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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525683/multilayer-microstructure-of-idiopathic-epiretinal-macular-membranes
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Claudio Azzolini, Terenzio Congiu, Simone Donati, Alberto Passi, Petra Basso, Eliana Piantanida, Cesare Mariotti, Francesco Testa, Simona M Caprani, Jennifer Cattaneo, Riccardo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To identify the ultramicroscopic structure of idiopathic epiretinal macular membranes (iEMMs) by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). METHODS: We examined 28 iEMMs surgically removed from 28 eyes of 28 patients. All specimens, previously observed at stereomicroscope, were treated with an osmium maceration technique. Fine resolution of iEMMs' 3D architecture and their interaction with the retina were studied using a Philips SEM-FEG XL-30 microscope. RESULTS: The specimens appeared as laminar connective structures partially or completely adherent to the inner limiting membrane (ILM)...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523456/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-administration-significantly-improves-outcome-after-retinal-ischemia-in-rats
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Biji Mathew, Jacqueline N Poston, John C Dreixler, Leianne Torres, Jasmine Lopez, Ruth Zelkha, Irina Balyasnikova, Maciej S Lesniak, Steven Roth
PURPOSE: Ischemia-associated retinal degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss, and to date, there are no effective treatment options. We hypothesized that delayed injection of bone-marrow stem cells (BMSCs) 24 h after the onset of ischemia could effectively rescue ischemic retina from its consequences, including apoptosis, inflammation, and increased vascular permeability, thereby preventing retinal cell loss. METHODS: Retinal ischemia was induced in adult Wistar rats by increasing intraocular pressure (IOP) to 130-135 mmHg for 55 min...
May 18, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521879/a-quick-simple-method-for-detecting-circulating-fluorescent-advanced-glycation-end-products-correlation-with-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-non-enzymatic-glycation
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Marika Villa, Mariacristina Parravano, Arianna Micheli, Lucia Gaddini, Andrea Matteucci, Cinzia Mallozzi, Francesco Facchiano, Fiorella Malchiodi-Albedi, Flavia Pricci
OBJECTIVE: Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) constitute a highly heterogeneous family of compounds, relevant in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications, which could represent efficient biomarkers of disease progression and drug response. Unfortunately, due to their chemical heterogeneity, no method has been validated to faithfully monitor their levels in the course of the disease. In this study, we refine a procedure to quantitatively analyze fluorescent AGEs (fAGEs), a subset considered remarkably representative of the entire AGE family, and measure them in in vitro glycated BSA (gBSA) and in plasma and vitreous of diabetic rats, for testing its use to possibly quantify circulating AGEs in patients, as markers of metabolic control...
June 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513500/rescue-vitrectomy-with-blocked-artery-massage-and-bloodletting-for-branch-retinal-artery-occlusion
#4
Chun-Ju Lin, Cheng-Wen Su, Huan-Sheng Chen, Wen-Lu Chen, Jane-Ming Lin, Yi-Yu Tsai
A 61-year-old male suffered from sudden blurred vision and superior visual field defect oculus dexter. His vision was counting fingers at 20 cm. Fundoscopy demonstrated inferior pale retina and a large embolus located at the proximal inferior retinal artery. Branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO) was diagnosed. Initial paracentesis, topical brimonidine tartrate, oral pentoxifylline, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy were performed but showed limited improvement. Hence, he received 25-gauge vitrectomy, artificial posterior vitreous detachment, blocked retinal artery massage, and bloodletting 5 days after onset...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512423/refined-internal-limiting-membrane-inverted-flap-technique-for-intractable-macular-detachment-with-optic-disc-pit
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Rumiko Hara, Yasutomo Tsukahara, Tsuyoshi Simoyama, Soutarou Mori
PURPOSE: To report a surgical technique for retinal detachment associated with optic disc pit (ODP) by using an internal limiting membrane (ILM) inverted flap as an obstacle between the vitreous cavity and subretinal space. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old man presented with decreased visual acuity in the right eye for 1 week due to macular detachment associated with ODP. After 2 unsuccessful surgeries, the retina was reattached by vitrectomy with an ILM inverted flap onto the ODP...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509581/dexamethasone-distribution-characteristic-following-controllable-continuous-sub-tenon-drug-delivery-in-rabbit
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Xuetao Huang, Manqiang Peng, Yezhen Yang, Yiqin Duan, Kuanshu Li, Shaogang Liu, Changhua Ye, Ding Lin
Drug delivery systems are required to be safe, minimally invasive and effectively delivery drug to the target tissues. But delivery drugs to the eye has not yet satisfied this need. Here, we focused on examining the distribution of dexamethasone (DEX) in ocular and plasmic samples following controllable continuous sub-Tenon drug delivery (CCSDD) of dexamethasone disodium phosphate (DEXP) in rabbit, and to compare that with two traditional routes: subconjunctival injection and intravenous injection. The DEX concentration was analyzed by Shimadzu LC-MS 2010 system...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505181/overexpression-of-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-kinase-1-in-retinoblastoma-a-potential-therapeutic-opportunity-for-targeting-vitreous-seeds-and-hypoxic-regions
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Swatishree Sradhanjali, Devjyoti Tripathy, Suryasnata Rath, Ruchi Mittal, Mamatha M Reddy
Pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 1 (PDK1), a key enzyme implicated in metabolic reprogramming of tumors, is induced in several tumors including glioblastoma, breast cancer and melanoma. However, the role played by PDK1 is not studied in retinoblastoma (RB). In this study, we have evaluated the expression of PDK1 in RB clinical samples, and studied its inhibition as a strategy to decrease cell growth and migration. We show that PDK1 is specifically overexpressed in RB patient samples especially in vitreous seeds and hypoxic regions and cell lines compared to control retina using immunohistochemistry and real-time PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502635/identification-of-vitreous-proteins-in-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Koji Sugioka, Akio Saito, Shunji Kusaka, Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Yoshikazu Shimomura
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disorder of blood vessels in the retina developed in premature infants and the leading cause of the blindness in children. Proteomic analysis was performed to identify vitreous proteins specific to patients with ROP. Vitreous humor samples were obtained from three patients with ROP and two patients with congenital cataract, the latter included as a control group. The vitreous samples were separated by 2D-PAGE and the proteins running as definitive spots were identified by MALDI-TOF MS spectrometry...
May 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499055/sequential-sterile-intraocular-inflammation-associated-with-consecutive-intravitreal-injections-of-aflibercept-and-ranibizumab
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Dilraj S Grewal, Tayler Schwartz, Sharon Fekrat
The authors report the unique response of two patients treated for cystoid macular edema (CME) secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) who developed sequential episodes of likely sterile inflammatory responses following separate intravitreal injections of aflibercept (Eylea; Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY) and ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) despite multiple previous uneventful injections for CME secondary to CRVO. Following the twenty-fifth aflibercept and seventh ranibizumab injection, two patients developed an acute inflammatory response, which was treated empirically with intravitreal antibiotics and topical and oral steroids (in Case 2)...
May 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499052/outcomes-of-27-gauge-vitrectomy-assisted-choroidal-and-subretinal-biopsy
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Dilraj S Grewal, Thomas J Cummings, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To report the initial experience of 27-gauge vitrectomy-assisted choroidal and subretinal biopsy PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective, interventional case series. Eighteen eyes of 18 patients undergoing 27-gauge vitrectomy-assisted choroidal (n = 16) or subretinal biopsy (n = 2). Clinical and lesion characteristics, cytopathology, histology, gene expression profiling (GEP), visual acuity (VA), complications including vitreous hemorrhage (VH), development of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RD), and need for additional surgeries were analyzed...
May 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494564/-clinical-observation-and-related-factors-analysis-of-neonatal-asphyxia-complicated-with-retinal-hemorrhage
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Q L Pu, Q Y Zhou, J Liu, P Li, H F Huang, H Q Jiang
Objective: To observe and analyze related factors of neonatal asphyxia complicated with retinal hemorrhage. Methods: It was a retrospective case series. Seven hundred and twenty-one cases with neonatal asphyxia after 72 hours of birth were enrolled in this study. Fundus examination was performed on these newborns using the third generation wide-angle digital retina imaging system (RetCamⅢ), and the bleeding level was divided into level I, level Ⅱ and level Ⅲ. The conditions of the newborn and the mother during pregnancy were correlatively analyzed...
May 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494563/-the-clinical-manifestations-and-imaging-characteristics-of-acute-syphilitic-posterior-placoid-chorioretinitis
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F Hu, X N Wang, X S Cao, X Y Peng
Objective: To investigate the clinical manifestations and imaging characteristics of acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis (ASPPC). Methods: Retrospective study of 10 patients diagnosed ASPPC in the Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Tongren Hospital from 2011 to 2016, including 6 males (10 eyes involved) and 4 females (8 eyes involved) with an age of (43.4±11.6) years (range, 26-60 years). Their clinical manifestations and imaging characteristics were summarized. Results: All 10 ASPPC patients complained about the reduction of visual acuity, and the majority of them had both eyes involved...
May 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494491/topical-delivery-of-anti-vegf-drugs-to-the-ocular-posterior-segment-using-cell-penetrating-peptides
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Felicity de Cogan, Lisa J Hill, Aisling Lynch, Peter J Morgan-Warren, Judith Lechner, Matthew R Berwick, Anna F A Peacock, Mei Chen, Robert A H Scott, Heping Xu, Ann Logan
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of anti-VEGF agents for treating choroidal neovascularization (CNV) when delivered topically using novel cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) compared with delivery by intravitreal (ivit) injection. Methods: CPP toxicity was investigated in cell cultures. Ivit concentrations of ranibizumab and bevacizumab after topical administration were measured using ELISA. The biological efficacy of topical anti-VEGF + CPP complexes was compared with ivit anti-VEGF injections using an established model of CNV...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492430/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-endogenous-candida-endophthalmitis-and-their-clinical-relevance
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Alessandro Invernizzi, Richard Symes, Elisabetta Miserocchi, Mariano Cozzi, Matteo Cereda, Giovanni Fogliato, Giovanni Staurenghi, Luca Cimino, Peter McCluskey
PURPOSE: To describe vitreal, retinal, and choroidal features of eyes affected by Endogenous candida endophthalmitis (ECE) analyzed by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and to evaluate their clinical impact. METHODS: Medical records and SD-OCT images from eyes diagnosed with ECE at four retina and uveitis tertiary referral centers were retrospectively evaluated. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography images were analyzed to evaluate the structural changes occurring in the vitreous, the retina, and the choroid in areas involved by ECE...
May 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491432/renal-transitional-cell-carcinoma-with-bilateral-ocular-metastasis-in-a-cat
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Irit Grader, Teresa L Southard, Marjorie H Neaderland
Case summary A 4-year-old, spayed female, domestic shorthair cat was presented for evaluation due to a 4 day history of inappetence and lethargy. Physical examination revealed mild dehydration and blindness of the left eye. Abnormal imaging findings included a well-margined soft tissue mass with irregular central cavity located in the dorsal aspect of the caudal lung lobe. Cytological examination of the mass revealed chronic inflammation with hemorrhage. Tests for parasitic and fungal diseases were negative...
July 2016: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486274/a-novel-method-for-assessing-lamina-cribrosa-structure-ex-vivo-using-anterior-segment-enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography
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Jason L Chien, Mark P Ghassibi, Pooja Mahadeshwar, Pengcheng Li, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Robert Ritch, Tatyana Milman, Sung Chul Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of anterior segment enhanced depth imaging (EDI) optical coherence tomography (OCT) for ex vivo lamina cribrosa (LC) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After removing anterior segment and vitreous, the optic nerve head (ONH) tissue of porcine eyes was placed on a customized eye holder for imaging. Serial EDI OCT B-scans (interval, ∼35 μm) of the ONH were obtained using anterior segment module of spectral-domain OCT...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486219/higher-numbers-of-hyperreflective-foci-seen-in-the-vitreous-on-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomographic-images-in-eyes-with-more-severe-diabetic-retinopathy
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Takahiro Mizukami, Yosuke Hotta, Naomichi Katai
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) can detect and quantify the number of hyperreflective foci attached to the retina and in the vitreous of patients at different stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: The medical charts of 929 eyes of 465 patients who had undergone SD-OCT were reviewed. The number of hyperreflective foci in the vitreous and attached to the retina was determined in the SD-OCT images...
May 10, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469465/characterization-of-vitreous-and-aqueous-proteome-in-humans-with-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-and-its-clinical-correlation
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Sankarathi Balaiya, Zimei Zhou, Kakarla V Chalam
AIMS: Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is associated with microvascular complications that cause biochemical changes in the human retina and alter the proteome of vitreous humor and aqueous humor (AH). METHODS: Human vitreous humor and AH of PDR subjects were collected. Subjects who had surgery for epiretinal membrane or macular hole served as controls. Protein profiles were obtained and analyzed after running the samples on a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry...
2017: Proteomic Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467586/an-excellent-anatomical-and-visual-recovery-after-surgical-repair-of-an-open-eye-injury-with-poor-baseline-prognostic-factors
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Serpil Yazgan, Orhan Ayar, Orçun Akdemir, Yaran Koban
Presently described is case of a 42-year-old woman with eye injury that was result of gunshot fired by a man at a wedding celebration. Bullet penetrated inferior quadrant of nasal sclera of left eye 7-12 mm behind limbus. Choroid and vitreous were prolapsed around bullet. Hemorrhage, vitreous prolapse and lens subluxation were present in anterior chamber. Presenting visual acuity (VA) was hand motion. Bullet 14x5 mm in size was carefully extracted from the eye. Fifteen days later, argon laser photocoagulation was performed on retina in area of bullet entry point...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454979/lutein-and-its-oxidized-forms-in-eye-structures-throughout-prenatal-human-development
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Ina G Panova, Marina A Yakovleva, Alexander S Tatikolov, A S Kononikhin, Tatiana B Feldman, Rimma A Poltavtseva, E N Nikolaev, Gennady T Sukhikh, Mikhail A Ostrovsky
The presence of carotenoids in the vitreous body, retina, lens, retinal pigment epithelium together with choroid (hereinafter RPE), and ciliary body and iris together with choroidal stroma (hereinafter CBI) was studied throughout the second trimester of prenatal development of the human eye. It has been found that the vitreous body, retina, and RPE contain lutein and its oxidized forms. Zeaxanthin was not found in the tissues studied. The presence of lutein in the vitreous body is transient and no longer detected after 28 weeks of gestation...
April 25, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
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