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Structure Function Analysis in Glaucoma

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439944/using-perimetric-data-to-estimate-ganglion-cell-loss-for-detecting-progression-of-glaucoma-a-comparison-of-models
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Derek A Price, William H Swanson, Douglas G Horner
PURPOSE: Models relating perimetric sensitivities to ganglion cell numbers have been proposed for combining structural and functional measures from patients with glaucoma. Here we compared seven models for ability to differentiate progressing and stable patients, testing the hypothesis that the model incorporating local spatial scale would have the best performance. METHODS: The models were compared for the United Kingdom Glaucoma Treatment Study (UKGTS) data for the right eyes of 489 patients recently diagnosed with glaucoma...
April 25, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386709/in-silico-analysis-of-five-missense-mutations-in-cyp1b1-gene-in-pakistani-families-affected-with-primary-congenital-glaucoma
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Sabika Firasat, Haiba Kaul, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Sobia Idrees
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the five missense mutations in CYP1B1 gene identified in Pakistani families affected with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) using various bioinformatics and protein modeling tools. METHODS: We previously reported four novel missense mutations in CYP1B1 gene segregating in consanguineous Pakistani families. These mutations were identified by direct sequencing of all coding exons, the exon-intron boundaries and the 5' untranslated region of CYP1B1 using genomic DNA from affected and unaffected family members...
April 6, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280945/influence-of-intraocular-pressure-reduction-on-progression-of-normal-tension-glaucoma-with-myopic-tilted-disc-and-associated-risk-factors
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Bo Ram Seol, Soa Kim, Dong Myung Kim, Ki Ho Park, Jin Wook Jeoung, Seok Hwan Kim
Purpose To evaluate the influence of intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction on progression of normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) with myopic tilted disc and to demonstrate the associated risk factors. METHODS: The medical records on 109 eyes of 109 NTG patients with myopic tilted discs who were followed up for more than 5 years and treated with topical medications were reviewed. Glaucoma progression was defined according to either structural or functional deterioration. Patients were divided into tertile groups according to the percent IOP reduction from the baseline, and the cumulative probability of NTG nonprogression of the upper- and lower-tertile groups was compared using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis...
March 9, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248867/structural-and-functional-brain-changes-in-early-and-mid-stage-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-using-voxel-based-morphometry-and-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Ming-Ming Jiang, Qing Zhou, Xiao-Yong Liu, Chang-Zheng Shi, Jian Chen, Xiang-He Huang
To investigate structural and functional brain changes in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) by using voxel-based morphometry based on diffeomorphic anatomical registration through exponentiated Lie algebra (VBM-DARTEL) and blood oxygenation level dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-fMRI), respectively.Thirteen patients diagnosed with POAG and 13 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study. For each participant, high-resolution structural brain imaging and blood flow imaging were acquired on a 3...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169921/predicting-the-magnitude-of-functional-and-structural-damage-in-glaucoma-from-monocular-pupillary-light-responses-using-automated-pupillography
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Zia S Pradhan, Harsha L Rao, Narendra K Puttaiah, Sujatha V Kadambi, Srilakshmi Dasari, Hemanth B Reddy, Meena Palakurthy, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Dhanaraj A S Rao
PURPOSE: To predict the magnitude of functional damage [mean deviation (MD) on visual field examination] and structural damage [retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness on spectral domain optical coherence tomography] in glaucoma from monocular pupillary light response measurements using automated pupillography. METHODS: In total, 59 subjects (118 eyes) with either a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of glaucoma underwent automated pupillography, along with visual fields and spectral domain optical coherence tomography examinations...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161925/the-use-of-microperimetry-to-detect-functional-progression-in-non-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Evan N Wong, Avenell L Chew, William H Morgan, Praveen J Patel, Fred K Chen
We reviewed the current literature on the ability of microperimetry to detect non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) disease progression. The index test was retinal sensitivity measurement assessed by microperimetry and comparators were other functional measures (best-corrected and low-luminance visual acuities, and fixation stability) and structural parameters [retinal thickness, choroidal thickness, and area of geographic atrophy (GA) determined by color fundus photographs, short-wave or near-infrared fundus autofluorescence]...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161916/the-pathway-from-genes-to-gene-therapy-in-glaucoma-a-review-of-possibilities-for-using-genes-as-glaucoma-drugs
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REVIEW
Teresa Borrás
Treatment of diseases with gene therapy is advancing rapidly. The use of gene therapy has expanded from the original concept of re-placing the mutated gene causing the disease to the use of genes to con-trol nonphysiological levels of expression or to modify pathways known to affect the disease. Genes offer numerous advantages over conventional drugs. They have longer duration of action and are more specific. Genes can be delivered to the target site by naked DNA, cells, nonviral, and viral vectors. The enormous progress of the past decade in molecular bi-ology and delivery systems has provided ways for targeting genes to the intended cell/tissue and safe, long-term vectors...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152070/retinal-vessel-density-from-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-to-differentiate-early-glaucoma-pre-perimetric-glaucoma-and-normal-eyes
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Handan Akil, Alex S Huang, Brian A Francis, Sirinivas R Sadda, Vikas Chopra
PURPOSE: To evaluate optic nerve vascular density using swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in patients with early primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), pre-perimetric glaucoma and normal eyes. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study including 56 eyes in total and divided into 3 groups; 20 eyes with mild POAG, 20 pre-perimetric glaucoma eyes, and 16 age-matched normal eyes as controls. The optic disc region was imaged by a 1050-nm-wavelength swept-source OCT system (DRI OCT Triton, TOPCON)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120229/phytochemistry-of-cannabis-sativa-l
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Mahmoud A ElSohly, Mohamed M Radwan, Waseem Gul, Suman Chandra, Ahmed Galal
Cannabis (Cannabis sativa, or hemp) and its constituents-in particular the cannabinoids-have been the focus of extensive chemical and biological research for almost half a century since the discovery of the chemical structure of its major active constituent, Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC). The plant's behavioral and psychotropic effects are attributed to its content of this class of compounds, the cannabinoids, primarily Δ(9)-THC, which is produced mainly in the leaves and flower buds of the plant...
2017: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033298/retinal-and-choroidal-oxygen-saturation-of-the-optic-nerve-head-in-open-angle-glaucoma-subjects-by-multispectral-imaging
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Gai-Yun Li, Samer Abdo Al-Wesabi, Hong Zhang
The aim of this study was to determine whether differences exist in oxygen supply to the optic nerve head (ONH) from the retinal and choroidal vascular layers in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) using multispectral imaging (MSI).This ia an observational, cross-sectional study.Multispectral images were acquired from 38 eyes of 19 patients with POAG, and 42 healthy eyes from 21 matched volunteers with Annidis' RHA multispectral digital ophthalmoscopy. Superficial and deeper oxygen saturation of the optic disc was represented by the mean gray scale values on the retinal and choroidal oxy-deoxy maps, respectively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898471/green-disease-in-optical-coherence-tomography-diagnosis-of-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Mohamed S Sayed, Michael Margolis, Richard K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become an integral component of modern glaucoma practice. Utilizing color codes, OCT analysis has rendered glaucoma diagnosis and follow-up simpler and faster for the busy clinician. However, green labeling of OCT parameters suggesting normal values may confer a false sense of security, potentially leading to missed diagnoses of glaucoma and/or glaucoma progression. RECENT FINDINGS: Conditions in which OCT color coding may be falsely negative (i...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893004/genetic-and-environmental-factors-associated-with-the-ganglion-cell-complex-in-a-healthy-aging-british-cohort
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Edward Bloch, Ekaterina Yonova-Doing, Eneh Jones-Odeh, Katie M Williams, Diana Kozareva, Christopher J Hammond
Importance: Measurement of ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness may be more sensitive than current methods for glaucoma diagnosis and research. However, little is known about the factors influencing GCC thickness in the general population. Objectives: To investigate the heritability of and factors associated with GCC thickness in a healthy aging population. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional twin study was conducted from August 27, 2014, to March 31, 2016, among 1657 participants of white British ancestry from the TwinsUK study cohort without ocular pathologic conditions...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874246/predicting-the-intereye-asymmetry-in-functional-and-structural-damage-in-glaucoma-using-automated-pupillography
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Harsha L Rao, Sujatha V Kadambi, Srilakshmi Dasari, Hemanth B Reddy, Meena Palakurthy, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Narendra K Puttaiah, Zia S Pradhan, Dhanaraj A S Rao, Rohit Shetty
PURPOSE: To predict the intereye asymmetry in functional (mean deviation, MD on visual field, VF) and structural (retinal nerve fibre layer, RNFL and ganglion cell complex, GCC thickness on spectral domain optical coherence tomography, SDOCT) measurements in glaucoma using the automated pupillography parameters. METHODS: Fifty-nine subjects with a diagnosis of either glaucoma or glaucoma suspect underwent automated pupillography along with VF and SDOCT examinations...
November 22, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865693/-point-by-point-approach-to-structure-function-correlation-of-glaucoma-on-the-ganglion-cell-complex-in-the-posterior-pole
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M Zeitoun
PURPOSE: To try to establish a "point by point" relationship between the local thickness of the retinal ganglion cell complex and its sensitivity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 104 glaucomatous eyes of 89 patients with a confirmed 24-2 visual field, were measured by superimposing the visual field, using imaging software, with the Wide 40° by 30° measurements of retinal ganglion cell complex obtained from the Topcon(©) 3D 2000 OCT, after upward adjustment, inversion and scaling...
November 17, 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857487/macular-thickness-assessment-in-patients-with-glaucoma-and-its-correlation-with-visual-fields
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Mafalda Mota, Fernando T Vaz, Mário Ramalho, Catarina Pedrosa, Maria Lisboa, Paulo Kaku, Florindo Esperancinha
AIM: To determine the relationship between macular thickness (MT) and visual field (VF) parameters, as well as with changes in the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension (OH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional statistical analysis of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) compared with several VF parameters (mean defect - MD and loss variance - LV), in a nonrandom sample of 70 eyes from patients with glaucoma or OH...
September 2016: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820876/discriminant-function-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-to-determine-disease-severity-in-glaucoma
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Rajesh S Kumar, Neha Anegondi, Rachana S Chandapura, Suria Sudhakaran, Sujatha V Kadambi, Harsha L Rao, Tin Aung, Abhijit Sinha Roy
Purpose: To determine the discriminant function of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) by disease severity in glaucoma. Methods: In this prospective, observational cross-sectional study, all subjects underwent visual fields, retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measurements, and OCTA imaging. Local fractal analysis was applied to OCTA images (radial peripapillary capillaries [RPC] layer). Vessel density en face and inside the disc and spacing between large and small vessels were quantified...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760009/relationship-between-visual-field-changes-and-optical-coherence-tomography-measurements-in-advanced-open-angle-glaucoma
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Snezhina S Kostianeva, Marieta I Konareva-Kostianeva, Marin A Atanassov
AIM: To assess relationships between functional changes in visual field and structural changes in advanced open-angle glaucoma (OAG) found using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: Thirty-one eyes of 25 patients with OAG were included in this study. Besides the routine ophthalmological exam the patients underwent standard automated perimetry (SAP) (Humphrey Field Analyzer) and SD-OCT (RTVue-100) performed within 6 months. The global perimetric indices in the study group were as follows: mean deviation (MD) 12...
September 1, 2016: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662466/developing-new-automated-alternation-flicker-using-optic-disc-photography-for-the-detection-of-glaucoma-progression
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J Ahn, I S Yun, H G Yoo, J-J Choi, M Lee
PurposeTo evaluate a progression-detecting algorithm for a new automated matched alternation flicker (AMAF) in glaucoma patients.MethodsOpen-angle glaucoma patients with a baseline mean deviation of visual field (VF) test>-6 dB were included in this longitudinal and retrospective study. Functional progression was detected by two VF progression criteria and structural progression by both AMAF and conventional comparison methods using optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) photography. Progression-detecting performances of AMAF and the conventional method were evaluated by an agreement between functional and structural progression criteria...
January 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636594/vessel-caliber-in-normal-tension-and-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-eyes-with-hemifield-damage
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Aparna Rao, Komal Agarwal, Harika Mudunuri, Debananda Padhy, Avik K Roy, Sujoy Mukherjee
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of the study was to evaluate retinal vessel diameter in age-matched normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) eyes with hemifield involvement. METHODS: Fundus photographs of patients with hemifield defect, good visibility of retinal nerve fiber layer defect, and vessels were compared with 30 controls. One eye of each patient (28 NTG and 30 POAG) was randomly chosen for analysis using Image J software by different clinicians at 2 levels...
January 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503080/quantitative-analysis-of-retinal-oct
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EDITORIAL
Milan Sonka, Michael D Abràmoff
Clinical acceptance of 3-D OCT retinal imaging brought rapid development of quantitative 3-D analysis of retinal layers, vasculature, retinal lesions as well as facilitated new research in retinal diseases. One of the cornerstones of many such analyses is segmentation and thickness quantification of retinal layers and the choroid, with an inherently 3-D simultaneous multi-layer LOGISMOS (Layered Optimal Graph Image Segmentation for Multiple Objects and Surfaces) segmentation approach being extremely well suited for the task...
October 2016: Medical Image Analysis
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