Chiara Comune

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PURPOSE To evaluate the frequencies of orbital space-occupying lesions seen at single orbital unit in a period of 35 years. METHODS In this retrospective case series, the authors reviewed the medical records of 2,480 consecutive patients referred to the authors' Orbital Unit for evaluation of an orbital mass between 1976 and 2011. The final diagnosis in(More)
Background/Aim. To evaluate the efficacy of methotrexate for the treatment of thyroid eye disease (TED). Methods. 36 consecutive patients with active TED, previously treated with corticosteroids but stopped due to the occurrence of side effects, were commenced on methotrexate therapy. Two different weekly doses were administered depending on the weight of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this retrospective follow-up study is to evaluate the prevalence of patients with thyroid eye disease presenting with apparent unilateral proptosis and determine the occurrence of exophthalmos in contralateral non-proptotic eye over the time. Associated features with this event were evaluated. METHODS A cohort of 655 consecutive(More)
Two kinds of forces are active in vitreoretinal traction diseases: tangential and anterior-posterior forces. However, tangential forces are less characterized and classified in literature compared to the anterior-posterior ones. Tangential epiretinal forces are mainly due to anomalous posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), vitreoschisis, vitreopapillary(More)
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