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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346644/genome-wide-analysis-of-disease-progression-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Qi Yan, Ying Ding, Yi Liu, Tao Sun, Lars G Fritsche, Traci Clemons, Rinki Ratnapriya, Michael L Klein, Richard J Cook, Yu Liu, Ruzong Fan, Lai Wei, Gonçalo R Abecasis, Anand Swaroop, Emily Y Chew, Daniel E Weeks, Wei Chen
Family- and population-based genetic studies have successfully identified multiple disease-susceptibility loci for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), one of the first batch and most successful examples of genome-wide association study (GWAS). However, most genetic studies to date have focused on case-control studies of late AMD (choroidal neovascularization [CNV] or geographic atrophy [GA]). The genetic influences on disease progression are largely unexplored. We assembled unique resources to perform a genome-wide bivariate time-to-event analysis to test for association of time-to-late-AMD with ∼9 million variants on 2,721 Caucasians from a large multi-center randomized clinical trial, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study...
January 15, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346499/repeatability-and-agreement-of-visual-acuity-using-the-etdrs-number-chart-landolt-c-chart-or-etdrs-alphabet-chart-in-eyes-with-or-without-sight-threatening-diseases
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Voraporn Chaikitmongkol, Onnisa Nanegrungsunk, Direk Patikulsila, Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Neil M Bressler
Importance: The Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) alphabet chart is not feasible for measuring best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) for individuals who are unfamiliar with the Roman alphabet. The ETDRS Landolt C chart is an alternative, but it may not reflect true BCVA among those with confusion between left and right. The ETDRS number chart might overcome these limitations, but little is known regarding its reliability. Objective: To evaluate repeatability and agreement of BCVA using the ETDRS number chart or Landolt C chart compared with ETDRS alphabet charts in healthy and diseased eyes...
January 18, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340643/association-of-low-luminance-questionnaire-with-objective-functional-measures-in-early-and-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Atalie C Thompson, Ulrich F O Luhmann, Sandra S Stinnett, Lejla Vajzovic, Anupama Horne, Cynthia A Toth, Scott W Cousins, Eleonora M Lad
Purpose: To determine whether Low Luminance Questionnaire (LLQ) scores are associated with objective measures of visual function in early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Cross-sectional study of subjects with early AMD Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) stage 2, N = 33), intermediate AMD (AREDS stage 3, N = 47), and age-matched healthy controls (N = 21). Subjects were interviewed with the LLQ. Psychophysical tests performed included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), mesopic microperimetry, dark adaptometry (DA), low luminance visual acuity (LLVA), and cone contrast test (CCT)...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340641/effects-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-on-driving-performance
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Joanne M Wood, Alex A Black, Kerry Mallon, Anthony S Kwan, Cynthia Owsley
Purpose: To explore differences in driving performance of older adults with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and age-matched controls, and to identify the visual determinants of driving performance in this population. Methods: Participants included 33 older drivers with AMD (mean age [M] = 76.6 ± 6.1 years; better eye Age-Related Eye Disease Study grades: early [61%] and intermediate [39%]) and 50 age-matched controls (M = 74.6 ± 5.0 years). Visual tests included visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, visual fields, and motion sensitivity...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339917/association-of-treatment-adherence-with-real-life-va-outcomes-in-amd-dme-and-brvo-patients
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Christoph Ehlken, Mandy Helms, Daniel Böhringer, Hansjürgen T Agostini, Andreas Stahl
Purpose: Real-life clinical outcomes of patients treated with anti-VEGF drugs for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), or macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) are often inferior to results from randomized clinical trials. This observational cohort study investigates treatment adherence and real-life clinical outcomes within the first year of treatment. Patients and methods: A total of 708 treatment-naïve patients (466 nAMD, 134 DME, and 108 BRVO) were included...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335399/prevalence-and-causes-of-visual-impairment-in-adults-in-binhu-district-wuxi-china
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Xing Chen, Danying Zhou, Jian Shen, Yanbing Wu, Qingzhu Sun, Jianming Dong, Jianchun Yu
BACKGROUND Previously reported data has guided the treatment and prevention of blindness. This study aimed to evaluate the current prevalence and causes of visual impairment among adults who were 50 years old and older in the Binhu District of Wuxi City, China. MATERIAL AND METHODS A randomized sample of stratified clusters was used to analyze individuals from 30 basic sampling units in Wuxi Binhu District. Visual impairment was defined according to World Health Organization (WHO) standards. RESULTS A total of 6725 people who were at least 50 years old participated in this study...
January 16, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330064/antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-drugs-do-not-affect-visual-outcome-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-the-bramd-trial
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Gabriëlle H S Buitendijk, Ann-Sofie M E Schauwvlieghe, Johannes R Vingerling, Reinier O Schlingemann, Caroline C W Klaver
PURPOSE: To determine if use of antiplatelet or anticoagulant (AP/AC) medication influences visual acuity in patients with active neovascular age-related macular degeneration (N-AMD). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial METHODS: Setting: Multi-center STUDY POPULATION: 330 patients with active N-AMD from the BRAMD study, a comparative trial between bevacizumab and ranibizumab in the Netherlands. OBSERVATION PROCEDURES: Patients underwent an extensive ophthalmic examination...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327028/transition-metals-and-trace-elements-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-choroid-correlative-ultrastructural-and-chemical-analysis-by-analytical-electron-microscopy-and-nano-secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry
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Antje Biesemeier, Oliver Eibl, Santhana Eswara, Jean-Nicolas Audinot, Tom Wirtz, Ulrich Schraermeyer
Understanding the localisation and abundance of structural elements, trace elements and especially transition metals like Cu and Zn in ocular tissue sections is important for physiology, and also for the characterisation of diseases related to oxidative stress like age-related macular degeneration. Transition metal abundances were investigated in an aged donor eye by nano-secondary ion mass spectrometry (nano-SIMS) elemental mapping using Cs+ and O- primary ions, respectively, and correlated to their respective mole fractions investigated by analytical electron microscopy (AEM)...
January 12, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325388/-the-research-advances-of-microrna-184-and-related-ocular-diseases
#9
R R Zong, Y P Zhou, Z G Liu
microRNA-184 (miR-184) is a small, non-coding, endogenic RNA molecule of 22 nucleotides in length. It is a highly conserved sequence throughout many different species. Multiple studies have demonstrated that miR-184 is an important factor in regulating gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. miR-184 plays vital roles in many biological processes, including development and differentiation in many tissues and organs. Meanwhile, the research on the physiological and pathological role of miR-184 in eyes draws more and more attention lately...
December 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324593/incidence-and-long-term-visual-acuity-outcomes-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-tears-after-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Clara Vazquez-Alfageme, Luke Nicholson, Robin D Hamilton, Praveen J Patel
PURPOSE: To report the incidence of retinal pigment epithelium tears in eyes treated with aflibercept for neovascular age-related macular degeneration and compare it with ranibizumab, and to describe long-term visual outcomes of retinal pigment epithelium tears after intensive anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of clinical charts, spectral domain optical coherence tomography and fundus fluorescein angiography imaging of consecutive naive patients treated with intravitreal aflibercept or ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration...
January 10, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323771/association-of-igfn1-variant-with-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Xiaofeng Wen, Yu Liu, Qi Yan, Minling Liang, Miao Tang, Ran Liu, Jianying Pan, Qiuhui Liu, Tingting Chen, Shixin Guo, Juanran Liang, Lin Lu, Xiaoyan Ding, Wei Chen, Lai Wei
BACKGROUND: Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) share similar phenotype but are different in clinical manifestations, responses to treatment, and prognosis. Whether PCV is a subtype of AMD or a distinct entity from nAMD remains elusive. Therefore, we performed a whole-exome sequencing (WES) based association analysis to compare the genetic architecture of PCV and nAMD in Han Chinese. METHODS: Whole-exome sequencing analysis was performed on 21 nAMD cases, 20 PCV cases and 20 healthy controls...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319204/observation-of-curative-effect-of-intravitreal-injection-of-conbercept-in-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-optical-coherence-tomography-analysis-after-injection
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Wen Yang, Ying Tan, Chaowei Li, Yi Liu, Guohua Lu
To observe the clinical efficacy of intravitreal injection of conbercept in the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was observed to measure the changes of anatomical changes of central macular thickness (CMT) and the area and volume of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) uplift. Fifteen patients (15 eyes) with wet AMD were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent intravitreal injection of conbercept of 0...
January 10, 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318381/-evaluation-of-the-medical-treatment-situation-of-the-visually-impaired-significant-differences-between-young-and-old
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M Oeverhaus, H Hirche, J Esser, A Eckstein, B Schaperdoth-Gerlings
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with irreversible visual impairment need individual visual rehabilitation to regain or improve reading ability and mobility. To analyze the prescription of low vision aids (LVA) and their relation to age, we performed a retrospective chart analysis of our specialized low vision outpatient clinic. METHODS: Patient charts of all patients who attended our low vision outpatient clinic from 2014-2016 were analyzed with respect to the diagnosis, visual acuity, magnification needs, age and prescribed or used LVA...
January 9, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317590/the-association-between-variants-of-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-rage-gene-polymorphisms-and-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Mantas Banevicius, Alvita Vilkeviciute, Loresa Kriauciuniene, Rasa Liutkeviciene, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva
BACKGROUND Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people aged 65 years and older in developed countries. The pathogenesis of AMD has been linked to mechanisms involving inflammation, oxidative stress, and basal laminar deposit formation between retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells and the basal membrane, caused by advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs are implicated in the pathogenesis of AMD through the AGE-and receptor for AGE (RAGE) interaction, which can be altered by polymorphisms of the RAGE gene...
January 10, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317400/two-year-outcomes-of-intravitreal-ziv-aflibercept
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Ahmad M Mansour, Mohammed Ashraf, Abdulrazzak Charbaji, Muhammad H Younis, Ahmed A Souka, Avantika Dogra, Hana A Mansour, Jay Chhablani
AIM: To assess the two-year outcome of intravitreal ziv-aflibercept (IVZ) in eyes with macular diseases. METHODS: Consecutive subjects with various macular diseases that received six or more of 0.05 mL IVZ (1.25 mg) injections with at least 1 year follow-up were included. Outcome measures were best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) (logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution) and central macular thickness (CMT) on spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
January 9, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306951/longitudinal-analysis-of-drusen-volume-in-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-using-two-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-scan-patterns
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Sarah Thiele, Jennifer Nadal, Monika Fleckenstein, Petra P Fang, Maximilian Pfau, Matthias Schmid, Rui Hua, Frank G Holz, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate two different spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scan patterns in eyes with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for the longitudinal assessment of drusen volume. METHODS: The data of 38 eyes of 38 AMD patients (age 69.97 ± 6.08 years) were included. The longitudinal drusen volume over 4 years was analyzed by annual SD-OCT raster scanning (field size 20 × 15°). Two raster scan patterns (A/B) differed in the distance between neighboring B-scans (240 vs...
January 5, 2018: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304261/an-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-clinically-unilateral-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-and-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Mehmet Ozgur Zengin, Omer Karti, Eyyup Karahan, Tuncay Kusbeci
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and clinically unilateral pseudoexfoliation syndrome (XFS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-six patients (152 eyes) with bilateral AMD and clinically unilateral XFS were included. Eyes with AMD were divided into three stages (early, intermediate, and late), based on the Beckman Initiative for Macular Research Classification Committee of fundus findings. The distribution of AMD lesions was assessed in both groups, and the subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) was measured using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)...
January 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299721/mutations-in-mertk-are-not-associated-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
#18
Hasenin Al-Khersan, Alan Kwong, Michael A Grassi
PURPOSE: To assess whether mutations in Mer tyrosine kinase (MERTK) are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: An association study using whole-genome sequencing was performed to determine whether rare variants in MERTK are associated with AMD. The data set included 4787 propensity score-matched case-control samples: 2394 AMD cases and 2393 controls. Whole-genome sequencing was performed and variants in MERTK were identified. Combined annotation-dependent depletion (CADD) scores and allele frequencies were calculated for each variant identified in MERTK...
January 3, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286545/one-year-effectiveness-study-of-intravitreous-ranibizumab-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-meta-analysis
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Michael Guo, Mahyar Etminan, Jasmine Cheng, Zafar Zafari, David Maberley
PURPOSE: The clinical efficacy of ranibizumab has been examined by a large number of prospective and retrospective studies to date. This meta-analysis was conducted to summarize the current body of evidence on visual acuity (VA) changes with use of ranibizumab in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wAMD). METHODS: A literature review of multiple electronic databases (EMBASE, MEDLINE, MedMEME) was conducted to find randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies that reported changes in VA while patients with wAMD were on ranibizumab...
December 29, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285122/pathophysiological-correlations-between-fundus-fluorescein-angiography-and-optical-coherence-tomography-results-in-patients-with-idiopathic-epiretinal-membranes
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Ju Liu, Yong Qian, Shunnan Yang, Li Yan, Yi Wang, Meng Gao, Limei Liu, Yuanyuan Xiao, Bin Mo, Wu Liu
The aim of the current study was to determine the association between fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) image results, optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging results and visual functions in patients with idiopathic epiretinal membranes (ERMs). A total of 80 eyes from 40 patients diagnosed with ERM were analyzed. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and metamorphopsia were measured using the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study eye chart and M-charts, respectively. Macular thickness and volume were determined using OCT...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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