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Infantile glaucoma

Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda, Isabelle Fenzel, Xuefei Song, Achim Langenbucher, Barbara Kaesmann, Berthold Seitz, Zisis Gatzioufas
PURPOSE: To correlate the features of certain types of infantile glaucoma with the progression and the prognosis of the disease, highlighting probable risk factors. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with pediatric glaucoma were recruited in this retrospective study. All patients underwent ophthalmological examination in the Department of Ophthalmology of the Saarland University Medical Center from January 2001 to December 2012. Our pediatric patients were classified into four different categories of glaucoma: (1) primary congenital glaucoma (presenting buphthalmus), (2) aniridia-related glaucoma, (3) Peters/Rieger's anomaly-related glaucoma and (4) congenital cataract-related glaucoma...
January 18, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Daniela Reyes-Capó, Kara M Cavuoto, Ta C Chang
PURPOSE: The incidence of infantile-onset secondary glaucoma associated with periocular cutaneous vascular malformations is high and the outcomes of these glaucomatous eyes have anecdotally been poor. The purpose of this study was to determine the anatomic and visual outcomes of affected eyes. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Consecutive patients with early-onset (younger than 36 months of age) glaucoma associated with cutaneous vascular malformations from 1995‒2015 were included...
December 27, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
Ghada I Gawdat, Maha M Youssef, Nermeen M Bahgat, Dina M Elfayoumi, Mohamed As Eddin
Aim: To study the incidence and risk factors of glaucoma occurring within 1 year following pediatric cataract surgery in Egyptian children. Materials and methods: This is a prospective nonrandomized study conducted at Aburich Children's Hospital, over a period of 1 year on a cohort of Egyptian patients with congenital and infantile cataract. One hundred and fifty eyes of 88 patients were enrolled in this study. All the patients underwent anterior approach removal of lens matter, whereas primary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation was carried at the age of 1 and 2 years for unilateral and bilateral cases respectively...
September 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
Leila Chouiter, Sellama Nadifi
Primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) is the most common type of infantile glaucoma, yet it remains a relatively rare disease, because the disease is often transmitted in an autosomal recessive pattern. However, PCG occurs up to 10 times more frequently in certain ethnic and geographical groups where consanguineous relationships are common. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of mutations in the cytochrome P450 1B1 gene ( CYP1B1 ) in patients with PCG among different populations around the world from 2011 until May 2016...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
Sarah W DeParis, Michele Bloomer, Ying Han, M Reza Vagefi, Joseph T C Shieh, David A Solomon, James Grenert, Alejandra G de Alba Campomanes
PURPOSE: Uveal ganglioneuroma is a rare tumor that usually occurs in association with neurofibromatosis type 1. Here, we present a rare case of a uveal ganglioneuroma leading to a diagnosis of the tumor predisposition condition Cowden syndrome. PROCEDURES: A 5-year-old girl with unilateral refractory glaucoma secondary to diffuse iris and choroidal thickening developed a blind, painful eye. Enucleation was performed, and histopathology revealed infiltration of the entire uveal tract by neoplastic spindle cells containing admixed ganglion cells diagnostic of uveal ganglioneuroma...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
Cem Ozgonul, Cagri G Besirli, Brenda L Bohnsack
The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published, The duplicate article has therefore been withdrawn. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at
June 3, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
J Y Qi, W Xiao, M Y Wang, D X Zhao, W Pu
Objective: To observe the long-term outcomes after congenital cataract surgery performed prior to 36 months of age. Methods: A retrospective case study was conducted. Thirty-two cases (57 eyes) of congenital cataract were included from January 2004 to January 2012. All patients received intraocular lens (IOL) implantation with posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexies and anterior vitrectomy after cataract extraction and were followed up. At the last visit, the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was determined and postoperative complications were evaluated during follow-up with a longest time of 13 years...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Cem Ozgonul, Cagri G Besirli, Brenda L Bohnsack
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy of combined vitrectomy with posteriorly placed glaucoma drainage device (GDD) in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in children. METHODS: The medical records of children who underwent vitrectomy with posteriorly placed GDD were reviewed retrospectively. Patients with a minimum of 6 months' follow-up were included. The first eye operated on for each patient was analyzed. Success was defined as IOP of 5-20 mm Hg and no additional IOP-lowering surgery or visually devastating complications...
April 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Xu Jia, Xu-Yang Liu, Xuan-Chu Duan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Antionette L Williams, Jessica Eason, Bahaar Chawla, Brenda L Bohnsack
Purpose: Mutations in the CYP1B1 gene are the most commonly identified genetic causes of primary infantile-onset glaucoma. Despite this disease association, the role of CYP1B1 in eye development and its in vivo substrate remain unknown. In the present study, we used zebrafish to elucidate the mechanism by which cyp1b1 regulates eye development. Methods: Zebrafish eye and neural crest development were analyzed using live imaging of transgenic zebrafish embryos, in situ hybridization, immunostaining, TUNEL assay, and methylacrylate sections...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Mona Maria Talmaciu, Ede Bodoki, Radu Oprean
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Beta-adrenergic antagonists have been established as first line treatment in the medical management of hypertension, acute coronary syndrome and other cardiovascular diseases, as well as for the prevention of initial episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with cirrhosis and esophageal varices, glaucoma, and have recently become the main form of treatment of infantile hemangiomas. The aim of the present study is to calculate for 14 beta-blockers several quantum chemical descriptors in order to interpret various molecular properties such as electronic structure, conformation, reactivity, in the interest of determining how such descriptors could have an impact on our understanding of the experimental observations and describing various aspects of chemical binding of beta-blockers in terms of these descriptors...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
Ta Chen Chang, Alana L Grajewski
The circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness was assessed by spectral domain optical coherent tomography (SD-OCT) before and after surgical reduction of intraocular pressure in an eye with primary infantile glaucoma. In this case, a postoperative reduction of cupping and a subsequent increase in neuroretinal rim area is associated with a paradoxical thinning of the RNFL. This is the first-known characterization of cupping reversal using SD-OCT.
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Eman M Elhefney, Hossam T Al-Sharkawy, Hanem M Kishk, Hossam Abouelkheir
PURPOSE: To evaluate the preliminary results of biodegradable collagen matrix implant (Ologen) designed to improve outcome in patients with infantile glaucoma undergoing combined trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy. METHODS: A biodegradable collagen matrix (OculusGen) was placed in the subconjunctival space, partially over the scleral flap and the sclera in 20 eyes of 11 patients with infantile glaucoma who underwent combined trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy. Patients were examined preoperatively and on the first postoperative day with multiple postoperative follow-up visits within 12 months after surgery...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
A L Solebo, I Russell-Eggitt, P Cumberland, J S Rahi
PurposeTo describe the frequency, characteristics, and treatment outcome of persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) in children undergoing surgery for congenital and infantile cataract in the first 2 years of life.Patients and methodsObservational population-based cohort study with case identification through active surveillance and standardised data collection via a national clinical network, the British Isles Congenital Cataract Interest Group (BCCIG).ResultsThe IoLunder2 cohort comprises 246 children undergoing surgery for bilateral and unilateral congenital and infantile cataract in the first 2 years of life...
September 2016: Eye
C X Ma, Y Lü, J Lü, L Yang, F L Tan, B B Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence, occurrence time and types of aphakic glaucoma following infantile congenital cataract surgery. METHODS: The records of children who underwent surgery for congenital cataract within the first 24 months of life between January 2010 and January 2014 at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were retrospectively reviewed.Children with preoperative conditions associated with glaucoma were excluded.The following parameters were ascertained: age received cataract surgery, operation method, the incidence, occurrence time and types of glaucoma...
July 19, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Helena Lee, Frank A Proudlock, Irene Gottlob
PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has revolutionized the diagnosis and management of adult retinal and optic nerve disease. Children were deprived of this technology until the recent development of handheld spectral-domain OCT (HH-SDOCT). In this article, we review the applications of OCT imaging in pediatric ophthalmology. METHODS: This study was a review of the literature. RESULTS: The acquisition and interpretation of pediatric tomograms differ significantly from those for adults, with adjustments needed to account for the shorter axial lengths, higher refractive errors, and ongoing retinal and optic nerve development in the pediatric eye...
July 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
K S Wood, D Tadros, R H Trivedi, M E Wilson
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to determine the long-term complications and outcomes of secondary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in patients with congenital cataracts.Patients and MethodsThe medical records of children operated for secondary IOL implantation surgery between 2000 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Those who had undergone their initial congenital cataract surgery before 7 months of age were included and were analyzed for intra- and postoperative factors and postoperative refractive outcomes...
September 2016: Eye
Kamalvir Gill, Cheryl Bayart, Ritu Desai, Alex Golden, Patricia Raimer, Joan Tamburro
Combigan (Allergan, Irvine, CA) is an ophthalmic solution that combines 0.2% brimonidine, a selective α-2 adrenergic agonist, with 0.5% timolol, a nonselective β-adrenergic antagonist. It is approved for the reduction of intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. There have been recent reports of successful treatment of superficial infantile hemangiomas (IHs) using Combigan topically. We report the case of a 2-month-old girl who developed life-threatening brimonidine toxicity requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation secondary to central nervous system depression and apnea after topical application to an ulcerated IH...
July 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
Anil K Mandal
PURPOSE: Relatively little data exist regarding the outcomes of children with primary infantile glaucoma presenting with acute corneal hydrops. The aim of our study was to determine the surgical outcome of children of infantile glaucoma who presented with acute corneal hydrops. METHODS: In total, 38 eyes of 31 consecutive children of infantile glaucoma presented with acute corneal hydrops who underwent primary combined trabeculotomy-trabeculectomy (CTT) by a single surgeon from January 1990 to December 2012 at the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), a tertiary eye care centre in Southern India were enrolled in this retrospective study...
2016: PloS One
Xiang-Jia Zhu, Ke-Ke Zhang, Wen-Wen He, Xing-Huai Sun, Fan-Rong Meng, Yi Lu
BACKGROUND: Aphakic glaucoma is a common complication after congenital cataract extraction, especially in those who have surgery during infancy. This case report describes a case of bilateral pupillary block glaucoma diagnosed with intraoperative ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) after removal of congenital cataract. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case report of a 9-month-old infant with bilateral corneal enlargement and ocular hypertension after uneventful removal of congenital cataracts...
May 17, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
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