Pierre-Paul Turgeon

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Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis is a highly contagious disease whose transmission has been linked to the ophthalmologist's office. The authors studied the ability of adenovirus 19 (ADV 19) to survive on surfaces commonly found in the office setting. An initial in vitro laboratory experiment demonstrated that ADV 19 in a desiccated state could be recovered up(More)
Thirteen patients with ocular surface failure were treated by keratoepithelioplasty using allografts of corneal limbal epithelial cells from donor eyes. The ocular surface was stabilized with long-term healing of persistent epithelial defects in five of eight eyes followed up for 4 to 19 months. The procedure was performed on an additional 5 patients with(More)
Acanthamoebic keratitis, a potentially devastating infection usually associated with contact lens wear, has been recognized with increasing frequency in recent years. Once the Acanthamoeba organisms gain access to the human cornea, it is not clear which constituents of the corneal milieu provide a substrate for their growth. The growth of Acanthamoeba(More)
Background. Controversy exists with volume resuscitation using crystalloids or colloids. Renal dysfunction has been reported with some colloids and osmotic agents, but remains poorly defined. Patient. We report the case of a 67-year-old male who had normal kidney function at baseline and who developed anuric ARF in relation to the administration of >10(More)
Scleritis developed in a patient using procainamide as part of a drug-induced lupus syndrome. Systemic findings, which developed after the onset of ocular signs and symptoms, included arthralgias, myalgias, weight loss, and markedly elevated antinuclear antibody (ANA) titers and antihistone titers. The clinical picture and laboratory abnormalities improved(More)
Three cases of papilledema secondary to chronic excessive vitamin A intake are presented, and the optic disk changes are documented with intravenous fluorescein angiography. Two of the three patients reported in this study were symptomatic with blurred vision and systemic complaints. The symptoms of blurred vision and systemic complaints disappeared within(More)
Acanthamoeba may cause a severe keratitis in contact lens wearers. Since most sterilization techniques require rinsing the lenses prior to insertion, contaminated solutions represent a potential vector for transmission of Acanthamoeba. The ability of rinse solutions to sustain an inoculum of Acanthamoeba polyphaga was investigated. A. polyphaga was exposed(More)
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