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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180033/platform-independent-cirrus-and-spectralis-thickness-measurements-in-eyes-with-diabetic-macular-edema-using-fully-automated-software
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Alex S Willoughby, Stephanie J Chiu, Rachel K Silverman, Sina Farsiu, Clare Bailey, Henry E Wiley, Frederick L Ferris, Glenn J Jaffe
PURPOSE: We determine whether the automated segmentation software, Duke Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Analysis Program (DOCTRAP), can measure, in a platform-independent manner, retinal thickness on Cirrus and Spectralis spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) under treatment in a clinical trial. METHODS: Automatic segmentation software was used to segment the internal limiting membrane (ILM), inner retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and Bruch's membrane (BM) in SD-OCT images acquired by Cirrus and Spectralis commercial systems, from the same eye, on the same day during a clinical interventional DME trial...
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174676/a-digital-staining-algorithm-for-optical-coherence-tomography-images-of-the-optic-nerve-head
#2
Jean-Martial Mari, Tin Aung, Ching-Yu Cheng, Nicholas G Strouthidis, Michaël J A Girard
PURPOSE: To digitally stain spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the optic nerve head (ONH), and highlight either connective or neural tissues. METHODS: OCT volumes of the ONH were acquired from one eye of 10 healthy subjects. We processed all volumes with adaptive compensation to remove shadows and enhance deep tissue visibility. For each ONH, we identified the four most dissimilar pixel-intensity histograms, each of which was assumed to represent a tissue group...
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149672/corneal-cross-linking-with-riboflavin-and-uv-a-in-the-mouse-cornea-in-vivo-morphological-biochemical-and-physiological-analysis
#3
Sabine Kling, Arthur Hammer, Alain Conti, Farhad Hafezi
PURPOSE: To morphologically, biochemically, and physiologically characterize corneal cross-linking with riboflavin and UV-A light (CXL) in a newly established in vivo murine model. METHODS: C57BL/6 wild-type mice (N = 67) were treated with various CXL protocols, with modification of the following parameters: total energy (fluence) used, duration of UV-A irradiation, continuous versus pulsed irradiation, and CXL under hypoxic conditions (contact lens). Corneas were evaluated biomicroscopically, histologically, and using optical coherence tomography...
January 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138416/retinoic-acid-enhances-the-differentiation-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-to-keratocytes-in-vitro
#4
Amy P Lynch, Mark Ahearne
PURPOSE: All-trans retinoic acid (RA) supplementation was investigated as a method of enhancing the differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) to corneal keratocytes in vitro, in combination with a chemically defined serum-free medium. METHODS: Adipose-derived stem cells were cultured in monolayer and supplemented with 0.1, 1, or 10 μM RA for 14 days. The effects of RA on cell proliferation, migration, and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation were evaluated...
January 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138415/wireless-web-based-interactive-control-of-optical-coherence-tomography-with-mobile-devices
#5
Rajvi Mehta, Derek Nankivil, David J Zielinski, Gar Waterman, Brenton Keller, Alexander T Limkakeng, Regis Kopper, Joseph A Izatt, Anthony N Kuo
PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is widely used in ophthalmology clinics and has potential for more general medical settings and remote diagnostics. In anticipation of remote applications, we developed wireless interactive control of an OCT system using mobile devices. METHODS: A web-based user interface (WebUI) was developed to interact with a handheld OCT system. The WebUI consisted of key OCT displays and controls ported to a webpage using HTML and JavaScript...
January 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138414/feasibility-of-use-of-a-mobile-application-for-nutrition-assessment-pertinent-to-age-related-macular-degeneration-manager2
#6
Zaria Christine Ali, Richard Silvioli, Azita Rajai, Tariq Mehmood Aslam
PURPOSE: This is a feasibility study assessing use of a mobile phone application (app.) to measure nutrient intake relevant to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Inclusion criteria were age over 40 and ownership of a smartphone. Participants included healthy volunteers and those with ophthalmic conditions. They were asked to record daily food intake for a minimum of 3 days in a paper food diary and the app. A dietician analyzed the food diaries, and an independent researcher analyzed data from the app...
January 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097047/quantifying-the-on-and-off-contributions-to-the-flash-erg-with-the-discrete-wavelet-transform
#7
Mathieu Gauvin, Maja Sustar, John M Little, Jelka Brecelj, Jean-Marc Lina, Pierre Lachapelle
PURPOSE: Discrete wavelet transform (DWT) analyses suggest that the 20- and 40-Hz components of the short-flash photopic electroretinogram (ERG) are closely related to the ON and OFF pathways, respectively. With the DWT, we examined how the ERG ON and OFF components are modulated by the stimulus intensity and/or duration. METHODS: Discrete wavelet transform descriptors (20, 40 Hz and 40:20-Hz ratio) were extracted from ERGs evoked to 25 combinations of flash durations (150-5 ms) and strengths (0...
January 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083446/erratum
#8
(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 4 in vol. 5.].
January 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083445/development-of-absorbable-antibiotic-eluting-sutures-for-ophthalmic-surgery
#9
Fabiana Kashiwabuchi, Kunal S Parikh, Revaz Omiadze, Shuming Zhang, Lixia Luo, Himatkumar V Patel, Qingguo Xu, Laura M Ensign, Hai-Quan Mao, Justin Hanes, Peter J McDonnell
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate an antibiotic-eluting suture for ophthalmic surgery. METHODS: Wet electrospinning was used to manufacture sutures composed of poly(L-lactide), polyethylene glycol (PEG), and levofloxacin. Size, morphology, and mechanical strength were evaluated via scanning electron microscopy and tensile strength, respectively. In vitro drug release was quantified using high performance liquid chromatography. In vitro suture activity against Staphylococcus epidermidis was investigated through bacterial inhibition studies...
January 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980879/lower-vitamin-d-level-and-distinct-tear-cytokine-profile-were-observed-in-patients-with-mild-dry-eye-signs-but-exaggerated-symptoms
#10
Rohit Shetty, Swaminathan Sethu, Priyanka Chevour, Kalyani Deshpande, Natasha Pahuja, Harsha Nagaraja, Narendra Pindipapanahalli, Arkasubhra Ghosh
PURPOSE: Dry eye is associated with inflammation, pain, and discomfort. Vitamin D is known to modulate immune responses and pain. This study investigates the level of serum vitamin D and tear-inflammatory proteins with relation to exaggerated symptoms in patients with mild dry eye. METHODS: Patients with mild dry eye signs (Dry Eye Workshop [DEWS] severity grade 1) but with exaggerated symptoms and healthy controls (n = 19, each) were recruited for this cross-sectional study...
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980878/glaucoma-and-driving-risk-under-simulated-fog-conditions
#11
Alberto Diniz-Filho, Erwin R Boer, Ahmed Elhosseiny, Zhichao Wu, Masaki Nakanishi, Felipe A Medeiros
PURPOSE: We evaluate driving risk under simulated fog conditions in glaucoma and healthy subjects. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 41 glaucoma patients and 25 age-matched healthy subjects who underwent driving simulation. Tests consisted of curve negotiation without and with fog preview at 30 m of distance and two controlled speeds (slow and fast). Inverse time-to-line crossing (invTLC) was used as metric to quantify risk; higher invTLC values indicating higher risk, as less time is available to avoid drifting out of the road...
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980877/suprachoroidal-corticosteroid-administration-a-novel-route-for-local-treatment-of-noninfectious-uveitis
#12
Debra A Goldstein, Diana Do, Glenn Noronha, Jennifer M Kissner, Sunil K Srivastava, Quan D Nguyen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of suprachoroidal injection of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) in patients with noninfectious uveitis. METHODS: In this Phase 1/2 open-label clinical study, a single suprachoroidal injection of 4-mg TA in 100 μL was performed in the study eye of patients with noninfectious intermediate, posterior, or pan-uveitis, and follow-up obtained for 26 weeks. RESULTS: Nine individuals with chronic uveitis were enrolled...
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980876/development-of-a-pediatric-visual-field-test
#13
Marco A Miranda, David B Henson, Cecilia Fenerty, Susmito Biswas, Tariq Aslam
PURPOSE: We describe a pediatric visual field (VF) test based on a computer game where software and hardware combine to provide an enjoyable test experience. METHODS: The test software consists of a platform-based computer game presented to the central VF. A storyline was created around the game as was a structure surrounding the computer monitor to enhance patients' experience. The patient is asked to help the central character collect magic coins (stimuli). To collect these coins a series of obstacles need to be overcome...
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933222/endophthalmitis-prophylaxis-using-a-single-drop-of-thermoresponsive-controlled-release-microspheres-loaded-with-moxifloxacin-in-a-rabbit-model
#14
Alex Mammen, Eric G Romanowski, Morgan V Fedorchak, Deepinder K Dhaliwal, R M Shanks, Regis P Kowalski
PURPOSE: Postsurgical endophthalmitis is a sight-threatening problem. We introduce a simple approach by using a single application of thermoresponsive controlled-release microspheres, loaded with moxifloxacin, to prevent bacterial endophthalmitis in a rabbit endophthalmitis prevention model. METHODS: We separated 24 rabbits into 3 treatment groups in which topical drop treatment was placed onto the conjunctival cul-de-sac: (1) a single drop of controlled-release microspheres containing moxifloxacin, (2) a single drop of controlled-release microspheres without moxifloxacin, and (3) multiple topical treatment with moxifloxacin alone every 15 minutes for 1 hour...
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933221/evaluating-the-biostability-of-yellow-and-clear-intraocular-lenses-with-a-system-simulating-natural-intraocular-environment
#15
Rijo Hayashi, Shimmin Hayashi, Kiyomi Arai, Shinichirou Yoshida, Makoto Chikuda, Shigeki Machida
PURPOSE: Blue light-filtering intraocular lenses (IOLs) are thought to protect the retina from blue light damage after cataract surgery, and the implantation of yellow-tinted IOLs has been commonly used in cataract surgery. To our knowledge, this is the first investigation measuring the long-term biostability of yellow-tinted IOLs using an in vitro system simulating natural intraocular environment. METHODS: Six hydrophobic acrylic IOLs, three clear IOLs, and three yellow-tinted IOLs were included in the study...
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933220/a-novel-method-for-quantitative-serial-autofluorescence-analysis-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-using-image-characteristics
#16
Jasleen K Jolly, Siegfried K Wagner, Jonathan Moules, Florian Gekeler, Andrew R Webster, Susan M Downes, Robert E MacLaren
PURPOSE: Identifying potential biomarkers for disease progression in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is highly relevant now that gene therapy and other treatments are in clinical trial. Here we report a novel technique for analysis of short-wavelength autofluorescence (AF) imaging to quantify defined regions of AF in RP patients. METHODS: Fifty-five-degree AF images were acquired from 12 participants with RP over a 12-month period. Of these, five were identified as having a hyperfluorescent annulus...
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933219/erratum
#17
(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 6 in vol. 5.].
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933218/erratum
#18
(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 6 in vol. 5.].
December 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917311/rock-inhibition-promotes-attachment-proliferation-and-wound-closure-in-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigmented-epithelium
#19
Roxanne H Croze, William J Thi, Dennis O Clegg
PURPOSE: Nonexudative (dry) age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, is associated with the loss of retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) cells and the development of geographic atrophy, which are areas devoid of RPE cells and photoreceptors. One possible treatment option would be to stimulate RPE attachment and proliferation to replace dying/dysfunctional RPE and bring about wound repair. Clinical trials are underway testing injections of RPE cells derived from pluripotent stem cells to determine their safety and efficacy in treating AMD...
November 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867756/reference-clinical-database-for-fixation-stability-metrics-in-normal-subjects-measured-with-the-maia-microperimeter
#20
Marco U Morales, Saker Saker, Craig Wilde, Carlo Pellizzari, Aristophanes Pallikaris, Neil Notaroberto, Martin Rubinstein, Chiara Rui, Paolo Limoli, Michael K Smolek, Winfried M Amoaku
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to establish a normal reference database for fixation stability measured with the bivariate contour ellipse area (BCEA) in the Macular Integrity Assessment (MAIA) microperimeter. METHODS: Subjects were 358 healthy volunteers who had the MAIA examination. Fixation stability was assessed using two BCEA fixation indices (63% and 95% proportional values) and the percentage of fixation points within 1° and 2° from the fovea (P1 and P2)...
November 2016: Translational Vision Science & Technology
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