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Complete III Cranial Nerve Palsy in a Leather Worker: An Unusual Case Report  [PDF]
Adriano Magli, Elisabetta Chiariello Vecchio
Open Journal of Ophthalmology (OJOph) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojoph.2014.43014
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This case report describes features and surgical management in one patient that developed a worsening total III cranial nerve palsy in his right eye. Our 45 year-old male patient worked for about 25 years in leather tanning industry. He underwent medical history, routine blood test, eye exams that included visual acuity measurement, slit-lamp examination, dilated retinal biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy, fundus photography, tonometry, corneal pachymetry, Krimsky test, oculomotor examination and eye deviation surgery. On examination of the fellow eye wasn’t found any disease. Stroke, aneurysm and intracerebral causes of third nerve palsy were excluded, and medical history was negative for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, trauma, neurological disease unless two previous polyneuropathies episodes and one herpetic keratitis episode. Result of any neuroimaging studies were recorded (Our patients performed in hospital CT, MRI and MRI angiography and all the testes were normal). To our knowledge third cranial nerve palsy has never been observed in literature in leather workers. In conclusion, it is important for ophthalmologists to evaluate carefully work history and lifestyle persons and plan the surgical approach focusing the different characteristics of these patients.

Clinical and surgical data of affected members of a classic CFEOM 1 family
Adriano Magli, Teresa de Berardinis, Fabiana D'Esposito, Vincenzo Gagliardi
BMC Ophthalmology , 2003, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2415-3-6
Abstract: Ten members of a fifteen-member, three-generation Italian family affected by classic CFEOM participated in this study. Each affected family member underwent ophthalmologic (corrected visual acuity, pupillary function, anterior segment and fundus examination), orthoptic (cover test, cover-uncover test, prism alternate cover test), and preoperative examinations. Eight of the ten affected members had surgery and underwent postoperative examinations. Surgical procedures are listed.All affected members were born with varying degrees of bilateral ptosis and ophthalmoplegia with both eyes fixed in a hypotropic position (classic CFEOM). The affected members clinical data prior to surgery, surgery procedures and postoperative outcomes are presented. On 14 operated eyes to correct ptosis there was an improvement in 12 eyes. In addition, the head position improved in all patients.Surgery is effective at improving ptosis in the majority of patients with classic CFEOM. However, the surgical approach should be individualized to each patient, as inherited CFEOM exhibits variable expressivity and the clinical features may differ markedly between affected individuals, even within the same family.Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles (CFEOM) refers to a group of congenital eye movement disorders that are characterized by non-progressive restrictive ophthalmoplegia. An early description of CFEOM was given by Baumgarten in 1840[1] and Heuck is credited with the first report of a familial occurrence in 1879[2]. Affected individuals are born with their eyes fixed in an abnormal position, are unable to move them normally, and often develop a compensatory chin-up position to see. CFEOM is often associated with ptosis and depending on the subtype, can affect one or both eyes. Table 1 lists the general clinical features of CFEOM as classified by the Authors. Individuals with classic CFEOM are born with ptosis and their eyes in a hypotropic position which they are unable to elevate a
Media Education in English Language Teaching - Not our job?
Marko MAGLI
Novitas-ROYAL , 2007,
Abstract: This study discusses educational media policy and related concepts in Germany, contrasting it with what in fact happens at school. After analyzing the concept of media literacy and its role in present society, the questions whether media education should form part of EFL lessons, and up to which extend EFL teachers could be expected to attribute a central role to the integration of media education in their classes will be focused. Data for this research come from questionnaires collected from students and teachers of English in German schools. After the presentation of the major findings, suggestions are made to improve the quality of media education in ELT classrooms.
How things look. The “Physiognomic Illusion”
Patrizia Magli
Journal of Art Historiography , 2011,
Abstract: What we call the ‘expressive’ character of sounds, colours or shapes basically arises from nothing else but our own ‘physiognomic’ reactions to those things. This direct primitive signification is difficult to account for. All around us, we see our own face reflected in things. We find this phenomenon not only in the natural world but also in artefacts, independently of the producer’s intentions. We examine objects for the effect they may have on us or we on them, hence the notion of ‘affordances’ (J.J. Gibson), which Ernst Gombrich borrows to describe an object’s ability to ‘afford’ us opportunities or occasions for action. So-called ‘emotional design’ seeks most of its inspiration in this system of relations binding people and things. How does this kind of perception work? What is the validity and limits of its interpretation? How is the emotional effect of objects – the ‘physiognomic illusion’ – created? This paper sets out to explore these issues through the semiotic analysis of objects from the world of contemporary industrial design.
Geometry and perspective in the landscape of the Saqqara pyramids
Giulio Magli
Physics , 2009,
Abstract: A series of peculiar, visual alignments between the pyramids of the pharaohs of the 4, 5 and 6 Egyptian dynasties exists. These alignments governed from the very beginning the planning of the funerary monuments of successive kings and, in some cases, led to establish building sites in quite inconvenient locations from the technical viewpoint. Explaining the topography of these monuments means therefore also investigating on their symbolic motivations: religion, power, dynastic lineage and social context, as well as getting insights on the skills of the ancient architects in astronomy and geometry. In the present paper we focus on the relationships between the Old Kingdom pyramids at Saqqara.
At the other end of the sun's path. A new interpretation of Machu Picchu
Giulio Magli
Physics , 2009,
Abstract: The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is usually interpreted as a "royal estate" of the Inca ruler Pachacuti. This idea is challenged here by a critical reappraisal of existing sources and a re-analysis of existing evidences. It is shown that such evidences actually point at a quite different interpretation. This interpretation is suggested, on one side, by several clues coming from the urban layout, the interior arrangement of the town, the ancient access ways, the position with respect to the landscape and the cycles of the celestial bodies in Inca times and, on the other side, by a comparison with known information about the Inca pilgrimage center on the Island of the Sun of the Titicaca lake. Altogether, the abovementioned clues lead to propose that Machu Picchu was intentionally planned and built as a pilgrimage center connected with the Inca "cosmovision".
Akhet Khufu: archaeo-astronomical hints at a common project of the two main pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Giulio Magli
Physics , 2007,
Abstract: The architectural complexes composed by the two main pyramids of Giza together with their temples are investigated from an inter-disciplinary point of view, taking into account their astronomical alignments as well as their relationships with the visible landscape. Combining already known facts together with new clues, the work strongly supports the idea that the two complexes were conceived as parts of a common project.
On the astronomical orientation of the IV dynasty Egyptian pyramids and the dating of the second Giza pyramid
Giulio Magli
Physics , 2003,
Abstract: The data on the astronomical orientation of the IV dynasty Egyptian pyramids are re-analyzed and it is shown that such data suggest an inverse chronology between the `first` and the `second` Giza pyramid.
Gravitational collapse with non-vanishing tangential stresses II: a laboratory for cosmic censorship experiments
Giulio Magli
Physics , 1997, DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/10/022
Abstract: The general exact solution describing the dynamics of anisotropic elastic spheres supported only by tangential stresses is reduced to a quadrature using Ori's mass-area coordinates. This leads to the explicit construction of the root equation governing the nature of the central singularity. Using this equation, we formulate and motivate on physical grounds a conjecture on the nature of this singularity. The conjecture covers a large sector of the space of initial data; roughly speaking, it asserts that addition of a tangential stress cannot undress a covered dust singularity. The root equation also allows us to analyze the case of self-similar spacetimes and to get some insight on the role of stresses in deciding the nature of the singularities in this case.
Polygonal walls and the astronomical alignments of the Acropolis of Alatri, Italy: a preliminary investigation
Giulio Magli
Physics , 2004,
Abstract: The astronomical orientation of the acropolis of Alatri, Italy, is analyzed. The results support the idea that this town, with its magnificent polygonal walls, was constructed well before the Roman expansion.
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