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Evgenia Konstantakopoulou, Robert A Harper, David F Edgar, Genevieve Larkin, Sarah Janikoun, John G Lawrenson
Objective: The aim of this study was to monitor the activity and evaluate the clinical safety of a minor eye conditions scheme (MECS) conducted by accredited community optometrists in Lambeth and Lewisham, London. Methods and analysis: Optometrists underwent an accredited training programme, including attendance at hospital eye services (HES) clinics. Patients who satisfied certain inclusion criteria were referred to accredited MECS optometrists by their general practitioners (GPs) or could self-refer...
2018: BMJ Open Ophthalmology
Sowkath Ali, Ranju Kharel Sitaula, Jyotirmay Biswas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in the treatment of recalcitrant intermediate uveitis in a tertiary referral eye-care center over a 1-year period. METHODS: Patients with at least three recurrences of intermediate uveitis per year, defined as relapse of disease after quiescent phase for >3 months after discontinuing all treatments and those with a minimum follow-up of 1 year, were analyzed retrospectively. MMF was initiated with oral steroids and the Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature guidelines were used to evaluate patients at every visit...
April 13, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Jie Li, San-Mei Liu, Wen-Tao Dong, Fang Li, Cai-Hong Zhou, Xiao-Dan Xu, Jie Zhong
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy profile of 27-gauge (27G) pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for the treatment of various vitreoretinal diseases. METHODS: The clinical outcomes of 61 eyes (58 patients) with various vitreoretinal diseases following 27G PPV were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Surgical indications included rhegmatogenous retinal detachment ( n =24), full-thickness macular hole ( n =12), diabetic retinopathy ( n =11), vitreous hemorrhage ( n =6), Eales disease ( n =4), pathological myopia-related vitreous floater ( n =2), and macular epiretinal membrane ( n =2)...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Soh Yee Chong, Lai Chan Fhun, Evelyn Tai, Mei Fong Chong, Khairy Shamel Sonny Teo
Yoga has recently been touted as a means to improve physical and mental well-being. However, no form of exercise is without its risks. A 32-year-old Chinese female with moderate myopia complained of right eye sudden onset of floaters and mild blurring of vision after the head-down posture. The visual acuity was 6/12 in the right eye and 6/9 in the left eye. A right eye fundus examination showed posterior vitreous detachment, with a small blood clot located at the inferior margin of the optic disc. The patient was diagnosed with right eye vitreous hemorrhage secondary to acute posterior vitreous detachment and was managed conservatively...
January 24, 2018: Curēus
Zachary L Lukowski, Kathleen A Regan, Siva S R Iyer
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March 22, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
V A Shaimova, T B Shaimov, R B Shaimov, A Yu Galin, Zh A Goloshchapova, P K Ryzhkov, A V Fomin
PURPOSE: To develop methods for evaluating effectiveness of YAG-laser vitreolysis of vitreous floaters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 144 patients (173 eyes) who had underwent YAG-laser vitreolysis and were under observation from 01.09.16 to 31.01.18. The patients were 34 to 86 years old (mean age 62.7±10.2 years), 28 (19.4%) patients were male, 116 (80.6%) - female. All patients underwent standard and additional examination: ultrasonography (Accutome B-scan plus, U...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Jane Cho, Nicole Siegel, Manju L Subramanian, Howard Ying, Steven Ness
PURPOSE: To describe a case of neovascular glaucoma from cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative patient with immunosuppression after stem-cell transplant for multiple myeloma. METHODS: Retrospective case report. RESULTS: A 71-year-old man on monthly infusion of daratumumab for multiple myeloma after stem-cell transplant presenting with a 2-week history of floaters, photophobia, and blurry vision was found to have polymerase chain reaction-confirmed CMV retinitis associated with diffuse occlusive vasculitis...
March 12, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Chirag P Shah, Jeffrey S Heier
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March 8, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
Andrzej Grzybowski, Piotr Kanclerz
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March 8, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
Jan Kokavec, Ghee Soon Ang, Justin C Sherwin
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March 8, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
J Sebag
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March 8, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
Jinsoo Kim, Hak Jun Lee, In Won Park, Soon Il Kwon
Purpose : To investigate whether there is a difference between symptoms of floaters according to the type of ophthalmic viscosurgical devices(OVDs) used during phacoemulsification. Methods: A total of 112 eyes had undergone standard phacosurgery with the dispersive OVDs(Group1). Group2 comprised 117 eyes that underwent phacosurgery with the dispersive OVDs, but between continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis and hydrodissection, some OVDs had been removed. Group3 included 120 eyes that had undergone phacosurgery with the cohesive OVDs...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Robert B Garoon, Carlos A Medina, Christina Scelfo, J William Harbour
PURPOSE: To report an atypical case of a patient with symptomatic retinocytoma associated with diffuse calcified vitreous seeds. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: A 46-year-old healthy woman presented with a history of floaters in the right eye for several months. She had been referred for abnormal findings in the retina and vitreous on routine examination. Visual acuity was 20/20. An incidental retinocytoma associated with extensive calcified vitreous seeding was observed...
February 21, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Andreea Nicolcescu, Carmen Mocanu, Loredana Dinu, Andrei Olaru, Mara Ionete, Dima Alin Stefanescu
Introduction. Eales disease is an idiopathic peripheral vascular occlusive disease characterized by inflammation, ischemia, and retinal neovascularization and is hallmarked by recurrent vitreous hemorrhages and vision loss. Case report. We present a case of a 48-year-old female with recurrent floaters and decreased vision in her right eye. The onset of symptoms was in 2007 when a diagnose of retinal vasculitis was made. She had no accompanying systemic signs and symptoms and no history of ocular trauma or previous tuberculosis infection...
April 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Benjamin B Albright, Jonathan D Black, Rachel Passarelli, Stefan Gysler, Margaret Whicker, Gary Altwerger, Gulden Menderes, Natalia Buza, Pei Hui, Alessandro D Santin, Masoud Azodi, Dan-Arin Silasi, Elena S Ratner, Babak Litkouhi, Peter E Schwartz
Objective: This study sought to evaluate characteristics of cases of free-floating tumor fragments within the lumen of fallopian tubes ('floaters') on final pathology for Type I and Type II endometrial adenocarcinoma, including relationships with disease recurrence and mortality. Methods: A single institution experience of 1022 consecutive cases of uterine cancer presenting between 2005 and 2010 was retrospectively reviewed, with data extraction from electronic medical records...
February 2018: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
Marcelo Araya-Salas, Paulina Gonzalez-Gomez, Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas, Virgilio López, Timothy F Wright
Advanced cognitive abilities have long been hypothesized to be important in mating. Yet, most work on sexual selection has focused on morphological traits and its relevance for cognitive evolution is poorly understood. We studied the spatial memory of lekking long-billed hermits (Phaethornis longirostris) and evaluated its role in lek territory ownership, the magnitude of its effect compared to phenotypic traits expected to influence sexual selection, and whether its variation is indicated in the structure of mating vocal signal...
January 31, 2018: Scientific Reports
Hidetsugu Mori, Kanji Takahashi
Purpose: Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) adenocarcinoma is a very rare malignant intraocular tumor. Herein we describe the histopathological features of RPE adenocarcinoma. Case: A 36-year-old male was referred to our clinic because of floaters in his left eye. The initial diagnosis was malignant melanoma of the choroid. We resected the tumor and studied it histopathologically. The tumor tissue was investigated by light microscopy including immunohistochemistry using antibodies against S-100, HMB-45, EMA, and AE-1...
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Irene Bravo-Osuna, Vanessa Andrés-Guerrero, Alicia Arranz-Romera, Sergio Esteban-Pérez, Irene T Molina-Martínez, Rocío Herrero-Vanrell
Pathologies affecting the optic nerve and the retina are one of the major causes of blindness. These diseases include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR) and glaucoma, among others. Also, there are genetic disorders that affect the retina causing visual impairment. The prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases of the posterior segment is increased as most of them are related with the elderly. Even with the access to different treatments, there are some challenges in managing patients suffering retinal diseases...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
Seyedeh Maryam Hosseini, Elham Moghaddas, Karim Sharifi, Malihe Dadgar Moghaddam, Seyed Aliakbar Shamsian
PURPOSE: Ocular toxoplasmosis, which is caused by the single-cell parasite Toxoplasma gondii, is currently the most significant cause of posterior uveitis in the world. No previous studies have described the prevalence and clinical features of ocular toxoplasmosis in the northeast of Iran. The purpose of the current study was to address this gap. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the medical records of 488 uveitis patients who presented to the Khatam-al-Anbia Eye Hospital of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, a tertiary ophthalmology center in the northeast of Iran, between January 2013 and December 2015 were evaluated...
January 15, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Homer H Chiang, Rasanamar K Sandhu, Justin Baynham, David J Wilson, Andreas K Lauer
Purpose: We report a case of ophthalmomyiasis interna successfully removed in toto with pars plana vitrectomy. Observations: An 84-year-old woman with recent close contact with lambs presented with a new floater. Examination revealed subretinal tracks pathognomonic for ophthalmomyiasis and a larva suspended in the vitreous. The larva was successfully removed in toto with pars plana vitrectomy by aspiration through the vitreous cutter. Conclusions and importance: Aspiration with pars plana vitrectomy can be considered a primary therapeutic modality for botfly larvae suspended in the vitreous...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
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