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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922110/an-automated-system-for-the-detection-and-classification-of-retinal-changes-due-to-red-lesions-in-longitudinal-fundus-images
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Kedir M Adal, Peter G van Etten, Jose P Martinez, Kenneth W Rouwen, Koenraad A Vermeer, Lucas J van Vliet
People with diabetes mellitus need annual screening to check for the development of diabetic retinopathy. Tracking small retinal changes due to early diabetic retinopathy lesions in longitudinal fundus image sets is challenging due to intra- and inter-visit variability in illumination and image quality, the required high registration accuracy, and the subtle appearance of retinal lesions compared to other retinal features. This paper presents a robust and flexible approach for automated detection of longitudinal retinal changes due to small red lesions by exploiting normalized fundus images that significantly reduce illumination variations and improve the contrast of small retinal features...
September 15, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922031/optic-nerve-head-characteristics-in-chronic-angle-closure-glaucoma-detected-by-swept-source-oct
#2
Dejiao Li, Taibo Li, Eleftherios I Paschalis, Haobing Wang, Elise V Taniguchi, Zi-Ning Choo, Marissa K Shoji, Scott H Greenstein, Stacey C Brauner, Angela V Turalba, Louis R Pasquale, Lucy Q Shen
PURPOSE: To compare structural features in prelaminar and laminar tissues of the optic nerve head (ONH) in chronic angle closure glaucoma (CACG), primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), and control subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ONH imaging was performed using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) for measurements of minimum rim width at Bruch's membrane opening (BMO-MRW), horizontal, and vertical lamina cribrosa depth (LCD). Prelaminar defects, categorized as hole and wedge, and lamina cribrosa (LC) defects were identified...
September 18, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921532/the-morphological-characterization-of-orientation-biased-displaced-large-field-ganglion-cells-in-the-central-part-of-goldfish-retina
#3
Hideo Hoshi, Fumi Sato
The vertebrate retina has about 30 subtypes of ganglion cells. Each ganglion cell receives synaptic inputs from specific types of bipolar and amacrine cells ramifying at the same depth of the inner plexiform layer (IPL), each of which is thought to process a specific aspect of visual information. Here, we identified one type of displaced ganglion cell in the goldfish retina which had a large and elongated dendritic field. As a population, all of these ganglion cells were oriented in the horizontal axis and perpendicular to the dorsal-ventral axis of the goldfish eye in the central part of retina...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920892/computationally-efficient-algorithms-for-sparse-dynamic-solutions-to-the-eeg-source-localization-problem
#4
Elvira Pirondini, Behtash Babadi, Gabriel Obregon-Henao, Camilo Lamus, Wasim Q Malik, Matti S Hamalainen, Patrick L Purdon
OBJECTIVE: Electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) non-invasively record scalp electromagnetic fields generated by cerebral currents, revealing millisecond-level brain dynamics useful for neuroscience and clinical applications. Estimating the currents that generate these fields, i.e., source localization, is an ill-conditioned inverse problem. Solutions to this problem have focused on spatial continuity constraints, dynamic modeling, or sparsity constraints. The combination of these key ideas could offer significant performance improvements, but substantial computational costs pose a challenge for practical application of such approaches...
September 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920761/can-ultra-wide-field-retinal-imaging-replace-colour-digital-stereoscopy-for-glaucoma-detection
#5
Nicola B Quinn, Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Katie Graham, Ruth E Hogg, Ian S Young, Frank Kee
PURPOSE: Ultra-wide field (UWF) retinal imaging (Optomap, Optos plc, Dunfermline, UK) is a novel technique to image the peripheral fundus. The goal of this study was to explore the potential use of UWF imaging to detect glaucoma, and specifically to evaluate the reproducibility of measures of vertical cup-to-disc ratio (VCDR) using ultra-wide field (UWF), and the agreement between UWF and standard colour digital stereoscopy (CDS). METHODS: An observational study...
September 18, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916492/overcoming-ocular-drug-delivery-barriers-through-the-use-of-physical-forces
#6
Di Huang, Ying-Shan Chen, Ilva D Rupenthal
Overcoming the physiological barriers in the eye remains a key obstacle in the field of ocular drug delivery. While ocular barriers naturally have a protective function, they also limit drug entry into the eye. Various pharmaceutical strategies, such as novel formulations and physical force-based techniques, have been investigated to weaken these barriers and transport therapeutic agents effectively to both the anterior and the posterior segments of the eye. This review summarizes and discusses the recent research progress in the field of ocular drug delivery with a focus on the application of physical methods, including electrical fields, sonophoresis, and microneedles, which can enhance penetration efficiency by transiently disrupting the ocular barriers in a minimally or non-invasive manner...
September 12, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916034/colorimetric-biosensor-based-on-a-dnazyme-primer-and-its-application-in-logic-gate-operations-for-dna-screening
#7
Chenguang Wang, Nan Cheng, Longjiao Zhu, Yuancong Xu, Kunlun Huang, Pengyu Zhu, Shuifang Zhu, Wei Fu, Wentao Xu
A colorimetric biosensor for DNA screening was designed based on the conformational changes of the horseradish peroxidase (HRP)-mimicking DNAzyme. The scheme of DNA biosensing was designed based on the base pairing of DNAzyme sequence to inhibit the formation of HRP-mimicking hemin/G-quadruplex structures in the process of amplification. DNA could be amplified via the universal primer multiplex polymerase chain reaction (UP-M-PCR) and innovatively detected as color disappear in the reaction visible to the naked eye...
September 22, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915256/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-the-peripapillary-capillaries-in-primary-open-angle-and-normal-tension-glaucoma
#8
Ryoko Igarashi, Shun Ochiai, Yuta Sakaue, Aki Suetake, Ryu Iikawa, Testuya Togano, Fuuko Miyamoto, Daiki Miyamoto, Takeo Fukuchi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the vascular architecture of the radial peripapillary capillaries (RPCs) and its relation with visual function in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) and normal-tension glaucoma using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) angiography. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Clear OCT angiography images of blood vessels in the optic disc and peripapillary retina were obtained from 52 patients (52 eyes) aged 55.42±10.64 (range 28-72) years with primary OAG...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914633/gaps-in-current-knowledge-and-priorities-for-future-research-in-dry-eye
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Ian J Saldanha, Kay Dickersin, Susan T Hutfless, Esen K Akpek
PURPOSE: Dry eye, a common yet underrecognized and evolving field, has few recommended treatment algorithms, mostly based on expert consensus rather than robust research evidence. There are high costs associated with managing dry eye and conducting research to identify effective and safe long-term treatments. To support evidence-based management of dry eye, our purpose was to identify and prioritize important clinical research questions for future clinical research. METHODS: We translated recommendations from the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 2013 Preferred Practice Patterns for dry eye into answerable clinical research questions about treatment effectiveness...
September 12, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913609/modulation-of-the-emotional-response-to-viewing-strabismic-children-in-mothers-measured-by-fmri
#10
J Berberat, M Montali, P Gruber, A Pircher, M Hlavica, F Wang, H P Killer, L Remonda
PURPOSE: Strabismus influences not only the individual with nonparallel eyes but also the observer. It has previously been demonstrated by fMRI that adults viewing images of strabismic adults have a negative reaction to the images as demonstrated by limbic activation, especially activation of the left amygdala. The aim of this study was to see if mothers would have a similar reaction to viewing strabismic children and whether or not that reaction would be different in mothers of strabismic children...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912515/screening-for-vision-threatening-diabetic-retinopathy-in-south-india-comparing-portable-non-mydriatic-and-standard-fundus-cameras-and-clinical-exam
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S Sengupta, M D Sindal, C G Besirli, S Upadhyaya, R Venkatesh, L M Niziol, A L Robin, M A Woodward, P A Newman-Casey
PurposeTo evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of a portable non-mydriatic fundus camera to diagnose vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (VTDR).Patients and methodsA prospective, single-site, comparative instrument validation study was undertaken at the Aravind Eye Care System. Overall, 155 subjects with and without diabetes were recruited. Images from 275 eyes were obtained with the (1) non-mydriatic Smartscope, (2) mydriatic Smartscope, and (3) mydriatic table-top camera of the macular, nasal, and superotemporal fields...
September 15, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912158/visual-responses-in-fef-unlike-v1-primarily-reflect-when-the-visual-context-renders-a-receptive-field-salient
#12
Wilsaan M Joiner, James Cavanaugh, Robert H Wurtz, Bruce G Cumming
When light falls within a neuronal visual receptive field (RF) the resulting activity is referred to as the visual response. Recent work suggests this activity is in response to both the visual stimulation and the abrupt appearance, or salience, of the presentation. Here we present a novel method for distinguishing the two, based on the timing of random and non-random presentations. We examined these contributions in frontal eye field (FEF, N = 51) and as a comparison, an early stage in the primary visual cortex (V1, N = 15) of male monkeys (Macaca mulatta)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910887/-clinical-practice-of-transnasal-endoscopic-operation-for-retrobulbar-lesions
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X W Wu, H Zhang, W H Jiang, J Y Zhang, Z H Xie, Z Y Peng, H Sun
Objective: To summarize the skill and experience of transnasal endoscopic operation for retrobulbar lesions. Methods: Seven patients aged from 25 to 67 years old diagnosed as retrobulbar lesions who underwent transnasal endoscopic operation in Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Xiangya Hospital between January 2013 and October 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Two males and five females were included in this study. Five patients underwent transnasal endoscopic operation via media rectus-inferior rectus space, with the other 2 cases via media rectus-superior rectus space...
September 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910474/atropine-eye-drops-a-proposed-field-expedient-substitute-in-the-absence-of-atropine-autoinjectors
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Christopher J Calvano, Robert W Enzenauer, Derek L Eisnor, Robert A Mazzoli
Nerve agents are a threat to military and civilian health. The antidote, atropine sulfate, is delivered by autoinjector, which is a limited resource. We propose the use of 1% atropine ophthalmic solution (supplied commercially in 5mL or 15 mL bottles) via oral, ocular, and intranasal administration as an expedient substitute in austere environments.
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910168/reduced-central-retinal-artery-blood-flow-is-related-to-impaired-central-visual-function-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-patients
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Samantha Kayser, Patricia Vargas, Deborah Mendelsohn, Jorge Han, Hua Bi, Alexandra Benavente, Ava K Bittner
PURPOSE: We evaluated the test-retest repeatability of blood flow velocities in the retrobulbar central retinal artery (CRA) and explored whether reduced blood flow is related to the degree of visual function loss in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients with wide range of disease severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured CRA peak systolic velocity (PSV) and end diastolic velocity (EDV) to calculate mean flow velocity (MFV) in 18 RP patients using color Doppler imaging with spectral flow Doppler (GE Logiq7 ultrasound) twice in each eye at each of two visits within a month...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903894/prototype-development-context-driven-dynamic-xml-ophthalmologic-data-capture-application
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Peggy Peissig, Kelsey M Schwei, Christopher Kadolph, Joseph Finamore, Efrain Cancel, Catherine A McCarty, Asha Okorie, Kate L Thomas, Jennifer Allen Pacheco, Jyotishman Pathak, Stephen B Ellis, Joshua C Denny, Luke V Rasmussen, Gerard Tromp, Marc S Williams, Tamara R Vrabec, Murray H Brilliant
BACKGROUND: The capture and integration of structured ophthalmologic data into electronic health records (EHRs) has historically been a challenge. However, the importance of this activity for patient care and research is critical. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a prototype of a context-driven dynamic extensible markup language (XML) ophthalmologic data capture application for research and clinical care that could be easily integrated into an EHR system...
September 13, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902471/narrow-hybrid-zones-in-spite-of-very-low-population-differentiation-in-neutral-markers-in-an-island-bird-species-complex
#17
Boris Delahaie, Josselin Cornuault, Charline Masson, Joris A M Bertrand, Yann X C Bourgeois, Borja Milá, Christophe Thébaud
Patterns of phenotypic and genic frequencies across hybrid zones provide insight into the origin and evolution of reproductive isolation. The Reunion grey white-eye, Zosterops borbonicus, exhibits parapatrically distributed plumage colour forms across the lowlands of the small volcanic island of Reunion (Mascarene archipelago). These forms meet and hybridise in regions that are natural barriers to dispersal (rivers, lava fields). Here, we investigated the relationship among patterns of differentiation at neutral genetic (microsatellite) markers, phenotypic traits (morphology and plumage colour) and niche characteristics across three independent hybrid zones...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900746/electrophysiological-features-and-multimodal-imaging-in-ritonavir-related-maculopathy
#18
Céline Faure, Michel Paques, Isabelle Audo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to report a case of ritonavir-related retinal toxicity followed over a year. Electrophysiological features and multimodal imaging, including adaptive optics, are provided and discussed. METHODS: Electrophysiological recordings and multimodal imaging were performed and repeated over 1 year. RESULTS: Fundus examination revealed crystalline maculopathy in conjunction with pigment disruption. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography displayed thinning of the macula without cysts...
September 12, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900577/comparison-of-threshold-saccadic-vector-optokinetic-perimetry-svop-and-standard-automated-perimetry-sap-in-glaucoma-part-ii-patterns-of-visual-field-loss-and-acceptability
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Alice D McTrusty, Lorraine A Cameron, Antonios Perperidis, Harry M Brash, Andrew J Tatham, Pankaj K Agarwal, Ian C Murray, Brian W Fleck, Robert A Minns
PURPOSE: We compared patterns of visual field loss detected by standard automated perimetry (SAP) to saccadic vector optokinetic perimetry (SVOP) and examined patient perceptions of each test. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done of 58 healthy subjects and 103 with glaucoma who were tested using SAP and two versions of SVOP (v1 and v2). Visual fields from both devices were categorized by masked graders as: 0, normal; 1, paracentral defect; 2, nasal step; 3, arcuate defect; 4, altitudinal; 5, biarcuate; and 6, end-stage field loss...
September 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900576/comparison-of-saccadic-vector-optokinetic-perimetry-and-standard-automated-perimetry-in-glaucoma-part-i-threshold-values-and-repeatability
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Ian C Murray, Antonios Perperidis, Lorraine A Cameron, Alice D McTrusty, Harry M Brash, Andrew J Tatham, Pankaj K Agarwal, Brian W Fleck, Robert A Minns
PURPOSE: We evaluated threshold saccadic vector optokinetic perimetry (SVOP) and compared results to standard automated perimetry (SAP). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done including 162 subjects (103 with glaucoma and 59 healthy subjects) recruited at a university hospital. All subjects underwent SAP and threshold SVOP. SVOP uses an eye tracker to monitor eye movement responses to stimuli and determines if stimuli have been perceived based on the vector of the gaze response...
September 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
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