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August 1, 2021
Hiding in plain sight: a case of circumscribed choroidal hemangioma

Case: A 35-year-old female was referred from for a 6-month history of a central scotoma and peripapillary edema in her right eye. Ocular history was significant for a retinal tear treated with laser retinopexy in the right eye 3 months prior. Corrected visual acuity was 6/9 in the affected right eye. Right fundus exam showed […]

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July 1, 2021
Scarring from the Valley

Description: A 26-year-old healthy Hispanic-American female who grew up in the Ohio Mississippi River Valley presented with a two-month history of decreased vision involving the right eye described as a stationary “central spot”. Her past ocular history was significant for myopia OU. On examination, visual acuity with correction was count fingers at 3 feet OD […]

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June 1, 2021
Pie in the eye

A 65-year-old gentleman was referred to the retina service with a 10-year history of nyctalopia and bilateral pigmentary retinal changes, thought to be in keeping with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Past ocular history was significant only for foreign body. There was no family history of RP. Examination revealed a best-corrected visual acuity of 6/7.5-1 and 6/6-2 in the […]

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May 1, 2021
Subretinal Hemorrhage: Combining medical and surgical modalities

84-year-old male with age related macular degeneration (ARMD) presented 5 days after suddenly losing central vision OS. Medical history was significant for hypertension and benign prostate hypertrophy. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) measured 20/30 OD and counting fingers OS. Anterior segments were unremarkable except for PCIOL OU. A large submacular hemorrhage (SMH) OS was visualized […]

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April 1, 2021
When it rains... it pours: A case of retinitis pigmentosa and vasoproliferative tumor

A 12-year old Caucasian female was referred with decreased vision OS. Her past ocular history was remarkable for retinitis pigmentosa, a diagnosis shared by her father. Review of systems and social history were non-contributory. She was not taking any medications. Examination revealed a best-corrected visual acuity of 20/60 OD, and 20/150 OS. Anterior segment examination […]

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March 1, 2021
Made in Asia

An otherwise healthy 43 year old female, originally from the Phillipines, living in Calgary for 38 years, presented to Emergency Department with a fever and flu- like symptoms. Blood cultures were positive for Klebsiella Pneumoniae. The patient was found to have a liver abscess, pneumonia and was started on Intravenous (IV) Ceftriaxone 1 gram BID. […]

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February 1, 2021
Luck of the Draw

A 80-year-old female experimented nasal visual field loss in her right eye (OD) with preserved temporal visual field. Her past medical history was significant for age-related macular degeneration and hypertension. Best-corrected visual acuity was 6/6 OD and 6/9 OS. A pupillary afferent defect was present OD. Slip lamp examination was unremarkable in both eyes. Fundus […]

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January 1, 2021
The Road Less Travelled

A 49-year-old male presented after blunt trauma OS. His past medical history was remarkable for blunt ocular trauma OD. Best-corrected visual acuity was 6/15 OD and 6/12 OS. Slit lamp examination of the anterior segment revealed traumatic mydriasis and an area of zonular insufficiency nasally from previous trauma OD. Slit lamp examination was unremarkable OS. […]

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