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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813718/transgenic-mice-over-expressing-rbp4-have-rbp4-dependent-and-light-independent-retinal-degeneration
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Mei Du, Eric Phelps, Michael J Balangue, Aaron Dockins, Gennadiy Moiseyev, Younghwa Shin, Shelley Kane, Laura Otalora, Jian-Xing Ma, Rafal Farjo, Krysten M Farjo
Purpose: Transgenic mice overexpressing serum retinol-binding protein (RBP4-Tg) develop progressive retinal degeneration, characterized by microglia activation, yet the precise mechanisms underlying retinal degeneration are unclear. Previous studies showed RBP4-Tg mice have normal ocular retinoid levels, suggesting that degeneration is independent of the retinoid visual cycle or light exposure. The present study addresses whether retinal degeneration is light-dependent and RBP4-dependent by testing the effects of dark-rearing and pharmacological lowering of serum RBP4 levels, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813435/chronic-imaging-through-transparent-skull-in-mice
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Anna Steinzeig, Dmitry Molotkov, Eero Castrén
Growing interest in long-term visualization of cortical structure and function requires methods that allow observation of an intact cortex in longitudinal imaging studies. Here we describe a detailed protocol for the "transparent skull" (TS) preparation based on skull clearing with cyanoacrylate, which is applicable for long-term imaging through the intact skull in mice. We characterized the properties of the TS in imaging of intrinsic optical signals and compared them with the more conventional cranial window preparation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813228/acute-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease
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Regine Braun, Ernst Holler
A 21-year-old man with refractory acute myeloid leukemia presented with itching and tearing in both eyes 1 month after receiving a hematopoietic stem-cell transplant from an HLA-mismatched, unrelated donor. Three weeks after transplantation, he received a diagnosis of grade 4 acute..
August 17, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812941/self-retaining-magnetic-implant-a-novel-design-of-orbital-prosthesis-for-the-exenterated-orbit
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Shiu Ting Mak, Timmy K C Chan, Kenneth K W Li
Orbital exenteration can lead to significant disfigurement causing considerable functional, cosmetic and psychological disturbances to the patient. Orbital prosthesis is important for the patient's cosmetic and psychological rehabilitation. A 49-year-old man received orbital exenteration and postoperative radiotherapy for malignant orbital carcinoma. In view of uncertain suitability and survival of osseointegrated implant in his case, a novel design of ocular implant consisting of a self-retaining magnetic spring retainer and a coupling silicone prosthesis was used...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812909/chronic-orbital-inflammatory-disease-and-optic-neuropathy-associated-with-long-term-intranasal-cocaine-abuse-2-cases-and-literature-review
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Martin J Siemerink, Nicole J M Freling, Peerooz Saeed
Orbital inflammatory disease and secondary optic neuropathy is a rare but devastating complication of long-term intranasal cocaine abuse. We describe 2 patients with a history of intranasal cocaine consumption who presented with subacute onset of unilateral vision loss from optic neuropathy and limitation of abduction in the affected eye. Magnetic resonance imaging findings included an orbital mass in combination with absent nasal septum and partial destruction of the paranasal sinuses. Biopsies and histopathologic examination of the nasal cavity and the orbital mass revealed chronic inflammation...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812417/lacrimal-gland-abscesses-case-series-and-literature-review
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Brian Savoie, Rand Rodgers, Matthew Gorski
Acute dacryoadenitis with abscess formation has been rarely described. We describe four cases that resolved with incision and drainage. This includes a retrospective case series of four patients with radiologically confirmed lacrimal gland abscesses and a review of the reported cases in the literature. Computed tomography showed characteristic rim enhancing collections with central attenuation in all four cases. All patients presented with ptosis, upper eyelid erythema, and severe pain similar to scleritis...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812225/enhancement-of-ocular-efficacy-of-aceclofenac-using-biodegradable-plga-nanoparticles-formulation-and-characterization
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Rajesh Katara, Sameer Sachdeva, Dipak K Majumdar
In the present study, an effort was made to design poly (D, L-lactide-co-glycolide) acid nanoparticles of aceclofenac by direct precipitation method. The nanoparticles were found to have adequate particle size range for ocular administration of 162.6 to 244.13 nm with nearly spherical shape and with zeta potential of - 21.5 to - 25.5 mV. Drug entrapment efficiency of nanoparticle formulations ranged from 42.9 to 92.68%. Differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) and powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) studies depicted that the drug incorporated in nanoparticles was found to be in amorphous state...
August 15, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812127/-uveitis-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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I Foeldvari, K Walscheid, A Heiligenhaus
BACKGROUND: Uveitis is the most common extra-articular manifestation of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It occurs, according to German registry data, in around 12% of JIA patients and can lead to a loss of vision, especially in cases of delayed diagnosis and/or inadequate therapy. OBJECTIVE: A review of current aspects of diagnosis and therapy was carried out. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a review article of the current literature. RESULTS: The risk of uveitis is significantly elevated in patients with an oligoarticular course of JIA, ANA positivity and young age at onset of JIA...
August 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811796/visual-outcome-after-phacoemulsification-with-lens-implant-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients-a-comparative-study
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Abdul Rashid Shaikh, Abdul Haleem Mirani, Muhammad Saleh Memon, Muhammad Faisal Fahim
OBJECTIVE: To compare the visual outcomes of phacoemulsification surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) in persons with and without diabetes at end of follow-up. METHODS: This was a comparative, cross sectional, observational study with Non-probability, purposive sampling. After approval from "Research Ethical Committee of Isra Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology Karachi, 92 patients with cataract in one eye were selected. Patients were divided into two groups...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811672/an-evaluation-of-the-in-vivo-safety-of-nonporous-silica-nanoparticles-ocular-topical-administration-versus-oral-administration
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Martha Kim, Joo-Hee Park, Hyejoong Jeong, Jinkee Hong, Woo Sung Choi, Byung-Han Lee, Choul Yong Park
Nonporous silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) have potential as promising carriers for ophthalmic drugs. However, the in vivo safety of ocular topical SiNPs remains unclear. This study investigated the in vivo safety of oral and ocular topical applications of 100 nm-sized SiNPs in Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats were divided into the following four groups: low-dose oral administration (total 100 mg/kg of SiNPs mixed with food for one week), high-dose oral administration (total 1000 mg/kg of SiNPs mixed with food for one week), ocular topical administration (10 mg/ml concentration, one drop, applied to the right eyes four times a day for one month), or a negative control (no SiNP treatment)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811503/lacrimal-gland-repair-after-short-term-obstruction-of-excretory-duct-in-rabbits
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Hui Lin, Ying Liu, Hong He, Benjamin Botsford, Samuel Yiu
Aqueous tear-deficient dry eye is a multifactorial chronic disorder in which the lacrimal glands fail to produce enough tears to maintain a healthy ocular surface. The existence of lacrimal gland stem/progenitor cells was proposed in several species, yet their origin and characteristics are not very clear. Here, we investigated the presence of resident progenitor cells and their regenerative potential in a rabbit model with lacrimal gland main excretory duct ligation-induced injury. The ligation-injured lacrimal glands temporarily decreased in weight and had impaired tear secretion...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811345/inhibitors-of-the-histone-methyltransferases-ezh2-1-induce-a-potent-antiviral-state-and-suppress-infection-by-diverse-viral-pathogens
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Jesse H Arbuckle, Paul J Gardina, David N Gordon, Heather D Hickman, Jonathan W Yewdell, Theodore C Pierson, Timothy G Myers, Thomas M Kristie
Epigenetic regulation is based on a network of complexes that modulate the chromatin character and structure of the genome to impact gene expression, cell fate, and development. Thus, epigenetic modulators represent novel therapeutic targets used to treat a range of diseases, including malignancies. Infectious pathogens such as herpesviruses are also regulated by cellular epigenetic machinery, and epigenetic therapeutics represent a novel approach used to control infection, persistence, and the resulting recurrent disease...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811096/topical-anaesthetic-use-prior-to-rigid-gas-permeable-contact-lens-fitting
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Felicity R Gill, Paul J Murphy, Christine Purslow
PURPOSE: To investigate effect of topical anaesthetic (TA) during gas permeable (GP) contact lens (CL) fitting on subjective and objective measures of patient anxiety. METHODS: 47 subjects (mean±sd age=26.9±4.9years; soft CL wearers, 18, neophytes, 29). Each subject randomly assigned to Group A or B, and attended on two occasions, one week apart. First visit: subject received bilaterally either a single drop of TA (0.5% proxymetacaine) (Group A) or placebo (0...
August 12, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811095/can-the-optimum-artificial-tear-treatment-for-dry-eye-disease-be-predicted-from-presenting-signs-and-symptoms
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Laika Essa, Deborah Laughton, James S Wolffsohn
PURPOSE: To assess dry eye treatment with four preservative-free dry eye artificial tear treatments to facilitate evidence-based prescribing. METHODS: A randomised, single masked crossover trial of Clinitas Soothe, Hyabak, Tears Again and TheraTears artificial tears was conducted on 50 symptomatic dry eye patients, aged 60.8±14.2years. At baseline and after trialling each treatment for 4 weeks, signs and symptoms were assessed using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), non-invasive tear break-up time, fluorescein tear break-up time, tear meniscus height (TMH), Phenol Red test, lid-parallel conjunctival folds (LIPCOF), ocular surface staining, and lipid layer grading and osmolarity (baseline visit only)...
August 12, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810679/association-of-endotoxin-and-allergens-with-respiratory-and-skin-symptoms-a-descriptive-study-in-laboratory-animal-workers
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Anne Oppliger, Fabio Barresi, Marion Maggi, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Francois Huaux, Philipp Hotz, Holger Dressel
Background: In laboratory animal work, allergens are classically considered to play a prominent role in generation of respiratory and skin symptoms. However, recent development may have changed working conditions and require an updating of preventive measures. Objective: In workers exposed to a range of animals besides laboratory mice and rats the relative role of endotoxin, irritants, and allergens in symptom generation was assessed for updating preventative measures and health surveillance...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810572/diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-injuries-to-the-visual-centers-of-the-brain-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-retinopathy
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Ming Liang, Xing Chen, Feng Xue, Lingna Meng, Yunfeng Cong
The present study aimed to investigate the ability of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to identify injury to the visual centers of the brain in patients with type 2 diabetes with retinopathy. The study included 84 cases (63 patients with type 2 diabetic retinopathy and 21 healthy individuals) that were assessed using DWI. Diabetic patients were equally divided into three groups: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) and diabetic without retinopathy. The results demonstrated that individuals in the PDR group had significantly higher disease duration and glycated hemoglobin levels than the diabetic without retinopathy group (P<0...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810563/dystrophia-myotonica-type-1-presenting-with-dysarthria-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Chunrong Li, Xiaoling Zhang, Chunkui Zhou, Lijun Zhu, Kangding Liu, Shaokuan Fang
Dystrophia myotonica (DM) type 1 is an autosomal dominant disorder, caused by a trinucleotide CTG repeat expansion in the 3' untranslated region of the dystrophia myotonica protein kinase (DMPK) gene (chromosome 19q13.3). The disorder affects different organ systems, including the skeletal muscles, ocular lens, lungs, heart and gastrointestinal tract, as well as the endocrine and central nervous systems. The skeletal muscles are most frequently involved, whereby the disorder manifests as myotonia, muscle weakness and amyotrophy...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810265/viral-retinopathy-in-experimental-models-of-zika-infection
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Zhenyang Zhao, Matthew Yang, Sasha R Azar, Lynn Soong, Scott C Weaver, Jiaren Sun, Yan Chen, Shannan L Rossi, Jiyang Cai
Purpose: Emerging evidence has shown that both congenital and adult Zika virus (ZIKV) infection can cause eye diseases. The goals of the current study were to explore mechanisms and pathophysiology of ZIKV-induced eye defects. Methods: Wild-type or A129 interferon type I receptor-deficient mice were infected by either FSS13025 or Mex1-7 strain of ZIKV. Retinal histopathology was measured at different time points after infection. The presence of viral RNA and protein in the retina was determined by in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence staining, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810045/scleral-buckle-infection-with-pseudallescheria-boydii
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Janice C Law, Mark P Breazzano, Dean Eliott
Pseudallescheria boydii is a ubiquitous fungus that infects soft tissues and is known to cause ocular disease, including keratitis and endophthalmitis, in rare cases. In immunocompromised hosts, P. boydii can disseminate to or from the eye and other organs with lethal consequences. Postoperative P. boydii infections have, in rare cases, complicated several types of ocular surgeries in immunocompetent patients, but never for a scleral buckle. The authors present the first case of an infected scleral buckle from P...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810039/distinguishing-white-dot-syndromes-with-patterns-of-choroidal-hypoperfusion-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Jay C Wang, Inês Laíns, Lucia Sobrin, John B Miller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To compare patterns of choroidal hypoperfusion in white dot syndromes (WDS) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with WDS were imaged with either the Zeiss AngioPlex OCT Angiography (Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Germany) or the AngioVue OCT Angiography (Optovue, Fremont, CA) from February to November 2016. Four patients with acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE), birdshot chorioretinopathy (BCR), presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS), and multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS) were selected...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
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