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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520641/five-year-follow-up-after-epiretinal-membrane-surgery-a-single-center-experience
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Efrat Fleissig, Dinah Zur, Elad Moisseiev, Shay Keren, Oded Ohana, Adiel Barak
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of epiretinal membrane (ERM) recurrence in eyes that underwent ERM peeling surgery at least 5 years earlier. METHODS: Retrospective interventional case series study of 37 patients (15 women and 22 men; mean age, 70 ± 7.6 years) operated on for ERM removal with a follow-up of at least 5 years. The patients underwent testing for visual acuity, an ophthalmic examination, and optical coherence tomography imaging, all of which were assessed preoperatively, postoperatively, and at the 5-year follow-up...
May 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520639/wrinkled-vascularized-retinal-pigment-epithelium-detachment-prognosis-after-intravitreal-anti-vegf-therapy
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Delphine Lam, Oudy Semoun, Rocio Blanco-Garavito, Camille Jung, Diem T Nguyen, Eric H Souied, Gerard Mimoun
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) is frequently associated with vascularized pigment epithelial detachment (v-PED). We observed a peculiar characteristic of v-PED characterized by small lacy folds of the retinal pigment epithelium, appearing as a wrinkled PED (w-PED) on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Our purpose was to describe the visual prognosis and number of intravitreal injections in w-PED compared with non-w-PED. METHODS: In this retrospective, case-control series, we reviewed retrospectively medical records of 52 eyes of 51 patients who were consecutively included between November 1 and 30, 2015 with a previous minimum 3-year follow-up...
May 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520627/posterior-scleral-melanocytosis-a-novel-fundus-finding-masquerading-as-a-choroidal-nevus
#3
Rosa Dolz-Marco, Dov B Sebrow, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: To report a case of "posterior scleral melanocytosis," a pigmented lesion of the posterior sclera that clinically resembles a flat choroidal nevus. METHODS: Case report of a patient with posterior scleral melanocytosis. Multimodal imaging, including swept source optical coherence tomography, was used to demonstrate the scleral location of the pigmented lesion and to distinguish its features from a typical choroidal nevus present in the same eye. RESULTS: An 86-year-old woman was seen for regular follow-up for neovascular age-related macular degeneration in her right eye and 2 pigmented lesions in her left eye, both presumed to be choroidal nevi...
May 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513254/peripapillary-sparing-in-rdh12-associated-leber-congenital-amaurosis
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Aakriti Garg, Winston Lee, Jesse D Sengillo, Rando Allikmets, Kartik Garg, Stephen H Tsang
BACKGROUND: Peripapillary sparing is a characteristic that is traditionally described as pathognomonic for Stargardt disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a multimodal assessment of four Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) cases with congenital macular atrophy and severely attenuated electroretinogram findings caused by bilallelic mutations in RDH12. RESULTS: Fundus autofluorescence imaging revealed a general loss of retinal pigment epithelium across the macula except for the peripapillary region in both eyes of all patients...
May 17, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512428/type-3-neovascularization-associated-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Jihene Sayadi, Alexandra Miere, Eric H Souied, Salomon Y Cohen
PURPOSE: To report a case of type 3 neovascular lesion in a patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) complicated by macular edema. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old man with a long follow-up for RP was referred for painless visual acuity decrease in the right eye. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/125 in the right eye and 20/40 in the left. Fundus examination showed typical RP and macular edema in both eyes. In the right eye, spectral domain optical coherence tomography revealed a marked cystic macular edema associated with disruption of the Bruch membrane/retinal pigment epithelium complex overlying a pigmentary epithelium detachment, with a vascular structure which appeared to originate from the deep capillary plexus and to be connected with the subretinal pigment epithelium space...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507131/involvement-of-a-gut-retina-axis-in-protection-against-dietary-glycemia-induced-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Sheldon Rowan, Shuhong Jiang, Tal Korem, Jedrzej Szymanski, Min-Lee Chang, Jason Szelog, Christa Cassalman, Kalavathi Dasuri, Christina McGuire, Ryoji Nagai, Xue-Liang Du, Michael Brownlee, Naila Rabbani, Paul J Thornalley, James D Baleja, Amy A Deik, Kerry A Pierce, Justin M Scott, Clary B Clish, Donald E Smith, Adina Weinberger, Tali Avnit-Sagi, Maya Lotan-Pompan, Eran Segal, Allen Taylor
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in developed nations. AMD is characterized by retinal pigmented epithelial (RPE) cell dysfunction and loss of photoreceptor cells. Epidemiologic studies indicate important contributions of dietary patterns to the risk for AMD, but the mechanisms relating diet to disease remain unclear. Here we investigate the effect on AMD of isocaloric diets that differ only in the type of dietary carbohydrate in a wild-type aged-mouse model. The consumption of a high-glycemia (HG) diet resulted in many AMD features (AMDf), including RPE hypopigmentation and atrophy, lipofuscin accumulation, and photoreceptor degeneration, whereas consumption of the lower-glycemia (LG) diet did not...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506716/mek-retinopathy-clinical-case-reports
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P Rocha Cabrera, E Quijada Fumero, M J Losada Castillo, J A Abreu Reyes, J Lorenzo Morales
CASE REPORTS: Three clinical cases are presented of MEK retinopathy associated with the combination of cobimetinib and vemurafenib characterised by alteration of the retinal pigment epithelium and neurosensory detachment. Two of the cases conserved the vision of the unit, and the third developed a large bilateral neurosensory detachment with final visual acuity of 0.6 for the right eye and 0.1 for the left one. DISCUSSION: The new therapeutic strategies against metastatic cutaneous melanoma condition the appearance of alterations of the pigmentary epithelium of the retina with serous detachments, leading to close monitoring with macular optical coherence tomography...
May 12, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506260/atypical-retinal-pigment-epithelial-defects-with-retained-photoreceptor-layers-a-so-far-disregarded-finding-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Helena Giannakaki-Zimmermann, Giuseppe Querques, Inger Christine Munch, Daraius Shroff, David Sarraf, Xuejing Chen, Eduardo Cunha-Souza, Sarah Mrejen, Vittorio Capuano, Murilo W Rodrigues, Charu Gupta, Andreas Ebneter, Martin S Zinkernagel, Marion R Munk
BACKGROUND: To report patients with age-related macular degeneration and atypical central retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) defects not attributable to geographic atrophy (GA) or RPE-tears with overlying preserved photoreceptor layers. METHODS: Multimodal imaging case-series evaluating the course of atypical RPE- defects in patients with AMD using Color fundus images, Optical coherence tomography (OCT), OCT-Angiography, fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and fluorescein-angiography (FA)...
May 15, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505174/extracellular-matrix-nitration-alters-growth-factor-release-and-activates-bioactive-complement-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Mark A Fields, Hannah E Bowrey, Jie Gong, Ernesto F Moreira, Hui Cai, Lucian V Del Priore
PURPOSE: We have shown previously that non-enzymatic nitration (NEN) of the extracellular matrix (ECM), which serves as a model of Bruch's membrane (BM) aging, has a profound effect on the behavior of the overlying retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, including altered phagocytic ability, reduced cell adhesion, and inhibition of proliferation. We know that transplanted RPE monolayers will encounter a hostile sub-RPE environment, including age-related alterations in BM that may compromise cell function and survival...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505013/disease-expression-in-nonexudative-age-related-macular-degeneration-varies-with-choroidal-thickness
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Richard F Spaide
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between subfoveal choroidal thickness and disease manifestation in a series of eyes with nonexudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Retrospective study of eyes with nonexudative AMD. The extracellular deposits present, drusen and subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD, pseudodrusen) along with a newly recognized form of drusen, pachydrusen, were graded and compared with choroidal thickness as determined by optical coherence tomography...
May 11, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505012/correlation-of-clinical-and-structural-progression-with-visual-acuity-loss-in-macular-telangiectasia-type-2-mactel-project-report-no-6-the-mactel-research-group
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Tunde Peto, Tjebo F C Heeren, Traci E Clemons, Ferenc B Sallo, Irene Leung, Emily Y Chew, Alan C Bird
PURPOSE: To evaluate progression of macular telangiectasia Type 2 lesions and their correlation with visual acuity. METHODS: An international multicenter prospective study with annual examinations including best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, and optical coherence tomography images graded centrally. Mixed models were used to estimate progression rates, and a generalized linear model to compute the relative risk of BCVA loss, loss of ellipsoid zone (EZ) reflectivity, development of pigment plaques, or neovascularization...
May 11, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503424/interleukin-13-and-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Bo Fu, Zhe-Li Liu, Han Zhang, Feng Gu
AIM: o identify the effects of interleukin (IL)-13 on retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells and the IL-13 level in aqueous humor of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients. METHODS: IL-13 levels in aqueous humor specimens from AMD patients were detected with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). ARPE-19 cells were treated with 10 ng/mL IL-13 for 12, 24, and 48h. The cell proliferaton was evaluated by the MTS method. The mRNA and protein levels of α-SMA and ZO-1 were evaluated with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blot respectively...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501377/structural-changes-associated-with-delayed-dark-adaptation-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Inês Laíns, John B Miller, Dong H Park, Edem Tsikata, Samaneh Davoudi, Safa Rahmani, Jonathan Pierce, Rufino Silva, Teresa C Chen, Ivana K Kim, Demetrios Vavvas, Joan W Miller, Deeba Husain
PURPOSE: To examine the relationship between dark adaptation (DA) and optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based macular morphology in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with AMD and a comparison group (>50 years) without any vitreoretinal disease. METHODS: All participants were imaged with spectral-domain OCT and color fundus photographs, and then staged for AMD (Age-related Eye Disease Study system)...
May 10, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497336/the-overlapping-spectrum-of-flat-irregular-pigment-epithelial-detachment-investigated-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Francesco Pichi, Mariachiara Morara, Chiara Veronese, Antonio P Ciardella
PURPOSE: To describe the OCT angiography characteristics of flat irregular pigment epithelial detachments (PEDs), an overlapping tomographic feature of various macular disorders. METHODS: Consecutive patients with a dimpled retinal pigment epithelium profile on OCT, referred for a second opinion, were enrolled. Fluorescein (FA) and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) were performed in all patients and compared to previous examinations, when available. In all patients, enhanced depth imaging-OCT and OCT angiography were performed upon referral and at subsequent follow-ups...
May 11, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492434/longitudinal-change-of-outer-nuclear-layer-after-retinal-pigment-epithelial-tear-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
#15
Akio Oishi, Petra P Fang, Sarah Thiele, Frank G Holz, Tim U Krohne
PURPOSE: To investigate longitudinal changes of outer nuclear layer (ONL) thickness in patients with retinal pigment epithelium tears secondary to neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: This is an institutional retrospective interventional case series. Twenty-six eyes of 22 patients with retinal pigment epithelium tears identified between April 2009 and March 2015. The patients underwent intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents as needed...
May 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491460/correlation-between-retinal-function-and-microstructural-foveal-changes-in-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Serena Fragiotta, Carmela Carnevale, Alessandro Cutini, Enzo Maria Vingolo
PURPOSE: To assess foveal microstructural changes influencing retinal sensitivity (RS) and fixation stability using microperimeter MP-1 in intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 22 eyes of 22 patients (mean age: 75 ± 9.02 years) with intermediate AMD were enrolled. Retinal sensitivity and bivariate contour ellipse area (BCEA) were obtained by microperimetry MP-1 (Humphrey 10-2 68-loci grid) under mesopic conditions...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486987/progress-of-stem-progenitor-cell-based-therapy-for-retinal-degeneration
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Zhimin Tang, Yi Zhang, Yuyao Wang, Dandan Zhang, Bingqiao Shen, Min Luo, Ping Gu
Retinal degeneration (RD), such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa, is one of the leading causes of blindness. Presently, no satisfactory therapeutic options are available for these diseases principally because the retina and retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) do not regenerate, although wet AMD can be prevented from further progression by anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. Nevertheless, stem/progenitor cell approaches exhibit enormous potential for RD treatment using strategies mainly aimed at the rescue and replacement of photoreceptors and RPE...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483661/in-vivo-two-photon-imaging-of-retina-in-rabbits-and-rats
#18
Gopal Swamy Jayabalan, Yi-Kai Wu, Josef F Bille, Samuel Kim, Xiao Wen Mao, Howard V Gimbel, Michael E Rauser, Joseph T Fan
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the retina using near-infrared (NIR) two-photon scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. New Zealand white rabbits, albino rats, and brown Norway rats were used in this study. An autofluorescence image of the retina, including the retinal cells and its associated vasculatures was obtained by a real-time scan using the ophthalmoscope. Furthermore, the retinal vessels, nerve fiber layers and the non-pigmented retina were recorded with two-photon fluorescein angiography (FA); and the choroidal vasculatures were recorded using two-photon indocyanine green angiography (ICGA)...
May 5, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475704/combined-fundus-autofluorescence-and-near-infrared-reflectance-as-prognostic-biomarkers-for-visual-acuity-in-foveal-sparing-geographic-atrophy
#19
Moritz Lindner, Jennifer Nadal, Matthias M Mauschitz, Anna Lüning, Joanna Czauderna, Maximilian Pfau, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg, Frank G Holz, Matthias Schmid, Monika Fleckenstein
Purpose: To identify predictors of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in eyes with foveal-sparing geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Best corrected visual acuity (Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study charts); serial fundus autofluorescence; and near-infrared reflectance images of patients participating in the FAM (NCT00393692) and DSGA (NCT02051998) studies were analyzed. The sizes of GA and spared fovea, and the minimal linear dimension of intact retinal pigment epithelium ("bridge") between the residual foveal island and the surrounding retina were quantified and associations with BCVA were assessed by local regression curves and mixed effects models...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474838/connective-tissue-growth-factor-promotes-efficient-generation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-choroidal-endothelium
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Allison E Songstad, Kristan S Worthington, Kathleen R Chirco, Joseph C Giacalone, S Scott Whitmore, Kristin R Anfinson, Dalyz Ochoa, Cathryn M Cranston, Megan J Riker, Maurine Neiman, Edwin M Stone, Robert F Mullins, Budd A Tucker
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the Western world. Although, the majority of stem cell research to date has focused on production of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and photoreceptor cells for the purpose of evaluating disease pathophysiology and cell replacement, there is strong evidence that the choroidal endothelial cells (CECs) that form the choriocapillaris vessels are the first to be lost in this disease. As such, to accurately evaluate disease pathophysiology and develop an effective treatment, production of patient-specific, stem cell-derived CECs will be required...
May 5, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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