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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239524/pattern-of-gray-matter-volumes-related-to-retinal-thickness-and-its-association-with-cognitive-function-in-relapsing-remitting-ms
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Jan-Patrick Stellmann, Hanife Cetin, Kim Lea Young, Sibylle Hodecker, Jana Pöttgen, Diana Bittersohl, Andrea Hassenstein, Timm Oberwahrenbrock, Christoph Heesen, Susanne Siemonsen
BACKGROUND: Neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS) may be investigated in the visual system as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows examining structural integrity in detail. The association between thickness of retinal layers and focal cortical volumes beyond the primary visual system has not been thoroughly investigated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between focal cortical volume and thickness of retinal layers...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238097/igf-1-mediated-survival-from-induced-death-of-human-primary-cultured-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-is-mediated-by-an-akt-dependent-signaling-pathway
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Wenhua Zheng, Qian Meng, Haitao Wang, Fengxia Yan, Peter J Little, Xinguo Deng, Shaofen Lin
Degeneration of the human retinal pigmented epithelium (hRPE) is involved in several eye disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In this study, we investigated the protective effect of IGF-1 on human primary cultured RPE cells and its underlying mechanism. IGF-1 dose- and time-dependently promoted the survival of RPE cells from serum deprivation. Western blot showed that IGF-1 stimulated the activation of the PI3K/Akt and MAPK pathways in hRPE. Inhibition of the PI3K/Akt pathway by the PI3K-specific inhibitor, LY294002 or inhibition of Akt by Akt-specific inhibitors Akt inhibitor VIII or SN-38, or downregulation Akt with siRNA specific for Akt blocked the effect of IGF-1 on hRPE...
February 25, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237138/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-chorioretinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Paulo Ricardo Chaves De Oliveira, Alan Richard Berger, David Robert Chow
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a novel imaging modality that incorporates blood motion contrast to create angiograms of the retinal vasculature in a noninvasive manner, without the use of dye. It is a safe procedure and can be repeated as frequently as desired. The use of OCTA for delineation of choroidal neovascular membranes, for the study of microvascular abnormalities in diabetic patients, to assess nonperfused areas in retinal occlusions and vascular changes in macular telangiectasia are some of the potential OCTA applications...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235894/tamoxifen-provides-structural-and-functional-rescue-in-murine-models-of-photoreceptor-degeneration
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Xu Wang, Lian Zhao, Yikui Zhang, Wenxin Ma, Shaimar R Gonzalez, Jianguo Fan, Friedrich Kretschmer, Tudor C Badea, Hao Hua Qian, Wai T Wong
Photoreceptor degeneration is a cause of irreversible vision loss in incurable blinding retinal diseases including retinitis pigmentosa and atrophic age-related macular degeneration. We found in two separate mouse models of photoreceptor degeneration that tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator and a drug previously linked with retinal toxicity, paradoxically provided potent neuroprotective effects. In a light-induced degeneration model, tamoxifen prevented onset of photoreceptor apoptosis and atrophy, and maintained near-normal levels of electroretinographic responses...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235399/case-report-of-an-atypical-early-onset-x-linked-retinoschisis-in-monozygotic-twins
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Vittoria Murro, Roberto Caputo, Giacomo Maria Bacci, Andrea Sodi, Dario Pasquale Mucciolo, Sara Bargiacchi, Sabrina Rita Giglio, Gianni Virgili, Stanislao Rizzo
BACKGROUND: X-linked Retinoschisis (XLRS) is one of the most common macular degenerations in young males, with a worldwide prevalence ranging from 1:5000 to 1:20000. Clinical diagnosis of XLRS can be challenging due to the highly variable phenotypic presentation and limited correlation has been identified between mutation type and disease severity or progression. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the atypical early onset of XLRS in 3-month-old monozygotic twins. Fundus examination was characterized by severe bullous retinal schisis with pre-retinal and intraretinal haemorrhages...
February 24, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229127/the-application-of-retinal-fundus-camera-imaging-in-dementia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sarah McGrory, James R Cameron, Enrico Pellegrini, Claire Warren, Fergus N Doubal, Ian J Deary, Baljean Dhillon, Joanna M Wardlaw, Emanuele Trucco, Thomas J MacGillivray
INTRODUCTION: The ease of imaging the retinal vasculature, and the evolving evidence suggesting this microvascular bed might reflect the cerebral microvasculature, presents an opportunity to investigate cerebrovascular disease and the contribution of microvascular disease to dementia with fundus camera imaging. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to assess the measurement of retinal properties in dementia using fundus imaging. RESULTS: Ten studies assessing retinal properties in dementia were included...
2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228282/complement-factor-h-inhibits-cd47-mediated-resolution-of-inflammation
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Bertrand Calippe, Sebastien Augustin, Fanny Beguier, Hugo Charles-Messance, Lucie Poupel, Jean-Baptiste Conart, Shulong J Hu, Sophie Lavalette, Alexandre Fauvet, Julie Rayes, Olivier Levy, William Raoul, Catherine Fitting, Thomas Denèfle, Matthew C Pickering, Claire Harris, Sylvie Jorieux, Patrick M Sullivan, José-Alain Sahel, Philippe Karoyan, Przemyslaw Sapieha, Xavier Guillonneau, Emmanuel L Gautier, Florian Sennlaub
Variants of the CFH gene, encoding complement factor H (CFH), show strong association with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness. Here, we used murine models of AMD to examine the contribution of CFH to disease etiology. Cfh deletion protected the mice from the pathogenic subretinal accumulation of mononuclear phagocytes (MP) that characterize AMD and showed accelerated resolution of inflammation. MP persistence arose secondary to binding of CFH to CD11b, which obstructed the homeostatic elimination of MPs from the subretinal space mediated by thrombospsondin-1 (TSP-1) activation of CD47...
February 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226388/-can-anti-vegf-injections-cause-glaucoma-or-ocular-hypertension
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I Lanzl, K Kotliar
An increasing number of patients receive intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections with a high frequency for the treatment of neovascular macular disease. Since the volume of the vitreous body is temporarily increased by the injection of the substances, a short-term intraocular pressure increase after the introduction of the substance is not uncommon. However, there are more and more reports indicating that multiple injections may lead to a long-term increase in intraocular pressure...
February 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225799/sf-6d-utility-values-for-the-better-and-worse-seeing-eye-for-health-states-based-on-the-snellen-equivalent-in-patients-with-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Martijn S Visser, Sankha Amarakoon, Tom Missotten, Reinier Timman, Jan J Busschbach
OBJECTIVE: Economic evaluations in wet age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is hampered as often utility values for solely one eye are used, mostly the better-seeing eye (BSE). Moreover, frequently chosen methods rely on patient values and/or disease specific measures, while economic evaluations prefer generic quality of life (QoL) measures based on societal preferences. The generic QoL utility instrument EQ-5D has shown to be insensitive for differences in visual acuity. The aim of this study was therefore to provide societal utility values, using the generic SF-6D, for health states acknowledging both BSE and worse-seeing eye (WSE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225373/outer-retinal-tubulation-a-case-series
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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/28223776/idiopathic-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-in-thai-patients-with-clinical-and-angiographic-choroidal-neovascularization
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Chavakij Bhoomibunchoo, Yosanan Yospaiboon, Somanus Thoongsuwan, Duangnate Rojanaporn, Nawat Watanachai, Pichai Jirarattanasopa, Nattapon Wongcumchang, Atchara Amphornphruet, Sritatath Vongkulsiri, Eakkachai Arayangkoon
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to study the prevalence and characteristics of idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (IPCV) in Thai patients with clinical and angiographic choroidal neovascularization (CNV). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A consecutive case study of 140 patients presenting with CNV was conducted in nine large referral eye centers throughout Thailand. The demographic data, fundus photographs, fundus fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography of the patients were analyzed...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223209/langmuir-schaefer-film-deposition-onto-honeycomb-porous-films-for-retinal-tissue-engineering
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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/28221261/zika-related-maculopathy
#13
Chee Wai Wong, Si Rui Ng, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Tien Yin Wong, Ranjana Mathur
PURPOSE: To report a case of unilateral maculopathy associated with acute Zika virus infection. METHODS: Observational case report of one patient. RESULTS: A 22-year-old man presented with acute blurring of vision 10 days after symptoms of Zika virus infection. Findings resembling unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy of the right eye were noted on ophthalmoscopy, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and optical coherence tomography...
February 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216098/potential-influences-of-complement-factor-h-in-autoimmune-inflammatory-and-thrombotic-disorders
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Janez Ferluga, Lubna Kouser, Valarmathy Murugaiah, Robert B Sim, Uday Kishore
Complement system homeostasis is important for host self-protection and anti-microbial immune surveillance, and recent research indicates roles in tissue development and remodelling. Complement also appears to have several points of interaction with the blood coagulation system. Deficiency and altered function due to gene mutations and polymorphisms in complement effectors and regulators, including Factor H, have been associated with familial and sporadic autoimmune inflammatory - thrombotic disorders, in which autoantibodies play a part...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214594/association-between-light-at-night-melatonin-secretion-sleep-deprivation-and-the-internal-clock-health-impacts-and-mechanisms-of-circadian-disruption
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REVIEW
Yvan Touitou, Alain Reinberg, David Touitou
Exposure to Artificial Light At Night (ALAN) results in a disruption of the circadian system, which is deleterious to health. In industrialized countries, 75% of the total workforce is estimated to have been involved in shift work and night work. Epidemiologic studies, mainly of nurses, have revealed an association between sustained night work and a 50-100% higher incidence of breast cancer.The potential and multifactorial mechanisms of the effects include the suppression of melatonin secretion by ALAN, sleep deprivation, and circadian disruption...
February 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213784/microglia-in-the-primate-macula-specializations-in-microglial-distribution-and-morphology-with-retinal-position-and-with-aging
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Janani Singaravelu, Lian Zhao, Robert N Fariss, T Michael Nork, Wai T Wong
Microglia, the principal resident immune cell in the retina, play constitutive roles in immune surveillance and synapse maintenance, and are also associated with retinal disease, including those occurring in the macula. Perspectives on retinal microglia function have derived largely from rodent models and how these relate to the macula-bearing primate retina is unclear. In this study, we examined microglial distribution and cellular morphology in the adult rhesus macaque retina, and performed comparative characterizations in three retinal locations along the center-to-periphery axis (parafoveal, macular, and the peripheral retina)...
February 17, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212878/evaluation-of-macular-vascular-abnormalities-identified-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Ian C Han, Mongkol Tadarati, Katia D Pacheco, Adrienne W Scott
PURPOSE: To evaluate macular vascular flow abnormalities identified by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in patients with various sickle cell genotypes. DESIGN: Prospective, observational case series. METHODS: This is a single institution case series of adult patients with various sickle cell genotypes. All patients underwent macular OCT-A (Avanti RTVue XR, Optovue Inc, Fremont, CA). Images were analyzed qualitatively for areas of flow loss and quantitatively for measures of foveal avascular area, parafoveal flow, and vascular density...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210185/neoplastic-leptomeningeal-disease-masquerading-as-central-serous-retinopathy-a-case-report
#18
Ibrahim Elaraoud, Hanif J Suleman, Peter Cikatricis, Helen Palmer
A 69-year-old man became aware of people's speech being out of synch with their lip movements alongside persistent headaches, both of which progressively worsened. A few weeks later, he developed progressive and painless visual loss in one eye. Initial neurological evaluation, inflammatory markers and head computed tomography scan were normal. Ophthalmological examination and OCT scan revealed right macular subretinal fluid with choroidal indentation, which prompted urgent further investigations including head MRI revealing extensive leptomeningeal disease...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210181/causes-of-irreversible-unilateral-or-bilateral-blindness-in-the-al-baha-region-of-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#19
Huda Farhan Alghamdi
PURPOSE: To determine the causes of irreversible unilateral and bilateral blindness that cannot be rehabilitated medically, optically nor surgically in Al Baha province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: There were a retrospective chart review and examination of patients presenting to King Fahad Hospital Al Baha, Saudi Arabia, with unilateral or bilateral blindness from June 2011 to September 2011. Blindness was defined as best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of less than 0...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209985/ig-like-domain-6-of-vcam-1-is-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-tnf%C3%AE-induced-angiogenesis
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Taek-Keun Kim, Chang Sik Park, Hee-Jun Na, Kangseung Lee, Aerin Yoon, Junho Chung, Sukmook Lee
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)-induced angiogenesis plays important roles in the progression of various diseases, including cancer, wet age-related macular degeneration, and rheumatoid arthritis. However, the relevance and role of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) in angiogenesis have not yet been clearly elucidated. In this study, VCAM-1 knockdown shows VCAM-1 involvement in TNFα-induced angiogenesis. Through competitive blocking experiments with VCAM-1 Ig-like domain 6 (VCAM-1-D6) protein, we identified VCAM-1-D6 as a key domain regulating TNFα-induced vascular tube formation...
February 17, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
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