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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905345/interferon-alfa-2b-in-the-management-of-recurrent-conjunctival-papillomatosis
#1
Manpreet Singh, Natasha Gautam, Adit Gupta, Manpreet Kaur
A 2-year-old boy presented with a recurrent strawberry-like reddish mass arising from the left caruncular region for 8 months. An incisional biopsy was performed elsewhere 2 months earlier, followed by an increase in size of mass, significant epiphora, and intermittent bleeding. On examination, exuberant exophytic gelatinous mass with multifocal origin was observed arising from inferior forniceal conjunctiva and caruncle. Clinical differential of multifocal conjunctival papilloma was kept, and topical interferon alfa-2b (INFα-2b) was started...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904918/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-the-watering-eye
#2
M Schargus, G Geerling
The wet eye is a common symptom that ophthalmologists as well as otorhinolaryngolists are confronted with. The causes can be diverse, affecting all parts from the lacrimal gland to the lacrimal drainage system. Frequently tear film changes are the reason for the symptoms, which may vary from classic epiphora and impaired vision to tear film instability with damage of the corneal epithelium. The knowledge and understanding of the underlying pathologies and differential diagnosis is crucial in order to initiate adequate therapy and to avoid overtreating with invasive surgical means...
November 30, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903249/management-lacrimal-sac-abscesses-using-lacrimal-probe-and-crawford-silicon-tube
#3
Lin Lin, Li Yang, Xiuming Jin, Yingying Zhao, Fangli Fan
BACKGROUND: Treatment of lacrimal sac abscess of the traditional surgical approach may result in complications from cutaneous fistula formation, damage the sac, cause skin scarring and even have the potential for inducing cicatricial ectropion. We designed a new treatment scheme that is expected to achieve internal drainage with the use of lacrimal probe and crawford silicon tube. METHODS: A prospective study was performed for the management of lacrimal sac abscesses...
November 30, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885513/the-comparison-of-the-quality-of-life-and-intranasal-edema-between-the-patients-with-or-without-nasal-packing-after-septoplasty
#4
B Kayahan, S Ozer, A E Suslu, O Ogretmenoglu, M Onerci
Septoplasty is one of the most common operations performed in otolaryngology and anterior nasal packing is done routinely to prevent postoperative bleeding, septal hematoma or nasal synechia. Currently, transseptal sutures have gained a broader application area, not only for preventing the complications such as septal hematoma and bleeding but also closing any accidental tears of septal mucosa and providing additional support for the cartilage pieces retained in septoplasty. We evaluated the quality of life of the patients in early postoperative period (in the first postoperative week), intranasal edema with endoscopic examination and the intranasal changes with acoustic rhinometry...
November 24, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879619/bloody-epiphora-hemolacria-years-after-repair-of-orbital-floor-fracture
#5
Brian H Chon, Rui Zhang, David S Bardenstein, Michael Coffey, Atif C Collins
Surgical repair of orbital fractures with implants is a widely used treatment modality. While a variety of established complications are associated with this technique, most are directly understood and treated. Bloody epiphora is a finding with potentially ominous causes. The authors present a unique case of bloody epiphora, accompanied by orbital hemorrhage arising several years after orbital floor fracture repair, due to erosion of the nasolacrimal drainage system by a displaced implant combined with anticoagulation...
November 22, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853012/outcomes-of-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-experience-of-a-fellowship-trainee-at-a-tertiary-care-center
#6
Saurabh Kamal, Mohammad Javed Ali, Akshay Gopinathan Nair
AIM: The study aims to report a single trainee's experience of learning and performing endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (En-DCR). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was a retrospective, interventional case series. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty-four eyes of fifty patients presenting at a tertiary eye care center over 1 year were included in the study. All cases underwent endoscopic DCR with mitomycin-C and silicone intubation. The parameters studied included demographics, clinical features, intraoperative details, and postoperative ostium evaluation...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833714/maxillary-sinus-mucocele-as-a-late-complication-in-zygomatic-orbital-complex-fracture
#7
Juliana Dreyer da Silva de Menezes, Lucas Borin Moura, Valfrido Antonio Pereira-Filho, Eduardo Hochuli-Vieira
This article presents an unusual case of maxillary sinus mucocele as a late complication of zygomatic-orbital complex fracture, 23 years after the initial treatment. The patient was referring diplopia and decreased visual acuity with signs of dystopia, proptosis, and epiphora. Computed tomographic scan revealed an expansive lesion in the maxillary sinus with surrounding bone erosion and displacement of the eyeball. Treatment option was excisional biopsy and orbital floor reconstruction with titanium mesh restoring the appropriate orbital position...
November 2016: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817053/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-pre-operative-evaluation-of-obstructive-epiphora-true-fisp-and-vibe-vs-gadolinium
#8
Francesco Somma, Vincenzo d'Agostino, Fabio Tortora, Nicola Serra, Gerardo Sorrentino, Valeria Piscitelli, Andrea Somma, Mario Gamerra
PURPOSE: To assess unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the preoperative evaluation of obstructive epiphora in patients undergoing dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) and in particular, to evaluate the efficacy of this technique in the detection of the exact level of obstruction occurring in the naso-lachrymal duct (NLD). The correct identification and characterization of the NLD and its obstructions lead to a more effective surgery, preventing recurrent dacryocystitis after the surgical treatment...
November 5, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803866/outcomes-of-endoscopic-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy-for-intractable-lacrimal-dacryostenosis-and-associated-factors
#9
Tohru Tanigawa, Hirokazu Sasaki, Hiroshi Nonoyama, Yuichiro Horibe, Kunihiro Nishimura, Tetsuro Hoshino, Tetsuya Ogawa, Kenta Murotani, Hiromi Ueda, Masahiro Kaneda
AIM: To examine the effects of patient age, canalicular obstruction, mode of anesthesia, and duration of nasolacrimal intubation on the outcomes of endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). METHODS: Totally 56 eyes of 46 patients with prolonged epiphora underwent minimally invasive endoscopic endonasal DCR. A successful surgical outcome was defined as a significant improvement in symptoms, adequate water passage from the puncta to the nasal cavity, and patency of the DCR ostium...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800254/canaliculitis-awareness
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Melike Balıkoğlu Yılmaz, Emine Şen, Ebru Evren, Ufuk Elgin, Pelin Yılmazbaş
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the demographic characteristics, treatment, and results of patients with canaliculitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records including the demographic characteristics, clinical findings, and treatment outcomes of patients diagnosed and treated for canaliculitis between September 2009 and March 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The median age of the 7 canaliculitis patients consisting of 4 women and 3 men was 49 (range 8-58) years...
January 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791324/effect-of-topical-ophthalmic-latanoprost-0-005-solution-alone-and-in-combination-with-diclofenac-0-1-solution-in-healthy-horses-a-pilot-study
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Kyle Tofflemire, Elizabeth M Whitley, Rachel Allbaugh, Gil Ben-Shlomo, Angela Griggs, Travis Strong, R David Whitley
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of topical ophthalmic 0.005% latanoprost alone and in combination with 0.1% diclofenac on healthy horses. ANIMALS STUDIED: Twelve healthy adult horses. PROCEDURES: A randomized, masked crossover design was used with horses divided into three groups for once daily treatment in one randomly selected eye. For arm 1 of the study, Group D (n = 3) received 0.1% diclofenac, Group L (n = 3) received 0.005% latanoprost, and Group DL (n = 6) received 0...
October 28, 2016: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790131/primary-marginal-zone-b-cell-lymphoma-of-the-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-of-the-lacrimal-sac-found-with-epiphora-a-case-report
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Yoshiyuki Kitaguchi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Jacqueline Mupas-Uy, Emiko Takahashi, Hirohiko Kakizaki
We report a case of a primary marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue of the lacrimal sac, which was found in a patient with epiphora without palpable mass. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated mucosal thickening of the lacrimal sac with a patent lumen, consistent with the intraoperative finding. Epiphora resolved, which was confirmed by smooth syringing, 1 month after starting the immunotherapy.
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749620/piezosurgery-in-external-dacryocystorhinostomy
#13
Craig N Czyz, Amy M Fowler, Jonathan J Dutton, Kenneth V Cahill, Jill A Foster, Robert H Hill, Kelly R Everman, Cameron B Nabavi
BACKGROUND: Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) can be performed via an external or endoscopic approach. The use of ultrasonic or piezosurgery has been well described for endoscopic DCRs but is lacking for external DCRs. This study presents a case series of external DCRs performed using piezosurgery evaluating results and complications. METHODS: Prospective, consecutive case series of patients undergoing primary external DCR for lacrimal drainage insufficiency. A standard external DCR technique was used using 1 of 2 piezosurgery systems for all bone incision...
October 5, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727517/factors-associated-with-rhinostomy-shape-after-endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy
#14
Hyun Jin Shin, Kyung In Woo, Yoon-Duck Kim
OBJECTIVE: To determine the factors associated with rhinostomy shape after endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 102 cases in 70 patients were included in the study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: All cases were classified into three groups according to the healed appearance of the rhinostomy: flat, ladle, and ice scoop type...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688281/a-treatment-method-for-chronic-suppurative-lacrimal-canaliculitis-using-chalazion-forceps
#15
Xiuming Jin, Fangli Fan, Fan Zhang, Yingying Zhao, Renjian Hu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of chronic suppurative lacrimal canaliculitis treatment using chalazion forceps. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed on consecutive patients who accepted the aid of chalazion forceps to treat chronic suppurative lacrimal canaliculitis. Two different treatment methods using chalazion forceps were performed according to the degree of lacrimal canaliculitis. Postoperatively, the patients received 0...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662629/mucosal-and-lacrimal-flaps-for-endonasal-dacryocystorhinostomy-a-systematic-review
#16
R Green, R Gohil, P Ross
BACKGROUND: Historically dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) has been performed externally with very good outcomes. Current literature shows comparable success rates between endonasal and external approaches. A common reason for the failure of a DCR is the reclosure of the nasolacrimal stoma by granulation tissue and synechiae. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: A systematic review and critical evaluation of the evidence relating to the preservation of nasal mucosal flaps in DCR surgery...
September 23, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662199/amyloid-pseudo-dacryolith-and-nasolacrimal-obstruction-in-a-67-year-old-male
#17
Mark R Levine, Shane B Seipel, Thomas P Plesec, Bryan R Costin
A 67-year-old male with a 35-year history of left-sided epiphora presented with a nonpainful, noninflamed, left medial canthal mass and complete left nasolacrimal obstruction. During routine dacryocystorhinostomy, a lesion was present within the lacrimal sac that mimicked a lacrimal stone in appearance but with a consistency concerning for malignancy. Histologically, the lesion displayed apple-green birefringence on polarized light microscopy and Congo red staining. The patient was referred to the hematology service for evaluation, which failed to reveal systemic disease...
September 21, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660407/pushed-monocanalicular-intubation-versus-probing-as-a-primary-management-for-congenital-nasolacrimal-obstruction
#18
Emad Abdelaal Elsawaby, Rania Assem El Essawy, Sameh Hassan Abdelbaky, Yomna Magdy Ismail
PURPOSE: Evaluation of efficiency, complications, and advantages of pushed monocanalicular intubation using Masterka(®) tube versus simple probing in patients with congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a case-controlled study that included 60 eyes (of 53 patients); 30 eyes underwent probing and 30 eyes intubation using the Masterka tube as a primary treatment for CNLDO. The children were aged between 6 months and 36 months at the time of surgery, with no previous nasolacrimal surgical procedure, and had one or more of the following clinical signs of nasolacrimal duct obstruction: epiphora, mucous discharge, and/or increased tear lake...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658923/facial-fracture-repair-and-diabetes-mellitus-an-examination-of-postoperative-complications
#19
Milap Raikundalia, Peter F Svider, Curtis Hanba, Adam J Folbe, Mahdi A Shkoukani, Soly Baredes, Jean Anderson Eloy
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Our objectives included using a nationally representative resource to evaluate charges, demographics, and complication rates among diabetics undergoing surgical repair of facial fractures. METHODS: We evaluated the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a database encompassing nearly 8 million hospitalizations, for patients with a diagnosis of a facial fracture who underwent surgical intervention during their hospitalization. Patients were organized by whether they had a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM)...
September 23, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595013/how-important-is-the-etiology-in-the-treatment-of-epiphora
#20
Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Sertaç Argun Kıvanç, Mehmet Atakan, Berna Akova-Budak
Purpose. There are several etiological factors that cause epiphora, and treatment differs according to the cause. We aimed to evaluate the etiology of epiphora and the treatment modalities of the affected patients. Materials and Methods. Data of patients who were referred to ophthalmology clinics for epiphora were retrospectively analyzed. All patients were evaluated for epiphora etiology, treatment modalities, and duration of complaints, after complete ophthalmologic examination. Results. This study consisted of 163 patients with a mean age of 64...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
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