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Maria V Cicinelli, Adriano Carnevali, Alessandro Rabiolo, Lea Querques, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Vincenzo Scorcia, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To describe macular-foveal capillaries (MFC) by means of optical coherence tomography angiography and to identify the clinical spectrum of this angiographic feature. METHODS: Patients with MFC presenting at the Medical Retina & Imaging Unit of the Department of Ophthalmology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan were recruited. Patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination that included slit-lamp examination, fundus examination, measurement of best-corrected visual acuity, fundus autofluorescence, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Spectralis HRA + OCT; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
July 12, 2016: Retina
Delila Hodzic-Hadzibegovic, Shakoor Ba-Ali, Marianne Valerius, Henrik Lund-Andersen
PURPOSE: To quantify the fluid resorption from the centre of the fovea in a pregnant woman with diabetic macular oedema by daily optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements after the administration of intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex(®) ). METHODS: A 36-year-old pregnant woman with type 1 diabetes for 33 years presented with diabetic macular oedema with foveal serous detachment and symptomatic vision loss at 16 gestational weeks. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in Snellen notation and central retinal volume assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT, Topcon Corporation) were measured almost on a daily basis the first five weeks after implantation and then 2-3 times per month until childbirth...
October 24, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
Francesco Pichi, Paola Carrai, Antonio Ciardella, Francine Behar-Cohen, Paolo Nucci
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of oral spironolactone and eplerenone, two specific antagonists of the mineralocorticoid receptor, in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). METHODS: In this prospective, placebo-controlled trial, sixty patients with persistent CSCR were assigned to three treatment group. Twenty patients in Group 1 were treated with 25 mg of spironolactone (Aldactone; Pfizer) for 1 week, then increased to 50 mg for the following 3 weeks, then shifted to eplerenone 50 mg for 1 month...
October 18, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Aniruddha More, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Ravi Uniyal
BACKGROUND: Acute vision loss in the post-partum period can occur due to many reasons. Eclampsia, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), pituitary apoplexy, and central serous retinopathy are some of the important causes. Cryptococcal meningitis as a cause of acute vision loss in the post-partum period has not been mentioned in literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old female presented to us with acute bilateral complete vision loss in the post-partum period...
October 19, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Hyewon Chung, Suk Ho Byeon, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: To review the literature regarding focal choroidal excavation and show its association with pachychoroid features through case examples. METHODS: The clinical manifestations of focal choroidal excavation are illustrated with various imaging modalities inclusive of fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT), enhanced depth imaging OCT, and swept-source OCT...
October 4, 2016: Retina
N Kim, E Escobar Martin, P Gili Manzanaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
M Cioboata, C Alexandrescu, C A Hopinca, M C Pienaru, A Merticariu, S Schmitzer
We report the case of a 46-year-old patient, medical doctor with a relapsing unilateral CRSC-Central Serous Chorioretinopathy who was treated after an initial medical therapy (oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, oral antihistamines, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - systemic and topical), with an oral aldosterone antagonist-Eplerenone (Inspra), resulted in significant anatomic and visual improvements. Abbreviations: CRSC = Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, R.E. = right eye, L.E. = left eye, BCVA = best corrected visual acuity, RPE = retinal pigment epithelium, OCT = optical coherence tomography, FDA = food and drug administration...
January 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
V Ambiya, R Yogi, A Li, S Shah, C Sarvaiya, P Mehta, C Meyerele, L Wu, R Singh, A Banker, J Chhablani
PurposeThe purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of subfoveal choroidal thickness (CT) measurements as a predictor for the course of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC).Patients and methodsThirty-eight eyes of 33 patients with CSC were analyzed retrospectively. Key inclusion criteria were naive (acute or recurrent) CSC; a minimum of 12 months of follow up; and the availability of good quality enhanced depth imaging SD-OCT images at each visit. Eyes with changes suggestive of chronic CSC and history of any treatment were excluded...
September 30, 2016: Eye
Talia R Kaden, Anna C S Tan, Leonard Feiner, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: To describe the multimodal imaging findings observed unilaterally in a patient with Best disease due to a p.G15D mutation in the BEST1 gene. METHODS: The clinical history of a 62-year-old female patient with unilateral Best disease was reviewed. Retinal findings were documented by clinical examination and multimodal imaging. RESULTS: Posterior segment examination of the patient's right eye demonstrated retinal pigment epithelium hypopigmentation and clumping in the central macula beneath a chronic shallow serous retinal detachment (SRD), confirmed by optical coherence tomography...
September 23, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Kevin C Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is usually a self-limiting condition; however, there is potential for recurrence and permanent visual defects. Aviation demands perfect vision to minimize risk to pilots and aircraft. Consequently, this ailment disqualifies pilots and pilots to be. CASE REPORT: A fully trained fighter pilot with 1260 h in fighter airframes has been contending with central serous chorioretinopathy in the right eye over the course of 3 yr...
2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
Anna C S Tan, Daniel Simhaee, Chandrakumar Balaratnasingam, Kunal K Dansingani, Lawrence A Yannuzzi
PURPOSE: To describe and compare the clinical and imaging characteristics of pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) as seen in a clinical setting of a tertiary retinal practice. DESIGN: A perspective supported by clinical and imaging characteristics of a consecutive, cohort of patients with strictly defined PEDs. RESULTS: 174 eyes of 113 patients with PEDs were studied with comprehensive clinical retinal examination and multi-modal imaging; PEDs were differentiated into non-vascularized and vascularized forms with 3 main underlying etiologies: AMD (76%), PCV (9%) and CSC (3%)...
September 13, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Takamasa Kinoshita, Yoshinori Mitamura, Terumi Mori, Kei Akaiwa, Kentaro Semba, Mariko Egawa, Junya Mori, Shozo Sonoda, Taiji Sakamoto
PURPOSE: To determine the structural changes in the choroid after half-dose photodynamic therapy (hPDT) in eyes with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: This was a retrospective interventional study of 29 eyes of 29 patients who underwent hPDT for chronic CSC with serous retinal detachment (SRD) and were followed for ≥3 months. Enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomographic (EDI-OCT) images of the subfoveal choroid were converted to binary images...
2016: PloS One
Róbert Gergely, Illés Kovács, Miklós Schneider, Miklós Resch, András Papp, Zsuzsanna Récsán, Zoltán Zsolt Nagy, Mónika Ecsedy
PURPOSE: To evaluate the macular thickness, choroidal thickness, and visual acuity changes in eyes of patients with bilateral chronic central serous chorioretinopathy during eplerenone treatment. METHODS: This prospective clinical trial was conducted on patients with bilateral chronic central serous chorioretinopathy, who had subretinal fluid (SRF) in 1 eye. Twenty-eight patients were treated with 50 mg/day of oral eplerenone for 3 months and were observed for another 3 months...
September 13, 2016: Retina
Pradeep Venkatesh, Rohan Chawla, Koushik Tripathy, Harsh Inder Singh, Ravi Bypareddy
BACKGROUND: Effective therapeutic options are limited for the management of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) complicated by exudative retinal detachments (RD). The authors describe the resolution of one such case following partial thickness scleral resection with mitomycin C. CASE PRESENTATION: This 39-year-old male presented with a unilateral inferior exudative RD in the right eye. There was no history of steroid use either locally or systemically...
2016: Eye and Vision (London, England)
Ari Shinojima, Akiyuki Kawamura, Ryusaburo Mori, Kyoko Fujita, Mitsuko Yuzawa
PURPOSE: To reveal vascular signals at the choriocapillaris level in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) using optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA). PROCEDURES: We analyzed vascular signals at the choriocapillaris level in 58 CSC and 51 contralateral eyes by OCTA (RTVue XR Avanti with AngioVue; Optovue Inc., Fremont, Calif., USA). Data analysis included age, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), disease duration and serous retinal detachment (SRD) height...
2016: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
Emin Özmert, Sibel Demirel, Özge Yanık, Figen Batıoğlu
Purpose. To compare the efficacy and safety of subthreshold micropulse yellow wavelength laser (SMYL) and low-fluence photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). Methods. Thirty-three eyes of 30 patients with chronic CSC received either PDT (18 eyes) or SMYL (15 eyes) therapy. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), subretinal fluid (SRF) height, and central macular thickness (CMT) were evaluated at the baseline visit and one, three, six, nine, and 12 months after the therapy...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Georges Azar, Benjamin Wolff, Martine Mauget-Faÿsse, Marco Rispoli, Maria-Cristina Savastano, Bruno Lumbroso
PURPOSE: To describe and interpret the features of pachychoroid neovasculopathy (PNV) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) technique. METHODS: This is an observational case series of patients who presented with PNV. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), anterior segment examination, dilated funduscopic examination, infrared and autofluorescence fundus images and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT; B-scan, 'en-face' and OCTA) were carried out for all patients...
September 6, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
Nisreen S Ezuddin, Nicole L Lanza, Christina Y Weng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: International Ophthalmology Clinics
Vikas Ambiya, Abhilash Goud, Annie Mathai, Padmaja Kumari Rani, Jay Chhablani
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role of navigated yellow microsecond laser in treating subfoveal leaks in nonresolving central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: This prospective study included ten eyes of ten consecutive patients with nonresolving CSC with subfoveal leaks. All eyes were treated with 577 nm navigated yellow microsecond laser (5% duty cycle). Key inclusion criteria include a vision loss for a duration of minimum 3 months duration due to focal subfoveal leak on fluorescein angiography...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Sisi Weng, Lei Mao, Suqin Yu, Yuanyuan Gong, Lu Cheng, Xia Chen
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the detection of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in clinically diagnosed central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) by optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Seventy-five eyes of 70 patients were included. OCTA was performed on each patient. Two trained readers evaluated the images independently to confirm the diagnosis and identify CNV at the level of the outer retina. RESULTS: All studied eyes presented characteristics consistent with CSC based on eye examination and traditional imaging technologies, including fundus fluorescein angiography, which showed no evidence of CNV...
2016: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
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