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A 15-year-old-boy with an optic neuropathy.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017;23(4):30-32. Epub 2017 Dec 5.

Department of Ophthalmology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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May 2018
9 Reads

A 60-year-old woman with an asymptomatic left lacrimal gland mass found incidentally.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017;23(4):27-29. Epub 2017 Oct 18.

Orbital Oncology and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5791630PMC
May 2018
6 Reads

Orbital leiomyosarcoma metastasis presenting prior to diagnosis of the primary tumor.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 31;23(4):22-26. Epub 2017 Dec 31.

Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Leiomyosarcomas, neoplasms of smooth muscle, are rarely found within the orbit. Orbital leiomyosarcoma may be primary, metastatic, or secondary to radiation. When they are metastatic, patients almost exclusively have a history of a primary leiomyosarcoma, often occurring in the spermatic cord, skin, gastrointestinal tract, or the uterus. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5791626PMC
March 2018
11 Reads

Diffuse ocular and orbital inflammation after zoledronate infusion-case report and review of the literature.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 28;23(4):18-21. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

Bisphosphonates have become a commonly used class of medications to treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Zoledronate (zoledronic acid) can be dosed annually via intravenous infusion, making it an appealing option for patients and physicians. We report the case of a 68-year-old woman who developed severe, unilateral, ocular inflammation, including corneal endotheliitis, anterior uveitis with hyphema, scleritis, and orbital inflammation beginning 12 hours after receiving her first zoledronate infusion. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5791629PMC
March 2018
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Experimental use of an extracellular matrix graft in pterygium surgery.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 28;23(4):15-17. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago Illinois.

A 40-year-old man presented with a primary pterygium of the right eye and underwent pterygium excision using mitomycin C and placement of an extracellular matrix (ECM) adjuvant. As an adjuvant in pterygium surgery, ECM serves as a scaffold while promoting the growth of normal conjunctiva. Perioperatively, the ECM graft was found to be easily manipulated on the surgical field. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5791628PMC
March 2018
7 Reads

Takayasu arteritis-related photic and postprandial amaurosis.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 28;23(4):13-14. Epub 2017 Oct 28.

Institute of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark.

We report the case of a 66-year-old man with Takayasu arteritis who developed photic and postprandial amaurosis occurring at a corticosteroid dose <40 mg per day, despite concurrent methotrexate. The amaurosis resolved with correction of anemia by packed red blood cell transfusion. Marginal retinal perfusion in Takayasu arteritis may precipitate symptomatic hypoxia as a result of eating a meal or exposing the eye to bright lights. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5791624PMC
March 2018
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Surgical approach to limiting skin contracture following protractor myectomy for essential blepharospasm.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 5;23(4):8-12. Epub 2017 Nov 5.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kentucky Lions Eye Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.

Purpose: To report our experience with protractor myectomy in patients with benign essential blepharospasm who did not respond to serial botulinum toxin injection, and to describe intra- and postoperative techniques that limited skin contracture while also providing excellent functional and cosmetic results.

Methods: The medical records of patients with isolated, benign, essential blepharospasm who underwent protractor myectomy from 2005 to 2008 by a single surgeon were reviewed retrospectively. The technique entailed operating on a single eyelid during each procedure, using a complete en bloc resection of all orbicularis tissue, leaving all eyelid skin intact at the time of surgery, and placing the lid under stretch with Frost suture and applying a pressure dressing for 5-7 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5693/djo.01.2016.11.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5791625PMC
March 2018
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Aspiration of cataract in 1815 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 30;23(4):4-7. Epub 2017 Dec 30.

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Naples, Florida.

We present and discuss the previously unrecognized evidence for the possible introduction of cataract extraction by aspiration into modern Western medicine on March 26, 1815, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by surgeon Philip Syng Physick. On this date, he successfully extracted a cataract by suction through a tube, according to newspaper reports written by the patient, an attorney who sought a patent on the suction device. Aspects of the patient's account are confirmed by supporting evidence from the medical community and by a cataract instrument set attributed to Physick, which includes a cannula attached to a syringe. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5791631PMC
March 2018
4 Reads

The best of the best: a review of select oculoplastic case series published in 2015.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 21;23(4):1-3. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Department of Ophthalmology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

This review summarizes three case series published in the field of oculoplastic surgery in the year 2015. The first article describes the use of hedgehog pathway inhibitors for medical therapy of advanced periocular basal cell carcinoma and basal cell nevus syndrome. The second describes the use of c-reactive protein as a marker for starting treatment with steroids in children with orbital cellulitis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5791627PMC
March 2018
9 Reads

A 5-day-old-newborn with a large right upper eyelid coloboma.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017;23(3):88-91. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland, Ohio.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683440PMC
June 2018
11 Reads

A 71-year-old man with bilateral vision loss.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017;23(3):85-87. Epub 2017 Sep 3.

Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683437PMC
June 2018
4 Reads

A 61-year-old man with cystoid macular edema and chorioretinal folds after cataract surgery.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017;23(3):81-84. Epub 2017 Aug 29.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neuroscience, University of Minnesota.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683433PMC
June 2018
4 Reads

A 45-year-old man with spontaneous hyphema of the right eye.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017;23(3):78-80. Epub 2017 Aug 9.

Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, Massachusetts.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683435PMC
June 2018
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: a new and emerging pathogen linked to keratomycosis.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 14;23(3):75-77. Epub 2017 Sep 14.

Cornea and External Disease Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.

We describe our experience managing a case of fungal keratitis in a 71-year-old immunocompetent woman. Intracameral cultures isolated , a dimorphic commensal microbe with limited pathogenicity, in an immune competent patient. Repeated corneal cultures for bacteria and fungus were negative. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683434PMC
December 2017
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A microbubble of gas as an early indication of macular hole formation after vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment repair.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 3;23(3):71-74. Epub 2017 Sep 3.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC.

We present a novel case of a 67-year-old man who developed a full-thickness macular hole in the presence of a microbubble after repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683438PMC
December 2017
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A retrospective study on the outcomes of Ahmed valve versus Ahmed valve combined with fluocinolone implant in uveitic glaucoma.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 11;23(3):63-70. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Purpose: To compare the intraocular pressure (IOP) outcomes of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) surgery alone versus AGV with fluocinolone implant in uveitic glaucoma patients.

Methods: We identified uveitic glaucoma patients with AGV surgery alone and AGV surgery combined with fluocinolone implant from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Ocular Inflammation Database. Demographic information, visual acuity, and IOP were recorded at preoperative visits and 1, 6, and 12 months after surgery. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683439PMC
December 2017
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Suture-assisted punctoplasty.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 9;23(3):60-62. Epub 2017 Sep 9.

Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom.

Purpose: To describe a surgical technique in which a suture, instead of forceps, is used to improve access for the introduction of scissors and more easily achieve an appropriately-sized punctoplasty.

Materials And Methods: In this technique, a new modification of the 2-snip punctoplasty, a 6-0 polyglactin 910 suture is passed through the posterior wall of the punctum to apply traction. A video of the technique is provided. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683436PMC
December 2017
4 Reads

Systematic approaches for reviewing neuro-imaging scans in ophthalmology.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 19;23(3):50-59. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

Department of Radiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Neuroimaging is an important tool in ophthalmology, but many ophthalmologists are uncomfortable evaluating actual scans. Unfortunately, exclusive reliance on a radiologist's report can lead to diagnostic and management errors. We outline a methodology for equipping ophthalmologists with the skills necessary to read neuroimaging studies with respect to specific clinical questions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5693/djo.03.2016.05.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5683432PMC
December 2017
10 Reads

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery in vitrectomized eye with posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 30;23(2):43-44. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery State Institution, Moscow, Russia.

We describe a case of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) in an eye with multiple comorbidities, including retinal detachment surgery, high myopia, posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (PC pIOL) and residual, emulsified, silicone oil located in the anterior chamber. FLACS was affected by the optical blockage, but the incomplete capsular tear was recoverable. The case suggests that silicone oil bubbles concentrated at the dome of the posterior corneal surface, along with the PC pIOL optic edges and scars after corneal astigmatic relaxing incisions can lead to incomplete anterior capsulotomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5693/djo.02.2017.03.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596899PMC
December 2017
7 Reads

A 64-year-old man with an unusual conjunctival cyst.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017;23(1):40-42. Epub 2017 Mar 8.

Department of Ophthalmology, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596953PMC
May 2018
3 Reads

A 24-year-old woman with rapidly progressing vision loss.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017;23(1):36-39. Epub 2017 Jan 15.

Department of Surgery (Ophthalmology) and Medicine (Neurology), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596948PMC
May 2018
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Surprises during intravitreal drug delivery-a report of three cases.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 15;23(1):33-35. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

We describe 3 cases with unusual events during and after intravitreal injection of dexamethasone intravitreal implants and bevacizumab. In case 1, delayed release of the safety stop of a dexamethasone intravitreal implant injector led to impaction and retinal break formation. Timely recognition and laser treatment prevented further retinal complications. Read More

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November 2017
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Optical coherence tomography findings and successful repair of retina detachment in Knobloch syndrome.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 12;23(1):29-32. Epub 2017 Mar 12.

Retina Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

A 7-year-old Afghani girl was referred to the retina clinic of Massachusetts Eye and Ear for a chronic-appearing, macula-off retinal detachment in the left eye. On examination, best-corrected visual acuity was 20/400 in the right eye and 20/800 in the left eye. She had bilateral horizontal nystagmus. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596956PMC
November 2017
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An erosive lesion in the orbital apex as the presenting sign of sarcoidosis.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 4;23(1):26-28. Epub 2017 Mar 4.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Prairie Village.

Sarcoidosis is an autoimmune granulomatous disease that can affect any organ system in the body. Ocular and orbital manifestations are relatively common. Osseous involvement is rare and usually involves bones of the appendicular skeleton. Read More

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November 2017
4 Reads

Detection of pars plana rupture by ultrasound biomicroscopy after cannula dislodgement during cataract wound hydration.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 25;23(1):23-25. Epub 2017 Feb 25.

Beaumont Eye Institute, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) is a valuable diagnostic modality for imaging anterior ocular structures. Its utility has been well studied in anterior segment, lenticular, and pars plicata pathologies. However, imaging of the pars plana has been seldom described. Read More

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November 2017
41 Reads

Stalagmite-like preretinal inflammatory deposits in vitrectomized eyes with posterior uveitis.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 18;23(1):18-22. Epub 2017 Feb 18.

Department of Ophthalmology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

We report a new clinical sign of vitreous inflammation in patients with posterior uveitis: spectral-domain optical coherence tomography identified stalagmite-like, discrete, diffusely distributed, hyperreflective, preretinal deposits in previously vitrectomized eyes of 2 patients during flares of posterior uveitis. The extent of the deposits correlated with disease activity. The underlying primary diseases encountered were necrotizing retinochoroiditis secondary to toxoplasmosis and primary central nervous system lymphoma. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596952PMC
November 2017
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Cilium incarnatum externum.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 13;23(1):16-17. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, PGIMER & RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.

A 25-year-old woman presented with a history of a cosmetically bothersome bulge over her left eyelid. She was diagnosed with cilium incarnatum externum. The subcutaneous cilium was surgically removed and examined. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596947PMC
November 2017
8 Reads

Pseudovitelliform maculopathy associated with deferoxamine toxicity: multimodal imaging and electrophysiology of a rare entity.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 13;23(1):11-15. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Atlantis Eye Care, Huntington Beach, California.

Deferoxamine is a commonly used chelating agent for secondary hemochromatosis. We report a rare retinal manifestation of deferoxamine toxicity in a 68-year-old man and provide supporting multimodal imaging and electrophysiology. The patient had iron overload related to transfusion-dependent myelodysplastic syndrome and developed a pseudovitelliform macular lesion related to deferoxamine toxicity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596954PMC
November 2017
17 Reads

Adding access to a video magnifier to standard vision rehabilitation: initial results on reading performance and well-being from a prospective, randomized study.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 31;23(1):1-10. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Purpose: Both optical and electronic magnification are available to patients with low vision. Electronic video magnifiers are more expensive than optical magnifiers, but they offer additional benefits, including variable magnification and contrast. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of access to a video magnifier (VM) added to standard comprehensive vision rehabilitation (VR). Read More

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November 2017
10 Reads

A 71-year-old woman with decreased vision, nyctalopia, and peripheral vision loss.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016;22(4):85-90. Epub 2016 Dec 31.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

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June 2018
7 Reads

A 26-year-old man with ocular complications after adverse reaction to phenytoin.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016;22(4):82-84. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5693/djo.03.2015.05.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596904PMC
June 2018
10 Reads

The best of the best: a review of select retina case reports published in 2015.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 31;22(4):79-81. Epub 2016 Dec 31.

Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Boston, Massachusetts.

This review article highlights 4 case reports published in 2015 that provided substantive contributions to the field of retina. The first describes postoperative hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis, a newly described and visually devastating complication of cataract surgery. The second discusses ocriplasmin as a novel treatment for foveal schisis in patients with X-linked retinoschisis. Read More

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December 2017
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The best of the best: a review of select glaucoma case reports published in 2015.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 31;22(4):75-78. Epub 2016 Dec 31.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School.

This review article summarizes four key case reports published in the field of glaucoma in the year 2015. The first article describes a novel technique for draining choroidal fluid in patients with uveal effusion syndrome. The second article describes 2 cases of recurrent vitreous block despite adequate surgical intervention. Read More

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December 2017
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The best of the best: a review of select pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus case reports published in 2015.

Authors:
Pavlina S Kemp

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 14;22(4):72-74. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

This review highlights 4 case reports in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus published in the year 2015. The first article describes ocular presentations of acute childhood leukemia relapse. The second demonstrates the association of sector iris hemangioma with diffuse choroidal hemangioma. Read More

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December 2017
6 Reads

A 56-year-old man with acute vision loss.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016;22(3):68-71. Epub 2016 Aug 18.

Department of Ophthalmology, General Hospital of Kavala, Greece.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5596900PMC
June 2018
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Report of a 10-0 polypropylene suture that did not undergo biodegradation after 13 years in the eye.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 25;22(3):66-67. Epub 2016 Aug 25.

Cornea Division, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

We report the case of a 70-year-old man who underwent surgery to fixate a subluxated intraocular lens. A 10-0 polypropylene suture that had been placed 13 years prior was retrieved intraoperatively and subsequently imaged using electron microscopy. The suture showed no clinically significant signs of biodegradation. Read More

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November 2017
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Second report of a infection in the United States: nodular scleritis with in vitro imipenem resistance.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 10;22(3):62-66. Epub 2016 Aug 10.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville.

We describe the case of a 52-year-old woman with scleritis caused by an imipenem-resistant strain of . The patient presented with pain, redness, and nodules on the sclera of 8 weeks' duration. A Gram stain from a nodule on the superonasal aspect of the globe was initially negative. Read More

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November 2017
17 Reads

A 73-year-old man with congestion and mild proptosis of the left eye.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 25;22(2):58-61. Epub 2016 Apr 25.

Department of Ophthalmology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4990083PMC
March 2017
5 Reads

Topical difluprednate for treatment of serous retinal detachment and panuveitis associated with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 28;22(2):54-7. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

Macula Retina Vitreous Center, Torrance, California.

Patients with bilateral serous retinal detachments and panuveitis related to Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease are commonly managed with oral corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents, and/or intravitreal injections. We present the case of a 56-year-old Hispanic man with Harada disease whose bilateral serous retinal detachments and panuveitis were treated with topical corticosteroid difluprednate alone. Functional and anatomical recoveries were assessed by fluorescein angiograms and optical coherence tomography studies over a period of 9 months. Read More

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March 2017
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Combined therapy (intravitreal bevacizumab plus verteporfin photodynamic therapy) versus intravitreal bevacizumab monotherapy for choroidal neovascularization due to age-related macular degeneration: a 1-year follow-up study.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 30;22(2):46-53. Epub 2016 Jun 30.

University Eye Clinic of Trieste. Ospedale Maggiore, Trieste, Italy.

Purpose: To assess the efficacy and safety of combined intravitreal bevacizumab and low-fluency-rate photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to compare it with intravitreal bevacizumab monotherapy.

Methods: A total of 62 eyes of 62 patients with angiographic evidence of CNV were divided into 2 groups: the eyes of one group were treated with a combined therapy of 1 intravitreal bevacizumab injection (1.25 mg) and PDT within 7 days; the eyes of the other group received intravitreal bevacizumab monotherapy. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4990082PMC
March 2017
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A cluster of presumed, noninfectious endophthalmitis after intravitreal injection of bevacizumab: long-term follow-up.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 16;22(2):41-5. Epub 2016 May 16.

UOSD Patologie Retiniche, Fondazione Policlinico di Tor Vergata Roma, Italy;

Purpose: To report the outcome of 5 consecutive cases of presumed, noninfectious endopththalmitis following intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (IVB).

Methods: Ten pre-loaded syringes of bevacizumab (1.25 mg/50 µL) furnished by a compounding pharmacy were injected intravitreally. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4990085PMC
March 2017
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A 27-year-old man with traumatic partial dislocation of an intraocular lens.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 2;22(1):39-40. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5693/djo.03.2015.10.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904502PMC
March 2017
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Anterior chamber cholesterolosis in a patient with retinoblastoma.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 31;22(1):35-7. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Vision Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California;

Anterior chamber cholesterolosis is a rare phenomenon typically associated with non-neoplastic conditions such as hyphema or Coats disease; it has never been reported to be associated with intraocular malignancy. We report a case of anterior chamber cholesterolosis presenting in the setting of retinoblastoma and discuss clinical features relevant for its differentiation from Coats disease. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904505PMC
March 2017
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In-the-bag decentration of an intraocular lens in a patient with a tendency to hypertrophic scarring.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 24;22(1):28-31. Epub 2016 Jan 24.

Department of Ophthalmology, Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India.

We report a case of rapid anterior lens capsular contraction leading to decentration of a hydrophilic acrylic lens with stiff haptics (Rayner design). To our knowledge, this is the first report to investigate early capsular contraction with folding of the haptic over the optic in a patient with a tendency toward hypertrophic scar formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5693/djo.02.2014.08.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904501PMC
March 2017
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Primary meningococcal conjunctivitis: an unusual case of transmission by saliva.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 7;22(1):25-7. Epub 2016 Jan 7.

Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

A 49-year-old diabetic man presented with a 2-day history of a painful right eye associated with a purulent discharge. Prior to becoming symptomatic, he reported that someone spat at him, resulting in direct contact between the saliva and his affected eye. Gram stain revealed numerous leucocytes with Gram-negative diplococci, and culture yielded Neisseria meningitidis (serogroup C). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904506PMC
March 2017
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Effects of augmented tenotomy and reattachment in the infantile nystagmus syndrome.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 31;22(1):12-24. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Daroff-Dell'Osso Ocular Motility Laboratory, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and CASE Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio;; Departments of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Cleveland, Ohio; Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Purpose: To test the hypothesis that augmented tenotomy and reattachment surgery (AT-R), which involves placing an additional suture in each distal tendon during the 4-muscle tenotomy and reattachment (T-R) or other infantile nystagmus syndrome (INS) procedures, could increase the beneficial effects of many types of extraocular muscle (EOM) surgery to treat INS.

Methods: Both infrared reflection and high-speed digital video systems were used to record the eye movements in 4 patients with INS before and after AT-R surgery. Data were analyzed using the eXpanded Nystagmus Acuity Function (NAFX) that is part of the OMtools software. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904507PMC
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Strabismus surgery among Medicare beneficiaries: imputed rates of reoperation in the same calendar year.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 15;22(1):6-11. Epub 2016 Mar 15.

Department of Ophthalmology, VCU Medical Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

Purpose: To compare strabismus surgery reoperation rates in a large national database of provider payments when the adjustable-suture technique was available and not available.

Materials And Methods: Fee-for-service payments to Medicare providers for horizontal (CPT 67311) and vertical (CPT 67314) strabismus surgery in 2012 were analyzed to identify payments for reoperations in the same calendar year. The adjustable-suture technique was considered to be available to the patient if the patient's surgeon billed for adjustable sutures during the year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5693/djo.01.2016.02.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904503PMC
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Effects of topical travoprost 0.004% on intraocular pressure and corneal biomechanical properties in an animal model.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 11;22(1):1-5. Epub 2016 Feb 11.

Glaucoma Department, Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en Mexico I.A.P., San Lucas Coyoacan, Mexico DF;

Purpose: To determine whether topical application of travoprost 0.004% induces changes in corneal biomechanical properties affecting intraocular pressure (IOP) values in rabbits.

Methods: Both eyes of 10 New Zealand rabbits were measured 3 times with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) before treatment. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904500PMC
March 2017
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Cogan syndrome with severe medium and large vessel vasculitis.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2016 1;22(1):32-4. Epub 2015 Feb 1.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, Massachusetts.

Cogan syndrome is a rare disease characterized by coexisting audiovestibular and ocular symptoms. Almost half of patients develop systemic manifestations. We report the case of a 38-year-old woman who presented with severe medium and large vessel vasculitis as a systemic manifestation of Cogan syndrome. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4904504PMC
March 2017
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Retinal detachments after Boston Keratoprosthesis: incidence, predisposing factors, and visual outcomes.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2015 21;21(4):1-15. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Cornea Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts;

Purpose: To determine the rates, predisposing factors, and visual outcomes of retinal detachment (RD) after Boston Keratoprosthesis (KPro) implantation.

Methods: In this noncomparative, interventional case series, the medical records of 170 patients (205 eyes) who underwent Boston type 1 and type 2 KPro implantation at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary between April 1993 and June 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. Incidence and annual rates of RD were calculated, and the roles of possible predictive factors for RD after KPro were investigated. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4902639PMC
March 2017
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