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Glassblower's Cataract

Cataract Glass Blower's


Presentation

  • Initially, a cataract presents discretely and may even go unnoticed, but the visual impairment worsens as the cataract grows larger.[amboss.com]
  • […] prematurity e. toxocariasis (nematode infection) f. posterior uveitis Congenital Cataract Important Facts 33% Idiopathic- unilateral or bilateral 33% inherited- bilateral 33% % associated with systemic disease- usually bilateral Other ocular anomalies present[quizlet.com]
  • If you do not include enough of these antioxidants in your diet, they will not be present in your eyes to offer you protection from oxidative damage.[liverdoctor.com]
  • This substance is probably closely associated with various anterior segment tissues, including trabecular meshwork and corneal endothelium, iris stroma and vessels, and lens epithelium. 3 CLINICAL PRESENTATION Exfoliation syndrome is often subtle and[glaucomatoday.com]
  • H At present there are no available conservative methods to prevent, delay, or reverse the development of a cataract.[alpfmedical.info]
Fever
  • He complained of cough with minimal mucopurulent expectoration and fever, which had not responded to a ten-day course of gatifloxacin, 400 mg daily.He was a non-smoker and had no significant medical or surgical illness in the past.[thoracic.org]
Vomiting
  • […] uveitis, iris atrophy, retinopathy, pendular nystagmus, strabismus, extreme refractive errors & poor vision Metabolic Disorders: Galactosaemia D: AR condition, inability to use galactose from milk a. initially presents with failure to thrive lethargy, vomiting[quizlet.com]
Irritability
  • For a long, very slow, without any phenomena of irritation. Observed only for workers with great experience work in hot shops.[lecheniebolezni.com]
  • Irritation possible; dry eyes preclude contact lenses. 25% larger than 1 can only be combined with Field of vision: Limited (peripheral scotoma) Cataract eyeglasses: Simple to use, heavy, unsatisfactory cosmetic appearance Vis u al ac u ity: good with[alpfmedical.info]

Workup

Suppression
  • These were the age of the patient, the stage of the disease, and the availability of preoperative bowel preparation by mechanical cleansing and antibiotic suppression of the colonic bacterial flora. ‎[books.google.com]

Treatment

  • Treatment GLASSBLOWERS CATARACT (CATARACTA PROFESSIONALIS) In fresh cases the cure is facilitated by the elimination of the action of radiant energy; in advanced cases surgical treatment is required. source[lecheniebolezni.com]
  • Describe patient management in terms of treatment and follow-up A. Describe the natural history, outcome and prognosis 1. Progression of lens opacities 2. Decrease in vision from affected eye B. Describe medical therapy options 1.[p2.aao.org]
  • Master the latest advances in ophthalmology: radical changes in the management of macular disease, including the widespread introduction of VEGF inhibitor therapy; recent developments in the investigation and treatment of retinal vascular disease; new[books.google.de]
  • Single-dose azithromycin in the treatment of trachoma. A randomized, controlled study. Ophthalmology 1996;103(5):842-846. ‎[books.google.com]
  • Here are some helpful links so you can learn more about cataracts and their treatment .[carmelhealthyliving.com]

Prognosis

  • Describe the natural history, outcome and prognosis 1. Progression of lens opacities 2. Decrease in vision from affected eye B. Describe medical therapy options 1. No significant medical therapy exists C. Describe surgical therapy options 1.[p2.aao.org]
  • The prognosis for successful surgery is less favorable for unilateral cataracts than for bilateral cataracts.[alpfmedical.info]
  • The prognosis is excellent for patients with localized MALT lymphomas.[thoracic.org]
  • What is the prognosis of cataracts? The rate of progression of cataracts is usually predictable and surgery is successful in restoring vision in a large majority of cases.[medicinenet.com]

Etiology

  • Etiology and pathogenesis CATARACT GLASSBLOWERS (CATARACTA PROFESSIONALIS) Etiology. Prolonged exposure to radiant energy, rich in infrared rays.[lecheniebolezni.com]
  • Describe the etiology of this disease 1. Intense exposure to infrared radiation and heat causes the superficial lens capsule to delaminate and peel off in scrolls B. Define the relevant aspects of epidemiology of the disease 1.[p2.aao.org]
  • Etiology Clouding of the lens may be congenital or acquired .[amboss.com]
  • As in the headline, the dispute between Alfred Vogt and Hans Goldmann occupied minds in the middle of the last century, as they tussled over the etiology of “glassblowers’ cataract.”[healio.com]
  • Etiology: Extracapsular cataract extraction removes only the anterior central portion of the capsule and leaves epithelial cells of the lens intact along with remnants of the capsule.[alpfmedical.info]

Epidemiology

  • Define the relevant aspects of epidemiology of the disease 1. Exposure to high levels of infrared radiation and heat a. Glassblowers b. Blast furnace operators C. List the pertinent elements of the history 1.[p2.aao.org]
  • Epidemiology Leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in the world Prevalence of acquired cataracts Increases with age Sex: References: [1] [2] [3] Epidemiological data refers to the US, unless otherwise specified.[amboss.com]
  • Cataract Treatment Cataract Epidemiology Cataract History[news-medical.net]
  • The epidemiological evidence for aetiologies of MALT lymphomas, a subset of NHL, is limited. The stomach is the most frequent site of MALT lymphoma.[thoracic.org]
  • Epidemiology Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world.[swvc.net]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • This causes cataracts after decades of exposure. [2] This condition may be prevented by wearing protective glasses while practicing these occupations.[en.wikipedia.org]
  • Prevention CATARACT GLASSBLOWERS (CATARACTA PROFESSIONALIS) Mechanization of the work of glassblowers, workers wearing protective glasses and most importantly the shift in the process of making glass (replacement of open-air baths, closed furnaces in[lecheniebolezni.com]
  • List the complications of treatment, their prevention and management A. Possible capsular weakness B. Can be more difficult to secure the IOL VI. Describe appropriate patient instructions A. Avoid exposure to intense infrared radiation and heat B.[p2.aao.org]
  • Fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants, which in theory could prevent damage to your eye's lens. Studies haven't proven that antioxidants in pill form can prevent cataracts.[snezha.com]
  • Prevention Although cataracts have no scientifically proven prevention, it is sometimes said that wearing UV-protecting sunglasses may slow the development of cataracts.[carmelhealthyliving.com]

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