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Epiretinal fibrosis

Komal M Joshi, Manjot K Gill
Purpose: To report the only known case, to our knowledge, of amiodarone induced retinal phototoxicity following vitrectomy surgery. Observations: A 66-year-old male presented with visual acuity of 20/150 OS secondary to an epiretinal membrane (ERM). Patient was on oral amiodarone for atrial fibrillation. Baseline spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) revealed an ERM with retinal thickening and schisis. The patient underwent an uncomplicated pars plana vitrectomy and membrane peel using standard vitrectomy settings and illumination...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Jaydeep Avinash Walinjkar, Unnati Shivshankar Sharma, Pukhraj Rishi, Ekta Rishi, Lingam Gopal, Tarun Sharma
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to describe the clinical features and treatment outcomes of vasoproliferative tumors (VPT) in Indian participants. METHODS: This study design was a retrospective case series in a tertiary eye care center. Case records of patients diagnosed with VPT from 2011 to 2015 were reviewed, and their demographic details, clinical presentation, and treatment outcomes were documented. Baseline and follow-up visual acuity and tumor dimensions were statistically compared by applying paired t-test...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
William Chang, Michelle Lajko, Amani A Fawzi
PURPOSE: To characterize the relationship between endothelin-1 and fibrosis in epiretinal membranes in proliferative diabetic retinopathy and explore the role of endothelial-mesenchymal transition in these membranes. METHODS: Membranes were obtained from eyes undergoing pars plana vitrectomy for complicated proliferative diabetic retinopathy or idiopathic epiretinal membrane. Through standard immunohistochemical techniques, we labeled membranes to explore the distribution of endothelin-1 and endothelin receptor B, comparing proliferative diabetic retinopathy and idiopathic epiretinal membranes...
2018: PloS One
Jeong Hun Bae, Su Jeong Song, Mi Yeon Lee
PURPOSE: The aim of this was to determine the 5-year incidence of idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM) and its risk factors in Korean adults. METHODS: A total of 2,152 participants aged 50 years or older enrolled in a health screening program. All participants underwent baseline ophthalmic and systemic examinations in 2006, and were reexamined after 5 years. Epiretinal membranes were diagnosed using fundus photographs taken at baseline and at the 5-year follow-up...
December 28, 2017: Retina
Barbara Parolini, Dilraj S Grewal, Sajish J Pinackatt, Andrea Baldi, Attilio Di Salvatore, Gianluca Besozzi, Alessandro Finzi, Daniele Cardillo, Tamer H Mahmoud
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and initial functional and anatomical outcomes of transplanting a full-thickness free graft of choroid and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), along with neurosensory retina in advanced fibrosis and atrophy associated with end-stage exudative age-related macular degeneration with and without a concurrent refractory macular hole. METHODS: During vitrectomy, an RPE-choroidal and neurosensory retinal free graft was harvested in nine eyes of nine patients...
November 23, 2017: Retina
Chunhua Jiao, Dean Eliott, Christine Spee, Shikun He, Kai Wang, Robert F Mullins, David R Hinton, Elliott H Sohn
PURPOSE: We sought to characterize the angiofibrotic and apoptotic effects of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-inhibition on fibrovascular epiretinal membranes in eyes with traction retinal detachment because of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: Membranes were excised from 20 eyes of 19 patients (10 randomized to intravitreal bevacizumab, 10 controls) at vitrectomy. Membranes were stained with antibodies targeting connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) or VEGF and colabeled with antibodies directed against endothelial cells (CD31), myofibroblasts, or retinal pigment epithelium markers...
November 22, 2017: Retina
Ingeborg Klaassen, Ewout W de Vries, Ilse M C Vogels, Antoine H C van Kampen, Machteld I Bosscha, David H W Steel, Cornelis J F Van Noorden, Sarit Y Lesnik-Oberstein, Reinier O Schlingemann
PURPOSE: To identify the protein profiles in vitreous associated with retinal fibrosis, angiogenesis, and neurite formation in epiretinal fibrovascular membranes (FVMs) in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). METHODS: Vitreous samples of 5 non-diabetic control patients with vitreous debris and 7 patients with PDR membranes were screened for 507 preselected proteins using the semi-quantitative RayBio® L-series 507 antibody array. From this array, 60 proteins were selected for a custom quantitative antibody array (Raybiotech, Human Quantibody® array), analyzing 7 control patients, 8 PDR patients with FVMs, and 5 PDR patients without FVMs...
2017: PloS One
Teruyo Kida, Seita Morishita, Masanori Fukumoto, Takaki Sato, Hidehiro Oku, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: To investigate the characteristics in spontaneous release of epiretinal membrane (ERM) during watchful waiting and to introduce a possible mechanism of pathogenesis as a photo essay. METHODS: Records from all patients with ERM were obtained from Osaka Medical College Hospital from January 2001 to October 2012. Visual acuity (VA), fundus photo, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were reviewed using the medical records. For statistical analysis, VA measured with a Landolt chart was converted to the logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (logMAR)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
Wei Xiao, Xiaoyun Chen, William Yan, Zhuoting Zhu, Mingguang He
OBJECTIVE: This study was to aggregate the prevalence and risks of epiretinal membranes (ERMs) and determine the possible causes of the varied estimates. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: The search strategy was designed prospectively. We searched PubMed, Embase and Web of Science databases from inception to July 2016. Reference lists of the included literatures were reviewed as well. STUDY SELECTION: Surveys published in English language from any population were included if they had a population-based design and reported the prevalence of ERM from retinal photography with or without optical coherence tomography...
September 25, 2017: BMJ Open
Yi Lu, Weizhong Gu, Yanhong Ren, Jia Feng, Lili Yang, Ji Jin
Retinal fibrosis, including epiretinal membrane (ERM) and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), is an ocular disease that can lead to blindness. An efficacious therapy remains an unmet medical challenge. In this study, we intended to explore the inhibitory effects of the nanoparticle-mediated delivery of plasminogen kringle 5 (K5-NPs) on laser-induced ERM and to identify the potential anti-fibrosis targets of K5-NPs. A rat model of laser-induced ERM was used. Control-NPs or K5-NPs were intravitreally injected...
June 2017: Discovery Medicine
Tian Tian, Chunli Chen, Haiying Jin, Qi Zhang, Yu Xu, Shiyuan Wang, Xiang Zhang, Peiquan Zhao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe morphologic characteristics, surgical outcomes, postoperative preferred retinal loci (PRL), and fixation stability of epiretinal membranes (ERMs) in young patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 43 eyes of 41 young patients (age range: 0.8 years to 28 years) with ERMs, which were divided into two groups: secondary ERMs (SERMs; n = 28) and idiopathic ERMs (IERMs; n = 13). All 43 eyes underwent 25-gauge vitrectomy and membrane peeling...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Jong Chan Im, Jong Ho Kim, Dong Ho Park, Jae Pil Shin
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between macular structural changes and visual prognosis after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: The study included 60 eyes that had undergone PPV. Macular optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings were classified into 5 groups preoperatively and 10 groups postoperatively. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) were analyzed according to pre- and postoperative OCT. RESULTS: From the preoperative OCT, normal fovea with/without traction, normal fovea with preretinal hemorrhage, and tractional retinal detachment involving fovea showed an increase in BCVA after PPV (all p < 0...
2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
Ryuya Hashimoto, Meizi Jiang, Tomoaki Shiba, Nobuyuki Hiruta, Mao Takahashi, Morihiro Higashi, Yuichi Hori, Hideaki Bujo, Takatoshi Maeno
PURPOSE: LR11 (also called SorLA or SORL1) is a migration regulator of adherent cells with the immature proliferative phenotype. The present study investigated the clinical and pathological involvement of the soluble form of LR11 (sLR11) in the idiopathic epiretinal membrane (iERM). METHODS: The subjects were 51 patients with iERM (24 cellophane macular reflex (CMR) and 27 preretinal macular fibrosis (PMF)) and 45 patients with macular holes as age and sex-matched controls...
May 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
S V Asatryan, V K Surguch, S I Kharlap, T A Shchegoleva
AIM: To analyze changes in various biometric parameters after vitrectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients (50 eyes) were followed up. All of them underwent vitrectomy for idiopathic epiretinal fibrosis and macular hole. In addition to the standard ophthalmic examination, we performed a combined ultrasound study and ultrasound biomicroscopy before and after the surgery (at 2-3 weeks and 6 months). Variation statistics was applied to assess the results using the SPSS Statistica 20 software...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Sheng-Zhan Wang, Qi-Hu Tong, Hui-Yun Wang, Qin-Kang Lu, Yu-Feng Xu
We conducted a meta-analysis of analytic and observational studies to evaluate the association between smoking and epiretinal membrane (ERM). The pertinent studies were identified via a literature search using three databases (MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Embase) and the reference lists of retrieved studies. Cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies meeting the predefined criteria were included. We extracted the odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) from each study. Overall risk estimates were pooled using random-effects models...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ying Jin, Huijin Chen, Xiaojian Xu, Yuntao Hu, Changguan Wang, Zhizhong Ma
PURPOSE: To determine the phases of traumatic proliferative vitreoretinopathy after open globe injury by assessing cellular components, extracellular matrix constituents of proliferative vitreoretinopathy membranes, and intraretinal changes over time. METHODS: Twenty-one epiretinal and/or subretinal membrane specimens were obtained from 21 patients with open globe injuries. The patients were divided into Groups A (≤28 days), B (29-120 days), and C (>120 days) according to the interval between injury and vitrectomy...
July 2017: Retina
Qi Zhang, Yun Qi, Li Chen, Xuan Shi, Yujing Bai, Lvzhen Huang, Wenzhen Yu, Yanrong Jiang, Mingwei Zhao, Xiaoxin Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the progression of epiretinal membranes after intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) injection therapy in patients with proliferative membranes and evaluate the changes in fibrosis-related cytokines in retinal pigment epithelial cells and glial cells after treatment with bevacizumab. METHODS: Retrospective study of the proliferative membranes in patients with and without IVB therapy. In vitro, the human adult retinal pigment epithelial (ARPE-19) cells and BV2 microglial cell lines were incubated in different bevacizumab concentrations under hypoxic conditions...
October 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Marielle van Deemter, Ruud A Bank, Jelle Vehof, Johanna M M Hooymans, Leonoor I Los
PURPOSE: To explore factors associated with pentosidine accumulation in the human vitreous. METHODS: Vitreous samples were obtained during trans pars plana vitrectomy for macular hole or rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Patient characteristics included age, gender, and diabetes mellitus. Ocular characteristics included pseudophakia, posterior vitreous detachment, and presence of intraocular fibrosis (epiretinal membrane, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, or both)...
April 2017: Retina
Xiao-Li Chen, Yu-Jing Bai, Qin-Rui Hu, Shan-Shan Li, Lv-Zhen Huang, Xiao-Xin Li
Background. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is vital in proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) development. Apoptosis-stimulating proteins of p53 (ASPP2) have recently been reported to participate in EMT. However, the role of ASPP2 in PVR pathogenesis has not been identified. Methods. Immunohistochemistry was used to investigate the expression of ASPP2 in epiretinal membranes of PVR patients. ARPE-19 cells were transfected with ASPP2-siRNA, followed with measurement of cell cytotoxicity, proliferation, and migration ability...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Ning Cheung, Shu-Pei Tan, Shu Yen Lee, Gemmy Chui Ming Cheung, Gavin Tan, Neelam Kumar, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien Yin Wong
AIM: To examine prevalence and risk factors of epiretinal membrane (ERM) in a large, contemporary, multiethnic Asian population. METHODS: Combined analysis of three population-based studies of eye diseases, with a total of 9799 Chinese, Malays and Indians residing in the general communities of Singapore. A comprehensive ophthalmic examination, interviews and laboratory blood tests were performed to assess potential risk factors. Digital retinal photographs were used to assess ERM according to a standardised protocol...
March 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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