Vijaya H. Pai

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AIM The study was to analyze mean serum sodium and potassium levels in cataract patients and age-matched individuals without cataract. METHODS AND MATERIALS It was a prospective case-control study. Individuals more than 50 years of age who attended our ophthalmic center in the year 2007-2010 were grouped into those having cataract and those without(More)
Colletotrichum graminicola is a medically important fungus belonging to the order Melanconiales under the class Coelomycetes. The members of the genus Colletotrichum are primarily plant pathogens which cause anthracnoses (fungal infection in plants). In the past few decades, they are progressively being implicated as etiological agents of subcutaneous(More)
A 68-year-old lady presented with irritation in left eye of one-week duration. Examination of her left eye revealed loose corneoscleral sutures with corneal vascularization and white deposit in the cornea in front of the blood vessels. She underwent laser photocoagulation but later developed necrotizing scleritis. We report a rare complication of(More)
Human dirofilariasis is an unusual zoonotic infection (transmitted from animals to humans) presenting as a subcutaneous nodule. Occasionally it involves the eye. The parasite is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Presentation in infants is extremely rare. A rare case of subcutaneous dirofilariasis of the eyelid in a 7-month-old infant is reported.
Purpose: To compare ocular biometry in patients with POAG (Primary open angle glaucoma) and age-matched controls. Methodology: Cross sectional epidemiological study at a tertiary care center between October 2014 to August 2016. Patients with POAG formed the study group. Control group included those patients who did not have glaucoma and who were posted for(More)
Dacryocystectomy is the surgery of choice for elderly patients with chronic dacryocystitis with a fibrotic sac. Although a simple procedure, it can cause serious complications (however rare) such as visual impairment. A 65-year-old woman who underwent bilateral dacryocystectomy is described. On the first postoperative day, she complained of pain in her left(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the systemic risk factors for glaucoma which causes irreversible visual field (VF) damage. We reviewed the published data of all types of studies on the association between these two conditions and papers regarding functional and structural changes related to glaucomatous damage using Scopus, web of science, and(More)
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