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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819567/systemic-associations-with-residual-subretinal-fluid-after-ranibizumab-in-diabetic-macular-edema
#1
Meng-Ju Tsai, Yi-Ting Hsieh, Elizabeth P Shen, Yi-Jie Peng
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of systemic diseases on the occurrence of subretinal fluid (SRF) in diabetic macular edema (DME) and prognostic factors for residual SRF following three consecutive monthly intravitreal ranibizumab. METHODS: Ninety-seven eyes from 68 patients with DME who completed 3 consecutive monthly injections of ranibizumab were enrolled. Systemic parameters mainly included chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension, HbA1c, and insulin dependence...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811936/real-life-management-of-patients-with-retinal-vein-occlusion-using-i-macula-web-platform
#2
Massimo Nicolò, Monica Bonetto, Raffaella Rosa, Donatella Musetti, Maria Musolino, Carlo Enrico Traverso, Mauro Giacomini
AIM: Real-life evaluation in the management of patients affected by macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational study using the I-Macula Web platform. RESULTS: Thirty-five patients (37 eyes; 15 females and 20 male) affected by RVO were analysed. At 12 months, there was a statistically significant improvement of best-corrected visual acuity (p = 0.0235) and central macular thickness (p < 0...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811496/genome-wide-expression-differences-in-anti-vegf-and-dexamethasone-treatment-of-inflammatory-angiogenesis-in-the-rat-cornea
#3
Pierfrancesco Mirabelli, Anthony Mukwaya, Anton Lennikov, Maria Xeroudaki, Beatrice Peebo, Mira Schaupper, Neil Lagali
Angiogenesis as a pathological process in the eye can lead to blindness. In the cornea, suppression of angiogenesis by anti-VEGF treatment is only partially effective while steroids, although effective in treating inflammation and angiogenesis, have broad activity leading to undesirable side effects. In this study, genome-wide expression was investigated in a suture-induced corneal neovascularization model in rats, to investigate factors differentially targeted by dexamethasone and anti-Vegf. Topical treatment with either rat-specific anti-Vegf, dexamethasone, or normal goat IgG (sham) was given to sutured corneas for 48 hours, after which in vivo imaging, tissue processing for RNA microarray, and immunofluorescence were performed...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809847/genome-wide-expression-datasets-of-anti-vegf-and-dexamethasone-treatment-of-angiogenesis-in-the-rat-cornea
#4
Anthony Mukwaya, Pierfrancesco Mirabelli, Anton Lennikov, Maria Xeroudaki, Mira Schaupper, Beatrice Peebo, Neil Lagali
Therapeutics against pathologic new blood vessel growth, particularly those targeting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are of enormous clinical interest. In the eye, where anti-VEGF agents are in widespread clinical use for treating retinal and corneal blindness, only partial or transient efficacy and resistance to anti-VEGF agents are among the major drawbacks. Conversely, corticosteroids have long been used in ophthalmology for their potency in suppressing inflammation and angiogenesis, but their broad biological activity can give rise to side effects such as glaucoma and cataract...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803666/-inefficacy-of-aflibercept-in-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-macular-telangiectasia-type-2%C3%A2-without-neovascularization
#5
J Bénichou, V Soler, D Denis, F Matonti
Idiopathic macular telangectasia type 2 is a rare disease consisting primarily of bilateral macular capillary telangiectasia, alterations of the ellipsoid zone and intraretinal cysts that may appear as cystoid macular edema in the absence of neovascularization. Our goal was to study the efficacy of aflibercept in the treatment of these cysts. Thus, we performed a series of three intravitreal injections of aflibercept in the right eye of a woman with a typical presentation of macular telangectasia type 2 complicated by cystoid macular edema without neovascularization...
August 10, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803326/short-term-results-of-endovascular-surgery-with-tissue-plasminogen-activator-injection-for-central-retinal-vein-occlusion
#6
Masaaki Ishida, Shinya Abe, Takuya Nakagawa, Atsushi Hayashi
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of retinal endovascular surgery (REVS) with tissue plasminogen activator injection into the retinal vein in central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) eyes. METHODS: Sixteen consecutive CRVO patients with macular edema and decreased visual acuity who were referred to Toyama University Hospital between March 2014 and February 2016 were included in this study. Changes in visual acuity (VA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) were evaluated up to 6 months after REVS...
August 12, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801117/incidence-and-outcomes-of-infectious-and-noninfectious-endophthalmitis-after-intravitreal-injections-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#7
Vincent Daien, Vuong Nguyen, Rohan W Essex, Nigel Morlet, Daniel Barthelmes, Mark C Gillies
PURPOSE: To assess the incidence, cumulative rate, and long-term outcomes of infectious and noninfectious endophthalmitis after intravitreal injections (IVTs) of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents. DESIGN: Database study, prospectively designed. PARTICIPANTS: Treatment-naïve eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) tracked by the Fight Retinal Blindness! (FRB!) registry that commenced anti-VEGF therapy between January 1, 2006, and November 30, 2016...
August 8, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794900/structure-versus-function-correlation-between-outer-retinal-and-choroidal-thicknesses-measured-by-swept-source-oct-with-multifocal-electroretinography-and-visual-acuity
#8
Ignacio Flores-Moreno, Luis Arias-Barquet, Marcos J Rubio-Caso, Alex Muñoz-Blanco, María Vidal-Martí, Jaume Catala-Mora, José M Ruiz-Moreno, Jay S Duker, Josep M Caminal
BACKGROUND: To correlate retina-choroidal anatomy as assessed via swept-source OCT (SS-OCT) with retinal function as determined by best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG). METHODS: Thirty-three eyes from 33 patients including 16 with neovascular AMD (nvAMD) and 17 controls were included. Patients were included in the present study after a complete ophthalmologic examination, including BCVA, slit-lamp study, intraocular pressure measurement, dilated fundus examination after tropicamide instillation, SD-OCT, SS-OCT, fundus photographs and mfERG...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770109/ocular-adverse-effects-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-are-potentiated-by-intermittent-hypoxia-in-a-rat-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
#9
Jeffrey J Tan, Charles L Cai, Eric M Shrier, Lois McNally, Douglas R Lazzaro, Jacob V Aranda, Kay D Beharry
Intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) use in preterm infants with retinopathy of prematurity is associated with severe neurological disabilities, suggesting vascular leakage. We examined the hypothesis that intermittent hypoxia (IH) potentiates intravitreal Avastin leakage. Neonatal rats at birth were exposed to IH from birth (P0)-P14. At P14, the time of eye opening in rats, a single dose of Avastin (0.125 mg) was injected intravitreally into the left eye. Animals were placed in room air (RA) until P23 or P45 for recovery (IHR)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745964/introduction-of-a-nurse-led-intravitreal-injection-service-in-ophthalmology
#10
Mary-Josephine Gallagher
Anti-VEGF (anti-vascular endothelial growth factor) agents are useful for a variety of previously untreatable eye conditions; indications for their use are increasing. As this treatment evolved from cutting-edge to mainstream NHS practice, it resulted in a significant increase in appointments for intravitreal (IVT) injections, clinical assessment and follow-up, and hence an increasing challenge to ensure its timely availability to all who needed it. In addressing that challenge, NHS Lothian successfully initiated an advanced nurse practitioner IVT service in addition to its medical IVT service, which has increased its capacity to provide the requisite high-quality care to this patient group...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731494/subthreshold-micropulse-laser-reduces-anti-vegf-injection-burden-in-patients-with-diabetic-macular-edema
#11
Elad Moisseiev, Sam Abbassi, Sumeer Thinda, Joseph Yoon, Glenn Yiu, Lawrence S Morse
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of micropulse laser in the early treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and its associated burden of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections. METHODS: This retrospective comparative study compared a group of 19 eyes with DME treated with micropulse laser to a matched control group of 19 eyes with DME treated with ranibizumab injections without micropulse laser. Recorded parameters included previous medical and ocular history, previous and subsequent ranibizumab injections administered for DME, visual acuity (VA), central macular thickness throughout the follow-up period, and the occurrence of any complications...
July 20, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730084/analyzing-cytokines-as-biomarkers-to-evaluate-severity-of-glaucoma
#12
Yao Tong, Ya-Li Zhou, Yan Zheng, Manas Biswal, Pei-Quan Zhao, Zhao-Yang Wang
AIM: To analyze cytokines as biomarkers for evaluation of severity of glaucoma. METHODS: This was a prospective case-control study including 29 eyes with glaucoma. Besides, 28 eyes with senile cataract were used as control. Patients were classified into four groups: acute angle closure glaucoma (AACG), chronic angle closure glaucoma (CACG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and senile cataract. Undiluted vitreous samples were collected, then vitreous concentrations of 9 types of cytokines were determined by cytometric bead assay system: γ-interferon (IFNg), interleukin (IL)-10, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, interferon-γ-inducible protein (IP)-10, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699928/anti-vegf-therapy-versus-photodynamic-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-choroidal-neovascularization-secondary-to-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#13
Enrico Peiretti, Giulia Caminiti, Rita Serra, Lea Querques, Riccardo Pertile, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) compared with intravitreal vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors alone or combined with PDT in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). METHODS: Retrospective study of a consecutive series of 34 white patients (34 eyes) with angiographic evidence of choroidal neovascularization secondary to chronic central serous chorioretinopathy, divided into two groups followed for at least 12 months: 16 were treated with full fluence PDT (PDT group) and 18 with vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors (intravitreal [IVT] group)...
July 7, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691937/macular-atrophy-and-macular-morphology-in-aflibercept-treated-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#14
Yoshimasa Kuroda, Kenji Yamashiro, Sotaro Ooto, Hiroshi Tamura, Akio Oishi, Hideo Nakanishi, Manabu Miyata, Masayuki Hata, Ayako Takahashi, Tomotaka Wakazono, Nagahisa Yoshimura, Akitaka Tsujikawa
PURPOSE: To investigate the incidence and predictors of macular atrophy during treatment with aflibercept for neovascular age-related macular degeneration in Japanese patients. METHODS: This study included patients with treatment-naive subfoveal neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated from December 2012 through January 2015. Patients were treated with bi-monthly aflibercept injections after 3 monthly loading injections for the first year. Diagnosis of retinal pigment epithelial atrophy was made based on color fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and fundus autofluorescence...
July 4, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686003/the-finnish-national-guideline-for-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up-of-patients-with-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration
#15
Raimo Tuuminen, Hannele Uusitalo-Järvinen, Vesa Aaltonen, Nina Hautala, Sulevi Kaipiainen, Nina Laitamäki, Marko Ollila, Jari Rantanen, Satu Välimäki, Raija Sipilä, Tanja Laukkala, Jorma Komulainen, Petri Tommila, Ilkka Immonen, Anja Tuulonen, Kai Kaarniranta
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of visual impairment in developed countries. Several improvements in the visualization of posterior segment of the eye together with the introduction of intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment have revolutionized the prognosis of the wet form of AMD (wAMD). Increasing incidence of wAMD together with the limited resources of society and of the healthcare system poses challenges for the provision and development of care. In context of these current aspects, we aimed to set evidence-based medical guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with wAMD...
July 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669776/association-of-vascular-vs-avascular-subretinal-hyperreflective-material-with-aflibercept-response-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#16
Yu Kawashima, Masayuki Hata, Akio Oishi, Sotaro Ooto, Kenji Yamashiro, Hiroshi Tamura, Manabu Miyata, Akihito Uji, Naoko Ueda-Arakawa, Akitaka Tsujikawa
PURPOSE: To investigate flow signal within subretinal hyperreflective material (SHRM) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and its association with aflibercept treatment responses in treatment-naïve neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). DESIGN: Prospective consecutive interventional case series METHODS: Forty-four eyes of 44 patients with treatment-naive nAMD manifesting SHRM on OCT were studied. All patients underwent OCTA and received three monthly aflibercept injections...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667483/is-ellipsoid-zone-integrity-essential-for-visual-recovery-in-myopic-neovascularization-after-anti-vegf-therapy
#17
Paolo Milani, Marco Pellegrini, Amedeo Massacesi, Stefania Moschini, Marco Setaccioli, Davide Soranna, Antonella Zambon, Ferdinando Bottoni, Fulvio Bergamini
PURPOSE: To evaluate functional prognostic factors and neuroretinal changes after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment in patients with naïve, recent myopic neovascularization (mCNV), as assessed by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: Specific changes in tomographic features between baseline and final follow-up were retrospectively evaluated by two examiners independently. Imaging was obtained by a multi-modal imaging system which combines fluorescein angiography and SD-OCT...
June 30, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666022/intravitreal-itraconazole-inhibits-laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularization-in-rats
#18
Jeong Hun Bae, Ah Reum Hwang, Chan Yun Kim, Hyeong Gon Yu, Hyoung Jun Koh, Woo Ick Yang, Hae Ran Chang, Sung Chul Lee
Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is a major cause of severe visual loss in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Recently, itraconazole has shown potent and dose-dependent inhibition of tumor-associated angiogenesis. We evaluated the anti-angiogenic effect of itraconazole in a rat model of laser-induced CNV. After laser photocoagulation in each eye to cause CNV, right eyes were administered intravitreal injections of itraconazole; left eyes received balanced salt solution (BSS) as controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658313/a-novel-in-vivo-model-of-puncture-induced-iris-neovascularization
#19
Ophélie Beaujean, Filippo Locri, Monica Aronsson, Anders Kvanta, Helder André
PURPOSE: To assess iris neovascularization by uveal puncture of the mouse eye and determine the role of angiogenic factors during iris neovascularization. METHODS: Uveal punctures were performed on BalbC mouse eyes to induce iris angiogenesis. VEGF-blockage was used as an anti-angiogenic treatment, while normoxia- and hypoxia-conditioned media from retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells was used as an angiogenic-inducer in this model. Iris vasculature was determined in vivo by noninvasive methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655539/myopic-choroidal-neovascularization-review-guidance-and-consensus-statement-on-management
#20
Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Jennifer J Arnold, Frank G Holz, Kyu Hyung Park, Timothy Y Y Lai, Michael Larsen, Paul Mitchell, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, Shih-Jen Chen, Sebastian Wolf, Tien Yin Wong
TOPIC: The aim of this article is to review and compile available information on the classification, pathophysiology, and clinical features of myopic choroidal neovascularization (CNV); to describe the latest data on the management of this disease; and to present guidance. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: In the United States, myopia affects approximately 34 million people (2010), and similar figures have been reported in Europe. Pathologic myopia (PM), a possible consequence of myopia, is estimated to affect up to 3% of the global population...
June 24, 2017: Ophthalmology
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