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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447271/the-relationship-between-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-and-treatment-frequency-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Tomoko Ueda-Consolvo, Atsushi Hayashi, Mayumi Ozaki, Tomoko Nakamura, Takaaki Yagou, Shinya Abe
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between endothelial dysfunction and frequency of antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: We examined 64 consecutive patients with nAMD who were evaluated for endothelial function by use of peripheral arterial tonometry (EndoPAT 2000; Itamar Medical, Caesarea, Israel) at Toyama University Hospital from January 2015. We tallied the number of anti-VEGF treatments between January 2014 and December 2015 and determined the correlation between the number of anti-VEGF injections and endothelial function expressed as the reactive hyperemia index (RHI)...
April 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447270/annual-incidences-of-visual-impairment-during-10-year-period-in-mie-prefecture-japan
#2
Kengo Ikesugi, Takako Ichio, Hideyuki Tsukitome, Mineo Kondo
PURPOSE: To determine the annual incidence of visual impairment in a Japanese population during a 10-year period. METHODS: We examined the physical disability certificates issued yearly between 2004 and 2013 in Mie prefecture, Japan. During this period 2468 visually impaired people were registered under the newly defined Act on Welfare of the Physically Disabled Persons' criteria. The age, sex distribution, and causes of visual impairment were determined from the certificates...
April 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444485/evaluation-of-kinetic-programs-in-various-automated-perimeters
#3
Shigeki Hashimoto, Chota Matsumoto, Mariko Eura, Sachiko Okuyama, Yoshikazu Shimomura
PURPOSE: Kinetic programs in four automated perimeters were evaluated and compared for their clinical usefulness using four simulated visual field (VF) patterns. METHODS: Using the results of conventional Goldmann manual kinetic perimetry (MKP), simulated fields with concentric contraction, a temporal residual island only, a small central island with a temporal island, and a ring scotoma were created. Four kinetic programs, Humphrey 750i Kinetic Test (Humphrey), OCULUS Twinfield 2 Kinetic Perimetry (OCULUS), OCTOPUS 900 Goldmann Kinetic Perimetry (OCTOPUS GKP), and Kowa AP-7000 Isopter (Kowa) were tested by the 4 simulated defect patterns using stimuli of V/4e, I/4e, I/3e, I/2e, and I/1e at speeds of 3 and 5°/s...
April 25, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421369/immunophenotypic-profiles-for-distinguishing-orbital-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-from-benign-lymphoproliferative-tumors
#4
Shunichiro Ueda, Yoshihiko Usui, Takeshi Nagai, Daniel Diaz-Aguilar, Toshitaka Nagao, Hiroshi Goto
PURPOSE: To evaluate novel immunophenotypic profiles of patients with orbital lymphoproliferative tumors. METHODS: From 2006 to 2014, surgical biopsies from consecutive patients with newly diagnosed orbital mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma and IgG4-related ophthalmic disease (IgG4-ROD) were collected from Tokyo Medical University Hospital. A total of 44 tumors from 44 patients were analyzed, including 21 with orbital MALT lymphoma (11 men and 10 women, mean age 67...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389894/upper-fornix-approach-combined-with-a-superior-lateral-cantholysis-a-minimally-invasive-approach-to-the-superonasal-intraconal-space
#5
Ho-Seok Sa, Ji Won Seo, Sunah Kang
PURPOSE: To present a new minimally invasive approach to the deep superonasal orbit. METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed seven consecutive patients who underwent orbital surgery using an upper conjunctival fornix approach combined with a superior lateral cantholysis for tumors in the superonasal intraconal space. Charts were reviewed for demographic, radiological, clinical, and surgical data including surgical outcome and morbidities for each patient. RESULTS: Six benign tumors of the superonasal intraconal orbit were successfully exposed and removed using this approach, and one malignant tumor was biopsied for diagnosis...
April 7, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374270/patterns-of-glaucoma-progression-in-retinal-nerve-fiber-and-macular-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-in-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
#6
Hae Jin Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung, Byeong Wook Yoo, Hee Chan Kim, Ki Ho Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the progressive changes of circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thicknesses measured by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Cirrus SD-OCT) in open-angle glaucoma. METHODS: One hundred-fourteen eyes of open-angle glaucoma patients with localized RNFL defect who had 3 years' worth of annual RNFL photography and OCT measurements were enrolled in this retrospective study...
April 3, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374269/effect-of-glaucoma-implant-surgery-on-intraocular-pressure-reduction-flare-count-anterior-chamber-depth-and-corneal-endothelium-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#7
Kyoko Ishida, Naoya Moroto, Kazuhiro Murata, Tetsuya Yamamoto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of filtering surgery using the EX-PRESS device on intraocular pressure (IOP), flare count, anterior chamber (AC) depth, and the corneal endothelium in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), including normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised 63 consecutive patients with POAG or NTG. They underwent complete ophthalmologic examinations, including measurement of visual acuity (VA), IOP, flare count, AC depth, and cell density of the corneal endothelium (CE)...
April 3, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374268/the-challenging-management-of-pediatric-corneal-transplantation-an-overview-of-surgical-and-clinical-experiences
#8
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Antonio Di Zazzo, Stefano Bonini, Salvatore Crugliano, Michele Fortunato
PURPOSE: Pediatric keratoplasty is an immense challenge because of the technical complexity of the procedure and the high risk of rejection in young graft recipients. Our aim is to describe the major indications and appropriate timing of corneal transplantation intervention, including a report of our experience and surgical tips, in conjunction with the current literature. METHODS: Review of the literature on indications for keratoplasty in pediatric patients classified as: congenital, traumatic and acquired non-traumatic opacities...
April 3, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357611/development-of-visual-field-defect-after-first-detected-optic-disc-hemorrhage-in-preperimetric-open-angle-glaucoma
#9
Hae Jin Kim, Yong Ju Song, Young Kook Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung, Ki Ho Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate functional progression in preperimetric glaucoma (PPG) with disc hemorrhage (DH) and to determine the time interval between the first-detected DH and development of glaucomatous visual field (VF) defect. METHODS: A total of 87 patients who had been first diagnosed with PPG were enrolled. The medical records of PPG patients without DH (Group 1) and with DH (Group 2) were reviewed. When glaucomatous VF defect appeared, the time interval from the diagnosis of PPG to the development of VF defect was calculated and compared between the two groups...
March 29, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303357/long-term-surgical-outcome-of-conventional-trabeculotomy-for-childhood-glaucoma
#10
Hiroko Ozawa, Mio Yamane, Eisuke Inoue, Tomoyo Yoshida-Uemura, Satoshi Katagiri, Tadashi Yokoi, Sachiko Nishina, Noriyuki Azuma
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term surgical outcomes of conventional trabeculotomy in eyes with childhood glaucoma in a Japanese population. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, we enrolled Japanese patients with childhood glaucoma who underwent a conventional trabeculotomy at least once before age 3 years from 1986 to 2014 in our hospital. RESULTS: One hundred seven eyes of 64 patients (24 girls, 40 boys; mean age, 2.8 ± 5...
March 16, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280945/influence-of-intraocular-pressure-reduction-on-progression-of-normal-tension-glaucoma-with-myopic-tilted-disc-and-associated-risk-factors
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Bo Ram Seol, Soa Kim, Dong Myung Kim, Ki Ho Park, Jin Wook Jeoung, Seok Hwan Kim
Purpose To evaluate the influence of intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction on progression of normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) with myopic tilted disc and to demonstrate the associated risk factors. METHODS: The medical records on 109 eyes of 109 NTG patients with myopic tilted discs who were followed up for more than 5 years and treated with topical medications were reviewed. Glaucoma progression was defined according to either structural or functional deterioration. Patients were divided into tertile groups according to the percent IOP reduction from the baseline, and the cumulative probability of NTG nonprogression of the upper- and lower-tertile groups was compared using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis...
March 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271229/characteristics-of-patients-with-spontaneous-dislocation-of-in-the-bag-intraocular-lens-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy
#12
Takayuki Koike, Takayuki Baba, Tomohiro Nizawa, Toshiyuki Oshitari, Shuichi Yamamoto
PURPOSE: To determine the characteristics of eyes with late in-the-bag dislocation of an intraocular lens (IOL) after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV). METHODS: Fourteen eyes of 14 patients with a dislocated IOL after PPV were studied retrospectively. The data collected from the medical charts included the age, sex, history of eye diseases, axial length, and interval from PPV to time of IOL dislocation. The surgical procedures used during the PPV were also recorded. RESULTS: Seven eyes had undergone PPV for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment; 6 eyes, for proliferative diabetic retinopathy; and 1 eye, for retinal vein occlusion...
March 7, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229342/the-prevalence-and-types-of-strabismus-and-average-of-stereopsis-in-japanese-adults
#13
Toshiaki Goseki, Hitoshi Ishikawa
PURPOSE: Few studies report the prevalence and types of strabismus, or average of stereopsis in Japanese adults. We performed ophthalmological evaluation including motility and stereopsis during medical examinations at cooperative companies. METHODS: We studies 1214 volunteers. The average age was 41.2 ± 12.6 (range 20-86) years. Examinations were carried out using their customary eyewear, evaluating alternate prism cover test (APCT), and Titmus stereo test (TST)...
February 22, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197741/correlation-between-the-col4a3-mmp-9-and-timp-1-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-keratoconus
#14
Ramin Saravani, Davood Yari, Samira Saravani, Farzaneh Hasanian-Langroudi
PURPOSE: Keratoconus (KC) is thinning of the central cornea. Its etiology is unknown, but it may result from degrading of collagen type IV. The major protein in the cornea is collagen. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is able to degrade collagen type IV from the basement membrane and extracellular matrix (ECM). MMP-9 enzymatic activity is inhibited by the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1). In the present study, we sought to investigate and evaluate the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms in COL4A3, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 on the risk of KC in an Iranian population sample...
February 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197740/characteristics-of-successful-filtering-blebs-at-1%C3%A2-year-after-trabeculectomy-using-swept-source-three-dimensional-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
#15
Akiko Narita, Yuki Morizane, Tomoe Miyake, Jiro Seguchi, Tetsuya Baba, Fumio Shiraga
PURPOSE: To identify the cross-sectional characteristics of filtering blebs associated with intraocular pressure (IOP) control at 1 year after trabeculectomy with a square scleral flap and a fornix-based conjunctival flap. METHODS: A retrospective consecutive case series study was conducted. Eighty-four eyes of 79 patients who had undergone primary trabeculectomy were included. Surgical success was defined as IOP ≤15 mmHg and a >20% reduction in IOP without glaucoma medication and without additional glaucoma surgery at 1 year after trabeculectomy...
February 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188406/comparative-study-of-plication-recession-versus-resection-recession-in-unilateral-surgery-for-intermittent-exotropia
#16
Yugo Kimura, Tohru Kimura
PURPOSE: Plication is a muscle-strengthening procedure in which a muscle is not dissected from its point of insertion. The purpose of this study was to compare the results of plication-recession (PR) with those of resection-recession (RR) in adult patients with intermittent exotropia (XT). METHODS: Patients with XT who underwent either PR or RR with a minimum postoperative follow-up of 12 months were retrospectively reviewed. Postoperative mean distance deviation and surgical outcomes were compared at 1 week and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, and at the final follow-up...
February 10, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188405/success-rates-of-2-site-phacoemulsification-combined-with-fornix-based-trabeculectomy-using-mitomycin-c-for-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-and-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-in-an-asian-population
#17
Victor Koh, David Chen, Cecilia Maria Aquino, Joel Aduan, Chelvin Sng, Loon Seng Chee, Paul Chew
PURPOSE: To determine the long-term outcomes of 2-site phacoemulsification combined with fornix-based trabeculectomy using mitomycin C (MMC) for primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in an Asian population. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients with POAG or PACG who underwent phacoemulsification with trabeculectomy using MMC from January 2008 through December 2010 in a tertiary ophthalmology unit in Singapore. The primary outcome measure was cumulative success rates defined as complete [intraocular pressure (IOP) <21, 18, 15 mmHg without medication] and qualified (IOP <21, 18, 15 mmHg with at least 1 medication) success...
February 10, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185066/optic-disc-rim-and-peripapillary-chorioretinal-atrophy-in-normal-japanese-eyes-the-kumejima-study
#18
Aiko Iwase, Shoichi Sawaguchi, Hiroshi Sakai, Kenji Tanaka, Tae Tsutsumi, Makoto Araie
PURPOSE: To report reference data for optic disc, neuroretinal rim and β-peripapillary atrophy (β-PPA) in normal Japanese. METHODS: In the Kumejima study, all participants underwent disc stereo-photography; 2208 normal subjects had good-quality disc stereo and β-PPA photographs OU. The disc and rim area and the area and angular extent of β-PPA were evaluated by computer-assisted planimetry. RESULTS: The disc, rim, and β-PPA area and its angular extent OD (OS) averaged 2...
February 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176021/visual-characteristics-of-children-with-down-syndrome
#19
Kaoru Tomita
PURPOSE: To analyze long-term visual development in children with Down syndrome who received early ophthalmological intervention. METHODS: A total of 125 children with Down syndrome who were examined before 6 years of age and followed up for more than 5 years were selected. Visual development, refraction, visual acuity testing, and the prescription of spectacles were examined retrospectively. RESULTS: Mean visual acuity by age was as follows: 2 years, 1...
February 7, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154953/half-dose-photodynamic-therapy-for-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-evaluated-by-focal-macular-electroretinograms
#20
Kazuhiro Oiwa, Keiko Kataoka, Ruka Maruko, Shinji Ueno, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of half-dose verteporfin photodynamic therapy (hPDT) on the physiology of the macula determined by focal macular electroretinograms (FMERGs) in eyes with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: Fourteen eyes of 13 patients with chronic CSC were treated with hPDT. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was measured, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and FMERGs were performed at the baseline, and at 4 days, 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after the hPDT...
February 2, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
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