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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449038/real-time-imaging-of-single-neuronal-cell-apoptosis-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Maria F Cordeiro, Eduardo M Normando, M Jorge Cardoso, Serge Miodragovic, Seham Jeylani, Benjamin M Davis, Li Guo, Sebastien Ourselin, Roger A'Hern, Philip A Bloom
Retinal cell apoptosis occurs in many ocular neurodegenerative conditions including glaucoma-the major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Using a new imaging technique that we have called DARC (detection of apoptosing retinal cells), which until now has only been demonstrated in animal models, we assessed if annexin 5 labelled with fluorescent dye DY-776 (ANX776) could be used safely in humans to identify retinal cell apoptosis. Eight patients with glaucomatous neurodegeneration and evidence of progressive disease, and eight healthy subjects were randomly assigned to intravenous ANX776 doses of 0...
April 26, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448751/role-of-pu-1-expression-as-an-inflammatory-marker-in-experimental-autoimmune-uveoretinitis
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Akihiko Umazume, Takeshi Kezuka, Ryusaku Matsuda, Yoshihiko Usui, Hiroki Takahashi, Naoyuki Yamakawa, Takuya Yashiro, Chiharu Nishiyama, Hiroshi Goto
PURPOSE: PU.1 is an Ets family transcription factor, which is essential for the development of immune system through generation of myeloid and lymphoid lineages. In this study, we investigated PU.1 expression in the retina of mice with experimental autoimmune uveoretinitis (EAU) and the association between PU.1 expression level and inflammation in EAU. METHODS: IRBP 1-20 peptide-immunized mice were used. Quantitative PCR, ELISA analysis, cytometric bead array (CBA), assay and immunostaining were conducted using ocular tissues and lymph nodes...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448733/endogenous-meningococcal-endophthalmitis-with-isolated-joint-involvement-in-immunocompetent-adults
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Vishal Shah, Anurag Garg, Miles Stanford
PURPOSE: We report two cases of endogenous meningococcal endophthalmitis in immunocompetent adults presenting with unilateral ocular disease and joint involvement. METHODS: A retrospective review of two patients with endogenous endophthalmitis due to Neisseria meningitidis with associated arthropathy was conducted. The clinical presentation, investigations, treatment, and outcomes are presented. RESULTS: Vitreous sampling confirmed Neisseria meningitidis via polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in both cases...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448726/intravitreal-injection-of-sulfamethoxazole-and-trimethoprim-associated-with-dexamethasone-as-an-alternative-therapy-for-ocular-toxoplasmosis
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Carlos E Souza, Heloisa Nascimento, Acácio Lima, Cristina Muccioli, Rubens Belfort
PURPOSE: To evaluate intravitreal injections of sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim in association with dexamethasone for treating toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. METHODS: Thirteen patients with active, recurrent ocular focal toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis and visual acuity worse than 20/63 in the affected eye were included. Ocular toxoplasmosis was diagnosed according to the classic clinical findings. The primary end point was the change in the final best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA)...
April 27, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448672/correlation-between-the-inflammatory-marker-hla-dr-and-signs-and-symptoms-in-moderate-to-severe-dry-eye-disease
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Françoise Brignole-Baudouin, Luisa Riancho, Dahlia Ismail, Maëva Deniaud, Mourad Amrane, Christophe Baudouin
Purpose: To investigate correlations of the inflammatory HLA-DR marker with clinical signs and symptoms commonly used to assess dry eye disease (DED) severity. Methods: Baseline data were collected from three clinical studies conducted on moderate to severe DED patients. Characteristics of DED were analyzed and correlations were performed in 311 patients. Data were analyzed after treatment with 1 mg/mL cyclosporine (CsA) and vehicle. We quantified HLA-DR by flow cytometry in impression cytology specimens...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448671/disrupted-eye-movements-in-preperimetric-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Raymond P Najjar, Sourabh Sharma, Morgane Drouet, Stephanie Leruez, Mani Baskaran, Monisha E Nongpiur, Tin Aung, Joanne Fielding, Owen White, Michael J Girard, Cédric Lamirel, Dan Milea
Purpose: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) can be associated with abnormal ocular motor behavior, possibly as a compensatory strategy following visual field loss. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics of saccadic eye movements in patients with early-stage POAG without any detectable glaucomatous visual field loss (i.e., preperimetric POAG). Methods: Binocular eye movements were explored in 16 patients with bilateral preperimetric POAG and 16 age-matched healthy controls in a cross-sectional, observational study...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448568/inhibitory-effects-of-fenretinide-metabolites-n-4-methoxyphenyl-retinamide-mpr-and-4-oxo-n-4-hydroxyphenyl-retinamide-3-keto-hpr-on-fenretinide-molecular-targets-%C3%AE-carotene-oxygenase-1-stearoyl-coa-desaturase-1-and-dihydroceramide-%C3%AE-4-desaturase-1
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Eugenia Poliakov, William Samuel, Todd Duncan, Danielle B Gutierrez, Nathan L Mata, T Michael Redmond
The therapeutic capacity of fenretinide (N-[4-hydroxyphenyl] retinamide; 4-HPR) has been demonstrated for several conditions, including cancer, obesity, diabetes, and ocular disease. Yet, the mechanisms of action for its pleiotropic effects are still undefined. We hypothesized that investigation of two of the major physiological metabolites of fenretinide, N-[4-methoxyphenyl]retinamide (MPR) and 4-oxo-N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide (3-keto-HPR), might begin to resolve the multifaceted effects of this synthetic retinoid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448551/characterization-of-physiological-defects-in-adult-sirt6-mice
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Victoria Peshti, Alexey Obolensky, Liat Nahum, Yariv Kanfi, Moran Rathaus, Maytal Avraham, Simon Tinman, Fredrick W Alt, Eyal Banin, Haim Y Cohen
The NAD+-dependent SIRT6 deacetylase was shown to be a major regulator of lifespan and healthspan. Mice deficient for SIRT6 develop a premature aging phenotype and metabolic defects, and die before four weeks of age. Thus, the effect of SIRT6 deficiency in adult mice is unknown. Here we show that SIRT6-/- mice in mixed 129/SvJ/BALB/c background reach adulthood, allowing examination of SIRT6-related metabolic and developmental phenotypes in adult mice. In this mixed background, at 200 days of age, more than 80% of the female knock-out mice were alive whereas only 10% of male knock-out mice survived...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448513/outdoor-activity-and-myopia-progression-in-4-year-follow-up-of-chinese-primary-school-children-the-beijing-children-eye-study
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Yin Guo, Li Juan Liu, Ping Tang, Yan Yun Lv, Yi Feng, Liang Xu, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To investigate factors associated with ocular axial elongation and myopia progression during a 4-year follow-up in primary school children in Beijing. METHODS: This school-based study included 382 grade-1 children at baseline in 2011 (age:6.3±0.4 years) with 305 (79.8%) returning for the follow-up examination in 2015. At baseline and in yearly follow-up examinations, the children underwent a comprehensive eye examination including auto-refractometry, ocular biometry with measurement of axial length, and fundus photography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448404/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-ocular-melanoma-as-a-tool-to-predict-metastatic-potential
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Wenbo Wei, Guang Jia, Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk, Johannes T Heverhagen, Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Lai Wei, John B Christoforidis, Frederick Davidorf, Michael V Knopp
PURPOSE: This study explores the capability of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to differentiate tumor characteristics of metastatic and nonmetastatic choroidal melanoma as a potential tool for patient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 13 patients (69 ± 9 years) with choroidal melanoma were imaged using DCE-MRI on a 3-T MRI system with a 16-channel head coil. The Tofts 2-compartment model was chosen for quantification, and parameters K (the transfer constant from the blood plasma to the extracellular space) and Kep (the transfer constant from the extracellular space to the blood plasma) were calculated and compared...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448352/laundry-detergent-pods-linked-to-increased-eye-injuries-in-children
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Lucy Wang Halpern
Pods are responsible for over a quarter of toddlers' chemical ocular burns.
May 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448294/macular-ganglion-cell-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-children-with-refractive-errors-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Jody P Goh, Victor Koh, Yiong Huak Chan, Cheryl Ngo
PURPOSE: To study the distribution of macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GC-IPL) thickness and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in children with refractive errors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred forty-three healthy eyes from 139 children with refractive error ranging from -10.00 to +5.00 D were recruited from the National University Hospital Eye Surgery outpatient clinic. After a comprehensive ocular examination, refraction, and axial length (AL) measurement (IOLMaster), macular GC-IPL and RNFL thickness values were obtained with a spectral domain Cirrus high definition optical coherence tomography system (Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448293/trabeculectomy-or-transscleral-cyclophotocoagulation-as-initial-treatment-of-secondary-childhood-glaucoma-in-northern-tanzania
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Achim Fieß, Peter Shah, Freda Sii, Furahini Godfrey, Joe Abbott, Richard Bowman, Jacqueline Bauer, Stefan Dithmar, Heiko Philippin
PURPOSE: The purpose is to describe the outcome of trabeculectomy with transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TSCPC) as an initial intervention for secondary childhood glaucoma in Northern Tanzania. METHODS: A retrospective, consecutive case series was analyzed of all children with secondary childhood glaucoma who underwent initial trabeculectomy or TSCPC between 2000 and 2013 at a referral eye unit in Northern Tanzania. Retrospective data were collected on causes of glaucoma, intraocular pressure (IOP), visual acuity, complications, and subsequent interventions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448238/single-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-in-the-treatment-of-noninfectious-uveitis
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Ariane Frère, Laure Caspers, Dorine Makhoul, Lia Judice, Laurence Postelmans, Xavier Janssens, Pierre Lefebvre, Christian Mélot, François Willermain
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of a single intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IVT-DI; Ozurdex; Allergan, Inc.) on visual acuity, macular thickness, and intraocular pressure (IOP) in active noninfectious uveitis. METHODS: Medical records of patients with noninfectious active uveitis treated by IVT-DIs were retrospectively reviewed. Uveitis etiologies, treatment indications, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), central retinal thickness measured by ocular coherence tomography, IOP, and systemic, local, and topical treatments were collected...
May 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447848/spatial-biases-in-motion-extrapolation-for-manual-interception
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Sinéad A Reid, Joost C Dessing
The exact mechanisms by which humans control the manual interception of moving targets are currently unknown. Here, the authors explored the behaviors associated with the spatial control for manual interception. The examined task required controlling a cursor to intercept moving targets on a touch screen. They explored the effects of target motion direction, curvature and occlusion on manual interception. They observed occlusion-dependent spatial errors and arrival times for curved and diagonal trajectories (larger errors and earlier arrival of the finger at its final position with longer occlusion)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447713/tetramethylpyrazine-mediated-regulation-of-cxcr4-in-retinoblastoma-is-sensitive-to-cell-density
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Nandan Wu, Lijun Xu, Ying Yang, Na Yu, Zhang Zhang, Pei Chen, Jing Zhang, Mingjun Tang, Meng Yuan, Jian Ge, Keming Yu, Jing Zhuang
Retinoblastoma is the most common ocular tumor in children, and it causes extensive damage. Current treatment options for retinoblastoma include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and cryotherapy. However, the majority of chemotherapy medicines cause complications and side effects that lead to severe impairment of patient health. Previous studies have reported that tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), which is an extract of the Chinese herbal medicine Chuanxiong, reduces the risk of multidrug resistance in chemotherapy and inhibits the proliferation and metastasis of various types of cancer cells...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447604/wearable-smart-sensor-systems-integrated-on-soft-contact-lenses-for-wireless-ocular-diagnostics
#17
Joohee Kim, Minji Kim, Mi-Sun Lee, Kukjoo Kim, Sangyoon Ji, Yun-Tae Kim, Jihun Park, Kyungmin Na, Kwi-Hyun Bae, Hong Kyun Kim, Franklin Bien, Chang Young Lee, Jang-Ung Park
Wearable contact lenses which can monitor physiological parameters have attracted substantial interests due to the capability of direct detection of biomarkers contained in body fluids. However, previously reported contact lens sensors can only monitor a single analyte at a time. Furthermore, such ocular contact lenses generally obstruct the field of vision of the subject. Here, we developed a multifunctional contact lens sensor that alleviates some of these limitations since it was developed on an actual ocular contact lens...
April 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447270/annual-incidences-of-visual-impairment-during-10-year-period-in-mie-prefecture-japan
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Kengo Ikesugi, Takako Ichio, Hideyuki Tsukitome, Mineo Kondo
PURPOSE: To determine the annual incidence of visual impairment in a Japanese population during a 10-year period. METHODS: We examined the physical disability certificates issued yearly between 2004 and 2013 in Mie prefecture, Japan. During this period 2468 visually impaired people were registered under the newly defined Act on Welfare of the Physically Disabled Persons' criteria. The age, sex distribution, and causes of visual impairment were determined from the certificates...
April 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447229/pathogenic-role-and-therapeutic-potential-of-pleiotrophin-in-mouse-models-of-ocular-vascular-disease
#19
Weiwen Wang, Michelle E LeBlanc, Xiuping Chen, Ping Chen, Yanli Ji, Megan Brewer, Hong Tian, Samantha R Spring, Keith A Webster, Wei Li
Angiogenic factors play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (DR), neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Pleiotrophin, a well-known angiogenic factor, was recently reported to be upregulated in the vitreous fluid of patients with proliferative DR (PDR). However, its pathogenic role and therapeutic potential in ocular vascular diseases have not been defined in vivo. Here using corneal pocket assays, we demonstrated that pleiotrophin induced angiogenesis in vivo...
April 26, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446167/evaluation-of-biometry-and-corneal-astigmatism-in-cataract-surgery-patients-from-central-china
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Ji-Guo Yu, Jie Zhong, Zhong-Ming Mei, Fang Zhao, Na Tao, Yi Xiang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the distribution of biometric parameters and corneal astigmatism using the IOLMaster device before phacoemulsification in cataract patients in Central China. METHODS: Consecutive cataract patients were recruited at the Central Hospital of Wuhan between January 2015 and June 2016. Ocular axial length (AL), keratometry values, anterior chamber depth (ACD) and horizontal corneal diameter (white to white [WTW]) of each cataract-affected eye were measured with the IOLMaster device...
April 26, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
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