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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042759/early-and-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-update-and-clinical-review
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REVIEW
Alfredo García-Layana, Francisco Cabrera-López, José García-Arumí, Lluís Arias-Barquet, José M Ruiz-Moreno
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible central vision loss in developed countries. With the aging of population, AMD will become globally an increasingly important and prevalent disease worldwide. It is a complex disease whose etiology is associated with both genetic and environmental risk factors. An extensive decline in the quality of life and progressive need of daily living assistance resulting from AMD among those most severely affected highlights the essential role of preventive strategies, particularly advising patients to quit smoking...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037977/toxocariasis-in-humans-in-africa-a-systematic-review
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Felix Lötsch, Rieke Vingerling, Rene Spijker, Martin Peter Grobusch
BACKGROUND: Toxocariasis is a globally distributed zoonosis. The most important definitive hosts are dogs, whereas humans serve as paratenic hosts. Transmission to humans occurs by accidental ingestion of eggs, e.g. by consumption of contaminated fruit or vegetables. Although exposure to Toxocara is usually considered as relatively benign, it is implicated in a range of neurological, ophthalmologic and other organ-specific conditions, some of them with grave consequences. This review provides an overview on the epidemiology, presentation and risk factors of exposure to Toxocara in Africa...
October 13, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991343/endophthalmitis-following-pediatric-cataract-surgery-an-international-pediatric-ophthalmology-and-strabismus-council-global-perspective
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Almutez M Gharaibeh, Eedy Mezer, Luis H Ospina, Tamara Wygnanski-Jaffe
PURPOSE: To compile international data on the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of endophthalmitis following pediatric cataract surgery. METHODS: An e-mail containing a link to an online survey was sent to all members of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. The questionnaire examined the incidence, risk factors, treatment, outcomes, and prophylaxis of endophthalmitis following pediatric cataract surgery around the world. RESULTS: Two hundred thirty-seven ophthalmologists answered the questionnaire...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968886/global-ethnic-and-geographic-differences-in-the-clinical-presentations-of-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasm-antibody-associated-vasculitis
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Fiona A Pearce, Anthea Craven, Peter A Merkel, Raashid A Luqmani, Richard A Watts
Objectives: There are few data on clinical profiles of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) in different ethnic populations. The aim of this study was to examine the differences in the ANCA type and clinical features of AAV between populations using the Diagnostic and Classification Criteria in Vasculitis Study (DCVAS) dataset. Methods: The DCVAS is an international, multicentre, observational study recruiting in 133 sites. Eight ethnic categories were analysed: Northern European, Caucasian American, Southern European, Middle Eastern/Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Indian subcontinent and other...
August 10, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933972/visual-acuity-and-macular-and-peripapillary-thickness-in-high-myopia
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Solmaz Abdolrahimzadeh, Francesco Parisi, Andrea Maria Plateroti, Federica Evangelista, Vito Fenicia, Gianluca Scuderi, Santi Maria Recupero
PURPOSE: To investigate best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and choroidal and retinal thickness values between high myopes without myopic maculopathy and emmetropes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case control study where 53 myopes with axial length (AL) above 26 mm without myopic maculopathy and 53 age-matched emmetropes with AL between 21.50 and 24.50 were included as controls. Complete ophthalmological examination and biometry were performed. Choroidal and individual retinal layer thickness maps using spectral domain optical coherence tomography were obtained in the macular and peripapillary area with enhanced depth imaging...
November 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925741/endophthalmitis-following-strabismus-surgery-iposc-global-study
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Ofira Zloto, Eedy Mezer, Luis Ospina, Branislav Stankovic, Tamara Wygnanski-Jaffe
PURPOSE: To examine the characteristics of patients with endophthalmitis after strabismus surgery (PSSE), the characteristics of the strabismus surgery, treatment, and prognosis as reported by pediatric ophthalmologists who are members of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAOPS) around the world. METHODS: An email communication was sent to all members of AAPOS. The email included a web link to a survey that included 34 questions that examined the characteristics of patients with endophthalmitis after strabismus surgery...
September 19, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868651/the-effects-of-preterm-birth-on-visual-development
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REVIEW
Myra Ps Leung, Benjamin Thompson, Joanna Black, Shuan Dai, Jane M Alsweiler
Children born very preterm are at a greater risk of abnormal visual and neurological development when compared to children born at full term. Preterm birth is associated with retinopathy of prematurity (a proliferative retinal vascular disease) and can also affect the development of brain structures associated with post-retinal processing of visual information. Visual deficits common in children born preterm, such as reduced visual acuity, strabismus, abnormal stereopsis and refractive error, are likely to be detected through childhood vision screening programs, ophthalmological follow-up or optometric care...
September 3, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809847/genome-wide-expression-datasets-of-anti-vegf-and-dexamethasone-treatment-of-angiogenesis-in-the-rat-cornea
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Anthony Mukwaya, Pierfrancesco Mirabelli, Anton Lennikov, Maria Xeroudaki, Mira Schaupper, Beatrice Peebo, Neil Lagali
Therapeutics against pathologic new blood vessel growth, particularly those targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are of enormous clinical interest. In the eye, where anti-VEGF agents are in widespread clinical use for treating retinal and corneal blindness, only partial or transient efficacy and resistance to anti-VEGF agents are among the major drawbacks. Conversely, corticosteroids have long been used in ophthalmology for their potency in suppressing inflammation and angiogenesis, but their broad biological activity can give rise to side effects such as glaucoma and cataract...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802687/-oct-topographic-characteristics-of-the-optic-nerve-in-patients-clinically-suspected-to-have-large-optic-disc-cupping-in-togo
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N Maneh, K D Ayena, K Vonor, K B Nonon Saa, K M Amedome, K B Dzidzinyo, C B Ikessieba, K R Kuaovi, M Banla, K P Balo
PURPOSE: To describe topographic characteristics of optic discs clinically suspected of large cupping. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is retrospective study conducted from the January 2 to December 31 on the OCT registry and data base of a private ophthalmologic center in Lomé (Togo). We included records of patients with large cupping - CDR (cup-to-disc ratio) ≥ 0.4 -clinically observed and having undergone OCT-optic disc analysis. RESULTS: Three hundred and thirty-five patients (619 eyes) were studied, with a mean age of 41...
September 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783458/tele-ophthalmology-for-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Atsushi Kawaguchi, Noha Sharafeldin, Aishwarya Sundaram, Sandy Campbell, Matthew Tennant, Christopher Rudnisky, Ezekiel Weis, Karim F Damji
BACKGROUND: To synthesize high-quality evidence to compare traditional in-person screening and tele-ophthalmology screening. METHODS: Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis. The intervention of interest was any type of tele-ophthalmology, including screening of diseases using remote devices. Studies involved patients receiving care from any trained provider via tele-ophthalmology, compared with those receiving equivalent face-to-face care...
August 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742085/clinically-severe-cacna1a-alleles-affect-synaptic-function-and-neurodegeneration-differentially
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Xi Luo, Jill A Rosenfeld, Shinya Yamamoto, Tamar Harel, Zhongyuan Zuo, Melissa Hall, Klaas J Wierenga, Matthew T Pastore, Dennis Bartholomew, Mauricio R Delgado, Joshua Rotenberg, Richard Alan Lewis, Lisa Emrick, Carlos A Bacino, Mohammad K Eldomery, Zeynep Coban Akdemir, Fan Xia, Yaping Yang, Seema R Lalani, Timothy Lotze, James R Lupski, Brendan Lee, Hugo J Bellen, Michael F Wangler
Dominant mutations in CACNA1A, encoding the α-1A subunit of the neuronal P/Q type voltage-dependent Ca2+ channel, can cause diverse neurological phenotypes. Rare cases of markedly severe early onset developmental delay and congenital ataxia can be due to de novo CACNA1A missense alleles, with variants affecting the S4 transmembrane segments of the channel, some of which are reported to be loss-of-function. Exome sequencing in five individuals with severe early onset ataxia identified one novel variant (p.R1673P), in a girl with global developmental delay and progressive cerebellar atrophy, and a recurrent, de novo p...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708816/determination-of-the-minimal-clinically-important-difference-of-the-university-of-north-carolina-dry-eye-management-scale
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Christopher J Hwang, Reeves Ellis, Richard M Davis, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart
PURPOSE: To establish an initial estimation of the MCID of the University of North Carolina Dry Eye Management Scale (UNC DEMS) and assess its association with patient perceptions of symptom change. METHODS: Thirty-three patients (33.3% men, 67.7% women, mean age 60.5 yrs) with previous DEMS scores were recruited from a UNC ophthalmology clinic in spring 2014. We used anchor-based methods, categorizing important symptom change, to compare the change in the DEMS scores across visits to patient assessments of change; linear regression coefficients estimated the MCID...
September 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623165/ocular-effects-of-zika-virus-a-review
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REVIEW
Maria Carolina Marquezan, Camila V Ventura, Jeanne S Sheffield, William Christopher Golden, Revaz Omiadze, Rubens Belfort, William May
Zika virus was considered an innocent pathogen while restricted to the African and Asian population; however, after reaching the Americas in March 2015, it became a global threat. Despite usually causing mild or no symptoms in infected adults, Zika virus displays a different behavior toward fetuses. When infected during gestation, fetuses have their immature neural cells killed by the virus and consequently have devastating findings at birth. In the past year the drastic effects of Zika virus infection in newborns include neurological, ophthalmological, audiological, and skeletal abnormalities...
June 13, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607759/a-composite-measure-to-explore-visual-disability-in-primary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
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Valentina Poretto, Maria Petracca, Catarina Saiote, Enricomaria Mormina, Jonathan Howard, Aaron Miller, Fred D Lublin, Matilde Inglese
BACKGROUND: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide complementary information on visual system damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVES: The objective of this paper is to determine whether a composite OCT/MRI score, reflecting cumulative damage along the entire visual pathway, can predict visual deficits in primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). METHODS: Twenty-five PPMS patients and 20 age-matched controls underwent neuro-ophthalmologic evaluation, spectral-domain OCT, and 3T brain MRI...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584935/evaluation-of-optic-nerve-head-parameters-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-axial-myopia-using-sd-oct
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Heba Radi AttaAllah, Ismail Ahmed Nagib Omar, Ahmed Shawkat Abdelhalim
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this research was to study the effect of increased axial myopia, in non-glaucomatous eyes, and its correlation with ONH parameters, and RNFL thickness, using Cirrus HD 4000 SD-OCT. METHODS: The myopia group included 86 eyes of 86 patients, while the control group involved 92 eyes of 92 patients, attending the Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic in Minia University Hospital, between November 2013 and March 2015. ONH parameters and peripapillary RNFL thickness measurement were evaluated by using SD-OCT, selecting the standard optic disc cube 200 × 200...
June 5, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549094/a-novel-dominant-mutation-in-sag-the-arrestin-1-gene-is-a-common-cause-of-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-hispanic-families-in-the-southwestern-united-states
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Lori S Sullivan, Sara J Bowne, Daniel C Koboldt, Elizabeth L Cadena, John R Heckenlively, Kari E Branham, Dianna H Wheaton, Kaylie D Jones, Richard S Ruiz, Mark E Pennesi, Paul Yang, David Davis-Boozer, Hope Northrup, Vsevold V Gurevich, Rui Chen, Mingchu Xu, Yumei Li, David G Birch, Stephen P Daiger
Purpose: To identify the causes of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) in a cohort of families without mutations in known adRP genes and consequently to characterize a novel dominant-acting missense mutation in SAG. Methods: Patients underwent ophthalmologic testing and were screened for mutations using targeted-capture and whole-exome next-generation sequencing. Confirmation and additional screening were done by Sanger sequencing. Haplotypes segregating with the mutation were determined using short tandem repeat and single nucleotide variant polymorphisms...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549018/intimate-partner-violence-in-ophthalmology-a-global-call-to-action
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REVIEW
Ali R Cohen, Lynette M Renner, Erin M Shriver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Despite increasing public awareness of IPV, little information is available regarding the prevalence, associated injury patterns, and impact of IPV as a mechanism of ocular and orbital trauma. The purpose of this review is to summarize the literature regarding the impact of IPV in ophthalmology and provide team members with guidance on appropriate practices for screening and referral...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438271/how-does-an-inventor-find-an-investor-or-partner-raising-funds-to-start-a-company
#18
Rudy A Mazzocchi
Rudy Mazzocchi has over 25 years of senior executive management, technology and intellectual property development, and financing experience in the medical-technology/biotechnology industries. He serves currently as cofounder/chief executive officer of ELENZA, Inc, an ophthalmology company that has developed an electro-active, autofocusing, implantable lens; executive chairman of Establishment Labs; executive chairman of LAFORGE Optical; and executive chairman of OptiSTENT, Inc. He served previously as managing director of Accuitive Medical Ventures and The Innovation Factory; cofounder/chief executive officer of Image-Guided NEUROLOGICS, acquired by Medtronic in 2005; and founding chief executive officer of MICROVENA Corporation, which became "eV3," acquired by Covidien...
May 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434885/early-performance-on-an-eye-surgery-simulator-predicts-subsequent-resident-surgical-performance
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Ramak Roohipoor, Mehdi Yaseri, Amir Teymourpour, Carolyn Kloek, John B Miller, John I Loewenstein
OBJECTIVE: To examine early performance on an eye surgery simulator and its relationship to subsequent live surgical performance in a single large residency program. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we compared performance of 30 first-year ophthalmology residents on an eye surgery simulator to their surgical skills as third-year residents...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393035/retinal-ganglion-cell-complex-changes-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-in-diabetic-patients-without-retinopathy
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Ahmed I Hegazy, Rasha H Zedan, Tamer A Macky, Soheir M Esmat
AIM: To assess the ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness in diabetic eyes without retinopathy. METHODS: Two groups included 45 diabetic eyes without retinopathy and 21 non diabetic eyes. All subjects underwent full medical and ophthalmological history, full ophthalmological examination, measuring GCC thickness and central foveal thickness (CFT) using the RTVue(®) spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), and HbA1C level. RESULTS: GCC focal loss volume (FLV%) was significantly more in diabetic eyes (22...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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