Visual field assessment is important in the evaluation of lesions involving the visual pathways and should be performed at baseline and periodically in the follow-up. Standard automated perimetry has been shown to be adequate in neuro-ophthalmic practise and is now the technique of choice for a majority of practitioners. Goldman kinetic visual fields are… (More)
PURPOSE To test the hypothesis that coated microneedles can deliver drugs into the eye via intrascleral and intracorneal routes in a minimally invasive manner. METHODS Solid metal microneedles measuring 500 to 750 microm in length were coated with model drugs, protein, and DNA; inserted into nonpreserved human cadaveric sclera; and imaged. Microneedles… (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of the periocular injections: posterior subtenon (PST), retrobulbar (RB), and subconjunctival (SC) injection. METHODS Two sodium fluorescein (NaF) concentrations, 2.5 mg in 0.1 mL (NaF1) and 2.5 mg in 0.5 mL (NaF2) were injected into live rabbits by the PST (NaF1 n = 4, NaF2 n = 3), RB (NaF1 n = 10), SC (NaF1 n =… (More)
BACKGROUND It is difficult to predict the neurologic outcome and ambulatory status in children with perinatal neurologic insult until 2-5years age. This study aims to correlate clinical optic nerve head (ONH) findings-cupping, pallor and hypoplasia, with gestational period and neurologic (motor) outcomes in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) from perinatal… (More)
OBJECTIVE Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) leads to abnormal ocular motility and alignment. The objective of this study was to quantitatively assess vision, ocular motility and alignment and its impact on vision related quality of life (VRQOL) in SCA. METHODS Nineteen genetically diagnosed SCA subjects (11 SCA type 3, 3 SCA type 1 and 5 SCA type 6)… (More)
Introduction: Skew deviation has been reported in thalamic infarcts but is not as common as vertical gaze paresis. We describe a patient with chronic thalamic and pontine infarcts who presented with a transient new onset vertical diplopia due to skew deviation.
A detailed neuro-ophthalmic assessment of a patient with visual symptoms should include visual field testing. While there are clear guidelines for the performance and interpretation of visual fields in glaucoma, very few exist for neuro-ophthalmic disorders. Visual fields serve three important purposes in neuro-ophthalmology. 1. Diagnostic: Visual field… (More)