Francesca Pesci

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PURPOSE To investigate clinical data, outcome, and treatment of intermediate uveitis in children. METHODS Retrospective cohort study, including 116 children affected by intermediate uveitis. RESULTS Sixty-two percent of patients were males. Ocular involvement was bilateral in 84%. Mean age at uveitis onset was 10.3 ± 3.6 years and 12.2 ± 7 years at(More)
Editor, I n eyes with uveitic macular oedema, the reproducibility of retinal thickness measurements is an essential parameter to monitor the progression of the disease and ⁄or the therapeutic results. To date, there are no reports concerning reproducibility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in this type of oedema. The aim of the present study is to(More)
OBJECTIVES To report on the clinical course of ocular and extraocular involvement in a multidrug-resistant patient with Behçet's disease (BD). METHODS A 22-year-old male with BD (bilateral panuveitis and retinal vasculitis, oral ulcers, erythema nodosum, arthralgia, epididymitis) was followed-up from 1999 to 2014. He was treated continuously with(More)
We aimed to report on the clinical findings and long-term prognosis of patients with cytomegalovirus (CMV) anterior uveitis. This was a retrospective observational study on 15 immunocompetent patients with CMV anterior uveitis and a follow-up longer than 24 months (mean: 62.1 ± 28.5 months). Uveitis was unilateral and hypertensive in all cases, with acute(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of Cushing syndrome due to adrenocortical adenoma revealed by central serous chorioretinopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 45-year-old man presented with blurred vision and metamorphopsia in the left eye. He reported few episodes of high blood pressure in the last 3 months. RESULTS Visual acuity was 20/40 in the left eye. Fundus(More)
Purpose. To study epidemiology, clinical findings and visual prognosis of patients with Fuchs' Heterochromic Iridocyclitis (FHI). Methods. A retrospective analysis was performed on 158 patients with FHI. Thirty-five patients were observed only once; the remaining 123 had a mean follow-up of 30.7 months (50 of them had a mean follow-up of 63.5 months) and in(More)
PURPOSE To investigate demographic, clinical features and complications of Italian patients with ocular Behçet's disease (BD) over time. METHODS Retrospective study of 385 patients examined from 1968 to 2011, 265 of whom had follow-up ≥ 12 months. RESULTS A significant increase in the proportion of females (p = 0.03) and anterior uveitis (p < 0.001),(More)
PURPOSE To report on Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease that occurred after stapedotomy. METHODS Case report. RESULTS A 46-year-old woman developed bilateral choroiditis, papillitis, and serous retinal detachment 10 days after an uneventful surgical stapedotomy. The diagnosis was confirmed on the basis of the clinical features, fundus fluorescein angiography(More)
PURPOSE To report on clinical features and outcome of severe bacterial keratouveitis. METHODS Twenty patients with severe bacterial keratouveitis treated with topical tobramycin and levofloxacin and oral levofloxacin were included. Main outcome measures were ulcers location, bacterial isolates, risk factors, visual prognosis. RESULTS Centrally located(More)
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