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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097644/erratum-to-eur-j-ophthalmol-2002-12-1-1-4-and-eur-j-ophthalmol-2015-25-5-437-442
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Erratum To: Eur J Ophthalmol. 2002 Jan-Feb;12(1):1-4. doi: 10.5301/EJO.2008.799. Prevalence of astigmatism among students in northern Greece. A.T. Mandalos, D.K. Peios, T.A. Mavrakanas, V.A. Golias, K.G. Megalou, K.A. Delidou, A.C. Gregoriadou, B.C. Katsougiannopoulos PMID: 11936436 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]We inform our readers that in the author list the full name of one author (T.A. Mavracanas) was published incorrectly. We supply the correct author listing and apologize to the readers. Eur J Ophthalmol...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090595/a-case-of-coats-disease-and-concurrent-anisometropic-amblyopia
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Nathan G Lambert, Robert O Hoffman, M Elizabeth Hartnett
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to demonstrate a case of Coats disease in a patient with concurrent anisometropic amblyopia. OBSERVATIONS: A 10-year-old boy was diagnosed with Coats disease during routine ophthalmic examination. Visual acuity was 20/20 OD and 20/50 OS with cycloplegic refraction of +1.25 (OD) and +3.25 (OS). Examination under anesthesia showed macular exudates in the left eye that encroached near the fovea superotemporally. Despite the poor visual acuity and macular exudates, the foveal architecture of both eyes appeared normal on spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
December 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089471/infantile-haemangioma
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Christine Léauté-Labrèze, John I Harper, Peter H Hoeger
With a prevalence of 4·5%, infantile haemangiomas are the most common benign tumours of infancy, arising in the first few weeks of life and exhibiting a characteristic sequence of growth and spontaneous involution. Most infantile haemangiomas do not require therapy. However, to identify at-risk haemangiomas, close follow-up is crucial in the first weeks of life; 80% of all haemangiomas reach their final size by 3 months of age. The main indications for treatment are life-threatening infantile haemangioma (causing heart failure or respiratory distress), tumours posing functional risks (eg, visual obstruction, amblyopia, or feeding difficulties), ulceration, and severe anatomic distortion, especially on the face...
January 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087083/-isolated-microspherophakia-in-a-senegalese-family
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P A Ndoye Roth, S A Toure, H Kane, A S Sow, A M Wane, J M Ndiaye, A M Ka, J P Diagne, H M Diallo, M E Demedeiros Quenum, M Nguer, E A Ba, P A Ndiaye, M R Ndiaye
PURPOSE: To report the clinical investigation of isolated microspherophakia involving a Senegalese family in order to appreciate its functional impact. OBSERVATIONS: This is a rural family comprised of 7 members. The sibship included three girls and two boys. One of the girls, who lived in a distant zone, was unable to be examined. Of all the examined members of the family, only the father was unaffected by the illness. There was no consanguinity. The general medical examination was normal...
January 10, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075445/a-clinical-and-molecular-analysis-of-a-patient-with-emanuel-syndrome
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Jin-Wen Luo, Huan Yang, Zhi-Ping Tan, Ming Tu, Hong Luo, Yi-Feng Yang, Li Xie
Emanuel syndrome (ES) is the most frequent type of recurrent non‑Robertsonian translocation that is characterized by numerous anomalies. Over 100 patients with ES have been described in the literature. The phenotype of this syndrome varies but often consists of facial dysmorphism, microcephaly, severe intellectual disability, developmental retardation, congenital heart disease and genital anomalies. The present study describes a 2‑year‑old boy with multiple malformations, including facial dysmorphism, severe intellectual disability, growth retardation, congenital heart disease, cleft lip and palate, genital malformation (micropenis), amblyopia, thymic dysplasia and hearing impairment...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057449/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-improves-visual-acuity-in-amblyopic-long-evans-rats
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S Castaño-Castaño, A G Moll, M Morales, E Fernadez, F Sanchez-Santed, F Nieto-Escamez
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) has proved to increase brain cortex plasticity and different models of brain damage. In this work, we have analyzed the effects of tDCS in an experimental model of amblyopia using Long-Evans rats. Animals were monocularly deprived between 12 and 75 postnatal days and visual cortex contralateral to the deprived eye was stimulated using anodal tDCS during 8 days (20 min/day). The effects of tDCS treatment on the visual function were evaluated by using the optomotor reflex of the animals as a measure of visual acuity...
January 2, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054213/visual-outcome-and-refractive-status-in-first-3%C3%A2-years-of-age-in-preterm-infants-suffered-from-laser-treated-type-1-retinopathy-of-prematurity-rop-a-6-year-retrospective-review-in-a-tertiary-centre-in-hong-kong
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Julie Y C Lok, Wilson W K Yip, Abbie S W Luk, Joyce K Y Chin, Henry H W Lau, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: To report the visual outcome and refractive status in first 3 years of age in preterm infants suffered from laser-treated Type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP): a 6-year review in Hong Kong DESIGN: Retrospective case series METHODOLOGY: Clinical records of all infants suffered from Type 1 ROP who had undergone laser therapy between 2007 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Basic demographic data, serial changes of refractive error, visual acuity, severity of ROP and laser were analyzed...
January 4, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050460/profile-of-amblyopia-in-school-going-5-15-years-children-at-state-level-referral-hospital-in-uttarakhand
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Manisha Gupta, Sudhir Kumar Rana, Sanjiv Kumar Mittal, R N P Sinha
INTRODUCTION: Amblyopia is one of the common causes of childhood visual impairment. The prevalence of amblyopia usually varies according to the age group of the studied population and the factors prevailing in that region. The upper limit of the critical time when amblyopia can develop is around eight years of age and it can be permanent if corrective measures are not taken in time. AIM: The purpose of study was to know the profile and pattern of amblyopia in children aged 5-15 years with refractive error in Uttarakhand and to compare it with national and regional (South Asian) studies...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033433/covert-spatial-attention-is-functionally-intact-in-amblyopic-human-adults
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Mariel Roberts, Rachel Cymerman, R Theodore Smith, Lynne Kiorpes, Marisa Carrasco
Certain abnormalities in behavioral performance and neural signaling have been attributed to a deficit of visual attention in amblyopia, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by a diverse array of visual deficits following abnormal binocular childhood experience. Critically, most have inferred attention's role in their task without explicitly manipulating and measuring its effects against a baseline condition. Here, we directly investigate whether human amblyopic adults benefit from covert spatial attention-the selective processing of visual information in the absence of eye movements-to the same degree as neurotypical observers...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009792/clinical-features-in-children-with-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy
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Ye Jin Ahn, Soon Il Choi, Hae Ri Yum, Sun Young Shin, Shin Hae Park
PURPOSE: To describe clinical features in children diagnosed with posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) in their first or second decade of life. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed with the medical records of seven unrelated Korean pediatric patients who were diagnosed with PPCD and were followed up for a minimum of 3 years. Thorough ocular examinations were performed, including best-corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, refractive and keratometric measurements, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and specular microscopy at all visits...
December 22, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003981/phakic-posterior-chamber-intraocular-lens-for-unilateral-high-myopic-amblyopia-in-chinese-pediatric-patients
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Jing Zhang, Jin-Rong Li, Zi-Dong Chen, Min-Bin Yu, Ke-Ming Yu
AIM: To assess the outcomes of posterior chamber implantable collamer lens (ICL) implantation in Chinese pediatric patients with unilateral high myopic amblyopia. METHODS: Eleven eyes of 11 amblyopic patients aged 11.02±3.34y underwent ICL (model V4, Staar Surgical Inc.) implantation to treat unilateral anisometropia were studied. Visual acuity, cycloplegic refraction, contrast sensitivity, stereopsis, intraocular pressure (IOP), vaulting, corneal endothelial cell count and complications were evaluated...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002134/neuroplasticity-and-amblyopia-vision-at-the-balance-point
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Vijay K Tailor, D Samuel Schwarzkopf, Annegret H Dahlmann-Noor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: New insights into triggers and brakes of plasticity in the visual system are being translated into new treatment approaches which may improve outcomes not only in children, but also in adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Visual experience-driven plasticity is greatest in early childhood, triggered by maturation of inhibitory interneurons which facilitate strengthening of synchronous synaptic connections, and inactivation of others. Normal binocular development leads to progressive refinement of monocular visual acuity, stereoacuity and fusion of images from both eyes...
December 20, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002122/neuroplasticity-and-amblyopia-vision-at-the-balance-point
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Vijay K Tailor, D Samuel Schwarzkopf, Annegret H Dahlmann-Noor
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: New insights into triggers and brakes of plasticity in the visual system are being translated into new treatment approaches which may improve outcomes not only in children, but also in adults. RECENT FINDINGS: Visual experience-driven plasticity is greatest in early childhood, triggered by maturation of inhibitory interneurons which facilitate strengthening of synchronous synaptic connections, and inactivation of others. Normal binocular development leads to progressive refinement of monocular visual acuity, stereoacuity and fusion of images from both eyes...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000640/prevalence-and-pattern-of-amblyopia-among-primary-school-pupils-in-kosofe-town-lagos-state-nigeria
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Segun Joseph Ikuomenisan, Kareem Olatunbosun Musa, Olufisayo Tade Aribaba, Adeola Olukorede Onakoya
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and pattern of amblyopia in primary school pupils in Kosofe town of Lagos State with a view to providing baseline data that may facilitate the establishment of routine school eye screening programs in primary schools in Lagos State. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted among pupils from public and private primary schools in Kosofe town. The pupils underwent visual acuity assessment with the HOTV charts, detailed ocular examinations and cycloplegic refractions...
October 2016: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982220/amblyopia-neural-basis-and-therapeutic-approaches
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Caio César Peixoto Bretas, Renato Nery Soriano
Abnormalities in visual processing caused by visual deprivation or abnormal binocular interaction may induce amblyopia, which is characterized by reduced visual acuity. Occlusion therapy, the conventional treatment, requires special attention as occlusion of the fellow normal eye may reduce its visual acuity and impair binocular vision. Besides recovering visual acuity, some researchers have recommended restoration of stereoacuity and motor fusion and reverse suppression in order to prevent diplopia. Recent studies have documented that the amblyopic visual cortex has a normal complement of cells but reduced spatial resolution and a disordered topographical map...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982206/dysfunction-in-the-fellow-eyes-of-strabismic-and-anisometropic-amblyopic-children-assessed-by-visually-evoked-potentials
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Eric Pinheiro Andrade, Adriana Berezovsky, Paula Yuri Sacai, Josenilson Martins Pereira, Daniel Martins Rocha, Solange Rios Salomão
Purpose: To evaluate visual acuity and transient pattern reversal (PR) visual evoked potentials (VEPs) in the fellow eyes of children with strabismic and/or anisometropic amblyopia. Methods: Children diagnosed with strabismic and/or anisometropic amblyopia were recruited for electrophysiological assessment by VEPs. Monocular grating and optotype acuity were measured using sweep-VEPs and an Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study chart, respectively. During the same visit, transient PR-VEPs of each eye were recorded using stimuli subtending with a visual angle of 60', 15', and 7...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981259/assessment-of-adherence-to-visual-correction-and-occlusion-therapy-in-the-infant-aphakia-treatment-study
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Carolyn Drews-Botsch, George Cotsonis, Marianne Celano, Scott R Lambert
Occlusion therapy throughout early childhood is believed to be efficacious in treating deprivation amblyopia but has not been rigorously assessed in clinical trials. Further, tools to assess adherence to such therapy over an extended period of time are lacking. Using data from the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study, a randomized clinical trial of treatment for unilateral congenital cataract, we examined the use of quarterly 48-hour recall interviews and annual 7-day prospective diaries to assess reported hours of patching in 114 children throughout the first 5 years of life...
August 15, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980365/comparison-of-astigmatism-induced-by-combined-inferior-oblique-anterior-transposition-procedure-and-lateral-rectus-recession-alone
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Sun Jung Eum, Bo Young Chun
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the magnitude and axis of astigmatism induced by a combined inferior oblique (IO) anterior transposition procedure with lateral rectus (LR) recession versus LR recession alone. METHODS: Forty-six patients were retrospectively analyzed. The subjects were divided into two groups: those having concurrent inferior oblique muscle overaction (IOOA) and intermittent exotropia (group 1, 20 patients) and those having only intermittent exotropia as a control (group 2, 26 patients)...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980119/noisy-spiking-in-visual-area-v2-of-amblyopic-monkeys
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Y Wang, B Zhang, X Tao, J M Wensveen, E L Smith, Y M Chino
: Interocular decorrelation of input signals in developing visual cortex can cause impaired binocular vision and amblyopia. While increased 'intrinsic noise' is thought to be responsible for a range of perceptual deficits in amblyopic humans, the neural basis for the elevated perceptual noise in amblyopic primates is not known. Here we tested the idea that perceptual noise is linked to the neuronal spiking noise (variability) resulting from developmental alterations in cortical circuitry...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977037/a-high-prevalence-of-exotropia-in-patients-with-duane-retraction-syndrome-in-a-tertiary-eye-care-center-in-south-india
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Manjushree Bhate, Virender Sachdeva, Ramesh Kekunnaya
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of patients with Duane retraction syndrome presenting with exotropia in a tertiary eye care center. METHODS: Medical records of 140 patients with Duane retraction syndrome and exotropia (of the total 441 patients with Duane retraction syndrome) seen from 2000 to 2009 were reviewed. Characteristics studied included age at presentation, gender, laterality, manifest primary position, abnormal head posture, ocular motility, and overshoots...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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