PRESENTATION Pigmentary glaucoma (PG) is considered as an entity within the spectrum of secondary open angle glaucomas. The condition usually starts in the third or fourth decades of life with disruption of the iris pigment epithelium. The released pigment granules deposit on anterior segment structures such as the corneal endothelium, trabecular meshwork… (More)
Touch MEdical MEdia " Pharmacologic or medical trabeculectomy " is a term first used in the 1970s. This describes a process by which the trabecular meshwork (TM) can be biochemically manipulated in order to reduce the outflow resistance and, thus, the intraocular pressure (IOP). The TM is now regarded as a complex organization of multiple components, which… (More)
An 11-year-old boy was involved in an injury with a fish-hook to his eye. The hook had impaled itself to the cornea and deeper structures. There was associated corneal edema and hyphema, making visualization difficult. In this case, we performed the unusual "cut-it-out" technique to remove the hook from the eye.
In May 2008, a 21-year-old single, non-obese, diabetic lady was referred to our clinic for routine eye examinations. The patient had been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus three months earlier and was receiving 100 milligrams of metformin daily and 80 milligrams of gliclazide twice daily orally, consistently maintaining her blood glucose levels between 72-90… (More)
Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS) belongs to the group of neuromuscular disorders known as mitochondrial encephalomyopathies. It has characteristic syndromal features, which include: chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, bilateral atypical pigmentary retinopathy, and cardiac conduction abnormalities. So far, only a single case has been reported where a… (More)
Exuberant persistent pupillary membranes (PPM) are rare in adult eyes. We report the case of a 53-year-old man diagnosed with bilateral, profuse, persistent pupillary membranes and unilateral cataract.