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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816552/the-role-of-biopsy-in-lacrimal-gland-inflammation-a-clinicopathologic-study
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Panitee Luemsamran, Jack Rootman, Valerie A White, Nariman Nassiri, Manraj K S Heran
PURPOSE: To determine the causes of lacrimal gland inflammation based on histopathology and systemic evaluation. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series study. From the University of British Columbia Orbit Clinic between January 1976 and December 2008, we reviewed the medical records of 60 patients who presented with inflammatory features of the lacrimal gland (i.e., erythema, edema, or tenderness) in which the diagnoses were not possible clinically and on imaging alone...
August 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489705/retinal-and-choroidal-vascular-occlusion-following-aqueous-misdirection-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-sickle-cell-trait
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Samantha Dewundara, Nariman Nassiri, Johnstone M Kim, Huseyin Kadikoy, Wendewessen Amde, Justin Tannir, Bret A Hughes, Gary W Abrams
PURPOSE: To report a patient with retinal and choroidal vascular occlusion as a presenting sign of sickle cell trait following the development of aqueous misdirection syndrome. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: A patient treated for bilateral chronic angle-closure glaucoma with sequential EX-PRESS glaucoma filtration device surgery developed sequential bilateral aqueous misdirection syndrome. The left eye developed retinal arterial and localized choroidal vascular occlusions subsequent to an acute elevation in intraocular pressure and possibly the use of oral acetazolamide...
May 9, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414044/the-impact-of-the-medicare-access-and-chip-reauthorization-act-on-the-field-of-ophthalmology
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Brenton Kinker, Kaitlyn Dobesh, Nariman Nassiri, Mark S Juzych, M Roy Wilson
PURPOSE: To analyze the impact of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) on the field of ophthalmology. DESIGN: A perspective on the effects of MACRA's Quality Payment Program after analysis of the proposed rule, final rule, and commentary submitted by relevant stakeholders. RESULTS: Physicians will need to use 1 of 2 payment structures: Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) or Alternative Payment Models (APMs)...
July 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366681/effect-of-periocular-injection-of-celecoxib-and-propranolol-on-ocular-level-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-a-diabetic-mouse-model
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Saman Nassiri, Gholamreza Houshmand, Mostafa Feghhi, Alireza Kheirollah, Mohammad Bahadoram, Nariman Nassiri
AIM: To investigate the effects of periocular injection of propranolol and celecoxib on ocular levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in a diabetic mouse model. METHODS: Forty 4-6wk BALB-C male mice weighing 20-25 g were used. The study groups included: non-diabetic control (group 1), diabetic control (group 2), diabetic propranolol (group 3), and diabetic celecoxib (group 4). After induction of type 1 diabetes by streptozotocin, propranolol (10 µg) and celecoxib (200 µg dissolved in carboxymethylcellulose 0...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27158611/selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-in-patients-with-pseudoexfoliative-glaucoma-vs-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-a-one-year-comparative-study
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Arezoo Miraftabi, Naveed Nilforushan, Nariman Nassiri, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
AIM: To compare the efficacy of single-session 360-degree selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PXFG) and primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: This is a single-center, prospective, nonrandomized comparative study. Patients older than 18 years of age with uncontrolled PXFG or POAG eyes requiring additional therapy while on maximally tolerated IOP-lowering medications were included...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26453292/postoperative-antibiotics-are-not-associated-with-decreased-wound-complications-among-patients-undergoing-appendectomy-for-complicated-appendicitis
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Dennis Y Kim, Nariman Nassiri, Darin J Saltzman, Michael P Ferebee, Ian T Macqueen, Camille Hamilton, Hamid Alipour, Amy H Kaji, Ashkan Moazzez, David S Plurad, Christian de Virgilio
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the role of postoperative antibiotics in reducing complications in patients undergoing appendectomy for complicated appendicitis. METHODS: We performed a 5-year retrospective cohort study of adult patients who underwent appendectomy for acute appendicitis. Patients with complicated appendicitis (perforated or gangrenous) were analyzed on the basis of whether they received postoperative antibiotics. Main outcome measures were wound complications, length of stay (LOS), and readmission to hospital...
December 2015: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26352793/refractive-outcomes-contrast-sensitivity-hoas-and-patient-satisfaction-in-moderate-myopia-wavefront-optimized-versus-tissue-saving-prk
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nader Nassiri, Kourosh Sheibani, Abbas Azimi, Farinaz Mahmoodi Khosravi, Javad Heravian, Abasali Yekta, Hadi Ostadi Moghaddam, Saman Nassiri, Mehdi Yasseri, Nariman Nassiri
PURPOSE: To compare refractive outcomes, contrast sensitivity, higher-order aberrations (HOAs), and patient satisfaction after photorefractive keratectomy for correction of moderate myopia with two methods: tissue saving versus wavefront optimized. METHODS: In this prospective, comparative study, 152 eyes (80 patients) with moderate myopia with and without astigmatism were randomly divided into two groups: the tissue-saving group (Technolas 217z Zyoptix laser; Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY) (76 eyes of 39 patients) or the wavefront-optimized group (WaveLight Allegretto Wave Eye-Q laser; Alcon Laboratories, Inc...
October 2015: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26237530/prostaglandin-eyedrops-are-associated-with-decreased-thicknesses-of-eyelid-dermis-and-orbicularis-oculi-muscle-ultrasonographic-findings
#8
Alice S Goh, Nariman Nassiri, Jocelyne C Kohn, Daniel B Rootman, JoAnn Giaconi, Simon K Law, Anne L Coleman, Joseph Caprioli, Robert A Goldberg
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of prostaglandin analog eyedrops on the periorbital soft tissue using high-resolution ultrasonography. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the authors included patients with bilateral glaucoma on unilateral prostaglandin therapy for the past 12 or more contiguous months. High-resolution ultrasonography was performed bilaterally on the upper and lower eyelids of each subject to measure thicknesses of dermis, orbicularis oculi muscle, and skin to arcus marginalis distance...
September 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26222325/association-between-hyponatremia-and-complicated-appendicitis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Dennis Y Kim, Nariman Nassiri, Christian de Virgilio, Michael P Ferebee, Amy H Kaji, Camille E Hamilton, Darin J Saltzman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2015: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26077629/orbital-lymphaticovenous-malformations-current-and-future-treatments
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REVIEW
Nariman Nassiri, Jack Rootman, Daniel B Rootman, Robert A Goldberg
Orbital lymphaticovenous malformations consist of abnormal vascular channels lined by endothelial cells with a spectrum from venous to lymphatic characteristics. They may be venous-dominant or lymphatic-dominant. These lesions continue to present management challenges. Total excision or obliteration is not always achievable, recrudescence is common, and interventions carry a risk of damaging normal structures. Patients likely benefit most from a multidisciplinary approach, including both surgical and nonsurgical (e...
September 2015: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25811164/engorgement-of-the-angular-and-temporal-veins-following-periorbital-hyaluronic-acid-gel-injection
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Aline Pimentel de Miranda, Nariman Nassiri, Robert A Goldberg
PURPOSE: To study angular and temporal vein engorgement following periorbital hyaluronic acid gel (HAG) injection. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the authors reviewed the photographs of 805 patients who had periorbital HAG injection at Jules Stein Eye Institute Oculoplastic Clinic between January 2004 and January 2014. HAG injections were used to fill the orbital hollow, zygomatic hollow, septal confluence hollow, and cheek. The inclusion criteria were patients who had at least 1 pre-, immediate post-, and late postinjection photographs...
March 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25280049/the-association-of-lacrimal-gland-inflammation-with-alopecia-areata
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Elaine Chee, Kee Siew Fong, Issam Al Jajeh, Nariman Nassiri, Jack Rootman
PURPOSE: To describe the association of lacrimal gland inflammation with alopecia areata. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 4 patients diagnosed with lacrimal gland inflammation who had an antecedent or subsequent episode of alopecia. Data was collected on the presentation age, gender, medical history, disease onset, symptoms and signs, imaging, histopathology, systemic evaluation, management and outcome. Pathology and imaging results were correlated with clinical findings...
February 2015: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25275831/technique-of-combined-glaucoma-tube-shunt-and-keratoprosthesis-implantation
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Simon K Law, Jennifer S Huang, Nariman Nassiri, Sasan Moghimi, Naveed Nilforushan, Azarbod Parham, Jonathan Moossai, Michelle Kim, Joseph Caprioli, Anthony J Aldave
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique and outcomes of implantation of a glaucoma drainage device (GDD) at the time of Boston type I keratoprosthesis (KPro) procedure. METHODS: Consecutive cases of combined GDD and KPro surgery performed between January 2005 and January 2011 with at least 6 months of follow-up were reviewed. Outcome measures included visual acuity, number of glaucoma medications, and complications. RESULTS: Twenty-nine eyes (29 patients) underwent combined GDD and KPro surgery...
October 2014: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25191825/transorbital-approach-without-craniotomy-to-orbital-tumors-with-extradural-intracranial-extension
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Helen Lew, Daniel B Rootman, Nariman Nassiri, Alice Goh, Robert A Goldberg
PURPOSE: To review indications and clinical outcomes in a series of orbitocranial tumors treated surgically through a transorbital extradural approach without craniotomy. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, all patients who underwent surgery through a transorbital extradural approach without craniotomy for benign orbitocranial tumors involving the dura or extending into the anterior or middle cranial fossae were analyzed. RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients (20 females and 7 males) were included...
October 2014: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25100904/effect-of-yellow-tinted-intraocular-lens-on-standard-automated-perimetry-and-short-wavelength-automated-perimetry-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Naveed Nilforushan, Mohammad Parsamanesh, Fei Yu, Nariman Nassiri, Arezoo Miraftabi, Anne L Coleman
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of cataract surgery and yellow-tinted intraocular lens (IOLs) implantation on perimetry indices of short-wavelength automated perimetry (SWAP) and standard automated perimetry (SAP) testing in patients with coexisting cataract and glaucoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective comparative case series, phacoemulsification with implantation of yellow-tinted Acrysof Natural IOL was performed in 16 eyes of 16 patients with visually significant cataract (best-corrected visual acuity (VA) better than 20/120) and mild to moderate glaucoma...
July 2014: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25062131/alcohol-assisted-debridement-in-prk-with-intraoperative-mitomycin-c
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Nader Nassiri, Kourosh Sheibani, Sare Safi, Maryam Haghnegahdar, Saman Nassiri, Nekoo Panahi, Shiva Mehravaran, Nariman Nassiri
PURPOSE: To compare corneal stromal and endothelial cells after photorefractive keratectomy with intraoperative mitomycin C in alcohol-assisted versus mechanical epithelial debridement using confocal microscopy. METHODS: This prospective randomized comparative study was performed on 88 eyes (44 patients) with myopia up to -6.00 diopters. The right eye of each patient was randomly assigned to either mechanical or alcohol-assisted groups, and the left eye was assigned to the alternate group...
September 2014: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24982727/central-corneal-thickness-in-highly-myopic-eyes-inter-device-agreement-of-ultrasonic-pachymetry-pentacam-and-orbscan-ii-before-and-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Nader Nassiri, Kourosh Sheibani, Sare Safi, Saman Nassiri, Alireza Ziaei, Alireza Ziaee, Farnaz Haji, Shiva Mehravaran, Nariman Nassiri
PURPOSE: To determine inter-device agreement for central corneal thickness (CCT) measurement among ultrasound pachymetry, rotating Scheimpflug imaging (Pentacam, Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany), and scanning slit corneal topography (Orbscan II, Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY, USA) in highly myopic eyes before and after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: This prospective comparative study included 61 eyes of 32 patients with high myopia who underwent PRK. Six month postoperative CCT values were compared to preoperative values in 27 patients (51 eyes) who completed the follow up period...
January 2014: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24829795/orbital-tumors-excision-without-bony-marginotomy-under-local-and-general-anesthesia
#18
Robert A Goldberg, Daniel B Rootman, Nariman Nassiri, David B Samimi, Joseph M Shadpour
To present our experience of removing middle to deep orbital tumors using a combination of minimally invasive soft tissue approaches, sometimes under local anesthesia. Methods. In this retrospective case series, 30 patients (13 males and 17 females) underwent tumor removal through eyelid crease (17 eyes), conjunctival (nine eyes), lateral canthal (two eyes), and transcaruncular (two eyes) approaches. All tumors were located in the posterior half of the orbit. Six cases were removed under monitored anesthesia care with local block, and 24 were under general anesthesia...
2014: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24653823/ocular-graft-versus-host-disease-following-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-review-of-current-knowledge-and-recommendations
#19
REVIEW
Nariman Nassiri, Medi Eslani, Nekoo Panahi, Shiva Mehravaran, Alireza Ziaei, Ali R Djalilian
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a common complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). Ocular GVHD develops in approximately 40-60% of patients following allo-SCT and its most common clinical manifestations include keratoconjunctivitis sicca and cicatricial conjunctivitis. Ocular GVHD may lead to severe ocular surface disease, which can significantly diminish quality of life and restrict daily activities. It is thus important to monitor the condition closely since with timely diagnosis, irreversible damage can be avoided...
October 2013: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24075422/macular-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-measurements-by-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-for-detection-of-early-glaucoma-and-comparison-to-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-measurements
#20
Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, Sara Nowroozizadeh, Nariman Nassiri, Nila Cirineo, Shane Knipping, Joann Giaconi, Joseph Caprioli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of ganglion cell layer/inner plexiform layer (GCL/IPL) measurements with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Cirrus HD-OCT) for detection of early glaucoma and to compare results to retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measurements. DESIGN: Cross-sectional prospective diagnostic study. METHODS: We enrolled 99 subjects, including 59 eyes with glaucoma (47 subjects) (mean deviation >-6.0 dB) and 91 normal eyes (52 subjects)...
December 2013: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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