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AIM To analyse the pattern of uveitis in a referral centre in Tunisia, North Africa. METHODS The study included 472 patients with uveitis examined at the Department of Ophthalmology of Monastir (Tunisia) from January 1992 to August 2003. All patients had a comprehensive ocular and systemic history, including an extensive review of medical systems.(More)
In any patient with uveitis, an infectious cause should be ruled out first. The differential diagnosis includes multiple well-known diseases including herpes, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis, bartonellosis, Lyme disease, and others. However, clinician should be aware of emerging infectious agents as potential causes of systemic illness and also(More)
Objective To analyze the clinical profile of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease in Tunisia, North Africa. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 49 patients diagnosed with VKH disease at the Department of Ophthalmology of Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Monastir, Tunisia, between January 1994 and September 2005. Results Of all(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide as treatment for massive macular hard exudates in diabetic patients. METHODS The study was a prospective, noncomparative, interventional case series of 12 eyes (12 patients) with massive hard exudates involving the fovea that had no previous focal laser treatment. A single(More)
PURPOSE To identify factors associated with the development and severity of chorioretinitis (CR) in patients with West Nile virus (WNV) infection. METHODS Prospective study of 38 patients with WNV infection. RESULTS Simple analysis showed that diabetes (p = 0.027) and age older than 45 years (p = 0.03) were significantly associated with CR. When(More)
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of supratarsal injection of triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of refractory allergic keratoconjunctivitis in childhood. Thirty-five patients (70 eyes) with severe allergic keratoconjunctivitis were included in this study. Fifteen patients (42.8%) had atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) and 20 (57.2%) had vernal(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the prevalence and causes of blindness and partial sight among a population of Tunisian diabetic patients. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 2320 randomly identified patients with diabetes mellitus. Patient's characteristics as well as data from the last ophthalmic examination were reviewed. RESULTS Of all patients examined,(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical and multimodal imaging findings in acute Vogt–Koyanagi–Harada (VKH) disease without clinically evident exudative retinal detachment (ERD). We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 18 patients (36 eyes), diagnosed with acute VKH disease without clinically evident ERD. All patients underwent complete(More)
Background Treatment modalities for choroidal neovascularization due to ocular toxoplasmosis include laser photocoagulation, surgery, corticosteroids, and verteporfin therapy. Intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization due to other conditions appears to be an effective and safe therapeutic option. Case reports We(More)