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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547533/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-oct-a-for-detection-of-choroidal-neovascularization-in-real-life-practice-and-varying-retinal-expertise-level
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Vaël Souedan, Eric H Souied, Violaine Caillaux, Alexandra Miere, Ala El Ameen, Rocio Blanco-Garavito
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of OCT angiography (OCT-A) detecting or predicting choroidal neovascularization (CNV), by ophthalmologists of disparate degrees of skills in retinal diseases, using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and fluorescein angiography (FA) as a standard reference. METHODS: Retrospective observational case series. Patient presenting maculopathy and complete imaging were included. FA, SD-OCT, OCT-A and FA coupled to SD-OCT images were graded independently for presence or absence of CNV by ophthalmologists with varying expertise levels...
May 25, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546690/update-on-the-epidemiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-ocular-infections
#2
Darlene Miller
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the epidemiology and current antibiotic-resistant threats in ophthalmology. METHODS: Trends in frequency and antibiotic-nonsusceptible profiles during an 11 year-period (2005-2015) were evaluated and compared with the 5-year Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular Microorganism (ARMOR) study. RESULTS: Trends in the current review confirmed the continued high rates of fluoroquinolone nonsusceptbility circulating among ocular methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus epidermidis, methicillin-resistant S...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546686/infectious-uveitis-an-enigma
#3
Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Avirupa Ghosh, Jyotirmay Biswas
Infectious uveitis accounts for majority of the cases of uveitis in developing countries. It also encompasses an array of various microorganisms and their clinical presentations. Some of these infectious uveitic entities are familiar, while others are newly emerging in the global ophthalmic world. Many of these entities are also a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and appropriate, timely management is required to save not the eye, but life of the patient. This review highlights the ocular manifestations of various infectious uveitic entities, relevant to the ophthalmologist...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540695/pediatric-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction-benefit-of-a-combined-therapeutic-approach
#4
Miloš Fischer, Iris-Susanne Horn, Mathias Otto, Mandy Pirlich, Andreas Dietz, Christian Mozet
BACKGROUND: Pediatric nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PNDO) requires therapeutic intervention after conservative procedures failed. As resilient treatment guidelines for the treatment are missing, the aim of this study was to evaluate the advantages of two different intervention techniques in children with PNDO. METHODS: Between January, 2006 and June, 2014, 233 children (0-208 months) were treated either with conventional probing by ophthalmologists only (Group I) or with endonasal endoscopic interdisciplinary approach (Group II)...
May 24, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540627/a-template-for-reducing-ophthalmology-outpatient-waiting-times-community-ophthalmic-care
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R K Goetz, F E Hughes, E S Duignan, E C O'Neill, P P Connell, T P Fulcher, M P Treacy
BACKGROUND: Through an Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) initiative to tackle excessive hospital outpatient waiting times, 996 patients referred to the Ophthalmology Outpatient Department (OPD) of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland, were outsourced to a community medical eye clinic (CMEC) for consultation with specialist-registered ophthalmologists. AIMS: The study aims to determine if patients referred as routine to the OPD department could be managed in a community setting...
May 24, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540013/infantile-periocular-hemangioma
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Mehdi Tavakoli, Saeid Yadegari, Mahnaz Mosallaei, Maryam Aletaha, Hossein Salour, Wendy W Lee
Infantile periocular hemangiomas (IPH) are common benign vascular tumors that present early in childhood. They typically show a rapid nonlinear growth pattern a few weeks after birth during a proliferative phase, then continue with an involution phase and may result in serious ocular or systemic complications. Theses tumors may present in a range of small isolated lesions to multiple, diffuse involvements. Understanding the nature of the disease, the natural course, complications, indications for intervention, and treatment modalities would be helpful for ophthalmologists, who will likely be consulted for periocular cases...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530180/red-eye-a-guide-for-non-specialists
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Andreas Frings, Gerd Geerling, Marc Schargus
BACKGROUND: Red eye can arise as a manifestation of many different systemic and ophthalmological diseases. The physician whom the patient first consults for this problem is often not an ophthalmologist. A correct assessment of the urgency of the situation is vitally important for the planning of further diagnostic evaluation and treatment. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective literature search in PubMed in August 2016 as well as on the authors' own clinical and scientific experience...
April 28, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528992/pediatric-ophthalmology-and-strabismus-fellowship-match-outcomes-2000-2015
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Gad Dotan, Daniel J Karr, Alex V Levin
PURPOSE: To analyze trends in US pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (PO&S) Match over the last 16 years. MethodsWe reviewed the PO&S Match outcomes from 2000 to 2015, evaluating the number of participating programs, positions offered, and match rate, comparing it with other subspecialties, and analyzing results of US graduates versus international medical graduates (IMGs). A survey of PO&S program directors explored exposure to PO&S, policies on acceptance of IMGs, fellowship gross salary, job opportunities, and fellow placement after training...
May 18, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520876/geographic-information-systems-mapping-of-diabetic-retinopathy-in-an-ocular-telemedicine-network
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Pooja D Jani, Lauren Forbes, Philip McDaniel, Anthony Viera, Seema Garg
Importance: Minimal information exists on the use of geographic information systems mapping for visualizing access barriers to eye care for patients with diabetes. Objective: To use geographic information systems mapping techniques to visualize (1) the locations of patients participating in the North Carolina Diabetic Retinopathy Telemedicine Network, (2) the locations of primary care clinicians and ophthalmologists across the state, and (3) the travel times associated with traveling to the 5 primary care clinics in our study...
May 18, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516225/a-case-of-bilateral-keratitis-caused-by-providencia-alcalifaciens-a-rarely-encountered-ocular-pathogen
#10
Won Choi, Yong Sok Ji, Kyung Chul Yoon
PURPOSE: To report a case of keratitis caused by Providencia alcalifaciens. METHODS: A 70-year-old man presented with pain, redness, and decreased vision in both of his eyes. On initial presentation, the visual acuity in both of his eyes was hand motion, and slit lamp examination showed diffuse infiltrates and total epithelial defects of the cornea, conjunctival hyperemia, and severe anterior chamber reactions with 2-mm-height hypopyon. The results of laboratory studies revealed elevated liver function tests, which indicated the presence of alcoholic liver disease...
May 17, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515636/optic-cup-segmentation-type-ii-fuzzy-thresholding-approach-and-blood-vessel-extraction
#11
Ahmed Almazroa, Sami Alodhayb, Kaamran Raahemifar, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
We introduce here a new technique for segmenting optic cup using two-dimensional fundus images. Cup segmentation is the most challenging part of image processing of the optic nerve head due to the complexity of its structure. Using the blood vessels to segment the cup is important. Here, we report on blood vessel extraction using first a top-hat transform and Otsu's segmentation function to detect the curves in the blood vessels (kinks) which indicate the cup boundary. This was followed by an interval type-II fuzzy entropy procedure...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513505/practice-of-trabeculectomy-by-ophthalmologists-in-nigeria
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N N Kizor-Akaraiwe, C E Ogbonnaya
AIM: To assess the practice of trabeculectomy among ophthalmologists in Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which structured, self- administered questionnaires were distributed to 80 consenting ophthalmologists present during the 2010 annual scientific session of the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria. All consenting ophthalmologists treat glaucoma patients. Information obtained were demographic characteristics, glaucoma outpatient load, number of trabeculectomies performed in the preceding 1 year and during residency training, and factors influencing trabeculectomy practice...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512507/homonymous-hemianopsia-due-to-posterior-cortical-atrophy
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Francesco Pellegrini, Andrew G Lee, Pietro Zucchetta
A 63-year-old woman presented to her ophthalmologist complaining of reading difficulties for two years. Ophthalmological examination revealed a homonymous hemianopsia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was interpreted as normal, but positron emission tomography (PET) showed areas of posterior brain hypometabolism. This case highlights the high diagnostic suspicion that ophthalmologists should have regarding posterior cortical atrophy (including the visual variant of Alzheimer disease) in patients complaining of reading difficulties in the setting of a normal ophthalmic examination...
June 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512504/a-case-report-of-drug-induced-myopathy-involving-extraocular-muscles-after-combination-therapy-with-tremelimumab-and-durvalumab-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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William Carrera, Brandon J Baartman, Gregory Kosmorsky
Recently developed anti-tumour therapies targeting immune checkpoints include tremelimumab and durvalumab. These agents have incompletely characterised side effect profiles. The authors report a 68-year-old man treated for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with a combination of tremelimumab and durvalumab. After treatment he developed diplopia, ptosis, fatigue, weakness, and an inflammatory myopathy affecting the extraocular muscles requiring hospitalisation. Electromyography (EMG) testing and muscle biopsy suggested inflammatory myopathy without sign of myasthenia...
June 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510630/local-and-systemic-inflammatory-biomarkers-of-diabetic-retinopathy-an-integrative-approach
#15
Stela Vujosevic, Rafael Simó
Purpose: To review the usefulness of local and systemic inflammatory biomarkers of diabetic retinopathy (DR) to implement a more personalized treatment. Methods: An integrated research (from ophthalmologist and diabetologist point of view) of most significant literature on serum, vitreous, and aqueous humor (AH) biochemical biomarkers related to inflammation at early and advanced stages of DR (including diabetic macular edema [DME] and proliferative DR) was performed...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509331/anatomic-landmarks-in-lacrimal-surgery-from-an-ophthalmologist-s-point-of-view
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REVIEW
Jens Heichel, Hans-Gert Struck, Anja Viestenz, Thomas Hammer, Arne Viestenz, Miltiadis Fiorentzis
Epiphora is a common clinical symptom of nasolacrimal duct obstruction. However, it is present in several pathologies and can lead to decreased quality of life for patients. A careful clinical examination including a detailed patient's history and diagnostic tests such as the fluorescein dye disappearance test and diagnostic syringing of the lacrimal duct are essential. Depending on the time of presentation (congenital, primary or secondary acquired), grade (subtotal or total) and location of the stenosis, different surgical approaches can be considered...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509138/juvenile-nephronophthisis-and-dysthyroidism-a-rare-association
#17
Fateme Shamekhi Amiri, Ariana Kariminejad
Nephronophthisis, an autosomal recessive kidney disease, represents the most frequent genetic cause of end-stage kidney disease in the first three decades of life. A 27-year-old male was presented with gait imbalance, sever pruritus since 10 days prior time of admission. In past medical history, he had bilateral cataract, torsional nystagmus, and bilateral optic nerve atrophy since 2 years of age. He was also mentioned history of multinodular goiter with dysfunctional thyroid state since 2 years before admission...
May 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508191/investigations-of-severity-level-measurements-for-diabetic-macular-oedema-using-machine-learning-algorithms
#18
S Murugeswari, R Sukanesh
BACKGROUND: The macula is an important part of the human visual system and is responsible for clear and colour vision. Macular oedema happens when fluid and protein deposit on or below the macula of the eye and cause the macula to thicken and swell. Normally, it occurs due to diabetes called diabetic macular oedema. Diabetic macular oedema (DME) is one of the main causes of visual impairment in patients. AIM: The aims of the present study are to detect and localize abnormalities in blood vessels with respect to macula in order to prevent vision loss for the diabetic patients...
May 15, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506723/a-chronicle-of-surgical-thinking-and-doing-for-exotropia-innovations-and-rediscoveries
#19
Edward L Raab
PURPOSE: To review the evolution of theories and practices concerning surgery for exotropia over the last approximately 200 years. METHODS: Major ophthalmology texts and relevant references were reviewed to discover experience and thinking concerning the causes of comitant intermittent and constant exotropia and corrective surgical approaches. RESULTS: The concept that excessive divergence is the cause of comitant exotropia has given way to one recognizing that this disorder is a position of rest modified by convergence...
May 12, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506091/reaching-the-unreachable-novel-approaches-to-telemedicine-screening-of-underserved-populations-for-vitreoretinal-disease
#20
Ann P Murchison, Julia A Haller, Eileen Mayro, Lisa Hark, Emily Gower, Carrie Huisingh, Lindsay Rhodes, David S Friedman, David J Lee, Byron L Lam
Telemedicine involves electronic communication between a physician in one location and a patient in another location to provide remote medical care. Ophthalmologists are increasingly employing telemedicine, particularly in retinal disease screening and monitoring. Telemedicine has been utilized to decrease barriers to care and yield greater patient satisfaction and lower costs, while maintaining high sensitivity and specificity. This review discusses common patient barriers to eye care, innovative approaches to retinal disease screening and monitoring using telemedicine, and eye care policy initiatives needed to enact large-scale telemedicine eye disease screening programs...
May 16, 2017: Current Eye Research
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