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Described by Schaltenbrand (1940), spontaneous intracranial hypotension is an unusual syndrome, sometimes revealed by an abducens nerve palsy motivating the patient to consult emergency ophthalmology services. The Authors report the case of a 50-Year-old Turkish woman who presented with diplopia due to a left abducens nerve palsy. These symptoms were(More)
We report a rare case of a 32-year-old Caucasian man who presented with a 2-month history of progressive proptosis in his left eye with no visual impairment nor diplopia. He had suffered from ulcerative colitis for 3 years before presentation. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans demonstrated mild proptosis and isolated enlargement of(More)
PURPOSE To assess long-term functional effects of iterative diving, we studied visual field, color vision, and contrast sensitivity in 21 French Navy professional divers and 21 controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study investigated a population of 21 divers and 21 controls. All subjects were male. The inclusion criterion for divers was a(More)
The authors describe a case of intraocular cysticercosis discovered in the ophthalmology department ef Edouard Herriot Hospital. With no biological signs, the diagnosis was made after vitrectomy because the visit was late in the course of the disorder, the patient lived in the mountains, and he had failed to mention a trip to the West Indies 3 months(More)
OBJECTIVES To disclose a correlation between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and long-lasting treatments with potentially phototoxic drugs. DESIGN Case-control study. METHODS The case group was made up of 90 randomized patients, 65 years old or older, with documented AMD, examined in 1998 and 1999. The M/F sex ratio was 0.54, and mean age 79.9(More)
BACKGROUND Four-incision radial keratotomy is used for the correction of mild to moderate myopia. The traditional orientation of incisions was naturally on the horizontal and vertical meridians. We undertook a comparative study of oblique versus traditional four-incision radial keratotomy (orthogonal orientation) to show the advantage of an oblique incision(More)
We report a patient with spontaneous intracranial hypotension treated with an epidural blood patch (EBP) and discuss the indication of this procedure in the treatment of this syndrome. Once diagnosis has been established (symptoms, CSF pressure, MRI), we propose to wait no more than a week, when simple treatment options have failed, before proceeding to an(More)
Schistosoma mansoni infection was diagnosed in 77 patients among 184 men (41.8%) coming from a regiment which had stayed in an endemic area. When it was recognized, this affection had no symptom in 48% of cases. When symptoms were present, they were general or allergic signs, and digestive troubles. Diagnosis, conjectured by hypereosinophilia, was confirmed(More)
A 59-year-old woman complained of right eye proptosis and visual impairment (20/100) lasting 2 months. CT and MRI scans disclosed a right spheno-orbital meningioma ranging over the optic foramen and cavernous sinus. Histopathology revealed transitional meningioma. Visual acuity (20/25), visual field, and proptosis were improved after surgery at the time of(More)
BACKGROUND Bicanaliculo-nasal intubation (BCNI) is considered as the method of choice in the treatment of naso-lacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) in children. Side effects of BCNI are possible and monocanaliculo-nasal intubation (MCNI) provides the same results with fewer complications. Nevertheless, most of the short duration monocanaliculonasal stent(More)