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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022285/macular-hole-development-after-vitrectomy-for-floaters-a-case-report
#1
Andrea Appeltans, Marco Mura, Giulio Bamonte
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this report is to describe a case of macular hole development after vitrectomy for floaters with induction of posterior vitreous detachment. CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with visually debilitating floaters in his right eye; these had been present for more than 2 years. Preoperative examination was unremarkable in both eyes, apart from some degree of vitreous degeneration in the right eye. Preoperative visual acuity was 20/20 bilaterally...
October 11, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020481/ocular-toxoplasmosis-in-tropical-areas-analysis-and-outcome-of-190-patients-from-a-multicenter-collaborative-study
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Philemon K Huang, Chen Jianping, Daniel Vitor Vasconcelos-Santos, Jacqueline Souza Dutra Arruda, Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Eliza Anthony, Sudha K Ganesh, Jyotirmay Biswas, Ho Su Ling, Stephen C Teoh, Rupesh Agrawal
PURPOSE: To describe clinical findings and outcomes for ocular toxoplasmosis in an international multicenter collaborative study. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 190 patients diagnosed with ocular toxoplasmosis from three study sites (Brazil, India, and Singapore). RESULTS: There were 93 (48.9%) females with a mean age of 32.8 years. The most common symptoms were isolated blurring of vision (36.8%), followed by blurring of vision with floaters (21...
October 11, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020432/acquired-nonpigmented-vitreous-cyst-associated-with-lattice-degeneration
#3
Jing Lu, Guiying Mai, Ruyuan Liu, Yan Luo, Lin Lu
A 63-year-old male presented with a round-shaped floater and visual obscuration in the right eye. Clinical evaluation showed a nonpigmented vitreous cyst connected to a lattice degeneration by a stalk. Immunostaining of the vitreous cyst obtained from vitrectomy showed its origin of retinal neuroepithelium. The cyst was formed by continuous vitreous traction, which might tear up the disrupted retina at the area of lattice degeneration. This report added the lattice degeneration to the list of causes for the acquired vitreous cyst...
October 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985803/flashes-and-floaters-a-survey-of-canadian-ophthalmology-residents-practice-patterns
#4
Parnian Arjmand, Bernard Hurley
BACKGROUND: Residents are often the first point of contact in assessing patients who present with "flashes and floaters" in the emergency ophthalmology clinic. Most often, these symptoms are attributed to a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), which may be associated with a retinal tear in up to 14% of cases. A proper peripheral retinal exam is, thus, imperative, and techniques other than scleral depression may not be sufficient. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of Canadian ophthalmology residents-in-training to understand the current resident practice patterns for examination of the peripheral retina...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974214/idiopathic-pigmented-vitreous-cyst-without-autofluorescence-a-case-report
#5
Jing Lu, Yan Luo, Lin Lu
BACKGROUND: Vitreous cysts are rare clinical findings and seldom cause visual disturbance. They are generally classified as congenital or acquired and are considered idiopathic when the etiology can not be determined. A previous electron microscopic observation on an idiopathic pigmented vitreous cyst has confirmed its pigment epithelial origin. However, the specific kind of pigment epithelium involved remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A 39-year-old female presented with a round-shaped floater causing frequent visual disturbance in the left eye...
October 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952828/locomotor-and-heart-rate-responses-of-floaters-during-small-sided-games-in-elite-soccer-players-effect-of-pitch-size-and-inclusion-of-goal-keepers
#6
Mathieu Lacome, Ben M Simpson, Yannick Cholley, Martin Buchheit
PURPOSE: To (1) compare the locomotor and heart rate responses between floaters and regular players during both small and large small sided games (SSGs) and (2) examine whether the type of game (i.e., game simulation vs possession game) affects the magnitude of the difference between floaters and regular players. METHODS: Data were collected in 41 players belonging to an elite French football team during three consecutive seasons (2014-2017). 5-Hz GPS were used to collect all training data, with the Athletic Data Innovation analyser (v5...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924434/ruptured-retinal-arterial-macroaneurysm-secondary-to-toxoplasmic-kyrieleis-arteriolitis-a-case-report
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Natalie Huang, W Andrew Lee, Sean Rivera, Sandra R Montezuma
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to describe multimodal ocular imaging findings in a patient who presented with a ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm (RAM) associated with toxoplasmic Kyrieleis arteriolitis. METHODS: We report the case of a 64-year-old man with a history of systemic hypertension and dense amblyopia of the left eye who presented with decreased vision and new floaters in the left eye. Color fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, and indocyanine green angiography were used as diagnostic imaging tools...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867991/video-voiding-device-for-diagnosing-lower-urinary-tract-dysfunction-in-men
#8
Mehdi Shokoueinejad, Rayan Alkashgari, Hisham A Mosli, Nazeeh Alothmany, Jacob M Levin, John G Webster
We introduce a novel diagnostic Visual Voiding Device (VVD), which has the ability to visually document urinary voiding events and calculate key voiding parameters such as instantaneous flow rate. The observation of the urinary voiding process along with the instantaneous flow rate can be used to diagnose symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction (LUTD) and improve evaluation of LUTD treatments by providing subsequent follow-up documentations of voiding events after treatments. The VVD enables a patient to have a urinary voiding event in privacy while a urologist monitors, processes, and documents the event from a distance...
2017: Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801333/valsalva-haemorrhagic-retinopathy-in-pregnancy-after-yoga
#9
Abdul Rahman El-Khayat
A 35-year-old pregnant Caucasian woman at 27 weeks gestation presented with sudden onset painless loss of vision and a large floater in her left eye while doing yoga. She was found to have a dense vitreous haemorrhage with a small preretinal haemorrhage. Ultrasound imaging confirmed the haemorrhage and showed no other retinal damage. She was diagnosed with valsalva haemorrhagic retinopathy and was treated conservatively. After 5 months of follow-up, this woman had had a normal delivery and her haemorrhages and vision loss had resolved...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750116/reported-complications-following-laser-vitreolysis
#10
Paul Hahn, Eric W Schneider, Homayoun Tabandeh, Robert W Wong, Geoffrey G Emerson
Importance: Use of laser vitreolysis for symptomatic floaters has increased in recent years, but prospective studies are not available and the complication profile is poorly understood. Objective: To analyze cases of complications following laser vitreolysis as voluntarily reported to the American Society of Retina Specialists Research and Safety in Therapeutics (ASRS ReST) Committee, an independent task force formed to monitor device-related and drug-related safety events...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730128/altered-perception-of-floaters-in-dementia-causing-self-inflicted-injuries
#11
Will Griffeth, Steven Kane, Syed Khurshid Gibran
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727887/yag-laser-vitreolysis-vs-sham-yag-vitreolysis-for-symptomatic-vitreous-floaters-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Chirag P Shah, Jeffrey S Heier
Importance: Vitreous floaters are common and can worsen visual quality. YAG vitreolysis is an untested treatment for floaters. Objective: To evaluate YAG laser vitreolysis vs sham vitreolysis for symptomatic Weiss ring floaters from posterior vitreous detachment. Design, Setting, and Participants: This single-center, masked, sham-controlled randomized clinical trial was performed from March 25, 2015, to August 3, 2016, in 52 eyes of 52 patients (36 cases and 16 controls) treated at a private ophthalmology practice...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719152/a-first-in-human-phase-i-multicenter-open-label-dose-escalation-study-of-the-oral-raf-vegfr-2-inhibitor-raf265-in-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-melanoma-independent-from-braf-mutation-status
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Benjamin Izar, William Sharfman, F Stephen Hodi, Donald Lawrence, Keith T Flaherty, Ravi Amaravadi, Kevin B Kim, Igor Puzanov, Jeffrey Sosman, Reinhard Dummer, Simone M Goldinger, Lyhping Lam, Shefali Kakar, Zhongwen Tang, Oliver Krieter, David F McDermott, Michael B Atkins
To establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), dose-limiting toxicities (DLT), safety profile, and anti-tumor efficacy of RAF265. We conducted a multicenter, open-label, phase-I, dose-escalation trial of RAF265, an orally available RAF kinase/VEGFR-2 inhibitor, in patients with advanced or metastatic melanoma. Pharmacokinetic (PK) analysis, pharmacodynamics (PD) and tumor response assessment were conducted. We evaluated metabolic tumor response by 18[F]-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission tomography (FDG-PET), tissue biomarkers using immunohistochemistry (IHC), and modulators of angiogenesis...
August 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650920/intraoperative-imaging-of-retained-perfluorocarbon-liquid-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Margaret R Strampe, Mark M Kaehr, Joseph Carroll, Judy E Kim
PURPOSE: To report images of retained perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) on the surface of the retina obtained during an intraoperative use of hand-held spectral domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: A 54-year-old man underwent pars plana vitrectomy with injection of PFCL to repair retinal detachment. Postoperatively, visually significant PFCL droplets were found to be retained in the eye. During the surgical removal of PFCL, a hand-held spectral domain optical coherence tomography was used to image the retina with the patient supine...
June 19, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629380/retinal-and-vitreous-metastases-from-hepatocholangiocarcinoma
#15
Anna Praidou, Sarita Jacob, Luciane Irion, Ramesh Sivaraj, Carl Groenewald, Sarah E Coupland, Heinrich Heimann
BACKGROUND: To report a case of metastatic hepatocholangiocarcinoma to the vitreous and retina. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old male, who was recently diagnosed with hepatocholangiocarcinoma, was complaining of floaters in his right eye over the past 5 months and was referred to the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre. On presentation, his visual acuity in the right eye was 6/24. Fundus exam revealed a whitish, unilateral, full-thickness retinal lesion at the inferotemporal arcade of his right eye, with vitreous infiltration and subretinal fluid...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626418/rapid-cataract-progression-after-nd-yag-vitreolysis-for-vitreous-floaters-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
I-Ting Sun, Tsung-Han Lee, Chih-Hsin Chen
PURPOSE: We report a case of rapid cataract progression after Nd:YAG vitreolysis for vitreous floaters. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old man presented with acute onset of blurred vision following Nd:YAG vitreolysis for symptomatic floaters in the left eye. His initial best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/1,000 in the left eye. Ocular examinations showed frost-like opacities of the lens and a suspected break of the posterior capsule in the left eye. There were no detectable retinal lesions...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624951/prefoveal-floaters-as-a-differential-diagnosis-to-optic-neuritis-mouches-dormantes
#17
Marloes C Burggraaff, Willemine A E J de Vries-Knoppert, Axel Petzold
This case series describes a new optical coherence tomography (OCT) specific observation relevant to the differential diagnosis of patients with suspected optic neuritis. A tiny prefoveal floater, only detectable by OCT, was found responsible for the symptoms in three patients, one of whom had been referred with unilateral delayed visual evoked potentials. This case series suggests that with increased use of OCT in routine clinical care, entoptic phenomena can be demonstrated as a relevant differential diagnosis to optic neuritis...
June 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617905/incidence-of-presumed-silicone-oil-droplets-in-the-vitreous-cavity-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-injection-with-insulin-syringes
#18
Rahul N Khurana, Louis K Chang, Travis C Porco
Importance: Intravitreal bevacizumab is a frequently used antivascular endothelial growth factor medication in the United States, but its off-label use is associated with risks associated with the compounding preparation. Objective: To determine the incidence of presumed silicone oil droplets after intravitreal bevacizumab was prepared in insulin syringes by a compounding pharmacy. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective review was conducted of 60 patients who experienced intravitreal silicone oil droplets in the eye after intravitreal bevacizumab injections from a single specialist practice from October 1, 2015, to November 30, 2016...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609597/keeping-an-eye-on-syphilis
#19
Daini Ong, Gaurav Bhardwaj, Jason Ong, Marcus Chen, Lyndell L Lim
BACKGROUND: The objective of this article was to alert general practitioners (GPs) to the increase in ocular syphilis in the context of a worsening epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS: This study used a retrospective case review of ocular syphilis cases that presented to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital from January 2015 to August 2016. RESULTS: Twelve patients (19 eyes) were identified, including 11 males...
June 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570745/nd-yag-laser-vitreolysis-versus-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-vitreous-floaters
#20
REVIEW
Jan Kokavec, Zhichao Wu, Justin C Sherwin, Alan Js Ang, Ghee Soon Ang
BACKGROUND: The vitreous is the clear jelly of the eye and contains fine strands of proteins. Throughout life the composition of this vitreous changes, which causes the protein strands in it to bundle together and scatter light before it reaches the retina. Individuals perceive the shadows cast by these protein bundles as 'floaters'. Some people are so bothered by floaters that treatment is required to control their symptoms. Two major interventions for floaters include Nd:YAG laser vitreolysis and vitrectomy...
June 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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