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Veysi Öner, Asker Bulut
PURPOSE: Recent studies have found a choroidal thickening in amblyopic eyes and suggested that there might be a relationship between the choroid and amblyopia. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of a six-month treatment of amblyopia on choroidal thickness in anisometropic hyperopic amblyopic children. METHODS: Thirty-two anisometropic hyperopic children with unilateral amblyopia were included in this prospective study. Subfoveal choroidal thickness was measured as the distance between the retinal pigment epithelium and the chorioscleral edge, by using spectral domain enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography...
October 18, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Tomo Nishi, Tetsuo Ueda, Yuutaro Mizusawa, Kayo Shinomiya, Kentaro Semba, Yoshinori Mitamura, Shozo Sonoda, Eisuke Uchino, Taiji Sakamoto, Nahoko Ogata
PURPOSE: To compare the choroidal structure of the subfoveal area in the eyes of children with anisohypermetropic amblyopia to that of the fellow eyes and to age-matched controls using a binarization method of the images obtained by enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). METHODS: This study was performed at Nara Medical University Hospital, Tokushima University Hospital, and Kagoshima University Hospital, Japan. Forty amblyopic eyes with anisohypermetropic amblyopia and their fellow eyes (5...
2016: PloS One
N Levy, E S Shinwell, H Leiba
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of plurality on refractive status in former preterm infants at age 8-12 years. METHODS: Refraction was compared in singletons and multiples, in Very Low Birth Weight infants (VLBW, <1500 grams) at age 6 months and 8-12 years. Preterm infants were compared with a group of term infants. RESULTS: 37 of 104 (36%) VLBW infants were multiples. Comparison of refraction between singletons and multiples revealed no difference at age 6 months, while at age 8-12 years, multiples had significantly more refractive errors (singletons 28% vs multiples 54% p = 0...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Oliver L Yeh, Karine D Bojikian, Mark A Slabaugh, Philip P Chen
PURPOSE: To examine refractive outcomes after phacoemulsification in eyes with prior trabeculectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case-control study METHODS:: Comparison of eyes of glaucoma patients undergoing cataract surgery after trabeculectomy (study group) with a matched group with medically controlled glaucoma (control group). Laser interferometry was used to obtain ocular biometry. We measured the difference between the expected and actual postoperative refraction using third-generation and fourth-generation intraocular lens (IOL) prediction formulae (Haigis, Holladay 2, Hoffer Q, and SRK-T)...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
Korine van Dijk, Marina Rodriguez-Calvo-de-Mora, Hilde van Esch, Laurence Frank, Isabel Dapena, Lamis Baydoun, Silke Oellerich, Gerrit R J Melles
PURPOSE: To monitor refractive changes after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and to determine what may influence these changes and the time point of stabilization. METHODS: From 67 pseudophakic DMEK eyes operated on for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy at a tertiary referral center, biomicroscopy, visual acuity, subjective refraction, and Scheimpflug-based corneal tomography data were obtained before and up to 2 years postoperatively. Visual acuity and changes in spherical equivalent (SE), mean anterior and posterior simulated keratometry (Km), and central pachymetry were analyzed...
September 21, 2016: Cornea
P Žiak, K Lucká, P Mojžiš, I Katuščáková, J Halička
: We report the first experience with presbyopia correcting femtosecond laser surgical procedure INTRACOR. This procedure is so far the only one that is made purely intrastromally without generating a wound connected to corneal surface or anterior chamber.Presbyopia - caused by physiological aging and decreasing elasticity of the lens, impairs patients accommodative ability. In the case of the method INTRACOR, presbyopia is corrected by steepening of corneal curvature in the central optical zone...
2016: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
Laura Remón, Juan A Monsoriu, Walter D Furlan
PURPOSE: To investigate the change in visual acuity (VA) produced by different types of astigmatism (on the basis of the refractive power and position of the principal meridians) on normal accommodating eyes. METHODS: The lens induced method was employed to simulate a set of 28 astigmatic blur conditions on different healthy emmetropic eyes. Additionally, 24 values of spherical defocus were also simulated on the same eyes for comparison. VA was measured in each case and the results, expressed in logMAR units, were represented against of the modulus of the dioptric power vector (blur strength)...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Optometry
M El-Husseiny, L Daas, A Viestenz, A Langenbucher, B Seitz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The KAMRA™ inlay (AcuFocus, Irvine, California, USA) is an additional option for correcting presbyopia that has been used for many years in refractive surgery. Our objective is to report our three-month postoperative results of KAMRA™ inlay implantation in terms of near, intermediate and distance vision. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All 24 patients (average age 54.1 ± 6.0 years) were treated with the KAMRA™ inlay in the non-dominant eye (75 % in the left eye) by the same surgeon (MEH)...
September 8, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of the procedure and the modifications of the corneal curvature and profile obtained with a novel technique of stromal-lentoid implantation in ex vivo human corneas. DESIGN: Experimental ex vivo study in human corneas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve stromal lentoids were produced by means of hyperopic femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) with the VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) with a refractive power of +8...
September 15, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Nina Riddell, Loretta Giummarra, Nathan E Hall, Sheila G Crewther
Myopia (short-sightedness) affects 1.45 billion people worldwide, many of whom will develop sight-threatening secondary disorders. Myopic eyes are characterized by excessive size while hyperopic (long-sighted) eyes are typically small. The biological and genetic mechanisms underpinning the retina's local control of these growth patterns remain unclear. In the present study, we used RNA sequencing to examine gene expression in the retina/RPE/choroid across 3 days of optically-induced myopia and hyperopia induction in chick...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
D Kaimbo Wa Kaimbo
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of prepapillary vascular loops in the population of Congolese patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional and descriptive analysis of the data collected between January 2005 and August 2014 from patients diagnosed with prepapillary vascular loops, in an outpatient eye clinic, a general ophthalmology practice. RESULTS: Out of 16,016 patients seen during the study period, 24 patients (27 eyes) were diagnosed with prepapillary vascular loops, for a frequency of 0...
October 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Srividya Neriyanuri, Sudha Dhandayuthapani, Jayamuruga Pandian Arunachalam, Rajiv Raman
AIMS: To study the phenotypic characteristics of X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS) and report the clinical, electroretinogram (ERG), and optical coherence tomography (OCT) variables in Indian eyes. DESIGN: A retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 21 patients with retinoschisis who were genetically confirmed to have RS1 mutation were reviewed. The phenotype characterization included the age of onset, best-corrected visual acuity, refractive error, fundus findings, OCT, and ERG...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Vianney Cortés-González, Juan Carlos Zenteno, Martín Guzmán-Sánchez, Verónica Giordano-Herrera, Dalia Guadarrama-Vallejo, Narlly Ruíz-Quintero, Cristina Villanueva-Mendoza
Tietz syndrome and Waardenburg syndrome type 2A are allelic conditions caused by MITF mutations. Tietz syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and is characterized by congenital deafness and generalized skin, hair, and eye hypopigmentation, while Waardenburg syndrome type 2A typically includes variable degrees of sensorineural hearing loss and patches of de-pigmented skin, hair, and irides. In this paper, we report two unrelated families with MITF mutations. The first family showed an autosomal dominant pattern and variable expressivity...
September 8, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Amir Asharlous, Hassan Hashemi, Ebrahim Jafarzadehpur, Ali Mirzajani, Abbasali Yekta, Payam Nabovati, Mehdi Khabazkhoob
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of the cyclopentolate 1% on the cylindrical and spherical components of the refraction. METHODS: Three hundred seventy-five eyes of 195 subjects, including 74 males and 121 females, aged from 3 to 59 years were refracted before and 30 min after cyclopentolate 1% eye drop instillation. To compare cylindrical data, power vector analysis (J0 and J45 cross cylinder) was applied. RESULTS: A statistically significant difference between the J0 values of the noncycloplegic and cycloplegic refraction was revealed (P = 0...
September 2016: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
Farideh Sharifipour, Mahmoodreza Panahi-Bazaz, Roghayeh Bidar, Aida Idani, Bahman Cheraghian
PURPOSE: To determine age-related changes in corneal viscoelastic properties in healthy individuals. METHODS: This observational cross-sectional study was performed at the Department of Ophthalmology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran and included 302 healthy individuals in 6 age decades (range: 10-69 years). After complete ocular examination, corneal viscoelastic properties were measured by ocular response analyzer and central corneal thickness (CCT) by an ultrasonic pachymeter...
September 2016: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
W A Lagrèze, L Joachimsen, F Schaeffel
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic data demonstrate a rise in myopia prevalence. Therefore interventions to reduce the risk of myopia and its progression are needed and increasingly often asked for. METHODS: Systematic literature search via PubMed in MEDLINE. RESULTS: Myopia progression can be reduced by the following means which are listed according to their efficacy: (1) Atropine eye drops low dosed to avoid clinically relevant side effects, (2) optical means aiming at the correction of peripheral hyperopic defocus, e...
August 26, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
L H Wang
In this paper, some typical excessive medical problems in the treatment of common eye diseases in children were listed as follows: unnecessary examinations carried out for children with little or no corresponding complaints; prescription for spectacles for physiological hyperopia or astigmatism in children; over-diagnosis, over-or nonstandard-treatment for amblyopia; strabismus surgeries performed in children with esotropia but without full optical correction of hyperopic refractive error, in children with monocular strabismus and amblyopia but without standard cover therapy, in children with intermittent exotropia but without optical correction of myopic refractive errors and myopic anisometropia, and without evaluation of their fusional control ability; exaggerated the harm of myopia and the curative effect of Orthokeratology contact lenses without considering the patient's compliance; cataract surgery performed in infants with partial opacity of the lens that has little effect on the vision...
August 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Jia-Kang Wang, Shu-Wen Chang
The aim of this study was to compare the refractive errors after uneventful phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation in the cases of vitrectomized eyes and non-vitrectomized eyes. Vitrectomized eyes were divided into 2 groups: vitrectomy alone as Group 1, vitrectomy with gas tamponade as Group 2. Normal-controlled eyes were categorized as Group 3. Intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation and the measurements of axial length (AL) and keratometric value (K) were performed using the IOLMaster and the Haigis and SRK/T formula as subgroup A and B...
August 25, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Yifei Wu, Vidhyapriya Sreenivasan, Erin E Babinsky, T Rowan Candy
Young children experience decreased convergence and increased accommodation demands relative to adults, as a result of their small interpupillary distance and hyperopic refraction. Those with typical amounts of hyperopic refractive error must accommodate more than an emmetrope to achieve focused retinal images, which may also drive additional convergence through the neural coupling. Adults and older children have demonstrated vergence adaptation to a variety of visual stimuli. Can vergence adaptation help younger children achieve alignment in the presence of these potentially conflicting demands? Purkinje image eye tracking and eccentric photorefraction were used to record simultaneous vergence and accommodation responses in adults and young children (3-6 years)...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Vision
Veysel Cankurtaran, Kemal Tekin, Mert Şimşek, Ufuk Elgin, Pelin Ylmazbaş
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the laterality and the differences in anterior and posterior segment findings in hyperopic patients with anisometropia between their eyes using spectral domain optical coherence tomography and LenStar LS-900 device. METHODS: This prospective institutional study included hyperopic anisometropic patients with and without amblyopia, aged between 6 and 40 years. The refractive error and the values of keratometry, axial length (AL), central corneal thickness (CCT), peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, and central macular thickness (CMT) obtained using the RK-F1 autorefractor, LenStar LS-900, and Spectralis optical coherence tomography were compared between the higher hyperopic and fellow eyes...
July 12, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
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