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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227682/development-of-ocular-viscosity-characterization-method
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Shu-Hao Lu, Guo-Zhen Chen, Stanley Y Y Leung, David C C Lam, Shu-Hao Lu, Guo-Zhen Chen, Stanley Y Y Leung, David C C Lam, David C C Lam, Shu-Hao Lu, Guo-Zhen Chen, Stanley Y Y Leung
Glaucoma is the second leading cause for blindness. Irreversible and progressive optic nerve damage results when the intraocular pressure (IOP) exceeds 21 mmHg. The elevated IOP is attributed to blocked fluid drainage from the eye. Methods to measure the IOP are widely available, but methods to measure the viscous response to blocked drainage has yet been developed. An indentation method to characterize the ocular flow is developed in this study. Analysis of the load-relaxation data from indentation tests on drainage-controlled porcine eyes showed that the blocked drainage is correlated with increases in ocular viscosity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223208/characterizing-the-poagome-a-bioinformatics-driven-approach-to-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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REVIEW
Ian D Danford, Lana D Verkuil, Daniel J Choi, David W Collins, Harini V Gudiseva, Katherine E Uyhazi, Marisa K Lau, Levi N Kanu, Gregory R Grant, Venkata R M Chavali, Joan M O'Brien
Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a genetically, physiologically, and phenotypically complex neurodegenerative disorder. This study addressed the expanding collection of genes associated with POAG, referred to as the "POAGome." We used bioinformatics tools to perform an extensive, systematic literature search and compiled 522 genes with confirmed associations with POAG and its related phenotypes (normal tension glaucoma, ocular hypertension, juvenile open-angle glaucoma, and primary congenital glaucoma)...
February 18, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178303/differentiation-of-glaucomatous-optic-discs-with-different-appearances-using-optic-disc-topography-parameters-the-glaucoma-stereo-analysis-study
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Masaki Tanito, Koji Nitta, Maki Katai, Yasushi Kitaoka, Yu Yokoyama, Kazuko Omodaka, Toru Nakazawa
The Glaucoma Stereo Analysis Study (GSAS) is a multicenter collaborative study of the characteristics of glaucomatous optic disc morphology using a stereo fundus camera. Using GSAS dataset, the formulas for predicting different glaucomatous optic disc appearances were established. The GSAS dataset containing three-dimensionally-analyzed optic disc topographic parameters from 187 eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma was assessed with discrimination analyses to obtain formulas predictive of glaucomatous optic disc appearances: focal ischemic (FI); generalized enlargement (GE), myopic glaucomatous (MY), and senile sclerotic (SS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178150/the-effects-of-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-and-travoprost-on-circadian-intraocular-pressure-fluctuations-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Weerawat Kiddee, Supreeya Atthavuttisilp
BACKGROUND: To compare the effect of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and travoprost on 24-hour IOP fluctuations in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: Sixty eyes were included. Sixteen and 14 eyes of POAG patients were randomized to receive 360° SLT or 0.004% travoprost, respectively. Fourteen and 16 eyes of NTG patients were randomized to receive either SLT or travoprost, respectively. The 24-hour IOP data were collected before treatment and 6 to 8 weeks after treatment...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171872/24-hour-contact-lens-sensor-monitoring-of-intraocular-pressure-related-profiles-in-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-rates-of-disease-progression
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Katie Hoban, Robert Peden, Roly Megaw, Patricia Halpin, Andrew J Tatham
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between the rate of glaucomatous visual field loss and the amplitude of a 24-h intraocular pressure (IOP)-related profile measured using a contact lens sensor (CLS). METHODS: This observational study included 22 patients with glaucoma and an IOP of consistently ≤21 mm Hg during office hours. All subjects underwent Goldmann tonometry, standard automated perimetry (SAP), dilated fundus examination, and had a CLS recording. A cosine function was used to obtain peak (acrophase), trough (bathyphase), and amplitude measurements...
February 8, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171867/analysis-of-the-interleukin-6-174-locus-polymorphism-and-serum-il-6-levels-with-the-severity-of-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Ching-Yu Wang, Chiao-Ying Liang, Shih-Chao Feng, Keng-Hung Lin, Hsin-Nung Lee, Ying-Cheng Shen, Li-Chen Wei, Chia-Jen Chang, Min-Yen Hsu, Yi-Yin Yang, Chun-Hung Chiu, Chun-Yuan Wang
PURPOSE: In normal tension glaucoma (NTG), factors other than elevated intraocular pressure are likely to have a role in the pathogenesis of optic neuropathy. Recent studies of glaucoma or retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) reveal that the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) is linked to the pathogenesis of glaucoma and may regulate RGC survival or death. The IL-6 (-174) G allele has also been shown to increase the IL-6 protein. We hypothesized that the IL-6 (-174) polymorphism may be a predisposing genetic factor affecting the severity of glaucoma...
February 8, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142161/leber-s-hereditary-optic-neuropathy-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-flammer-syndrome-long-term-follow-up-of-a-patient
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K Konieczka, J Flammer, J Sternbuch, T Binggeli, S Fraenkl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139518/corneal-biomechanical-parameters-and-asymmetric-visual-field-damage-in-patients-with-untreated-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Bai-Bing Li, Yu Cai, Ying-Zi Pan, Mei Li, Rong-Hua Qiao, Yuan Fang, Tian Tian
BACKGROUND: High intraocular pressure (IOP) and low central corneal thickness (CCT) are important validated risk factors for glaucoma, and some studies also have suggested that eyes with more deformable corneas may be in higher risk of the development and worsening of glaucoma. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the association between corneal biomechanical parameters and asymmetric visual field (VF) damage using a Corvis-ST device in patients with untreated normal tension glaucoma (NTG)...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121717/normal-tension-glaucoma-masqueraders-detection-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Debbie S Kuo, Sanjay Asrani
PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become an important tool in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma; however, there can be overlap in the OCT findings between glaucoma and other diseases. We describe the clinical examination finings and interpretation of OCT imaging that led to the diagnosis of glaucoma masqueraders in a clinical case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four adult patients seen in the glaucoma clinic at the Duke Eye Center were included in a retrospective observational case series...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088510/association-between-nocturnal-blood-pressure-dips-and-optic-disc-hemorrhage-in-patients-with-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Junki Kwon, Jinyoung Lee, Jaewan Choi, Dawoon Jeong, Michael S Kook
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of nocturnal blood pressure (BP) dips on the occurrence of optic disc hemorrhage (ODH) in normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) patients and determine whether ODH is associated with greater likelihood of visual field progression (VFP). DESIGN: Prospective case-control study. METHODS: This study enrolled 698 eyes of 349 consecutive NTG patients who were ≥40 years old, underwent 24 hour intraocular pressure and ambulatory BP monitoring in the habitual position, were examined for ODH every 4-6 months with optic disc photography, and had ≥ five reliable VF tests with minimum follow-up of 3 years...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079658/normal-tension-glaucoma-and-low-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure
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Imran H Yusuf, Gokularaj Ratnarajan, Richard S Kerr, John F Salmon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079654/retinal-oximetry-in-subjects-with-glaucomatous-hemifield-asymmetry
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Zhu Li Yap, Charles Ong, Yi Fang Lee, Andrew Tsai, Clarissa Cheng, Monisha E Nongpiur, Shamira A Perera
PURPOSE: Although some studies suggest a strong link between retinal vessel oxygenation and damage to the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) seen in glaucoma, it has yet to be conclusively proven. This study compares intraocular retinal oximetry in glaucomatous eyes displaying asymmetrically affected hemifields across different subgroups of glaucoma, namely primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG), primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and normal tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional study, 99 patients (PACG, n=28; POAG, n=37; NTG, n=34) underwent retinal oxygenation and vessel caliber measurements using the Oxymap T1 Retinal Oximeter, Cirrus optical coherence tomography, and Humphrey visual field testing...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079653/comparison-of-impact-of-monocular-and-integrated-binocular-visual-fields-on-vision-related-quality-of-life
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Yeoun Sook Chun, Dong Ik Lee, Jaein Kwon, In Ki Park
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between vision-related quality of life (VRQOL) and mean deviation (MD) of the monocular visual field and integrated binocular visual field (IBVF). METHODS: One hundred eighty VFs (90 pairs) obtained from 90 patients with normal tension glaucoma were included. VRQOL was evaluated using the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25). IBVF was calculated using maximal sensitivity and binocular summation and IBVF MD was calculated...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073365/neurophthalmological-conditions-mimicking-glaucomatous-optic-neuropathy-analysis-of-the-most-common-causes-of-misdiagnosis
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Diego Torres Dias, Michele Ushida, Roberto Battistella, Syril Dorairaj, Tiago Santos Prata
BACKGROUND: To analyze the most common neurophthalmological conditions that may mimic glaucomatous optic neuropathy and to determine which most often lead to misdiagnosis when evaluated by a glaucoma specialist. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of consecutive patients with optic neuropathies caused by neurophthalmological conditions screened in a single Eye Clinic within a period of 24 months. Within these enrolled patients, we selected the eyes whose fundoscopic appearance could resemble glaucoma based in pre-defined criteria (vertical cup-to-disc ratio ≥0...
January 10, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040851/impact-of-laser-pulse-duration-on-the-reduction-of-intraocular-pressure-during-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty
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Spela Stunf Pukl, Brigita Drnovšek-Olup
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), normal tension glaucoma (NTG) or ocular hypertension (OHT), when performed with laser pulse duration of 1 ns compared with standard 3-5 ns. METHODS: Bilateral SLT with a 532 nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser was conducted in 30 patients (60 eyes) with POAG (n = 5), NTG (n = 2) or OHT (n = 23)...
December 31, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025332/transgenic-tbk1-mice-have-features-of-normal-tension-glaucoma
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John H Fingert, Kathy Miller, Adam Hedberg-Buenz, Ben R Roos, Carly J Lewis, Robert F Mullins, Michael G Anderson
Duplication of the TBK1 gene is associated with 1-2% of normal tension glaucoma, a common cause of vision loss and blindness that occurs without grossly abnormal intraocular pressure. We generated a transgenic mouse that has one copy of the human TBK1 gene (native promoter and gene structure) incorporated into the mouse genome (Tg-TBK1). Expression of the TBK1 transgene in the retinae of these mice was demonstrated by real-time PCR. Using immunohistochemistry TBK1 protein was predominantly localized to the ganglion cell layer of the retina, the cell type most affected by glaucoma...
December 26, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002190/a-comment-on-juvenile-onset-normal-tension-glaucoma-from-chronic-recurrent-low-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure-j-glaucoma-2016-25-e738-e740
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Pasquale Gallina, Alfonso Savastano, Eleonora Becattini, Simone Orlandini, Stanislao Rizzo, Berardino Porfirio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 20, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984835/-phenomenology-and-clinical-relevance-of-the-flammer-syndrome
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K Konieczka, J Flammer
The Flammer syndrome (FS) describes the phenotype of people with a predisposition for an altered reaction of the blood vessels to stimuli like coldness, emotional stress or high altitude. Frequent symptoms are: cold hands and/or feet, low blood pressure, prolonged sleep onset time, reduced feeling of thirst, increased sensitivity to odour, pain, vibration and certain drugs. SF subjects are often ambitious and successful but also perfectionistic and sometimes brooding. Frequent signs are: altered gene expression, prolonged blood flow cessation in nailfold capillaroscopy after cold provocation, reduced autoregulation of ocular blood flow, and reduced vasodilation after stimulation with flickering light...
December 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966838/translaminar-pressure-in-caucasian-normal-tension-glaucoma-patients
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Achmed Pircher, Luca Remonda, Robert N Weinreb, Hanspeter E Killer
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the translaminar pressure difference (TLP) in Caucasian patients with normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and its possible impact onto the pathogenesis of NTG. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records of patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in the period from 2005 to 2015 from the Ophthalmology Department, Cantonal Hospital Aarau, Switzerland. A total of 67 eyes of 38 patients (mean age 68.6 ± 11.3 years, 21 women and 17 men) fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of progressive NTG and underwent lumbar puncture (LP) during computer-assisted cisternography (CT - cisternography)...
December 14, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965889/elevated-plasma-endothelin-1-levels-in-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Shengjie Li, Aiping Zhang, Wenjun Cao, Xinghuai Sun
Purpose. The aim of this meta-analysis was to clarify the association between the plasma endothelin-1 level and the risks of normal tension glaucoma (NTG) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Methods. Relevant publications were collected from three databases including PubMed, EMBASE, and the Web of Science through December 31, 2015. In this study, the terms "(endothelin OR ET) AND glaucoma" were searched. Review Manager 5.2 was used to process the data. Results. Seven studies (212 cases, 164 controls) were included for the NTG analysis...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
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