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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924446/use-of-intravitreal-dexamethasone-in-a-case-of-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Raffaele Nuzzi, Francesca Monteu
Nowadays there is no unique and well-established treatment for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, despite being the main acute pathology that affects the optic nerve in the elderly population and often resulting in a significant loss of visual acuity. The effectiveness of oral steroids is still under debate in the international literature, although many studies show that patients treated with high doses of systemic corticosteroids have a significantly higher chance of improved visual acuity and visual fields...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924445/the-first-argentinian-family-with-familial-amyloidosis-of-the-finnish-type
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Francisco Lucero Saá, Federico Andrés Cremona, Natalia Ximena Mínguez, María Laura Igarzabal, Pablo Chiaradía
Familial amyloidosis of the Finnish type or Meretoja syndrome is a rare autosomic dominant inherited systemic condition. It was first described by Meretoja in Finland in 1969. It is a disease produced by a single mutation in the gene coding for gelsolin, which generates an abnormal protein that cumulates in tissues and leads to various signs. Obtaining an early diagnosis can be challenging, as the first manifestations of the disease are ophthalmological and may only be seen with slit-lamp biomicroscopy. We present the first 3 cases diagnosed in Argentina, confirmed by genetic molecular testing...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924444/implantation-of-a-multifocal-toric-intraocular-lens-after-radial-keratotomy-and-cross-linking-with-hyperopia-and-astigmatism-residues-a-case-report
#3
Raffaele Nuzzi, Francesca Monteu, Federico Tridico
Radial keratotomy is a refractive surgical technique, widely used in the 80s and early 90s to correct myopia and astigmatism, but now overcome by more recent laser techniques. Important consequences, often in patients with more than 45 years of age, are progressive hyperopic shift and/or an increase in corneal astigmatism, whose main cause seems to be an increase in the curvature radius of the central portion of the cornea. This seems to be due to radial keratotomy incisions - with the consequent need for cross-linking - intraocular pressure, and corneal biomechanical parameters...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924443/bilateral-giant-retinal-tear-and-sequential-vitrectomy
#4
Mushawiahti Mustapha, Edward Roufail Franzco
PURPOSE: To describe the excellent outcome of surgery for bilateral giant retinal tears (GRTs) with better options of endotamponade. METHODS: This is a case report of a 62-year-old man who presented with bilateral GRTs and associated retinal detachment. The tear in the right eye was supero-temporal and silicone oil was used as an endotamponade. The tear in the left eye was infero-temporal and perfluorocarbon liquid was used as an endotamponade. RESULTS: The outcome at 6 months after surgery was excellent with visual acuities of 6/6 in both eyes...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924442/laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularizations-clinical-study-of-3-cases
#5
Wipada Laovirojjanakul, Thuss Sanguansak, Yosanan Yospaiboon, Supat Sinawat, Suthasinee Sinawat
BACKGROUND: We report 3 patients with laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV). METHOD: Retrospective, observational case series. Medical charts and photographs were reviewed. RESULTS: Two patients with central serous chorioretinopathy who developed iatrogenic CNV after focal laser photocoagulation were treated with intravitreal ranibizumab injections. One patient with CNV secondary to thermal laser photocoagulation for diabetic macular edema was treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT)...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924441/primary-corneoscleral-cyst-in-a-pediatric-patient
#6
Charudutt Kalamkar, Amrita Mukherjee
PURPOSE: Primary corneoscleral cyst is a rare disease occurring in the pediatric age group. We report a case of corneoscleral cyst with visual diminution. METHODS: We conducted a case report. RESULTS: A 7-year-old girl presented with corneal opacity in the left eye. Examination revealed a corneoscleral cyst. The corneal part of the cyst involved visual axis. Surgical excision with a scleral graft was performed, leading to an improvement in visual acuity...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924440/swollen-optic-disc-and-sinusitis
#7
Chiara Del Noce, Filippo Marchi, Giacomo Sollini, Michele Iester
PURPOSE: To present a case of optic disc swelling caused by sinusitis. METHODS: Ocular symptoms were investigated using computed tomography imaging of the facial bones to detect the relationship between the sinus inflammation and the optic nerve. RESULTS: A particular configuration of the optic nerve was detected. Optic nerve course through the inflamed sphenoidal sinus is a condition associated with a greater risk of inflammation. CONCLUSION: Sinusitis is a rare but treatable cause of optic neuritis...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924439/corneal-neovascularization-with-associated-lipid-keratopathy-in-a-patient-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-using-a-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-machine
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Konstantinos Oikonomakis, Myrsini Petrelli, Konstantinos Andreanos, Andreas Mouchtouris, Petros Petrou, Ilias Georgalas, Dimitrios Papaconstantinou, George Kymionis
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of corneal neovascularization with secondary lipid keratopathy in a patient treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old male had been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome 10 years ago and has been treated with the application of a CPAP machine during night sleep ever since. For the past year, the patient had been complaining for ocular irritation and excessive tearing of the left eye on awakening...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924438/central-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-2-patients-using-antipsychotic-drugs
#9
Koichiro Taki, Teruyo Kida, Masanori Fukumoto, Takaki Sato, Hidehiro Oku, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: To report our findings in 2 patients who developed a central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and were chronic users of antipsychotic medications. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1 was a 62-year-old woman who had a sudden reduction of vision in her right eye to 20/2,000. Her fundus showed signs of an impending CRVO with marked macular edema. She had been taking antipsychotic drugs (quetiapine fumarate and risperidone) for about 2 years. She refused anti-VEGF therapy for her macular edema but selected systemic kallidinogenase...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924437/fundus-findings-in-wernicke-encephalopathy
#10
Tal Serlin, Elad Moisseiev
Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is an acute neuropsychiatric syndrome resulting from thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency, classically characterized by the triad of ophthalmoplegia, confusion, and ataxia. While commonly associated with chronic alcoholism, WE may also occur in the setting of poor nutrition or absorption. We present a 37-year-old woman who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and presented with visual disturbance with bilateral horizontal nystagmus, confusion, and postural imbalance. Fundus examination revealed bilateral optic disc edema with a retinal hemorrhage in the left eye...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924436/pseudomonas-scleritis-following-pterygium-excision
#11
Winai Chaidaroon, Sumet Supalaset
PURPOSE: The aim of this case report was to describe a patient who presented with Pseudomonas scleritis after pterygium excision. The study was conducted at the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. METHODS: The record of a patient who was diagnosed as Pseudomonas scleritis after pterygium excision was retrospectively reviewed for history, clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatments, and outcomes...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924435/aggressive-posterior-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-a-premature-male-infant
#12
Jun Zhou, Zheng Liu, Hai-Yan Ying, Tao Liu
A premature male infant was born at 30 weeks' gestation with a birth weight of 1,700 g in a rural hospital. He was diagnosed with respiratory distress syndrome and received continuous positive airway pressure treatment for 26 days. At 26 days after birth, the patient was transferred to our hospital for further evaluation and management. A comprehensive eye examination revealed a stage 3 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) involving zone 2 in both eyes. The patient was recommended to a provincial-level eye hospital for emergency laser therapy...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924434/ruptured-retinal-arterial-macroaneurysm-secondary-to-toxoplasmic-kyrieleis-arteriolitis-a-case-report
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Natalie Huang, W Andrew Lee, Sean Rivera, Sandra R Montezuma
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to describe multimodal ocular imaging findings in a patient who presented with a ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm (RAM) associated with toxoplasmic Kyrieleis arteriolitis. METHODS: We report the case of a 64-year-old man with a history of systemic hypertension and dense amblyopia of the left eye who presented with decreased vision and new floaters in the left eye. Color fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, and indocyanine green angiography were used as diagnostic imaging tools...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924433/erratum
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1159/000477158.].
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868034/correction-of-high-astigmatism-after-penetrating-keratoplasty-with-toric-multifocal-intraocular-lens-implantation
#15
Raffaele Nuzzi, Francesca Monteu
After penetrating keratoplasty (PK), high astigmatism is often induced, being frequently about 4-6 dpt. According to the entity and typology of astigmatism, different methods of correction can be used. Selective suture removal, relaxing incisions, wedge resections, compression sutures, photorefractive keratectomy, and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis can reduce corneal astigmatism and ametropia, but meanwhile they can cause a reduction in the corneal integrity and cause an over- or undercorrection. In case of moderate-to-high regular astigmatisms, the authors propose a toric multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) implantation to preserve the corneal integrity (especially in PK after herpetic corneal leukoma keratitis)...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868033/sturge-weber-syndrome-associated-with-monolateral-ocular-melanocytosis-iris-mammillations-and-diffuse-choroidal-haemangioma
#16
Andrea Maria Plateroti, Rocco Plateroti, Roberto Mollo, Aloisa Librando, Maria Teresa Contestabile, Vito Fenicia
We present the case of a 12-year-old boy with Sturge-Weber syndrome and ocular melanocytosis who presented with bilateral naevus flammeus of the face and hyperpigmentation of the right iris associated with ipsilateral iris mammillations. The patient had glaucoma and a diffuse choroidal haemangioma of the right eye. Optical coherence tomography of the anterior segment confirmed iris hyper-pigmentation and did not show abnormalities of the chamber angle structures. B-scan ultrasonography and enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography were performed and showed a marked difference in thickness and reflectance between the right and left choroid...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868032/spironolactone-for-secondary-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-a-challenge-rechallenge-case
#17
Kapil G Kapoor, Jennifer Sim
Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is potentially sight-threatening and has been associated with corticosteroid use. CSCR secondary to steroid use can sometimes be challenging to treat, especially if continuing steroid use is medically necessary. In this case report we demonstrate the efficacy of spironolactone as an effective agent in countering CSCR secondary to steroid use. This challenge-rechallenge case may be helpful to clinicians in delineating a treatment paradigm for these patients.
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868031/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-employing-a-novel-technique-for-investigation-in-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
#18
Panagiotis Giannakouras, Konstantinos Andreanos, Barbara Giavi, Andreas Diagourtas
PURPOSE: To report a case of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease and describe the imaging findings by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Medical and ophthalmological history, ophthalmological examination, laboratory evaluation, B-scan ultrasonography, fluorescein and indocyanine angiography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were performed at baseline, as well as OCTA. RESULTS: A 50-year-old healthy female presented with decreased vision in both eyes...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690538/cutaneous-neurofibroma-of-the-lacrimal-caruncule-a-case-report
#19
Mario Motta, Mauro Geller, Cesar Motta
We describe the case of a neurofibroma on the lacrimal caruncle of a female patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). NF1 is an autosomal dominant genetic disease with a wide variety of clinical manifestations, one of the most common of which is neurofibroma. The lesion was removed surgically under general anesthesia and sent to histopathological analysis, which confirmed the clinical diagnosis of a neurofibroma.
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690537/peripheral-retinal-neovascularization-with-vitreous-hemorrhage-in-hiv-retinopathy
#20
Kim Jiramongkolchai, Tin Yan Alvin Liu, J Fernando Arevalo
We report a case of peripheral retinal neovascularization and vitreous hemorrhage in the setting of HIV retinopathy that can serve to extend the clinical spectrum of this condition. A 53-year-old African-American woman with AIDS was referred for decreased vision in the left eye and was found to have peripheral retinal neovascularization and vitreous hemorrhage. She had a workup that was negative for etiologies of retinal ischemia. Peripheral laser photocoagulation was used to treat areas of nonperfusion. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of peripheral retinal neovascularization and vitreous hemorrhage in the setting of HIV retinopathy, and it can serve to extend the clinical spectrum of this condition...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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