[Solitary retinal astrocytoma with "acoustic shadowing"].


PATIENT:A polycyclic lesion slightly prominent and yellowish in colour with a mulberry-like surface was incidentally detected in the left eye of a 69-year-old white female. It was located in the nasal horizontal sector of the fundus in a distance of about 5.5 mm from the optic disk. It was surrounded by a bright halo. Retinal arterioles penetrated the lesion superficially and more deeply. The vitreous body was unremarkable. Visual acuity was 0.8 to 1.0 p with a hyperopia of 3.5 dpt. Intraocular pressure was 116 mm Hg. In both eyes partially confluent drusen of the retinal pigment epithelium were present without a serous detachment of the retina. Ultrasound examination revealed an ovally shaped, 1.3-mm prominent solid tumor consisting of highly reflective granular internal echoes with acoustic shadowing behind. X-ray of the skull showed punctate calcifications in the medial orbit. The brain was unremarkable (incl. MRI). In fluorescein angiography the whole tumor was diffusely stained without signs of leakage or subretinal neovascularization. On red-free wide-angle photographs of the retinal nerve fiber layer no localized defects were detected. Neurological and dermatological examination were unremarkable without any hints for tuberous sclerosis or neurofibromatosis. All these findings led to the diagnosis of a solitary retinal astrocytoma. With no therapy performed, the functional and morphological status of the eye remained unchanged one year later. CONCLUSION:A retinal astrocytoma is a hamartoma that usually shows no tendency to grow and there is no need for treatment. It can rarely be the reason of a serous retinal detachment or vitreous hemorrhage. Especially solitary astrocytomas have sometimes been reported to show a tendency towards severe intraocular damage. Additional calcifications showing acoustic shadowing in ultrasound examination are important for the differential diagnosis of retinoblastoma.


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    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Huismans H

    更新日期:1977-05-01 00:00:00

  • [Epidemiology of uveitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis from a national paediatric rheumatologic and ophthalmologic database].

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Uveitis is a frequent and potentially vision-threatening manifestation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). There are only a few population-based studies providing data on the frequency and severity of uveitis. METHODS:Documentation of patients with JIA was collected in a national database. An analysis o...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Heiligenhaus A,Niewerth M,Mingels A,Ganser G,Thon A,Pleyer U,Greiner K,Minden K

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  • [Suggestions for the design of a modern anomaloscope].

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    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bockelmann WD

    更新日期:1982-10-01 00:00:00

  • [Type I lattice corneal dystrophy. Clinical and molecular genetic study of a large family].

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Lattice corneal dystrophy type I is one of the frequent forms of stromal dystrophies following autosomal dominant inheritance. The beta-IG-h3 gene encoding keratoepithelin on the long arm of chromosome 5 has recently been described as disease gene for lattice corneal dystrophy type I as well as for three oth...

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    authors: Meins M,Kohlhaas M,Richard G,Gal A

    更新日期:1998-03-01 00:00:00

  • [Reis-Bücklers corneal dystrophy].

    abstract::In the literature two types of anterior corneal dystrophy are referred to as Reis-Bücklers' dystrophy. These are the one originally described by Bücklers in 1949 and known by us as the geographical form, and a honeycomb form. On the basis of electron-microscopic findings the geographical form is considered by some aut...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Winkelman JE,Wittebol-Post D,Delleman JW

    更新日期:1986-02-01 00:00:00

  • [Efficacy of a Dexamethasone Implant for the Treatment of Refractory Cystoid Macular Oedema in Non-Infectious Uveitis].

    abstract:PURPOSE:To evaluate the efficacy of an intravitreal dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex®) in patients with cystoid macular oedema (CME) suffering from non-infectious uveitis. METHODS:Monocentric, retrospective, single-arm analysis in 49 patients (59 implanted eyes) with inactive uveitis, in whom CME had been unresponsive t...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Breitbach M,Rack D,Dietzel M,Heinz C,Heiligenhaus A

    更新日期:2016-05-01 00:00:00

  • [Correlation between prognostically predicted and actually attained refraction].

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In cataract surgery high quality is demanded. That is why high precision in calculation of IOL power is necessary for predicting postoperative refraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS:In a series of 103 patients the predicted refraction--calculated by the SRK II formula for only one type of IOL (A-constant 118.9)-...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wilhelm F,Kietzmann G,Freitag H

    更新日期:1996-08-01 00:00:00

  • [Paradoxical effect of buphenine on intraocular pressure in aphakic eyes (author's transl)].

    abstract::The effect of topical administration of Buphenine was studied in a group of aphakic patients (53 eyes). The action of the drug was paradoxical: it induced an increase, often remarkable, in intraocular pressure in more than 70% of the eyes thus treated. The cause of the elevated IOP is discussed. ...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bisantis C,Tripodi G

    更新日期:1980-05-01 00:00:00

  • [Combined phacoemulsification with trabecular aspiration with differing outcomes in pseudoexfoliative glaucoma - a retrospective study].

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:The aim of this study was to differentiate the pressure-reducing results following trabecular aspiration combined with small incision cataract surgery in eyes with pseudoexfoliation depending on preoperative pressure and medication score. PATIENTS AND METHODS:A retrospective analysis was made of 104 exfol...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dinslage S,Rosentreter A,Schild AM,Jordan JF,Widder R,Dietlein TS

    更新日期:2012-06-01 00:00:00

  • [The effects of the xenon arc lamp upon the iris of the pigmented rabbit eye (author's transl)].

    abstract::The ultrastructural alterations of 10 pigmented rabbit irides 15 minutes to 257 days after irradiation with a xenon arc lamp were analysed. Pulse duration was varied while irradiation power was kept constant at 3.24 W. 0.32 J (= 100 ms pulse duration) were delivered to the left eye and 3.2 J (= 1 second pulse duration...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bernhard K,van der Zypen E,Fankhauser F

    更新日期:1979-06-01 00:00:00

  • [Radiotherapy of intraocular tumours (author's transl)].

    abstract::Ocular radiotherapy has considerably improved during the last 60 years. It allows very often, not only to save an eye, but also to maintain a useful function. But it is only one single element, although important, in our fight against intraocular tumors. ...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gailloud C,Balmer A,Zografos L,Raimondi S

    更新日期:1979-06-01 00:00:00

  • [The importance of the ciliary muscle in controlling aqueous humor outflow in the human eye (author's transl)].

    abstract::Complicated mechanisms are involved in changes in the ease of aqueous outflow in the chamber angle region. One of these mechanisms is described: The outer trabecular lamellae in the cribriform meshwork extending into the scleral spur should be regarded as tendons of the outer Brükke's muscle. Contraction of the muscle...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van der Zypen E

    更新日期:1980-04-01 00:00:00

  • [Secondary ocular syphilis with chorioretinitis of the posterior pole - a case report].

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Diagnosis of syphilis is often very difficult due to the absence of typical organ manifestation. In addition syphilis has the ability to imitate any ocular inflammation. This may result in misdiagnosis and delay of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Up to now the first choice therapy is penicillin. CASE REP...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stübiger N,Denk PO,Kötter I,Zierhut M

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

  • [Electroretinography changes in carriers of X-chromosomal retinitis pigmentosa].

    abstract::Out of five families with pedigrees typical for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (RP) the authors examined eight definite and eight possible female carriers. Subjective symptoms were mild and variable, consisting mainly of relative nyctalopia. Ophthalmoscopic examination revealed a normal fundus, or mild changes suggesti...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brischnik E,Niemeyer G

    更新日期:1988-05-01 00:00:00

  • [Firework-related eye trauma from 2005 to 2013].

    abstract:PURPOSE:Fireworks combusted during New Year's Eve festivities can cause different eye traumas which often need complex reconstructive surgery. It was our aim to systematically analyse these eye trauma cases which were treated at our clinic during the last eight years. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Age, gender, side, trauma me...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Unterlauft JD,Wiedemann P,Meier P

    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

  • [Auto-allo-keratoplasty (with special reference to chondrokeratoprosthesis procedure) (author's transl)].

    abstract::Biological, rather then purely technical approach seems to be very essential to ensure better results in alloplasty of the cornea. The diseased corneal tissue (especially, after corneal burns) usually fails to accept a keratoprosthesis permanently. The cornea must, therefore, be biologically reconstructed by transplan...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Krasnov MM

    更新日期:1976-05-01 00:00:00

  • [Developments in ophthalmologic electrophysiology].

    abstract::During the last years electrophysiology in ophthalmology has been facilitated to a big extent by computerized methods. Thus it has become a suitable method for an increasing number of relevant diagnostic problems. To make comparisons between test results of different diagnostic places easier an international standard ...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Rüther K,Zrenner E

    更新日期:1993-02-01 00:00:00

  • [Minimally invasive lacrimal duct surgery with a multimodal concept for functional lacrimal stenosis].

    abstract:PURPOSE:The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term success rates of a multimodal concept for treating functional nasolacrimal duct obstruction (FNLDO) consisting of minimally invasive lacrimal duct surgery and additional treatment of the conjunctiva, the puncta or the lids if necessary. METHODS:Clinical outco...

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    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Stemplewitz B,Amin S,Emmerich KH,Gesser-Wendt C,Meyer-Rüsenberg HW

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • [Aldose reductase inhibitor--a new way for preventing diabetic lens changes?].

    abstract::Increased blood sugar levels may influence the refractive power of the lens in juvenile diabetics, and can lead to the rare true diabetic cataract ("snow-storm cataract"). Surplus glucose induces accumulation of the sugar alcohol within the cells, thus generating disturbances of the osmotic balance and finally causing...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ohrloff C,Hockwin O,Korte I,Wegener A

    更新日期:1986-11-01 00:00:00

  • [Evaluation of Postoperative Astigmatism Correction and Postoperative Rotational Stability of Two Toric Intraocular Lenses].

    abstract::Background The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the rotational stability and the refractive outcome of two different toric IOLs. Methods This study included 41 eyes with corneal astigmatism greater than 1.5 diopters (D). All patients underwent surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology at Hietzing Hospi...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Grohlich M,Miháltz K,Lasta M,Weingessel B,Vécsei-Marlovits V

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • [Better prognosis for amblyopics by means of full prismatic correction after monocular treatment (author's transl)].

    abstract::Binocular training with full prismatic correction after the monocular therapy by occlusion brings a further improvement of the visual acuity as well as shown in a study of 29% (138 cases) of 469 selected cases with binocular problems and 43% (260 cases) of about 600 unselected cases of squint actually in treatment in ...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pestalozzi D,Schwarzenbach A

    更新日期:1979-09-01 00:00:00

  • [A follow-up study on the intraocular pressure response of timolol eye drops (author's transl)].

    abstract::In 22 open-angle glaucoma patients a total of 39 eyes were treated with Timolol 0.25% twice daily for an average period of 12.6 months. The relative intraocular pressure decrease at the beginning of the study was 47% of the untreated pressure level. This initial response declined to a 23% pressure decrease at the end ...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Krieglstein GK

    更新日期:1979-11-01 00:00:00

  • [Contact lenses in the treatment of badly injured eyes (author's transl)].

    abstract::Serious eye injuries occur mostly in the spheres of traffic, work and play. There is an inverse relationship between the length of the wound and the visual acuity. Various authors' groupings according to the type of injury, and the relationship between severity and acuity obtained are given and comprehensively describ...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Geyer OC

    更新日期:1976-09-01 00:00:00

  • [Functional histopathology of pituitary neoplasms (author's transl)].

    abstract::The generally accepted classification of pituitary adenomas into eosinophilic, basophilic, mixed, and chromophobe types has not been very useful since no clear correlation exists between the staining character of the tumor cells and the clinical syndrome produced. The ultrastructural examination of different adenoma t...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Landolt AM

    更新日期:1977-02-01 00:00:00

  • [Foreign body granuloma after lower eyelid avulsion and surgical revision with silicone tube splint].

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Foreign-body-reactions with granulomas after use of silicone-containing biomaterials are of clinical importance [4]. HISTORY AND SIGNS:A 4-year old patient entered our hospital with a reddish vascularised tumor. The tumor's origin was in the conjunctiva of the nasal lid-angle of the right eye. THERAPY AND ...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bär S,Hammer U,Struck HG,Stein A,Holzhausen HJ,Duncker GI

    更新日期:2000-04-01 00:00:00

  • [Ophthalmological symptoms as key findings in neurosyphilis--diagnosis and therapy].

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The incidence of neurosyphilis, one of the late manifestations of syphilis, is reemerging. Affection of the eye is often associated with the disease. It may present with various clinical symptoms, leading to diagnostic difficulties. In cases of early diagnosis and adequate treatment the prognosis of the dise...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Prokosch V,Thanos S,Busse H,Stupp T

    更新日期:2009-03-01 00:00:00

  • [Patient Mobility and Journey Distance as Risk Factors for Severe Visual Impairment: Real-Life Data Analysis of Treatment-naïve Patients with nAMD under Intravitreal Aflibercept Therapy].

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study is to describe the effectiveness of aflibercept in treatment-naive patients with neovascular age related macular degeneration (nAMD) and the impact of patients' residential distance to the clinic and patients' mobility on therapy in a pro re nata regime. METHODS:A retrospective dataset ...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rauchegger T,Angermann R,Meusburger A,Schwab J,Haas G,Kralinger M,Zehetner C

    更新日期:2020-06-01 00:00:00

  • [Clinical experience with iridencleisis].

    abstract::The authors report on 120 patients who underwent iridencleisis (155 eyes). Of these, 36 had open-angle glaucoma, 26 congestive glaucoma and 54 were suffering from acute glaucoma of long standing. Two patients had exfoliation syndrome and two, secondary glaucoma. The kind of filtration bleb, postoperative complications...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Holland G,tho Seeth T

    更新日期:1983-04-01 00:00:00

  • [The clinical picture, fluorescence angiography and histologie of a ringmelanoma of the iris (author's transl)].

    abstract::Report on a rare case of an iris-ringmelanoma. Arising from the iris base the primary tumor spread in a continuous line along the anterior chamber angle and a shedding of tumor cells in other places of the iris surface could be stated as well. A unilateral dark spotted colouring of the iris with a secondary glaucoma w...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Demeler U,von Domarus D

    更新日期:1976-03-01 00:00:00

  • [Involvement of the optical system and ocular muscle nuclear in subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy (Leigh) from a pathomorphological point of view (author's transl)].

    abstract::We report on the pathomorphological findings in the optical system, including the ocular muscles, of a girl who died at the age of 15 of subacute necrotizing encephalomyelopathy (Leigh). The first symptom of the disease, which was caused by respiratory insufficiency, was the alteration in visual function seven-and-a-h...

    journal_title:Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lahl R

    更新日期:1981-06-01 00:00:00