Jennifer B Taylor

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States

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Publications (2)3.34 Total impact

  • Jennifer B Taylor, Robert E Fintelmann, Bennie H Jeng
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    ABSTRACT: Giant fornix syndrome is a chronic copiously purulent conjunctivitis seen in elderly patients with dehiscence of the levator palpebrae superioris aponeurosis. We report a case of giant fornix syndrome secondary to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus conjunctivitis that was recalcitrant to standard treatment modalities, and we describe 2 novel interventions for this condition, which succeeded in eradicating the infection. Case report. After failing an aggressive treatment course of topical antibiotics and corticosteroids and after demonstrating an inability to tolerate oral antibiotics, the patient was treated with supratarsal subconjunctival injections of vancomycin and triamcinolone, followed by repeated sweepings of the conjunctival fornices with 10% povidone-iodine on a cotton swab. The patient's symptoms improved dramatically after the antibiotic and corticosteroid injections and ultimately resolved completely after multiple povidone-iodine sweepings. In patients with giant fornix syndrome who are recalcitrant to or intolerant of aggressive topical and systemic therapy, supratarsal subconjunctival injections of antibiotics and corticosteroids and sweeping of the conjunctival fornices with povidone-iodine are 2 local treatments which may be useful in eradicating the infection.
    Cornea 11/2010; 30(4):479-80. · 1.75 Impact Factor
  • Jennifer B Taylor, William O Young, Tina Rutar
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    ABSTRACT: Posterior subcapsular cataract is a well-known complication of corticosteroid treatment. While this association has not been established for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) treatment, similar side effects would be expected for the 2 drugs given the mechanism of ACTH, which stimulates glucocorticoid synthesis and secretion. The authors report 2 children who were treated with ACTH for infantile spasms who developed bilateral posterior subcapsular cataracts. The authors recommend that children treated with ACTH be referred promptly to a pediatric ophthalmologist as these young, often developmentally delayed children may not exhibit recognizable signs of visual loss. Prompt evaluation and treatment of cataracts in children is important to prevent permanent vision loss from deprivation amblyopia.
    Journal of child neurology 08/2010; 25(8):1017-9. · 1.59 Impact Factor

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6 Citations
3.34 Total Impact Points

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  • 2010
    • University of California, San Francisco
      • Department of Ophthalmology
      San Francisco, CA, United States