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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101723/role-of-high-resolution-computerized-tomography-chest-in-identifying-tubercular-etiology-in-patients-diagnosed-as-eales-disease
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Ranju Kharel Sitaula, Vandana Iyer, Veena Noronha, Parthopratim Dutta Majumder, Jyotirmay Biswas
BACKGROUND: The high resolution computerized tomography of chest is an important diagnostic imaging tool to identify any pulmonary tubercular lesion. It's role in Eales' disease to identify any possible association with pulomonary tuberculosis has not been studied earlier. So, this study was conducted to assess the role of high resolution computerized tomography (HRCT) chest in identifying tuberculous etiology in Eales' disease. RESULTS: It was a retrospective study conducted at a tertiary care eye hospital in South India between January 2009 and October 2014 were included...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101532/overexpression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-protects-large-retinal-ganglion-cells-after-optic-nerve-crush-in-mice
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Liang Feng, Zhen Puyang, Hui Chen, Peiji Liang, John B Troy, Xiaorong Liu
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a neurotrophin essential for neuron survival and function, plays an important role in neuroprotection during neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, we examined whether a modest increase of retinal BDNF promotes retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival after acute injury of the optic nerve in mice. We adopted an inducible Cre-recombinase transgenic system to up-regulate BDNF in the mouse retina and then examined RGC survival after optic nerve crush by in vivo imaging...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101524/the-role-of-dopamine-in-anticipatory-pursuit-eye-movements-insights-from-genetic-polymorphisms-in-healthy-adults
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Jutta Billino, Jürgen Hennig, Karl R Gegenfurtner
There is a long history of eye movement research in patients with psychiatric diseases for which dysfunctions of neurotransmission are considered to be the major pathologic mechanism. However, neuromodulation of oculomotor control is still hardly understood. We aimed to investigate in particular the impact of dopamine on smooth pursuit eye movements. Systematic variability in dopaminergic transmission due to genetic polymorphisms in healthy subjects offers a noninvasive opportunity to determine functional associations...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101418/multi-surface-segmentation-of-oct-images-with-amd-using-sparse-high-order-potentials
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Jorge Oliveira, Sérgio Pereira, Luís Gonçalves, Manuel Ferreira, Carlos A Silva
In age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the quantification of drusen is important because it is correlated with the evolution of the disease to an advanced stage. Therefore, we propose an algorithm based on a multi-surface framework for the segmentation of the limiting boundaries of drusen: the inner boundary of the retinal pigment epithelium + drusen complex (IRPEDC) and the Bruch's membrane (BM). Several segmentation methods have been considerably successful in segmenting retinal layers of healthy retinas in optical coherence tomography (OCT) images...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101412/visualization-of-micro-capillaries-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-with-and-without-adaptive-optics
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Matthias Salas, Marco Augustin, Laurin Ginner, Abhishek Kumar, Bernhard Baumann, Rainer Leitgeb, Wolfgang Drexler, Sonja Prager, Julia Hafner, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Michael Pircher
The purpose of this work is to investigate the benefits of adaptive optics (AO) technology for optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). OCTA has shown great potential in non-invasively enhancing the contrast of vessels and small capillaries. Especially the capability of the technique to visualize capillaries with a lateral extension that is below the transverse resolution of the system opens unique opportunities in diagnosing retinal vascular diseases. However, there are some limitations of this technology such as shadowing and projection artifacts caused by overlying vasculature or the inability to determine the true extension of a vessel...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101398/wide-field-retinal-optical-coherence-tomography-with-wavefront-sensorless-adaptive-optics-for-enhanced-imaging-of-targeted-regions
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James Polans, Brenton Keller, Oscar M Carrasco-Zevallos, Francesco LaRocca, Elijah Cole, Heather E Whitson, Eleonora M Lad, Sina Farsiu, Joseph A Izatt
The peripheral retina of the human eye offers a unique opportunity for assessment and monitoring of ocular diseases. We have developed a novel wide-field (>70°) optical coherence tomography system (WF-OCT) equipped with wavefront sensorless adaptive optics (WSAO) for enhancing the visualization of smaller (<25°) targeted regions in the peripheral retina. We iterated the WSAO algorithm at the speed of individual OCT B-scans (~20 ms) by using raw spectral interferograms to calculate the optimization metric...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101049/tuberculous-subretinal-abscess-in-a-non-hiv-patient-with-miliary-tuberculosis
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Eugenia Paez Soria, Paula Magnano, Ariel Schlaen, Paula Luvini, Gisela Arevalo Calderon, Mauricio Martinez Cartier, Pablo Chiaradía, Cristóbal Couto
This case report describes the features of a tuberculous subretinal abscess in a non-HIV patient. It includes the characterization of the lesion with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and fundus autofluorescence examination. SD-OCT and autofluorescence imaging showed external retinal involvement during development of the tuberculous subretinal abscess. Patients with tuberculous lesions need a multidisciplinary approach, since the disease may involve any part of the body. In this case in particular, incidental findings at computed tomography scan led to the detection of this rare ocular manifestation of tuberculous disease...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101044/heads-up-macular-surgery-with-a-27-gauge-microincision-vitrectomy-system-and-minimal-illumination
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Hiroshi Kunikata, Toshiaki Abe, Toru Nakazawa
OBJECTIVE: We combined heads-up 3-dimensional (3D) 27-gauge microincision vitrectomy surgery (27GMIVS) with a very low-intensity illumination system. METHODS: This study was based on a retrospective, interventional case series of 6 eyes of 6 patients with macular disease. All patients underwent heads-up 3D 27GMIVS and the power of the intraocular illuminator was set to its minimum level, 1% (approximately 0.1 lm), throughout the surgery. RESULTS: We found that the procedure was easy when the heads-up 3D system was used, but not through the eyepiece of a microscope...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101043/effects-of-disseminated-mycobacterial-infection-on-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Geoffrey Collett, Natalia Lopez, Pedro F Lopez
Our patient, in the 7th decade of life, presented with worsening blurry vision over 3 weeks. The pertinent history included nonexudative age-related macular degeneration, recent pulmonary mycobacterial infection, and autoimmune pancreatitis. The patient had decreased visual acuity in both eyes; the remaining findings of our examination were relatively benign. The diagnosis of bilateral exudative age-related macular degeneration was aided by ocular imaging. Not only were exudative changes confirmed, but one modality suggested an underlying occult choroiditis, which presumably fueled a local inflammatory drive leading to evolution of the disease...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100839/tyrosine-kinase-blocking-collagen-iv-derived-peptide-suppresses-ocular-neovascularization-and-vascular-leakage
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Raquel Lima E Silva, Yogita Kanan, Adam C Mirando, Jayoung Kim, Ron B Shmueli, Valeria E Lorenc, Seth D Fortmann, Jason Sciamanna, Niranjan B Pandey, Jordan J Green, Aleksander S Popel, Peter A Campochiaro
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-neutralizing proteins provide benefit in several retinal and choroidal vascular diseases, but some patients still experience suboptimal outcomes, and the need for frequent intraocular injections is a barrier to good outcomes. A mimetic peptide derived from collagen IV, AXT107, suppressed subretinal neovascularization (NV) in two mouse models predictive of effects in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NVAMD) and inhibited retinal NV in a model predictive of effects in ischemic retinopathies...
January 18, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100662/zika-virus-causes-supernumerary-foci-with-centriolar-proteins-and-impaired-spindle-positioning
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Benita Wolf, Fodé Diop, Pauline Ferraris, Sineewanlaya Wichit, Coralie Busso, Dorothée Missé, Pierre Gönczy
Zika virus (ZIKV) causes congenital microcephaly. Although ZIKV can impair cell cycle progression and provoke apoptosis, which probably contributes to disease aetiology through depletion of neural progenitor cells, additional cellular mechanisms may be important. Here, we investigated whether ZIKV infection alters centrosome number and spindle positioning, because such defects are thought to be at the root of inherited primary autosomal recessive microcephaly (MCPH). In addition to HeLa cells, in which centrosome number and spindle positioning can be well monitored, we analysed retinal epithelial cells (RPE-1), as well as brain-derived microglial (CHME-5) and neural progenitor (ReN) cells, using immunofluorescence...
January 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099966/involvement-of-xbp1s-in-blue-light-induced-a2e-containing-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cell-death
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Bing Lu, Pengfei Zhang, Minwen Zhou, Wenqiu Wang, Qing Gu, Jingyang Feng, Xueting Luo, Xiangjun Sun, Fenghua Wang, Xiaodong Sun
PURPOSE: Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell dysfunction is essential to the development of retinal degenerative disease. This study was designed to investigate how spliced X-box-binding protein 1 (XBP1s) regulates different modes of RPE cell death in vitro. METHODS: Human ARPE19 cells were incubated with 25 μM N-retinylidene-N-retinylethanolamine (A2E) and irradiated with blue light. Expressions of glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) and XBP1s were detected by real-time quantitative PCR and Western blot...
January 19, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099524/role-of-myo-nog-cells-in-neuroprotection-evidence-from-the-light-damaged-retina
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Alice Brandli, Jacquelyn Gerhart, Christopher K Sutera, Sivaraman Purushothuman, Mindy George-Weinstein, Jonathan Stone, Arturo Bravo-Nuevo
PURPOSE: To identify Myo/Nog cells in the adult retina and test their role in protecting retinal photoreceptors from light damage. METHODS: Light damage was induced by exposing albino rats raised in dim cyclic light to 1000 lux light for 24 hours. In one group of rats, Myo/Nog cells were purified from rat brain tissue by magnetic cell sorting following binding of the G8 monoclonal antibody (mAb). These cells were injected into the vitreous humour of the eye within 2 hours following bright light exposure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099317/stargardt-disease-beyond-flecks-and-atrophy
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Jacob G Light, Masoud A Fard, Mehdi Yaseri, Paul Aiyetan, James T Handa, Katayoon B Ebrahimi
PURPOSE: To identify changes in the outer retina in areas without atrophy or flecks of Stargardt disease (STGD) using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: Twenty-three STGD patients and 26 control subjects were assessed for outer retina (from the outer border of Bruch membrane [BrM] to the inner border of the inner segment ellipsoid zone [EZ]), BrM-retinal pigment epithelium apex, the EZ thickness, and apical process interdigitation zone. RESULTS: Patients with STGD had increased BrM-EZ thickness in areas without apparent disease versus control subjects at 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, and 2,500 μm superior and 1,500 μm, 2,000 μm, and 2,500 μm inferior to the fovea (P < 0...
January 17, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099314/fundus-autofluorescence-lifetimes-and-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Chantal Dysli, Lieselotte Berger, Sebastian Wolf, Martin S Zinkernagel
PURPOSE: To quantify retinal fluorescence lifetimes in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) and to identify disease specific lifetime characteristics over the course of disease. METHODS: Forty-seven participants were included in this study. Patients with central serous chorioretinopathy were imaged with fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, optical coherence tomography, and fluorescence lifetime imaging ophthalmoscopy (FLIO) and compared with age-matched controls...
January 17, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097474/igf-1r-regulates-the-extracellular-level-of-active-mmp-2-pathological-neovascularization-and-functionality-in-retinas-of-oir-mouse-model
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Valeria E Lorenc, Paula V Subirada Caldarone, María C Paz, Darío G Ferrer, José D Luna, Gustavo A Chiabrando, María C Sánchez
In ischemic proliferative diseases such as retinopathies, persistent hypoxia leads to the release of numerous neovascular factors that participate in the formation of abnormal vessels and eventually cause blindness. The upregulation and activation of metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) represent a final common pathway in this process. Although many regulators of the neovascular process have been identified, the complete role of the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) and its receptor (IGF-1R) appears to be significantly more complex...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096126/the-age-related-eye-disease-2-study-micronutrients-in-the-treatment-of-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Aruna Gorusupudi, Kelly Nelson, Paul S Bernstein
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the elderly. With an increasingly aged population worldwide, the need for the prevention of AMD is rising. Multiple studies investigating AMD with the use of animal models and cell culture have identified oxidative stress-related retinal damage as an important contributing factor. In general, diet is an excellent source of the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals necessary for healthy living; moreover, the general public is often receptive to recommendations made by physicians and health care workers regarding diet and supplements as a means of empowering themselves to avoid common and worrisome ailments such as AMD, which has made epidemiologists and clinicians enthusiastic about dietary intervention studies...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095637/gene-therapy-for-achromatopsia
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REVIEW
Stylianos Michalakis, Christian Schön, Elvir Becirovic, Martin Biel
AIM: This review summarizes the current status of Achromatopsia (ACHM) gene therapy-related research activities and provides an outlook for their clinical application. DISCUSSION: ACHM is an inherited eye disease characterized by congenital absence of cone photoreceptor function. As a consequence, ACHM is associated with strongly impaired daylight vision, photophobia, nystagmus, and lack of color discrimination. Currently, six genes have been linked to ACHM. Up to 80% of the patients carry mutations in the genes CNGA3 and CNGB3 encoding the two subunits of the cone cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channel...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095138/leber-congenital-amaurosis-from-darkness-to-light-an-ode-to-irene-maumenee
#19
Razek Georges Coussa, Irma Lopez Solache, Robert K Koenekoop
This article is dedicated to Irene Hussels-Maumenee, Professor of Human Genetics and Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute, Ocular Genetics Fellowship director in 1994-1995. Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) has almost come full circle, from a profound and molecularly uncharacterized form of congenital retinal blindness to one in which a large number of causative genes and disease pathways are known, and the world's first human retinal disease to be treated by gene therapy. Dr. Maumenee's insights, efforts, and leadership have contributed significantly to this remarkable scientific journey...
January 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095071/mevalonate-kinase-deficiency-associated-with-ataxia-and-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-two-brothers-with-mvk-gene-mutations
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Ulrich Kellner, Heidi Stöhr, Silke Weinitz, Ghazaleh Farmand, Bernhard H F Weber
PURPOSE: To report the clinical and molecular genetic findings in two brothers with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and mevalonate kinase deficiency (MKD). METHODS: The brothers were examined clinically and with fundus autofluorescence, near-infrared autofluorescence, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Targeted resequencing was done with a custom designed gene panel containing 78 genes associated with RP. Mutations were confirmed by direct Sanger sequencing...
January 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
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