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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053808/the-impact-of-supplemental-antioxidants-on-visual-function-in-nonadvanced-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-head-to-head-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo, Stephen Beatty, Tunde Peto, Jim Stack, Jim Stringham, David Kelly, Irene Leung, Laura Corcoran, John M Nolan
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of supplemental macular carotenoids (including versus not including meso-zeaxanthin) in combination with coantioxidants on visual function in patients with nonadvanced age-related macular degeneration. Methods: In this study, 121 participants were randomly assigned to group 1 (Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 formulation with a low dose [25 mg] of zinc and an addition of 10 mg meso-zeaxanthin; n = 60) or group 2 (Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 formulation with a low dose [25 mg] of zinc; n = 61)...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053764/contribution-of-calpain-and-caspases-to-cell-death-in-cultured-monkey-rpe-cells
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Emi Nakajima, Katherine B Hammond, Masayuki Hirata, Thomas R Shearer, Mitsuyoshi Azuma
Purpose: AMD is the leading cause of human vision loss after 65 years of age. Several mechanisms have been proposed: (1) age-related failure of the choroidal vasculature leads to loss of RPE; (2) RPE dysfunctions due to accumulation of phagocytized, but unreleased A2E (N-retinylidene-N-retinylethanolamine); (3) zinc deficiency activation of calpain and caspase proteases, leading to cell death. The purpose of the present study is to compare activation of calpain and caspase in monkey RPE cells cultured under hypoxia or with A2E...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053763/concepts-and-strategies-in-retinal-gene-therapy
#3
Gustavo D Aguirre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053762/introducing-gustavo-d-aguirre-the-2017-recipient-of-the-proctor-medal
#4
Gerald J Chader
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053761/the-transcription-factor-prdm16-marks-a-single-retinal-ganglion-cell-subtype-in-the-mouse-retina
#5
Sergio Groman-Lupa, Joseph Adewumi, Ko Uoon Park, Joseph A Brzezinski Iv
Purpose: Retinal ganglion cells (RGC) can be categorized into roughly 30 distinct subtypes. How these subtypes develop is poorly understood, in part because few unique subtype markers have been characterized. We tested whether the Prdm16 transcription factor is expressed by RGCs as a class or within particular ganglion cell subtypes. Methods: Embryonic and mature retinal sections and flatmount preparations were examined by immunohistochemistry for Prdm16 and several other cell type-specific markers...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049740/phenotypic-plasticity-in-uveal-melanoma-is-not-restricted-to-a-tumor-subpopulation-and-is-unrelated-to-cancer-stem-cell-characteristics
#6
Rachel E Doherty, Karen Sisley, David W Hammond, Ian G Rennie, Neil A Cross
Purpose: Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults and approximately half of those diagnosed will die of metastasis. This study investigates whether UM progression is driven by a subpopulation of stem-like cells, termed "cancer stem cells" (CSCs). Methods: Expression of postulated stem cell markers aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), CD44, and CD133 was analyzed in UM cell lines and primary UM short-term cultures (STCs) established from tumor samples...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049739/cataract-avoidance-with-proton-therapy-in-ocular-melanomas
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Juliette Thariat, Sophie Jacob, Jean-Pierre Caujolle, Celia Maschi, Stéphanie Baillif, Gaelle Angellier, Thibaud Mathis, Laurence Rosier, Adela Carnicer, Joel Hérault, Julia Salleron
Purpose: The lens is a radiosensitive organ. Any dose of cephalic irradiation can give rise to radiation-induced cataracts. Contrary to other forms of radiotherapy, proton therapy (PT) can spare all or part of the lens due to accurate dose deposition. We investigated whether a lens-sparing approach was relevant to avoid cataracts in uveal melanoma patients. Methods: Patients were referred for PT from onco-ophthalmologists of private and academic institutions. Patients without preexisting cataracts or implants were entered in a prospective database...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049738/a-genome-wide-scan-for-microrna-related-genetic-variants-associated-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#8
Mohsen Ghanbari, Adriana I Iglesias, Henriët Springelkamp, Cornelia M van Duijn, M Arfan Ikram, Abbas Dehghan, Stefan J Erkeland, Caroline C W Klaver, Magda A Meester-Smoor
Purpose: To identify microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), using genetic data. MiRNAs are small noncoding RNAs that posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression. Genetic variants in miRNAs or miRNA-binding sites within gene 3'-untranslated regions (3'UTRs) are expected to affect miRNA function and contribute to disease risk. Methods: Data from the recent genome-wide association studies on intraocular pressure, vertical cup-to-disc ratio (VCDR), cupa area and disc area were used to investigate the association of miRNAs with POAG endophenotypes...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049737/introduction-of-the-mdm2-t309g-mutation-in-primary-human-retinal-epithelial-cells-enhances-experimental-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
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Guohong Zhou, Yajiang Duan, Gaoen Ma, Wenyi Wu, Zhengping Hu, Na Chen, Yewlin Chee, Jing Cui, Arif Samad, Joanne A Matsubara, Shizuo Mukai, Patricia A D'Amore, Hetian Lei
Purpose: The murine double minute (MDM)2 is a critical negative regulator of the p53 tumor suppressor, and MDM2 SNP309G is associated with a higher risk of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR); in addition, the MDM2 T309G created using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/associated endonuclease (Cas)9 enhances normal rabbit vitreous-induced expression of MDM2 and survival of primary human retinal pigment epithelial (hRPE) cells in vitro. The goal of this study was to determine whether this MDM2 T309G contributes to the development of experimental PVR...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049736/lamina-cribrosa-pore-shape-and-size-as-predictors-of-neural-tissue-mechanical-insult
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Andrew P Voorhees, Ning-Jiun Jan, Morgan E Austin, John G Flanagan, Jeremy M Sivak, Richard A Bilonick, Ian A Sigal
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine how the architecture of the lamina cribrosa (LC) microstructure, including the shape and size of the lamina pores, influences the IOP-induced deformation of the neural tissues within the LC pores using computational modeling. Methods: We built seven specimen-specific finite element models of LC microstructure with distinct nonlinear anisotropic properties for LC beams and neural tissues based on histological sections from three sheep eyes...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049735/clinical-and-biological-evaluations-of-biodegradable-collagen-matrices-for-glaucoma-drainage-device-implantation
#11
Minjung Song, Seunghyun Lee, Deokyeong Choe, Sera Kim, Young Hoon Roh, Seungsoo Rho
Purpose: To characterize the clinical and biological properties of biodegradable collagen matrices (BCMs) for possible glaucoma drainage device implantation. Methods: A total of 68 refractory glaucoma eyes, followed up postoperatively for at least 6 months, were consecutively enrolled after retrospective chart review. The BCM-augmented Ahmed valve implantations (BAAVI) using our Ologen-6 and Ologen-7 valves were performed and compared with a conventional method...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049734/a-computational-approach-from-gene-to-structure-analysis-of-the-human-abca4-transporter-involved-in-genetic-retinal-diseases
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Alfonso Trezza, Andrea Bernini, Andrea Langella, David B Ascher, Douglas E V Pires, Andrea Sodi, Ilaria Passerini, Elisabetta Pelo, Stanislao Rizzo, Neri Niccolai, Ottavia Spiga
Purpose: The aim of this article is to report the investigation of the structural features of ABCA4, a protein associated with a genetic retinal disease. A new database collecting knowledge of ABCA4 structure may facilitate predictions about the possible functional consequences of gene mutations observed in clinical practice. Methods: In order to correlate structural and functional effects of the observed mutations, the structure of mouse P-glycoprotein was used as a template for homology modeling...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049733/tunneling-nanotubes-are-novel-cellular-structures-that-communicate-signals-between-trabecular-meshwork-cells
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Kate E Keller, John M Bradley, Ying Ying Sun, Yong-Feng Yang, Ted S Acott
Purpose: The actin cytoskeleton of trabecular meshwork (TM) cells plays a role in regulating aqueous humor outflow. Many studies have investigated stress fibers, but F-actin also assembles into other supramolecular structures including filopodia. Recently, specialized filopodia called tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) have been described, which communicate molecular signals and organelles directly between cells. Here, we investigate TNT formation by TM cells. Methods: Human TM cells were labeled separately with the fluorescent dyes, DiO and DiD, or with mitochondrial dye...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049732/iron-chelating-drugs-enhance-cone-photoreceptor-survival-in-a-mouse-model-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
#14
Ke Wang, Bo Peng, Jia Xiao, Orly Weinreb, Moussa B H Youdim, Bin Lin
Purpose: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of hereditary retinal degeneration in which mutations commonly result in the initial phase of rod cell death followed by gradual cone cell death. The mechanisms by which the mutations lead to photoreceptor cell death in RP have not been clearly elucidated. There is currently no effective treatment for RP. The purpose of this work was to explore iron chelation therapy for improving cone survival and function in the rd10 mouse model of RP. Methods: Two iron-chelating drugs, 5-(4-(2-hydroxyethyl) piperazin-1-yl (methyl)-8-hydroxyquinoline (VK28) and its chimeric derivative 5-(N-methyl-N-propargyaminomethyl)-quinoline-8-oldihydrochloride (VAR10303), were injected intraperitoneally to rd10 mice every other day starting from postnatal day 14...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049731/factors-affecting-mydriasis-free-flicker-ergs-recorded-with-real-time-correction-for-retinal-illuminance-study-of-150-young-healthy-subjects
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Kumiko Kato, Mineo Kondo, Ryunosuke Nagashima, Asako Sugawara, Masahiko Sugimoto, Hisashi Matsubara, Daphne L McCulloch, Kengo Ikesugi
Purpose: A small, full-field flicker electroretinogram (ERG) recording system was recently developed to record flicker ERGs without mydriasis (RETeval). The device delivers a stimulus with constant retinal illuminance by adjusting the retinal luminance to compensate for changes in the pupillary area. The purpose of this study was to determine what factors affect the fundamental components of the flicker ERGs recorded by RETeval in young healthy subjects. Methods: Flicker ERGs were recorded with the RETeval system from 150 eyes of 150 young healthy subjects (age, 20-29 years)...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049730/another-piece-of-the-puzzle-myoc-and-myocilin-glaucoma
#16
M Elizabeth Fini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049729/myocilin-regulates-metalloprotease-2-activity-through-interaction-with-timp3
#17
Myung Kuk Joe, Raquel L Lieberman, Naoki Nakaya, Stanislav I Tomarev
Purpose: To elucidate functions of wild-type myocilin, a secreted glycoprotein associated with glaucoma. Methods: Lysates of mouse eyes were used for immunoprecipitation with affinity-purified antibodies against mouse myocilin. Shotgun proteomic analysis was used for the identification of proteins interacting with myocilin. Colocalization of myocilin and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 3 (TIMP3) in different eye structures was investigated by a multiplex fluorescent in situ hybridization and immunofluorescent labeling with subsequent confocal microscopy...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049728/surgically-induced-focal-retinal-detachment-does-not-cause-detectable-sd-oct-retinal-changes-in-normal-human-retina
#18
Kaitlin Kogachi, Jeremy D Wolfe, Amir H Kashani
Purpose: Induction of focal retinal detachment (RD) for subretinal delivery of stem cells and gene therapy is increasingly common. In order to determine if this procedure has an adverse impact on the retina, we use spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) to evaluate the pre- and postoperative retinal anatomy of the incidentally detached normal retina surrounding large submacular hemorrhages (SMH) during surgical displacement procedures. Methods: Retrospective, observational study of human subjects with monocular SMH evaluated before and after surgical displacement using clinical exam, fundus photography, and SD-OCT...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049727/the-diameter-of-retinal-vessels-is-affected-by-transient-ischemia-of-the-arm-in-normal-persons
#19
Yasmin El Dabagh, Line Petersen, Michael Pedersen, Toke Bek
Purpose: Remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) implies that transient ischemia in a limb can affect perfusion in a target organ elsewhere in the body. The changes in perfusion can be assumed to be paralleled by changes in the vessel diameters in the target organ. It remains to be elucidated whether the diameter of normal retinal vessels can be used as a marker of RIC in vivo. Methods: In 20 normal persons aged 20 to 31 years the Dynamic Vessel Analyzer (DVA) was used to measure the resting diameter and diameter changes during isometric exercise and flicker stimulation before, immediately after, and 1 hour after RIC induced by transient ischemia in the left arm...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049726/comparison-of-sectoral-structure-function-relationships-in-glaucoma-vessel-density-versus-thickness-in-the-peripapillary-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer
#20
Kimikazu Sakaguchi, Tomomi Higashide, Sachiko Udagawa, Shinji Ohkubo, Kazuhisa Sugiyama
Purpose: To compare the sectoral structure-function relationships in glaucoma between two structural parameters, vessel density (VD) and thickness, in the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL). Methods: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography (AngioVue/RTVue-XR) for VD and OCT (RS-3000) for peripapillary RNFL thickness were performed in 129 eyes from 129 subjects (94 glaucoma, 17 glaucoma suspects, and 18 normal eyes). Humphrey visual field (VF) tests were performed using a SITA standard 24-2 program...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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