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TearCare system extension study: evaluation of the safety, effectiveness, and durability through 12 months of a second TearCare treatment on subjects with dry eye disease.

Authors:
David Badawi

Clin Ophthalmol 2019 22;13:189-198. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Clinical Trials Section, Central Eye Care, Arlington Heights, IL, USA,

Purpose: Evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of a TearCare retreatment in adult subjects with clinically significant dry eye disease (DED).

Patients And Methods: This was an extension of an initial 6-month, prospective, single-center, randomized, parallel-group pilot study. In the initial study, subjects with DED were randomized to either a single TearCare treatment or 4 weeks of daily warm compress therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S191588DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6348966PMC
January 2019

Efficacy and safety of glycyrrhizin 2.5% eye drops in the treatment of moderate dry eye disease: results from a prospective, open-label pilot study.

Clin Ophthalmol 2018 14;12:2629-2636. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Ophthalmology Department, Paris Nord Val-de-Seine University Hospitals, Hôpital Bretonneau, Tours, France.

Background: Dry eye disease (DED) is characterized by a loss of homeostasis of the tear film. It goes along with ocular symptoms, in which ocular surface inflammation and damage play etiological roles. High-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) is a pro-inflammatory protein found in the tear fluid during conjunctivitis, blepharitis and DED. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S186074DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300369PMC
December 2018
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Microbiological Evaluation of Bandage Soft Contact Lenses Used in Management of Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defects.

Cornea 2019 Feb;38(2):146-150

Ophthalmic Research Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Purpose: To investigate the rate and agents of contamination in bandage soft contact lenses fitted for management of persistent corneal epithelial defects.

Methods: This prospective comparative case series enrolled 57 consecutive eyes fitted with bandage contact lenses for treatment of persistent corneal epithelial defects. The lenses were collected at the time of epithelial closure or when it was necessary to exchange contact lenses and were immediately placed in sterile tubes containing an enriched thioglycolate liquid medium. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001810DOI Listing
February 2019
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Risk Factors for Eye Disorders Caused by Paclitaxel: A Retrospective Study.

Biol Pharm Bull 2018 ;41(11):1694-1700

Department of Digestive Surgery, Kyoto Okamoto Memorial Hospital.

Paclitaxel and nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel are known to cause adverse events of eye disorders, such as cystoid macular edema. However, at present, the risk factors remain unclear. Therefore, risk factors for eye disorders caused by paclitaxel and nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel were studied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1248/bpb.b18-00444DOI Listing
February 2019
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Occurrence of Demodex species in patients with blepharitis and in healthy individuals: a 10-year observational study.

Jpn J Ophthalmol 2018 Nov 25;62(6):628-633. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Microbiology, Wroclaw Medical University, Chalubinskiego Street 4, 50-368, Wrocław, Poland.

Purpose: Two Demodex species (eyelash mites)-D. folliculorum and D brevis-are believed to be associated with human skin and eye diseases. However, the clinical significance of infection with Demodex species remains controversial. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10384-018-0624-3
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10384-018-0624-3DOI Listing
November 2018
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Phthiriasis palpebrarum presenting as anterior blepharitis.

Authors:
Taskin Khan

Indian J Public Health 2018 Jul-Sep;62(3):239-241

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India.

In humans, Pthirus pubis or crab louse usually infests hair of pubic region. Phthiriasis palpebrarum (infestation of the eyelashes and eyelids) is not as rare as is reported in literature, especially in low socioeconomic communities. It is possible that the disease is being perhaps missed due to its clinical similarity with anterior blepharitis. Read More

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http://www.ijph.in/text.asp?2018/62/3/239/241094
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_296_17DOI Listing
September 2018
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Investigation of Demodex Parasite Existence in Treatment-Resistant Chronic Blepharitis Cases.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Jun;42(2):130-133

İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi, Göz Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Objective: Demodex acari is an obligate ectoparasite, and it is usually located in the human hair follicles, eyelash roots, and sebaceous glands. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of Demodex infestation in chronic blepharitis cases that are resistant to therapy.

Methods: Patients who were admitted at the Istanbul Medipol University School of Medicine Hospital with a diagnosis of chronic blepharitis were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/tpd.2018.5462DOI Listing
June 2018
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Customary practices in the monitoring of dry eye disease in Sjogren's syndrome.

J Optom 2018 Oct - Dec;11(4):232-241. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Centre for Contact Lens Research, School of Optometry& Vision Science University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Purpose: Diagnostic testing for dry eye disease (DED) in Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is well described. Little is published about monitoring this systemic autoimmune DED. We analyzed the SS related DED tests used in North American optometric practices and compared academic settings to private practice settings. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optom.2018.05.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6147754PMC
October 2018
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Office-Based Diagnosis of Demodex Using Smartphone.

Eye Contact Lens 2018 Nov;44(6):e25-e26

Department of Ophthalmology, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Education and Training Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey.

Demodex is an important pathogen in ophthalmology. It is believed to cause a variety of eyelid and eyelash diseases. Currently, light microscopes are being used for imaging demodex. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000507DOI Listing
November 2018

Evaluation of Long-Term Silicone Hydrogel Use on Ocular Surface Inflammation and Tear Function in Patients With and Without Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

Eye Contact Lens 2019 Jan;45(1):61-66

Department of Ophthalmology, (B.Y., M.C.M., S.K., M.I.), Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey; and Department of Pediatrics (Ç.T.), Division of Immunology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: To determine whether silicone hydrogel (SH) contact lens (CL) use, with or without meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), promotes ocular surface inflammation.

Methods: Subjects wearing SH-CL for at least 6 months who also had coexisting MGD (group 1, n=20), SH-CL users who did not have MGD (group 2, n=20), patients who had MGD but did not use CL (group 3, n=20), and healthy CL-naive individuals with no known systemic or ocular diseases (group 4, n=20) were included in this cross-sectional, single-center study. All subjects underwent tear function tests consisting of tear break-up time (tBUT), ocular surface staining, Schirmer test, and the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire, as well as determination of tear IL-1RA, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-2R, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, IL-15, IL-17, IFN-α, IFN-γ, TNF-α, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, IP-10, monokine induced by gamma interferon, RANTES, eotaxin, MIP-1α, MIP-1β, and MCP-1 levels using Luminex multicytokine immunobead assay. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000526DOI Listing
January 2019
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[A dog related Demodex spp. infestation in a student: a rare Demodex case].

Mikrobiyol Bul 2018 Apr;52(2):214-220

Selçuk University Faculty of Veterinary, Department of Parasitology, Konya, Turkey.

Demodicosis is an ectoparasitic cutaneous infestation of pilosebaceous unit caused by Demodex mites. Demodex spp. are considered to be pathogenic when they increase in number and infect dermis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5578/mb.66410DOI Listing
April 2018
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Ocular manifestations of psoriasis.

Arq Bras Oftalmol 2018 Jun;81(3):219-225

Dermatology Department, Universidade do Estado do Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil.

Purpose: We aimed to report the ocular manifestations observed in patients with psoriasis.

Methods: Patients were included and referred to our ophthalmology clinic from dermatology clinics of Universidade do Estado do Pará between October 2013 and August 2014. Clinical interviews were conducted to identify relevant epidemiological data, clinical features, and treatment details, and data were recorded using the same protocol. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.20180044DOI Listing
June 2018
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IL-1α and MMP-9 Tear Levels of Patients with Active Ocular Rosacea before and after Treatment with Systemic Azithromycin or Doxycycline.

Ophthalmic Res 2018 6;60(2):109-114. Epub 2018 Jun 6.

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Multi-Centric Residency Program in Ophthalmology, Monterrey, Mexico.

Aims: The purpose of this paper was to determine the lacrimal concentration of IL-1α and MMP-9 in patients with active ocular rosacea before and after systemic treatment with azithromycin or doxycycline.

Methods: After 4 weeks of therapy with azithromycin (500 mg/day, 3 days a week PO) or doxycycline (200 mg/day PO), lacrimal samples were analyzed using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay multiplex.

Results: There was a significant difference between baseline IL-1α (37. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000489092DOI Listing
August 2018
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A Rare Case of Blebharitis: Phthiriasis Palpebrarum.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2018 Mar;42(1):90-92

Dünyagöz Hospital, Bursa, Turkey.

A six-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital due to itching and scalding crusts that persisted 10-15 days in both eyes. Upon biomicroscopic examination, 5-6 semi-translucent, yellowish brown living lice attached to the upper eyelashes and a large number of eggs were observed. Following application of pilocarpine hydrochloride (Pilomann 2%, Bausch-Lomb) and topical proparacaine hydrochloride (Alcaine 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/tpd.2018.4824DOI Listing
March 2018
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Efficacy of long-term intralesional triamcinolone in Morbihan's disease and its possible association with mast cell infiltration.

Dermatol Ther 2018 Jul 23;31(4):e12609. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Dermatology department, University Hospital of Paracelsus, Medical University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.

Morbihan's disease is characterized by chronic persistent facial edema of the upper half of the face, absence of typical diagnostic findings, and refractoriness to treatment. A 44-year-old man was diagnosed with Morbihan's disease based on clinical signs and histopathology, which showed dermal edema in upper dermis, discrete lymphocytic infiltrate without granulomatous reaction, and mast cell infiltration. After long-term therapy with intralesional triamcinolone a remarkable objective and subjective clinical response was observed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dth.12609DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6175370PMC
July 2018
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The prevalence of meibomian gland dysfunction, tear film and ocular surface parameters in an Austrian dry eye clinic population.

Acta Ophthalmol 2018 Sep 15;96(6):e707-e711. Epub 2018 Apr 15.

Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and its association with tear film and ocular surface parameters in an Austrian clinical population of dry eye patients.

Methods: The records of 1372 consecutive patients from a dry eye unit were analysed retrospectively. Symptoms and objective tear film and ocular surface parameters were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aos.13732DOI Listing
September 2018
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[Atopic keratoconjunctivitis: One allergy may mask another. A clinical observation with two types of hypersensitivity reactions: IgE-mediated and non-IgE-mediated].

J Fr Ophtalmol 2018 Mar 19;41(3):224-230. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Unité de pneumo-allergologie de l'enfant, pôle pédiatrique Pr-Labbé, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand-Estaing, 1, rue Lucie-Aubrac, 63100 Clermont-Ferrand, France. Electronic address:

Allergies are frequently implicated in ophthalmologic practice. These typically benign allergies can be potentially severe for the ocular surface and have an impact in everyday life. We relate, through a case of keratoconjunctivitis involving 2 types of hypersensitivity, the various triggers and therapeutic choices to allow a more effective treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfo.2017.10.003DOI Listing

Anterior segment and external ocular disorders associated with HIV infections in the era of HAART in Chiang Mai University Hospital, a prospective descriptive cross sectional study.

PLoS One 2018 21;13(2):e0193161. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Ophthalmology department, Chiang Mai University Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes impairment to the human immune system which leads to immunocompromised conditions, including ocular complications. Several important HIV-associated disorders may involve the anterior segment, ocular surface, and adnexae organ such as dry eye, blepharitis which reduce quality of life of patients. In present, potent antiretroviral therapies HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) has improved the length and quality of life which may lead to an increased prevalence of anterior segment ocular disorders. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0193161PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5821368PMC
May 2018
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Ophthalmologic Approach in Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Cross-Sectional Study With Phenotype-Genotype Correlations.

Cornea 2018 Apr;37(4):442-447

Cornea Department, Fundación Oftalmológica Los Andes, Santiago, Chile.

Purpose: This study describes ophthalmologic and systemic clinical findings in different subtypes of epidermolysis bullosa (EB) establishing genotype-phenotype correlations.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 58 patients with EB together with the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association, Chile. Data were stratified by major subtypes such as "simplex epidermolysis bullosa" (EBS), "junctional epidermolysis bullosa" (JEB), "recessive and dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa" and "dominant dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa" (DDEB), and "Kindler syndrome" (KS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001525DOI Listing
April 2018
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Development and evaluation of a measure of patient-reported symptoms of Blepharitis.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Jan 11;16(1):11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research, 911 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA.

Background: Blepharitis is an ocular surface disease and chronic ophthalmic condition. This paper reports on the development of psychometric evaluation of a patient-reported measure of blepharitis symptoms.

Methods: Self-reports of 13 blepharitis symptoms collected in a Phase 3 multi-site, randomized, double-masked, 4-arm parallel group, clinical trial of 907 individuals with blepharitis (mean age = 62, range: 19-93; 57% female) were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-0839-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5765649PMC
January 2018

Demodex and rosacea: Is there a relationship?

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 01;66(1):36-38

Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital General Gea Gonzalez, Calzada de Tlalpan 4800, México.

Purpose: The objective of the study is to compare the frequency of Demodex on the eyelash follicle of patients with rosacea and referents without rosacea or ophthalmological disorders.

Methods: This is a comparative, open, observational, and cross-sectional study that included 41 patients diagnosed with rosacea and 41 referents without rosacea diagnosis or ophthalmic alterations. The individuals underwent a slit-lamp examination in which two eyelashes per eyelid were removed with fine forceps. Read More

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http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2018/66/1/36/221789
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_514_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5778578PMC
January 2018
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You're the Flight Surgeon.

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Aerosp Med Hum Perform 2018 Jan;89(1):72-74

Kitz R. You're the flight surgeon: blepharitis. Aerosp Med Hum Perform. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3357/AMHP.4960.2018DOI Listing
January 2018
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A Clinical Scoring System for Diagnosis of Ocular Demodicosis.

Med Sci Monit 2017 Dec 10;23:5862-5869. Epub 2017 Dec 10.

Department of Ophthalmology, Uludag University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey.

BACKGROUND Demodex may cause chronic and refractory blepharitis with associated ocular surface problems, and its diagnosis and treatment can be quite challenging. In this study, our aim was to assess the efficacy of tea tree oil in Demodex treatment on caucasian patients in an industrialized region of Turkey, and to develop a systematic scoring system for extremely accurate diagnosis in the absence of advanced facilities. MATERIAL AND METHODS Charts of 412 patients with blepharitis were reviewed. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5733813PMC
December 2017
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Koebner Phenomenon Triggered by External Dacryocystorhinostomy Scar in a Patient With Psoriasis: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Mar/Apr;34(2):e52-e53

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Ocular Oncology & Aesthetic Services, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Vijaywada, India.

Koebner phenomenon is the development of isomorphic pathologic lesions on a wound of a patient with preexisting cutaneous disease, most commonly psoriasis. An elderly male with palmoplantar psoriasis developed periocular psoriasis in the form of blepharitis and conjunctivitis following an external dacryocystorhinostomy as a manifestation of Koebner phenomenon. Immediate diagnosis and treatment with topical steroids led to complete recovery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000001016DOI Listing
July 2018
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Prevalence and associated factors of external punctal stenosis among elderly patients in Turkey.

Arq Bras Oftalmol 2017 Sep-Oct;80(5):296-299

Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey.

Purpose: To estimate the prevalence of external punctal stenosis (EPS) in the elderly population and investigate associated factors.

Methods: A total of 278 patients ≥65 years of age were evaluated for evidence of EPS from January to July 2016. Associated systemic, ocular, demographic, and lifestyle factors were investigated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/0004-2749.20170072DOI Listing
December 2017
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A survey of contact lens-related complications in a tertiary hospital in China.

Cont Lens Anterior Eye 2018 04 21;41(2):201-204. Epub 2017 Oct 21.

Beijing Institute of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Key Laboratory, 17 Hou Gou Lane, Chong Nei Street, Beijing 100005, China. Electronic address:

Purpose: To describe the type of complications related to contact lens (CL) wear in a tertiary hospital in XX, China.

Methods: A retrospective study of 141 patients who complained discomfort after wearing contact lens on an outpatient basis of XX Hospital were conducted from the January 2012 to December 2015. The data included patients' demographics, lens type, history, slit-lamp examination, reports of corneal scrapings, culture, and examination of in vivo confocal microscopy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2017.10.007DOI Listing
April 2018
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Short-Term Comfort Responses Associated With the Use of Eyelid Cleansing Products to Manage Demodex folliculorum.

Eye Contact Lens 2018 Nov;44 Suppl 2:S87-S92

Centre for Contact Lens Research (W.N., L.J.), School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada; and École d'optométrie (E.B.), Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Purpose: To quantify the discomfort over time of various eyelid cleansers against Demodex.

Methods: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled, crossover, open-label study that enrolled 26 participants. The cleansers used in this study were Biotissue Cliradex (CD), OCuSOFT Lid Scrubs Plus (OP), OCuSOFT OUST Demodex Swabstix (ODS), TheraTears Theralid (TT), NovaBay Avenova (NA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000415DOI Listing
November 2018

Severe Corneal Disorders Developed After Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution Use.

Cornea 2017 Dec;36(12):1567-1569

*Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan; †Department of Ophthalmology, Fukuchiyama City Hospital, Kyoto, Japan; ‡Oike-Ganka Ikeda Clinic, Kyoto, Japan; §Department of Ophthalmology, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Obu, Japan; and ¶Department of Frontier Medical Science and Technology for Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Purpose: The primary side effects associated with 0.1% brimonidine tartrate (BT) ophthalmic solution with sodium chlorite are allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis, and conjunctival hyperemia. However, cornea-related side effects are rare. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001370DOI Listing
December 2017
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Semifluorinated Alkane Eye Drops for Treatment of Dry Eye Disease Due to Meibomian Gland Disease.

J Ocul Pharmacol Ther 2017 11 18;33(9):678-685. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

12 Department of Ophthalmology, Ludwig Maximilian University , Munich, Germany .

Purpose: Meibomian gland disease is generally accepted as the leading cause for evaporative dry eye disease (DED). In a previous study, perfluorohexyloctane, a semifluorinated alkane, has been demonstrated to significantly increase tear film breakup time and to reduce corneal fluorescein staining in patients with evaporative DED, thereby vastly reducing dry eye-related symptoms. This study was set up to evaluate perfluorohexyloctane in a larger population of patients with Meibomian gland dysfunction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/jop.2017.0042DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5655475PMC
November 2017
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Tacrolimus Ointment for Refractory Posterior Blepharitis.

Curr Eye Res 2017 11 18;42(11):1440-1444. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

b Department of Ophthalmology , Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo , São Paulo , Brazil.

Purpose: This prospective, randomized, double-blind interventional case series was designed to evaluate the short-term efficacy of 0.03% tacrolimus ointment as a new therapeutic approach for refractory cases of posterior blepharitis.

Methods: Forty eyes (20 patients) with posterior blepharitis refractory to previous treatment were randomized. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02713683.2017.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02713683.2017.1339805DOI Listing
November 2017
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Eyelid inflammation: An uncommon cause in occidental countries.

Am J Emerg Med 2017 Nov 7;35(11):1789.e3-1789.e5. Epub 2017 Aug 7.

Emergency Department, University Hospital of Bichat, AP-HP, Paris, France; Ilumens - Simulation laboratory, University of Paris-Diderot, Paris, France. Electronic address:

Background: Myiasis designates the infestation of live human and vertebrate animals with dipterous (two-winged) larvae (maggots) and is the fourth most common travel-associated skin disease. Furuncle is the most common aspect of cutaneous myiasis.

Case Presentation: A 24-year-old Caucasian female had been back from Cap-Vert. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2017.08.021DOI Listing
November 2017
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Outcomes of two surgical techniques for major trichiasis treatment.

Orbit 2018 Feb 30;37(1):36-40. Epub 2017 Aug 30.

a Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu , Universidade Estadual Paulista , Botucatu, Sao Paulo State , Brazil.

The purpose of this article is to analyze the outcomes of two surgical techniques to treat major trichiasis. A retrospective chart review of 67 patients (89 eyelids) with major trichiasis was performed who underwent surgical treatment using one of two techniques: intermarginal split lamella with graft (ISLG group) or lid lamella resection (LLR group). There were 30 lids in the ISLG group with mean patient age of 71. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01676830.2017.1353108DOI Listing
February 2018
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Bacterial pathogens associated with external ocular infections alongside eminent proportion of multidrug resistant isolates at the University of Gondar Hospital, northwest Ethiopia.

BMC Ophthalmol 2017 Aug 22;17(1):151. Epub 2017 Aug 22.

Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), University of Gondar (UOG), P.O. box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: External ocular infection is a public health problem in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of external ocular bacterial infections.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted at the University of Gondar Hospital among patients seeking health services at the Department of Ophthalmology from January to April, 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12886-017-0548-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5567627PMC
August 2017
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Sebaceous gland carcinoma of the ocular adnexa - variability in clinical and histological appearance with analysis of immunohistochemical staining patterns.

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2017 Nov 24;255(11):2277-2285. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

Department of Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital Bonn, University of Bonn, Ernst-Abbe Str. 2, 53127, Bonn, Germany.

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the characteristics of sebaceous gland carcinoma (SGC) of the ocular adnexae, which is due to a high variability in clinical, histological and immunohistochemical characteristics often challenging to diagnose.

Methods: Records of six patients with SGC were reviewed, who underwent surgical excision and who were histologically diagnosed with SGC. For comparison, there were specimens from four patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and four patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00417-017-3738-2DOI Listing
November 2017
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One-year efficacy of adjunctive use of Ripasudil, a rho-kinase inhibitor, in patients with glaucoma inadequately controlled with maximum medical therapy.

Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2017 Oct 15;255(10):2009-2015. Epub 2017 Jul 15.

Department of Ophthalmology and Micro-technology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, 4-57 Urafune-cho, Minami-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 232-0024, Japan.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the one-year efficacy, ability to lower intraocular pressure, and tolerability of ripasudil, a rho-kinase inhibitor, in patients with glaucoma inadequately controlled with maximum medical therapy.

Methods: This prospective, non-comparative, interventional case-series study included 39 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma inadequately controlled with maximum medical therapy before treatment with ripasudil. Ripasudil was administered twice per day as adjunctive therapy to ongoing glaucoma treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00417-017-3727-5DOI Listing
October 2017
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The association between diabetes, level of glycaemic control and eye infection: Cohort database study.

Prim Care Diabetes 2017 10 23;11(5):421-429. Epub 2017 Jun 23.

Section of Clinical Medicine and Ageing, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7PX, UK.

Aim: To examine whether diabetes and the degree of glycaemic control is associated with an increased risk of acute eye infection, and prescribing of ocular antimicrobial agents.

Design And Setting: A retrospective cohort study was carried out using the Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre database (RCGP RSC), a large primary care database in the United Kingdom. We compared ocular infection rates in people aged ≥15 years without diabetes to those with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcd.2017.05.009DOI Listing
October 2017
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Retro-bulbar cyst of in Barbari goats.

J Parasit Dis 2017 Jun 22;41(2):367-370. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, UP Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidyalaya Evam Go-Anusandhan Sansthan (DUVASU), Mathura, 281001 India.

Two adult Barbari goats were presented to the Division of Animal Health of the Institute with the history of unilateral protrusion of the left eye ball, blepharitis and congestion of the conjunctival membrane. Physical and ultrasonographical examination revealed large fluctuating fluid filled bladder with distinct dimensions. The cysts were successfully removed along with its membrane and parasitological examination revealed it as a , the intermediate stage of . Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12639-016-0807-0
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12639-016-0807-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5447584PMC
June 2017
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Ocular manifestation and their associated factors among HIV/AIDS patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy in Southern Ethiopia.

Int J Ophthalmol 2017 18;10(5):776-781. Epub 2017 May 18.

School of medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa P.O.box 1560, Ethiopia.

Aim: To assess the pattern of ocular manifestation and associated factors among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) at Hawassa University Referral Hospital, Southern Ethiopia.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted from January 2014 to April 2015. After obtaining informed written consent, 240 adult HIV/AIDS patients on HAART were randomly selected regardless of their ophthalmic symptoms, WHO status or CD4 count. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.18240/ijo.2017.05.20DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5437468PMC
May 2017
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HIV-infected individuals on long-term antiretroviral therapy are at higher risk for ocular disease.

Epidemiol Infect 2017 09 19;145(12):2520-2529. Epub 2017 May 19.

Anova Health Institute,Johannesburg,South Africa.

Introduction of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has dramatically reduced the incidence of infectious ocular diseases in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. However, the effects of long-term ART and chronic HIV infection on the eye are ill-defined. This study determined the occurrence and severity of ocular diseases among 342 participants in a rural South African setting: HIV-naïve (n = 105), HIV-infected ART-naïve (n = 16), HIV-infected on ART for 36 months (long-term ART; n = 165). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0950268817000978DOI Listing
September 2017
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Risk factors for bleb-related infection following trabeculectomy surgery: ocular surface findings-a case-control study.

Br J Ophthalmol 2017 07 18;101(7):868-873. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

Department of Genetics, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London, UK.

Purpose: Bleb-related infection (BRI) is a devastating complication of trabeculectomy surgery. The aim of this study was to identify ocular risk factors for BRI with specific emphasis on ocular surface parameters. It has been suggested that the frequency has increased since the introduction of antimetabolites, particularly mitomycin C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2016-309188DOI Listing
July 2017
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Conjunctivochalasis and Related Factors in an Adult Population of Iran.

Eye Contact Lens 2018 Sep;44 Suppl 1:S206-S209

Noor Ophthalmology Research Center (H.H.), Noor Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics (H.R., A.F.), School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; and Center for Health Related Social and Behavioral Sciences Research (M.H.E.), Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of conjunctivochalasis and its determinants in a middle-aged Iranian population.

Methods: This population-based study was conducted in the context of the second phase of Shahroud Eye Cohort Study in 2014. Of 4,737 participants aged 45 to 69 years who participated in the second phase, the data of 4,702 participants were available for this report. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000379DOI Listing
September 2018
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Ocular bacterial infections at Quiha Ophthalmic Hospital, Northern Ethiopia: an evaluation according to the risk factors and the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial isolates.

BMC Infect Dis 2017 03 14;17(1):207. Epub 2017 Mar 14.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, 1871, Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Background: External and intraocular infections can lead to visual impairments, which is a major public health problem. Bacteria are the most frequent pathogens affecting ocular structures; the increasing rate of antimicrobial drug resistance is a worldwide concern. The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of bacteria in ocular infections, their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, and risk factors in bacterial ocular infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2304-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5351251PMC
March 2017
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Ten-year incidence and prevalence of clinically diagnosed blepharitis in South Korea: a nationwide population-based cohort study.

Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2017 Jul 28;45(5):448-454. Epub 2017 Mar 28.

Department of Ophthalmology, Severance Hospital, Institute of Vision Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Importance: Blepharitis is one of the most common conditions. However, no study has yet evaluated the epidemiology by evaluating a large population-based sample.

Background: To evaluate the incidence and prevalence of clinically diagnosed blepharitis in South Korea. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ceo.12929
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July 2017
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[Alternative Methods of Local Therapy for Complicated Periocular Infections - Two Case Reports].

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2017 Jan 30;234(1):36-39. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Augenklinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.

Wounds of the eyelid can usually be cured with common surgical measures and the use of local antibiotics. Here we present two cases to demonstrate that biological debridement and negative pressure vacuum therapy (NPWT), two second line therapies, are effective and possibly superior alternatives to conventional, antibiotic-based approaches. A persistent infectious wound of the upper eyelid after surgical debridement of necrotising fasciitis and an upper eyelid abscess with multiple purulent entry points, which was refractory to a five-week antibiotic regimen, were treated with biological debridement and NPWT. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-121807DOI Listing
January 2017
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[Peri-ocular Necrotising Fasciitis - Case Report and Overview].

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2017 Jan 30;234(1):40-45. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Augenklinik, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf.

Peri-ocular necrotising fasciitis is a very rare ophthalmological clinical picture and is potentially fatal. This disease is caused by bacterial infection of the fasciae, which rapidly spreads. The present article reports a typical case of the disease and gives an overview of the typical clinical signs and symptoms of peri-ocular necrotising fasciitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-119300DOI Listing
January 2017
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[Ocular graft-versus-host disease: An often misdiagnosed etiology of dry eye syndrome].

J Fr Ophtalmol 2017 Feb 18;40(2):122-125. Epub 2017 Jan 18.

Service d'ophtalmologie II, centre hospitalier national des Quinze-Vingts, 28, rue de Charenton, 75012 Paris, France.

Purpose: To report a case of severe ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after cataract surgery.

Methods: Observational case report.

Results: We describe the case of a 59-year-old man with postoperative corneal ulcer on his only functional eye. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfo.2016.08.012DOI Listing
February 2017
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Demodex spp. Infestation Associated with Treatment-Resistant Chalazia and Folliculitis.

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2016 Dec;40(4):208-210

Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi Yenimahalle Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Tıbbi Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye.

Demodecidosis is an ectoparasitosis of pilosebaceous unit caused by demodex mites. The disease may be a primary skin disease or a secondary disease to inflammatory dermatoses such as folliculitis and rosacea. Demodex spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/tpd.2016.4869DOI Listing
December 2016
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Ocular acne rosacea in tertiary eye center in Saudi Arabia.

Int Ophthalmol 2018 Feb 30;38(1):59-65. Epub 2016 Dec 30.

Anterior Segment Division, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, PO Box 7191, Riyadh, 11462, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Purpose: To report the most common presenting signs and symptoms of ocular rosacea for timely diagnosis and management.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 23 patients with a diagnosis of acne rosacea or a non-specific diagnosis was performed at a tertiary eye hospital. Patients with lid changes such as recurrent blepharitis; meibomianitis; recurrent chalazia; facial skin change such as papules, telangiectatic blood vessels, and/or rhinophyma were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10792-016-0420-3DOI Listing
February 2018
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[Eye lid hygiene in chronic allergic blepharoconjunctivitis patients before laser refractive surgery].

Vestn Oftalmol 2016;132(5):86-92

Research Institute - Krasnodar Regional Hospital No. 1 named after Prof. S.V. Ochapovsky, 167 Pervogo Maya St., Krasnodar, Russian Federation, 350000.

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of eyelid hygiene in patients with chronic allergic blepharoconjunctivitis (ABC) as a part of their preparation for laser refractive surgery.

Material And Methods: The study involved 32 patients (12 males and 20 females aged 25-42 years) with refractive errors, namely, compound myopic astigmatism (23 patients) and hyperopic astigmatism (9 patients) suffering from chronic ABC and secondary dry eye syndrome (DES). All the patients initially received a standard treatment for ABC and DES, that is olopatodin hydrochloride instillations - 1 mg/ml 2 times daily, preservative-free hyaluronic acid preparation - 1 mg/ml 3 times daily, and polyacrylic acid and dexpanthenol gel at night for one month. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17116/oftalma2016132586-92DOI Listing
March 2017
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[Necrotising soft tissue infection of orbital area and hand: an unusual combination].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2016;160:A9944

Groene Hart Ziekenhuis, Gouda.

Background: Necrotising soft tissue infection (NSTI) is an infection of the subcutaneous tissues and often follows a fulminant course if not recognised in time.

Case Description: A 78-year-old man was brought to our emergency department in septic shock. Physical examination revealed an erythematous and painful swelling of the right eyelids and to a lesser extent of the right hand. Read More

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February 2018