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Tracy W Krick, Neil M Bressler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To present some recent clinically relevant results from Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research (DRCR) Network trials that may guide management of diabetic macular edema (DME) or proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). RECENT FINDINGS: Among eyes with DME and visual acuity 20/50 or worse, aflibercept, on average, had greater improvement in visual acuity over 2 years compared with bevacizumab or ranibizumab. Aflibercept is associated with higher rates of improvements in diabetic retinopathy severity among eyes with PDR and vision-impairing DME at baseline compared with bevacizumab or ranibizumab...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
Lee M Jampol, Adam R Glassman, Danni Liu, Lloyd Paul Aiello, Neil M Bressler, Elia J Duh, Susan Quaggin, John A Wells, Charles C Wykoff
PURPOSE: To assess systemic vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A levels after treatment with intravitreous aflibercept, bevacizumab, or ranibizumab. DESIGN: Comparative-effectiveness trial with participants randomly assigned to 2 mg aflibercept, 1.25 mg bevacizumab, or 0.3 mg ranibizumab after a re-treatment algorithm. PARTICIPANTS: Participants with available plasma samples (N = 436). METHODS: Plasma samples were collected before injections at baseline and 4-week, 52-week, and 104-week visits...
March 7, 2018: Ophthalmology
Roxane J Hillier, Elvis Ojaimi, David T Wong, Michael Y K Mak, Alan R Berger, Radha P Kohly, Peter J Kertes, Farzin Forooghian, Shelley R Boyd, Kenneth Eng, Filiberto Altomare, Louis R Giavedoni, Rosane Nisenbaum, Rajeev H Muni
Importance: Variability in response to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment in diabetic macular edema (DME) remains a significant clinical challenge. Biomarkers could help anticipate responses to anti-VEGF therapy. Objectives: To investigate aqueous humor cytokine level changes in response to intravitreal ranibizumab therapy for the management of DME, and to determine the association between baseline aqueous levels and anatomic response. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prospective multicenter cohort study, 49 participants with diabetes mellitus complicated by center-involving DME, with a central subfield thickness of 310 μm or greater on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), were recruited from December 22, 2011, to June 13, 2013 and statistical analysis were performed from March 1, 2017, to June 1, 2017...
March 8, 2018: JAMA Ophthalmology
Luciano S Pereira, Marcos P Ávila, Luciana X Salustiano, Alcio C Paula, Emmanuel Arnhold, Timothy J McCulley
INTRODUCTION: The management of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy centers around prevention of second eye involvement, without a uniformly accepted therapy for the involved eye. Several researchers have assessed the benefit of steroids with conflicting results. This experimental study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a single intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection (IVTA) in preserving retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in a rodent model of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (rAION)...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Philipp Kirstahler, Søren Solborg Bjerrum, Alice Friis-Møller, Morten la Cour, Frank M Aarestrup, Henrik Westh, Sünje Johanna Pamp
Advances in genomics have the potential to revolutionize clinical diagnostics. Here, we examine the microbiome of vitreous (intraocular body fluid) from patients who developed endophthalmitis following cataract surgery or intravitreal injection. Endophthalmitis is an inflammation of the intraocular cavity and can lead to a permanent loss of vision. As controls, we included vitreous from endophthalmitis-negative patients, balanced salt solution used during vitrectomy and DNA extraction blanks. We compared two DNA isolation procedures and found that an ultraclean production of reagents appeared to reduce background DNA in these low microbial biomass samples...
March 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
David H Abramson, Federica Catalanotti, Scott E Brodie, Michael G Kellick, Jasmine H Francis
BACKGROUND: There has been no effective method for treating newly visible ("new") subretinal seeding in retinoblastoma except enucleation. The objective of this report is to determine whether intravitreal chemotherapy combined with 810 nm indirect laser can successfully treat retinoblastoma eyes with "new" subretinal seeding which appeared after intra-arterial chemotherapy (ophthalmic arterial chemosurgery: OAC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Single center retrospective study from a tertiary cancer hospital of a case series of 14 eyes treated with combined intravitreal chemotherapy and laser from 2012 to 2017...
March 7, 2018: Ophthalmic Genetics
Hang-Jing Wu, Xue-Yan Li, Wen-Jing Qian, Qian Li, Shu-Yue Wang, Min Ji, Yuan-Yuan Ma, Feng Gao, Xing-Huai Sun, Xin Wang, Yanying Miao, Xiong-Li Yang, Zhongfeng Wang
Müller cell gliosis is a common response in many retinal pathological conditions. We previously demonstrated that downregulation of Kir channels contributes to Müller cell gliosis in a rat chronic ocular hypertension (COH) model. Here, the possible involvement of outward K+ currents in Müller cell gliosis was investigated. Outward K+ current densities in Müller cells isolated from COH rats, as compared with those in normal rats, showed a significant increase, which was mainly contributed by large-conductance Ca2+ -activated K+ (BKCa ) channels...
March 6, 2018: Glia
Clare F McCloskey, Ann-Marie Mongan, Shivona Chetty, Darren M J McAteer, Shauna M Quinn
INTRODUCTION: To determine visual and anatomical outcomes of diabetic macular oedema (DMO) patients in a tertiary centre following conversion to aflibercept having been refractory to previous treatment with bevacizumab/ranibizumab. METHODS: A retrospective case series of patients with a diagnosis of DMO undergoing aflibercept intravitreal therapy for at least 6 months who had previous treatment with three consecutive bevacizumab/ranibizumab injections pre-switch...
March 5, 2018: Ophthalmology and Therapy
Xiao Zhang, Chan Wu, Li-Jia Zhou, Rong-Ping Dai
This study reports the short-term efficacy and safety of intravitreal conbercept injections for neovascularization at the disc (NVD) in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). Conbercept is a recombinant fusion protein with a high affinity for all isoforms of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, placental growth factor and VEGF-B. A prospective case series study was conducted in 15 patients (15 eyes). Patients had complete ocular examinations and received a 0.5 mg intravitreal conbercept injection followed by supplemental pan-retinal photocoagulation (PRP)...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Lasse Jørgensen Cehofski, Anders Kruse, Sigriður Olga Magnusdottir, Alexander Nørgård Alsing, Svend Kirkeby, Bent Honoré, Henrik Vorum
A dexamethasone intravitreal implant (OZURDEX) provides an effective treatment of inflammation secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). Retinal proteome changes which mediate the beneficial effects of the implant remain poorly understood. To study retinal proteome changes in BRVO following an intervention with a dexamethasone (DEX) implant this study combined an experimental model of BRVO with proteomic techniques. In six Danish Landrace pigs experimental BRVO was induced in both eyes using argon laser...
March 2, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
Ahmad M Mansour, Robert E Foster, Roberto Gallego-Pinazo, Marilita M Moschos, Robert A Sisk, Jay Chhablani, Duangnate Rojanaporn, Tharikarn Sujirakul, J Fernando Arevalo, Luiz H Lima, Lihteh Wu, Abdulrazzak Charbaji, Ali O Saatci, Hana A Mansour, Clara Martinez-Rubio, Yogin Patel, Sankeert Gangakhedkar
PURPOSE: There is no established therapy for exudative-hemorrhagic complications in primary retinal arteriolar macroaneurysm (RAM). METHODS: Retrospective multicenter interventional study of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor in symptomatic RAMs. Central macular thickness in μm and best-corrected visual acuity in logMar were correlated with the RAM size and distance to the macula. Statistical analyses were performed using paired comparisons and Pearson correlation...
March 2, 2018: Retina
Shangli Ji, Saiyue Lin, Jiansu Chen, Xinping Huang, Chih-Chang Wei, Zhiyuan Li, Shibo Tang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential therapeutic benefits of intravitreally transplanted human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) in an animal model of microbead-injection-induced ocular hypertension (OHT). METHODS: UC-MSCs were isolated from human umbilical cords and then cultured. The OHT model was induced via intracameral injection of polystyrene microbeads in Sprague-Dawley adult rat eyes. Fifty-four healthy adult rats were randomly divided into three groups: normal control, OHT model treated with intravitreal transplantation of UC-MSCs, or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)...
March 5, 2018: Current Eye Research
Esther Lee Kim, Damien C Rodger, Narsing A Rao
Purpose: While there are many known etiologies of choroidal neovascularization (CNV), tuberculosis is not a well-known causative agent. In this case series, we highlight CNV occurring secondary to tuberculous chorioretinitis, its presentation, and its management. Observations: We retrospectively reviewed the charts and imaging of four patients who presented with presumed tuberculous chorioretinitis and CNV. Three of these patients had signs of intraocular inflammation and were also found to have active macular CNV...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Waseem H Ansari, Andrew W Browne, Rishi P Singh
Purpose: To report the case of an adult male with X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS) who presented with cystoid macular edema (CME) that responded consistently to treatment with intravitreal steroids. Observations: A 39 year old male with unilateral presentation of CME after repair of a retinal detachment secondary to XLRS responded initially to an injection of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA). Central subfield thickness on OCT was reduced. Three months later, the CME recurred and he was unresponsive to topical treatment so repeat IVTA was given, and the CME once again was reduced dramatically...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Razek Georges Coussa, Susan M Wakil, Hady Saheb, David E Lederer, Karin M Oliver, Devinder P Cheema
Purpose: To report the occurrence and management of severe infectious scleritis in a 75 year-old woman following intravitreal ranibizumab injection. Observations: A 75 year-old monocular woman receiving monthly intravitreal ranibizumab injection for wet age related macular degeneration in the left eye presented with severe dull pain, decreased vision, and scleral melt with discharge 2 weeks after her last injection. The dilated fundus exam was devoid of vitritis...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Trevor Kindle, Tanner Ferguson, Mitch Ibach, Michael Greenwood, Justin Schweitzer, Russell Swan, Ramu G Sudhagoni, John P Berdahl
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravitreal administration of a steroid and antibiotics during cataract surgery compared with the typical postoperative topical regimen in preventing postoperative inflammation, pain, cystoid macular edema (CME), and endophthalmitis. SETTING: Private practice, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: The study group included eyes that had an intravitreal injection of triamcinolone-moxifloxacin-vancomycin at the time of cataract surgery with concomitant trabecular microbypass stent insertion...
January 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Bora Eldem, Timothy Y Y Lai, Nor Fariza Ngah, Brendan Vote, Hyeong Gon Yu, Alban Fabre, Arthur Backer, Nathan J Clunas
PURPOSE: To describe intravitreal ranibizumab treatment frequency, clinical monitoring, and visual outcomes (including mean central retinal thickness [CRT] and visual acuity [VA] changes from baseline) in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in real-world settings across three ranibizumab reimbursement scenarios in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: Non-interventional multicenter historical cohort study of intravitreal ranibizumab use for nAMD in routine clinical practice between April 2010 and April 2013...
March 3, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Hirofumi Sasajima, Kotaro Tsuboi, Hikari Ono, Kenta Murotani, Motohiro Kamei
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February 28, 2018: Ophthalmology
Shuai Wang, Jing Li, Jie Bai, Jing-Min Li, Yi-Lin Che, Qiu-Yue Lin, Yun-Long Zhang, Hui-Hua Li
Inflammation has been implicated in a variety of retinal diseases. The immunoproteasome plays a critical role in controlling inflammatory responses, but whether activation of immunoproteasome contributes to angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced retinopathy remains unclear. Hypertensive retinopathy (HR) was induced by infusion of Ang II (3000 ng/kg/min) in wild-type (WT) and immunoproteasome subunit LMP10 knockout (KO) mice for 3 weeks. Changes in retinal morphology, vascular permeability, superoxide production and inflammation were examined by pathological staining...
February 27, 2018: Redox Biology
Yuting Peng, Xiongze Zhang, Miaoling Li, Bing Liu, Lan Mi, Chengguo Zuo, Feng Wen
Introduction: To evaluate the functional and morphological outcomes of intravitreal conbercept monotherapy in patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Materials and methods: In this retrospective, observational case series study, we reviewed medical records of 48 eyes (48 patients) with naive PCV that were treated with a series of 3 monthly intravitreal injections of 0.5 mg of conbercept followed by as-needed injections (3+pro re nata). All patients completed at least 6 months of monthly follow-up...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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