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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932857/vogt-koyanagi-harada-syndrome-current-perspectives
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Abeir Baltmr, Sue Lightman, Oren Tomkins-Netzer
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome is a cause of noninfectious panuveitis, leading to significant vision loss in many patients. It is an autoimmune disease occurring in genetically susceptible individuals and clinically presents as bilateral panuveitis with serous retinal detachments and hyperemic, swollen optic discs, which are associated with neurological and auditory manifestations. Early diagnosis and prompt and adequate treatment with immunosuppressive agents (corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive drugs) may halt disease progression and prevent recurrences and vision loss...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930421/persistent-asymmetric-optic-disc-swelling-after-long-duration-space-flight-implications-for-pathogenesis
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Thomas H Mader, C Robert Gibson, Christian A Otto, Ashot E Sargsyan, Neil R Miller, Prem S Subramanian, Stephen F Hart, William Lipsky, Nimesh B Patel, Andrew G Lee
BACKGROUND: Several ophthalmic findings including optic disc swelling, globe flattening and choroidal folds have been observed in astronauts following long-duration space flight. The authors now report asymmetric choroidal expansion, disc swelling and optic disc morphologic changes in a 45-year-old astronaut which occurred during long-duration space flight and persisted following his space mission. METHODS: Case study of ocular findings in an astronaut documented during and after a long-duration space flight of approximately 6 months...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928420/histopathological-changes-of-inner-retina-optic-disc-and-optic-nerve-in-rabbit-with-advanced-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Ken Asakawa, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Shigekazu Uga, Kimiyo Mashimo, Mineo Kondo, Hiroko Terasaki
We observed the histopathological changes of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), optic disc, and optic nerve in rabbit with advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Wild-type (WT) and rhodopsin transgenic (Tg) of RP rabbits were used at age 24 months. Light and electron microscopy were used to observe the retina, optic disc, and optic nerve. RGCs were also confirmed by immunofluorescent staining with a TUJ-1 monoclonal antibody. In addition to the rod and cone degeneration, we observed the astrocyte infiltration of the optic disc due to the damage of small RGCs and nerve fibres and atrophy of small optic nerve fibres...
December 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928409/advanced-vestibular-schwannoma-a-case-of-optic-disc-oedema-without-hydrocephalus
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Rita Joana Castro Matos, Pedro Nuno Beirão Cardoso Quadrado Gil, Joana Margarida Silva Pires, Nádia Lopes
A wide range of pathologies can cause papilloedema. Vestibular schwannoma is a benign and slow-growing tumour that causes symptoms and findings on ophthalmic examination when the diagnostic is delayed. The authors report a case of a 64-year-old male who presented with bilateral disc oedema secondary to a vestibular schwannoma grade 4. Obstructive hydrocephalus was not evident. The authors suggest that cerebrospinal fluid protein may have a role in the formation of optic disc oedema. A right suboccipital craniectomy was performed to remove the tumour, leading to secondary facial palsy...
October 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928403/increased-prevalence-of-optic-disc-drusen-after-papilloedema-from-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-on-the-possible-formation-of-optic-disc-drusen
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Faith A Birnbaum, Gabriella M Johnson, Lenworth N Johnson, Bokkwan Jun, Jason T Machan
This is a 25-year observational retrospective review of 372 consecutive participants with optic disc drusen or resolved papilloedema from idiopathic intracranial hypertension. The prevalence of optic disc drusen at 19% among eyes with resolved papilloedema was approximately 10 times higher and significantly increased (p < 0.001) as compared with the occurrence in the general population. Eyes with both resolved papilloedema and optic disc drusen had similar visual acuity and visual field outcome as compared with resolved papilloedema alone...
August 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928401/idiopathic-acquired-temporal-wedge-visual-field-defects
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Michael J Gilhooley, Clare L Fraser, Sui Wong, Simon J Hickman, Gordon T Plant
Our aim is to report 13 unusual cases of acquired, temporal sectoral scotomas. Such stationary "wedge" field defects have been reported previously in cases of presumed congenital nasal hypoplasia of the optic disc and as a complication of vitreoretinal surgery. To our knowledge, the literature provides no reports of similar defects occurring spontaneously. This is a descriptive clinical case series of 13 patients presenting with sub-acute monocular temporal visual field loss. All were clinically assessed and investigated with Goldmann perimetry, automated Humphrey visual fields, retinal optical coherence tomography, orbital ultrasound, and standard and multi-focal electroretinography...
August 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928400/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-a-patient-with-optic-atrophy-after-non-arteritic-anterior-ischaemic-optic-neuropathy
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Tomoaki Higashiyama, Yusuke Ichiyama, Sanae Muraki, Yasuhiro Nishida, Masahito Ohji
A 75-year-old female noticed a lower visual field (VF) defect in the right eye. A diagnosis of non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION) was made. The lower VF defect in the right eye did not change after onset. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiograms on the disc and the macula showed decreased retinal perfusion in the upper retina of the right eye. Retinal nerve fibre layer loss and ganglion cell complex loss in the upper retina were also seen in the right eye. OCT angiography could non-invasively detect the decrease of the retinal perfusion due to NAION...
June 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928388/syphilitic-optic-neuropathy-re-emerging-cases-over-a-2-year-period
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Supanut Apinyawasisuk, Anuchit Poonyathalang, Pisit Preechawat, Kavin Vanikieti
We report 7 cases of syphilitic optic neuropathy during a 2-year period. All patients were newly diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Six cases (86%) initially presented with swollen optic disc either unilaterally or bilaterally. Blind spot enlargement was the most common type of visual field defect. Final visual acuity of at least 20/25 was achieved together with visual field improvement and resolution of swollen optic disc. Optic nerve involvement can be the first manifestation of syphilis and HIV co-infection...
April 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928387/the-evolution-of-an-optic-nerve-head-granuloma-due-to-sarcoidosis
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S J Hickman, F Quhill, I M Pepper
Sarcoidosis can affect the optic nerves by means of optic disc oedema secondary to posterior uveitis, optic disc oedema secondary to raised intracranial pressure, optic neuritis, optic atrophy secondary to compression or infiltration from a primary central nervous system lesion, and primary granuloma of the optic nerve head. The authors report the use of optical coherence tomography in assessing the response to immunosuppression in a 57-year-old woman with an optic nerve head granuloma.
April 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928381/central-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-a-childhood-optic-nerve-tumour
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Igor Kozak, Sahar M Elkhamary, Thomas M Bosley
The authors describe the first paediatric patient with an aggressive optic nerve tumour of uncertain histology causing a central retinal vein occlusion, retinochoroidal collaterals, arteriovenous anastomoses, and peripheral retinal non-perfusion. He first presented with pale optic nerve head, followed by development of optic disc oedema a year later. Certain optic nerve tumours can present with central retinal vein occlusion in the paediatric age group.
February 2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928237/effect-of-accelerated-artificial-aging-on-translucency-of-methacrylate-and-silorane-based-composite-resins
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Mehdi Shirinzad, Loghman Rezaei-Soufi, Maryam Sadat Mirtorabi, Farshid Vahdatinia
OBJECTIVES: Composite restorations must have tooth-like optical properties namely color and translucency and maintain them for a long time. This study aimed to compare the effect of accelerated artificial aging (AAA) on the translucency of three methacrylate-based composites (Filtek Z250, Filtek Z250XT and Filtek Z350XT) and one silorane-based composite resin (Filtek P90). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this in vitro study, 56 composite discs were fabricated (n=14 for each group)...
March 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920413/retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-a-healthy-turkish-population-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Mehmet Cubuk, Nedime Sahinoglu-Keskek, Sakir Ozgur Keskek
BACKGROUND: Normative optical coherence tomography (OCT) data is required for different subsets of the population as ethnic differences in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness have been reported. An OCT database for the normal Turkish population is not commercially available. OBJECTIVES: Quantify peripapillary RNFL thickness in a Turkish population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. SETTING: Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918827/optic-radiations-microstructural-changes-in-glaucoma-and-association-with-severity-a-study-using-3tesla-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Laury Tellouck, Muriel Durieux, Pierrick Coupé, Audrey Cougnard-Grégoire, Joy Tellouck, Thomas Tourdias, Fanny Munsch, Arnaud Garrigues, Catherine Helmer, Florence Malet, Jean-François Dartigues, Vincent Dousset, Cécile Delcourt, Cédric Schweitzer
Purpose: To compare microstructural changes along the optical radiations and brain structure volumes between glaucoma and control subjects using in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and to analyze their association with severity of the disease. Methods: A total of 50 open-angle glaucoma subjects and 50 healthy age- and sex-matched controls underwent detailed ophthalmologic examinations (including visual field testing [VF], funduscopy, and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography) as well as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) using 3...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914989/transcriptome-analysis-of-adult-and-fetal-trabecular-meshwork-cornea-and-ciliary-body-tissues-by-rna-sequencing
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Megan Ulmer Carnes, R Rand Allingham, Allison Ashley-Koch, Michael A Hauser
PURPOSE: To characterize the transcriptional landscape of human adult and fetal trabecular meshwork (TM), cornea, and ciliary body (CB) tissues, and to evaluate the expression level of candidate genes selected from genetic association studies of primary-open angle glaucoma, central corneal thickness, intraocular pressure, vertical cup to disc ratio, and optic nerve parameters. METHODS: Deep RNA sequencing was performed on the selected human tissues. Transcriptome analyses were performed to 1) characterize the total number of expressed genes, 2) identify the most highly expressed genes, 3) estimate the number of novel transcripts, and 4) evaluate the expression of candidate genes in each tissue...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911389/testing-of-nanoparticle-release-from-a-composite-containing-nanomaterial-using-a-chamber-system
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Gun Ho Lee, Kang-Ho Ahn, Il Je Yu
With the rapid development of nanotechnology as one of the most important technologies in the 21(st) century, interest in the safety of consumer products containing nanomaterials is also increasing. Evaluating the nanomaterial release from products containing nanomaterials is a crucial step in assessing the safety of these products, and has resulted in several international efforts to develop consistent and reliable technologies for standardizing the evaluation of nanomaterial release. In this study, the release of nanomaterials from products containing nanomaterials is evaluated using a chamber system that includes a condensation particle counter, optical particle counter, and sampling ports to collect filter samples for electron microscopy analysis...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906811/measurement-of-radial-peripapillary-capillary-density-in-the-normal-human-retina-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Tarannum Mansoori, Jayanthi Sivaswamy, Jahnavi Sai Gamalapati, Satish Gooty Agraharam, Nagalla Balakrishna
AIM: To image the radial peripapillary capillary (RPC) network with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and measure its capillary density (CD) in the normal human retina. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two normal participants underwent OCTA imaging with RTVue XR 100 Avanti OCT. The angioflow enface RPCs network was extracted from OCTA and 8 peripapillary sectors with a sector angle of 45 degrees were selected for quantitative analysis: superior nasal, superior temporal, temporal upper, temporal lower, nasal upper, nasal lower, inferior nasal, and inferior temporal...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899086/closantel-a-veterinary-drug-with-potential-severe-morbidity-in-humans
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Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Mohammad Reza Mansouri, Ahmad Mirshahi, Bahman Inanlou, Mojtaba Abrishami, Ahmad Reza Pakrah, Hamideh Masarat
BACKGROUND: Closantel is a halogenated salicylanilide with a potent anti parasitic activity. It is widely used in management of parasitic infestation in animals, but is contraindicated in humans. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old man with depression was referred to our center with progressive loss of vision in both eyes 10 days after unintentional ingestion of three 500 mg tablets of Closantel. On fundus examination, left optic disc margin was blurred. His bilateral visual acuity was no light perception (NLP) despite prescribed IV erythropoietin injections 20,000 units daily for 3 days and 1gr intravenous methylprednisolone acetate for 3 days followed by 1 mg/kg oral prednisolone...
November 29, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898471/green-disease-in-optical-coherence-tomography-diagnosis-of-glaucoma
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Mohamed S Sayed, Michael Margolis, Richard K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become an integral component of modern glaucoma practice. Utilizing color codes, OCT analysis has rendered glaucoma diagnosis and follow-up simpler and faster for the busy clinician. However, green labeling of OCT parameters suggesting normal values may confer a false sense of security, potentially leading to missed diagnoses of glaucoma and/or glaucoma progression. RECENT FINDINGS: Conditions in which OCT color coding may be falsely negative (i...
December 7, 2016: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898445/pathologic-myopia
#19
Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
Pathologic myopia (PM) is the only myopia that causes the loss of best-corrected visual acuity. The main reason for best-corrected visual acuity loss is complications specific to PM, such as myopic maculopathy, myopic traction maculopathy, and myopic optic neuropathy (or glaucoma). The meta-analyses of the PM study group (META-PM study) made a classification system for myopic maculopathy. On the basis of this study, PM has been defined as eyes having atrophic changes equal to or more severe than diffuse atrophy...
November 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896285/rare-variants-in-optic-disc-area-gene-card10-enriched-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Tiger Zhou, Emmanuelle Souzeau, Shiwani Sharma, Owen M Siggs, Ivan Goldberg, Paul R Healey, Stuart Graham, Alex W Hewitt, David A Mackey, Robert J Casson, John Landers, Richard Mills, Jonathan Ellis, Paul Leo, Matthew A Brown, Stuart MacGregor, Kathryn P Burdon, Jamie E Craig
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified association of common alleles with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and its quantitative endophenotypes near numerous genes. This study aims to determine whether rare pathogenic variants in these disease-associated genes contribute to POAG. METHODS: Participants fulfilled strict inclusion criteria of advanced POAG at a young age of diagnosis. Myocilin mutation carriers were excluded using direct sequencing...
November 2016: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
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