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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148031/small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile-monovision-for-presbyopia-correction
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Nikolaus Luft, Jakob Siedlecki, Walter Sekundo, Christian Wertheimer, Thomas C Kreutzer, Wolfgang J Mayer, Siegfried G Priglinger, Martin Dirisamer
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of myopic small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) monovision in presbyopic patients. METHODS: This study included 49 presbyopic patients older than 45 years seeking surgical correction of myopia or myopic astigmatism who underwent bilateral SMILE with planned monovision in the SMILE Eyes Clinic Linz, Austria. Target refraction was plano for dominant (distance) eyes and ranged between -1.25 and -0.50 D for nondominant (near) eyes...
November 4, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146755/ocular-findings-in-loeys-dietz-syndrome
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Catharina Busch, Robert Voitl, Barbara Goergen, Tomasz Zemojtel, Petra Gehle, Daniel J Salchow
BACKGROUND: Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS), an autosomal-dominant connective tissue disorder, is characterised by systemic manifestations including arterial aneurysm and craniofacial dysmorphologies. Although ocular involvement in LDS has been reported, detailed information on those manifestations is lacking. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients with diagnosed LDS and comparison with age-matched control patients. RESULTS: Mean age was 37...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142113/chromatic-and-achromatic-monocular-deprivation-produce-separable-changes-of-eye-dominance-in-adults
#3
Jiawei Zhou, Alexandre Reynaud, Yeon Jin Kim, Kathy T Mullen, Robert F Hess
Temporarily depriving one eye of its input, in whole or in part, results in a transient shift in eye dominance in human adults, with the patched eye becoming stronger and the unpatched eye weaker. However, little is known about the role of colour contrast in these behavioural changes. Here, we first show that the changes in eye dominance and contrast sensitivity induced by monocular eye patching affect colour and achromatic contrast sensitivity equally. We next use dichoptic movies, customized and filtered to stimulate the two eyes differentially...
November 29, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138476/visuospatial-attention-in-the-lateralised-brain-of-pigeons-a-matter-of-ontogenetic-light-experiences
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Sara Letzner, Onur Güntürkün, Stephanie Lor, Robert Jan Pawlik, Martina Manns
The ontogenetic mechanisms leading to complementary hemispheric specialisations of the two brain halves are poorly understood. In pigeons, asymmetrical light stimulation during development triggers the left-hemispheric dominance for visuomotor control but light effects on right-hemispheric specialisations are largely unknown. We therefore tested adult pigeons with and without embryonic light experience in a visual search task in which the birds pecked peas regularly scattered on an area in front of them. Comparing the pecking pattern of both groups indicates that the embryonic light conditions differentially influence biased visuospatial attention under mono- and binocular seeing conditions...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136273/foxe3-mutations-genotype-phenotype-correlations
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J Plaisancié, N K Ragge, H Dollfus, J Kaplan, D Lehalle, C Francannet, G Morin, H Colineaux, P Calvas, N Chassaing
Microphthalmia and anophthalmia (MA) are severe developmental eye anomalies, many of which are likely to have an underlying genetic cause. More than 30 genes have been described, each of which is responsible for a small percentage of these anomalies. Amongst these, is the FOXE3 gene, which was initially described in individuals with dominantly inherited anterior segment dysgenesis and, subsequently, associated with recessively inherited primary aphakia, sclerocornea and microphthalmia. In this work, we describe 8 individuals presenting with a MA phenotype...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136096/alcohol-warning-label-awareness-and-attention-a-multi-method-study
#6
Cuong Pham, Sharyn Rundle-Thiele, Joy Parkinson, Shanshi Li
Aims: Evaluation of alcohol warning labels requires careful consideration ensuring that research captures more than awareness given that labels may not be prominent enough to attract attention. This study investigates attention of current in market alcohol warning labels and examines whether attention can be enhanced through theoretically informed design. Attention scores obtained through self-report methods are compared to objective measures (eye-tracking). Methods: A multi-method experimental design was used delivering four conditions, namely control, colour, size and colour and size...
November 9, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135814/neuro-ophthalmology-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-centre-in-india
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Rebika Dhiman, Digvijay Singh, Shiva P Gantayala, Vaitheeswaran L Ganesan, Pradeep Sharma, Rohit Saxena
BACKGROUND: Neuro-ophthalmology as a specialty is underdeveloped in India. The aim of our study was to determine the spectrum and profile of patients presenting to a tertiary eye care center with neuro-ophthalmic disorders. METHODS: A retrospective hospital-based study was conducted, and records of all patients seen at the neuro-ophthalmology clinic of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, over a 1-year period were retrieved and evaluated...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133761/reduction-on-off-responses-of-electroretinogram-in-monkeys-with-long-term-high-intraocular-pressure
#8
Ke-Gao Liu, Xiao-Yan Peng, Zheng Zhang, Hua Sun, Di-Ya Yang, Ning-Li Wang
BACKGROUND: There are ON- and OFF-pathways in the normal vertebrate retina. Short- and long-flash electroretinogram (ERG) are suitable methods to observe the function of ON- and OFF-pathways in vivo, respectively. It is clear that high intraocular pressure (IOP) might cause dysfunction of cone-dominated photopic negative response (PhNR) in monkeys with high IOP in ON-pathway. However, whether cone-dominated OFF-responses are also affected is less known. The aim of this study was to observe photopic OFF-responses of ERG in monkeys with high IOP...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127143/satb1-conditional-knockout-results-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-mice
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Yuriko Tanaka, Takehiko Sotome, Akiko Inoue, Takanori Mukozu, Taku Kuwabara, Tetuo Mikami, Terumi Kowhi-Shigematsu, Motonari Kondo
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease in which exocrine tissues are affected by cellular and humoral immunity. As a result, the salivary and lacrimal glands of patients with SS are damaged, leading to xerostomia (dry mouth) and keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes). Because experimental approaches to investigate SS pathogenesis in human patients are limited, development of a mouse model is indispensable for understanding the disease. In this study, we show that special AT-rich sequence binding protein-1 conditional knockout (SATB1cKO) mice, in which the SATB1 gene is specifically deleted from hematopoietic cells, develop SS by 4 wk of age, soon after weaning...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121437/a-novel-pitx2-mutation-in-non-syndromic-oro-dental-anomalies
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Narin Intarak, Thanakorn Theerapanon, Chupong Ittiwut, Kanya Suphapeetiporn, Thantrira Porntaveetus, Vorasuk Shotelersuk
OBJECTIVE: To identify oro-dental characteristics and genetic etiology of a family affected with non-syndromic oro-dental anomalies. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Physical and oral features were characterised. DNA was collected from an affected Thai family. Whole exome sequencing was employed to identify the pathogenic variants associated with inherited oro-dental anomalies. The presence of the identified mutation was confirmed by Sanger sequencing. RESULTS: We observed unique oro-dental manifestations including oligodontia, retained primary teeth, taurodont molars, peg-shaped maxillary central incisors, high attached frenum with nodule, and midline diastema in the proband and her mother...
November 9, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118625/a-new-species-of-scinax-from-the-purus-madeira-interfluve-brazilian-amazonia-anura-hylidae
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Miquéias Ferrão, Jiří Moravec, Rafael de Fraga, Alexandre Pinheiro de Almeida, Igor Luis Kaefer, Albertina Pimentel Lima
A new tree frog species of the genus Scinax from the interfluve between the Purus and Madeira rivers, Brazilian Amazonia, is described and illustrated. The new species is diagnosed by medium body size, snout truncate in dorsal view, ulnar and tarsal tubercles absent, nuptial pads poorly developed, skin on dorsum shagreen, dorsum light brown with dark brown spots and markings, white groin with black spots, anterior and posterior surfaces of thighs black, and iris bright orange. The advertisement call consists of a single short note, with 16-18 pulses and dominant frequency at 1572-1594 Hz...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118195/binocular-deprivation-induces-both-age-dependent-and-age-independent-forms-of-plasticity-in-parvalbumin-inhibitory-neuron-visual-response-properties
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Berquin D Feese, Diego E Pafundo, Meredith N Schmehl, Sandra J Kuhlman
Activity of cortical inhibitory interneurons is rapidly reduced in response to monocular deprivation during the critical period for ocular dominance plasticity and in response to salient events encountered during learning. In the case of primary sensory cortex, a decrease in mean evoked firing rate of parvalbumin-positive (PV) inhibitory neurons is causally linked to a reorganization of excitatory networks following sensory perturbation. Converging evidence indicates that it is deprivation, and not an imbalance between open and closed eye inputs, that triggers rapid plasticity in PV neurons...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111363/absolute-not-relative-interocular-luminance-modulates-sensory-eye-dominance-plasticity-in-adults
#13
Zhimo Yao, Zhifen He, Yonghua Wang, Fan Lu, Jia Qu, Jiawei Zhou, Robert F Hess
If one eye is patched for a period of 2.5 h in human adults, transient changes in sensory eye dominance result with the previously patched eye's contribution being strengthened. Similar changes result from opaque and translucent occlusion suggesting that it is the deprivation of contrast not luminance information that drives these transient shift of sensory eye dominance. However, this does not rule out the possibility that luminance deprivation per se cannot produce changes in sensory eye dominance, indeed based on what we know of the physiology, where the contrast gain of visual neurons is luminance dependent, one would expect it should...
October 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111362/the-cortical-mechanisms-underlying-ocular-dominance-plasticity-in-adults-are-not-orientationally-selective
#14
Yonghua Wang, Zhimo Yao, Zhifen He, Jiawei Zhou, Robert F Hess
Recently, it has been shown that short-term monocular deprivation in adult humans can temporally shift the ocular dominance in favor of the deprived eye. It is not clear whether this form of ocular dominance plasticity can be explained by cortical contrast adaptation, which is known to be orientationally selective. Here we show that if only one eye is deprived of a limited band of orientations for a short period of 2.5 h, the deprived eye's contribution to binocular function at all orientations rather than just those corresponding to the previously deprived orientations is strengthened...
October 27, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108899/kallmann-syndrome-phenotype-and-genotype-of-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
#15
M I Stamou, N A Georgopoulos
Isolated Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Deficiency (IGD) IGD is a genetically and clinically heterogeneous disorder. Mutations in many different genes are able to explain ~40% of the causes of IGD, with the rest of cases remaining genetically uncharacterized. While most mutations are inherited in X-linked, autosomal dominant, or autosomal recessive pattern, several IGD genes are shown to interact with each other in an oligogenic manner. In addition, while the genes involved in the pathogenesis of IGD act on either neurodevelopmental or neuroendocrine pathways, a subset of genes are involved in both pathways, acting as "overlap genes"...
November 3, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100920/4q25-microdeletion-encompassing-pitx2-a-patient-presenting-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-and-dental-anomalies-without-ocular-features
#16
P Vande Perre, C Zazo Seco, O Patat, L Bouneau, A Vigouroux, D Bourgeois, S El Hout, N Chassaing, P Calvas
Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) is a heterogeneous clinical entity transmitted in an autosomal dominant manner. The main feature, Axenfeld-Rieger Anomaly (ARA), is a malformation of the anterior segment of the eye that can lead to glaucoma and impair vision. Extra-ocular defects have also been reported. Point mutations of FOXC1 and PITX2 are responsible for about 40% of the ARS cases. We describe the phenotype of a patient carrying a deletion encompassing the 4q25 locus containing PITX2 gene. This child presented with a congenital heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot, TOF) and no signs of ARA...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100617/relationship-between-frequency-spectrum-of-heart-rate-variability-and-autonomic-nervous-activities-during-sleep-in-newborns
#17
Tsunenori Takatani, Yukihiro Takahashi, Ryota Yoshida, Ryuko Imai, Takao Uchiike, Masaharu Yamazaki, Midori Shima, Toshiya Nishikubo, Yoshito Ikada, Shinichi Fujimoto
INTRODUCTION: We analyzed the frequency spectrum of two neonatal sleep stages, namely active sleep and quiet sleep, and the relationship between these sleep stages and autonomic nervous activity in 74 newborns and 16 adults as a comparison. METHOD: Active and quiet sleep were differentiated by electroencephalogram (EEG) patterns, eye movements, and respiratory wave patterns; autonomic activity was analyzed using the RR interval of simultaneously recorded electrocardiogram (ECG) signals...
October 31, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098293/binocular-combination-of-luminance-profiles
#18
Jian Ding, Dennis M Levi
We develop and test a new two-dimensional model for binocular combination of the two eyes' luminance profiles. For first-order stimuli, the model assumes that one eye's luminance profile first goes through a luminance compressor, receives gain-control and gain-enhancement from the other eye, and then linearly combines the other eye's output profile. For second-order stimuli, rectification is added in the signal path of the model before the binocular combination site. Both the total contrast and luminance energies, weighted sums over both the space and spatial-frequency domains, were used in the interocular gain-control, while only the total contrast energy was used in the interocular gain-enhancement...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091347/thickness-mapping-of-individual-retinal-layers-and-sectors-by-spectralis-sd-oct-in-autosomal-dominant-optic-atrophy
#19
Nihada Corajevic, Michael Larsen, Cecilia Rönnbäck
PURPOSE: To assess layer- and location-specific retinal thickness deficits in autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA) using Spectralis SD-OCT. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 41 ADOA patients with OPA1 exon 28 (2826delT) mutation [age, 8.6-83.5 years; best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), 8-89 Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) letters] and 55 mutation-free first-degree relatives as healthy controls (age, 8.9-68.7; BCVA, 80-99). Participants underwent routine examination and optical coherence tomography (OCT) with segmentation of the whole retina, inner retinal layers (IRL) and outer retinal layers (ORL)...
November 1, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090482/sighting-ocular-dominance-magnitude-varies-with-test-distance
#20
Raymond Ho, Benjamin Thompson, Raiju J Babu, Kristine Dalton
BACKGROUND: Ocular dominance can be defined as the preference of an individual for viewing with one eye over the other for particular visual tasks. It is relevant to monovision contact lens wear, cataract surgery and sports vision. Clinically, the measurement of ocular dominance is typically done at an arbitrary distance using a sighting test, such as the hole-in-card method that has a binary outcome. We investigated the effect of test distance on ocular dominance measured using a binocular sighting test that provided a continuous measurement of dominance...
October 31, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
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