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Ultrasound biomicroscopy

Jianzhong Xu, Duojiao Wu, Yan Yang, Kaida Ji, Pingjin Gao
The present study investigated the contribution of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM‑MSCs) to neointimal formation, and whether endothelial‑like cells (ELCs) differentiated from BM‑MSCs could attenuate intimal hyperplasia following vascular injury. BM‑MSCs were isolated from rat femurs and tibias and expanded ex vivo. Differentiation into ELCs was induced by cultivation in the presence of 50 ng/ml vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). MSCs and ELCs were labeled with BrdU and injected via the femoral vein on the day of a balloon‑induced carotid artery injury...
October 5, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Jing Lu, Guiying Mai, Yan Luo, Mei Li, Di Cao, Xiao Wang, Hong Yan, SriniVas R Sadda, Lin Lu
PURPOSE: To characterize the appearance of the far peripheral retina of normal eyes using ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography (UWFA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: This study enrolled 101 eyes with best corrected visual acuity ≥ 20/20, refractive error < 3.00D, and without visible retinal pathologic changes under a slit lamp-based condensing lens. The far peripheral retina was detected by UWFA. Ciliary body thickness (CBT) at 3 mm (CBT1) and 2 mm (CBT2) posterior to the scleral spur was measured by ultrasound biomicroscopy...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Hu-Ping Song, Bing-Yu Tian, Jing Peng
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of toric intraocular lens markers-assisted implantation of the scleral-fixated intraocular lens (SFIOL). METHODS: From October 2010 to December 2013, all patients who had undergone secondary SFIOL implantation were assigned to group 1 and 2, in group 1 SFIOL was performed with the assist of radial keratotomy (RK)-marker, and in group 2 SFIOL was performed with the assisted of toric intraocular lens markers (T-and axis markers). Patients' demographic data and information on baseline preoperative visual acuity, indication for surgery and latest postoperative visual acuity were collected and analyzed...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Ahmed Mohamed Kamal Elshafei, Mahmoud Mohamed Genaidy, Hossam Mohamed Moharram
Purpose. To evaluate the anterior segment, the anatomical position of the implantable collamer lenses (ICL), and its relationship to adjacent ocular structures using Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM). Methods. In a prospective study, 142 myopic eyes of 93 patients implanted with Visian ICL were subjected to UBM examination between March 2010 and January 2015. The relative position of ICL to the adjacent structure and the overall iris configuration were evaluated. The machine calibers were used to measure the minimum central distance between the ICL and anterior lens capsule (vault) and the vertical central distance between the corneal endothelium and the ICL (E-ICL)...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Margarita G Todorova, Cameron F Parsa
BACKGROUND: Variable pupillary responses have been described with carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas. These often are associated with a decrease in visual acuity and attributed to retinal ischemia. We propose a novel pathophysiologic mechanism for changes in pupillary reactivity involving anatomic changes secondary to choroidal effusion. METHODS: To demonstrate proof-of-concept, we investigated 2 consecutive patients with carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas and pupillary disturbances using repeated refractions and anterior segment ultrasound biomicroscopy...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Vaidehi S Dedania, Devon H Ghodasra, Christine N Kay, Robert Roseman, Mark W Johnson
PURPOSE: To report an unusual case of ciliochoroidal effusion and presumed acute macular neuroretinopathy associated with cervical traction therapy for the treatment of cervical spinal stenosis. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 75-year-old man reported sudden onset of a wedge-shaped paracentral scotoma in the right eye. Fundus examination showed a ciliochoroidal effusion in the right eye. Optical coherence tomography revealed intraretinal fluid in both eyes without leakage on fluorescein angiography...
September 23, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Xinfang Cao, Weiliang Wu, Yang Wang, Chen Xie, Ye Shen
PURPOSE: To compare the longitudinal vault changes after implantation of a posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (pIOL) (Visian Implantable Contact Lens) with (ICL V4c) and without (ICL V4) a central artificial hole for moderate to high myopia in Chinese eyes. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: This study comprised 78 eyes implanted with the ICL V4c model and 82 eyes implanted with the ICL V4 model at our department by the same surgeon...
September 19, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Eman M Elhefney, Hossam T Al-Sharkawy, Hanem M Kishk, Hossam Abouelkheir
PURPOSE: To evaluate the preliminary results of biodegradable collagen matrix implant (Ologen) designed to improve outcome in patients with infantile glaucoma undergoing combined trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy. METHODS: A biodegradable collagen matrix (OculusGen) was placed in the subconjunctival space, partially over the scleral flap and the sclera in 20 eyes of 11 patients with infantile glaucoma who underwent combined trabeculotomy and trabeculectomy. Patients were examined preoperatively and on the first postoperative day with multiple postoperative follow-up visits within 12 months after surgery...
September 7, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Jacob B Gross, Garvin H Davis, Nicholas P Bell, Robert M Feldman, Lauren S Blieden
PURPOSE: To describe a new surgical technique to effectively close large (>180 degrees) cyclodialysis clefts. METHODS: Our method involves the use of procedures commonly associated with repair of retinal detachment and complex cataract extraction: phacoemulsification with placement of a capsular tension ring followed by pars plana vitrectomy and gas tamponade with light cryotherapy. We also used anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a noninvasive mechanism to determine the extent of the clefts and compared those results with ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and gonioscopy...
September 13, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Sujata Subbiah, Philip A Thomas, C A Nelson Jesudasan
PURPOSE: To compare data on anatomical and biometric parameters, and their combination, obtained by using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and A-scan in eyes with phacomorphic glaucoma (PG) and eyes with mature cataract and to determine differences that may predispose to development of PG. METHODS: Eighty patients (80 eyes) were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Anterior chamber parameters, namely anterior chamber depth (ACD), angle-opening distance (AOD), iris-lens contact distance (ILCD), and trabecular-ciliary process distance (TCPD), among other parameters, were assessed by UBM (35 MHz), while axial length (AL) and lenticular thickness (LT) were determined by A-scan biometry...
September 13, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Xiaoqin Yan, Mu Li, Yinwei Song, Jingmin Guo, Yin Zhao, Wei Chen, Hong Zhang
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the changes in IOP, Schlemm's canal (SC), and the trabecular meshwork (TM) in healthy individuals after exercise. METHODS: The area and perimeter of SC, TM thickness, IOP, pupil diameter, blood pressure (BP), heart rate, and plasma catecholamine concentrations were measured in 29 young healthy individuals before and after exercise by jogging for 20 minutes. The TM and SC in the superior, inferior, nasal, and temporal regions were evaluated by 80-MHz ultrasound biomicroscopy...
September 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Song-Feng Li, Ge-Wei Wu, Chang-Xi Chen, Ling Shen, Zhi-Bao Zhang, Fei Gao, Ning-Li Wang
AIM: To investigate the relationship between choroidal thickness and anterior chamber segment in subjects with eyes with narrow or open-angle. METHODS: The subfoveal choroidal thickness was measured with enhanced depth-imaging optical coherence tomography and anterior chamber parameters were measured with ultrasound biomicroscopy in one eye of 23 subjects with open-angle eyes and 38 subjects with narrow-angle eyes. The mean age was 59.52±7.04y for narrow-angle subjects and 60...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Céline Terrada, Said Azza, Bahram Bodaghi, Phuc Le Hoang, Michel Drancourt
BACKGROUND: Literature reports on ophthalmological manifestations related to tularemia, a zoonose caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis, largely refer to Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, which consists of the association of conjunctivitis with preauricular lymphadenitis. In this paper, we report a case of intraocular inflammation during tularemia infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Caucasian man was diagnosed with unilateral uveitis. The uveitis was posterior, with a 2+ vitritis and a large yellowish lesion involving the macula with an overlying sub-retinal detachment, extending inferiorly, and subretinal hemorrhages...
2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Giuseppe Mannino, Barmak Abdolrahimzadeh, Silvia Calafiore, Gianmario Anselmi, Cristina Mannino, Alessandro Lambiase
Ultrasound biomicroscopy is a non-invasive imaging technique, which allows high-resolution evaluation of the anatomical features of the anterior segment of the eye regardless of optical media transparency. This technique provides diagnostically significant information in vivo for the cornea, anterior chamber, chamber angle, iris, posterior chamber, zonules, ciliary body, and lens, and is of great value in assessment of the mechanisms of glaucoma onset. The purpose of this paper is to review the use of ultrasound biomicroscopy in the diagnosis and management of rare diseases of the anterior segment such as mesodermal dysgenesis of the neural crest, iridocorneal endothelial syndrome, phakomatoses, and metabolic disorders...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Ahmed M Abdelrahman, Hala M El Cheweikh, Dina Ms El-Fayoumi, Riham Shm Allam
PURPOSE: To describe a new ultrasound biomicroscopic (UBM) sign seen in patients who underwent deep sclerectomy (DS) as a surgical procedure for the management of uncontrolled primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The presence of this sign in ultrasound biomicroscopy is suggested to be an indicator of successful surgery. We would like to name this sign as the "dolphin head sign." DESIGN: Prospective interventional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight eyes of 17 patients with POAG underwent DS with intraoperative mitomycin C (MMC) 0...
May 2016: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
Jaume Català-Mora, Daniel Cuadras, Jesús Díaz-Cascajosa, Marta Castany-Aregall, Joan Prat-Bartomeu, José García-Arumí
PURPOSE: To report the feasibility and long-term safety of lensectomy and iris-claw intraocular lens (IOL) implantation to treat children with severe ectopia lentis in a paediatric tertiary hospital. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of 21 eyes from 12 patients with severe ectopia lentis and visual acuity <20/63. All eyes underwent 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy, lensectomy, iridectomy and Artisan IOL implantation in the anterior chamber with iris-claw enclavation via pars plana...
August 18, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
Rodrigo de Magalhães Gomes, Rossana C Soletti, Mônica Soldan, Kalil Madi, F Stuart Foster, João C Machado
The development of high-frequency endoscopic ultrasound for the investigation of models of esophageal disease may offer insights for future translation to human imaging. With respect to small animal models of esophageal diseases, ultrasound imaging instrumentation must employ frequencies scaled up to maintain the compromise between image resolution and inspected region. In this sense, a 40-MHz endoluminal ultrasound biomicroscopy (eUBM) system and an endoscope were tested as diagnostic methods of imaging rat esophageal lesions in the acute and chronic phases caused by sodium hydroxide...
November 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Tomoko Miyake, Shota Kojima, Tetsuya Sugiyama, Mari Ueki, Jun Sugasawa, Hidehiro Oku, Kensuke Tajiri, Yuka Shigemura, Koichi Ueda, Atsuko Harada, Mami Yamasaki, Takumi Yamanaka, Hidetsuna Utsunomiya, Tsunehiko Ikeda
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of facial cleft is rare and ranges between 1.43 and 4.85 per 100,000 births. To date, there have been few reports of detailed ophthalmologic examinations performed in cases of facial cleft. Here, we report a case of optic-nerve hypoplasia and anterior segment abnormality associated with facial cleft. CASE REPORT: A 9-day-old female infant was delivered by cesarian section at 34 weeks of gestational age (the second baby of twins) and weighed 2,276 g upon presentation...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Charlotte Barbé, Nathaniel Harran, Frédéric Goulle
PURPOSE: To determine intra- and interobserver reliability of lens equatorial length measurement using 35-MHz ultrasound biomicroscopy in dogs with cataract. METHODS: Ocular ultrasonography was performed on 28 dogs (50 eyes) before phacoemulsification. Lens equatorial length was measured on still images obtained at 35 MHz in all dogs. Each observer (A and B) obtained the measurements independently. Coefficients of variation (CVs) were used to assess intraobserver repeatability and interobserver reproducibility...
August 13, 2016: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Cari Pérez-Vives, Teresa Ferrer-Blasco, Santiago García-Lázaro, Robert Montés-Micó
We have reviewed a set of recently published studies that compared the anterior chamber depth (ACD) and/or white-to-white (WTW) distance obtained by means of different measuring devices. Since some of those studies reached contradictory conclusions regarding device interchangeability, this review was carried out in attempting to clarify which clinical devices can or cannot be considered as interchangeable in clinical practice to measure ACD and/or WTW distance, among these devices: A-scan, ultrasound biomicroscopy, Orbscan and Orbscan II (Bausch&Lomb Surgical Inc...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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