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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079801/acute-necrotizing-retinal-vasculitis-as-onset-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Simeon Monov, Ruska Hristova, Rositza Dacheva, Reni Toncheva, Russka Shumnalieva, Viara Shoumnalieva-Ivanova, Daniela Monova
RATIONALE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease characterized by autoantibody production, complement activation, and deposition of immune complexes in tissues and organs. SLE can involve any region of the visual system. Although ocular manifestations are not part of the classification criteria for SLE, they can be observed in up to one-third of the patients with SLE. They are rarely reported at the time of disease onset. Retinal vasculitis is usually associated with active generalized disease...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073881/combined-central-retinal-artery-and-vein-occlusion-in-lupus
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Swapnil Madhukar Parchand, Vempuluru Sai Vijitha, Durga Prasanna Misra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060135/melanocytoma-or-juxtapapillary-melanoma
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Brandon J Baartman, Baseer Ahmad, Sunil Srivastava, Stephen Jones, Arun D Singh
PURPOSE: To report the case of a melanocytoma of the optic disc leading to severe vision loss, raising concern for possible malignant transformation and optic nerve infiltration. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 36-year-old Arabic woman presented to an outside facility with severe vision loss and a clinical picture concerning for optic neuritis with central retinal vein occlusion. On referral to the authors' institution 1 month after initial presentation, the vision of the patient was no light perception in the affected eye, and examination revealed the presence of a pigmented lesion adjacent to the nerve...
January 2, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058155/bilateral-papillophlebitis-in-a-patient-with-mutation-of-metilenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-enzyme
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Hüseyin Güzel, Banu Turgut Öztürk, Şansal Gedik, Berker Bakbak, Abdullah Beyoğlu, Nadir Koçak
Papillophlebitis is known as central retinal vein occlusion seen in young patients. It usually presents as unilateral optic disc edema with cotton wool spots and hemorrhage in the peripapillary region. As it may be due to many autoimmune and inflammatory causes, a thorough systemic evaluation of the patient is warranted. In this case report we describe a bilateral, simultaneous papillophlebitis case thought to be related to hyperhomocysteinemia secondary to C677T polymorphism of methylenetetrahyrofolate reductase enzyme...
August 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053503/assessment-of-ischemia-in-acute-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-from-inner-retinal-reflectivity-on-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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David J Browning, Omar S Punjabi, Chong Lee
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between different spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) signs of retinal ischemia in acute central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) and whether they predict anterior segment neovascularization (ASNV). DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SUBJECTS: Thirty-nine consecutive patients with acute CRVO and 12 months of follow-up. METHODS: We graded baseline SD-OCTs for increased reflectivity of the inner retina, loss of definition of inner retinal layers, presence of a prominent middle-limiting membrane (p-MLM) sign, and presence of paracentral acute middle maculopathy (PAMM)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045864/bilateral-central-retinal-vein-occlusions-in-a-young-patient-with-a-history-of-eosinophilic-pneumonia-and-thalamic-stroke
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Gina Yu, Peng Sun, Tavé van Zyl, Rachel Tandias, Jorge G Arroyo
PURPOSE: To describe a case of a central retinal vein occlusion in a young patient with a history of eosinophilic pneumonia. METHODS: A retrospective case report of a 45-year-old woman with acute painless vision loss for 9 days after multiple episodes of eosinophilic pneumonia and thalamic stroke. Fluorescein angiography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and clinical examination were performed. She was then treated with intravitreal bevacizumab and pan-retinal photocoagulations...
December 29, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045789/imaging-and-measurement-of-the-preretinal-space-in-vitreomacular-adhesion-and-vitreomacular-traction-by-a-new-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-analysis
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Marcin Stopa, Elżbieta Marciniak, Piotr Rakowicz, Agnieszka Stankiewicz, Tomasz Marciniak, Adam Dąbrowski
PURPOSE: To evaluate a new method for volumetric imaging of the preretinal space (also known as the subhyaloid, subcortical, or retrocortical space) and investigate differences in preretinal space volume in vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) and vitreomacular traction (VMT). METHODS: Nine patients with VMA and 13 with VMT were prospectively evaluated. Automatic inner limiting membrane line segmentation, which exploits graph search theory implementation, and posterior cortical vitreous line segmentation were performed on 141 horizontal spectral domain optical coherence tomography B-scans per patient...
December 30, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039596/optic-neuritis-secondary-to-antiandrogen-therapy
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REVIEW
Á Ní Mhéalóid, G Cunniffe
BACKGROUND: Optic neuropathy is a disorder characterised by dysfunction or destruction of the optic nerve tissues. Acquired causes include interruption in the blood supply, nutritional deficiency, compression by a tumour or aneurysm, trauma, and toxic types (Ambizas and Patel In US Pharm 36(4):HS2-HS6, 1). Drug-induced optic neuropathy is of the toxic type and can be defined as a clinical syndrome characterised by papillomacular bundle damage, central, or cecocentral scotoma, and reduced colour vision (Ambizas and Patel In US Pharm 36(4):HS2-HS6, 2011; Sharma and Sharma In Indian J Ophthalmol 59(2):137-141, 2)...
December 30, 2016: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033234/associations-between-macular-edema-and-circulatory-status-in-eyes-with-retinal-vein-occlusion-an-adaptive-optics-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy-study
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Yuto Iida, Yuki Muraoka, Akihito Uji, Sotaro Ooto, Tomoaki Murakami, Kiyoshi Suzuma, Akitaka Tsujikawa, Shigeta Arichika, Ayako Takahashi, Yuko Miwa, Nagahisa Yoshimura
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between parafoveal microcirculatory status and foveal pathomorphology in eyes with macular edema (ME) secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (10 eyes) with acute retinal vein occlusion were enrolled, 9 eyes of which received intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) injections. Foveal morphologic changes were examined via optical coherence tomography (OCT), and parafoveal circulatory status was assessed via adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AO-SLO)...
December 28, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031700/long-term-results-of-combination-therapy-using-anti-vegf-agents-and-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-for-retinal-vein-occlusion-an-investigational-case-series
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Michael A Singer, Michael E Jansen, Lyndon Tyler, Paul Woods, Faisal Ansari, Udit Jain, Joshua Singer, Darren Bell, Chelsey Krambeer
BACKGROUND: One limitation of anti-VEGF therapy is the need for monthly retreatment to maintain efficacy. The purpose of this study was to determine the duration of effect in eyes with macular edema (ME) secondary to branch or central retinal vein occlusion (BRVO or CRVO) treated with anti-VEGF therapy plus sustained-release dexamethasone (DEX implant; Ozurdex). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This open-label, interventional case series included 62 eyes with ME due to RVO, central foveal thickness (CFT) >300 μm, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/40 or worse...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030428/outer-retinal-layer-changes-after-dexamethasone-implant-for-central-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Pierluigi Iacono, Matteo Scaramuzzi, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To analyze the outer retinal layer changes on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography after dexamethasone implant for the treatment of macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusions (CRVO). METHODS: Thirty patients affected by macular edema related to CRVO (8 patients less than 50 years of age with nonischemic CRVO [<50-niCRVO], 12 patients more than 50 years with niCRVO [>50-niCRVO], and 10 patients with ischemic CRVO [iCRVO]) were included in a prospective study...
December 23, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018739/active-passive-path-length-encoded-apple-doppler-oct
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Andreas Wartak, Richard Haindl, Wolfgang Trasischker, Bernhard Baumann, Michael Pircher, Christoph K Hitzenberger
We present a novel active-passive path-length encoded (APPLE) swept source Doppler optical coherence tomography (DOCT) approach, enabling three-dimensional velocity vector reconstruction of moving particles without prior knowledge of the orientation of motion. The developed APPLE DOCT setup allows for non-invasive blood flow measurements in vivo and was primarily designed for quantitative human ocular blood flow investigations. The system's performance was demonstrated by in vitro flow phantom as well as in vivo retinal vessel bifurcation measurements...
December 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009405/fulminant-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-and-venous-stasis-retinopathy-resulting-in-severe-bilateral-visual-impairment
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Alexander Voldman, Breanna Durbin, John Nguyen, Brian Ellis, Monique Leys
PURPOSE: To report a complicated case of fulminant idiopathic intracranial hypertension and concomitant venous stasis retinopathy leading to postpapilledema optic atrophy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 34-year-old morbidly obese woman with a history of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) presented with a 1-month history of bilateral vision loss, diplopia, and left eye pain after being lost to follow-up for 6 years. Fundus examination revealed florid papilledema with venous tortuosity bilaterally...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007745/impact-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-on-stroke-incidence-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Min Li, Xiaolan Hu, Jiangtao Huang, Yuan Tan, Baoping Yang, Zhenyu Tang
BACKGROUND: Considerable controversy exists on the association between retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and stroke risk. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to assess the relationship between RVO and stroke risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane library databases were searched for cohort studies with data on RVO and stroke risk. Studies that reported adjusted relative risks (RRs) with 95% CIs of stroke associated with RVO were included. Stratified analyses were conducted according to key characteristics...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005776/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-to-avoid-blindness-from-filler-injection
#15
Kun Hwang
The most serious complication of filler or fat injection is blindness. According to a recent systematic review of 98 patients of blindness provoked by filler or fat injection, only 2 patients had the outcome of a complete recovery of vision.In the literature, only 2 papers were found in which hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) was used in ophthalmic artery obstruction. However, no improvement of vision was obtained in either patient. Recently, the authors treated a patient who had central retinal vein occlusion and cilioretinal artery occlusion with HBOT (daily 2-hour sessions at 253 kPa for 14 days), and his visual acuity returned to normal...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004197/poor-outcomes-despite-aspirin-or-statin-use-in-high-risk-patients-with-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Vlad M Matei, Jonathan Y Xia, Chan Nguyen
PURPOSE: Since atherosclerosis contributes to the pathophysiology of retinal vein occlusion (RVO), we aimed to assess the effects of aspirin and statins on the visual outcomes of RVO in high-risk patients, whom we define to have hypertension and open-angle glaucoma prior to RVO. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study of adults diagnosed with RVO between 2006 and 2014. To evaluate for a preventive effect of these medications, we compared the prevalence of aspirin or statin use (either separately or concomitantly) among high-risk patients who developed RVO and among those who did not during at least 2 years of follow-up...
December 21, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003785/central-retinal-vein-occlusion-associated-with-high-blood-levels-of-lipoprotein-a-is-lipoprotein-a-a-reliable-marker-for-identification-of-predisposed-individuals
#17
Piergiacomo Grassi, Alberto Salicone, Lorenzo Motta, Mario Salvatore Motta
To report a case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) associated with abnormal elevation of Lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] plasma levels, without local or systemic risk factors. A 74-year-old man was referred to our department for cataract surgery in his left eye, and his anamnesis was negative for systemic diseases. Two months later, the patient presented with sudden visual loss in his operated eye, and comprehensive ophthalmic examination was performed, including Fluorescein Angiography (FA) and Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT)...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999699/location-of-a-dexamethasone-implant-at-the-macula-after-intravitreal-injection-in-a-silicone-oil-filled-eye
#18
Cenap Mahmut Esenulku, Murat Gunay
Here, we report a case with cystoid macular edema (CME) due to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) presented with a dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex) trapped at the macula in her silicone oil- (SO-) filled eye after injection. No additional complications such as intraocular pressure (IOP) rise or retinal damage were observed. The CME was resolved during the follow-up period. At the last visit, 3 months following the injection, Ozurdex implant was found to be mostly dissolved without any additional ocular complications...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998454/-study-on-correlation-between-retinal-vessel-morphology-or-ocular-hemodynamic-parameter-and-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
#19
H Y Li, H Wang, X J Zhang, Y H Feng, Z C Wang, Y L Wang
Objective: To analyze the correlation between retinal vascular calibers, ocular blood flow parameters and internal carotid artery stenosis and to evaluate the effect of internal carotid artery stenosis on ocular blood vessels comprehensively. Methods: A retrospective case-control study. The clinical data of 141 patients who underwent head-and-neck computed tomography (CT) angiography examinations of the ICA were collected at Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University from January 2014 to January 2016...
December 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987377/retinal-vascular-caliber-associated-with-cardiac-and-renal-target-organ-damage-in-never-treated-hypertensive-patients
#20
Vincent Daien, Loic Granados, Ryo Kawasaki, Max Villain, Jean Ribstein, Guilhem Du Cailar, Albert Mimran, Pierre Fesler
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between retinal vascular caliber and target organ damage in hypertensive patients (HT). METHODS: Data were collected on cardiac, renal, vascular and retinal variables in 88 consecutive never-treated HT subjects. Retinal vascular calibers were measured from fundus photographs by using a semi-automated computer-assisted program and summarized as central retinal artery and vein equivalent (CRAE, CRVE)...
December 17, 2016: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
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