Parag K. Shah

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of a number of neurodegenerative conditions including frontotemporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy that are associated with abnormal tau protein aggregates in neurons. Mutations in the tau gene cause familial forms of frontotemporal dementia and alleles of the tau gene have been associated with risk for(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the level of awareness and knowledge about retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) among pediatricians in Coimbatore, which is a tier two city in South India. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was framed on the knowledge attitude and practice (KAP) pattern. The questionnaire was given to 83 practicing pediatricians in government and(More)
Dermatitis artefacta, also known as factitious dermatitis, is a condition in which cutaneous lesions are self-inflicted and are the result or manifestation of some psychological conflicts. This report presents the case of a 20-year-old man, whose initial presentation resembled a dermatological disorder. Psychological and personality factors as well as(More)
We report a case of branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) in a healthy young girl. An eight-year-old girl presented with sudden loss of vision in her left eye. She had a pale retina with macular edema consistent with extensive BRAO. A thorough workup was performed to determine any etiologic factor. All test results were within normal limits. Her visual(More)
Choroidal osteoma is an unusual form of intraocular calcification seen in otherwise healthy eyes. It is a benign idiopathic osseous tumor of the choroid, typically seen in young females. Choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) is a complication seen in one-third of these patients and carries a poor visual outcome. We report a case of a 25-year-old(More)
PURPOSE To review the surgical outcomes of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) along with subretinal fluid drainage with cryotherapy in patients with stage 3B Coats' disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study of seven cases of stage 3B Coats' disease, who underwent subretinal fluid drainage with cryopexy, from May 2011 to March 2014. Five eyes(More)
AIM To study the clinical profile and outcomes of pediatric endogenous endophthalmitis from a tertiary eye hospital in South India. METHODS A total of 13 eyes of 11 children presented to us with varied symptoms and presentations of endogenous endophthalmitis, over a five-year period from January 2010 to December 2015 were studied. Except for two eyes of a(More)
Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan is fast becoming a very useful tool in diagnosing and staging of several malignancies that affect the human body. We report three cases of ocular choroidal malignant melanoma, wherein FDG PET-CT scan did not show as good uptake as seen in other cancers.
AIM To report the long term refractive, visual and structural outcome post-laser for zone 1 aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of refractive status of premature infants with zone 1 AP-ROP who underwent laser photocoagulation from 2002 to 2007 and followed up till 2013.(More)
The Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is an ocular pathological disorder of the retinal blood vessels in premature infants and low birth weight infants. It is essential that those caring for premature infants should know who is at risk of ROP and their severity stage. It is also important that when screening must begin and how often these infants need to be(More)