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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729832/the-role-of-microglia-in-retinal-neurodegeneration-alzheimer-s-disease-parkinson-and-glaucoma
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Ana I Ramirez, Rosa de Hoz, Elena Salobrar-Garcia, Juan J Salazar, Blanca Rojas, Daniel Ajoy, Inés López-Cuenca, Pilar Rojas, Alberto Triviño, José M Ramírez
Microglia, the immunocompetent cells of the central nervous system (CNS), act as neuropathology sensors and are neuroprotective under physiological conditions. Microglia react to injury and degeneration with immune-phenotypic and morphological changes, proliferation, migration, and inflammatory cytokine production. An uncontrolled microglial response secondary to sustained CNS damage can put neuronal survival at risk due to excessive inflammation. A neuroinflammatory response is considered among the etiological factors of the major aged-related neurodegenerative diseases of the CNS, and microglial cells are key players in these neurodegenerative lesions...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728861/-vitiligo-occurring-on-dermal-melanocytosis-nevus-of-ota-in-a-dark-skinned-patient
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K-C Ahogo, I-P Gbery, B Vagamon, O-A Ouattara, K-A Kouassi, H-S Kourouma, Y-I Kouassi
BACKGROUND: Nevus of Ota is a rare disease most frequently found in Asians. It presents clinically as a bluish gray hyperpigmentation of one side of the face. Transformation into melanoma and glaucoma are the main risks. The appearance of vitiligo lesions with poliosis within a nevus of Ota is exceptional. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 22-year-old female patient with a nevus of Ota consulted for depigmentation of the eyelashes. Physical examination revealed hyperpigmentation in the right orbitofrontal part of her face, achromic macules and eyelash poliosis...
July 17, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724812/use-of-glycerol-preserved-corneas-for-corneal-transplants
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Neeti Gupta, Prerna Upadhyay
PURPOSE: This study was carried out to see the results of glycerol-preserved cornea (GPC) in emergency situation when fresh corneal tissue was not available. The aim was to study the outcome of corneal transplantation using GPC. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. The medical records of all the patients were reviewed, who underwent keratoplasty using "GPC" during the period from October 2011 to December 2015. The indication of keratoplasty, duration of preservation of the GPC, and its outcome were analyzed...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721823/genetic-risk-factors-for-glaucoma-and-exfoliation-syndrome-identified-by-genome-wide-association-studies
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Yoichi Sakurada, Fumihiko Mabuchi
Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells and optic nerve axons. According to its anatomical features, glaucoma is mainly subdivided into primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) and glaucoma (XFG) are characterized by the accumulation of extracellular materials in ocular tissues, particularly the lens surface and pupillary border. In addition to the two major forms of glaucoma, XFG is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma...
July 18, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711991/one-year-efficacy-of-adjunctive-use-of-ripasudil-a-rho-kinase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-glaucoma-inadequately-controlled-with-maximum-medical-therapy
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Hiroshi Inazaki, Satoshi Kobayashi, Yoko Anzai, Hisayoshi Satoh, Shimpei Sato, Maiko Inoue, Shin Yamane, Kazuaki Kadonosono
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the one-year efficacy, ability to lower intraocular pressure, and tolerability of ripasudil, a rho-kinase inhibitor, in patients with glaucoma inadequately controlled with maximum medical therapy. METHODS: This prospective, non-comparative, interventional case-series study included 39 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma inadequately controlled with maximum medical therapy before treatment with ripasudil. Ripasudil was administered twice per day as adjunctive therapy to ongoing glaucoma treatment...
July 15, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683480/-penetrating-limbokeratoplasty-for-gelatinous-corneal-dystrophy
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Stefan J Lang, Daniel Böhringer, Thomas Reinhard
Background Gelatinous corneal dystrophy is a very rare disease in Europe and North America. Patients suffer from pain, photophobia and loss of vision, usually before the age of 20. Transplantation of limbal stem cells was proposed due to the high rate of recurrence after conventional penetrating keratoplasty. We present the results of penetrating limbokeratoplasty, a combined transplantation of cornea and limbal stem cells, in patients with gelatinous corneal dystrophy. Methods We present a series of 7 consecutive eyes with gelatinous corneal dystrophy, which were treated with penetrating limbokeratoplasty-4 eyes of 3 patients had already undergone multiple conventional corneal transplantations...
July 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676040/congenital-aniridia-with-cataract-case-series
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Jin Da Wang, Jing Shang Zhang, Ying Xiong, Jing Li, Xiao Xia Li, Xue Liu, Jing Zhao, Frank F Tsai, Jhanji Vishal, Qi Sheng You, Yao Huang, Xiu Hua Wan
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates patients with congenital aniridia and cataract who underwent phacoemulsification, capsular tension ring placement, and foldable intraocular lens implantation. METHODS: In this prospective case series, 10 patients (17 eyes) underwent cataract surgery via a 3.2 mm clear corneal incision. A continuous circular capsulorhexis with <6 mm diameter was employed. A capsular tension ring and HOYA yellow foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens was implanted...
July 4, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674857/an-uncommon-case-of-intermittent-pourfour-du-petit-syndrome-associated-with-acute-angle-closure-glaucoma-successfully-treated-by-laser-iridotomy
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Roberta Farci, Pietro Emanuele Napoli, Maurizio Fossarello
PURPOSE: To describe a case of acute angle-closure glaucoma secondary to intermittent mydriasis related to Pourfour du Petit Syndrome caused by tracheal deviation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 70-year-old Caucasian woman visited the Emergency Room of the University Eye Clinic complaining of blurring of vision and difficulty to move superior eyelid in her right eye. Examination revealed reactive mydriasis, and upper lid retraction on the right side. The rest of the ophthalmological examination was normal, and a cranial computed tomography (CT) did not identify any abnormalities...
July 3, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671925/ophthalmic-timolol-hallucinations-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tavish Nanda, Nailyn Rasool, Alison B Callahan, Robert L Stamper, Jeffrey G Odel
PURPOSE: Systemic absorption and central nervous system (CNS) penetration of timolol drops are a well-studied phenomenon, resulting in common side effects such as bradycardia, bronchospasm, fatigue, and confusion. More serious CNS side effects, such as psychosis and depression, however, are rarely attributed to eye drops. We report a case series in which patients developed visual hallucinations secondary to topical ocular timolol use. METHODS: This study is a case series and review of the literature...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670653/modified-descemet-s-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-eyes-with-glaucoma-drainage-devices-and-shallow-anterior-chambers
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Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, Syed Mohammed Naqib, Mayank A Nanavaty
PURPOSE: To present a modified Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) technique to avoid risks of endothelial cell loss related to the presence of a glaucoma tube in cases with shallow anterior chamber. METHOD: A 72-year-old patient with an only eye and corneal decompensation secondary to a Baerveldt tube was referred for keratoplasty. He was pseudophakic and had shallow anterior chamber. His best-corrected visual acuity was counting fingers close to face...
July 3, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666730/risk-factors-for-secondary-glaucoma-in-herpetic-anterior-uveitis
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Lisette Hoeksema, Nomdo M Jansonius, Leonoor I Los
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and secondary glaucoma in herpetic anterior uveitis (AU), due to either herpes simplex or varicella zoster virus, by using the Standardization of Uveitis Nomenclature (SUN) criteria, and to identify risk factors for the development of glaucoma. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational cohort study. METHODS: Patients with herpetic AU presenting themselves between 2001 and 2013 at the ophthalmology department of the University Medical Center Groningen were included...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662941/no-light-perception-outcomes-following-boston-keratoprosthesis-type-1-surgery
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Adam K Muzychuk, Georges M Durr, Julien J Shine, Marie-Claude Robert, Mona Harissi-Dagher
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence rate, principal causes, and clinical course of eyes developing no light perception (NLP) visual acuity (VA) following Boston Keratoprosthesis (B-KPro) type 1 surgery. Secondary objectives include determining the incidence rate, relative risk (RR), and survival probability with respect to NLP acuity among eyes with congenital aniridia. DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series. SUBJECTS: All patients undergoing B-KPro type 1 surgery between Oct...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652979/metastatic-intraocular-hemangiopericytoma-in-a-dog
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Jonathan D Pucket, Rachel A Allbaugh, Mary L Higginbotham, Amy J Rankin, Leandro Teixeira
A 10-year-old Labrador Retriever who had been undergoing therapy for a recurrent hemangiopericytoma of the right flank presented to the Kansas State University Ophthalmology service for evaluation of a painful left eye. Examination revealed secondary glaucoma and irreversible blindness of the affected eye and multifocal chorioretinal lesions in the fellow eye. Therapeutic and diagnostic enucleation of the left eye was performed and histopathologic examination demonstrated the presence of a presumed metastatic spindle cell sarcoma...
2017: Open veterinary journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644235/chandelier-illumination-for-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Toshiki Shimizu, Takahiko Hayashi, Kentaro Yuda, Ayako Tsuchiya, Itaru Oyakawa, Nobuhisa Mizuki, Naoko Kato
PURPOSE: To describe a simple technique that uses posterior chandelier illumination during Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty in cases of severe bullous keratopathy (BK). METHODS: Five eyes of 4 patients with advanced BK undergoing Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty were retrospectively analyzed. The pupil of the host eye was not treated with mydriatic or miotic agents. The chandelier illuminator was inserted transconjunctivally into the vitreous cavity from the pars plana...
June 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643797/deep-sclerectomy-for-uveitic-glaucoma-long-term-outcomes
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K Mercieca, L Steeples, N Anand
PurposeTo report long-term outcomes of deep sclerectomy (DS) in eyes with raised intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma secondary to uveitis.Patients and methodsRetrospective consecutive case series of 43 eyes of 43 patients with uveitic glaucoma. Mitomycin C (MMC) 0.2-0.4 mg/ml was applied sub-conjunctivally prior to scleral flap dissection for 2-3 min in 35 eyes (81%). Combined phacoemulsification and DS was done in 4 cases (9%).ResultsMean follow-up was 68.5±33.5 months. In total, 23 eyes (53.5%) had previous intraocular surgery...
July 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631017/proton-therapy-of-iris-melanoma-with-50%C3%A2-cge-influence-of-target-volume-on-clinical-outcome
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Aline I Riechardt, Bettina Karle, Dino Cordini, Jens Heufelder, Volker Budach, Antonia M Joussen, Johannes Gollrad
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate local tumour control, incidence of radiation-induced glaucoma and associated interventions of sector-based and whole anterior segment proton beam therapy (PBT) for the treatment of iris melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the data of 77 patients with iris melanoma who underwent PBT applied as 50 CGE in four daily fractions. Of the patients, 47 received PBT with a circular-shaped collimator and 30 with a conformal sector-shaped target volume...
June 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614223/trabectome-success-factors
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Constance O Okeke, Eydie Miller-Ellis, Mario Rojas
Our objective is to investigate which factors and patient characteristics are associated with success in Trabectome surgery.A total of 658 phakic cases with at least of 12 months follow-up were included in the analysis. Baseline demographics and medical data were collected. The main outcome measure was intraocular pressure (IOP), glaucoma medication (Rx), and secondary glaucoma surgery if any. Success was defined as IOP reduction of 20% or more from preoperative IOP and IOP < 21 mm Hg with no secondary surgery throughout the follow-up period...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612462/epithelial-invasion-after-open-globe-injury
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Arne Viestenz, Berthold Seitz, Anja Viestenz, Gottfried O H Naumann
INTRODUCTION: Epithelial invasion after open globe injury is a rare complication. Wrong treatment (laser opening of the cyst) or no treatment can lead to painful blindness. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty percent (25/62) of patients with block excision with epithelial downgrowth had a history of open globe injury. Four of them were female. Their mean age was 45 ±21 years. RESULTS: A tectonic keratoplasty with block excision was performed on 25 patients...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607176/clinical-features-of-hla-b27-positive-acute-anterior-uveitis-with-or-without-ankylosing-spondylitis-in-a-chinese-cohort
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Peizeng Yang, Wenjuan Wan, Liping Du, Qingyun Zhou, Jian Qi, Liang Liang, Chaokui Wang, Lili Wu, Aize Kijlstra
AIMS: To characterise the clinical features of human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-B27(+)acute anterior uveitis (AAU) patients with or without ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and investigate the retinal vascular involvement in these patients. METHODS: A total of 1056 HLA-B27(+) AAU patients (1525 eyes) were retrospectively studied from April 2008 to February 2016. Patients were divided into human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-B27(+)AS(+) and HLA-B27(+)AS(-) group. Clinical features including the onset of uveitis, laterality, the age at first attack, clinical examinations, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), abnormalities in fundus fluorescence angiography (FFA) and complications were determined and compared between these two groups...
June 12, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604388/targeting-neuronal-gap-junctions-in-mouse-retina-offers-neuroprotection-in-glaucoma
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Abram Akopian, Sandeep Kumar, Hariharasubramanian Ramakrishnan, Kaushambi Roy, Suresh Viswanathan, Stewart A Bloomfield
The progressive death of retinal ganglion cells and resulting visual deficits are hallmarks of glaucoma, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In many neurodegenerative diseases, cell death induced by primary insult is followed by a wave of secondary loss. Gap junctions (GJs), intercellular channels composed of subunit connexins, can play a major role in secondary cell death by forming conduits through which toxic molecules from dying cells pass to and injure coupled neighbors. Here we have shown that pharmacological blockade of GJs or genetic ablation of connexin 36 (Cx36) subunits, which are highly expressed by retinal neurons, markedly reduced loss of neurons and optic nerve axons in a mouse model of glaucoma...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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