A. Shayegani

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PURPOSE To determine the cause of bilateral retrobulbar optic neuritis followed by progressive outer retinal necrosis in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). METHODS Extensive ophthalmologic, neurologic, infectious disease, rheumatologic, and radiologic examinations were performed. RESULTS Cerebrospinal fluid samples taken after the onset(More)
PURPOSE Streptococcal gangrene, also termed streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis, is resurgent but remains exceedingly rare. Ophthalmologists and dermatologists must be aware of streptococcal gangrene, as eyelids are the most commonly affected area of the head and neck. METHODS We studied two cases of streptococcal gangrene of the orbit with clinical(More)
Amifloxacin and two of its metabolites, N-desmethyl amifloxacin and amifloxacin N-oxide, were evaluated by a microdilution MIC susceptibility test against 500 clinical isolates and compared with ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, norfloxacin, aztreonam, and imipenem. Of the Staphylococcus species isolates, 208 were methicillin resistant; the MICs for 78 of the(More)
PURPOSE To report the use of intracameral 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) to treat epithelial downgrowth after performing a Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS We describe the case of a 79-year-old woman who underwent a DSAEK for pseudophakic Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy. The patient required 2 repeat DSAEKs for graft(More)
CONTEXT The provision of ocular surgical interventions for poorer, less educated populations is increasing as a result of increased globalization and outreach. However, these populations still have trouble understanding surgical concepts and are not always fully informed decision makers. AIMS We aimed to test the effect that a multimedia addition to a(More)
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