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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632410/correlation-between-interleukin-6-and-thrombin-antithrombin-iii-complex-levels-in-retinal-diseases
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Rita Ehrlich, Alon Zahavi, Ruth Axer-Siegel, Ivan Budnik, Ayelet Dreznik, Mor Dahbash, Yael Nisgav, Elinor Megiddo, Gili Kenet, Dov Weinberger, Tami Livnat
PURPOSE: This study aims to evaluate and correlate the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT) in the vitreous of patients with different vitreoretinal pathologies. METHODS: Vitreous samples were collected from 78 patients scheduled for pars plana vitrectomy at a tertiary medical center. Patients were divided by the underlying vitreoretinal pathophysiology, as follows: macular hole (MH)/epiretinal membrane (ERM) (n = 26); rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) (n = 32); and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) (n = 20)...
June 20, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631484/ocular-pharmacokinetics-of-therapeutic-antibodies-given-by-intravitreal-injection-estimation-of-retinal-permeabilities-using-a-3-compartment-semi-mechanistic-model
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Laurence A Hutton-Smith, Eamonn A Gaffney, Helen M Byrne, Philip K Maini, Kapil Gadkar, Norman Alan Mazer
Intravitreally (IVT) injected macromolecules for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration must permeate through the inner limiting membrane (ILM) into the retina and through the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) to enter the choroid. A quantitative understanding of intraocular transport mechanisms, elimination pathways and the effect of molecular size, is currently incomplete. We present a semi-mechanistic, 3-compartment (retina, vitreous and aqueous) pharmacokinetic (PK) model, expressed using linear ordinary differential equations (ODEs), to describe the molecular concentrations following a single IVT injection...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631430/internal-cyclopexy-for-complicated-traumatic-cyclodialysis-cleft
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Cong Wang, Xiao-Yan Peng, Qi-Sheng You, Yi Liu, Xiu-Qin Pang, Peng-Fei Zheng, Jost B Jonas
PURPOSE: To assess the surgical and functional outcome of internal direct cyclopexy as therapy of complicated traumatic cyclodialysis. METHODS: The single-centre interventional case-series study included eyes with traumatic cyclodialysis who had consecutively been treated. Internal cyclopexy was performed using double-armed sutures introduced into the eye through the pars plana opposite to the cyclodialysis cleft and which were laid parallel to limbus. Additional procedures included cataract surgery, and pars plana vitrectomy...
June 20, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631318/bupropion-overdose-resulted-in-a-pharmacobezoar-in-a-fatal-bupropion-wellbutrin-%C3%A2-sustained-release-overdose-postmortem-distribution-of-bupropion-and-its-major-metabolites
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Gregory Schmit, Evy De Boosere, Jessica Vanhaebost, Arnaud Capron
Bupropion (BUP) overdose commonly causes generalized seizures and central nervous system depression. The case of a 28-year-old woman who died from a massive lethal overdose with sustained-release bupropion (Wellbutrin(®) 300 mg) is herein presented. The autopsy revealed the presence of a pharmacobezoar consisting of at least 40 tablets in the stomach. Determination of bupropion and its active metabolites (hydroxybupropion, threobupropion, erythrobupropion) was achieved by a liquid chromatographic mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630794/a-case-of-presumed-tuberculosis-uveitis-with-occlusive-vasculitis-from-an-endemic-region
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Berna Başarır, Yalçın Karaküçük, Çiğdem Altan, Banu Şatana, Bulut Ocak, Aslı İnal
In this report, we present a case with presumed unilateral tuberculosis uveitis from an endemic region. A 23-year-old male presented with decreased vision in his left eye for 15 days. Visual acuities were 1.0 in his right eye and 0.3 in his left eye. Ophthalmologic examination was normal for the right eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed 2+ cells in the vitreous without anterior chamber reaction in his left eye. Fundus examination revealed occlusive vasculitis and granuloma. His history revealed that he had a respiratory infection with fever 3 months ago while visiting his native country, Rwanda, and was treated with non-specific antibiotic therapy...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630791/corticosteroid-treatment-in-diabetic-macular-edema
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Burcu Nurözler Tabakcı, Nurten Ünlü
Diabetic macular edema is the most common cause of visual impairment in patients with diabetes mellitus. The pathogenesis of macular edema is complex and multifactorial. For many years, laser photocoagulation has been considered the standard therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema; however, few patients achieve significant improvements in visual acuity. Today the intravitreal administration of anti-inflammatory or anti-angiogenic agents together with the use of laser photocoagulation represents the standard of care for the treatment of this complication...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629400/characteristics-of-syphilitic-uveitis-in-northern-china
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Xiaomin Zhang, Qian Du, Feifei Ma, Yinglong Lu, Meiyan Wang, Xiaorong Li
BACKGROUND: To describe the characteristics of patients with syphilitic uveitis in northern China. METHODS: A case series of 21 patients (33 eyes) diagnosed with syphilitic uveitis from 2011 to 2016 at a tertiary center in northern China was retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Twenty-one patients (33 eyes) were diagnosed as syphilitic uveitis. Posterior segment involvement was found in 32 eyes (97.0%). Vitreous haze, neuroretinitis, and posterior placoid chorioretinitis were mainly found in patients with a relatively short duration of the disease, while diffuse chorioretinitis, pseudoretinitis pigmentosa, cystoid macular edema, and epiretinal membrane were found in patients with relatively long duration of ocular involvement...
June 19, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629380/retinal-and-vitreous-metastases-from-hepatocholangiocarcinoma
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Anna Praidou, Sarita Jacob, Luciane Irion, Ramesh Sivaraj, Carl Groenewald, Sarah E Coupland, Heinrich Heimann
BACKGROUND: To report a case of metastatic hepatocholangiocarcinoma to the vitreous and retina. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old male, who was recently diagnosed with hepatocholangiocarcinoma, was complaining of floaters in his right eye over the past 5 months and was referred to the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre. On presentation, his visual acuity in the right eye was 6/24. Fundus exam revealed a whitish, unilateral, full-thickness retinal lesion at the inferotemporal arcade of his right eye, with vitreous infiltration and subretinal fluid...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627981/early-vitrectomy-for-dense-vitreous-hemorrhage-in-adults-with-non-traumatic-and-non-diabetic-retinopathy
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Ting Zhang, Jingjing Zhang, Xiaolei Sun, Jingyi Tian, Weiyun Shi, Gongqiang Yuan
Objective To evaluate the etiologies for dense vitreous hemorrhage in adults with non-traumatic and reveal management of early vitrectomy for the disease. Methods Study included 105 eyes from 105 patients. Outcome measures were etiologies of vitreous hemorrhage, formation of retinal and/or disk neovascular membrane (NVM), incidence of retinal tear and detachment, visual acuity (VA) and postoperative complications. Results Mean time between presentation and surgery was 7.1 days. The most common etiologies were retinal vein occlusion (RVO) (58...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627080/comparison-of-subconjunctival-scarring-after-microincision-vitrectomy-surgery-using-20-23-25-and-27-gauge-systems-in-rabbits
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Makoto Gozawa, Yoshihiro Takamura, Seiji Miyake, Kentaro Iwasaki, Shogo Arimura, Yuji Takihara, Masaru Inatani
PURPOSE: To compare subconjunctival scarring after vitrectomy in rabbit eyes using different gauge systems by analysing anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) images and histological sections. METHODS: Vitrectomy using 20-, 23-, 25- and 27-gauge systems was performed for rabbits. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) images of the incision sites were obtained before and at day 1, 7 and 1 month after surgery. We measured the thickness of conjunctival epithelium, stroma, Tenon's capsule and total conjunctiva of these three layers, then determined the preservation rates of the borderlines between each layer...
June 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626419/shallow-anterior-chamber-in-a-severe-case-of-unilateral-acute-central-serous-retinal-detachment
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Ahmet Colakoglu, Banu Cosar
BACKGROUND: Atypical serous chorioretinopathy can present with symptoms similar to those of other pachychoroid diseases; however, a proper differential diagnosis will prevent unnecessary intensive treatments. To this end, we report on the shallowness of anterior chamber and transitory anterior vitreous cells in a patient with atypical severe serous retinal detachment. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old woman presented with unilateral visual loss accompanied by mild, vague eye pain for 4 days...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626418/rapid-cataract-progression-after-nd-yag-vitreolysis-for-vitreous-floaters-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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I-Ting Sun, Tsung-Han Lee, Chih-Hsin Chen
PURPOSE: We report a case of rapid cataract progression after Nd:YAG vitreolysis for vitreous floaters. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old man presented with acute onset of blurred vision following Nd:YAG vitreolysis for symptomatic floaters in the left eye. His initial best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/1,000 in the left eye. Ocular examinations showed frost-like opacities of the lens and a suspected break of the posterior capsule in the left eye. There were no detectable retinal lesions...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625955/experiment-of-vitreous-liquefaction-induced-by-c3f8
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Jing Wang, Qiuming Li
To investigate the effect and safety of vitreous liquefaction induced by C3F8 (an inert gas) injected into vitreous cavit of rabbit eyes. 24 rabbits (48 eyes) were randomly divided into four groups, named group A, group B, group C and group D, with 6 rabbits in each group. The right eye in each rabbit was taken as the experimental eye while the left as the control eye. The experimental eyes in group A were injected with 0.1mL disinfectant air; the experimental eyes in group B, group C and group D were all injected with C3F8 0...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624188/a-novel-single-strand-rnai-therapeutic-agent-targeting-the-pro-renin-receptor-suppresses-ocular-inflammation
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Atsuhiro Kanda, Erdal Tan Ishizuka, Atsushi Shibata, Takahiro Matsumoto, Hidekazu Toyofuku, Kousuke Noda, Kenichi Namba, Susumu Ishida
The receptor-associated prorenin system (RAPS) refers to the pathogenic mechanism whereby prorenin binding to the (pro)renin receptor [(P)RR] dually activates the tissue renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and RAS-independent intracellular signaling. Here we revealed significant upregulation of prorenin and soluble (P)RR levels in the vitreous fluid of patients with uveitis compared to non-inflammatory controls, together with a positive correlation between these RAPS components and monocyte chemotactic protein-1 among several upregulated cytokines...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623785/in-vitro-studies-on-nobiletin-isolated-from-citrus-plants-and-the-bioactive-metabolites-inhibitory-action-against-gelatinase-enzymatic-activity-and-the-molecular-mechanisms-in-human-retinal-m%C3%A3-ller-cell-line
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Yoshiki Miyata, Terumasa Nagase, Yoshiya Katsura, Hideyo Takahashi, Hideaki Natsugari, Tetsuta Oshitari, Hiroshi Kosano
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common cause of vision loss in patients with diabetes mellitus. Despite the presence of effective therapy, DR is still a significant health burden. A recent research suggests that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) could be promising targets, which exert multiple actions on early- and late-stage pathogenesis of DR. Among the MMP family, gelatinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) act as potent proinflammatory, proangiogenic, and pro-apoptotic factors. Therefore, the pharmacological inhibitory effect of gelatinases on retinal MMP-producing cells may be useful in the treatment or prevention of DR...
June 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622198/ocular-sarcoidosis-new-diagnostic-modalities-and-treatment
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Sung J Yang, Sherveen Salek, James T Rosenbaum
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ocular involvement in sarcoidosis is present in up to 80% of patients and is frequently manifested before diagnosis of the underlying systemic disease. Considering the therapeutic consequences, early diagnosis of the underlying disease is advantageous in patients presenting with ocular inflammation. There are several ocular findings suggestive of underlying sarcoidosis, such as granulomatous keratic precipitates, iris nodules, cells in the vitreous humor known as snowballs and snowbanks, and retinal periphlebitis...
June 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620965/determination-of-retinal-surface-area
#17
Manbir Nagra, Bernard Gilmartin, Ngoc Jade Thai, Nicola S Logan
Previous attempts at determining retinal surface area and surface area of the whole eye have been based upon mathematical calculations derived from retinal photographs, schematic eyes and retinal biopsies of donor eyes. 3-dimensional (3-D) ocular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows a more direct measurement, it can be used to image the eye in vivo, and there is no risk of tissue shrinkage. The primary purpose of this study is to compare, using T2-weighted 3D MRI, retinal surface areas for superior-temporal (ST), inferior-temporal (IT), superior-nasal (SN) and inferior-nasal (IN) retinal quadrants...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619740/gamma-delta-t-cell-lymphoma-of-skin-eye-and-brain-presenting-with-visual-loss
#18
Nicholas Jones, Adam Gibb, Luciane Irion, Sarah Coupland
A young man presented with rapid, predominantly right-sided visual loss with a background of multifocal skin lesions. Visual acuity was right hand movements, left 6/5 Snellen, deteriorating to 6/38. He showed panuveitis with bilateral multifocal retinal infiltrates and retinal vasculitis. Multifocal brain lesions were identified. Biopsy of both skin and vitreous showed atypical lymphocytes, and immunohistochemistry confirmed T-cell lymphoma of gamma-delta subtype. Management with the CODOX-M/IVAC polychemotherapy regimen achieved rapid response including resolution of intraocular changes and substantial improvement of visual acuity to right 6/7...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618797/the-dynamic-excitation-of-a-granular-chain-contact-mechanics-finite-element-analysis-and-experimental-validation
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P Gélat, J Yang, O Akanji, P J Thomas, D Hutchins, S Harput, S Freear, N Saffari
There is currently interest in transmitting acoustic signals along granular chains to produce waveforms of relevance to biomedical ultrasound applications. The study of such a transduction mechanism is greatly aided by the use of validated theoretical models. In view of this, a finite element analysis is presented in this paper. The dynamics of a granular chain of six, 1 mm diameter chrome steel spherical beads, was excited at one end using a sinusoidal displacement signal at 73 kHz, and terminated by a rigid support...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618301/noninvasive-measurement-of-wave-speed-of-porcine-cornea-in-ex-vivo-porcine-eyes-for-various-intraocular-pressures
#20
Boran Zhou, Arthur J Sit, Xiaoming Zhang
The objective of this study was to extend an ultrasound surface wave elastography (USWE) technique for noninvasive measurement of ocular tissue elastic properties. In particular, we aim to establish the relationship between the wave speed of cornea and the intraocular pressure (IOP). Normal ranges of IOP are between 12 and 22mmHg. Ex vivo porcine eye balls were used in this research. The porcine eye ball was supported by the gelatin phantom in a testing container. Some water was pour into the container for the ultrasound measurement...
June 7, 2017: Ultrasonics
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