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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079756/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-changes-in-early-type-3-neovascularization-after-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment
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Alexandra Miere, Giuseppe Querques, Oudy Semoun, Francesca Amoroso, Olivia Zambrowski, Thibaut Chapron, Vittorio Capuano, Eric H Souied
PURPOSE: To investigate the morphologic changes on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) of treatment-naive Type 3 neovascularization secondary to exudative age-related macular degeneration after 1 year of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. METHODS: Consecutive patients diagnosed with treatment-naive early-stage Type 3 neovascularization were enrolled in this retrospective study. All patients underwent color fundus photographs/MultiColor (Heidelberg Engineering) imaging, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, structural spectral domain OCT, and OCTA Optovue RTVue XR Avanti (Optovue) at baseline, and repeated OCTA and structural spectral domain OCT at Month 12...
January 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079755/macular-pigment-distribution-responses-to-high-dose-zeaxanthin-supplementation-in-patients-with-macular-telangiectasia-type-2
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Rene Y Choi, Aruna Gorusupudi, Kimberley Wegner, Mohsen Sharifzadeh, Werner Gellermann, Paul S Bernstein
PURPOSE: To analyze macular pigment (MP) amount and distribution in patients with macular telangiectasia Type 2 receiving oral zeaxanthin supplementation in a randomized, open-label, interventional trial. METHODS: Eight macular telangiectasia Type 2 patients were randomized to 10 mg or 20 mg of zeaxanthin per day. At each visit, best-corrected visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, fundus biomicroscopy, color fundus photography, autofluorescence imaging, optical coherence tomography, and serum carotenoid levels were tested...
January 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079023/incidence-and-growth-of-geographic-atrophy-during-5-years-of-comparison-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-treatments-trials
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Juan E Grunwald, Maxwell Pistilli, Ebenezer Daniel, Gui-Shuang Ying, Wei Pan, Glenn J Jaffe, Cynthia A Toth, Stephanie A Hagstrom, Maureen G Maguire, Daniel F Martin
PURPOSE: To estimate the incidence, size, and growth rate of geographic atrophy (GA) during 5 years of follow-up among participants in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT). DESIGN: Cohort within a clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included in CATT. METHODS: A total of 1185 CATT participants were randomly assigned to ranibizumab or bevacizumab treatment and to 3 treatment regimens...
January 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076569/optical-coherence-tomography-of-macular-atrophy-associated-with-microcephaly-and-presumed-intrauterine-zika-virus-infection
#4
Adriana Gondim de Moura Campos, Rodrigo Pessoa Cavalcanti Lira, Tiago Eugenio Faria E Arantes
This case report describes the retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in a microcephalic infant with macular atrophy presumably caused by intrauterine Zika virus infection. OCT demonstrated atrophy of the outer retinal layers and choriocapillaris, including the outer nuclear layer and ellipsoid zone, associated with retinal pigment epithelium hyper-reflectivity and increased OCT penetration into deeper layers of the choroid and sclera. A major concern associated with this infection is the apparent increased incidence of microcephaly in fetuses born to mothers infected with the Zika virus...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076566/efficacy-of-aflibercept-on-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-patients-exhibiting-complete-ranibizumab-resistance-and-tachyphylaxis
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Gokcen Gokce, Ali Hakan Durukan, Mehmet Talay Koylu, Murat Kucukevcilioglu
Purpose: The present study compared the efficacy of aflibercept for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NV-AMD) in patients with complete ranibizumab resistance and tachyphylaxis. Methods: Forty-four eyes of 38 neovascular age-related macular degeneration patients were evaluated. Eyes were divided into a complete resistance group (n=23 eyes) and tachyphylaxis group (n=21 eyes). Results: After three injections, eight (38.1%) patients in the tachyphylaxis group and nine (39...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068388/the-association-between-foveal-morphology-and-macular-pigment-spatial-distribution-an-ethnicity-study
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Irene Ctori, Byki Huntjens
PURPOSE: Macular pigment (MP) spatial distribution varies considerably among individuals. We investigated ethnic variations in MP spatial distribution in relation to foveal architecture. METHODS: We measured MP optical density (MPOD) using heterochromatic flicker photometry (MAP test, City, University of London) in 76 white, 80 South Asian and 70 black volunteers (18 to 39 years). MPOD spatial profiles were classified objectively as exponential, ring-like or central dip, based on deviations away from an exponential fit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060137/infants-with-congenital-zika-syndrome-and-ocular-findings-from-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-spread-of-infection
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João Rafael de Oliveira Dias, Camila V Ventura, Paula Delegrego Borba, Bruno de Paula Freitas, Ligia Camera Pierroti, Ana Patricia do Nascimento, Nilva Simeren Bueno de Moraes, Maurício Maia, Rubens Belfort
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To describe the ocular findings of two infants with congenital Zika syndrome born in São Paulo state, Brazil, outside the primary outbreak region. METHODS: Two female infants with congenital Zika syndrome were submitted to a complete screening for infectious diseases, as well as ocular examination, fundus photography, and optical coherence tomography of the retina. One of the infants was submitted to ocular ultrasound. RESULTS: Both children showed positive serology for Zika virus, and other infectious diseases were ruled out...
January 2, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058163/clinical-features-and-course-of-patients-with-peripheral-exudative-hemorrhagic-chorioretinopathy
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Zafer Cebeci, Yasemin Dere, Şerife Bayraktar, Samuray Tuncer, Nur Kır
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients who were followed in our clinic with the diagnosis of peripheral exudative hemorrhagic chorioretinopathy (PEHC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 12 patients who were diagnosed with PEHC in İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology between July 2006 and June 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: This study included 21 eyes of 12 patients...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055012/aif-independent-parthanatos-in-the-pathogenesis-of-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration
#9
Ki-Hong Jang, Yun-Ju Do, Dongwon Son, Eunji Son, Jun-Sub Choi, Eunhee Kim
Cell death of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is characterized as an essential late-stage phenomenon of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying RPE cell death after exposure to oxidative stress, which occurs often because of the anatomical location of RPE cells. ARPE-19, an established RPE cell line, exhibited necrotic features involving poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) activation in response to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). ARPE-19 cells were resistant to H2O2 when PARP-1 was depleted using siRNA or inhibited by a pharmacological inhibitor of PARP-1, olaparib...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055007/dysfunctional-autophagy-in-rpe-a-contributing-factor-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Nady Golestaneh, Yi Chu, Yang-Yu Xiao, Gianna L Stoleru, Alexander C Theos
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease and a major cause of blindness in the developed world. Owing to its complexity and the lack of an adequate human model that recapitulates key aspects of the disease, the molecular mechanisms of AMD pathogenesis remain poorly understood. Here we show that cultured human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) from AMD donors (AMD RPE) are functionally impaired and exhibit distinct phenotypes compared with RPE cultured from normal donors (normal RPE)...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053499/chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy-long-term-follow-up-and-vision-related-quality-of-life
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Myrte B Breukink, Alexander Jm Dingemans, Anneke I den Hollander, Jan Ee Keunen, Robert E MacLaren, Sascha Fauser, Giuseppe Querques, Carel B Hoyng, Susan M Downes, Camiel Jf Boon
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical findings and long-term outcome of patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (cCSC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective case series in 52 eyes of 36 patients with a follow-up period of at least 1 year. Extensive ophthalmic examination and a validated questionnaire concerning vision-related quality of life (National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire [NEI-VFQ]-39) were analyzed. RESULTS: Mean visual acuity showed a significant decline over time of 0...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052542/impact-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-pathology-on-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-derived-macular-thickness-and-volume-metrics-and-their-intersession-repeatability
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Daren Hanumunthadu, Jin Ping Wang, Wei Chen, Evan N Wong, Yi Chen, William H Morgan, Praveen J Patel, Fred K Chen
BACKGROUND: To determine the impact of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) pathology on intersession repeatability of retinal thickness and volume metrics derived from Spectralis spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany). DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional single centre study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 56 eyes of 56 subjects were divided into three groups: (i) normal RPE band (25 eyes); (ii) RPE elevation: macular soft drusen (13 eyes); and (iii) RPE attenuation: geographic atrophy or inherited retinal diseases (18 eyes)...
November 6, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049891/development-of-cellular-and-tissue-based-products-for-retinal-regenerative-medicine
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Fumitaka Osakada
 Since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generation, much progress has been made in the fields of medical and pharmaceutical research, such as cell transplantation therapy. We have generated retinal cells and tissues, including retinal pigment epithelia (RPE), from human iPSCs. The ability to produce iPSCs from patients allows for autologous transplantation without causing immune rejection. The autologous transplantation of iPSC-derived retinal pigment epithelial sheets to a patient with age-related macular degeneration was carried out in Japan in 2014 as a first-in-human clinical study...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049835/imaging-individual-neurons-in-the-retinal-ganglion-cell-layer-of-the-living-eye
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Ethan A Rossi, Charles E Granger, Robin Sharma, Qiang Yang, Kenichi Saito, Christina Schwarz, Sarah Walters, Koji Nozato, Jie Zhang, Tomoaki Kawakami, William Fischer, Lisa R Latchney, Jennifer J Hunter, Mina M Chung, David R Williams
Although imaging of the living retina with adaptive optics scanning light ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) provides microscopic access to individual cells, such as photoreceptors, retinal pigment epithelial cells, and blood cells in the retinal vasculature, other important cell classes, such as retinal ganglion cells, have proven much more challenging to image. The near transparency of inner retinal cells is advantageous for vision, as light must pass through them to reach the photoreceptors, but it has prevented them from being directly imaged in vivo...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045755/nevus-spilus-speckled-lentiginous-nevus-in-the-oral-cavity-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Karen G Torres, Laura Carle, Michael Royer
The congenital melanocytic nevus is a pigmented melanocytic lesion that presents at birth or shortly thereafter. It is commonly described on the skin, usually on the trunk and extremities. Only five intraoral cases of congenital melanocytic nevi have been described in the English literature. A nevus spilus (speckled lentiginous nevus) is a clinical variant of congenital melanocytic nevus. The authors present the case of a 19-year-old male with an intraoral nevus spilus. The anterior mandibular gingiva exhibited multiple speckled, pigmented papules and macules on a thickened, hyperplastic macular background...
January 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045574/autophagy-and-krt8-keratin-8-protect-degeneration-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-under-oxidative-stress
#16
Ahruem Baek, Soojin Yoon, Jean Kim, Yu Mi Baek, Hanna Park, Daehan Lim, Hyewon Chung, Dong-Eun Kim
Contribution of autophagy and regulation of related proteins to the degeneration of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remain unknown. We report that upregulation of KRT8 (keratin 8) as well as its phosphorylation are accompanied with autophagy and attenuated with the inhibition of autophagy in RPE cells under oxidative stress. KRT8 appears to have a dual role in RPE pathophysiology. While increased expression of KRT8 following autophagy provides a cytoprotective role in RPE, phosphorylation of KRT8 induces pathologic epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of RPE cells under oxidative stress, which is mediated by MAPK1/ERK2 (mitogen-activated protein kinase 1) and MAPK3/ERK1...
January 3, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038685/grafted-c-kit-ssea1-eye-wall-progenitor-cells-delay-retinal-degeneration-in-mice-by-regulating-neural-plasticity-and-forming-new-graft-to-host-synapses
#17
Xi Chen, Zehua Chen, Zhengya Li, Chen Zhao, Yuxiao Zeng, Ting Zou, Caiyun Fu, Xiaoli Liu, Haiwei Xu, Zheng Qin Yin
BACKGROUND: Despite diverse pathogenesis, the common pathological change observed in age-related macular degeneration and in most hereditary retinal degeneration (RD) diseases is photoreceptor loss. Photoreceptor replacement by cell transplantation may be a feasible treatment for RD. The major obstacles to clinical translation of stem cell-based cell therapy in RD remain the difficulty of obtaining sufficient quantities of appropriate and safe donor cells and the poor integration of grafted stem cell-derived photoreceptors into the remaining retinal circuitry...
December 30, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030429/subfoveal-nodule-in-coats-disease-toward-an-updated-classification-predicting-visual-prognosis
#18
Alexandre L Daruich, Alexandre L Moulin, Hoai V Tran, Alexandre Matet, Francis L Munier
PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence, clinical characteristics and nature of subfoveal nodules in Coats' disease and the associated impact on the long-term visual outcome. METHODS: Consecutive cases of Coats' disease with foveal exudation were retrospectively reviewed. The presence of a subfoveal nodule or macular fibrosis was recorded. Clinical characteristics, retinal imaging, and outcome were analyzed by comparative analysis. The histopathological description of an enucleated eye with subfoveal nodule was performed...
December 23, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030428/outer-retinal-layer-changes-after-dexamethasone-implant-for-central-retinal-vein-occlusion
#19
Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Pierluigi Iacono, Matteo Scaramuzzi, Francesco Bandello
PURPOSE: To analyze the outer retinal layer changes on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography after dexamethasone implant for the treatment of macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusions (CRVO). METHODS: Thirty patients affected by macular edema related to CRVO (8 patients less than 50 years of age with nonischemic CRVO [<50-niCRVO], 12 patients more than 50 years with niCRVO [>50-niCRVO], and 10 patients with ischemic CRVO [iCRVO]) were included in a prospective study...
December 23, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028739/multimodal-imaging-in-a%C3%A2-case-of-bilateral-outer-retinitis-associated-with-mumps-infection
#20
Rim Kahloun, Hager Ben Amor, Imen Ksiaa, Sourour Zina, Bechir Jelliti, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah
PURPOSE: To report the results of multimodal imaging of acute outer retinitis associated to mumps infection. METHODS: A patient with mumps-associated outer retinitis evaluated by color fundus photography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), optical coherence tomography angiography, fundus autofluorescence (FAF), fluorescein angiography (FA), and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA). RESULTS: We report a case of a 12-year-old boy who developed bilateral outer retinitis related to mumps...
December 27, 2016: International Ophthalmology
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