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Higher incidence of Bell’s palsy attributed to increase in herpes zoster infection

May 16, 2017

BALTIMORE — A higher incidence of Bell’s palsy in recent years may be attributed to increasing rates of herpes zoster infection, according to research presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting.

“We wanted to see if the incidence of facial nerve palsy has changed over time. The last time there was a study on this was 1968 to 1982,” Sarah Alshami, study author from the Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, said in an interview with Healio.com/OSN.

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Man referred with headache and unilateral ptosis

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2017
Michael Lewen, MD; Thomas R. Hedges III, MD
A 73-year-old man was referred to the neuro-ophthalmology service for evaluation of headache with associated right upper eyelid ptosis. Two weeks before presentation, he…

OSN introduces new section editors

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2017
It is my pleasure to announce exciting changes to our editorial board. In an effort to continually evolve in covering ophthalmology, I met recently with the editorial…
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PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Man presents with diplopia and ptosis of left eye

February 7, 2017
A 36-year-old Hispanic man with no significant medical or ocular history was referred to the Tufts New England Eye Center with complaints of double vision and drooping…
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Retinal Ganglion Cell Loss in Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Without Diabetic Retinopathy

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, June 2017, Volume 48 Issue 6
Early diabetic retinal changes in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) without diabetic retinopathy (DR) were…
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Inflamed and Untamed: Managing the Progression of Diabetic Eye Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness, with an estimated 4.2 million people over the age of 40…
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VIDEO: Neuro-ophthalmologist discusses when to refer or not regarding pupil problems

January 19, 2017
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Higher incidence of Bell’s palsy attributed to increase in herpes zoster infection

May 16, 2017
BALTIMORE — A higher incidence of Bell’s palsy in recent years may be attributed to increasing rates of herpes zoster infection…

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Man referred with headache and unilateral ptosis

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2017
Michael Lewen, MD; Thomas R. Hedges III, MD
A 73-year-old man was referred to the neuro-ophthalmology service for evaluation of headache with associated right upper eyelid ptosis. Two weeks…

OSN introduces new section editors

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2017
It is my pleasure to announce exciting changes to our editorial board. In an effort to continually evolve in covering ophthalmology, I met recently…

Publication Exclusive

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Man presents with diplopia and ptosis of left eye

February 7, 2017
A 36-year-old Hispanic man with no significant medical or ocular history was referred to the Tufts New England Eye Center with complaints of double…

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Man presents with diplopia and ptosis of left eye

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2017
Omar A.W. Dajani, MD; Laurel N. Vuong, MD
A 36-year-old Hispanic man with no significant medical or ocular history was referred to the Tufts New England Eye Center with complaints of double…

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VIDEO: Neuroprotection in clinical trials

January 26, 2017
Jeffrey L. Goldberg, MD, PhD, at Hawaiian Eye 2017.

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VIDEO: Neuro-ophthalmologist discusses when to refer or not regarding pupil problems

January 19, 2017
KOLOA, Hawaii ― At Hawaiian Eye 2017, Andrew G. Lee, MD, discusses what danger signs to look for in pupil cases that may indicate the need for the…

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Case report: Inverse Bell’s phenomenon presents after frontalis sling surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2016
Dhivya Ashok Kumar, MD, FICO; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
Upward and outward movement of the eyeball on attempted voluntary lid closure is called Bell’s phenomenon, as named by Charles Bell. This is a…

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Researchers say simultaneous infection of Zika, chikungunya possible

November 25, 2016
New research presented at the 2016 America Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting found mosquitoes can carry more than one…

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FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to Actemra for giant cell arteritis

October 5, 2016
The FDA has granted a breakthrough therapy designation to Actemra for the treatment of giant cell arteritis, for which no therapies have been…

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