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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643721/surgical-treatment-of-metarhizium-anisopliae-sclerokeratitis-and-endophthalmitis
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Dan Derhy, Arnaud Sauer, Marcela Sabou, Jonathan Letsch, Ermanno Candolfi, Valérie Letscher-Bru, Tristan Bourcier
A 55-year-old nurse was referred with a 5-month history of right eye corneal abscess. The initial injury occurred when doing lawn work. The infection worsened despite multiple antibiotic, antiviral, and steroid treatments. Visual acuity was limited to hand motion. On examination, there was keratitis, ocular hypertension, and a secondary cataract. Corneal scrapings grew a filamentous fungus, identified as Metarhizium anisopliae (MA). Despite intensive antifungal treatment with topical, intravitreous, and systemic voriconazole, purulent corneal melting and scleritis with endophthalmitis rapidly appeared...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631702/-the-frequency-of-ophthalmologic-manifestations-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s-and-their-relationship-to-systemic-diseases
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D S Ismailova, P I Novikov, Ya O Grusha, Yu V Abramova, N M Bulanov, E A Makarov
AIM: To estimate the frequency of lesions in the organ of vision in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) (Wegener's) and to determine their relationship to systemic diseases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The retrospective study enrolled 218 patients followed up at the E.M. Tareyev Clinic of Nephrology, Internal and Occupational Diseases, with a diagnosis of GPA. The frequency and association of ophthalmic manifestations with systemic involvement were statistically analyzed using PASW Statistics 18...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628344/rituximab-induction-and-maintenance-treatment-in-patients-with-scleritis-and-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-wegener-s
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Caiyun You, Lina Ma, Andres F Lasave, C Stephen Foster
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab (RTX) induction and maintenance treatment for patients with scleritis and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), Wegener's. METHODS: Nine patients (12 eyes) with scleritis with GPA who did not respond to corticosteroids and more than one immunosuppressive agent who received ongoing maintenance RTX treatment were identified. Demographics and outcome measures were recorded. RESULTS: Median follow-up time of 30 months (range, 15 to 87 months)...
June 19, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587410/a-case-report-of-the-orbit-ocular-association-and-the-lung-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-diagnostic-challenge
#4
Cheng-Wei Lu, Xiu-Fen Liu, Ying Luan, Cheng-Bo Lu, Dan-Dan Zhou, Li-Min Guo, Ya-Bin Sun, Sheng-Nan Chen, Yun-Long Wu, Ji-Long Hao
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic form of vasculitis that involves small to medium sized vessels and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. GPA presents a continuous and difficult clinical diagnostic concern, due to the rarity of the disease and the diversity of the manifestations. This case report discusses the unusual symptoms presented by a particular patient, discusses these manifestations and explains how the final diagnosis was identified as GPA. A 40-year old Chinese woman was initially referred to the present institution for a progressive worsening pain, redness and gradual decrease in visual acuity in the eyes over the past 7-year period...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565934/aceclofenac-oil-drops-characterization-and-evaluation-against-ocular-inflammation
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Rajesh Katara, Sameer Sachdeva, Dipak K Majumdar
Ocular inflammatory diseases, such as uveitis, scleritis, episcleritis, and dry eye syndrome are commonly treated with eye drop formulations. In the present study, attempts were made to prepare aceclofenac oil formulations to evaluate its transcorneal permeation and anti-inflammatory effect. Ophthalmic solutions of aceclofenac with or without (0.5% v/v) benzyl alcohol were formulated in different vegetable oils and permeation studies were carried out. Aceclofenac ophthalmic solution in linseed oil containing benzyl alcohol exhibited maximum permeation (4...
June 1, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537473/anakinra-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-refractory-scleritis-a-pilot-study
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C Bottin, A Fel, N Butel, F Domont, A L Remond, L Savey, V Touitou, J F Alexandra, P LeHoang, P Cacoub, B Bodaghi, D Saadoun
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of anakinra for severe and refractory scleritis. METHODS: Ten patients with severe (i.e. at least 2 ocular relapses per year despite treatment) and refractory [i.e. at least to one disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS)] scleritis were treated with anakinra (100 mg/day subcutaneously). Scleritis was associated with inflammatory systemic diseases in 60% of cases. The remission rate defined the primary outcome...
May 24, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512421/when-an-easy-thing-goes-wrong-foreign-body-induced-granuloma-associated-scleritis-following-pterygium-surgery
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Pedro Coelho, Carlos Menezes, Pedro Rodrigues, Rita Gonçalves, Tiago Maio, Jorge Moreira, Paula Tenedório
PURPOSE: To report a case of pterygium surgery with conjunctival autograft followed by focal necrotizing scleritis due to foreign body entrapment in the scleral bed. CASE REPORT/RESULTS: This is a case report of a 76-years-old male patient who underwent nasal pterygium surgery and developed focal necrotizing scleritis secondary to foreign body entrapment under conjunctival autograft. One month following surgery, slit-lamp examination demonstrated a progressive thinning of the surgical area with focal inflammatory signs...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489623/retinal-and-choroidal-detachment-in-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-scleritis-and-retinal-vasculitis-mimicking-choroidal-tumor
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Mio Matsuura, Yoshinori Taniguchi, Yoshio Terada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450908/tailored-treatment-for-the-management-of-scleral-necrosis-following-pterygium-excision
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Linna Lu, Shiqiong Xu, Shengfang Ge, Chunyi Shao, Zi Wang, Xuyang Weng, Wenjuan Lu, Xinhua Wu, Yao Fu, Xianqun Fan
The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of tailored treatment for the management of scleral necrosis following pterygium surgery. A series of nine cases of scleral necrosis following pterygium excision between September 2009 and September 2012 were included. In cases where ischemia was the cause of scleral necrosis, Tenon's membrane covering (TMC) surgery was performed. For cases with surgically-induced necrotizing scleritis (SINS), systemic immunosuppressive therapy following surgical repair of the scleral defect was administered in the form of oral prednisolone (starting dose, 30-60 mg/day)...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438752/igg4-related-disease-presenting-as-posterior-scleritis-and-vitritis-progressing-to-multifocal-orbital-involvement
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Gavin L Reynolds, Jonathan H Norris, Sher Aslam, Srilakshmi Sharma
IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a rare, chronic inflammatory condition that may involve nearly every organ system. Originally identified as a cause of autoimmune pancreatitis, its characteristic histological and clinical features have been found in a wide variety of inflammatory presentations, including the eye and orbit. Here we describe an example of a case of IgG4-RD initially presenting as scleritis and vitritis, with further progression to multifocal bilateral orbital involvement. Tissue biopsy of an orbital mass was highly characteristic of IgG4-RD histology and a rapid clinical response to corticosteroids was observed...
April 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429128/endophthalmitis-associated-with-purpureocillium-lilacinum-during-infliximab-treatment-for-surgically-induced-necrotizing-scleritis-successfully-treated-with-27-gauge-vitrectomy
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Masaaki Yoshida, Shunji Yokokura, Hiroshi Kunikata, Naoko Takada, Kazuichi Maruyama, Masahiro Toyokawa, Kazushi Kashio, Mitsuo Kaku, Toru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: To report a case of endophthalmitis associated with Purpureocillium lilacinum (P. lilacinum) during infliximab treatment for surgically induced necrotizing scleritis, successfully treated with 27-gauge vitrectomy. METHODS: A single case report. RESULTS: A 71-year-old man who had undergone immunosuppressive therapy, including infliximab, for surgically induced necrotizing scleritis (SINS) in his left eye complained of visual disturbance and eye pain in the eye...
April 20, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394239/management-of-uveitis-and-scleritis-in-necrobiotic-xanthogranuloma
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John A Gonzales, Anna Haemel, Andrew J Gross, Nisha R Acharya
Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma (NXG) is a chronic, progressive non-Langerhans histiocytic granulomatous disease. While case reports describing periorbital involvement of NXG are frequent, only a few case reports describing ocular involvement, such as scleritis and uveitis, exist. Herein, we present a case presenting initially as bilateral anterior and posterior scleritis, as well as a chronic bilateral granulomatous panuveitis, and discuss the immunosuppressant options that should be considered for this disease with protean manifestations...
May 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383839/-posterior-scleritis
#13
A C Chapelle, P Blaise, J-M Rakic
Posterior scleritis, a severe and painful inflammation of the sclera, is an often misdiagnosed pathology due to its clinical polymorphism. An accurate diagnosis is however needed in order to propose an appropriate treatment of the ophthalmologic symptoms and to exclude an associated systemic inflammatory or auto-immune pathology.
July 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355124/ocular-pharmacology-for-scleritis-review-of-treatment-and-a-practical-perspective
#14
Maxwell S Stem, Bozho Todorich, Lisa J Faia
Scleritis is defined as an infectious or noninfectious inflammation of the sclera that can be broadly categorized according to anatomic location (ie, anterior or posterior) and whether the process is necrotizing or non-necrotizing. Treatment for scleritis is dictated by the etiology of the inflammation, with infectious forms requiring treatment of the inciting agent and noninfectious forms requiring treatment of the underlying inflammation with immunosuppression. Pharmacotherapy for noninfectious scleritis can be classified according to delivery route (eg, local or systemic) and mechanism of action (eg, biologic or nonbiologic)...
May 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348907/an-oct-study-of-anterior-nodular-episcleritis-and-scleritis
#15
Christos Christakopoulos
Anterior scleritis and episcleritis are a well-known presentation in tuberculosis. The case of a female patient with presumed tuberculous anterior scleritis and episcleritis is discussed in this article. Anterior segment OCT was efficient in diagnosis and evaluation of the therapeutic outcome. Antituberculosis chemotherapy was sufficient to achieve clinical remission.
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340205/ocular-involvement-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis
#16
Ana Beatriz Santos Bacchiega, Gustavo Guimarães Moreira Balbi, Manuella Lima Gomes Ochtrop, Francisco Assis de Andrade, Roger Abramino Levy, Xenofon Baraliakos
Ocular inflammatory diseases can present as isolated conditions but also as part of systemic inflammatory diseases. Anterior uveitis is closely related to SpA and shares the common genetic background of HLA-B27. Other ocular manifestations, such as episcleritis and scleritis, may also occur, although less frequently. Therefore, ocular involvement has been included as one of the important clinical features of SpA in the recently published classification criteria for axial and peripheral disease. However, there are a wide variety of aetiologies for ocular diseases and this must be considered in assessment of SpA...
March 18, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331873/rapid-corneal-thinning-and-perforated-ulcerative-keratitis-in-a-patient-with-relapsing-polychondritis
#17
Tracy Hiu Ting Lai, Nikki Far, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Vishal Jhanji
BACKGROUND: To report rapid corneal thinning and perforation in a case with relapsing polychondritis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43 year-old male diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis suffered from bilateral scleritis, bilateral swelling of pinna, saddle nose and tracheal stenosis. The patient presented with right eye pain and redness for one month. Slit lamp examination of the right eye showed 80% peripheral corneal thinning between 3 and 7 o'clock. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 1...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286571/we-are-not-alone-a-case-for-the-human-microbiome-in-extra-intestinal-diseases
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EDITORIAL
S Shivaji
BACKGROUND: "Dysbiosis" in the gut microbiome has been implicated in auto-immune diseases, in inflammatory diseases, in some cancers and mental disorders. The challenge is to unravel the cellular and molecular basis of dysbiosis so as to understand the disease manifestation. MAIN BODY: Next generation sequencing and genome enabled technologies have led to the establishment of the composition of gut microbiomes and established that "dysbiosis" is the cause of several diseases...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282736/ocular-inflammation-associated-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica-without-concomitant-giant-cell-arteritis-a-report-of-three-cases
#19
Takahiro Arai, Rie Tanaka, Toshikatsu Kaburaki
PURPOSE: We report three cases of ocular inflammation and polymyalgia rheumatica without concomitant giant-cell arteritis. METHODS: Report of three cases. RESULTS: Polymyalgia rheumatica onset was at a mean age of 66.7 years, and ocular inflammation, which developed 7-21 months later, was bilateral in all patients. Ocular inflammation presented as episcleritis, scleritis, or anterior uveitis, and it emerged during the tapering of low-dose prednisolone prescribed for polymyalgia rheumatica in all patients...
February 22, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275605/unrelenting-ocular-pain-as-a-masquerading-symptom-of-occult-choroidal-metastasis
#20
Jordan D Deaner, Renelle Pointdujour-Lim, Emil Anthony T Say, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: To report a case of chronic eye pain as a presenting feature of choroidal metastasis from lung cancer. METHODS: We report the case of a 58-year-old Caucasian woman with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma presenting with an 8-month history of left eye pain and blurred vision. RESULTS: The patient had previously consulted 14 ophthalmologists with varying diagnoses including posterior scleritis and trigeminal neuralgia. Visual acuity at presentation was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/80 in the left eye...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
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