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OBJECTIVE Invasive sino-orbital aspergillosis in immunocompetent patients is a rare clinical entity and often misdiagnosed. Invasive sino-orbital aspergillosis is potentially fatal; however, mortality may be avoided with timely treatment. Presently, there are no universal guidelines for its treatment. We present the clinical features, treatment, and outcome(More)
PURPOSE To standardize the technique of ex vivo culture of limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs) using locally available adapted methods and evaluate the outcome of transplantation in patients with limbal stem cell deficiency. METHODS Limbal tissue specimens were isolated from cadaveric corneoscleral rims, living related donors, or contralateral eye of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate clinical features with histopathology findings in advanced intraocular retinoblastoma and to determine the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting tumor invasion. DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized case series. PARTICIPANTS We included 75 patients with group E retinoblastoma. METHODS Demographic and(More)
PURPOSE To identify the solute carrier family 4 (sodium borate cotransporter) member 11 (SLC4A11) mutation spectrum and to perform genotype-phenotype correlations in autosomal recessive Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy (CHED2) in North Indian patients. METHODS Twenty-five patients from twenty families clinically diagnosed with autosomal(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to determine the clinical indications for orbital exenteration, profile of these patients and clinicopathological correlations, and to compare these results with previous published data. METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted of exenterations performed in adults at a tertiary eye care centre in India over a period of 10(More)
CONTEXT In eyes enucleated for retinoblastoma, presence of histopathologic high-risk factors is associated with a higher risk of local recurrence and systemic metastasis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate histopathologic features in children with retinoblastoma in our population and establish relationship between age, tumor differentiation, and high-risk features. (More)
PURPOSE To report a case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as a limbal nodule. DESIGN Observational case report. METHOD A 26-year-old man presented with a superior limbal mass. On clinical examination, an infiltrative/neoplastic lesion was suspected, and a differential diagnosis of limbal amyloidosis, limbal fibrous histiocytoma, lymphoma, and(More)
BACKGROUND The extent of association of human papilloma virus (HPV) in human conjunctival neoplasias has been debated in studies originating from different parts of the world, but no substantial evidence has been generated on Indian subjects. This prompted us to carry out a retrospective study on conjunctival neoplasias diagnosed over the past 12 years. (More)
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was performed on an intraocular mass in a 32-yr-old Indian woman and a cytologic diagnosis of malignant melanoma was made, supported by immunocytochemistry. The cytologic features included spindle-shaped tumour cells with minimal pleomorphism and the presence of nuclear grooves. No intracellular pigment was identified;(More)
PURPOSE To culture and characterize oral mucosal epithelial cells (OMEC) grown on de-epithelialized human amniotic membrane (HAM) to explore their suitability as autografts in patients with bilateral ocular surface disease (OSD) and limbal stem cell deficiency. METHODS Oral biopsy samples were obtained from 20 patients undergoing oral reconstructive(More)