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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550431/impact-of-intraocular-pressure-reduction-on-visual-field-progression-in-normal-tension-glaucoma-followed-up-over-15%C3%A2-years
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Shinya Oie, Kyoko Ishida, Tetsuya Yamamoto
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of surgical or medical reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) on progressive normal-tension glaucoma followed up over 15 years. METHODS: Sixty eyes of 60 patients were divided into 3 intervention groups: group 1 (trabeculectomy, n = 17); group 2 (IOP reduction rate ≥15% with prostaglandin analogs, n = 24); and group 3 (IOP reduction rate <15% with prostaglandin analogs, n = 19). The preintervention and postintervention mean deviation (MD) slopes and IOP were compared...
May 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550347/correlation-between-different-scheimpflug-based-lens-densitometry-analysis-and-effective-phacoemulsification-time-in-mild-nuclear-cataracts
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Fernando Faria-Correia, Bernardo Lopes, Tiago Monteiro, Nuno Franqueira, Renato Ambrósio
PURPOSE: To assess the correlations between preoperative Scheimpflug-based lens densitometry and effective phacoemulsification time (EPT) in age-related nuclear cataracts. DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive study. METHODS: The setting was the Ophthalmology Department, Hospital de Braga, Portugal. The study population included 50 eyes (42 patients) with age-related nuclear cataracts submitted to uneventful phacoemulsification surgery. Different analysis methods of Scheimpflug-based lens densitometry were performed: Pentacam Nucleus Staging (PNS) score with an ordinal scale from 0 to 5 and three-dimensional (3D), linear and region of interest (ROI) methods, which are displayed on an absolute scale (from 0 to 100%)...
May 26, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550294/advantages-and-problems-of-nonlinear-methods-applied-to-analyze-physiological-time-signals-human-balance-control-as-an-example
#3
Wolfram Müller, Alexander Jung, Helmut Ahammer
Physiological processes are regulated by nonlinear dynamical systems. Various nonlinear measures have frequently been used for characterizing the complexity of fractal time signals to detect system features that cannot be derived from linear analyses. We analysed human balance dynamics ranging from simple standing to balancing on one foot with closed eyes to study the inherent methodological problems when applying fractal dimension analysis to real-world signals. Higuchi dimension was used as an example. Choice of measurement and analysis parameters has a distinct influence on the computed dimension...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550025/mineralocorticoid-receptor-null-mice-informing-cell-type-specific-roles
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Timothy James Cole, Morag Young
The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) mediates the actions of two important adrenal corticosteroid hormones, aldosterone and cortisol. The cell signalling roles of the MR in vivo have expanded enormously since the cloning of human MR gene 30 years ago and the first MR gene knockout in mice nearly 20 years ago. Complete ablation of the MR revealed important roles postnatally for regulation of kidney epithelial functions, with MR-null mice dying 1-2 weeks postnatally from renal salt wasting and hyperkalaemia, with elevated plasma renin and aldosterone...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549901/degradation-of-proteoglycan-4-lubricin-by-cathepsin-s-potential-mechanism-for-diminished-ocular-surface-lubrication-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Suresh C Regmi, Michael L Samsom, Miriam Heynen, Gregory D Jay, Benjamin D Sullivan, Sruthi Srinivasan, Barbara Caffery, Lyndon Jones, Tannin A Schmidt
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease affecting the lacrimal and salivary glands with hallmark clinical symptoms of dry eye and dry mouth. Recently, markedly increased cathepsin S (CTSS) activity has been observed in the tears of SS patients. Proteoglycan 4 (PRG4), also known as lubricin, is an effective boundary lubricant that is naturally present on the ocular surface. While PRG4 is susceptible to proteolytic digestion, the potential effect of CTSS on PRG4 remains unknown. The objective of this study was to assess the ability of CTSS to enzymatically degrade purified PRG4, and PRG4 naturally present in human tears, and alter ocular surface boundary lubricating properties...
May 23, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549900/four-decades-of-ocular-renin-angiotensin-and-kallikrein-kinin-systems-1977-2017
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Rajko Igić
This review offers a contemporary history of the renin-angiotensin (RAS) and kallikrein-kinin (KKS) systems with emphasis on how these complex systems affect the eye. It describes the types of communication (cross-talk) between the two systems and evaluates their potential role in the development of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and uveitis. In addition to detailing the important physiological actions of components of the RAS and KKS, possibilities are suggested for new therapeutic avenues in the treatment of common ocular diseases...
May 23, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549881/health-problems-and-disinfectant-product-exposure-among-staff-at-a-large-multispecialty-hospital
#7
Megan L Casey, Brie Hawley, Nicole Edwards, Jean M Cox-Ganser, Kristin J Cummings
BACKGROUND: Hospital staff expressed health concerns after a surface disinfectant product containing hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, and acetic acid was introduced. We sought to determine if this product posed a health hazard. METHODS: An interviewer-administered questionnaire on work and health characteristics was completed by 163 current staff. Symptoms that improved away from work were considered work-related. Forty-nine air samples were taken for hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, and acetic acid...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549849/optimizing-glaucoma-screening-in-high-risk-population-design-and-1-year-findings-of-the-screening-to-prevent-stop-glaucoma-study
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Di Zhao, Eliseo Guallar, Prateek Gajwani, Bonnielin Swenor, John Crews, Jinan Saaddine, Lucy Mudie, Varshini Varadaraj, David S Friedman
PURPOSE: To develop, implement, and evaluate replicable community-based screening intervention designed to improve glaucoma and other eye disease detection and follow-up care in high-risk populations in the United States. We present the design of the study and describe the findings of the first year of the program. DESIGN: Prospective study to evaluate screening and follow-up. METHODS: This is an ongoing study to develop an eye screening program using trained personnel to identify individuals with ophthalmic needs, focusing on African Americans ≥50 years of age at multiple inner-city community sites in Baltimore, MD...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549848/relationship-between-visual-acuity-and-retinal-thickness-during-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-for-retinal-diseases
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William C Ou, David M Brown, John F Payne, Charles C Wykoff
PURPOSE: Investigate the relationship between best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and central retinal thickness (CRT) in eyes receiving ranibizumab for three common retinal diseases. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of clinical trial data METHODS: Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study BCVA and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography measured CRT of 387 eyes of 345 patients enrolled in six prospective clinical trials for management of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) were evaluated by Pearson correlation and linear regression...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549845/tomographic-analysis-of-anterior-posterior-and-total-corneal-refractive-power-changes-after-femtosecond-laser-assisted-keratotomy
#10
Franziska Löffler, Myriam Böhm, Michael Herzog, Kerstin Petermann, Thomas Kohnen
PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of penetrating femtosecond laser-assisted keratotomy (pFLAK) during laser lens surgery on anterior, posterior corneal astigmatism and total corneal refractive power (TCRP) astigmatism (CAant, CApost, CATCRP) measured with Scheimpflug tomography. DESIGN: Prospective, interventional case series. METHODS: This institutional study included 27 eyes of 23 patients (65 ± 8 years) with low to moderate CATCRP determined with Scheimpflug tomography (Pentacam HR) after penetrating femtosecond laser-assisted keratotomy (pFLAK) and laser lens surgery...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549842/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-corneal-disease
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Neeru A Vallabh, Vito Romano, Colin E Willoughby
The cornea is the anterior transparent surface and the main refracting structure of the eye. Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are implicated in the pathogenesis of inherited (e.g. Kearns Sayre Syndrome) and acquired corneal diseases (e.g. keratoconus and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy). Both antioxidants and reactive oxygen species are found in the healthy cornea. There is increasing evidence of imbalance in the oxidative balance and mitochondrial function in the cornea in disease states...
May 23, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549649/prolonged-deficits-of-associative-motor-learning-in-cynomolgus-monkeys-after-long-term-administration-of-phencyclidine
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Bing Wu, Xu-Dong Zhao, Hui-Min Zhang, Xuan Li, Guang-Yan Wu, Ying-Shan Yang, Chao-Yang Tian, Jian-Feng Sui
Phencyclidine (PCP) is a potent drug of abuse that induces sustained schizophrenia-like symptoms in humans by blocking neurotransmission at N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate receptors. Alterations in NMDA receptor function have been linked to numerous behavioral deficits and cognitive dysfunction. Classical eye-blink conditioning (EBC), including delay (dEBC) and trace (tEBC) pafadigms, provides an effective means to study the neurobiology of associative motor learning in rodents, mammals and primates...
May 23, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549518/ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-change-detected-by-optical-coherence-tomography-indicates-progression-in-advanced-glaucoma
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Joong Won Shin, Kyung Rim Sung, Gary C Lee, Mary K Durbin, Daniel Cheng
PURPOSE: To examine the performance of Guided Progression Analysis (GPA; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA) in spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) in detecting progressive thinning of ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) in glaucoma. DESIGN: Longitudinal, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 196 eyes of 123 primary open-angle glaucoma patients (mean follow-up, 5.0 years). METHODS: Macular GCIPL and peripapillary RNFL thicknesses were measured by Cirrus HD-OCT (Zeiss, Dublin, CA), and progressive GCIPL and RNFL thinning were assessed by GPA...
May 23, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549516/visual-acuity-change-over-12-months-in-the-prospective-progression-of-atrophy-secondary-to-stargardt-disease-progstar-study-progstar-report-number-6
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Xiangrong Kong, Rupert W Strauss, Artur V Cideciyan, Michel Michaelides, José-Alain Sahel, Beatriz Munoz, Mohamed Ahmed, Ann M Ervin, Sheila K West, Janet K Cheetham, Hendrik P N Scholl
PURPOSE: To estimate the yearly rate of change of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and the risk of loss 1 line or more over 1 year and to identify risk factors for BCVA loss in patients with Stargardt disease (STGD1). DESIGN: Multicenter, prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred fifty-nine patients (489 eyes) with molecularly confirmed STGD1 enrolled at 9 centers in the United States and Europe. METHODS: Participants were followed up every 6 months, and data at the baseline and 6- and 12-month visits were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549352/eye-abduction-reduces-but-does-not-eliminate-competition-in-the-oculomotor-system
#15
Paul J Boon, Jan Theeuwes, Artem V Belopolsky
Although it is well established that there is a tight coupling between covert attention and the eye movement system there is an ongoing controversy whether this relationship is functional. Previous studies demonstrated that disrupting the ability to execute an eye movement interferes with the allocation of covert attention. One technique that prevents the execution of an eye movement involves the abduction of the eye in the orbit while presenting the stimuli outside of the effective oculomotor range (Craighero, Nascimben, & Fadiga, 2004)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549308/climate-and-the-eye-case-crossover-analysis-of-retinal-detachment-after-exposure-to-ambient-heat
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Nathalie Auger, Marc-André Rhéaume, Marianne Bilodeau-Bertrand, Tina Tang, Tom Kosatsky
BACKGROUND: Retinal detachment is an important cause of visual loss, but the association with outdoor heat exposure has not been studied. Our objective was to determine the relationship between acute exposure to high outdoor temperature and risk of retinal detachment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed 14,302 individuals with inpatient procedures for retinal detachment from April through September between 2006 and 2013 in the province of Quebec, Canada. Using a time-stratified case-crossover study design, we examined the association of retinal detachment with outdoor summer temperature the preceding week...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549092/the-effect-of-spectacle-lenses-containing-peripheral-defocus-on-refractive-error-and-horizontal-eye-shape-in-the-guinea-pig
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Hannah E Bowrey, Guang Zeng, Dennis Y Tse, Amelia J Leotta, Yi Wu, Chi-Ho To, Christine F Wildsoet, Sally A McFadden
Purpose: It has been proposed that the peripheral retina, responding to local optical defocus, contributes to myopia and associated altered eye growth in humans. To test this hypothesis, we measured the changes in central (on-axis) and peripheral ocular dimensions in guinea pigs wearing a concentric bifocal spectacle lens design with power restricted to the periphery. Methods: Five groups of guinea pigs (n = 83) wore either a unifocal (UF) spectacle lens (-4, 0, or +4 Diopters [D]), or a peripheral defocus (PF) spectacle lens that had a plano center (diameter of 5 mm) with either -4 or +4 D in the surround (-4/0 or +4/0 D)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549091/regional-retinal-ganglion-cell-axon-loss-in-a-murine-glaucoma-model
#18
Julie A Schaub, Elizabeth C Kimball, Matthew R Steinhart, Cathy Nguyen, Mary E Pease, Ericka N Oglesby, Joan L Jefferys, Harry A Quigley
Purpose: To determine if retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axon loss in experimental mouse glaucoma is uniform in the optic nerve. Methods: Experimental glaucoma was induced for 6 weeks with a microbead injection model in CD1 (n = 78) and C57BL/6 (B6, n = 68) mice. From epoxy-embedded sections of optic nerve 1 to 2 mm posterior to the globe, total nerve area and regional axon density (axons/1600 μm2) were measured in superior, inferior, nasal, and temporal zones. Results: Control eyes of CD1 mice have higher axon density and more total RGCs than control B6 mice eyes...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549089/development-of-a-sustained-release-voriconazole-containing-thermogel-for-subconjunctival-injection-in-horses
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Rosemary S Cuming, Eva M Abarca, Sue Duran, Anne A Wooldridge, Allison J Stewart, William Ravis, R Jayachandra Babu, Yuh-Jing Lin, Terri Hathcock
Purpose: To determine in vitro release profiles, transcorneal permeation, and ocular injection characteristics of a voriconazole-containing thermogel suitable for injection into the subconjunctival space (SCS). Methods: In vitro release rate of voriconazole (0.3% and 1.5%) from poly (DL-lactide-co-glycolide-b-ethylene glycol-b-DL-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA-PEG-PLGA) thermogel was determined for 28 days. A Franz cell diffusion chamber was used to evaluate equine transcorneal and transscleral permeation of voriconazole (1...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549088/quantitative-association-between-peripapillary-bruch-s-membrane-shape-and-intracranial-pressure
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Amulya Gampa, Gautam Vangipuram, Zainab Shirazi, Heather E Moss
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a quantitative relationship between chronic intracranial pressure (ICP) and peripapillary Bruch's membrane (pp-BM) shape and to determine whether change in pp-BM shape can be detected within 1 hour after ICP lowering by lumbar puncture (LP). Methods: In this study, 30° nasal-temporal optical coherence tomography B-scans were obtained within 1 hour before and after LP in 39 eyes from 20 patients (age = 23-86 years, 75% female, ICP [opening pressure] = 10-55 cm H2O)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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