Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine http://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi Publishing Corporation © 2015 , Hindawi Publishing Corporation . All rights reserved. Nystagmus in Laurence-Moon-Biedl Syndrome Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:41:12 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/439409/ Introduction. Laurence-Moon-Biedl (LMB) syndrome is a rare autosomal-recessive ciliopathy with manifold symptomatology. The cardinal clinical features include retinitis pigmentosa, obesity, intellectual delay, polydactyly/syndactyly, and hypogenitalism. In this paper, the authors report on three siblings with Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome associated with a probable pseudocycloid form of congenital nystagmus. Methods. This was a case study conducted at King Khaled Hospital. Results. The authors assert that the nystagmus in Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome is essentially similar to idiopathic motor-defect nystagmus and the nystagmus seen in optic nerve hypoplasia, ocular albinism, and bilateral opacities of the ocular media. Conclusion. The data support the previous hypothesis that there is a common brain stem motor abnormality in sensory-defect and motor-defect nystagmus. A. Bruce Janati, Naif Saad ALGhasab, Fazal Haq, Ahmad Abdullah, and Aboubaker Osman Copyright © 2015 A. Bruce Janati et al. All rights reserved. Clinical Findings and Genetic Expression Profiling of Three Pigmented Lesions of the Optic Nerve Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:32:17 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/590659/ Background. Optic disk melanocytoma is a primary tumor of the optic disk that represents a clinical diagnostic challenge due to its similarities with melanoma. Purpose. The authors present three cases in which genetic expression profiling was used to identify tumor prognosis of optic disk melanocytoma. Case Series. In two cases fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed to obtain tissue through a transvitreal route into the apex of the tumor while the patient underwent pars plana vitrectomy, laser ablation, phacoemulsification with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation, and intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide. In the other case the tissue was obtained after definite enucleation. Conclusion. Genetic expression profiling is a useful diagnostic tool for classification and can provide vital information to the ocular oncologist regarding prognosis. Manuel A. de Alba, Victor M. Villegas, Aaron S. Gold, Andrea Wildner, Fiona J. Ehlies, Azeema Latiff, and Timothy G. Murray Copyright © 2015 Manuel A. de Alba et al. All rights reserved. Jugular Vein Insufficiency and Choroidal Neovascularization in Moderate Myopia: A New Unknown Factor of Additional Risk? Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:00:05 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/960950/ To date, choroidal blood flow reduction in highly myopic eyes appears to be related to the development of choroidal neovascularization secondary to local reduction of arterial flow. Instead, no evidence of choroidal neovascularization was found in subjects with low or moderate myopia. The authors’ aim has been to encourage new studies regarding the potential role of chronic retinal venous congestion in the pathogenesis of choroidal neovascularization. In December 2011, a 54-year-old woman with moderate bilateral myopia had a sudden block upon swallowing while she was eating. Subsequently (January 2013) metamorphopsia in the left eye revealed macular degeneration with choroidal neovascularization. The related echo-color Doppler study of the neck veins, performed in November 2014, showed an atypical left jugular insufficiency associated with homolateral hypertension of the superior ophthalmic veins. This singular case highlights the necessity to further investigate the potential role of chronic alterations of intra- and extracranial venous drainage in the disruption of choroidal flow in myopic patients. Massimiliano Farina, Cristiano Ratti, and Eugenio Novelli Copyright © 2015 Massimiliano Farina et al. All rights reserved. Conservative Management in Congenital Bilateral Upper Eyelid Eversion Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:27:09 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/389289/ Aim. To report the case of congenital bilateral upper eyelid eversion with severe chemosis that was successfully managed conservatively. Report. The patient was a six-hour-old male neonate with bilateral congenital upper eyelid eversion and severe chemosis, following uneventful delivery. Conservative management consisted of the application of antibiotic ointment and padding the exposed conjunctiva with 5% hypertonic saline-soaked gauze. The eyelids reverted spontaneously on day 3 and the condition was completely resolved by the third week. Conclusion. Congenital upper lid eversion is usually a benign condition which responds well to conservative treatment. Creating awareness amongst healthcare professionals is essential. Viola Andin Dohvoma, Alice Nchifor, Aronette Nana Ngwanou, Elisabeth Attha, Faustin Ngounou, Assumpta Lucienne Bella, and Côme Ebana Mvogo Copyright © 2015 Viola Andin Dohvoma et al. All rights reserved. Acute Corneal Hydrops Mimicking Infectious Keratitis as Initial Presentation of Keratoconus in a 10-Year-Old Child Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:53:01 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/308348/ Purpose. To report a case of acute hydrops in a 10-year-old child with advanced keratoconus. Case Presentation. A ten-year-old boy diagnosed as having right eye (RE) infectious keratitis, not responding to antimicrobial therapy, was referred to our hospital. The diagnosis of infectious keratitis was established one month prior to his presentation following an episode of acute corneal whitening, pain, and drop in visual acuity. Topical fortified antibiotics followed by topical antiviral therapy were used with no improvement. Slit lamp examination showed significant corneal protrusion with edema surrounding a rupture in Descemet’s membrane in the RE. The diagnosis of acute corneal hydrops from advanced keratoconus was highly suspected and confirmed with corneal topography. Conclusion. Although a relatively rare disease at the age of 10 years, keratoconus can be rapidly progressive in the pediatric group. Keratoconus should always be considered in the differential diagnosis of progressive vision loss in this age group. Elise A. Slim, Elias F. Jarade, Bilal M. Charanek, Joelle S. Antoun, Adib I. Hemade, Sahar H. Awada, Henry W. Fakhoury, and Carole G. Cherfan Copyright © 2015 Elise A. Slim et al. All rights reserved. Long-Term Outcomes of Radial Keratotomy, Laser In Situ Keratomileusis, and Astigmatic Keratotomy Performed Consecutively over a Period of 21 Years Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:19:17 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/592495/ Purpose. To describe a case of 3 refractive procedures performed in one eye over 2 decades. Methods. Case report. Results. A 41-year-old patient presented for refractive surgery evaluation. His ocular history includes bilateral radial keratotomy performed 21 years ago for moderate myopia: spherical equivalence of −4.25 D bilaterally. Postoperative uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) was 20/30; however, over time he developed a hyperopic shift and UCVA decreased to 20/40 in the right eye. Thus, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) was performed at an outside institution 6.5 years later, and the patient had initial improvement of UCVA to 20/25. Due to a change in refractive error, the patient underwent uneventful astigmatic keratotomy 13 years after LASIK in the right eye, and 1.5 years after surgery best-corrected visual acuity was 20/25 with manifest refraction of −°.  Conclusion. We report the outcomes and natural refractive progression in a patient who underwent three corneal refractive procedures over two decades. This case underlines the difficulties of long-term management of post-RK hyperopia and astigmatism. Priyanka Chhadva, Florence Cabot, Anat Galor, and Sonia H. Yoo Copyright © 2015 Priyanka Chhadva et al. All rights reserved. An Office-Based Procedure for Hyphema Treatment Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:59:27 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/321076/ Three cases of hyphema in three different eyes were treated in the office using an anterior chamber fluid-gas exchange technique. Hyphemas were associated with complications of underlying systemic and retinal disease and in the postoperative period of vitrectomy procedures. Patients were successfully treated without requiring return to operating room. Mikelson MomPremier, Divya Sadhwani, and Saad Shaikh Copyright © 2015 Mikelson MomPremier et al. All rights reserved. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Ocular Infection after Corneal Cross-Linking for Keratoconus: Potential Association with Atopic Dermatitis Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:37:26 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/613273/ Purpose. To report the risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ocular infection after UVA-riboflavin corneal collagen cross-linking in a patient with atopic dermatitis. Methods. A 22-year-old man, with bilateral evolutive keratoconus and atopic dermatitis, underwent UVA-riboflavin corneal cross-linking and presented with rapidly progressive corneal abscesses and cyclitis in the treated eye five days after surgery. The patient was admitted to the hospital and treated with broad-spectrum antimicrobic therapy. Results. The patient had positive cultures for MRSA, exhibiting a strong resistance to antibiotics. Antibiotic therapy was modified and targeted accordingly. The intravitreal reaction is extinguished, but severe damage of ocular structures was unavoidable. Conclusion. Riboflavin/UVA corneal cross-linking is considered a safe procedure and is extremely effective in halting keratoconus’ progression. However, this procedure is not devoid of infectious complications, due to known risk factors and/or poor patients’ hygiene compliance in the postoperative period. Atopic dermatitis is a common disease among patients with keratoconus and Staphylococcus aureus colonization is commonly found in patients with atopic dermatitis. Therefore, comorbidity with atopic dermatitis should be thoroughly assessed through clinical history before surgery. A clinical evaluation within three days after surgery and the imposition of strict personal hygiene rules are strongly recommended. Romina Fasciani, Antonio Agresta, Alice Caristia, Luigi Mosca, Andrea Scupola, and Aldo Caporossi Copyright © 2015 Romina Fasciani et al. All rights reserved. Idiopathic Organ Transplant Chorioretinopathy after Liver Transplantation Mon, 16 Mar 2015 05:52:57 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/964603/ Idiopathic organ transplant chorioretinopathy is a rare disease associated with kidney and heart transplantation. We present a case secondary to liver transplantation including its multimodal imaging, differential diagnosis, and physiopathology discussion. Maria Fernanda Abalem, Pedro Carlos Carricondo, Sergio Luis Gianotti Pimentel, and Walter Yukihiko Takahashi Copyright © 2015 Maria Fernanda Abalem et al. All rights reserved. A Second New Choroidal Osteoma in the Same Eye: Differences between Them with New Imaging Techniques Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:11:48 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/684956/ The authors introduce a 42-year-old woman with a choroidal osteoma. After 10 years the patient presented a second choroidal osteoma in the same eye; this osteoma has been growing in the last years. New tests that were unavailable during the first diagnosis were performed such as Fundus Autofluorescence or Enhanced Depth Imaging-Optical Coherence Tomography (EDI-OCT). These tests show characteristics of the tumors and allow us to realize a visual prognosis for the patient. Javier Sambricio, Marifé Fernández-Reyes, Beatriz De-Lucas-Viejo, Álvaro Bengoa-González, and Enrique Mencía-Gutiérrez Copyright © 2015 Javier Sambricio et al. All rights reserved. Intravitreal Aflibercept Injection and Photodynamic Treatment of a Patient with Unilateral Subretinal Neovascular Membrane Associated with Fundus Flavimaculatus Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:09:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/criopm/2015/748420/ We report the good outcome of combined intravitreal aflibercept injection and photodynamic treatment in a case with fundus flavimaculatus (FFM) and unilateral subretinal neovascular membrane (SRNM). A 57-year-old man with FFM and unilateral SRNM who was treated with two consecutive ranibizumab injections with no improvement at another institution was referred to us. He was treated successfully with three aflibercept injections three months apart and a single photodynamic treatment performed a week after the initial aflibercept injection. Six weeks after the last aflibercept injection visual acuity was improved and submacular exudation exhibited dramatic resolution with a moderate degree of residual scarring. SRNM formation is rarely observed in eyes with FFM and a satisfactory outcome can be achieved with a proper treatment. Ali Osman Saatci, Ziya Ayhan, Bora Yüksel, Göktuğ Seymenoğlu, and Seenu M. Hariprasad Copyright © 2015 Ali Osman Saatci et al. 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.