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Outline of the diseases of eye : <ul><li>Thyroid orbitopathy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ditzels” on the front of the eye </li></u...
Outline and Introduction <ul><li>SECTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Orbit </li></ul><ul><li>Eyelid </li></ul><ul><li>Conjunctiva <...
Intro - Basic Anatomy www.freelivedoctor.com
Orbit <ul><li>Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Thyroid Orbitopathy </li></ul><ul><li>Tumors </li></ul><ul><li>Inflammation/Infect...
Orbit - Anatomy <ul><li>Bones of the orbit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sphenoid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maxillary </li></ul><...
Orbit - Osteology www.freelivedoctor.com
Orbit – Posterior Contents <ul><li>The ANNULUS OF ZINN is the tendon- ring that encircles the ON and acts  as an origin fo...
Orbit – Anterior Boundary <ul><li>The ORBITAL SEPTUM is the anterior fascial boundary to the orbit </li></ul>www.freelived...
Orbit – Thyroid-Related (Graves’) Orbitopathy <ul><li>Autoimmune condition, triggered by ?Thyroid antigens, with lymphocyt...
Orbit – Thyroid-Related Orbitopathy www.freelivedoctor.com
Orbit - Tumors <ul><li>Wide variety of lacrimal, lymphoid, neural, vascular, meningeal origin tumors, and metastatic tumor...
Orbit - Inflammation <ul><li>Orbital Cellulits  frequently extends from adjacent sinus infections, or periocular trauma. <...
Orbit - Inflammation www.freelivedoctor.com
Orbit - Trauma <ul><li>“ Blow–out”  fractures occur when blunt trauma to the eye causes the orbit to rupture </li></ul><ul...
Orbit - Trauma <ul><li>Orbital Floor fractures can  cause restricted upgaze if there is muscle entrapment </li></ul>www.fr...
LIDS <ul><li>Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Tumors </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
LIDS - Anatomy <ul><li>LAYERS: </li></ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul><ul><li>Orbicularis  </li></ul><ul><li>Tarsal plate </li><...
LIDS - Histology www.freelivedoctor.com
LIDS - Tumors <ul><li>Malignant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basal cell carcinoma  - most common  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Squa...
LIDS - Tumors <ul><li>Chalazion – a cyst of the meibomian gland </li></ul><ul><li>Hordeolum – an  inflammed  cyst of the M...
Conjunctiva <ul><li>Thin, non-keratinized skin covering the sclera (bulbar) or the inner surface of the lid (palpebral) </...
Conjunctiva <ul><li>The bulbar layer is continous with the palpebral layer </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
Conjunctiva – Pathologic conditions <ul><li>Conjunctivitis (“pink-eye”) – is an inflammation of the conjunctiva due to a v...
Conjunctivitis <ul><li>Cat-scratch Fever! </li></ul><ul><li>A rare granulomatous variety… </li></ul><ul><li>Bartonella hen...
Conjunctiva – Degenerative conditions <ul><li>Pinguecula – on the conj only </li></ul><ul><li>Pterygium – encroaching onto...
Conjunctiva – Degenerative conditions <ul><li>Small pinguecula </li></ul><ul><li>Pterygium </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
Conjunctiva - tumors <ul><li>Conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) </li></ul><ul><li>Squamous Cell  </li></ul><ul><...
Conjunctiva <ul><li>CIN (squamous cell) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
Cornea <ul><li>The cornea is a unique transparent and  avascular tissue that is the most important refractive structure of...
Cornea - Anatomy <ul><li>5 Layers: </li></ul><ul><li>Epithelium  – Continuous with conj, richly innervated by CN-V 1 </li>...
Cornea The uniform spacing of the stromal collagen bundles at a  distance of approx ¼ wavelength light allows transparency...
Cornea  - Refractive Surgery <ul><li>Excimer Laser is applied to the stromal bed, underneath a reflected corneal flap (LAS...
Cornea – Inflammation/Infection <ul><li>Keratitis  – inflammation of cornea </li></ul><ul><li>Bacterial ulcer – Frequent i...
Cornea -  HSV Keratitis <ul><li>Epithelial “dendritic” Keratitis </li></ul><ul><li>Stromal Keratits (note the vessels and ...
Cornea - Bacterial Ulcer <ul><li>Epithelial defect, infiltrate of white cells into the cornea, and a layered leukocyte col...
Cornea – Stromal Dystrophy <ul><li>Dystrophy – a heritable disorder resulting in abnormal tissue morphology, function, or ...
Cornea – Stromal Dystrophy <ul><li>Granular Dystrophy </li></ul><ul><li>Hyaline material deposited in stroma </li></ul>www...
Cornea – Stromal Dystrophy <ul><li>Lattice Dystrophy </li></ul><ul><li>Amyloid deposition with “apple-green” birefringence...
Cornea - Ectasia <ul><li>Progressive deformation of cornea is an ectasia.  Keratoconus is the most common ectatic dystroph...
THE UVEA www.freelivedoctor.com
The Uvea  <ul><li>“ The uvea” is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Iris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ciliary body </li></ul></u...
The Uvea - Angle <ul><li>The “angle” is a special region of the uvea where the iris meets the cornea </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
The Uvea - Inflammation <ul><li>“ Uveitis” is inflamation of any combination of the iris, ciliary body, or choroid. </li><...
The Uvea – Anterior Uveitis <ul><li>Anterior uveitis/iritis </li></ul><ul><li>WBCs floating in the aqueous </li></ul>www.f...
Uvea – Posterior Uveitis  <ul><li>Active Toxoplasmosis Choroiditis, and old scar (above) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
The Uvea - Tumors <ul><li>The Choroid is a highly perfused vascular “net” feeding the outer retina </li></ul><ul><li>It is...
The Uvea - Tumors <ul><li>The uvea (especially choroid) is also richly pigmented, and primary melanocytic tumors are commo...
THE LENS www.freelivedoctor.com
The Lens <ul><li>A transparent, avascular structure consisting of concentric cellular fibers </li></ul><ul><li>Highest pro...
The Lens <ul><li>The deepest fibers are the oldest ones </li></ul><ul><li>The lens continues to fatten throughout life  </...
The Lens - Cataract <ul><li>Opacities  of the lens develop with time, or insult </li></ul><ul><li>UV light, steroids, and ...
The Lens – Cataract surgery <ul><li>A opening into the lens capsule is made </li></ul><ul><li>The cataract is emulsified w...
The Lens – Cataract surgery <ul><li>The dense, cloudy crystalline lens is removed, and replaced with an optical implant. <...
The Retina www.freelivedoctor.com
The Retina <ul><li>Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Detachment </li></ul><ul><li>Vascular disease/Ischemic retinopathy </li></ul>...
The Retina - Anatomy <ul><li>Cell types (overview) </li></ul><ul><li>Photoreceptors (detect light signal) </li></ul><ul><l...
The Retina - Anatomy <ul><li>Layers (inside to out): </li></ul><ul><li>Inner limiting membrane </li></ul><ul><li>Nerve Fib...
Retina – Anatomy  <ul><li>Pathologic conditions of layers </li></ul><ul><li>Retinal detachment : Separation between RPE an...
The Retina - Detachment <ul><li>Retinal tears are the most frequent causes of detachment (rhegmatogenous RD) </li></ul><ul...
The Retina – Macular degeneration <ul><li>Clinical appearance of  drusen  in Macular degeneration </li></ul>www.freelivedo...
The Retina – Vasculopathy <ul><li>Microvascular (small vessel disease) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><...
The Retina – Diabetic Retinopathy <ul><li>Microvascular dysfunction leads to tissue ischemia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thicken...
The Retina – Diabetic Retinopathy <ul><li>Ischemia leads to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production from inju...
<ul><li>Microaneurysms! </li></ul><ul><li>Capillary dropout and Nonperfusion! </li></ul><ul><li>Neovascularization! </li><...
<ul><li>Retinal neovascularization  </li></ul>The Retina – Diabetic Retinopathy www.freelivedoctor.com
The Retina – MACROvascular Disease <ul><li>CRVO/BRVO – variety of anatomical  prothrombotic predispositions </li></ul><ul>...
The Retina – Macrovascular disease <ul><li>CRVO  – Hemorrhage, congestion, ischemia </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
<ul><li>Ischemic CRVO led to VEGF production, which caused neovascularization of iris. </li></ul>The Retina – Macrovascula...
The Retina - Tumors <ul><li>Retinoblastoma </li></ul><ul><li>Classic pediatric tumor of retina </li></ul><ul><li>Hereditar...
www.freelivedoctor.com
OPTIC  NERVE www.freelivedoctor.com
Optic nerve – Pathologic Conditions of… <ul><li>Ischemic Neuropathy  – due to arteritic (Giant Cell Arteritis) or non-arte...
Optic Nerve – Pathologic conditions of… <ul><li>Glaucoma – progressive injury of optic nerve, frequently associated with e...
Optic Nerve - Glaucoma <ul><li>Loss of rim correlates to loss of axons from ganglion cells in retina (Nerve fiber layer). ...
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Diseases of the eye

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  1. 1. Outline of the diseases of eye : <ul><li>Thyroid orbitopathy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ditzels” on the front of the eye </li></ul><ul><li>Corneal layers </li></ul><ul><li>Uveitis as a manifestation of systemic disease </li></ul><ul><li>Lens and cataract </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetic Retinopathy </li></ul><ul><li>Retinal Detachment </li></ul><ul><li>Glaucoma </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  2. 2. Outline and Introduction <ul><li>SECTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Orbit </li></ul><ul><li>Eyelid </li></ul><ul><li>Conjunctiva </li></ul><ul><li>Cornea </li></ul><ul><li>Uvea </li></ul><ul><li>Lens </li></ul><ul><li>Retina/Vitreous </li></ul><ul><li>Optic Nerve/Glaucoma </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  3. 3. Intro - Basic Anatomy www.freelivedoctor.com
  4. 4. Orbit <ul><li>Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Thyroid Orbitopathy </li></ul><ul><li>Tumors </li></ul><ul><li>Inflammation/Infection </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  5. 5. Orbit - Anatomy <ul><li>Bones of the orbit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sphenoid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maxillary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethmoid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacrimal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zygoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Palatine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontal </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  6. 6. Orbit - Osteology www.freelivedoctor.com
  7. 7. Orbit – Posterior Contents <ul><li>The ANNULUS OF ZINN is the tendon- ring that encircles the ON and acts as an origin for the muscles. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  8. 8. Orbit – Anterior Boundary <ul><li>The ORBITAL SEPTUM is the anterior fascial boundary to the orbit </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  9. 9. Orbit – Thyroid-Related (Graves’) Orbitopathy <ul><li>Autoimmune condition, triggered by ?Thyroid antigens, with lymphocytic infiltration, FIBROSIS, and ENLARGEMENT of extraocular muscles. </li></ul><ul><li>Proptosis, strabismus/muscle-restriction, exposure problems (dry-eye), and compressive optic neuropathy. </li></ul><ul><li>Treated with steroids, radiation therapy, or surgical decompression (opening the orbital walls into the sinuses) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  10. 10. Orbit – Thyroid-Related Orbitopathy www.freelivedoctor.com
  11. 11. Orbit - Tumors <ul><li>Wide variety of lacrimal, lymphoid, neural, vascular, meningeal origin tumors, and metastatic tumors </li></ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common primary malignancy of orbit . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>neuroblastoma is most common metastatic tumor </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  12. 12. Orbit - Inflammation <ul><li>Orbital Cellulits frequently extends from adjacent sinus infections, or periocular trauma. </li></ul><ul><li>A life and sight threatening emergency! Can extend into the cavernous sinus, and brain. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pre-Septal” vs. “Post-Septal” can be distinguished by involvement of intraorbital structures </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  13. 13. Orbit - Inflammation www.freelivedoctor.com
  14. 14. Orbit - Trauma <ul><li>“ Blow–out” fractures occur when blunt trauma to the eye causes the orbit to rupture </li></ul><ul><li>Hemorrhages into the orbit can act like a “compartment syndrome” </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  15. 15. Orbit - Trauma <ul><li>Orbital Floor fractures can cause restricted upgaze if there is muscle entrapment </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  16. 16. LIDS <ul><li>Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Tumors </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  17. 17. LIDS - Anatomy <ul><li>LAYERS: </li></ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul><ul><li>Orbicularis </li></ul><ul><li>Tarsal plate </li></ul><ul><li>Meibomian glands </li></ul><ul><li>Palpebral conjunctiva </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  18. 18. LIDS - Histology www.freelivedoctor.com
  19. 19. LIDS - Tumors <ul><li>Malignant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basal cell carcinoma - most common </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Squamous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melanoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sebaceous cell carcinoma </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chalazion vs. Hordeolum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Papillomas/Verrucae </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Epidermal inclusion cysts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many others… </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  20. 20. LIDS - Tumors <ul><li>Chalazion – a cyst of the meibomian gland </li></ul><ul><li>Hordeolum – an inflammed cyst of the MG (foreign body granuloma) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  21. 21. Conjunctiva <ul><li>Thin, non-keratinized skin covering the sclera (bulbar) or the inner surface of the lid (palpebral) </li></ul><ul><li>Rich in goblet cells, which secret the mucinous components of the tear film </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  22. 22. Conjunctiva <ul><li>The bulbar layer is continous with the palpebral layer </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  23. 23. Conjunctiva – Pathologic conditions <ul><li>Conjunctivitis (“pink-eye”) – is an inflammation of the conjunctiva due to a viral (Adenovirus), bacterial, or allergic cause. </li></ul><ul><li>Scarring – Can occur with serious inflammatory conditions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome and Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  24. 24. Conjunctivitis <ul><li>Cat-scratch Fever! </li></ul><ul><li>A rare granulomatous variety… </li></ul><ul><li>Bartonella henselae </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  25. 25. Conjunctiva – Degenerative conditions <ul><li>Pinguecula – on the conj only </li></ul><ul><li>Pterygium – encroaching onto cornea </li></ul><ul><li>Histologically identical </li></ul><ul><li>Both involve “elastotic degeneration” of the conjunctiva, usually due to chronic ultraviolet exposure. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  26. 26. Conjunctiva – Degenerative conditions <ul><li>Small pinguecula </li></ul><ul><li>Pterygium </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  27. 27. Conjunctiva - tumors <ul><li>Conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) </li></ul><ul><li>Squamous Cell </li></ul><ul><li>Melanoma </li></ul><ul><li>Lymphoid - arising from mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  28. 28. Conjunctiva <ul><li>CIN (squamous cell) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  29. 29. Cornea <ul><li>The cornea is a unique transparent and avascular tissue that is the most important refractive structure of the eye. </li></ul><ul><li>Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Inflammation/Infection </li></ul><ul><li>Dystrophy/Ectasia </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  30. 30. Cornea - Anatomy <ul><li>5 Layers: </li></ul><ul><li>Epithelium – Continuous with conj, richly innervated by CN-V 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Bowman’s Membrane </li></ul><ul><li>Stroma – The thickest central portion (90%). This is where LASIK/Refractive surgery happens! Primarily made up of Type 1 Collagen in uniformly-spaced lamellar bundles. </li></ul><ul><li>Descemet’s membrane </li></ul><ul><li>Endothelium – pumps the water out of the cornea and keeps it clear </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  31. 31. Cornea The uniform spacing of the stromal collagen bundles at a distance of approx ¼ wavelength light allows transparency . www.freelivedoctor.com                                                      
  32. 32. Cornea - Refractive Surgery <ul><li>Excimer Laser is applied to the stromal bed, underneath a reflected corneal flap (LASIK). </li></ul><ul><li>The tissue is ablated precisely to counteract the refractive error of the eye. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  33. 33. Cornea – Inflammation/Infection <ul><li>Keratitis – inflammation of cornea </li></ul><ul><li>Bacterial ulcer – Frequent in contact lens users, Pseudomonas most common </li></ul><ul><li>Viral – Herpes (HSV) is a frequent etiology </li></ul><ul><li>Autoimmune, Syphilis, Fungal, ameobic, and many other types </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  34. 34. Cornea - HSV Keratitis <ul><li>Epithelial “dendritic” Keratitis </li></ul><ul><li>Stromal Keratits (note the vessels and clouding) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  35. 35. Cornea - Bacterial Ulcer <ul><li>Epithelial defect, infiltrate of white cells into the cornea, and a layered leukocyte collection in the AC (Hypopyon) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  36. 36. Cornea – Stromal Dystrophy <ul><li>Dystrophy – a heritable disorder resulting in abnormal tissue morphology, function, or abnormal depositions of material into the cornea. </li></ul><ul><li>MANY types, affecting each specific layer. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  37. 37. Cornea – Stromal Dystrophy <ul><li>Granular Dystrophy </li></ul><ul><li>Hyaline material deposited in stroma </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  38. 38. Cornea – Stromal Dystrophy <ul><li>Lattice Dystrophy </li></ul><ul><li>Amyloid deposition with “apple-green” birefringence, with Congo Red staining </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  39. 39. Cornea - Ectasia <ul><li>Progressive deformation of cornea is an ectasia. Keratoconus is the most common ectatic dystrophy. Ectasia can also be a complication of refractive surgery… </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  40. 40. THE UVEA www.freelivedoctor.com
  41. 41. The Uvea <ul><li>“ The uvea” is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Iris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ciliary body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Choroid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each has a function </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iris is a diaphragm for light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ciliary body suspends and “flexes” the lens, and makes the aqueous humor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The choroid helps nourish the outer retina </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  42. 42. The Uvea - Angle <ul><li>The “angle” is a special region of the uvea where the iris meets the cornea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulates the outflow of Aqueous humor through the Canal of Schlem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determines the Intraocular pressure ( Important in Glaucoma ) </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  43. 43. The Uvea - Inflammation <ul><li>“ Uveitis” is inflamation of any combination of the iris, ciliary body, or choroid. </li></ul><ul><li>Many etiologies (autoimmune, syphilis, sacrcoid, TB, HLA-B27, infectious, idiopathic , etc…) </li></ul><ul><li>Many names (iritis, anterior uveitis, iridocylitis, choroiditis, etc…) depending on the location </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes associated with SERIOUS systemic inflamatory diseases (eg. arthritic diseases), inflamatory bowel disease, and vasculitis. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  44. 44. The Uvea – Anterior Uveitis <ul><li>Anterior uveitis/iritis </li></ul><ul><li>WBCs floating in the aqueous </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  45. 45. Uvea – Posterior Uveitis <ul><li>Active Toxoplasmosis Choroiditis, and old scar (above) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  46. 46. The Uvea - Tumors <ul><li>The Choroid is a highly perfused vascular “net” feeding the outer retina </li></ul><ul><li>It is a potential target site for metastasis for carcinoma, such as breast and lung. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  47. 47. The Uvea - Tumors <ul><li>The uvea (especially choroid) is also richly pigmented, and primary melanocytic tumors are common. </li></ul><ul><li>Nevi and malignant melanomas are both relatively common, and can be difficult to distinguish, clinically. </li></ul><ul><li>Tumors with “spindle-B” or epithelioid histologic patterns are malignant </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  48. 48. THE LENS www.freelivedoctor.com
  49. 49. The Lens <ul><li>A transparent, avascular structure consisting of concentric cellular fibers </li></ul><ul><li>Highest protein content of the body (Crystallins), which account for a high refractive index </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction of the ciliary body muscle, through the zonular fibers, cause dynamic shape changes. </li></ul><ul><li>In concert with the cornea, helps to focus light on the retina. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  50. 50. The Lens <ul><li>The deepest fibers are the oldest ones </li></ul><ul><li>The lens continues to fatten throughout life </li></ul><ul><li>Central fibers become sclerotic and opaque with time </li></ul><ul><li>Entire structure encapsulated </li></ul><ul><li>Lens cells migrate and elongate into fibers </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  51. 51. The Lens - Cataract <ul><li>Opacities of the lens develop with time, or insult </li></ul><ul><li>UV light, steroids, and inflammation are pathogenic factors </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  52. 52. The Lens – Cataract surgery <ul><li>A opening into the lens capsule is made </li></ul><ul><li>The cataract is emulsified with ultrasound energy, and aspirated out of the eye </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  53. 53. The Lens – Cataract surgery <ul><li>The dense, cloudy crystalline lens is removed, and replaced with an optical implant. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  54. 54. The Retina www.freelivedoctor.com
  55. 55. The Retina <ul><li>Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>Detachment </li></ul><ul><li>Vascular disease/Ischemic retinopathy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microvascular ( Diabetes ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vascular occlusion ( Vein occlusion/Arterial Occlusion ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Macular degeneration </li></ul><ul><li>Tumors </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  56. 56. The Retina - Anatomy <ul><li>Cell types (overview) </li></ul><ul><li>Photoreceptors (detect light signal) </li></ul><ul><li>Bipolars transmit/modulate signal to ganglion cells </li></ul><ul><li>Ganglion cells send signal by long axons through optic nerve and into visual pathways of the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Other cell types… </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  57. 57. The Retina - Anatomy <ul><li>Layers (inside to out): </li></ul><ul><li>Inner limiting membrane </li></ul><ul><li>Nerve Fiber Layer </li></ul><ul><li>Ganglion Cell Layer </li></ul><ul><li>Inner plexiform layer </li></ul><ul><li>Inner nuclear layer </li></ul><ul><li>Outer plexiform layer </li></ul><ul><li>Outer nuclear layer </li></ul><ul><li>Photoreceptor segments </li></ul><ul><li>Retinal Pigment Epithelium </li></ul><ul><li>Bruch’s Membrane </li></ul><ul><li>(Choroid) </li></ul><ul><li>(Sclera) </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  58. 58. Retina – Anatomy <ul><li>Pathologic conditions of layers </li></ul><ul><li>Retinal detachment : Separation between RPE and photoreceptor segments </li></ul><ul><li>Macular degeneration : Bruch’s membrane damaged by deposition of drusen, allowing leaky choroidal vessels to grow into retina (exudative type). </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  59. 59. The Retina - Detachment <ul><li>Retinal tears are the most frequent causes of detachment (rhegmatogenous RD) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tears can be “spot welded” with laser to prevent detachment </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  60. 60. The Retina – Macular degeneration <ul><li>Clinical appearance of drusen in Macular degeneration </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  61. 61. The Retina – Vasculopathy <ul><li>Microvascular (small vessel disease) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sickle Cell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Macrovascular (large vessel occlusions) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  62. 62. The Retina – Diabetic Retinopathy <ul><li>Microvascular dysfunction leads to tissue ischemia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thickened and Leaky Capillary basement membranes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of pericytes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microaneurysms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonperfusion </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  63. 63. The Retina – Diabetic Retinopathy <ul><li>Ischemia leads to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) production from injured tissues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes Neovascularization (abnormal blood vessel growth) of the retina, optic nerve, or iris. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abnormal vessels can cause edema or tractional retinal detachments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VEGF implicated in other ischemic eye diseases, like Retinopathy of Prematurity </li></ul></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  64. 64. <ul><li>Microaneurysms! </li></ul><ul><li>Capillary dropout and Nonperfusion! </li></ul><ul><li>Neovascularization! </li></ul>The Retina – Diabetic Retinopathy www.freelivedoctor.com
  65. 65. <ul><li>Retinal neovascularization </li></ul>The Retina – Diabetic Retinopathy www.freelivedoctor.com
  66. 66. The Retina – MACROvascular Disease <ul><li>CRVO/BRVO – variety of anatomical prothrombotic predispositions </li></ul><ul><li>CRAO/BRAO – watch out for carotid/cardiac embolic disease, or vasculitis. </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  67. 67. The Retina – Macrovascular disease <ul><li>CRVO – Hemorrhage, congestion, ischemia </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  68. 68. <ul><li>Ischemic CRVO led to VEGF production, which caused neovascularization of iris. </li></ul>The Retina – Macrovascular disease www.freelivedoctor.com
  69. 69. The Retina - Tumors <ul><li>Retinoblastoma </li></ul><ul><li>Classic pediatric tumor of retina </li></ul><ul><li>Hereditary or Sporadic </li></ul><ul><li>Requires two gene mutations (Knudsen’s “two-hit” hypothesis) </li></ul><ul><li>Classic histologic features of Flexner-Wintersteiner Rosettes, and fleurettes </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
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  71. 71. OPTIC NERVE www.freelivedoctor.com
  72. 72. Optic nerve – Pathologic Conditions of… <ul><li>Ischemic Neuropathy – due to arteritic (Giant Cell Arteritis) or non-arteritic causes. </li></ul><ul><li>Optic Neuritis –Many causes, but demyelinating (Multiple Sclerosis) causes are most important </li></ul><ul><li>Papilledema – swelling due to increased intracranial pressure </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  73. 73. Optic Nerve – Pathologic conditions of… <ul><li>Glaucoma – progressive injury of optic nerve, frequently associated with elevated intraocular pressure </li></ul><ul><li>- Characteristic “cupping” of nerve </li></ul><ul><li>- Loss of retinal nerve fiber layer </li></ul><ul><li>- Advancing peripheral visual field loss </li></ul>www.freelivedoctor.com
  74. 74. Optic Nerve - Glaucoma <ul><li>Loss of rim correlates to loss of axons from ganglion cells in retina (Nerve fiber layer). </li></ul><ul><li>Regions of lost ganglion cells/axons cause visual field loss. </li></ul>Normal Cupped Advanced Glaucoma www.freelivedoctor.com

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