Bernadette Snyers

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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)
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)
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)
Report of 5 cases of central serous choroidopathy (CSC) following kidney transplantation. The authors compare the clinical features, the fluorescein angiography, the color vision, the visual field and the electrophysiological tests of these 5 cases with 7 control patients. In the pathogenesis of the CSC, the authors briefly discuss about the risk factors(More)
PURPOSE To report a new family with Blau syndrome caused by CARD15/NOD2 mutation. DESIGN Observational case series. METHODS Detailed clinical evaluation in three affected relatives with Blau syndrome. Haplotype and mutation analysis of the CARD15/NOD2 gene were performed. RESULTS Ocular manifestations identified in the proband include bilateral band(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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE To report the clinical and imaging features in four male patients presenting with Susac syndrome, a microangiopathy affecting the brain, the retina, and the cochlea. METHODS Retrospective review of clinical data, fluorescein angiograms, and magnetic resonance imaging findings in these four cases. RESULTS All four patients were young men (range,(More)