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The Early Phases of Ankylosing Spondylitis: Emerging Insights From Clinical and Basic Science.

Front Immunol 2018 16;9:2668. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Section of Musculoskeletal Disease, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds, NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom.

In our paper, we discuss how the early phases of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are linked to peri-firbocartilagenous osteitis in the sacroiliac joint and entheseal bone related anchoring sites. This skeletal proclivity is linked to an abnormal immunological response to skeletal biomechanical stress and associated microdamage. A key event in the early stages of AS appears to be the association with subclinical Crohn's-like colitis with this gut inflammation being pivotal to the osteitis reaction. Read More

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November 2018
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Adjunctive Use of Cidofovir and Intravenous Immunoglobulin to Treat Invasive Adenoviral Disease in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.

Pharmacotherapy 2018 Dec 26;38(12):1260-1266. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Background: Infections with adenoviruses (ADVs) can result in considerable mortality and morbidity in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Standard therapy for ADV infections in transplant recipients is not established. At our institution, intravenous cidofovir and immunoglobulin have been used to treat disseminated or invasive ADV in SOT and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Read More

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December 2018
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Safety of IBI-10090 for inflammation associated with cataract surgery: Phase 3 multicenter study.

J Cataract Refract Surg 2018 Oct 20;44(10):1236-1246. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

From the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (Donnenfeld), Garden City, New York, Carolina Eye Care Physicians, LLC (Solomon), West Ashley and North Charleston, South Carolina, and Matossian Eye Associates (Matossian), Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

Purpose: To compare the safety and efficacy of IBI-10090 anterior chamber intracameral dexamethasone drug-delivery suspension (Dexycu) with those of prednisolone acetate 1.0% ophthalmic drops in treating inflammation after cataract surgery.

Setting: Eleven centers in the United States. Read More

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October 2018
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Effectiveness of real-time PCR for diagnosis and prognosis of varicella-zoster virus keratitis.

Jpn J Ophthalmol 2018 Jul 11;62(4):425-431. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Division of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, 36-1 Nishi-cho, Yonago Tottori, 683-8504, Japan.

Purpose: To determine the efficacy of real-time PCR for the diagnosis and prognosis of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) keratitis.

Study Design: Retrospective case series.

Methods: Patients: 545 consecutive patients with keratitis were examined to quantify copy numbers of VZV DNA by real-time PCR. Read More

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July 2018
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Iris metastasis preceding diagnosis of gastric signet ring cell adenocarcinoma: a case report.

BMC Ophthalmol 2018 May 25;18(1):125. Epub 2018 May 25.

Department of Ophthalmology, Nara Medical University School of Medicine, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara, 634-8522, Japan.

Background: A case of iris metastasis preceding the diagnosis of gastric signet ring cell adenocarcinoma is very rare. To report the findings in a patient who presented with an iris tumor that was later identified to have metastasized from a gastric signet ring cell adenocarcinoma.

Case Presentation: A-74-year-old woman presented with visual disturbance and an increased intraocular pressure (IOP) in the right eye. Read More

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May 2018
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Cyclodestructive procedures for non-refractory glaucoma.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 04 25;4:CD009313. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Ophthalmology, Fondazione G.B. Bietti per lo studio e la ricerca in Oftalmolologia-IRCCS, Via Livenza n 3, Rome, Italy, 00198.

Background: Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. It results in a progressive loss of peripheral vision and, in late stages, loss of central vision leading to blindness. Early treatment of glaucoma aims to prevent or delay vision loss. Read More

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April 2018
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Syphilis-Related Eye Disease Presenting as Bilateral Papilledema, Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Hemorrhage, and Anterior Uveitis in a Penicillin-Allergic Patient.

Case Rep Infect Dis 2018 18;2018:2840241. Epub 2018 Feb 18.

University of Nebraska Medical Center, S. 42nd and Emile St., Omaha, NE, USA.

. is known as the "great masquerader" for its many presentations and ocular findings in patients who are infected and develop secondary and tertiary stage of syphilis. Syphilitic ocular manifestations include uveitis, chorioretinitis, retinitis, vasculitis, vitritis, and panuveitis all with or without decreased visual acuity. Read More

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February 2018
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Extraintestinal Manifestations in Vedolizumab and Anti-TNF-Treated Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Inflamm Bowel Dis 2018 Apr 13. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

AbbVie Inc., North Chicago, Illinois.

Background: Extra-intestinal manifestations (EIMs) can impact morbidity in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD; Crohn's disease [CD] and ulcerative colitis [UC]). This study compared incidence rates of EIMs in patients with moderate to severe IBD receiving gut-selective vedolizumab (VDZ) vs those receiving systemic anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapies.

Methods: Adult IBD patients receiving VDZ or anti-TNFs were identified from the MarketScan claims database from September 28, 2012, through September 30, 2016. Read More

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April 2018
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Visually Significant Cystoid Macula Edema After Glaucoma Drainage Implant Surgery.

J Glaucoma 2018 Feb;27(2):184-188

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Palm Beach.

Purpose: This study examines the incidence of visually significant cystoid macular edema (CME) after glaucoma drainage implant (GDI) surgery and analyses risk factors associated with developing CME and prognosis with treatment.

Materials And Methods: In total, 185 eyes from 185 glaucoma patients (mean age, 72.46±13. Read More

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February 2018
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Herpes Zoster Optic Neuropathy.

J Neuroophthalmol 2018 Jun;38(2):179-189

Boston University School of Medicine (ARK), Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Ophthalmology (EMM, KCG), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio; Neuro-Ophthalmology Service (MLM), Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Department of Ophthalmology (JS, LBK), University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama.

Background: Herpes zoster optic neuropathy (HZON) is a rare manifestation of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO). The aim of our study was to better characterize the clinical features, therapeutic choices, and visual outcomes in HZON.

Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed at multiple academic eye centers with the inclusion criteria of all eyes presenting with optic neuropathy within 1 month of cutaneous zoster of the ipsilateral trigeminal dermatome. Read More

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June 2018
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Assessment, care and management of patients with red eye.

Nurs Stand 2017 Dec;32(15):43-50

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London, London, England.

Red eye is a common ocular presentation in primary care, and there are several challenges that healthcare practitioners may encounter when caring for such patients. The main ocular conditions that can give rise to red eye are: primary acute angle closure glaucoma, acute iritis, dry eye, blepharitis and conjunctivitis. Red eye can be classified as sight-threatening or non-sight-threatening. Read More

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December 2017
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[The clinical analysis of corneal interface fluid syndrome after Laser lamellar corneal refractive surgery].

Zhonghua Yan Ke Za Zhi 2017 Nov;53(11):847-854

Fuzhou SouthEast Eye Hospital, Fuzhou 350001, China.

To analysis, the clinical characteristics, refractive changes, and clinical treatment of interface fluid syndrome after laser lamellar corneal refractive surgery. During Dec. 2010 to Apr. Read More

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November 2017
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The Effect of Latanaprost on Intraocular Inflammation and Macular Edema.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2017 Oct 13:1-8. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

a Glaucoma Service , Wills Eye Institute , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA.

There is debate concerning whether the use of Latanoprost in early postoperative period of cataract surgery and in glaucoma patients with uveitis as it may aggravate the inflammation and results in macular edema (ME), because of blood-ocular barrier disruption. However, there is no solid evidence for disruption of blood-ocular barrier with Latanoprost and aggravation of uveitis or ME formation. Similar to pseudophakic ME, the imaging ME in cases claimed to be secondary to Latanoprost is greater than clinical ME, happens mostly in complicated surgeries, and the vast majority resolve within weeks to months with using a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Read More

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October 2017
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Uveitis: a sight-threatening disease which can impact all systems.

Postgrad Med J 2017 Dec 23;93(1106):766-773. Epub 2017 Sep 23.

Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK.

Uveitis describes a group of conditions characterised by intraocular inflammation. The term uveitis technically describes inflammation of the uvea which comprises the iris, ciliary body and choroid, however now encompasses inflammation of adjacent intraocular structures such as the retina, vitreous and optic nerve. Uveitis is a significant cause of blindness worldwide, but its impact is generally underappreciated due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the condition among the public and most non-ophthalmic healthcare professionals. Read More

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December 2017
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Refractive lens exchange in younger and older presbyopes: comparison of complication rates, 3 months clinical and patient-reported outcomes.

Clin Ophthalmol 2017 28;11:1569-1581. Epub 2017 Aug 28.

Optical Express, Glasgow UK.

Purpose: To compare refractive and visual outcomes, patient satisfaction, and complication rates among different age categories of patients who underwent refractive lens exchange (RLE).

Methods: A stratified, simple random sample of patients matched on preoperative sphere and cylinder was selected for four age categories: 45-49 years (group A), 50-54 years (group B), 55-59 years (group C), and 60-65 years (group D). Each group contained 320 patients. Read More

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August 2017
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Innebandy är en vanlig orsak till sportrelaterade ögonskador - Skyddsglasögon bör användas vid innebandyspel på alla nivåer.

Lakartidningen 2017 Sep 1;114. Epub 2017 Sep 1.

Orebro Universitet Instiitutionen for Halsoakademin och Medicin - Orebro, Sweden.

Floorball - a common cause of sport related eye injury The aim of this study was to survey the incidence and type of sport related to eye injuries with special interest in floorball. A prospective study was conducted December 1st 2013 through November 30th 2014 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Örebro University Hospital. All patients presenting with an acute sports related eye injury were offered to be included. Read More

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September 2017
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Systemic Sarcoidosis with Thyroid Involvement.

Intern Med 2017 Aug 1;56(16):2181-2186. Epub 2017 Aug 1.

Department of Molecular Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.

A 66-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with iritis, visited our hospital due to general malaise. A blood analysis revealed hypercalcemia. Computed tomography revealed mediastinal and hilar lymph node hyperplasia. Read More

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August 2017
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Headache, TIA and subarachnoid haemorrhage: dissecting an unusual cause for stroke-like symptoms.

BMJ Case Rep 2017 Jul 13;2017. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

We present a case of supraclinoid internal carotid artery dissection. Eleven months prior, the patient developed isolated periorbital pain and was diagnosed with giant-cell arteritis with iritis. The patient experienced recurrent spells concerning for transient ischaemic attacks and was transferred to our institution for endovascular intervention after head CT revealed an embolic infarct with a 'dense middle cerebral artery sign. Read More

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July 2017
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A Case of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment at Late Stage following Endogenous Bacterial Endophthalmitis.

Case Rep Ophthalmol 2017 May-Aug;8(2):334-340. Epub 2017 Jun 6.

Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Japan.

Purpose: To report a case of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in the late stage, despite the fact that it had previously been halted after intravitreal injection of an antimicrobial agent against endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis (EBE).

Case: This study involved a 62-year-old male who had previously been diagnosed with septicemia due to liver abscess and the detection of in a culture of his liver abscess, and who underwent ophthalmic examination after his conjunctival hyperemia had failed to improve. Visual acuity could not be measured due to his general condition being poor and his declining level of consciousness. Read More

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June 2017
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Ophthalmologic manifestations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Intest Res 2017 Jul 12;15(3):380-387. Epub 2017 Jun 12.

Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.

Background/aims: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), has been reported to have various ophthalmologic manifestations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of ophthalmologic manifestations associated with IBD in Korea.

Methods: Sixty-one patients were examined between May 2013 and October 2014. Read More

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July 2017
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Uveitis incidence in Jichi Medical University Hospital, Japan, during 2011-2015.

Clin Ophthalmol 2017 15;11:1151-1156. Epub 2017 Jun 15.

Department of Ophthalmology, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan.

Purpose: To investigate uveitis incidence of new patients who visited Jichi Medical University Hospital, Tochigi, north of Tokyo, during 2011-2015, and to compare the results with previously reported data from other facilities.

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed clinical records of new patients with uveitis from April 2011 to March 2015 and compared the uveitis incidence with those from other hospitals.

Results: A total of 502 patients were enrolled in the study; definite diagnoses were made in 262 patients (52. Read More

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June 2017
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Safety and effectiveness of gold glaucoma micro shunt for reducing intraocular pressure in Japanese patients with open angle glaucoma.

Jpn J Ophthalmol 2017 Sep 9;61(5):388-394. Epub 2017 Jun 9.

Department of Ophthalmology, Sensho-kai Eye Institute, Uji, Kyoto, Japan.

Purpose: To assess the safety and effectiveness of the SOLX gold shunt (GS) in reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) in Japanese patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG).

Methods: 24 eyes of 24 subjects [mean age of 68.9 ± 12. Read More

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September 2017
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Practice patterns for herpes simplex keratitis: A survey of ophthalmologists in Gulf Coast countries.

Saudi J Ophthalmol 2017 Apr-Jun;31(2):61-64. Epub 2017 Apr 6.

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Purpose: Herpes simplex is a common cause of visual disability, and there are published evidence-based guidelines for therapy. This survey aims to determine the preferred practice patterns of ophthalmologists in Gulf Coast Countries regarding herpetic eye disease, as well as identify areas of controversy or barriers to acceptance of evidence-based protocols.

Methods: Anonymous web-based survey of ophthalmologists in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. Read More

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April 2017
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis: seeing the diagnosis.

BMJ Case Rep 2017 May 9;2017. Epub 2017 May 9.

Department of Ophthalmology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA.

A 41-year-old woman presented to her primary doctor with nausea, back pain and lower extremity oedema. Initial labs showed elevated serum creatinine and white blood cell count (WBC), which her doctor attributed to ibuprofen use and a recent upper respiratory infection. Five days later, she presented to the eye clinic with eye pain, redness and blurred vision. Read More

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May 2017
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The application of optical coherence tomography angiography in uveitis and inflammatory eye diseases.

Prog Retin Eye Res 2017 07 29;59:178-201. Epub 2017 Apr 29.

Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Since its introduction in the early 1990s, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has evolved in resolution and technological advances, and in recent years its initial application of assessing the morphology of a tissue has been implemented by the study of its functional blood flow, through optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). This novel technique details capillary networks by comparing the amount of light returned from static and moving targets without the need for intravenous dye administration. While this imaging modality has been used for various ocular conditions, the application OCTA to uveitis conditions remains sparse. Read More

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July 2017
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Reactions with Antisera and Pathological Effects of Staphylococcus aureus Gamma-Toxin in the Cornea.

Curr Eye Res 2017 08 27;42(8):1100-1107. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

a Department of Microbiology and Immunology , University of Mississippi Medical Center , Jackson , MS , USA.

Purpose: This study analyzed the toxicity of purified gamma-toxin from Staphylococcus aureus and the protectiveness of antisera to gamma-toxin in the rabbit cornea.

Materials And Methods: Gamma-toxin was purified from cultures of alpha-toxin deficient S. aureus strain Newman Δhla. Read More

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August 2017
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Long-term safety and efficacy of ziv-aflibercept in retinal diseases.

Br J Ophthalmol 2017 10 7;101(10):1374-1376. Epub 2017 Mar 7.

Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Centre for Vitreoretinal Diseases, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Aims: To investigate the long-term safety of intravitreal ziv-aflibercept in eyes receiving six or more intravitreal injections of ziv-aflibercept, an off-label substitute to the approved aflibercept.

Methods: Consecutive patients with retinal disease receiving six or more of intravitreal 0.05 mL ziv-aflibercept (1. Read More

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October 2017
7 Reads
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Recurrent Uveal Effusion after Laser Iridotomy.

Case Rep Ophthalmol 2017 Jan-Apr;8(1):26-30. Epub 2017 Jan 17.

Ophthalmology, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Japan.

A 59-year-old woman was seen by an ophthalmologist for blurred vision, ocular pain, headache, and nausea. She was diagnosed with acute primary angle closure (APAC) and successfully treated with medications. Using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), engorged episcleral vein was observed and small uveal effusion was diagnosed after laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI). Read More

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January 2017
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[Candida infiltrations in the iris and lens during iritis and situation after sepsis].

Ophthalmologe 2018 02;115(2):145-149

Klinik für Augenheilkunde, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074, Aachen, Deutschland.

Intraocular Candida infections are overall rather rare; nevertheless they are often found as endogenous infections after Candida sepsis and can be sight-threatening. The most common manifestations are either a sole chorioretinitis or an endophthalmitis. Here we report the case of a 35-year-old man developing Candida infiltrations in the lens capsule and behind the iris after corticosteroid treatment of a presumed HLA-B27-positive iritis. Read More

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February 2018

A case of keratitis associated with limbal relaxing incision.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2016 Dec;64(12):936-937

Cataract and IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.

We report a case of keratitis associated with limbal relaxing incision (LRI). The patient presented with progressive loss of vision with best-corrected visual acuity 20/40. Immature cataract with 1. Read More

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December 2016
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Efficacy of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser iridotomies in primary angle-closure diseases: superior peripheral iridotomy versus inferior peripheral iridotomy.

Curr Med Res Opin 2017 04 25;33(4):687-692. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

c Department of Ophthalmology , Isfahan University of Medical Sciences , Isfahan , Iran.

Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of superior peripheral iridotomy versus inferior peripheral iridotomy in the treatment of primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) in phakic patients.

Methods: In this randomized, prospective, paired-eye comparative study, patients with primary angle closure or primary angle-closure suspects were recruited and randomized to receive neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) superiorly in one eye and inferiorly in the other eye. Patients were masked to the location of treatment in each eye. Read More

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April 2017
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Single-pass four-throw technique for pupilloplasty.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2017 Jun 22;27(4):506-508. Epub 2016 Dec 22.

Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai - India.

Purpose: To describe a surgical technique for performing pupilloplasty.

Methods: In this surgical technique for pupilloplasty, after a single pass of needle through the edges of iris defect along the pupillary margin, the suture end is passed through the loop with 4 throws, creating a helical configuration in modified Siepser slipknot technique that is self-retaining and self-locking.

Results: The technique was performed in 27 cases and the loop did not open in any of the cases in the 6-month follow-up period. Read More

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June 2017
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A Genome-Wide SNP Linkage Analysis Suggests a Susceptibility Locus on 6p21 for Ankylosing Spondylitis and Inflammatory Back Pain Trait.

PLoS One 2016 14;11(12):e0166888. Epub 2016 Dec 14.

Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China.

Objectives: To screen susceptibility loci for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using an affected-only linkage analysis based on high-density single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in a genome-wide manner.

Patients And Methods: AS patients from ten families with Cantonese origin of China were enrolled in the study. Blood samples were genotyped using genomic DNA derived from peripheral blood leukocytes by Illumina HumanHap 610-Quad SNP Chip. Read More

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July 2017
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Leprosy reactions in postelimination stage: the Bangladesh experience.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 Apr 7;31(4):705-711. Epub 2016 Dec 7.

Department of Medicine, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Background: Leprosy reactions are immunologically mediated conditions and a major cause of disability before, during and after multidrug therapy (MDT). Little data have been published on the epidemiology of leprosy reactions in Bangladesh.

Objectives: To describe the pattern and prevalence of leprosy reactions in the postelimination stage. Read More

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April 2017
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Central cortical cleanup and zonular deficiency.

Clin Ophthalmol 2016 4;10:1919-1923. Epub 2016 Oct 4.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Background: Complete removal of the cortex has been advocated to prevent posterior capsular opacification but carries the risk of zonular dehiscence, hence there is a need for a safe maximal cortical cleanup technique in eyes with severe diffuse zonulopathy in subjects above age 90.

Methods: We used bimanual central cortical cleaning by elevating central fibers and aspirating them toward the periphery. Peripheral cortical fibers were removed passively only when they became loose due to copious irrigation. Read More

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October 2016
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The Spectrum of Uveitis in Southern Vietnam.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2017 11;25(sup1):S100-S106. Epub 2016 Oct 11.

e Ho Chi Minh Eye Hospital , Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam.

Purpose: To describe the pattern of uveitis among Vietnamese at two eye hospitals in Southern Vietnam.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 212 consecutive uveitis cases that presented to two eye hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from July 2011 to February 2015. The patients were identified from a database maintained by the hospitals. Read More

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July 2018
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Medical Malpractice in Uveitis: A Review of Clinical Entities and Outcomes.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2018 11;26(2):242-248. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

a Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore , MD , USA.

Purpose: To guide risk management in uveitis.

Methods: Retrospective review of malpractice verdicts, rulings, and settlements.

Results: The WestLaw® database was reviewed for lawsuits related to uveitis in the United States from 1930-2014. Read More

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August 2018
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Ocular Jellyfish Stings: Report of 2 Cases and Literature Review.

Wilderness Environ Med 2016 Sep 18;27(3):421-4. Epub 2016 Jul 18.

Emergency Department, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan (Drs Mao, Hsu, and Chen); Department of Emergency Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan (Dr Chen). Electronic address:

An ocular jellyfish sting is an ophthalmic emergency and is rarely reported in the medical literature. With the evolution of aquatic activities and entertainment in recent decades, we anticipate that more patients with ocular jellyfish stings may be taken to the emergency department. However, most physicians are unaware of the typical presentations, suitable treatments, prognosis, and possible complications of ocular jellyfish stings. Read More

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September 2016
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Don't Forget What You Can't See: A Case of Ocular Syphilis.

West J Emerg Med 2016 Jul 21;17(4):473-6. Epub 2016 Jun 21.

University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, Department of Emergency Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.

This case describes an emergency department (ED) presentation of ocular syphilis in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patient. This is an unusual presentation of syphilis and one that emergency physicians should be aware of. The prevalence of syphilis has reached epidemic proportions since 2001 with occurrences primarily among men who have sex with men (MSM). Read More

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July 2016
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Listeria monocytogenes endophthalmitis - case report and review of risk factors and treatment outcomes.

BMC Infect Dis 2016 Jul 16;16:332. Epub 2016 Jul 16.

Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany.

Background: The majority of cases of endophthalmitis are caused by exogenous pathogens; only 5-10 % are of endogenous origin. One cause of these rare cases of endogenous endophthalmitis is Listeria monocytogenes. Twenty-six cases of endophthalmitis due to this pathogen have been published over the last twenty years. Read More

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July 2016
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Gender specific differences in patients with psoriatic arthritis.

Mod Rheumatol 2017 Mar 14;27(2):345-349. Epub 2016 Jul 14.

d Division of Rheumatology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine , Kayseri , Turkey , and.

Objectives: To assess gender related differences in a cohort of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Methods: Consecutively recruited patients were included and underwent clinical, radiological and laboratory evaluation by using standardized protocol and case report forms.

Results: Women (n = 115) with PsA had higher symptom duration and body mass index (BMI), tender and swollen joint counts, disease activity score-28 joints (DAS28), Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and poorer physical activity and fatigue than men (n = 72) with PsA. Read More

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March 2017
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Corticosteroid Therapy for a Patient with Relapsing Polychondritis Complicated by IgG4-Related Disease.

Tohoku J Exp Med 2016 07;239(3):223-30

Department of Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Oita University Faculty of Medicine.

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare systemic disorder characterized by recurrent, widespread chondritis of the auricular, nasal, and tracheal cartilages. IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a systemic immune-mediated disease characterized by the infiltration of IgG4-bearing plasma cells into systemic organs. Although 25% to 35% of patients with RP have a concurrent autoimmune disease, coexistence of RP and IgG4-RD is rare. Read More

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July 2016
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Advanced drug delivery and targeting technologies for the ocular diseases.

Bioimpacts 2016 30;6(1):49-67. Epub 2016 Mar 30.

Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Introduction: Ocular targeted therapy has enormously been advanced by implementation of new methods of drug delivery and targeting using implantable drug delivery systems (DDSs) or devices (DDDs), stimuli-responsive advanced biomaterials, multimodal nanomedicines, cell therapy modalities and medical bioMEMs. These technologies tackle several ocular diseases such as inflammation-based diseases (e.g. Read More

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June 2016
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Safety and efficacy of phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation through a small pupil using minimal iris manipulation.

Clin Interv Aging 2016 17;11:651-7. Epub 2016 May 17.

Department of Ophthalmology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the results of phacoemulsification through a small pupil using minimal iris manipulation versus phacoemulsification through a well-dilated pupil.

Methods: This prospective randomized control (comparative) study comprised 78 patients (group I) with a maximally dilated pupil size of ≤4.00 mm and 45 patients (group II) with dilated pupil size of ≥7. Read More

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February 2017
9 Reads

[Iritis : What has glaucoma to do with it?]

Ophthalmologe 2017 Jan;114(1):74-76

Augenklinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131, Mainz, Deutschland.

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January 2017
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Review for Disease of the Year: Epidemiology of HLA-B27 Associated Ocular Disorders.

Ocul Immunol Inflamm 2016 Aug 27;24(4):470-5. Epub 2016 May 27.

a Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University , Portland , Oregon , USA.

Acute anterior uveitis is generally recognized as the most common form of uveitis. An association with HLA-B27 is seen in approximately half of cases of acute anterior uveitis. The prevalence of HLA-B27 varies widely between ethnic populations, with an approximate 8-10% prevalence in non-Hispanic whites and lower prevalence in Mexican- (4%) and African- (2-4%) Americans. Read More

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August 2016
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Extra-Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Be Less Common Than Previously Reported.

Dig Dis Sci 2016 09 19;61(9):2619-26. Epub 2016 May 19.

Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Background And Aims: Extra-intestinal manifestations are well recognized in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To what extent the commonly recognized extra-intestinal manifestations seen in IBD patients are attributable to IBD is, however, not clear due to the limited number of controlled studies published.

Methods: We have conducted a study of these manifestations using electronic primary care records. Read More

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September 2016
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A Novel Technique of a Transcorneal Suture to Manage an Iris Tuck into the Tube of a Glaucoma Drainage Device.

J Glaucoma 2016 08;25(8):e731-3

Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Backgrounds: Glaucoma drainage devices create an alternative pathway of aqueous drainage from the anterior chamber by channelling aqueous out of the eye through a tube to a subconjunctival bleb or the suprachoroidal space. They may be associated with a number of potential complications including tube malpositioning. This malpositioning may have serious sequelae such as corneal endothelial damage, chronic iritis, tube iris touch, cataract formation, or tube occlusion. Read More

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August 2016
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Features of Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma Metastatic to the Retina and Vitreous.

Ocul Oncol Pathol 2015 Dec 22;2(2):80-5. Epub 2015 Sep 22.

Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y., USA.

Background/aims: To report a case of cutaneous malignant melanoma with cerebral metastasis found to have vitreoretinal metastasis upon referral for neovascular glaucoma.

Methods: The clinical history and ocular examination findings, including histologic, cytologic, genetic, and immunohistochemical features of the vitreoretinal metastatic tumor, were reviewed. Additionally, the histologic and immunohistochemical features of the primary skin tumor and brain metastasis were also assessed. Read More

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December 2015
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