Laura Primavera

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Fusarium spp. are an uncommon cause of fungaemia in immunocompromised and neutropenic patients that may hematogenously disseminate to the eyes. Herein, we describe a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and a prior history of extensive corticosteroid exposure who developed disseminated Fusarium solani infection following chemotherapy despite(More)
To evaluate the outcomes of early intra-trochlear steroid injections in patients with acquired Brown syndrome secondary to trochleitis (ABSST). Retrospective analysis from medical charts of patients diagnosed as affected by unilateral ABSST from January 2008 to June 2015, and treated according to our Institution protocol: intra-trochlear injection of 1ml of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to describe the clinical presentation of vortex vein varices with multimodal imaging. METHODS The authors carried out a retrospective case series of eight patients (7 female, 1 male) with an average age of 60.2 years (min 8, max 84, median 68.5) presenting with vortex vein varices. All patients were evaluated at the(More)
The use of blood derived eye drops for the treatment of ocular surface disorders has become increasingly popular in recent years. The mechanism of action is the stimulation of cellular proliferation and migration by supplying an active mixture of growth factors and cytokines at the ocular surface, thus mimicking the function of the lacking natural tears.(More)
More than a decade has passed since it was unintentionally discovered that grapefruit juice interacts with certain drugs. The coadministration of these drugs with grapefruit juice can markedly elevate drug bioavailability, and can alter pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters of the drug. The predominant mechanism for this interaction is the(More)
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