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Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924359/effects-of-4-methylumbelliferone-and-high-molecular-weight-hyaluronic-acid-on-the-inflammation-of-corneal-stromal-cells-induced-by-lps
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Fang Li, Peng Hao, Guangjie Liu, Weiyi Wang, Ruifang Han, Zhixin Jiang, Xuan Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) on the inflammation of corneal fibroblasts induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). METHODS: Primary rabbit corneal keratocytes were isolated with collagenase. The keratocytes were cultured in a serum-containing medium to induce corneal fibroblasts, which represented the wound repair phenotype of corneal keratocytes. Corneal fibroblasts were treated with LPS with or without 4-methylumbelliferone (4-MU) / high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HMWHA)...
December 6, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915382/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-in-patients-with-refractory-glaucoma
#2
Giuseppe Giannaccare, A Vagge, C Gizzi, A Bagnis, S Sebastiani, C Del Noce, M Fresina, C E Traverso, E C Campos
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of ultrasound coagulation of the ciliary body in refractory glaucoma. METHODS: This prospective multicenter interventional study was conducted in two Italian university-affiliated glaucoma centers: St. Orsola-Malpighi Teaching Hospital (Bologna, Italy) and University Eye Clinic of Genoa (Genoa, Italy). The main inclusion criterion was the diagnosis of glaucoma with a baseline intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥ 21 mmHg while on maximum topical and systemic medical hypotensive treatment...
December 3, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913869/ranibizumab-for-vascularized-pigment-epithelial-detachment-1-year-anatomic-and-functional-results
#3
Olivier Chevreaud, Hassiba Oubraham, Salomon Y Cohen, Camille Jung, Rocio Blanco-Garavito, Farah Gherdaoui, Eric H Souied
PURPOSE: To assess the anatomical and functional efficacy of ranibizumab on vascularized pigment epithelial detachment (V-PED) secondary to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: One hundred and nine patients (116 eyes) were retrospectively selected from medical records of 2097 patients who benefited from intravitreal injection between January 2011 and June 2013 in a tertiary-care University-based Department of Ophthalmology. Inclusion criteria were: nAMD, treatment-naive eyes, presence of V-PED higher than 250 μm, intravitreal ranibizumab with a loading phase, followed by a pro-re-nata regimen, and 1-year follow-up...
December 3, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900480/deep-and-superficial-oct-angiography-changes-after-macular-peeling-idiopathic-vs-diabetic-epiretinal-membranes
#4
Mario R Romano, Gilda Cennamo, Stefano Schiemer, Claudia Rossi, Federica Sparnelli, Giovanni Cennamo
BACKGROUND: To assess changes in deep and superficial perifoveal capillary plexus after macular peeling in idiopathic and diabetic epiretinal membrane (iERM and dERM, respectively). METHODS: Cross-sectional comparative study. We included 40 eyes from 40 patients affected by iERM (20 eyes) and dERM (20 eyes), as well as 34 eyes from 17 healthy, age-matched patients. Patients received a complete ophthalmic evaluation including axial and en-face scanning spectral-domain analysis, optical coherence tomography angiography, and microperimetry...
November 30, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900479/evaluation-of-the-repeatability-of-a-swept-source-ocular-biometer-for-measuring-ocular-biometric-parameters
#5
Teresa Ferrer-Blasco, Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, José J Esteve-Taboada, Miguel A Aloy, Jose E Adsuara, Robert Montés-Micó
PURPOSE: The purpose was to evaluate the repeatability of a new swept-source optical biometer for measuring ocular biometric parameters. METHODS: Thirty subjects with healthy and phakic eyes were included in this study, and only one eye per participant was analysed. Each eye was measured five times with the IOLMaster 700 swept-source optical biometer (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). Axial length (AL), anterior chamber depth (ACD), central corneal thickness (CCT), lens thickness (LT), white-to-white (WTW), and K1 and K2 keratometric readings were evaluated...
November 30, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900478/dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-in-retinal-vein-occlusion-real-life-data-from-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-trial
#6
LETTER
Dan Călugăru, Mihai Călugăru
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 30, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900449/erratum-to-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-mutation-in-gja8-associated-with-inherited-cataract-in-a-chinese-family
#7
Mei Ren, Xin Guang Yang, Xiao Jie Dang, Jin An Xiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896441/pterygium-surgery-using-the-principle-of-contact-inhibition-results-of-13-years-experience
#8
Tsutomu Hara, Takako Hashimoto, Takeshi Hara
PURPOSE: To report a technique to prevent pterygium recurrence using the principle of contact inhibition. METHODS: Two hundred and fifteen patients (232 eyes; average age, 64.1 years) with primary pterygia who underwent pterygium surgery at the Hara Eye Hospital between 1999 and 2012. We retrospectively evaluated the patients who underwent the following procedure to prevent pterygium recurrence. The surface conjunctiva on the pterygium body was not removed. After removing the pterygium body, by placing a narrow pedicle autoconjunctival flap along the corneal limbus and tying it tightly to the front area of the residual conjunctiva, there is no room for the active residual tissue to proliferate, thus preventing a recurrence by contact inhibition...
November 28, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878592/high-frequency-aflibercept-injections-in-persistent-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#9
Ilkay Kilic Muftuoglu, Frank F Tsai, Raouf Gaber, Mostafa Alam, Amit Meshi, William R Freeman
PURPOSE: To report the 1-year outcomes of every-4-weeks (Q4W) as-needed aflibercept treatment in resistant neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) patients who had been treated and failed prior bevacizumab or ranibizumab injections, and who also responded poorly to every-8-weeks (Q8W) aflibercept treatment. METHODS: Forty-three eyes of 39 patients with persistent nAMD despite monthly bevacizumab and/or ranibizumab injections and who were switched to Q8W 2-mg aflibercept injections, but showed persistence of fluid were included...
November 23, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878431/aqueous-immune-mediators-in-malignant-uveal-melanomas-in-comparison-to-benign-pigmented-intraocular-tumors
#10
Yoshihiko Usui, Kinya Tsubota, Tsuyoshi Agawa, Shunichiro Ueda, Kazuhiko Umazume, Yoko Okunuki, Takeshi Kezuka, Naoyuki Yamakawa, Hiroshi Goto
BACKGROUND: To examine the usefulness of measuring immune mediators in aqueous humor samples for differentiating malignant uveal melanoma from benign pigmented intraocular tumors. METHODS: Thirteen eyes of 13 patients with uveal melanoma were studied, and 13 eyes of 13 patients with benign pigmented intraocular tumors served as controls. Undiluted samples of aqueous humor were collected, and a cytometric bead array was used to determine the aqueous humor concentrations of 35 immune mediators comprising 14 interleukins (IL), interferon-γ, interferon-γ-inducible protein-10, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1α, MIP-1β, regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted, monokine induced by interferon-γ, basic fibroblast growth factor, Fas ligand, granzyme A, granzyme B, eotaxin, interferon-inducible T-cell alpha chemoattractant, fractalkine, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, angiogenin, tumor necrosis factor-α, lymphotoxin-α, and CD40L...
November 22, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878430/short-term-safety-of-dexamethasone-implant-for-treatment-of-macular-edema-due-to-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-eyes-with-glaucoma-or-treated-ocular-hypertension
#11
Sofia Theodoropoulou, Abdallah A Ellabban, Robert L Johnston, Helena Cilliers, Quresh Mohamed, Ahmed B Sallam
PURPOSE: To report the short-term safety of dexamethasone implants to treat macular edema due to retinal vein occlusion (RVO), in eyes with treated glaucoma or ocular hypertension at baseline using an as-needed re-treatment regimen. METHODS: Retrospective clinical database study from two centers using the same electronic medical record system. Extracted data included: intraocular pressure (IOP), visual acuity (VA), central 1 mm retinal thickness (CRT) by optical coherence tomography, phakic status, number of injections, glaucoma treatment, and peri-operative complications...
November 22, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878429/comparison-of-specular-microscopy-and-ultrasound-pachymetry-before-and-after-cataract-surgery
#12
Alberto López-Miguel, María Sanchidrián, Itziar Fernández, Alfredo Holgueras, Miguel J Maldonado
PURPOSE: To compare specular microscopy (Topcon SP-3000P, Topcon Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) and ultrasound (US) technology when evaluating central corneal thickness (CCT) prior to and after phacoemulsification. METHODS: Corneal edema was assessed in phacoemulsification patients due to senile cataract by measuring CCT preoperatively and 1 day, 1 month, and 3 months postoperatively. Bland-Altman analysis was performed to assess interchangeability between pachymetry techniques for each visit...
November 22, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873014/binocular-function-changes-produced-in-response-to-overnight-orthokeratology
#13
Gema Felipe-Marquez, María Nombela-Palomo, Catalina Palomo-Álvarez, Isabel Cacho, Amelia Nieto-Bona
PURPOSE: To analyze the binocular function changes produced on subjects undergoing overnight orthokeratology (OK) treatment over short-term (3 months) and long-term (3 years) wear. METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal study on young adult subjects with low to moderate myopia was carried out. Binocular function was assessed by the following sequence of tests: Distance and near horizontal phoria (Von Graefe technique), distance and near horizontal vergence ranges (Risley rotary prisms), accommodative convergence/accommodation (AC/A) ratio (gradient method) and the near point of convergence (standard push-up technique)...
November 21, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866331/photoreceptor-degeneration-by-intravitreal-injection-of-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-mnu-in-rabbits-a-pilot-study
#14
Sarah Rösch, Claudia Werner, Frank Müller, Peter Walter
BACKGROUND: Pilot study on the attempt to induce selective photoreceptor degeneration in the rabbit eye by intravitreal injection of MNU, facing the difficulties of the evaluation of retinal degeneration by different in-vivo and in-vitro methods in such a large eye animal model. METHODS: Eight pigmented Chinchilla Bastard rabbits were injected intravitreally with MNU (1 × 1mg/kg body weight (BW), 1 × 2mg/kg BW, 3 × 3mg/kg BW, 1 × 4mg/kg BW, 1 × 6mg/kg BW, and 1 × DMSO + PBS as control)...
November 19, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858161/two-photon-optical-microscopy-imaging-of-endothelial-keratoplasty-grafts
#15
Marco Lombardo, Mohit Parekh, Sebastiano Serrao, Alessandro Ruzza, Stefano Ferrari, Giuseppe Lombardo
PURPOSE: To investigate the microstructure of endothelial keratoplasty grafts using two-photon optical microscopy. METHODS: Six endothelial keratoplasty grafts obtained from human donor corneoscleral tissues and prepared by submerged hydrodissection technique were imaged by two-photon optical microscopy. In each graft, two liquid bubbles were created in order to investigate the presence of a conserved cleavage plane regardless of the volume of posterior stroma that remained attached to Descemet's membrane (DM); the first bubble (bubble A) was generated under DM and the second bubble (bubble B) injection was done in order to obtain a layer of deep stroma that kept the two bubbles separated...
November 17, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853956/catheter-guided-suprachoroidal-buckling-of-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachments-secondary-to-peripheral-retinal-breaks
#16
Mikel Mikhail, Ehab N El-Rayes, Kentaro Kojima, Radwan Ajlan, Flavio Rezende
PURPOSE: To evaluate functional and anatomic outcomes of eyes undergoing suprachoroidal buckling (SCB) using a specially designed catheter for the management of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) secondary to peripheral retinal breaks. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 62 eyes of 62 patients. Subjects underwent SCB for the management of RRD secondary to single or multiple retinal breaks. Suprachoroidal indentation was achieved through the introduction of viscoelastic material in the suprachoroidal space overlying the break using an illuminated, 450 μm-wide, flex-tip catheter...
November 16, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853955/different-foveal-schisis-patterns-in-each-retinal-layer-in-eyes-with-hereditary-juvenile-retinoschisis-evaluated-by-en-face-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
Tomoyo Yoshida-Uemura, Satoshi Katagiri, Tadashi Yokoi, Sachiko Nishina, Noriyuki Azuma
PURPOSE: To analyze the structures of schisis in eyes with hereditary juvenile retinoschisis using en-face optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, we reviewed the medical records of patients with hereditary juvenile retinoschisis who underwent comprehensive ophthalmic examinations including swept-source OCT. RESULTS: OCT images were obtained from 16 eyes of nine boys (mean age ± standard deviation, 10...
November 16, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853954/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-idiopathic-lamellar-macular-hole
#18
Elena Zampedri, Federica Romanelli, Francesco Semeraro, Barbara Parolini, Rino Frisina
BACKGROUND: To evaluate demographic, functional, and morphological parameters of idiopathic lamellar macular hole (ILMH). METHODS: Observational longitudinal retrospective study. Optical coherence tomography examinations and corresponding clinical charts of a series of consecutive patients affected by ILMH, between January 2010 and March 2015, from the database of the Department of Ophthalmology of Trento Hospital, Italy, have been collected and examined. Demographic and functional parameters were: age (year), gender (male/female), eye (right/left), lens status, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (LogMAR)...
November 16, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853953/scleral-buckling-versus-vitrectomy-can-the-trend-be-reversed-suprachoroidally
#19
EDITORIAL
David Wong, Lara Sandri, David H W Steel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848022/is-there-a-change-in-the-quality-of-life-comparing-the-micro-invasive-glaucoma-surgery-migs-and-the-filtration-technique-trabeculectomy-in-glaucoma-patients
#20
Milena Pahlitzsch, Matthias K J Klamann, Marie-Luise Pahlitzsch, Johannes Gonnermann, Necip Torun, Eckart Bertelmann
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to assess the impact on the Quality of Life (QOL) of micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS: iStent, Trabectome) and a penetrating technique such as Trabeculectomy (TE). METHODS: This study evaluated 88 eyes of 88 open angle glaucoma patients undergoing glaucoma surgery: 43 (mean age 72.8 ± 8.8y, female 59.5 %, male 40.5 %) Trabectome (NeoMedix, Inc., Tustin, CA, USA), 20 (mean age 68.6 ± 16.4y, female 60 %, male 40 %) iStent (Glaucos Corporation, Laguna Hills, CA, USA), and 25 TE patients (mean age 74...
November 15, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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