Pearce Wright

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A review of consecutive cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis presenting since 1984 was undertaken in order to assess prognostic factors, the success of culture procedures and the outcome of medical and surgical management, with reference to current clinical practice. Seventy-two consecutive cases (77 eyes) of Acanthamoeba keratitis have been managed. Sixty-four(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanism of chronic progressive conjunctival cicatrization in mucous membrane pemphigoid is not well understood, and current therapy is often of limited use. Rapid progression of cicatrization follows exacerbations of clinical inflammation, and the investigation of immune mechanisms related to disease activity may provide a clue for more(More)
Successful medical therapy of Acanthamoeba keratitis has been reported with combination therapy; topical Brolene and neomycin. Resistance has not so far been identified as a problem, but was the basis for recurrent disease observed in a patient with bilateral infection. Eradication of amoebae was finally achieved following prolonged topical therapy and two(More)
Trophozoites and cysts of 20 isolates of Acanthamoeba from the cornea and five from related samples were tested in vitro for sensitivity to ten drugs (three aromatic diamidines, two aminoglycosides, two macrolides, a polyene macrolide antibiotic, an organoarsenical and an antimetabolite) and two cationic antiseptics (chlorhexidine and polyhexamethylene(More)
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, conjunctival scarring, fibrosis, metaplasia, and shrinkage developed in 27 patients as an adverse reaction to practolol. Rashes, nasal and mucosal ulceration, fibrous or plastic peritonitis, pleurisy, cochlear damage, and secretory otitis media also occurred in some cases. Three patients suffered profound visual loss though most(More)
BACKGROUND Ligneous conjunctivitis is a rare acute or subacute membranous conjunctivitis of unknown etiology for which no generally accepted form of treatment is available. METHODS Between 1972 and 1993, 17 patients with ligneous conjunctivitis were treated with excision biopsy, meticulous hemostasis, and immediate, intensive topical treatment with(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis has been increasingly successful as diagnoses are made earlier. The authors investigated features of the disease and prognosis in a consecutive series of 15 patients who were treated within 1 month of initial symptoms. METHODS A database of patients with Acanthamoeba infection presenting between March(More)
A case is reported of a male infant with congenital palmoplantar keratoderma and nail dystrophy who developed progressive perioral and perineal keratoderma. In addition, bilateral corneal epithelial dysplasia led to severe corneal scarring and impairment of vision. This syndrome has not been previously described.