Bobby Pin" procedure in the correction of myogenic ptosis accompanying extraocular muscle weakness. We retrospectively reviewed 26 eyelids of 13 patients who underwent "Bobby Pin" procedure for myogenic ptosis accompanying extraocular muscle weakness. We evaluated the patients' clinical features such as age, etiology of ptosis, symptoms, standard ptosis measurements, associated systemic diseases, additional ophthalmic conditions, complications, and recurrence. Etiology of myogenic ptosis and extraocular muscle weakness was oculopharyngeal dystrophy in 4 (31%) patients, chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia in 4 (31%) patients, myotonic dystrophy in 2 (23%) patients, and idiopathic in 3 (15%) patients...
October 2016: Orbit
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