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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325389/-development-of-en-face-optical-coherence-tomography-and-its-application-in-ocular-fundus-diseases
#1
Y Zhou, M Wang
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is able to obtain the cross-sectional image of the fundus noninvasively and quickly. The cross-sectional image in vivo almost matches the histological section of the retina. OCT has become the most important imaging tool in ophthalmology. Based on the latest OCT technology, en face OCT is a new imaging technique that reveals the structure of retinal and choroidal sections approximately paralleled to the retina surface. Compared to the conventional OCT, en face OCT provides more comprehensive information and makes more accurate diagnosis and assessment of the prognosis...
December 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318383/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-a-review-of-current-and-future-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Marcus Ang, Anna C S Tan, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Pearse A Keane, Rosa Dolz-Marco, Chelvin C A Sng, Leopold Schmetterer
Optical coherence tomography angiography is a non-invasive imaging technique that now allows for simultaneous in vivo imaging of the morphology as well as the vasculature in the eye. In this review, we provide an update on the existing clinical applications of optical coherence tomography angiography technology from the anterior to posterior segment of the eye. We also discuss the limitations of optical coherence tomography angiography technology, as well as the caveats to the interpretation of images. As current optical coherence tomography angiography systems are optimized for the retina, most studies have focused on interpreting images from conditions such as age related macular degeneration and retinal vascular diseases...
January 9, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311218/sirt1-a-guardian-of-the-development-of-diabetic-retinopathy
#3
Manish Mishra, Arul J Duraisamy, Renu A Kowluru
Diabetic retinopathy is a multifactorial disease, and the exact mechanism of its pathogenesis remains obscure. A multifunctional deacetylase Sirtuin 1 (Sirt1), is implicated in regulation of many cellular functions and transcription of genes, and retinal Sirt1 is inhibited in diabetes. Our aim is to determine the role of Sirt1 in the development of diabetic retinopathy, and elucidate the molecular mechanism of its downregulation. Using mice overexpressing Sirt1, diabetic for 8 month, structural, functional and metabolic abnormalities were investigated in vascular and neuronal retina...
January 8, 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309745/alterations-of-ocular-hemodynamics-impair-ophthalmic-vascular-and-neuroretinal-function
#4
Shu-Huai Tsai, Wankun Xie, Min Zhao, Robert H Rosa, Travis W Hein, Lih Kuo
Hypertension is associated with numerous diseases, but its direct impact on the ocular circulation and neuroretinal function remains unclear. Herein, mouse eyes were challenged with different levels of hemodynamic insult via transverse aortic coarctation, which increased blood pressure and flow velocity by 50% and 40%, respectively, in the right common carotid artery, and reduced those parameters by 30% and 40%, respectively, in the left common carotid artery. Blood velocity in the right central retinal artery gradually increased up to 40% at four weeks of transverse aortic coarctation, and the velocity in the left central retinal artery gradually decreased by 20%...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308602/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-drugs-for-treatment-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#5
REVIEW
Mari Jeeva Sankar, Jhuma Sankar, Parijat Chandra
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a key role in angiogenesis in foetal life. Researchers have recently attempted to use anti-VEGF agents for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a vasoproliferative disorder. The safety and efficacy of these agents in preterm infants with ROP is currently uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of anti-VEGF drugs when used either as monotherapy, that is without concomitant cryotherapy or laser therapy, or in combination with planned cryo/laser therapy in preterm infants with type 1 ROP (defined as zone I any stage with plus disease, zone I stage 3 with or without plus disease, or zone II stage 2 or 3 with plus disease)...
January 8, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305324/real-world-outcomes-in-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-treated-with-intravitreal-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Hemal Mehta, Adnan Tufail, Vincent Daien, Aaron Lee, Vuong Nguyen, Mehmet Ozturk, Daniel Barthelmes, Mark C Gillies
Clinical trials identified intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (anti-VEGF agents) have the potential to stabilise or even improve visual acuity outcomes in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a sight-threatening disease. Real-world evidence allows us to assess whether results from randomised controlled trials can be applied to the general population. We describe the development of global registries, in particular the Fight Retinal Blindness! registry that originated in Australia, the United Kingdom AMD Electronic Medical Records User Group and the IRIS registry in the USA...
January 2, 2018: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303033/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-indicates-associations-of-the-retinal-vascular-network-and-disease-activity-in-multiple-sclerosis
#7
Nikolaus Feucht, Mathias Maier, Gildas Lepennetier, Moritz Pettenkofer, Carmen Wetzlmair, Tanja Daltrozzo, Pauline Scherm, Claus Zimmer, Muna-Miriam Hoshi, Bernhard Hemmer, Thomas Korn, Benjamin Knier
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) may show alterations of retinal layer architecture as measured by optical coherence tomography. Little is known about changes in the retinal vascular network during MS. OBJECTIVE: To characterize retinal vessel structures in patients with MS and CIS and to test for associations with MS disease activity. METHOD: In all, 42 patients with MS or CIS and 50 healthy controls underwent retinal optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) with analysis of the superficial and deep vascular plexuses and the choriocapillaries...
January 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301791/deletion-of-the-von-hippel-lindau-gene-in-hemangioblasts-causes-hemangioblastoma-like-lesions-in-murine-retina
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Herui Wang, Matthew Shepard, Chao Zhang, Lijin Dong, Dyvon T Walker, Liliana Guedez, Stanley Park, Yujuan Wang, Shida Chen, Ying Pang, Qi Zhang, Chun Gao, Wai T Wong, Henry Wiley, Karel Pacak, Emily Y Chew, Zhengping Zhuang, Chi-Chao Chan
von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is an autosomal dominant tumor predisposition syndrome characterized by the development of highly vascularized tumors and cysts. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of the VHL gene results in aberrant upregulation of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIF) and has been associated with tumor formation. Hemangioblastomas of the central nervous system and retina represent the most prevalent VHL-associated tumors, but no VHL animal model has reproduced retinal capillary hemangioblastomas (RCH), the hallmark lesion of ocular VHL...
January 4, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301251/the-role-of-microglia-in-diabetic-retinopathy-inflammation-microvasculature-defects-and-neurodegeneration
#9
REVIEW
Christine Altmann, Mirko H H Schmidt
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes mellitus, which appears in one third of all diabetic patients and is a prominent cause of vision loss. First discovered as a microvascular disease, intensive research in the field identified inflammation and neurodegeneration to be part of diabetic retinopathy. Microglia, the resident monocytes of the retina, are activated due to a complex interplay between the different cell types of the retina and diverse pathological pathways. The trigger for developing diabetic retinopathy is diabetes-induced hyperglycemia, accompanied by leukostasis and vascular leakages...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297794/the-eye-of-the-azara-s-agouti-dasyprocta-azarae-morphological-observations-and-selected-ophthalmic-diagnostic-tests
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André Tavares-Somma, Nathália Seabra, Bret A Moore, Mario Sato, Rogério R Lange, Fabiano Montiani-Ferreira
The purpose of this study was to carry out a descriptive investigation of the Azara's agouti ( Dasyprocta azarae) eye and to establish reference values of select ophthalmic diagnostic tests and physiologic parameters. A total of 19 healthy agoutis were used. Select ophthalmic diagnostic tests were performed, including Schirmer tear test type I (STTI), analysis of the conjunctival bacterial microflora, corneal esthesiometry, and tonometry. B-mode ultrasonic biometry, fundus photography, optical coherence tomography, and gross and histologic analysis of two eyes were also performed...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290462/-retinal-hemangioblastoma-treatment-strategy-and-long-term-follow-up-in-a-retrospective-cohort
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A Lefevre, T Mathis, P Denis, L Kodjikian
INTRODUCTION: Retinal hemangioblastoma (RH) is a benign vascular tumor frequently associated with Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL). Tumor growth of RH may lead to deterioration of visual acuity, which can be difficult to treat. Early diagnosis may reduce complication rate and side effects of treatment. The present retrospective study evaluates the long-term follow-up and complications of RH treatment as a function of the therapeutic strategy used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included patients with RH, followed at Croix Rousse university hospital, Lyon between 2010 and 2017...
December 28, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281316/retinal-microvascular-signs-and-incidence-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study
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Aaron R Folsom, Pamela L Lutsey, Ronald Klein, Barbara E Klein, Weihong Tang
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that retinal microvascular abnormalities known to predict other cardiovascular diseases are associated prospectively with risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm. The rationale is that aortic aneurysm involves small vessel pathology that parallels, to some degree, retinal vasculopathy. METHODS: In 1993-1995, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, a prospective population-based cohort, took retinal photographs of a randomly selected eye of 10,911 ARIC participants (initial mean age 60 years)...
December 27, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279773/automatic-cdr-estimation-for-early-glaucoma-diagnosis
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M A Fernandez-Granero, A Sarmiento, D Sanchez-Morillo, S Jiménez, P Alemany, I Fondón
Glaucoma is a degenerative disease that constitutes the second cause of blindness in developed countries. Although it cannot be cured, its progression can be prevented through early diagnosis. In this paper, we propose a new algorithm for automatic glaucoma diagnosis based on retinal colour images. We focus on capturing the inherent colour changes of optic disc (OD) and cup borders by computing several colour derivatives in CIE L∗a∗b∗ colour space with CIE94 colour distance. In addition, we consider spatial information retaining these colour derivatives and the original CIE L∗a∗b∗ values of the pixel and adding other characteristics such as its distance to the OD centre...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273085/adult-human-periodontal-ligament-derived-stem-cells-delay-retinal-degeneration-and-maintain-retinal-function-in-rcs-rats
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Li Huang, Zongyi Li, Haibin Tian, Weiguo Wang, Dawei Cui, Zhe Zhou, Xiao Chen, Herman S Cheung, Guo-Tong Xu, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Retinal degeneration (RD) is a leading cause of irreversible blindness, affecting millions of people worldwide. Stem cell transplantation has been considered a promising therapy for retinal degenerative diseases. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic potential of human periodontal ligament-derived stem cells (hPDLSCs) for intervention in the progress of this degeneration in the Royal College Surgeons (RCS) rat. METHODS: hPDLSCs were injected into the subretinal space of 3-week-old RCS rats...
December 22, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260120/purtscher-like-retinopathy-associated-with-cerebro-or-cardiovascular-surgery
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Eiki Oshida, Shigeki Machida, Tomoharu Nishimura, Masaki Sakamoto
Purpose: To report the findings in five patients of Purtscher-like retinopathy that developed after cerebro- or cardiovascular surgeries. Observations: Three women and two men with a mean age of 56.6 years were studied. They had had cerebro- or cardiovascular disease that was treated by major vascular surgery. Postoperatively, all of the patients developed multiple patches of retinal whitening in the area corresponding to the radial peripapillary capillaries in the posterior pole of the eye uni- or bilaterally...
December 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259392/association-of-hmgb1-with-oxidative-stress-markers-and-regulators-in-pdr
#16
Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar, Kaiser Alam, Marta Garcia-Ramirez, Ajmal Ahmad, Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei, Ghulam Mohammad, Ahmed Mousa, Gert De Hertogh, Ghislain Opdenakker, Rafael Simó
Purpose: We investigated the link among the proinflammatory cytokine high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) as a marker of oxidative DNA damage, the endothelial adhesion molecule and oxidase enzyme vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1), and the inducible cytoprotective molecule heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). We correlated the levels of these molecules with clinical disease activity and studied the proinflammatory activities of HMGB1 on rat retinas and human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMECs)...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249337/arteriovenous-ratio-and-papilledema-based-hybrid-decision-support-system-for-detection-and-grading-of-hypertensive-retinopathy
#17
Shahzad Akbar, Muhammad Usman Akram, Muhammad Sharif, Anam Tariq, Ubaid Ullah Yasin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hypertensive Retinopathy (HR) is a retinal disease which happened due to consistent high blood pressure (hypertension). In this paper, an automated system is presented that detects the HR at various stages using arteriovenous ratio and papilledema signs through fundus retinal images. METHODS: The proposed system consists of two modules i.e. vascular analysis for calculation of arteriovenous ratio and optic nerve head (ONH) region analysis for papilledema...
February 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248329/vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-and-placenta-growth-factor-in-retinal-vasculopathies-current-research-and-future-perspectives
#18
Joana Mesquita, João Paulo Castro-de-Sousa, Sara Vaz-Pereira, Arminda Neves, Luís A Passarinha, Cândida T Tomaz
Vision loss due to disease or degeneration of the eye (retina, choroid, retinal veins, or macula) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. In most cases, vision-threatening ocular diseases are accompanied by abnormal changes in the vasculature of the eye, especially the retina, and these conditions are collectively referred to as retinal vasculopathies. Impaired blood supply or hypoxia stimulates angiogenesis in the vascular and non-vascular sections of the eye, which results in neovascularization, leading to conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration...
December 7, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247551/occipital-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-is-an-independent-predictor-of-visual-outcome-in-type-2-diabetics-irrespective-of-the-retinal-barrier-a-longitudinal-study
#19
Sulaiman I Abuhaiba, Miguel Cordeiro, Andre Amorim, Ângela Cruz, Bruno Quendera, Carlos Ferreira, Luisa Ribeiro, Rui Bernardes, Miguel Castelo-Branco
Blood brain barrier permeability in type 2 diabetic patients has been previously shown to be altered in certain brain regions such as the basal ganglia and the hippocampus. Because of the histological and functional similarities between the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) and the blood-retinal-barrier (BRB) we aimed to investigate how the permeability of both barriers predicts visual outcome. We included two control groups (Acute unilateral stroke patients n=9, and type 2 diabetics without BRB leakage n=10) and a case study group of type 2 diabetics with established BRB leakage (n=17)...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246327/in%C3%A2-vivo-knockout-of-the-vegfa-gene-by-lentiviral-delivery-of-crispr-cas9-in-mouse-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
#20
Andreas Holmgaard, Anne Louise Askou, Josephine Natalia Esther Benckendorff, Emil Aagaard Thomsen, Yujia Cai, Toke Bek, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Thomas J Corydon
Virus-based gene therapy by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing and knockout may provide a new option for treatment of inherited and acquired ocular diseases of the retina. In support of this notion, we show that Streptococcus pyogenes (Sp) Cas9, delivered by lentiviral vectors (LVs), can be used in vivo to selectively ablate the vascular endothelial growth factor A (Vegfa) gene in mice. By generating LVs encoding SpCas9 targeted to Vegfa, and in parallel the fluorescent eGFP marker protein, we demonstrate robust knockout of Vegfa that leads to a significant reduction of VEGFA protein in transduced cells...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
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