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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053774/plasma-klotho-and-frailty-in-older-adults-findings-from-the-inchianti-study
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Michelle Shardell, Richard D Semba, Rita R Kalyani, Stefania Bandinelli, Aric A Prather, Chee W Chia, Luigi Ferrucci
Background: The hormone klotho, encoded by the gene klotho, is primarily expressed in the kidney and choroid plexus of the brain. Higher klotho concentrations have been linked to better physical performance; however, it is unknown whether klotho relates to frailty status in older adults. Methods: Plasma klotho was measured in 774 participants aged ≥ 65 years enrolled in InCHIANTI, a prospective cohort study comprising Italian adults. Frailty status was assessed at three and six years after enrollment...
October 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053764/contribution-of-calpain-and-caspases-to-cell-death-in-cultured-monkey-rpe-cells
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Emi Nakajima, Katherine B Hammond, Masayuki Hirata, Thomas R Shearer, Mitsuyoshi Azuma
Purpose: AMD is the leading cause of human vision loss after 65 years of age. Several mechanisms have been proposed: (1) age-related failure of the choroidal vasculature leads to loss of RPE; (2) RPE dysfunctions due to accumulation of phagocytized, but unreleased A2E (N-retinylidene-N-retinylethanolamine); (3) zinc deficiency activation of calpain and caspase proteases, leading to cell death. The purpose of the present study is to compare activation of calpain and caspase in monkey RPE cells cultured under hypoxia or with A2E...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052608/a-novel-and-faster-method-of-manual-grading-to-measure-choroidal-thickness-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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K X Cheong, L W Lim, K Z Li, C S Tan
PurposeChoroidal thickness (CT) measurements are typically obtained from manual segmentation of optical coherence tomography (OCT) B-scans. This method is time-consuming. We aimed to describe a novel and faster technique to obtain CT measurements.Patients and methodsIn a prospective cohort study of 200 healthy eyes, Spectral-Domain OCT with enhanced depth imaging were performed with the Spectralis OCT using standardised imaging protocols. The OCT scans were independently graded by reading centre-certified graders...
October 20, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051844/oct-angiography-an-upcoming-non-invasive-tool-for-diagnosis-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
#4
Luiz Roisman, Raquel Goldhardt
PURPOSE: To review the most recent findings, characteristics, faults and future perspectives of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). RECENT FINDINGS: In dry AMD, OCTA is useful on the evaluation of choriocapillaris perfusion and detection of naïve quiescent non-exudative choroidal neovascularization (CNV). In wet AMD, OCTA can provide detailed anatomic and morphologic information of CNVs, which may help to understand why and how they develop and become active...
June 2017: Current Ophthalmology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050191/-the-ocular-involvement-in-the-transthyretin-related-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy
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H Y Lin, R P Dai
Transthyretin (TTR)-related familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), which is caused by mutant TTR, is a rare but fatal autosomal dominant disease. TTR is synthesized by the liver (95%) , the choroid plexus of the brain and the retinal pigment epithelium. FAP leads to peripheral neuropathy, and the main ocular manifestations are vitreous opacity (yellowish cotton-like), secondary glaucoma and keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Liver transplantation has proven to be the most effective treatment for TTR-FAP. Nowadays, tafamidis is the only drug approved for TTR-FAP (early stage)...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050188/-sturge-weber-syndrome-in-port-wine-stain-patients-a-retrospective-study-on-the-clinical-features-and-screening-strategy
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Y Wu, R J Yu, X X Lin, W Y Guo
Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) in the patients with Port-wine stain (PWS). Methods: A total of 279 PWS patients, 164 males, 115 females with a median age of first visit 17.00 (4.75, 56.00) months. Most of the PWS patients were referred to the Ophthalmology Department for screening eye problems when the cutaneous angiomas involved the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve distribution. The intraocular pressure (IOP), cup to disk ratio (C/D), corneal condition and other essential measurements were examined to screen glaucoma or choroidal hemangioma...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050185/-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-acute-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease
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S S Jia, C Zhao, D Gong, Z Chen, M F Zhang
Objective: To measure vascular density in retinal and choroidal capillary layers by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and to explore their potential clinical values in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (VKH). Methods: This is a cross-sectional case-control study. Twenty-one acute VKH cases presented to Peking Union Medical College Hospital between April 2015 and July 2015 and 49 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. OCTA was performed with a split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography-optical coherence tomography (SSADA-OCT) system borrowed from Optovue Inc...
October 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050001/expression-of-angiogenic-and-inflammatory-factors-in-choroidal-neovascularisation-derived-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Christoph Ehlken, Maria-Magdalena Guichard, Günther Schlunck, Anima D Bühler, Gottfried Martin, Hansjürgen T Agostini
PURPOSE: Anti-angiogenic treatment is well established in the management of exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but not sufficient in all patients. The characterisation of factors driving this chronic disease could serve to identify additional treatment options. The purpose of this study was to assess gene expression patterns and distinct changes in cells derived from surgically extracted choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) membranes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of >11,000 genes was analysed by means of a microarray in cells cultured from 2 late-stage CNV membranes compared to primary human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and ARPE-19 cells...
October 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049729/myocilin-regulates-metalloprotease-2-activity-through-interaction-with-timp3
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Myung Kuk Joe, Raquel L Lieberman, Naoki Nakaya, Stanislav I Tomarev
Purpose: To elucidate functions of wild-type myocilin, a secreted glycoprotein associated with glaucoma. Methods: Lysates of mouse eyes were used for immunoprecipitation with affinity-purified antibodies against mouse myocilin. Shotgun proteomic analysis was used for the identification of proteins interacting with myocilin. Colocalization of myocilin and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 3 (TIMP3) in different eye structures was investigated by a multiplex fluorescent in situ hybridization and immunofluorescent labeling with subsequent confocal microscopy...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049725/cd11b-and-cd200-on-circulating-monocytes-differentiate-two-angiographic-subtypes-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Yousif Subhi, Marie Krogh Nielsen, Christopher Rue Molbech, Akio Oishi, Amardeep Singh, Mogens Holst Nissen, Torben Lykke Sørensen
Purpose: To investigate surface expression of CD11b and CD200 on circulating monocytes in patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Methods: This was a prospective case-control study of patients with PCV (n = 27), age-matched healthy controls (n = 27), and patients with neovascular AMD (n = 49). All participants underwent a comprehensive ocular examination. Fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography were performed in patients suspected of neovascular AMD or PCV...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049720/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-the-evaluation-of-geographic-atrophy-area-extension
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Eleonora Corbelli, Riccardo Sacconi, Alessandro Rabiolo, Stefano Mercuri, Adriano Carnevali, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Purpose: To investigate the application of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in evaluation of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Patients with GA were prospectively enrolled and studied with blue fundus autofluorescence (FAF), en face structural OCT, and OCT-A. OCT-A images were acquired using a slab of whole choroid, whereas en face structural OCT images were obtained at the ellipsoid zone (EZ), at the choroidal (CH) level, and at the scleral (SC) level...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049716/bone-marrow-derived-cell-recruitment-to-the-neurosensory-retina-and-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-layer-following-subthreshold-retinal-phototherapy
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Sergio Caballero, David L Kent, Nilanjana Sengupta, Sergio Li Calzi, Lynn Shaw, Eleni Beli, Leni Moldovan, James M Dominguez, Ramana S Moorthy, Maria B Grant
Purpose: We investigated whether subthreshold retinal phototherapy (SRPT) was associated with recruitment of bone marrow (BM)-derived cells to the neurosensory retina (NSR) and RPE layer. Methods: GFP chimeric mice and wild-type (WT) mice were subjected to SRPT using a slit-lamp infrared laser. Duty cycles of 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% (0.1 seconds, 250 mW, spot size 50 μm) with 30 applications were placed 50 to 100 μm from the optic disc. In adoptive transfer studies, GFP+ cells were given intravenously immediately after WT mice received SRPT...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049518/long-term-outcomes-after-proton-beam-irradiation-in-patients-with-large-choroidal-melanomas
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Thanos D Papakostas, Anne Marie Lane, Margaux Morrison, Evangelos S Gragoudas, Ivana K Kim
Importance: Although radiotherapy has been used more frequently in past decades for the management of large melanomas, long-term efficacy of proton beam irradiation (PBI) of large choroidal melanomas has not been reported. Objective: To evaluate long-term outcomes in patients who underwent PBI for the treatment of large choroidal melanomas. Design, Setting, and Participants: Data were obtained at a single Boston, Massachusetts, academic tertiary referral practice for this retrospective cohort study...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049501/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-for-assessment-of-the-3-dimensional-structures-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Yu-Tien Chi, Chang-Hao Yang, Cheng-Kuo Cheng
Importance: Investigating the quantitative 3-dimensional (3-D) anatomy of polypoidal complex is important for a better understanding of the pathogenesis of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Objective: To quantitatively evaluate the 3-D characteristics of polypoidal structures, branching vascular networks (BVNs), and origin of PCV using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and multiple image systems. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective, observational study was conducted in 47 consecutive Taiwanese patients (47 eyes) from May 21, 2015, to April 30, 2017...
October 19, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049455/the-role-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
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Colin S Tan
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October 19, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049074/physiology-and-role-of-intraocular-pressure-in-contemporary-anesthesia
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Dermot J Kelly, Sinéad M Farrell
More than 26 million Americans suffer with cataracts, and with 3.6 million cataract extractions performed annually in the United States, it is the most common surgical procedure. The integrity of the delicate structures of the eye that mediate vision is dependent on the intraocular pressure (IOP). Yet, IOP acts to compress the vessels within the globe-akin to a Starling resistor-and is a key component that determines the ocular perfusion pressure, defined as the difference between arterial pressure and IOP...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047416/lessons-learned-about-f-18-av-1451-off-target-binding-from-an-autopsy-confirmed-parkinson-s-case
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Marta Marquié, Eline E Verwer, Avery C Meltzer, Sally Ji Who Kim, Cinthya Agüero, Jose Gonzalez, Sara J Makaretz, Michael Siao Tick Chong, Prianca Ramanan, Ana C Amaral, Marc D Normandin, Charles R Vanderburg, Stephen N Gomperts, Keith A Johnson, Matthew P Frosch, Teresa Gómez-Isla
[F-18]-AV-1451 is a novel positron emission tomography (PET) tracer with high affinity to neurofibrillary tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease (AD). PET studies have shown increased tracer retention in patients clinically diagnosed with dementia of AD type and mild cognitive impairment in regions that are known to contain tau lesions. In vivo uptake has also consistently been observed in midbrain, basal ganglia and choroid plexus in elderly individuals regardless of their clinical diagnosis, including clinically normal whose brains are not expected to harbor tau pathology in those areas...
October 19, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045946/subfoveal-choroidal-and-macular-thickness-changes-after-phacoemulsification-using-enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography
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Huizhong Jiang, Zhen Li, Ran Sun, Dachuan Liu, Ningpu Liu
PURPOSE: To assess changes in the thickness of the subfoveal retina and choroid after phacoemulsification using enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted on 100 patients. The subfoveal choroidal thickness (SFCT) was measured at 7 points and the retinal thickness was measured at 5 points (before surgery, and 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months after surgery). RESULTS: The foveal choroidal thickness showed a thickening trend (but p > 0...
October 19, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044669/the-advantages-of-intermediate-tier-inter-optometric-referral-of-low-risk-pigmented-lesions
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Angelica Ly, Lisa Nivison-Smith, Michael Hennessy, Michael Kalloniatis
PURPOSE: Pigmented ocular lesions are commonly encountered by eye-care professionals, and range from benign to sight or life-threatening. After identifying a lesion, the primary care professional must establish the likely diagnosis and decide either to reassure, to monitor or to refer. The increasing use of ocular imaging technologies has contributed to an increase in the detection rate of pigmented lesions and a higher number of referrals, which may challenge existing pathways of health-care delivery...
November 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044086/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-circumscribed-choroidal-hemangioma-treated-with-photodynamic-therapy
#20
Giuseppe Lo Giudice, Alessandro Galan
We describe features of a circumscribed choroidal hemangioma (CCH) treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT) by means of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). A 40-year-old man had a complaint of decreasing visual acuity in his left eye for 10 days. A diagnosis of CCH was confirmed by fundus examination, fluorescein angiography, and indocyanine green angiography. An OCT-A study of choroidal lesion before and after PDT was carried out. Segmented en face OCT-A of CCH showed multiple irregular connected vascular channels with hyperflow and a capillary-like lesion...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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