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  • Risk Factors for Eye Disorders Caused by Paclitaxel: A Retrospective Study. [Journal Article]
    Biol Pharm Bull 2018; 41(11):1694-1700Noguchi Y, Kawashima Y, … Shimizu Y
  • Paclitaxel and nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel are known to cause adverse events of eye disorders, such as cystoid macular edema. However, at present, the risk factors remain unclear. Therefore, risk factors for eye disorders caused by paclitaxel and nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel were studied. This retrospective study targeted patients who were newly administered paclitaxel or nanop…
  • Colored floaters as a manifestation of digoxin toxicity. [Case Reports]
    Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2018; 10:233-235Shi L, Sun LD, Odel JG
  • CONCLUSIONS: Colored floaters may occur in patients taking cardiac glycosides but this association has not been explored. Unlike optical illusions and visual hallucinations, floaters are entoptic phenomena casting a physical shadow upon the retina and their coloring likely arise from retinal dysfunction. Colored floaters may be a more common visual phenomenon than realized.
  • Optical explanation of the gradual disappearance of flying dots in posterior vitreous detachment. [Review]
    Surv Ophthalmol 1997 Jul-Aug; 42(1):92-4Serpetopoulos C
  • It is well-known that flying dots (muscae volitantes) in posterior vitreous detachment gradually disappear. An analogy for this phenomenon is the optical effect of planets casting conic shadows as they are lighted by the sun (in this case the pupil serves as the light source) and these shadows shrink as the planets near the sun. When the opacities move forward in the vitreous cavity, their shadow…
  • [Muscae volitantes--from early observations to Purkinje's explanation]. [Historical Article]
    Gesnerus 1990; 47 Pt 1:31-43Plange H
  • The subjective visual phenomena known as "muscae volitantes" ("floating flies") were already known to the Greeks. Galen (2nd c. A.D.) explained them within his theory of vision as circumscript condensations of the aqueous. This opinion prevailed in Arab medicine and even in the science of the Renaissance and later. When, in the 17th c., Galen's theory, according to which the crystalline lens was …
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