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Strabismus surgery in patients receiving warfarin anticoagulation.
J AAPOS. 2014 Feb;18(1):84-6
Authors: Kemp PS, Larson SA, Drack AV
Many ophthalmologists consider switching patients on chronic warfarin anticoagulation to enoxaparin or discontinuing their anticoagulant for strabismus surgery. We report 3 successful cases of strabismus surgery on patients taking warfarin. No excessive bleeding was encountered intraoperatively or during the recovery period. To our knowledge, this is the first report regarding the safety of strabismus surgery in patients who are maintained on warfarin during strabismus surgery.
PMID: 24568993 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Ocular sarcoidosis and immune thrombocytopenia: a rare association.
Orbit. 2014 Feb;33(1):62-4
Authors: Chen JJ, Allen RC
There is an association between sarcoidosis and immune thrombocytopenia, which can be severe and even fatal if left untreated. Although ocular sarcoidosis is one of the most common extrapulmonary manifestations of sarcoidosis, immune thrombocytopenia has not been reported in isolated ocular sarcoidosis. We present a patient with a remote history of immune thrombocytopenic purpura who developed a sub-conjunctival mass consistent with isolated ocular sarcoidosis.
PMID: 24144263 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]