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A 38-year-old, otherwise healthy man presented to the clinic for evaluation of his progressive Graves ophthalmopathy. His diagnosis dated back to 1992 when he was told that he may have hyperthyroidism. No therapy was instituted at the time, and he had never taken antithyroid medications or...
A previously unrecognized adverse effect of the osteoporosis drug risedronate sodium (Actonel; Warner Chilcott Co, LLC) was observed in 2 unrelated patients who developed squamous metaplasia (epidermidalization) of their conjunctival epithelium, a vision-threatening condition, which resolved...
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a bacterium in the class of Mollicutes and is a common cause of atypical pneumonia, particularly in children and young adults. A Mycoplasma infection primarily manifests as a respiratory tract disease, but an extrapulmonary manifestation has occurred in up to 25% of...
Answer C. Orbitotomy for lateral rectus biopsy. Neither the history, clinical features (Figure 1), nor the physical examination or the radiographic findings (Figure 2) are consistent with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy. An orbitotomy and biopsy of the lateral rectus muscle is indicated for...
Uveal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular malignant tumor in adults, and it is not until recently that patients with myotonic dystrophy have been encountered with an increased risk of developing uveal melanoma.3 In our study, we report 3 cases with the association between uveal...
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