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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734811/treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-quiescent-choroidal-neovascularization-in-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-non-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Vittorio Capuano, Alexandra Miere, Lea Querques, Riccardo Sacconi, Adriano Carnevali, Francesca Amoroso, Francesco Bandello, Eric H Souied, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics and natural history of quiescent choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to non-exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) through multimodal imaging. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with quiescent CNV were analyzed in two high-volume referral centers. Imaging features obtained using fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green angiography (ICGA), structural optical-coherence-tomography (OCT), and OCT-Angiography (OCT-A) were noted at first presentation and during the study period...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731052/real-world-visual-acuity-outcomes-between-ranibizumab-and-aflibercept-in-treatment-of-neovascular-amd-in-a-large-us-data-set
#2
A Lotery, R Griner, A Ferreira, F Milnes, P Dugel
PurposeTo examine 12-month real-world visual acuity outcomes and treatment patterns in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) eyes, including those with pigment epithelial detachment (PED), receiving ranibizumab or aflibercept.Patients and methodsElectronic medical records were used to identify ranibizumab or aflibercept-treated nAMD eyes with 12 months follow-up from first prescription. The primary objective was to compare mean change in visual acuity (VA) between index and month 12, in eyes treated with ranibizumab and aflibercept to assess the non-inferiority of ranibizumab vs aflibercept using a -5 letter non-inferiority margin...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730556/stem-cell-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium-the-role-of-pigmentation-as-maturation-marker-and-gene-expression-profile-comparison-with-human-endogenous-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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A Bennis, J G Jacobs, L A E Catsburg, J B Ten Brink, C Koster, R O Schlingemann, J van Meurs, T G M F Gorgels, P D Moerland, V M Heine, A A Bergen
In age-related macular degeneration (AMD) the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) deteriorates, leading to photoreceptor decay and severe vision loss. New therapeutic strategies aim at RPE replacement by transplantation of pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-derived RPE. Several protocols to generate RPE have been developed where appearance of pigmentation is commonly used as indicator of RPE differentiation and maturation. It is, however, unclear how different pigmentation stages reflect developmental stages and functionality of PSC-derived RPE cells...
July 21, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729948/algorithms-for-the-automated-analysis-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-biomarkers-on-optical-coherence-tomography-a-systematic-review
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Maximilian W M Wintergerst, Thomas Schultz, Johannes Birtel, Alexander K Schuster, Norbert Pfeiffer, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Frank G Holz, Robert P Finger
PURPOSE: To assess the quality of optical coherence tomography (OCT) grading algorithms for retinal biomarkers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Following a systematic review of the literature data on detection and quantification of AMD retinal biomarkers by available algorithms were extracted and descriptively synthesized. Algorithm quality was assessed using a modified version of the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies 2 checklist with a focus on accuracy against established reference standards and risk of bias...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729539/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-and-primary-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Heidi Hongisto, Antti Jylhä, Janika Nättinen, Jochen Rieck, Tanja Ilmarinen, Zoltán Veréb, Ulla Aapola, Roger Beuerman, Goran Petrovski, Hannu Uusitalo, Heli Skottman
Human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells (hESC-RPE) provide an unlimited cell source for retinal cell replacement therapies. Clinical trials using hESC-RPE to treat diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are currently underway. Human ESC-RPE cells have been thoroughly characterized at the gene level but their protein expression profile has not been studied at larger scale. In this study, proteomic analysis was used to compare hESC-RPE cells differentiated from two independent hESC lines, to primary human RPE (hRPE) using Isobaric tags for relative quantitation (iTRAQ)...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728188/diagnosing-choroidal-neovascularization-in-asymptomatic-individuals-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Michael M Park, Carl B Rebhun, Emily D Cole, Ricardo N Louzada, Eduardo A Novais, Fareed Rifai, A Yasin Alibhai, Jay S Duker, Nadia K Waheed
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a noninvasive, rapid imaging technique that generates angiographic images without intravenous dye injections. Cross-sectional studies have described the presence of asymptomatic choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in patients with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This case report describes the OCT features on longitudinal follow-up of a patient who started with unilateral asymptomatic CNV and eventually developed symptomatic exudative AMD...
July 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728169/correlations-between-macular-skin-and-serum-carotenoids
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Christopher D Conrady, James P Bell, Brian M Besch, Aruna Gorusupudi, Kelliann Farnsworth, Igor Ermakov, Mohsen Sharifzadeh, Maia Ermakova, Werner Gellermann, Paul S Bernstein
Purpose: Ocular and systemic measurement and imaging of the macular carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin have been employed extensively as potential biomarkers of AMD risk. In this study, we systematically compare dual wavelength retinal autofluorescence imaging (AFI) of macular pigment with skin resonance Raman spectroscopy (RRS) and serum carotenoid levels in a clinic-based population. Methods: Eighty-eight patients were recruited from retina and general ophthalmology practices from a tertiary referral center and excluded only if they did not have all three modalities tested, had a diagnosis of macular telangiectasia (MacTel) or Stargardt disease, or had poor AFI image quality...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726777/humanin-g-hng-protects-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd-transmitochondrial-arpe-19-cybrids-from-mitochondrial-and-cellular-damage
#8
Sonali Nashine, Pinchas Cohen, Marilyn Chwa, Stephanie Lu, Anthony B Nesburn, Baruch D Kuppermann, M Cristina Kenney
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) ranks third among the leading causes of visual impairment with a blindness prevalence rate of 8.7%. Despite several treatment regimens, such as anti-angiogenic drugs, laser therapy, and vitamin supplementation, being available for wet AMD, to date there are no FDA-approved therapies for dry AMD. Substantial evidence implicates mitochondrial damage and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell death in the pathogenesis of AMD. However, the effects of AMD mitochondria and Humanin G (HNG), a more potent variant of the mitochondrial-derived peptide (MDP) Humanin, on retinal cell survival have not been elucidated...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726562/gene-therapy-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#9
Nicholas A Moore, Peter Bracha, Rehan M Hussain, Nuria Morral, Thomas A Ciulla
In neovascular age related macular degeneration (nAMD), gene therapy to chronically express anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) proteins could ameliorate the treatment burden of chronic intravitreal therapy and improve limited visual outcomes associated with 'real world' undertreatment. Areas covered: In this review, the authors assess the evolution of gene therapy for AMD. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors can transduce retinal pigment epithelium; one such early application was a phase I trial of AAV2-delivered pigment epithelium derived factor gene in advanced nAMD...
July 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724829/case-report-of-a-secondary-macular-hole-closure-after-intravitreal-bevacizumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-retinal-pigment-epithelial-detachment
#10
Marcus Werner Storch, Hans Hoerauf
We describe a case of macular hole (MH) closure after intravitreal bevacizumab therapy for an underlying pigment epithelial detachment (PED) due to exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The 73-year-old Caucasian female presented with reduced visual acuity (20/80) of the left eye and metamorphopsia for approximately 6 months. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography revealed a subfoveal PED due to AMD with an associated MH. To treat the exudative component of the pathology, we started intravitreal bevacizumab therapy, consecutively leading to reduction of the height of PED and allowing closure of the MH...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724817/real-world-evidence-of-safety-profile-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-avastin-in-an-indian-scenario
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Prashant Jain, Jay Sheth, Giridhar Anantharaman, Mahesh Gopalakrishnan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety profile of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) as an off-label pharmacotherapeutic agent for various ocular conditions. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was carried out on 3806 injections of 1761 patients that were administered with intravitreal bevacizumab injection at a tertiary eye care center in India. The injections were administered on a pro re nata basis for various indications such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721006/incidence-of-outer-retinal-tubulation-in-eyes-with-choroidal-neovascularization-under-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-in-a-japanese-population
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Seiji Takagi, Michiko Mandai, Noriko Miyamoto, Akihiro Nishida, Yasuhiko Hirami, Hirofumi Uyama, Midori Yamamoto, Masayo Takahashi, Goji Tomita, Yasuo Kurimoto
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of outer retinal tubulation (ORT) among patients with different types of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective chart review, disease type was classified as typical age-related macular degeneration (t-AMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP), or myopic CNV (mCNV). Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images were evaluated for the appearance of ORT and subretinal fibrosis and fluid...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717807/vitamin-d-status-and-prevalent-early-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-african-americans-and-caucasians-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-aric-study
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A E Millen, J Nie, M W Sahli, J A Mares, K J Meyers, B E K Klein, M J LaMonte, P L Lutsey, C A Andrews, R Klein
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D status has been hypothesized to protect against development of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) via its anti-inflammatory properties and its possible beneficial influence on blood pressure control. We investigated the association between vitamin D status and prevalent early AMD in a community-based cohort. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study. SETTING: This was a secondary data analysis of already existing data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) cohort collected from 1990 to 1995...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715590/optical-coherence-tomography-features-preceding-the-onset-of-advanced-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Daniela Ferrara, Rachel E Silver, Ricardo N Louzada, Eduardo A Novais, Giliann K Collins, Johanna M Seddon
Purpose: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease with multifactorial etiology. There is a need to identify clinical features that are harbingers of advanced disease. We evaluated morphologic features of the retina and choroid on optical coherence tomography (OCT) to determine if they predict progression to advanced disease. Methods: Progressors transitioned from early or intermediate AMD to advanced disease (n = 40 eyes), and were matched on baseline AMD grade and follow-up interval to nonprogressors who did not develop advanced AMD (n = 40 eyes)...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715402/fluorescent-dye-labeling-of-erythrocytes-and-leukocytes-for-studying-the-flow-dynamics-in-mouse-retinal-circulation
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Rupesh Agrawal, Praveen Kumar Balne, Sai Bo Bo Tun, Yeo Sia Wey, Neha Khandelwal, Veluchamy A Barathi
The retinal and choroidal blood flow dynamics may provide insight into the pathophysiology and sequelae of various ocular diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other ocular inflammatory conditions. It may also help to monitor the therapeutic responses in the eye. The proper labeling of the blood cells, coupled with live-cell imaging of the labeled cells, allows for the investigation of the flow dynamics in the retinal and choroidal circulation. Here, we describe the standardized protocols of 1...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713895/role-of-quercetin-in-protecting-arpe%C3%A2-19-cells-against-h2o2%C3%A2-induced-injury-via-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-like-2%C3%A2-pathway-activation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inhibition
#16
Sisi Weng, Lei Mao, Yuanyuan Gong, Tao Sun, Qing Gu
Age‑related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common cause of irreversible blindness in the elderly in the western world. Research has demonstrated that degenerative and progressive conditions of retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cells are the key pathogenic mechanisms in AMD. Previous research has indicated the anti‑apoptosis, anti‑oxidant, anti‑inflammatory and anti‑cancer properties of quercetin. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of quercetin on the ARPE‑19 human retinal pigment epithelial cell line...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713647/evaluation-of-two-systems-for-fundus-controlled-scotopic-and-mesopic-perimetry-in-eye-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
#17
Julia S Steinberg, Marlene Saßmannshausen, Maximilian Pfau, Monika Fleckenstein, Robert P Finger, Frank G Holz, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the MP-1S (Nidek Technologies, Padova, Italy) and the S-MAIA (CenterVue, Padova, Italy) for mesopic and scotopic fundus-controlled perimetry (FCP) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Eleven eyes from 11 patients underwent mesopic and, after 30 minutes of dark adaptation, scotopic (MP-1S: Goldmann V, 200 ms, background luminance 0.0032 cd/m(2); S-MAIA: Goldman III, 200 ms, background luminance <0...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712657/prevalence-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-europe-the-past-and-the-future
#18
Johanna M Colijn, Gabriëlle H S Buitendijk, Elena Prokofyeva, Dalila Alves, Maria L Cachulo, Anthony P Khawaja, Audrey Cougnard-Gregoire, Bénédicte M J Merle, Christina Korb, Maja G Erke, Alain Bron, Eleftherios Anastasopoulos, Magda A Meester-Smoor, Tatiana Segato, Stefano Piermarocchi, Paulus T V M de Jong, Johannes R Vingerling, Fotis Topouzis, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher, Geir Bertelsen, Norbert Pfeiffer, Astrid E Fletcher, Paul J Foster, Rufino Silva, Jean-François Korobelnik, Cécile Delcourt, Caroline C W Klaver
PURPOSE: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a frequent, complex disorder in elderly of European ancestry. Risk profiles and treatment options have changed considerably over the years, which may have affected disease prevalence and outcome. We determined the prevalence of early and late AMD in Europe from 1990 to 2013 using the European Eye Epidemiology (E3) consortium, and made projections for the future. DESIGN: Meta-analysis of prevalence data. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 42 080 individuals 40 years of age and older participating in 14 population-based cohorts from 10 countries in Europe...
July 14, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710735/geochemical-characteristics-of-dissolved-rare-earth-elements-in-acid-mine-drainage-from-abandoned-high-as-coal-mining-area-southwestern-china
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Xuexian Li, Pan Wu
Acid mine drainage (AMD) represents a major source of water pollution in the small watershed of Xingren coalfield in southwestern Guizhou Province. A detailed geochemical study was performed to investigate the origin, distribution, and migration of REEs by determining the concentrations of REEs and major solutes in AMD samples, concentrations of REEs in coal, bedrocks, and sediment samples, and modeling REEs aqueous species. The results highlighted that all water samples collected in the mining area are identified as low pH, high concentrations of Fe, Al, SO4(2-) and distinctive As and REEs...
July 15, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709104/biological-attenuation-of-arsenic-and-iron-in-a-continuous-flow-bioreactor-treating-acid-mine-drainage-amd
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L Fernandez-Rojo, M Héry, P Le Pape, C Braungardt, A Desoeuvre, E Torres, V Tardy, E Resongles, E Laroche, S Delpoux, C Joulian, F Battaglia-Brunet, J Boisson, G Grapin, G Morin, C Casiot
Passive water treatments based on biological attenuation can be effective for arsenic-rich acid mine drainage (AMD). However, the key factors driving the biological processes involved in this attenuation are not well-known. Here, the efficiency of arsenic (As) removal was investigated in a bench-scale continuous flow channel bioreactor treating As-rich AMD (∼30-40 mg L(-1)). In this bioreactor, As removal proceeds via the formation of biogenic precipitates consisting of iron- and arsenic-rich mineral phases encrusting a microbial biofilm...
June 22, 2017: Water Research
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