Endophthalmitis in Advanced Microbial Keratitis: Risk Factors and Examination Findings

Conclusions: Diagnosing endophthalmitis can be difficult in eyes with advanced microbial keratitis, and the visual outcomes are often extremely poor. Clinicians should have a particularly high index of suspicion in eyes presenting with light perception or no light perception vision, history of cataract extraction, full thickness ulcer or perforation, or choroidal thickening or retinal detachment on ultrasound.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

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ConclusionThere were significant decreases in temporal SPCA hemodynamic parameters in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome. These findings suggest that temporal SPCA ocular blood flow measurements have greater diagnostic value than those of the nasal SPCA.
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusions: After MIGS, persistent hypotony because of CCD rarely occurs. Increased uveoscleral outflow because of LOT or creation of a cyclodialysis cleft by traction of the pectinate ligament can be a mechanism of CCD development. Young age and myopia can be risks for cyclodialysis cleft formation and hypotony maculopathy after MIGS.
Source: Journal of Glaucoma - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusion: After congenital cataract surgery, the UBM imaging features of aphakia with VAO are helpful to evaluate the condition of VAO before reoperation so as to choose the optimal surgical method to achieve better therapeutic effect. PMID: 32832142 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The FLACS technique is considered beneficial for specific cases, such as patients with scheduled premium surgery, or with low endothelial cell count. However, it is believed that given the technological cost it is not a cost effective technique for most standard cases in our daily clinical practice. PMID: 32694026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The present case describes a rare complication of “pseudophakic reverse pupillary block” after a glued SFIOL implantation. The probable mechanism for the pupillary block is the reduced gap between the posterior surface of iris and optic of the IOL. This is likely caused by the loss of 5-degree posterior angulation of the 3-piece IOL because of stretching of the haptics leading to an increase in the iridolenticular contact and reverse pupillary block and elevated IOP. The persistent anterior chamber inflammation as a result of iris chaffing and pigment dispersion could also contribute to compromis...
Source: Journal of Glaucoma - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Online Articles: Case Report/Small Case Series Source Type: research
Conclusions: Staphylococcus aureus, Propionibacterium acnes, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis with or without endophthalmitis represent the most common indication for ocular enucleation/evisceration in patients with microbial keratitis in a tertiary referral center in Hungary. The incidence of enucleation and evisceration related to mycotic keratitis does not seem to have increased within the last decade. Most frequent preexisting systemic diseases in cases of enucleation and evisceration are hypertension, cardiac disease, diabetes mellitus, and rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 32509342 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
A 90-year-old female with a past medical history of trigeminal neuralgia and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) presented with a four-day history of a left-sided headache, nausea, and vomiting. Regarding her left eye, she reported intermittent flashes of light over the past month and complete vision loss for four days. She denied a history of diabetes, hypertension, anticoagulant use, or ocular trauma. Her ocular history included the use of reading glasses and bilateral cataract surgery forty-five years ago.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Zuo C, Long B, Guo X, Chen L, Liu X Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the effect of phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOLs) implantation in eyes with medically uncontrolled primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) previously treated with trabeculectomy and to quantify the anatomical changes in the anterior chamber angle by ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). Methods: Forty-four eyes of 37 consecutive patients with medically uncontrolled PACG coexisting cataracts with a surgical history of trabeculectomy were included in this study. Each patient underwent phacoemulsification and IOL implantation. Indentati...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Total anterior segment (103Pd) plaque brachytherapy resulted in local control, good visual acuity, eye and life preservation in the treatment of multifocal iris melanoma. PMID: 32306746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
In conclusion, elevated brain amyloid was associated with family history and APOE ε4 allele but not with multiple other previously reported risk factors for AD. Elevated amyloid was associated with lower test performance results and increased reports of subtle recent declines in daily cognitive function. These results support the hypothesis that elevated amyloid represents an early stage in the Alzheimer's continuum. Blood Metabolites as a Marker of Frailty https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/04/blood-metabolites-as-a-marker-of-frailty/ Frailty in older people is usually diagnosed in a sympt...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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