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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444824/a-comparison-between-patients-with-epiphora-and-cataract-of-the-activity-limitations-they-experience-in-daily-life-due-to-their-visual-disability
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Elin Bohman, Maria Wyon, Mats Lundström, Eva Dafgård Kopp
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to compare patients with epiphora and cataract in terms of the activity limitations they experience in daily life due to their visual disability and to validate the use of the Catquest-9SF questionnaire for epiphora patients. METHODS: Seventy-two consecutively encountered adult patients with confirmed lacrimal obstruction and listed for dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) or lacrimal intubation at the St. Erik Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, completed the Catquest-9SF questionnaire, which measures activity limitations in daily life due to visual disability...
April 26, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434192/modified-ipswich-procedure-patient-perceived-benefit-and-surgical-outcomes-in-a-series-of-ten-patients
#2
Blazej Staniszewski, Richard Green, Graeme Sharpe, Paul White
Acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLO) causes symptoms of epiphora which can be associated with stickiness, dacryocystitis and interference with tear film causing visual blurring [1]. The annual incidence rate of NLO is 20 per 100,000, with the majority of patients being females above the age of 66 years [2]. While the aetiology is usually unknown, the site of obstruction is more commonly distal and invariably amenable to treatment by DCR surgery [3-4]. Proximal NLO at the level of the cancaliculi is less common but may still be treatable by extended DCR techniques including canalulostomy...
April 23, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418539/ophthalmic-manifestations-of-congenital-zika-syndrome-in-colombia-and-venezuela
#3
Juan B Yepez, Felipe A Murati, Michele Pettito, Carlos F Peñaranda, Jazmin de Yepez, Gladys Maestre, J Fernando Arevalo
Importance: The ocular manifestations and sequelae of Zika virus infection are not well known. Recently, the World Health Organization changed the declaration of Zika as a public health emergency and designated the viral outbreak and related microcephaly clusters as a long-term program of work. This change indicates the urgent need to evaluate and document ophthalmic manifestations in patients for timely management of this disease. In addition, confirmation whether the public health problem in Brazil extends to other regions in South America is needed...
April 13, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405487/giant-hidrocystoma-of-the-orbit-presenting-with-inversion-and-ptosis-of-the-upper-eyelid
#4
Melis Palamar, Banu Yaman, Taner Akalın, Ayşe Yağcı
A case of giant hidrocystoma of the orbit in a 57-year-old female causing pain, epiphora and ptosis is reported. The cystic mass was totally excised as a whole. Histopathologic examination revealed eccrine hidrocystoma of the orbit. Hidrocystoma must be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with periocular masses causing pain and ptosis.
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399337/lacrimal-sac-tumors-a-review
#5
Yamini Krishna, Sarah E Coupland
Tumors of the lacrimal sac are rare but their recognition and early management are imperative, as they are locally invasive and potentially life-threatening. Because of their rarity, large clinical studies with statistically significant data on the natural course, management, and prognosis of these neoplasms are unavailable. Current practices are therefore based on a few case series and a small number of isolated case reports. Most tumors are primary and of epithelial origin (60-94%), of which 55% are malignant...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388347/endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-following-radioactive-iodine-thyroid-ablation
#6
Sarah H Van Tassel, Kira L Segal, Nicole M Hsu, Ashutosh Kacker, Gary J Lelli
This article evaluates the efficacy of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (eDCR) for nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) in patients exposed to radioactive iodine (RAI) for treatment of thyroid carcinoma. Retrospective chart review of 7 eDCR procedures was performed on 6 patients, aged 18 or older, with prior RAI treatment, who underwent eDCR between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2013 for treatment of epiphora due to NLDO. Average time to tube removal was 159 days, and average follow-up was 341 days. One patient noted complete epiphora relief at the time of their final visit...
April 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380654/-graduated-treatment-concept-for-connatal-dacryostenosis
#7
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...
April 5, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378490/augenbeteiligung-beim-pemphigus-vulgaris-retrospektive-studie-an-einer-gro%C3%A3-en-spanischen-kohorte
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Agustin España, Pilar Iranzo, Josep Herrero-González, José M Mascaro, Ricardo Suárez
HINTERGRUND UND ZIELE: Es gibt nur wenige Berichte zur Beteiligung der okulären/periokulären Region beim Pemphigus vulgaris (PV). Ziel der vorliegenden Studie war es, das Krankheitsbild des okulären PV (OPV) zu untersuchen und seinen prognostischen Wert zu definieren. PATIENTEN UND METHODIK: Zwischen 1985 und 2014 wurden insgesamt 167 Patienten mit Pemphigus vulgaris an vier tertiären spanischen Krankenhäusern behandelt. Wir haben alle Patienten mit OPV in diese retrospektive Studie aufgenommen...
April 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378046/-microendoscopic-minimally-invasive-techniques-in-lacrimal-surgery
#9
K-H Emmerich, S Amin, H-W Meyer-Rüsenberg, R Ungerechts
BACKGROUND: Lacrimation of the eye is a relatively common problem, the cause of which must be clarified by differential diagnostics. The most important symptom of a dysfunction of lacrimal drainage is epiphora. METHODS: Due to the enhancement and miniaturization of endoscopes, which were originally used in gastroduodenoscopy in the 1990s, it is possible to check the anatomical structure and visualize pathological changes of the lacrimal drainage system, which is only approximately 1 mm in diameter...
April 4, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374054/-tuna-saving-endoscopic-medial-maxillectomy-a-surgical-technique-for-maxillary-inverted-papilloma
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Fabio Pagella, Alessandro Pusateri, Elina Matti, Irene Avato, Dario Zaccari, Enzo Emanuelli, Tiziana Volo, Diego Cazzador, Leonardo Citraro, Giampiero Ricci, Giovanni Leo Tomacelli
The maxillary sinus is the most common site of sinonasal inverted papilloma. Endoscopic sinus surgery, in particular endoscopic medial maxillectomy, is currently the gold standard for treatment of maxillary sinus papilloma. Although a common technique, complications such as stenosis of the lacrimal pathway and consequent development of epiphora are still possible. To avoid these problems, we propose a modification of this surgical technique that preserves the head of the inferior turbinate and the nasolacrimal duct...
April 3, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364339/characteristics-of-orbital-lymphoma-a-clinicopathological-study-of-26-cases
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Daniel Briscoe, Christine Safieh, Yokrat Ton, Hava Shapiro, Ehud I Assia, Dvora Kidron
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the medical data of patients with orbital and adnexal lymphoma. DESIGN: Cohort study of all cases diagnosed with orbital or adnexal lymphoma at Meir Medical Center between 1993 and 2007. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six patients, with intraorbital or subconjunctival masses with orbital involvement, were examined and followed up between 1 and 8 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Examined data included: clinical presentation, age, gender, imaging, tumor location, surgical management, and pathological diagnosis...
March 31, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362560/comparing-outcomes-of-pediatric-and-adult-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-in-nepal-is-age-a-prognostic-factor
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Ben Limbu, Sulaxmi Katwal, Nicole S Lim, Michelle L Faierman, Anna G Gushchin, Rohit Saiju
We determine whether age is a prognostic factor for surgical outcomes of external dacryocystorhinostomy (Ex-DCR). This retrospective cohort study conducted at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (Kathmandu, Nepal) compared pediatric Ex-DCR procedures (age ≤ 15 years) to adult Ex-DCR procedures (age > 15 years) and was performed between January 2013 and December 2013, with a minimum follow-up period of 6 months. Primary outcome measure was rate of success, defined as complete resolution of subjective symptom(s) of epiphora (subjective success), combined with patent lacrimal passage on syringing (anatomical success) at last follow-up visit...
March 31, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341931/a-case-series-of-dacryoendoscopy-in-childhood-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-alternative-for-complex-congenital-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction-even-in-the-first-year-of-life
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Jens Heichel, Hans-Gert Struck, Miltiadis Fiorentzis, Thomas Hammer, Timm Bredehorn-Mayr
INTRODUCTION: Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) is the most common cause of epiphora in infancy. Spontaneous resolution occurs in the majority of the cases by 1 year of age. Nevertheless, obstruction has a negative impact on the outcome of conservative or surgical therapy, especially in cases of complex CNLDO. When the condition persists beyond several months, early intervention with dacryoendoscopy (DE) around the age of 1 year could yield good results. The objective of the study is to analyze the success rate and effectiveness of early DE for complex CNLDO in the first year of life...
March 24, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341695/cancer-associated-epiphora-a-retrospective-analysis-of-referrals-to-a-tertiary-oculoplastic-practice
#14
Sunah Kang, Ji Won Seo, Ho-Seok Sa
AIM: To report the underlying causes and treatment outcome of lacrimal drainage obstruction in patients with cancer-associated epiphora. METHODS: A single-centre retrospective review was performed for consecutive referrals to an oculoplastic surgeon for cancer-associated epiphora between 2010 and 2016. Charts were reviewed for underlying neoplastic conditions, pharmacy records, radiotherapy records, levels of obstruction of the lacrimal drainage apparatus and treatment methods and outcome...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332775/ocular-involvement-in-pemphigus-vulgaris-a-retrospective-study-of-a-large-spanish-cohort
#15
Agustin España, Pilar Iranzo, Josep Herrero-González, José M Mascaro, Ricardo Suárez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ocular/periocular involvement in pemphigus vulgaris (OPV) has rarely been reported. The objective of the present study was to investigate the pattern of OPV and define the prognostic value of its manifestation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1985 to 2014, a total of 167 patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) were treated at four tertiary Spanish hospitals. In this retrospective study, we included all patients with OPV. Clinical data and information on associated symptoms were obtained from patients' medical records...
April 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332063/decreased-interaction-between-zo-1-and-occludin-is-involved-in-alteration-of-tight-junctions-in-transplanted-epiphora-submandibular-glands
#16
Chong Ding, Xin Cong, Xue-Ming Zhang, Sheng-Lin Li, Li-Ling Wu, Guang-Yan Yu
Tight junctions (TJs) in salivary epithelium play an important role in regulating saliva secretion. Autologous transplantation of submandibular glands (SMGs) is an effective method to treat severe dry eye syndrome. However, epiphora occurs in some patients 6 months after transplantation. We previously found that the acinar TJs are enlarged in rabbit SMGs after long-term transplantation, but the exact TJ components involved in the epiphora are still unknown. Here, we found that the mRNA and protein expression of ZO-1 and occludin were increased in the transplanted SMGs obtained from epiphora patients, while other TJs were unchanged...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326669/limited-endoscopic-high-septoplasty-prior-to-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy-our-experience-of-nine-cases
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S-W Kim, S C Yeo, Y-H Joo, H-J Cho, S W Seo, S-Y Jeon
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March 22, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321534/factors-influencing-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-outcome
#18
Kazuhiro Nomura, Kazuya Arakawa, Mitsuru Sugawara, Hiroshi Hidaka, Jun Suzuki, Yukio Katori
Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a widely accepted treatment option for epiphora and dacryocystitis. To elucidate the cause of treatment failure after surgery, we analyzed patients' characteristics and perioperative background in association with poor outcome. We analyzed 165 patients with 213 sides who had endoscopic DCR. The influence of age, duration of symptoms, occlusion site and stent insertion were analyzed. Symptoms were completely cured in 85.0% (181/213) sides. Higher age (≥65 years) and proximal obstruction were associated with a poor prognosis while stent insertion and duration of symptoms were not...
March 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321353/paranasal-rosai-dorfman-disease-with-osseous-destruction
#19
Kevin Hur, Changxing Liu, Jeffrey A Koempel
Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare histiocytic proliferative disorder of unknown etiology typically characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy. Extranodal involvement often manifests in the head and neck region. We present a 10-year-old male who presented to our hospital with left epiphora from an aggressive paranasal mass invading the left orbit with osseous destruction. The mass was surgically biopsied and debulked with histopathological examination revealing Rosai-Dorfman disease. Although rarely found in the sinuses, Rosai-Dorfman disease should be considered when evaluating sinonasal masses...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318635/the-application-of-infrared-imaging-and-optical-coherence-tomography-of-the-lacrimal-punctum-in-patients-undergoing-punctoplasty-for-epiphora
#20
Hannah M Timlin, Pearse A Keane, Geoffrey E Rose, Daniel G Ezra
PURPOSE: To determine the application of imaging the stenotic lacrimal punctum with infrared photographs and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to identify characteristics of the lacrimal punctum in patients who benefit from punctoplasty. DESIGN: Case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty patients with epiphora who were listed for punctoplasty and 20 healthy controls. METHODS: Prospectively, 20 patients listed for punctoplasty were asked to rate their epiphora, using the Munk score, before and after punctoplasty...
March 16, 2017: Ophthalmology
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