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Patricia Silveira, Camila Texidor-Frugoni, Gaby F Martínez, M Mónica Brauer
Endometriosis is a benign estrogen-dependent chronic gynecological disease characterized by the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterine cavity. In both women and experimental endometriotic rats, endometriosis lesions endow autonomic and sensory nerves, which are thought to contribute to the disease-associated pain. Some evidence indicates that the reinnervation of lesions is regulated by factors produced by the endometrial tissue as well as by environmental factors from the peritoneum. In this study, we examined the reinnervation of the rat endometrial tissue in an ectopic environment different from the peritoneum employing the anterior eye chamber model of experimental endometriosis...
September 23, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
Shoji Kikui, Jun-Ichi Miyahara, Hanako Sugiyama, Yoshihiro Kashiwaya, Takao Takeshima
A 43-year-old man presented with severe, saw-tooth pattern pain around the right eye that started with conjunctival injection, lacrimation and nasal discharge, lasting for about 1 hour, 4 months after the initial onset of lancinating pain in the same area. The patient was diagnosed with SUNCT (short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing) according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders 3rd edition (beta version). The symptoms improved in 2 months but recurred 6 months later...
August 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Alper Yenigun, Servet Akyuz
Fibrous dysplasia is a benign fibro-osseous lesion progressing with one or more bone involvements in the skeleton. Even though it is a benign tumor, it may potentially transform into a malignant one. While the most frequently involved zones in the head-neck zone include the maxilla, mandible, parietal, occipital, and temporal zones, the involvement of the ethmoid bone is rather rare. This article presents the case of a female patient who was diagnosed with fibrous dysplasia in the right ethmoid sinus based on the paranasal computerized tomography scan that was taken due to the symptoms of pain around the right eye, pressure, and a feeling of being pushed...
2015: SAGE Open Med Case Rep
Gabriella Szatmáry
Ocular or eye pain is a frequent complaint encountered not only by eye care providers but neurologists. Isolated eye pain is non-specific and non-localizing; therefore, it poses significant differential diagnostic problems. A wide range of neurologic and ophthalmic disorders may cause pain in, around, or behind the eye. These include ocular and orbital diseases and primary and secondary headaches. In patients presenting with an isolated and chronic eye pain, neuroimaging is usually normal. However, at the beginning of a disease process or in low-grade disease, the eye may appear "quiet," misleading a provider lacking familiarity with underlying disorders and high index of clinical suspicion...
September 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Nitin Nema, Saba Ishrat, Abha Verma, Manoj Kela
A 23-year-old man with a history of alcoholism presented with vomiting, fever, and sharp epigastric pain radiating to the back and flanks. He was diagnosed as a case of acute alcoholic pancreatitis on the basis of clinical findings and investigations. On the next day of presentation, he developed sudden bilateral visual loss. His best-corrected visual acuity was finger counting at one-foot distance in both eyes. He had diffuse whitening in the circumpapillary area, haloes around the retinal vessels (Purtscher flecken) and intra-retinal hemorrhages on ophthalmoscopic examination...
May 2016: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
Ilyas Arshad, Desmond Barton
A 60-year-old woman diagnosed with papillary serous ovarian cancer had Klean-Prep and MRI contrast preoperatively. Afterwards, she developed swelling and an urticarial rash around her eye as she proceeded to have planned debulking surgery. Postoperatively the swelling and rash had spread over her face, neck, back and chest. Dermatology advised a possible allergy to Klean-Prep and MRI contrast. Subsequently over the next few months, the patient became severely debilitated from proximal myopathy of the upper and lower limbs, suffered severe pain restricting mobility and small bowel obstruction...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Naina Gupta, William Terrell, Lynn Schoenfield, Claudia Kirsch, Colleen M Cebulla
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To report a case and the unique histopathology of a necrotic uveal melanoma mimicking advanced Coats' disease in a young adult. METHOD: A 26-year-old male presented with a blind, painful eye, total exudative retinal detachment, and bulbous aneurysms consistent with Coats' disease. No masses were visualized on ultrasound or CT scan, and the patient underwent enucleation of the eye. RESULTS: Histopathology of the involved eye confirmed a necrotic uveal melanoma with persistent spindle cells forming a collar around residual tumor vessels...
April 2016: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Maki Kuro, Kayako Matsuyama, Masato Matsuoka, Ryo Kosaki, Nobuaki Shikata, Tetsuya Nishimura, Kanji Takahashi
PURPOSE: To describe a case of primary intraocular lymphoma (PIOL) with an extension through the sclera that was confirmed to be part of the PIOL by histopathological examinations. CASE: An 89-year-old woman was referred to a local clinic with a 1-year history of persistent blurred vision in her left eye. After 2 years without aggressive treatments, she had a marked reduction of vision and pain in her left eye. The clinical diagnosis was panophthalmitis, and the eye was enucleated and submitted for histopathological study...
December 2015: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Pablo Álvarez-Ramos, Amparo Del Moral-Ariza, José M Alonso-Maroto, Pilar Marín-Casanova, José M Calandria-Amigueti, Manuel Rodríguez-Iglesias, Enrique Rodríguez de la Rúa
We aimed at reporting the first case of rapidly progressive acute postoperative endophthalmitis after phacoemulsification cataract surgery in an immunocompetent patient caused by Rothia mucilaginosa. An immunocompetent patient manifested endophthalmitis signs 48 hours after an uncomplicated cataract surgery by phacoemulsification. A bacteria of the family Micrococcaceae was cultured in the vitreous biopsy, namely R. mucilaginosa. The patient did not show a favorable clinical response after vitrectomy and systemic, intravitreal, and topical fortified antibiotics...
March 21, 2016: Infectious Disease Reports
Sang-Young Byun, Je-Byeong Chae, Jung-Im Na, Kyoung-Chan Park
Jet-M (Tav-Tech Ltd., Israel) is an instrument for skin resurfacing. When it sprays microdroplets of solution or shoots air on the skin, exfoliation and stretching of superficial layers can occur. Thus, it will increase percutaneous absorption of vitamins and other cosmetic agents. A cosmetic preparation containing copper-glycyl-L-histidyl-L-lysine, oligo-hyaluronic acid, rhodiolar extract, tranexamic acid, and β-glucan was used with Jet-M in one patient. Anesthesia was not administered and there was no pain during the treatment...
October 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
David J Russell, Stuart R Seiff
An 83-year-old male with a 15-month history of multiple myeloma presented with acute onset of swelling, redness, and pain around his right eye. CT scan was consistent with an orbital abscess. The patient was taken to the operating room for drainage of the orbital abscess. Abnormal tissue was encountered intraoperatively so biopsies were taken. His cultures grew only one colony of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus aureus. The histopathology from the biopsies showed a CD-138 positive plasma cell neoplasia consistent with a plasmacytoma...
April 4, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sonja Smiljic, Sladjana Savic, Jasmina Stevanovic, Mirjana Kostic
This cross-sectional study investigated the characteristics and prevalence of orofacial pain, and its associations with sociodemographic characteristics, in 319 university students: 188 second-year students in the Medical Faculty and 131 students in the Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Kosovska Mitrovica. A specially designed questionnaire was used to assess the prevalence and characteristics of pain. Among the 319 students, 101 (32%) reported previous orofacial pain, and pain was more frequent among women (P < 0...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
Pierre-Serge Launay, Elodie Reboussin, Hong Liang, Karima Kessal, David Godefroy, William Rostene, Jose-Alain Sahel, Christophe Baudouin, Stéphane Melik Parsadaniantz, Annabelle Reaux Le Goazigo
Ocular surface diseases are among the most frequent ocular pathologies, with prevalence ranging from 20% of the general population. In addition, ocular pain following corneal injury is frequently observed in clinic. The aim of the study was to characterize the peripheral and central neuroinflammatory process in the trigeminal pathways in response to cornea alteration induced by chronic topical instillations of 0.2% benzalkonium chloride (BAC) in male C57BL/6J mice. In vitro BAC induced neurotoxicity and increases neuronal (FOS, ATF3) and pro-inflammatory (IL-6) markers in primary mouse trigeminal ganglion culture...
April 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
Bhagabat Nayak, Subijay Sinha, Lipika Nayak
A 25-year-old man presented with painful diminution of vision (20/160), accompanied by redness, pain and floaters, over a period of 2 weeks, in his left eye. On examination, the anterior segment revealed moderate inflammation. Posterior segment examination showed a grade one vitreous haze with a fairly long live worm moving around in a haphazard and relentless manner throughout the vitreous cavity. The media was slightly hazy due to corneal oedema. The worm was clearly visible in the fundus photo taken. So we planned the patient for vitrectomy, and removal of the worm was performed under steroid cover...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Kotoe Kamata, Emi Takahashi, Nobutada Morioka, Keiko Nakashima, Motoyo Iwade, Makoto Ozaki
A patient developed acute dystonia following intravenous administration of metocroplamide 20 mg. A 34-year-old woman underwent right hepatectomy, under general anesthesia managed with desflurane, remifentanil, and rocuronium. At the start of surgery, droperidol 1.5 mg was given intravenously for anti-emetic prophylaxis. Operation was completed uneventfully. Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (i.v.-PCA) with fentanyl, containing droperidol, was selected for postoperative pain management The patient showed a reasonable postoperative course; however, around 15 hours post-operatively, she complained of nausea, although droperidol 2...
October 2015: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Daniel B Gosling, John B O'Hagan, Fahd M Quhill
BACKGROUND: We report what may be the first evidence-based report of a retinal laser injury to a pilot during commercial flight from a laser device on the ground. Given the significant subjective (blind spot) and objective evidence of focal retinal damage, coupled with the distance involved, we suspect the laser had a radiant power of several watts, known to be injurious to the human retina. CASE REPORT: An airline pilot presented to our department complaining of a blind spot in the upper left area of his visual field in the right eye (right supero-nasal scotoma) following exposure to a laser beam while performing a landing maneuver of a commercial aircraft...
January 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
Zhirong Lin, Huping Wu, Shunrong Luo, Zhaosheng Liu, Nuo Dong, Xumin Shang, Xuezhi Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the early clinical results of keratoconic eyes treated with transepithelial iontophoresis corneal collagen cross-linking (i-CXL) within 1 year. METHODS: Propective nonrandomized study. Twenty-three eyes of 23 patients with progressive keratoconus with minimum corneal thickness from 380 µm to 420 µm (including the epithelium) were included in this prospective, nonrandomized clinical study and treated with i-CXL. Scoring of pain and foreign body sensation, slit lamp examination, uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) and best corrected distance visual acuity (BCVA), corneal topography, anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT), in vivo corneal confocal microscopy and endothelial cell count were assessed before surgery and at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months (m) postoperatively...
September 2015: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Jonas Zaman, Nathalie Weltens, Huynh Giao Ly, Dieter Struyf, Johan W S Vlaeyen, Omer Van den Bergh, Katja Wiech, Lukas Van Oudenhove, Ilse Van Diest
OBJECTIVES: Interoceptive fear learning and generalization have been hypothesized to play a key role in unexplained abdominal and esophageal pain in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders. However, there is no experimental evidence demonstrating that fear learning and generalization to visceral sensations can be established in humans and alter visceral perception. METHODS: In a novel fear learning-generalization paradigm, an innocuous esophageal balloon distension served as conditioned stimulus (CS), and distensions at three different pressure levels around the pain detection threshold were used as generalization stimuli...
February 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
Shailesh Wagle, Ramachandra Kamath, Rajnarayan Tiwari, Shreemathi Mayya
OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study was done to find the prevalence of eye strain and other ocular morbidities among students in Udupi, Karnataka. METHODS: The study protocol included interview, visual acuity examination using Snellen chart, and measuring classroom illumination through lux meter. RESULTS: 26% students had visual morbidity and the most prevalent symptoms of eyestrain were headache (38.6%), watering of eyes (25.7%), pain around eyes (15...
September 2015: Indian Pediatrics
M Saad Jawaid
A 32-year-old woman with a painful swelling around the right eye few hours after blowing her nose, presented to the accident and emergency department. There was no associated history of facial trauma. Examination revealed a grossly swollen right eye and palpable subcutaneous emphysema. The patient's visual acuity and eye movements were normal. A CT scan of the orbit confirmed orbital emphysema secondary to a fracture of the floor of the orbit into the maxillary sinus, as a result of increased intranasal pressure during nose blowing...
2015: BMJ Case Reports
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