Mike J. Sales

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PURPOSE To report the mitochondrial DNA in a 17-year-old patient with diabetes, deafness, cataract, and maculopathy. METHOD S: Ophthalmologic examination, fluorescein angiography, and electroretinogram were performed. Detection of deletion was analyzed by polymerase chain reaction and Southern blot, and screening for the A3243G mitochondrial DNA mutation(More)
Initial signs of a craniopharyngioma in a 58 years old woman were a decrease in visual acuity and suppression of the pupillary light reflex. Perimetric signs were: left: central scotoma with an inferior temporal defect of the peripheral field; right: superior temporal field defect. The CT scan showed an intrasellar tumor, extending into the suprasellar(More)
Toxic retinopathy due to alpha interferon in a 20-year-old female is reported. This was an unusual case due to its severity in a non diabetic patient. Recovery of visual acuity was incomplete though angiographic tests normalized. Retinal toxicity in nondiabetic patients is usually reversible, suggesting careful surveillance of high risk patients with(More)