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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316878/report-on-the-national-eye-institute-audacious-goals-initiative-replacement-of-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-endogenous-cell-sources
#1
Monica L Vetter, Peter F Hitchcock
This report emerges from a workshop convened by the National Eye Institute (NEI) as part of the "Audacious Goals Initiative" (AGI). The workshop addressed the replacement of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) from exogenous and endogenous sources, and sought to identify the gaps in our knowledge and barriers to progress in devising cellular replacement therapies for diseases where RGCs die. Here, we briefly review relevant literature regarding common diseases associated with RGC death, the genesis of RGCs in vivo, strategies for generating transplantable RGCs in vitro, and potential endogenous cellular sources to regenerate these cells...
March 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316877/progression-of-pro23his-retinopathy-in-a-miniature-swine-model-of-retinitis-pigmentosa
#2
Patrick A Scott, Juan P Fernandez de Castro, Paul J DeMarco, Jason W Ross, Josephat Njoka, Eric Walters, Randall S Prather, Maureen A McCall, Henry J Kaplan
PURPOSE: We characterize the progression of retinopathy in Filial 1 (F1) progeny of a transgenic (Tg) founder miniswine exhibiting severe Pro23His (P23H) retinopathy. METHODS: The F1 TgP23H miniswine progeny were created by crossing TgP23H founder miniswine 53-1 with wild type (WT) inbred miniature swine. Scotopic (rod-driven) and photopic (cone-driven) retinal functions were evaluated in F1 TgP23H and WT littermates using full field electroretinograms (ffERGs) at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18 months of age, as well as the Tg founder miniswine at 6 years of age...
March 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316876/automated-brightness-and-contrast-adjustment-of-color-fundus-photographs-for-the-grading-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
#3
Edem Tsikata, Inês Laíns, João Gil, Marco Marques, Kelsey Brown, Tânia Mesquita, Pedro Melo, Maria da Luz Cachulo, Ivana K Kim, Demetrios Vavvas, Joaquim N Murta, John B Miller, Rufino Silva, Joan W Miller, Teresa C Chen, Deeba Husain
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop an algorithm to automatically standardize the brightness, contrast, and color balance of digital color fundus photographs used to grade AMD and to validate this algorithm by determining the effects of the standardization on image quality and disease grading. METHODS: Seven-field color photographs of patients (>50 years) with any stage of AMD and a control group were acquired at two study sites, with either the Topcon TRC-50DX or Zeiss FF-450 Plus cameras...
March 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299240/validation-of-the-total-visual-acuity-extraction-algorithm-tova-for-automated-extraction-of-visual-acuity-data-from-free-text-unstructured-clinical-records
#4
Douglas M Baughman, Grace L Su, Irena Tsui, Cecilia S Lee, Aaron Y Lee
PURPOSE: With increasing volumes of electronic health record data, algorithm-driven extraction may aid manual extraction. Visual acuity often is extracted manually in vision research. The total visual acuity extraction algorithm (TOVA) is presented and validated for automated extraction of visual acuity from free text, unstructured clinical notes. METHODS: Consecutive inpatient ophthalmology notes over an 8-year period from the University of Washington healthcare system in Seattle, WA were used for validation of TOVA...
March 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299239/variability-of-retinal-thickness-measurements-in-tilted-or-stretched-optical-coherence-tomography-images
#5
Akihito Uji, Nizar Saleh Abdelfattah, David S Boyer, Siva Balasubramanian, Jianqin Lei, SriniVas R Sadda
PURPOSE: To investigate the level of inaccuracy of retinal thickness measurements in tilted and axially stretched optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. METHODS: A consecutive series of 50 eyes of 50 patients with age-related macular degeneration were included in this study, and Cirrus HD-OCT images through the foveal center were used for the analysis. The foveal thickness was measured in three ways: (1) parallel to the orientation of the A-scan (Tx), (2) perpendicular to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) surface in the instrument-displayed aspect ratio image (Ty), and (3) thickness measured perpendicular to the RPE surface in a native aspect ratio image (Tz)...
March 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275528/signal-normalization-reduces-image-appearance-disparity-among-multiple-optical-coherence-tomography-devices
#6
Chieh-Li Chen, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Gadi Wollstein, Richard A Bilonick, Larry Kagemann, Joel S Schuman
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of the previously reported optical coherence tomography (OCT) signal normalization method on reducing the discrepancies in image appearance among spectral-domain OCT (SD-OCT) devices. METHODS: Healthy eyes and eyes with various retinal pathologies were scanned at the macular region using similar volumetric scan patterns with at least two out of three SD-OCT devices at the same visit (Cirrus HD-OCT, Zeiss, Dublin, CA; RTVue, Optovue, Fremont, CA; and Spectralis, Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275527/individual-drusen-segmentation-and-repeatability-and-reproducibility-of-their-automated-quantification-in-optical-coherence-tomography-images
#7
Luis de Sisternes, Gowtham Jonna, Margaret A Greven, Qiang Chen, Theodore Leng, Daniel L Rubin
PURPOSE: To introduce a novel method to segment individual drusen in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), and evaluate its accuracy, and repeatability/reproducibility of drusen quantifications extracted from the segmentation results. METHODS: Our method uses a smooth interpolation of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) outer boundary, fitted to candidate locations in proximity to Bruch's Membrane, to identify regions of substantial lifting in the inner-RPE or inner-segment boundaries, and then separates and evaluates individual druse independently...
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275526/quantifying-variability-in-longitudinal-peripapillary-rnfl-and-choroidal-layer-thickness-using-surface-based-registration-of-oct-images
#8
Sieun Lee, Morgan Heisler, Paul J Mackenzie, Marinko V Sarunic, Mirza Faisal Beg
PURPOSE: To assess within-subject variability of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and choroidal layer thickness in longitudinal repeat optical coherence tomography (OCT) images with point-to-point measurement comparison made using nonrigid surface registration. METHODS: Nine repeat peripapillary OCT images were acquired over 3 weeks from 12 eyes of 6 young, healthy subjects using a 1060-nm prototype swept-source device. The RNFL, choroid and the Bruch's membrane opening (BMO) were segmented, and point-wise layer thicknesses and BMO dimensions were measured...
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217428/erratum
#9
(no author information available yet)
[This corrects the article on p. 1 in vol. 5.].
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180033/platform-independent-cirrus-and-spectralis-thickness-measurements-in-eyes-with-diabetic-macular-edema-using-fully-automated-software
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
(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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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