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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334519/the-most-common-causes-of-eye-pain-at-2-tertiary-ophthalmology-and-neurology-clinics
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Randy C Bowen, Jan N Koeppel, Chance D Christensen, Karisa B Snow, Junjie Ma, Bradley J Katz, Howard R Krauss, Klara Landau, Judith E A Warner, Alison V Crum, Dominik Straumann, Kathleen B Digre
BACKGROUND: Eye pain is a common complaint, but no previous studies have determined the most common causes of this presenting symptom. Our objective was to determine the most common causes of eye pain in 2 ophthalmology and neurology departments at academic medical centers. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional analysis and chart review at the departments of ophthalmology and neurology at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), University of Zürich, Switzerland, and the University of Utah (UU), USA...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325546/development-and-evaluation-of-a-measure-of-patient-reported-symptoms-of-blepharitis
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Kamran Hosseini, Linda B Bourque, Ron D Hays
BACKGROUND: Blepharitis is an ocular surface disease and chronic ophthalmic condition. This paper reports on the development of psychometric evaluation of a patient-reported measure of blepharitis symptoms. METHODS: Self-reports of 13 blepharitis symptoms collected in a Phase 3 multi-site, randomized, double-masked, 4-arm parallel group, clinical trial of 907 individuals with blepharitis (mean age = 62, range: 19-93; 57% female) were analyzed. Symptoms asked about were: eyes that itch; eyes that burn; eyelids feel heavy or puffy; feel like something is in your eye; dry eyes; gritty eyes; irritated eyes; eyes that tear or water; crusty eyes; flaking from your eyelids; eyelids that are stuck together; red eyes or eyelids; and debris like pieces of skin or dandruff in your eyes...
January 11, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286864/a-study-on-ocular-morbidity-among-patients-with-psoriasis-visiting-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-karnataka-southern-india
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Surabhi Abbagani, Yogish Subraya Kamath, Sudhir Nayak
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disorder with predominantly dermatological manifestations and varying prevalence in different parts of the world. Data on the ocular features of this disease are limited. Hence, we aimed to estimate the burden of ocular disease in psoriatic patients in the Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An interdisciplinary cross-sectional hospital-based observational study was conducted in South India, wherein an ophthalmological evaluation was performed for the patients with Psoriasis...
December 29, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233249/you-re-the-flight-surgeon
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Kitz R. You're the flight surgeon: blepharitis. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2018; 89(1):72-74.
January 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232760/the-association-of-keratoconus-with-blepharitis
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Dina Mostovoy, Shlomo Vinker, Michael Mimouni, Yakov Goldich, Shmuel Levartovsky, Igor Kaiserman
BACKGROUND: Identifying potentially treatable risk factors for the progression of keratoconus is of great importance. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between blepharitis and keratoconus. METHODS: In this prospective, comparative, observational study, 50 keratoconus participants from the central district of the Clalit Health Services Health Maintenance Organization in Israel underwent comprehensive eye examination. Seventy-two healthy medical personnel of similar ages were randomly chosen as a control group...
December 12, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224027/a-clinical-scoring-system-for-diagnosis-of-ocular-demodicosis
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Oktay Alver, Sertaç Argun Kıvanç, Berna Akova Budak, Nazmiye Ülkü Tüzemen, Beyza Ener, Ahmet Tuncer Özmen
BACKGROUND Demodex may cause chronic and refractory blepharitis with associated ocular surface problems, and its diagnosis and treatment can be quite challenging. In this study, our aim was to assess the efficacy of tea tree oil in Demodex treatment on caucasian patients in an industrialized region of Turkey, and to develop a systematic scoring system for extremely accurate diagnosis in the absence of advanced facilities. MATERIAL AND METHODS Charts of 412 patients with blepharitis were reviewed. A group of 39 out of 412 cases were identified as chronic and treatment-refractory, and therefore were enrolled in this study...
December 10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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/29194284/koebner-phenomenon-triggered-by-external-dacryocystorhinostomy-scar-in-a-patient-with-psoriasis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Anasua Kapoor Ganguly, Srujana Laghimsetty, Nirupama Bhagyalakshmi
Koebner phenomenon is the development of isomorphic pathologic lesions on a wound of a patient with preexisting cutaneous disease, most commonly psoriasis. An elderly male with palmoplantar psoriasis developed periocular psoriasis in the form of blepharitis and conjunctivitis following an external dacryocystorhinostomy as a manifestation of Koebner phenomenon. Immediate diagnosis and treatment with topical steroids led to complete recovery. Thus, the authors report the first case of Koebner phenomenon in ophthalmic literature, with a review of previously published postsurgical cases of Koebnerization in psoriasis patients...
November 27, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182461/diagnosis-of-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2b-and-management-of-its-ocular-features
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Elke O Kreps, Isabelle Van Herzeele, Bert L Callewaert
BACKGROUND: To describe ocular and vascular findings in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case report of a 31-year-old male who was referred for ocular assessment following diagnosis of a carotid artery dissection and multiple vascular anomalies. RESULTS: Clinical examination revealed a marfanoid habitus, myelinated corneal nerve fibers, neuromas in the perilimbal area, conjunctival hyperemia with peripheral corneal neovascularization, and posterior blepharitis...
November 28, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178851/bacterial-profile-of-ocular-infections-a-systematic-review
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Mebrahtu Teweldemedhin, Hailay Gebreyesus, Ataklti Hailu Atsbaha, Solomon Weldegebreal Asgedom, Muthupandian Saravanan
BACKGROUND: Bacteria are the major contributor of ocular infections worldwide. Ocular infections, if left untreated, can damage the structures of the eye with possible blindness and visual impairments. This work was aimed to review the bacterial profile of ocular infections. METHODS: Literature search was made in different electronic databases; the review was systematically made to get concrete findings. RESULTS: As far as this review, Staphylococcus aureus, Coagulase negative Staphylococci, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are the leading isolates in ocular infections...
November 25, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160539/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-external-punctal-stenosis-among-elderly-patients-in-turkey
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Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy, Mehmet Atakan, Sertaç Argun Kıvanç
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of external punctal stenosis (EPS) in the elderly population and investigate associated factors. METHODS: A total of 278 patients ≥65 years of age were evaluated for evidence of EPS from January to July 2016. Associated systemic, ocular, demographic, and lifestyle factors were investigated. Multiple logistic regression analyses were applied to evaluate the factors related to having EPS. P values <0.05 were considered statistically significant...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146760/blepharitis-as-an-early-sign-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Chia-Yi Lee, Hung-Chi Chen, Hui-Wen Lin, Jing-Yang Huang, Shih-Chun Chao, Chao-Bin Yeh, Hung-Yu Lin, Shun-Fa Yang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship between blepharitis and metabolic syndrome (MetS) by using the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database (LHID) of Taiwan. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using data collected from the LHID for the period from 2009 to 2013. This study enrolled patients who received a diagnosis of blepharitis according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnostic code. The exclusion criteria were legal blindness, eyeball removal, ocular tumours prior to the diagnosis of blepharitis, and patients diagnosed with blepharitis and initiated antibiotic treatment concurrently...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134275/-blepharitis-component-of-dry-eye-syndrome
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REVIEW
C Auw-Hädrich, T Reinhard
This review contains a compilation of long-standing and more recent relevant information on chronic blepharitis, especially in the context of dry eye disease regarding epidemiology, symptoms, clinical findings and pathophysiology. Chronic blepharitis often represents the underlying cause of dry eye disease but remains undetected and untreated in many cases; however, it can be a result of (hypovolemic) dry eye disease and leads to sometimes severe corneal complications, which are illustrated by material from our own patient archives...
November 13, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128682/randomized-double-masked-trial-of-eyelid-cleansing-treatments-for-blepharitis
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Justin Sung, Michael T M Wang, Sang H Lee, Isabella M Y Cheung, Salim Ismail, Trevor Sherwin, Jennifer P Craig
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of a dedicated eyelid cleanser and diluted baby shampoo in the management of blepharitis. METHODS: Forty-three participants with clinical blepharitis signs were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, double-masked, paired-eye trial. A dedicated eyelid cleanser (TheraTears® SteriLid®) was applied to the eyelids of one eye (randomized) and diluted baby shampoo (Johnson's® No More Tears®) to the fellow eye, twice daily for 4 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074306/the-efficacy-of-tea-tree-face-wash-1-2-octanediol-and-microblepharoexfoliation-in-treating-demodex-folliculorum-blepharitis
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Orla Murphy, Veronica O'Dwyer, Aoife Lloyd-McKernan
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of Dr Organic Tea Tree Face Wash, OcuSoft Lids Scrub Plus and the BlephEx™ device at treating of Demodex folliculorum blepharitis. METHODS: Eighty-six subjects (33 males/36 females) were enrolled in a randomised controlled interventional treatment study. Subjects completed a dry eye symptom questionnaire and were assessed for presence of Demodex folliculorum. Subjects were divided into three groups according to treatment: Dr Organic Tea Tree Face Wash (A) (n=28), OcuSoft Lid Scrub Plus (B) (n=30), or in-house lid scrub with the BlephEx™ device before nightly lid scrubs with OcuSoft Lid Scrub Plus (C) (n=28)...
October 23, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033270/a-survey-of-contact-lens-related-complications-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-china
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Weiwei Li, Xuguang Sun, Zhiqun Wang, Yang Zhang
PURPOSE: To describe the type of complications related to contact lens (CL) wear in a tertiary hospital in XX, China. METHODS: A retrospective study of 141 patients who complained discomfort after wearing contact lens on an outpatient basis of XX Hospital were conducted from the January 2012 to December 2015. The data included patients' demographics, lens type, history, slit-lamp examination, reports of corneal scrapings, culture, and examination of in vivo confocal microscopy...
October 12, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938378/severe-corneal-disorders-developed-after-brimonidine-tartrate-ophthalmic-solution-use
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Yuko Maruyama, Yoko Ikeda, Norihiko Yokoi, Kazuhiko Mori, Hiroaki Kato, Morio Ueno, Shigeru Kinoshita, Chie Sotozono
PURPOSE: The primary side effects associated with 0.1% brimonidine tartrate (BT) ophthalmic solution with sodium chlorite are allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis, and conjunctival hyperemia. However, cornea-related side effects are rare. In this study, we report 2 similar cases in which corneal neovascularization, corneal infiltration, and corneal opacity developed after BT eye-drop use. METHODS: Retrospective report of 2 cases of corneal infiltration after BT eye-drop use...
December 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926882/-diagnostic-criteria-of-demodex-blepharitis
#18
L Y Liang, J Li, Y Liu
Demodex infestation is a common cause of blepharitis and now is drawing more and more attention from clinicians. Demodex mite is the most common age-related ectoparasite of human being and may be detected from asymptomatic normal population. Furthermore, the pathogenesis of demodicosis remains unclear. Therefore, the commonly accepted diagnostic criteria of demodex infestation related blepharitis have not been established. Herein, we summarize the related studies about ocular demodicosis and comment the debates about the diagnosis of the disease...
September 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922088/semifluorinated-alkane-eye-drops-for-treatment-of-dry-eye-disease-due-to-meibomian-gland-disease
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Philipp Steven, Albert J Augustin, Gerd Geerling, Thomas Kaercher, Florian Kretz, Kathleen Kunert, Johannes Menzel-Severing, Norbert Schrage, Wolfgang Schrems, Sonja Krösser, Michael Beckert, Elisabeth M Messmer
PURPOSE: Meibomian gland disease is generally accepted as the leading cause for evaporative dry eye disease (DED). In a previous study, perfluorohexyloctane, a semifluorinated alkane, has been demonstrated to significantly increase tear film breakup time and to reduce corneal fluorescein staining in patients with evaporative DED, thereby vastly reducing dry eye-related symptoms. This study was set up to evaluate perfluorohexyloctane in a larger population of patients with Meibomian gland dysfunction...
November 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922018/tacrolimus-ointment-for-refractory-posterior-blepharitis
#20
Fernando Eiji Sakassegawa-Naves, Helena Maria Moraes Ricci, Bernardo Kaplan Moscovici, Daniela Akemi Miyamoto, Brenda Biagio Chiacchio, Ricardo Holzchuh, Ruth Muyuki Santo, Richard Yudi Hida
PURPOSE: This prospective, randomized, double-blind interventional case series was designed to evaluate the short-term efficacy of 0.03% tacrolimus ointment as a new therapeutic approach for refractory cases of posterior blepharitis. METHODS: Forty eyes (20 patients) with posterior blepharitis refractory to previous treatment were randomized. Eighteen eyes (9 patients) were treated with 0.03% tacrolimus ointment and 20 eyes (10 patients) with placebo ointment twice daily...
November 2017: Current Eye Research
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