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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333890/the-association-between-clinical-features-seen-on-fundus-photographs-and-glaucomatous-damage-detected-on-visual-fields-and-optical-coherence-tomography-scans
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Paula A Alhadeff, Carlos G De Moraes, Monica Chen, Ali S Raza, Robert Ritch, Donald C Hood
PURPOSE: To classify the appearance of the optic disc seen on fundus photographs of healthy subjects and patients with or suspected glaucoma whose diagnosis was based upon visual fields (VFs) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (sdOCT) results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One eye of 100 patients with or suspected glaucoma and 62 healthy subjects were prospectively tested with 24-2 and 10-2 VF and macular and disc sdOCT cube scans. All eyes with or suspected glaucoma had a 24-2 mean deviation better than -6...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319525/crowdsourcing-to-evaluate-fundus-photographs-for-the-presence-of-glaucoma
#2
Xueyang Wang, Lucy I Mudie, Mani Baskaran, Ching-Yu Cheng, Wallace L Alward, David S Friedman, Christopher J Brady
PURPOSE: To assess the accuracy of crowdsourcing for grading optic nerve images for glaucoma using Amazon Mechanical Turk before and after training modules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Images (n=60) from 2 large population studies were graded for glaucoma status and vertical cup-to-disc ratio (VCDR). In the baseline trial, users on Amazon Mechanical Turk (Turkers) graded fundus photos for glaucoma and VCDR after reviewing annotated example images. In 2 additional trials, Turkers viewed a 26-slide PowerPoint training or a 10-minute video training and passed a quiz before being permitted to grade the same 60 images...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316949/evaluation-of-the-role-of-probiotics-in-endodontic-treatment-a-preliminary-study
#3
Aarti Bohora, Sharad Kokate
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The principal goal of endodontics is the prevention of periapical infection. Acute and chronic apical periodontitis occur due to the persistence of pathogenic microorganisms such as Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans harboring the root canal systems of the teeth. The concept of the use of probiotics in addressing endodontic disease is new and has not been studied adequately. On the basis of the success of probiotics in periodontal treatment, this preliminary work was performed (a) to evaluate the antibacterial efficacy of probiotics against common endodontic pathogens, i...
January 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300644/the-connective-tissue-phenotype-of-glaucomatous-cupping-in-the-monkey-eye-clinical-and-research-implications
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REVIEW
Hongli Yang, Juan Reynaud, Howard Lockwood, Galen Williams, Christy Hardin, Luke Reyes, Cheri Stowell, Stuart K Gardiner, Claude F Burgoyne
In a series of previous publications we have proposed a framework for conceptualizing the optic nerve head (ONH) as a biomechanical structure. That framework proposes important roles for intraocular pressure (IOP), IOP-related stress and strain, cerebrospinal fluid pressure (CSFp), systemic and ocular determinants of blood flow, inflammation, auto-immunity, genetics, and other non-IOP related risk factors in the physiology of ONH aging and the pathophysiology of glaucomatous damage to the ONH. The present report summarizes 20 years of technique development and study results pertinent to the characterization of ONH connective tissue deformation and remodeling in the unilateral monkey experimental glaucoma (EG) model...
March 12, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299007/correlation-between-visual-field-index-and-other-functional-and-structural-measures-in-glaucoma-patients-and-suspects
#5
Natalia A Iutaka, Rubens A Grochowski, Niro Kasahara
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between visual field index (VFI) and both structural and functional measures of the optic disc in primary open angle glaucoma patients and suspects. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 162 glaucoma patients and suspects underwent standard automated perimetry (SAP), retinography, and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) measurement. The optic disc was stratified according to the vertical cup/disc ratio (C/D) and sorted by the disc damage likelihood scale (DDLS)...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269003/segmentation-of-optic-disc-and-optic-cup-in-retinal-fundus-images-using-shape-regression
#6
Suman Sedai, Pallab K Roy, Dwarikanath Mahapatra, Rahil Garnavi
Glaucoma is one of the leading cause of blindness. The manual examination of optic cup and disc is a standard procedure used for detecting glaucoma. This paper presents a fully automatic regression based method which accurately segments optic cup and disc in retinal colour fundus image. First, we roughly segment optic disc using circular hough transform. The approximated optic disc is then used to compute the initial optic disc and cup shapes. We propose a robust and efficient cascaded shape regression method which iteratively learns the final shape of the optic cup and disc from a given initial shape...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266026/optimizing-cell-free-protein-expression-in-cho-assessing-small-molecule-mass-transfer-effects-in-various-reactor-configurations
#7
Chariz Peñalber-Johnstone, Xudong Ge, Kevin Tran, Nicholas Selock, Neha Sardesai, Chandrasekhar Gurramkonda, Manohar Pilli, Michael Tolosa, Leah Tolosa, Yordan Kostov, Douglas D Frey, Govind Rao
Cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) is an ideal platform for rapid and convenient protein production. However, bioreactor design remains a critical consideration in optimizing protein expression. Using turbo green fluorescent protein (tGFP) as a model, we tracked small molecule components in a Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) CFPS system to optimize protein production. Here, three bioreactors in continuous-exchange cell-free (CECF) format were characterized. A GFP optical sensor was built to monitor the product in real-time...
March 7, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250050/a-novel-mouse-model-of-anterior-segment-dysgenesis-asd-conditional-deletion-of-tsc1-disrupts-ciliary-body-and-iris-development
#8
Anna-Carin Hägglund, Iwan Jones, Leif Carlsson
Development of the cornea, lens, ciliary body and iris within the anterior segment of the eye involves coordinated interaction between cells originating from the ciliary margin of the optic cup, the overlying periocular mesenchyme and the lens epithelium. Anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of developmental syndromes that affect these anterior segment tissues. ASD conditions arise as a result of dominantly inherited genetic mutations and result in both ocular-specific and systemic forms of dysgenesis that are best exemplified by aniridia and Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227213/segmentation-of-optic-disc-and-optic-cup-in-retinal-fundus-images-using-shape-regression
#9
Suman Sedai, Pallab K Roy, Dwarikanath Mahapatra, Rahil Garnavi, Suman Sedai, Pallab K Roy, Dwarikanath Mahapatra, Rahil Garnavi, Suman Sedai, Pallab K Roy, Rahil Garnavi, Dwarikanath Mahapatra
Glaucoma is one of the leading cause of blindness. The manual examination of optic cup and disc is a standard procedure used for detecting glaucoma. This paper presents a fully automatic regression based method which accurately segments optic cup and disc in retinal colour fundus image. First, we roughly segment optic disc using circular hough transform. The approximated optic disc is then used to compute the initial optic disc and cup shapes. We propose a robust and efficient cascaded shape regression method which iteratively learns the final shape of the optic cup and disc from a given initial shape...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178303/differentiation-of-glaucomatous-optic-discs-with-different-appearances-using-optic-disc-topography-parameters-the-glaucoma-stereo-analysis-study
#10
Masaki Tanito, Koji Nitta, Maki Katai, Yasushi Kitaoka, Yu Yokoyama, Kazuko Omodaka, Toru Nakazawa
The Glaucoma Stereo Analysis Study (GSAS) is a multicenter collaborative study of the characteristics of glaucomatous optic disc morphology using a stereo fundus camera. Using GSAS dataset, the formulas for predicting different glaucomatous optic disc appearances were established. The GSAS dataset containing three-dimensionally-analyzed optic disc topographic parameters from 187 eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma was assessed with discrimination analyses to obtain formulas predictive of glaucomatous optic disc appearances: focal ischemic (FI); generalized enlargement (GE), myopic glaucomatous (MY), and senile sclerotic (SS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176628/diabetes-type-4-a-paradigm-shift-in-the-understanding-of-glaucoma-the-brain-specific-diabetes-and-the-candidature-of-insulin-as-a-therapeutic-agent
#11
M A Faiq, T Dada
The present analytical anecdote aims at construing the probable mechanism and ensuing applications of the "Brain Diabetes Hypothesis of Glaucoma" proposed by our research group in early 2014. Here we go a step further to look into many important mechanisms that serve to bridge conceptual gaps to fill up the mosaic of a picture revealing that glaucoma indeed is brain specific diabetes and more appropriately "Diabetes Type 4". Based on this conceptual substance, we weave a novel idea of insulin being a potential remedy for glaucoma...
February 6, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171867/analysis-of-the-interleukin-6-174-locus-polymorphism-and-serum-il-6-levels-with-the-severity-of-normal-tension-glaucoma
#12
Ching-Yu Wang, Chiao-Ying Liang, Shih-Chao Feng, Keng-Hung Lin, Hsin-Nung Lee, Ying-Cheng Shen, Li-Chen Wei, Chia-Jen Chang, Min-Yen Hsu, Yi-Yin Yang, Chun-Hung Chiu, Chun-Yuan Wang
PURPOSE: In normal tension glaucoma (NTG), factors other than elevated intraocular pressure are likely to have a role in the pathogenesis of optic neuropathy. Recent studies of glaucoma or retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) reveal that the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) is linked to the pathogenesis of glaucoma and may regulate RGC survival or death. The IL-6 (-174) G allele has also been shown to increase the IL-6 protein. We hypothesized that the IL-6 (-174) polymorphism may be a predisposing genetic factor affecting the severity of glaucoma...
February 8, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151748/applications-of-antisense-oligonucleotides-for-the-treatment-of-inherited-retinal-diseases
#13
Rob W J Collin, Alejandro Garanto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the last years, antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) have gained attention as a therapeutic tool for the treatment of ocular diseases such as cytomegalovirus retinitis, keratitis-induced corneal neovascularization, and inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). In this review, we summarize the recent key findings, and describe the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead to translate AON-based therapies to the clinic, in particular for IRDs. RECENT FINDINGS: The efficacy of AONs to restore splice defects and cellular phenotypes associated with a common mutation in CEP290 was demonstrated in patient-derived optic cups and in a transgenic mouse model, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122126/neuroprotection-for-treatment-of-glaucoma-in-adults
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REVIEW
Dayse F Sena, Kristina Lindsley
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a heterogeneous group of conditions involving progressive damage to the optic nerve, deterioration of retinal ganglion cells, and ultimately visual field loss. It is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. Open angle glaucoma (OAG), the most common form of glaucoma, is a chronic condition that may or may not present with increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Neuroprotection for glaucoma refers to any intervention intended to prevent optic nerve damage or cell death...
January 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108399/fine-structure-of-the-anterior-median-eyes-of-the-funnel-web-spider-agelena-labyrinthica-araneae-agelenidae
#15
Wolfgang-D Schröer
Only few electron microscopic studies exist on the structure of the main eyes (anterior median eyes, AME) of web spiders. The present paper provides details on the anatomy of the AME in the funnel-web spider Agelena labyrinthica. The retina consists of two separate regions with differently arranged photoreceptor cells. Its central part has sensory cells with rhabdomeres on 2, 3, or 4 sides, whereas those of the ventral retina have only two rhabdomeres on opposite sides. In addition, the rhabdomeres of the ventral retina are arranged in a specific way: Whereas in the most ventral part they form long tangential rows, those towards the center are detached and are arranged radially...
February 10, 2017: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108378/the-pressure-induced-deformation-response-of-the-human-lamina-cribrosa-analysis-of-regional-variations
#16
Dan E Midgett, Mary E Pease, Joan L Jefferys, Mohak Patel, Christian Franck, Harry A Quigley, Thao D Nguyen
The objective of this study was to measure the pressure-induced deformation response of the human lamina cribrosa (LC) and analyze for variations with age and anatomical region. The posterior scleral cup of 8 eyes from 6 human donors was mounted onto a custom inflation chamber. A laser-scanning microscope was used for second harmonic generation (SHG) imaging of the collagen structure in the posterior volume of the LC at pressures from 5mmHg to 45mmHg. The SHG volumes were analyzed by the Fast-Fourier Iterative Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) algorithm for the three dimensional (3D) displacement field...
January 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095089/comparative-data-on-sd-oct-for-the-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-and-retinal-macular-thickness-in-a-large-cohort-with-marfan-syndrome
#17
WanWan Xu, Sudhi P Kurup, Amani A Fawzi, Mary K Durbin, Irene H Maumenee, Marilyn B Mets
PURPOSE: To report the distribution of macular and optic nerve topography in the eyes of individuals with Marfan syndrome aged 8-56 years using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: Thirty-three patients with Marfan syndrome underwent a full eye examination including slit-lamp biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, and axial length measurement; and SD-OCT measurements of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular thickness. RESULTS: For patients between the ages of 8 and 12 years, the average RNFL thickness is 98 ± 9 μm, the vertical cup to disc (C:D) ratio is 0...
January 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076574/macular-hemorrhage-after-roller-coaster-riding-in-a-single-eyed-patient-with-congenital-glaucoma
#18
Dilek Guven, Zeynep Acar, Mehmet Demir, Yekta Sendul, Atilla Gokce Demir, Erdem Ergen
A 21-year-old female presented with a 4-day history of decreased vision in her only functional eye (right eye, OD). She had a history of multiple ocular surgeries in both eyes because of congenital glaucoma and had lost light perception in her left eye several years prior. Ophthalmological examination revealed 0.15 Snellen visual acuity, and fundoscopy revealed nearly total cupping and pallor of the optic disc and multiple retinal hemorrhagic foci in the macula in OD. Lesions spontaneously resolved over a few months...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073927/new-insights-into-the-genetics-of-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-based-on-meta-analyses-of-intraocular-pressure-and-optic-disc-characteristics
#19
Henriët Springelkamp, Adriana I Iglesias, Aniket Mishra, René Höhn, Robert Wojciechowski, Anthony P Khawaja, Abhishek Nag, Ya Xing Wang, Jie Jin Wang, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, Jane Gibson, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Eranga N Vithana, Puya Gharahkhani, Thibaud Boutin, Wishal D Ramdas, Tanja Zeller, Robert N Luben, Ekaterina Yonova-Doing, Ananth C Viswanathan, Seyhan Yazar, Angela J Cree, Jonathan L Haines, Jia Yu Koh, Emmanuelle Souzeau, James F Wilson, Najaf Amin, Christian Müller, Cristina Venturini, Lisa S Kearns, Jae Hee Kang, Neighborhood Consortium, Yih Chung Tham, Tiger Zhou, Elisabeth M van Leeuwen, Stefan Nickels, Paul Sanfilippo, Jiemin Liao, Herma van der Linde, Wanting Zhao, Leonieke M E van Koolwijk, Li Zheng, Fernando Rivadeneira, Mani Baskaran, Sven J van der Lee, Shamira Perera, Paulus T V M de Jong, Ben A Oostra, André G Uitterlinden, Qiao Fan, Albert Hofman, E- Shyong Tai, Johannes R Vingerling, Xueling Sim, Roger C W Wolfs, Yik Ying Teo, Hans G Lemij, Chiea Chuen Khor, Rob Willemsen, Karl J Lackner, Tin Aung, Nomdo M Jansonius, Grant Montgomery, Philipp S Wild, Terri L Young, Kathryn P Burdon, Pirro G Hysi, Louis R Pasquale, Tien Yin Wong, Caroline C W Klaver, Alex W Hewitt, Jost B Jonas, Paul Mitchell, Andrew J Lotery, Paul J Foster, Veronique Vitart, Norbert Pfeiffer, Jamie E Craig, David A Mackey, Christopher J Hammond, Janey L Wiggs, Ching-Yu Cheng, Cornelia M van Duijn, Stuart MacGregor
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), the most common optic neuropathy, is a heritable disease. Siblings of POAG cases have a ten-fold increase risk of developing the disease. Intraocular pressure (IOP) and optic nerve head characteristics are used clinically to predict POAG risk. We conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis of IOP and optic disc parameters and validated our findings in multiple sets of POAG cases and controls. Using imputation to the 1000 genomes (1000G) reference set, we identified 9 new genomic regions associated with vertical cup disc ratio (VCDR) and 1 new region associated with IOP...
January 10, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073365/neurophthalmological-conditions-mimicking-glaucomatous-optic-neuropathy-analysis-of-the-most-common-causes-of-misdiagnosis
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Diego Torres Dias, Michele Ushida, Roberto Battistella, Syril Dorairaj, Tiago Santos Prata
BACKGROUND: To analyze the most common neurophthalmological conditions that may mimic glaucomatous optic neuropathy and to determine which most often lead to misdiagnosis when evaluated by a glaucoma specialist. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of consecutive patients with optic neuropathies caused by neurophthalmological conditions screened in a single Eye Clinic within a period of 24 months. Within these enrolled patients, we selected the eyes whose fundoscopic appearance could resemble glaucoma based in pre-defined criteria (vertical cup-to-disc ratio ≥0...
January 10, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
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