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Reo Ichinohasama, Koji M Nishiguchi, Kosuke Fujita, Naoko Aizawa, Takashi Inoue, Erika Sasaki, Hiroshi Kunikata, Toru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to investigate the correlation between intraocular anti-retinal antibodies and clinical measurements in patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Aqueous humor and vitreous samples were collected from patients with RRD, PVR, and from control subjects with macular hole. The levels of total protein (TP), IgG, and anti-retinal antibodies were determined with a bicinchoninic acid assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and dot blot, respectively...
March 16, 2018: Current Eye Research
Xiao-Ling Yang, Yolandi van der Merwe, Jeffrey Sims, Carlos Parra, Leon C Ho, Joel S Schuman, Gadi Wollstein, Kira L Lathrop, Kevin C Chan
Although elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and age are major risk factors for glaucoma, their effects on glaucoma pathogenesis remain unclear. This study examined the onset and progression of glaucomatous changes to ocular anatomy and physiology, structural and physiological brain integrity, and visuomotor behavior in the DBA/2J mice via non-invasive tonometry, multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and optokinetic assessments from 5 to 12 months of age. Using T2-weighted MRI, diffusion tensor MRI, and manganese-enhanced MRI, increasing IOP elevation at 9 and 12 months old coincided with anterior chamber deepening, altered fractional anisotropy and radial diffusivity of the optic nerve and optic tract, as well as reduced anterograde manganese transport along the visual pathway respectively in the DBA/2J mice...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Christoph Niemietz, Christoph Röcken, Matthias Schilling, Jörg Stypman, Constantin E Uhlig, Hartmut H-J Schmidt
Transthyretin-related Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (ATTR Amyloidosis, former FAP, here called TTR-FAP) is a rare, progressive autosomal dominant inherited amyloid disease ending fatal within 5 - 15 years after final diagnosis. TTR-FAP is caused by mutations of transthyretin (TTR), which forms amyloid fibrils affecting peripheral and autonomic nerves, the heart and other organs. Due to the phenotypic heterogeneity and partly not specific enough clinical symptoms, diagnosis of TTR-FAP can be complicated...
March 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Akshay S Thomas, Angel L Hatef, Sandra S Stinnett, Robert T Keenan, Glenn J Jaffe
PURPOSE: In this study, we hypothesized that thickening along the major arcade vessels is a noninvasive marker of inflammation in eyes with birdshot retinochoroiditis (BRC). METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, patients with BRC were identified. Perivascular thickening was categorized as mild, moderate, or severe, based on a set of standard reference retinal thickness maps derived from representative spectral domain optical coherence tomography volume scans...
March 14, 2018: Retina
Madan Upadhyay, Ranju Kharel Sitaula, Bharat Shrestha, Bhaiya Khanal, Bishnu Psd Upadhyay, Jeevan B Sherchand, Prakash Ghimire
PURPOSE: This review aims to provide a detailed update in Seasonal hypercute panuveitis (SHAPU) which is a blinding disease of unknown etiology reported only from Nepal, occurring every odd year since 1975 predominantly in children. METHODS: Data sources were literature reviewed using PubMed, Medline, and ISI Databases (since 1975 to late 2017). Search items included SHAPU, seasonal endophthalmitis, hypopyon uveitis, caterpillar induced uveitis alone or in combination with white moth, panuveitis, and review...
March 15, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
V A Shaimova, T B Shaimov, R B Shaimov, A Yu Galin, Zh A Goloshchapova, P K Ryzhkov, A V Fomin
PURPOSE: To develop methods for evaluating effectiveness of YAG-laser vitreolysis of vitreous floaters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 144 patients (173 eyes) who had underwent YAG-laser vitreolysis and were under observation from 01.09.16 to 31.01.18. The patients were 34 to 86 years old (mean age 62.7±10.2 years), 28 (19.4%) patients were male, 116 (80.6%) - female. All patients underwent standard and additional examination: ultrasonography (Accutome B-scan plus, U...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
L Meomartino, M P Pasolini, B Lamagna, G Mennonna, L Auletta, C Murino, G Della Valle, L Esposito
The aim of this work is to assess the normal ultrasonographic features and dimensions of eyes in European hares. Corneal thickness, anterior chamber depth, lens thickness, vitreous chamber depth and eye axial length were measured by ultrasound in 40 healthy hares (Lepus europaeus), 20 males and 20 females, mean age of 5.5 months (range 2-15 months). The effects of sex, side, age and body weight on each feature were recorded. Results show that ocular dimensions were not affected by considered variables except for the lenses thickness and axial length that were correlated with age and body weight...
March 14, 2018: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
Chen Zou, Changjing Han, Minjie Zhao, Jingjing Yu, Lin Bai, Yuan Yao, Shuaixin Gao, Hui Cao, Zhi Zheng
Background: Preoperative treatment of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents is extensively used in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), but the molecular mechanism is not fully understood. The objective of this research is to observe change of protein profile induced by ranibizumab (an anti-VEGF agent) in vitreous humor from PDR patients and reveal the effects of anti-VEGF treatment on PDR. Methods: A proteomic method was used to identify differentially expressed proteins in vitreous humor...
2018: Clinical Proteomics
Seyhan Dikci, Osman Melih Ceylan, Soner Demirel, Turgut Yılmaz
PURPOSE: To compare 0.5 mg and 0.625 mg of bevacizumab for treating aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP). METHODS: The medical records of patients with AP-ROP who were administered intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) as a primary treatment at a university clinic were evaluated retrospectively. Five eyes of three patients (Group 1) who received 0.625 mg/0.025 ml IVB and 10 eyes of another five patients (Group 2) who received 0.5 mg/0.02 ml IVB were evaluated...
January 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
David Reichstein, Kayla Karan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Plaque brachytherapy remains the dominant globe-sparing therapy of uveal melanoma. This report highlights recent advances, which have expanded plaque brachytherapy's uses as well as improved the surgical technique. RECENT FINDINGS: Plaque brachytherapy is effective for tumors that may previously have demanded enucleation. Plaque brachytherapy can be used to control large melanomas as well as melanomas touching the optic nerve. Improvements in planning and design have made plaque therapy simpler for the surgical operator and may reduce collateral radiation damage to normal ocular structures...
March 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
Erika Gucciardo, Sirpa Loukovaara, Ani Korhonen, Pauliina Repo, Beatriz Martins, Helena Vihinen, Eija Jokitalo, Kaisa Lehti
Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is a major diabetic microvascular complication characterized by pathological angiogenesis. Several retinopathy animal models have been developed to study the disease mechanisms and putative targets. However, knowledge on the human proliferative disease remains incomplete, relying on steady-state results from thin histological neovascular tissue sections and vitreous samples. New translational models are thus required to comprehensively understand the disease pathophysiology and develop improved therapeutic interventions...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Pathology
Giancarlo A Garcia, Matin Khoshnevis, Kenneth M P Yee, Justin H Nguyen, Jeannie Nguyen-Cuu, Alfredo A Sadun, J Sebag
PURPOSE: Contrast sensitivity function (CSF) declines with age. When unassociated with cataracts, this is hypothesized to be due to macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) thinning. However, other studies found associations with increased vitreous echodensity and posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). We investigate the relationship between CSF, vitreous echodensity, PVD, and GCC thickness as related to age in the same subjects. METHODS: Age, CSF (Weber index: %W), vitreous echodensity (quantitative ultrasonography [QUS]), lens status (phakia or pseudophakia), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and GCC thickness (SD-OCT) were evaluated in 57 eyes of 57 subjects with (n = 32, mean age = 62 years) and without (n = 25, mean age = 44 years) PVD (P < 0...
March 13, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Jin Qiong Zhou, Ya Xing Wang, Liang Xu, Liang Zhao, Shuang Wang, Jie Xu, Qi Sheng You, Hua Yang, Wen Bin Wei, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To examine frequency and associations of retinal hemorrhages. METHODS: The population-based Beijing Eye Study included 3,468 individuals. Monoscopic fundus photographs were examined for hemorrhages. RESULTS: Retinal hemorrhages were detected in 515 eyes (429 individuals) (prevalence: 7.6%; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 7.0-8.0 per eye; 12.7%; 95% CI: 11.7-13.7 per person). Higher prevalence of retinal hemorrhages was correlated (multivariate analysis) with higher systolic blood pressure (P < 0...
March 12, 2018: Retina
Zizhong Hu, Yuzhi Ding, Xinhua Zheng, Songtao Yuan, Jia Li, Ping Xie, Qinghuai Liu
PURPOSE: To design a rigid contact lens (CL) to be used in combination with a wide-angle viewing system and analyze its protection for corneal epithelial during vitreous-retinal surgery. METHODS: A thin and lightweight rigid CL was designed and constructed. The impact of the CL on the visualized fundus range was evaluated using a concrete eye model. Patients with severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) were randomized to either the CL group, corneal protective agent (CPA) group, or balanced salt solution (BSS) group...
March 12, 2018: Eye & Contact Lens
Haiting Chen, Huifang Wang, Jianbin An, Qingli Shang, Jingxue Ma
BACKGROUND This study aimed to explore the effects of plumbagin (PLB) on epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells and in proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) rabbit models. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rabbit RPE cells were exposed to various concentrations (0, 5, 15, and 25 µM) of PLB. Motility, migration, and invasion of PLB-treated cells were determined in vitro using Transwell chamber assays and scratch wound assays. The contractile ability was evaluated by cell contraction assay...
March 13, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Tatsushi Kaga, Sho Yokoyama, Takashi Kojima, Hayato Mitamura, Toshio Mori, Taisuke Matsuda, Hiroyuki Sato, Norihiko Yoshida, Kazuo Ichikawa
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical outcomes of novel endoscope-assisted vitreous surgery techniques in patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment complicated by Grade C proliferative vitreoretinopathy. METHODS: Eight consecutive patients who had undergone endoscope-assisted vitreous surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment complicated by Grade C proliferative vitreoretinopathy were investigated. The peripheral vitreous was cut under air with the aid of endoscopic view (atmospheric endoscopic technique), and the subretinal proliferation was removed under subretinal endoscopic observation (subretinal endoscopic technique)...
March 8, 2018: Retina
Elizabeth A Atchison, Timothy P Flood
PURPOSE: To present a case of crystalline retinopathy associated with chronic retinal detachment and localize the macular crystals using spectral domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: Case Report. RESULTS: A 37-year-old man with previously treated chronic retinal detachment presented with normal vision and crystalline maculopathy. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography localized the macular crystals to the posterior hyaloid membrane and on the internal limiting membrane, but not within the retina...
March 8, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Alexander James Brent, Abdul R El-Khayat, Shamfa A M Peart, Somnath Banerjee
The purpose of this report is to describe the case and management of an unexplained vitreous haemorrhage that occurred after repeated roller-coaster riding. The authors inadvertently demonstrate the value of observation over immediate surgery in certain situations and review the literature on vitreoretinal and other ocular complications after roller-coaster riding. A 26-year-old male presented 12 h after riding high-velocity roller-coasters with a left vitreous haemorrhage. A hazy view of the retina and B-scan revealed a bullous area of superior-temporal retinal lifting...
March 9, 2018: Ophthalmology and Therapy
Fatih Yenihayat, Berna Özkan, Murat Kasap, V Levent Karabaş, Nil Güzel, Gürler Akpınar, Dilara Pirhan
PURPOSE: To determine the cytokine levels in vitreous samples of diabetic macular edema (DME) patients in comparison with nondiabetic patients, and to evaluate the effect of subretinal fluid on the cytokine levels of vitreous samples. METHODS: In this prospective case-control study, 11 eyes of 11 patients with DME and subretinal fluid, 11 eyes of 11 patients with DME without subretinal fluid, and 14 eyes of 14 patients who had undergone vitreoretinal surgery for the epiretinal membrane or a macular hole (control group) were evaluated...
March 9, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Robert B Garoon, William E Smiddy, Harry W Flynn
PURPOSE: To report rates and timing of retreatments, new break formation, and vitreoretinal surgical intervention after initial treatment of retinal breaks, and to identify factors associated with increased rates of additional vitreoretinal interventions. METHODS: Retrospective, consecutive case series of all patients who were diagnosed with a retinal break and underwent laser retinopexy for prophylaxis of retinal detachment at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL, from 2013 through 2016 were reviewed...
March 9, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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