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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108904/intravitreal-anti-vegf-treatment-for-subretinal-neovascularisation-secondary-to-type-2-idiopathic-juxtafoveolar-telangiectasia
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Teresa Barth, Florian Zeman, Horst Helbig, Maria-Andreea Gamulescu
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term outcome of patients with subretinal neovascular membrane (SRNVM) secondary to type 2 idiopathic juxtafoveolar telangiectasia (IJT) receiving intravitreal anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) injections. METHODS: A total of 14 eyes of 12 patients treated with intravitreal anti-VEGF for SRNVM related to type 2 IJT were retrospectively assessed. RESULTS: Nine men and 3 women with a mean age of 66 years (SD 12, range 47-87 years) were diagnosed with IJT-related SRNVM...
January 21, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108140/steroid-treatment-in-ocular-tuberculosis-a-double-edged-sword
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S Souissi, T David, L Beral
INTRODUCTION: We report the case of a Caribbean patient with an atypical presentation of bilateral tuberculous chorioretinopathy. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 57-year-old woman, with hypertension and non-insulin dependent diabetes, was referred to our center for a sudden loss of vision in the right eye to hand motions. Ophthalmic examination revealed only right papilledema. Brain magnetic resonance imaging was normal. Laboratory examination revealed no signs of inflammation...
January 17, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106887/report-of-12-months-efficacy-and-safety-of-intravitreal-fluocinalone-acetonide-implant-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-diabetic-macular-oedema-a-real-world-result-in-the-united-kingdom
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F Alfaqawi, P L Lip, S Elsherbiny, R Chavan, A Mitra, B Mushtaq
: PurposeTo report the 12-months visual and anatomical outcomes of chronic diabetic macular oedema (DMO) treated with ILUVIEN in a real-world clinical practice in a single tertiary referral centre.MethodRetrospective data collection and analysis of consecutive 28 eyes of 23 diabetic patients received ILUVIEN implant for refractory DMO. Standard assessment included visual acuity (VA), central retinal thickness (CRT), slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and Goldmann tonometry for intraocular pressure (IOP) at 1, 6, and 12 months...
January 20, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105123/effect-of-anti-vegf-drugs-combined-with-photodynamic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Yi Dong, Guangming Wan, Panshi Yan, Yue Chen, Wenzhan Wang, Guanghua Peng
We analyzed the effects of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drugs combined with photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Ninety-six cases (192 eyes) of AMD were included in this study and randomly divided into the observation group and control group (n=48 cases per group). The control group was administered the treatment of Lucentis intravitreal injection alone and the observation group was administered Lucentis combined with PDT. The therapeutic effects were compared...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100867/effects-of-pre-and-post-administration-of-vitamin-a-on-the-growth-of-refractory-cancers-in-xenograft-mice
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Chuan Li, Masahiko Imai, Masahiro Yamasaki, Shinya Hasegawa, Noriko Takahashi
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that is obtained from the daily diet. The major forms of vitamin A in the body consist of retinol, retinal, retinoic acid (RA), and retinyl esters. Retinal is fundamental for vision and RA is used in clinical therapy of human acute promyelocytic leukemia. The actions of retinol and retinyl palmitate (RP) are not known well. Recently, we found that retinol is a potent anti-proliferative agent against human refractory cancers, including gallbladder cancer, being more effective than RA, while RP was inactive...
January 18, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100624/azacytidine-treatment-inhibits-the-progression-of-herpes-stromal-keratitis-by-enhancing-regulatory-t-cell-function
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Siva Karthik Varanasi, Pradeep B J Reddy, Siddheshvar Bhela, Ujjaldeep Jaggi, Fernanda Gimenez, Barry T Rouse
: Ocular infection with Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 (HSV-1) sets off an inflammatory reaction in the cornea which leads to both virus clearance as well as chronic lesions that are orchestrated by CD4 T cells. Approaches that enhance the function of regulatory T cells (Treg) and dampen effector T cells can be effective to limit Stromal Keratitis (SK) lesion severity. In this report, we have explored the novel approach of inhibiting DNA methyltransferase activity using 5-Azacytidine (cytosine analog) to limit HSV-1 induced ocular lesions...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095637/gene-therapy-for-achromatopsia
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REVIEW
Stylianos Michalakis, Christian Schön, Elvir Becirovic, Martin Biel
AIM: This review summarizes the current status of Achromatopsia (ACHM) gene therapy-related research activities and provides an outlook for their clinical application. DISCUSSION: ACHM is an inherited eye disease characterized by congenital absence of cone photoreceptor function. As a consequence, ACHM is associated with strongly impaired daylight vision, photophobia, nystagmus, and lack of color discrimination. Currently, six genes have been linked to ACHM. Up to 80% of the patients carry mutations in the genes CNGA3 and CNGB3 encoding the two subunits of the cone cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channel...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094578/diversity-and-inclusion-in-occupational-therapy-where-we-are-where-we-must-go
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Steven D Taff, Daniel Blash
Diversity is a fundamental element of the AOTA Centennial Vision and a critical aspect for the visibility, growth, and sustainability of the occupational therapy profession. In this article, the authors suggest that, while the profession has been aware of the need for a diverse workforce and has taken steps to increase diversity and cultural competency, a more structured, comprehensive, and action-oriented approach must be considered to address an issue which impacts professional roles and client engagement, satisfaction, and well-being...
January 17, 2017: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093977/the-amyloid-cascade-hypothesis-in-alzheimer-s-disease-it-s-time-to-change-our-mind
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Roberta Ricciarelli, Ernesto Fedele
Since its discovery in 1984, the beta amyloid peptide has treaded the boards of neurosciences as the star molecule in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. In the last decade, however, this vision has been challenged by evidence-based medicine showing the almost complete failure of clinical trials that experimented anti-amyloid therapies with great hopes. Moreover, data have accumulated which clearly indicates that this small peptide plays a key role in the physiological processes of memory formation. In the present review, we will discuss the different aspects of the amyloid cascade hypothesis, highlighting its pros and cons, and we will analyse the results of the therapeutic approaches attempted to date that should change the direction of Alzheimer's disease research in the future...
January 16, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091937/ocular-mycobacteriosis-dual-infection-of-m-tuberculosis-complex-with-m-fortuitum-and-m-bovis
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Kusum Sharma, Natasha Gautam, Megha Sharma, Mohit Dogra, Priya Bajgai, Basavaraj Tigari, Aman Sharma, Vishali Gupta, Surya Prakash Sharma, Ramandeep Singh
BACKGROUND: We report unfavorable outcome in a patient with subretinal granuloma caused by dual infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex with Mycobacterium fortuitum and Mycobacterium bovis in an immunosuppressed, non-HIV patient. We did a systematic review of literature on dual infection due to M. tuberculosis and M. fortuitum via MEDLINE and PUBMED and could not find any case reported of causing this kind of dual infection in the eye. RESULTS: A 38-year-old Indian male patient presented with decreased vision in the left eye for 3 months, diagnosed as tubercular choroidal granuloma with associated retinal angiomatosis proliferans (RAP) lesion...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090595/a-case-of-coats-disease-and-concurrent-anisometropic-amblyopia
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Nathan G Lambert, Robert O Hoffman, M Elizabeth Hartnett
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to demonstrate a case of Coats disease in a patient with concurrent anisometropic amblyopia. OBSERVATIONS: A 10-year-old boy was diagnosed with Coats disease during routine ophthalmic examination. Visual acuity was 20/20 OD and 20/50 OS with cycloplegic refraction of +1.25 (OD) and +3.25 (OS). Examination under anesthesia showed macular exudates in the left eye that encroached near the fovea superotemporally. Despite the poor visual acuity and macular exudates, the foveal architecture of both eyes appeared normal on spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
December 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079801/acute-necrotizing-retinal-vasculitis-as-onset-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Simeon Monov, Ruska Hristova, Rositza Dacheva, Reni Toncheva, Russka Shumnalieva, Viara Shoumnalieva-Ivanova, Daniela Monova
RATIONALE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease characterized by autoantibody production, complement activation, and deposition of immune complexes in tissues and organs. SLE can involve any region of the visual system. Although ocular manifestations are not part of the classification criteria for SLE, they can be observed in up to one-third of the patients with SLE. They are rarely reported at the time of disease onset. Retinal vasculitis is usually associated with active generalized disease...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076757/ipsc-derived-retina-transplants-improve-vision-in-rd1-end-stage-retinal-degeneration-mice
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Michiko Mandai, Momo Fujii, Tomoyo Hashiguchi, Genshiro A Sunagawa, Shinichiro Ito, Jianan Sun, Jun Kaneko, Junki Sho, Chikako Yamada, Masayo Takahashi
Recent success in functional recovery by photoreceptor precursor transplantation in dysfunctional retina has led to an increased interest in using embryonic stem cell (ESC) or induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived retinal progenitors to treat retinal degeneration. However, cell-based therapies for end-stage degenerative retinas that have lost the outer nuclear layer (ONL) are still a big challenge. In the present study, by transplanting mouse iPSC-derived retinal tissue (miPSC retina) in the end-stage retinal-degeneration model (rd1), we visualized the direct contact between host bipolar cell terminals and the presynaptic terminal of graft photoreceptors by gene labeling, showed light-responsive behaviors in transplanted rd1 mice, and recorded responses from the host retina with transplants by ex vivo micro-electroretinography and ganglion cell recordings using a multiple-electrode array system...
January 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074536/use-of-an-intravenous-sclerosing-foam-3-sodium-tetradecyl-sulfate-for-treatment-of-orbital-varix-in-a-dog
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Rebecca S Saunders, Brian A Scansen, Stephen S Jung, Hooman Khabiri, David A Wilkie
A 6-month-old intact male Standard Dachshund was referred for evaluation of a soft tissue swelling above the right eye. Examination of the right eye revealed mild lateral deviation of the globe, normal vision, and a dorsonasal soft tissue swelling. Examination of the posterior segment was normal. Dual-phase computed tomography angiography was consistent with an orbital varix of the angularis oculi and right dorsal external ophthalmic veins with no evidence of arterial involvement. Treatment involved fluoroscopically guided coil embolization of the venous outflow with nine platinum microcoils, followed by sclerotherapy of the varix using 1...
January 10, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073865/angiogenic-gene-therapy-in-cardiovascular-diseases-dream-or-vision
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REVIEW
Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Charles Bridges, Michael G Katz, Petra Korpisalo
Chronic cardiovascular diseases are significant health problems. Although current treatment strategies have tremendously improved disease management, up to 30% of these patients cannot be successfully treated with current treatment approaches and new treatment strategies are clearly needed. Gene therapy and therapeutic vascular growth may provide a new treatment option for these patients. Several growth factors, like vascular endothelial growth factors, fibroblast growth factors and hepatocyte growth factor have been tested in clinical trials...
January 10, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068444/effectiveness-of-an-eyelid-thermal-pulsation-procedure-to-treat-recalcitrant-dry-eye-symptoms-after-laser-vision-correction
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Craig S Schallhorn, Julie M Schallhorn, Stephen Hannan, Steven C Schallhorn
PURPOSE: To provide an initial retrospective evaluation of the effectiveness of a thermal pulsation system to treat intractable patient-reported dye eye symptoms following laser vision correction. METHODS: A total of 109 eyes of 57 patients underwent thermal pulsation therapy (LipiFlow; TearScience, Morrisville, NC) for the treatment of dry eye symptoms following laser vision correction. A standardized dry eye questionnaire, the Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness (SPEED II), was administered to all patients before and after thermal pulsation therapy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060586/evidence-based-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema
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Rasha Barham, Hala El Rami, Jennifer K Sun, Paolo S Silva
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that affects 415 million people worldwide. Despite treatment advances, diabetic eye disease remains a leading cause of vision loss worldwide. Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a common cause of vision loss in diabetic patients. The pathophysiology is complex and involves multiple pathways that ultimately lead to central retinal thickening and, if untreated, visual loss. First-line treatment of DME has evolved from focal/grid laser established by the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) to intravitreous pharmacologic therapy...
2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060136/purtscher-like-retinopathy-associated-with-adult-onset-still-disease
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Ralph Yachoui
PURPOSE: To describe clinical, laboratory, and funduscopic data of a patient presenting with newly diagnosed adult-onset Still disease and Purtscher-like retinopathy. METHODS: Observational case report. PATIENT: A 43-year-old man presented with a 3-week history of daily high-spiking fever, diffuse arthralgia and myalgia, sore throat, and a transient nonpruritic maculopapular rash. Two weeks from the onset of his illness, he developed a gradual decrease in visual acuity in both eyes...
January 2, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059865/efferent-vision-therapy
#19
Janet C Rucker, Paul H Phillips
BACKGROUND: Traditional orthoptic therapy used by ophthalmologists, orthoptists, and optometrists is directed at improving visual acuity, ocular alignment, or both. For example, convergence exercises are used to treat convergence insufficiency (CI). However, other forms of "vision therapy" are directed at improving "visual processing and efficiency." The therapeutic regimen often entails repetitive ocular motor tasks performed during multiple office visits with a behavioral optometrist...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058169/idiopathic-isolated-cilioretinal-artery-occlusion-treated-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
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Serdar Aktaş, Osman Murat Uyar, Erol Özer, Hatice Aktaş, Kadir Eltutar
Cilioretinal artery occlusion (CLRAO) is a rare event which has been reported in association with various systemic diseases. We report a case of idiopathic isolated CLRAO treated successfully with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy. A 26-year-old man presented with sudden, painless vision loss and an inferior hemivisual field defect in the left eye. Fundus fluorescein angiography revealed an occluded cilioretinal artery. After 2 weeks of HBO therapy, visual acuity improved from 20/200 to 20/20. The visual field defect improved...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
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