H Merle

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Affiliation: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
Country: France

Publications

  1. pmc Visual field characteristics in neuromyelitis optica in absence of and after one episode of optic neuritis
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Fort de France, Martinique, France
    Clin Ophthalmol 7:1145-53. 2013
  2. pmc Keratomycosis complicating pterygium excision
    Harold Merle
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies
    Clin Ophthalmol 5:1435-7. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Treatment of optic neuritis by plasma exchange (add-on) in neuromyelitis optica
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Martinique, France
    Arch Ophthalmol 130:858-62. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Retinal vasculitis caused by adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies
    Jpn J Ophthalmol 49:41-5. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual phenotype of multiple sclerosis in the Afro-Caribbean population and the influence of migration to metropolitan France
    H Merle
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique, France French West Indies
    Eur J Ophthalmol 15:392-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Occipital infarction revealed by quadranopsia following snakebite by Bothrops lanceolatus
    Harold Merle
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Center of Fort de France, Fort de France, Martinique
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:583-5. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint [Melanocytoma of the optic disc. Three case studies]
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, CHU Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 28:1110-4. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint [Ocular burns]
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique France, French West Indies
    J Fr Ophtalmol 31:723-34. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Isolated conjunctival ulcerations as the first sign of Behçet's disease
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Martinique, France French West Indies
    Eur J Ophthalmol 16:751-2. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint [Leukemic infiltration of the optic nerve]
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, CHU de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex
    J Fr Ophtalmol 29:e25. 2006

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  1. pmc Visual field characteristics in neuromyelitis optica in absence of and after one episode of optic neuritis
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Fort de France, Martinique, France
    Clin Ophthalmol 7:1145-53. 2013
    ..Optic neuritis (ON) observed during neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is in most cases very severe and with poor prognosis. This study's objective was to analyze visual field (VF) abnormalities observed in the absence of ON and post-ON episode...
  2. pmc Keratomycosis complicating pterygium excision
    Harold Merle
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies
    Clin Ophthalmol 5:1435-7. 2011
    ..Pterygium surgery is a common procedure; nevertheless, ophthalmologists need to be aware of the existence of potential infectious complications...
  3. doi request reprint Treatment of optic neuritis by plasma exchange (add-on) in neuromyelitis optica
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Martinique, France
    Arch Ophthalmol 130:858-62. 2012
    ..To assess the contribution of plasma exchange (PE) in association (add-on) with pulsed intravenous corticosteroids in acute optic neuritis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and limited forms of NMO...
  4. ncbi request reprint Retinal vasculitis caused by adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies
    Jpn J Ophthalmol 49:41-5. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Visual phenotype of multiple sclerosis in the Afro-Caribbean population and the influence of migration to metropolitan France
    H Merle
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique, France French West Indies
    Eur J Ophthalmol 15:392-9. 2005
    ..To describe the visual phenotype of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the Afro-Caribbean population living in Martinique (French West Indies) and to specify the influence of the migration to metropolitan France on ocular impairment...
  6. ncbi request reprint Occipital infarction revealed by quadranopsia following snakebite by Bothrops lanceolatus
    Harold Merle
    Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Center of Fort de France, Fort de France, Martinique
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:583-5. 2005
    ..Envenomation by B. lanceolatus is distinct in its incidence of significant thrombotic complications at a distance from the site of the bite...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Melanocytoma of the optic disc. Three case studies]
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, CHU Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 28:1110-4. 2005
    ..It seems to be more frequently encountered in the Black population. We report three cases of melanocytoma observed in Martinique, where 90% of the population is of African origin...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Ocular burns]
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique France, French West Indies
    J Fr Ophtalmol 31:723-34. 2008
    ..Surgical techniques aimed at restoring the destroyed limbal stem cells have altered the prognosis of severe corneal burns. In order to decrease the incidence of burns, prevention, particularly in industry, is essential...
  9. ncbi request reprint Isolated conjunctival ulcerations as the first sign of Behçet's disease
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Martinique, France French West Indies
    Eur J Ophthalmol 16:751-2. 2006
    ..To report an unusual incident of isolated conjunctival ulcerations which preceded all other signs of Behçet's disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Leukemic infiltration of the optic nerve]
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, CHU de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex
    J Fr Ophtalmol 29:e25. 2006
    ..We report a case of unilateral leukemic infiltration of the optic nerve caused by acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
  11. doi request reprint Retinal peripapillary nerve fiber layer thickness in neuromyelitis optica
    Harold Merle
    Services d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:4412-7. 2008
    ..To measure the thickness of retinal peripapillary nerve fibers throughout the course of neuromyelitis optica (NMO)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Alkali ocular burns in Martinique (French West Indies) Evaluation of the use of an amphoteric solution as the rinsing product
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, Martinique France French West Indies
    Burns 31:205-11. 2005
    ..5%) of which are due to an assault. For grade 1 and 2 burns the time elapsed to reepithelialization appears to be shorter when rinsed with Diphoterine* versus physiological solution...
  13. ncbi request reprint Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness and spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity in multiple sclerosis
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Martinique, France
    Eur J Ophthalmol 20:158-66. 2010
    ..To measure peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity in multiple sclerosis (MS) taking into account previous history of optic neuropathy (ON)...
  14. doi request reprint Anatomic and functional correlation of frequency-doubling technology perimetry (FDTP) in multiple sclerosis
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, 97261, Fort de France Cedex, Martinique, France, French West Indies
    Int Ophthalmol 31:263-70. 2011
    ..7 μm of the average RNFL thickness (Y=2.34×X+87.5). The strong correlation with SAP and RNFL confirms the value of FDTP in assessing optic nerve damage throughout the course of MS...
  15. ncbi request reprint Natural history of the visual impairment of relapsing neuromyelitis optica
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique, France
    Ophthalmology 114:810-5. 2007
    ..To describe the clinical features and natural history of the visual impairment of relapsing neuromyelitis optica...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Glaucoma screening in Martinique. Results in 813 hospital employees]
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman
    J Fr Ophtalmol 27:136-42. 2004
    ..Several US and Jamaican studies have shown that glaucoma is more severe in black populations than in Caucasian populations, which would lead to the assumption that the people of Martinique have a high glaucoma risk...
  17. ncbi request reprint A description of human T-lymphotropic virus type I-related chronic interstitial keratitis in 20 patients
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, Martinique, France French West Indies
    Am J Ophthalmol 131:305-8. 2001
    ..This study aimed to describe a syndrome that the authors call human T-lymphotropic virus type I-related chronic interstitial keratitis...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy: clinical and angiographic features]
    J Guyomarch
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique, France, French West Indies
    J Fr Ophtalmol 31:579-84. 2008
    ..To clarify the clinical and angiographic characteristics of idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (IPCV) and its natural course...
  19. ncbi request reprint Role of return migration in the emergence of multiple sclerosis in the French West Indies
    P Cabre
    Department of Neurology, CHU Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies, France
    Brain 128:2899-910. 2005
    ....
  20. doi request reprint [Descriptive epidemiology of neuromyelitis optica in the Caribbean basin]
    P Cabre
    CHRU Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique
    Rev Neurol (Paris) 165:676-83. 2009
    ..The Caribbean basin is a suitable area for collecting a large NMO cohort and to assess the prevalence, incidence, and mortality of this disorder...
  21. doi request reprint [Infectious keratitis and cosmetic lenses: a five-case retrospective study]
    J Guyomarch
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 33:258-62. 2010
    ..To determine the characteristics of infectious keratitis related to plano cosmetic lenses...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Hypophysis metastasis of a hypernephroma tumor revealed by a chiasma syndrome]
    H Djimi
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman
    J Fr Ophtalmol 26:976-9. 2003
    ..MRI is the key radiological exam to localize the tumor. Surgery is the preferred treatment and should be undertaken quickly if visual function is affected. The histological exam should be made to confirm the diagnosis...
  23. doi request reprint [Clinical and paraclinical course of melanocytoma of the optic disk. Contribution of spectral- and time-domain OCT in the study of 10 patients]
    C Sutter
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, CHU de Fort de France, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, Martinique, France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 34:615-23. 2011
    ..We analyzed the clinical and paraclinical features of melanocytomas followed at the Fort-de-France University Hospital to expose and compare characteristics from new clinical imaging...
  24. doi request reprint Relapsing neuromyelitis optica: long term history and clinical predictors of death
    P Cabre
    Department of Neurology, Pierre Zobda Quitman Hospital, Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 80:1162-4. 2009
    ..Long term history in a wide series of RNMO is required for better knowledge of the course of the disease and identification of patients at high risk of death...
  25. ncbi request reprint Macular hole following Bartonella henselae neuroretinitis
    A Donnio
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France Cedex, Martinique France French West Indies
    Eur J Ophthalmol 18:456-8. 2008
    ..To report a case of macular hole secondary to Bartonella henselae neuroretinitis...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma. Four cases reported in the French West Indies]
    D Acis
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique
    J Fr Ophtalmol 31:533.e1-5. 2008
    ..The treatment must be adapted to the extension of the disease and to the patient's general health. The high rate of recurrence requires long-term follow-up in corneal and conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia...
  27. doi request reprint [Retrobulbar optic neuropathy and non-Hodgkin lymphoma]
    E Finke
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, CHU de Fort de France, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, Martinique
    J Fr Ophtalmol 35:124.e1-4. 2012
    ..Tumor of the orbit, which can lead to compression of the optic nerve, is the most frequent presentation of the disease. Primary infiltration of the optic nerve and its sheath remains exceptional...
  28. doi request reprint [Retinal detachment in preeclampsia: a series of three cases]
    R Hage
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, Martinique
    J Fr Ophtalmol 35:824.e1-6. 2012
    ..SRD in preeclampsia may have an impressive acute presentation but seems to resolve favorably spontaneously without intervention, upon delivery. Nevertheless, SRD must be considered to be a sign of imminent worsening of preeclampsia...
  29. ncbi request reprint [Congenital retinal macrovessel: angiographic and optical coherence tomography views]
    J Guyomarch
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Fort de France, Martinique, France French West Indies
    J Fr Ophtalmol 31:339. 2008
  30. ncbi request reprint [Ciliary body melanoma in a black patient: a case report]
    P Fournie
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex
    J Fr Ophtalmol 26:290-2. 2003
    ..Uveal melanomas mainly affect Caucasians but they are not unknown in blacks...
  31. ncbi request reprint [Diabetic retinopathy in Martinique: results of a cross-sectional survey based on 771 patients]
    A Donnio-Cordoba
    Service d'Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, , BP 632, F-97261 Fort de France Cedex, Martinique, France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 24:603-9. 2001
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint [Keratitis due to caterpillar of Pseudosphinx tetrio hairs]
    H Merle
    Service d'Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort-de-France, , BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 24:635-8. 2001
    ..The cornea remained free of any scar. Besides keratitis and conjunctivitis, caterpillar hairs are known to cause iris nodules, chronic uveitis, cataract, hyalitis, chorioretinitis, and orbital cellulitis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Spinal surgery and ophthalmic complications: a French survey with review of 17 cases
    Olivier Delattre
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique, France
    J Spinal Disord Tech 20:302-7. 2007
    ..However, 3 out of the 4 series lack sufficient detail to support this mechanism clearly. Our objectives were to identify the mechanisms and specific risk factors associated with this devastating complication, to help in prevention...
  34. doi request reprint Neuromyelitis optica associated with subacute human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 infection
    Stephane Olindo
    Neurology Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, Fort de France 97261, Martinique, France
    J Clin Neurosci 17:1449-51. 2010
    ..We report a 61-year-old Afro-Caribbean male patient with subacute HAM/TSP associated with bilateral ON that occurred 5years previously. To our knowledge this is the first report of recurrent NMO syndrome associated with HTLV-1 infection...
  35. ncbi request reprint HTLV-1 proviral load in peripheral blood mononuclear cells quantified in 100 HAM/TSP patients: a marker of disease progression
    Stephane Olindo
    Department of Neurology and UMR 433 INSERM, Pierre Zobda Quitman Hospital, Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies
    J Neurol Sci 237:53-9. 2005
    ..The magnitude of the HTLV-1 proviral load in PBMCs can be used as a biological marker of disease progression and could be a useful marker of disease activity in the monitoring of therapeutic trials...
  36. ncbi request reprint Natural history of human T-lymphotropic virus 1-associated myelopathy: a 14-year follow-up study
    Stephane Olindo
    Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Fort de France, Fort de France, Martinique
    Arch Neurol 63:1560-6. 2006
    ..The progression of neurological disability in human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) remains undefined...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Lisch nodules: description of 2 clinical cases and their significance]
    L Menard
    Service d'Ophtalmologie, CHU de Fort de France, , BP 632, 97261 Fort de France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 24:966-70. 2001
    ..They are practically pathognomonic of type 1 neurofibromatosis and their finding is an important diagnostic argument. They must be distinguished from other iris nodules: nevus, melanoma, inflammatory nodules, and development anomalies...
  38. doi request reprint [Needlefish jaw in the orbit]
    O Rahimian
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, Martinique
    J Fr Ophtalmol 36:e41-3. 2013
    ..5cm long needlefish jaw. Removal resulted in complete resolution of symptoms. Needlefish can be very dangerous. This is the first reported case of a needlefish jaw in the orbit with no associated lesion, infection or inflammation...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Cat-scratch disease neuroretinitis]
    A Donnio
    Service d Ophtalmologie, CHU, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 27:285-90. 2004
    ..The significance of this case report lies in the reminder that this pathology can be the cause of neuroretinitis; the prognosis can be improved by earlier treatment...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Mycotic keratitis and endophthalmitis caused by unusual fungi: Lasiodiplodia theobromae]
    A Donnio
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 29:e4. 2006
    ..This case report describes Lasiodiplodia theobromae as the cause of keratomycosis and discusses risk factors and clinical features of fungal keratitis in order to improve prognosis by earlier treatment...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Evaluation of single-injection caruncular sub-Tenon's anesthesia]
    H Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hosptaier Universitaire de Fort de France, Cedex, France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 25:130-4. 2002
    ..We have been performing local anesthesia using caruncular sub-Tenon single injection for many years. This technique is evaluated...
  42. doi request reprint [Ciliary body melanoma presenting as uveitis in a West Indian woman: Case report and review of the literature]
    E Diwo
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Boite postale 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, Martinique Electronic address
    J Fr Ophtalmol 36:e191-5. 2013
    ..We recommend that in any case of uveitis, black patients included, a ciliary body tumor should always be excluded by pupillary dilation. ..
  43. doi request reprint [Primary mucinous carcinoma of the eyelid. Case report]
    E Diwo
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, CHU de Fort de France, BP 632, 97261 Fort de France Cedex, France
    J Fr Ophtalmol 36:e83-6. 2013
    ..Despite a high recurrence rate of about 35%, this type of tumor displays an indolent course, and metastatic spread is very rare...
  44. doi request reprint [Alternatives to mutilating surgery. ]
    Laurence Beral
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France Cedex, Martinique, France
    Can J Ophthalmol 45:17-21. 2010
    ..The suggested alternative is lamellar keratectomy with conjunctiva recovery...
  45. ncbi request reprint Ocular lesions in 200 patients infected by the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 in martinique (French West Indies)
    Harold Merle
    Service d Ophtalmologie H M, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, Hopital Pierre Zobda Quitman, French
    Am J Ophthalmol 134:190-5. 2002
    ..To describe the ophthalmologic features observed in patients infected by the human T-cell lymphotropic virus, type 1 (HTLV-1) in Martinique (French West Indies)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Orbital and muscle involvement in multiple myeloma
    François Thoumazet
    Service d Opthalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, France
    Can J Ophthalmol 41:733-6. 2006
    ..From a review of the literature since 1972, we conclude that the immunoglobulin G type of multiple myeloma, whether lambda or kappa light chain, may be a risk factor for orbital involvement...
  47. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of keratomycosis attributable to Fusarium solani in the French West Indies
    Angelique Donnio
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France Hôpital Pierre Zobda Quitman, Martinique, France French West Indies
    Am J Ophthalmol 143:356-8. 2007
    ..We report an unusual increase in the number of cases of keratomycosis attributable to Fusarium solani in contact lens wearers...
  48. ncbi request reprint An amphoteric rinse used in the emergency treatment of a serious ocular burn
    Max Gerard
    Service d Ophtalmologie, Centre Hospitalier de Cayenne, Rue des Flamboyants, 97300, Guyane Francaise, Cayenne, France
    Burns 28:670-3. 2002
  49. ncbi request reprint [Peripheral idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy]
    Harold Merle
    Can J Ophthalmol 42:631-2. 2007
  50. doi request reprint Ocular complications of Dengue fever
    Laurence Beral
    Ophthalmology 115:1100-1. 2008