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OBJECTIVE To determine whether genetic or acquired thrombophilias and other risk factors are associated with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-one patients with NAION diagnosed between 1984 and 1997. Ninety consecutive patients who visited the Eye Institute made up the… (More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of genetic polymorphisms associated with venous and arterial thrombosis in patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). One-hundred and two consecutive patients with RVO were examined for factor V G1691A and factor II G20210A, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and apolipoprotein E4 by… (More)
Ocular involvement in pemphigus vulgaris (PV) ranges from mild conjuctivits to conjunctival blisters and rarely prominent erosions of the bulbar and palpebral conjunctiva which may be found at the eyelid margin. We report two unusual cases of PV patients presenting with multiple conjunctival papillomatous lesions of the eyelids margins.
Thyroid Orbitopathy (T.O) is the most common orbital disease caused by a systemic illness. The clinical manifestations of T.O are a result of inflammation, edema and scarring of orbital tissue, and include exophthalmos, soft tissue edema, lid retraction, chemosis, exposure keratitis that can lead to corneal ulceration and perforation, ocular motility… (More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize the severe postoperative irreversible visual loss induced by optic neuropathy in some children with a brain tumor. The computerized database (2003-2008) of a neuro-ophthalmology service of a major pediatric tertiary center was reviewed for all children with severe irreversible visual loss (counting fingers or… (More)