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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219900/diagnostic-challenges-in-nocardia-keratitis
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Joséphine Behaegel, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Carina Koppen
OBJECTIVE: To present a case of diagnostic confusion in Nocardia keratitis in a contact lens wearer and to illustrate the characteristic clinical findings of this rare entity. METHODS: Case report of Nocardia keratitis that was mistaken for acanthamoeba, herpetic, and fungal keratitis in three tertiary corneal referral centers before the correct diagnosis of Nocardia infection was made. RESULTS: A 29-year-old contact lens wearer was referred to our hospital for a contact lens-associated bacterial keratitis, not improving under standard bacterial treatment...
December 5, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217149/mucous-membrane-pemphigoid-with-ocular-involvement-the-clinical-phenotype-and-its-relationship-to-direct-immunofluorescence-findings
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Hon Shing Ong, Jane F Setterfield, Darwin C Minassian, John K Dart
PURPOSE: This study explored the validity of the First International Consensus on Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (MMP) guidance, which recommends that clinically indistinguishable patients, who have direct immunofluorescence (DIF)-negative biopsies, be excluded from a diagnosis of MMP. Misdiagnosis, or delayed diagnosis, of MMP with ocular involvement leads to the inappropriate use of topical therapy, the standard of care for causes of cicatrising conjunctivitis other than MMP, rather than systemic immunomodulatory therapy, resulting in irreversible clinical deterioration in patients with MMP...
December 4, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217021/practice-patterns-in-the-interdisciplinary-management-of-corneal-abrasions
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Michael Ross, Jean Deschênes
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the treatment and follow-up patterns of corneal abrasions at an academic health centre. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 90 cases of corneal abrasions over a 2-year period at a tertiary care academic hospital, of which 75 were seen by the ophthalmology department. All consultations primarily for corneal abrasion, as determined by the emergency department physician, were included in the study. Information on treatment regimen, corneal findings by emergency and ophthalmology physicians, time between follow-ups, and final outcomes was collected...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215393/therapeutic-effects-of-lamellar-keratoplasty-on-terrien-marginal-degeneration
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Lin Li, Hualei Zhai, Lixin Xie, Jun Cheng, Weiwei Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of lamellar keratoplasty (LK) on Terrien marginal degeneration (TMD). METHODS: Retrospective interventional case series. Medical records of 63 patients (71 eyes) who received LK for TMD at Qingdao Eye Hospital, Shandong Eye Institute from December 1995 to March 2014 were reviewed. A total of 56 eyes were treated with partial LK and 15 eyes with total LK. Complications, visual acuity recovery, and graft status were evaluated...
December 5, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210839/cataract-surgery-in-ocular-surface-diseases-clinical-challenges-and-outcomes
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Virender S Sangwan, Swati Gupta, Shilpa Das
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cataracts are a significant cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide. With the recent advances in cataract surgery techniques, outcomes have improved significantly in uncomplicated cases. This article discusses the challenges and outcomes of cataract surgery in complex cases targeting eyes with ocular surface diseases like Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, Mooren's ulcer, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and limbal stem cell deficiency. RECENT FINDINGS: Ocular surface diseases are commonly associated with corneal scarring and vascularization, conjunctival inflammation, symblepharon and forniceal shortening...
January 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193858/exophiala-phaeomuriformis-keratitis-in-a-subarctic-climate-region-a-case-report
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André Vicente, Fátima Pedrosa Domellöf, Berit Byström
PURPOSE: To report a case of Exophiala phaeomuriformis mycotic keratitis in a patient from a subarctic climate region. Dematiaceous fungi (black yeasts) have been gaining importance as corneal keratitis and ulcer causative agents in certain regions, but no cases have been described in Scandinavia. METHODS: Case report of a patient with a persistent corneal erosion that eventually presented a brown-pigmented infiltrate. The patient had a history of several months of topical therapy comprising medication for glaucoma, corticosteroids and antibiotics...
November 29, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169733/use-of-copaifera-multijuga-for-acute-corneal-repair-after-chemical-injury-a-clinical-histopathological-and-toxicogenetic-study
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Fernanda Gosuen Gonçalves Dias, Adriana Torrecilhas Jorge, Lucas de Freitas Pereira, Ricardo Andrade Furtado, Sérgio Ricardo Ambrósio, Jairo Kenupp Bastos, Salvador Boccaletti Ramos, Fernando Chahud, Luis Gustavo Gosuen Gonçalves Dias, Cristiane Dos Santos Honsho, Denise Crispim Tavares
Copaiba oil is widely used in medicine, but there are no reports regarding its application in ophthalmology. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical, histopathological and toxicogenetic effects of eye drops containing 0.1 and 0.5% of Copaifera multijuga Hayne oil on superficial corneal ulcers induced with alkali in the left eye of rats. For histological analysis, the percent reduction in ulcers and thickness of the corneal epithelium and stroma were evaluated 48 and 72 h after ulcer induction...
November 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165410/-surgical-treatment-of-purulent-corneal-ulcers-in-eyes-with-neurotrophic-keratitis-and-paralytic-lagophthalmos
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Evg A Kasparova, O I Sobkova, E A Kasparova, A A Fedorov, A A Kasparov
AIM: to develop a surgical approach to the treatment of purulent corneal ulcer in eyes with neurotrophic keratitis with lagophthalmos after auditory neuroma removal or stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 12 patients (13 eyes) have been managed. All received combined surgery that included simultaneous keratoplasty, autoconjunctivoplasty, and permanent partial tarsorrhaphy. RESULTS: Ocular integrity was preserved in all cases, and also vision - in half of them...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164433/distal-lateral-subungual-onychomycosis-owing-to-tritirachium-oryzae-a-bystander-or-invader
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Hari Pankaj Vanam, P Narsimha Rao, Kalyani Mohanram, Prakash Peralam Yegneswaran, Shiva Prakash Mandya Rudramurthy
The genus Tritirachium is a mitosporic fungus which inhabits in soil and decaying plant material and also a notable insect pathogen. Human infections with Tritirachium species though rare were previously reported to cause corneal ulcers, otomycosis, onychomycosis, and dermatomycosis of the scalp and hence may be considered as a potential pathogen. Here we report a case of distal lateral subungual onychomycosis involving right great toenail in a 22-year-old female, wherein direct potassium hydroxide preparations, fungal cultures, and molecular sequencing of the isolate established Tritirachium oryzae as the etiological agent...
November 21, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157427/long-eyebrow-hair-causing-corneal-ulcer
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Samar K Basak, Soham Basak, Utpal Sarkar
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December 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134185/infiltrative-intraocular-conjunctival-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-local-resection-and-brachytherapy-clinical-and-pathological-findings
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Magnolia Trinidad Cano-Suárez, María Antonia Saornil-Álvarez, Ciro García-Álvarez, Francisco López-Lara, Jesús María Frutos-Baraja, Elena García-Lagarto
A pseudophakic 70-year-old man presented to the clinic with a slow-growing conjunctival mass in the left eye. He was diagnosed with a conjunctival exophytic lesion suspicious of invasive conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). Excisional biopsy showed a well-differentiated CSCC with positive margins and the patient underwent adjuvant brachytherapy. Six weeks later, examination of the anterior segment revealed cells in the anterior chamber and a neurotrophic corneal ulcer with corneal perforation. Considering the high suspicion of intraocular invasion of CSCC, the left eye was enucleated...
September 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129978/a-case-of-peripheral-ulcerative-keratitis-associated-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Hamoon Eshraghi, Aria Mahtabfar, Mohammad H Dastjerdi
Purpose: To describe a case of peripheral ulcerative keratitis in the setting of autoimmune hepatitis and possible overlap syndrome with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Case Report: A 48-year-old African American female with autoimmune hepatitis with possible overlap syndrome with primary sclerosing cholangitis presented with tearing, irritation, and injection of the left eye that was determined to be peripheral ulcerative keratitis. The patient was treated with topical and systemic steroids, immunosuppressant drugs (azathioprine and mycophenolate mofetil), a biologic (rituximab), and surgery (conjunctival resection), and the peripheral ulcerative keratitis epithelialized but ultimately led to corneal perforation...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113918/the-impact-of-diabetes-on-corneal-nerve-morphology-and-ocular-surface-integrity
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Maria Markoulli, Judith Flanagan, Shyam Sunder Tummanapalli, Jenny Wu, Mark Willcox
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results from inadequate insulin production or ineffective insulin utilization. It is one of the most common systemic diseases worldwide with increasing prevalence. Diabetes mellitus is associated with premature mortality, macrovascular complications such as cardiovascular disease, and microvascular complications, including nephropathy leading to kidney failure, potentially blinding diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic neuropathy. While the retinal complications of diabetes are well recognized by eye care professionals, the effects on the ocular surface are poorly understood...
November 4, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111586/an-unusual-case-of-feline-acute-corneal-hydrops-atypical-disease-presentation-and-possible-in%C3%A2-vivo-detection-of-descemet-s-membrane-detachment-in-the-cat-s-unaffected-eye
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Brittany N Schlesener, Erin M Scott, Lucien V Vallone
A 1-year-old, female spayed, domestic shorthair cat presented for blepharospasm of the right eye. Slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination showed focal corneal ulceration and presumptive keratomalacia of the right eye. Examination of the left eye was normal apart from a focal endothelial opacity. Within the first 24 h of medical management, the right eye developed marked corneal edema and globular anterior protrusion of the corneal surface consistent with feline acute corneal hydrops (FACH). Surgical management consisted of a bridge conjunctival graft, nictitating membrane flap, and temporary tarsorrhaphy...
November 7, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107074/loss-of-%C3%AE-epithelial-sodium-channel-function-in-meibomian-glands-produces-pseudohypoaldosteronism-1-like-ocular-disease-in-mice
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Dongfang Yu, Yogesh Saini, Gang Chen, Andrew J Ghio, Hong Dang, Kimberlie A Burns, Yang Wang, Richard M Davis, Scott H Randell, Charles R Esther, Friedrich Paulsen, Richard C Boucher
Human subjects with pseudohypoaldosteronism-1 due to loss of function mutations in epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) subunits exhibit meibomian gland (MG) dysfunction. A conditional βENaC MG knockout mouse model was generated to elucidate the pathogenesis of absent ENaC function in the MG and associated ocular surface disease. βENaC MG KO mice exhibited a striking age dependent, female predominant MG dysfunction phenotype, with white toothpaste-like secretions observed obstructing MG orifices at seven weeks of age...
October 26, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094325/the-expression-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-in-corneal-fibroblasts-by-alarmins-from-necrotic-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Akira Iwatake, Akira Murakami, Nobuyuki Ebihara
PURPOSE: Sterile ulceration is frequently observed in the cornea following persistent corneal epithelial damage. We examined the effect of alarmins released by necrotic corneal epithelial cells (HCE) on the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) by corneal fibroblasts. METHODS: IL-1α and high-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) released into the supernatant derived from necrotic HCE cells were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062482/ocular-tuberculosis-in-hospital-universiti-sains-malaysia-a-case-series
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M Shahidatul-Adha, E Zunaina, A T Liza-Sharmini, W H Wan-Hazabbah, I Shatriah, I Mohtar, Y Azhany, H Adil
INTRODUCTION: Ocular tuberculosis (TB) encompasses a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations affecting different structures of the eye. It is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a great ancient organism that induces various types of diseases and unfavorable outcomes if unrecognized and not well treated. PURPOSE: To report the clinical profile of 34 ocular TB cases observed during 6 years period in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM). METHOD: A retrospective review of medical records from 34 patients diagnosed with ocular TB in HUSM from January 2011 until December 2016...
December 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053564/gout-keratitis-a-case-of-peripheral-ulcerative-keratitis-secondary-to-gout-with-a-review-of-the-literature
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Amirfarbod Yazdanyar, Allison E Rizzuti, Elzbieta Mechel, Ksenia Denisova, Douglas R Lazzaro
PURPOSE: To report a case of peripheral ulcerative keratitis secondary to gout. METHODS: A 41-year-old man with a history of severe gout disease presented with pain and redness of the right eye. Physical examination revealed 2 areas of peripheral corneal thinning with overlying epithelial defects. Adjacent to these areas, reflective crystals were identified in the corneal stroma. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography demonstrated stromal corneal deposits...
October 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053557/bacterial-keratitis-isolated-organisms-and-antibiotic-resistance-patterns-in-san-francisco
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Michelle Y Peng, Vicky Cevallos, Stephen D McLeod, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
PURPOSE: Understanding the spectrum of pathogens in a given geographic region is important when deciding on empiric antibiotic therapy. In this study, we evaluate the spectrum of bacterial organisms cultured from corneal samples and their antibiotic sensitivities to guide initial treatment of keratitis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case review of cultures from suspected infectious keratitis cases at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, from 1996 through 2015...
October 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044680/effects-of-three-blood-derived-products-on-equine-corneal-cells-an-in-vitro-study
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J O Rushton, E Kammergruber, A Tichy, M Egerbacher, B Nell, S Gabner
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in therapy of corneal ulcerative diseases in horses, a vast number of cases require surgical intervention, due to poor response to treatment. Topical application of serum has been used for many years, based on its anti-collagenolytic properties and the presence of growth factors promoting corneal wound healing. However, although other blood derived products i.e. platelet rich plasma (PRP), plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) have been widely used in equine orthopaedics and in human ophthalmology, no reports of the effects of these blood derived products exist in equine ophthalmology...
October 16, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
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