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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620279/interleukin-6-deficiency-attenuates-retinal-ganglion-cell-axonopathy-and-glaucoma-related-vision-loss
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Franklin D Echevarria, Cathryn R Formichella, Rebecca M Sappington
The pleotropic cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) is implicated in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival and degeneration, including that associated with glaucoma. IL-6 protects RGCs from pressure-induced apoptosis in vitro. However, it is unknown how IL-6 impacts glaucomatous degeneration in vivo. To study how IL-6 influences glaucomatous RGC axonopathy, accompanying glial reactivity, and resultant deficits in visual function, we performed neural tracing, histological, and neurobehavioral assessments in wildtype (B6;129SF2/J; WT) and IL-6 knock-out mice (B6;129S2-IL6(t)(m1kopf)/J; IL-6-/-) after 8 weeks of unilateral or bilateral microbead-induced glaucoma (microbead occlusion model)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614218/usefulness-of-frequency-doubling-technology-perimetry-24-2-in-glaucoma-with-parafoveal-scotoma
#2
Kyoung In Jung, Eun Kyoung Kim, Chan Kee Park
The standard automated perimetry (SAP) 24-2 test cannot adequately test the paracentral region because test points are located sparsely in macular area where is crowded with retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), even though paracentral scotoma is clinically related to a risk of losing visual function. More sensitive visual field (VF) tests are needed to assess paracentral VF defects precisely. We investigated the structure-function relationship on the SAP 10-2 test and the frequency doubling technology (FDT) 24-2 test as well as the SAP 24-2 test in glaucoma with parafoveal scotoma (PFS)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607414/diagnostic-capability-of-pulsar-perimetry-in-pre-perimetric-and-early-glaucoma
#3
Kazunori Hirasawa, Natsumi Takahashi, Kazuhiro Matsumura, Masayuki Kasahara, Nobuyuki Shoji
This study aimed to compare the diagnostic capability of Pulsar perimetry (Pulsar) in pre-perimetric glaucoma (PPG) and early glaucoma (EG) with that of Flicker perimetry (Flicker) and spectral-domain optical conference tomography (SD-OCT). This prospective cross-sectional study included 25 eyes of 25 PPG patients, 35 eyes of 35 EG patients, and 42 eyes of 42 healthy participants. The diagnostic capability using the area under the curve (AUC) of the best parameter and agreement of detectability between structural and functional measurements were compared...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594977/association-of-glaucoma-related-optical-coherence-tomography-measured-macular-damage-with-vision-related-quality-of-life
#4
Alisa J Prager, Donald C Hood, Jeffrey M Liebmann, C Gustavo De Moraes, Lama A Al-Aswad, Qi Yu, George A Cioffi, Dana M Blumberg
Importance: Little is known about the association between structural macular damage and self-reported visual function of people with glaucoma. Objective: To determine the association between vision-related quality of life among patients with primary open-angle glaucoma with structural macular retinal ganglion cell plus inner plexiform layer (RGC+IPL) loss identified by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) machine-generated deviation maps and thickness measurements...
June 8, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593391/wavelet-decomposition-analysis-in-the-two-flash-multifocal-erg-in-early-glaucoma-a-comparison-to-ganglion-cell-analysis-and-visual-field
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Livia M Brandao, Matthias Monhart, Andreas Schötzau, Anna A Ledolter, Anja M Palmowski-Wolfe
PURPOSE: To further improve analysis of the two-flash multifocal electroretinogram (2F-mfERG) in glaucoma in regard to structure-function analysis, using discrete wavelet transform (DWT) analysis. METHODS: Sixty subjects [35 controls and 25 primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG)] underwent 2F-mfERG. Responses were analyzed with the DWT. The DWT level that could best separate POAG from controls was compared to the root-mean-square (RMS) calculations previously used in the analysis of the 2F-mfERG...
June 7, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576383/cholesterol-metabolism-and-glaucoma-modulation-of-muller-cell-membrane-organization-by-24s-hydroxycholesterol
#6
Ségolène Gambert, Pierre-Henry Gabrielle, Elodie Masson, Elise Leger-Charnay, Arthur Ferrerro, Arthur Vannier, Clément Gendrault, Méline Lachot, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher, Alain Bron, Stéphane Gregoire, Laurent Leclere, Lucy Martine, Géraldine Lucchi, Caroline Truntzer, Delphine Pecqueur, Lionel Bretillon
Glaucoma is a progressive and irreversible blinding neuropathy that is characterized by the loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Muller Glial Cell (MGC) activation is induced in retinal gliosis. MGCs are the most numerous glial cells in the retina and one of their roles is to sustain cholesterol homeostasis. 24S-hydroxycholesterol (24S-OHC) is one of the form of cholesterol elimination from the retina and is overexpressed during glaucoma. The objective of this study was to determine whether 24S-OHC triggers MGC membrane dynamics involving lipid rafts and contributes to gliosis at early and late time points...
May 30, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545121/measurement-of-macular-structure-function-relationships-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-sd-oct-and-pattern-electroretinograms-perg
#7
Keunheung Park, Jinmi Kim, Jiwoong Lee
BACKGROUND: Retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death is a common cause of loss of vision during glaucoma. Pattern electroretinogram (PERG) is an objective measure of the central retinal function that correlates with macular GCL thickness. The aim of this study is to determine possible relationships between the N95 amplitude of pattern electroretinogram (PERGamp) and macular ganglion cell/inner plexiform layer thickness (GCIPLT). METHODS AND FINDINGS: This was a retrospective and comparative study including 74 glaucoma patients (44 early stage and 30 advanced stage cases) and 66 normal control subjects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532392/diagnostic-performance-of-isolated-check-visual-evoked-potential-versus-retinal-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-analysis-in-early-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#8
XiangWu Chen, YingXi Zhao
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of isolated-check visual evoked potential (icVEP) with that of retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCILP) analysis using optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: A total of 45 patients were enrolled: 25 patients with open-angle glaucoma and 20 healthy patients. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmological examination. Moreover, the OCT examination was used to analyze the structures of the GCIPL...
May 22, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528864/effects-of-collagen-microstructure-and-material-properties-on-the-deformation-of-the-neural-tissues-of-the-lamina-cribrosa
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A P Voorhees, N-J Jan, I A Sigal
It is widely considered that intraocular pressure (IOP)-induced deformation within the neural tissue pores of the lamina cribrosa (LC) contributes to neurodegeneration and glaucoma. Our goal was to study how the LC microstructure and mechanical properties determine the mechanical insult to the neural tissues within the pores of the LC. Polarized light microscopy was used to measure the collagen density and orientation in histology sections of three sheep optic nerve heads (ONH) at both mesoscale (4.4μm) and microscale (0...
May 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528295/a-machine-learning-graph-based-approach-for-3d-segmentation-of-bruch-s-membrane-opening-from-glaucomatous-sd-oct-volumes
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Mohammad Saleh Miri, Michael D Abràmoff, Young H Kwon, Milan Sonka, Mona K Garvin
Bruch's membrane opening-minimum rim width (BMO-MRW) is a recently proposed structural parameter which estimates the remaining nerve fiber bundles in the retina and is superior to other conventional structural parameters for diagnosing glaucoma. Measuring this structural parameter requires identification of BMO locations within spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) volumes. While most automated approaches for segmentation of the BMO either segment the 2D projection of BMO points or identify BMO points in individual B-scans, in this work, we propose a machine-learning graph-based approach for true 3D segmentation of BMO from glaucomatous SD-OCT volumes...
May 6, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526237/small-molecule-inhibition-of-wnt-signaling-abrogates-dexamethasone-induced-phenotype-of-primary-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells
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Sarah D Ahadome, Chi Zhang, Elizabeth Tannous, James Shen, Jie J Zheng
Trabecular meshwork (TM) cells are the governing regulators of the TM structure. When the functionality of these cells is impaired, the structure of the TM is perturbed which often results in increased ocular hypertension. High intraocular pressure is the most significant risk factor for steroid-induced glaucoma. Dexamethasone (Dex)-induced phenotype of TM cells is widely utilized as a model system to gain insight into mechanisms underlying damaged TM in glaucoma. In this study, to assess the possible role of abnormal Wnt signaling in steroid-induced glaucoma, we analyzed the effects of small-molecule Wnt signaling modulators on Dex-induced expression extracellular matrix proteins of primary human TM cells...
August 1, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475699/biomarkers-and-surrogate-endpoints-lessons-learned-from-glaucoma
#12
Felipe A Medeiros
With the recent progress in imaging technologies for assessment of structural damage in glaucoma, a debate has emerged on whether these measurements can be used as valid surrogate endpoints in clinical trials evaluating new therapies for the disease. A discussion of surrogates should be grounded on knowledge acquired from their use in other areas of medicine as well as regulatory requirements. This article reviews the conditions for valid surrogacy in the context of glaucoma clinical trials and critically evaluates the role of biomarkers such as IOP and imaging measurements as potential surrogates for clinically relevant outcomes...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439944/using-perimetric-data-to-estimate-ganglion-cell-loss-for-detecting-progression-of-glaucoma-a-comparison-of-models
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Derek A Price, William H Swanson, Douglas G Horner
PURPOSE: Models relating perimetric sensitivities to ganglion cell numbers have been proposed for combining structural and functional measures from patients with glaucoma. Here we compared seven models for ability to differentiate progressing and stable patients, testing the hypothesis that the model incorporating local spatial scale would have the best performance. METHODS: The models were compared for the United Kingdom Glaucoma Treatment Study (UKGTS) data for the right eyes of 489 patients recently diagnosed with glaucoma...
April 25, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424571/metabolic-vulnerability-in-the-neurodegenerative-disease-glaucoma
#14
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Denise M Inman, Mohammad Harun-Or-Rashid
Axons can be several orders of magnitude longer than neural somas, presenting logistical difficulties in cargo trafficking and structural maintenance. Keeping the axon compartment well supplied with energy also presents a considerable challenge; even seemingly subtle modifications of metabolism can result in functional deficits and degeneration. Axons require a great deal of energy, up to 70% of all energy used by a neuron, just to maintain the resting membrane potential. Axonal energy, in the form of ATP, is generated primarily through oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396439/structural-basis-of-tie2-activation-and-tie2-tie1-heterodimerization
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Veli-Matti Leppänen, Pipsa Saharinen, Kari Alitalo
The endothelial cell (EC)-specific receptor tyrosine kinases Tie1 and Tie2 are necessary for the remodeling and maturation of blood and lymphatic vessels. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang1) growth factor is a Tie2 agonist, whereas Ang2 functions as a context-dependent agonist/antagonist. The orphan receptor Tie1 modulates Tie2 activation, which is induced by association of angiopoietins with Tie2 in cis and across EC-EC junctions in trans Except for the binding of the C-terminal angiopoietin domains to the Tie2 ligand-binding domain, the mechanisms for Tie2 activation are poorly understood...
April 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394809/structure-function-relationship-between-the-bruch-membrane-opening-based-minimum-rim-width-and-visual-field-defects-in-advanced-glaucoma
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Serhat Imamoglu, Nimet Burcu Celik, Mehmet S Sevim, Gokhan Pekel, Nimet Yesim Ercalik, Esra Turkseven Kumral, Handan Bardak
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between the Bruch membrane opening-minimum rim width (BMO-MRW) (global and temporal) parameters with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and visual field (VF) sensitivity on the 10-2 test in patients with advanced glaucoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional, observational study included a total of 33 eyes of 29 patients. To evaluate VF sensitivity, automated white-on-white perimetry was performed using a Humphrey field analyzer...
June 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386709/in-silico-analysis-of-five-missense-mutations-in-cyp1b1-gene-in-pakistani-families-affected-with-primary-congenital-glaucoma
#17
Sabika Firasat, Haiba Kaul, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Sobia Idrees
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the five missense mutations in CYP1B1 gene identified in Pakistani families affected with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) using various bioinformatics and protein modeling tools. METHODS: We previously reported four novel missense mutations in CYP1B1 gene segregating in consanguineous Pakistani families. These mutations were identified by direct sequencing of all coding exons, the exon-intron boundaries and the 5' untranslated region of CYP1B1 using genomic DNA from affected and unaffected family members...
April 6, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349508/targeting-schlemm-s-canal-in-the-medical-therapy-of-glaucoma-current-and-future-considerations
#18
REVIEW
Vanessa Andrés-Guerrero, Julián García-Feijoo, Anastasios Georgios Konstas
Schlemm's canal (SC) is a unique, complex vascular structure responsible for maintaining fluid homeostasis within the anterior segment of the eye by draining the excess of aqueous humour. In glaucoma, a heterogeneous group of eye disorders afflicting approximately 60 million individuals worldwide, the normal outflow of aqueous humour into SC is progressively hindered, leading to a gradual increase in outflow resistance, which gradually results in elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). By and large available antiglaucoma therapies do not target the site of the pathology (SC), but rather aim to decrease IOP by other mechanisms, either reducing aqueous production or by diverting aqueous flow through the unconventional outflow system...
May 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342719/association-of-structural-and-functional-measures-with-contrast-sensitivity-in-glaucoma
#19
Nima Fatehi, Sara Nowroozizadeh, Sharon Henry, Anne L Coleman, Joseph Caprioli, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that structural and functional measures predict contrast sensitivity (CS) outcomes in glaucomatous eyes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional prospective study. METHODS: 105 eyes of 65 patients who underwent macular SD-OCT imaging, 24-2 standard achromatic visual fields (VF) and CS measurement on the same day were enrolled. Association of CS at 4 spatial frequencies (3, 6, 12 and 18 cycles per degree, cpd), with structural and functional outcomes was explored with correlation and regression analyses...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337061/an-introduction-to-darc-technology
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REVIEW
Syed Shoeb Ahmad
Glaucoma is a multi-factorial neurodegenerative disorder. The common denominator in all types of glaucomas is retinal ganglion cell death through apoptosis. However, this cellular demise in glaucoma is detected late by structural or functional analyses. There can be a 10-year delay prior to the appearance of visual field defects and pre-perimetric glaucoma is an issue still being addressed. However, a new cutting-edge technology called detection of apoptosing retinal cells (DARC) is being developed. This technique is capable of non-invasive, real-time visualization of apoptotic changes at the cellular level...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
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