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AIM To identify the sources of anxiety from patient blogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Blogs were identified using www.blogsearch.google.com. and the following noted: age, sex, location, type of uveitis, symptoms, and the sources of anxiety. RESULTS 103 blogs were identified. Anterior uveitis was the most common type followed by multifocal choroiditis and(More)
  • Salil Mehta
  • 2012
A 28-year-old female patient with disseminated tuberculosis and choroidal tubercles on a regimen of systemic antitubercular therapy underwent fundus photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT). This was carried out monthly until complete healing of the tubercle was seen. The tubercle consisted of a central white-yellow core, consistent with(More)
INTRODUCTION Endophthalmitis following penetrating eye injuries has a poor prognosis and presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The aim of reporting this case was to identify the causative organism of post-traumatic endophthalmitis due to retained iron foreign body and to highlight the importance of carrying out diagnostic investigations. CASE A(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of ocular involvement in patients with acute disseminated tuberculosis and to assess the findings associated with ocular involvement. METHODS Assessment of all intensive care (ICU) admissions with a differential diagnosis of mycobacterial sepsis during a period of one year, with a detailed systemic and ophthalmic(More)
AIM To determine the prevalence and clinical features of ocular tuberculosis in patients with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional study. METHODS Detailed history and ocular examination of 46 patients (92 eyes) in the outpatient department of an AIDS clinic. RESULTS Seventeen of 46 (36.9%) patients had(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence and the patterns of ocular inflammatory disease and ocular tuberculosis (TB) are largely undocumented among Multidrug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients co-infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and on antituberculosis and antiretroviral therapy (ART). METHODS Lilavati Hospital and Research Center and Médecins Sans(More)
BACKGROUND Ocular injuries are common in survivors of terror incidents that involve the use of explosive materials. These explosives are commonly of a High Explosive type (HE) and may be fashioned into improvised explosive devices (IED) that incorporate additional materials to maximise trauma and injuries. Serial IED explosions have occurred in commuter(More)
With an expanding awareness of ocular tuberculosis, ophthalmologists are increasingly required to participate in the care of these patients. We conducted a survey of published ophthalmic literature to identify whether the regimens of antitubercular medications prescribed conform to current guidelines. A Medline search for publications (1995-2005) was done(More)
AIM To assess the prevalence and patterns of ocular involvement in disseminated candidiasis in intensive care setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approved case review of intensive care admissions. These were patients of septicemia who had undergone ocular examination as part of their initial assessment. The records of patients in(More)