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Translational Vision Science & Technology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736686/evaluating-changes-in-ocular-redness-using-a-novel-automated-method
#1
Francisco Amparo, Jia Yin, Antonio Di Zazzo, Tulio Abud, Ula V Jurkunas, Pedram Hamrah, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To evaluate interobserver concordance in measured ocular redness among a group of raters using an objective computer-assisted method (ocular redness index [ORI]) and a group of clinicians using an ordinal comparative scale. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to evaluate ocular redness in clinical photographs of 12 patients undergoing pterygium surgery. Photographs were acquired preoperatively, and at 1 week and 1 month postoperatively. One group of clinicians graded conjunctival redness in the photographs using an image-based comparative scale...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736685/reducing-variability-of-perimetric-global-indices-from-eyes-with-progressive-glaucoma-by-censoring-unreliable-sensitivity-data
#2
Manoj Pathak, Shaban Demirel, Stuart K Gardiner
PURPOSE: Recent evidence suggests that increasing perimetric contrast all the way to 0 dB may not be clinically useful. This study examines whether raising the floor for point-wise sensitivities affects the ability of global indices to detect change. METHODS: Longitudinal data from eyes with progressive glaucoma were used. Point-wise sensitivities were censored at various cutoffs (12-19 dB). At each cutoff, mean deviations (MD) were recalculated using censored sensitivities, called censored mean deviation (CMD)...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729948/algorithms-for-the-automated-analysis-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-biomarkers-on-optical-coherence-tomography-a-systematic-review
#3
REVIEW
Maximilian W M Wintergerst, Thomas Schultz, Johannes Birtel, Alexander K Schuster, Norbert Pfeiffer, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Frank G Holz, Robert P Finger
PURPOSE: To assess the quality of optical coherence tomography (OCT) grading algorithms for retinal biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Following a systematic review of the literature data on detection and quantification of AMD retinal biomarkers by available algorithms were extracted and descriptively synthesized. Algorithm quality was assessed using a modified version of the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies 2 checklist with a focus on accuracy against established reference standards and risk of bias...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729947/associations-between-optic-nerve-head-related-anatomical-parameters-and-refractive-error-over-the-full-range-of-glaucoma-severity
#4
Neda Baniasadi, Mengyu Wang, Hui Wang, Mufeed Mahd, Tobias Elze
PURPOSE: To evaluate the associations between optic disc (OD)-related anatomical parameters (interartery angle [IAA] between superior and inferior temporal retinal arteries, OD tilt [TL], rotation [ROT], and torsion [TO], OD surface curvature [CUR], and central retinal vessel trunk entry point location [CRVTL] on OD) and the spherical equivalent of refractive error (SE), and to assess the impact of glaucoma severity on these relationships. METHODS: Cirrus optical coherence tomography (OCT) fundus images and 24-2 visual fields of 438 patients were included...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721309/retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-are-a-potential-reservoir-for-ebola-virus-in-the-human-eye
#5
Justine R Smith, Shawn Todd, Liam M Ashander, Theodosia Charitou, Yuefang Ma, Steven Yeh, Ian Crozier, Michael Z Michael, Binoy Appukuttan, Keryn A Williams, David J Lynn, Glenn A Marsh
PURPOSE: Success of Ebola virus (EBOV) as a human pathogen relates at the molecular level primarily to blockade the host cell type I interferon (IFN) antiviral response. Most individuals who survive Ebola virus disease (EVD) develop a chronic disease syndrome: approximately one-quarter of survivors suffer from uveitis, which has been associated with presence of EBOV within the eye. Clinical observations of post-Ebola uveitis indicate involvement of retinal pigment epithelial cells. METHODS: We inoculated ARPE-19 human retinal pigment epithelial cells with EBOV, and followed course of infection by immunocytochemistry and measurement of titer in culture supernatant...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717588/erratum
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[This corrects the article on p. 3 in vol. 6.].
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713647/evaluation-of-two-systems-for-fundus-controlled-scotopic-and-mesopic-perimetry-in-eye-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
Julia S Steinberg, Marlene Saßmannshausen, Maximilian Pfau, Monika Fleckenstein, Robert P Finger, Frank G Holz, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the MP-1S (Nidek Technologies, Padova, Italy) and the S-MAIA (CenterVue, Padova, Italy) for mesopic and scotopic fundus-controlled perimetry (FCP) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Eleven eyes from 11 patients underwent mesopic and, after 30 minutes of dark adaptation, scotopic (MP-1S: Goldmann V, 200 ms, background luminance 0.0032 cd/m(2); S-MAIA: Goldman III, 200 ms, background luminance <0...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713646/progression-of-local-glaucomatous-damage-near-fixation-as-seen-with-adaptive-optics-imaging
#8
Donald C Hood, Dongwon Lee, Ravivarn Jarukasetphon, Jason Nunez, Maria A Mavrommatis, Richard B Rosen, Robert Ritch, Alfredo Dubra, Toco Y P Chui
PURPOSE: Deep glaucomatous defects near fixation were followed over time with an adaptive optics-scanning light ophthalmoscope (AO-SLO) to better understand the progression of these defects and to explore the use of AO-SLO in detecting them. METHODS: Six eyes of 5 patients were imaged with an AO-SLO from 2 to 4 times for a range of 14.6 to 33.6 months. All eyes had open-angle glaucoma with deep defects in the superior visual field (VF) near fixation as defined by 10-2 VFs with 5 or more points less than -15 dB; two of the eyes had deep defects in the inferior VF as well...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706757/biological-involvement-of-micrornas-in-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
#9
REVIEW
Hiroki Kaneko, Hiroko Terasaki
Even with a high surgical success rate for retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) supported by the robust improvement in vitrectomy surgery and its related devices, certain questions still remain for the pathogenesis and treatment of PVR. One of the important biological events in PVR is epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. MicroRNAs are noncoding, small, single-strand RNAs that posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression and have essential roles in homeostasis and pathogenesis in many diseases...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706756/impact-of-vital-dyes-on-cell-viability-and-transduction-efficiency-of-aav-vectors-used-in-retinal-gene-therapy-surgery-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-analysis
#10
Anna P Salvetti, Maria I Patrício, Alun R Barnard, Harry O Orlans, Doron G Hickey, Robert E MacLaren
PURPOSE: Treatment of inherited retinal degenerations using adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors involves delivery by subretinal injection. In the latter stages, alteration of normal anatomy may cause difficulty in visualizing the retinotomy, retinal detachment extension, and vector diffusion. Vital dyes may be useful surgical adjuncts, but their safety and impact on AAV transduction are largely unknown. METHODS: The effects of Sodium Fluorescein (SF), Membrane Blue (MB), and Membrane Blue Dual (DB) at a range of dilutions were assessed on human embryonic kidney cells in vitro using an AAV2-green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter at different multiplicities of infection...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685105/pediatric-perimeter-a-novel-device-to-measure-visual-fields-in-infants-and-patients-with-special-needs
#11
PremNandhini Satgunam, Sourav Datta, Koteswararao Chillakala, Karthik R Bobbili, Dhruv Joshi
PURPOSE: There are no commercially available devices to measure visual fields in infants. We developed a device, "Pediatric Perimeter," that quantifies visual field extent (VFE) for infants. We describe the construction, validation, and use of this device. METHODS: A hemispherical dome with light emitting diodes (LEDs) was constructed. The LEDs were controlled using a computer program to measure reaction time (RT) to gross visual fields (GVF) and the VFE. Participants were tested in supine position in a dark room...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685104/the-reliability-validity-and-normative-data-of-interpupillary-distance-and-pupil-diameter-using-eye-tracking-technology
#12
Nicholas P Murray, Melissa Hunfalvay, Takumi Bolte
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of interpupillary distance (IPD) and pupil diameter (PD) measures using an infrared eye tracker and central point stimuli. Validity of the test compared to known clinical tools was determined, and normative data was established against which individuals can measure themselves. METHODS: Participants (416) across various demographics were examined for normative data. Of these, 50 were examined for reliability and validity...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685103/light-modulates-ocular-complications-in-an-albino-rat-model-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#13
Elias Andrawus, Gizi Veildbaum, Esther Zemel, Rina Leibu, Ido Perlman, Naim Shehadeh
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to assess potential interactions of light exposure and hyperglycemia upon ocular complications in diabetic rats. METHODS: Streptozotocin-induced (STZ-induced) diabetic rats (N = 39) and non-diabetic rats (N = 9) were distributed into eight groups according to the irradiance and color of the light phase during the 12/12-hour light/dark regime. Follow-up lasted 90 days and included assessment of cataract development and electroretinogram (ERG) recordings...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670502/impact-of-glaucoma-and-dry-eye-on-text-based-searching
#14
Michelle J Sun, Gary S Rubin, Esen K Akpek, Pradeep Y Ramulu
PURPOSE: We determine if visual field loss from glaucoma and/or measures of dry eye severity are associated with difficulty searching, as judged by slower search times on a text-based search task. METHODS: Glaucoma patients with bilateral visual field (VF) loss, patients with clinically significant dry eye, and normally-sighted controls were enrolled from the Wilmer Eye Institute clinics. Subjects searched three Yellow Pages excerpts for a specific phone number, and search time was recorded...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660098/gait-implications-of-visual-field-damage-from-glaucoma
#15
Aleksandra Mihailovic, Bonnielin K Swenor, David S Friedman, Sheila K West, Laura N Gitlin, Pradeep Y Ramulu
PURPOSE: To evaluate fall-relevant gait features in older glaucoma patients. METHODS: The GAITRite Electronic Walkway was used to define fall-related gait parameters in 239 patients with suspected or manifest glaucoma under normal usual-pace walking conditions and while carrying a cup or tray. Multiple linear regression models assessed the association between gait parameters and integrated visual field (IVF) sensitivity after controlling for age, race, sex, medications, and comorbid illness...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660097/fasudil-a-clinically-used-rock-inhibitor-stabilizes-rod-photoreceptor-synapses-after-retinal-detachment
#16
Ellen Townes-Anderson, Jianfeng Wang, Éva Halász, Ilene Sugino, Amy Pitler, Ian Whitehead, Marco Zarbin
PURPOSE: Retinal detachment disrupts the rod-bipolar synapse in the outer plexiform layer by retraction of rod axons. We showed that breakage is due to RhoA activation whereas inhibition of Rho kinase (ROCK), using Y27632, reduces synaptic damage. We test whether the ROCK inhibitor fasudil, used for other clinical applications, can prevent synaptic injury after detachment. METHODS: Detachments were made in pigs by subretinal injection of balanced salt solution (BSS) or fasudil (1, 10 mM)...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660096/da-vinci-xi-robot-assisted-penetrating-keratoplasty
#17
Jimmy Chammas, Arnaud Sauer, Joëlle Pizzuto, Fabienne Pouthier, David Gaucher, Jacques Marescaux, Didier Mutter, Tristan Bourcier
PURPOSE: This study aims (1) to investigate the feasibility of robot-assisted penetrating keratoplasty (PK) using the new Da Vinci Xi Surgical System and (2) to report what we believe to be the first use of this system in experimental eye surgery. METHODS: Robot-assisted PK procedures were performed on human corneal transplants using the Da Vinci Xi Surgical System. After an 8-mm corneal trephination, four interrupted sutures and one 10.0 monofilament running suture were made...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660095/development-of-the-fitsight-fitness-tracker-to-increase-time-outdoors-to-prevent-myopia
#18
Pavan K Verkicharla, Dharani Ramamurthy, Quang Duc Nguyen, Xinquan Zhang, Suan-Hui Pu, Rahul Malhotra, Truls Ostbye, Ecosse L Lamoureux, Seang-Mei Saw
PURPOSE: To develop a fitness tracker (FitSight) to encourage children to increase time spent outdoors. To evaluate the wear pattern for this tracker and outdoor time pattern by estimating light illumination levels among children. METHODS: The development of the FitSight fitness tracker involved the designing of two components: (1) the smartwatch with custom-made FitSight watch application (app) to log the instant light illuminance levels the wearer is exposed to, and (2) a companion smartphone app that synchronizes the time outdoors recorded by the smartwatch to smartphone via Bluetooth communication...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660094/aqueous-deficient-dry-eye-syndrome-post-orbital-radiotherapy-a-10-year-retrospective-study
#19
Shubha Tiwari, Anusha Bhatt, Jayalaxmi Nagamodi, Mohammad Javed Ali, Hasnat Ali, Milind N Naik, Vijay Anand P Reddy, Geeta K Vemuganti
PURPOSE: Despite advances in orbital radiotherapy (XRT), a significant proportion of patients develop ophthalmic complication like dry eye syndrome (DES). The study evaluates the prevalence of aqueous deficient DES (ADDE) and lacrimal gland (LG) changes through histologic evaluation and ex-vivo expansion potential postorbital XRT. METHODS: With the approval of the institutional review board, medical records of patients who underwent orbital XRT as management protocol were reviewed for evidence of ADDE using DEWS (Dry Eye Workshop) 2007 criteria (n = 51)...
June 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626602/association-between-corneal-biomechanical-properties-with-ocular-response-analyzer-and-also-corvisst-tonometry-and-glaucomatous-visual-field-severity
#20
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
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