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PURPOSE To describe the clinical features and natural history of the visual impairment of relapsing neuromyelitis optica. DESIGN Prospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS Thirty patients of Afro-Caribbean origin with neuromyelitis optica and 47 patients with multiple sclerosis. METHODS A complete ophthalmologic examination was performed with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the contribution of plasma exchange (PE) in association (add-on) with pulsed intravenous corticosteroids in acute optic neuritis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and limited forms of NMO. METHODS Thirty-six patients with optic neuritis were treated from January 1, 1995, through December 31, 2010, with pulsed intravenous corticosteroids(More)
PURPOSE To measure the thickness of retinal peripapillary nerve fibers throughout the course of neuromyelitis optica (NMO). METHODS This study was of a cross-sectional design, examining the thickness of the retinal peripapillary nerve fiber layer by optical coherence tomography, in patients with NMO (n = 15; 30 eyes), patients with multiple sclerosis (MS;(More)
We report two cases of Lisch nodules in both eyes in two women. It was the only ocular manifestation of their Von Recklinghausen disease. The other general signs of their disease were cutaneous neurofibromas. Lisch nodules are melanocytic hamartomas consisting of melanocytic cells containing various quantities of pigment. They can be found in 90 to 100% of(More)
To study the correlation between the results of frequency-doubling technology perimetry (FDTP), visual function (visual acuity, contrast vision, standard automated perimetry (SAP)) and the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) throughout the course of multiple sclerosis (MS). Sixty-six eyes of thirty-three patients suffering from MS were chosen.(More)
PURPOSE To measure peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity in multiple sclerosis (MS) taking into account previous history of optic neuropathy (ON). METHODS Thirty patients (60 eyes) with relapsing-remitting MS were selected (MS group). The MS ON group was composed of 31 eyes with previous(More)
BACKGROUND Juvenile glaucoma is an uncommon form of chronic open angle glaucoma that appears between 3 and 35 years of age. METHODS We report in this study seven cases of juvenile glaucoma that occurred in patients melanoderma. RESULTS Three of them had unilateral blindness and in two others visual acuity was reduced to light perception in one eye. The(More)
We report our surgical technique of limbal autograft for recent severe ocular burns. Our procedure is a modified Kenyon and Tseng technique. We discuss our main observations when using this procedure for serious ocular burns which demonstrate the physical signs best indicating surgery, the limbal region to be used, and optimal postoperative follow-up.
INTRODUCTION Several US and Jamaican studies have shown that glaucoma is more severe in black populations than in Caucasian populations, which would lead to the assumption that the people of Martinique have a high glaucoma risk. METHODS A prospective study was conducted in workers of Fort de France University Hospital with the occupational medicine unit.(More)