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Topical glaucoma medications are widely used for childhood glaucoma, although little is known concerning the use of the newer glaucoma medications in this population. The majority of the references cited were extracted from PubMed. A literature review of all English language reports related to glaucoma medication in the pediatric population since 1980 was(More)
Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy (PCV) was first identified in 1985. Initially considered to be rare, PCV is currently frequently diagnosed in patients of African and Asian descent. In Caucasians, PCV counts for 10% of cases of AMD, and for up to 85% of patients with hemorrhagic or exudative retinal pigment epithelial detachment. Although the clinical(More)
Patients with malocclusions frequently function normally and retain their dentition without problems. Strong correlations between occlusal factors and mandibular dysfunction are still controversial. However, signs and symptoms of craniomandibular disorders appear to be prevalent in children as well as in adults. Almost no symptoms of dysfunction have been(More)
METHODS A retrospective interventional case series of 29 patients with mCNV was conducted. Charts were reviewed of all patients who received IVB for active mCNV and who had a follow-up of at least 12 months after the first injection. Patients were divided into three groups based on length of followup: patients in Group 1 had a follow-up of > or =12 months,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report diving-related visual loss in the setting of angioid streaks. METHODS Observational case reports of two patients with angioid streaks suffering sudden visual loss immediately after diving. RESULTS Two young adult male patients presented with visual loss after diving headfirst. Funduscopy revealed angioid(More)
PURPOSE To report corneal toxicity of Mitomycin C application during filtering glaucoma surgery in two patients. CASE REPORTS An elderly woman, 81 years of age, developed diffuse corneal epitheliopathy with subepithelial stromal oedema seven weeks after a trabeculectomy with Mitomycin C application. Another patient, a 76-year-old man, first developed a(More)
Risks that glaucoma medications pose to the fetus and neonate must be balanced against the risk of vision loss in the mother. There is no high level evidence for harmful effects on the fetus and neonate of medications used to treat glaucoma. All topical and systemic glaucoma medication should be avoided during the first trimester of pregnancy. Systemic(More)
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