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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639324/a-retina-like-dual-band-organic-photosensor-array-for-filter-free-near-infrared-to-memory-operations
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Hanlin Wang, Hongtao Liu, Qiang Zhao, Zhenjie Ni, Ye Zou, Jie Yang, Lifeng Wang, Yanqiu Sun, Yunlong Guo, Wenping Hu, Yunqi Liu
Human eyes use retina photoreceptor cells to absorb and distinguish photons from different wavelengths to construct an image. Mimicry of such a process and extension of its spectral response into the near-infrared (NIR) is indispensable for night surveillance, retinal prosthetics, and medical imaging applications. Currently, NIR organic photosensors demand optical filters to reduce visible interference, thus making filter-free and anti-visible NIR imaging a challenging task. To solve this limitation, a filter-free and conformal, retina-inspired NIR organic photosensor is presented...
June 22, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616257/book-review-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-in-macular-diseases
#2
Müller Gonçalves Urias, Eduardo Büchele Rodrigues
This is a review of the book Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Macular Diseases edited by Meyer et al. (Spectral domain optical coherence tomography in macular diseases. Springer, New York, [2017]). The book provides clinicians both basic and advanced understanding of OCT applications in the field of medical retina.
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613356/outpatient-wide-field-digital-imaging-of-infants-with-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Robert W Arnold, Robin L Grendahl, R Kevin Winkle, Jack Jacob
Eight infants were closely monitored for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); two required laser therapy. After discharge from the NICU, they had outpatient examination with dilated, scleral depressed ROP staging, and each had digital widefield retinal imaging (Optos, Dunfermline, United Kingdom) without lid speculum, or with lid speculum if not cooperative. Images were shared remotely using ROP-Check software (Glacier Medical Software, Anchorage, AK), from which ophthalmologists made clinical impressions...
June 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611650/anterior-360%C3%A2-synechiolysis-in-a-case-of-late-iridocorneal-adhesions-after-25-g-vitrectomy-surgical-and-physiopathogenetic-aspects
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Raffaele Nuzzi, Francesca Monteu
We describe the case of an 86-year-old patient, pseudophakic in both eyes and with high myopia, who had previously had a 25-G vitrectomy with 20% C3F8 used as a tamponade due to a total retinal detachment with choroidal hemorrhages and macular hole. At the postoperative 4-month follow-up, we found 360° iridocorneal synechiae with elevated intraocular pressure due to angle closure in all sectors, with an adherent retina and in the absence of choroidal hemorrhage/detachment and of corneal edema or endothelial damage...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609333/feasibility-of-the-digital-retinography-system-camera-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Yaron Ivan, Sriram Ramgopal, Margarita Cardenas-Villa, Daniel G Winger, Li Wang, Melissa A Vitale, Richard A Saladino
PURPOSE: Direct ophthalmoscopy may be difficult without pupillary dilation and patient cooperation. Nonmydriatic ocular fundus photography (NMOFP) has been shown to be easily and efficiently accomplished by medical providers and improve the detection of abnormalities in adult emergency department (ED) patients. Nonmydriatic ocular fundus photography for pediatric ED patients has not been studied. The purpose of this study was to assess the ease of use of the Digital Retinography System (DRS) camera for NMOFP in ED patients aged 5 to 12 years and the quality of retinal images obtained with the DRS...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599600/transcriptional-changes-in-the-mouse-retina-following-ocular-blast-injury-a-role-for-the-immune-system
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Felix L Struebing, Rebecca King, Ying Li, Micah A Chrenek, Polina N Lyuboslavsky, Curran S Sidhu, P Michael Iuvone, Eldon E Geisert
Ocular blast injury is a major medical concern for soldiers and explosion victims due to poor visual outcomes. To define the changes in gene expression following a blast injury to the eye, we examined retinal RNA expression in 54 mouse strains five days after a single 50psi overpressure air wave blast injury. We observe that almost 40% of genes are differentially expressed with a false discovery rate of <0.001, even though the nominal changes in RNA expression are rather small. Moreover, we find through machine learning approaches that genetic networks related to the innate and acquired immune system are activated...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598043/clinical-profile-of-hypertensive-emergencies-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Shubhangi V Dhadke, Vithal N Dhadke, Dhruv S Batra
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of hypertensive emergencies in an ICU set up and to study the clinical presentation of hypertensive emergencies related to cardiovascular, neurological and renovascular system. METHODS: Type of Study: Cross-sectional, descriptive study. DURATION OF STUDY: Two years from 1st December 2011 till 30th November 2013. SAMPLE SIZE: 50 patients of hypertensive emergencies admitted to the intensive care unit of Dr...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588773/target-volume-dose-and-clinical-outcome-in-radiotherapy-for-primary-marginal-zone-lymphoma-of-the-ocular-adnexa
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Natuhiko Shirota, Hidetsugu Nakayama, Sachica Shiraishi, Yoshihiko Usui, Keisuke Kimura, Tomohide Sanada, Norifumi Kennoki, Mitsuru Okubo, Hiroshi Goto, Koichi Tokuuye
The aim of the present study was to determine the optimal dose and optimal target volume for marginal zone lymphoma of the ocular adnexa. Between January, 2008 and December, 2013, 40 patients with histologically proven primary marginal zone lymphoma of the ocular adnexa who underwent radiotherapy at the Tokyo Medical University were evaluated. The prescribed dose was 30 Gy in 15 fractions to the iso-center. Doses to the gross tumor volume (GTV), conjunctiva, bulbus oculi, retina and retrobulbar space were investigated, and the association between dose-volume factors and clinical outcome was analyzed...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586073/effects-of-the-tangningtongluo-formula-as-an-alternative-strategy-for-diabetics-via-upregulation-of-insulin-receptor-substrate-1
#9
Long Cheng, Junmei Song, Geng Li, Yue Liu, Yuming Wang, Xiangbao Meng, Guibo Sun, Xiaobo Sun
Tangningtongluo (TNTL), a traditional Chinese medicine, has been widely used in clinics for decades in southwest China. Its pharmacological properties and underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The main goal of ethnopharmacology is to identify novel bioactive compounds derived from plants for use in indigenous medical practice. This knowledge can be used to develop novel pharmaceuticals. In the present study, hyperglycemic C57BL/KsJ‑db/db (db/db) mice were used to test the effect of TNTL on microvasculature of the retina and hypoglycemia...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579549/the-use-of-microperimetry-in-assessing-visual-function-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Nicola K Cassels, John M Wild, Tom H Margrain, Victor Chong, Jennifer H Acton
Microperimetry is a novel technique for assessing visual function and appears particularly suitable for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Compared to standard automated perimetry (SAP), microperimetry offers several unique features. It simultaneously images the fundus, incorporates an eye tracking system to correct the stimulus location for fixation loss, and identifies any preferred retinal loci. A systematic review of microperimetry in the assessment of visual function in AMD identified 680 articles...
June 1, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570723/oral-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-phase-1-dose-escalation-study
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Timothy L Jackson, David Boyer, David M Brown, Nauman Chaudhry, Michael Elman, Chris Liang, Denis O'Shaughnessy, Edward C Parsons, Sunil Patel, Jason S Slakter, Philip J Rosenfeld
Importance: An oral treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration would be less burdensome than repeated intravitreous injections. X-82 is an oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor active against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and platelet-derived growth factor. Objective: To undertake safety testing of oral X-82 administered for the treatment of neovascular AMD. Design, Setting, and Participants: Phase 1, open-label, uncontrolled, dose-escalation study at 5 US retinal clinics between November 2012 and March 2015 (Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group, Beverly Hills, California; Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, Retina Consultants of Houston, Houston, Texas; New England Retina Associates, Guilford, Connecticut; Elman Retina Group, Baltimore, Maryland; and Retina Research Institute of Texas, Abilene)...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553068/comparison-of-retina-specialist-preferences-regarding-spectral-domain-and-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Grace L Su, Douglas M Baughman, Qinqin Zhang, Kasra Rezaei, Aaron Y Lee, Cecilia S Lee
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare physician preferences regarding the commercially available spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and swept-source (SS) OCTA prototype device. DESIGN: Comparative analysis of diagnostic instruments was performed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Subjects at the University of Washington Eye Institute and Harborview Medical Center were prospectively recruited and imaged with the Zeiss SD OCTA (HD-5000, Angioplex) and Zeiss SS OCTA (Plex Elite, Everest) devices on the same day...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550590/exome-sequencing-identifies-candidate-genetic-modifiers-of-syndromic-and-familial-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-severity
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Benjamin J Landis, Jeffrey A Schubert, Dongbing Lai, Anil G Jegga, Amy R Shikany, Tatiana Foroud, Stephanie M Ware, Robert B Hinton
Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a genetic disease predisposing to aortic dissection. It is important to identify the genetic modifiers controlling penetrance and expressivity to improve clinical prognostication. Exome sequencing was performed in 27 subjects with syndromic or familial TAA presenting with extreme phenotypes (15 with severe TAA; 12 with mild or absent TAA). Family-based analysis of a subset of the cohort identified variants, genes, and pathways segregating with TAA severity among three families...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548648/electronic-retinal-implants-and-artificial-vision-journey-and-present
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REVIEW
J O Mills, A Jalil, P E Stanga
Retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration are two significant causes of severe visual dysfunction. In both, the retinal photoreceptors degenerate, preventing successful conversion of light into electrical energy that is interpreted in the visual cortex as visual function. Artificial vision or visual function began over two centuries ago with the idea of creating artificial light pulses, or phosphenes, through cortical stimulation. The pursuit is now on to improve artificial visual function. Two retinal implants appear the most likely to succeed in the future having undergone multicentre human trials: the Argus II electronic epiretinal device (Second Sight Medical Products, CA, USA) and Alpha-IMS electronic subretinal device (Retina Implant AG, Germany)...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542257/long-term-results-after-limited-macular-translocation-surgery-for-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration
#15
Hisaaki Oshima, Takeshi Iwase, Kohei Ishikawa, Kentaro Yamamoto, Hiroko Terasaki
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term results of limited macular translocation (LMT) surgery with radial chorioscleral outfolding in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV). In addition, to identify the factors associated with the final best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA). METHODS: The medical records of 20 eyes of 20 consecutive patients (65.2±9.8 years) who had undergone LMT for the treatment of wet AMD and were followed for at least 5 years, were reviewed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529759/high-frequency-based-features-for-low-and-high-retina-haemorrhage-classification
#16
Salim Lahmiri
Haemorrhages (HAs) presence in fundus images is one of the most important indicators of diabetic retinopathy that causes blindness. In this regard, accurate grading of HAs in fundus images is crucial for appropriate medical treatment. The purpose of this Letter is to assess the relative performance of statistical features obtained with three different multi-resolution analysis (MRA) techniques and fed to support vector machine in grading retinal HAs. Considered MRA techniques are the common discrete wavelet transform (DWT), empirical mode decomposition (EMD), and variational mode decomposition (VMD)...
February 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513113/retina-and-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-eyes-with-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
#17
Sharon Blum Meirovitch, Igal Leibovitch, Anat Kesler, David Varssano, Amir Rosenblatt, Meira Neuderfer
BACKGROUND: Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is an inflammatory disease that affects the thyroid gland and the eye orbit. Of patients with TAO, 3%-5% have severe sight-threatening disease due to optic neuropathy Optical coherence tomography (OCT), the non-invasive imaging technology that yields high-resolution cross-sectional images of the retina, provides qualitative and quantitative data on the retina. OBJECTIVES: To apply this technique to quantitatively assess retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular ring thicknesses in healthy subjects and in patients with TAO to determine their relationship to the severity of the orbital disease...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509680/analyzing-dental-implant-sites-from-cone-beam-computed-tomography-scans-on-a-tablet-computer-a-comparative-study-between-ipad-and-3-display-systems
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Alejandro Carrasco, Elnaz Jalali, Ajay Dhingra, Alan Lurie, Sumit Yadav, Aditya Tadinada
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare a medical-grade PACS (picture archiving and communication system) monitor, a consumer-grade monitor, a laptop computer, and a tablet computer for linear measurements of height and width for specific implant sites in the posterior maxilla and mandible, along with visualization of the associated anatomical structures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans were evaluated. The images were reviewed using PACS-LCD monitor, consumer-grade LCD monitor using CB-Works software, a 13″ MacBook Pro, and an iPad 4 using OsiriX DICOM reader software...
June 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501829/genetic-causes-of-optic-nerve-hypoplasia
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REVIEW
Chun-An Chen, Jiani Yin, Richard Alan Lewis, Christian P Schaaf
Optic nerve hypoplasia (ONH) is the most common congenital optic nerve anomaly and a leading cause of blindness in the USA. Although most cases of ONH occur as isolated cases within their respective families, the advancement in molecular diagnostic technology has made us realise that a substantial fraction of cases has identifiable genetic causes, typically de novo mutations. An increasing number of genes has been reported, mutations of which can cause ONH. Many of the genes involved serve as transcription factors, participating in an intricate multistep process critical to eye development and neurogenesis in the neural retina...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492430/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-endogenous-candida-endophthalmitis-and-their-clinical-relevance
#20
Alessandro Invernizzi, Richard Symes, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Mariano Cozzi, Matteo Cereda, Giovanni Fogliato, Giovanni Staurenghi, Luca Cimino, Peter McCluskey
PURPOSE: To describe vitreal, retinal, and choroidal features of eyes affected by Endogenous candida endophthalmitis (ECE) analyzed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and to evaluate their clinical impact. METHODS: Medical records and SD-OCT images from eyes diagnosed with ECE at four retina and uveitis tertiary referral centers were retrospectively evaluated. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography images were analyzed to evaluate the structural changes occurring in the vitreous, the retina, and the choroid in areas involved by ECE...
May 10, 2017: Retina
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