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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821236/predictive-models-of-long-term-anatomic-outcome-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-treated-with-as-needed-ranibizumab
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Lucia Gonzalez-Buendia, Santiago Delgado-Tirado, M Rosa Sanabria, Itziar Fernandez, Rosa M Coco
BACKGROUND: To analyze predictors and develop predictive models of anatomic outcome in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated with as-needed ranibizumab after 4 years of follow-up. METHODS: A multicenter consecutive case series non-interventional study was performed. Clinical, funduscopic and OCT characteristics of 194 treatment-naïve patients with AMD treated with as-needed ranibizumab for at least 2 years and up to 4 years were analyzed at baseline, 3 months and each year until the end of the follow-up...
August 18, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818062/ocular-toxicity-due-to-trametinib-and-dabrafenib
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Stephanie Sarny, Michael Neumayer, Julian Kofler, Yosuf El-Shabrawi
BACKGROUND: To report a case of uveitis and neuroretinal detachment in a patient treated with Trametinib and Dabrafenib due to metastatic cutaneous melanoma stage IV. CASE PRESENTATION: We evaluated slit lamp examination, fundoscopy, optical coherence tomography, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography in a 66 years old man suffering visual loss. Fundoscopy showed serous neuroretinal detachment of the fovea accompanied with white spots surrounding the fovea in both eyes...
August 17, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814287/early-onset-coats-disease-initially-treated-as-unilateral-rop-at-39%C3%A2-weeks-postmenstrual-age-a-case-report
#3
Jie Peng, Qi Zhang, Chunli Chen, Qiujing Huang, Yian Li, Peiquan Zhao
BACKGROUND: This is the youngest case of Coats' disease, in terms of postmenstrual age (PMA), to be reported in the literature. This case highlights the remarkable variations in the clinical manifestations and the very early onset of Coats' disease. This case is unusual in both the age of onset and atypical clinical features, which resemble retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a preterm boy born at 31 5/7 weeks gestational age who presented with atypical Coats' disease and was initially diagnosed as having ROP of only one eye at 39 weeks PMA...
August 16, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810842/erratum-to-short-term-efficacy-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-injections-for-retinal-angiomatous-proliferation
#4
Hung-Da Chou, Wei-Chi Wu, Nan-Kai Wang, Lan-Hsin Chuang, Kuan-Jen Chen, Chi-Chun Lai
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August 15, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806956/mirnas-regulate-oxidative-stress-related-genes-via-binding-to-the-3-utr-and-tata-box-regions-a-new-hypothesis-for-cataract-pathogenesis
#5
Changrui Wu, Zhao Liu, Le Ma, Cheng Pei, Li Qin, Ning Gao, Jun Li, Yue Yin
BACKGROUND: Age-related cataracts are related to oxidative stress. However, the genome-wide screening of cataract related oxidative stress related genes are not thoroughly investigated. Our study aims to identify cataract regulated miRNA target genes that are related to oxidative stress and to propose a new possible mechanism for cataract formation. METHODS: Microarrays were used to determine the mRNA expression profiles of both transparent and cataractous lenses...
August 14, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806949/case-report-of-ocular-kaposi-s-sarcoma
#6
Jing Yang, Xiao-Fang Yin, Yong-Ping Li, Shi-You Zhou
BACKGROUND: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is generally considered a neoplastic disorder of vascular origin and occurs in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or who have received immunosuppressive treatments after an organ transplant (Soulier et al., Blood 86(4):1276-80, 1995; Viejo-Borbolla and Schulz, AIDS Rev 5(4):222-9, 2003; Schulz, J Antimicrob Chemother 45(Suppl T3):15-27, 2000; Aversa et al. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 53(3):253-65, 2005; Mbulaiteye and Engels, Int J Cancer 119(11):2685-91, 2006; Tessari et al...
August 14, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806938/cystoid-macular-oedema-associated-with-rosai-dorfman-disease-a-case-report
#7
Rubens Camargo Siqueira, Antonio Augusto Velasco E Cruz
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to report a case of cystoid macular oedema (CME) associated with Rosai-Dorfman Disease (RDD). CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old male initially presented with a two-month history of a congested left eye. At presentation, visual acuity was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/80 in the left eye. Biomicroscopy showed conjunctival hyperaemia in the left eye with a slight elevation, suggesting a subconjunctival mass. Retinal fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed the presence of CME in the left eye...
August 14, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797227/changes-in-macular-sensitivity-after-half-dose-photodynamic-therapy-for-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#8
Alp Atik, Yijun Hu, Honghua Yu, Chun Yang, Bin Cai, Yijing Tao, Dongli Li, Yan Chen, Li Lu, Guodong Li, Ling Yuan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the macular sensitivity changes after half-dose photodynamic therapy (PDT) for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). METHODS: Eighteen patients (26 eyes) with chronic CSCR were recruited in the same hospital between April 2011 and December 2012. All patients were treated with one session of half-dose PDT after complete ophthalmic examination. Macular sensitivity examination was performed at baseline and 1, 3 and 6 months post-treatment...
August 10, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793881/patients-preferences-for-involvement-in-the-decision-making-process-for-treating-diabetic-retinopathy
#9
Lydia Marahrens, Raimar Kern, Tjalf Ziemssen, Andreas Fritsche, Peter Martus, Focke Ziemssen, Daniel Roeck
BACKGROUND: To assess factors associated with the preferred role of the attending ophthalmologist in the decision-making processes before treating diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 810 adults attending secondary diabetes care centers (NCT02311504). Diabetes patients were classified using a validated questionnaire in an ophthalmologist-dominant decision-making (ODM), shared decision-making (SDM) and patient-dominant decision-making (PDM) style...
August 9, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784098/endoscopic-dacryocystorhinostomy-with-an-otologic-t-type-ventilation-tube-in-repeated-revision-cases
#10
Sihai Wu, Ting Xu, Bin Fan, Dajiang Xiao
BACKGROUND: To compare the frequency of appearance of complications, anatomical success and functional success after conventional endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomies (EN-DCRs) or EN-DCR with otologic T-Type ventilation tube combined with silicone tube intubation in repeated revision cases. METHODS: Twenty-two patients who had epiphora and recurrent dacryocystitis after at least a previous failed revision DCR as well as 22 patients receiving conventional EN-DCR only were enrolled in the study between January 2008 and December 2011...
August 7, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774289/acute-uveal-effusion-during-phacoemulsification-with-preoperative-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-a-case-report
#11
Ruiqi Chang, Yu Du, Zhou Peng, Yi Lu, Xiangjia Zhu
BACKGROUND: We report a case of acute uveal effusion during phacoemulsification in an eye with preoperative chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man with a history of chronic CSC for >18 months presented with bilateral opaque lenses. A preoperative ophthalmic examination showed suspected lenticonus and risky anatomical features, including a thick ciliary body, and anterior rotation of the ciliary process and iris root in both eyes...
August 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768500/long-term-safety-and-tolerability-of-tafluprost-0-0015-vs-timolol-0-1-preservative-free-in-ocular-hypertensive-and-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Teresa Rolle, Roberta Spinetta, Raffaele Nuzzi
BACKGROUND: The effects of preservatives of antiglaucoma medications on corneal surface and tear function have been widely shown in literature; it's not the same as regards the active compounds themselves. The purpose of our study was to compare Ocular Surface Disease (OSD) signs and symptoms of Tafluprost 0.0015% versus preservative free (PF) Timolol 0.1% eyedrops in ocular hypertensive (OH) and in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study included patients in monotherapy for at least 36 months with Tafluprost 0...
August 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764685/notch1-signaling-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-lens-epithelium-cells-during-hypoxia
#13
Lei Liu, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) is one of the most common complications of cataract surgery which can result in severe visual damage. Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) of lens epithelium cells (LEC) is the pathological basis of PCO. Recent research showed that hypoxia acted as an inducer of EMT through a Notch1/Snail1/E-cadherin pathway. However, it remains unclear whether the Notch1/Snail1/E-cadherin pathway is involved in PCO under hypoxia. METHODS: The morphology of SRA01/04 cells treating with Cobalt Chloride (CoCl2) was observed and the markers of EMT and Notch1/Snail1/E-cadherin pathway were analyzed by Western blot and Immunocytochemistry assay...
August 1, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764684/intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-assisted-analysis-of-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-retinal-detachment-in-morning-glory-syndrome-a-case-report
#14
Lyubomyr M Lytvynchuk, Carl G Glittenberg, Siamak Ansari-Shahrezaei, Susanne Binder
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of non-rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (non-RRD) associated with morning glory syndrome (MGS) is not established, as well as best surgical approach to treat RD. Our purpose was to analyse intraoperative optical coherence tomography data (iOCT) in all steps of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for non-RRD in MGS, in order to follow pathophysiological aspects of the disease and to understand the tissues behaviour during surgical workflow. CASE PRESENTATION: Intraoperative spectral domain optical coherent tomography (iSD-OCT) assisted PPV using Rescan 700 (Carl Zeiss Meditech, Jena, Germany) with epiretinal membrane (ERM) and internal retinal membrane (ILM) peeling, and air endotamponade was performed on the only eye of a 21 years old female with non-RRD associated with MGS...
August 1, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755661/association-of-alpha-a-crystallin-polymorphisms-with-susceptibility-to-nuclear-age-related-cataract-in-a-han-chinese-population
#15
Zhennan Zhao, Qi Fan, Peng Zhou, HongFei Ye, Lei Cai, Yi Lu
BACKGROUND: Alpha A-crystallin (CRYAA) is considered critical for the maintenance of lens transparency and is related to the pathogenesis of age-related cataracts (ARCs), especially the nuclear subtype. As the 5' untranslated region (5' UTR) modulates gene expression, the purpose of current study was to investigate whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 5' UTR of CRYAA were associated with susceptibility to ARC in a Han Chinese population and to clarify the mechanism of this association...
July 29, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750630/conjunctival-lymphoma-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
#16
Sherine Jue Ong, Shih-Ming Jung, Hsin-Chiung Lin
BACKGROUND: To present a case of conjunctival lymphoma in a young woman complicated by pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 38-year-old previously healthy woman presented with a 2-year history of progressive right blepharoptosis. Giant papillomatous sessile masses were identified in the upper and lower fornix bilaterally and involved the tarsus of the right upper lid. The remaining ophthalmic examination was unremarkable. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry showed mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma with immunoglobulin kappa monotype...
July 27, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750611/clinical-efficacy-of-implantation-of-toric-intraocular-lenses-with-different-incision-positions-a-comparative-study-of-steep-axis-incision-and-non-steep-axis-incision
#17
Wenwen He, Xiangjia Zhu, Yu Du, Jin Yang, Yi Lu
BACKGROUND: To compare the clinical outcomes after implantation of AcrySof Toric IOLs with different clear corneal incisions. METHODS: Sixty cataract patients with regular corneal astigmatism who underwent phacoemulsification combined with implantation of an AcrySof Toric IOL were enrolled. They were divided into two groups according to the position of the clear corneal incision: steep-axis and non-steep-axis. Main outcome measurements included visual acuity, residual astigmatism and changes of corneal astigmatism 3 months postoperatively...
July 27, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738845/lutein-and-zeaxanthin-isomers-modulates-lipid-metabolism-and-the-inflammatory-state-of-retina-in-obesity-induced-high-fat-diet-rodent-model
#18
Mehmet Tuzcu, Cemal Orhan, Omer Ersin Muz, Nurhan Sahin, Vijaya Juturu, Kazım Sahin
BACKGROUND: Several studies associated high-fat intakes with a high incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lutein and Zeaxanthin isomers (L/Zi) may counteract reactive oxygen species produced by oxidative stress. The present study was conducted to determine the possible effects of L/Zi administration on lipid profile, protein genes associated with oxidative stress and inflammation pathways in the obesity induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) in rodents. METHODS: Twenty-eight male Wistar rats were allocated into four groups as follows: (i) Control, (ii) Control + L/Zi, (iii) High Fat Diet (HFD), and (iv) HFD+ L/Z...
July 24, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738831/outcomes-after-the-surgery-for-acquired-nonaccommodative-esotropia
#19
Eunbi Kim, Dong Gyu Choi
BACKGROUND: To analyze the surgical outcomes for patients diagnosed with acquired nonaccommodative esotropia (ANAET). METHODS: In this retrospective study, the medical records of 35 patients who had undergone the surgery for ANAET with a postoperative follow-up period of 6 months or more were reviewed. The main outcome measures were postoperative esodeviation angle, final success rate, and factors affecting surgical outcome. Surgical success was considered to be an alignment within 8 prism diopters (PD) at distance and near...
July 24, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724375/bilateral-idiopathic-retinal-vasculitis-following-coxsackievirus-a4-infection-a-case-report
#20
Izumi Mine, Manzo Taguchi, Yutaka Sakurai, Masaru Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Coxsackieviruses are members of a group of viruses called the enteroviruses, which may cause respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, erythema, meningoencephalitis, myocarditis, pericarditis, and myositis. Unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy caused by coxsackievirus A16 has been associated with hand, foot, and mouth disease, but only a few reports describe retinitis associated with coxsackievirus serotype B3 or B4. We report a case of bilateral multifocal obstructive retinal vasculitis that developed after coxsackievirus A4 infection...
July 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
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