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PURPOSE The incidence of lacrimal sac pathology in patients with clinically suspected primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction is unknown. This is an important issue when considering the potential risk of either conservative nonsurgical management or laser dacryocystorhinostomy, neither of which permits direct visualization and biopsy of the lacrimal(More)
AIM Orbital granulocytic sarcoma is a localised tumour composed of cells of myeloid origin. Histological diagnosis can be difficult in patients with poorly differentiated orbital tumours and no evidence of systemic leukaemia. The naphthol AS-D chloracetate esterase (Leder stain) and immunohistochemical stains for lysozyme and MAC387 were used to determine(More)
Visual recovery after successful surgery for the macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment continues to be an important topic for ophthalmologists. Recent studies have shown that despite the intuitive notion regarding outcomes in macula-off detachment, there is no improvement in final visual acuity despite more expedient repair within the first week.(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to describe and measure the health results of a Category 3 teleophthalmology screening project for diabetic retinopathy (DR). Implemented through mobile screening imaging units located within pharmacies, the project had the goal of reaching unscreened diabetic patients in urban communities while lowering barriers to screening and(More)
CASE REPORT The clinical course of 2 Canadian cases of West Nile chorioretinitis is described. The patients developed visual-field disturbances shortly after flu-like illnesses and were referred for retinal evaluation. Full ophthalmologic examination included Snellen visual acuity testing, applanation tonometry, slit-lamp examination, dilated fundus(More)
Purtscher's retinopathy is frequently described and reviewed in the ophthalmology literature but is rarely described in the neurology literature, although neurologists are routinely involved in the care of head and chest trauma patients with abnormal neurologic and funduscopic findings. The case of a 6-year-old girl with Purtscher's retinopathy is(More)
Given the high costs of conducting a drug-response trial, researchers are now aiming to use retrospective analyses to conduct genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to identify underlying genetic contributions to drug-response variation. To prevent confounding results from a GWAS to investigate drug response, it is necessary to account for concomitant(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of small cell carcinoma of the thymus metastatic to the orbit. METHODS At age 37 years, a man who had been previously diagnosed and treated for small cell carcinoma of the thymus was initially examined for vertical diplopia and left proptosis. Computed tomographic scan disclosed a soft tissue mass in the superior aspect of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diabetic retinopathy (DR) tele-ophthalmology screening program in Manitoba to determine prevalence and incidence of DR, as well as to estimate the program's cost-effectiveness. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. PARTICIPANTS A total of 4676 patients with type 2 diabetes examined 9334 times from(More)