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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325389/-development-of-en-face-optical-coherence-tomography-and-its-application-in-ocular-fundus-diseases
#1
Y Zhou, M Wang
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is able to obtain the cross-sectional image of the fundus noninvasively and quickly. The cross-sectional image in vivo almost matches the histological section of the retina. OCT has become the most important imaging tool in ophthalmology. Based on the latest OCT technology, en face OCT is a new imaging technique that reveals the structure of retinal and choroidal sections approximately paralleled to the retina surface. Compared to the conventional OCT, en face OCT provides more comprehensive information and makes more accurate diagnosis and assessment of the prognosis...
December 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318383/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-a-review-of-current-and-future-clinical-applications
#2
REVIEW
Marcus Ang, Anna C S Tan, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Pearse A Keane, Rosa Dolz-Marco, Chelvin C A Sng, Leopold Schmetterer
Optical coherence tomography angiography is a non-invasive imaging technique that now allows for simultaneous in vivo imaging of the morphology as well as the vasculature in the eye. In this review, we provide an update on the existing clinical applications of optical coherence tomography angiography technology from the anterior to posterior segment of the eye. We also discuss the limitations of optical coherence tomography angiography technology, as well as the caveats to the interpretation of images. As current optical coherence tomography angiography systems are optimized for the retina, most studies have focused on interpreting images from conditions such as age related macular degeneration and retinal vascular diseases...
January 9, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313132/-rpe-morphometry-in-geographic-atrophy-due-to-amd
#3
A Wagner, A Mohi, M Ranjbar, S Grisanti, M Rudolf
BACKGROUND: The geographic atrophy (GA) junctional zone includes changes in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and Bruch's membrane complex that are still difficult to interpret even with clinical high-resolution imaging technologies. We measured and evaluated degenerative RPE cell changes in histological sections of GA eyes. METHODS: In this study seven GA eyes were evaluated by light microscopy. In three eye sections, zones of typical RPE alterations were graded (0 = normal; 1 = irregular cells but intact layer; 2 = rounded, enlarged, and/or heaped cells; 3 = migrating cells in retina; 4 = RPE absent)...
January 8, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304261/an-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-clinically-unilateral-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-and-age-related-macular-degeneration
#4
Mehmet Ozgur Zengin, Omer Karti, Eyyup Karahan, Tuncay Kusbeci
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and clinically unilateral pseudoexfoliation syndrome (XFS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-six patients (152 eyes) with bilateral AMD and clinically unilateral XFS were included. Eyes with AMD were divided into three stages (early, intermediate, and late), based on the Beckman Initiative for Macular Research Classification Committee of fundus findings. The distribution of AMD lesions was assessed in both groups, and the subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) was measured using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)...
January 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302837/up-regulated-pro-inflammatory-micrornas-mirnas-in-alzheimer-s-disease-ad-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
#5
Aileen I Pogue, Walter J Lukiw
Alzheimer's disease (AD) of the brain neocortex and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of the retina are two complex neurodegenerative disorders, which (i) involve the progressive dysregulation and deterioration of multiple neurobiological signaling pathways, (ii) exhibit the temporal accumulation of pro-inflammatory lesions including the amyloid beta (Aβ) peptide-containing senile plaques of AD and the drusen of AMD, and (iii) culminate in an insidious inflammatory neurodegeneration ending, respectively, in neural cell atrophy and death and progressive loss of cognition and central visual function...
January 4, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286114/cigarette-smoke-induced-egfr-activation-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-migration-of-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-through-regulation-of-the-fak-mediated-syk-src-pathway
#6
Ga Bin Park, Daejin Kim
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells is inevitable change of age‑related macular degeneration (AMD). Smoking is a major risk factor for the development of EMT in several diseases, including lung cancer. Cigarette smoke‑induced stress promotes the production of epidermal growth factor (EGF) in RPE cells. However, the underlying signaling pathways induced by aberrant EGF receptor (EGFR) expression in cigarette smoke-exposed RPE cells remain largely unknown. In the present study, the morphological transformation and production of EMT-associated cytokines were investigated to analyze the effect of smoking on the retina...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284110/efficacy-of-lenvatinib-a-multitargeted-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-on-laser-induced-cnv-mouse-model-of-neovascular-amd
#7
Xian Wei, Ting Zhang, Yuqin Yao, Shaoxue Zeng, Min Li, Haotian Xiang, Chengjian Zhao, Guiqun Cao, Minhui Li, Ran Wan, Ping Yang, Jinliang Yang
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss worldwide. Although intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF antibodies and VEGF Trap have significant clinical benefits, the complications of intravitreal injection, drug resistance and patient compliance still need to be concerned. In this study, the effects of an orally administered multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor (Lenvatinib, E7080) were evaluated in vitro and in vivo on neovascular AMD mouse model. The results showed that E7080 effectively inhibited the proliferation, migration and tubule formation of human choroidal microvascular endothelial cells (HCMECs), and suppressed the angiogenesis of zebrafish subintestinal vessels without causing malformation...
December 25, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282883/measuring-polarization-changes-in-the-human-outer-retina-with-polarization-sensitive-optical-coherence-tomography
#8
Barry Cense, Donald T Miller, Brett J King, Thomas Theelen, Ann E Elsner
Morphological changes in the outer retina such as drusen are established biomarkers to diagnose age-related macular degeneration. However earlier diagnosis might be possible by taking advantage of more subtle changes that accompany tissues that bear polarization-altering properties. To test this hypothesis, we developed a method based on polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography with which volumetric data sets of the macula were obtained from 10 young (<25 yr) and 10 older (>54 yr) subjects...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280937/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-and-ranibizumab-in-asian-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-subgroup-analyses-from-the-view-trials
#9
Tien Yin Wong, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Timothy Y Y Lai, Shih-Jen Chen, Won Ki Lee, Young Hee Yoon, Tomohiro Iida, Claudia Tueckmantel, Olaf Sowade, Yuichiro Ogura
PURPOSE: To assess the treatment effect of intravitreal aflibercept and ranibizumab in Asian patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. METHODS: We evaluated data from VIEW 1 and VIEW 2, comparing functional and morphologic outcomes at Week 96 between intravitreal aflibercept 2 mg monthly (2q4) or 2 mg bimonthly after 3 initial monthly doses (2q8) versus ranibizumab 0.5 mg monthly among Asian patients (n = 269) and between Asian and white patients (n = 2044)...
December 26, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259393/the-retina-rpe-proteome-in-chick-myopia-and-hyperopia-models-commonalities-with-inherited-and-age-related-ocular-pathologies
#10
Nina Riddell, Pierre Faou, Melanie Murphy, Loretta Giummarra, Rachael A Downs, Harinda Rajapaksha, Sheila G Crewther
Purpose: Microarray and RNA sequencing studies in the chick model of early optically induced refractive error have implicated thousands of genes, many of which have also been linked to ocular pathologies in humans, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), choroidal neovascularization, glaucoma, and cataract. These findings highlight the potential relevance of the chick model to understanding both refractive error development and the progression to secondary pathological complications...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248329/vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-and-placenta-growth-factor-in-retinal-vasculopathies-current-research-and-future-perspectives
#11
Joana Mesquita, João Paulo Castro-de-Sousa, Sara Vaz-Pereira, Arminda Neves, Luís A Passarinha, Cândida T Tomaz
Vision loss due to disease or degeneration of the eye (retina, choroid, retinal veins, or macula) is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. In most cases, vision-threatening ocular diseases are accompanied by abnormal changes in the vasculature of the eye, especially the retina, and these conditions are collectively referred to as retinal vasculopathies. Impaired blood supply or hypoxia stimulates angiogenesis in the vascular and non-vascular sections of the eye, which results in neovascularization, leading to conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration...
December 7, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246327/in%C3%A2-vivo-knockout-of-the-vegfa-gene-by-lentiviral-delivery-of-crispr-cas9-in-mouse-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
#12
Andreas Holmgaard, Anne Louise Askou, Josephine Natalia Esther Benckendorff, Emil Aagaard Thomsen, Yujia Cai, Toke Bek, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Thomas J Corydon
Virus-based gene therapy by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing and knockout may provide a new option for treatment of inherited and acquired ocular diseases of the retina. In support of this notion, we show that Streptococcus pyogenes (Sp) Cas9, delivered by lentiviral vectors (LVs), can be used in vivo to selectively ablate the vascular endothelial growth factor A (Vegfa) gene in mice. By generating LVs encoding SpCas9 targeted to Vegfa, and in parallel the fluorescent eGFP marker protein, we demonstrate robust knockout of Vegfa that leads to a significant reduction of VEGFA protein in transduced cells...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246287/long-term-pedf-release-in-rat-iris-and-retinal-epithelial-cells-after-sleeping-beauty-transposon-mediated-gene-delivery
#13
Laura Garcia-Garcia, Sergio Recalde, Maria Hernandez, Jaione Bezunartea, Juan Roberto Rodriguez-Madoz, Sandra Johnen, Sabine Diarra, Corinne Marie, Zsuzsanna Izsvák, Zoltán Ivics, Daniel Scherman, Martina Kropp, Gabriele Thumann, Felipe Prosper, Patricia Fernandez-Robredo, Alfredo Garcia-Layana
Pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is a potent antiangiogenic, neurotrophic, and neuroprotective molecule that is the endogenous inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the retina. An ex vivo gene therapy approach based on transgenic overexpression of PEDF in the eye is assumed to rebalance the angiogenic-antiangiogenic milieu of the retina, resulting in growth regression of choroidal blood vessels, the hallmark of neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Here, we show that rat pigment epithelial cells can be efficiently transfected with the PEDF-expressing non-viral hyperactive Sleeping Beauty transposon system delivered in a form free of antibiotic resistance marker miniplasmids...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237169/outer-retina-and-choroidal-thickness-in-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-reticular-pseudodrusen-findings
#14
Pedro Camacho, Marco Dutra-Medeiros, Diogo Cabral, Rufino Silva
PURPOSE: To evaluate outer retina and choroidal thickness in subjects with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (iAMD) and to describe associations with the presence of reticular pseudodrusen (RPD). METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of 157 consecutive eyes (specifically: 62 eyes classified as having RPD and 95 eyes with drusen ≥125 µm). Only cases with digital color fundus photographs, red-free, and infrared, obtained and graded according to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study to define iAMD, were used for this study...
December 14, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232336/comparison-among-different-diagnostic-methods-in-the-study-of-type-and-activity-of-choroidal-neovascular-membranes-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#15
Vittoria Ravera, Andrea Giani, Marco Pellegrini, Marta Oldani, Alessandro Invernizzi, Elisa Carini, Mario Cigada, Ferdinando Bottoni, Giovanni Staurenghi
PURPOSE: To determine interobserver and intraobserver agreement in classifying the subtypes of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and the decision of retreatment in patients affected by exudative age-related macular degeneration. Different imaging techniques were evaluated individually and compared with multiimaging. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with naive CNV in age-related macular degeneration were evaluated after 3 monthly intravitreal injections of ranibizumab...
December 8, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229445/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#16
REVIEW
Richard F Spaide, James G Fujimoto, Nadia K Waheed, Srinivas R Sadda, Giovanni Staurenghi
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) was one of the biggest advances in ophthalmic imaging. Building on that platform, OCT angiography (OCTA) provides depth resolved images of blood flow in the retina and choroid with levels of detailed far exceeding that obtained with older forms of imaging. This new modality is challenging because of the need for new equipment and processing techniques, current limitations of imaging capability, and rapid advancements in both imaging and in our understanding of the imaging and applicable pathophysiology of the retina and choroid, and the requirement for understanding the origins of image artifacts...
December 8, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229444/neural-control-of-choroidal-blood-flow
#17
REVIEW
Anton Reiner, Malinda E C Fitzgerald, Nobel Del Mar, Chunyan Li
The choroid is richly innervated by parasympathetic, sympathetic and trigeminal sensory nerve fibers that regulate choroidal blood flow in birds and mammals, and presumably other vertebrate classes as well. The parasympathetic innervation has been shown to vasodilate and increase choroidal blood flow, the sympathetic input has been shown to vasoconstrict and decrease choroidal blood flow, and the sensory input has been shown to both convey pain and thermal information centrally and act locally to vasodilate and increase choroidal blood flow...
December 8, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225722/cellular-senescence-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-can-autophagy-and-dna-damage-response-play-a-role
#18
REVIEW
Janusz Blasiak, Malgorzata Piechota, Elzbieta Pawlowska, Magdalena Szatkowska, Ewa Sikora, Kai Kaarniranta
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main reason of blindness in developed countries. Aging is the main AMD risk factor. Oxidative stress, inflammation and some genetic factors play a role in AMD pathogenesis. AMD is associated with the degradation of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells, photoreceptors, and choriocapillaris. Lost RPE cells in the central retina can be replaced by their peripheral counterparts. However, if they are senescent, degenerated regions in the macula cannot be regenerated...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225458/antiangiogenic-effect-of-dasatinib-in-murine-models-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy-and-laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularization
#19
Songyi Seo, Wonhee Suh
Purpose: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a principal mediator of pathological ocular neovascularization, which is the leading cause of blindness in various ocular diseases. As Src, a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, has been implicated as one of the major signaling molecules in VEGF-mediated neovascularization, the present study aimed to investigate whether dasatinib, a potent Src kinase inhibitor, could suppress pathological ocular neovascularization in murine models of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) and choroidal neovascularization (CNV)...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225397/concurrent-oct-imaging-of-stimulus-evoked-retinal-neural-activation-and-hemodynamic-responses
#20
Taeyoon Son, Benquan Wang, Yiming Lu, Yanjun Chen, Dingcai Cao, Xincheng Yao
It is well established that major retinal diseases involve distortions of the retinal neural physiology and blood vascular structures. However, the details of distortions in retinal neurovascular coupling associated with major eye diseases are not well understood. In this study, a multi-modal optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging system was developed to enable concurrent imaging of retinal neural activity and vascular hemodynamics. Flicker light stimulation was applied to mouse retinas to evoke retinal neural responses and hemodynamic changes...
2017: Proceedings of SPIE
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