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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525563/omics-biomarkers-in-ophthalmology
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Susette Lauwen, Eiko K de Jong, Dirk J Lefeber, Anneke I den Hollander
"Omics" refers to high-throughput analyses of genes, proteins, or metabolites in a biological system, and is increasingly used for ophthalmic research. These system-based approaches can unravel disease-related processes and are valuable for biomarker discovery. Furthermore, potential therapeutic targets can be identified based on omics results, and targeted follow-up experiments can be designed to gain molecular understanding of the disease and to test new therapies. Here, we review the application of omics techniques in eye diseases, focusing on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), retinal detachment (RD), myopia, glaucoma, Fuchs' corneal dystrophy (FCD), cataract, keratoconus, and dry eyes...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525562/retinal-vein-occlusion-as-the-surrogate-marker-for-premature-brain-aging-in-young-patients
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Kwan Hyuk Cho, Chi Kyung Kim, Kyungmi Oh, Seung-Won Oh, Kyu Hyung Park, Sang Jun Park
Purpose: We investigated cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) in patients with incidental retinal vein occlusion (RVO). Methods: This retrospective, case-control, observational trial included 125 patients with RVO who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 1105 age-matched controls who underwent comprehensive medical interviews and MRI. Underlying cardiovascular diseases and MRI findings were investigated in the patients with RVO according to age (<60 or ≥60 years) and RVO occlusion level (central or branch)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525561/decade-long-profile-of-imaging-biomarker-use-in-ophthalmic-clinical-trials
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Edoardo Villani, Domenico Massaro, Matteo Scaramuzzi, Pedram Hamrah, Felipe A Medeiros, Paolo Nucci
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of imaging biomarkers in published clinical trials (CTs) in ophthalmology and its eventual changes during the past 10 years. Methods: We sampled from published CTs in the fields of cornea, retina, and glaucoma between 2005-2006 and 2015-2016. Data collected included year of publication, phase, subspecialty, location, compliance with Consolidated Standards for Reporting Trials, impact factor, presence and use of imaging biomarkers (diagnostic, prognostic and predictive; primary and secondary surrogate endpoints), and use of centralized reading centers...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525557/retinal-vascular-branching-in-healthy-and-diabetic-subjects
#4
Ting Luo, Thomas J Gast, Tyler J Vermeer, Stephen A Burns
Purpose: To measure the effect of nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) on retinal branching. To compare vascular branching in healthy and diabetic subjects with established biophysical models. Methods: Vascular bifurcations in arteries and veins were imaged in 17 NPDR and 26 healthy subjects with the Indiana adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AOSLO). Vessel measurements were grouped according to parent vessel diameters into large (≤50 ∼ <100 μm) and small (≤20 ∼ <50 μm) sizes...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525556/transcriptome-of-the-gsh-depleted-lens-reveals-changes-in-detoxification-and-emt-signaling-genes-transport-systems-and-lipid-homeostasis
#5
Jeremy A Whitson, Xiang Zhang, Mario Medvedovic, Jenny Chen, Zongbo Wei, Vincent M Monnier, Xingjun Fan
Purpose: To understand the effects of glutathione (GSH)-deficiency on genetic processes that regulate lens homeostasis and prevent cataractogenesis. Methods: The transcriptome of lens epithelia and fiber cells was obtained from C57BL/6 LEGSKO (lens GSH-synthesis knockout) and buthionine sulfoximine (BSO)-treated LEGSKO mice and compared to C57BL/6 wild-type mice using RNA-Seq. Transcriptomic data were confirmed by qPCR and Western blot/ELISA on a subset of genes...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524929/xeno-free-cultivation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-the-corneal-stroma
#6
Steffi Matthyssen, Sorcha Ní Dhubhghaill, Veerle Van Gerwen, Nadia Zakaria
Purpose: The human cornea has recently been described as a source of corneal stroma-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). In vitro expansion of these cells involves basal medium supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS). As animal-derived serum can confer a risk of disease transmission and can be subject to considerable lot-to-lot variability, it does not comply with newer Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-required animal component-free culture protocols for clinical translation. Methods: This study investigated animal-free alternatives to FBS for cultivation of human corneal stromal MSCs...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524928/properties-of-visual-field-defects-around-the-monocular-preferred-retinal-locus-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
Jonathan Denniss, Helen C Baggaley, Graham M Brown, Gary S Rubin, Andrew T Astle
Purpose: To compare microperimetric sensitivity around the monocular preferred retinal locus (mPRL) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to normative data, and to describe the characteristics of visual field defects around the mPRL in AMD. Methods: Participants with AMD (total n = 185) were either prospectively recruited (n = 135) or retrospectively reviewed from an existing database (n = 50). Participants underwent microperimetry using a test pattern (37 point, 5° radius) centered on their mPRL...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524927/the-effect-of-ocular-surface-regularity-on-contrast-sensitivity-and-straylight-in-dry-eye
#8
Shizuka Koh, Naoyuki Maeda, Chikako Ikeda, Sanae Asonuma, Mai Ogawa, Takahiro Hiraoka, Tetsuro Oshika, Kohji Nishida
Purpose: To investigate the association between visual function and ocular surface regularity in dry eye. Methods: We enrolled 52 eyes of 52 dry eye patients (34 dry eyes with superficial punctate keratopathy [SPK] in the central corneal region [central SPK] and 18 dry eyes without central SPK) and 20 eyes of 20 normal control subjects. All eyes had a best-corrected distance visual acuity better than 20/20. We measured two indices of contrast sensitivity function under photopic conditions: contrast sensitivity and letter contrast sensitivity...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510630/local-and-systemic-inflammatory-biomarkers-of-diabetic-retinopathy-an-integrative-approach
#9
Stela Vujosevic, Rafael Simó
Purpose: To review the usefulness of local and systemic inflammatory biomarkers of diabetic retinopathy (DR) to implement a more personalized treatment. Methods: An integrated research (from ophthalmologist and diabetologist point of view) of most significant literature on serum, vitreous, and aqueous humor (AH) biochemical biomarkers related to inflammation at early and advanced stages of DR (including diabetic macular edema [DME] and proliferative DR) was performed...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510629/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-2-fgfr2-is-required-for-meibomian-gland-homeostasis-in-the-adult-mouse
#10
Lixing W Reneker, Lanlan Wang, Rebecca T Irlmeier, Andrew J W Huang
Purpose: Little is known about the signaling mechanisms controlling meibomian gland (MG) homeostasis and the pathogenic processes leading to MG atrophy and dysfunction in dry eye disease (DED). We investigated the role of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) in the MG homeostasis of adult mice. Methods: A triple transgenic mouse strain (Krt14-rtTA; tetO-Cre; Fgfr2flox/flox), referred to as Fgfr2CKO mice, was generated in which the Fgfr2 gene is ablated by Cre recombinase in keratin 14 (Krt14)-expressing epithelial cells on doxycycline (Dox) induction...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510628/erratum
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May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510626/outcome-measures-for-clinical-trials-of-leber-congenital-amaurosis-caused-by-the-intronic-mutation-in-the-cep290-gene
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Samuel G Jacobson, Artur V Cideciyan, Alexander Sumaroka, Alejandro J Roman, Jason Charng, Monica Lu, Windy Choi, Rebecca Sheplock, Malgorzata Swider, Mychajlo S Kosyk, Sharon B Schwartz, Edwin M Stone, Gerald A Fishman
Purpose: To determine efficacy outcome measures for clinical trials of Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) associated with a common intronic mutation in the CEP290 gene. Methods: CEP290-LCA patients (ages 5-48) with the intronic mutation (c.2991+1655A>G) were studied as a retrospective observational case series using clinical methods and with full-field sensitivity testing (FST), optical coherence tomography (OCT), autofluorescence imaging (NIR-RAFI), transient pupillary light reflex (TPLR), oculomotor control and instability (OCI), a mobility course, and a questionnaire (NEI-VFQ)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494496/sensitivity-to-binocular-disparity-is-reduced-by-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Gunnar Schmidtmann, Tatiana Ruiz, Alexandre Reynaud, Daniel P Spiegel, Maude Laguë-Beauvais, Robert F Hess, Reza Farivar
Purpose: The impairment of visual functions is one of the most common complaints following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Traumatic brain injury-associated visual deficits include blurred vision, reading problems, and eye strain. In addition, previous studies have found evidence that TBI can diminish early cortical visual processing, particularly for second-order stimuli. We investigated whether cortical processing of binocular disparity is also affected by mTBI. Methods: In order to investigate the influence of mTBI on global stereopsis, we measured the quick Disparity Sensitivity Function (qDSF) in 22 patients with mTBI...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494495/mutations-in-lrp5-fzd4-tspan12-ndp-znf408-or-kif11-genes-account-for-38-7-of-chinese-patients-with-familial-exudative-vitreoretinopathy
#15
Feng-Qin Rao, Xue-Bi Cai, Fei-Fei Cheng, Wan Cheng, Xiao-Long Fang, Na Li, Xiu-Feng Huang, Li-Hong Li, Zi-Bing Jin
Purpose: Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is a severe hereditary retinal disorder characterized by defects in retinal vascular development. To date, six genes have been reported to be responsible for this disease, including LRP5, FZD4, TSPAN12, NDP, ZNF408, and KIF11. The purpose of our study was to investigate the genetic defects in Chinese patients with FEVR through mutational analyses of 31 pedigrees. Methods: Clinical data and peripheral blood were collected from 31 pedigrees with FEVR...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494494/multifocal-erg-responses-in-subjects-with-a-history-of-preterm-birth
#16
Pablo Altschwager, Anne Moskowitz, Anne B Fulton, Ronald M Hansen
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to assess cone-mediated central retinal function in children with a history of preterm birth, including subjects with and without retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). The multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG) records activity of the postreceptor retinal circuitry. Methods: mfERG responses were recorded to an array of 103 hexagonal elements that subtended 43° around a central fixation target. The amplitude and latency of the first negative (N1) and first positive (P1) response were evaluated in six concentric rings centered on the fovea...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494493/flexible-optical-waveguides-for-uniform-periscleral-cross-linking
#17
Sheldon J J Kwok, Moonseok Kim, Harvey H Lin, Theo G Seiler, Eric Beck, Peng Shao, Irene E Kochevar, Theo Seiler, Seok-Hyun Yun
Purpose: Scleral cross-linking (SXL) with a photosensitizer and light is a potential strategy to mechanically reinforce the sclera and prevent progressive axial elongation responsible for severe myopia. Current approaches for light delivery to the sclera are cumbersome, do not provide uniform illumination, and only treat a limited area of sclera. To overcome these challenges, we developed flexible optical waveguides optimized for efficient, homogeneous light delivery. Methods: Waveguides were fabricated from polydimethylsiloxane elastomer...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494492/biomechanical-differences-between-femtosecond-lenticule-extraction-flex-and-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile-tested-by-2d-extensometry-in-ex-vivo-porcine-eyes
#18
Bogdan Spiru, Sabine Kling, Farhad Hafezi, Walter Sekundo
Purpose: To evaluate the biomechanical stability of ex vivo porcine corneas after femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) and small incision lenticule extraction (SmILE) refractive surgeries. Methods: Forty-five porcine eyes were equally divided into three groups: Groups 1 and 2 were treated with FLEx and SmILE procedure, respectively. Group 3 served as control. A refractive correction of -14 diopters (D) with a 7-mm zone using either a 160-μm flap (FLEx) or a 160-μm cap (SmILE) was performed...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494491/topical-delivery-of-anti-vegf-drugs-to-the-ocular-posterior-segment-using-cell-penetrating-peptides
#19
Felicity de Cogan, Lisa J Hill, Aisling Lynch, Peter J Morgan-Warren, Judith Lechner, Matthew R Berwick, Anna F A Peacock, Mei Chen, Robert A H Scott, Heping Xu, Ann Logan
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of anti-VEGF agents for treating choroidal neovascularization (CNV) when delivered topically using novel cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) compared with delivery by intravitreal (ivit) injection. Methods: CPP toxicity was investigated in cell cultures. Ivit concentrations of ranibizumab and bevacizumab after topical administration were measured using ELISA. The biological efficacy of topical anti-VEGF + CPP complexes was compared with ivit anti-VEGF injections using an established model of CNV...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494490/biomechanical-responses-of-lamina-cribrosa-to-intraocular-pressure-change-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-in-glaucoma-eyes
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Harry Quigley, Karun Arora, Sana Idrees, Francisco Solano, Sahar Bedrood, Christopher Lee, Joan Jefferys, Thao Nguyen
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure change in anterior lamina cribrosa depth (ALD) globally and regionally in glaucoma eyes at different intraocular pressures (IOP). Methods: Twenty-seven glaucoma patients were imaged before and after IOP-lowering procedures using optical coherence tomography. The anterior lamina was marked in approximately 25 locations in each of six radial scans to obtain global and regional estimates of ALD. ALD and its change with IOP were compared with optic disc damage, nerve fiber layer thickness, and visual field loss...
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