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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226738/automatic-anterior-chamber-angle-structure-segmentation-in-as-oct-image-based-on-label-transfer
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Huazhu Fu, Yanwu Xu, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Jiang Liu, Mani Baskaran, Shamira A Perera, Tin Aung, Huazhu Fu, Yanwu Xu, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Jiang Liu, Mani Baskaran, Shamira A Perera, Tin Aung, Mani Baskaran, Tin Aung, Huazhu Fu, Yanwu Xu, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Jiang Liu, Shamira A Perera
The anterior chamber angle (ACA) plays an important role for diagnosis and treatment of angle-closure glaucoma. Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT) imaging is qualitative and quantitative assessment for the ACA structure. In this paper, we propose a novel fully automatic segmentation method for anterior chamber angle structure in AS-OCT. In our method, the initial labels are obtained by using label transfer from the AS-OCT reference dataset. Then, these labels are refined and utilized as the landmarks to support the structure segmentation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221333/idiopathic-bilateral-profound-hypotony-in-an-unknown-progressive-neurodegenerative-disorder
#2
Lorraine M Provencher, Pamela C Carter, Wallace L M Alward
PURPOSE: To present a unique case of idiopathic bilateral hypotony in a patient with progressive, undiagnosed neurological decline, possibly due to mitochondrial disease, and to explore mechanisms of disease and potential treatment options. METHODS: This is a case report. PATIENT: A 17-year-old boy with a history of chronic progressive bilateral vision loss and hypotony in the setting of progressive gait abnormalities, lower extremity spasticity, nystagmus, and urinary retention starting around age 8...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214354/long-chain-unsaturated-fatty-acids-as-possible-important-metabolites-for-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-based-on-targeted-metabolomic-analysis
#3
Shengzhong Rong, Yang Li, Yue Guan, Lili Zhu, Qiang Zhou, Mucong Gao, Hongzhi Pan, Lina Zou, Dong Chang
Primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) is a severe chronic neurodegenerative disease in Asia. Identification of important metabolites associated with PACG is crucial for early intervention and advancing knowledge of the disease mechanism. We applied gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for targeted metabolomic analysis on serum samples from thirty-eight newly diagnosed PACG patients and forty-eight controls. Palmitoleic acid (PA), linoleic acid (LA), gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) were identified as important metabolites associated with PACG...
February 18, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207520/characterization-of-ocular-biometrics-and-aqueous-humor-dynamics-in-primary-angle-closure-suspects
#4
Li Guo, Yuan Deng, Li Fang, Chaoqi Liu, Tao Guo
Detailed characterizations of ocular biometrics and parameters of aqueous humor dynamics are lacking in primary angle closure suspect (PACS) patients. This study aims to characterize these parameters and compare them with age-matched healthy volunteers.Elderly healthy volunteers (60.6 ± 7.2 years of age, mean ± SD, n = 28) and PACS patients (64.1 ± 11.6 years, n = 30) completed the study. Parameters investigated were axial length (AXL), anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior chamber volume (ACV), central cornea thickness (CCT), intraocular pressure (IOP), aqueous flow (Fa), outflow facility (C), episcleral venous pressure (EVP), and uveoscleral outflow (Fu)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203193/recurrent-uveal-effusion-after-laser-iridotomy
#5
Hiroshi Sakai, Michiko Yonahara, Miyako Sakai
A 59-year-old woman was seen by an ophthalmologist for blurred vision, ocular pain, headache, and nausea. She was diagnosed with acute primary angle closure (APAC) and successfully treated with medications. Using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM), engorged episcleral vein was observed and small uveal effusion was diagnosed after laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI). The uveal effusion disappeared and was again diagnosed by UBM together with anterior segment inflammation with ocular pain. Iritis caused by LPI after APAC might be a cause of uveal effusion in this specific case...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197104/angled-growth-of-the-dental-lamina-is-accompanied-by-asymmetrical-expression-of-the-wnt-pathway-receptor-frizzled-6
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Iveta Putnová, Hana Dosedělová, Vitezslav Bryja, Marie Landová, Marcela Buchtová, Jan Štembírek
Frizzled 6 (FZD6) belongs to a family of proteins that serve as receptors in the WNT signaling pathway. FZD6 plays an important role in the establishment of planar cell polarity in many embryonic processes such as convergent extension during gastrulation, neural tube closure, or hair patterning. Based on its role during hair development, we hypothesized that FZD6 may have similar expression pattern and function in the dental lamina, which is also a distinct epithelial protrusion growing characteristically angled into the mesenchyme...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196218/association-of-baseline-anterior-segment-parameters-with-the-development-of-incident-gonioscopic-angle-closure
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Monisha E Nongpiur, Inas F Aboobakar, Mani Baskaran, Arun Narayanaswamy, Lisandro M Sakata, Renyi Wu, Eray Atalay, David S Friedman, Tin Aung
Importance: Baseline anterior segment imaging parameters associated with incident gonioscopic angle closure, to our knowledge, are unknown. Objective: To identify baseline quantitative anterior segment optical coherence tomography parameters associated with the development of incident gonioscopic angle closure after 4 years among participants with gonioscopically open angles at baseline. Design, Setting, and Participants: Three hundred forty-two participants aged 50 years or older were recruited to participate in this prospective, community-based observational study...
February 9, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188405/success-rates-of-2-site-phacoemulsification-combined-with-fornix-based-trabeculectomy-using-mitomycin-c-for-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-and-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-in-an-asian-population
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Victor Koh, David Chen, Cecilia Maria Aquino, Joel Aduan, Chelvin Sng, Loon Seng Chee, Paul Chew
PURPOSE: To determine the long-term outcomes of 2-site phacoemulsification combined with fornix-based trabeculectomy using mitomycin C (MMC) for primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in an Asian population. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients with POAG or PACG who underwent phacoemulsification with trabeculectomy using MMC from January 2008 through December 2010 in a tertiary ophthalmology unit in Singapore. The primary outcome measure was cumulative success rates defined as complete [intraocular pressure (IOP) <21, 18, 15 mmHg without medication] and qualified (IOP <21, 18, 15 mmHg with at least 1 medication) success...
February 10, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184333/pupillary-block-due-to-reverse-implantation-of-a-sulcus-intraocular-lens
#9
Xuemin Zhang, Nishant Soni, Janet Alexander, Sachin Kalarn, Osamah Saeedi
An 88-year-old woman with a history of complicated cataract extraction by phacoemulsification with sulcus intraocular lens (IOL) placement developed pseudophakic pupillary block after reverse implantation of the IOL. In the postoperative period, she had persistently elevated intraocular pressures (IOP) and was diagnosed with chronic angle-closure glaucoma that was treated medically. She presented 5 years later with acute pupillary block. The diagnosis of reverse IOL implantation was confirmed by ultrasound biomicroscopy...
August 2016: JCRS Online Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168569/bilateral-acute-angle-closure-developing-due-to-use-of-ipratropium-bromide-and-salbutamol
#10
Mehmet Kola, Dilek Hacıoğlu, Hidayet Erdöl, Adem Türk
Acute angle closure can be seen as a side effect of some medications that can be used systemically. In this article, clinical characteristics of 54-year-old female patient who applied to our clinic with bilateral acute angle closure and has been received nebulized form of salbutamol and ipratropium bromide due to asthma for 4 days was evaluated. Right and left eye IOP were measured as 50 and 48 mmHg. IOP was reduced with anti-glaucomatous treatment. and peripheral iridectomy was done, and then the patient was discharged...
February 6, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161831/peripapillary-retinal-vessel-density-in-eyes-with-acute-primary-angle-closure-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study
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Xiaolei Wang, Chunhui Jiang, Xiangmei Kong, Xiaobo Yu, Xinghuai Sun
PURPOSE: The purpose was to investigate peripapillary retinal vessel density in resolved acute primary angle closure (APAC) eyes. METHODS: This was a prospective, cross-sectional observational study. Thirty-four eyes of 34 patients with unilateral APAC were included, together with the fellow eyes with primary angle closure suspect (PACS) as controls. Peripapillary retinal vessel density was measured using optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. Peripapillary retinal vessel density was compared in both eyes and the potential relationship with visual field (VF) test results was evaluated...
February 4, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155692/fluid-and-structure-coupling-analysis-of-the-interaction-between-aqueous-humor-and-iris
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Wenjia Wang, Xiuqing Qian, Hongfang Song, Mindi Zhang, Zhicheng Liu
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is the primary cause of irreversible blindness worldwide associated with high intraocular pressure (IOP). Elevated intraocular pressure will affect the normal aqueous humor outflow, resulting in deformation of iris. However, the deformation ability of iris is closely related to its material properties. Meanwhile, the passive deformation of the iris aggravates the pupillary block and angle closure. The nature of the interaction mechanism of iris deformation and aqueous humor fluid flow has not been fully understood and has been somewhat a controversial issue...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154791/acute-angle-closure-glaucoma-secondary-to-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-a-devastating-complication
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Prabu Baskaran, Manavi D Sindal, Pankaja Dhoble, Seema Ramakrishnan, Venkatesh Rengaraj, Pradeep Ramulu
Acute angle closure glaucoma (ACG) in the setting of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a catastrophic complication that has been documented infrequently in literature. Ours is the second only report that describes hemorrhagic choroidal detachment as an event leading to acute angle closure glaucoma in PCV patients and the first one to describe the use of diode cyclophotocoagulation (CPC) for this condition. The purpose of this article is to familiarize readers with this entity that has an extremely dismal visual prognosis...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153738/myocilin-expression-is-regulated-by-retinoic-acid-in-the-trabecular-meshwork-derived-cellular-environment
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Cécile Prat, Corinne Belville, Aurélie Comptour, Geoffroy Marceau, Gael Clairefond, Frédéric Chiambaretta, Vincent Sapin, Loïc Blanchon
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness and is usually classified as angle closure and open angle glaucoma (OAG). Primary open angle glaucoma represents the most frequent clinical presentation leading to ganglion cell death and optic nerve degeneration as a main consequence of an intraocular pressure' (IOP) increase. The mechanisms of this IOP increase in such pathology remain unclear but one protein called Myocilin could be a part of the puzzle in the trabecular meshwork (TM). Previously described to be transcriptionally regulated by glucocorticoids, the comprehension of the trabecular regulation of Myocilin' expression has only weakly progressed since 15 years...
January 30, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149776/ex-press-implantation-with-phacoemulsification-in-poag-versus-cpacg
#15
Jie Lan, Da-Peng Sun, Jie Wu, Ya-Ni Wang, Li-Xin Xie
AIM: To compare the long-term outcomes of the Ex-PRESS miniature glaucoma device implanted under a scleral flap in combination of phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) and chronic primary angle-closure glaucoma (CPACG). METHODS: Retrospective, comparative study. A total of 60 eyes (60 patients) receiving the Ex-PRESS miniature glaucoma device implantation combined with phacoemulsification were reviewed. Thirty eyes (30 patients) had the combined procedures for POAG, and the other 30 eyes (30 patients) for CPACG...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148656/adolescent-patellar-instability-current-concepts-review
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D Clark, A Metcalfe, C Wogan, V Mandalia, J Eldridge
Patellar instability most frequently presents during adolescence. Congenital and infantile dislocation of the patella is a distinct entity from adolescent instability and measurable abnormalities may be present at birth. In the normal patellofemoral joint an increase in quadriceps angle and patellar height are matched by an increase in trochlear depth as the joint matures. Adolescent instability may herald a lifelong condition leading to chronic disability and arthritis. Restoring normal anatomy by trochleoplasty, tibial tubercle transfer or medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction in the young adult prevents further instability...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141872/factors-associated-with-the-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-loss-after-acute-primary-angle-closure-a-prospective-edi-oct-study
#17
Eun Ji Lee, Tae-Woo Kim, Kyoung Min Lee, Seung Hyen Lee, Hyunjoong Kim
PURPOSE: To determine the factors associated with retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) loss in eyes with acute primary angle-closure (APAC), particularly focusing on the influence of the change in the anterior lamina cribrosa surface depth (LCD). METHODS: After the initial presentation, 30 eyes with unilateral APAC were followed up at the following specific time points over a 12-month period: 1 week, 1~2 months, 2~3 months, 5~6 months, and 11~12 months. These follow-ups involved intraocular pressure measurements, enhanced depth-imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) scanning of the optic disc, and measurements of the circumpapillary RNFL thickness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134964/association-of-plasma-complement-c3-levels-with-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-in-older-women
#18
Shengjie Li, Yuhong Chen, Mingxi Shao, Li Tang, Xinghuai Sun, Wenjun Cao
Purpose: The plasma complement component (C)3 concentration and clinical characteristics of primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) subjects were analyzed to evaluate whether C3 levels were correlated with PACG severity. Methods: Peripheral blood samples from subjects with PACG (n = 237) and normal controls (n = 158) were collected. The plasma levels of C3 were measured by immunoturbidimetry. The assessments of intraocular pressure; vertical cup/disc ratio (VCDR); central corneal thickness; axial length; anterior chamber depth; visual field-derived mean deviation; and mean sensitivity were performed by glaucoma specialists...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122025/intrinsic-functional-connectivity-alterations-of-the-primary-visual-cortex-in-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-patients-before-and-after-surgery-a-resting-state-fmri-study
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Shenghong Li, Ping Li, Honghan Gong, Fei Jiang, Dan Liu, Fengqin Cai, Chonggang Pei, Fuqing Zhou, Xianjun Zeng
PURPOSE: To investigate the altered intrinsic functional connectivity (iFC) of the primary visual cortex (V1) in primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) patients before and after surgery using resting-state functional MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five preoperative PACG (pre-PACG) patients and 25 well-matched healthy controls (HCs) were included in this study, and 9 PACG patients were assessed again at least 3 months after treatment (post-PACG). We generated the iFC maps of the seed regions in the centers of the left and right V1 and conducted group comparisons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112134/intraocular-pressure-fluctuation-after-water-drinking-test-in-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-and-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#20
Yi-Chieh Poon, Mei-Ching Teng, Pei-Wen Lin, Jen-Chia Tsai, Ing-Chou Lai
CONTEXT: Only a few studies have assessed intraocular pressure (IOP) changes during the water drinking test (WDT) in patients with primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG). AIMS: The aim of this study is to investigate IOP changes during WDT in patients with PACG versus primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective and single tertiary center study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PACG and POAG patients (n = 15 each) without prior glaucoma surgery were enrolled and subjected to WDT, wherein they consumed an amount of water proportional to their body weight within 10 min...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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