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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061514/a-genome-wide-association-study-of-vertical-cup-disc-ratio-in-a-latino-population
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Drew R Nannini, Mina Torres, Yii-Der I Chen, Kent D Taylor, Jerome I Rotter, Rohit Varma, Xiaoyi Gao
Purpose: Vertical cup-disc ratio (VCDR) is used as a clinical assessment measure to identify and monitor glaucomatous damage to the optic nerve. Previous genetic studies conducted in European and Asian populations have identified many loci associated with VCDR. The genetic factors in other ethnic populations, such as Latino, influencing VCDR remain to be determined. Here, we describe the first genome-wide association study (GWAS) on VCDR in Latino individuals. Methods: We conducted this GWAS on VCDR using 4537 Latino individuals who were genotyped by using either the Illumina OmniExpress BeadChip (∼730K markers) or the Illumina Hispanic/SOL BeadChip (∼2...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061513/angiopoietin-2-blockade-promotes-survival-of-corneal-transplants
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Liwei Zhang, Guangyu Li, Roberto Sessa, Gyeong Jin Kang, Meng Shi, Shaokui Ge, Anna Jiang Gong, Ying Wen, Sudhakar Chintharlapalli, Lu Chen
Purpose: Corneal transplantation remains the last hope for vision restoration, and lymphangiogenesis (LG) is a primary mediator of transplant rejection. This study was to investigate the specific role of angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in transplantation-associated LG and graft rejection. Methods: Orthotopic corneal transplantation was performed between fully mismatched C57BL/6 (donor) and BALB/c (recipient) mice to assess the effects of Ang-2 blockade via neutralizing antibody...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061512/assessment-of-rod-cone-and-intrinsically-photosensitive-retinal-ganglion-cell-contributions-to-the-canine-chromatic-pupillary-response
#3
Connie Y Yeh, Kristin L Koehl, Christine D Harman, Simone Iwabe, José M Guzman, Simon M Petersen-Jones, Randy H Kardon, András M Komáromy
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a chromatic pupillometry protocol for specific functional assessment of rods, cones, and intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) in dogs. Methods: Chromatic pupillometry was tested and compared in 37 dogs in different stages of primary loss of rod, cone, and combined rod/cone and optic nerve function, and in 5 wild-type (WT) dogs. Eyes were stimulated with 1-s flashes of dim (1 cd/m2) and bright (400 cd/m2) blue light (for scotopic conditions) or bright red (400 cd/m2) light with 25-cd/m2 blue background (for photopic conditions)...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061511/evaluation-of-the-anterior-segment-angle-to-angle-scan-of-cirrus-high-definition-optical-coherence-tomography-and-comparison-with-gonioscopy-and-with-the-visante-oct
#4
Tin A Tun, Mani Baskaran, Shayne S Tan, Shamira A Perera, Tin Aung, Rahat Husain
Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of the anterior segment angle-to-angle scan of the Cirrus high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) in detecting eyes with closed angles. Methods: All subjects underwent dark-room gonioscopy by an ophthalmologist. A technician performed anterior segment imaging with Cirrus (n = 202) and Visante OCT (n = 85) under dark-room conditions. All eyes were categorized by two masked graders as per number of closed quadrants...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061510/bacterial-coaggregation-among-the-most-commonly-isolated-bacteria-from-contact-lens-cases
#5
Ananya Datta, Fiona Stapleton, Mark D P Willcox
Purpose: To examine the coaggregation and cohesion between the commonly isolated bacteria from contact lens cases. Methods: Four or five strains each of commonly isolated bacteria from contact lens cases, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Serratia marcescens, were grown, washed, mixed in equal proportions, and allowed to coaggregate for 24 hours. Lactose (0.06 M), sucrose (0.06 M), and pronase (2 mg/mL; 2 hours, 37°C) were used to inhibit coaggregation...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055102/galectin-3-inhibition-by-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-reduces-both-pathological-corneal-neovascularization-and-fibrosis
#6
Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Hakon Leffler, Ulf J Nilsson, Noorjahan Panjwani
Purpose: Corneal neovascularization and scarring commonly lead to significant vision loss. This study was designed to determine whether a small-molecule inhibitor of galectin-3 can inhibit both corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis in experimental mouse models. Methods: Animal models of silver nitrate cautery and alkaline burn were used to induce mouse corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis, respectively. Corneas were treated with the galectin-3 inhibitor, 33DFTG, or vehicle alone and were processed for whole-mount immunofluorescence staining and Western blot analysis to quantify the density of blood vessels and markers of fibrosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055101/high-resolution-imaging-of-intraretinal-structures-in-active-and-resolved-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Ryan N Vogel, Christopher S Langlo, Drew Scoles, Joseph Carroll, David V Weinberg, Judy E Kim
Purpose: We improved our understanding of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), we performed an analysis of noninvasive, high-resolution retinal imaging in patients with active and resolved CSC. Methods: Adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) were performed on five subjects with CSC. A custom AOSLO system was used to simultaneously collect confocal and split-detector images. Spectral domain-OCT volume scans were used to create en face views of various retinal layers, which then were compared to montaged AOSLO images after coregistration...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055100/exposure-stress-induces-reversible-corneal-graft-opacity-in-recipients-with-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infections
#8
Alexander M Rowe, Hongmin Yun, Robert L Hendricks
Purpose: Most of the inflammation in murine herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)-induced stromal keratitis (HSK) is due to exposure stress resulting from loss of corneal nerves and blink reflex. Corneal grafts often fail when placed on corneal beds with a history of HSK. We asked if corneal exposure contributes to the severe pathology of corneal grafts on HSV-1-infected corneal beds. Methods: Herpes simplex virus type 1-infected corneas were tested for blink reflex...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055099/evaluation-of-therapeutic-tissue-crosslinking-txl-for-myopia-using-second-harmonic-generation-signal-microscopy-in-rabbit-sclera
#9
Mariya Zyablitskaya, Anna Takaoka, Emilia L Munteanu, Takayuki Nagasaki, Stephen L Trokel, David C Paik
Purpose: Second harmonic generation signals (SHG) are emitted preferentially from collagenous tissue structures and have been used to evaluate photochemically-induced (CXL) crosslinking changes in the cornea. Since therapeutic tissue crosslinking (TXL) using sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (SMG) of the sclera is a potential treatment for high myopia, we explored the use of SHG microscopy to evaluate the effects. Methods: Single sub-Tenon's (sT) injections (400 μL) using SMG (40-400 mM) were made at the equatorial 12 o'clock position of the right eye of cadaveric rabbit heads (n = 16 pairs)...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055098/glial-cell-contribution-to-basal-vessel-diameter-and-pressure-initiated-vascular-responses-in-rat-retina
#10
Hui Li, Bang V Bui, Grant Cull, Fang Wang, Lin Wang
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that retinal glial cells modify basal vessel diameter and pressure-initiated vascular regulation in rat retina. Methods: In rats, L-2-aminoadipic acid (LAA, 10 nM) was intravitreally injected to inhibit glial cell activity. Twenty-four hours following injection, retinal glial intracellular calcium (Ca2+) was labeled with the fluorescent calcium indicator Fluo-4/AM (F4, 1 mM). At 110 minutes after injection, intraocular pressure (IOP) was elevated from 20 to 50 mm Hg...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027565/beyond-vegf-the-weisenfeld-lecture
#11
Joan W Miller
Purpose: To review advances made in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and share perspectives on the future of AMD treatment. Methods: Review of published clinical and experimental studies. Results: Inhibitors of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) truly revolutionized the treatment of AMD. However, available results from longer-term studies suggest that a degenerative process is unveiled, and continues to occur, even when neovascularization is controlled...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027564/introducing-joan-w-miller-the-2015-recipient-of-the-weisenfeld-award
#12
Evangelos S Gragoudas
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December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027563/erratum
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December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002846/unchanged-neurotrophic-factors-and-their-receptors-correlate-with-sparing-in-extraocular-muscles-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#14
Vahid M Harandi, Aida R N Gaied, Thomas Brännström, Fatima Pedrosa Domellöf, Jing-Xia Liu
Purpose: To investigate the impact of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on the extraocular muscles (EOMs) by examining the distribution of neurotrophic factors (NTFs) and their receptors in EOMs and limb muscles from ALS transgenic mice. Methods: Muscle samples collected from transgenic mice overexpressing human superoxide dismutase type 1 mutations (SOD1G93A, the most widely used mouse model of ALS) at 50 and 150 days as well as age-matched controls were analyzed with immunohistochemistry using antibodies against brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), neurotrophin-4/5 (NT-4), glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), and the neurotrophin receptors p75NTR, tyrosine kinase (Trk) receptor TrkB and TrkC, and GDNF family receptor alpha-1 (GFRα-1)...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002845/myopia-development-among-young-schoolchildren-the-myopia-investigation-study-in-taipei
#15
Der-Chong Tsai, Shao-You Fang, Nicole Huang, Chih-Chien Hsu, Shing-Yi Chen, Allen Wen-Hsiang Chiu, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu
Purpose: To investigate the annual incidence of myopia and associated factors among young schoolchildren in Taipei City. Methods: The Myopia Investigation Study in Taipei was a citywide, population-based cohort study. During the fall 2013 semester (baseline), a total of 11,590 grade 2 schoolchildren completed ocular examination and were included for further analysis. A parent-completed questionnaire was administered to collect data on risk factors for myopia development...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002844/activation-of-the-rho-rho-kinase-signaling-pathway-is-involved-in-cell-death-of-corneal-endothelium
#16
Naoki Okumura, Keita Fujii, Takato Kagami, Nakahara Makiko, Miu Kitahara, Shigeru Kinoshita, Noriko Koizumi
Purpose: Rho kinase (ROCK) pathways control fundamental cell functions, making ROCK an important therapeutic target in several pathophysiologic conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether inhibition of ROCK can suppress apoptosis of the corneal endothelium and to determine the role of ROCK signaling in regulating apoptosis. Methods: The effects of inhibitors of ROCK or myosin light chain (MLC) were evaluated in cultured monkey corneal endothelial cells (MCECs) irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) (100 J/m2) to induce apoptosis...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002843/loss-of-zebrafish-mfrp-causes-nanophthalmia-hyperopia-and-accumulation-of-subretinal-macrophages
#17
Ross F Collery, Peter J Volberding, Jonathan R Bostrom, Brian A Link, Joseph C Besharse
Purpose: Mutations in membrane frizzled-related protein (MFRP) are associated with nanophthalmia, hyperopia, foveoschisis, irregular patches of RPE atrophy, and optic disc drusen in humans. Mouse mfrp mutants show retinal degeneration but no change in eye size or refractive state. The goal of this work was to generate zebrafish mutants to investigate the loss of Mfrp on eye size and refractive state, and to characterize other phenotypes observed. Methods: Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 methods were used to generate multiple frameshift mutations in zebrafish mfrp causing premature translational stops in Mfrp...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002842/efficacy-of-antibody-to-pnag-against-keratitis-caused-by-fungal-pathogens
#18
Ge Zhao, Tanweer S Zaidi, Cagla Bozkurt-Guzel, Tauqeer H Zaidi, James A Lederer, Gregory P Priebe, Gerald B Pier
Purpose: Developing immunotherapies for fungal eye infections is a high priority. We analyzed fungal pathogens for expression of the surface polysaccharide, poly-N-acetyl glucosamine (PNAG), and used a mouse model of ocular keratitis caused by Aspergillus flavus, A. fumigatus, or Fusarium solani to determine if PNAG was an immunotherapy target and requirements for ancillary cellular and molecular immune effectors. Methods: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) or immunofluorescence was used to detect PNAG on fungal cells...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002570/asymmetric-inter-eye-progression-in-stargardt-disease
#19
Stanley Lambertus, Nathalie M Bax, Joannes M M Groenewoud, Frans P M Cremers, Gert Jan van der Wilt, B Jeroen Klevering, Thomas Theelen, Carel B Hoyng
Purpose: Asymmetry in disease progression between left and right eyes can occur in Stargardt disease (STGD1), and this needs to be considered in novel therapeutic trials with a fellow-eye paired controlled design. This study investigated the inter-eye discordance of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and progression of RPE atrophy in STGD1. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study collecting 68 STGD1 patients (136 eyes) with ≥1 ABCA4 variants and ≥0...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002569/protective-role-of-icos-and-icos-ligand-in-corneal-transplantation-and-in-maintenance-of-immune-privilege
#20
Tomoyuki Kunishige, Hiroko Taniguchi, Misao Terada, Hisaya Akiba, Hideo Yagita, Ryo Abe, Junko Hori
Purpose: The interaction between the inducible costimulatory molecule (ICOS) and ICOS ligand (ICOSL) has been implicated in the differentiation and functions of T cells. The purpose of the present study was to determine the role of ICOS-ICOSL in the immune privilege of corneal allografts. Methods: Expression of ICOS and ICOSL mRNA from mouse eyes was assessed by RT-PCR. Corneas of C57BL/6 mice were orthotopically transplanted into the eyes of ICOS-/- BALB/c recipients and BALB/c wild-type (WT) recipients treated with anti-ICOSL mAb, and graft survival was assessed...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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