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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524886/fungal-keratitis-in-the-republic-of-ireland
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S Farrell, E McElnea, S Moran, S Knowles, C C Murphy
PurposeFungal keratitis is relatively rare in temperate climates with only one previous population-based study, which reported a minimum annual incidence of 0.32 per million population in the United Kingdom. We performed a nationwide study in the Republic of Ireland of cases over a 6-year period to establish the incidence, risk factors, treatment, and outcomes of fungal keratitis.Patients and methodsAll corneal scraping specimens positive for fungal species over a 6-year period were identified at the microbiology departments of the seven main ophthalmology units in the Republic of Ireland...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524885/ocular-surface-analysis-in-hematological-patients-before-and-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-implication-for-daily-clinical-practice
#2
G Giannaccare, F Bonifazi, M Sessa, E Dan, M Arpinati, M Fresina, G Bandini, M Cavo, P Versura, E C Campos
PurposeTo evaluate ocular surface parameters before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and to correlate them with clinical and transplant variables.MethodsThis is a retrospective analysis of data from 93 patients affected by hematological malignancies undergoing HSCT. Values from Ocular Surface Disease Index, Schirmer test, Break-up Time, ocular surface staining, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction score obtained before HSCT and 3-6 months after were retrieved from charts. Diagnosis and staging of dry eye (DE) disease was performed according to Dry Eye WorkShop criteria...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524884/assessment-of-conditions-affecting-surgical-success-of-ahmed-glaucoma-valve-implants-in-glaucoma-secondary-to-different-uveitis-etiologies-in-adults
#3
G Sungur, M Yakin, U Eksioglu, B Satana, F Ornek
PurposeThere is little known about the long-term efficacy and safety of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implant and about the conditions affecting surgical success in uveitic glaucoma (UG).Patients and methodsThe charts of adult patients with UG who underwent AGV implantation from 2006 to 2015 were reviewed retrospectively.ResultsData of 46 eyes of 39 patients were evaluated. Mean follow-up was 51.93±23.08 months. Mean preoperative IOP was 37.05±9.62 mm Hg and mean number of preoperative topical anti-glaucomatous medications was 2...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524883/occurrence-rate-of-retinal-detachment-after-small-gauge-vitrectomy-for-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
#4
J Marie-Louise, E Philippakis, A Darugar, R Tadayoni, B Dupas
PurposeTo assess the occurrence rate of retinal detachment (RD) after small gauge vitrectomy for idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM).Patients and methodsRetrospective observational case series. The records of consecutive patients operated on for idiopathic ERM using small gauge pars plana vitrectomy between August 2012 and December 2014 with at least a 1-year follow-up were reviewed. All patients were contacted by phone to assess the occurrence of RD during the post-operative follow-up. The main outcome was the occurrence of RD...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498375/neuro-ophthalmologic-manifestations-of-cholangiocarcinoma-a-case-series
#5
G Rico, S V Smith, Y Siddiqui, A Whyte, D Gombos, A G Lee
PurposeTo describe the neuro-ophthalmologic findings of cholangiocarcinoma.MethodsWe report a retrospective chart review of cholangiocarcinoma patients presenting at two tertiary care centers in the Texas Medical Center.ResultsFive patients with neuro-ophthalmologic symptoms related to cholangiocarcinoma were identified. One patient presented with diplopia due to metastasis to the left medial rectus muscle, two patients had metastasis to the occipital lobe resulting in homonymous hemianopsia, one patient had involvement of the clivus resulting in sixth nerve palsy, and one presented with a hypercoagulable state-related stroke causing a homonymous hemianopsia and visual hallucinations...
May 12, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498374/ranibizumab-pretreatment-in-diabetic-vitrectomy-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-the-radivit-study
#6
O Comyn, L Wickham, D G Charteris, P M Sullivan, E Ezra, Z Gregor, G W Aylward, L da Cruz, D Fabinyi, T Peto, M Restori, W Xing, C Bunce, P G Hykin, J W Bainbridge
PurposeOur aim was to evaluate the impact of intravitreal ranibizumab pretreatment on the outcome of vitrectomy surgery for advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy. The objective was to determine the feasibility of a subsequent definitive trial and estimate the effect size and variability of the outcome measure.Patients and methodsWe performed a pilot randomised double-masked single-centre clinical trial in 30 participants with tractional retinal detachment associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy...
May 12, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475181/a-systematic-review-to-assess-the-treat-and-extend-dosing-regimen-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-using-ranibizumab
#7
REVIEW
S R Rufai, H Almuhtaseb, R M Paul, B L Stuart, T Kendrick, H Lee, A J Lotery
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the developed world. Monthly or as-needed (PRN) dosing strategies of intravitreal ranibizumab have been established as efficacious treatment options for neovascular AMD. More recently, the 'treat-and-extend' dosing regimen (TREX) is being adopted in clinical practice as it represents a patient-centric and economical option, reducing treatment burden by extending injection intervals when possible. However, the efficacy of TREX using ranibizumab monotherapy remains to be defined...
May 5, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452995/twelve-year-analysis-of-microbial-keratitis-trends-at-a-uk-tertiary-hospital
#8
S Z Tan, A Walkden, L Au, C Fullwood, A Hamilton, A Qamruddin, M Armstrong, A K Brahma, F Carley
PurposeTo investigate the frequencies, trends, and in vitro drug susceptibilities of the causative pathogens in microbial keratitis in Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.Patients and methodsCorneal scrape results recorded by the microbiology service between 2004 and 2015 were extracted from an established database. A total of 4229 corneal scrape specimens were identified from an established database. First-line antibiotic treatment in our centre during the study period was ofloxacin and second line was cefuroxime and gentamicin...
April 28, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452994/oxidative-stress-and-diabetic-retinopathy-development-and-treatment
#9
REVIEW
G D Calderon, O H Juarez, G E Hernandez, S M Punzo, Z D De la Cruz
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common microvascular complication in diabetic patients and one of the main causes of acquired blindness in the world. From the 90s until date, the incidence of this complication has increased. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a free radical with impaired electron that usually participates in the redox mechanisms of some body molecules such as enzymes, proteins, and so on. In normal biological conditions, ROS is maintained in equilibrium, however its overproduction can lead to biological process called oxidative stress and this is considered the main pathogenesis of DR...
April 28, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452993/structural-and-functional-changes-to-the-retina-and-optic-nerve-following-panretinal-photocoagulation-over-a-2-year-time-period
#10
R Filek, P Hooper, T Sheidow, J Gonder, D K Varma, L Heckler, W Hodge, S Chakrabarti, C M L Hutnik
PurposeTo evaluate long-term structural and functional changes to the retina and optic nerve following panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) patients.MethodsParticipants were patients with DR requiring PRP and control patients with DR not requiring PRP. The Heidelberg retinal tomography (HRT) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were performed to analyze the optic nerve and macula. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and visual field (VF) testing were done to measure central and peripheral vision...
April 28, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452992/influence-of-baseline-diabetic-retinopathy-status-on-initial-anatomical-response-of-intravitreal-ranibizumab-therapy-for-diabetic-macular-oedema
#11
L Nicholson, N V Patrao, J Ramu, C Vazquez-Alfageme, M Muwas, R Rajendram, P G Hykin, S Sivaprasad
PurposeIntraocular vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels increases with the severity of diabetic retinopathy. Response of diabetic macular oedema (DMO) to ranibizumab is driven by VEGF suppression. We hypothesised that the initial reduction of central macular thickness by ranibizumab should be maximum in severe diabetic retinopathy until the levels of VEGF decreases to the levels observed in eyes with mild retinopathy.MethodsConsecutive patients with centre-involving DMO (central subfield thickness (CSFT)>300 μm) who had three consecutive monthly ranibizumab injections followed by as needed therapy were included...
April 28, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452991/focal-choroidal-excavation-morphological-features-and-clinical-correlation
#12
C Y Chung, S H Li, K K W Li
PurposeTo describe and correlate the morphological and clinical features of focal choroidal excavation (FCE).MethodsThis is a consecutive case series from the review of the 4436 optical coherence tomography scans performed by Kowloon East Cluster Ophthalmic Service from 1 August 2014-31 January 2016. Statistical analysis was performed on SPSS 18.0 (SPSS, Chicago, IL, USA). A significance level of P<0.05 was taken.ResultsAll 16 patients with FCE had unilateral involvement. The mean age of diagnosis was 52...
April 28, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452990/relationship-between-the-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-and-lumbar-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure-in-patients-with-normal-tension-glaucoma
#13
A Pircher, M Montali, J Berberat, L Remonda, H E Killer
PurposeTo investigate on the relationship between the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and the lumbar cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSF-p) in Caucasian patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG).Patients and methodsRetrospective analysis of medical records of patients with open-angle glaucoma in the period from 2005 to 2015 from the Ophthalmology Department, Cantonal Hospital Aarau, Switzerland was performed. A total of 38 patients (mean age 68.6±11.3 years, 21 females and 17 males) fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of NTG and underwent computed tomography (CT) of the orbit and lumbar puncture (LP)...
April 28, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452989/osmoprotectants-carboxymethylcellulose-and-hyaluronic-acid-multi-ingredient-eye-drop-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-moderate-to-severe-dry-eye
#14
M Labetoulle, F Chiambaretta, A Shirlaw, R Leaback, C Baudouin
PurposeTo assess the safety and efficacy of an eye drop combining osmoprotectants, carboxymethylcellulose and hyaluronic acid (O/CMC/HA) in reducing symptomatic, moderate to severe dry eye, compared with HA.MethodsIn this investigator-masked, randomised study, patients instilled 1-2 drops/eye of O/CMC/HA or HA (2-6 times/day) for 3 months. Primary endpoint: mean change in Global Ocular Staining Score (GOSS) from baseline at day 35. Noninferiority of O/CMC/HA was tested in the per-protocol population; if achieved, superiority was tested in the intent-to-treat population...
April 28, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430182/evolution-of-choroidal-thickness-over-time-and-effect-of-early-and-sustained-therapy-in-birdshot-retinochoroiditis
#15
N Skvortsova, A Gasc, B Jeannin, C P Herbort
PurposeTo follow choroidal thickness (ChT) over time in birdshot retinochoroiditis (BRC) using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) and study the effect of early and sustained treatment on ChT.Patients and methodsEighteen patients were included and EDI-OCT measurements of ChT were analyzed retrospectively in five groups of patients with follow-up times ranging from 1 year to ≥15 years. The OCT images were evaluated and ChT was calculated under the foveola and 1500 μm temporal, nasal, superior, and inferior to the foveola...
April 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430181/supervised-learning-and-dimension-reduction-techniques-for-quantification-of-retinal-fluid-in-optical-coherence-tomography-images
#16
A Breger, M Ehler, H Bogunovic, S M Waldstein, A-M Philip, U Schmidt-Erfurth, B S Gerendas
PurposeThe purpose of the present study is to develop fast automated quantification of retinal fluid in optical coherence tomography (OCT) image sets.MethodsWe developed an image analysis pipeline tailored towards OCT images that consists of five steps for binary retinal fluid segmentation. The method is based on feature extraction, pre-segmention, dimension reduction procedures, and supervised learning tools.ResultsFluid identification using our pipeline was tested on two separate patient groups: one associated to neovascular age-related macular degeneration, the other showing diabetic macular edema...
April 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430180/comment-on-the-evidence-informing-the-surgeon-s-selection-of-intraocular-lens-on-the-basis-of-light-transmittance-properties
#17
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430179/response-to-comment-on-the-evidence-informing-the-surgeon-s-selection-of-intraocular-lens-on-the-basis-of-light-transmittance-properties
#18
X Li, D Kelly, J M Nolan, J L Dennison, S Beatty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430178/endothelial-keratoplasty-is-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-the-holy-grail-of-lamellar-surgery-no
#19
M Tsatsos, V S Liarakos, C MacGregor, I Athanasiadis, E T Detorakis, M M Moschos, P Hossain, D F Anderson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430177/the-prevalence-of-visual-impairment-and-blindness-in-underserved-rural-areas-a-crucial-issue-for-future
#20
H Hashemi, A Yekta, E Jafarzadehpur, A Doostdar, H Ostadimoghaddam, M Khabazkhoob
PurposeTo determine the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness in underserved Iranian villages and to identify the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness.Patients and methodsMultistage cluster sampling was used to select the participants who were then invited to undergo complete examinations. Optometric examinations including visual acuity, and refraction were performed for all individuals. Ophthalmic examinations included slit-lamp biomicroscopy and ophthalmoscopy. Visual impairment was determined according to the definitions of the WHO and presenting vision...
April 21, 2017: Eye
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