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PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the relationship between corneal graft failure and different factors related to both donors and recipients. PATIENTS and methods: We conducted a retrospective control study on cases treated from January 1998 to December 2000. All records for donors to the eye bank unit of the Sfax forensic medicine(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to analyze the indications and the effect of permanently maintaining silicone oil in the treatment of certain cases of vitreoretinal pathology. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-seven cases seen from January 2002 to December 2008 were retrospectively studied. Silicone oil was kept in the eyes for more than 2years. The surgical(More)
Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare but severe corneal infection which, despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, still culminates in prolonged morbidity and significant loss of visual acuity. We present the case report of the first identification of Acanthamoeba as a causative agent of keratitis in Tunisia. Case no 1: A 20-year-old girl, nearsighted(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency and main risk factors for corneal graft rejection. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective study included 285 eyes in 256 patients who underwent a penetrating keratoplasty (KPT) from January 1995 to December 2004. The minimum follow-up was 12 months to evaluate graft evolution. Except for(More)
PURPOSE Demodex folliculorum has been incriminated in the development of blepharitis although much controversy persists. Certain authors suggest that Demodex is a direct pathogen in chronic palpebral conditions while others consider the saprophyte to be innocuous to skin. METHODS We conducted a prospective study of eyelashes in 100 persons, searching for(More)
Primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is a rare and aggressive histologic subtype of adenocarcinoma. In general, this tumor occurs in the middle age, and clinical presentation does not differ from transitional cell carcinomas. The prognosis is often poor, given the advanced stage at diagnosis. To our knowledge, <100 cases of signet ring(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may affect the eyes and/or visual system in up to a third of patients; however, optic nerve involvement has been rarely reported. SLE presenting as optic neuropathy is exceptional. We report two new cases of optic neuropathy as a presenting feature of SLE. The first patient presented with an ischemic optic neuropathy and(More)
Purtscher-like retinopathy is a retinopathy with vascular manifestations resembling Purtscher's retinopathy associated with autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosus. We report two cases of blurred vision associated with multiple whitish patches scattered over the macular and peripapillary areas. In the absence of trauma, these symptoms led us to(More)
INTRODUCTION Vitreous hemorrhage is a frequent complication of proliferated diabetic retinopathy. Vitrectomy has vastly improved its prognosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of silicone oil in vitreal surgery in this indication. METHODS We present a retrospective study of 15 eyes that underwent vitrectomy and silicone oil injection for(More)
INTRODUCTION Scleral indentation is an essential time in conventional retinal detachment surgery. It enables re-establishing retinal contact and to counterbalance vitreal tractions. It can be circular, segmental or radial. Silicone materials are often used. MATERIALS In a prospective study, we followed up 30 eyes of patients who underwent retinal(More)