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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086806/age-related-macular-degeneration-associated-polymorphism-rs10490924-in-arms2-results-in-deficiency-of-a-complement-activator
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Sven Micklisch, Yuchen Lin, Saskia Jacob, Marcus Karlstetter, Katharina Dannhausen, Prasad Dasari, Monika von der Heide, Hans-Martin Dahse, Lisa Schmölz, Felix Grassmann, Medhanie Alene, Sascha Fauser, Harald Neumann, Stefan Lorkowski, Diana Pauly, Bernhard H Weber, Antonia M Joussen, Thomas Langmann, Peter F Zipfel, Christine Skerka
BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. The polymorphism rs10490924 in the ARMS2 gene is highly associated with AMD and linked to an indel mutation (del443ins54), the latter inducing mRNA instability. At present, the function of the ARMS2 protein, the exact cellular sources in the retina and the biological consequences of the rs10490924 polymorphism are unclear. METHODS: Recombinant ARMS2 was expressed in Pichia pastoris, and protein functions were studied regarding cell surface binding and complement activation in human serum using fluoresence-activated cell sorting (FACS) as well as laser scanning microscopy (LSM)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058166/imaging-methods-in-the-diagnosis-of-optic-disc-drusen
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REVIEW
Betül Tuğcu, Hakan Özdemir
Optic disc drusen (ODD) are benign congenital anomalies of the optic nerve characterized by calcified hyaline bodies. While superficial drusen can be diagnosed easily during fundus examination, detecting buried drusen requires the use of additional imaging methods such as B-scan ultrasonography (USG), fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA), computed tomography (CT) and fundus autofluorescence (FAF). ODD can be detected by USG with the presentation of highly reflective round structures. ODD appear as hyperautofluorescent areas on FAF and bright spots on CT scans...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058163/clinical-features-and-course-of-patients-with-peripheral-exudative-hemorrhagic-chorioretinopathy
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Zafer Cebeci, Yasemin Dere, Şerife Bayraktar, Samuray Tuncer, Nur Kır
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients who were followed in our clinic with the diagnosis of peripheral exudative hemorrhagic chorioretinopathy (PEHC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 12 patients who were diagnosed with PEHC in İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology between July 2006 and June 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: This study included 21 eyes of 12 patients...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057649/choroid-morphometric-analysis-in-non-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-by-means-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Alessandro Rabiolo, Alessandro Marchese, Luigi de Vitis, Adriano Carnevali, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
AIMS: To describe the vascular changes in patients affected by non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), featuring reticular pseudodrusen (RPD), drusen, or both RPD and drusen by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). METHODS: Cross-sectional observational case series. Patients with non-neovascular AMD presenting at the Medical Retina Service of the Department of Ophthalmology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan were recruited...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053502/neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-without-drusen-in-the-fellow-eye-clinical-spectrum-and-therapeutic-outcome
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Wing H Chung, Elon H C van Dijk, Danial Mohabati, Greet Dijkman, Suzanne Yzer, Eiko K de Jong, Sascha Fauser, Reinier O Schlingemann, Carel B Hoyng, Camiel J F Boon
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcome of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in 1 eye, without drusen in the fellow eye. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 381 patients were analyzed to identify the cases. The main outcomes included Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and change in central retinal thickness (CRT). These parameters were reviewed at baseline, first follow-up visit, and after 6, 12, and 24 months...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052542/impact-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-pathology-on-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-derived-macular-thickness-and-volume-metrics-and-their-intersession-repeatability
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Daren Hanumunthadu, Jin Ping Wang, Wei Chen, Evan N Wong, Yi Chen, William H Morgan, Praveen J Patel, Fred K Chen
BACKGROUND: To determine the impact of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) pathology on intersession repeatability of retinal thickness and volume metrics derived from Spectralis spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany). DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional single centre study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 56 eyes of 56 subjects were divided into three groups: (i) normal RPE band (25 eyes); (ii) RPE elevation: macular soft drusen (13 eyes); and (iii) RPE attenuation: geographic atrophy or inherited retinal diseases (18 eyes)...
November 6, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027565/beyond-vegf-the-weisenfeld-lecture
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Joan W Miller
Purpose: To review advances made in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and share perspectives on the future of AMD treatment. Methods: Review of published clinical and experimental studies. Results: Inhibitors of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) truly revolutionized the treatment of AMD. However, available results from longer-term studies suggest that a degenerative process is unveiled, and continues to occur, even when neovascularization is controlled...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008140/choroidal-microvascular-proliferation-secondary-to-diabetes-mellitus
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Rui Hua, Qing Li, Ian Yat Hin Wong, Hong Ning, Hailin Wang
Diabetes is a common endocrine disorder associated with peripheral microvascular diseases such as proliferative retinal microangiopathy (or diabetic retinopathy), which may lead to blindness. Unfortunately, diabetic microvascular abnormalities in the choroid are underestimated in clinical practice. Recent literature has revealed that the severity of diabetic retinopathy is aggravated by choroidopathy resulting from hyperglycemia. Here, we introduce a case of diabetic retinopathy with choroidal neovascularization membrane but without signs of retinal microvascular proliferation or drusen...
December 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005671/hyperspectral-autofluorescence-imaging-of-drusen-and-retinal-pigment-epithelium-in-donor-eyes-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Yuehong Tong, Tal Ben Ami, Sungmin Hong, Rainer Heintzmann, Guido Gerig, Zsolt Ablonczy, Christine A Curcio, Thomas Ach, R Theodore Smith
PURPOSE: To elucidate the molecular pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and interpretation of fundus autofluorescence imaging, the authors identified spectral autofluorescence characteristics of drusen and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in donor eyes with AMD. METHODS: Macular RPE/Bruch membrane flat mounts were prepared from 5 donor eyes with AMD. In 12 locations (1-3 per eye), hyperspectral autofluorescence images in 10-nm-wavelength steps were acquired at 2 excitation wavelengths (λex 436, 480 nm)...
December 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005659/swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-reveals-choriocapillaris-alterations-in-eyes-with-nascent-geographic-atrophy-and-drusen-associated-geographic-atrophy
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Eric M Moult, Nadia K Waheed, Eduardo A Novais, WooJhon Choi, ByungKun Lee, Stefan B Ploner, Emily D Cole, Ricardo N Louzada, Chen D Lu, Philip J Rosenfeld, Jay S Duker, James G Fujimoto
PURPOSE: To investigate choriocapillaris (CC) alteration in patients with nascent geographic atrophy (nGA) and/or drusen-associated geographic atrophy (DAGA) using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: A 1,050-nm wavelength, 400 kHz A-scan rate swept-source optical coherence tomography prototype was used to perform volumetric swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography over 6 mm × 6 mm fields of view in patients with nGA and/or DAGA...
December 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003788/multimodal-imaging-of-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-type-ii
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Zafer Cebeci, Serife Bayraktar, Merih Oray, Nur Kir
To report the fundus findings on multimodal imaging of a membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type II (MPGNII) patient. A 41-year-old woman had a medical history of renal transplantation for MPGNII 5 years prior to presentation to our clinic for ophthalmic examination. Fundus examination showed macular retinal pigment epithelial changes and large peripapillary atrophy in the right eye, and yellowish bilateral drusen-like deposits peripherally. Fundus fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography revealed multifocal hyperfluorescence in the peripheral retina with accompanying deposits...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003787/pseudoduplication-of-the-optic-disc-in-moderate-myopia
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Zeynep Eylül Ercan, Aylin Karalezli, Gokcen Coban
We report a case of optic disc pseudoduplication without pathological myopia. A 79-year-old woman presented with gradually decreased vision. Fundus examination showed macular drusen in both eyes and subretinal haemorrhage in the left eye. Both optic discs appeared to be tilted and the left optic disc was seen to be inferiorly duplicated. Pseudodoubling of the optic discs can be caused by optic disc and peripapillary chorioretinal colobomas and pathological myopia. Considering that our patient did not have enough axial length to merit a diagnosis of pathological myopia and no pathological fundus lesions typical of elongated sclera, we suggest that acquired pseudoduplication is not a condition unique to pathological myopia, but can occur in all myopic patients...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002843/loss-of-zebrafish-mfrp-causes-nanophthalmia-hyperopia-and-accumulation-of-subretinal-macrophages
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Ross F Collery, Peter J Volberding, Jonathan R Bostrom, Brian A Link, Joseph C Besharse
Purpose: Mutations in membrane frizzled-related protein (MFRP) are associated with nanophthalmia, hyperopia, foveoschisis, irregular patches of RPE atrophy, and optic disc drusen in humans. Mouse mfrp mutants show retinal degeneration but no change in eye size or refractive state. The goal of this work was to generate zebrafish mutants to investigate the loss of Mfrp on eye size and refractive state, and to characterize other phenotypes observed. Methods: Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 methods were used to generate multiple frameshift mutations in zebrafish mfrp causing premature translational stops in Mfrp...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002284/outcomes-of-anti-vegf-therapy-in-choroidal-neovascularization-after-macular-surgery
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Duc Anh Hua, Antonio M Casella, Maria H Berrocal, Dennis Han, Rayan A Alshareef, Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, J Fernando Arevalo, Jay Chhablani
PURPOSE: To report treatment outcomes of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy in choroidal neovascularization (CNV) presenting after macular surgery. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 7 eyes of 7 patients, who were diagnosed to have CNV after macular surgery and were treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. Collected data included demographic details; history of present illness; surgical procedure; and clinical examination including visual acuity at presentation and follow-up with imaging and management...
December 20, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996202/long-term-evolution-of-superficial-optic-disc-drusen
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Lasse Malmqvist, Henrik Lund-Andersen, Steffen Hamann
PURPOSE: Optic disc drusen (ODD) is hyaline deposits in the optic nerve head seen in 1-2% of the population. Long-term evolution of ODD anatomy and visual field defects in ODD patients is a key factor for learning more about pathophysiology and prognosis of the condition. With a median follow-up period of 56 years, this is the first study that evaluates superficial optic disc anatomy and visual fields in patients with ODD over a life span. METHODS: Observational case series investigating progression of superficial optic disc anatomy and visual fields in ODD patients...
December 20, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989757/retinal-pigment-epithelium-and-microglia-express-the-cd5-antigen-like-protein-a-novel-autoantigen-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Alessandro Iannaccone, T J Hollingsworth, Diwa Koirala, David D New, Nataliya I Lenchik, Sarka Beranova-Giorgianni, Ivan C Gerling, Marko Z Radic, Francesco Giorgianni
We report on a novel autoantigen expressed in human macular tissues, identified following an initial Western blot (WB)-based screening of sera from subjects with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for circulating auto-antibodies (AAbs) recognizing macular antigens. Immunoprecipitation, 2D-gel electrophoresis (2D-GE) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), direct enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), WBs, immunohistochemistry (IHC), human primary and ARPE-19 immortalized cell cultures were used to characterize this novel antigen...
December 15, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989012/photobiomodulation-reduces-drusen-volume-and-improves-visual-acuity-and-contrast-sensitivity-in-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Graham F Merry, Marion R Munk, Robert S Dotson, Michael G Walker, Robert G Devenyi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of photobiomodulation (PBM) treatment for patients with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Assessments on 42 eyes with dry AMD (age related eye disease study (AREDS) 2-4) were conducted. Multiwavelength light emitting diode (LED) light comprising of yellow (590 nm), red (670 nm) and near-infrared (790 nm) bandwidths was applied to subjects' eyes for a treatment course of 3 weeks. Outcome measures were changes in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), contrast sensitivity (CS), drusen volume and central drusen thickness...
December 18, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977841/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-occurring-in-the-context-of-large-colloid-drusen
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Thibaud Mathis, Laurent Kodjikian, Martine Mauget-Faÿsse, Audrey Feldman
The authors report, for the first time, an association between large colloid drusen (LCD) and choroidal neovascularization in a 58-year-old man. Multimodal imaging confirmed the diagnosis of LCD in both eyes and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in the left eye. The patient was treated with monthly intravitreal injections of aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY). The authors hypothesize that these deposits are probably associated with retinal pigment epithelium dysfunction and could thus lead to delayed neovascularization and atrophy...
December 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939560/drusen-like-deposits-in-young-adults-diagnosed-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Alessandro Invernizzi, Laura dell'Arti, Gaia Leone, Daniela Galimberti, Elena Garoli, Gabriella Moroni, Alessandro Santaniello, Aniruddha Agarwal, Francesco Viola
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of drusen-like deposits (DLDs) and choroidal changes in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), with or without glomerulonephritis. To correlate ocular findings with systemic features. DESIGN: Case-control study METHODS: Sixty patients with SLE (18-55 years; 30 with and 30 without SLE-related glomerulonephritis) and 60 age and gender matched healthy controls were enrolled. All patients underwent non-invasive, multimodal imaging that included fundus photography, near-infrared reflectance, blue autofluorescence, blue reflectance, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930432/retinal-findings-in-a-case-of-presumed-cutis-marmorata-telangiectatica-congenita
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Eman A Taleb, Manish P Nagpal, Navneet S Mehrotra, Kalyani Bhatt
PURPOSES: To correlate the clinical picture and fundus fluorescein angiography findings in case of presumed cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita. METHODS: A 41-year-old woman with presumed cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita who is a known case of hypothyroidism for the last 6 years and has bilateral peripheral retinal vascular abnormalities, peripheral retinal nonperfusion on fluorescein angiography and bilateral optic disk drusen. RESULT: A patient presented with blurring of vision in both eyes for last 6 months...
December 7, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
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