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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308388/human-subconjunctival-dirofilariasis-presenting-as-the-daytime-photophobia-a-case-report
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Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Bahram Nikmanesh, Raziyeh Mahmoudzadeh, Zakieh Vahedian, Mirataollah Salabati, Zahra Soleimani, Amir Matini, Mahyar Noorbakhsh
We report a case of subconjunctival worm with a rare presentation of diurnal photophobia and temporal conjunctival injection. This case report describes a subconjunctival dirofilariasis in a 59-year-old man presented with foreign body sensation, localized tenderness, and eye redness during the day. After removal of subconjunctival 10 cm worm, the diagnosis was compatible with Dirofilaria immitis. Proof of identity was based on the morphological appearance, which were reliable diagnostic clues. Ocular examination was normal one month later except for faint temporal conjunctival scar...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305170/-frequency-of-corneal-ulcer-retrospective-study-of-380-cases-carried-out-in-two-centers-in-the-dr-congo
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V Ngoie Maloba, J Ngayuna Nkiene, G Tunku Kabamba, G Chenge Borasisi
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of corneal ulcer in our practice environment. METHODOLOGY: This study was conducted at Saint-Joseph Hospital in Kinshasa and at the Lubumbashi University Clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo from January 2011 to December 2014. We studied the frequency, demographic and clinical variables of corneal ulcer patients. RESULTS: A total of 380 cases of corneal ulcers were recorded out of 44,722 ophthalmologic consultations performed, with a frequency of 0...
January 2, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303385/achromatopsia-clinical-features-molecular-genetics-animal-models-and-therapeutic-options
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Nashila Hirji, Jonathan Aboshiha, Michalis Georgiou, James Bainbridge, Michel Michaelides
Achromatopsia is an autosomal recessive condition, characterised by reduced visual acuity, impaired colour vision, photophobia and nystagmus. The symptoms can be profoundly disabling, and there is no cure currently available. However, the recent development of gene-based interventions may lead to improved outcomes in the future. This article aims to provide a comprehensive review of the clinical features of the condition, its genetic basis and the underlying pathogenesis. We also explore the insights derived from animal models, including the implications for gene supplementation approaches...
January 5, 2018: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283468/noninvasive-electrical-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-ocular-pain-and-photophobia
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Eellan Sivanesan, Roy C Levitt, Constantine D Sarantopoulos, Dennis Patin, Anat Galor
INTRODUCTION: "Dry eye" or "keratoconjunctivitis sicca" is a multifactorial disease estimated to have a worldwide prevalence of 5-33%. Conventional therapies targeting the ocular surface with artificial tears, anti-inflammatories, punctal closure, eyelid hygiene, and antibiotics do not provide relief in all patients, especially those with neuropathic-like ocular complaints (wind hyperalgesia and photophobia). We anticipated that ocular transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) would alleviate symptoms of ocular pain, photophobia, and dryness in these latter individuals...
December 28, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283309/circadian-variations-in-the-clinical-presentation-of-headaches-among-migraineurs-a-study-using-a-smartphone-headache-diary
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Jeong-Wook Park, Soo-Jin Cho, Sang-Gue Park, Min Kyung Chu
Migraines occur within certain time frames. Nevertheless, information regarding circadian variation in the clinical presentation of migraine is limited. We investigated circadian variations in the clinical presentation of migraine using a smartphone headache diary (SHD). We enrolled adult participants with the diagnosis of migraine according to the third beta edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders. Participants were asked to log in to the SHD every day for 90 days to record the occurrence of headaches...
December 28, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260047/bilateral-acute-simultaneous-onset-anterior-uveitis-presumed-secondary-to-erlotinib-a-report-of-two-cases
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Kendra A Klein, Christopher G Azzoli, Lana M Rifkin
Purpose: To report two new cases of presumed erlotinib-associated bilateral acute simultaneous-onset anterior uveitis effectively treated with topical steroids. Observations: Two patients were referred to the uveitis clinic with bilateral acute simultaneous onset, anterior uveitis six weeks after starting the chemotherapeutic agent erlotinib. Frequent topical steroid were started and the inflammation responded swiftly and completely. Conclusions and importance: Bilateral acute simultaneous onset anterior uveitis is a potential side effect associated with erlotinib use that has not been well described...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259393/the-retina-rpe-proteome-in-chick-myopia-and-hyperopia-models-commonalities-with-inherited-and-age-related-ocular-pathologies
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Nina Riddell, Pierre Faou, Melanie Murphy, Loretta Giummarra, Rachael A Downs, Harinda Rajapaksha, Sheila G Crewther
Purpose: Microarray and RNA sequencing studies in the chick model of early optically induced refractive error have implicated thousands of genes, many of which have also been linked to ocular pathologies in humans, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), choroidal neovascularization, glaucoma, and cataract. These findings highlight the potential relevance of the chick model to understanding both refractive error development and the progression to secondary pathological complications...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237284/pain-worsening-with-physical-activity-during-migraine-attacks-in-women-with-overweight-obesity-a-prospective-evaluation-of-frequency-consistency-and-correlates
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Samantha G Farris, J Graham Thomas, Ana M Abrantes, Richard B Lipton, Jelena Pavlovic, Todd A Smitherman, Megan B Irby, Donald B Penzien, Julie Roth, Kevin C O'Leary, Dale S Bond
Background Migraine is a neurological disease involving recurrent attacks of moderate-to-severe and disabling head pain. Worsening of pain with routine physical activity during attacks is a principal migraine symptom; however, the frequency, individual consistency, and correlates of this symptom are unknown. Given the potential of this symptom to undermine participation in daily physical activity, an effective migraine prevention strategy, further research is warranted. This study is the first to prospectively evaluate (a) frequency and individual consistency of physical activity-related pain worsening during migraine attacks, and (b) potential correlates, including other migraine symptoms, anthropometric characteristics, psychological symptoms, and daily physical activity...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210963/central-ellipsoid-loss-associated-with-cone-dystrophy-and-kcnv2-mutation
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David Xu, Daniel Su, Steven Nusinowitz, David Sarraf
PURPOSE: To report a case of central ellipsoid loss with supernormal rod electroretinogram and KCNV2 gene mutation. METHODS: Retrospective case report. PATIENT: Thirty-eight-year-old man. RESULTS: We report a patient with longstanding vision loss and photophobia who illustrated central atrophy of the inner segment ellipsoid zone band on spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Fundus autofluorescence displayed mild perifoveal mottled autofluorescence...
November 23, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210535/assessment-care-and-management-of-patients-with-red-eye
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Susan Watkinson, Ramesh Seewoodhary
Red eye is a common ocular presentation in primary care, and there are several challenges that healthcare practitioners may encounter when caring for such patients. The main ocular conditions that can give rise to red eye are: primary acute angle closure glaucoma, acute iritis, dry eye, blepharitis and conjunctivitis. Red eye can be classified as sight-threatening or non-sight-threatening. Many patients presenting with painless red eye and normal vision usually recover well. However, when red eye is associated with pain, photophobia, watering and blurred vision, it is potentially sight-threatening and must be addressed urgently...
December 6, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205326/clinical-features-familial-history-and-migraine-precursors-in-patients-with-definite-vestibular-migraine-the-vm-phenotypes-projects
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Roberto Teggi, Bruno Colombo, Roberto Albera, Giacinto Asprella Libonati, Cristiano Balzanelli, Angel Batuecas Caletrio, Augusto Casani, Juan Manuel Espinoza-Sanchez, Paolo Gamba, Jose A Lopez-Escamez, Sergio Lucisano, Marco Mandalà, Giampiero Neri, Daniele Nuti, Rudy Pecci, Antonio Russo, Eduardo Martin-Sanz, Ricardo Sanz, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Paola Torelli, Paolo Vannucchi, Giancarlo Comi, Mario Bussi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to assess through a questionnaire the features of vertiginous episodes, accompanying symptoms, familial history, and migraine precursors in a sample of 252 subjects with a diagnosis of definite vestibular migraine. BACKGROUND: Migraine is a common neurological disorder characterized by episodic headaches with specific features. About two-thirds of cases run in families, and patients may refer symptoms occurring in infancy and childhood, defined as episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine...
December 4, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197090/syndrome-of-transient-headache-and-neurologic-deficits-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-lymphocitosis-should-be-considered-in-children-presenting-with-acute-confusional-state
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Romina Moavero, Laura Papetti, Samuela Tarantino, Barbara Battan, Irene Salfa, Annalisa Deodati, Riccardo Schiaffini, Federico Vigevano, Massimiliano Valeriani
BACKGROUND: Transient headache and neurologic deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HaNDL) is benign and self-limited, with neurologic deficits including sensory disturbance of one body side, aphasia, nausea/vomiting, weakness, decreased vision, homonymous hemianopsia, photophobia. Acute confusional state can rarely occur. Papilledema and intracranial hypertension have also been described. It is a rare entity mainly affecting adults; however, it has been sporadically described in children and adolescents...
December 2, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193673/ophthalmic-features-of-cone-rod-dystrophy-caused-by-pathogenic-variants-in-the-alms1-gene
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Fadi Nasser, Nicole Weisschuh, Pietro Maffei, Gabriella Milan, Corina Heller, Eberhart Zrenner, Susanne Kohl, Laura Kuehlewein
PURPOSE: We aim to describe ophthalmic characteristics and systemic findings in a cohort of seven patients with cone-rod retinal dystrophy (CORD) caused by pathogenic variants in the ALMS1 gene. METHODS: Seven patients with Alström syndrome (ALMS) were included in the study. A comprehensive ophthalmological examination was performed, including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), a semiautomated kinetic visual field exam, colour vision testing, full-field electroretinography testing according to International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) standards, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging, and slit lamp and dilated fundus examination...
November 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176799/dry-eye-sleep-quality-and-mood-status-in-glaucoma-patients-receiving-prostaglandin-monotherapy-were-comparable-with-those-in-non-glaucoma-subjects
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Shugyoku Ra, Masahiko Ayaki, Kenya Yuki, Kazuo Tsubota, Kazuno Negishi
PURPOSE: Prior studies suggested that glaucoma patients suffer worse dry eye and mood and sleep disorders than non-glaucoma subjects. Prostaglandin analogues are first-line therapy for glaucoma, inducing few instillation problems and sufficient pressure-reduction effects. This study compared dry eye, sleep quality, and mood status between glaucoma patients receiving prostaglandin monotherapy and non-glaucoma subjects. METHODS: This cross-sectional study evaluated 1520 patients (579 males and 941 females) for glaucoma status and dry eye-related symptoms (dryness, eye fatigue, photophobia, pain, blurring) and signs (Schirmer test, tear break-up time, corneal staining scores)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166939/acute-cerebellitis-in-adults-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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A Van Samkar, M N F Poulsen, H P Bienfait, R B Van Leeuwen
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebellitis is a rare disease with the majority of cases described in children. Little is known about the clinical characteristics and outcome in adults. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old Caucasian woman presented with headache, nausea, and photophobia, and was diagnosed as having a migraine attack. Two days later, she subsequently returned with aggravated headache, dysarthria and horizontal nystagmus. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a swollen cerebellum and hydrocephalus and the patient was diagnosed with acute cerebellitis...
November 22, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163745/possible-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-associated-with-eucalyptus-case-report
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Daniel Lapid, Mohtashim Arbaab Qureshi, Ihtesham Aatif Quresh, Mohammed Rauf Afzal, Alberto Maud, Gustavo J Rodriguez, Rakesh Khatri
Background: Reversible cerebral vasoconstrictive syndrome (RCVS) has characteristic clinical features, brain imaging and Angiographic features. The majority of RCVS cases are associated with the use of antidepressants, polysubstance abuse, and nasal decongestants. We here present a case that highlights the use of eucalyptus herbs as a possible precipitant factor for RCVS formation. Case Presentation: A 42-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a tingling sensation on the right-hand side of her body and a two-week progressive throbbing severe holocranial headache radiating to the neck, with associated nausea, photophobia, and phonophobia...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158678/efficacy-and-safety-of-dfn-15-an-oral-liquid-formulation-of-celecoxib-in-adults-with-migraine-a-multicenter-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blind-crossover-study
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Sagar Munjal, Alix Bennett
Background: The objective of this proof-of-concept study was to assess the safety, efficacy, and potential for dose response of a new oral liquid formulation of celecoxib, DFN-15, in adults with migraine. Variability in patient-identified most bothersome symptom (MBS) across 3 migraine attacks was also evaluated. Methods: This was a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, 3-treatment, 6-sequence, 3-period, crossover study of 3 treatments (DFN-15 120 mg, DFN-15 240 mg, and placebo) administered at the onset of moderate to severe headache...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137026/implantation-of-artificialiris-a-customflex-irisprosthesis-in-a-trauma-patient-with-an-artisan-lens-a-case-report-and-review
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Farideh Doroodgar, Mahmoud Jabbarvand, Feizollah Niazi, Sana Niazi, Azad Sanginabadi
PURPOSE: To evaluate probable complications of ArtificialIris implantation with iris fixated intraocular lens. METHOD: Development of photophobia, glare, and psychological strain during face-to-face communication in a 23-year-old man with a widespread traumatic iris defect terminate to make a decision for performing implantation of an ArtificialIris (Humanoptics, Erlangen, Germany) under the remnant iris without removing the patient's existing Artisan lens. RESULTS: Without any intraoperative or postoperative complications, the patient's visual acuity increased by 1 line, the endothelial cell loss was comparable with the cell loss associated with standard cataract surgery, and the anterior-chamber depth and anterior-chamber anatomy did not change...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135704/popper-maculopathy-long-term-follow-up-and-case-series
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Michelle Hui, Justin Galvin, Michael Chilov, Pierre-Henry Gabrielle, Adrian T Fung
PURPOSE: To report a case series of popper maculopathy. METHODS: Clinical history, examination findings, retinal imaging, and progress of the disease are described. RESULTS: Four male patients with a mean age of 37 years (range 25-48) and different duration of popper use (ranging from first time user to chronic user) presented with central scotomata, phosphenes, or photophobia. Optical coherence tomography in all cases demonstrated subfoveal disruption of the ellipsoid zone...
November 10, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118500/iridoplasty-of-fixed-dilated-pupil-urrets-zavalia-syndrome-after-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty
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Efthalia Ntora, Nikolaos Ziakas
A 38-year-old woman with advanced keratoconus initially developed Urrets-Zavalia Syndrome (UZS) in the left eye after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. During the uneventful surgery, a 7-mm-wide pupil unresponsive to light was noticed. On the first postoperative day, intraocular pressure (IOP) was elevated up to 45 mmHg with shallow anterior chamber (AC). A peripheral iridotomy in 2 o'clock position was conducted and a fixed combination of brinzolamide 1% and timolol 0.5% was administered topically. In the subsequent postoperative period, IOP was successfully reduced, but the patient reported severe photophobia, glare, and decreased vision...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
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