Katarzyna J Napora

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PURPOSE To determine clinical features of intraocular and intraorbital foreign body (IOFB) injuries. MATERIAL AND METHODS 62 patients with IOFB injury were retrospectively reviewed. Data on age, sex, activity at the time of injury, initial visual acuity and presenting clinical features were recorded. Special attention was paid on foreign bodies(More)
Ocular trauma remains a major cause of blindness, particularly in the working-age population. Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs ), frequently accompany penetrating ocular injuries and can lead to increased ocular morbidity. In this paper, based on published reports and their authors clinical experience, we discuss questions of advantages and disadvantages(More)
PURPOSE To indicate the usefulness of modern neurosurgical techniques to remove intraorbital foreign bodies, not removed during primary ophthalmological surgical intervention. PATIENT 1: A 29-year-old man, struck with a bottle, with a piece of glass located at the top of the right orbit. During the primary ophthalmological intervention--orbitotomy accessed(More)
Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs), are the major cause of penetrating ocular trauma and the most serious problem is the resulting impairment of visual function. In this paper, based on published reports and their clinical experience, authors discuss questions of pathogenesis, epidemiology and clinical features of IOFB injuries. Special attention was paid(More)
Giant cell arteritis is a systemic disease of unknown origin. Vasculitis involves large and medium-sized vessels. Frequent clinical manifestations include characteristic headache in the temporal area, jaw or tongue claudication, apathy, fatigue, weight loss. The incidence of ocular involvement is reported in up to 70% patients. The most common and serious(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate late complications in patients with penetrating ocular injuries caused by intraocular or intraorbital foreign bodies (IOFBs). MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed 58 posttraumatic patients with IOFBs removed by external electromagnet or intraocular forceps. The patients underwent a follow-up examinations at 1 to 7 years after trauma. We(More)
Thanks to continuous improvement of instrumentarium, methods of imaging and intraoperative neuronavigation, endoscopic techniques are increasingly used for management of intraorbital pathologies. The aim of the study was to present, basing on own experience, the virtues and limitations of endoscopic transnasal surgery in the diagnosis and treatment of(More)
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) is a chronic, systemic, connective tissue disease. Its hallmark is the accumulation of an abnormal, amyloid-like material in the anterior segment tissues of the eye. PEX is one of the risk factors in the development of lens opacification. The aim of the paper is a presentation of the current knowledge on the relationship(More)
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