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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915321/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-preparations-in-the-treatment-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-balancing-risks-and-benefits
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Deepak Chawla, Brian A Darlow
NEED AND PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The standard of management of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is laser ablation of the peripheral retina. Intra-vitreal injection of anti- vascular endothelial growth factor antibodies has emerged as an alternative modality of treatment of ROP. The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current evidence on benefits and risks of using anti-VEGF antibodies for management of ROP. METHODS: PubMed and Cochrane Register of Clinical Trials were searched for studies evaluating role of anti-VEGF agents in ROP...
November 7, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905346/bevacizumab-in-choroidal-neovascularization-secondary-to-indian-tick-typhus-a-rare-case-report
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Raghavendra Ijeri, Gautam Beladiya, Sharad Bhomaj
Tick typhus causes hemorrhagic lesions over the skin. Retina also shows hemorrhages and exudates. Many cases have been reported in western literature about this condition. To our best of knowledge, this is the first case report of tick typhus in India which was also associated with inflammatory choroidal neovascularization.
October 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902541/central-serous-chorioretinopathylike-mimicking-multifocal-vitelliform-macular-dystrophy-an-ocular-side-effect-of-mitogen-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-inhibitors
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Chiara Giuffrè, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Giulio Modorati, Adriano Carnevali, Alessandro Marchese, Lea Querques, Giuseppe Querques, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To describe a case of multiple detachments of the neurosensory retina mimicking multifocal vitelliform macular dystrophy after chemotherapy with mitogen/extracellular signal-regulated kinase inhibitor for metastatic ovarian cancer. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 38-year-old woman presented to our clinic for eye examination before the initiation of chemotherapy with trametinib. One month after starting treatment, the patient complained of vision loss and metamorphopsia in both eyes...
November 29, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886254/two-novel-mutations-in-prpf3-causing-autosomal-dominant-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Zilin Zhong, Min Yan, Wan Sun, Zehua Wu, Liyun Han, Zheng Zhou, Fang Zheng, Jianjun Chen
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a heterogeneous set of hereditary eye diseases, characterized by selective death of photoreceptor cells in the retina, resulting in progressive visual impairment. Approximately 20-40% of RP cases are autosomal dominant RP (ADRP). In this study, a Chinese ADRP family previously localized to the region between D1S2819 and D1S2635 was sequenced via whole-exome sequencing and a variant c.1345C > G (p.R449G) was identified in PRPF3. The Sanger sequencing was performed in probands of additional 95 Chinese ADRP families to investigate the contribution of PRPF3 to ADRP in Chinese population and another variant c...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872777/optic-disk-pit-with-sudden-central-visual-field-scotoma
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Nikol Panou, Demetrios G Vavvas
Purpose. To describe a case of optic disk pit (ODP) with sudden central visual field scotoma. Methods. A 49-year-old woman presented, reporting sudden painless central visual field loss 3 months prior to presentation. Neuroophthalmologic, systematic, and laboratory evaluation and full imaging processes were performed. Results. Fundoscopy and color photography demonstrated an optic disk pit inferotemporally. Perimetry identified central visual field horizontal scotoma. OCT revealed absence of serous retinal detachment, but disclosed inner retina thinning corresponding to the area of the visual field loss...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857032/eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-with-skin-rashes-eosinophilic-cholecystitis-and-retinal-vasculitis
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Mingbing Zeng, Xialin Liu, Yizhi Liu
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is a rare vasculitis of unknown etiology. Most of the patients have a long history of asthma and then develop autoimmune inflammation of small and medium-sized blood vessels, with consequent reduction of blood flow to various organs and tissues. EGPA can cause disorders in multiple systems; the most seriously affected organs are the retina, kidney, brain, cardiovascular system, and skin. CASE REPORT The patient was hospitalized for high fever and skin rashes and then developed right upper abdominal pain, decreased visual acuity, coma, and convulsions...
November 18, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843434/peters-anomaly-in-twins-a-case-report-of-a-rare-incident-with-novel-comorbidities
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Hashem S Almarzouki, Alaa A Tayyib, Hassan A Khayat, Raed E Alsulami, Saeed M Alzahrani, Abdulaziz S Alkahtani, Loai S Alghifees
INTRODUCTION: Peters anomaly is a rare developmental malformation involving the anterior segment of the eye, which culminates in amblyopia or congenital blindness. Multiple ocular and/or systemic malformations have been observed with this anomaly, and novel comorbidities continue to be reported. CASE PRESENTATION: The probands were monozygotic twin boys (twin I and twin II) born to consanguineous parents at 36 weeks of gestation. Coarse facial features and deep-seated eyes were noted at birth...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835961/macular-telangiectasia-type-2-accompanied-by-solitary-retinal-astrocytic-hamartoma-case-report
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Martin Pencak, Jan Krasny, Miroslav Veith, Magdalena Vokrojova
BACKGROUND: To present a coincidence of macular telangiectasia type 2 and solitary retinal astrocytic hamartoma in one patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman was examined in the Department of Ophthalmology of University hospital Kralovske Vinohrady for complaints of metamorphopsia in her left eye. Her uncorrected visual acuity (VA) was 4/4 on Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study charts (ETDRS), on the retina of her left eye white, prominent, partially calcified tumour 1 disc diameter in diameter, 1,5 disc diameter from the foveola was detected on the retina...
November 11, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828906/a-case-of-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-retina-and-vitreous
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Katherine E Whalen, Ralph C Eagle, Tamara R Vrabec
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of vitreoretinal metastasis from urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 55-year-old male with a history of bladder cancer developed atypical vitritis and a white fundus mass. IV fluorescein angiography demonstrated connection between the retinal and tumor vasculature consistent with a retinal malignancy. Cytologic analysis of the vitreous sample revealed large atypical cells with pleomorphic nuclei, mucin vacuoles, and rare mitotic figures...
November 8, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828900/multicolor-scanning-laser-imaging-in-lipemia-retinalis
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David Rivera-De La Parra, Liliana Perez-Peralta, Jim Toldi, Jason Levine, Michael Fikhman, Enrique O Graue-Hernandez
PURPOSE: To describe multicolor scanning laser imaging (MSLI) and conventional fundus photography findings in lipemia retinalis (LR). METHODS: We report two LR cases. The first case is a 47-year-old diabetic woman with LR secondary to familial hypertriglyceridemia examined with MSLI, conventional fundus photography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The second case is a 39-year-old diabetic man with hypertriglyceridemia and LR. He was followed over time with conventional fundus photography of his retina until metabolic control was achieved...
November 8, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828899/ultra-wide-field-fundus-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-susac-syndrome
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Panagiotis Salvanos, Morten C Moe, Tor P Utheim, Ragnheiur Bragadóttir, Emilia Kerty
PURPOSE: To present the use of ultra-wide-field (UW) fundus imaging in the diagnosis and follow-up of a patient with Susac syndrome. METHODS: Case report of a myopic patient presenting initially with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. A significant portion of the retina was found to be avascular bilaterally at presentation. Surgery was performed with scleral buckle. Then, UW color and autofluorescent imaging and UW fluorescein angiography were obtained. RESULTS: Successful retinal reattachment was obtained...
November 8, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824724/multiple-evanescent-white-dot-syndrome-with-central-visual-loss
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Gaetano R Barile, Sarah A Harmon
PURPOSE: To report the clinical case of a 64-year-old man who developed several features of multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) but with central visual loss that persisted because of significant structural macular disease. METHODS: A case report was generated by a review of the clinical course and imaging investigations of one patient, along with review of the literature. RESULTS: A 64-year-old man noted decreased vision in the right eye for 2 weeks, associated with a central scotoma with shimmering, gauze effect of the vision...
November 7, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822434/seven-year-evaluation-of-idiopathic-multiple-retinal-pigment-epithelium-detachments
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Pawel Krasnicki, Diana Dmuchowska, Ewa Zukowska, Zofia Mariak
Objective: To analyze a 7-year natural history of idiopathic multiple retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) detachment based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. Methods: Case report. SD-OCT imaging (Topcon 3D OCT-1000). Results: A 55-year-old female presented with three foci of pigment epithelium detachment (PED) in her left eye. Her past ophthalmic and medical history was uneventful. The patient's visual acuity in both eyes was 1.0 throughout the follow-up period. Fluorescein angiography images are shown...
2016: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820777/cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-retina-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-literature-1934-2015
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Wei Wang, Ling Chen
PURPOSE: Cavernous hemangioma of the retina (CHR) is a rare retinal vascular hamartoma. The objective of this study was to summarize the current knowledge of this rare condition based on a detailed review of 96 documented cases. METHODS: The incidence, clinical and histological appearance, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of CHR were analyzed by evaluating clinical data obtained from 96 cases in the literature since the first case report in 1934...
November 3, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818205/histopathologic-analysis-of-trans-vitreal-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-needle-tracts-for-uveal-melanoma
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Ryan S Kim, Patricia Chevez-Barrios, Maria E Bretana, Tien P Wong, Bin S Teh, Amy C Schefler
PURPOSE: Perform the first in vivo examination of fine needle aspiration biopsy scleral tracts to determine the incidence of iatrogenic extension of tumor cells. DESIGN: A prospective, consecutive, observational case series. METHODS: Setting: Clinical/surgical setting at Retina Consultants of Houston and Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX. PARTICIPANTS: Ten patients who were scheduled for enucleation as primary treatment for uveal melanoma...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815657/immunohistochemical-localization-of-gfap-and-glutamate-regulatory-proteins-in-chick-retina-and-their-levels-of-expressions-in-altered-photoperiods
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Kumar Abhiram Jha, Tapas C Nag, Shashi Wadhwa, Tara Sankar Roy
Moderate to intense light is reported to damage the chick retina, which is cone dominated. Light damage alters neurotransmitter pools, such as those of glutamate. Glutamate level in the retina is regulated by glutamate-aspartate transporter (GLAST) and glutamine synthetase (GS). We examined immunolocalization patterns and the expression levels of both markers and of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP, a marker of neuronal stress) in chick retina exposed to 2000 lux under 12-h light:12-h dark (12L:12D; normal photoperiod), 18L:6D (prolonged photoperiod), and 24L:0D (constant light) at post-hatch day 30...
November 4, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815188/bilateral-retinoblastoma-with-one-eye-manifesting-only-posterior-chamber-infiltration-and-no-retinal-involvement
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Diego Ossandon, Alan Kastner, Mario Zanolli, Federica Solanes, Verónica Pérez, Gabriela Repetto, Felipe Benavides, Carol L Shields
We report the case of a 23-month-old girl with bilateral retinoblastoma that demonstrated absence of retinal lesions in one eye but had an isolated white tumor in the posterior chamber. Genetic testing confirmed a novel and de novo RB1 germline mutation in the proband that was not carried by her parents. After intravenous chemotherapy and brachytherapy to the eye with apparently disease-free retina, anatomic and functional preservation of the eye was achieved. The patient has been in remission for 18 months...
November 1, 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802835/evaluation-of-bilateral-central-retinal-artery-occlusions-with-optical-coherence-tomography-based-microangiography-a-case-report
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Aaron Y Lee, Qinqin Zhang, Douglas M Baughman, Raghu Mudumbai, Ruikang K Wang, Cecilia S Lee
BACKGROUND: We report a case of bilateral central retinal artery occlusion and the evaluation of retinal vasculature and capillaries by using optical coherence tomography angiography. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old white man presented with central retinal artery occlusion in one eye and underwent a carotid angioplasty. Upon discontinuing anticoagulant, he had a subsequent central retinal artery occlusion in the other eye. Optical coherence tomography angiography images were obtained to compare the retinal microvasculature in both eyes...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800258/secondary-glaucoma-associated-with-encircling-scleral-buckle-migration-into-the-cornea
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Şengül Özdek, Murat Hasanreisoğlu, Ufuk Adıgüzel, Zeynep Aktaş
Transmuscular migration of the encircling band through rectus muscles and straddling of the cornea has only been reported in a few cases previously in the literature. This rare condition has never been associated with glaucoma. In this report, we aimed to describe a unique case with transmuscular migration of encircling buckle as a probable cause of glaucoma. A 17-year-old female presented with transmuscular migration of buckle and high intraocular pressure (IOP). Limbal/corneal migration of the silicone band was thought to be the main reason for the IOP rise; therefore, scleral band removal was performed...
January 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800199/-magic-bullet-eccentric-macular-hole-as-a-complication-from-dexamethasone-implant-insertion
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Logan Christensen, Riley Sanders, Jeffrey Olson
Introduction. Intravitreal drug injections and implants are generally safe but do carry some risk, from both the procedure itself and adverse effects of the medications. We report a case of an eccentric macular hole after dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex®) administration. Ex vitro force testing was performed to evaluate dexamethasone implant injection force. Methods. Five dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex) applicators were placed 16 mm from a force plate and the force of the injected dexamethasone pellet was recorded in Newtons...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
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