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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104418/five-year-pooled-data-analysis-of-the-ahmed-baerveldt-comparison-study-and-the-ahmed-versus-baerveldt-study
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Panos G Christakis, Dongyu Zhang, Donald L Budenz, Keith Barton, James C Tsai, Iqbal I K Ahmed
PURPOSE: To determine the relative efficacy of the Ahmed-FP7 and Baerveldt BG101-350 implants. DESIGN: Pooled analysis of two multicenter, randomized, clinical trials. METHODS: 514 patients aged 18 or older with uncontrolled glaucoma that had failed, or were at high risk of failing trabeculectomy were randomized to receive an Ahmed implant (n=267) or Baerveldt implant (n=247). Cumulative failure rates (using an intraocular pressure (IOP) target of 6-18 mmHg inclusive), de novo glaucoma surgery rates, mean IOP, mean glaucoma medication use, and visual acuity were compared...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104417/the-longitudinal-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-trial-outcomes-from-months-6-12
#2
Michael Wall, Mark J Kupersmith, Matthew J Thurtell, Heather E Moss, Elizabeth Ann Moss, Peggy Auinger
PURPOSE: To determine whether the beneficial effects of acetazolamide (ACZ) in improving vision at 6 months continues to month 12 in participants of the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (IIHTT). DESIGN: non-randomized clinical study METHODS: In the IIHTT, subjects were randomly assigned to placebo-plus-diet or maximally tolerated dosage of acetazolamide-plus-diet. At 6 months subjects transitioned from study drug to ACZ. This resulted in the following groups 1) ACZ to ACZ; n = 34; 2) placebo to ACZ; n = 35; 3) ACZ to no treatment; n = 16; and 4) placebo to no treatment; n = 11...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104416/longitudinal-cohort-study-on-the-incidence-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-in-bai-chinese
#3
Chen-Wei Pan, Wen-Yan Yang, Dan-Ning Hu, Jian-Gang Xu, Zhi-Qiang Niu, Yuan-Sheng Yuan, Min-Bin Yu, Hua Zhong
PURPOSE: The prevalence of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in China has been reported previously, which was lower than that in the white and black. However, the incidence of POAG in China has not been reported. Therefore, a longitudinal study was conducted to determine the 5-year cumulative incidence and predictors of POAG in China DESIGN: Population-based cohort study METHODS: Fifteen hundred and twenty participants (71.3%) of Bai ethnicity were examined and followed for 5 years. Glaucoma was defined based on the International Society of Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology Classification criteria...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104415/peri-operative-topical-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-for-macular-edema-prophylaxis-following-cataract-surgery
#4
Bobeck S Modjtahedi, John F Paschal, Michael Batech, Tiffany Q Luong, Donald S Fong
PURPOSE: To describe the effect of routine use of topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on the incidence of post-operative macular edema (PME) after cataract surgery. The role of diabetic retinopathy on the relationship between NSAID use and PME was further analyzed. DESIGN: Retrospective matched cohort study. METHODS: Patients undergoing cataract surgery between January 2007 and June 2014 were included in this study. 108,093 Kaiser Permanente Southern California patients underwent cataract surgery and 89,731 met inclusion criteria...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093100/increased-risk-of-stroke-in-patients-with-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
#5
LETTER
Sohan Singh Hayreh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088510/association-between-nocturnal-blood-pressure-dips-and-optic-disc-hemorrhage-in-patients-with-normal-tension-glaucoma
#6
Junki Kwon, Jinyoung Lee, Jaewan Choi, Dawoon Jeong, Michael S Kook
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dips on the occurrence of optic disc hemorrhage (ODH) in normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) patients and determine whether ODH is associated with greater likelihood of visual field progression (VFP). DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. METHODS: This study enrolled 698 eyes of 349 consecutive NTG patients who were ≥40 years old, underwent 24 hour intraocular pressure and ambulatory BP monitoring in the habitual position, were examined for ODH every 4-6 months with optic disc photography, and had ≥ five reliable VF tests with minimum follow-up of 3 years...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088509/choroidal-neovascularization-in-malattia-leventinese-diagnosed-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#7
Rita Serra, Florence Coscas, Nabil Messaoudi, Mayer Srour, Eric Souied
PURPOSE: To compare Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) with traditional multimodal imaging in patients with Malattia Leventinese DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Eight eyes of four consecutive patients with Malattia Leventinese were retrospectively studied. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmological examination including color fundus photography, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiographies, Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088508/relationship-between-central-retinal-vessel-trunk-location-and-visual-field-loss-in-glaucoma
#8
Mengyu Wang, Hui Wang, Louis R Pasquale, Neda Baniasadi, Lucy Q Shen, Peter J Bex, Tobias Elze
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between horizontal central retinal vessel trunk location (CRVTL) on glaucomatous optic discs and sector-specific visual field (VF) loss. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. METHODS: CRVTL of 421 eyes from 421 patients was manually tracked on the horizontal optic disc axis on fundus images. Focal circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (cpRNFLT) measurements were extracted from optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088286/sunshine-has-darkened-my-worldview
#9
EDITORIAL
Wallace L M Alward
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087400/plus-disease-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity-diagnostic-trends-in-2016-vs-2007
#10
Chace Moleta, J Peter Campbell, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Rv Paul Chan, Susan Ostmo, Karyn Jonas, Michael F Chiang
PURPOSE: To identify any temporal trends in the diagnosis of plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) by experts. DESIGN: Reliability analysis METHODS: ROP experts were recruited in 2007 and 2016 to classify 34 wide-field fundus images of ROP as plus, pre-plus, or normal, coded as "3," "2," and "1" respectively in the database. The main outcome was the average calculated score for each image in each cohort. Secondary outcomes included correlation on the relative ordering of the images in 2016 versus 2007, inter-expert agreement, and intra-expert agreement RESULTS: The average score for each image was higher for 30/34 (88%) images in 2016 compared to 2007, influenced by fewer images classified as normal (P<0...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073648/elevated-neutrophil-elastase-in-tears-of-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease-patients
#11
Samer N Arafat, Marie-Claude Robert, Tulio Abud, Sandra Spurr-Michaud, Francisco Amparo, Claes H Dohlman, Reza Dana, Ilene K Gipson
PURPOSE: To investigate the levels of neutrophil elastase (NE), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in tear washes of patients with ocular graft-versus-host disease (oGVHD). DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Based on established criteria, oGVHD patients (n = 14; 28 eyes) and age/sex-matched healthy controls (n = 14; 28 eyes) were enrolled. Tear washes were collected and analyzed for NE using a single-analyte enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 7, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063480/increased-risk-of-stroke-in-patients-with-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort%C3%A2-study
#12
LETTER
Rong-Kung Tsai, Yueh-Chang Lee, Jen-Hung Wang, Tzu-Lun Huang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057456/retina-and-choroid-of-diabetic-patients-without-observed-retinal-vascular-changes-a-longitudinal-study
#13
Joana Tavares Ferreira, Rita Proença, Marta Alves, Arnaldo Dias-Santos, Bruno Oliveira Santos, João Paulo Cunha, Ana Luísa Papoila, Luís Abegão Pinto
PURPOSE: To identify changes in choroidal thickness (CT) and all retinal layers of diabetic patients without diabetic retinopathy (DR) after one year of follow-up. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. METHODS: Overall, 125 diabetic patients without DR were included. Two visits were scheduled: the first visit (V1) and a second visit after 12 months (V2). At both visits, patients received a complete ophthalmologic evaluation that included OCT...
January 2, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057455/comparison-of-botulinum-toxin-with-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-acute-onset-comitant-esotropia-in-children
#14
Michael J Wan, Iason S Mantagos, Ankoor S Shah, Melanie Kazlas, David G Hunter
PURPOSE: To determine whether botulinum toxin is as effective as strabismus surgery in the treatment of acute-onset, comitant esotropia in children. DESIGN: Retrospective, non-randomized, comparative clinical study. METHODS: Setting: Tertiary care pediatric hospital. STUDY POPULATION: 49 children with acute-onset, comitant esotropia. INTERVENTION: Treatment with either botulinum toxin ("chemodenervation group") or standard incisional strabismus surgery ("surgery group")...
January 2, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048976/repeat-episcleral-plaque-brachytherapy-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-treated-for-locally-recurrent-posterior-uveal-melanoma
#15
Benjamin King, Vanessa M Morales-Tirado, Henry G Wynn, Brad T Gao, Matthew T Ballo, Matthew W Wilson
PURPOSE: Report the outcomes of survival, local control, visual acuity and eye retention in patients treated with repeat episcleral plaque brachytherapy (EPBT) for locally recurrent posterior uveal melanoma (PUM). DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series METHODS: Setting: Institutional Patient Population: 1201 patients that underwent Iodine-125 (I-125) EPBT as primary treatment for PUM between 1985 and 2015 Inclusion criteria: Development of locally recurrent disease and retreatment with I-125 EPBT Observation Procedures: Clinical records review Main Outcome Measures: Visual acuity, Kaplan-Meier estimates of survival, local control, metastasis and loss of the eye over the duration of follow up RESULTS: Twenty-seven patients (13 men) met our inclusion criteria...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048975/head-mounted-display-technology-for-low-vision-rehabilitation-and-vision-enhancement
#16
Joshua R Ehrlich, Lauro V Ojeda, Donna Wicker, Sherry Day, Ashley Howson, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Sayoko E Moroi
PURPOSE: To describe the various types of head-mounted display technology, their optical and human factors considerations, and their potential for use in low vision rehabilitation and vision enhancement. DESIGN: Expert perspective. METHODS: An overview of head-mounted display technology by an interdisciplinary team of experts drawing on key literature in the field. RESULTS: Head-mounted display technologies can be classified based on their display type and optical design...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040528/role-of-diagnostic-endoscopy-in-posterior-segment-evaluation-for-definitive-prognostication-in-eyes-with-corneal-opacification
#17
Rajeev R Reddy Pappuru, Mudit Tyagi, Remya M Paulose, Vivek P Dave, Taraprasad Das, Jay Chhablani, Raja Narayanan, Rushil K Saxena, Divya Balakrishnan, Sayan Basu, Virender S Sangwan
PURPOSE: Direct visualization of the posterior segment is not possible with conventional imaging techniques in eyes with corneal opacification. This study evaluated the efficacy of video-endoscopy in visualising and hence prognosticating the visual outcomes in such eyes . DESIGN: Prospective non-comparative consecutive interventional case series. METHODS: This study included 64 eyes of 64 patients with corneal opacification who underwent diagnostic ophthalmic endoscopy procedure from March 2014 to May 2016...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040527/study-of-the-radial-peripapillary-capillary-network-in-congenital-optic-disc-anomalies-with-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#18
Gilda Cennamo, Claudia Rossi, Pasquale Ruggiero, Giuseppe de Crecchio, Giovanni Cennamo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the radial peripapillary capillary network with optical coherence tomography angiography (angio-OCT) in morning glory syndrome (MGS), optic disc colobomas and optic disc pits, and to explore possible correlations between the neural vascular structure and the pathogenesis of congenital optic disc anomalies. DESIGN: Prospective observational comparative case series. METHODS: Fifteen eyes of 15 patients with congenital optic disc anomalies were enrolled in this study...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040526/the-effect-of-treatment-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-on-prevalence-of-retinal-and-choroidal-folds
#19
Mark J Kupersmith, Patrick A Sibony, Steven E Feldon, Jui-Kai Wang, Mona Garvin, Randy Kardon
PURPOSE: We described 3 types of folds in the retina and a crease in the outer retina associated with papilledema due to idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) at presentation. We report the change in folds relative to treatment of IIH over the six months. Design/Study Subjects: Substudy of a randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Study eyes of subjects assigned to acetazolamide (ACZ, n=44) or placebo (PLB, n=43) had spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) images of the optic disc and macula regions at baseline, 3 and 6 months...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040525/factors-associated-with-surgical-outcomes-in-congenital-ptosis-a-10-year-study-of-319-cases
#20
Yeen-Fey Ho, Shu-Ya Wu, Yueh-Ju Tsai
PURPOSE: To evaluate the 10-year results of surgery for congenital ptosis and identify factors associated with excellent outcomes and recurrence.
 DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series.
 METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 319 patients who underwent surgical correction at a tertiary medical center for congenital ptosis. The main outcome measures were postoperative surgical outcomes and recurrence rates. Excellent lid height was assessed as a marginal reflex distance (MRD) greater than 3 mm...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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