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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918833/effects-of-lead-phytochemicals-of-radix-scutellariae-on-acanthamoeba
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Pauline Cho, Guangsen Shi, Maurice Yap, Maureen V Boost
Purpose: Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), which is associated with noncompliant use of contact lenses, remains difficult to treat due to delayed diagnosis and paucity of therapeutic agents. Although improvements in activity against Acanthamoeba infection have been achieved in disinfecting solutions for soft contact lenses, such modifications have not been extended to those for special rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, which are increasingly used for myopia control in children. Phytochemicals present in herbs used for traditional Chinese medicine may be effective as therapeutic or preventive agents...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918832/the-effect-of-ambient-titanium-dioxide-microparticle-exposure-to-the-ocular-surface-on-the-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-the-eye-and-cervical-lymph-nodes
#2
Youngsub Eom, Jong Suk Song, Hyun Kyu Lee, Boram Kang, Hyeon Chang Kim, Hyung Keun Lee, Hyo Myung Kim
Purpose: To investigate the ocular immune response following exposure to airborne titanium dioxide (TiO2) microparticles. Methods: Rats in the TiO2-exposed group (n = 10) were exposed to TiO2 particles for 2 hours twice daily for 5 days, while the controls (n = 10) were not. Corneal staining score and tear lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) activity were measured to evaluate ocular surface damage, serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G and E were assayed by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and the size of cervical lymph nodes was measured...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918831/induction-of-chemokine-secretion-and-monocyte-migration-by-human-choroidal-melanocytes-in-response-to-proinflammatory-cytokines
#3
Tina Jehs, Carsten Faber, Maja S Udsen, Martine J Jager, Simon J Clark, Mogens H Nissen
Purpose: To determine to which extent inflammatory cytokines affect chemokine secretion by primary human choroidal melanocytes (HCMs), their capacity to attract monocytes, and whether HCMs are able to influence the proliferation of activated T cells. Methods: Primary cultures of HCMs were established from eyes of 13 donors. Human choroidal melanocytes were stimulated with IFN-γ and TNF-α or with supernatant from activated T cells (T-cell-conditioned media [TCM])...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918830/the-antiangiogenic-effects-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-experimental-choroidal-neovascularization-in-mice
#4
Young-Jung Roh, Chang Rae Rho, Won-Kyung Cho, Seungbum Kang
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antiangiogenic effect of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on experimental choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in mice. Methods: Choroidal neovascularization was induced by rupturing the Bruch's membrane using laser photocoagulation in C57BL/6 mice. The following day, intravitreal injections of AuNPs were administered. The control group received PBS injection of the same volume. Two weeks after laser injury, CNV lesions were evaluated by examination of choroidal flat-mounts using fluorescein-labeled dextran and immunofluorescence staining with isolectin B4...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918829/identification-of-novel-endogenous-anti-lymph-angiogenic-factors-in-the-aqueous-humor
#5
Felix Bock, Jasmine Onderka, Gabriele Braun, Ann-Charlott Schneider, Deniz Hos, Yanlong Bi, Björn O Bachmann, Claus Cursiefen
Purpose: The avascular cornea is in direct contact with aqueous humor (AqH). Here we investigate whether AqH exerts anti(lymph)angiogenic effects and thereby may contribute to corneal (lymph)angiogenic privilege. Methods: Using the murine model of suture-induced inflammatory corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis, the potential anti(lymph)angiogenic effect of AqH was analyzed by applying murine AqH as eyedrops. Anti(lymph)angiogenic effects were measured using morphometric analysis of flat mounts stained with CD31 as panendothelial and LYVE-1 as specific lymphatic endothelial marker...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918828/peripapillary-choroidal-thickness-in-former-preterm-and-full-term-infants-aged-from-4-to-10-years
#6
Achim Fieß, Luka Christian, Ruth Kölb-Keerl, Markus Knuf, Bernd Kirchhof, Philipp S Muether, Jacqueline Bauer
Purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate peripapillary choroidal thickness in former preterm and full-term infants with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods: Subanalysis of infants with successful peripapillary choroidal thickness measurements of a prospective, controlled, cross-sectional, hospital-based study in a tertiary center of maximum care. The study examined 503 infants aged 4 to 10 years at the time of examination. Infants were divided into different groups: group 1 born with gestational age (GA) ≥37 weeks, group 2 born with GA between 29 and 32 weeks without ROP (retinopathy of prematurity), group 3 born with GA ≤28 weeks without ROP, and group 4 born with GA ≤32 weeks and presence of ROP...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918827/optic-radiations-microstructural-changes-in-glaucoma-and-association-with-severity-a-study-using-3tesla-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#7
Laury Tellouck, Muriel Durieux, Pierrick Coupé, Audrey Cougnard-Grégoire, Joy Tellouck, Thomas Tourdias, Fanny Munsch, Arnaud Garrigues, Catherine Helmer, Florence Malet, Jean-François Dartigues, Vincent Dousset, Cécile Delcourt, Cédric Schweitzer
Purpose: To compare microstructural changes along the optical radiations and brain structure volumes between glaucoma and control subjects using in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and to analyze their association with severity of the disease. Methods: A total of 50 open-angle glaucoma subjects and 50 healthy age- and sex-matched controls underwent detailed ophthalmologic examinations (including visual field testing [VF], funduscopy, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography) as well as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) using 3...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918826/long-term-protection-of-genetically-ablated-rabbit-retinal-degeneration-by-sustained-transscleral-unoprostone-delivery
#8
Nobuhiro Nagai, Eri Koyanagi, Yasuko Izumida, Junjun Liu, Aya Katsuyama, Hirokazu Kaji, Matsuhiko Nishizawa, Noriko Osumi, Mineo Kondo, Hiroko Terasaki, Yukihiko Mashima, Toru Nakazawa, Toshiaki Abe
Purpose: To evaluate the long-term protective effects of transscleral unoprostone (UNO) against retinal degeneration in transgenic (Tg) rabbits (Pro347Leu rhodopsin mutation). Methods: The UNO release devices (URDs) were implanted into the sclerae of Tg rabbits and ERG, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and ophthalmic examinations were conducted for 40 weeks. Unoprostone metabolites in retina, choroid/RPE, aqueous humor, and plasma from wild-type (Wt) rabbits were measured using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918825/early-postnatal-hyperoxia-in-mice-leads-to-severe-persistent-vitreoretinopathy
#9
Paul G McMenamin, Rachel Kenny, Sjakon Tahija, Jeremiah Lim, Cecilia Naranjo Golborne, Xiangting Chen, Sheena Bouch, Foula Sozo, Bang Bui
Purpose: To describe a mouse model of hyperoxia-induced vitreoretinopathy that replicated some of the clinical and pathologic features encountered in infants with severe retinopathy of prematurity and congenital ocular conditions such as persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous. Methods: Experimental mice (C57BL/6J) were exposed to 65% oxygen between postnatal days (P)0 to P7 and studied at P10, P14, and 3, 5, 8, 20, and 40 weeks. Controls were exposed to normoxic conditions...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918824/schlemm-s-canal-expansion-after-uncomplicated-phacoemulsification-surgery-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
#10
Zhennan Zhao, Xiangjia Zhu, Wenwen He, Chunhui Jiang, Yi Lu
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of phacoemulsification cataract surgery on Schlemm's canal (SC) using swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: Patients with a senile cataract were included. The SC area and diameter were checked by OCT at the baseline and 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 6 months after the cataract surgery. Multivariate linear regression analysis was performed for predictors of change in the mean SC area and diameter. Results: Twenty-five eyes (25 patients) were included in the final analysis...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918823/short-term-alteration-of-developmental-neural-activity-enhances-neurite-outgrowth-of-retinal-explants
#11
Meng-Jung Lee, Chuan-Chin Chiao
Purpose: It is well known that the gradual loss of axon growth ability of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) during development is largely determined by extrinsic signals rather than being programmed intrinsically. Spontaneous retinal waves are the major neural activity during retinal development. Thus restoring the developmental environment by providing the proper neural activity may be able to help axon regeneration of RGCs. Methods: Retinal explants from P5 and P11 C57BL/6 mice were treated pharmacologically or stimulated electrically, and cultured with or without brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on coverslips or a multielectrode array for 5 days to examine the neurite outgrowth capacity of RGCs...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918822/growth-differentiation-factor-15-induced-contractile-activity-and-extracellular-matrix-production-in-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells
#12
Arumugam Ramachandran Muralidharan, Rupalatha Maddala, Nikolai P Skiba, Ponugoti Vasantha Rao
Purpose: To determine the role and regulation of growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), a TGF-β-related cytokine in human trabecular meshwork (TM) cells in the context of aqueous humor (AH) outflow and IOP. Methods: Regulation of expression by external cues, and the distribution and secretion of GDF-15 by human TM primary cell cultures, and the effects of recombinant (r) GDF-15 on TM cell contractile characteristics, actin cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, extracellular matrix (ECM), α-smooth muscle actin (αSMA), SMAD signaling, and gene expression were determined by immunoblot, immunofluorescence, mass spectrometry, cDNA microarray, and real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) analyses...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898986/congenital-cataracts-classification-and-association-with-anterior-segment-abnormalities
#13
Manuel B Datiles, J Fielding Hejtmancik
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November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898985/a-novel-congenital-cataract-category-system-based-on-lens-opacity-locations-and-relevant-anterior-segment-characteristics
#14
Haotian Lin, Duoru Lin, Zhenzhen Liu, Erping Long, Xiaohang Wu, Qianzhong Cao, Jingjing Chen, Zhuoling Lin, Xiaoyan Li, Li Zhang, Hui Chen, Xiayin Zhang, Jing Li, Weirong Chen, Yizhi Liu
Purpose: We compared the anterior segment characteristics of congenital cataract (CC) patients with lens opacities in different locations and proposed a modified, simple CC category system. Methods: Cataractous eyes of CC patients were classified into four groups based on the locations of lens opacities shown in slit-lamp examinations and by a 3-dimensional anterior segment imaging system as follows: total, anterior, interior, and posterior cataracts. The mean keratometry value, corneal astigmatism (CA), central corneal thickness (CCT), and anterior chamber depth (ACD) of eyes in different groups were compared...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898984/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling-cascade-induced-by-mechanical-stimulation-of-fluid-shear-stress-in-cultured-corneal-epithelial-cells
#15
Tsugiaki Utsunomiya, Akihiro Ishibazawa, Taiji Nagaoka, Kazuomi Hanada, Harumasa Yokota, Nobuhito Ishii, Akitoshi Yoshida
Purpose: Because blinking is regarded as mechanical stimulation of fluid shear stress on the corneal epithelial cells, we investigated the effects of fluid shear stress on cultured human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs). Methods: The HCECs were exposed to shear stress (0, 1.2, 12 dyne/cm2) with the parallel-plate type of flow chamber. Wound healing, cellular proliferation, growth factor expression, TGF-β1 concentration in the culture supernatant, and phosphorylation of SMAD2 were investigated...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898983/molecular-diagnosis-of-inherited-retinal-diseases-in-indigenous-african-populations-by-whole-exome-sequencing
#16
Lisa Roberts, Rinki Ratnapriya, Morné du Plessis, Vijender Chaitankar, Raj S Ramesar, Anand Swaroop
Purpose: A majority of genes associated with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) have been identified in patients of European origin. Indigenous African populations exhibit rich genomic diversity, and evaluation of reported genetic mutations has yielded low returns so far. Our goal was to perform whole-exome sequencing (WES) to examine variants in known IRD genes in underrepresented African cohorts. Methods: Whole-exome sequencing was performed on 56 samples from 16 families with diverse IRD phenotypes that had remained undiagnosed after screening for known mutations using genotyping-based microarrays (Asper Ophthalmics)...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898982/evaluation-of-corneal-cross-linking-for-treatment-of-fungal-keratitis-using-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-on-an-ex-vivo-human-corneal-model
#17
Jawaher M Alshehri, David Caballero-Lima, M Chantal Hillarby, Susan G Shawcross, Arun Brahma, Fiona Carley, Nick D Read, Hema Radhakrishnan
Purpose: Some previous reports have established the use of photoactivated chromophore-induced corneal cross-linking (PACK-CXL) in treating fungal keratitis. The results of these case reports have often been conflicting. To systematically study the effect of PACK-CXL in the management of Fusarium keratitis, we have developed an ex vivo model of human corneal infection using eye-banked human corneas. Methods: Sixteen healthy ex vivo human corneas were divided into four study groups: (1) untreated control, (2) cross-linked, (3) infected with fungal spores, and (4) infected with fungal spores and then cross-linked...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898981/macular-features-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-correlations-among-ganglion-cell-complex-thickness-capillary-density-and-macular-function
#18
Lisa Toto, Enrico Borrelli, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Alfonso Senatore, Luca Di Antonio, Marta Di Nicola, Paolo Carpineto, Leonardo Mastropasqua
Purpose: To investigate correlations among macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) layer thickness, macular capillary density, and macular function in patients affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Methods: Fourteen patients (28 eyes) with previous diagnosis of RP were enrolled. The diagnosis of these conditions was made based on both clinical features and electrophysiological examination. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination, including optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG)...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898980/feasibility-of-macular-integrity-assessment-maia-microperimetry-in-children-sensitivity-reliability-and-fixation-stability-in-healthy-observers
#19
Pete R Jones, Narmella Yasoubi, Marko Nardini, Gary S Rubin
Purpose: To assess the feasibility of macular integrity assessment (MAIA) microperimetry (MP) in children. Also to establish representative outcome measures (differential light sensitivity, fixation stability, test-retest reliability) for children without visual impairment. Methods: Thirty-three adults and 33 children (9-12 years) were asked to perform three monocular MAIA examinations within a single session (dominant eye only). Results: Children exhibited poorer test-retest reliability than adults for measures of both mean sensitivity (95% coefficient of repeatability [CoR95] = 2...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898979/oct-angiography-based-detection-and-quantification-of-the-neovascular-network-in-exudative-amd
#20
Moritz Lindner, Petra P Fang, Julia S Steinberg, Niklas Domdei, Maximilian Pfau, Tim U Krohne, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Frank G Holz, Monika Fleckenstein
Purpose: To investigate the potential of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography to detect and quantify the neovascular network in exudative AMD. Methods: Treatment-naïve eyes that were diagnosed with exudative AMD were prospectively examined by OCT angiography (OCT-A). The extent of the neovascular network was measured by three independent readers. Interclass-correlation coefficient and area overlap coefficients (OC) were calculated to assess locally precise agreement between measurements...
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