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angioid streaks

Ilias Georgalas, George Kymionis, Dimitris Papakonstantinou, Theodore Paraskevopoulos
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September 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Nicole Meunier, Lisa Zaleski
Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by progressive calcification and fragmentation of elastic fibers in the skin, eyes, and cardiovascular system. PXE is caused by mutations in the ABCC6 gene but the specific pathophysiology of this condition remains unknown. We present a case of a patient who was diagnosed with PXE after experiencing vision loss following minor ocular trauma. Our patient had angioid streaks in her right eye, skin laxity of the bilateral dorsal hands, and yellow papules coalescing on the posterior neck...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Viara Shoumnalieva-Ivanova, Ivan Tanev, Yani Zdravkov, Simeon Monov, Russka Shumnalieva
Aagenaes syndrome, also called lymphoedema cholestasis syndrome 1 (LSC1), is characterized by neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis, often lessening and becoming intermittent with age and severe chronic lymphoedema, mainly affecting the lower extremities. The condition is autosomal recessively inherited, and the gene is located on chromosome 15q. The locus, LCS1, was mapped to a 6.6 cM region on chromosome 15. Angioid streaks are visible irregular crack-like dehiscences in bruch's membrane that are associated with atrophic degeneration of the overlying retinal pigment epithelium...
September 10, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Zafer Cebeci, Serife Bayraktar, Merih Oray, Nur Kir
We present a case of silent polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in a patient with angioid streaks. PCV was detected during a routine ophthalmic examination and confirmed by fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and optical coherence tomography. After 2 years of follow-up, the PCV remained silent without any complications. We report this rare coexistence and review literature on this topic.
May 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Alfredo Pece, Davide Allegrini, Stelios Kontadakis, Giuseppe Querques, Luca Rossetti
BACKGROUND: To report a patient with angioid streaks (ASs) and coincident multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) who developed choroidal neovascularization (CNV). CASE PRESENTATION: A 20-year-old woman presented with reduced vision (20/100) in her left eye (LE). Based on a complete ophthalmologic examination the patient was diagnosed with ASs and coincident MEWDS. Two weeks later best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) improved up to 20/25 and the MEWDS findings almost disappeared...
2016: BMC Ophthalmology
D S Ladas, C Koutsandrea, A I Kotsolis, I Georgalas, M M Moschos, I D Ladas
OBJECTIVE: Our aim study was to compare 12 and 24-month results of intravitreal ranibizumab therapy in the management of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to angioid streaks (ST). This could be of clinical importance helping us planning optimal dosing strategies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Over a 7-year period, a consecutive series of treatment-naïve eyes with macular CNV due to AS were treated with intravitreal ranibizumab (0.5 mg). The main outcome measure was changed in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at 12 and 24 months as compared to baseline...
July 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Aliki Liaska, Petros Petrou, Constantinos D Georgakopoulos, Ramza Diamanti, Dimitris Papaconstantinou, Menelaos G Kanakis, Ilias Georgalas
BACKGROUND: Beta-thalassemia is a severe genetic blood disorder caused by a mutation in the gene encoding for the beta chains of hemoglobin. Individuals with beta-thalassemia major require regular lifelong Red Blood Cell transfusions to survive. Ocular involvement is quite common and may have serious implications. METHODS: Extensive review of observational studies on beta-thalassemia, to determine the prevalence and spectrum of ocular abnormalities, by clinical examination and multimodal imaging, and to investigate risk factors for their development...
2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Teresa Barth, Florian Zeman, Horst Helbig, Isabel Oberacher-Velten
PURPOSE: To assess the etiology, clinical features, and outcome of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in children. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed 10 eyes of 8 patients younger than 18 years diagnosed with CNV. The main clinical parameters included predisposing ocular pathologies, best-corrected visual acuity before and after treatment, characteristics of CNV, and treatment modalities. RESULTS: Two boys and 6 girls with CNV and a mean age of 13...
August 4, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Ahmad M Mansour
PURPOSE: We report an unusual case of bilateral vertical lacquer crack with no history of ocular trauma and with progressive marked enlargement and consequent visual loss. METHODS: Three-year follow-up was completed using best-corrected visual acuity, serial fundus photographs, intravenous fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography. RESULTS: We report the occurrence of lacquer crack in a 43-year-old woman with no history of trauma except for laser in situ keratomileusis surgery for mild myopia (as reported by the patient) in the past 5 years and habitual ocular rubbing...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Nagahisa Yoshimura
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the Japanese often shows different clinical features from those described in Caucasians. For example, we often observe choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in elderly patients without drusen in the fundus. The high incidence of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in AMD among Japanese is well-known. The reason why such differences occur in clinical manifestations of AMD has been one of my main interests. In this review article, I will discuss the characteristics of AMD in the Japanese population, as found in our recent study...
March 2016: Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi
Joel Hanhart, Hillel Greifner, Yaakov Rozenman
PURPOSE: To characterize angioid streaks (AS) with en face optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: Case report of a patient with myopia presenting with choroidal neovascularization secondary to AS. Swept-source en face OCT ability to image the streaks was compared with spectral-domain and swept-source B-scans as well as color and red-free pictures. A 48-year-old man with myopia presented with sudden central visual loss. Choroidal neovascularization secondary to AS was diagnosed and intraocular anti-vascular endothelial growth factor given with clinical and OCT features improvement...
May 3, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
S Frimmel, C Kniestedt
Background. Angioid streaks (AS) are visible irregular breaks in Bruch's membrane, extending radially from the optic nerve head and with overlaying atrophic retinal pigment epithelium. In 50 % of patients, AS are associated with Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, sickle cell anaemia or Paget's disease. In 50 % of patients, AS are idiopathic. Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anaemia (CDA) is a rare, inherited disorder of ineffective erythropoiesis with morphologically abnormal erythroblasts. CDA was first recognised as a separate entity in 1968 and classified into three main groups...
April 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
C Wilde, A Lakshmanan, M Patel, M U Morales, S Dhar-Munshi, W M K Amoaku
PurposeTo report the association and prevalence of reticular pseudodrusen (RPD) in eyes with newly presenting adult onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy (AFVD). To compare the strength of association with other pathologies resulting from dysfunction of the choroid-Bruch's membrane-retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) complex, including eyes with geographic atrophy (GA) and angioid streaks.MethodsRetrospective single-centre review of all consecutive newly presenting AFVD. Multimodal imaging with spectral domain optical coherence tomography, fundus photographs, red-free/blue light images, and fundus fluorescein angiograms were graded for the presence of RPD...
June 2016: Eye
J Fajardo Sánchez, C E Chau Ramos, P J Mazagatos Used, M J Aparicio Hernandez-Lastras
CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old male with acceleration/deceleration cranial trauma (ADT), caused by a car accident. After one month, he presented with loss of visual acuity in the right eye. A fluorescein angiography test was performed and it detected centrifugal hyperfluorescent lines from the optic nerve head, a characteristic compatible with the diagnosis of angioid streaks. The loss of visual acuity was demonstrated by the discovery of a juxtafoveal choroidal neovascular membrane (CNV)...
September 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
Pierluigi Iacono, Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Carlo La Spina, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of intravitreal bevacizumab injections in the treatment of nonsubfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with angioid streaks (AS) in a 3-year follow-up study. DESIGN: Noncomparative, interventional, prospective case series. METHODS: Eighteen patients (18 eyes) with juxtafoveal/extrafoveal CNV secondary to AS were recruited. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination, including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) measurement on ETDRS chart, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and fluorescein angiography (FA)...
May 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
S Vaz-Pereira, L Collaço, G De Salvo, P van Zeller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Eye
M Tetikoglu, H M Sagdik, S Aktas, F Ozcura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Eye
J-M Ebran, G Mimoun, S-Y Cohen, T Grenet, A Donati, M-J Jean-Pastor, A Ponthieux, C Bouchet
INTRODUCTION: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE), a rare hereditary connective tissue disorder, may be complicated by angioid streaks (AS) and choroidal neovascularization (CNV), which may lead to irreversible loss of visual acuity (VA). Here we describe the safety and efficacy of ranibizumab in patients with CNV secondary to PXE. METHODS: A multicenter (n=23), observational study of a retrospective/prospective cohort, performed under real world conditions in France in all patients with CNV secondary to PXE who received at least one ranibizumab injection as of October 2011...
April 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
T Diago
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April 2016: Eye
S Vaz-Pereira, L Collaço, G De Salvo, P van Zeller
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April 2016: Eye
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