Bernadette Snyers

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Purpose: To study the prevalence of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) in Caucasian patients with occult choroidal neovascularization (CNV); to study the clinical spectrum of PCV in Caucasians and the outcome after laser photocoagulation of such lesions. Methods: (1) A consecutive series of 374 eyes of Caucasian patients at least 58 years old,(More)
AIMS/BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to confirm the association between diffuse retinal pigment epitheliopathy (DRPE) and systemic corticosteroid therapy. This finding can be of help in determining an aetiological factor in DRPE and associated diseases. Corticosteroids may contribute to the development of leakage in the presence of a retinal pigment(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of photodynamic therapy on subfoveal neovascular membrane related to type 2A idiopathic juxtafoveolar retinal telangiectasia. DESIGN Interventional case series. METHODS Retrospective review of four eyes of four patients who underwent photodynamic therapy for subfoveal neovascular membrane secondary to idiopathic(More)
Three patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) associated with anti-phospholipid antibodies are reported. All three had severe vaso-occlusive disease: the first had an unilateral vaso-occlusive retinopathy, the second an unilateral central retinal venous obstruction, and the third a bilateral ischemic choroidopathy. The association of these(More)
A Purtscher-like retinopathy occurred in a 41-year-old woman who underwent the excision of a pterygium after a retrobulbar injection of 3 ml of lidocaine HCl. Visual acuity increased from 20/200 on the first postoperative day to 20/25, 12 weeks later. The exudates and the hemorrhages progressively disappeared. However, a relative, localized, paracentral(More)
A total of 23 patients aged between 11 and 64 years who had biopsy-proven membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 11 (dense deposit disease) were studied using fluorescein angiography of the retina. With the exception of two adolescents, all patients exhibited small subretinal nodules that were similar to basal laminar drusen. Subjects with a long(More)
A high-grade diffuse T cell lymphoma, initially simulating bilateral panuveitis, was diagnosed by analysis of a vitreous biopsy specimen and a breast tumor in a 57-year-old woman. It responded favorably to aggressive chemotherapy before it relapsed in leukemic transformation. This case emphasizes the misleading initial symptoms of primary intraocular(More)
A total of 23 patients aged between 11 and 64 years who had biopsy-proven membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II (dense deposit disease) were studied using fluorescein angiography of the retina. With the exception of two adolescents, all patients exhibited small subretinal nodules that were similar to basal laminar drusen. Subjects with a long(More)
We report the case of an immunocompetent 78-year-old woman who developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis after a single intravitreous injection of triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA). Review of medical records. The patient with macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion developed peripheral retinitis with hemorrhagic and inflammatory vascular(More)
Ocular defects associated with Alport syndrome (AS) include anterior lenticonus and retinal flecks. We report on recurrent corneal erosion (RCE) as another ocular manifestation of the disease. Three brothers with AS reported a history of spontaneous attacks of RCE (2 episodes over 1 to 3 years in 2 of them and about 60 episodes in one brother over the last(More)