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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676405/reply-to-comment-on-ocular-manifestations-of-sickle-cell-disease-and-genetic-susceptibility-for-refractive-errors
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COMMENT
Palak Shukla, Henu Verma, Santosh Patel, P K Patra, L V K S Bhaskar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675352/ocular-manifestations-of-sickle-cell-disease
#2
Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675351/ocular-injuries-after-bungee-jumping-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Min-Tsang Hsieh, I-Ting Sun, Chih-Hsin Chen
We report a case of ocular injury after bungee jumping. A 29-year-old woman presented with bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhage and periorbital petechiae after bungee jumping. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. Ocular examinations revealed no other intraocular hemorrhages. She received conservative treatment. One week later, the subconjunctival hemorrhage and periorbital petechiae resolved spontaneously. Her vision remained stable, and no detectable ocular complications were found during the follow-up...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675350/postoperative-intraocular-lens-opacification
#4
Shang-Te Ma, Chung-May Yang, Yu-Chih Hou
Intraocular lens (IOL) opacification is rare but may occur after non-Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (n-DSAEK) or intravitreal air injection after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). We reported two cases of IOL opacification within the pupillary region. Chart was retrospectively reviewed. The predisposing factors and the visual acuity were analyzed. The opacification was evaluated by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). A 68-year-old healthy woman with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy underwent uneventful n-DSAEK in the right eye...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675349/primary-ductal-adenocarcinoma-of-lacrimal-gland-two-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Hsin-Yu Yang, Cheng-Hsien Wu, Chieh-Chih Tsai, Wei-Kuang Yu, Shu-Ching Kao, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu
A 64-year-old male presented with progressive proptosis of the left eye for 3 months. Orbital computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a 3.9 cm infiltrative mass over the superotemporal quadrant of the left orbit. Pathology of biopsy revealed a ductal adenocarcinoma of lacrimal gland with positive immunohistochemical staining for androgen receptor (AR), cytokeratin-7 (CK7), and gross cystic disease fluid protein 15 (GCDFP-15). The patient received orbital exenteration and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. No recurrence or metastasis was noted 27 months after treatment...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675348/clinical-histopathology-of-intrachoroidal-splitting-in-open-globe-injury-a-retrospective-case-series-of-four-patients
#6
Liang Han, Yen-Ling Cho, Zhizhong Ma, Xinrong Zhao, Xin Chang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to observe the characteristics of intrachoroidal splitting (ICS) associated with choroidal detachment due to open-globe injury. METHODS: A retrospective, observational case series study of four eyes diagnosed with choroidal detachment exhibited ICS. The in vivo pathologic changes of the ICS were recorded during surgery. Four specimens were obtained from the inner part of the ICS region. One specimen was stained with hematoxylin and eosin; one specimen was examined under scanning electron microscopy, and the other two specimens were examined under transmission electron microscopy...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675347/anisometropia-and-refractive-status-in-children-with-unilateral-congenital-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
#7
Adnan Aslam Saleem, Sorath Noorani Siddiqui, Umair Wakeel, Muhammad Asif
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the refractive status and thereby assess anisometropia in children with unilateral congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO). STUDY DESIGN: This study design was a descriptive cross-sectional study. PLACE AND DURATION: this study was conducted at the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology, Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi; from August 2013 to July 2014. METHODOLOGY: This study assessed consecutive children with unilateral CNLDO...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675346/factors-affecting-surgical-outcome-of-intermittent-exotropia
#8
Chee-Ming Lee, Ming-Hui Sun, Ling-Yuh Kao, Ken-Kuo Lin, Meng-Ling Yang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting surgical outcome in intermittent exotropia. DESIGNS: This was a retrospective interventional study. METHODS: Intermittent exotropic patients who had undergone surgical correction with a postoperative follow-up period of 1 month or more were included in the study. Surgical success was defined as an alignment between 10 prism diopters (PD) of exotropia or 5 PD of esotropia at 1 month...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675345/comparison-of-endoscopic-and-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-for-treatment-of-primary-acquired-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
#9
Pei-Yuan Su
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the success rates of endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (EN-DCR) and external DCR (EX-DCR) for the treatment of primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANLDO). DESIGN: This was a retrospective, comparative, nonrandomized clinical study. METHODS: Reviewed medical records of PANLDO underwent DCR at Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital from May 2011 to June 2017. Data regarding the lacrimal passage system, comorbidities, surgical outcomes, and postoperative complications were analyzed...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675344/conjunctival-papilloma-clinical-features-outcome-and-factors-related-to-recurrence
#10
Yi-Ming Huang, Yu-Yun Huang, Hsin-Yu Yang, Chieh-Chih Tsai, Wei-Kuang Yu, Shu-Ching Kao, Hui-Chuan Kau, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical features, treatment, and outcome of patients with conjunctival papilloma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients (22 eyes) with biopsy-proven conjunctival papilloma between January 2005 and January 2015 in a tertiary medical center were retrospectively reviewed. Clinical profiles, treatment, outcome, and factors related to recurrence were evaluated. RESULTS: There were 16 males (73%) and 6 females (27%), with a mean age of 47 years...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675343/immunoglobulin-g4-related-ophthalmic-disease
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REVIEW
Wei-Kuang Yu, Chieh-Chih Tsai, Shu-Ching Kao, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently recognized inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. It characterized by distinctive histopathological appearance of dense IgG4-positive lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates, storiform fibrosis, and obliterative phlebitis in one or more organs, simultaneously or subsequently. In cases of ocular adnexal involvement, unique clinicohistopathological features were delineated by recent studies, and IgG4-related ophthalmic disease (IgG4-ROD) is generally recognized as the disease name...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675342/surgical-treatment-of-unilateral-severe-simple-congenital-ptosis
#12
REVIEW
Ju-Hyang Lee, Yoon-Duck Kim
Unilateral congenital ptosis with poor levator function of ≤4 mm continues to be a difficult challenge for the oculoplastic surgeon. Surgical correction can be accomplished with unilateral frontalis suspension, maximal levator resection, or bilateral frontalis suspension with or without levator muscle excision of the normal eyelid. Bilateral frontalis suspension was proposed by Beard and Callahan to overcome the challenge of postoperative asymmetry, allowing symmetrical lagophthalmos on downgaze, postoperatively...
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675341/challenging-issues-in-ocular-adnexal-disorders
#13
EDITORIAL
Chieh-Chih Tsai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296557/use-of-biodegradable-collagen-glycosaminoglycan-copolymer-matrix-implant-to-reduce-postoperative-fibrosis-in-strabismus-surgery
#14
Thiago Gonçalves Dos Santos Martins, Ana Luiza Fontes de Azevedo Costa, Antonio Carlos Centelhas, Diogo Gonçalves Dos Santos Martins
The occurrence of restrictive strabismus after conjunctival surgeries is widely described in the literature. Fibrosis causes adherence of the conjunctiva to the Tenon's capsule, intermuscular membrane, adipose orbital tissue, sclera, and extraocular muscle tissue. Fibrosis causes adherence of the conjunctiva to the Tenon's capsule, intermuscular membrane, adipose orbital tissue, sclera, and extraocular muscle tissue. We report a case of the use of a biodegradable collagen-glycosaminoglycan copolymer matrix implant (Ologen®) as an alternative adjuvant, used as a spacer to mechanically separate the subconjunctival and episcleral tissues to prevent fibrosis in a patient undergoing a surgical correction for a strabismus with a restrictive component due to previous surgeries of pterygium excision...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296556/rapid-resolution-of-stromal-keratitis-with-the-assistance-of-oral-voriconazole-in-resistant-acanthamoeba-keratitis
#15
Tzu-Yu Hou, Yun-Chen Chen, Chih-Chien Hsu
Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is an unusual infectious disease of the cornea which sometimes leads to blindness. We report the experience of adding oral voriconazole in conjunction with topical antiacanthamoebic drops to treat refractory AK. A 20-year-old girl experienced a deep stromal keratitis with large epithelial defect in the left eye, suspected as AK. The initial best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of the eye was counting finger. She received topical chlorhexidine 0.02% and voriconazole 1% during the first 14 days but in vain...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296555/irritant-contact-keratitis-caused-by-the-bodily-fluids-of-a-brown-marmorated-stink-bug
#16
Yi-Syun Shen, Chao-Chien Hu
PURPOSE: The brown marmorated stink bug is native to Asia (China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Korean peninsula). Its bodily fluids are toxic and irritating to the human skin and eyes. Human case reports are rare. Only one report of irritant contact dermatitis has been published. We report a case of irritant contact keratitis resulting from the chemical components of the bodily fluids of the bug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case report. RESULTS: A 74-year-old male presented to our emergency department with pain and redness in his right eye, which had been exposed to the bodily fluids of a brown marmorated stink bug...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296554/serum-components-and-clinical-efficacies-of-autologous-serum-eye-drops-in-dry-eye-patients-with-active-and-inactive-sjogren-syndrome
#17
I-Hsin Ma, Lily Wei Chen, Wen-Hui Tu, Chia-Ju Lu, Chien-Jung Huang, Wei-Li Chen
PURPOSE: Autologous serum eye drops are considered safe and efficient for the treatment of various ocular surface disorders, including dry eye diseases (DED) caused by the primary and secondary Sjogren syndrome (SS). However, the serum components in patients of SS may be different from those of normal patients and can thus lead to unpredictable therapeutic effects. This study divided the SS patients into active and inactive types based on the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and the presence or absence of active rheumatoid arthritis...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296553/effect-of-air-lifting-on-the-stemness-junctional-protein-formation-and-cytokeratin-expression-of-in-vitro-cultivated-limbal-epithelial-cell-sheets
#18
Lily Wei Chen, Yan-Ming Chen, Chia-Ju Lu, Mei-Yun Chen, Szu-Yuan Lin, Fung-Rong Hu, Wei-Li Chen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of air-lifting on the stemness, junctional protein formation, and cytokeratin expression of rabbit limbal stem cells cultivated in vitro , and to find out the proper timing of air-lifting before transplantation as limbal epithelial cell sheets for the treatment of limbal insufficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Limbal epithelial cells were isolated from the limbus of New Zealand white rabbits and cultivated in vitro ...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296552/endothelial-cell-loss-in-penetrating-keratoplasty-endothelial-keratoplasty-and-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty
#19
Bo-I Ku, Yi-Ting Hsieh, Fung-Rong Hu, I-Jong Wan, Wei-Li Chen, Yu-Chih Hou
PURPOSE: To compare endothelial cell density (ECD) loss rates in penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). DESIGN: Single-center, multiple-surgeon, retrospective cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who received PKP, DSAEK, or DALK from 2009 to 2014 were analyzed (68 vs. 38 vs. 11 patients, respectively). We excluded patients with therapeutic PKP or regraft, infection, endothelial rejection, or uncontrolled glaucoma...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296551/surgical-outcome-of-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-with-air-assisted-manual-dissection-for-corneas-with-previous-inflammation-or-fibrosis
#20
Yi-Ju Ho, Cheng-Hsiu Wu, Hung-Chi Chen, Chin-Shi Hsiao, Yi-Jen Hsueh, David Hui-Kang Ma
PURPOSE: To report our experience in air-assisted manual dissection deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) for the treatment of corneal scar with previous inflammation and fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical history of 21 patients (male:female = 13:8 mean age 41.9 years old) with corneal pathology from previous infection and inflammation. Trephination diameter ranged from 7.0 to 8.0 mm, and the graft was oversized by 0.25-0...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
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