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Silent Giant Cell Arteritis in an Elderly Korean Woman

Cha DM, Lee T, Choe G, Yang HK, Hwang JM

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):224-227.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.224
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a rare disease among Asians. Arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, which accompanies GCA, has not yet been reported in Koreans. Diagnosis of GCA is difficult...
Differential Diagnosis of Lemierre's Syndrome in a Patient with Acute Paresis of the Abducens and Oculomotor Nerves

Gutzeit A, Roos JE, Portocarrero-Fah B, Reischauer C, Claas L, Gassmann K, Hergan K, Kos S, Rodic B, Winkler K, Karrer U, Sartoretti-Schefer S

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):219-223.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.219
Lemierre's syndrome is characterized by anaerobic septicemia, internal jugular vein thrombosis, and septic emboli associated with infections of the head and neck. We describe an unusual and clinically confusing case...
Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: Bilateral Choroidal Metastases with Extrascleral Extension

Kiratli H, Tarlan B, Soylemezoglu F

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):215-218.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.215
Here, we present the case of a patient with bilateral choroidal metastases with extraocular extension in one eye. Metastasis of papillary thyroid carcinoma to the uvea is extremely rare, with...
Partial Visual Rehabilitation Using a Toric Implantable Collamer Lens in a Patient with Keratoconus: A Case Report with 20 Months of Follow-up

Park SW, Kim MK, Wee WR, Lee JH

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):211-214.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.211
We report the case of a 37-year-old man with a high myopic keratoconus eye that was treated with a posterior chamber toric implantable collamer lens (ICL) in Korea. The patient...
The Development of Scleromalacia after Regional Conjunctivectomy with the Postoperative Application of Mitomycin C as an Adjuvant Therapy

Shin HY, Kim MS, Chung SK

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):208-210.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.208
A 40-year-old woman presented with ocular discomfort in both eyes that had persisted for several months. Six months ago, she had undergone a bilateral nasal and temporal conjunctivectomy using a...
A Case of Muir-Torre Syndrome with Multiple Cancers of Bilateral Eyelids and Breast

Kamisasanuki T, Uchino E, Fukushima , Yoshikawa , Ishibashi , Sakamoto T

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):204-207.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.204
We report a case of Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) with a very rare combination of cancers, involving bilateral eyelid cancers and breast cancer. A 71-year-old female with a history of breast...
Anti-adenoviral Effects of Human Cationic Antimicrobial Protein-18/LL-37, an Antimicrobial Peptide, by Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Uchio E, Inoue H, Kadonosono K

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):199-203.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.199
PURPOSE: Antimicrobial peptides have an important role in self-protection of the ocular surface. Human cationic antimicrobial protein (hCAP)-18 is a linear, alpha-helical peptide that consists of a conserved pro-sequence called...
A Novel Computerized Visual Acuity Test for Children

Shin YJ, Lee IB, Wee WR, Lee JH, Hwang JM

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):194-198.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.194
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of a computerized visual acuity test, the SNU visual acuity test for children. METHODS: Fifty-six children, ranging from 1 to 5 years of age, were included....
Vitrectomy Combined with Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection and Macular Laser Photocoagulation for Nontractional Diabetic Macular Edema

Kim JH, Kang SW, Ha HS, Kim JR

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):186-193.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.186
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of vitrectomy combined with intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) and macular laser photocoagulation for the treatment of nontractional diabetic macular edema (DME) refractory to...
Structural Recovery of the Detached Macula after Retinal Detachment Repair as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography

Joe SG, Kim YJ, Chae JB, Yang SJ, Lee JY, Kim JG, Yoon YH

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):178-185.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.178
PURPOSE: To investigate correlations between preoperative and postoperative foveal microstructures in patients with macula-off rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). METHODS: We reviewed the records of 31 eyes from 31 patients with macula-off...
Simplified Method to Measure the Peripapillary Choroidal Thickness Using Three-dimensional Optical Coherence Tomography

Oh J, Yoo C, Yun CM, Yang KS, Kim SW, Huh K

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):172-177.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.172
PURPOSE: To evaluate a simplified method to measure peripapillary choroidal thickness using commercially available, three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (3D-OCT). METHODS: 3D-OCT images of normal eyes were consecutively obtained from the 3D-OCT...
The Effect of Topical Cyclosporine 0.05% on Dry Eye after Cataract Surgery

Chung YW, Oh TH, Chung SK

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):167-171.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.167
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of cyclosporine 0.05% for dry eye after cataract surgery. METHODS: Thirty-two newly diagnosed patients with dry eye syndrome 1 week after cataract surgery received a twice-daily...
Topographic Progression of Keratoconus in the Korean Population

Ahn SJ, Kim MK, Wee WR

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):162-166.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.162
PURPOSE: To develop a criterion for determining the topographic progression of keratoconus and to analyze the prognostic factors of progression. METHODS: Medical records of 211 eyes of 128 patients who had...
Evaluation of Plasma Vitamin A and E Levels and Tear Film Changes in Patients with Psoriasis Vulgaris

Demir HD, Aydin E, Sezer E, Yardim H

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):158-161.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.158
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether alterations in plasma vitamin A and E levels in patients with psoriasis have an effect on tear film changes. METHODS: Sixty-two eyes of 31 patients with psoriasis...
Autologous Tragal Perichondrium Transplantation: A Novel Approach for the Management of Painful Bullous Keratopathy

Kim KW, Chun YS, Kim JC

  • Korean J Ophthalmol.
  • 2013 Jun;27(3):149-157.
  • doi: 10.3341/kjo.2013.27.3.149
PURPOSE: To introduce autologous tragal perichondrium transplantation as a novel surgical modality for the management of intractable symptomatic bullous keratopathy. METHODS: In three eyes of three patients with painful bullous keratopathy,...

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