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Joon Hee Cho, Young Joo Park, Soo Chang Cho, Na-Kyung Ryoo, Kwan Hyuk Cho, Sang Jun Park, Kyu Hyung Park, Se Joon Woo
PURPOSE: To study the association between the risk of massive submacular hemorrhage (SMH) and polyp regression after initial treatment of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy using long-term follow-up data. METHODS: Retrospective study of 223 patients who were diagnosed with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and were followed up for up to 11 years. Subjects were categorized into "regression" and "no regression" groups, according to their polyp status after the initial treatment...
November 12, 2018: Retina
Yasunobu Ogasawara, Takeshi Iwase, Kentaro Yamamoto, Eimei Ra, Hiroko Terasaki
PURPOSE: To determine whether the size of the foveal avascular zone (FAZ) is significantly correlated with the best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and to examine the relationship between the size and microstructural changes of the photoreceptors in eyes with a branch retinal vein occlusion. METHODS: The medical records of 69 eyes of patients (mean age, 64.6 ± 11.7 years) with a branch retinal vein occlusion were reviewed after the resolution of macular edema. All the patients underwent optical coherence tomography angiography for measurement of the FAZ area and spectral domain optical coherence tomography for determination of microstructural changes of the photoreceptors at the fovea...
November 12, 2018: Retina
Stanislao Rizzo, Ruggero Tartaro, Lucia Finocchio, Laura Cinelli, Ilaria Biagini, Francesco Barca, Alfonso Savastano, Fabrizio Giansanti, Gianni Virgili, Tomaso Caporossi
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November 8, 2018: Retina
Duncan E Berry, Amy C Schefler, Michael I Seider, Miguel Materin, Sandra Stinnett, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya
PURPOSE: To study the relationship between gene expression profile (GEP) subclass and American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage in patients with uveal melanoma (UM). METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter study was undertaken with patients entered from nine major ocular oncology centers from across the United States. Three hundred sixty eligible patients had UM and underwent I-125 plaque brachytherapy with concurrent tumor biopsy with GEP testing between January 1, 2010, and October 28, 2014...
November 8, 2018: Retina
Priyadarshini Mishra, Vikas Kanaujia, Kumudini Sharma
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November 7, 2018: Retina
Jose Maria Garcia Gonzalez, Michael J Shapiro, Michael P Blair
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November 7, 2018: Retina
Sohee Jeon, Byungju Jung, Won Ki Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2018: Retina
Stela Vujosevic, Valentina Gatti, Andrea Muraca, Marco Brambilla, Edoardo Villani, Paolo Nucci, Luca Rossetti, Stefano De Cillaʼ
PURPOSE: To assess changes on optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography in diabetic macular edema (DME) treated with subthreshold micropulse yellow laser (SMPL) over a period of 6 months. METHODS: Thirty-five eyes (35 consecutive patients) with treatment-naive DME prospectively underwent (at baseline, 3 and 6 months) best-corrected visual acuity, swept-source OCT angiography/OCT, and fundus autofluorescence. Following parameters were evaluated on OCT angiography in the superficial capillary plexus (SCP) and deep capillary plexus (DCP): the area of foveal avascular zone, number of microaneurysms (MA), area of cysts, and presence of capillary network alterations...
November 7, 2018: Retina
Aaron Nagiel
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November 7, 2018: Retina
Tatsuhiko Sato
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November 7, 2018: Retina
Kentaro Yuda, Toshiki Shimizu, Takahiko Hayashi, Kenji Yuda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2018: Retina
Kevin J Blinder
PURPOSE: To review the wide variety of treatment modalities available for choroidal neovascularization secondary to the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. METHODS: A literature search was performed to review the multitude of studies conducted to investigate the efficacy and safety of treatment modalities available for choroidal neovascularization secondary to the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome. RESULTS: Each treatment modality is reviewed, with the studies summarized and presented to support or refute the method of treatment...
October 31, 2018: Retina
Konstantinos Fotis, Phillip Alexander, James Sax, Ian Reddie, Chee Yiong Kang, Aman Chandra
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October 31, 2018: Retina
Minhaj Alam, Yue Zhang, Jennifer I Lim, Robison V P Chan, Min Yang, Xincheng Yao
PURPOSE: This study aims to characterize quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) features of nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and to validate them for computer-aided NPDR staging. METHODS: One hundred and twenty OCTA images from 60 NPDR (mild, moderate, and severe stages) patients and 40 images from 20 control subjects were used for this study conducted in a tertiary, subspecialty, academic practice. Both eyes were photographed and all the OCTAs were 6 mm × 6 mm macular scans...
October 31, 2018: Retina
Yijun Hu, Yang Yu, Zhanyun Bu, Biyun Cun, Yi Gong, Dongli Li, Jianhua Li, Li Lu, Guodong Li, Ling Yuan
PURPOSE: To investigate the levels of systemic heparanase, inflammatory markers, and coagulation factor activities in patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: This prospective study included 18 patients with central RVO, 22 patients with branch RVO, and 40 patients with age-related cataract as the control group. Serum heparanase protein levels and activities were measured by ELISA and a heparan degrading enzyme assay kit, respectively. Serum levels of MMP-2, MMP-9, TLR-2, and TLR-4 were measured by ELISA kits...
October 29, 2018: Retina
Alaa Alali, Serge Bourgault, Roxane J Hillier, Rajeev H Muni, Peter J Kertes
PURPOSE: To evaluate a new approach of sequential pneumatic retinopexies for the management of inferior rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (RD) with inferior breaks. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective consecutive case series of inferior RDs caused by retinal breaks located within the inferior 4 clock hours treated with sequential pneumatic retinopexies, 24 to 48 hours apart. A total of 26 patients with inferior RDs secondary to one or more breaks between the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock meridians were included from September 2007 to February 2012...
October 29, 2018: Retina
María Bové Álvarez, Sergi Sabaté, María Gómez-Resa, José García-Arumí
PURPOSE: To compare the results of vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling and inverted ILM flap for treating myopic macular hole without retinal detachment. METHODS: Twenty-eight eyes of 28 patients undergoing vitrectomy with either ILM peeling (n = 16) or inverted ILM flap technique (n = 12) were included. Outcomes were myopic macular hole closure by optical coherence tomography and visual acuity at 6 months and at the end of follow-up. RESULTS: Closure of myopic macular hole was achieved in 13 eyes (81...
October 29, 2018: Retina
Raimondo Forte, Hanan Haulani, Ignasi Jürgens
PURPOSE: To separately evaluate the three retinal capillary plexuses and the choriocapillaris in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) Type 1 and Type 2, without clinical signs of diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: The study was prospective and cross-sectional. Only patients with age ≤55 years were included. We used a swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography device (Triton; Topcon, Tokyo, Japan) to obtain both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the retinal capillary plexuses (superficial capillary plexus; middle capillary plexus; and deep capillary plexus) and the choriocapillaris...
October 23, 2018: Retina
Paulo E Stanga, Jon I Williams, Sherif A Shaarawy, Amar Agarwal, Anusha Venkataraman, Dhivya A Kumar, Timothy T You, Richard S Hope
PURPOSE: Investigate the effective performance and safety of a new hypersonic vitrector technology. METHODS: Postapproval, prospective, single-arm, noncomparative, open-label study at one clinical site in India. INDICATIONS: macular hole (9/20), vitreous hemorrhage (7/20), vitreomacular traction (3/20), and vitreomacular traction with pseudomacular hole (1/20). Safety endpoints included intraoperative and postoperative adverse events. Effective performance endpoints were surgeon-rated effectiveness, range of surgical time, and device settings...
October 23, 2018: Retina
Vivek Pravin Dave, Joveeta Joseph, Avinash Pathengay, Rajeev R Pappuru, Taraprasad Das
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical presentation and management of Curvularia endophthalmitis and compare with previous published literature. METHODS: Retrospective interventional comparative case series and literature review. Eight cases with culture-proven Curvularia endophthalmitis from January 2000 to March 2018 underwent vitrectomy/vitreous biopsy, intravitreal antibiotic with or without additional procedures as appropriate. The undiluted vitreous biopsy was subjected to microbiologic evaluation...
October 23, 2018: Retina
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