[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Endogenous panophthalmitis is a rare eye disease with purulent necrosis of all the ocular structures. It is a rare but serious condition that occurs when bacteria cross the blood-ocular barrier and multiply within the eye. Although rare, endogenous panophthamitis is a potentially devastating intraocular infection resulting in a poor visual and anatomic prognosis. We present a 39-year-old woman, without any previous history, who developed a endogenous panophthalmitis in the left eye secondary to a puerperal endomyometritis secondary to infection with Sphingomonas paucimobilis. Despite systemic antibiotic therapy and intraocular injections, there was an evolution to purulent corneal melting.
No preview · Article · Jan 2011 · Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Sneddon's syndrome is a particular and rare entity that mostly affects young women and whose diagnosis is based on the coexistence of a cuteaneous livedo and a cerebrovascular ischemic attack. It had be considered as being an expression of an occlusive vasculitis or of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. We report the case of a 20-year-old female, who had developed a left homonymous hemianopia after ischemic encephalopathy. Visual field examination confirmed the presence of a complete left homonymous hemianopia. Cerebral Magnetic Resonance Imaging revealed right occipital cerebrovascular ischemic lesions. Sneddon's syndrome diagnosis was considered on the presence of cutaneous livedo reticularis and associated cerebral ischemic events. With medical treatment, a small functional improvement could be noticed but without net improvement in the visual field defect.
No preview · Article · Jan 2010 · Bulletin de la Société belge d'ophtalmologie