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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626602/association-between-corneal-biomechanical-properties-with-ocular-response-analyzer-and-also-corvisst-tonometry-and-glaucomatous-visual-field-severity
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Kazunori Hirasawa, Masato Matsuura, Hiroshi Murata, Shunsuke Nakakura, Yoshitaka Nakao, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Ryo Asaoka
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between corneal biomechanical properties measured with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) and also CorvisST (CST) tonometry, and glaucomatous visual field (VF) severity. METHODS: One hundred forty-six eyes of 91 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma who performed Humphrey Field Analyzer 30-2 or 24-2 SITA-Standard, ORA, and CST within 180 days were included in this multicentral, observational cross-sectional study. The association between ORA parameters (corneal hysteresis [CH] and corneal resistant factor [CRF]), CST parameters (A1 and A2 time, A1 and A2 length, A1 and A2 velocity, A1 and A2 deformation amplitude, highest deformation amplitude, highest concavity time, peak distance, and radius), and other basic parameters (age, intraocular pressure with Goldmann applanation tonometry, central corneal thickness, and axial length) against mean total deviation (mTD) were analyzed using a linear mixed-model and model selection with corrected Akaike Information Criterion (AICc)...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626601/long-term-efficacy-of-gmp-grade-xeno-free-hesc-derived-rpe-cells-following-transplantation
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Trevor J McGill, Osnat Bohana-Kashtan, Jonathan W Stoddard, Michael D Andrews, Neelay Pandit, Lior R Rosenberg-Belmaker, Ofer Wiser, Limor Matzrafi, Eyal Banin, Benjamin Reubinoff, Nir Netzer, Charles Irving
PURPOSE: Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) dysfunction underlies the retinal degenerative process in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and thus RPE cell replacement provides an optimal treatment target. We characterized longitudinally the efficacy of RPE cells derived under xeno-free conditions from clinical and xeno-free grade human embryonic stem cells (OpRegen) following transplantation into the subretinal space of Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats. METHODS: Postnatal (P) day 20 to 25 RCS rats (n = 242) received a single subretinal injection of 25,000 (low)-, 100,000 (mid)-, or 200,000 (high)-dose xeno-free RPE cells...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616362/assessing-the-accuracy-of-foveal-avascular-zone-measurements-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-segmentation-and-scaling
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Rachel Linderman, Alexander E Salmon, Margaret Strampe, Madia Russillo, Jamil Khan, Joseph Carroll
PURPOSE: The foveal avascular zone (FAZ) is altered in numerous diseases. We assessed factors (axial length, segmentation method, age, sex) impacting FAZ measurements from optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography images. METHODS: We recruited 116 Caucasian subjects without ocular disease, and acquired two 3 × 3 mm AngioVue scans per each right eye (232 total scans). In images of the superficial plexus, the FAZ was segmented using the AngioVue semiautomatic nonflow measurement tool and ImageJ manual segmentation...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603662/predicting-future-self-reported-motor-vehicle-collisions-in-subjects-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-using-the-penalized-support-vector-machine-method
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Kenya Yuki, Ryo Asaoka, Sachiko Awano-Tanabe, Takeshi Ono, Daisuke Shiba, Hiroshi Murata, Kazuo Tsubota
PURPOSE: We predict the likelihood of a future motor vehicle collision (MVC) from visual function data, attitudes to driving, and past MVC history using the penalized support vector machine (pSVM) in subjects with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: Patients with POAG were screened prospectively for eligibility and 185 were analyzed in this study. Self-reported MVCs of all participants were recorded for 3 years from the baseline using a survey questionnaire every 12 months...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593103/natural-history-of-rod-mediated-dark-adaptation-over-2-years-in-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Cynthia Owsley, Mark E Clark, Gerald McGwin
PURPOSE: To characterize the natural history of rod-mediated dark adaptation (RMDA) over 2 years in eyes with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This information will be useful in understanding the potential of RMDA to serve as a functional endpoint in proof-of-concept studies and clinical trials on intermediate AMD. METHODS: RMDA was measured in eyes with intermediate AMD at baseline and follow-up visits over 2 years at 6, 12, 18, and 24 months...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573077/crispr-cas-genome-surgery-in-ophthalmology
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REVIEW
James E DiCarlo, Jesse D Sengillo, Sally Justus, Thiago Cabral, Stephen H Tsang, Vinit B Mahajan
Genetic disease affecting vision can significantly impact patient quality of life. Gene therapy seeks to slow the progression of these diseases by treating the underlying etiology at the level of the genome. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated systems (Cas) represent powerful tools for studying diseases through the creation of model organisms generated by targeted modification and by the correction of disease mutations for therapeutic purposes. CRISPR-Cas systems have been applied successfully to the visual sciences and study of ophthalmic disease - from the modification of zebrafish and mammalian models of eye development and disease, to the correction of pathogenic mutations in patient-derived stem cells...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573076/optimizing-the-ulv-vfq-for-clinical-use-through-item-set-reduction-psychometric-properties-and-trade-offs
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Gislin Dagnelie, Pamela E Jeter, Olukemi Adeyemo
PURPOSE: We examine the dimensionality of the 150-item visual functioning questionnaire for individuals with ultralow vision (ULV-VFQ) and develop representative abbreviated versions, facilitating clinical use, while retaining compatibility with a 17-item performance assessment. METHODS: Subsets with 50 and 23 items covering the full difficulty range were selected, with evenly spaced item measures (IMs) and good representation of visual aspects and functional domains...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573075/development-of-the-ultra-low-vision-visual-functioning-questionnaire-ulv-vfq
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Pamela E Jeter, Collin Rozanski, Robert Massof, Olukemi Adeyemo, Gislin Dagnelie
PURPOSE: To develop and psychometrically evaluate a visual functioning questionnaire (VFQ) in an ultra-low vision (ULV) population. METHODS: Questionnaire items, based on visual activities self-reported by a ULV population, were categorized by functional visual domain (e.g., mobility) and visual aspect (e.g., contrast) to ensure a representative distribution. In Round 1, an initial set of 149 items was generated and administered to 90 participants with ULV (visual acuity [VA] ≤ 20/500; mean [SD] age 61 [15] years), including six patients with a retinal implant...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573074/living-with-ultra-low-vision-an-inventory-of-self-reported-visually-guided-activities-by-individuals-with-profound-visual-impairment
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Olukemi Adeyemo, Pamela E Jeter, Collin Rozanski, Ellen Arnold, Lauren A Dalvin, Bonnielin Swenor, Gislin Dagnelie
PURPOSE: To understand how individuals with profound visual impairment (ultra-low vision, ULV) use their remaining vision. METHODS: Forty-six participants with ULV (visual acuity ≤ 200/500 in the better seeing eye) were divided into nine focus groups (4-6 individuals per group) and met either in person (n = 2) or over the phone (n = 7). Discussions were guided by the Massof Activity Inventory. Audio recordings were transcribed and analyzed for visual activities that were then classified along two visual categorizations - functional domains and visual aspects...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553563/targeted-delivery-of-flt-morpholino-using-cyclic-rgd-peptide
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Hironori Uehara, Santosh Kumar Muddana, Xiaohui Zhang, Subrata Kumar Das, Sai Bhuvanagiri, Jinlu Liu, Yuanyuan Wu, Susie Choi, Lara S Carroll, Bonnie Archer, Balamurali K Ambati
PURPOSE: We previously showed that intravitreal injection of the sFLT morpholino-oligomer (FLT-MO) suppresses laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in mice by decreasing the membrane bound form of Flt-1 while increasing the soluble form of Flt-1 via alternative splicing shift. In this study, we examined whether cyclic RGD peptide (cRGD) can promote morpholino-oligomer accumulation in CNV following tail vein injection, and whether systemic cRGD conjugated FLT-MO (cRGD-FLT-MO) suppresses CNV growth...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553562/the-association-of-glaucomatous-visual-field-loss-and-balance
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Regina A de Luna, Aleksandra Mihailovic, Angeline M Nguyen, David S Friedman, Laura N Gitlin, Pradeep Y Ramulu
PURPOSE: To relate balance measures to visual field (VF) damage from glaucoma. METHODS: The OPAL kinematic system measured balance, as root mean square (RMS) sway, on 236 patients with suspect/diagnosed glaucoma. Balance was measured with feet shoulder width apart while standing on a firm/foam surface with eyes opened/closed (Instrumental Clinical Test of Sensory Integration and Balance [ICTSIB] conditions), and eyes open on a firm surface under feet together, semi-tandem, or tandem positions (standing balance conditions)...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553561/diagnostic-ability-and-repeatability-of-a-new-supra-threshold-glaucoma-screening-program-in-standard-automated-perimetry
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Natsumi Takahashi, Kazunori Hirasawa, Miki Hoshina, Masayuki Kasahara, Kazuhiro Matsumura, Nobuyuki Shoji
PURPOSE: We assess the diagnostic ability and repeatability of a new suprathreshold glaucoma screening test (GST) comprising 28 test points and a 1-of-3 sampling strategy at 95% of the normal limit for standard automated perimetry (SAP) in early to advanced glaucoma. METHODS: This prospective cross-sectional study included 96 eyes of patients with early, moderate, or advanced glaucoma and 37 eyes of normal controls. Participants were evaluated by the G-Dynamic threshold test once and the GST twice, in random order, using the Octopus 600 perimeter...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553560/optical-coherence-tomography-reveals-changes-to-corneal-reflectivity-and-thickness-in-individuals-with-tear-hyperosmolarity
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Laura Adelaide Deinema, Algis Jonas Vingrys, Holly Rose Chinnery, Laura Elizabeth Downie
PURPOSE: To investigate whether tear hyperosmolarity, a feature of dry eye disease (DED), affects central corneal thickness (CCT), corneal light reflectivity, and/or tear film reflectivity. METHODS: This prospective, cross-sectional study involved 48 participants (38 with hyperosmolar tears and 10 controls with normo-osmolar tears). Symptoms and signs of DED (tear osmolarity, sodium fluorescein tear break-up time, ocular surface staining, Schirmer test) were assessed...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553559/next-generation-perg-method-expanding-the-response-dynamic-range-and-capturing-response-adaptation
#14
Pedro Monsalve, Giacinto Triolo, Jonathon Toft-Nielsen, Jorge Bohorquez, Amanda D Henderson, Rafael Delgado, Edward Miskiel, Ozcan Ozdamar, William J Feuer, Vittorio Porciatti
PURPOSE: To compare a new method for steady-state pattern electroretinogram (PERGx) with a validated method (PERGLA) in normal controls and in patients with optic neuropathy. METHODS: PERGx and PERGLA were recorded in a mixed population (n = 33, 66 eyes) of younger controls (C1; n = 10, age 38 ± 8.3 years), older controls (C2; n = 11, 57.9 ± 8.09 years), patients with early manifest glaucoma (G; n = 7, 65.7 ±11.6 years), and patients with nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (N; n = 5, mean age 59...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516002/transplantation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-cells-into-the-subretinal-space-of-a-non-human-primate
#15
Jennifer R Chao, Deepak A Lamba, Todd R Klesert, Anna La Torre, Akina Hoshino, Russell J Taylor, Anu Jayabalu, Abbi L Engel, Thomas H Khuu, Ruikang K Wang, Maureen Neitz, Jay Neitz, Thomas A Reh
PURPOSE: Previous studies have demonstrated the ability of retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to survive, integrate into the host retina, and mediate light responses in murine mouse models. Our aim is to determine whether these cells can also survive and integrate into the retina of a nonhuman primate, Saimiri sciureus, following transplantation into the subretinal space. METHODS: hESCs were differentiated toward retinal neuronal fates using our previously published technique and cultured for 60 to 70 days...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516001/validity-usefulness-and-cost-of-reteval-system-for-diabetic-retinopathy-screening
#16
Humoud Al-Otaibi, Mohammed D Al-Otaibi, Rajiv Khandekar, Ches Souru, Abdulelah A Al-Abdullah, Hassan Al-Dhibi, Donald U Stone, Igor Kozak
PURPOSE: We studied the validity, usefulness, and relative cost to detect diabetic retinopathy (DR) and sight-threatening DR (STDR) by using a hand-held electrophysiologic tool compared to digital fundus photography. METHOD: Patients with diabetes attending the screening unit of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were evaluated by "RETeval", Amsler grid, and digital dilated fundus photography. Fundus images were evaluated by a retina specialist to determine grade of DR...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516000/role-of-a-dual-splicing-and-amino-acid-code-in-myopia-cone-dysfunction-and-cone-dystrophy-associated-with-l-m-opsin-interchange-mutations
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Scott H Greenwald, James A Kuchenbecker, Jessica S Rowlan, Jay Neitz, Maureen Neitz
PURPOSE: Human long (L) and middle (M) wavelength cone opsin genes are highly variable due to intermixing. Two L/M cone opsin interchange mutants, designated LIAVA and LVAVA, are associated with clinical diagnoses, including red-green color vision deficiency, blue cone monochromacy, cone degeneration, myopia, and Bornholm Eye Disease. Because the protein and splicing codes are carried by the same nucleotides, intermixing L and M genes can cause disease by affecting protein structure and splicing...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473945/does-testing-more-frequently-shorten-the-time-to-detect-disease-progression
#18
Johannes Ledolter, Randy H Kardon
PURPOSE: With the rise of smartphone devices to monitor health status remotely, it is tempting to conclude that sampling more often will provide a more sensitive means of detecting changes in health status earlier over time, when interventions may improve outcomes. METHODS: The answer to this question is derived in the context of a model where observations are generated from a linear-trend model with independent as well as autocorrelated autoregressive-moving average, or ARMA(1,1), errors...
May 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473944/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-contact-lens-care-solutions-against-neutrophil-enhanced-bacterial-biofilms
#19
Jorge A Hinojosa, Naiya B Patel, Meifang Zhu, Danielle M Robertson
PURPOSE: Neutrophil-derived extracellular debris has been shown to accelerate bacterial biofilm formation on hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lens surfaces compared to lenses inoculated with bacteria alone. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the disinfection efficacy of four standard commercial contact lens cleaning regimens against neutrophil-enhanced bacterial biofilms formed on silicone hydrogel contact lenses. METHODS: Four reference strains were used: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Serratia marcescens, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and Staphylococcus aureus...
April 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458957/dramatic-effect-of-oral-csf-1r-kinase-inhibitor-on-retinal-microglia-revealed-by-in-vivo-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy
#20
Andreas Ebneter, Despina Kokona, Joël Jovanovic, Martin S Zinkernagel
This report provides sound evidence that the small molecule pharmaceutical PLX5622, a highly selective CSF-1R kinase inhibitor, crosses the blood-retina barrier and suppresses microglia activity. Members of this class of drug are in advanced clinical development stages and may represent a novel approach to modulate ocular inflammatory processes.
April 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
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