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Rohit Varma, Mina Torres, Roberta McKean-Cowdin, Fen Rong, Chunyi Hsu, Xuejuan Jiang
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of refractive errors in adult Chinese Americans, and evaluate factors associated with myopia and high myopia. DESIGN: A population-based, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Chinese Americans 50 years and older residing in Monterey Park, California, were recruited. Noncycloplegic automated refraction with supplemental subjective refraction was performed. Myopia, high myopia, hyperopia, and high hyperopia were defined as a spherical equivalent of < -0...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Xiaohong Liu, Hehua Ye, Qi Zhang, Xuan Cai, Wenjing Yu, Siyi Yu, Tianyu Wang, Wuyi Lu, Xiang Li, Peiquan Zhao
BACKGROUND: Myopia subjects usually have long axial lengths and are predisposed to deep anterior chamber depths and open angles. Jiangning eye study is a randomized, population based study in Shanghai to determine whether myopia has an effect on the prevalence of occludable angles. METHODS: A total of 2478 residents aged 50 years and over were randomly selected, and 2044 (82.5%) individuals of them participated in ophthalmic examinations between November 2012 and February 2013...
2016: PloS One
Alper Ağca, Ahmet Demirok, Yusuf Yıldırım, Ali Demircan, Dilek Yaşa, Ceren Yeşilkaya, İrfan Perente, Muhittin Taşkapılı
Small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is an alternative to laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for the correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism. SMILE can be performed for the treatment of myopia ≤-12 D and astigmatism ≤5 D. The technology is currently only available in the VisuMax femtosecond laser platform. It offers several advantages over LASIK and PRK; however, hyperopia treatment, topography-guided treatment, and cyclotorsion control are not available in the current platform...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Negin Amirshekarizadeh, Hassan Hashemi, Ebrahim Jafarzadehpur, Ali Mirzajani, Abbasali Yekta, Mehdi Khabazkhoob
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of cyclopentolate, tropicamide, and artificial tear drops on higher-order aberrations (HOAs) in normal eyes with OPD-Scan III (Nidek Inc., Tokyo, Japan). METHODS: In this study, 189 eyes of individuals aged 20 to 35 years were selected as samples. Inclusion criteria were a corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better, a minimum size of about 5 mm for the pupil in the dark, hyperopia and myopia less than 5 D, and astigmatism less than 2 D...
September 30, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Anton M Kolomeyer, Ken K Nischal, Ellen Mitchell
PURPOSE: To report a case of bilateral cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) in a patient with tacrolimus-associated posttransplant thrombotic microangiopathy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An 8-year-old boy with a medical history of orthotopic heart transplant, posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease, and recurrent infections was hospitalized for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. His ocular history included accommodative esotropia, hyperopia with astigmatism, Molluscum contagiosum lid lesions, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Shu Min Tang, Rachel Y T Chan, Shi Bin Lin, Shi Song Rong, Henry H W Lau, Winnie W Y Lau, Wilson W K Yip, Li Jia Chen, Simon T C Ko, Jason C S Yam
This systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate the risk of development of concomitant strabismus due to refractive errors. Eligible studies published from 1946 to April 1, 2016 were identified from MEDLINE and EMBASE that evaluated any kinds of refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and anisometropia) as an independent factor for concomitant exotropia and concomitant esotropia. Totally 5065 published records were retrieved for screening, 157 of them eligible for detailed evaluation. Finally 7 population-based studies involving 23,541 study subjects met our criteria for meta-analysis...
October 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
Jing Zhao, Huamao Miao, Tian Han, Yang Shen, Yu Zhao, Ling Sun, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To evaluate the corneal morphology and surface characteristics of concave lenticules after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) for hyperopia. METHODS: SMILE procedures were performed on two human autopsy corneas in vitro to correct +4.00 diopters of hyperopia. Slit-lamp microscopy and anterior optical coherence tomography (OCT) were performed after lenticule creation and extraction. The extracted lenticules and modified corneas were sent for transmission electron microscopy imaging...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Fang Ko, Paul J Foster, Nicholas G Strouthidis, Yusrah Shweikh, Qi Yang, Charles A Reisman, Zaynah A Muthy, Usha Chakravarthy, Andrew J Lotery, Pearse A Keane, Adnan Tufail, Carlota M Grossi, Praveen J Patel
PURPOSE: To describe associations of ocular and systemic factors with retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-Bruch's membrane (BM) complex thickness as measured by spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT). DESIGN: Multisite community-based study. This research has been conducted using the UK Biobank Resource. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-seven thousand three hundred eighteen people 40 to 69 years old received questionnaires, physical examination, and eye examination, including macular SD OCT...
October 6, 2016: Ophthalmology
N Levy, E S Shinwell, H Leiba
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of plurality on refractive status in former preterm infants at age 8-12 years. METHODS: Refraction was compared in singletons and multiples, in Very Low Birth Weight infants (VLBW, <1500 grams) at age 6 months and 8-12 years. Preterm infants were compared with a group of term infants. RESULTS: 37 of 104 (36%) VLBW infants were multiples. Comparison of refraction between singletons and multiples revealed no difference at age 6 months, while at age 8-12 years, multiples had significantly more refractive errors (singletons 28% vs multiples 54% p = 0...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Christiane Al-Haddad, Maamoun Abdul Fattah, Larissa Smeets, Hani Tamim, Leila Dirani, Layal Safadieh, Durriyah Sinno, Lama Charafeddine
PURPOSE: To study ophthalmological outcomes of premature children with no retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and correlate with neurodevelopmental outcomes. METHODS: A total of 69 former preterm infants were evaluated at 2 to 7 years of age. Detailed ophthalmologic examinations were performed. Neurodevelopment was assessed using the Peabody Developmental Motor Scale and Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence. Another 69 healthy children served as controls...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Young Shin Kim, Seung-Yup Lee, Song-Hee Park
PURPOSE: To investigate changes in the spherical equivalent (SE) refractive error and astigmatism in a pediatric referral population in Korea with longitudinal follow-up and to evaluate the effect of risk factors on changes in refractive error. METHODS: This was a retrospective case series. In total, 221 patients who presented to a tertiary care hospital when aged 3 to 9 years and who underwent at least 10 years of follow-up were enrolled. The patients were divided into groups in terms of the initial extent of SE refractive error, the initial extent of astigmatism, sex, and ocular alignment...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Donny W Suh, Marjean T Kulp, Trevano W Dean, David K Wallace, Raymond T Kraker, Ruth E Manny, Sergul A Erzurum, Yi Pang, Caroline J Shea, John M Avallone
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September 20, 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Oliver L Yeh, Karine D Bojikian, Mark A Slabaugh, Philip P Chen
PURPOSE: To examine refractive outcomes after phacoemulsification in eyes with prior trabeculectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case-control study METHODS:: Comparison of eyes of glaucoma patients undergoing cataract surgery after trabeculectomy (study group) with a matched group with medically controlled glaucoma (control group). Laser interferometry was used to obtain ocular biometry. We measured the difference between the expected and actual postoperative refraction using third-generation and fourth-generation intraocular lens (IOL) prediction formulae (Haigis, Holladay 2, Hoffer Q, and SRK-T)...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
Daniel L Chao, Shuai-Chun Lin, Rebecca Chen, Shan C Lin
PURPOSE: Diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of irreversible vision loss. Recent studies have suggested that myopia may be negatively correlated with the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy. We sought to further investigate the association between refractive error and the likelihood of having diabetic retinopathy in a cross-sectional, population-based study of the South Korean population. DESIGN: Cross-Sectional Study METHODS: Data were included from right eyes of 13,424 participants who were 40 years and older with gradable fundus photographs of the Fourth and the Fifth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Karen Hendler, Shiva Mehravaran, Xiang Lu, Stuart I Brown, Bartly J Mondino, Anne L Coleman
PURPOSE: To report the outcomes of full ophthalmic examination for preschool children in LA County who failed screening with the Retinomax Autorefractor. DESIGN: Retrospective, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Between August 2012 and May 2013, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) preschool vision program screened 11,260 preschool children aged 3-5 years in Los Angeles County using the Retinomax Autorefractor only. Of those, 1007 children who failed the screening were examined by an ophthalmologist on the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Nina Riddell, Loretta Giummarra, Nathan E Hall, Sheila G Crewther
Myopia (short-sightedness) affects 1.45 billion people worldwide, many of whom will develop sight-threatening secondary disorders. Myopic eyes are characterized by excessive size while hyperopic (long-sighted) eyes are typically small. The biological and genetic mechanisms underpinning the retina's local control of these growth patterns remain unclear. In the present study, we used RNA sequencing to examine gene expression in the retina/RPE/choroid across 3 days of optically-induced myopia and hyperopia induction in chick...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Marcony R Santhiago, Bruna V Ventura, Ramon C Ghanem, Newton Kara-Junior, Haroldo V Moraes, Emir Ghanem
PURPOSE: To investigate potential differences in predictability, efficacy, and safety of corneal excimer laser to correct residual myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in eyes previously implanted with multifocal intraocular lenses using distinct optical surfaces and platforms for multifocality. METHODS: This prospective comparative study included 37 eyes submitted to laser in situ keratomileusis correction for residual errors after implantation of either an apodized diffractive-refractive (Restor) or a full-diffractive (Tecnis) multifocal intraocular lens...
November 2016: Cornea
D Kaimbo Wa Kaimbo
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of prepapillary vascular loops in the population of Congolese patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional and descriptive analysis of the data collected between January 2005 and August 2014 from patients diagnosed with prepapillary vascular loops, in an outpatient eye clinic, a general ophthalmology practice. RESULTS: Out of 16,016 patients seen during the study period, 24 patients (27 eyes) were diagnosed with prepapillary vascular loops, for a frequency of 0...
October 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Jae Yon Won, Hye Young Shin, Su Young Kim, Young Chun Lee
The aim of the study is to compare outcome measures of refractive error obtained using the Plusoptix S09 photorefractor and an autorefractometer of noncycloplegics and cycloplegics in children.We reviewed the medical records of 40 patients (77 eyes) who were classified using 2 methods. The patients were first assigned to 2 groups consisting of 11 eyes with ≥+3.0 D and 66 eyes with <+3.0 D, and then to 2 groups of 12 and 65 eyes with cycloplegic and noncycloplegic refraction of spherical powers ≥+2.0 D and <+2...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Farideh Sharifipour, Mahmoodreza Panahi-Bazaz, Roghayeh Bidar, Aida Idani, Bahman Cheraghian
PURPOSE: To determine age-related changes in corneal viscoelastic properties in healthy individuals. METHODS: This observational cross-sectional study was performed at the Department of Ophthalmology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran and included 302 healthy individuals in 6 age decades (range: 10-69 years). After complete ocular examination, corneal viscoelastic properties were measured by ocular response analyzer and central corneal thickness (CCT) by an ultrasonic pachymeter...
September 2016: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
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