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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087407/polymeric-micelles-for-ocular-drug-delivery-from-structural-frameworks-to-recent-preclinical-studies
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REVIEW
Abhirup Mandal, Rohit Bisht, Ilva D Rupenthal, Ashim K Mitra
Effective intraocular drug delivery poses a major challenge due to the presence of various elimination mechanisms and physiological barriers that result in low ocular bioavailability after topical application. Over the past decades, polymeric micelles have emerged as one of the most promising drug delivery platforms for the management of ocular diseases affecting the anterior (dry eye syndrome) and posterior (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma) segments of the eye. Promising preclinical efficacy results from both in-vitro and in-vivo animal studies have led to their steady progression through clinical trials...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086806/age-related-macular-degeneration-associated-polymorphism-rs10490924-in-arms2-results-in-deficiency-of-a-complement-activator
#2
Sven Micklisch, Yuchen Lin, Saskia Jacob, Marcus Karlstetter, Katharina Dannhausen, Prasad Dasari, Monika von der Heide, Hans-Martin Dahse, Lisa Schmölz, Felix Grassmann, Medhanie Alene, Sascha Fauser, Harald Neumann, Stefan Lorkowski, Diana Pauly, Bernhard H Weber, Antonia M Joussen, Thomas Langmann, Peter F Zipfel, Christine Skerka
BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. The polymorphism rs10490924 in the ARMS2 gene is highly associated with AMD and linked to an indel mutation (del443ins54), the latter inducing mRNA instability. At present, the function of the ARMS2 protein, the exact cellular sources in the retina and the biological consequences of the rs10490924 polymorphism are unclear. METHODS: Recombinant ARMS2 was expressed in Pichia pastoris, and protein functions were studied regarding cell surface binding and complement activation in human serum using fluoresence-activated cell sorting (FACS) as well as laser scanning microscopy (LSM)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079756/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-changes-in-early-type-3-neovascularization-after-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment
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Alexandra Miere, Giuseppe Querques, Oudy Semoun, Francesca Amoroso, Olivia Zambrowski, Thibaut Chapron, Vittorio Capuano, Eric H Souied
PURPOSE: To investigate the morphologic changes on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) of treatment-naive Type 3 neovascularization secondary to exudative age-related macular degeneration after 1 year of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. METHODS: Consecutive patients diagnosed with treatment-naive early-stage Type 3 neovascularization were enrolled in this retrospective study. All patients underwent color fundus photographs/MultiColor (Heidelberg Engineering) imaging, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, structural spectral domain OCT, and OCTA Optovue RTVue XR Avanti (Optovue) at baseline, and repeated OCTA and structural spectral domain OCT at Month 12...
January 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079023/incidence-and-growth-of-geographic-atrophy-during-5-years-of-comparison-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-treatments-trials
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Juan E Grunwald, Maxwell Pistilli, Ebenezer Daniel, Gui-Shuang Ying, Wei Pan, Glenn J Jaffe, Cynthia A Toth, Stephanie A Hagstrom, Maureen G Maguire, Daniel F Martin
PURPOSE: To estimate the incidence, size, and growth rate of geographic atrophy (GA) during 5 years of follow-up among participants in the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT). DESIGN: Cohort within a clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Participants included in CATT. METHODS: A total of 1185 CATT participants were randomly assigned to ranibizumab or bevacizumab treatment and to 3 treatment regimens...
January 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078992/smoking-and-eye-pathologies-a-systemic-review-part-ii-retina-diseases-uveitis-optic-neuropathies-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy
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Małgorzata Nita, Andrzej Grzybowski
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking has detrimental influence on human health. AIM: The analysis of influence of tobacco smoking on retina diseases, uveitis, optic neuropathies, and thyroid-associated orbitopathy in adults and children. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the literature performed through MEDLINE and PubMed searches, covering the years 2000-2016. RESULTS: In adults, tobacco smoking is a strong risk factor for age-related macular degeneration, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, uveitis and inflamed cystoid macular edema as well as Grave`s ophthalmopathy...
January 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078103/the-potential-of-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-imaging-based-retinal-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Prateep Phadikar, Sandeep Saxena, Surabhi Ruia, Timothy Y Y Lai, Carsten H Meyer, Dean Eliott
BACKGROUND: Biomarker", a merged word of "biological marker", refers to a broad subcategory of medical signs that objectively indicate the state of health, and well-being of an individual. Biomarkers hold great promise for personalized medicine as information gained from diagnostic or progression markers can be used to tailor treatment to the individual for highly effective intervention in the disease process. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has proved useful in identifying various biomarkers in ocular and systemic diseases...
2017: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076857/the-journey-of-geographic-atrophy-through-past-present-and-future
#7
Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
"Geographic atrophy" is a concise term that has been firmly established for the description of the end-stage manifestation of nonexudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). "Geographic lesions" resembling sharply demarcated continents on a map have been originally described in the German literature in 1854 (landkartenartiger/inselförmiger Zungenfratt) for a manifestation later called "geographic tongue" in English. In 1970, Gass was the first to describe "geographic areas of atrophy" in "senile macular choroidal degeneration...
January 12, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076566/efficacy-of-aflibercept-on-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-patients-exhibiting-complete-ranibizumab-resistance-and-tachyphylaxis
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Gokcen Gokce, Ali Hakan Durukan, Mehmet Talay Koylu, Murat Kucukevcilioglu
Purpose: The present study compared the efficacy of aflibercept for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NV-AMD) in patients with complete ranibizumab resistance and tachyphylaxis. Methods: Forty-four eyes of 38 neovascular age-related macular degeneration patients were evaluated. Eyes were divided into a complete resistance group (n=23 eyes) and tachyphylaxis group (n=21 eyes). Results: After three injections, eight (38.1%) patients in the tachyphylaxis group and nine (39...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066542/characterization-of-tubular-liquid-crystal-structure-in-embryonic-stem-cell-derived-embryoid-bodies
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MengMeng Xu, Odell D Jones, Liyang Wang, Xin Zhou, Harry G Davis, Joseph L Bryant, Jianjie Ma, Willian B Isaacs, Xuehong Xu
BACKGROUND: Massive liquid crystal droplets have been found during embryonic development in more than twenty different tissues and organs, including the liver, brain and kidney. Liquid crystal deposits have also been identified in multiple human pathologies, including vascular disease, liver dysfunction, age-related macular degeneration, and other chronic illnesses. Despite the involvement of liquid crystals in such a large number of human processes, this phenomenon is poorly understood and there are no in vitro systems to further examine the function of liquid crystals in biology...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064517/experiences-of-patients-undergoing-repeated-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-injections-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#10
Jessica Boyle, Meri Vukicevic, Konstandina Koklanis, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Gwyneth Rees
Current therapy to slow disease progression in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) entails regular intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections, often indefinitely. Little is known about the burden imposed on patients by this repetitive treatment schedule and how this can be best managed. The aim of this study was to explore the psychosocial impact of repeated intravitreal injections on patients with neovascular AMD. Forty patients (16 males, 24 females) with neovascular AMD undergoing anti-VEGF treatment were recruited using purposive sampling from a private ophthalmology practice and public hospital in Melbourne...
January 9, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062400/the-association-between-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-nested-case-control-study
#11
Daniel Keizman, Yu-Xiao Yang, Maya Gottfried, Hadas Dresler, Ilan Leibovitch, Kevin Haynes, Ronac Mamtani, Ben Boursi
BACKGROUND: Overexpression of vascular endothelial growth factor is implicated in the pathogenesis of both renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We evaluated the association between age-related macular degeneration and RCC risk. METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control study within a population-representative database from the United Kingdom (UK). Study cases were defined as individuals with any diagnostic code of RCC. For every case, four eligible controls were matched on age, sex, practice site, calendar time and duration of follow-up...
January 6, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060360/short-term-effects-of-intravitreal-ranibizumab-and-bevacizumab-administration-on-24-h-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-recordings-in-normotensive-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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A Sengul, R Rasier, C Ciftci, O Artunay, A Kockar, H Bahcecioglu, E Yuzbasioglu
PurposeTo evaluate effects of intravitreal ranibizumab and bevacizumab administration on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) recordings in normotensive patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Patients and methodsA total of 72 patients (mean age: 61.8(6.2) years, 52.8% were females) diagnosed with AMD were included in this study as divided into ranibizumab (n=34) and bevacizumab (n=38) treatment groups. Twenty-four hour, nighttime, and daytime ABMP values for systolic and diastolic BP were recorded in study groups before and after the third intravitreal injection of ranibizumab or bevacizumab...
January 6, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060148/short-term-safety-of-2-mg-intravitreal-ziv-aflibercept
#13
Jay Chhablani, Chintan Jethalal Dedhia, Hari K Peguda, Michael Stewart
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety of single intravitreal 2 mg ziv-aflibercept (0.08 mL) injections for the treatment of choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM). METHODS: Eyes with choroidal neovascular membranes because of several conditions each received single intravitreal injections of 2 mg ziv-aflibercept (0.08 mL). Comprehensive ophthalmic examinations and detailed systemic evaluations were performed at baseline and Days 1, 7, and 30 after injections. Standard electroretinography was performed at baseline and Day 30...
January 2, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058163/clinical-features-and-course-of-patients-with-peripheral-exudative-hemorrhagic-chorioretinopathy
#14
Zafer Cebeci, Yasemin Dere, Şerife Bayraktar, Samuray Tuncer, Nur Kır
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical characteristics of patients who were followed in our clinic with the diagnosis of peripheral exudative hemorrhagic chorioretinopathy (PEHC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 12 patients who were diagnosed with PEHC in İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology between July 2006 and June 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. RESULTS: This study included 21 eyes of 12 patients...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057649/choroid-morphometric-analysis-in-non-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-by-means-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#15
Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Alessandro Rabiolo, Alessandro Marchese, Luigi de Vitis, Adriano Carnevali, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
AIMS: To describe the vascular changes in patients affected by non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), featuring reticular pseudodrusen (RPD), drusen, or both RPD and drusen by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). METHODS: Cross-sectional observational case series. Patients with non-neovascular AMD presenting at the Medical Retina Service of the Department of Ophthalmology, University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan were recruited...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057580/monocular-and-binocular-smooth-pursuit-in-central-field-loss
#16
Natela Shanidze, Stephen Heinen, Preeti Verghese
Macular degeneration results in heterogeneous central field loss (CFL) and often has asymmetrical effects in the two eyes. As such, it is not clear to what degree the movements of the two eyes are coordinated. To address this issue, we examined smooth pursuit quantitatively in CFL participants during binocular viewing and compared it to the monocular viewing case. We also examined coordination of the two eyes during smooth pursuit and how this coordination was affected by interocular ratios of acuity and contrast, as well as CFL-specific interocular differences, such as scotoma sizes and degree of binocular overlap...
January 9, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057442/iron-importers-zip8-and-zip14-are-expressed-in-retina-and-regulated-by-retinal-iron-levels
#17
Jacob Sterling, Samyuktha Guttha, Ying Song, Delu Song, Majda Hadziahmetovic, Joshua L Dunaief
Intracellular retinal iron accumulation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible blindness among individuals over the age of 50. Ceruloplasmin/hephaestin double knockout mice (Cp/Heph DKO) and hepcidin knockout mice (Hepc KO) accumulate retinal iron and model some features of AMD. Two canonical pathways govern cellular iron import - transferrin-bound iron import and non-transferrin bound iron import. In Cp/Heph DKO and Hepc KO iron-loaded retinas, transferrin-bound iron import is downregulated...
January 2, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055012/aif-independent-parthanatos-in-the-pathogenesis-of-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration
#18
Ki-Hong Jang, Yun-Ju Do, Dongwon Son, Eunji Son, Jun-Sub Choi, Eunhee Kim
Cell death of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is characterized as an essential late-stage phenomenon of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying RPE cell death after exposure to oxidative stress, which occurs often because of the anatomical location of RPE cells. ARPE-19, an established RPE cell line, exhibited necrotic features involving poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) activation in response to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). ARPE-19 cells were resistant to H2O2 when PARP-1 was depleted using siRNA or inhibited by a pharmacological inhibitor of PARP-1, olaparib...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055007/dysfunctional-autophagy-in-rpe-a-contributing-factor-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#19
Nady Golestaneh, Yi Chu, Yang-Yu Xiao, Gianna L Stoleru, Alexander C Theos
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease and a major cause of blindness in the developed world. Owing to its complexity and the lack of an adequate human model that recapitulates key aspects of the disease, the molecular mechanisms of AMD pathogenesis remain poorly understood. Here we show that cultured human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) from AMD donors (AMD RPE) are functionally impaired and exhibit distinct phenotypes compared with RPE cultured from normal donors (normal RPE)...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053502/neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-without-drusen-in-the-fellow-eye-clinical-spectrum-and-therapeutic-outcome
#20
Wing H Chung, Elon H C van Dijk, Danial Mohabati, Greet Dijkman, Suzanne Yzer, Eiko K de Jong, Sascha Fauser, Reinier O Schlingemann, Carel B Hoyng, Camiel J F Boon
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and therapeutic outcome of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in 1 eye, without drusen in the fellow eye. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Medical records of 381 patients were analyzed to identify the cases. The main outcomes included Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and change in central retinal thickness (CRT). These parameters were reviewed at baseline, first follow-up visit, and after 6, 12, and 24 months...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
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