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This study investigated the heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and the endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) in diabetic streptozotocin (STZ)-hyperglycemic rats. STZ-hyperglycemic rats had impaired levels of the enzyme HO-1 within the ciliary bodies if compared with the nondiabetic rats. STZ-hyperglycemic rats also predisposed the eye to produce high levels of both the(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a disorder usually diagnosed later in life since the features are subtle in children. The hallmark is bilateral vestibular schwannomas, which may not appear until after the second decade. Other cranial nerve schwannomas occur as well. In addition, there may be schwannomas of spinal nerve roots or peripheral nerves, as well(More)
The objective was to describe the remodeling of the vascular channels in stage II retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) treated by intravitreal injections of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) and subsequent photodynamic therapy (PDT). Stage II RAP secondary to age-related macular degeneration was documented by dynamic digital fluorescein and indocyanine green(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the 12-month efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) injection for occult choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration. METHODS In this retrospective, interventional case series, 68 treatment-naïve patients with age-related macular degeneration, affected by subfoveal occult(More)
In the peritoneal cavity, diffuse serosal replacement by tumor is demonstrated usually by extensive carcinomatous involvement from gastric, colonic, or pancreatic tumors or less frequently by mesothelioma. Primary tumors other than mesothelioma are extremely rare in the peritoneum. The computed tomographic appearances of two cases of rare peritoneal tumors,(More)
PURPOSE Branch retinal artery occlusion caused by calcific embolization secondary to calcific aortic valvulopathy. METHODS A 45-year-old woman came to our attention complaining a sudden painless loss of her peripheral superior visual field. Best visual acuity was 20/20. Fundus examination revealed the presence of a retinal arterial embolic occlusion of(More)
Although the liver and spleen are frequently involved in primary systemic amyloidosis, the clinical manifestations of hepatic and splenic involvement are usually mild and a dominant symptomatic hepatic presentation is uncommon. We report a case of a 51-year-old woman with giant hepatomegaly, hypertransaminasemia, increase in alkaline phosphatase, and(More)
Purpose: To report the acute onset of ocular hypertension in myopic patient with pigment dispersion syndrome. Methods: A 40-year-old male patient, suffering from unresponsive chronic open-angle glaucoma in multi drugstherapy, underwent complete ophthalmological evaluation at our department in order to have a second opinion on his pathology. Results: Visual(More)
A 65-year-old white man who was scheduled for cataract extraction experienced a sudden increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) with flattening of the anterior chamber immediately after the anterior capsule incision. The eye was sutured, and because no decrease in pressure was noted, surgery was postponed. The presence of the cataract prevented(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to present a case of paraneoplastic systemic hypertension and fever in an undiagnosed primary ciliary body carcinoma arising in a painful blind eye. CASE PRESENTATION A 37-year-old white man with a history of blindness since childhood was enucleated for neovascular glaucoma because of intractable pain in his right(More)