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Progress in Retinal and Eye Research

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864288/a-novel-hypothesis-for-the-pathogenesis-of-glaucomatous-disc-hemorrhage
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Eun Jung Lee, Jong Chul Han, Changwon Kee
Disc hemorrhage is known to be associated with glaucoma development and progression. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the pathogenesis of disc hemorrhage in glaucoma, including mechanical and ischemic theories. However, no theory has yet provided a clear explanation of cellular-level events and related histologic findings. Moreover, research has yet to elucidate why glaucomatous disc hemorrhage occurs around the optic disc and at the margin of the retinal nerve fiber layer defect. Understanding the pathogenic mechanism of disc hemorrhage will facilitate interpretation of its clinical importance, and provide better insight into clinical practice...
August 30, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729002/phosphenes-retinal-discrete-dark-noise-negative-afterimages-and-retinogeniculate-projections-a-new-explanatory-framework-based-on-endogenous-ocular-luminescence
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Vahid Salari, Felix Scholkmann, Ram Lakhan Pandey Vimal, Noémi Császár, Mehdi Aslani, István Bókkon
Cellular luminescence is the emission of photons by living cells due to various biophysical and biochemical processes, mostly associated with cellular metabolism. In this review paper we summarize today's understanding of four luminescence-dependent phenomena in the eye, i.e., phosphenes, retinal discrete dark noise, negative afterimages and the development of retinogeniculate projections in the brain. We review the phenomena above in the context of knowledge gained from experimental and theoretical works. Finally, we discuss this knowledge in terms of its physiological significance...
July 17, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673870/fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-ophthalmoscopy
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Chantal Dysli, Sebastian Wolf, Mikhail Y Berezin, Lydia Sauer, Martin Hammer, Martin S Zinkernagel
Imaging techniques based on retinal autofluorescence have found broad applications in ophthalmology because they are extremely sensitive and noninvasive. Conventional fundus autofluorescence imaging measures fluorescence intensity of endogenous retinal fluorophores. It mainly derives its signal from lipofuscin at the level of the retinal pigment epithelium. Fundus autofluorescence, however, can not only be characterized by the spatial distribution of the fluorescence intensity or emission spectrum, but also by a characteristic fluorescence lifetime function...
June 30, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668352/the-chick-eye-in-vision-research-an-excellent-model-for-the-study-of-ocular-disease
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C Ellis Wisely, Javed A Sayed, Heather Tamez, Chris Zelinka, Mohamed H Abdel-Rahman, Andy J Fischer, Colleen M Cebulla
The domestic chicken, Gallus gallus, serves as an excellent model for the study of a wide range of ocular diseases and conditions. The purpose of this manuscript is to outline some anatomic, physiologic, and genetic features of this organism as a robust animal model for vision research, particularly for modeling human retinal disease. Advantages include a sequenced genome, a large eye, relative ease of handling and maintenance, and ready availability. Relevant similarities and differences to humans are highlighted for ocular structures as well as for general physiologic processes...
June 28, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864287/age-related-cataracts-role-of-unfolded-protein-response-ca-2-mobilization-epigenetic-dna-modifications-and-loss-of-nrf2-keap1-dependent-cytoprotection
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Palsamy Periyasamy, Toshimichi Shinohara
Age-related cataracts are closely associated with lens chronological aging, oxidation, calcium imbalance, hydration and crystallin modifications. Accumulating evidence indicates that misfolded proteins are generated in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by most cataractogenic stresses. To eliminate misfolded proteins from cells before they can induce senescence, the cells activate a clean-up machinery called the ER stress/unfolded protein response (UPR). The UPR also activates the nuclear factor-erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a central transcriptional factor for cytoprotection against stress...
September 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807717/myofibroblast-transdifferentiation-the-dark-force-in-ocular-wound-healing-and-fibrosis
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Daisy Y Shu, Frank J Lovicu
Wound healing is one of the most complex biological processes to occur in life. Repair of tissue following injury involves dynamic interactions between multiple cell types, growth factors, inflammatory mediators and components of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Aberrant and uncontrolled wound healing leads to a non-functional mass of fibrotic tissue. In the eye, fibrotic disease disrupts the normally transparent ocular tissues resulting in irreversible loss of vision. A common feature in fibrotic eye disease is the transdifferentiation of cells into myofibroblasts that can occur through a process known as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
September 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760677/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-a-comprehensive-review-of-current-methods-and-clinical-applications
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Amir H Kashani, Chieh-Li Chen, Jin K Gahm, Fang Zheng, Grace M Richter, Philip J Rosenfeld, Yonggang Shi, Ruikang K Wang
OCT has revolutionized the practice of ophthalmology over the past 10-20 years. Advances in OCT technology have allowed for the creation of novel OCT-based methods. OCT-Angiography (OCTA) is one such method that has rapidly gained clinical acceptance since it was approved by the FDA in late 2016. OCTA images are based on the variable backscattering of light from the vascular and neurosensory tissue in the retina. Since the intensity and phase of backscattered light from retinal tissue varies based on the intrinsic movement of the tissue (e...
September 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336424/the-impact-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-on-rpe-degeneration-in-non-neovascular-amd
#8
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Sayantan Datta, Marisol Cano, Katayoon Ebrahimi, Lei Wang, James T Handa
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a highly specialized, unique epithelial cell that interacts with photoreceptors on its apical side and with Bruch's membrane and the choriocapillaris on its basal side. Due to vital functions that keep photoreceptors healthy, the RPE is essential for maintaining vision. With aging and the accumulated effects of environmental stresses, the RPE can become dysfunctional and die. This degeneration plays a central role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) pathobiology, the leading cause of blindness among the elderly in western societies...
September 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465248/roles-of-exosomes-in-the-normal-and-diseased-eye
#9
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Mikael Klingeborn, W Michael Dismuke, Catherine Bowes Rickman, W Daniel Stamer
Exosomes are nanometer-sized vesicles that are released by cells in a controlled fashion and mediate a plethora of extra- and intercellular activities. Some key functions of exosomes include cell-cell communication, immune modulation, extracellular matrix turnover, stem cell division/differentiation, neovascularization and cellular waste removal. While much is known about their role in cancer, exosome function in the many specialized tissues of the eye is just beginning to undergo rigorous study. Here we review current knowledge of exosome function in the visual system in the context of larger bodies of data from other fields, in both health and disease...
July 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300644/the-connective-tissue-phenotype-of-glaucomatous-cupping-in-the-monkey-eye-clinical-and-research-implications
#10
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Hongli Yang, Juan Reynaud, Howard Lockwood, Galen Williams, Christy Hardin, Luke Reyes, Cheri Stowell, Stuart K Gardiner, Claude F Burgoyne
In a series of previous publications we have proposed a framework for conceptualizing the optic nerve head (ONH) as a biomechanical structure. That framework proposes important roles for intraocular pressure (IOP), IOP-related stress and strain, cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFp), systemic and ocular determinants of blood flow, inflammation, auto-immunity, genetics, and other non-IOP related risk factors in the physiology of ONH aging and the pathophysiology of glaucomatous damage to the ONH. The present report summarizes 20 years of technique development and study results pertinent to the characterization of ONH connective tissue deformation and remodeling in the unilateral monkey experimental glaucoma (EG) model...
July 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602949/connexin-channel-and-its-role-in-diabetic-retinopathy
#11
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Sayon Roy, Jean X Jiang, An-Fei Li, Dongjoon Kim
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in the working age population. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this devastating ocular complication. The early stage of diabetic retinopathy is characterized by the loss of various cell types in the retina, namely endothelial cells and pericytes. As the disease progresses, vascular leakage, a clinical hallmark of diabetic retinopathy, becomes evident and may eventually lead to diabetic macular edema, the most common cause of vision loss in diabetic retinopathy...
June 8, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602950/on-phagocytes-and-macular-degeneration
#12
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Xavier Guillonneau, Chiara M Eandi, Michel Paques, José-Alain Sahel, Przemyslaw Sapieha, Florian Sennlaub
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complex multifactorial disease caused by the interplay of age and genetic and environmental risk factors. A common feature observed in early and both forms of late AMD is the breakdown of the physiologically immunosuppressive subretinal environment and the protracted accumulation of mononuclear phagocytes (MP). We here discuss the origin and nature of subretinal MPs, the mechanisms that lead to their accumulation, the inflammatory mediators they produce as well as the consequences of their chronic presence on photoreceptors, retinal pigment epithelium and choroid...
June 7, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602573/dopamine-signaling-and-myopia-development-what-are-the-key-challenges
#13
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Xiangtian Zhou, Machelle T Pardue, P Michael Iuvone, Jia Qu
In the face of an "epidemic" increase in myopia over the last decades and myopia prevalence predicted to reach 2.5 billion people by the end of this decade, there is an urgent need to develop effective and safe therapeutic interventions to slow down this "myopia booming" and prevent myopia-related complications and vision loss. Dopamine (DA) is an important neurotransmitter in the retina and mediates diverse functions including retina development, visual signaling, and refractive development. Inspired by the convergence of epidemiological and animal studies in support of the inverse relationship between outdoor activity and risk of developing myopia and by the close biological relationship between light exposure and dopamine release/signaling, we felt it is timely and important to critically review the role of DA in myopia development...
June 7, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587935/human-antimicrobial-peptides-in-ocular-surface-defense
#14
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Imran Mohammed, Dalia G Said, Harminder S Dua
Sight depends on the passage of light through the transparent cornea and being focused on the fovea. Its exposed position renders it vulnerable to microbial infection. The cornea has developed a wide array of defense mechanisms against infection, of which endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are key. AMPs are essentially small molecular weight cationic peptides with a wide range of activity against virus, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Some proteins such as RNases and S100As are also included in this group...
June 3, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532687/the-role-of-systemic-and-topical-fatty-acids-for-dry-eye-treatment
#15
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Stefano Barabino, Jutta Horwath-Winter, Elisabeth M Messmer, Maurizio Rolando, Pasquale Aragona, Shigeru Kinoshita
Dry eye is a prevalent condition and one of the main reasons for patients to seek ophthalmic medical care. A low systemic level of omega fatty acids is a risk factor for dry eye disease (DED). There are two groups of essential fatty acids (EFAs): the omega-6 (n-6) family and the omega-3 (n-3) family. Humans evolved on a diet in which the n-6:n-3 ratio was approximately 1:1, however the current Western diet tends to be deficient in n-3 EFAs and this ratio is typically much higher (approaching 17:1). The metabolism of EFAs generates four new families of local acting mediators: lipoxins, resolvins, protectins, and maresins...
May 19, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504202/corrigendum-to-the-rod-driven-a-wave-of-the-dark-adapted-mammalian-electroretinogram-progress-in-retinal-and-eye-research-volume-39-march-2014-pages-1-22
#16
John G Robson, Laura J Frishman
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May 11, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504201/cilia-the-sensory-antennae-in-the-eye
#17
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Helen May-Simera, Kerstin Nagel-Wolfrum, Uwe Wolfrum
Cilia are hair-like projections found on almost all cells in the human body. Originally believed to function merely in motility, the function of solitary non-motile (primary) cilia was long overlooked. Recent research has demonstrated that primary cilia function as signalling hubs that sense environmental cues and are pivotal for organ development and function, tissue hoemoestasis, and maintenance of human health. Cilia share a common anatomy and their diverse functional features are achieved by evolutionarily conserved functional modules, organized into sub-compartments...
May 11, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223208/characterizing-the-poagome-a-bioinformatics-driven-approach-to-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#18
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Ian D Danford, Lana D Verkuil, Daniel J Choi, David W Collins, Harini V Gudiseva, Katherine E Uyhazi, Marisa K Lau, Levi N Kanu, Gregory R Grant, Venkata R M Chavali, Joan M O'Brien
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a genetically, physiologically, and phenotypically complex neurodegenerative disorder. This study addressed the expanding collection of genes associated with POAG, referred to as the "POAGome." We used bioinformatics tools to perform an extensive, systematic literature search and compiled 542 genes with confirmed associations with POAG and its related phenotypes (normal tension glaucoma, ocular hypertension, juvenile open-angle glaucoma, and primary congenital glaucoma)...
May 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153808/bestrophin-1-and-retinal-disease
#19
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Adiv A Johnson, Karina E Guziewicz, C Justin Lee, Ravi C Kalathur, Jose S Pulido, Lihua Y Marmorstein, Alan D Marmorstein
Mutations in the gene BEST1 are causally associated with as many as five clinically distinct retinal degenerative diseases, which are collectively referred to as the "bestrophinopathies". These five associated diseases are: Best vitelliform macular dystrophy, autosomal recessive bestrophinopathy, adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy, autosomal dominant vitreoretinochoroidopathy, and retinitis pigmentosa. The most common of these is Best vitelliform macular dystrophy. Bestrophin 1 (Best1), the protein encoded by the gene BEST1, has been the subject of a great deal of research since it was first identified nearly two decades ago...
May 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111324/bestrophinopathy-an-rpe-photoreceptor-interface-disease
#20
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Karina E Guziewicz, Divya Sinha, Néstor M Gómez, Kathryn Zorych, Emily V Dutrow, Anuradha Dhingra, Robert F Mullins, Edwin M Stone, David M Gamm, Kathleen Boesze-Battaglia, Gustavo D Aguirre
Bestrophinopathies, one of the most common forms of inherited macular degenerations, are caused by mutations in the BEST1 gene expressed in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Both human and canine BEST1-linked maculopathies are characterized by abnormal accumulation of autofluorescent material within RPE cells and bilateral macular or multifocal lesions; however, the specific mechanism leading to the formation of these lesions remains unclear. We now provide an overview of the current state of knowledge on the molecular pathology of bestrophinopathies, and explore factors promoting formation of RPE-neuroretinal separations, using the first spontaneous animal model of BEST1-associated retinopathies, canine Best (cBest)...
May 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
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