The masses are typically subconjunctival or episcleral
but can be found anywhere in the orbit (22).
11,12) Possible mechanisms for these changes include increased aqueous outflow, decreased episcleral
venous pressure, and decreased scleral rigidity.
Ophthalmic examination OS revealed raised intraocular pressure (37 mm Hg; reference interval 7-16 mm Hg), mydriasis, conjunctival and episcleral
hyperemia, shallow anterior chamber due to anterior displacement of the lens and iris, rubeosis iridis, and engorgement of the pecten.
2) Choroiditis, retinal vasculitis, optic neuritis, episcleral
nodules, and exudative retinal detachment are other rare ocular complications that have been reported in the literature.
Malignant melanoma of the uvea is usually treated with episcleral
plaque brachytherapy, charged particle radiation therapy or enucleation.
The tumour involved the anterior chamber, ciliary body, choroid and sclera, with extension into the episcleral
and orbital soft tissues.
We describe a case of a 3-year-old boy with a yellow alopecic plaque on his scalp, face and neck as well as a mass in the episcleral
region since birth.
16-18,20) It is seen in association with 1 or more dilated episcleral
blood vessels, an epibulbar pigmented lesion if there is transscleral extension of the tumor, a cataractous lens, and/or lens subluxation due to impingement on the lens by the tumor, or secondary glaucoma due to infiltration of the trabecular meshwork in the angle of the eye.
2005) found that one 200 ng dose of EPO administered intravitreally protects RGC viability in an in vivo rat model of glaucoma (induced by episcleral
It is presumed that obesity may also exert a direct effect on IOP because of an excess in intraorbital fat tissue and increase in episcleral
venous pressure, an increase in blood viscosity, and a consequent decrease in outflow facility.
BOSTON -- At the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting yesterday, Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, Professor and Head, University of Arizona Department of Radiation Oncology and The University of Arizona Cancer Center, presented results from a cohort study evaluating use of a minimally invasive retrobulbar episcleral
brachytherapy device developed by Salutaris Medical Devices (SalutarisMD[TM]) to treat Wet AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness.
At physical examination, nodules were detected in different areas of the eye (Figure 1) and associated with inflammatory reactions ranging from mild scleritis to episcleral
swelling and vascular congestion (Table).