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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813619/age-related-changes-in-the-chorioretinal-junction-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Tulika Gupta, Narbada Saini, Jasbir Arora, Daisy Sahni
The chorioretinal junction comprises the retinal pigment epithelium, Bruch's membrane (BM), and adjacent choroidal capillaries. Its significance lies in its ability to support the retina mechanically and metabolically. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to record the senescent changes affecting all the constituents of the chorioretinal junction in 40 histological specimens across the whole spectrum of the adult age range. This study included light microscopy, with hematoxylin and eosin and PAS stains, and fluorescent microscopy...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813577/spatial-correspondence-between-intraretinal-fluid-subretinal-fluid-and-pigment-epithelial-detachment-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Sophie Klimscha, Sebastian M Waldstein, Thomas Schlegl, Hrvoje Bogunovic, Amir Sadeghipour, Ana-Maria Philip, Dominika Podkowinski, Eleonore Pablik, Li Zhang, Michael D Abramoff, Milan Sonka, Bianca S Gerendas, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
Purpose: To identify the spatial distribution of exudative features of choroidal neovascularization in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) based on the localization of intraretinal cystoid fluid (IRC), subretinal fluid (SRF), and pigment-epithelial detachment (PED). Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study included spectral-domain optical coherence tomography volume scans (6 × 6 mm) of 1341 patients with treatment-naïve nAMD. IRC, SRF, and PED were detected on a per-voxel basis using fully automated segmentation algorithms...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813576/joint-analysis-of-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-variants-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-identifies-novel-loci-trpm1-and-abhd2-rlbp1
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Patrice J Persad, Iris M Heid, Daniel E Weeks, Paul N Baird, Eiko K de Jong, Jonathan L Haines, Margaret A Pericak-Vance, William K Scott
Purpose: Presently, 52 independent nuclear single nucleotide polymorphisms (nSNPs) have been associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) but their effects do not explain all its variance. Genetic interactions between the nuclear and mitochondrial (mt) genome may unearth additional genetic loci previously unassociated with AMD risk. Methods: Joint effects of nSNPs and selected mtSNPs were analyzed by two degree of freedom (2df) joint tests of association in the International AMD Genomics Consortium (IAMDGC) dataset (17,832 controls and 16,144 advanced AMD cases of European ancestry)...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811796/visual-outcome-after-phacoemulsification-with-lens-implant-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients-a-comparative-study
#4
Abdul Rashid Shaikh, Abdul Haleem Mirani, Muhammad Saleh Memon, Muhammad Faisal Fahim
OBJECTIVE: To compare the visual outcomes of phacoemulsification surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) in persons with and without diabetes at end of follow-up. METHODS: This was a comparative, cross sectional, observational study with Non-probability, purposive sampling. After approval from "Research Ethical Committee of Isra Post-graduate Institute of Ophthalmology Karachi, 92 patients with cataract in one eye were selected. Patients were divided into two groups...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808662/the-status-of-maculopathy-in-diabetes-and-prediabetes-patients-in-a-population-based-study-detected-by-optical-coherence-tomography-the-2011-health-examination-survey-in-beijing
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Xi Cao, Zhong Xin, Shiming Li, Yue Qi, Mingxia Yuan, Xiaorong Zhu, Jin-Kui Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence and the risk factors of maculopathy detected by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in a Chinese population with diabetes or prediabetes. Methods. 8,155 people were randomly selected to participate in the 2011 annual Health Examination Survey in Beijing. A 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was tested in 3760 subjects with fasting plasma glucose (FPG) ≥ 5.6 mmol/L. Of 3,760 subjects, 583 were also randomly selected to take OCT...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808220/insensitivity-of-pi3k-akt-gsk3-signaling-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients
#6
Xunxian Liu, Zemin Yao
Our recent studies with cultured retinal pigment epithelium cells suggested that overexpression of interleukin 17 receptor C (IL-17RC), a phenomenon observed in peripheral blood and chorioretinal tissues with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), was associated with altered activation of phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), Akt, and glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3). We wondered whether or not altered PI3K, Akt, and GSK3 activities could be detected in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) obtained from AMD patients...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807155/effects-of-lycium-barbarum-on-the-visual-system
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Abby L Manthey, Kin Chiu, Kwok-Fai So
Lycium barbarum (wolfberry, gogi berry, gouqizi, ) is one of the most widely used Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) and is also one of the most scientifically studied. Indeed, the polysaccharide component of this berry (LBP) has been shown to have antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antiexcitotoxic, and antiapoptotic properties. These properties make it a particularly useful treatment option for the ocular environment. Although there are a handful of studies investigating the use of LBP to treat diseases affecting the lens, the vast majority of the published literature investigating LBP in the visual system focus on the retina...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801615/choroidal-remodeling-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-a-12-month-prospective-study
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Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Yasuo Yanagi, Rupesh Agrawal, Hwei Yee Teo, Sophia Seen, Ian Yew San Yeo, Ranjana Mathur, Choi Mun Chan, Shu Yen Lee, Edmund Yick Mun Wong, Doric Wong, Tien Yin Wong, Gemmy Chui Ming Cheung
Choroid thinning occurs in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). However, it remains unclear whether the reduction is due to reduction in choroidal vessels or shrinkage of choroidal stroma, or both. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes of the choroidal vascular and stromal area in 118 patients with typical AMD (t-AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) over a 12-month period. We used spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) with enhanced depth imaging (EDI) mode to measure the subfoveal choroidal thickness (CT), central retinal thickness (CRT) and choroidal vascularity index (CVI - ratio of luminal area to total choroidal area)...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801117/incidence-and-outcomes-of-infectious-and-noninfectious-endophthalmitis-after-intravitreal-injections-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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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/28800660/-eye-drops-instead-of-intravitreal-injections-the-dream-of-treating-macular-diseases-by-topically-administered-drugs
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Oliver Zeitz, Antonia M Joussen
Background The introduction of VEGF inhibitors revolutionized treatment for age-related macular degeneration. However, it requires regular intravitreal (IVT) injections. Hence, replacement of IVT injections by topical, non-invasive eye drop treatment is subject to intensive research. Material and Methods Literature and database research on topical therapies for neovascular AMD. Results Several clinical projects with topical inhibitors of the VEGF pathway were initiated recently. Several candidate molecules were investigated and should have an efficacy potential in neovascular AMD given their ability to block the VEGF pathway...
August 11, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798980/two-year-outcome-of-an-observe-and-plan-regimen-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-treated-with-aflibercept
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Parmis Parvin, Marta Zola, Ali Dirani, Aude Ambresin, Irmela Mantel
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to investigate the two-year outcome of Aflibercept treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), using the Observe-and-Plan regimen, an individually planned treatment regimen, based on the predictability of an individual's need for retreatment, aiming to reduce the clinical burden. METHODS: Our prospective study used the Observe-and-Plan regimen with Aflibercept to treat nAMD: Three loading doses, followed by monthly observation visits until the disease-recurrence interval was determined, which then was shortened by 2 weeks in a treatment plan for the next three injections without intermediate monitoring visits...
August 10, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796997/dynamics-of-inflammatory-factors-in-aqueous-humor-during-ranibizumab-or-aflibercept-treatment-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Ryosuke Motohashi, Hidetaka Noma, Kanako Yasuda, Osamu Kotake, Hiroshi Goto, Masahiko Shimura
PURPOSE: To evaluate the dynamic changes of the aqueous humor levels of inflammatory factors between patients receiving intravitreal ranibizumab injection (IRI) and aflibercept injection (IAI) in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: The study was performed on 30 eyes with AMD that were scheduled to receive 3 doses of IRI (15 eyes) or IAI (15 eyes) at monthly intervals. Aqueous humor samples were collected when injection was done...
August 11, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796562/loss-of-endothelial-planar-cell-polarity-and-cellular-clearance-mechanisms-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#13
Maria Mercedes Campos, Mones S Abu-Asab
Apoptosis, autophagosomes, and lysosomes are lacking in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) eyes. Necrosis, not apoptosis, appeared to be the prominent type of cell death in RPE, which led to the accumulation of cell debris within and on both sides of Bruch's membrane. The endothelium of the choriocapillaris had an altered planar cell polarity which encompassed the disappearance of fenestrations, the thickening of cytoplasm, and anterior nuclear dislocation. There were no significant differences in RPE and choroidal aberrations between macular and temporal regions...
August 10, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794849/scaffolds-for-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-transplantation-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#14
REVIEW
Corina E White, Ronke M Olabisi
In several retinal degenerative diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, the retinal pigment epithelium, a highly functionalized cell monolayer, becomes dysfunctional. These retinal diseases are marked by early retinal pigment epithelium dysfunction reducing its ability to maintain a healthy retina, hence making the retinal pigment epithelium an attractive target for treatment. Cell therapies, including bolus cell injections, have been investigated with mixed results. Since bolus cell injection does not promote the proper monolayer architecture, scaffolds seeded with retinal pigment epithelium cells and then implanted have been increasingly investigated...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794612/investigation-of-associations-of-arms2-cd14-and-tlr4-gene-polymorphisms-with-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-a-greek-population
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Antonia Sarli, Iosif Skalidakis, Aliki Velissari, Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, Maria Stefaniotou, Michael B Petersen, Christos Kroupis, George Kitsos, Marilita M Moschos
BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a multifactorial degenerative ocular disease that leads to loss of central vision. Functional gene polymorphisms have already been associated with the disease (for example, ARMS2 A69S, rs10490924). AIM: The goal of our study was to verify the correlation of the aforementioned ARMS2 variation with the disease, to examine, for the first time, the role of the CD14 C260T variation (rs2569190), and to investigate the association of two TLR4 polymorphisms (Asp299Gly or rs4986790 and Thr399Ile or rs4986791) in a Greek population with the wet form of AMD...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792504/common-gene-network-signature-of-different-neurological-disorders-and-their-potential-implications-to-neuroaids
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Vidya Sagar, S Pilakka-Kanthikeel, Paola C Martinez, V S R Atluri, M Nair
The neurological complications of AIDS (neuroAIDS) during the infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are symptomized by non-specific, multifaceted neurological conditions and therefore, defining a specific diagnosis/treatment mechanism(s) for this neuro-complexity at the molecular level remains elusive. Using an in silico based integrated gene network analysis we discovered that HIV infection shares convergent gene networks with each of twelve neurological disorders selected in this study. Importantly, a common gene network was identified among HIV infection, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and age macular degeneration...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783458/tele-ophthalmology-for-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Atsushi Kawaguchi, Noha Sharafeldin, Aishwarya Sundaram, Sandy Campbell, Matthew Tennant, Christopher Rudnisky, Ezekiel Weis, Karim F Damji
BACKGROUND: To synthesize high-quality evidence to compare traditional in-person screening and tele-ophthalmology screening. METHODS: Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis. The intervention of interest was any type of tele-ophthalmology, including screening of diseases using remote devices. Studies involved patients receiving care from any trained provider via tele-ophthalmology, compared with those receiving equivalent face-to-face care...
August 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782687/age-related-macular-degeneration-current-therapeutics-for-management-and-promising-new-drug-candidates
#18
REVIEW
Afrah J Abd, Rupinder K Kanwar, Jagat R Kanwar
AMD therapeutic strategies face several issues. Here, we review obstacles regarding considerations of successful therapy and offer suggested solutions.
August 3, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782506/an-inducible-form-of-nrf2-confers-enhanced-protection-against-acute-oxidative-stresses-in-rpe-cells
#19
Khiem T Vu, John D Hulleman
Increasing evidence suggests that overt oxidative stress within the retina plays an important role in the progression of age-related retinal decline, and in particular, in the disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (Nrf2) is a master transcription factor that upregulates numerous of antioxidant/detoxification genes. Nrf2(-/-) mice develop progressive retinal degeneration that includes the formation of drusen-like deposits, lipofuscin, and sub-retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) deposition of inflammatory proteins...
August 4, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781927/gait-characteristics-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients
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Varshini Varadaraj, Aleksandra Mihailovic, Rebecca Ehrenkranz, Stephen Lesche, Pradeep Y Ramulu, Bonnielin K Swenor
PURPOSE: To identify potential differences between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients and controls in fall-relevant gait characteristics. METHODS: Spatiotemporal gait characteristics using the GAITRite walkway were collected from 29 AMD patients and 20 controls, aged 60 to 90 years, at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Multiple linear regressions, controlling for age, sex, body mass index (BMI), and comorbidities were used to assess associations between gait characteristics and AMD...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
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