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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338556/adult-onset-foveomacular-vitelliform-dystrophy-evaluated-by-means-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-a-comparison-with-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-healthy-eyes
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Lisa Toto, Enrico Borrelli, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Luca Di Antonio, Peter A Mattei, Paolo Carpineto, Leonardo Mastropasqua
PURPOSE: To investigate alterations of superficial and deep retinal vascular densities, as well as of choroidal thickness, in patients affected by adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy (AOFVD). METHODS: A total of 22 eyes (15 patients) affected by AOFVD were recruited in the study. Furthermore, 20 eyes of 20 healthy subjects and 20 eyes of 18 patients affected by intermediate dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were enrolled. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination, including optical coherence tomography angiography...
March 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336424/the-impact-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-on-rpe-degeneration-in-non-neovascular-amd
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REVIEW
Sayantan Datta, Marisol Cano, Katayoon Ebrahimi, Lei Wang, James T Handa
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is a highly specialized, unique epithelial cell that interacts with photoreceptors on its apical side and with Bruch's membrane and the choriocapillaris on its basal side. Due to vital functions that keep photoreceptors healthy, the RPE is essential for maintaining vision. With aging and the accumulated effects of environmental stresses, the RPE can become dysfunctional and die. This degeneration plays a central role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) pathobiology, the leading cause of blindness among the elderly in western societies...
March 20, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336284/macular-pigment-density-variation-after-supplementation-of-lutein-and-zeaxanthin-using-the-visucam-%C3%A2-200-pigment-module-impact-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-lens-status
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G Azar, M Quaranta-El Maftouhi, J-J Masella, M Mauget-Faÿsse
PURPOSE: To assess the evolution of macular pigment optical density (MPOD) following supplementation with various macular formulations obtained with the Visucam(®) 200, and to study the factors affecting MPOD measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, double-masked multicenter study, patients were divided into 2 groups: group A (patients without retinal pathology who underwent cataract surgery 1 month previously) and group B (patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration [AMD] in one eye)...
March 20, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334846/dapl1-a-susceptibility-locus-for-age-related-macular-degeneration-acts-as-a-novel-suppressor-of-cell-proliferation-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Xiaoyin Ma, Huirong Li, Yipin Wang, Jing Wang, Qinxiang Zheng, Jiajia Hua, Juan Yang, Li Pan, Fan Lu, Jia Qu, Ling Hou
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) forms a monolayer at the back of the vertebrate eye and is fundamental to retinal function and homoeostasis. During early development, RPE cells undergo rapid proliferation, but in the adult, they remain normally nonproliferative throughout life. Nevertheless, under pathological conditions such as in proliferative vitreoretinopathy or after retinal ablation, mature RPE cells can re-enter the cell cycle and form nodules or multiple cell layers. Here we show that Dapl1, whose human homolog represents a susceptibility locus for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is highly up-regulated in quiescent but not proliferating RPE cells and that experimental overexpression of DAPL1 in proliferating RPE cells inhibits their proliferation...
February 22, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332910/association-between-dietary-xanthophyll-lutein-and-zeaxanthin-intake-and-early-age-related-macular-degeneration-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Henry Lin, Julie A Mares, Michael J LaMonte, William E Brady, Michelle W Sahli, Ronald Klein, Barbara E K Klein, Jing Nie, Amy E Millen
PURPOSE: To examine the association between xanthophyll intake and prevalent early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (n = 10,295). Potential effect modification by genetic polymorphisms and biomarkers of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism was explored. METHODS: Xanthophyll intake was assessed at visit 1 (1987-1989) using food frequency questionnaires. Prevalent early AMD was assessed at visit 3 (1993-1995) via retinal photographs...
March 23, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329017/navigating-in-foldonia-using-accelerated-molecular-dynamics-to-explore-stability-unfolding-and-self-healing-of-the-%C3%AE-solenoid-structure-formed-by-a-silk-like-polypeptide
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Binwu Zhao, Martien A Cohen Stuart, Carol K Hall
The β roll molecules with sequence (GAGAGAGQ)10 stack via hydrogen bonding to form fibrils which have been themselves been used to make viral capsids of DNA strands, supramolecular nanotapes and pH-responsive gels. Accelerated molecular dynamics (aMD) simulations are used to investigate the unfolding of a stack of two β roll molecules, (GAGAGAGQ)10, to shed light on the folding mechanism by which silk-inspired polypeptides form fibrils and to identify the dominant forces that keep the silk-inspired polypeptide in a β roll configuration...
March 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328847/effect-of-topical-isopropyl-unoprostone-on-macular-atrophy-progression-in-eyes-with-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Chieko Shiragami, Masahiro Miyake, Atsushi Fujiwara, Yuki Morizane, Akitaka Tsujikawa, Ayana Yamashita, Fumio Shiraga
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical isopropyl unoprostone (IU) in treating macular atrophy in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients. METHODS: Fifty-two AMD patients with macular atrophy were included and randomly assigned (1:1) to the treatment (topical 0.15% IU) or placebo group. Subjects used study eye drops 3 times a day for 54 weeks. The macular atrophy was documented on fundus autofluorescence photographs and measured using RegionFinder...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328288/the-role-of-mf-erg-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-electrophysiological-features-of-amd
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Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda
INTRODUCTION: Age-related macular cegeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual dysfunction worldwide, affecting 9-25% of individuals between 65 and 75 years old. METHODS: We have reviewed the published articles investigating the role of multifocal electroretinogram (mf-ERG) in the diagnosis and treatment of AMD. RESULTS: Visual evoked potentials have revealed decreased amplitudes and higher latencies in patients with AMD, while the degeneration of photoreceptors and abnormalities of retinal pigment epithelium can be identified by electro-oculogram recordings...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324113/microrna-expression-patterns-involved-in-amyloid-beta-induced-retinal-degeneration
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Peirong Huang, Junran Sun, Fenghua Wang, Xueting Luo, Jingyang Feng, Qing Gu, Te Liu, Xiaodong Sun
Purpose: Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by the accumulation of drusen under Bruch's membrane, and amyloid beta (Aβ) is speculated to be one of the key pathologic factors. While the detrimental effects of Aβ on retinas have been widely explored, Aβ-induced epigenetic regulatory changes have yet to be fully investigated. We therefore aimed to identify the microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles in an Aβ-induced mouse model of retinal degeneration. Methods: C57BL/6 mice were intravitreally injected with Aβ1-40 or PBS and the eye tissues were collected for hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, apoptosis immunofluorescence staining, and miRNA profiling...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321407/pten-reduced-uvb-mediated-apoptosis-in-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
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Jia He, Chongde Long, Zixin Huang, Xin Zhou, Xielan Kuang, Lanying Liu, Huijun Liu, Yan Tang, Yuting Fan, Jie Ning, Xinqi Ma, Qingjiong Zhang, Huangxuan Shen
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness and progressive loss of central vision in the elderly population. The important factor of AMD pathogenesis is the degeneration of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells by oxidative stress. Inactivation of PTEN can disrupt intercellular adhesion in the RPE cells, but the mechanism of oxidative stress is less known. Here we presented evidence that UVB-mediated oxidative stress induced apoptosis in ARPE-19 cells. Downregulation of the expression of PTEN in UVB-irradiative RPE cells triggered DNA damage and increased the level of UVB-induced apoptosis by activating p53-dependent pathway...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318717/-individualized-management-of-patients-with-exudative-amd-ioi-protocol-injection-observational-individualization
#11
O Semoun, S Y Cohen, M Srour, C Creuzot-Garchet, H Oubraham-Mebroukine, L Kodjikian, F Devin, E H Souied
Wet macular degeneration remains a major cause of visual impairment in people over 55years. Through a group of experts belonging to the Federation France Macula, we review the treatment of wet AMD and provide recommendation with a 3 phases protocol called IOI.
March 16, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316876/automated-brightness-and-contrast-adjustment-of-color-fundus-photographs-for-the-grading-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Edem Tsikata, Inês Laíns, João Gil, Marco Marques, Kelsey Brown, Tânia Mesquita, Pedro Melo, Maria da Luz Cachulo, Ivana K Kim, Demetrios Vavvas, Joaquim N Murta, John B Miller, Rufino Silva, Joan W Miller, Teresa C Chen, Deeba Husain
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop an algorithm to automatically standardize the brightness, contrast, and color balance of digital color fundus photographs used to grade AMD and to validate this algorithm by determining the effects of the standardization on image quality and disease grading. METHODS: Seven-field color photographs of patients (>50 years) with any stage of AMD and a control group were acquired at two study sites, with either the Topcon TRC-50DX or Zeiss FF-450 Plus cameras...
March 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315863/circulating-mirnas-as-potential-biomarkers-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Chengda Ren, Qingyu Liu, Qingquan Wei, Wenting Cai, Mengmei He, Yaru Du, Ding Xu, Yan Wu, Jing Yu
Backgroud: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness of the elder people. This research was intended to demonstrate the different expression of microRNAs (miRNA) in AMD patients and whether they can be used as biomarkers for AMD. METHODS: MiRNAs expression was measured by microarray of 6 AMD cases and 6 gender matched controls. In a larger-sample case-control study with 126 AMD cases and 140 controls, whole blood samples were detected for the differences of miRNA expression...
March 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315667/hif-signalling-the-eyes-have-it
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D J Peet, T Kittipassorn, J P Wood, G Chidlow, R J Casson
The hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs) mediate changes in gene expression in response to hypoxia, and mediate key physiological responses such as angiogenesis. They play important roles in development and normal physiology, as well as in ischaemic and other pathologies. The human eye is a complex organ, with tight regulation of vascularisation and oxygen delivery, with the highly specialised retina containing both highly vascularised and avascular regions. This review, written to honour the significant contribution of Lorenz Poellinger to this field, covers the role of the HIFs in normal development of the eye, specifically the vasculature, as well as their roles in numerous retinal pathologies, including ischaemic retinopathies, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
March 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315278/peeking-into-sigma-1-receptor-functions-through-the-retina
#15
Timur A Mavlyutov, Lian-Wang Guo
This review discusses recent advances towards understanding the sigma-1 receptor (S1R) as an endogenous neuro-protective mechanism in the retina , a favorable experimental model system. The exquisite architecture of the mammalian retina features layered and intricately wired neurons supported by non-neuronal cells. Ganglion neurons, photoreceptors , as well as the retinal pigment epithelium, are susceptible to degeneration that leads to major retinal diseases such as glaucoma , diabetic retinopathy , and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and ultimately, blindness...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301850/influence-of-vitreomacular-adhesion-on-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#16
Tereza Cristina Moreira Kanadani, Carlos Eduardo Dos Reis Veloso, Syril Dorairaj, Márcio Bittar Nehemy
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) on the outcome of antiangiogenic treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Ninety-nine eyes of 83 patients were used in our cohort study. We prospectively evaluated best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) in patients with neovascular AMD at baseline and 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12 months after treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents...
March 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297034/the-role-of-posterior-vitreous-detachment-and-vitreomacular-adhesion-in-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
#17
Orhan Ilim, Cezmi Akkin, Zafer Oztas, Serhad Nalcaci, Filiz Afrashi, Cumali Degirmenci, Jale Mentes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) and vitreoretinal interface in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This clinical trial included 206 eyes of 138 patients who presented to the authors' clinic between January 2012 and November 2014. Patients were divided into three groups: 98 eyes of 67 patients with exudative AMD, 55 eyes of 36 patients with nonexudative AMD, and 53 eyes of 35 patients having no vitreoretinal disease...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296617/vision-loss-after-intravitreal-injection-of-autologous-stem-cells-for-amd
#18
Ajay E Kuriyan, Thomas A Albini, Justin H Townsend, Marianeli Rodriguez, Hemang K Pandya, Robert E Leonard, M Brandon Parrott, Philip J Rosenfeld, Harry W Flynn, Jeffrey L Goldberg
Adipose tissue-derived "stem cells" have been increasingly used by "stem-cell clinics" in the United States and elsewhere to treat a variety of disorders. We evaluated three patients in whom severe bilateral visual loss developed after they received intravitreal injections of autologous adipose tissue-derived "stem cells" at one such clinic in the United States. In these three patients, the last documented visual acuity on the Snellen eye chart before the injection ranged from 20/30 to 20/200. The patients' severe visual loss after the injection was associated with ocular hypertension, hemorrhagic retinopathy, vitreous hemorrhage, combined traction and rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, or lens dislocation...
March 16, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292774/a-nationwide-cohort-study-of-cigarette-smoking-and-risk-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-east-asian-men
#19
Tyler Hyungtaek Rim, Ching-Yu Cheng, Dong Wook Kim, Sung Soo Kim, Tien Y Wong
BACKGROUND: Few longitudinal studies have evaluated the relationship between cigarette smoking and risk of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among Asian populations. This study aimed to prospectively evaluate the association between cigarette smoking and risk of neovascular AMD among Korean men. METHODS: Men between the ages of 45 and 79 years included in the Korea National Health Insurance Service database from 2002 through 2013. We compared hazard ratios (HR) for neovascular AMD between 64 560 past/current and 64 560 never smokers by 1:1 propensity-matched analysis and 85 267 past/current and 72 347 never smokers by unmatched cohort and propensity-adjusted analysis...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289548/the-comparative-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-ranibizumab-for-neovascular-macular-degeneration-revisited
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Gary C Brown, Melissa M Brown, Heidi B Lieske, Adam Turpcu, Yamina Rajput
BACKGROUND: To compare a near decade of follow-up, newer control cohort data, use of both the societal and third party insurer cost perspectives, and integration of unilateral/bilateral therapy on the comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of intravitreal ranibizumab therapy for neovascular, age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Value-Based Medicine(®), 12-year, combined-eye model, cost-utility analysis employing MARINA and HORIZON clinical trial data...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
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