Hiroko Kurome

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Ophthalmological examinations were carried out on a 4-year old girl and her 2-year-old brother who have had poor visual acuity since birth. A consanguineous relationship was found between the parents. Both children had bilateral microphthalmos, poor visual acuity, high hyperopia, and papillomacular retinal folds. No ocular coloboma or systemic abnormality(More)
A total of 43 patients (86 eyes) with chronic viral hepatitis were examined prospectively before and after the start of interferon therapy. Of 37 non-diabetic patients, 23 (group A1) did not have retinopathy or subconjunctival haemorrhage, 11 (group A2) developed retinopathy, and three (group A3) exhibited subconjunctival haemorrhage during the treatment.(More)
• Background: Nevus of Ota is common in Japanese women, but most patients are not examined ophthalmologically. • Methods: We performed ophthalmologic examinations on 16 Japanese women who had had bluish pigmentation in the periorbital region, sclera, and conjunctiva since birth. • Results: Fifteen patients had unilateral involvement, and one had bilateral(More)
Two siblings with Stargardt's disease who had an initial rapid decrease in visual acuity were reported. The 8-year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister experienced a bilateral visual decrease within a period of 3 months. Their parents had a consanguineous relationship. Macular changes and blocked choroidal fluorescence were noted bilaterally in both children.(More)
An 85-year-old man underwent an extracapsular cataract extraction OD with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. Sodium hyaluronate (0.3 mL) was used during the procedure, and approximately 1.0 mL of the solution, including the sodium hyaluronate, was aspirated before wound closure. The next day, the intraocular pressure OD was elevated to 60(More)
Aicardi syndrome is a severe congenital disorder characterised by infantile spasms, chorioretinal lacunae, and agenesis ofthe corpus callosum. We present the case of a 10-year-old girl whose symptoms included a poorly controlled seizure disorder, typical lacunar retinopathy, partial hypoplasia of the corpus callosum, and mild developmental delay. This case(More)
A 50-year-old man (the proband) experienced recurring attacks of ocular irritation and had had bilateral ring-shaped anterior corneal opacity since adolescence. Corneal sensation was normal. The proband's 15-year-old daughter also had recurring episodes of ocular irritation and bilateral fleck-like anterior corneal opacities. The proband's deceased father(More)
• Background: Familial Behçet's disease is rare. • Methods: HLA antigens in a Japanese family with Behçet's disease were examined. • Results: The affected patients had HLA B51, and unaffected family members also had the same antigen. • Conclusion: It is likely that not only HLA B51 but also other factors may be involved in the pathogenesis of Behçet's(More)
A 39-year-old man with left superior rectus muscle palsy had many sharply circumscribed, variable-sized pigmented spots in both fundi. His visual acuity, visual fields, and color vision appeared normal bilaterally. The electroretinographic responses were also normal. His family members were unaffected by pigmented spots in the retina. We believe that the(More)
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