Biography:

In the past Mina Chung has collaborated on articles with Ferenc B. Sallo and Ayman A. Hussein. One of their most recent publications is Original articleRetinal Crystals in Type 2 Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia. Which was published in journal Ophthalmology.

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Mina Chung's Articles: (3)

Original articleRetinal Crystals in Type 2 Idiopathic Macular Telangiectasia

PurposeTo characterize the phenotype and investigate the associations of intraretinal crystalline deposits in a large cohort with type 2 idiopathic macular telangiectasia (MacTel).DesignCase-control study.ParticipantsPatients with and without retinal crystals from the Macular Telangiectasia Project, an international multicenter prospective study of type 2 MacTel.MethodsGrading of stereoscopic 30-degree color fundus (CF), confocal blue light reflectance (CBR), red-free (RF), and infrared (IR) images was performed according to the MacTel Natural History Study protocol and staged using the classification system devised by Gass and Blodi. Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and adaptive optics imaging were used for a finer analysis of the phenotype. Associations between crystals and other characteristics of the disease, as well as potential risk factors, were investigated.Main Outcome MeasuresPresence of crystals, fundus signs of MacTel, clinical characteristics, and presence of potential risk factors of MacTel.ResultsOf 443 probands enrolled in the MacTel study, 203 (46%) had crystalline deposits present; 60% of the cases were bilateral at baseline. Eyes with crystals had a mean letter score of 70.7 (standard deviation [SD] = 15.9), whereas those without crystals had a mean letter score of 66.5 (SD = 15.5, P < 0.001). Crystals were present at all stages of the disease and showed high reflectivity within a wide wavelength range. They were located at the anterior surface of the nerve fiber layer, arranged along the nerve fibers, within an annular area centered on the fovea. Significant associations of crystalline deposits were found with a loss of retinal transparency, macular pigment optical density (MPOD) loss, fluorescein leakage, retinal thickness, and a break in the inner segment/outer segment junction line. Associations with environmental risk factors were not found.ConclusionsIntraretinal crystals are a frequent phenomenon associated with type 2 MacTel. They may appear at all stages and aid in the early diagnosis of the disease. Their morphology further implicates Müller cells in the pathogenesis of the disease. Insight into their physical and chemical properties may provide clues to the metabolic pathways involved in the pathogenesis of the disease.Financial Disclosure(s)Proprietary or commercial disclosure may be found after the references.

Original ArticlesClinical diversity of hereditary Duane’s retraction syndrome1

AbstractObjectiveTo define the spectrum of ophthalmic manifestations of Duane’s retraction syndrome (DRS) in a large family.DesignCross-sectional study of 110 among 114 living relatives in an extended family.MethodsHistory and ophthalmic examination obtained on all participants.Main outcome measuresOcular motility, strabismus, visual acuity, binocularity, associated neurologic problems.ResultsTwenty-five individuals were affected with DRS. Twenty-four subjects (96%) had bilateral DRS, but there was a broad spectrum of severity. Strabismus occurred in 76% and amblyopia in 48%. Associated findings included fourth cranial nerve palsy, partial third cranial nerve palsy, nystagmus, seizures, and deafness. Fourth cranial nerve palsies and manifest strabismus tended to cluster within single family units.ConclusionsStrabismus and amblyopia are much more common with bilateral DRS than with unilateral DRS. There is much phenotypic variability among individuals within families with hereditary Duane’s syndrome. The responsible gene(s) may affect the development of many cranial nerves. Genetic compounding may play a role in the phenotypic segregation seen within this large family.

Mini-Focus Issue: Atrial Fibrillation AblationSafety of Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Prior Cerebrovascular Events

AbstractObjectivesThis study sought to report on the safety of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with prior cerebrovascular events (CVEs), at a large-volume tertiary care center over the course of the past 15 years.BackgroundMany patients with drug-refractory AF have a history of a prior CVE. These patients are considered to be at high procedural risk for catheter ablation but data are scant.MethodsAll consecutive patients undergoing AF ablation at the Cleveland Clinic were enrolled in a prospectively maintained data registry, which was used to identify patients with a prior CVE. Strict periprocedural anticoagulation protocols were in place. Extreme care was taken with sheath and catheter manipulation to prevent thrombus formation or air embolism. All thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events occurring periprocedurally and up to 3 months of follow-up were identified.ResultsOf 9,413 consecutive patients who underwent AF ablation, 247 patients with a prior CVE were identified (median age, 64 years; 40.1% female; median CHA2DS2-VASC score, 4). Anticoagulants used were warfarin (n = 192), dabigatran (n = 32), rivaroxaban (n = 15), and apixaban (n = 8). All patients received intravenous heparin before transseptal access (activated clotting time target during procedure, 350 to 400 seconds). The energy source was radiofrequency in 242 patients and cryoenergy in 5 patients. Acute procedural complications included 5 groin hematomas (1 requiring transfusion), 5 pericardial effusions with associated tamponade physiology in 2 (1 required pericardiocenthesis, 1 required surgery), and 1 arteriovenous fistula (managed conservatively). Importantly, none of the patients had a periprocedural thromboembolic event.ConclusionsPatients with a prior history of cerebrovascular events do not seem to be predisposed to a significant risk of clinical CVE recurrence when undergoing catheter ablation for AF without interruption of therapeutic anticoagulation.

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