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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629927/quick-freeze-deep-etch-electron-microscopy-visualization-of-the-mouse-posterior-pole
#1
Ebraheim N Ismail, Jeffrey W Ruberti, Goldis Malek
The mouse is one of the most commonly used mammalian systems to study human diseases. In particular it has been an invaluable tool to model a multitude of ocular pathologies affecting the posterior pole. The aim of this study was to create a comprehensive map of the ultrastructure of the mouse posterior pole using the quick-freeze/deep-etch method (QFDE). QFDE can produce detailed three-dimensional images of tissue structure and macromolecular moieties, without many of the artifacts introduced by structure-altering post-processing methods necessary to perform conventional transmission electron microscopy (cTEM)...
June 16, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614137/swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-rickettsial-retinitis
#2
Rim Kahloun, Bechir Jelliti, Imen Ksiaa, Hager Ben Amor, Sonia Zaouali, Marco Lupidi, Salim Ben Yahia, Moncef Khairallah
PURPOSE: To report optical coherence tomography angiography findings in a patient with rickettsial retinitis. METHODS: A 29-year-old man complaining of acute blurring vision in the right eye associated with Rickettsia conorii infection underwent a comprehensive ocular examination, fluorescein angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography. RESULTS: Funduscopy showed two large areas of retinitis in the inferior macula along the distribution of the inferotemporal artery with associated retinal hemorrhages, retinal edema, and serous retinal detachment...
June 13, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613359/octa-imaging-of-choroidal-neovascular-membrane-secondary-to-toxoplasma-retinochoroiditis
#3
Fatih Mehmet Türkcü, Alparslan Şahin, Harun Yüksel, Muhammed Şahin, Ümit Karaalp
Two patients (a 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman) who had choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) secondary to inactive toxoplasma retinochoroiditis scarring were evaluated. Multimodal imaging including fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and OCT angiography (OCTA) was used. CNVM secondary to inactive toxoplasma retinochoroiditis scarring was detected. Representative images of CNVM were demonstrated in the outer retinal layer and choriocapillary layer on OCTA. OCTA, a relatively new technique, is useful in the diagnosis of the CNVMs secondary to retinochoroiditis...
June 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579550/the-application-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-retinal-diseases
#4
REVIEW
Kumar Sambhav, Sandeep Grover, K V Chalam
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a new, non-invasive imaging technique that generates real time volumetric data of chorioretinal vasculature and its flow pattern. With the advent of high-speed optical coherence tomography, established en-face chorioretinal segmentation, and efficient algorithms, OCTA generate images that resembles an angiogram. The principle of OCTA involves determining the change in backscattering between consecutive B-scans and then attributing the differences to the flow of erythrocytes through retinal blood vessels...
June 1, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574436/qualitative-and-quantitative-assessment-of-vascular-changes-in-diabetic-macular-edema-after-dexamethasone-implant-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#5
Lisa Toto, Rossella D'Aloisio, Marta Di Nicola, Giuseppe Di Martino, Silvio Di Staso, Marco Ciancaglini, Daniele Tognetto, Leonardo Mastropasqua
The aim of this study was to investigate retinal and choriocapillaris vessel changes in diabetic macular edema (DME) after the intravitreal dexamethasone implant (IDI) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Moreover, a comparison between morphological and functional parameters of DME and healthy patients was performed. Twenty-five eyes of 25 type 2 diabetic retinopathy patients complicated by macular edema (DME group) and 25 healthy subjects (control group) were enrolled. Superficial capillary plexus density (SCPD) and deep capillary plexus density (DCPD) in the foveal and parafoveal areas, choricapillary density (CCD) and optic disc vessel density (ODVD) were detected using OCTA at baseline and after 7, 30, 60, 90 and 120 days post injection...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570624/macular-bruch-s-membrane-defect-and-dome-shaped-macula-in-high-myopia
#6
Yuxin Fang, Jost B Jonas, Tae Yokoi, Kejia Cao, Kosei Shinohara, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
PURPOSE: To examine an association between macular Bruch's membrane defects (MBMD) and a dome-shaped appearance of the macula (DSM). DESIGN: Retrospective, observational case series study. METHODS: The study included highly myopic individuals who were consecutively examined between May 2014 and December 2015. The patients underwent swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) for visualization of DSM and MBMDs defined as Bruch´s membrane defects located at a distance of maximal 1500 μm from the foveola...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560051/choroidal-vascular-analysis-in-myopic-eyes-evidence-of-foveal-medium-vessel-layer-thinning
#7
Rayan A Alshareef, Mohammed K Khuthaila, Manideepak Januwada, Abhilash Goud, Daniela Ferrara, Jay Chhablani
PURPOSE: To analyse morphologic features of the choroid in Non-pathological myopic eyes using spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of enhanced depth SD-OCT images of Non-pathological myopic eyes in comparison with age-matched healthy controls was performed. Choroidal thickness (CT) and large choroidal vessel thickness (LCVT) were measured at the fovea, 750 µm nasally from fovea (N(750)) and 750 µm temporally (T(750)) from fovea...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559567/functional-end-arterial-circulation-of-the-choroid-assessed-by-using-fat-embolism-and-electric-circuit-simulation
#8
Ji Eun Lee, Ki Su Ahn, Keun Heung Park, Kang Yeun Pak, Hak Jin Kim, Ik Soo Byon, Sung Who Park
The discrepancy in the choroidal circulation between anatomy and function has remained unsolved for several decades. Postmortem cast studies revealed extensive anastomotic channels, but angiographic studies indicated end-arterial circulation. We carried out experimental fat embolism in cats and electric circuit simulation. Perfusion defects were observed in two categories. In the scatter perfusion defects suggesting an embolism at the terminal arterioles, fluorescein dye filled the non-perfused lobule slowly from the adjacent perfused lobule...
May 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535994/diabetic-choroidopathy
#9
Gerard A Lutty
Early histopathological studies of diabetic choroids demonstrated loss of choriocapillaris (CC), tortuous blood vessels, microaneurysms, drusenoid deposits on Bruchs membrane, and choroidal neovascularization. The preponderance of histopathological changes were at and beyond equator. Studies from my lab suggest that diabetic choroidopathy is an inflammatory disease in that leukocyte adhesion molecules are elevated in the choroidal vasculature and polymorphonuclear neutrophils are often associated with sites of vascular loss...
May 20, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514814/-possibilities-and-limitations-of-oct-angiography-in-patients-with-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#10
B Cakir, M Reich, S J Lang, A Bühler, A Stahl, D Böhringer, H Agostini, C Lange
Purpose Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a commonly acquired maculopathy characterized by the accumulation of subretinal fluid at the posterior pole. This study aims to analyze optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) findings in patients with acute and chronic CSC and to compare them to conventional imaging methods. Methods A series of 43 consecutive eyes of 29 patients diagnosed with CSC and 18 eyes of 9 healthy control subjects were included in this retrospective study. The OCTA images were assessed and compared to conventional fluorescence (FAG) and indocyanine green angiography (ICG)...
May 17, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492430/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-endogenous-candida-endophthalmitis-and-their-clinical-relevance
#11
Alessandro Invernizzi, Richard Symes, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Mariano Cozzi, Matteo Cereda, Giovanni Fogliato, Giovanni Staurenghi, Luca Cimino, Peter McCluskey
PURPOSE: To describe vitreal, retinal, and choroidal features of eyes affected by Endogenous candida endophthalmitis (ECE) analyzed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and to evaluate their clinical impact. METHODS: Medical records and SD-OCT images from eyes diagnosed with ECE at four retina and uveitis tertiary referral centers were retrospectively evaluated. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography images were analyzed to evaluate the structural changes occurring in the vitreous, the retina, and the choroid in areas involved by ECE...
May 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489693/dysfunctional-autonomic-regulation-of-the-choroid-in-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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C Nathaniel Roybal, Elisabeth Sledz, Yasser Elshatory, Li Zhang, David R P Almeida, Eric K Chin, Brice Critser, Michael D Abramoff, Stephen R Russell
PURPOSE: To study the effect of changing perfusion pressures on retinal and choroidal structure in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: This prospective observational case series included seven healthy volunteers (14 eyes) and seven patients (14 eyes) with CSC. Each patient underwent spectral domain optical coherence tomography with enhanced depth imaging in the upright (sitting) and supine positions. Image segmentation focused on central macular thickness, subretinal fluid, total macular volume, choroidal thickness, and choriocapillaris thickness...
May 9, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483697/preparation-and-evaluation-of-human-choroid-extracellular-matrix-scaffolds-for-the-study-of-cell-replacement-strategies
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Kathleen R Chirco, Kristan S Worthington, Miles J Flamme-Wiese, Megan J Riker, Joshua D Andrade, Beatrix M Ueberheide, Edwin M Stone, Budd A Tucker, Robert F Mullins
Endothelial cells (ECs) of the choriocapillaris are one of the first cell types lost during age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and cell replacement therapy is currently a very promising option for patients with advanced AMD. We sought to develop a reliable method for the production of human choroidal extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds, which will allow for the study of choroidal EC (CEC) replacement strategies in an environment that closely resembles the native tissue. Human RPE/choroid tissue was treated sequentially with Triton X-100, SDS, and DNase to remove all native cells...
May 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482029/from-compliment-to-insult-genetics-of-the-complement-system-in-physiology-and-disease-in-the-human-retina
#14
Robert F Mullins, Alasdair N Warwick, Elliott H Sohn, Andrew J Lotery
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of visual impairment that affects the central retina. Genome wide association studies and candidate gene screens have identified members of the complement pathway as contributing to the risk of AMD. In this review, we discuss the complement system, its importance in retinal development and normal physiology, how its dysregulation may contribute to disease, and how it might be targeted to prevent damage to the aging choriocapillaris in AMD.
May 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474838/connective-tissue-growth-factor-promotes-efficient-generation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-choroidal-endothelium
#15
Allison E Songstad, Kristan S Worthington, Kathleen R Chirco, Joseph C Giacalone, S Scott Whitmore, Kristin R Anfinson, Dalyz Ochoa, Cathryn M Cranston, Megan J Riker, Maurine Neiman, Edwin M Stone, Robert F Mullins, Budd A Tucker
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the Western world. Although, the majority of stem cell research to date has focused on production of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and photoreceptor cells for the purpose of evaluating disease pathophysiology and cell replacement, there is strong evidence that the choroidal endothelial cells (CECs) that form the choriocapillaris vessels are the first to be lost in this disease. As such, to accurately evaluate disease pathophysiology and develop an effective treatment, production of patient-specific, stem cell-derived CECs will be required...
June 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474119/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-analysis-of-retinal-vascular-plexuses-and-choriocapillaris-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-without-diabetic-retinopathy
#16
Adriano Carnevali, Riccardo Sacconi, Eleonora Corbelli, Livia Tomasso, Lea Querques, Gianpaolo Zerbini, Vincenzo Scorcia, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
AIMS: To analyze retinal vascular plexuses and choriocapillaris by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) and retinal nerve fiber layer and ganglion cell layer (GCL) by structural optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) without diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: A total of 25 eyes of 25 consecutive T1DM patients without signs of DR were prospectively recruited and compared to 25 healthy subjects (control eyes)...
July 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436087/a-deeper-look-at-torpedo-maculopathy
#17
REVIEW
Casey Hamm, Diana Shechtman, Sherrol Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Torpedo maculopathy is a rare, congenital maculopathy classically diagnosed funduscopically as a 'torpedo-shaped' lesion located temporal to the fovea. This case describes a torpedo maculopathy with non-classic optical coherence tomographic (OCT) findings and collaborative OCT angiographic (OCTA) findings. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a history of longstanding distortion and paracentral scotoma of the right eye. She had a positive family history of age-related macular degeneration...
April 23, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433988/comparison-of-choriocapillaris-flow-measurements-between-two-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-devices
#18
Jost L Lauermann, Peter Heiduschka, Pieter Nelis, Maximilian Treder, Maged Alnawaiseh, Christoph R Clemens, Nicole Eter, Florian Alten
PURPOSE: To evaluate choriocapillaris (CC) perfusion in healthy subjects using 2 different optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) devices. PROCEDURES: Macular OCT-A imaging (36 eyes of 36 subjects) was performed using Optovue AngioVue and Zeiss AngioPlex devices. CC decorrelation signal index was assessed, and CC data were analyzed regarding intra-device variability, inter-device correlation, age, signal strength, and fields of view. RESULTS: The intra-device variability of CC measurements in the 3 × 3 mm2 field was 5...
2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419395/choriocapillaris-changes-imaged-by-oct-angiography-after-half-dose-photodynamic-therapy-for-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#19
Kyoko Fujita, Akiyuki Kawamura, Mitsuko Yuzawa
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the choriocapillaris using optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA) after half-dose verteporfin photodynamic therapy (hd-PDT) for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied six eyes (six patients) with chronic CSC treated by hd-PDT. OCTA was performed before, 1 week after, and 1 month after hd-PDT. The area of flow abnormality at the choriocapillaris level within the PDT spot after hd-PDT was compared with that before hd-PDT...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388703/quantitative-oct-angiography-of-the-retinal-microvasculature-and-the-choriocapillaris-in-myopic-eyes
#20
Mayss Al-Sheikh, Nopasak Phasukkijwatana, Rosa Dolz-Marco, Mansour Rahimi, Nicholas A Iafe, K Bailey Freund, SriniVas R Sadda, David Sarraf
Purpose: To study the retinal capillary microvasculature and the choriocapillaris (CC) in myopic eyes using quantitative optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) analysis. Methods: Macular OCTA images of 3 × 3 mm were obtained using the RTVue-XR Avanti with AngioVue. Quantitative measurements of the retinal capillary microvascular layers and the CC were analyzed using en face projection images. Vessel density and fractal dimension of the superficial and deep retinal capillary plexus, and area and density of flow reduction in the CC were analyzed, quantified, and compared with an age-matched control group...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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