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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929274/minimally-invasive-posterior-cervical-foraminotomy-for-treatment-of-radiculopathy-an-effective-time-tested-and-cost-efficient-motion-preservation-technique
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L Papavero, R Kothe
OBJECTIVE: To relieve foraminal root impingement due to lateral soft disc fragments, bony spurs, or other rarer causes. INDICATIONS: Soft disc fragment whose bulk is >2/3 lateral to the lateral border of the thecal sac. Intraforaminal dorsal bony narrowing of the root canal. Intraforaminal synovial cyst, extra/intradural tumor. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Paramedian and median soft/hard disc protrusions. Kyphosis of the index level. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Patient prone in reverse Trendelenburg position with the head fixed in a Mayfield clamp...
September 19, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929241/assessment-of-peripapillary-choroidal-thickness-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-patients-with-choroidal-vascular-prominence
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Yong Ju Song, Young Kook Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung, Ki Ho Park
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between peripapillary choroidal thickness (PCT) and choroidal vascular prominence (CVP) colocalized with retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defect in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) eyes and to evaluate the relationship between PCT and POAG severity. METHODS: In this cross-sectional comparative study, 29 POAG patients with CVP on RNFL imaging (Group A), 70 POAG patients without CVP (Group B) and 63 healthy controls (Group C) were examined...
September 19, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928966/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-glaucoma-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Kelvin H Wan, Christopher K S Leung
The advent of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) provides a new opportunity to visualize the retinal vasculature in a non-invasive and dye-free manner which may help identify vascular abnormalities in glaucoma. While a reduction in retinal and optic nerve head vessel densities and blood flow indexes measured by OCT-A has been demonstrated in patients with glaucoma in many studies, it is unclear whether OCT-A provides additional information for the detection and monitoring of glaucoma compared with OCT measurements such as retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, neuroretinal rim width, and ganglion cell inner plexiform layer thickness...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926646/vascular-hypoperfusion-in-acute-optic-neuritis-is-a-potentially-new-neurovascular-model-for-demyelinating-diseases
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Ta-Ching Chen, Chao-Yuan Yeh, Chao-Wen Lin, Chung-May Yang, Chang-Hao Yang, I-Hung Lin, Pao-Yang Chen, Jung-Yu Cheng, Fung-Rong Hu
PURPOSE: Optic neuritis is highly correlated with multiple sclerosis and is a major cause of acute visual loss and long-term neuronal degeneration. Primary cerebral hypoperfusion has been reported in brain demyelinating diseases. This study investigated whether peripapillary perfusion is changed in patients with acute optic neuritis (AON). METHODS: This three-year cohort study was conducted from September 1 2012, to August 31, 2015. Two hundred and forty-one patients with non-glaucomatous acute optic neuropathy were screened, and 42 non-highly myopic patients who had suffered their first episode of unilaterally idiopathic AON were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924339/assessment-of-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-changes-by-cirrus-high-definition-optical-coherence-tomography-in-myopia
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Divya Singh, Sanjay K Mishra, Esha Agarwal, Reetika Sharma, Shibal Bhartiya, Tanuj Dada
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the relationship between retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness measured by Cirrus high-definition (HD) optical coherence tomography (OCT) and the axial length and refractive error of the eye. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 eyes of 100 healthy subjects (age 20-34 years with M/F ratio of 57/43), comprising 50 eyes with emmetropia [spherical equivalent (SE) 0 D], 25 eyes with moderate myopia (SE between -4 D and -8 D), and 25 eyes with high myopia (SE between -8 D and -12 D) were analyzed in this cross-sectional study...
May 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922725/ameliorative-impact-of-morus-alba-leaves-aqueous-extract-against-embryonic-ophthalmic-tissue-malformation-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Adel M A Assiri, Mohamed E El-Beeh, Ali H Amin, Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is becoming a serious threat to human health. Morus alba var. multicaulis (Perr.) Loudon (Moraceae) showed a bright future in DM therapy. OBJECTIVE: The study evaluates the antioxidant activity of Morus alba leaves aqueous extract (MLAE) and antidiabetic properties of MLAE in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats focusing on the ameliorative effects against embryogenesis defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MLAE was assayed for bioactive compounds, and antiradical potential...
September 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915835/macular-retinal-and-choroidal-thickness-in-unilateral-amblyopia-using-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
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Syunsuke Araki, Atsushi Miki, Katsutoshi Goto, Tsutomu Yamashita, Go Takizawa, Kazuko Haruishi, Yoshiaki Ieki, Junichi Kiryu, Kiyoshi Yaoeda
BACKGROUND: To investigate macular retinal and choroidal thickness in amblyopic eyes compared to that in fellow and normal eyes using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). METHODS: This study examined 31 patients with hyperopic anisometropic amblyopia (6.9 ± 3.8 years, mean ± standard deviation), 15 patients with strabismic amblyopia without anisometropia (7.9 ± 4.2 years), and 24 age-matched controls (7.8 ± 3.3 years). Retinal and choroidal thickness was measured by 3D scans using SS-OCT...
September 15, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915799/analysis-of-various-factors-affecting-pupil-size-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Ji Woong Park, Bong Hui Kang, Ji Won Kwon, Kyong Jin Cho
BACKGROUND: Pupil size is an important factor in predicting post-operative satisfaction. We assessed the correlation between pupil size, measured by Humphrey static perimetry, and various affecting factors in patients with glaucoma. METHODS: In total, 825 eyes of 415 patients were evaluated retrospectively. Pupil size was measured with Humphrey static perimetry. Comparisons of pupil size according to the presence of glaucoma were evaluated, as were correlations between pupil size and various factors, including age, logMAR best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, spherical equivalent, intraocular pressure, axial length, central corneal thickness, white-to-white, and the kappa angle...
September 16, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915256/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-the-peripapillary-capillaries-in-primary-open-angle-and-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Ryoko Igarashi, Shun Ochiai, Yuta Sakaue, Aki Suetake, Ryu Iikawa, Testuya Togano, Fuuko Miyamoto, Daiki Miyamoto, Takeo Fukuchi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the vascular architecture of the radial peripapillary capillaries (RPCs) and its relation with visual function in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and normal-tension glaucoma using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) angiography. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Clear OCT angiography images of blood vessels in the optic disc and peripapillary retina were obtained from 52 patients (52 eyes) aged 55.42±10.64 (range 28-72) years with primary OAG...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912848/changes-in-the-anterior-cornea-during-the-early-stages-of-severe-myopia-prior-to-and-following-lasik-as-detected-by-confocal-microscopy
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Jinrong Zhao, Jinguo Yu, Liu Υang, Yang Liu, Shaozhen Zhao
The present study aimed to assess the microscopic changes of the epithelium and Bowman's layer under confocal microscopy during the early stages of severe myopia following laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). The study comprised 54 patients (54 eyes) with severe myopia and 65 patients (65 eyes) with low and moderate myopia, who underwent LASIK surgery at Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital (Tianjin, China). In all patients, the epithelium, Bowman's layer and anterior stroma were examined prior to and 1, 7, 30, 90 and 180 days after the surgery, using in vivo confocal microscopy...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912514/retinal-changes-following-rapid-ascent-to-a-high-altitude-environment
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X Tian, B Zhang, Y Jia, C Wang, Q Li
PurposeTo determine what impact rapid ascension to a high-altitude environment has on the retina with the aim of preventing and treating high-altitude oculopathy.Patients and methodsParticipants in the study were members of the Chinese military assigned to the high-altitude environment of the Tibetan plateau. Ninety-one participants were enrolled in the study. Optical coherence tomography was used to measure the thickness of retina-related indicators. Measurements were taken before and after exposure to the high-altitude environment and upon return to the baseline altitude...
September 15, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910165/peripapillary-choroidal-thickness-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-in-untreated-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Serpil Yazgan, Fatma Erboy, Haci Ugur Celik, Tacettin Ornek, Suat Hayri Ugurbas, Firuzan Kokturk, Orhan Ayar, Mehmet Orcun Akdemir, Erkan Celik
PURPOSE: To evaluate peripapillary choroidal thickness (PPCT), central macular choroidal thickness (CMCT), and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in untreated patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: This prospective, randomized, and comparative study was conducted in a university ophthalmology clinic. 106 eyes of 106 patients with OSAHS and 44 eyes of 44 healthy individuals were evaluated in this study. Only right eyes were evaluated...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910159/glaucoma-diagnostic-ability-of-the-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-vessel-density-parameters
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Jae Keun Chung, Young Hoon Hwang, Jae Min Wi, Mijin Kim, Jong Jin Jung
PURPOSE: To investigate the glaucoma diagnostic abilities of vessel density parameters as determined by optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography in different stages of glaucoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 113 healthy eyes and 140 glaucomatous eyes were enrolled. Diagnostic abilities of the OCT vessel density parameters in the optic nerve head (ONH), peripapillary, and macular regions were evaluated by calculating the area under the receiver operation characteristic curves (AUCs)...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902096/associations-between-individual-retinal-layer-thicknesses-and-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy-using-retinal-layer-segmentation-analysis
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Jin Hyung Kim, Min Woo Lee, Suk Ho Byeon, Sung Soo Kim, Hyoung Jun Koh, Sung Chul Lee, Min Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical correlations between the thicknesses of individual retinal layers in the foveal area of diabetic patients and the presence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). METHODS: This retrospective, observational, cross-sectional study enrolled a total of 120 eyes from 120 patients. The eyes were divided into 3 groups: normal controls (n = 42 eyes), patients with diabetes mellitus (n = 42 eyes) but no DPN, and patients with diabetes mellitus and DPN (n = 36 eyes)...
September 7, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900607/de-novo-intraocular-amyloid-deposition-after-hepatic-transplantation-in-familial-amyloidotic-polyneuropathy
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Ivo Filipe Gama, Leonor Duarte Almeida
The familiar amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is a rare autosomal-dominant systemic amyloidosis. Amyloid deposition occurs more frequently and extensively in the vitq. The increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) is a result of deposition of transthyretin (TTR) in trabecular meshwork. Rarely, the amyloid deposition in anterior segment can be more exuberant than in posterior segment. A 42 years old man, with FAP (Val30Met mutation), liver transplantation in 1997. He was asymptomatic, without any significant ocular abnormality until 2011...
August 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898515/age-related-changes-in-and-determinants-of-macular-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-in-normal-chinese-adults
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Yan Jiao Huo, Yan Guo, Lei Li, Huai Zhou Wang, Ya Xing Wang, Ravi Thomas, Ning Li Wang
IMPORTANCE: Consideration of age-related changes in macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (mGCIPL) thickness are important for glaucoma progression analysis. BACKGROUND: To report age-related changes in and the determinants of high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT) measurements of mGCIPL thickness. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICPANTS: 326 healthy adults. METHODS: All subjects underwent Cirrus HD-OCT measurements of mGCIPL...
September 12, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898356/structure-function-relationships-in-perimetric-glaucoma-comparison-of-minimum-rim-width-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-parameters
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Navid Amini, Ramin Daneshvar, Farideh Sharifipour, Pablo Romero, Sharon Henry, Joseph Caprioli, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
Purpose: To test the hypotheses that: (1) structure-function (SF) relationships between visual fields (VF) and Bruch's membrane opening-based minimum rim width (BMO-MRW) measurements are superior to those for peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) in perimetric glaucoma; (2) BMO-MRW measurements may extend the utility of structural measurement across the range of glaucoma severity; and (3) to estimate the influence of Bruch's membrane opening (BMO) size on BMO-MRW measurements...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885667/variations-in-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-measurements-on-optical-coherence-tomography-after-implantation-of-trifocal-intraocular-lens
#18
Javier García-Bella, José M Martínez de la Casa, Paula Talavero González, José I Fernández-Vigo Escribano, Laura Valcarce Rial, Julián García-Feijóo
PURPOSE: To establish the changes produced after implantation of a trifocal intraocular lens (IOL) on retinal nerve fiber layer measurements performed with Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: This prospective study included 100 eyes of 50 patients with bilateral cataract in surgical range, no other associated ocular involvement, refractive errors between +5 and -5 spherical diopters, and less than 1.5 D of corneal astigmatism. The eyes were operated by phacoemulsification with implantation of 2 different trifocal IOLs (FineVision and AT LISA tri 839MP) in randomized equal groups...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885451/visual-structure-and-function-in-collision-sport-athletes
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Danielle Leong, Christina Morettin, Leonard V Messner, Robert J Steinmetz, Yi Pang, Steven L Galetta, Laura J Balcer
BACKGROUND: Vision-based measures have been shown to be useful markers in multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer and Parkinson disease. Therefore, these testing paradigms may have applications to populations explaining repetitive head trauma that has been associated with long-term neurodegenerative sequelae. We investigated retinal structure and visual function in professional collision sport athletes compared to age- and race-matched control participants. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, participants underwent spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurements of peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular ganglion cell complex (GCC = ganglion cell + inner plexiform layers) thickness...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885450/automated-evaluation-of-choroidal-thickness-and-minimum-rim-width-thickness-in-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Ane Pérez-Sarriegui, Francisco J Muñoz-Negrete, Susana Noval, Victoria De Juan, Gema Rebolleda
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare peripapillary choroidal thickness (pCT) and macular choroidal thickness (CT), Bruch membrane opening-minimum rim width (BMO-MRW), retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, and optic disc area among nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) eyes, the contralateral unaffected eyes, and healthy control eyes. METHODS: Twenty-six patients diagnosed with NAION (29 affected and 21 unaffected eyes) and 29 healthy matched control individuals (29 eyes) were analyzed by swept-source optical coherence tomography...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
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