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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430177/the-prevalence-of-visual-impairment-and-blindness-in-underserved-rural-areas-a-crucial-issue-for-future
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H Hashemi, A Yekta, E Jafarzadehpur, A Doostdar, H Ostadimoghaddam, M Khabazkhoob
PurposeTo determine the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness in underserved Iranian villages and to identify the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness.Patients and methodsMultistage cluster sampling was used to select the participants who were then invited to undergo complete examinations. Optometric examinations including visual acuity, and refraction were performed for all individuals. Ophthalmic examinations included slit-lamp biomicroscopy and ophthalmoscopy. Visual impairment was determined according to the definitions of the WHO and presenting vision...
April 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429669/what-can-pharmacological-models-of-retinal-degeneration-tell-us
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M H Reisenhofer, J Balmer, V Enzmann
Animal models with pharmacologically induced retinal degeneration including sodium iodate (NaIO3) and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) have been extensively used in ophthalmic research to investigate retinal degeneration. NaIO3 induces degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) followed by photoreceptor (PRC) cell death, mimicking features of age-related macular degeneration. In contrast, MNU leads to rapid destruction of the PRCs only, enabling the use of the MNU model to investigate degeneration induced in retinitis pigmentosa...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428653/doppler-velocimetry-of-the-orbital-arteries-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia-relationship-with-biomarkers-of-hemolysis
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Thiago de Oliveira Ferrão, Paulo Ricardo Martins-Filho, Cleverton Aragão, Marlyson Santana, Allan Nascimento, Thayane Cardoso, Rosana Cipolotti
OBJECTIVE: To investigate orbital vascular resistance by Doppler velocimetry in patients with steady-state sickle cell anemia, as well as to characterize its relationship with biomarkers of hemolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of two groups: 71 outpatients with sickle cell anemia; and 32 age- and gendermatched, healthy subjects (control group). All participants underwent Doppler velocimetry of the orbital arteries and laboratory tests...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427127/-surgical-management-of-ophthalmic-artery-aneurysms-via-minimally-invasive-frontolateral-approach
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J T Wang, Z S Kan, S Wang
Objective: To explore the minimally invasive techniques and outcome of carotid ophthalmic artery aneurysms clipping via a frontolateral approach. Methods: The clinical data of 95 patients with carotid ophthalmic artery aneurysms treated via frontolateral approach in the last 1.5 years in Beijing Tiantan Hospital and Beijing Anzhen Hospital were analyzed retrospectively.Before the operation, digital subtraction angiogram (DSA) was performed among all patients.The patients were divided into two groups by the lateral approach...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426870/a-new-viscous-cysteamine-eye-drops-treatment-for-ophthalmic-cystinosis-an-open-label-randomized-comparative-phase-iii-pivotal-study
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Hong Liang, Antoine Labbé, Jeannie Le Mouhaër, Céline Plisson, Christophe Baudouin
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of new viscous cysteamine hydrochloride (CH) eye drops (vCH 0.55%) compared with standard CH 0.10% drops treatment. Methods: This was an open-label, phase III, randomized, two-arm multicenter trial conducted at two centers in France. Cystinosis patients ≥2 years old were randomized 1:1 to receive eye drops, four times per day for 90 days in both eyes. We compared the superiority in reducing corneal cystine crystal density as assessed by in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426341/mydriatics-release-from-solid-and-semi-solid-ophthalmic-formulations-using-different-in-vitro-methods
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Silvia Pescina, Claudio Macaluso, Gloria Antonia Gioia, Cristina Padula, Patrizia Santi, Sara Nicoli
The aim of the present paper was the development of semisolid (hydrogels) and solid (film) ophthalmic formulations for the controlled release of two mydriatics: phenylephrine and tropicamide. The formulations - based on polyvinylalchol and hyaluronic acid - were characterized, and release studies were performed with three different in vitro set-ups, i.e. Franz-type diffusion cell, vial method and inclined plane; for comparison, a solution and a commercial insert, both clinically used to induce mydriasis, were evaluated...
April 20, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425869/development-of-a-chitosan-based-nanoparticle-formulation-for-ophthalmic-delivery-of-honokiol
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Feng Deng, Wenjing Hu, Huali Chen, Yalan Tang, Liangke Zhang
In this study, honokiol-loaded chitosan/sulfobutylether-β-cyclodextrin nanoparticles (HK-CS-NPs) were prepared for ophthalmic drug delivery systems. An inclusion complex of honokiol and sulfobutylether-β-cyclodextrin was used to generate large amounts of insoluble honokiol to be incorporated into chitosan nanoparticles, which were prepared through ionotropic gelation. HK-CS-NPs featured a spherical surface with a narrow size distribution of polydispersity index less than 0.250, a mean size range of 373-523 nm, a positive surface charge of +19...
April 19, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424735/tongue-necrosis-secondary-to-giant-cell-arteritis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Rafael Alex Barbosa de Siqueira Sobrinho, Karolina Cayres Alvino de Lima, Helena Carvalho Moura, Mônica Modesto Araújo, Christyanne Maria Rodrigues Barreto de Assis, Pedro Alves da Cruz Gouveia
Giant cell arteritis is a form of vasculitis involving the medium- and large-sized arteries that chiefly affects older people. Clinical findings are headache, jaw claudication, fever, pain, and thickening of the temporal artery. The most feared complication is visual loss due to impairment of the ophthalmic artery and posterior ciliary arteries. This a case report of an 85-year-old male presenting with headache and jaw pain, who was admitted with tongue necrosis as an initial manifestation of giant cell arteritis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422878/microsurgical-treatment-of-carotid-ophthalmic-aneurysm-associated-with-multiple-anterior-and-posterior-circulation-aneurysms-a-case-report
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Jiantao Wang, Zhisheng Kan, Shuo Wang
BACKGROUND: The clipping of multiple intracranial aneurysms in 1 stage is uncommon. In this case, we report clipping of an ophthalmic aneurysm associated with multiple anterior and posterior circulation aneurysms via the Dolenc approach. METHODS: The main symptoms of the patient are headache, along with nausea and vomiting. The patient's arteriogram revealed a wide-necked aneurysm of the right ophthalmic artery, an irregular aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery, and a basilar artery aneurysm...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421654/short-term-outcomes-of-small-incision-cataract-surgery-provided-by-a-regional-population-in-the-pacific
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Riyaz Bhikoo, Hans Vellara, Salome Lolokabaira, Neil Murray, Biu Sikivou, Charles McGhee
BACKGROUND: To describe patient demographics, visual and surgical outcomes of a cohort undergoing Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) at a Pacific regional ophthalmic training facility. DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal study conducted at the Pacific Eye Institute, Fiji. PARTICIPANTS: 156 patients underwent SICS. METHODS: Preoperatively, a complete ophthalmic examination, including pachymetry and macular Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) performed by two independent investigators...
April 19, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421399/effect-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-eylea-%C3%A2-on-retrobulbar-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Mustafa Gok, Hasan Burhanettin Kapti
PURPOSE: To investigate the short-term effect of single intravitreal aflibercept injection on retrobulbar blood flow in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: Twenty eyes of 20 patients with nAMD scheduled for single intravitreal aflibercept (Eylea(®)) injection and 20 fellow eyes (uninjected) were enrolled in this prospective interventional study. The hemodynamic parameters of the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA) and posterior ciliary artery (PCA) comprising peak systolic velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV), and resistive index (RI) were measured by using color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) in both injected and uninjected fellow eyes at baseline and 1 week after the injection...
April 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421369/immunophenotypic-profiles-for-distinguishing-orbital-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-from-benign-lymphoproliferative-tumors
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Shunichiro Ueda, Yoshihiko Usui, Takeshi Nagai, Daniel Diaz-Aguilar, Toshitaka Nagao, Hiroshi Goto
PURPOSE: To evaluate novel immunophenotypic profiles of patients with orbital lymphoproliferative tumors. METHODS: From 2006 to 2014, surgical biopsies from consecutive patients with newly diagnosed orbital mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma and IgG4-related ophthalmic disease (IgG4-ROD) were collected from Tokyo Medical University Hospital. A total of 44 tumors from 44 patients were analyzed, including 21 with orbital MALT lymphoma (11 men and 10 women, mean age 67...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420991/gabapentin-attenuates-ocular-inflammation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Carmelina D Anfuso, Melania Olivieri, Annamaria Fidilio, Gabriella Lupo, Dario Rusciano, Salvatore Pezzino, Caterina Gagliano, Filippo Drago, Claudio Bucolo
To investigate the effects of gabapentin, a structural analog of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA), on the inflammatory response of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated rabbit corneal cells (SIRC) and on endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) in rabbits. We investigated the LPS-induced expression of several inflammatory mediators, such as TNF-α, IL-1β, cPLA2, COX-2, and PGE2 in the SIRC cells with or without gabapentin treatment. Gabapentin treatment significantly (p < 0.05) attenuated cytokines production, cPLA2 activation, COX-2 expression, and PGE2 levels in SIRC...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420980/loss-of-melanopsin-expressing-ganglion-cell-subtypes-and-dendritic-degeneration-in-the-aging-human-retina
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Gema Esquiva, Pedro Lax, Juan J Pérez-Santonja, José M García-Fernández, Nicolás Cuenca
In mammals, melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs) are, among other things, involved in several non-image-forming visual functions, including light entrainment of circadian rhythms. Considering the profound impact of aging on visual function and ophthalmic diseases, here we evaluate changes in mRGCs throughout the life span in humans. In 24 post-mortem retinas from anonymous human donors aged 10-81 years, we assessed the distribution, number and morphology of mRGCs by immunostaining vertical retinal sections and whole-mount retinas with antibodies against melanopsin...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420348/lower-incidence-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-patients-undergoing-fluorescent-angiography
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Ji Hwan Lee, Byunghoon Chung, Sung Chul Lee, Sung Soo Kim, Hyoung Jun Koh, Christopher Seungkyu Lee
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in patients undergoing fluorescein angiography (FA). METHODS: One hundred sixty patients who underwent FA as a part of ophthalmic examination and had serum creatinine (SCr) results within 24 h before FA and within 72 h after FA between 2005 and 2013 at a tertiary medical center were included. According to baseline SCr levels, the subjects were divided into low-risk group (<1...
April 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419405/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-features-in-melanocytoma-of-the-optic-nerve
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Adriano Carnevali, Lea Querques, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Vincenzo Scorcia, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Optic disc melanocytoma (ODM) is a pigmented tumor with malignant potential characterized clinically as a dark brown to black lesion with feathery margins. The authors report a case of ODM and describe the utility of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in detecting superficial tumor vascularization. This case report demonstrated the ability of OCTA to reveal the fine abnormal retinal vasculature on the surface of the lesion, a characteristic of ODM, which has been previously correlated with tumor growth...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419404/use-of-evicel-fibrin-sealant-in-optic-disc-pit-associated-macular-detachment
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Paulo Ricardo Chaves de Oliveira, Alan Richard Berger, David Robert Chow
Optic disc pit is a rare congenital anomaly of the optic nerve. Retinal detachment is a common complication with poor outcomes. Many surgical alternatives have been described for the treatment of this condition, producing variable results. Herein, the authors describe four cases of optic disc pit-associated macular detachment managed with pars plana vitrectomy, fluid-air exchange, drainage of subretinal fluid through the optic disc pit, temporal peripapillary laser, and application of Evicel fibrin sealant (human) (Ethicon, Bridgewater, NJ) over the optic disc head...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419403/adaptive-optics-of-small-choroidal-melanoma
#18
Murilo W Rodrigues, Emil A Say, Carol L Shields, Rodrigo Jorge
The authors report the use of an adaptive optics (AO) system in an asymptomatic patient with small choroidal melanoma. A noninvasive, novel assessment that detected potential photoreceptor abnormalities in the retina overlying the choroidal lesion and adjacent retina is presented. These findings may help current clinical evaluation to monitor structural damage to the outer retina and possibly justify earlier intervention in borderline cases. Future research is warranted to recognize full potential of this imaging modality...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419402/autologous-free-internal-limiting-membrane-flap-for-optic-nerve-head-pit-with-maculopathy
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Palmeera D'Souza, Upendra Babu, Venkatapathy Narendran
Optic disc pits (ODPs) are associated with serous macular detachment (SMD), which causes visual loss in 25% to 75% patients with ODPs. There are various modalities of noninvasive and invasive treatment options; however, the best method of treatment is to seal the optic disc to prevent further egress of fluid into the subretinal space. The authors report a technique that involves sealing of ODPs with autologous free flap of the internal limiting membrane (ILM). After trans pars plana vitrectomy, the ILM was peeled and plugged into the ODP...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419401/unilateral-pigmented-paravenous-retinochoroidal-atrophy-associated-with-presumed-ocular-tuberculosis
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Guillermo Fernandez-Sanz, Ester Carreño, Sonia Mall, Magella M Neveu, Graham E Holder, Dhanes Thomas
This report describes a case of unilateral pigmented paravenous retinochoroidal atrophy (PPRCA) in a patient with low-grade unilateral intermediate uveitis. A 31-year-old woman, previously diagnosed with intermediate uveitis in the right eye (OD) presented to the clinic. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 OD. Fundus examination, fluorescein angiography, autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography OD were in keeping with a phenotypic diagnosis of PPRCA. Electrophysiology showed severe photoreceptor dysfunction of both the rod and the cone systems OD...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
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