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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697588/the-collaborative-ocular-tuberculosis-study-cots-1-a-multinational-review-of-251-patients-with-tubercular-retinal-vasculitis
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Dinesh V Gunasekeran, Rupesh Agrawal, Aniruddha Agarwal, Ester Carreño, Dhananjay Raje, Kanika Aggarwal, Onn M Kon, Quan Dong Nguyen, Carlos Pavesio, Vishali Gupta
PURPOSE: Tubercular retinal vasculitis (TRV) is a heterogeneous disease that can be difficult to manage because of nonspecific presentation and limitations of confirmatory tests for tuberculosis. This is a big data analysis on phenotypes and treatment outcomes for TRV. METHODS: Multicentre retrospective study of patients with TRV between January 2004 and December 2014 and a minimum follow-up of 1 year. RESULTS: Two hundred and fifty-one patients with TRV with a mean age of 38...
April 24, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570109/is-patient-knowledge-of-glaucoma-improved-by-using-a-glaucoma-logbook
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Rebecca Daly, Pankaj Kumar Agarwal
AIMS: Patient held records are becoming more commonly used in healthcare, particularly in chronic diseases like glaucoma. There is a lack of evidence to support their use, however. This study examines the change in knowledge scores within a group following the introduction of a newly designed glaucoma logbook. METHODS: This analysis uses a test and retest method where patients undergoing treatment for glaucoma or ocular hypertension were assessed using a validated knowledge questionnaire...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563718/-chlamydia-trachomatis-antigen-positivity-in-patients-with-different-ocular-manifestations-over-8-years
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Nishat Hussain Ahmed, Anjana Sharma, Gita Satpathy, Jeewan Singh Titiyal, Radhika Tandon, Tushar Agarwal, M Vanathi, Namrata Sharma
Laboratory confirmation of chlamydial antigen in clinically suspected cases of chlamydial eye infections is important, as similar clinical picture can be presented by different infective or noninfective causes. We retrospectively analyzed the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis antigen in 690 clinically suspected patients over the last 8 years (2009-2016). The chlamydial antigen was detected using direct immunofluorescence assay. Overall, Chlamydia -specific antigen positivity was 45.5%. The highest positivity was seen in 2014 (68...
January 2018: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543549/role-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-of-intraocular-inflammation-in-india-our-experience
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Bhagya Sudheer, Manisha Agarwal, Deepa Sharma, Ravi Mehta, Kalpana Babu
PURPOSE: To report our experience of using Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial lymph node aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in assessing the etiology in uveitis from two tertiary eye-care centers in India. MATERIALS & METHODS: Retrospective interventional case series. RESULTS: A total of 99 patients of uveitis who underwent EBUS-TBNA were included in the study. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb) was detected on culture in 5 cases, 3 cases by polymerase chain reaction and caseating granulomas in 25 cases...
March 15, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510455/a-20-year-experience-of-ocular-herpes-virus-detection-using-immunofluorescence-and-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Gita Satpathy, Himansu S Behera, Anjana Sharma, Abhisek K Mishra, Deepanshi Mishra, Namrata Sharma, Radhika Tandon, Tushar Agarwal, Jeewan S Titiyal
BACKGROUND: To detect the presence of herpes virus in corneal scrapings/corneal grafts of suspected herpetic keratitis patients attending the outpatient department/casualty of the Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for the past 20 years with immunofluorescence assay and to analyse the efficacy of polymerase chain reaction over immunofluorescence for routine laboratory diagnosis in some of the specimens. METHODS: Corneal scrapings and corneal grafts were collected by the ophthalmologists from 1,926 suspected herpetic keratitis patients between 1996 and 2015, among whom 1,863 patients were processed with immunofluorescence assay and 302 patients were processed with polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of herpes virus...
March 6, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420114/role-of-ct-chest-and-cytology-in-differentiating-tuberculosis-from-presumed-sarcoidosis-in-uveitis
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Reema Bansal, Amod Gupta, Ritesh Agarwal, Mohit Dogra, Garvit Bhutani, Vishali Gupta, M R Dogra, Deeksha Katoch, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Aman Sharma, Raje Nijhawan, Ritambara Nada, Uma Nahar Saikia, Pranab Dey, Digambar Behera
PURPOSE: To report the role of CT chest and cytology in suspected tubercular and sarcoid uveitis. METHODS: This is a retrospective, interventional case series of 376 uveitis patients with suspected ocular tuberculosis (TB)/sarcoidosis seen between January 2010 and April 2015 at the Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. All underwent CT chest, and had following inclusion criteria: (1) Presence of active granulomatous anterior/intermediate/posterior uveitis or panuveitis; (2) a documented tuberculin skin test/QuantiFERON-TB Gold test; (3) all other causes of infectious/non-infectious uveitis ruled out...
February 8, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356903/tubercular-retinal-vasculitis-mimicking-frosted-branch-angiitis-a-case-report
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Manisha Agarwal, Ankita Shrivastav, Abdul Waris
BACKGROUND: Tubercular vasculitis is an important manifestation of ocular tuberculosis and this report highlights the mimicking nature of the disease with frosted branch angiitis. RESULTS: A patient presented with a severe form of retinal vasculitis in both eyes and a branch retinal vein occlusion in the left eye. He had a positive tuberculin skin test (TST) and a raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and serum angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) levels. Radiological investigations revealed a sub-pleural nodule and mediastinal lymph nodes, which on histopathological evaluation confirmed a granulomatous etiology...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342438/vitreoretinal-complications-and-outcomes-in-92-eyes-undergoing-surgery-for-modified-osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis-a-10-year-review
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Pukhraj Rishi, Ekta Rishi, Vishvesh Agarwal, Sridevi Nair, Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Shweta Agarwal
PURPOSE: To analyze vitreoretinal (VR) complications and treatment outcomes in eyes undergoing modified osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who underwent modified OOKP (mOOKP) surgery at a tertiary eye-care center from March 2003 to February 2013 were included. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed for relevant medical history, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit-lamp examination, ultrasound scan, oral examination findings, and VR complications...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341837/ocular-permeation-of-topical-tazocin-and-its-effectiveness-in-the-treatment-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-induced-keratitis-in-rabbits
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Sujaya Singh, Renu Agarwal, Zulhilmi Abdul Razak, Robin Ngu, Lwin L Nyein, Sushil Vasudevan, Marina Kapitonova, Azida Juana Kadir, Subrayan Visvaraja
PURPOSE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common causative organism for contact lens-associated corneal ulcer and is commonly treated with fluoroquinolones. With the emergence of resistant strains, it is important to investigate alternative therapies. Despite well-established efficacy of tazocin against systemic Pseudomonas infections, its topical use for the treatment of Pseudomonas keratitis has not been described, hence this study was aimed to find the ocular permeation of Tazocin and its efficacy in treating keratitis in rabbit eyes...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339249/semifluorinated-alkane-based-systems-for-enhanced-corneal-penetration-of-poorly-soluble-drugs
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Priyanka Agarwal, Dieter Scherer, Bernhard Günther, Ilva D Rupenthal
Semifluorinated alkanes (SFAs) are amphiphilic liquids that can dissolve hydrophobic drugs to form clear solutions. This study evaluated the potential of two SFAs to act as vehicle for topical ocular drug delivery. After confirming ocular safety, an ex vivo corneal penetration model was developed to determine drug distribution and corneal bioavailability. Hydrophobic dye distribution in the different corneal layers was visualised under a confocal microscope. Corneal bioavailability of cyclosporine A (CsA) dissolved in perfluorobutylpentane (F4H5) or perfluorohexyloctane (F6H8) was compared to commercially available CsA ophthalmic emulsions, Restasis® and Ikervis®...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319595/pythium-keratitis-leading-to-fatal-cavernous-sinus-thrombophlebitis
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Anubha Rathi, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Tushar Agarwal, Neelam Pushker, Mukesh Patil, Hemant Kamble, Jeewan S Titiyal, Rishi Mohan, Seema Kashyap, Sanjay Sharma, Seema Sen, Gita Satpathy, Namrata Sharma
PURPOSE: To report a case of Pythium insidiosum keratitis leading to fatal cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 70-year-old man presented with excruciating pain, redness, and diminution of vision in his left eye for 2 weeks after washing his hair with tap water. A total corneal ulcer with surrounding infiltrates and associated corneal thinning was present. Corneal scraping revealed the presence of Gram-positive cocci...
April 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274441/intraocular-pressure-lowering-effect-and-structure-activity-relationship-of-imidazo-1-2-a-benzimidazole-and-pyrimido-1-2-a-benzimidazole-compounds-in-ocular-normotensive-rats-insight-on-possible-link-with-hypotensive-activity
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Adrian Julian Marcus, Igor Iezhitsa, Renu Agarwal, Pavel Vassiliev, Alexander Spasov, Olga Zhukovskaya, Vera Anisimova, Bushra Johari, Nafeeza Mohd Ismail
In an effort to find new ocular hypotensive drug candidates, a total of 27 condensed benzimidazoles based compounds were screened. This study was done in normotensive rats and rebound tonometry was used to estimate IOP. All compounds were topically applied as a single drop, unilaterally, at 3 different concentrations (0.1%, 0.2% and 0.4%). The contralateral eye was instilled with vehicle and served as control. The IOP reduction was measured up to 6h. It was observed that with a single topical instillation, compounds RU 551, RU 555, RU839 (pyrimido[1,2-a]benzimidazole derivatives), and RU 615 (imidazo[1,2-a]benzimidazole derivative) showed significant IOP lowering activities in ocular normotensive rats...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261089/the-collaborative-ocular-tuberculosis-study-cots-1-report-3-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-tubercular-uveitis-global-trends
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Aniruddha Agarwal, Rupesh Agrawal, Dinesh Visva Gunasekaran, Dhananjay Raje, Bhaskar Gupta, Kanika Aggarwal, Somasheila L Murthy, Mark Westcott, Soon Phaik Chee, Peter Mccluskey, Ho Su Ling, Stephen Teoh, Luca Cimino, Jyotirmay Biswas, Shishir Narain, Manisha Agarwal, Padmamalini Mahendradas, Moncef Khairallah, Nicholas Jones, Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun, Kalpana Babu, Soumayava Basu, Ester Carreño, Richard Lee, Hassan Al-Dhibi, Bahram Bodaghi, Alessandro Invernizzi, Debra A Goldstein, Carl P Herbort, Talin Barisani-Asenbauer, Julio J González-López, Sofia Androudi, Reema Bansal, Bruttendu Moharana, Sarakshi Mahajan, Simona Esposti, Anastasia Tasiopoulou, Sengal Nadarajah, Mamta Agarwal, Sharanya Abraham, Ruchi Vala, Ramandeep Singh, Aman Sharma, Kusum Sharma, Manfred Zierhut, Onn Min Kon, Emmett Cunningham, Quan Dong Nguyen, Carlos Pavesio, Vishali Gupta
PURPOSE: To analyze the role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of ocular fluids in management of tubercular (TB) anterior, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis. METHODS: In Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1 (25 centers, n = 962), patients with TB-related uveitis were included. 59 patients undergoing PCR of intraocular fluids (18 females; 53 Asian Indians) were included. RESULTS: 59 (6.13%) of COTS-1 underwent PCR analysis...
December 20, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208844/a-rare-case-of-traumatic-subretinal-migration-of-crystalline-lens-corroborated-histologically
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Pritam Bawankar, Dipankar Das, Balmukund Agarwal, Kasturi Bhattacharjee, Shahinur Tayab, Panna Deka, Anshul Singh, Erani Borah, Shriya Dhar
Blunt trauma is the most common cause of posterior dislocation of the crystalline lens. We describe a rare case of subretinal migration of crystalline lens through the giant retinal tear following blunt ocular trauma. This incidental finding of subretinal dislocation of lens following blunt ocular trauma was confirmed on histopathological examination of the enucleated eye. This complication has not been described by histopathological examination in literature so far.
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197837/bilateral-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia-with-bilateral-periocular-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-case-of-xeroderma-pigmentosum
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Rohit Agarwal, Bhavna Chawla, Mohamed Ibrahime Asif, Amar Pujari
Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with multiple oculocutaneous manifestations.We discuss a unique case of XP having bilateral ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) and periocular basal cell carcinoma. In the right eye, a large OSSN mass involving the ocular surface extensively along with intraocular invasion was noted, whereas in the left eye, the tumour mass was involving the limbus, and extending up to three clock hours. Because of extensive disease in the right eye, orbital exenteration was performed, and for the left eye, a wide excision of the mass with triple freeze thaw cryo application to the margins followed by amniotic membrane grafting was done...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176534/immune-retinopathy-associated-with-nivolumab-administration-for-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Manisha Reddy, Judy J Chen, Ananda Kalevar, Ryan Terribilini, Anita Agarwal
PURPOSE: To present a novel case of immune retinopathy associated with nivolumab therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: A 64-year-old woman presented with photoreceptor injury evidenced by hypoautofluorescent and hyperautofluorescent patches on fundus autofluorescence, loss of the ellipsoid zone on optical coherence tomography, and dysfunction of the rods and cones on electroretinogram. She had a history of Stage IV lung adenocarcinoma, treated with nivolumab, a checkpoint inhibitor...
November 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174984/efficacy-of-anti-inflammatory-antibiotic-and-pleiotropic-agents-in-reversing-nitrogen-mustard-induced-injury-in-ex-vivo-cultured-rabbit-cornea
#17
Dinesh G Goswami, Rama Kant, Neera Tewari-Singh, Rajesh Agarwal
Vesicating agent, Sulfur mustard (SM), causes devastating eye injury; however, there are no effective antidotes available. Using nitrogen mustard (NM), a bi-functional analog of SM, we have earlier reported that NM-induced corneal injury in ex vivo rabbit cornea organ culture model parallels corneal injury reported with SM. Using this model, we have demonstrated the therapeutic efficacy of dexamethasone (DEX), doxycycline (DOX) and silibinin (SB) in reversing NM (2h exposure)-induced corneal injuries when added immediately after washing NM...
November 23, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157067/role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-tubercular-uveitis
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Deepa Sharma, Manisha Agarwal, Vikas Singla, Vivek Jha, Ankita Shrivastav
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNAC) in patients of tubercular uveitis. DESIGN: Interventional case series Methods: Thirty patients suspected of tubercular uveitis that underwent EUS-FNAC were enrolled in the study. The patient details recorded were age, gender, systemic history, ocular complaints and clinical manifestations. The details of the investigations - skin test, X-Ray chest, CECT (contrast enhanced computed tomography) of chest and findings on EUS-FNAC were also recorded...
November 20, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075752/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-tubercular-uveitis-treated-with-antitubercular-therapy-in-the-collaborative-ocular-tuberculosis-study-cots-1
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Rupesh Agrawal, Dinesh Visva Gunasekeran, Robert Grant, Aniruddha Agarwal, Onn Min Kon, Quan Dong Nguyen, Carlos Pavesio, Vishali Gupta
Importance: Eradication of systemic tuberculosis (TB) has been limited by neglected populations and the HIV pandemic. Whereas ocular TB often presents as uveitis without any prior evidence of systemic TB, the existing uncertainty in the diagnosis of TB uveitis may perpetuate missed opportunities to address systemic TB. Objective: To examine the clinical features of TB uveitis and the associations with response to antitubercular therapy (ATT). Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective multinational cohort study included patients from 25 ophthalmology referral centers diagnosed with TB uveitis and treated with ATT from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2014, with a minimum follow-up of 1 year...
December 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067532/biometric-evaluation-of-myopic-eyes-without-posterior-staphyloma-disproportionate-ocular-growth
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Sudarshan Khokhar, Brijesh Takkar, Esha Agarwal, Nripen Gaur, Raghav Ravani, Pradeep Venkatesh
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in the anterior segment of myopic eyes and assess anterior biometry as a function of axial length (AL). DESIGN: Retrospective investigational study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients evaluated for phakic intraocular lens surgery at a tertiary eye care centre. METHODS: Patients with corrected visual acuity > 20/40 and AL > 24.5 mm were included in the study. Posterior staphyloma and maculopathy were ruled out in all the patients, and 176 eyes were included for analysis...
October 24, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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