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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437785/the-retina-of-asian-and-african-elephants-comparison-of-newborn-and-adult
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Heidrun Kuhrt, Andreas Bringmann, Wolfgang Härtig, Gudrun Wibbelt, Leo Peichl, Andreas Reichenbach
Elephants are precocial mammals that are relatively mature as newborns and mobile shortly after birth. To determine whether the retina of newborn elephants is capable of supporting the mobility of elephant calves, we compared the retinal structures of 2 newborn elephants (1 African and 1 Asian) and 2 adult animals of both species by immunohistochemical and morphometric methods. For the first time, we present here a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative characterization of the cellular composition of the newborn and the adult retinas of 2 elephant species...
April 25, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437528/automated-staging-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Freerk G Venhuizen, Bram van Ginneken, Freekje van Asten, Mark J J P van Grinsven, Sascha Fauser, Carel B Hoyng, Thomas Theelen, Clara I Sánchez
Purpose: To evaluate a machine learning algorithm that automatically grades age-related macular degeneration (AMD) severity stages from optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans. Methods: A total of 3265 OCT scans from 1016 patients with either no signs of AMD or with signs of early, intermediate, or advanced AMD were randomly selected from a large European multicenter database. A machine learning system was developed to automatically grade unseen OCT scans into different AMD severity stages without requiring retinal layer segmentation...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437526/prominin-1-is-a-novel-regulator-of-autophagy-in-the-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Sujoy Bhattacharya, Jinggang Yin, Christina S Winborn, Qiuhua Zhang, Junming Yue, Edward Chaum
Purpose: Prominin-1 (Prom1) is a transmembrane glycoprotein, which is expressed in stem cell lineages, and has recently been implicated in cancer stem cell survival. Mutations in the Prom1 gene have been shown to disrupt photoreceptor disk morphogenesis and cause an autosomal dominant form of Stargardt-like macular dystrophy (STGD4). Despite the apparent structural role of Prom1 in photoreceptors, its role in other cells of the retina is unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of Prom1 in the highly metabolically active cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437524/the-evolution-of-the-plateau-an-optical-coherence-tomography-signature-seen-in-geographic-atrophy
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Anna C S Tan, Polina Astroz, Kunal K Dansingani, Jason S Slakter, Lawrence A Yannuzzi, Christine A Curcio, K Bailey Freund
Purpose: Histologic details of progression routes to geographic atrophy (GA) in AMD are becoming available through optical coherence tomography (OCT). We studied the origins and evolution of an OCT signature called plateau in eyes with GA and suggested a histologic correlate. Methods: Serial eye-tracked OCT scans and multimodal imaging were acquired from eight eyes of seven patients with GA and plateau signatures over a mean follow-up of 7.7 years (range, 3.7-11...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437483/quantitative-microvascular-analysis-of-retinal-venous-occlusions-by-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Nicole Koulisis, Alice Y Kim, Zhongdi Chu, Anoush Shahidzadeh, Bruce Burkemper, Lisa C Olmos de Koo, Andrew A Moshfeghi, Hossein Ameri, Carmen A Puliafito, Veronica L Isozaki, Ruikang K Wang, Amir H Kashani
PURPOSE: To quantitatively evaluate the retinal microvasculature in human subjects with retinal venous occlusions (RVO) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional, observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty subjects (84 eyes) were included (20 BRVO, 14 CRVO, 24 unaffected fellow eyes, and 26 controls). METHODS: OCTA was performed on a prototype, spectral domain-OCTA system in the 3x3mm central macular region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437318/results-of-macular-hole-surgery-evaluation-based-on-the-international-vitreomacular-traction-study-classification
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Laura Liu, Ijilmurun Enkh-Amgalan, Nan-Kai Wang, Lan-Hsin Chuang, Yen-Po Chen, Yih-Shiou Hwang, Chee-Jen Chang, Kuan-Jen Chen, Wei-Chi Wu, Tun-Lu Chen, Chi-Chun Lai
PURPOSE: To evaluate the differences in anatomical and visual function changes after macular hole (MH) surgery using the International Vitreomacular Traction Study classification. METHODS: Patients who underwent vitrectomy and blood-assisted internal limiting membrane peeling because of MHs were enrolled in the present study. The patients were divided into three groups according to the sizes of their MHs (small: ≤250 μm, medium: >250 μm and ≤400 μm, and large: >400 μm)...
April 20, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436996/continuum-electrostatic-calculation-on-bovine-rhodopsin-protonation-and-the-effect-of-the-membrane-potential
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Elisa Bombarda, G Matthias Ullmann
In this work, we calculate the protonation probabilities of titratable residues of bovine rhodopsin using the Poisson-Boltzmann equation. We also consider the influence of the membrane potential. Our results indicate that at physiological pH, the titratable groups directly involved in photosensing, namely Glu113, Glu181 and the retinal Schiff base, are charged. In contrast, the residues Asp83, Glu122, and His211, which are buried in the membrane, are uncharged. However, since these later residues are localized in the middle of the membrane, they are exposed to the membrane potential more strongly, which may have important functional implications...
April 24, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436839/automatic-subretinal-fluid-segmentation-of-retinal-sd-oct-images-with-neurosensory-retinal-detachment-guided-by-enface-fundus-imaging
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Menglin Wu, Qiang Chen, Xiaojun He, Ping Li, Wen Fan, Songtao Yuan, Hyunjin Park
OBJECTIVE: Accurate segmentation of neurosensory retinal detachment (NRD)-associated subretinal fluid in spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is vital for the assessment of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). A novel two-stage segmentation algorithm was proposed, guided by Enface fundus imaging. METHODS: In the first stage, Enface fundus image was segmented using thickness map prior to detecting the fluid-associated abnormalities with diffuse boundaries...
April 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436087/a-deeper-look-at-torpedo-maculopathy
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Casey Hamm, Diana Shechtman, Sherrol Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Torpedo maculopathy is a rare, congenital maculopathy classically diagnosed funduscopically as a 'torpedo-shaped' lesion located temporal to the fovea. This case describes a torpedo maculopathy with non-classic optical coherence tomographic (OCT) findings and collaborative OCT angiographic (OCTA) findings. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a history of longstanding distortion and paracentral scotoma of the right eye. She had a positive family history of age-related macular degeneration...
April 23, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436035/nap-counteracts-hyperglycemia-hypoxia-induced-retinal-pigment-epithelial-barrier-breakdown-through-modulation-of-hifs-and-vegf-expression
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Agata Grazia D'Amico, Grazia Maugeri, Daniela Maria Rasà, Valentina La Cognata, Salvatore Saccone, Concetta Federico, Sebastiano Cavallaro, Velia D'Agata
Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a common complication leading to a central vision loss in patients with diabetes. In this eye pathology, the hyperglycaemic/hypoxic microenvironment of pigmented epithelium is responsible for outer blood retinal barrier integrity changes. More recently, we have shown that a small peptide derived from the activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP), known as NAP, counteracts damages occurring during progression of diabetic retinopathy by modulating HIFs/VEGF pathway. Here, we have investigated for the first time the role of this peptide on outer blood retinal barrier (BRB) integrity exposed to hyperglycaemic/hypoxic insult mimicking a model in vitro of DME...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435952/foscarnet-calcium-microcrystals-as-the-intravitreal-drug-depot
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Yuling Sun, Yong Tao, Qingchen Cao, Yanbin Huang
Foscarnet sodium is an antiviral drug for the treatment of CMV retinitis, currently in the form of twice-weekly intravitreal injection. Here we developed foscarnet calcium microcrystals as the drug depot, and using the rabbit model we demonstrated that the injected microcrystals maintained a therapeutically relevant drug concentration in the vitreous for more than 3 months.
April 24, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435935/proliferative-vitreoretinopathy-in-treated-retinoblastoma
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Cindy S Hwang, Pia R Mendoza, Jill R Wells, Hans E Grossniklaus, G Baker Hubbard
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and histopathologic characteristics of patients who develop proliferative vitreoretinopathy after retinoblastoma treatment. DESIGN: Retrospective review of three cases of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) that developed after successful treatment of retinoblastoma from 2003 to 2015. SUBJECTS: Three patients with treated retinoblastoma who developed severe PVR and required enucleation. METHODS: Review of clinical charts, fundus drawings, Ret-Cam 3 images, and histopathology specimens...
March 2017: Ophthalmol Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435768/cortical-blindness-as-severe-neuro-ophthalmological-manifestation-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Alvaro I Ortiz Z, Pedro Luis Cárdenas, Luis C Escaf, Marcela Peralta
Patients with retinal lesions related to tuberous sclerous complex (TSC) commonly have no impairment of visual acuity. We present a case of a 1-year-old Hispanic girl with TSC in which bilateral cortical blindness is documented.
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435237/evaluation-of-ex-press-glaucoma-implant-in-elderly-diabetic-patients-after-23g-vitrectomy
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Anita Lyssek-Boroń, Adam Wylęgała, Dariusz Dobrowolski, Ewelina Kowalczyk, Katarzyna Polanowska, Edward Wylęgała
PURPOSE: The most frequent qualifications for pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) in diabetic patients include recurrent hemorrhage into the vitreous body chamber and vitreoretinal proliferation, also with traction retinal detachment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of EX-PRESS implant for the treatment of secondary glaucoma in elderly diabetic patients following PPV 23G with silicon oil or SF6 gas endotamponade. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective analysis comprised 18 patients (19 eyes)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435211/erratum-prolongation-of-injection-interval-after-switching-therapy-from-ranibizumab-to-aflibercept-in-japanese-patients-with-macular-edema-secondary-to-branch-retinal-vein-occlusion-corrigendum
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[This corrects the article on p. 403 in vol. 11, PMID: 28260852.].
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435209/increase-in-average-foveal-thickness-after-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling
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Kazuyuki Kumagai, Mariko Furukawa, Tetsuyuki Suetsugu, Nobuchika Ogino
PURPOSE: To report the findings in three cases in which the average foveal thickness was increased after a thin epiretinal membrane (ERM) was removed by vitrectomy with internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling. METHODS: The foveal contour was normal preoperatively in all eyes. All cases underwent successful phacovitrectomy with ILM peeling for a thin ERM. The optical coherence tomography (OCT) images were examined before and after the surgery. The changes in the average foveal (1 mm) thickness and the foveal areas within 500 μm from the foveal center were measured...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435054/experience-with-a-subretinal-cell-based-therapy-in-patients-with-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Allen C Ho, Tom S Chang, Michael Samuel, Paul Williamson, Robert F Willenbucher, Terri Malone
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and tolerability of and clinical response to a single, subretinal dose of human umbilical tissue-derived cells (palucorcel [CNTO-2476]) in the eyes of adults aged ≥50 years with bilateral geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN: Phase 1/2a, multicenter, open-label, dose-escalation, fellow-eye-controlled study. METHODS: In the phase 1 portion, eyes were assigned to receive a single, subretinal dose of palucorcel (ranging from 6...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434862/consequences-of-the-oculomotor-cycle-for-the-dynamics-of-perception
#18
Marco Boi, Martina Poletti, Jonathan D Victor, Michele Rucci
Much evidence indicates that humans and other species process large-scale visual information before fine spatial detail. Neurophysiological data obtained with paralyzed eyes suggest that this coarse-to-fine sequence results from spatiotemporal filtering by neurons in the early visual pathway. However, the eyes are normally never stationary: rapid gaze shifts (saccades) incessantly alternate with slow fixational movements. To investigate the consequences of this oculomotor cycle on the dynamics of perception, we combined spectral analysis of visual input signals, neural modeling, and gaze-contingent control of retinal stimulation in humans...
April 17, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434813/rhythmic-expressed-clock-regulates-the-transcription-of-proliferating-cellular-nuclear-antigen-in-teleost-retina
#19
Hang Song, Defeng Wang, Felipe De Jesus Perez, Rongrong Xie, Zhipeng Liu, Chun-Chun Chen, Meijuan Yu, Liudi Yuan, Russell D Fernald, Sheng Zhao
Teleost fish continues to grow their eyes throughout life with the body size. In Astatotilapia burtoni, the fish retina increases by adding new retinal cells at the ciliary marginal zone (CMZ) and in the outer nuclear layer (ONL). Cell proliferation at both sites exhibits a daily rhythm in number of dividing cells. To understand how this diurnal rhythm of new cell production is controlled in retinal progenitor cells, we studied the transcription pattern of clock genes in retina, including clock1a, clock1b, bmal1a (brain and muscle ARNT-Like), and per1b (period1b)...
April 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434717/relative-genetic-and-environmental-contributions-to-variations-in-human-retinal-electrical-responses-quantified-in-a-twin-study
#20
Taha Bhatti, Ambreen Tariq, Ting Shen, Katie M Williams, Christopher J Hammond, Omar A Mahroo
PURPOSE: To estimate heritability of parameters of human retinal electrophysiology and to explore which parameters change with age. DESIGN: Prospective, classic twin study. PARTICIPANTS: Adult monozygotic and dizygotic twin pairs recruited from the TwinsUK cohort. METHODS: Electroretinogram responses were recorded using conductive fiber electrodes in response to stimuli incorporating standards set by the International Society for the Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision...
April 20, 2017: Ophthalmology
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