Balaji Perumal

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PURPOSE To evaluate the current practice patterns for the treatment of severe thyroid eye disease (TED) in the United States by conducting a survey of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. METHODS This is a questionnaire study. The survey encompassed the use of different modalities, including intravenous steroids, oral(More)
Non-infectious vasculitides comprise a large number of diseases. Many of these diseases can cause inflammation within the orbit and a clinical presentation, which mimics numerous other processes. Orbital disease can often be the initial presentation of a systemic process and early diagnosis can help prevent long-term, potentially fatal consequences. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the technique of vertical canaliculotomy with retrograde expression of concretions for the treatment of canaliculitis. METHODS This is a retrospective, interventional case series. Patients who underwent vertical canaliculotomy by 1 surgeon (D.R.M.) from August 2011 to December 2013 were identified. On initial(More)
Proliferative fasciitis is a rare entity in the orbit. A 16-year-old boy presented with a growing right orbital mass, which was palpable just inferior to the medial right eyebrow. MRI demonstrated a 12 × 8 × 9 mm mass located medial to and slightly above the right globe within the subcutaneous soft tissues. An anterior orbitotomy with debulking of the(More)
Purpose. Canaliculitis is classically associated with Actinomyces species, which are filamentous bacteria; the purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which nonfilamentous bacteria colonize canalicular concretions by using graded histopathological analysis. Methods. This is a series of 16 cases. The percentage of Gram-positive/Gomori's(More)
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