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Paediatric ophthalmology

Katherine Shirley, Marie O'Neill, Rachel Gamble, Anne Ramsey, Eibhlin McLoone
PURPOSE: Torpedo maculopathy is a rare lesion of the retinal pigment epithelium. This study set out to look at these lesions in the paediatric population and determine the spectrum and features of the disease. METHODS: The paediatric ophthalmology database was used to identify eight children with torpedo maculopathy between 2012 and 2017. Fundal images and optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used to analyse the cases. RESULTS: Eight patients with torpedo maculopathy were identified, making the prevalence approximately 2 per 100,000 population under 16 years old...
March 20, 2018: Eye
Geetha Anand, Grace Vasallo, Maria Spanou, Saumya Thomas, Michael Pike, Didu Sanduni Kariyawasam, Sanjay Mehta, Allyson Parry, Juliette Durie-Gair, James Nicholson, Karine Lascelles, Vanessa Everett, Frances Mary Gibbon, Nicola Jarvis, John Elston, Dafydd Gareth Evans, Dorothy Halliday
OBJECTIVE: Onset of symptoms in severe sporadic neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is typically within childhood; however, there is poor awareness of presenting features in young children, potentially resulting in delayed diagnosis and poorer outcome. We have reviewed presentation of sporadic paediatric NF2 to raise awareness of early features, highlighting those requiring further investigation. DESIGN: Patients diagnosed with NF2 at age ≤16 and seen between 2012 and 2015 were notified via the British Paediatric Neurology Surveillance Unit or identified through the English NF2 service...
March 13, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Venkataramana Kandi, Parimala Reddy Basireddy
Introduction Medical education involves training necessary to become a physician or a surgeon. This includes various levels of training like undergraduate, internship, and postgraduate training. Medical education can be quite complex, since it involves training in pre-clinical subjects (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), the para-clinical subjects (microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and forensic medicine), and a discrete group of clinical subjects that include general medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, ear, nose and throat specialization, paediatrics, cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and orthopaedics, and many other clinical specializations and super specialities (cardio-thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc...
January 5, 2018: Curēus
Isabel Viñuales, Araceli Monzón-Fernández, Manuel Viñuales, Teresa Sanclemente
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate nurses' triage quality and adequacy in Saragossa's Hospital Clínico and to compare the main characteristics of "urgent" and "non-urgent" visits to the Hospital Emergency Department (HED). METHOD: This exploratory-retrospective research study was carried out over the last 3 months of 2015 (paediatrics, gynaecological and ophthalmologic emergencies were excluded). Data were obtained from the "Puesto Clínico Hospitalario" programme used in the HED...
February 13, 2018: Enfermería Clínica
Freda Sii, Robert J Barry, Joseph Abbott, Richard J Blanch, Caroline J MacEwen, Peter Shah
Purpose: Pediatric ocular trauma is an important cause of visual morbidity worldwide, accounting for up to one-third of all ocular trauma admissions. It has long-term implications for those affected and significant economic consequences for healthcare providers. It has been estimated that 90% of all ocular trauma is preventable. Targeted strategies are required to reduce the incidence and the severity of pediatric ocular trauma; this requires an understanding of the epidemiology and characteristics of these injuries and the children involved...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Kevin Falzon, Evangelos Drimtzias, Susan Picton, Ian Simmons
AIMS: To report visual acuity (VA) outcomes following chemotherapy for optic pathway glioma (OPG) in children with or without neurofibromatosis type-1 (NF1) and to analyse associated risk factors. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, cohort study involving 155 children treated between September 2004 and December 2012. Initial and final VA was used for per-eye and per-subject analysis. Correlation tests were performed to determine whether initial VA predicted final VA...
January 17, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Sanna T Leinonen, Kristiina Aalto, Kaisu M Kotaniemi, Tero T Kivelä
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association of adalimumab trough levels and anti-adalimumab antibodies with activity of uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational case series in a clinical setting at the Department of Ophthalmology, Helsinki University Hospital, Finland in 2014-2016. Thirty-one paediatric patients with chronic anterior juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related uveitis in 58 eyes and who had been on adalimumab ≥6 months were eligible for the study...
November 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Xiaoxiao Qian, Samksha Fouzdar Jain, Linda A Morgan, Travis Kruse, Monina Cabrera, Donny W Suh
PURPOSE: Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) is one of the leading causes of blindness among children. The purpose of this retrospective study is to determine the risk factors and association between brain MRI findings, pituitary abnormalities and endocrine disorders with the presence of ONH. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients seen at paediatric ophthalmology clinics from January 2006 to December 2016 at Children's Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center was performed...
October 5, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Naz Raoof, Susana Pereira, Shuan Dai, Jocelyn Neutze, Cameron Charles Grant, Patrick Kelly
AIMS: It has been hypothesised that paroxysmal coughing in infantile pertussis (whooping cough) could produce retinal haemorrhages identical to those seen in abusive head trauma. We aimed to test this hypothesis. METHODS: This is a prospective study of infants hospitalised with pertussis in Auckland, New Zealand, from 2009 to 2014. The clinical severity of pertussis was categorised. All infants recruited had retinal examination through dilated pupils by the paediatric ophthalmology service using an indirect ophthalmoscope...
December 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
A O Robertson, V Tadić, J S Rahi
PurposeTo identify the views and experiences and thus the transition-related needs of young people with visual impairment (VI), so as to inform future practice and policies.Patients and methodsQualitative study of 17 young people aged 16-19 years (ie the conventional transition age threshold) with VI (best-corrected acuity logMAR worse than 0.48) and without additional impairments, drawn from a sampling frame of paediatric ophthalmology patients attending Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, UK)...
September 22, 2017: Eye
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August 29, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Rasa Čiumbaraitė, Rasa Liutkevičienė
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to assess the distribution and patterns of refractive errors in children for the proper planning of paediatric eye care at the centre. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in the hospital of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Kaunas, from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012. During this period, a total of 11,406 children, aged 0-18 years, were evaluated at the outpatient department of paediatric ophthalmology, Kauno klinikos, the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences...
2017: Acta Medica Lituanica
M Cerdà-Ibáñez, A Barreiro-González, H Barranco González, J Aviñó Martínez, M Évole-Buselli, M Á Harto-Castaño
CASE REPORT: A 7 year-old boy with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) and who presents a recurrent conjunctival atypical fibroxanthoma after two surgeries. This is the third procedure and the patient is treated with a surgical excision of the tumour and cryotherapy at the surgical bed. Due to the risk of recurrence, topical Mitomycin C 0,02% was added at post-operative care achieving a good clinical outcome. DISCUSSION: Surgical exeresis with cryotherapy and topical Mitomycin C is an effective treatment for a case of an atypical fibroxanthoma with a high potential for recurrence and invasion...
August 23, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
Chee F Yung, Clarence C Tam, Victor S Rajadurai, Jerry Ky Chan, Mabel Sf Low, Yong H Ng, Koh C Thoon, Lay K Tan
INTRODUCTION: We report the results of a rapid assessment of Zika virus awareness among key clinical specialties in Singapore. METHODS: Between June 6 and June 19, 2016 we conducted an online survey of doctors working in obstetrics and gynaecology, neonatology and paediatrics in Singapore. The survey included 15 multiple choice questions to measure respondents' knowledge of Zika virus in four domains covering clinical and public health. RESULTS: A total of 110 survey responses (15% response rate) were obtained, 82% of respondents worked in the public sector...
May 3, 2017: PLoS Currents
Hanaa El-Karaksy, Dalia Hamed, Hanan Fouad, Engy Mogahed, Heba Helmy, Fotouh Hasanain
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Neonatal cholestasis can be associated with ocular findings that might aid in its diagnosis, e.g., Alagille syndrome (AGS) and Niemann Pick disease (NPD). We aimed to investigate the frequency of ocular manifestations in infants with cholestasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included cholestatic infants presenting to the Paediatric Hepatology Unit, Cairo University Paediatric Hospital, Cairo, Egypt. All infants underwent examination of lid, ocular motility, anterior and posterior segments and measurement of intraocular pressure, cycloplegic refraction, ocular ultrasonography and vision...
June 2, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
E Santos-Bueso, A M Muñoz-Hernández, N Avalos-Franco, S García-Sáenz, F Sáenz-Francés, J Porta-Etessam
CASE REPORT: The case is presented of an 11 year-old girl referring to a one year history of photophobia and continuously seeing white spots in both eyes. The patient had a visual acuity of unity in both eyes, and a normal eye examination, and was referred to the Neuro-ophthalmology Unit. Once complete laboratory and imaging tests ruled out the possibility of any neurological pathology, she was diagnosed with visual snow (VS). DISCUSSION: VS is an isolated symptom, possibly part of the migraine aura, that is referred by patients reporting numerous and constant white dots moving in the visual field of BE...
December 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
J Heichel
Unresolved epiphora in childhood is one of the most frequent issues in paediatric ophthalmology. In this context, connatal nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) is the most important differential diagnosis and the condition is caused by a persistent Hasner's membrane in most cases. As there is a risk of complications, treatment should be considered. Therapeutic options include conservative and invasive approaches. As CNLDO is associated with high spontaneous recovery rates during the first years of life, the indication for invasive interventions must be carefully deliberated in that period...
October 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Linda R Dagi, Sarah MacKinnon, David Zurakowski, Sanjay P Prabhu
PURPOSE: V-pattern strabismus observed with syndromic craniosynostosis has been attributed to disparate causes. We compared severity of V pattern with degree of excyclorotation of rectus muscles to appraise significance of this proposed aetiology. METHODS: 43 patients with Apert, Crouzon or Pfeiffer syndrome referred to Boston Children's Hospital Department of Ophthalmology were identified. 28 met inclusion criteria for retrospective cohort study, specifically: (1) sensorimotor measurements in minimum of seven cardinal gazes, (2) quantified fundus torsion and (3) orbital CT imaging sufficient to measure rectus muscle cyclorotation in coronal and quasicoronal planes, posteriorly (near orbital apex) and anteriorly (near pulleys)...
November 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
A Lis-Święty, A Skrzypek-Salamon, I Ranosz-Janicka, L Brzezińska-Wcisło
BACKGROUND: Localized scleroderma is a rare inflammatory skin disorder that affects the skin and sometimes underlying subcutaneous tissue, muscles or bones. The disease has two modes of onset: juvenile- (JLS) and adult-onset (aLoS). Clinical features have impact on diagnostic and treatment recommendations, but no consensus on the disease management depending on the age at diagnosis was given. OBJECTIVE: To identify these features which differentiate aLoS from JLS...
October 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Fiona J Rowe, Carmel P Noonan
BACKGROUND: The use of botulinum toxin as an investigative and treatment modality for strabismus is well reported in the medical literature. However, it is unclear how effective it is in comparison to other treatment options for strabismus. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to examine the efficacy of botulinum toxin therapy in the treatment of strabismus compared with alternative conservative or surgical treatment options. This review sought to ascertain those types of strabismus that particularly benefit from the use of botulinum toxin as a treatment option (such as small angle strabismus or strabismus with binocular potential, i...
March 2, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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