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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166635/the-protean-neuropsychiatric-and-vestibuloauditory-manifestations-of-neurosarcoidosis
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Jacqueline J Greene, Ilka C Naumann, Janet M Poulik, Kevin T Nella, Lindsay Weberling, Jeffrey P Harris, Akihiro J Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: A rare subset of sarcoidosis, neurosarcoidosis, is reported to occur in 5-7% of sarcoid patients and can manifest in a variety of ways. The most common are facial paralysis and optic neuritis, less commonly causing cochleovestibulopathy, blindness, anosmia, and other cranial nerve (CN) palsies. The sensory deficit may be severe and psychiatric symptoms may result from the effects of the disease or steroid treatment. Although MRI-compatible cochlear implants are now available, concerns about the feasibility of recoverable hearing with cochlear implantation in these patients as well as the practical difficulty of disease monitoring due to implant artifact must be considered...
November 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165935/peripapillary-perfused-capillary-density-in-exfoliation-syndrome-and-exfoliation-glaucoma-versus-poag-and-healthy-controls-an-octa-study
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Yanin Suwan, Lawrence S Geyman, Masoud Aghsaei Fard, Apichat Tantraworasin, Toco Y Chui, Richard B Rosen, Robert Ritch
PURPOSE: To compare the peripapillary perfused capillary density (PCD) among eyes with exfoliation syndrome (XFS), exfoliation glaucoma (XFG), primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and controls. DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. METHODS: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images (4.5×4.5 mm) of the optic nerve head were obtained using a commercial spectral domain OCTA system (AngioVue Avanti RTVue-XR, OptoVue, Fremont, CA)...
November 22, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165748/orbital-arteriovenous-fistula-around-the-optic-nerve-treated-by-transvenous-embolization
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Masayuki Sato, Yuji Matsumaru, Tatsuo Amano, Yuki Kamiya
(Background) Intraorbital arteriovenous fistula is a very rare disease, therefore an optimal treatment strategy has not yet been established. Here we describe the use of high-resolution cone-beam CT (CBCT) and selective angiography to visualize the detailed anatomy of orbital vessels. The information provided by the intra-operative imaging led to a change in treatment strategy and eventually to successful transvenous coil embolization. (Clinical presentation) A 55-year-old man presented with right exophthalmos, chemosis and diplopia 4 months previously...
October 11, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164563/melatonin-regulates-traumatic-optic-neuropathy-via-targeting-autophagy
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J Wei, L-S Ma, D-J Liu, J Guo, W-K Jiang, H-J Yu
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) usually refers to the indirect damage to the optical nerve, which can cause partial or complete blindness. Melatonin (MT) is a kind of indole hormone, and the retina is one of its natural sites of secretion in the human body. This study aims to explore MT in the retina and optic nerve injuries due to TON. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were used for TON model in the study. After operation, rats were treated with MT or phosphate buffered saline (PBS) for 4, 7, 14, 21, and 28 days before sacrifice...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164230/intraocular-pressure-and-glaucomatous-optic-neuropathy-in-high-myopia
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Jost B Jonas, Natsuko Nagaoka, Yu Xin Fang, Pascal Weber, Kyoko Ohno-Matsui
Purpose: To examine the association between intraocular pressure (IOP) and the prevalence of glaucomatous optic neuropathy (GON) in high myopia. Methods: The hospital-based observational study consisted of patients treated in the Tokyo High Myopia Clinics and for whom fundus photographs and IOP readings were available. The appearance of the optic nerve head on fundus photographs was the basis for the definition of GON. Results: Among 517 eyes of 261 patients (mean age: 62...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163338/radial-peripapillary-capillary-network-in-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study
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Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Enrico Borrelli, Luca Agnifili, Lisa Toto, Luca Di Antonio, Alfonso Senatore, Michele Palmieri, Alessandro D'Uffizi, Paolo Carpineto
Purpose: To investigate radial peripapillary capillary (RPC) network in patients affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Methods: Eleven patients (22 eyes) with previous diagnosis of RP and 16 age-matched healthy subjects (16 eyes) were enrolled. The diagnosis of RP was made based on both clinical features and electrophysiological examination. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination, including optical coherence tomography angiography and visual field (VF)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162911/ultrasonographic-measurement-of-the-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-and-its-association-with-eyeball-transverse-diameter-in-585-healthy-volunteers
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Dong Hwan Kim, Jin-Sun Jun, Ryul Kim
The optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) is considered as an indirect marker for intracranial pressure (ICP). However, the optimal cut-off value for an abnormal ONSD indicating elevated ICP and its associated factors have been unclear. Thus, we investigated normative values for the ONSD using ultrasonography and investigate the potential factors affecting it. We prospectively recruited healthy volunteers between September 2016 and March 2017. A total of 585 individuals were included, in which the mean ONSD was 4...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162854/human-eye-inspired-soft-optoelectronic-device-using-high-density-mos2-graphene-curved-image-sensor-array
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Changsoon Choi, Moon Kee Choi, Siyi Liu, Min Sung Kim, Ok Kyu Park, Changkyun Im, Jaemin Kim, Xiaoliang Qin, Gil Ju Lee, Kyoung Won Cho, Myungbin Kim, Eehyung Joh, Jongha Lee, Donghee Son, Seung-Hae Kwon, Noo Li Jeon, Young Min Song, Nanshu Lu, Dae-Hyeong Kim
Soft bioelectronic devices provide new opportunities for next-generation implantable devices owing to their soft mechanical nature that leads to minimal tissue damages and immune responses. However, a soft form of the implantable optoelectronic device for optical sensing and retinal stimulation has not been developed yet because of the bulkiness and rigidity of conventional imaging modules and their composing materials. Here, we describe a high-density and hemispherically curved image sensor array that leverages the atomically thin MoS2-graphene heterostructure and strain-releasing device designs...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161320/in-vivo-effects-of-intraocular-and-intracranial-pressures-on-the-lamina-cribrosa-microstructure
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Bo Wang, Huong Tran, Matthew A Smith, Tigran Kostanyan, Samantha E Schmitt, Richard A Bilonick, Ning-Jiun Jan, Larry Kagemann, Elizabeth C Tyler-Kabara, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Joel S Schuman, Ian A Sigal, Gadi Wollstein
There is increasing clinical evidence that the eye is not only affected by intraocular pressure (IOP), but also by intracranial pressure (ICP). Both pressures meet at the optic nerve head of the eye, specifically the lamina cribrosa (LC). The LC is a collagenous meshwork through which all retinal ganglion cell axons pass on their way to the brain. Distortion of the LC causes a biological cascade leading to neuropathy and impaired vision in situations such as glaucoma and idiopathic intracranial hypertension...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161237/bilateral-visual-field-defects-in-a-patient-treated-with-the-mek-and-braf-inhibitors-trametinib-and-dabrafenib-for-melanoma-of-unknown-origin
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Jakob Siedlecki, Marc Mackert, Armin Wolf, Carola Berking, Siegfried G Priglinger, Kirsten Eibl-Lindner
INTRODUCTION: Although the introduction of BRAF and MEK inhibitors has greatly enhanced treatment possibilities in advanced BRAFV600-mutated melanoma, class-related toxicities are rather frequent and often involve the eye. Ophthalmologic side effects most commonly include central/diffuse serous retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. Affection of the optic nerve head however has not been described clinically. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old man presented in our eye clinic with bilateral blurred vision...
April 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161035/synthesis-of-photoswitchable-%C3%AE-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-derivatives-enables-optical-control-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-signaling
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Matthias Westphal, Michael Andreas Schafroth, Roman Sarott, Michael Imhof, Christian Bold, Philipp Leippe, Amey Dhopeshwarkar, Jessica Grandner, Vsevolod Katritch, Ken Mackie, Dirk Trauner, Erick M Carreira, James Allen Frank
The cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) is an inhibitory G protein-coupled receptor abundantly expressed in the central nerv-ous system. It has rich pharmacology and largely accounts for the recreational use of cannabis. We describe efficient asymmetric syntheses of four photoswitchable Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol derivatives (azo-THCs) from a central building block 3-Br-THC. Using electrophysiology and a FRET-based cAMP assay, two compounds are identified as potent CB1 agonists that change their effect upon illumination...
November 21, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160568/nerve-detection-using-optical-spectroscopy-an-evaluation-in-four-different-models-in-human-and-swine-in-vivo-and-post-mortem
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Gerrit C Langhout, Torre M Bydlon, Marjolein van der Voort, Manfred Müller, Jeroen Kortsmit, Gerald Lucassen, Andrea J R Balthasar, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Henricus J C M Sterenborg, Benno H W Hendriks, Theo J M Ruers
OBJECTIVE: Identification of peripheral nerve tissue is crucial in both surgery and regional anesthesia. Recently, optical tissue identification methods are presented to facilitate nerve identification in transcutaneous procedures and surgery. Optimization and validation of such techniques require large datasets. The use of alternative models to human in vivo, like human post mortem, or swine may be suitable to test, optimize and validate new optical techniques. However, differences in tissue characteristics and thus optical properties, like oxygen saturation and tissue perfusion are to be expected...
November 21, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160537/relationship-between-anterior-segment-and-optic-nerve-head-parameters-in-healthy-subjects
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Ali Bulent Cankaya, Serdar Ozates
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between anterior segment and optic nerve head (ONH) parameters. METHODS: Two hundred healthy subjects were enrolled in this study. The par-ticipants underwent measurement of anterior segment parameters with a Pentacam Scheimpflug system and imaging of the optic disc with confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. Pearson's correlation coefficient was calculated to assess the associations between ONH and anterior segment parameters...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159066/six-adult-patients-with-septo-optic-dysplasia-and-drug-resistant-epilepsy-clinical-findings-and-course
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Mashael AlKhateeb, Richard McLachlan, Jorge Burneo, David Diosy, Seyed Mirsattari
Septo-optic dysplasia (SOD) is a rare disorder associated with optic nerve hypoplasia, pituitary abnormalities and agenesis/dysgenesis of midline brain structures including the septum pellucidum and corpus callosum. Though sometimes associated with drug-resistant epilepsy, this association has not been well studied. We report six SOD patients with associated malformation of cortical development (MCD) and drug-resistant epilepsy who underwent video-EEG telemetry at our centre between 1998 and 2016 for drug-resistant epilepsy...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157365/the-future-of-imaging-in-detecting-glaucoma-progression
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Fabio Lavinsky, Gadi Wollstein, Jenna Tauber, Joel S Schuman
Ocular imaging has been heavily incorporated into glaucoma management and provides important information that aids in the detection of disease progression. Longitudinal studies have shown that the circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer is an important parameter for glaucoma progression detection, whereas other studies have demonstrated that macular parameters, such as the ganglion cell inner plexiform layer and optic nerve head parameters, also are useful for progression detection. The introduction of novel technologies with faster scan speeds, wider scanning fields, higher resolution, and improved tissue penetration has enabled the precise quantification of additional key ocular structures, such as the individual retinal layers, optic nerve head, choroid, and lamina cribrosa...
December 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157364/the-evolving-role-of-the-relationship-between-optic-nerve-structure-and-function-in-glaucoma
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Jithin Yohannan, Michael V Boland
The relationship between functional vision loss and structural changes of the optic nerve head and retinal ganglion cells is the hallmark of glaucoma diagnosis. Understanding and measuring this relationship has been the focus of numerous studies, the goal of which have been to improve glaucoma diagnosis and detection of glaucoma worsening. In this review, a historical perspective is used to understand structure-function relationships in glaucoma and their application to improve glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring...
December 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157363/detecting-structural-progression-in-glaucoma-with-optical-coherence-tomography
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Andrew J Tatham, Felipe A Medeiros
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is increasingly used to obtain objective measurements of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), optic nerve head, and macula for assessing glaucoma progression. Although OCT has been adopted widely in clinical practice, uncertainty remains concerning its optimal role. Questions include: What is the best structure to measure? What quantity of change is significant? Are structural changes relevant to the patient? How are longitudinal measurements affected by aging? How can changes resulting from aging be differentiated from true progression? How best should OCT be used alongside visual fields, and how often should OCT be performed? Recent studies have addressed some of these questions...
December 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155782/partial-optic-nerve-transection-in-rats-a-model-established-with-a-new-operative-approach-to-assess-secondary-degeneration-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Fancheng Yan, Sailiang Guo, Yijie Chai, Lan Zhang, Kegao Liu, Qingjun Lu, Ningli Wang, Shuning Li
Previous studies have shown that the secondary degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) occurs commonly in glaucoma. Partial optic nerve transection is considered a useful and reproducible model. Compared with other optic nerve injury models used commonly for assessing secondary degeneration, e.g. complete optic nerve transection and optic nerve crush models, the partial optic nerve transection model is superior as it distinguishes primary from secondary degeneration in situ. Therefore, it serves as an excellent tool for evaluating secondary degeneration...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155113/small-cell-glioblastoma-of-the-sella-turcica-region-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shuanglin Deng, Linlin Liu, Danhua Wang, Dan Tong, Gang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Glioblastomas in the sellar region are very rare; in most cases, the tumor originates from the optic nerve/optic chiasm. Only 4 cases of sellar glioblastoma with a non-optic origin have been reported. We present such a case with detailed clinical, imaging and histopathological information. A review of similar published cases is also presented. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old woman presented with endocrinological abnormalities including, amenorrhea and lactation, symptoms of diabetes insipidus and signs of elevated ICP...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153314/unilateral-optic-nerve-hypoplasia-optical-coherence-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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R Clemente-Tomás, N Ruíz-Del Río, F García-Ibor, A M Duch-Samper
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November 16, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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