Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2015 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty: Intraoperative and Postoperative Imaging Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:28:24 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/506251/ We describe a case report of using the same handheld spectral-domain anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) for rapid intraoperative and postoperative imaging in a case of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). A 67-year-old woman, with Fuchs dystrophy and corneal decompensation, underwent DMEK with intraoperative ASOCT imaging using the handheld Envisu spectral domain ASOCT system (Bioptigen, Inc., Morrisville, NC, USA). We found that this easy-to-use portable system with handheld probe allowed for rapid imaging of the anterior segment during donor manipulation to visualize the orientation of the DMEK donor, as well as to confirm the initial adhesion of the DMEK donor. Moreover, the same system may be used for postoperative monitoring of graft adhesion, corneal thickness, and stromal remodeling in the clinic with very high-definition images. Marcus Ang, Adam M. Dubis, and Mark R. Wilkins Copyright © 2015 Marcus Ang et al. All rights reserved. Cicatricial Ectropion Secondary to Psoriatic Arthritis Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:19:06 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/315465/ Ectropion is characterized by the eversion of the eyelid margin and the consequent exposure of the conjunctiva and cornea. The shortening of the anterior lamella of the lid causes cicatricial ectropion. We described a case of skin pathology causing cicatricial ectropion. The case is about a 68-year-old woman with a 2-year history of psoriatic arthritis. She complained of eyelid tearing and redness for two years. Due to the psoriasis, she presented a very dry skin, also in the periocular region, resulting in cicatricial ectropion. A skin graft was indicated to correct the eyelid malposition. Careful investigation should be performed in patients who have a skin disease that can lead to cicatricial ectropion. Carolina P. B. Gracitelli, Tammy Hentona Osaki, Natalia Yumi Valdrighi, Giovanni André Pires Viana, and Midori Hentona Osaki Copyright © 2015 Carolina P. B. Gracitelli et al. All rights reserved. Lower Lid Ectropion in Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:03:21 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/952834/ We report a case of a lower lid ectropion with ectodermal dysplasia and ectropion blepharoplasty surgery experience. A 14-year-old Han nationality male patient with typical characteristics of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia presented to our clinic for his right lower lid eversion. The patient was diagnosed as having hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and underwent an uneventful blepharoplasty surgery. The lower lid maintained normal position during the 10-month follow-up period. Patients with ectodermal dysplasia could firstly visit ophthalmologist for their ectropion and blepharoplasty surgery could be useful for the disease. Xiaoyun Zhang, Li Xu, Xiaofang Li, Chunyan Li, and Haitao Zhang Copyright © 2015 Xiaoyun Zhang et al. All rights reserved. Periorbital Edema Secondary to Positive Airway Pressure Therapy Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:41:23 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/126501/ Two patients developed bilateral, periorbital edema after initiating positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy with a full face mask. The periorbital edema was more pronounced in the morning and would dissipate throughout the day. This phenomenon seemed to be correlated with the direct pressure of the full face mask, which may have impaired lymphatic and venous drainage. To test this hypothesis, each patient was changed to a nasal pillow interface with subsequent improvement in the periorbital edema. F. Dandekar, M. Camacho, J. Valerio, and C. Ruoff Copyright © 2015 F. Dandekar et al. All rights reserved. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion in a 15-Year-Old Boy with Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Mutation Thu, 05 Feb 2015 06:23:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/640247/ Purpose. To report the efficacy of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in a case of branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) in a 15-year-old boy. Methods. We report a 15-year-old boy with sudden loss of vision due to BRAO. Examination included laboratory evaluation for systemic risk factors. Follow-up exams included visual acuity, fundus examination, fundus fluorescein angiography, and visual field testing. HBO therapy was employed for treatment. Results. Medical history was positive for isolated glucocorticoid deficiency. Laboratory evaluation disclosed hyperhomocysteinemia and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) mutation. The visual acuity 0.05 at presentation improved to 0.8 after 20 days of HBO therapy. There was no change on visual fields. Conclusion. In this pediatric case, HBO therapy was useful in the treatment of BRAO. Ali Riza Cenk Celebi, Sibel Kadayifcilar, and Bora Eldem Copyright © 2015 Ali Riza Cenk Celebi et al. All rights reserved. Intravitreal Bevacizumab and Triamcinolone for Treatment of Cystoid Macular Oedema Associated with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia and Imatinib Therapy Wed, 04 Feb 2015 06:19:20 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/713868/ Purpose. To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab and triamcinolone in the treatment of cystoid macular oedema in a case with chronic myeloid leukaemia on imatinib treatment. Methods. We treated a 78-year-old man with bilateral cystoid macular oedema with intravitreal triamcinolone and subsequent bevacizumab in one eye and intravitreal bevacizumab, alone, in the fellow eye. Results. Serial intravitreal bevacizumab with and without triamcinolone treated cystoid macular oedema in both eyes and improved the vision. Conclusion. Intravitreal bevacizumab and triamcinolone could be viable options to treat cystoid macular oedema due to chronic myeloid leukaemia and imatinib therapy. Eric K. Newcott, Abdallah A. Ellabban, Shokufeh Tavassoli, and Ahmed Sallam Copyright © 2015 Eric K. Newcott et al. All rights reserved. Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome Presenting as Bilateral Central Retinal Artery Occlusions Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:34:19 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/206906/ A previously healthy 22-year-old African American woman presented with bilateral vision loss associated with headache. Her ocular examination was significant for bilateral retinal arterial “boxcarring,” retinal whitening, retinal hemorrhages, and cherry red spots. She was diagnosed with bilateral central retinal artery occlusions and was hospitalized due to concomitant diagnosis of stroke and hypercoagulable state. She was also found to be in heart failure and kidney failure. Rheumatology was consulted and she was diagnosed with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome in association with systemic lupus erythematosus. Approximately 7 months after presentation, the patient’s vision improved and remained stable at 20/200 and 20/80. Steven S. Saraf, Yogin P. Patel, Ankit Desai, and Uday R. Desai Copyright © 2015 Steven S. Saraf et al. All rights reserved. Shaggy Photoreceptors with Subfoveal Fluid Associated with a Distant Choroidal Melanoma Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:46:21 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/187542/ Purpose. To describe the enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) findings in a patient with an extra macula choroidal melanoma before and after treatment. Methods. Observational case report. Results. A 45 year-old Caucasian male patient was referred to retina clinic for management of choroidal melanoma. Examination revealed a nasal choroidal melanoma while EDI-OCT illustrated subfoveal fluid pocket with elongated shaggy photoreceptors distant and separate from the tumor. The patient was treated with plaque brachytherapy and intravitreal bevacizumab. One week after plaque removal, there was a dramatic reduction in the shaggy photoreceptors. Conclusion. Choroidal melanomas have effects that are not localized to the area of the tumor. This loculated pocket of subretinal fluid and coinciding changes to photoreceptor morphology may be related to global changes in choroidal function or release of tumor related cytokines. Ann Q. Tran, James A. Eadie, and Michael M. Altaweel Copyright © 2015 Ann Q. Tran et al. All rights reserved. Bilateral Pseudoexfoliation Deposits on Intraocular Lens Implants Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:34:18 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/560508/ We present a rare case of bilateral pseudoexfoliative deposits on both intraocular lens (IOL) implants in an 83-year-old woman with no other associated pathology, 5 years after cataract surgery. Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma worldwide and these deposits are usually found on the natural lens. The fact that pseudoexfoliative deposits have been found on IOL implants implies the need for a thorough examination in pseudophakic patients, for it could be the only sign of secondary glaucoma. Elena Bonafonte Marquez and Sergio Bonafonte Royo Copyright © 2015 Elena Bonafonte Marquez and Sergio Bonafonte Royo. All rights reserved. Optic Nerve Vascular Compression in a Patient with a Tuberculum Sellae Meningioma Sun, 01 Feb 2015 11:14:39 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/681632/ Background. Optic nerve vascular compression in patients with suprasellar tumor is a known entity but is rarely described in the literature. Case Description. We present a unique, well-documented case of optic nerve strangulation by the A1 segment of the anterior cerebral artery in a patient with a tuberculum sellae meningioma. The patient presented with pronounced progressive visual deterioration. Following surgery, there was immediate resolution of her visual deficit. Conclusion. Vascular strangulation of the optic nerve should be considered when facing progressive and/or severe visual field deterioration in patients with tumors proximal to the optic apparatus. Cezar José Mizrahi, Samuel Moscovici, Shlomo Dotan, and Sergey Spektor Copyright © 2015 Cezar José Mizrahi et al. All rights reserved. Unilateral Optic Neuropathy and Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma following Snake Envenomation Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:04:23 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/687829/ Purpose. We aimed to describe a unique case in which a patient developed unilateral optic neuritis and angle-closure glaucoma as a result of snake envenomation. Case Report. Approximately 18 hours after envenomation, a 67-year-old female patient described visual impairment and severe pain in her left eye (LE). The patient’s best corrected visual acuity was 10/10 in the RE and hand motion in the LE. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging showed signs of neuropathy in the left optic nerve. In the LE, corneal haziness, closure of the iridocorneal angle, and mild mydriasis were observed and pupillary light reflex was absent. Intraocular pressure was 25 mmHg and 57 mmHg in the RE and LE, respectively. The patient was diagnosed with acute angle-closure glaucoma in the LE. Optic neuropathy was treated with intravenous pulse methylprednisolone. Left intraocular pressure was within normal range starting on the fourth day. One month after the incident, there was no sign of optic neuropathy; relative afferent pupillary defect and optic nerve swelling disappeared. Conclusions. Patients with severe headache and visual loss after snake envenomation must be carefully examined for possible optic neuropathy and angle-closure glaucoma. Early diagnosis and treatment of these cases are necessary to prevent permanent damage to optic nerves. Osman Okan Olcaysu, Kenan Cadirci, Ahmet Altun, Afak Durur Karakaya, and Huseyin Bayramlar Copyright © 2015 Osman Okan Olcaysu et al. All rights reserved. Valsalva-Like Retinopathy Secondary to Pancytopenia following Induction of Etoposide and Ifosfamide Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:24:50 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/985303/ Etoposide and ifosfamide are chemotherapeutic agents used frequently in the treatment of sarcomas and hematologic malignancies. Ocular side effects are rarely reported. We describe a case of a patient on etoposide and ifosfamide who presented with unilateral vision loss, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. The patient was found to have a large subinternal limiting membrane hemorrhage in the right eye that is thought to be related to his anemia and thrombocytopenia. The hemorrhage resolved spontaneously after 10 days. This case illustrates how bone marrow suppression by chemotherapeutic agents may indirectly contribute to retinal hemorrhages resulting in at least transient vision loss. Robert A. Prinzi, Steven Saraf, Ankit Desai, Oscar Kuruvilla, and Uday R. Desai Copyright © 2015 Robert A. Prinzi et al. All rights reserved. Idiopathic Bilateral Bloody Tearing Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:52:05 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/692382/ Bloody tear is a rare and distinct clinic phenomenon. We report a case presenting with the complaint of recurrent episodes of bilateral bloody tearing. A 16-year-old girl presented to our clinic with complaint of bloody tearing in both eyes for 3 months. Bloody tearing was not associated with her menses. A blood-stained discharge from the punctum was not observed during the compression of both nasolacrimal ducts. Nasolacrimal passage was not obstructed. Imaging studies such as dacryocystography and gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of nasolacrimal canal were normal. Intranasal endoscopic evaluation was normal. We collected samples from bloody tears two times and pathological examination was performed. Pathological analysis showed lots of squamous cells and no endometrial cells; dysplastic cells were found. Further evaluations for underlying causes were unremarkable. No abnormalities were found in ophthalmologic, radiologic, and pathologic investigations. This condition is likely a rare abnormality and the least recognized aetiology for the idiopathic phenomenon. Emrullah Beyazyıldız, Yasemin Özdamar, Özlem Beyazyıldız, and Hasan Yerli Copyright © 2015 Emrullah Beyazyıldız et al. All rights reserved. Single Intravitreal Aflibercept Injection for Unilateral Acute Nonarteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:38:10 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/783241/ Acute nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (ANAION) is the most common optic neuropathy in the elderly population without a well-established treatment. A 67-year-old man with a sudden painless visual loss in his left eye of one-day duration was diagnosed to have left ANAION. Next day, 2 mg aflibercept injection was injected intravitreally in OS. Visual acuity improved to 7/10 from 1/10 a week after the injection. Mean retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) was reduced to 159,7 μm from 182,4 μm at the first week. Visual fields improved dramatically during the follow-up of three months. The aim of this study is to present a case having ANAION treated with a single intravitreal aflibercept injection and discuss the place of intravitreal anti-VEGF injections in the treatment of armamentarium of ANAION. Ziya Ayhan, Gamze Kocaoğlu, Aylin Yaman, Meltem Söylev Bajin, and A. Osman Saatci Copyright © 2015 Ziya Ayhan et al. All rights reserved. A Frontal Lobe Meningioma in a Child Leading to Visual Loss Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:46:02 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/420964/ Objective. Meningiomas are benign primary meningeal tumors and are seen rare in children and adolescents. Clinical Presentation and Intervention. A 15-year-old Turkish boy reported a 1-month history of headache and blurred vision in both eyes. His visual acuity was 0.3 in both eyes with papilledema. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a  mm intracranial-extra-axial frontal lesion which compresses the chiasm. He was diagnosed with intracranial meningioma and referred to neurosurgery clinic. Conclusion. Ophthalmologists should be aware of the fact that papilledema and low vision can be caused by an intracranial tumor which compresses optic chiasm. Nedime Sahinoglu-Keşkek, Gokhan Soker, Şakir Özgür Keşkek, Sehire Sahinoglu, Figen Unal, Fikret Unal, and Selim Cevher Copyright © 2015 Nedime Sahinoglu-Keşkek et al. All rights reserved. Purtscher-Like Retinopathy Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:10:19 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/421329/ Purtscher-like retinopathy is associated with retinal hemorrhages and ischaemia probably due to the complement-mediated leukoembolization. It is a rare and severe angiopathy found in conditions such as acute pancreatitis. Case. We present a case of a 53-year-old man who presented with a Purtscher-like retinopathy associated with the development of acute pancreatitis in the context of a Klatskin tumour (a hilar cholangiocarcinoma). The ophthalmologic evaluation revealed the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/32 in the right eye (RE) and of 20/40 in the left eye (LE); biomicroscopy of anterior segment showed scleral icterus and fundoscopy revealed peripapillary cotton-wool spots, optic disc edema, and RPE hypo- and hyperpigmentation in the middle peripheral retina in both eyes with an intraretinal hemorrhage in the LE. 15 months after the initial presentation, without ophthalmological treatment, there was an improvement of BCVA to 20/20 in both eyes and optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed areas of reduction of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness corresponding to the previous cotton-wool spots. Conclusion. Purtscher-like retinopathy should not be neglected in complex clinical contexts. Its unclear pathophysiology determines an uncertain treatment strategy, but a meticulous follow-up is compulsory in order to avoid its severe complications. Rita Massa, Carolina Vale, Mafalda Macedo, Maria João Furtado, Miguel Gomes, Miguel Lume, and Angelina Meireles Copyright © 2015 Rita Massa et al. All rights reserved. Chorioretinal Atrophy after Spontaneous Resolution of Myopic Foveoschisis Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:57:40 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/825906/ Myopic foveoschisis is one of the major complications of pathologic myopia, and it was most recently identified by new imaging modalities. During the natural evolution of this complication, anatomical and visual improvement without surgical intervention is an unusual course, and most of these eyes remain stable or progressively worsen. The authors report a case of a highly myopic eye that developed patchy chorioretinal atrophy after spontaneous resolution of myopic foveoschisis, which to the best of our knowledge has not been reported previously in the medical literature. Antonio García-Ben, José Manuel García-Campos, María José Morillo Sanchez, and Laura Cristina Figueroa-Ortiz Copyright © 2014 Antonio García-Ben et al. All rights reserved. Corneal Bee Sting Controlled with Early Surgical Intervention and Systemic High-Dose Steroid Therapy Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:25:22 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/140626/ A 34-year-old Asian woman presented with painful corneal bee sting. Examinations revealed severe corneal swelling with stinger stuck in deep stroma and endothelial cell loss. She was treated with early surgery including stinger removal and anterior chamber irrigation combined with systemic high-dose steroid therapy. Vision and corneal clarity was recovered in 5 days and no additional corneal endothelial damage was observed. This report suggests that early surgical intervention and high-dose steroid therapy appear to be a useful option in the treatment of corneal bee sting. Jung-Hoon Kim, Moosang Kim, Seung-Jun Lee, Sang Beom Han, and Joon Young Hyon Copyright © 2014 Jung-Hoon Kim et al. All rights reserved. Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion following Dental Extraction Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:10:14 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/202834/ Aim. To describe a case of branch retinal artery occlusion following dental extraction and to point out the ophthalmic complications of dental procedures to ophthalmologists and dentists. Case. A 51-year-old woman was referred to our clinic with painless sudden visual loss in her left eye after tooth extraction two days ago. In her left eye the best corrected visual acuity was 6/30 and fundus examination revealed peripapillary flame-shaped hemorrhages and pale retina in the upper temporal arcuate. The right eye examination was unremarkable. Conclusion. Dental procedures can lead to miscellaneous ophthalmic complications possibly due to the close proximity of the anatomic structures. Retinal arterial occlusion is a rare but serious cause of permanent visual loss among these dental procedures where the exact pathologic mechanism is still obscure. Tevfik Oğurel, Zafer Onaran, Reyhan Oğurel, Nurgül Örnek, Nesrin Büyüktortop Gökçınar, and Kemal Örnek Copyright © 2014 Tevfik Oğurel et al. All rights reserved. Epibulbar Osseous Choristoma Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:10:19 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/292619/ The topic of this case report is a rare subconjuctival osseous choristoma that corresponded to the left lateral sunconjunctiva and canthus. A 20-year-old man was asymptomatic when he arrived for the examination. His full ophthalmic examination was normal. Orbital computerized tomography was concordant with osseous lesion. Osseous choristomas are the rarest forms of ocular choristomas, they are usually being defined as sporadic, and they are found at the superior temporal region of the episclera. In our case, choristoma was in the lateral canthus of the left eye. We had administered surgical excision by reason of the patient’s cosmetic requirement. We had noted that the lesion was adherent to conjunctiva but not to the sclera and the muscles. After surgical treatment, we saw mature heterotrophic osseous tissue in subconjunctival area and Haversian canals in compact bone tissue. Tolga Bicer and Hasan Soylemez Copyright © 2014 Tolga Bicer and Hasan Soylemez. All rights reserved. Macular Hole Progression following Ocriplasmin Intravitreal Injection Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:00:32 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/403461/ Ocriplasmin is a protease which has been approved for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA). A 63-year-old presented with blurred vision in the left eye and a best corrected visual acuity of 6/18. Optical coherence tomography revealed VMA with an underlying macular hole and she subsequently underwent a left intravitreal ocriplasmin injection. One week after the injection, VMA had been released but with enlargement of the macular hole and a drop in her BCVA to 6/60. This persisted at 1 month after the injection. It is important to warn patients that ocriplasmin may lead to an enlargement of their macular hole with resultant loss in visual acuity. Edward Casswell, Guillermo Fernandez-Sanz, Danny Mitry, Sheila Luk, and Rahila Zakir Copyright © 2014 Edward Casswell et al. All rights reserved. Spontaneous Absorption of Extensive Subinternal Limiting Membrane Hemorrhage in Shaken Baby Syndrome Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:10:29 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/360829/ The Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is characterized by subdural hematomas (SH), retinal hemorrhages (RH), and multiple fractures of long bones without external evidence of head trauma. Subinternal limiting membrane (ILM) hemorrhage, also known as macular schisis, is a characteristic finding of this entity. There is no guideline on the right time to indicate surgical treatment. This report describes an abused child with massive sub-ILM hemorrhage, which showed spontaneous absorption after less than two months of follow-up. Due to the possible spontaneous resolution, we suggest an initial conservative treatment in cases of sub-ILM hemorrhage related to SBS. Tatiana Tarules Azzi, Leandro Cabral Zacharias, and Sérgio Luis Gianotti Pimentel Copyright © 2014 Tatiana Tarules Azzi et al. All rights reserved. Inner Segment Ellipsoid Band and Cone Outer Segment Tips Changes Preceding Macular Hole Development in a Young Patient Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:28:48 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/132565/ Purpose. Pathophysiology of macular hole (MH) is not yet well defined but the advances of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) give us access to further detailed imaging. We report a case with macular inner segment ellipsoid (ISe) band loss and cone outer segment tips (COST) line changes seen in SD-OCT preceding MH appearance in a young patient. Methods. 21-year-old woman presented with a partial central scotoma, metamorphopsia, and a 20/25 vision in her right eye. Past medical history was positive for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery 7 months ago with no complications. Macular SD-OCT showed ISe band loss and COST line elevation. She was followed a month later with visual acuity deteriorating to 20/200 and a full thickness MH. Results. The patient underwent a pars plana vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane peeling. Her visual acuity 2 months later was 20/20. Conclusion. SD-OCT can identify preliminary changes, yet to be described, preceding MH formation. Our patient demonstrated ISe band loss and COST abnormalities on SD-OCT a month prior to MH development. SD-OCT should be considered in young patients with subtle visual symptoms and mild changes in visual acuity that are not readily explained by ophthalmological exam. Mariana Harasawa, Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, Guillermo Salcedo-Villanueva, Gerardo Garcia-Aguirre, and Shulamit Schwartz Copyright © 2014 Mariana Harasawa et al. All rights reserved. Case Report of Optic Disc Drusen with Simultaneous Peripapillary Subretinal Hemorrhage and Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:13:31 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/156178/ A 52-year-old Chinese gentleman presented with right eye floaters and photopsia over one week. His visual acuities were 20/20 bilaterally. Posterior segment examination showed a right eye swollen optic disc and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) associated with an area of subretinal hemorrhage adjacent to the optic disc. Fundus fluorescein (FA) and indocyanine green angiographies (ICGA) of the right eye did not demonstrate choroidal neovascularization (CNV), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), or retinal ischemia. Ultrasound B-scan revealed optic disc drusen (ODD). In view of good vision and absence of CNV, he was managed conservatively with spontaneous resolution after two months. Commonly, ODD may directly compress and mechanically rupture subretinal vessels at the optic disc, resulting in peripapillary subretinal hemorrhage, as was likely the case in our patient. Mechanical impairment of peripapillary circulation also results in retinal ischemia and may trigger the development of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and/or polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), leading to subretinal haemorrhage. Compromise in central venous outflow with increased retinal central venous pressure from the direct mechanical effects of enlarging ODD results in central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO). Patients with subretinal hemorrhage and CRVO from ODD should be monitored closely for the development of potentially sight-threatening complications. David Zhiwei Law, Francine Pei Lin Yang, and Stephen Charn Beng Teoh Copyright © 2014 David Zhiwei Law et al. All rights reserved. Central Retinal Vein Occlusion in a Patient with Retinal Vasculitis and Crohn’s Disease Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:41:28 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/967878/ The authors report a rare case of a 47-year-old woman with Crohn’s disease (CD) who presented with retinal vasculitis and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) during remission. The patient complained of sudden painless visual loss in her left eye (OS). Ophthalmologic evaluation revealed a best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/20 in the right eye and hand movements in OS. Ophthalmoscopy and fluorescein angiography of OS showed signs of nonischemic CRVO and extensive vasculitis. She was treated with oral prednisolone, mercaptopurine, and intravitreal bevacizumab in OS. After 1 month of treatment, VA of OS improved to 5/10 and after 1 year it was 10/10 with complete resolution of retinal vasculitis and nonischemic CRVO. Lígia Figueiredo, Renata Rothwell, Arnaldo Brandão, and Sofia Fonseca Copyright © 2014 Lígia Figueiredo et al. All rights reserved. Rescue of Primary Incomplete Microkeratome Flap with Secondary Femtosecond Laser Flap in LASIK Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:36:13 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/289354/ For laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) retreatments with a previous unsuccessful mechanical microkeratome-assisted surgery, some surgical protocols have been described as feasible, such as relifting of the flap or the creation of a new flap and even the change to a surface ablation procedure (photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)). This case shows the use of femtosecond technology for the creation of a secondary flap to perform LASIK in a cornea with a primary incomplete flap obtained with a mechanical microkeratome. As we were unable to characterize the interface of the first partial lamellar cut, a thick flap was planned and created using a femtosecond laser platform. As the primary cut was very thick in the nasal quadrant, a piece of loose corneal tissue appeared during flap lifting which was fitted in its position and not removed. Despite this condition and considering the regularity of the new femtosecond laser cut, the treatment was uneventful. This case report shows the relevance of a detailed corneal analysis with an advanced imaging technique before performing a secondary flap in a cornea with a primary incomplete flap. The femtosecond laser technology seems to be an excellent tool to manage such cases successfully. E. A. Razgulyaeva Copyright © 2014 E. A. Razgulyaeva. All rights reserved. Intravitreal Ranibizumab for Stage IV Proliferative Sickle Cell Retinopathy: A First Case Report Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:14:09 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/682583/ Purpose. To present the case of a 27-year-old male patient with stage IV proliferative sickle cell retinopathy, treated with one intravitreal injection of ranibizumab, showing regression of the neovascularization and no recurrence at the 9-month follow-up. Methods. A 27-year-old male patient presented with blurred vision and floaters in the right eye since three days. His best corrected visual acuity was 6/18. Ophthalmological examination and fluorescein angiography revealed proliferative sickle cell retinopathy stage IV with vitreous hemorrhage and sea fan neovascularization, as well as ischemic areas at the temporal periphery. Results. The patient was treated with one intravitreal injection of ranibizumab, presenting improvement in the visual acuity from 6/18 to 6/6, resolution of vitreous hemorrhage, and regression of the neovascularization. Additionally, he underwent scatter laser photocoagulation at the ischemic areas. At the 9-month follow-up there was no recurrence, while no adverse effects were noticed. Conclusions. Intravitreal ranibizumab may be a useful adjunct to laser photocoagulation in the management of proliferative sickle cell retinopathy and may permit some patients to avoid pars plana vitrectomy for vitreous hemorrhage. Panagiotis G. Mitropoulos, Irini P. Chatziralli, Efstratios A. Parikakis, Vasileios G. Peponis, Georgios A. Amariotakis, and Marilita M. Moschos Copyright © 2014 Panagiotis G. Mitropoulos et al. All rights reserved. Two Cases of Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage after Implantation of an Ex-Press Miniature Glaucoma Device and an Intraocular Lens Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:16:16 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/294921/ Suprachoroidal hemorrhage is a rare complication of ophthalmic surgery in general and of glaucoma filtration procedures in particular. We present herein two cases of suprachoroidal hemorrhage in aphakic patients after simultaneous implantation of an Ex-Press miniature glaucoma device and an intraocular lens. Although a rare complication, we have now seen two cases develop in previously aphakic patients when we have attempted to place an Ex-Press miniature glaucoma device in conjunction with placement of a secondary intraocular lens. These two cases suggest that greater caution is warranted when attempting to surgically implant an express mini shut in the aphakic patient. Evan B. Dreyer and Rebecca E. Dreyer Copyright © 2014 Evan B. Dreyer and Rebecca E. Dreyer. All rights reserved. Pneumatic Displacement with Perfluoropropane Gas and Intravitreal Tissue Plasminogen Activator for Subretinal Subfoveal Hemorrhage after Focal Laser Photocoagulation in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:12:19 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/592746/ Objective. To report the visual and anatomic outcomes of pneumatic displacement with perfluoropropane (C3F8) gas and intravitreal tissue plasminogen activator (IVTPA) for subretinal subfoveal hemorrhage after focal laser photocoagulation in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). Method. Interventional, retrospective case report of one eye (one patient). Outcome measures included visual acuity (VA), central macular thickness (CMT), and size of the lesion at two weeks of followup. Fluorescein angiography (FA) and optical coherent tomography (OCT) were used to measure anatomic outcomes. Results. A 35-year-old man with history of chronic CSCR received focal laser photocoagulation in the right eye two days before presentation. At initial examination, VA was 20/200 (ETDRS chart), CMT was 398 μ, and a subretinal subfoveal hemorrhage was seen. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) at a dose of 25 µg/0.1 mL was injected intravitreally before intravitreal C3F8 injection, and prone positioning was indicated postoperatively. At 24 hours, the hemorrhage had been displaced inferiorly and VA improved to 20/100. Two weeks later, VA improved to 20/80, CMT decreased to 225 μ, and the hemorrhage decreased without foveal involvement. Conclusions. The technique seems safe and effective in treating visually significant subretinal subfoveal hemorrhage. Khalid Al Rubaie, Juan V. Espinoza, Andres F. Lasave, Dario Savino-Zari, Fernando A. Arevalo, and J. Fernando Arevalo Copyright © 2014 Khalid Al Rubaie et al. All rights reserved. FEVR-Like Presentation of Homocystinuria Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:13:31 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2014/646351/ A male infant with a diagnosis of homocystinuria presented with avascularity of the peripheral retina with a ridge on ophthalmic exam, consistent with a FEVR-like manifestation homocystinuria. Upon follow-up and treatment for homocystinuria, the retinal vascularity improved without the need for prophylactic treatment to the peripheral avascular retina. Lorena A. Montalvo, Vincent D. Venincasa, Hassan A. Aziz, Ditte Hess, and Audina M. Berrocal Copyright © 2014 Lorena A. Montalvo et al. All rights reserved.