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Pigment epithelial detachment

Peng Zhang, Guannan Zhao, Liang Ji, Jinggang Yin, Lu Lu, Wei Li, Guomin Zhou, Edward Chaum, Junming Yue
Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is a common complication of open globe injury and the most common cause of failed retinal detachment surgery. The response by retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells liberated into the vitreous includes proliferation and migration; most importantly, epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of RPE plays a central role in the development and progress of PVR. For the first time, we show that knockdown of BIRC5, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis family, using either lentiviral vector based CRISPR/Cas9 nickase gene editing or inhibition of survivin using the small-molecule inhibitor YM155, results in the suppression of EMT in RPE cells...
March 6, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Sungsoon Hwang, Se Woong Kang, Sang Jin Kim, Jun Won Jang, Kyung Tae Kim
PURPOSE: To report the clinical outcomes of reduced-fluence photodynamic therapy (PDT) for symptomatic subfoveal retinal pigment epithelial detachment (RPED) in central serous chorioretinopathy and identify prognostic factors affecting treatment outcome. METHODS: This retrospective interventional study included 35 eyes of 35 patients with serous subfoveal RPED with choroidal hyperpermeability. Cases with evidence of age-related macular degeneration were excluded from the study...
March 5, 2018: Retina
Maria D Garcia, Camila V Ventura, João R Dias, Ta Chen P Chang, Audina M Berrocal
Purpose: We present the first case in the literature of a patient with Kartagener syndrome and ocular findings of nonexudative age-related macular degeneration. Observations: A 55-year-old woman with Kartagener syndrome and chronic angle closure glaucoma presented for evaluation of the retina. Optos ultra-widefield imaging of the fundus showed glaucomatous cupping, drusen, and retinal pigment epithelium changes within the macular region. Humphrey visual field testing confirmed glaucomatous changes...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Yusuke Kameda, Akira Hirose, Tomohiro Iida, Yasuko Uchigata, Shigehiko Kitano
Purpose: To report a case of a giant retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) tear associated with fluid overload in a patient with diabetic macular edema (DME) and kidney disease. Observations: A 60-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus and end-stage diabetic kidney disease who had gained weight because of fluid overload complained of a visual disturbance in the left eye that had started a few days earlier. The left fundus showed a RPE defect in two temporal quadrants under an extensive serous retinal detachment (SRD) with exacerbation of the original DME...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Henry L Feng, Sumit Sharma, Sandra Stinnett, Sanjay Asrani, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya
PURPOSE: To assess posterior segment findings on multicolor confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy by correlation with spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and to quantify agreement between these imaging modalities. METHODS: Retrospective review of 159 eyes of 96 consecutive patients who underwent concurrent imaging with multicolor confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and SD-OCT. Positive percent agreement and negative percent agreement were calculated for each finding identified on infrared, green, blue, and multicolor reflectance images using SD-OCT as a comparator...
February 22, 2018: Retina
Andres Gonzalez, Gibran Khurshid
Purpose: This pilot study evaluated the combination of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) as a treatment in patients with a pigment epithelial detachment (PED) due to exudative age-related degeneration (AMD). Methods: We analyzed seven consecutive patients between September 1, 2015 and September 1, 2017 with a PED secondary to exudative AMD who were treated with full fluence standard PDT and a series of monthly intravitreal anti-VEGF injections...
March 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Swarup S Swaminathan, Fang Zheng, Andrew R Miller, Giovanni Gregori, Janet L Davis, Philip J Rosenfeld
A 30-year-old woman with photopsias and decreased vision was diagnosed with multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) with an atypical inflammatory subfoveal retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) and imaged using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) during several visits. SS-OCT imaging revealed a focal area of attenuated choriocapillaris underneath the PED. An attempt to treat the presumed macular inflammatory lesion with corticosteroids resulted in bilateral exudation consistent with central serous chorioretinopathy...
February 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Tatsushi Kaga, Takashi Kojima, Sho Yokoyama, Hiroyuki Sato, Norihiko Yoshida, Kazuo Ichikawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential of subretinal endoscopic surgery as a novel treatment for large subretinal hemorrhage secondary to age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: Five patients with large subretinal hemorrhage secondary to age-related macular degeneration underwent subretinal endoscopic surgery, with a minimum follow-up of 12 months. RESULTS: The large subretinal hemorrhage was completely removed by subretinal endoscopic surgery without a large retinotomy in all cases...
January 23, 2018: Retina
Dmitrii S Maltsev, Alexei N Kulikov, Jay Chhablani
PURPOSE: To identify optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings associated with the leakage points in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) to provide fluorescein angiography (FA)-free focal laser photocoagulation (FLP) of the leakage point. METHODS: A retrospective study included 48 patients with CSC (48 eyes). Colocalisation of leakage points with pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs) and with areas of photoreceptor outer segments (PROS) layer thinning was evaluated with OCT...
January 4, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Lynn W Sun, Joseph Carroll, Brandon J Lujan
Purpose: To present ophthalmic imaging findings in the case of a 40-year-old male with sustained visual loss after a single episode of acute central serous retinopathy (CSR). Observations: A male subject presented with visual acuity decline to 20/50 OS and was diagnosed with acute CSR. The initial pigment epithelial detachment and subretinal fluid resolved within 6 weeks, but visual acuity remained impaired. Using directional optical coherence tomography (D-OCT) and confocal and split-detector adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO), we imaged pathologic alterations in the photoreceptor mosaic of the affected eye...
December 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Kavita V Bhavsar, Yali Jia, Jie Wang, Rachel C Patel, Andreas K Lauer, David Huang, Steven T Bailey
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze early retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) utilizing a novel imaging modality, Projection-Resolved Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (PR-OCTA). Observations: Five months prior to the diagnosis of a RAP lesion, cross-sectional PR-OCTA demonstrated flow in the outer retina contiguous with the deep retinal capillary plexus (DCP) and adjacent to a small pigment epithelial detachment. After development of a clinically visible RAP lesion, cross-sectional PR-OCTA demonstrated the RAP lesion connecting DCP and sub-retinal pigment epithelial neovascularization...
December 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
William J Cunningham, Chandrakumar Balaratnasingam, Yi Chen, Fred K Chen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To report a case of cuticular drusen in an indigenous Australian. METHODS: A 37-year-old indigenous (aboriginal) Australian woman from a remote Western Australian town presented with a 2-month history of vision loss. Clinical history, examination, and multimodal retinal imaging data from spectral domain optical coherence tomography, fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, and indocyanine green angiography were analyzed. RESULTS: Multimodal imaging confirmed cuticular drusen complicated by a right choroidal neovascularization with pigment epithelial detachment and a left foveal vitelliform lesion...
December 5, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Un Chul Park, Joo Young Shin, Hum Chung, Hyeong Gon Yu
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether genetic risk variants for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are associated with response to intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) patients. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 95 treatment-naïve patients that underwent anti-VEGF treatment for PCV for 12 months. Patients were genotyped for 10 single nucleotide polymorphisms in eight AMD-relevant genes...
December 7, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
Rocio Blanco-Garavito, Camille Jung, Joel Uzzan, Maddalena Quaranta-ElMaftouhi, Florence Coscas, Jose Sahel, Jean-Francois Korobelnik, Stéphane Béchet, Giuseppe Querques, Eric H Souied
PURPOSE: To analyze the efficacy of aflibercept switch treatment for regression of pigment epithelial detachment (PED) in patients previously treated with ranibizumab. METHODS: Multicenter, prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial. One eye of patients presenting neovascular age-related macular degeneration with PED of more than 250 μm in height, with persistent fluid, was included. Patients had to have received at least six ranibizumab intravitreal injections during the 12 months before enrollment...
December 21, 2017: Retina
Hsi-Kung Kuo, Yi-Hao Chen, Yu-Hsia Kuo, Mu-Chan Ke, Ya-Chi Tseng, Pei-Chang Wu
PURPOSE: Failure of retinal detachment surgery is most commonly due to the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Everolimus is an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and is available as oral tablets. In this study, we investigated the effect of everolimus on retinal pigment epithelial cells and modification of the severity of experimental PVR. METHODS: In our in vitro studies, primary culture of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells was obtained from pigmented Rex rabbits...
March 2018: Current Eye Research
Valeria Kheir, Ali Dirani, Matthieu Halfon, Jean-Pierre Venetz, Georges Halabi, Yan Guex-Crosier
BACKGROUND: To describe the optical coherence tomography angiograhy (OCTA) of drusenoid pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs) in a woman affected by Complement 3 (C3) glomerulopathy, which represents a spectrum of glomerular diseases characterized on fluorescent microscopy by C3 accumulation with absent, or scanty, immunoglobulin deposits. It is due to acquired or genetically defective alternative pathway control and is generally associated with drusen-like deposits in Bruch's membrane, as well as choriocapillaris...
November 22, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
Kiyoung Kim, Eung Suk Kim, Yonguk Kim, Ji Ho Yang, Seung-Young Yu, Hyung Woo Kwak
PURPOSE: To investigate the outcomes of intravitreal aflibercept in refractory pigment epithelial detachment (PED) with or without subretinal fluid (SRF) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: A prospective, nonrandomized, interventional case series involved 40 patients with persistent vascularized PED previously treated with at least 3 injections of intravitreal bevacizumab or ranibizumab. Intravitreal aflibercept was administered as 3 initial loading doses every 4 weeks, followed by pro re nata retreatment every 8 weeks over 48 weeks...
November 16, 2017: Retina
Petra Arendt, Siqing Yu, Marion R Munk, Andreas Ebneter, Sebastian Wolf, Martin S Zinkernagel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of an exit strategy in a treat-and-extend regimen for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: Five hundred and ninety-eight eyes of 488 patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration receiving intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections according to a treat-and-extend regimen were included in this retrospective study. A treat-and-extend regimen with either interval extension by 2 weeks or shortening by 1 week was used...
November 17, 2017: Retina
Nopasak Phasukkijwatana, K Bailey Freund, Rosa Dolz-Marco, Mayss Al-Sheikh, Pearse A Keane, Catherine A Egan, Sandeep Randhawa, Jay M Stewart, Qingyun Liu, Alex P Hunyor, Allan Kreiger, Aaron Nagiel, Robert Lalane, Mansour Rahimi, Won Ki Lee, Lee Merrill Jampol, David Sarraf
PURPOSE: To describe the features of peripapillary pachychoroid syndrome (PPS), a novel pachychoroid disease spectrum (PDS) entity. METHODS: Medical records of 31 eyes (16 patients) with choroidal thickening associated with intraretinal and/or subretinal fluid in the nasal macula extending from the disk were reviewed (patients with PPS). Choroidal thickness was compared with 2 age-matched cohorts: typical PDS (17 eyes with central serous chorioretinopathy or pachychoroid neovasculopathy) and 19 normal eyes...
November 10, 2017: Retina
Fuyan Zhang, Yuxing Qiu, Jay M Stewart
PURPOSE: To report the findings in a patient with peripapillary pachychoroid pigment epitheliopathy who demonstrated a retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) that was present at some times but not other times. METHODS: A review of 24 months of the clinical course and findings on multimodal imaging, including color fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography...
November 10, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
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