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Kyoung Min Lee, Ho-Kyung Choung, Martha Kim, Sohee Oh, Seok Hwan Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate the positional change of central retinal vasculature and vascular trunk to deduce the change in the lamina cribrosa (LC) during axial elongation. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-three healthy myopic children (46 eyes). METHODS: Participants had undergone a full ophthalmologic examination and axial length measurement every 6 months for 2 years. Using spectral-domain OCT, circle scans centered around the optic disc in the glaucoma progression analysis mode, which enabled capturing of the same positions throughout the entire study period, and enhanced depth imaging of the deep optic nerve head complex were performed...
March 12, 2018: Ophthalmology
Tanya Moutray, Jennifer R Evans, Noemi Lois, David J Armstrong, Tunde Peto, Augusto Azuara-Blanco
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a chronic progressive disease of the retinal microvasculature associated with prolonged hyperglycaemia. Proliferative DR (PDR) is a sight-threatening complication of DR and is characterised by the development of abnormal new vessels in the retina, optic nerve head or anterior segment of the eye. Argon laser photocoagulation has been the gold standard for the treatment of PDR for many years, using regimens evaluated by the Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS)...
March 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Mengyu Wang, Qingying Jin, Hui Wang, Neda Baniasadi, Tobias Elze
We studied the relationship between major retinal blood vessel (BV) positions and glaucoma parameters based on pairs of Cirrus optical coherence tomography scans and Humphrey visual fields of 445 eyes from 445 glaucoma patients in our cross-sectional study. A trained observer marked the major superior and inferior temporal BV (artery and vein) positions on four concentric circles around the optic disc. Analysis of variance was performed to analyze the group differences of BV positions related to the factors of radius, BV type, myopia status and glaucoma stage...
2018: PloS One
Fantin Girard, Conrad Kavalec, Farida Cheriet
Optic disc (OD) appearance in fundus images is one of the clinical indicators considered in the assessment of retinal diseases such as glaucoma. The cup-to-disc ratio (CDR) is the most common clinical measurement used to characterize glaucoma. However, the CDR only evaluates the relative sizes of the cup and the OD via their diameters. We propose to construct an atlas-based shape descriptor (ASD) to statistically characterize the geometric deformations of the OD shape and of the blood vessels' configuration inside the OD region...
January 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
Kai Yu, Fei Shi, Enting Gao, Weifang Zhu, Haoyu Chen, Xinjian Chen
Optic nerve head (ONH) is a crucial region for glaucoma detection and tracking based on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images. In this region, the existence of a "hole" structure makes retinal layer segmentation and analysis very challenging. To improve retinal layer segmentation, we propose a 3D method for ONH centered SD-OCT image segmentation, which is based on a modified graph search algorithm with a shared-hole and locally adaptive constraints. With the proposed method, both the optic disc boundary and nine retinal surfaces can be accurately segmented in SD-OCT images...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
Feray Koc, Mehmet Resit Isik, Nazife Sefi-Yurdakul
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between weight reduction and visual outcome in overweight patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. METHODS: Thirty-nine newly diagnosed, overweight (body mass index >25 kg/m2) patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension were studied retrospectively. All patients underwent medical treatment with acetazolamide, and a weight reduction program was also offered. Patients were grouped according to their compliance with this weight reduction program into the diet-success (Group 1) and diet-failure groups (Group 2)...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Rania M Fahmy, Ramesa S Bhat, Manar Al-Mutairi, Feda S Aljaser, Afaf El-Ansary
Objective: To evaluate the effect of diabetes mellitus (DM), diabetic retinopathy, and degree of glycemic control (glycosylated hemoglobin [HbA1c]) on peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness (RNFLT) using optical coherence tomography. Methods: The study included 126 eyes of healthy controls (n=32) and diabetics patients (n=31), whose ages ranged from 40 to 70 years. The diabetic group was divided into: Subgroup 1: with HbA1c <7% and Subgroup 2: with HbA1c ≥7%...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Katarzyna Walczak, Heike Meißner, Ursula Range, Andreas Sakkas, Klaus Boening, Mieszko Wieckiewicz, Ioannis Konstantinidis
PURPOSE: The aging of zirconia ceramics (Y-TZP) is associated with tetragonal to monoclinic phase transformation. This change in microstructure may affect the optical properties of the ceramic. This study examines the effect of aging on the translucency of different zirconia materials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 120 disc-shaped specimens were fabricated from four zirconia materials: Cercon ht white, BruxZir Solid Zirconia, Zenostar T0, Lava Plus (n = 30 per group). Accelerated aging was performed in a steam autoclave (134°C, 0...
March 11, 2018: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Andrew G Lee, Thomas H Mader, C Robert Gibson, Tyson J Brunstetter, William J Tarver
Interesting novel and somewhat perplexing physiologic and pathologic neuro-ocular findings have been documented in astronauts during and after long duration space flight (LDSF). These findings collectively have been termed the "space flight-associated neuro-ocular syndrome" (SANS). The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States has meticulously and prospectively documented the clinical, ultrasound, optical coherence tomography imaging, and radiographic findings of SANS including unilateral and bilateral optic disc edema, globe flattening, choroidal and retinal folds, hyperopic refractive error shifts, and nerve fiber layer infarcts (i...
March 12, 2018: Eye
Natsuki Monai, Kodai Yamauchi, Reiko Tanabu, Takayuki Gonome, Sei-Ichi Ishiguro, Mitsuru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: To characterize the optical coherence tomography (OCT) appearances of photoreceptor degeneration in the rhodopsin P23H transgenic rat (line 2) in relation to the histological, ultrastructural, and electroretinography (ERG) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Homozygous rhodopsin P23H transgenic albino rats (line 2, very-slow degeneration model) were employed. Using OCT (Micron IV®; Phoenix Research Labs, Pleasanton, CA, USA), the natural course of photoreceptor degeneration was recorded from postnatal day (P) 15 to P 287...
2018: PloS One
Etsuo Chihara, Galina Dimitrova, Tomoyuki Chihara
PURPOSE: To assess the responses of the superficial peripapillary retinal vessel density (VD) and prelaminar flow index (PLFI) to topical Rho-assisted coiled-coil forming protein kinase (ROCK) inhibitor ripasudil and alpha-2 agonist brimonidine using optical coherence tomography angiography. METHODS: This is a prospective, non-randomized, comparative cohort study. We studied the response of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) parameters to drugs in 24 eyes treated with ripasudil and 23 eyes treated with brimonidine at the Sensho-kai Eye Institute...
March 8, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Gözde Hondur, Emre Göktaş, Lama Al-Aswad, Gülgün Tezel
Purpose: This pilot cross-sectional study aimed to determine age-related changes of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in retinal periphery by swept-source optical coherence tomography-based analysis. Methods: Forty eyes of 40 healthy subjects were studied in three age groups, group 1 (20-40 years, n=15), group 2 (41-60 years, n=14), and group 3 (≥61 years, n=11). Wide-angle swept-source optical coherence tomography scans, including the optic disc and macula, were montaged with the nasal peripheral optical coherence tomography images acquired with a contralateral gaze...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
B B Li, Y Cai, Y Z Pan, M Li, Y Fang, T Tian, X M Yan
Objective: To evaluate the association between corneal biomechanical parameters and visual field (VF) progression in normal tension glaucoma (NTG) using the Corvis-ST device, and to evaluate the ability of corneal biomechanical parameters to predict the VF progression. Methods: Corneal biomechanical parameters of newly diagnosed NTG patients were obtained using Corvis-ST in the baseline follow-up visit. The VF progression was defined as a 4-point increase in the Advanced Glaucoma Intervention Study (AGIS) score compared to the baseline in three consecutive follow-up visits (per 3-6 months)...
March 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Neacșu Gheorghe Boricean, Oana Roxana Scripcă
We present the case of a 49-year-old patient who was treated with Aripriprazole in context of Paranoid Schizophrenia. The patient had a history of numerous Panuveitis recurrences for the left eye, which led to a marked decrease of the vision VA-NLP and was diagnosed with Multifocal Choroiditis and Panuveitis for the right eye. The examination revealed VA of 20/ 200 for right eye, keratic precipitates, and vitritis. Fundus aspect of the right eye showed multiple discrete, ovoid, yellowish-grey lesions at the posterior pole and periphery, optic disc oedema was present...
October 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Ovidiu Musat, Stella Ioana Popescu, Corina Cristina Cernat, Ana Maria Boariu, Lucian Alexandru
This paper discusses a 32-year-old woman's case who presented a chronic decrease of visual acuity. In this case, the treatment was complex and consisted of a 25 GA vitrectomy, MLI peeling, covering the defect at the optic nerve papilla with that patch, gas endotamponade (C3F8). Abbreviations: MLI = internal limiting membrane; ODP-M = optic disc pit maculopathy.
October 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Maria Veronica Strehaianu, Dana Dascalescu, Catalina Ionescu, Miruna Burcel, Vasile Potop, Catalina Corbu
Glaucoma is an optic neuropathy that affects the ganglion cell complex in all its components: cell bodies, dendrites, and axons, the dendritic arbor being the first one damaged. This is the reason why the thickness of the ganglion cell and internal plexiform layers can be taken into account as an early predictor of the glaucomatous changes, along with the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness. However, due to disc tilting and peripapillary atrophy, the RNFL evaluation may be prone to errors in myopic patients...
October 2017: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
Rashmi Panda, N B Puhan, Ganapati Panda
Accurate optic disc (OD) segmentation is an important step in obtaining cup-to-disc ratio-based glaucoma screening using fundus imaging. It is a challenging task because of the subtle OD boundary, blood vessel occlusion and intensity inhomogeneity. In this Letter, the authors propose an improved version of the random walk algorithm for OD segmentation to tackle such challenges. The algorithm incorporates the mean curvature and Gabor texture energy features to define the new composite weight function to compute the edge weights...
February 2018: Healthcare Technology Letters
Sana Khochtali, Imen Ksiaa, Kenza Megzari, Moncef Khairallah
PURPOSE: To report the cases of two patients who presented with acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease and associated retinal pigment epithelium detachment (PED). METHODS: 2 case reports. Case 1: A 22-year-old male patient complained of acute bilateral decrease in vision. Initial best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/63, OU. There was 1+ vitreous cells, OU, exudative retinal detachment (ERD) in the right eye (RE), and a macular deep yellow lesion suggestive of PED in the left eye (LE)...
March 7, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Xiao Zhang, Chan Wu, Li-Jia Zhou, Rong-Ping Dai
This study reports the short-term efficacy and safety of intravitreal conbercept injections for neovascularization at the disc (NVD) in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Conbercept is a recombinant fusion protein with a high affinity for all isoforms of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, placental growth factor and VEGF-B. A prospective case series study was conducted in 15 patients (15 eyes). Patients had complete ocular examinations and received a 0.5 mg intravitreal conbercept injection followed by supplemental pan-retinal photocoagulation (PRP)...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Zhixi Li, Yifan He, Stuart Keel, Wei Meng, Robert T Chang, Mingguang He
PURPOSE: To assess the performance of a deep learning algorithm for detecting referable glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON) based on color fundus photographs. DESIGN: A deep learning system for the classification of GON was developed for automated classification of GON on color fundus photographs. PARTICIPANTS: We retrospectively included 48 116 fundus photographs for the development and validation of a deep learning algorithm. METHODS: This study recruited 21 trained ophthalmologists to classify the photographs...
March 2, 2018: Ophthalmology
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