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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937877/changes-in-peripapillary-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-after-adjuvant-stereotactic-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Mahdy Ranjbar, Maximilian Kurz, Annekatrin Holzhey, Dirk Rades, Salvatore Grisanti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) in conjunction with intravitreal injections (IVI) of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs on peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series of patients with nAMD, who underwent SRT and subsequently had at least 12 months of complete follow-up...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937833/oct-angiography-for-monitoring-and-managing-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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P Malamos, G Tsolkas, M Kanakis, G Mylonas, D Karatzenis, N Oikonomopoulos, J Lakoumentas, Ilias Georgalas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the combined use of optical coherence tomography and angiography (OCT-A) for imaging choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted from May 2015 to April 2017. Included in the study were 54 patients (n = 63 eyes), all of whom had CNV secondary to nAMD and all of whom had been examined by OCT-A. Angioscans (3x3 and 6 × 6) and conventional B-scan OCT scans were obtained for all patients at baseline and at various times during the 24-month follow-up period...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937147/comparison-of-effectiveness-and-safety-between-conbercept-and-ranibizumab-for-treatment-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-retrospective-case-controlled-non-inferiority-multiple-center-study
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J Cui, D Sun, H Lu, R Dai, L Xing, H Dong, L Wang, D Wei, B Jiang, Y Jiao, M M Jablonski, S Charles, W Gu, H Chen
PurposeTo compare the efficacy and safety of conbercept and ranibizumab when administered according to a treat-and-extend (TREX) protocol for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in China.Patients and methodsBetween May 2014 and May 2015, 180 patients were treated in a 1 : 1 ratio using conbercept or ranibizumab from four hospitals. Patients received either conbercept 0.5 mg or ranibizumab 0.5 mg intravitreal injections. Follow-up time was 1 year and treated based on a TREX approach...
September 22, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933517/new-treatment-modalities-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Patricio G Schlottmann, Arturo A Alezzandrini, Marcelo Zas, Francisco J Rodriguez, José D Luna, Lihteh Wu
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is considered one of the main causes of severe vision loss in older adults. The neovascular form (nAMD) is an advanced stage, which is responsible for the most severe vision loss. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is at present the main factor that leads to the development of a neovascular membrane and the increased leakage from the membrane to the retina. At present, anti-VEGF therapy is the only treatment that achieves vision gains in many patients and halts progression in most of them...
September 14, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933356/the-association-between-dietary-intake-of-antioxidants-and-ocular-disease
#5
Andrea Braakhuis, Ryan Raman, Ehsan Vaghefi
To assess the association between dietary antioxidant intake and the incidence of the three major oxidative stress-related eye diseases, cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration, 78 cases from the University of Auckland Optometry and Vision Science clinic and 149 controls were recruited. Participants completed an antioxidant food-frequency questionnaire, analysed through multiple logistic regression. Protective associations were identified with higher consumption of fruit and vegetables (OR = 0...
January 30, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931831/hyperhomocysteinemia-alters-retinal-endothelial-cells-barrier-function-and-angiogenic-potential-via-activation-of-oxidative-stress
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Riyaz Mohamed, Isha Sharma, Ahmed S Ibrahim, Heba Saleh, Nehal M Elsherbiny, Sadanand Fulzele, Khaled Elmasry, Sylvia B Smith, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Amany Tawfik
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is associated with several human visual disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB) is linked to vision loss in DR and AMD. Our previous work revealed that HHcy altered BRB in retinal endothelial cells in vivo. Here we hypothesize that homocysteine (Hcy) alters retinal endothelial cell barrier function and angiogenic potential via activation of oxidative stress. Human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) treated with and without different concentrations of Hcy showed a reduction of tight junction protein expression, increased FITC dextran leakage, decreased transcellular electrical resistance and increased angiogenic potential...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930884/rate-of-macular-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thinning-in-glaucomatous-eyes-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibition
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Won June Lee, Young Kook Kim, Yong Woo Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung, Seok Hwan Kim, Jang Won Heo, Hyeong Gon Yu, Ki Ho Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of progressive macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thinning in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) who had been treated with intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injection for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: This study was a retrospective modified case control study with fellow-eye comparison. We enrolled bilateral OAG patients who had been treated with repeated anti-VEGF injections for unilateral wet AMD and followed-up on for a minimum of 24 months by Cirrus high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930310/lipid-radicals-cause-light-induced-retinal-degeneration
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Masataka Enoki, Saki Shinto, Yuta Matsuoka, Ayasa Otsuka, Sachiko Kaidzu, Masaki Tanito, Takahiro Shibata, Koji Uchida, Akihiro Ohira, Mayumi Yamato, Ken-Ichi Yamada
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Although the cause of AMD remains unknown, lipid peroxidation (LPO) end-products are critical molecules for its development. Herein, we report the imaging of lipid radicals, which are key factors in the LPO reaction, and therapeutic information using animal models.
September 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926846/different-clinical-courses-on-long-term-follow-up-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients-treated-with-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-injections
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Oded Sagiv, Ofira Zloto, Iris Moroz, Joseph Moisseiev
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term outcome of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated with multiple intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections. METHODS: All patients treated with over 30 intravitreal anti-VEGF injections for neovascular AMD between 2007 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 67 eyes received 2,960 (mean 45 ± 9.1 per eye) anti-VEGF injections. Eyes with good final visual acuity (VA) had better initial VA (p = 0...
September 20, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926292/vegf-polymorphisms-among-neovascular-age-related-macular-degenerative-subjects-in-a-multiethnic-population
#10
Nur Afiqah Mohamad, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Patimah Ismail, Hazlita Mohd Isa, Yoke Mun Chan, Nor Fariza Ngah, Norshakimah Md Bakri, Siew Mooi Ching, Fan Kee Hoo, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman
AIM: To determine the association of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) polymorphisms with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty-five nAMD patients and 135 controls were recruited to determine the association of the -460 C/T, the -2549 I/D, and the +405 G/C polymorphisms with the VEGF gene. Genotyping was conducted using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) approach, and association analyses were conducted using chi-square analysis and logistic regression analysis...
September 19, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926193/association-between-cfh-cfb-arms2-serpinf1-vegfr1-and-vegf-polymorphisms-and-anatomical-and-functional-response-to-ranibizumab-treatment-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Estefania Cobos, Sergio Recalde, Jaouad Anter, Maria Hernandez-Sanchez, Carla Barreales, Leticia Olavarrieta, Alicia Valverde, Marta Suarez-Figueroa, Fernando Cruz, Maximino Abraldes, Julian Pérez-Pérez, Patricia Fernández-Robredo, Luis Arias, Alfredo García-Layana
PURPOSE: We sought to determine if specific genetic single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influence vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition response to ranibizumab in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: A total of 403 Caucasian patients diagnosed with exudative AMD were included. After a three-injection loading phase, a pro re nata regimen was followed. Nine SNPs from six different genes (CFH, CFB, ARMS2, SERPINF1, VEGFR1, VEGF) were genotyped...
September 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926190/an-8-year-follow-up-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-with-a-treat-and-extend-modality-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Karina Berg, Anca B Roald, Jesintha Navaratnam, Ragnheiður Bragadóttir
PURPOSE: To investigate long-term visual results of treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) following a treat-and-extend regimen. METHODS: Retrospective review of 155 patients who initiated treatment with bevacizumab for nAMD in one eye. At the final 8-year visit, 40 patients (26%) remained for follow-up. Mean change in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was calculated compared to baseline values...
September 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925926/resolution-of-treatment-resistant-subretinal-fluid-in-a-patient-with-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration-following-endophthalmitis
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Peter M Kally, Yossi Sidikaro, Colin A McCannel
PURPOSE: This is the first report to the best of the authors' knowledge to show resolution of subretinal fluid and treatment requirement in a case of exudative age-related macular degeneration (eAMD) with persistent fluid despite treatment that resolved following an episode of culture-positive bacterial endophthalmitis. METHODS: A 73-year-old man with history of eAMD of the right eye presented with acute postinjection bacterial endophthalmitis 3 days after injection...
October 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924376/verteporfin-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-leukemia-nb4-cells-without-light-activation
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Min Chen, Liang Zhong, Shi-Fei Yao, Yi Zhao, Lu Liu, Lian-Wen Li, Ting Xu, Liu-Gen Gan, Chun-Lan Xiao, Zhi-Ling Shan, Bei-Zhong Liu
Background and Aims: Verteporfin (VP), clinically used in photodynamic therapy for neovascular macular degeneration, has recently been proven a suppressor of yes-associated protein (YAP) and has shown potential in anticancer treatment. However, its anti-human leukemia effects in NB4 cells remain unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of VP on proliferation and apoptosis in human leukemia NB4 cells. Methods: NB4 cells were treated with VP for 24 h. The effects of VP on cell proliferation were determined using a Cell-Counting Kit-8 assay (CCK-8) assay and colony forming assay...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924335/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-to-better-understand-glaucoma
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EDITORIAL
Gábor Holló
The term optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) comprises different OCT-based technologies which all allow noninvasive assessment of retinal perfusion, based on moving red blood cells. The main areas where OCTA is currently used are investigation of perfusion and vascular structure of the macular retina (e.g., in macular degenerations and diabetic macular diseases) and the disk and peripapillary retina (in glaucoma and other optic disk diseases). The current editorial provides a brief overview on the potential of OCTA and its use to measure perfusion in the peripapillary retina in glaucoma...
May 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922378/relationships-of-orientation-discrimination-threshold-and-visual-acuity-with-macular-lesions-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Haojie Fu, Bin Zhang, Jianliang Tong, Harold Bedell, Hecheng Zhang, Yating Yang, Chaochao Nie, Yingdong Luo, Xiaoling Liu
PURPOSE: To measure visual acuity and metamorphopsia in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to explore their relationship with macular lesions. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 32 normal subjects (32 eyes) and 35 AMD patients (35 eyes) were recruited. They were categorized into 4 groups: normal, dry AMD, non-active wet AMD, and active wet AMD. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was measured using the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study protocol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920007/towards-treatment-of-stargardt-disease-workshop-organized-and-sponsored-by-the-foundation-fighting-blindness
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REVIEW
Avery E Sears, Paul S Bernstein, Artur V Cideciyan, Carel Hoyng, Peter Charbel Issa, Krzysztof Palczewski, Philip J Rosenfeld, SriniVas Sadda, Ulrich Schraermeyer, Janet R Sparrow, Ilyas Washington, Hendrik P N Scholl
Accumulation of fluorescent metabolic byproducts of the visual (retinoid) cycle is associated with photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelial cell death in both Stargardt disease and atrophic (nonneovascular) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As a consequence of this observation, small molecular inhibitors of enzymes in the visual cycle were recently tested in clinical trials as a strategy to protect the retina and retinal pigment epithelium in patients with atrophic AMD. To address the clinical translational needs for therapies aimed at both diseases, a workshop organized by the Foundation Fighting Blindness was hosted by the Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University on February 17, 2017, at the Tinkham Veale University Center, Cleveland, OH, USA...
September 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919726/gene-expression-levels-of-the-insulin-like-growth-factor-family-in-patients-with-amd-before-and-after-ranibizumab-intravitreal-injections
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Barbara Strzalka-Mrozik, Malgorzata Kimsa-Furdzik, Adam Kabiesz, Katarzyna Michalska-Malecka, Malgorzata Nita, Urszula Mazurek
PURPOSE: The present study focused on the assessment of the mRNA levels of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) family in patients with the exudative form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) before and after ranibizumab intravitreal injections. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An analysis of the expression profile of the IGF family of genes in patients with AMD was carried out using the oligonucleotide microarray and quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) methods...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918254/permissive-role-for-mglu1-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-excitotoxic-retinal-degeneration
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Francesca Liberatore, Domenico Bucci, Giada Mascio, Michele Madonna, Paola Di Pietro, Martina Beneventano, Alda Maria Puliti, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Maria Rosaria Romano
Neuroprotection is an unmet need in eye disorders characterized by retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death, such as prematurity-induced retinal degeneration, glaucoma, and age- related macular degeneration. In all these disorders excitotoxicity is a prominent component of neuronal damage, but clinical data discourage the development of NMDA receptor antagonists as neuroprotectants. Here, we show that activation of mGlu1 metabotropic glutamate receptors largely contributes to excitotoxic degeneration of RGCs. Mice at postnatal day 9 were challenged with a toxic dose of monosodium glutamate (MSG, 3 g/kg), which caused the death of >70% of Brn-3a(+) RGCs...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918250/associations-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-cetp-gene-variants-with-predisposition-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Rasa Liutkeviciene, Alvita Vilkeviciute, Greta Streleckiene, Loresa Kriauciuniene, Romanas Chaleckis, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of the genotypes of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the gene encoding cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and their associations with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the Lithuanian population. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 1264 subjects were examined: 251 patients with early AMD, 206 patients with exudative AMD, and 807 healthy controls. METHODS: The genotyping of CETP (rs5882, rs708272, rs3764261, rs1800775, rs2303790) was carried out using the RT-PCR...
September 13, 2017: Gene
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