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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700384/update-on-graves-disease-advances-in-treatment-of-mild-moderate-and-severe-thyroid-eye-disease
#1
Diego Strianese
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To report the most recent therapeutic advances of thyroid eye disease (TED) and offer general recommendations for management of TED. RECENT FINDINGS: Treatment of Graves ophthalmopathy is traditionally based on the use of high doses of corticosteroids and/or radiotherapy (RT) to decrease the activity of the disease, with the subsequent proptosis, strabismus and eyelid deformites treated with different surgical procedures. In recent years, the evidence that oxidative stress plays a relevant role in exacerbating TED severity has encouraged the use of antioxydative agents such as selenium, which has shown a capacity in limiting the disease progression...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696955/pediatric-blepharokeratoconjunctivitis-is-there-a-right-treatment
#2
Sepideh T Rousta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article highlights the importance of recognizing blepharokeratoconjunctivitis (BKC) in children and reviews the clinical characteristics and current therapeutic modalities. RECENT FINDINGS: The mainstay of BKC treatment remains controlling the meibomian gland inflammation and treating cobormid conditions. BKC can occur in the setting of ocular rosacea and Demodex infestation. Small studies have shown treatment benefits of topical cyclosporine A as well as oral azithromycin in pediatric BKC...
July 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665806/pediatric-ophthalmologists-wear-many-hats
#3
J Mark Engel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650878/leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-bridging-the-translational-gap
#4
Neringa Jurkute, Patrick Yu-Wai-Man
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is the most common primary mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) genetic disorder in the population. We address the clinical evolution of the disease, the secondary etiological factors that could contribute to visual loss, and the challenging task of developing effective treatments. RECENT FINDINGS: LHON is characterized by a preclinical phase that reflects retinal ganglion cell (RGC) dysfunction before rapid visual deterioration ensues...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650877/the-resurgence-of-botulinum-toxin-injection-for-strabismus-in-children
#5
Marielle Mahan, J Mark Engel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review discusses recent advances in the use of botulinum toxin for the management of strabismus in children. RECENT FINDINGS: Botulinum toxin injection produces similar results compared to surgery for certain subtypes of strabismus, especially acute onset esotropia. It may be more effective in many subtypes of esotropia where surgery has been less reliable, including partially accommodative esotropia, esotropia associated with cerebral palsy, and thyroid eye disease...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650876/the-role-of-imaging-in-strabismus
#6
Jinali R Patel, Kammi B Gunton
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the most recent literature regarding the clinical experience of imaging modalities in strabismus. RECENT FINDINGS: MRI of extraocular muscles (EOMs) has elucidated the roles of variation in compartmental contraction of EOMs and further evidence of EOM pulley heterotopy in various strabismus patterns, which may contribute to the clinical and surgical management of patients as this mode of imaging becomes more readily available. Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) may play a role in determining the location of EOMs which could also aid in devising a preoperative surgical plan, especially in those who have had prior strabismus surgery...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650875/practical-approach-to-syndromic-pediatric-retinal-dystrophies
#7
Karthikeyan A Sadagopan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to outline those systemic disorders that are associated with pediatric retinal dystrophy, summarize important retinal, and nonretinal clues that aid in syndromic diagnosis, provide an approach for ophthalmic and systematic systemic examination, describe the important systemic findings seen in pediatric syndromic retinal dystrophies and highlight the role of genetic testing. RECENT FINDINGS: With profound advances being made in the field of molecular genetics, a definitive molecular etiology is increasingly being made even in rare and unusual forms of retinal dystrophies...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617688/compliance-with-the-prescribed-occlusion-treatment-for-amblyopia
#8
Aldo Vagge, Leonard B Nelson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review article is an update on the current evidence about compliance to the prescribed occlusion treatment for amblyopia. In particular, the authors focus on the predictors and causes of noncompliance and possible interventions to increase it. RECENT FINDINGS: Compliance with prescribed occlusion treatment is often challenging. Reported rates of compliance range widely from 49% to 87%. Objective monitoring of occlusion has opened up new research opportunities and allow the design of effective therapeutic regimens...
June 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590269/avoiding-the-hughes-flap-in-lower-eyelid-reconstruction
#9
Marcus M Marcet, Ivan H W Lau, Sharon S W Chow
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review current surgical practices of lower eyelid reconstruction with a focus on recent studies. RECENT FINDINGS: Combination techniques and new flap techniques offer efficacy comparable with existing reconstructive approaches, with the advantage of less local trauma. Inappropriate handling of posterior lamellar grafts, such as kerfing, may predispose to graft failures. Modified Hughes procedure is a favorable choice for large lower eyelid reconstruction; however, it requires temporary eye closure...
June 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598870/molecularly-targeted-agents-in-oculoplastic-surgery
#10
Richard C Allen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Significant advances have been made in oncology and rheumatology with the introduction of molecularly targeted agents (MTAs). MTAs consist of monoclonal antibodies and small molecule inhibitors. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the recent applications of MTAs to orbital, lacrimal, and eyelid disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of monoclonal antibodies has been described in the treatment of orbital vascular lesions, lymphoma, and squamous cell carcinoma...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598869/graft-versus-host-disease-what-should-the-oculoplastic-surgeon-know
#11
Cynthia I Tung
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a concise review of the oculoplastic manifestations of ocular graft versus host disease (GVHD), and to discuss their management. RECENT FINDINGS: Ocular GVHD occurs as a common immune-mediated complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that presents as a Stevens-Johnson-like syndrome in the acute phase or a Sjögren-like syndrome in the chronic phase. Cicatricial conjunctivitis may be underreported in ocular GVHD. The spectrum of oculoplastic manifestations includes GVHD of the skin, cicatricial entropion, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, and lacrimal gland dysfunction...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598868/pax6-aniridia-syndrome-clinics-genetics-and-therapeutics
#12
Hyun Taek Lim, Dae Hee Kim, Hyuna Kim
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aniridia is a rare and panocular disorder affecting most of the ocular structures which may have significant impact on vision. The purpose of this review is to describe the clinical features, genetics, and therapeutic options for this disease and to provide an update of current knowledge and latest research findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Aside from the ocular features, a variety of associated systemic abnormalities, including hormonal, metabolic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and neurologic disorders have been reported in children with aniridia...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520608/choroideremia
#13
Ioannis S Dimopoulos, Alina Radziwon, Chris D St Laurent, Ian M MacDonald
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although much has been written to define the phenotype and genotype of choroideremia (CHM), research continues to provide new insights that serve to better understand its pathogenesis and the directions for potential experimental therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: We would like to highlight new findings, expanding the type of disease-causing mutations to include mutations in the CHM promoter that will dramatically influence gene expression. Information derived from careful phenotyping of patients points increasingly to the central role of the retinal pigment epithelium as the key cell layer affected in the degenerative process...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505035/invasive-fungal-sinusitis-treatment-of-the-orbit
#14
Evan Kalin-Hajdu, Kristin E Hirabayashi, M Reza Vagefi, Robert C Kersten
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize diagnostic techniques for invasive fungal rhinosinusitis and provide a review of treatment options once disease has spread to the orbit. RECENT FINDINGS: Improved imaging criteria, polymerase chain reaction and other serologic tests show promise in advancing our ability to accurately diagnose invasive fungal disease. Currently, there exists three treatment options for infected orbital tissue: exenteration, conservative debridement and transcutaneous retrobulbar injection of amphotericin B...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505034/pediatric-corneal-transplants
#15
Danielle Trief, Maria C Marquezan, Christopher J Rapuano, Christina R Prescott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric keratoplasty poses unique challenges in clinical and surgical management. However, successful transplantation can afford a child vision in an otherwise poorly seeing eye. This review will provide an update on recent advances in pediatric keratoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS: Although children who receive corneal transplants remain at increased risk of rejection, infection, and graft dehiscence compared with adult corneal transplant recipients, new surgical techniques, and advances in clinical management have led to better outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505033/minimally-invasive-brow-lifting-techniques
#16
Talmage Broadbent, Ali Mohktarzadeh, Andrew Harrison
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aesthetic concerns about upper eyelid and brow position are very common in ophthalmic practice. Management of brow descent and devolumization requires an approach customized to each patient taking into consideration preoperative examination and patient desires. This article will review several minimally invasive techniques that can be used to address the needs of patients with mild-to-moderate brow ptosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent publications describe and analyse efficacy of several variations of browpexy techniques...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594649/accelerated-versus-conventional-corneal-crosslinking-for-refractive-instability-an-update
#17
REVIEW
George D Kymionis, George A Kontadakis, Kattayoon K Hashemi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Corneal crosslinking (CXL) is a relatively new treatment modality offering refractive stability in patients with ectatic disorders. The procedure as initially described (Dresden protocol) is time consuming; accelerated protocols have been lately developed. The purpose of this review is to present the recent findings regarding the comparison of accelerated CXL with the conventional Dresden protocol. RECENT FINDINGS: A variety of accelerated protocols are described in the literature...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594648/risk-profiles-of-ectasia-after-keratorefractive-surgery
#18
Pushpanjali Giri, Dimitri T Azar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To identify and evaluate the risk factors of iatrogenic ectasia after refractive surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: We reviewed recently published papers that identified various risk factors associated with ectasia after LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, small incision lenticule extraction, and other refractive surgical procedures. We also attempted to evaluate the relative contributions of these factors to the development of ectasia following refractive surgery...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505036/editorial
#19
Jimmy K Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445204/pediatric-refractive-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Erin D Stahl
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Refractive surgery procedures have been performed on children since the early 1980s. This article will review this history as well as current thoughts on treating children with large refractive errors. RECENT FINDINGS: Pediatric refractive surgery has developed slowly as very few children fit the criteria for treatment. For this reason, practice patterns are varied and publications are rare. Publications in recent years have focused on intraocular procedures over laser refractive surgery...
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