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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819823/inner-nuclear-layer-cystoid-spaces-are-a-poor-prognostic-factor-in-typical-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Eui Chun Kang, Seonghee Choi, Hyoung Jun Koh
PURPOSE: To investigate predictive factors for changes in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at 24 months after intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: This retrospective study included 55 eyes of 55 consecutive patients (32 men and 23 women) with nAMD who received three consecutive monthly IVR injections and were re-treated as needed over a 24-month period. We used the mean changes in logarithm of the minimal angle of resolution (logMAR) BCVA at 24 months as the dependent variable in regression analysis...
August 17, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814750/the-linear-artifact-in-enhanced-depth-imaging-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
#2
Chengguo Zuo, Lan Mi, Shasha Yang, Xinxing Guo, Hui Xiao, Xing Liu
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a valuable ancillary test in the diagnosis and management of chorioretinal disease. The evaluation of choroid thickness using OCT has become the focus of clinical applications. We report a linear artifact that acts as a confounding factor in choroidal thickness measurements by enhanced depth imaging OCT. We found that the linear artifact is located stably at a depth of 485 μm beneath the retinal pigment epithelium in 81.88% of subjects. The study suggested that the linear artifact was a confounding factor in assessing choroidal thickness and that caution should be used in the interpretation of the choroidal thickness, especially when it is approximately 485 μm...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814417/intravitreal-bevacizumab-monotherapy-in-myopic-choroidal-neovascularisation-5-year-outcomes-for-the-pan-american-collaborative-retina-study-group
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Jay Chhablani, Remya Mareen Paulose, Andres F Lasave, Lihteh Wu, Cristian Carpentier, Mauricio Maia, Silvio Lujan, Sergio Rojas, Martin Serrano, Maria H Berrocal, J Fernando Arevalo
PURPOSE: To report the long-term anatomical and visual outcomes of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) monotherapy in naive choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) caused by myopia. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of naive CNV secondary to myopia that underwent antivascular endothelial growth factor monotherapy was performed. Collected data included demographic details, clinical examination details including visual acuity at presentation and follow-up with imaging and treatment details...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813619/age-related-changes-in-the-chorioretinal-junction-an-immunohistochemical-study
#4
Tulika Gupta, Narbada Saini, Jasbir Arora, Daisy Sahni
The chorioretinal junction comprises the retinal pigment epithelium, Bruch's membrane (BM), and adjacent choroidal capillaries. Its significance lies in its ability to support the retina mechanically and metabolically. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to record the senescent changes affecting all the constituents of the chorioretinal junction in 40 histological specimens across the whole spectrum of the adult age range. This study included light microscopy, with hematoxylin and eosin and PAS stains, and fluorescent microscopy...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810037/quantitative-features-of-the-choriocapillaris-in-healthy-individuals-using-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#5
Mayss Al-Sheikh, Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Maximilian Pfau, Akihito Uji, Phillip P Le, SriniVas R Sadda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To quantify vessel density (VD) and grey value (GV) as a measure of flow in the choriocapillaris (CC) in healthy subjects with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, noncomparative case series, 3 mm × 3 mm OCTA images of 36 eyes of 22 healthy individuals were obtained using a swept-source instrument. VD and GV levels were calculated on CC en face slabs in the central 1-mm (subfoveal field) and surrounding 2...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801615/choroidal-remodeling-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-a-12-month-prospective-study
#6
Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Yasuo Yanagi, Rupesh Agrawal, Hwei Yee Teo, Sophia Seen, Ian Yew San Yeo, Ranjana Mathur, Choi Mun Chan, Shu Yen Lee, Edmund Yick Mun Wong, Doric Wong, Tien Yin Wong, Gemmy Chui Ming Cheung
Choroid thinning occurs in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, it remains unclear whether the reduction is due to reduction in choroidal vessels or shrinkage of choroidal stroma, or both. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes of the choroidal vascular and stromal area in 118 patients with typical AMD (t-AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) over a 12-month period. We used spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) with enhanced depth imaging (EDI) mode to measure the subfoveal choroidal thickness (CT), central retinal thickness (CRT) and choroidal vascularity index (CVI - ratio of luminal area to total choroidal area)...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796144/significant-reduction-of-both-peripapillary-and-subfoveal-choroidal-thickness-after-panretinal-photocoagulation-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#7
Hae Min Kang, Na Eun Lee, Jeong Hoon Choi, Hyoung Jun Koh, Sung Chul Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in peripapillary choroidal thickness (PCT) and subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) after panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) for diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: This retrospective interventional study included 59 treatment-naive eyes of 33 patients who underwent PRP and completed ≥12 months of follow-up. Peripapillary choroidal thickness and SFCT were measured at baseline and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months post-PRP. Differences between baseline and 12 months (ΔSFCT and ΔPCT) and percentage changes (ΔSFCT or ΔPCT/baseline × 100%) were determined...
August 8, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794900/structure-versus-function-correlation-between-outer-retinal-and-choroidal-thicknesses-measured-by-swept-source-oct-with-multifocal-electroretinography-and-visual-acuity
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Ignacio Flores-Moreno, Luis Arias-Barquet, Marcos J Rubio-Caso, Alex Muñoz-Blanco, María Vidal-Martí, Jaume Catala-Mora, José M Ruiz-Moreno, Jay S Duker, Josep M Caminal
BACKGROUND: To correlate retina-choroidal anatomy as assessed via swept-source OCT (SS-OCT) with retinal function as determined by best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG). METHODS: Thirty-three eyes from 33 patients including 16 with neovascular AMD (nvAMD) and 17 controls were included. Patients were included in the present study after a complete ophthalmologic examination, including BCVA, slit-lamp study, intraocular pressure measurement, dilated fundus examination after tropicamide instillation, SD-OCT, SS-OCT, fundus photographs and mfERG...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780617/the-association-of-helicobacter-pylori-with-choroidal-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness
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Mehmet Erol Can, Fatma Efe Kaplan, Mehmet Murat Uzel, Hasan Kiziltoprak, Mustafa Cagri Ergun, Mustafa Koc, Gülcin Simsek
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection on choroidal thickness (CT) and retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT). METHODS: The study included 25 patients with H. pylori infection and 25 healthy individuals as the control group. Helicobacter pylori patients were classified as the pre-treatment (Group 1; n: 25) and the post-treatment (Group 2; n: 25). RNFLT and CT were measured before and after treatment of H. pylori infection, using enhanced depth imaging (EDI) spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Spectralis, Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
August 5, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774289/acute-uveal-effusion-during-phacoemulsification-with-preoperative-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-a-case-report
#10
Ruiqi Chang, Yu Du, Zhou Peng, Yi Lu, Xiangjia Zhu
BACKGROUND: We report a case of acute uveal effusion during phacoemulsification in an eye with preoperative chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man with a history of chronic CSC for >18 months presented with bilateral opaque lenses. A preoperative ophthalmic examination showed suspected lenticonus and risky anatomical features, including a thick ciliary body, and anterior rotation of the ciliary process and iris root in both eyes...
August 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769551/intravitreal-aflibercept-for-choroidal-neovascularization-associated-with-chorioretinitis-a-pilot-study
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Andrii R Korol, Oleksandra Zborovska, Taras Kustryn, Oleksandra Dorokhova, Nataliya Pasyechnikova
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential benefits of intravitreal aflibercept injections for the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to chorioretinitis. METHODS: In this uncontrolled, prospective cohort study, 15 eyes of 14 consecutive patients affected by CNV associated with ocular toxoplasmosis were treated with intravitreal aflibercept (2 mg) pro re nata and observed over a 12-month follow-up period. The primary outcome was the change in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) from baseline to month 12...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767664/bruch%C3%A2-s-membrane-thickness-in-relationship-to-axial-length
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Hai Xia Bai, Ying Mao, Ling Shen, Xiao Lin Xu, Fei Gao, Zhi Bao Zhang, Bin Li, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To assess a potential role of Bruch´s membrane (BM) in the biomechanics of the eye, we measured its thickness and the density of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells in various ocular regions in eyes of varying axial length. METHODS: Human globes, enucleated because of an ocular tumor or end-stage glaucoma were prepared for histological examination. Using light microscopy, the histological slides were histomorphometrically examined applying a digitized image analysis system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767554/comparison-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiographic-changes-after-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-alone-or-in-combination-with-photodynamic-therapy-in-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Kelvin Yi Chong Teo, Yasuo Yanagi, Shu Yen Lee, Ian Yew San Yeo, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Ranjana Mathur, Choi Mun Chan, Tien Yin Wong, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung
PURPOSE: To compare changes in optical coherence tomography angiography in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy after treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor monotherapy or combined with photodynamic therapy. METHODS: This is a longitudinal case-controlled study. The authors performed optical coherence tomography angiography at baseline and Month 3 in patients with treatment-naive polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy undergoing monotherapy (n = 10) or combination therapy (n = 13)...
August 1, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766280/influence-of-glycosylated-hemoglobin-on-the-choroidal-thickness
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Nedime Sahinoglu-Keskek, Rana Altan-Yaycioglu, Handan Canan, Muge Coban-Karatas
PURPOSE: The aim of the study reported here was to assess the influence of serum HbA1c levels on foveal choroidal thickness in diabetic patients. METHODS: A total of 122 eyes from 122 patients who had type 2 DM were studied in this prospective, cross-sectional study. Patients were divided into three groups: 43 patients (43 eyes) without diabetic retinopathy (NDR), 39 patients (39 eyes) with diabetic retinopathy and no macular edema (DR/ME-), 40 patients (40 eyes) with diabetic retinopathy and macular edema (DR/ME+)...
August 1, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765144/comparing-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-different-aetiologies-of-infectious-necrotising-retinitis
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Alessandro Invernizzi, Aniruddha Kishandutt Agarwal, Vittoria Ravera, Chiara Mapelli, Agostino Riva, Giovanni Staurenghi, Peter J McCluskey, Francesco Viola
AIMS: To compare optical coherence tomography (OCT) features of active necrotising infectious retinitis (NIR) due to toxoplasmosis or herpesviruses and to determine distinctive OCT signs for these two causes of infectious retinitis. METHODS: OCT scans from eyes with active NIR due to varicella zoster virus (VZV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and toxoplasmosis (TOXO) were reviewed. All images were evaluated for the presence of previously described OCT findings in TOXO-NIR and compared with the viral group...
August 1, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763560/choroidal-vasculature-in-bietti-crystalline-dystrophy-with-cyp4v2-mutations-and-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-with-eys-mutations
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Takako Hirashima, Manabu Miyata, Kenji Ishihara, Tomoko Hasegawa, Masako Sugahara, Ken Ogino, Munemitsu Yoshikawa, Masayuki Hata, Yoshimasa Kuroda, Yuki Muraoka, Sotaro Ooto, Nagahisa Yoshimura
Purpose: We compare the choroidal vascular area between Bietti crystalline dystrophy (BCD) patients with CYP4V2 mutations, retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients with EYS mutations, and normal controls, and investigate the correlation between choroidal vascular area and associated parameters. Methods: This prospective case-series study included consecutive nine eyes of nine BCD patients with CYP4V2 mutations (BCD group), 16 eyes of 16 RP patients with EYS mutations (EYS-RP group), and 16 eyes of 16 normal volunteers matched for age and axial length (control group)...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760441/retinal-metabolism-a-comparative-look-at-energetics-in-the-retina
#17
REVIEW
Michael W Country
The retina is part of the central nervous system, and shares the characteristically high metabolism of the brain. The high energy demand of the retina is normally matched with a large supply of metabolites. When supply does not equal demand (e.g. if retinal blood flow is impaired), retinal neurons are at risk of excitotoxic cell death and vision is impaired or lost. Understanding the energetic budget of the retina is therefore crucial for understanding the pathology and treatment of retinal disease. In this minireview I give an overview of the energetics of the retina, with a focus on lessons learnt from comparative physiology...
July 29, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758030/relationship-between-choroidal-thickness-and-visual-field-impairment-in-acute-zonal-occult-outer-retinopathy
#18
Yuki Hashimoto, Wataru Saito, Michiyuki Saito, Yuka Hasegawa, Akari Takita, Shohei Mori, Kousuke Noda, Susumu Ishida
PURPOSE: To evaluate sequential changes in choroidal thickness at the affected area in patients with acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR). METHODS: This retrospective observational case series included 14 affected eyes and 6 unaffected fellow eyes from 10 AZOOR patients with impaired macular area. Using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography, choroidal thicknesses at the subfovea and at nasal and temporal sites 1000 μm away from the fovea were manually measured at baseline and 3 and 6 months thereafter...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751980/a-meta-analysis-of-choroidal-thickness-changes-in-unilateral-amblyopia
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REVIEW
Yanli Liu, Yi Dong, Kanxing Zhao
PURPOSE: To date, the topic of amblyopic changes remains controversial. Therefore, a systematic review and meta-analysis were carried out to evaluate choroidal changes in unilateral amblyopia. METHODS: Major literature databases were searched for amblyopia-relevant studies. Using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT), the primary outcome parameters examined were subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) and different choroidal thickness (CT) positions...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747871/age-and-glaucoma-related-characteristics-in-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-and-choroid-localized-morphometrics-and-visualization-using-functional-shapes-registration
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Sieun Lee, Morgan L Heisler, Karteek Popuri, Nicolas Charon, Benjamin Charlier, Alain Trouvé, Paul J Mackenzie, Marinko V Sarunic, Mirza Faisal Beg
Optical coherence tomography provides high-resolution 3D imaging of the posterior segment of the eye. However, quantitative morphological analysis, particularly relevant in retinal degenerative diseases such as glaucoma, has been confined to simple sectorization and averaging with limited spatial sensitivity for detection of clinical markers. In this paper, we present point-wise analysis and visualization of the retinal nerve fiber layer and choroid from cross-sectional data using functional shapes (fshape) registration...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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