Glaucoma Today – When BAIT Masquerades as Pigment Dispersion Syndrome

The FDA has begun approving generic equivalents of Merck’s Cosopt and Trusopt. Additionally, because the suggested mechanism for zoster-related oculomotor nerve palsies is inflammatory in nature, we started her on prednisone 60mg QD and treated her uveitis with Durezol (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%, Alcon) QID OS. In addition, topical timolol maleate 0.5% twice daily, and oral acetazolamide 250 mg three times daily, were given. The precise cause of anterior uveitis is often obscure, and the correct diagnosis is often challenging. Therefore, prednisone was reduced to 40 mg/day. About 60% of cases develop within the eye itself, but 40% are associated with systemic diseases or disorders ranging from toxoplasmosis to syphilis. | Article | PubMed | ISI |McNeil JD, Horowitz M.

Initially, medical management including dietary changes, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressive treatment is employed. Yanoff M, Cameron DJ. This was similar to the overall gender distribution of the HZ cases during this time (58.6% women and 41.4% men, p = 0.95) The age at diagnosis of HZ with eye complications ranged from 16 to 101 years with only five individuals less than 21 years of age at the time of the HZ eye diagnosis. Unlike eyelid or conjunctival involvement, corneal involvement can result in significant vision loss. The mean age at uveitis diagnosis was 58.2 years (standard deviation, 20.3). Some physicians routinely have trouble using the slit lamp. There were multiple healed hyperpigmented lesions on the right side of the scalp, forehead, and nose, suggestive of herpes zoster infection.


With proper treatment, anterior uveitis can clear up in a matter of days to weeks. Optic neuritis can result in permanent loss of vision, and acute retinal necrosis can cause widespread retinal damage. Her pupils were still middilated and nonreactive to one-eighth percent pilocarpine. The patient reported that these lesions had developed with the primary disease, and all these sites had moderate to severe burning pain, but less severe compared to pain around the left eye. There was no vitritis, and dilated fundus findings were normal. She was multigravida with history of two spontaneous abortions in last year. Rarely, uveitis can be caused by a previous eye injury or underlying neoplasm.

Concerning antiviral treatment, only 12 of the 22 patients had been treated with aciclovir or valaciclovir. The duration of treatment for uveitis is often determined by the part of your eye that’s affected. The available literature on HZO with SOFS has shown improvement with the use of systemic antiviral drugs and steroids.[2],[5],[6],[7] Treatment regimens are controversial, and the effects of steroids or antiviral treatment have not been formally studied, requiring further randomized controlled clinical trials. My optho didn’t recommend it after the first yearly check-up and looking back I don’t think that was a good idea. • Infections or tumors occurring within the eye or in other parts of the body. Referral ConjunctivitisGritty or itchy discomfort (if there is moderate-to-severe pain – suspect more serious pathology); photophobia is rare unless there is a severe form of adenoviral infection which may involve the cornea, discharge ± history of contact ± history of allergen exposure.Normal VA unless there is corneal involvement, unilateral or bilateral, discharge in infective conjunctivitis, follicles or papillae; may be eyelid swelling ± conjunctival oedema.Refer if this fails to settle or respond to treatment (over 7-10 days) or if there is suspicion of herpetic infection.EpiscleritisMild discomfort, few symptoms.Normal VA, localised patch of redness/injection which blanches on application of a drop of phenylephrine 2.5%. Many cases occur in healthy people and may only affect one eye but some are associated with joint, skin, gastrointestinal, lung and infectious diseases.

Have a happy reading. Uveitis. Uveitis can be caused by: attack of the body by its own immune system (autoimmune disease), various types of infections, tumors of the eye or other tissues / organs, ocular injury and toxins that reach the eye through the circulation. If the pain persists long after the rash disappears, it is known as postherpetic neuralgia. View Full Text PDF Listings View primary source full text article PDFs. To benefit from this improved technology and advances in treatment, it is critical to maintain a high level of clinical suspicion for this virus in all cases of ocular inflammation. Further clinical study is needed to elicit the full clinical significance of sarcoidosis and HIV infection.

Specifically, Palay et al. View Full Text PDF Listings View primary source full text article PDFs. In 2005, she developed mild metamorphopsia in the right eye, with redness and a “tired feeling.” She was found to have Snellen visual acuity with correction of 20/80 in the right and 20/20 in the left eye. Studies with one type of HRT (containing conjugated oestrogen plus the progestagen MPA) have shown that women may be slightly more likely to get heart disease during the first year of taking the medication. Subsequently, erythematous macules appear along the involved dermatome, rapidly progressing to papules and vesicles containing clear serous fluid and pustules over several days.