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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225373/outer-retinal-tubulation-a-case-series
#1
Leticia A Rousso, Julie A Rodman, Brad Sutton, Diana L Shechtman
PURPOSE: The advent of spectral domain optical coherence tomography has led to superb imaging capabilities in addition to enhanced visualization of the retinal layers. Such advancements have led to the identification of a variety of new retinal conditions, including outer retinal tubulations (ORTs). ORTs are ovoid hyporeflective spaces located in the outer retina. The pathogenesis is unclear but seems to involve sublethal injury to the photoreceptors leading to a compensatory reorganization of the photoreceptor layer with the neighboring ellipsoid zone resulting in a hyperreflective border surrounding a central lumen...
March 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225371/measurement-of-perceived-stress-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#2
Bradley E Dougherty, San-San L Cooley, Frederick H Davidorf
PURPOSE: To validate the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using Rasch analysis. METHODS: Study participants with AMD were recruited from the retina service of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Ohio State University during clinical visits for treatment or observation. Visual acuity with habitual distance correction was assessed. A 10-item version of the PSS was administered in large print or by reading the items to the patient...
March 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223209/langmuir-schaefer-film-deposition-onto-honeycomb-porous-films-for-retinal-tissue-engineering
#3
Maria Teresa Calejo, Tanja Ilmarinen, Elina Vuorimaa-Laukkanen, Elina Talvitie, Hanna M Hakola, Heli Skottman, Minna Kellomäki
: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in senior citizens in the developed world. The disease is characterised by the degeneration of a specific cell layer at the back of the eye - the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which is essential in retinal function. The most promising therapeutic option to restore the lost vision is considered to be RPE cell transplantation. This work focuses on the development of biodegradable biomaterials with similar properties to the native Bruch's membrane as carriers for RPE cells...
February 18, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208784/lutein%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-zeaxanthin-food%C3%A2-sources-%C3%A2-bioavailability%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-dietary%C3%A2-variety%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-age-related%C3%A2-macular%C3%A2-degeneration%C3%A2-protection
#4
REVIEW
Bronwyn Eisenhauer, Sharon Natoli, Gerald Liew, Victoria M Flood
Lutein and zeaxanthin (L/Z) are the predominant carotenoids which accumulate in the retina of  the eye. The impact of L/Z intake on the risk and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD),  a leading cause of blindness in the developed world, has been investigated in cohort studies and clinical  trials. The aims of this review were to critically examine the literature and evaluate the current evidence  relating to L/Z intake and AMD, and describe important food sources and factors that increase the  bioavailability of L/Z, to inform dietary models...
February 9, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202390/systemic-injection-of-rpe65-programmed-bone-marrow-derived-cells-prevents-progression-of-chronic-retinal-degeneration
#5
Xiaoping Qi, S Louise Pay, Yuanqing Yan, James Thomas, Alfred S Lewin, Lung-Ji Chang, Maria B Grant, Michael E Boulton
Bone marrow stem and progenitor cells can differentiate into a range of non-hematopoietic cell types, including retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-like cells. In this study, we programmed bone marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) ex vivo by inserting a stable RPE65 transgene using a lentiviral vector. We tested the efficacy of systemically administered RPE65-programmed BMDCs to prevent visual loss in the superoxide dismutase 2 knockdown (Sod2 KD) mouse model of age-related macular degeneration. Here, we present evidence that these RPE65-programmed BMDCs are recruited to the subretinal space, where they repopulate the RPE layer, preserve the photoreceptor layer, retain the thickness of the neural retina, reduce lipofuscin granule formation, and suppress microgliosis...
February 12, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196054/dynamism-of-dot-subretinal-drusenoid-deposits-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-demonstrated-with-adaptive-optics-imaging
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Yuhua Zhang, Xiaolin Wang, Pooja Godara, Tianjiao Zhang, Mark E Clark, C Douglas Witherspoon, Richard F Spaide, Cynthia Owsley, Christine A Curcio
PURPOSE: To investigate the natural history of dot subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD) in age-related macular degeneration, using high-resolution adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. METHODS: Six eyes of four patients with intermediate age-related macular degeneration were studied at baseline and 1 year later. Individual dot SDD within the central 30° retina were examined with adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and optical coherence tomography...
February 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191500/insights-from-genetic-model-systems-of-retinal-degeneration-role-of-epsins-in-retinal-angiogenesis-and-vegfr2-signaling
#7
Yunzhou Dong, Xue Cai, Yong Wu, Yanjun Liu, Lin Deng, Hong Chen
The retina is a light sensitive tissue that contains specialized photoreceptor cells called rods and cones which process visual signals. These signals are relayed to the brain through interneurons and the fibers of the optic nerve. The retina is susceptible to a variety of degenerative diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and other inherited retinal degenerations. In order to reveal the mechanism underlying these diseases and to find methods for the prevention/treatment of retinal degeneration, animal models have been generated to mimic human eye diseases...
January 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187978/optical-coherence-tomography-examination-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-in-best-vitelliform-macular-dystrophy
#8
Cynthia X Qian, Dionisio Charran, Cameron R Strong, Timothy J Steffens, Thiran Jayasundera, John R Heckenlively
PURPOSE: To describe the anatomic changes and natural history of vitelliform lesions in Best vitelliform macular dystrophy (BVMD) using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). DESIGN: Prospective comparative case series. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty patients (40 eyes) with molecular confirmation of mutation in the BEST1 gene and 20 age-matched controls were included. METHODS: Color fundus photographs, fundus autofluorescence, and spectral-domain OCT were obtained, and these findings were compared between the 2 groups...
February 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186886/joint-segmentation-of-retinal-layers-and-focal-lesions-in-3d-oct-data-of-topologically-disrupted-retinas
#9
Jelena Novosel, Koenraad Vermeer, Jan H de Jong, Ziyuan Wang, Lucas Van Vliet
Accurate quantification of retinal structures in 3D optical coherence tomography data of eyes with pathologies provides clinically relevant information. We present an approach to jointly segment retinal layers and lesions in eyes with topology-disrupting retinal diseases by a loosely coupled level sets framework. In the new approach, lesions are modelled as an additional space-variant layer delineated by auxiliary interfaces. Furthermore, the segmentation of interfaces is steered by local differences in the signal between adjacent retinal layers thereby allowing the approach to handle local intensity variations...
February 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186866/toward-postgenomics-ophthalmology-a-proteomic-map-of-the-human-choroid-retinal-pigment-epithelium-tissue
#10
Manjunath Dammalli, Krishna R Murthy, Sneha M Pinto, Kalpana Babu Murthy, Raja Sekhar Nirujogi, Anil K Madugundu, Gourav Dey, Bipin Nair, Harsha Gowda, Thottethodi Subrahmanya Keshava Prasad
Ophthalmology and visual health research have received relatively limited attention from the personalized medicine community, but this trend is rapidly changing. Postgenomics technologies such as proteomics are being utilized to establish a baseline biological variation map of the human eye and related tissues. In this context, the choroid is the vascular layer situated between the outer sclera and the inner retina. The choroidal circulation serves the photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The RPE is a layer of cuboidal epithelial cells adjacent to the neurosensory retina and maintains the outer limit of the blood-retina barrier...
February 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183612/controlled-surface-morphology-and-hydrophilicity-of-polycaprolactone-toward-human-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
#11
Saleheh Shahmoradi, Fatemeh Yazdian, Fatemeh Tabandeh, Zahra-Soheila Soheili, Ashraf Sadat Hatamian Zarami, Mona Navaei-Nigjeh
Applying scaffolds as a bed to enhance cell proliferation and even differentiation is one of the treatment of retina diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which deteriorating photoreceptors and finally happening blindness. In this study, aligned polycaprolactone (PCL) nanofibers were electrospun and at different conditions and their characteristics were measured by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and contact angle. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to optimize the diameter of fabricated nanofibers...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178068/features-of-the-macula-and-central-visual-field-and-fixation-pattern-in-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
#12
Isil Sayman Muslubas, Murat Karacorlu, Serra Arf, Mumin Hocaoglu, Mehmet Giray Ersoz
PURPOSE: To evaluate macular features and fixation pattern in patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) compared with healthy controls, using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and MP-1 microperimetry. METHODS: Eighty-one eyes of 81 patients with RP and 90 eyes of 90 healthy subjects were assessed. The central foveal thickness, subfoveal choroidal thickness, ellipsoid zone length, and the mean retinal sensitivities and fixation characteristics were evaluated by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and MP-1 microperimetry...
February 7, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176950/circulating-monocytes-and-b-lymphocytes-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Sven Magnus Hector, Torben Lykke Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Individuals with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have altered number and distribution of retinal macrophages and show changes in circulating antibodies. We wanted to investigate the corresponding precursors, with subpopulations. We therefore measured monocyte and B-lymphocyte populations in individuals with neovascular AMD. DESIGN: This was an observational case-control study. PARTICIPANTS OR SAMPLES: A total of 31 individuals with neovascular AMD and 30 healthy age-matched controls were included...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163347/biophysical-mechanism-of-transient-retinal-phototropism-in-rod-photoreceptors
#14
Xiaohui Zhao, Damber Thapa, Benquan Wang, Shaoyan Gai, Xincheng Yao
Oblique light stimulation evoked transient retinal phototropism (TRP) has been recently detected in frog and mouse retinas. High resolution microscopy of freshly isolated retinas indicated that the TRP is predominated by rod photoreceptors. Comparative confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed that the TRP predominantly occurred from the photoreceptor outer segment (OS). However, biophysical mechanism of rod OS change is still unknown. In this study, frog retinal slices, which open a cross section of retinal photoreceptor and other functional layers, were used to test the effect of light stimulation on rod OS...
February 13, 2016: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159936/nitration-of-tyrosines-in-complement-factor-h-domains-alters-its-immunological-activity-and-mediates-a-pathogenic-role-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
#15
Matthew Krilis, Miao Qi, Michele C Madigan, Jason W H Wong, Mahmoud Abdelatti, Robyn H Guymer, John Whitelock, Peter McCluskey, Peng Zhang, Jian Qi, Alex P Hunyor, Steven A Krilis, Bill Giannakopoulos
Nitrosative stress has been implicated in the pathogenesis of age related macular degeneration (AMD). Tyrosine nitration is a unique type of post translational modification that occurs in the setting of inflammation and nitrosative stress. To date, the significance and functional implications of tyrosine nitration of complement factor H (CFH), a key complement regulator in the eye has not been explored, and is examined in this study in the context of AMD pathogenesis.Sections of eyes from deceased individuals with AMD (n = 5) demonstrated the presence of immunoreactive nitrotyrosine CFH...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152535/the-blood-retinal-barrier-in-the-management-of-retinal-disease-euretina-award-lecture
#16
José Cunha-Vaz
Retinal diseases are the main causes of blindness in the Western world. Diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration continue to increase in prevalence and as main causes of vision loss. Intravitreal anti-VEGF and steroid injections have raised new expectations for their successful treatment. These agents act by stabilizing the blood-retinal barrier (BRB). Our group defined the BRB by identifying for the first time the tight junctions that unite retinal endothelial cells and are the basis for the inner BRB, an observation later confirmed in retinal pigment epithelial cells and in brain vessels...
2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143742/cone-genesis-tracing-by-the-chrnb4-egfp-mouse-line-evidences-of-cellular-material-fusion-after-cone-precursor-transplantation
#17
Sarah Decembrini, Catherine Martin, Florian Sennlaub, Sylvain Chemtob, Martin Biel, Marijana Samardzija, Alexandre Moulin, Francine Behar-Cohen, Yvan Arsenijevic
The cone function is essential to mediate high visual acuity, color vision, and daylight vision. Inherited cone dystrophies and age-related macular degeneration affect a substantial percentage of the world population. To identify and isolate the most competent cells for transplantation and integration into the retina, cone tracing during development would be an important added value. To that aim, the Chrnb4-EGFP mouse line was characterized throughout retinogenesis. It revealed a sub-population of early retinal progenitors expressing the reporter gene that is progressively restricted to mature cones during retina development...
January 28, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133946/identification-and-clinical-role-of-choroidal-neovascularization-characteristics-based-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#18
Florian Sulzbacher, Andreas Pollreisz, Alexandra Kaider, Stefan Kickinger, Stefan Sacu, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
PURPOSE: To suggest a novel classification of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) based on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and to correlate morphological characteristics based on optical coherence tomography (OCT)/OCTA with clinical criteria of disease activity. METHODS: A total of 88 eyes with neovascular AMD (14 treatment-naïve, 74 eyes following anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment (VEGF)) were examined using the AngioVue OCTA system (Optovue, Inc...
January 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132078/targeting-the-tight-junction-protein-zonula-occludens-1-with-the-connexin43-mimetic-peptide-%C3%AE-ct1-reduces-vegf-dependent-rpe-pathophysiology
#19
Elisabeth Obert, Randy Strauss, Carlene Brandon, Christina Grek, Gautam Ghatnekar, Robert Gourdie, Bärbel Rohrer
: A critical target tissue in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), which forms the outer blood-retina barrier (BRB). RPE-barrier dysfunction might result from attenuation/disruption of intercellular tight junctions. Zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) is a major structural protein of intercellular junctions. A connexin43-based peptide mimetic, αCT1, was developed to competitively block interactions at the PDZ2 domain of ZO-1, thereby inhibiting ligands that selectively bind to this domain...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131621/talkin-about-my-re-generation-the-who-of-intrinsic-retinal-stem-cells
#20
Deborah C Otteson
World-wide, two degenerative retinal diseases, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, are estimated to affect more than 12% of individuals over the age of 40 (Tham et al., 2014; Wong et al., 2014). Current therapies can slow progression, but cannot restore lost neurons or vision. Thus, there is increasing interest in developing strategies for therapeutic retinal regeneration. Nearly 50years of research on retinal neurogenesis and regeneration has identified Müller glia as intrinsic retinal stem cells in teleost fish...
January 25, 2017: Neuroscience
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