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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231566/one-year-outcomes-of-1-pro-re-nata-versus-3-pro-re-nata-intravitreal-aflibercept-injection-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Kei Takayama, Hiroki Kaneko, Tadasu Sugita, Ruka Maruko, Kyoko Hattori, Eimei Ra, Kenichi Kawano, Keiko Kataoka, Yasuki Ito, Hiroko Terasaki
PURPOSE: We compared 1-year outcomes of 1 + pro re nata (PRN) versus 3 + PRN of intravitreal aflibercept injection (IAI) for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Forty-two eyes with naïve AMD received 3 + PRN IAI treatment and 47 eyes with naïve AMD received 1 + PRN IAI treatment. Visual acuity (VA), central retinal thickness (CRT), and central choroidal thickness (CCT) and number of administered IAIs during 12 months were compared. RESULTS: VAs improved, and CRTs reduced significantly at any given month from baseline in both groups (p < 0...
February 24, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231464/different-modes-of-visual-integration-in-the-lateral-geniculate-nucleus-revealed-by-single-cell-initiated-transsynaptic-tracing
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Santiago B Rompani, Fiona E Müllner, Adrian Wanner, Chi Zhang, Chiara N Roth, Keisuke Yonehara, Botond Roska
The thalamus receives sensory input from different circuits in the periphery. How these sensory channels are integrated at the level of single thalamic cells is not well understood. We performed targeted single-cell-initiated transsynaptic tracing to label the retinal ganglion cells that provide input to individual principal cells in the mouse lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). We identified three modes of sensory integration by single LGN cells. In the first, 1-5 ganglion cells of mostly the same type converged from one eye, indicating a relay mode...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230358/membrane-independence-of-ultrafast-photochemistry-in-pharaonis-halorhodopsin-testing-the-role-of-bacterioruberin
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Itay Gdor, Maya Mani-Hazan, Noga Friedman, Mordechai Sheves, Sanford Ruhman
Ultrafast photochemistry of p-HR in the intact Natronomonas pharaonic membrane has been studied by photoselective femtosecond pump-hyperspectral probe spectroscopy with high time resolution. Two variants of this sample, one with wild type retinal prosthetic groups, and another after shifting retinal absorption deep into the blue by reducing the Schiff base linkage were studied, and compared with previous results on detergent solubilized p-HR. This comparison shows that retinal photo-isomerization dynamics are identical in the membrane and in the solubilized sample...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230055/corrigendum-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-microvascular-findings-in-macular-edema-due-to-central-and-branch-retinal-vein-occlusions
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Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Lisa Toto, Luca Di Antonio, Enrico Borrelli, Alfonso Senatore, Marta Di Nicola, Giuseppe Di Martino, Marco Ciancaglini, Paolo Carpineto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229400/trans-synaptic-retrograde-degeneration-in-the-human-visual-system-slow-silent-and-real
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REVIEW
Marc Dinkin
Degeneration of neuron and axons following injury to cells with which they synapse is termed trans-synaptic degeneration. This phenomenon may be seen in postsynaptic neurons (anterograde) or in presynaptic neurons (retrograde). Retrograde trans-synaptic degeneration (RTSD) of the retinal ganglion cells and retinal nerve fiber layer following injury to the occipital lobe has been well documented histologically in animal studies, but its occurrence in the human retina was, for many years, felt to be limited to cases of neonatal injury during a critical period of neuronal development...
February 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229127/the-application-of-retinal-fundus-camera-imaging-in-dementia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sarah McGrory, James R Cameron, Enrico Pellegrini, Claire Warren, Fergus N Doubal, Ian J Deary, Baljean Dhillon, Joanna M Wardlaw, Emanuele Trucco, Thomas J MacGillivray
INTRODUCTION: The ease of imaging the retinal vasculature, and the evolving evidence suggesting this microvascular bed might reflect the cerebral microvasculature, presents an opportunity to investigate cerebrovascular disease and the contribution of microvascular disease to dementia with fundus camera imaging. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to assess the measurement of retinal properties in dementia using fundus imaging. RESULTS: Ten studies assessing retinal properties in dementia were included...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229088/glutathione-induces-gaba-release-through-p2x7r-activation-on-m%C3%A3-ller-glia
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Hércules Rezende Freitas, Ricardo A de Melo Reis
The retinal tissue of warm-blooded vertebrates performs surprisingly complex and accurate transduction of visual information. To achieve precision, a multilayered neuroglia structure is established throughout the embryonic development, and the presence of radial Müller (glial) cells ensure differentiation, growth and survival for the neuronal elements within retinal environment. It is assumed that Müller cells serve as a dynamic reservoir of progenitors, capable of expressing transcription factors, differentiating and proliferating as either neuronal or glial cells depending on extrinsic cues...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228833/disruption-of-the-photoreceptor-inner-segment-outer-segment-junction-in-a-6-year-old-girl-with-joubert-syndrome
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Shimpei Baba, Eri Takeshita, Hiroko Yamazaki, Mikako Tarashima, Masayuki Sasaki
Joubert syndrome (JS) is a spectrum of genetic disorders characterised by cerebellar and brainstem malformation called "molar tooth sign", resulting in hypotonia, developmental delay, and intellectual disability. Here we describe a young female JS patient with "salt-and-pepper" fundus and inner segment-outer segment junction (IS/OS line) discontinuity, with a lack of external limiting membrane. Ocular coherence tomography (OCT) detected blurred external retinal layers in the macula centre. Although JS patients often have retinal degeneration with varying severity, few investigators have utilised OCT in their investigations...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228831/retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-thickness-of-migraine-patients-with-or-without-white-matter-lesions
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Ilke Bahceci Simsek
The aim of this study was to determine whether retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness is correlated with cerebral white matter lesions (WML) in migraine patients. Forty migraine and 40 healthy subjects were included in this study. The difference in RNFL thickness between the control and a migraine group with WML and a migraine group without WML were investigated using analysis of variance (ANOVA). A Tukey post hoc test was conducted to determine from which group the difference originated. Lower RNFL thicknesses were observed in the migraine patient group where WML was detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), compared with the control group and with the migraine group with no WML...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228830/optic-disc-and-macular-imaging-in-blind-eyes-from-non-glaucomatous-optic-neuropathy-a-study-with-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Linda Hansapinyo, Andy C O Cheng, Noel C Y Chan, Carmen K M Chan
The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the optic disc and macular thickness measurements using two spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) instruments in long-standing blind eyes diagnosed with non-glaucomatous optic neuropathies (NGON). A prospective observational case-series design was used. Twelve eyes from 12 NGON patients with no light perception for at least 6 months underwent optic disc and macular imaging with Cirrus HD-OCT and Spectralis OCT. The correlation between the peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (PRNFL) and macular ganglion cell layer and inner plexiform layer (GCL+IPL) thicknesses, and between the duration of no light perception (NLP) and PRNFL/GCL+IPL thicknesses were determined using Spearman's correlation analysis...
February 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228436/triamcinolone-emboli-leading-to-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-multimodal-imaging-study
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Nripen Gaur, Pallavi Singh, Rohan Chawla, Brijesh Takkar
A 19-year-old man presented with unilateral sudden onset vision loss following an intra-articular triamcinolone injection in the right temporomandibular joint. At fundus examination emboli of triamcinolone were visible in multiple retinal arteries. Choroidal ischaemia and occlusion of the central retinal artery and its branches were documented at fluorescein angiography. Optical coherence tomography revealed significant thickening of the inner retinal layers. Optical coherence tomography angiography clearly demonstrated an abrupt cut-off of flow in a vessel below the optic disc...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228411/retinal-vascular-calibre-changes-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-or-dexamethasone-implant-treatment-for-diabetic-macular-oedema
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Sanjeewa S Wickremasinghe, Samantha Fraser-Bell, Elizabeth Alessandrello, Hemal Mehta, Mark C Gillies, Lyndell L Lim
PURPOSE: To compare changes in retinal vascular calibre after 2 years of treatment with intravitreal bevacizumab (BVZ) or dexamethasone implant (DEX) in patients with centre-involving diabetic macular oedema (DMO). METHODS: At baseline, 88 eyes of 61 patients with DMO were recruited in a prospective, multicentre, randomised, single-masked clinical trial. Of these subjects, 22 BVZ-treated (52%) and 22 DEX-treated (48%) eyes of 34 patients (56%) had gradable retinal photographs at both the baseline and 24-month visits...
February 22, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228407/retrobulbar-ocular-blood-flow-changes-measured-by-colour-doppler-imaging-after-intra-arterial-chemotherapy-in-retinoblastoma
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Kang Xue, Ailin Liu, Ren Hui, Jing Zhang, Jiang Qian
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of intra-arterial chemotherapy on retrobulbar blood flow parameters in patients with retinoblastoma. METHODS: This was a case-control study. 20 eyes of 10 patients with unilateral retinoblastoma that were treated with intra-arterial chemotherapy were evaluated using colour Doppler imaging. The peak systolic and end-diastolic velocities of the ophthalmic, central retinal and posterior ciliary arteries were determined. The pulsatility and resistance indices were calculated automatically...
February 22, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228273/compliments-of-factor-h-what-s-in-it-for-amd
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Mary J Mattapallil, Rachel R Caspi
Genetic variations in complement factor H (CFH) confer greater risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In this issue of Immunity, Calippe et al. (2017) uncover a non-canonical role for CFH in the inhibition of mononuclear phagocyte elimination from sub-retinal lesions, providing insight into the pathophysiology of AMD associated with CFH variants.
February 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228269/diverse-central-projection-patterns-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Emily M Martersteck, Karla E Hirokawa, Mariah Evarts, Amy Bernard, Xin Duan, Yang Li, Lydia Ng, Seung W Oh, Benjamin Ouellette, Joshua J Royall, Michelle Stoecklin, Quanxin Wang, Hongkui Zeng, Joshua R Sanes, Julie A Harris
Understanding how >30 types of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in the mouse retina each contribute to visual processing in the brain will require more tools that label and manipulate specific RGCs. We screened and analyzed retinal expression of Cre recombinase using 88 transgenic driver lines. In many lines, Cre was expressed in multiple RGC types and retinal cell classes, but several exhibited more selective expression. We comprehensively mapped central projections from RGCs labeled in 26 Cre lines using viral tracers, high-throughput imaging, and a data processing pipeline...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227922/evaluation-of-effects-of-electrical-stimulation-in-the-retina-with-optical-coherence-tomography
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A Gonzalez-Calle, J D Weiland, A Gonzalez-Calle, J D Weiland, A Gonzalez-Calle, J D Weiland
Retinal prostheses provide the capability to blind patients to detect motion and locate large objects. To avoid activating axons of passage, which can create streak-like perceptions, long pulse stimulation can be used to bypass axons and achieve focal retinal activation. Safety is a concern because long pulses require more charge than short pulses to elicit a response from neural tissue. Future implants will require smaller electrodes to improve resolution, but increased charge density may result, which is another safety concern...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227742/a-computational-model-of-orientation-dependent-activation-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Timothy Esler, Anthony N Burkitt, David B Grayden, Robert R Kerr, Bahman Tahayori, Hamish Meffin, Timothy Esler, Anthony N Burkitt, David B Grayden, Robert R Kerr, Bahman Tahayori, Hamish Meffin, Anthony N Burkitt, Timothy Esler, Hamish Meffin, David B Grayden, Robert R Kerr, Bahman Tahayori
Currently, a challenge in electrical stimulation for epiretinal prostheses is the avoidance of stimulation of axons of passage in the nerve fiber layer that originate from distant regions of the ganglion cell layer. A computational model of extracellular stimulation that captures the effect of neurite orientation in anisotropic tissue is developed using a modified version of the standard volume conductor model, known as the cellular composite model, embedded in a four layer model of the retina. Simulations are conducted to investigate the interaction of neural tissue orientation, electrode placement, and stimulation pulse duration and amplitude...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227741/eye-movements-as-a-marker-for-visual-prosthesis-spatial-mapping-a-feasibility-study-using-a-blind-patient-implanted-with-the-argus-ii-retinal-prosthesis
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Avi Caspi, Jessy Dorn, John B Helder, Kapil D Katyal, Arup Roy, Avi Caspi, Jessy Dorn, John B Helder, Kapil D Katyal, Arup Roy, John B Helder, Kapil D Katyal, Jessy Dorn, Arup Roy, Avi Caspi
Spatial mapping, the location in space of a perceived location due to an implanted electrode's electrical stimulation is important in the design of visual prostheses. Generally, a visual prosthesis system consists of an implanted electrode array, an external camera that acquires the image, and a transmitter that sends the information to the implanted electrodes. In cortical visual implant, the layout of the implanted array in most cases does not match the retinotopic map and it is necessary to find the location of the percept of each electrode in world coordinates...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227739/cortical-responses-following-simultaneous-and-sequential-retinal-neurostimulation-with-different-return-configurations
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Alejandro Barriga-Rivera, John W Morley, Nigel H Lovell, Gregg J Suaning, Alejandro Barriga-Rivera, John W Morley, Nigel H Lovell, Gregg J Suaning, Alejandro Barriga-Rivera, Gregg J Suaning, John W Morley, Nigel H Lovell
Researchers continue to develop visual prostheses towards safer and more efficacious systems. However limitations still exist in the number of stimulating channels that can be integrated. Therefore there is a need for spatial and time multiplexing techniques to provide improved performance of the current technology. In particular, bright and high-contrast visual scenes may require simultaneous activation of several electrodes. In this research, a 24-electrode array was suprachoroidally implanted in three normally-sighted cats...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227738/tuning-electrical-stimulation-for-thalamic-visual-prosthesis-an-autoencoder-based-approach
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Amr Jawwad, Hossam H Abolfotuh, Bassem Abdullah, Hani M K Mahdi, Seif Eldawlatly, Amr Jawwad, Hossam H Abolfotuh, Bassem Abdullah, Hani M K Mahdi, Seif Eldawlatly, Amr Jawwad, Hani M K Mahdi, Bassem Abdullah, Seif Eldawlatly, Hossam H Abolfotuh
Visual prosthesis holds hope of vision restoration for millions with retinal degenerative diseases. Machine learning techniques such as artificial neural networks could help in improving prosthetic devices as they could learn how the brain encodes information and imitate that code. This paper introduces an autoencoder-based approach for tuning thalamic visual prostheses. The objective of the proposed approach is to estimate electrical stimuli that are equivalent to a given natural visual stimulus, in a way such that they both elicit responses that are as similar as possible when introduced to a Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN) population...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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