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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917889/comparative-study-between-a-spectral-domain-and-a-high-speed-single-beam-swept-source-octa-system-for-identifying-choroidal-neovascularization-in-amd
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R Told, L Ginner, A Hecht, S Sacu, R Leitgeb, A Pollreisz, U Schmidt-Erfurth
This comparative study between a SD- and SS-OCTA system for visualizing neovascular patterns in AMD, also assessed the influence of cataract on OCTA imaging. 25 eyes with active CNV (AMD) were documented by FA, ICGA and SD-OCT. Two OCTA devices were used: A custom built SS-OCTA (1050 nm, 400,000 A-scans/s, 5 × 5 mm, no image segmentation); AngioVue (OptoVue, CA, USA) SD-OCTA (840 nm, 70.000 A-scans/s, 3 × 3 mm, SSADA technology). Two retina experts graded CNV types and vascular patterns. Cataract influence on OCTA image quality was reported for the superficial retinal plexus (6 eyes)...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911444/impact-of-optical-coherence-tomography-scanning-density-on-quantitative-analyses-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
#2
S B Velaga, M G Nittala, R K Konduru, F Heussen, P A Keane, S R Sadda
PurposeTo assess the influence of varying B-scan frame-sampling densities on retinal thickness and volume measurements from spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD).MethodsVolume OCT data (512 × 128 macular cube over 6 × 6 mm) were collected from 39 eyes with neovascular AMD. All 128 B-scans in each image set were manually segmented, allowing quantification of the neurosensory retina, subretinal fluid (SRF), subretinal hyperreflective material (SRHM), and pigment epithelium detachment (PED)...
December 2, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909796/-clinical-morphological-and-molecular-biological-characteristics-of-the-aging-eye
#3
M R R Böhm, H Thomasen, F Parnitzke, K-P Steuhl
BACKGROUND: The physiological aging of the eye is associated with loss of visual function. Age-related changes of the eye can result in ophthalmological diseases. The aim of this article is to display morphological, histological and molecular biological alterations of the aging eye. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A web-based search and review of the literature for aging of the visual system including cornea, lens, vitreous humor, retina, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), choroidea and optic nerve were carried out...
December 1, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902638/the-pathophysiology-of-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-the-complement-pathway-as-a-therapeutic-target
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David S Boyer, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Menno van Lookeren Campagne, Erin C Henry, Christopher Brittain
PURPOSE: Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced, vision-threatening form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affecting approximately five million individuals worldwide. To date, there are no approved therapeutics for GA treatment; however, several are in clinical trials. This review focuses on the pathophysiology of GA, particularly the role of complement cascade dysregulation and emerging therapies targeting the complement cascade. METHODS: Primary literature search on PubMed for GA, complement cascade in age-related macular degeneration...
November 29, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900609/dry-age-related-macular-degeneration-pharmacology
#5
Charles B Wright, Jayakrishna Ambati
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of irreversible blindness in the industrially developed world, can present years before a patient begins to lose vision. For most of these patients, AMD never progresses past its early stages to the advanced forms that are principally responsible for the vast majority of vision loss. Advanced AMD can manifest as either an advanced avascular form known as geographic atrophy (GA) marked by regional retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell death or as an advanced form known as neovascular AMD marked by the intrusion of fragile new blood vessels into the normally avascular retina...
November 30, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893849/features-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-the-general-adults-and-their-dependency-on-age-sex-and-smoking-results-from-the-german-kora-study
#6
Caroline Brandl, Valentin Breinlich, Klaus J Stark, Sabrina Enzinger, Matthias Aßenmacher, Matthias Olden, Felix Grassmann, Jochen Graw, Margit Heier, Annette Peters, Horst Helbig, Helmut Küchenhoff, Bernhard H F Weber, Iris M Heid
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a vision impairing disease of the central retina characterized by early and late forms in individuals older than 50 years of age. However, there is little knowledge to what extent also younger adults are affected. We have thus set out to estimate the prevalence of early AMD features and late AMD in a general adult population by acquiring color fundus images in 2,840 individuals aged 25 to 74 years of the Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg project (KORA) in South Germany...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893831/retinal-pre-conditioning-by-cd59a-knockout-protects-against-light-induced-photoreceptor-degeneration
#7
Delu Song, Brooks Wilson, Liangliang Zhao, Rupak Bhuyan, Mausumi Bandyopadhyay, Arkady Lyubarsky, Chen Yu, Yafeng Li, Levi Kanu, Takashi Miwa, Wen-Chao Song, Silvia C Finnemann, Bärbel Rohrer, Joshua L Dunaief
Complement dysregulation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but the specific mechanisms are incompletely understood. Complement also potentiates retinal degeneration in the murine light damage model. To test the retinal function of CD59a, a complement inhibitor, CD59a knockout (KO) mice were used for light damage (LD) experiments. Retinal degeneration and function were compared in WT versus KO mice following light damage. Gene expression changes, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and glial cell activation were also compared...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893108/choroidal-thickness-influences-near-infrared-reflectance-intensity-in-eyes-with-geographic-atrophy-due-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
#8
Rosa Dolz-Marco, Orly Gal-Or, K Bailey Freund
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of retinal and choroidal thickness on near-infrared reflectance (NIR) scanning laser ophthalmoscopy in eyes with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: This was a cross-sectional review of the clinical records and multimodal imaging data of eyes diagnosed with GA secondary to non-neovascular AMD. Imaging modalities included color fundus photography, fundus autofluorescence, NIR, and structural spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890475/slowed-dark-adaptation-in-older-eyes-effect-of-location
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Humza J Tahir, Elena Rodrigo-Diaz, Neil R A Parry, Jeremiah M F Kelly, D Carden, Ian J Murray
PURPOSE: The rate of rod sensitivity recovery following a photobleach is a basic measure of the integrity of the outer retina. Rods are selectively impaired in aging and many disorders of the retina, notably Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). It is not known for certain whether the age-related deficit is a pan-retinal effect or if there are localised regions of impaired rod function. To address this important issue a dual arc stimulus was developed that samples sensitivity recovery in two retinal locations...
November 24, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881907/retinal-safety-of-intravitreal-rtpa-in-healthy-rats-and-under-excitotoxic-conditions
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Alejandra Daruich, Jérôme Parcq, Kimberley Delaunay, Marie-Christine Naud, Quentin Le Rouzic, Emilie Picard, Patricia Crisanti, Denis Vivien, Marianne Berdugo, Francine Behar-Cohen
PURPOSE: Intravitreal recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is used off-label for the surgical management of submacular hemorrhage, a severe complication of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. rtPA is approved for coronary and cerebral thrombolysis. However, in ischemic stroke rtPA is known to increase excitotoxic neural cell death by interacting with the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor. We therefore investigated the retinal toxicity of rtPA in healthy rats and in a model of NMDA-induced retinal excitotoxicity...
2016: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881906/genetic-and-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-hspa5-in-mouse-and-human-retinas
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Sumana R Chintalapudi, XiaoFei Wang, Huiling Li, Yin H Chan Lau, Robert W Williams, Monica M Jablonski
PURPOSE: Photoreceptor degenerative diseases are among the leading causes of vision loss. Although the causative genetic mutations are often known, mechanisms leading to photoreceptor degeneration remain poorly defined. We have previously demonstrated that the photoreceptor membrane-associated protein XAP-1 antigen is a product of the HSPA5 gene. In this study, we used systems genetic methods, statistical modeling, and immunostaining to identify and analyze candidate genes that modulate Hspa5 expression in the retina...
2016: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880806/choroidal-round-hyporeflectivities-in-geographic-atrophy
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Eleonora Corbelli, Riccardo Sacconi, Luigi Antonio De Vitis, Adriano Carnevali, Alessandro Rabiolo, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: In geographic atrophy (GA), choroidal vessels typically appear on structural optical coherence tomography (OCT) as hyperreflective round areas with highly reflective borders. We observed that some GA eyes show choroidal round hyporeflectivities with highly reflective borders beneath the atrophy, and futher investigated the charcteristcs by comparing structural OCT, indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) and OCT angiography (OCT-A). METHODS: Round hyporeflectivities were individuated from a pool of patients with GA secondary to non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration consecutively presenting between October 2015 and March 2016 at the Medical Retina & Imaging Unit of the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877085/the-evolving-functions-of-autophagy-in-ocular-health-a-double-edged-sword
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REVIEW
Peiwei Chai, Hongyan Ni, He Zhang, Xianqun Fan
Autophagy plays an adaptive role in cell survival, development, differentiation and intracellular homeostasis. Autophagy is recognized as a 'self-cannibalizing' process that is active during stresses such as starvation, chemotherapy, infection, ageing, and oxygen shortage to protect organisms from various irritants and to regenerate materials and energy. However, autophagy can also lead to a form of programmed cell death distinct from apoptosis. Components of the autophagic pathway are constitutively expressed at a high level in the eye, including in the cornea, lens, retina, and orbit...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875314/receptor-tyrosine-kinase-mertk-is-not-required-for-transfer-of-bis-retinoids-to-the-retinal-pigmented-epithelium
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Grazyna Palczewska, Akiko Maeda, Marcin Golczak, Eisuke Arai, Zhiqian Dong, Lindsay Perusek, Brian Kevany, Krzysztof Palczewski
Accumulation of bis-retinoids in the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) is a hallmark of aging and retinal disorders such as Stargardt disease and age-related macular degeneration. These aberrant fluorescent condensation products including A2E are thought to be transferred to RPE cells primarily through phagocytosis of the photoreceptor outer segments. However, we observed by two-photon microscopy that mouse retinas incapable of phagocytosis due to a deficiency of the c-mer proto-oncogene tyrosine kinase (Mertk) nonetheless contained fluorescent retinoid condensation material in their RPE...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847637/macular-pigment-in-retinal-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Verônica Castro Lima, Richard B Rosen, Michel Farah
Lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoid pigments of the xanthophyll subclass, are present in high concentrations in the retina, especially in the macula. They work as a filter protecting the macula from blue light and also as a resident antioxidant and free radical scavenger to reduce oxidative stress-induced damage. Many observational and interventional studies have suggested that lutein and zeaxanthin may reduce the risk of various eye diseases, especially late forms of AMD. In vitro and in vivo studies indicate that they could protect various ocular cells against oxidative damage...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847632/changes-of-macular-pigment-optical-density-in-elderly-eyes-a-longitudinal-analysis-from-the-mars-study
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Verena Meyer Zu Westrup, Martha Dietzel, Meike Zeimer, Daniel Pauleikhoff, Hans-Werner Hense
BACKGROUND: Macular pigment (MP) has been related to the occurrence of age related macular degeneration (AMD). We investigated prospectively in eyes of elderly individuals how magnitude and spatial distribution of MP had changed after 4 years. METHODS: The study included 380 eyes from 237 participants of the Münster Ageing and Retina Study cohort which were free of advanced stages of AMD. MP optical density (MPOD) was measured in density units (D.U.) at eccentricities of 0...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847624/prevalence-of-outer-retinal-tubulation-in-eyes-with-choroidal-neovascularization
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Richard Geraldo Giachetti Filho, Leandro Cabral Zacharias, Thaís Vera Monteiro, Rony Carlos Preti, Sérgio Gianoti Pimentel
BACKGROUND: Outer retinal tubulations (ORTs) are branching tubular structures located in the outer nuclear layer of the retina. The goal of this study is to determine the prevalence of ORTs observed in eyes with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) undergoing treatment with anti-angiogenic intravitreous injection (IVI) with anti-VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) at the Ophthalmology Department of a tertiary hospital in São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: This is a descriptive study based on medical charts and Spectral-domain Optical Coherence Tomography (Sd-OCT) scans of 142 patients (158 eyes) treated between 2012 and 2014 with IVI of anti-VEGF for CNV...
2016: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831552/knockout-of-ccr2-alleviates-photoreceptor-cell-death-in-rodent-retina-exposed-to-chronic-blue-light
#18
Zizhong Hu, Yi Zhang, Junling Wang, Pingan Mao, Xuehua Lv, Songtao Yuan, Zhengru Huang, Yuzhi Ding, Ping Xie, Qinghuai Liu
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of visual loss after the age of 60 years, is a degenerative retinal disease involving a variety of environmental and hereditary factors. Although it has been implicated that immune system is involved in the disease progression, the exact role that microglia has is still unclear. Here we demonstrated that knockout of Ccr2 gene could alleviate photoreceptor cell death in mice retinas exposed to chronic blue light. In Ccr2(-/-) mice, a damaged microglia recruitment was shown in retina and this could protect the visual function in electroretinogram and alleviate the photoreceptor apoptosis, which thus helped attenuate the blue light-induced retinopathy...
November 10, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828911/characterization-and-differentiation-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-using-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#19
Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Yasuo Yanagi, Aditi Mohla, Shu Yen Lee, Ranjana Mathur, Choi Mun Chan, Ian Yeo, Tien Yin Wong
PURPOSE: To determine the correlation and agreement between swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCT-A) with fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) and spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) in characterizing polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and in differentiating eyes with typical age-related macular degeneration (t-AMD). METHODS: This study included 32 and 54 eyes with t-AMD and PCV, respectively, who underwent SS-OCT-A, SD-OCT, fluorescein angiography, and indocyanine green angiography...
November 8, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812755/oxidative-damage-induces-mcp-1-secretion-and-macrophage-aggregation-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
#20
Zhaojiang Du, Xuemei Wu, Meixia Song, Peng Li, Li Wang
PURPOSE: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of progressive and degenerative visual impairment. Although the exact pathogenic mechanism of AMD is still unknown, clinical observations such as the high accumulation of oxidative products and macrophages in retina suggest the importance of oxidative stress and inflammation in AMD. METHODS: Mouse photoreceptor-derived 661 W cells and human ARPE-19 cells were treated with oxidized phospholipids (Ox-PC) or H2O2 to mimic oxidative damage...
December 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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