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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727884/oct-angiography-and-ellipsoid-zone-mapping-of-macular-telangiectasia-type-2-from-the-avatar-study
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Anne P Runkle, Peter K Kaiser, Sunil K Srivastava, Andrew P Schachat, Jamie L Reese, Justis P Ehlers
Purpose: To evaluate alterations on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) and quantitatively assess alterations in the ellipsoid zone (EZ) in eyes with macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel type 2). Methods: The Observational Assessment of Visualizing and Analyzing Vessels With Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Retinal Diseases study is an institutional review board-approved prospective, observational study investigating OCT-A in macular disease...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
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Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724746/therapeutic-targeting-tumor-progression-locus-2-tpl2-activating-transcription-factor-4-atf4-chemokine-stromal-cell-derived-factor-%C3%AE-sdf1%C3%AE-axis-suppresses-diabetic-retinopathy
#3
De-Wei Lai, Keng-Hung Lin, Wayne Huey-Herng Sheu, Maw-Rong Lee, Chung-Yu Chen, Wen-Jane Lee, Yi-Wen Hung, Chin-Chang Shen, Tsung-Ju Chung, Shing-Hwa Liu, Meei-Ling Sheu
Rationale: Diabetic retinopathy is characterized by vasopermeability, vascular leakage, inflammation, blood-retinal barrier breakdown, capillary degeneration and neovascularization. However, the mechanisms underlying the association between diabetes and progression retinopathy remain unclear. Objective: Tumor progression locus 2 (TPL2), a serine-threonine protein kinase, exerts a pathological effect on vascular angiogenesis. This study investigated the role of N(ε)-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML), a major advanced glycation end products, and the involved TPL2-related molecular signals in diabetic retinopathy using models of in vitro and in vivo and human samples...
July 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724375/bilateral-idiopathic-retinal-vasculitis-following-coxsackievirus-a4-infection-a-case-report
#4
Izumi Mine, Manzo Taguchi, Yutaka Sakurai, Masaru Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Coxsackieviruses are members of a group of viruses called the enteroviruses, which may cause respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, erythema, meningoencephalitis, myocarditis, pericarditis, and myositis. Unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy caused by coxsackievirus A16 has been associated with hand, foot, and mouth disease, but only a few reports describe retinitis associated with coxsackievirus serotype B3 or B4. We report a case of bilateral multifocal obstructive retinal vasculitis that developed after coxsackievirus A4 infection...
July 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723846/value-of-fractal-analysis-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-various-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy
#5
Suruchi Bhardwaj, Edmund Tsui, Sarwar Zahid, Emma Young, Nitish Mehta, Steven Agemy, Patricia Garcia, Richard B Rosen, Joshua A Young
PURPOSE: To use fractal dimensional analysis to investigate retinal vascular disease patterns in patients with diabetic retinopathy using spectral domain optical coherence tomography angiography. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted which included 49 eyes from 26 control subjects and 58 eyes from 35 patients known to have diabetic retinopathy. Of the 58 eyes with known retinopathy, 31 were categorized as nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (13 mild, 9 moderate, and 9 severe) and 27 were categorized as proliferative diabetic retinopathy...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721006/incidence-of-outer-retinal-tubulation-in-eyes-with-choroidal-neovascularization-under-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-in-a-japanese-population
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Seiji Takagi, Michiko Mandai, Noriko Miyamoto, Akihiro Nishida, Yasuhiko Hirami, Hirofumi Uyama, Midori Yamamoto, Masayo Takahashi, Goji Tomita, Yasuo Kurimoto
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the occurrence of outer retinal tubulation (ORT) among patients with different types of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective chart review, disease type was classified as typical age-related macular degeneration (t-AMD), polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP), or myopic CNV (mCNV). Spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images were evaluated for the appearance of ORT and subretinal fibrosis and fluid...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715647/the-role-of-netrin-1-in-angiogenesis-and-diabetic-retinopathy-a-promising-therapeutic-strategy
#7
Wenyi Wu, Hetian Lei, Junhui Shen, Luosheng Tang
Netrin-1 is an axon guidance cue and is necessary for neural and vascular development. It is involved in regulating axon guidance for attraction or repulsion, and it has a dual function in endothelial tip cell migration during angiogenesis. Netrin-1 has been shown to play an important role in angiogenesis, cancer progression, and inflammatory disease. Here we review the role of netrin-1 in retinal and angiogenesis development and the associated signaling pathways in diabetic retinopathy. The currently available data suggest that netrin-1 is a promising target for the development of anti-angiogenesis drugs...
May 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715592/inter-relationship-of-arterial-supply-to-human-retina-choroid-and-optic-nerve-head-using-micro-perfusion-and-labeling
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Paula K Yu, Ian L McAllister, William H Morgan, Stephen J Cringle, Dao-Yi Yu
Purpose: The prevailing view is that the human retina is supplied by the central retinal artery (CRA), the short posterior ciliary arteries (SPCAs) support the choroid, and both the CRA and the SPCAs are so-called "end artery" systems. In this study, we investigate whether vascular connections among the retina, choroid, and the optic nerve head (ONH) exist, using selective cannulation and microperfusion-labeling techniques. Methods: The CRA and/or one or more of the SPCAs were selected for cannulation in 18 human donor eyes...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715584/reduced-retinal-vessel-density-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-patients-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study
#9
Jian Yu, Kuanlin Xiao, Jingjing Huang, Xinghuai Sun, Chunhui Jiang
Purpose: To examine the retinal vasculature in patients with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAS) and to determine the correlation between retinal vascularity and the severity of OSAS. Design: Prospective, cross-sectional study. Methods: Sixty-nine consecutive subjects who underwent polysomnography were enrolled. Patients were divided into three groups according to the severity of OSAS, which was defined using the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) as normal-to-mild (AHI <15), moderate (≥15 to <30), or severe (≥30)...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709426/xue-fu-zhu-yu-decoction-protects-rats-against-retinal-ischemia-by-downregulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-via-inhibition-of-rbp2-and-pkm2
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Shu-Qiu Tan, Xue Geng, Jorn-Hon Liu, Wynn Hwai-Tzong Pan, Li-Xiang Wang, Hui-Kang Liu, Lei Hu, Hsiao-Ming Chao
BACKGROUND: Retinal ischemia-related eye diseases result in visual dysfunction. This study investigates the protective effects and mechanisms of Xue-Fu-Zhu-Yu decoction (XFZYD) with respect to retinal ischemia. METHODS: Retinal ischemia (I) was induced in Wistar rats by a high intraocular pressure (HIOP) of 120 mmHg for 1 h, which was followed by reperfusion of the ischemic eye; the fellow untreated eye acted as a control. Electroretinogram (ERG), biochemistry and histopathology investigations were performed...
July 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709412/study-protocol-safety-and-efficacy-of-propranolol-0-2-eye-drops-in-newborns-with-a-precocious-stage-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-drop-rop-0-2-a-multicenter-open-label-single-arm-phase-ii-trial
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Luca Filippi, Giacomo Cavallaro, Elettra Berti, Letizia Padrini, Gabriella Araimo, Giulia Regiroli, Valentina Bozzetti, Chiara De Angelis, Paolo Tagliabue, Barbara Tomasini, Giuseppe Buonocore, Massimo Agosti, Angela Bossi, Gaetano Chirico, Salvatore Aversa, Roberta Pasqualetti, Pina Fortunato, Silvia Osnaghi, Barbara Cavallotti, Maurizio Vanni, Giulia Borsari, Simone Donati, Giuseppe Nascimbeni, Giancarlo la Marca, Giulia Forni, Silvano Milani, Ivan Cortinovis, Paola Bagnoli, Massimo Dal Monte, Anna Maria Calvani, Alessandra Pugi, Eduardo Villamor, Gianpaolo Donzelli, Fabio Mosca
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) still represents one of the leading causes of visual impairment in childhood. Systemic propranolol has proven to be effective in reducing ROP progression in preterm newborns, although safety was not sufficiently guaranteed. On the contrary, topical treatment with propranolol eye micro-drops at a concentration of 0.1% had an optimal safety profile in preterm newborns with ROP, but was not sufficiently effective in reducing the disease progression if administered at an advanced stage (during stage 2)...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705794/targeted-disruption-of-jcad-junctional-protein-associated-with-coronary-artery-disease-kiaa1462-a-coronary-artery-disease-associated-gene-product-inhibits-angiogenic-processes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Tetsuya Hara, Tomoko Monguchi, Noriko Iwamoto, Masaya Akashi, Kenta Mori, Toshihiko Oshita, Mitsumasa Okano, Ryuji Toh, Yasuhiro Irino, Masakazu Shinohara, Yui Yamashita, Go Shioi, Mikio Furuse, Tatsuro Ishida, Ken-Ichi Hirata
OBJECTIVE: Recent genome-wide association studies newly identified the human KIAA1462 gene as a new locus for coronary artery disease. However, the function of the gene product, named JCAD (junctional protein associated with coronary artery disease), is unknown. Because JCAD is expressed at cell-cell junctions in endothelial cells, we hypothesized and tested whether JCAD regulates angiogenic processes in vitro and in vivo. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Cell culture experiments revealed impaired angiogenic ability (proliferation, migration, and cord formation) by the knockdown of JCAD with siRNA (P<0...
July 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700390/bartonella-henselae-neuroretinitis-associated-with-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-choroidal-ischemia-and-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Quraish Ghadiali, Larissa K Ghadiali, Lawrence A Yannuzzi
PURPOSE: We describe a healthy 37-year-old man with Bartonella henselae (B. henselae) neuroretinitis with concurrent central retinal vein occlusion and ischemic optic neuropathy resulting in optic atrophy and choroidal ischemia. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 37-year-old man presented with unilateral decreased vision and a fundus examination consistent with neuroretinitis. Further imaging review supported a concurrent diagnosis of central retinal vein occlusion...
July 11, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700136/an-automated-framework-to-quantify-areas-of-regional-ischemia-in-retinal-vascular-diseases-with-oct-angiography
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Neha Anegondi, Lavanya Chidambara, Devanshi Bhanushali, Santosh G K Gadde, Naresh Kumar Yadav, Abhijit Sinha Roy
In this observational and cross-sectional study, capillary non perfusion (CNP) and vascular changes in branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO, sample size (n) = 26) and choroidal neovascularization (CNV, n = 29) were evaluated. Subjects underwent imaging using Optical coherence tomography angiography (Angiovue™ OCTA , RTVue XR, Optovue Inc., Fremont, CA). Local fractal analysis was applied to the OCTA images of superficial, deep and choriocapillaries layer. CNP area (BRVO eyes) and vascular parameters were computed using local fractal based method...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697326/laminin-dependent-interaction-between-astrocytes-and-microglia-a-role-in-retinal-angiogenesis
#15
Saptarshi Biswas, Galina Bachay, Julianne Chu, Dale D Hunter, William J Brunken
Retinal vascular diseases are among the leading causes of acquired blindness. In recent years, retinal microglia have been shown to influence vascular branching density and endothelial cell proliferation. However, how microglial recruitment and activation are regulated during development remains unclear. We hypothesized that microglial recruitment, activation, and down-stream signaling are modulated by components of the mural basement membrane. We used a reverse genetic approach to disrupt laminin expression in the vascular basement membrane and demonstrate that microglia respond to the mural basement membrane in an isoform-specific manner...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696172/multimodal-imaging-in-retinal-vasculitis
#16
Aniruddha Agarwal, Rubbia Afridi, Rupesh Agrawal, Diana V Do, Vishali Gupta, Quan Dong Nguyen
Retinal vasculitis presents with inflammation involving the retinal vasculature as an isolated disease or in combination with other ocular or systemic conditions. This entity may be associated with a wide variety of clinical manifestations such as vascular sheathing, cotton-wool spots, retinal ischemia, and neovascularization. Often, retinal vasculitis and its complications lead to diagnostic challenges in identifying the exact etiology of the inflammation. Ancillary investigations such as fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, and more recently, adaptive optics imaging and optical coherence tomography angiography, may provide valuable information that help in establishing the exact diagnosis and initiation of appropriate therapy...
June 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695542/wide-field-fluorescein-and-indocyanine-green-angiography-findings-in-the-eyes-with-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
#17
Ryo Kurobe, Yoshio Hirano, Naomi Niwa, Kazuhiko Sugitani, Tsutomu Yasukawa, Munenori Yoshida, Yuichiro Ogura
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to report wide-field angiography findings before and after steroid therapy in a case with bilateral Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. RESULTS: A 44-year-old woman presented with bilateral blurred vision and metamorphopsia accompanied by symptoms of headache and tinnitus. The baseline best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes. Ophthalmic examination revealed a shallow anterior chamber and panuveitis accompanied by multiple serous retinal detachments in both eyes and ciliochoroidal detachments in the left eye...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689815/nicotine-promotes-blood-retinal-barrier-damage-in-a-model-of-human-diabetic-macular-edema
#18
Grazia Maugeri, Agata Grazia D'Amico, Daniela Maria Rasà, Valentina La Cognata, Salvatore Saccone, Concetta Federico, Sebastiano Cavallaro, Velia D'Agata
More than 1 billion world's population actively smokes tobacco containing the bioactive component nicotine (NT). The biological role of this molecule is mediated through the activation of nicotinic cholinergic receptors, widely distributed in various human tissues including retinal pigmented epithelium. The long-term assumption of NT contributes to several diseases development such as diabetic retinopathy. The major complication of this pathology is the diabetic macular edema (DME), characterized by macular area thinning and blood-retinal barrier (BRB) breakdown...
July 6, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684187/subclinical-vascular-disease-and-the-risk-of-parkinsonism-the-rotterdam-study
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Vanja Vlasov, Sirwan K L Darweesh, Bruno H Stricker, Oscar H Franco, M Kamran Ikram, Maryam Kavousi, Daniel Bos, Caroline C W Klaver, M Arfan Ikram
BACKGROUND: Parkinsonism is a common neurodegenerative syndrome in middle-aged and elderly persons. The etiology is multifactorial with a possible vascular contribution, but this has not been comprehensively studied. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether selected markers of subclinical vascular pathology are associated with the risk of all-cause parkinsonism in the general population. METHODS: We assessed a range of markers of subclinical vascular pathology (ankle-brachial index, carotid plaques and intima media thickness, retinal arteriolar and venular calibers) in 6199 persons from the population-based Rotterdam Study, who were free of parkinsonism and dementia at baseline...
June 28, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682418/effects-of-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acids-eets-on-retinal-macular-degeneration-in-rat-models
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F Mei, J-G Wang, Z-J Chen, Z-L Yuan
OBJECTIVE: Here we use a rat model to investigate the effects of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) on retinal macular degeneration along with pathological and physiological mechanisms of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six choroidal neovascularization (CNV) rats were created with a 532 nm laser and received intravitreal injections of EETs in both eyes. On day 1, 3, 7 and 14 after photocoagulation, the thickness and area of CNV were measured with HE staining and choroidal flat mounts...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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