Christopher R Bentley

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A 44-year-old man with severe visual loss due to an acute bilateral sequential optic neuropathy is described, where the associated pulmonary disease and peripheral eosinophilia led to a diagnosis of Churg-Strauss syndrome (allergic angiitis). The mechanism of the optic neuropathy was most probably acute ischaemia of the anterior optic nerve due to direct(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The clinical course for childhood chronic anterior uveitis can vary from mild, self limiting disease to bilateral blindness. The purpose of this study was to identify those risk factors at onset that predict disease severity. METHODS A retrospective case note review of all patients with painless anterior uveitis diagnosed from 1982 to(More)
Non-accidental injury should be suspected and excluded in any infant found to have intracranial and retinal haemorrhage of unknown aetiology. This can be a sensitive issue for both medical staff and parents. We present a case in which the underlying cause of intracranial and retinal haemorrhage was fibromuscular dysplasia. It was a diagnosis made only at(More)
PURPOSE To determine subjective and objective outcomes after two types of endoscopic endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) and to evaluate the use of the functional endoscopic dye test (FEDT). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized trial. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-nine consecutive adult patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction. METHODS(More)
Three patients with episodic ocular torsion and skew deviation due to mesodiencephalic lesions were studied by using binocular three-dimensional scleral search coils. The conjugate ocular torsion (upper pole of each eye rotating toward the side of the brainstem lesion) was initiated by a torsional fast eye movement. During prolonged episodes, torsional(More)
Purpose Myasthenia gravis can cause variable strabismus with disabling diplopia and/or poor cosmesis. A retrospective study of a group of patients with myasthenia gravis or ‘myasthenia gravis like’ syndromes was made.Methods The study group consisted of patients who had undergone botulinum toxin treatment and/or surgery for disabling diplopia, poor cosmesis(More)
Background 5-Fluorouracil is a pyrimidine analogue that inhibits DNA synthesis and is commonly used in the treatment of carcinomas of the breast, gastrointestinal tract and genitourinary tract. Excessive tearing that resolves on cessation of treatment is commonly described as a side effect of the drug. Permanent stenosis of the punctum and canaliculus is(More)
The commonest cause of visual morbidity in patients with posterior uveitis is cystoid macular oedema, which usually responds to immunosuppressive treatment. However, a small group of patients do not have a satisfactory visual outcome despite apparently adequate therapy. In a retrospective study of 345 angiograms of 135 patients with active non-occlusive(More)
The adjustable suture technique in adult strabismus surgery is well established. The aim of this study was to assess its feasibilty/outcome in a younger age group. A retrospective review of 359 case notes of patients, under the age of 16 years, who underwent squint surgery between 1992 and 1999 was carried out. Of these, 45 (13%) had undergone surgery with(More)