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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221328/retinotopic-fmri-reveals-visual-dysfunction-and-functional-reorganization-in-the-visual-cortex-of-mild-to-moderate-glaucoma-patients
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Wei Zhou, Eric R Muir, Kundandeep S Nagi, Steven Chalfin, Pavel Rodriguez, Timothy Q Duong
PURPOSE: To investigate retinotopic functional representation in the visual cortex of mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) participants and age-matched normal volunteers using high-resolution retinotopic blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). METHODS: fMRI was performed on 9 POAG participants (61±11 y old) and 9 age-matched controls (58±5 y old) were studied. A wide-view visual presentation (±55 degrees) was used to evaluate central and peripheral vision...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218219/reduced-macular-vascular-density-in-myopic-eyes
#2
Hua Fan, Hao-Yu Chen, Hong-Jie Ma, Zheng Chang, Hai-Quan Yin, Danny Siu-Chun Ng, Carol Y Cheung, Shan Hu, Xiang Xiang, Shi-Bo Tang, Shuang-Nong Li
BACKGROUND: Morphological changes of the vasculature system in patients with myopia have been observed by Doppler ultrasound and fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA); however, these studies have limitations. Doppler ultrasound provides low-resolution images which are mainly obtained from visualized large vessels, and FFA is an invasive examination. Optic coherence tomography (OCT) angiography is a noninvasive, high-resolution measurement for vascular density. The purpose of this study was to investigate the change of vascular density in myopic eyes using OCT angiography...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208185/evaluation-of-progressive-visual-dysfunction-and-retinal-degeneration-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Maria Satue, Maria J Rodrigo, Javier Obis, Elisa Vilades, Hector Gracia, Sofia Otin, Maria I Fuertes, Raquel Alarcia, Jose A Crespo, Vicente Polo, Jose M Larrosa, Luis E Pablo, Elena Garcia-Martin
Purpose: To quantify changes in visual function parameters and in the retinal nerve fiber layer and macular thickness over a 5-year period in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Methods: Thirty patients with PD and 30 healthy subjects underwent a complete ophthalmic evaluation, including assessment of visual acuity, contrast sensitivity vision, color vision, and retinal evaluation with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). All subjects were reevaluated after 5 years to quantify changes in visual function parameters, the retinal nerve fiber layer, and macular thickness...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206829/validity-of-low-contrast-letter-acuity-as-a-visual-performance-outcome-measure-for-multiple-sclerosis
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Laura J Balcer, Jenelle Raynowska, Rachel Nolan, Steven L Galetta, Raju Kapoor, Ralph Benedict, Glenn Phillips, Nicholas LaRocca, Lynn Hudson, Richard Rudick
Low-contrast letter acuity (LCLA) has emerged as the leading outcome measure to assess visual disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) research. As visual dysfunction is one of the most common manifestations of MS, sensitive visual outcome measures are important in examining the effect of treatment. Low-contrast acuity captures visual loss not seen in high-contrast visual acuity (HCVA) measurements. These issues are addressed by the MS Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC), including representatives from advocacy organizations, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), academic institutions, and industry partners along with persons living with MS...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205530/retinal-structure-and-function-in-eyes-with-optic-nerve-hypoplasia
#5
Satoshi Katagiri, Sachiko Nishina, Tadashi Yokoi, Masashi Mikami, Yuri Nakayama, Michiko Tanaka, Noriyuki Azuma
We investigated retinal structure and function in eyes with optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH). Twenty-nine eyes of 18 patients with ONH and 21 eyes of 21 control patients were analyzed. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), full-field electroretinography (FF-ERG), and focal macular ERG (FM-ERG) were performed. SD-OCT analysis of the macular region showed significant ganglion cells complex (GCC) thinning nasally and temporally (P < 0.05), but the thickness from the inner nuclear layer (INL) to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) became thinner only nasally (P < 0...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199381/impact-of-the-anti-aquaporin-4-autoantibody-on-inner-retinal-structure-function-and-structure-function-associations-in-japanese-patients-with-optic-neuritis
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Yoshiko Matsumoto, Sotaro Mori, Kaori Ueda, Takuji Kurimoto, Akiyasu Kanamori, Yuko Yamada, Ichiro Nakashima, Makoto Nakamura
PURPOSE: An autoantibody against aquaporin-4 (AQP4 Ab) is highly specific for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and plays a pathogenic role in this disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of AQP4 Ab on inner retinal structure, function, and the structure-function relationships in eyes with optic neuritis. METHODS: Thirty five eyes from 25 cases who had received visual function tests and RTVue optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement at least six months after the latest episode of optic neuritis were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196732/peripapillary-and-macular-vessel-density-in-patients-with-glaucoma-and-single-hemifield-visual-field-defect
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Adeleh Yarmohammadi, Linda M Zangwill, Alberto Diniz-Filho, Luke J Saunders, Min Hee Suh, Zhichao Wu, Patricia Isabel C Manalastas, Tadamichi Akagi, Felipe A Medeiros, Robert N Weinreb
PURPOSE: To compare hemifield differences in the vessel density of the peripapillary and macula in open-angle glaucoma eyes with visual field (VF) defect confined to one hemifield using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 58 eyes of 58 patients with glaucoma with VF loss confined to a single hemifield and 28 healthy eyes. METHODS: Retinal vasculature information was summarized as circumpapillary vessel density (cpVD) and perifoveal vessel density (pfVD)...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196731/natural-history-of-conversion-of-leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-a-prospective-case-series
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Tiffany Jean Hwang, Rustum Karanjia, Milton Nunes Moraes-Filho, Jesse Gale, Jeffrey Show Tran, Edward R Chu, Solange R Salomao, Adriana Berezovsky, Rubens Belfort, Milton Nunes Moraes, Federico Sadun, Anna Maria DeNegri, Chiara La Morgia, Piero Barboni, Carolina do V F Ramos, Carlos Filipe Chicani, Peter A Quiros, Valerio Carelli, Alfredo A Sadun
PURPOSE: To illustrate the natural history of Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). DESIGN: Prospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: The Soave-Brazil pedigree of m.11778G>A/ND4 mitochondrial DNA LHON mutation. METHODS: A prospectively acquired database of the Soave-Brazil pedigree was reviewed. Data from 285 individuals were included in the database over a 15-year period. The pedigree was reviewed for unaffected mutation carriers who converted to affected status, 6 patients with LHON were identified...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192497/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-eyes-with-good-visual-acuity-recovery-after-treatment-for-optic-neuritis
#9
Tomoaki Higashiyama, Yasuhiro Nishida, Masahito Ohji
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the retinal perfusion using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography in eyes with good visual acuity recovery after treatment for optic neuritis (ON). METHODS: Seven eyes of seven patients with good visual acuity recovery after treatment for monocular ON and seven eyes of each fellow eye used as controls were studied. Retinal perfusion around the disc and at the macula was evaluated using OCT angiography. The retinal nerve fiber layer thickness was measured around the disc...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192385/ganglion-cell-complex-loss-in-chiasmal-compression-by-brain-tumors
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Marisa G Tieger, Thomas R Hedges, Joseph Ho, Natalie K Erlich-Malona, Laurel N Vuong, Geetha K Athappilly, Carlos E Mendoza-Santiesteban
BACKGROUND: Patterns of ganglion cell complex (GCC) loss detected by optical coherence tomography provide an objective measure of optic nerve injury. These patterns aid in early diagnosis and localization of chiasmal lesions. METHODS: Twenty-three patients with chiasmal compression seen between 2010 and 2015 were imaged with the Cirrus high-definition optical coherence tomography macular cube 512 × 128, retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) scan protocols and automated (30-2 Humphrey) visual fields (VFs)...
March 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188939/survey-of-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-anisometropic-and-strabismic-amblyopia
#11
Reza Soltani Moghaddam, Abdolreza Medghalchi, Yousef Alizadeh
. To investigate the effect of anisometropic and strabismic amblyopia on the nerve fiber layer thickness. This cross-sectional study was done on 54 amblyopic subjects, equally in both strabismic and anisometropic groups. The thickness otonerve fiber layer measured in superior, inferior, nasal, temporal quadrants and as a whole in both eyes of both groups. The means of thickness were compared in amblyopic and sound eyes. In strabismus group, the average nerve fiber layer thickness of the sound eye , in superior, inferior, nasal and temporal quadrants and as a whole were 113...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188622/the-optic-nerve-superior-colliculus-visual-thalamus-and-primary-visual-cortex-of-the-northern-elephant-seal-mirounga-angustirostris-and-california-sea-lion-zalophus-californianus
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Emily C Turner, Eva K Sawyer, Jon H Kaas
The northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) and California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) are members of a diverse clade of carnivorous mammals known as pinnipeds. Pinnipeds are notable for their large, ape-sized brains, yet little is known about their central nervous system. Both the northern elephant seal and California sea lion spend most of their lives at sea, but each also spends time on land to breed and give birth. These unique coastal niches may be reflected in specific evolutionary adaptations to their sensory systems...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187977/retinal-and-optic-nerve-degeneration-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-followed-up-for-5-years
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Elena Garcia-Martin, Jose R Ara, Jesus Martin, Carmen Almarcegui, Isabel Dolz, Elisa Vilades, Laura Gil-Arribas, Francisco J Fernandez, Vicente Polo, Jose M Larrosa, Luis E Pablo, Maria Satue
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) changes in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls with a 5-year follow-up and to analyze correlations between disability progression and RNFL degeneration. DESIGN: Observational and longitudinal study. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred patients with relapsing-remitting MS and 50 healthy controls. METHODS: All participants underwent a complete ophthalmic and electrophysiologic exploration and were re-evaluated annually for 5 years...
February 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185314/beta-3-adrenergic-receptor-is-expressed-in-acetylcholine-containing-nerve-fibers-of-the-human-urinary-bladder-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Ana Coelho, Tiago Antunes-Lopes, James Gillespie, Francisco Cruz
AIMS: To identify in the human bladder the structures which express the Beta-3 adrenoceptor (β3AR). METHODS: Human bladders from cadaveric organ donors (equally balanced in sex and age) were collected. Bladders were immediately fixed in paraformaldehyde and further processed for cryostat sectioning. Single and double immunohistochemistry was performed using antibodies against β3AR C-terminal, β3AR N-terminal, a pan-neuronal marker (β3-Tubulin) and markers of cholinergic (Vesicular Acetylcholine Transporter), adrenergic (Tyrosine Hidroxylase), and peptidergic (Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide) nerve fibers...
February 10, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182148/retina-and-optic-disc-characteristics-in-amblyopic-and-non-amblyopic-eyes-of-patients-with-myopic-or-hyperopic-anisometropia
#15
Arzu Taşkıran Çömez, Elif Şanal Ulu, Yeliz Ekim
OBJECTIVES: To compare retinal and optic disc characteristics between amblyopic and non-amblyopic eyes in patients with myopic and hyperopic anisometropia measured with optical coherence tomography (OCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with myopic (25 patients: 17 female, 8 male; median age 27 years, range 16-40 years) and hyperopic (31 patients: 19 female, 12 male; median age 20 years, range 13-41 years) anisometropic amblyopia were included. Eye examination included determination of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) with a Snellen chart, measurement of manifest and cycloplegic refraction after pupillary dilation, alternate cover testing, globe movement evaluation, A-scan biometry for axial length, biomicroscopy, fundus examination, and OCT scanning...
January 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176965/re-perg-a-new-procedure-for-electrophysiologic-diagnosis-of-glaucoma-that-may-improve-perg-specificity
#16
Alberto Mavilio, Dario Sisto, Paolo Ferreri, Nicola Cardascia, Giovanni Alessio
PURPOSE: A significant variability of the second harmonic (2ndH) phase of steady-state pattern electroretinogram (SS-PERG) in intrasession retest has been recently described in glaucoma patients (GP), which has not been found in healthy subjects. To evaluate the reliability of phase variability in retest (a procedure called RE-PERG or REPERG) in the presence of cataract, which is known to affect standard PERG, we tested this procedure in GP, normal controls (NC), and cataract patients (CP)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174676/a-digital-staining-algorithm-for-optical-coherence-tomography-images-of-the-optic-nerve-head
#17
Jean-Martial Mari, Tin Aung, Ching-Yu Cheng, Nicholas G Strouthidis, Michaël J A Girard
PURPOSE: To digitally stain spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the optic nerve head (ONH), and highlight either connective or neural tissues. METHODS: OCT volumes of the ONH were acquired from one eye of 10 healthy subjects. We processed all volumes with adaptive compensation to remove shadows and enhance deep tissue visibility. For each ONH, we identified the four most dissimilar pixel-intensity histograms, each of which was assumed to represent a tissue group...
February 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171867/analysis-of-the-interleukin-6-174-locus-polymorphism-and-serum-il-6-levels-with-the-severity-of-normal-tension-glaucoma
#18
Ching-Yu Wang, Chiao-Ying Liang, Shih-Chao Feng, Keng-Hung Lin, Hsin-Nung Lee, Ying-Cheng Shen, Li-Chen Wei, Chia-Jen Chang, Min-Yen Hsu, Yi-Yin Yang, Chun-Hung Chiu, Chun-Yuan Wang
PURPOSE: In normal tension glaucoma (NTG), factors other than elevated intraocular pressure are likely to have a role in the pathogenesis of optic neuropathy. Recent studies of glaucoma or retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) reveal that the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) is linked to the pathogenesis of glaucoma and may regulate RGC survival or death. The IL-6 (-174) G allele has also been shown to increase the IL-6 protein. We hypothesized that the IL-6 (-174) polymorphism may be a predisposing genetic factor affecting the severity of glaucoma...
February 8, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169924/retrograde-maculopathy-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Jacqueline Brazerol, Milko E Iliev, René Höhn, Stephan Fränkl, Hilary Grabe, Mathias Abegg
PURPOSE: Macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) analysis can be used for quantitative measures of optic nerve atrophy at a location far from the optic nerve head. This recently led to the finding of microcystic macular edema (MME), that is vacuolar inclusions in the macular inner nuclear layer, in some glaucoma patients. The involvement of individual retinal layers is yet unclear in glaucoma. In this study we systematically investigated glaucoma-induced changes in macular layers to evaluate whether glaucoma-associated damage extends beyond the macular ganglion cell layer...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169921/predicting-the-magnitude-of-functional-and-structural-damage-in-glaucoma-from-monocular-pupillary-light-responses-using-automated-pupillography
#20
Zia S Pradhan, Harsha L Rao, Narendra K Puttaiah, Sujatha V Kadambi, Srilakshmi Dasari, Hemanth B Reddy, Meena Palakurthy, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Dhanaraj A S Rao
PURPOSE: To predict the magnitude of functional damage [mean deviation (MD) on visual field examination] and structural damage [retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness on spectral domain optical coherence tomography] in glaucoma from monocular pupillary light response measurements using automated pupillography. METHODS: In total, 59 subjects (118 eyes) with either a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of glaucoma underwent automated pupillography, along with visual fields and spectral domain optical coherence tomography examinations...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
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