Ariel Schlaen

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BACKGROUND Non-infectious uveitis is a potentially sight-threatening ocular disorder caused by chronic inflammation and its complications. Therapeutic success is limited by systemic adverse effects associated with long-term corticosteroid and immunomodulator use if topical medication is not sufficient to control the inflammation. We aimed to assess the(More)
METHODS Case description of a 34 year old woman with chronic granulomatous anterior uveitis following implantation of a phakic anterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL). Aqueous humor was processed for bacterial, fungal culture, and PCR analysis. RESULTS PCR for 16S ribosomal RNA universal primers was positive and Southern-blot for Propionibacterium spp was(More)
PURPOSE To introduce Hess Lancaster screen test performed with the head tilted as a new ancillary test to help in the diagnosis of bilateral superior oblique (SO) nerve paresis. METHODS Three patients with clinical diagnosis of acquired bilateral fourth nerve paresis, three with clinical diagnosis of acquired unilateral fourth nerve paresis, and three(More)
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome is characterized by bilateral diffuse uveitis associated with auditory, neurological, and cutaneous signs and symptoms. VKH syndrome is a cell-mediated autoimmune disease against melanocytes. Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) occurs in 15% of VKH patients and is associated with poor visual prognosis. We report on two(More)
PURPOSE To assess the outcomes of the intravitreal administration of methotrexate in uveitis. METHODS Multicenter, retrospective interventional case series of patients with noninfectious uveitis. Thirty-eight eyes of 30 patients were enrolled, including a total of 54 intravitreal injections of methotrexate at a dose of 400 µg in 0.1 mL. The primary(More)
The eye has multiple mechanisms of immune regulation implicated in the maintenance of ocular immune privilege. However, sometimes diseases or disorders appear and can cause clinical manifestations of intraocular inflammation; usually those diseases are collectively named "uveitis". Despite the uveitis is the main cause of eye morbidity and lost of visual(More)
PURPOSE To report on a case of Histoplasma capsulatum endogenous endophthalmitis in an immunocompetent patient. METHODS A 30-year-old patient was admitted with floaters and vision impairment of 1 month's duration. He had a history of adrenal insufficiency, together with nasal, septum, and soft palate lesions of 3 months; duration. Culture results from(More)
PURPOSE To assess the outcome of medical treatment with oral clarithromycin in patients with chronic post-surgical endophthalmitis. METHODS This prospective study was performed between January 1999 and September 2003. Patients with a diagnosis of chronic post-surgical endophthalmitis of bacterial etiology were included. All received 500 mg of oral(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of short-term, high-dose chlorambucil therapy in achieving long-term, drug-free remission in the treatment of sympathetic ophthalmia (SO). DESIGN Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS Sixteen patients with SO treated with high-dose, short-term chlorambucil therapy between 1970 and 2010. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To report on a case of Fusarium solani subretinal abscess in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia treated with an allogenic bone marrow transplant. METHODS A 47-year-old male with a history of acute myeloid leukemia with intermediate cytogenetic risk was admitted in our hospital. The disease relapsed after two cycles of chemotherapy. He was then(More)