Elizabeth Margaret McElnea

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BACKGROUND Disease associated alterations in the phenotype of lamina cribrosa (LC) cells are implicated in changes occurring at the optic nerve head (ONH) in glaucoma. Lipofuscin, the formation of which is driven by reactive oxygen species (ROS), is an intralysosomal, non-degradable, auto-fluorescent macromolecule which accumulates with age and can affect(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine orbital implant exposure rates following enucleation and evisceration. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent an evisceration or enucleation in a single centre over a 5-year period was performed. The indication for surgery, the type and size of orbital implant used, details of the surgical technique(More)
A 68-year-old lady with metastatic malignant melanoma was treated with Ipilimumab. She presented to Eye Casualty unable to move her eyes. Physical examination confirmed ophthalmoplegia and identified proptosis bilaterally. Radiological imaging showed bilateral enlargement of all the extra-ocular muscles suggestive of thyroid eye disease. Laboratory(More)
PURPOSE This study examines the effect of the L-type calcium channel blocker verapamil on mechanical strain-induced extracellular matrix genes in optic nerve head lamina cribrosa (LC) cells. METHODS Changes in LC cell intracellular calcium [Ca(2+)]i following hypotonic cell membrane stretch were measured with the fluorescent probe fura-2/AM. Fluorescence(More)
Two siblings, an 11-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl presented with bilateral symmetrical ptosis and limited eye movements. Having already been reviewed on a number of occasions by a variety of specialists in multiple hospital settings a diagnosis of their ocular motility disorder had remained elusive. We describe their cases, outline the differential(More)
A 77-year-old man presented with a right lower eyelid swelling. Biopsy and histopathology of the lesion identified idiopathic granulomatous orbital inflammation. Clinical resolution of this patient's orbital mass was achieved with injection of 40 mg triamcinolone acetonide, perilesionally, at three sites in the right orbit. Such treatment may thus form an(More)
The prism adaptation test (PAT) is a preoperative tool that may fine-tune surgical dosage and reduce under- and overcorrection in pediatric partially accommodative esotropia; however, it is resource intensive and the benefits are uncertain. PAT involves correction of esodeviation with prisms, with subsequent assessment for and quantification of change in(More)
Orbital cellulitis is a serious sight threatening and potentially life threatening condition which can be complicated by orbital abscess formation. Posterior subtenon (PST) injection of corticosteroid is commonly used in the treatment of posterior segment inflammation including post-operative macular oedema. We report a case of orbital abscess formation as(More)
We describe the presentation and subsequent management of a case of keratitis caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. A thirty-nine year old gentleman presented with a purulent ocular discharge. Corneal melt with corneal perforation occurred. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was cultured. Systemic and topical antibiotics were given. Deep lamellar keratoplasty was performed(More)