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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431437/bright-light-blocks-the-development-of-form-deprivation-myopia-in-mice-acting-on-d1-dopamine-receptors
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Ian G Morgan, Regan S Ashby
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April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431436/enhanced-tearing-by-electrical-stimulation-of-the-anterior-ethmoid-nerve
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Mark Brinton, Andrea L Kossler, Zara M Patel, James Loudin, Manfred Franke, Christopher N Ta, Daniel Palanker
Purpose: Electrical neurostimulation enhances tear secretion, and can be applied to treatment of dry eye disease. Using a chronic implant, we evaluate the effects of stimulating the anterior ethmoid nerve on the aqueous, lipid, and protein content of secreted tears. Methods: Neurostimulators were implanted beneath the nasal mucosa in 13 New Zealand white rabbits. Stimulations (2.3-2.8 mA pulses of 75-875 μs in duration repeated at 30-100 Hz for 3 minutes) were performed daily, for 3 weeks to measure changes in tear volume (Schirmer test), osmolarity (TearLab osmometer), lipid (Oil-Red-O staining), and protein (BCA assay, mass spectrometry)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431435/regional-extent-of-peripheral-suppression-in-amblyopia
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Raiju J Babu, Simon Clavagnier, William R Bobier, Benjamin Thompson, Robert F Hess
Purpose: Previously, we have mapped amblyopic eye suppression within the central 20° of the visual field and observed a gradient of suppression that is strongest in central vision and weakens with increasing eccentricity. In this study, using a large dichoptic display, we extend our novel suppression mapping approach further into the periphery (from 20°-60°) to assess whether suppression continues to decline with eccentricity or plateaus. Methods: Sixteen participants with amblyopia (10 with strabismus, 6 with anisometropia without strabismus; mean age: 37...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431434/bright-light-suppresses-form-deprivation-myopia-development-with-activation-of-dopamine-d1-receptor-signaling-in-the-on-pathway-in-retina
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Si Chen, Zhina Zhi, Qingqing Ruan, Qingxia Liu, Fen Li, Fen Wan, Peter S Reinach, Jiangfan Chen, Jia Qu, Xiangtian Zhou
Purpose: To determine whether dopamine receptor D1 (D1R) signaling pathway activation by bright light (BL) in specific retinal neuronal cell types contributes to inhibiting form-deprivation myopia (FDM) in mice. Methods: Mice (3-weeks old) were raised under either normal light (NL: 100-200 lux) or BL (2500-5000 lux) conditions with or without form deprivation. Refraction changes were evaluated with an eccentric infrared photorefractor, and ocular axial components with optical coherence tomography...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431433/experimental-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-in-diabetic-mice-exhibited-severe-retinal-swelling-associated-with-vegf-elevation
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Ming-Hui Sun, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Yaping Joyce Liao
Purpose: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most important risk factors for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION). In this study, we investigated for the first time the impact of experimental AION in a DM model. Methods: We induced a photochemical thrombosis model of AION after streptozotocin-induced DM and performed serial optical coherence tomography (OCT), morphometric analyses, and VEGF levels in the retina and sera. Results: Compared with non-DM animals, experimental AION in DM mice led to significantly greater retinal swelling on day 1 and worse thinning at week 3 on OCT measurements...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431432/contrast-sensitivity-and-lateral-inhibition-are-enhanced-with-macular-carotenoid-supplementation
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James M Stringham, Kevin J O'Brien, Nicole T Stringham
Purpose: Once deposited in the retina, the so-called macular carotenoids lutein (L), zeaxanthin (Z), and mesozeaxanthin (MZ) have been shown to enhance visual performance. The purpose of our study was to investigate whether increasing macular pigment optical density (MPOD) could enhance lateral inhibitory processes, and thereby improve contrast sensitivity (CS). Methods: A total of 59 young (18-25 years), healthy individuals participated in this 1-year, double-masked, placebo-controlled study...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426871/macular-pigment-density-and-quantitative-fundus-autofluorescence-in-young-healthy-subjects
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Chiara M Eandi, Marco Nassisi, Carlo Lavia, Camilla Alovisi, Ugo de Sanctis
Purpose: To measure macular pigment (MP) and find possible correlation between heterochromatic flicker photometry (HFP) and quantitative autofluorescence (qAF) in young healthy subjects. Methods: We enrolled 80 eyes of 40 young healthy subjects. Macular pigment optical density (MPOD) was automatically calculated with a macular pigment screener (MPS; MPODHFP). We calculated qAF comparing gray levels (GL) of qAF images with GL of internal reference of a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426870/a-new-viscous-cysteamine-eye-drops-treatment-for-ophthalmic-cystinosis-an-open-label-randomized-comparative-phase-iii-pivotal-study
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Hong Liang, Antoine Labbé, Jeannie Le Mouhaër, Céline Plisson, Christophe Baudouin
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of new viscous cysteamine hydrochloride (CH) eye drops (vCH 0.55%) compared with standard CH 0.10% drops treatment. Methods: This was an open-label, phase III, randomized, two-arm multicenter trial conducted at two centers in France. Cystinosis patients ≥2 years old were randomized 1:1 to receive eye drops, four times per day for 90 days in both eyes. We compared the superiority in reducing corneal cystine crystal density as assessed by in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426869/expression-profiling-of-nonpolar-lipids-in-meibum-from-patients-with-dry-eye-a-pilot-study
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Jianzhong Chen, Jeremy K Keirsey, Kari B Green, Kelly K Nichols
Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to characterize differentially expressed lipids in meibum samples from patients with dry eye disease (DED) in order to better understand the underlying pathologic mechanisms. Methods: Meibum samples were collected from postmenopausal women with DED (PW-DED; n = 5) and a control group of postmenopausal women without DED (n = 4). Lipid profiles were analyzed by direct infusion full-scan electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418499/sphingosine-1-phosphate-s1p-related-response-of-human-conjunctival-fibroblasts-after-filtration-surgery-for-glaucoma
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Yuka Aoyama-Araki, Megumi Honjo, Takatoshi Uchida, Reiko Yamagishi, Kuniyuki Kano, Junken Aoki, Makoto Aihara
Purpose: To investigate levels of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in aqueous fluid samples taken before and after filtration surgery and S1P-induced human conjunctival fibroblast (HCF) responses. Methods: Levels of S1P and its related sphingophospholipids in aqueous fluid obtained immediately before and after filtration surgery were determined by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. HCFs were used for all in vitro experiments. The expression of five S1P receptor subtypes in HCFs was examined by quantitative real-time PCR...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418498/suppression-by-an-rar-%C3%AE-agonist-of-collagen-degradation-mediated-by-corneal-fibroblasts
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Kazuhiro Kimura, Hongyan Zhou, Tomoko Orita, Masaaki Kobayashi, Teruo Nishida, Koh-Hei Sonoda
Purpose: To examine the role of retinoic acid receptor (RAR) isoforms in interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-induced collagen degradation by corneal fibroblasts. Methods: Primary rabbit corneal fibroblasts embedded in a three-dimensional collagen gel were incubated with or without all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), the RAR-α agonist Am580, the RAR-β agonist AC55649, or the RAR-γ agonist R667. Collagen degradation was determined by measurement of hydroxyproline produced in acid hydrolysates of culture supernatants...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418497/course-of-sodium-iodate-induced-retinal-degeneration-in-albino-and-pigmented-mice
#12
Guy Chowers, Matan Cohen, Devora Marks-Ohana, Shelly Stika, Ayala Eijzenberg, Eyal Banin, Alexey Obolensky
Purpose: To characterize the course of sodium iodate (SI)-induced retinal degeneration in young adult albino and pigmented mice. Methods: Single intraperitoneal (IP) injections of SI (25, 50, and 100 mg/kg) were performed in 7- to 8-week-old BALB/c and C57Bl/6J mice. Retinal function and structure was assessed at baseline, 24 hours, 3 days, 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks postinjection by optokinetic tracking response, ERG, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and histologic and immunohistochemical techniques...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418496/homozygosity-mapping-and-genetic-analysis-of-autosomal-recessive-retinal-dystrophies-in-144-consanguineous-pakistani-families
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Lin Li, Yabin Chen, Xiaodong Jiao, Chongfei Jin, Dan Jiang, Mukesh Tanwar, Zhiwei Ma, Li Huang, Xiaoyin Ma, Wenmin Sun, Jianjun Chen, Yan Ma, Oussama M'hamdi, Gowthaman Govindarajan, Patricia E Cabrera, Jiali Li, Nikhil Gupta, Muhammad Asif Naeem, Shaheen N Khan, Sheikh Riazuddin, Javed Akram, Radha Ayyagari, Paul A Sieving, S Amer Riazuddin, J Fielding Hejtmancik
Purpose: The Pakistan Punjab population has been a rich source for identifying genes causing or contributing to autosomal recessive retinal degenerations (arRD). This study was carried out to delineate the genetic architecture of arRD in the Pakistani population. Methods: The genetic origin of arRD in a total of 144 families selected only for having consanguineous marriages and multiple members affected with arRD was examined. Of these, causative mutations had been identified in 62 families while only the locus had been identified for an additional 15...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418495/molecular-genetic-analysis-of-pakistani-families-with-autosomal-recessive-congenital-cataracts-by-homozygosity-screening
#14
Jianjun Chen, Qiwei Wang, Patricia E Cabrera, Zilin Zhong, Wenmin Sun, Xiaodong Jiao, Yabin Chen, Gowthaman Govindarajan, Muhammad Asif Naeem, Shaheen N Khan, Muhammad Hassaan Ali, Muhammad Zaman Assir, Fawad Ur Rahman, Zaheeruddin A Qazi, Sheikh Riazuddin, Javed Akram, S Amer Riazuddin, J Fielding Hejtmancik
Purpose: To identify the genetic origins of autosomal recessive congenital cataracts (arCC) in the Pakistani population. Methods: Based on the hypothesis that most arCC patients in consanguineous families in the Punjab areas of Pakistan should be homozygous for causative mutations, affected individuals were screened for homozygosity of nearby highly informative microsatellite markers and then screened for pathogenic mutations by DNA sequencing. A total of 83 unmapped consanguineous families were screened for mutations in 33 known candidate genes...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418494/prevalence-natural-course-and-prognostic-role-of-refractile-drusen-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#15
Akio Oishi, Sarah Thiele, Jennifer Nadal, Maho Oishi, Monika Fleckenstein, Matthias Schmid, Frank G Holz, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
Purpose: To report prevalence, clinical characteristics, and prognostic significance of refractile drusen in eyes with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Presence of refractile drusen by color fundus photography (CFP), corresponding findings by multimodal imaging, and longitudinal changes with annual examinations for up to 4 years were analyzed within a prospective natural history study of 98 eyes with non-late AMD of 98 patients (Age-Related Eye Disease Study [AREDS] stages 3 and 4)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403426/high-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-is-a-protective-factor-from-vision-loss-in-heteroplasmic-leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-lhon
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Angelica Bianco, Luigi Bisceglia, Luciana Russo, Luigi L Palese, Leonardo D'Agruma, Sonia Emperador, Julio Montoya, Silvana Guerriero, Vittoria Petruzzella
Purpose: Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is a mitochondrial disease that typically causes bilateral blindness in young men. It is characterized by as yet undisclosed genetic and environmental factors affecting the incomplete penetrance. Methods: We identified 27 LHON subjects who possess heteroplasmic primary LHON mutations. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number was evaluated. Results: The presence of centrocecal scotoma, an edematous, hyperemic optic nerve head, and vascular tortuosity, as well as telangiectasia was recognized in affected subjects...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399269/loss-of-melanopsin-expressing-retinal-ganglion-cells-in-patients-with-diabetic-retinopathy
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Elisabeth Anne Obara, Jens Hannibal, Steffen Heegaard, Jan Fahrenkrug
Purpose: Photo-entrainment of the circadian clock is mediated by melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs) located in the retina. Patients suffering from diabetic retinopathy (DR) show impairment of light regulated circadian activity such as sleep disorders, altered blood pressure, and abnormal melatonin secretion. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of DR on the expression of mRGCs in the human retina. Methods: The expression of mRGCs and RGCs was determined in eye sections containing retinal tissue from patients with DR (n = 6) and respective age-matched controls (n = 8) using immunohistochemistry by costaining with antibodies against RNA binding protein with multiple splicing (RBPMS), which identified RGCs and melanopsin which identified the mRGCs...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399268/vitreomacular-adhesion-and-its-association-with-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-a-population-based-setting-the-alienor-study
#18
Sarra Gattoussi, Audrey Cougnard-Grégoire, Marie-Noëlle Delyfer, Marie-Bénédicte Rougier, Cédric Schweitzer, Cécile Delcourt, Jean-François Korobelnik
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe vitreomacular adhesion (VMA), diagnosed with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), its risk factors, and its association with AMD in a population-based study of French elderly subjects. Methods: Six hundred twenty-two of 624 (99.7%) participants of the Alienor study (Bordeaux, France), ≥75 years of age, had gradable SD-OCT scans of the macula in at least one eye. VMA was defined as visible perifoveal vitreous separation with remaining vitreomacular attachment and unperturbed foveal morphologic features...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399267/development-of-a-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-amino-acid-dicarboxylate-prodrug-with-improved-ocular-bioavailability
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Goutham R Adelli, Prakash Bhagav, Pranjal Taskar, Tushar Hingorani, Sara Pettaway, Waseem Gul, Mahmoud A ElSohly, Michael A Repka, Soumyajit Majumdar
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the utility of the relatively hydrophilic Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) prodrugs, mono and di-valine esters (THC-Val and THC-Val-Val) and the amino acid (valine)-dicarboxylic acid (hemisuccinate) ester (THC-Val-HS), with respect to ocular penetration and intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering activity. THC, timolol, and pilocarpine eye drops were used as controls. Methods: THC-Val, THC-Val-Val, and THC-Val-HS were synthesized and chemically characterized...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395301/erratum
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