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Uveitis and immune activation in the convalescent phase of Ebola Virus Disease

Olga Ceron_SCIENTIFIC POSTER 2015 We report a case of probable Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV) related ophthalmologic complications in the first American physician who contracted Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and developed uveitis, immune activation, and non-specific increase in antibody titers during convalescence. This case highlights immune phenomena that could complicate management of EVD related uveitis during convalescence. Contact...

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CMV Retinitis in Inmunosuppressed Patient 20 Years After Liver Transplant

Setting: Medical Retina service, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. London, UK. Purpose: To describe a CMV retinitis in a patient with long standing inmunosuppresive treatment after liver transplant, and the therapeutic challenges of this case. We report a 74 year old man with previous liver transplant 20 years ago due to a Autoinmune Hepatitis who attended eye casualty complaining of floaters and blurred vision in his left eye....

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Asymptomatic Bilateral Chorioretinal Lesions in Chronic Hepatitis C: Case Report

Background: Hepatitis C is an infection caused by Hepatitis C virus (HCV) with both hepatic and extrahepatic manifestations and involving 3% of world population. Chronic infection develops in 70- 80% of the patients. Current recommended treatment is in a combination of ribavirin and peginterferon alfa (PEG-IFN) which is effective in less than 50% of HCV genotype 1 infection. Novel therapy with protease inhibitors such as Telaprevir has...

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Immune Recovery Uveitis in Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Poster Anisha Seth CMV retinitis generally occurs as an opportunistic infection in HIV patients but rarely occurs in other immune-compromised conditions. We describe a patient with NHL with bilateral CMV retinitis, who was treated with intravenous ganciclovir and eventually developed cystoid macular edema (CME) due to IRU. A 52-year-old woman presented with decrease in vision in both eyes for 3 days. Patient was a known case of NHL with...

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The Effect of HAART Treatment on AIDS Retinopathy in Malaysia

Mun Seng Lee, MD (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia), Mun Toong Lee, MOphth (Kuantan, Malaysia) PURPOSE: To evaluate the fundus manifestation among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) seropositive patients with and without HAART treatment associated with their total CD4 lymphocyte count. METHODS: Two hundred and two patients (404 eyes) were recruited in this cross-sectional study. They consisted of consecutive confirmed HIV sero-positive patients with...

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Posterior Segment Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection/ Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Mallika Goyal, MD (Hyderabad, India), B. Balaraju, MD (Hyderabad, India), K. V. Emmanuel, MD (Hyderabad, India), Geeta V. Narayanan, MD (Hyderabad, India) PURPOSE: According to estimates from the UNAIDS/ WHO, 38 million adults and 2.3 million children were living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2005. Aggressive management and multidisciplinary approach has prolonged the survival of patients with HIV/AIDS. Understanding the clinical spectrum of...

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Evaluation of Dengue Maculopathy with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

Caroline K. Chee, MBBS, FRCSEd, FRCOphth (Singapore, Singapore), Stephen Teoh, MBBS, MMedOphth, FRCSEd(Ophth) (Singapore, Singapore) PURPOSE: (1) To study and characterisethe optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in dengue maculopathy. (2) To correlate the findings with visual function and eventual visual outcome. METHODS: 35 consecutive patients with dengue fever were referred for visual symptoms. They were found to have reduced...

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