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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930884/rate-of-macular-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thinning-in-glaucomatous-eyes-with-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-inhibition
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Won June Lee, Young Kook Kim, Yong Woo Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung, Seok Hwan Kim, Jang Won Heo, Hyeong Gon Yu, Ki Ho Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of progressive macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thinning in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) who had been treated with intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injection for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: This study was a retrospective modified case control study with fellow-eye comparison. We enrolled bilateral OAG patients who had been treated with repeated anti-VEGF injections for unilateral wet AMD and followed-up on for a minimum of 24 months by Cirrus high-definition optical coherence tomography (HD-OCT)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930310/lipid-radicals-cause-light-induced-retinal-degeneration
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Masataka Enoki, Saki Shinto, Yuta Matsuoka, Ayasa Otsuka, Sachiko Kaidzu, Masaki Tanito, Takahiro Shibata, Koji Uchida, Akihiro Ohira, Mayumi Yamato, Ken-Ichi Yamada
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Although the cause of AMD remains unknown, lipid peroxidation (LPO) end-products are critical molecules for its development. Herein, we report the imaging of lipid radicals, which are key factors in the LPO reaction, and therapeutic information using animal models.
September 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926846/different-clinical-courses-on-long-term-follow-up-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients-treated-with-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-injections
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Oded Sagiv, Ofira Zloto, Iris Moroz, Joseph Moisseiev
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term outcome of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treated with multiple intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections. METHODS: All patients treated with over 30 intravitreal anti-VEGF injections for neovascular AMD between 2007 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: A total of 67 eyes received 2,960 (mean 45 ± 9.1 per eye) anti-VEGF injections. Eyes with good final visual acuity (VA) had better initial VA (p = 0...
September 20, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926292/vegf-polymorphisms-among-neovascular-age-related-macular-degenerative-subjects-in-a-multiethnic-population
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Nur Afiqah Mohamad, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Patimah Ismail, Hazlita Mohd Isa, Yoke Mun Chan, Nor Fariza Ngah, Norshakimah Md Bakri, Siew Mooi Ching, Fan Kee Hoo, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman
AIM: To determine the association of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) polymorphisms with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty-five nAMD patients and 135 controls were recruited to determine the association of the -460 C/T, the -2549 I/D, and the +405 G/C polymorphisms with the VEGF gene. Genotyping was conducted using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) approach, and association analyses were conducted using chi-square analysis and logistic regression analysis...
September 19, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926193/association-between-cfh-cfb-arms2-serpinf1-vegfr1-and-vegf-polymorphisms-and-anatomical-and-functional-response-to-ranibizumab-treatment-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Estefania Cobos, Sergio Recalde, Jaouad Anter, Maria Hernandez-Sanchez, Carla Barreales, Leticia Olavarrieta, Alicia Valverde, Marta Suarez-Figueroa, Fernando Cruz, Maximino Abraldes, Julian Pérez-Pérez, Patricia Fernández-Robredo, Luis Arias, Alfredo García-Layana
PURPOSE: We sought to determine if specific genetic single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influence vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition response to ranibizumab in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: A total of 403 Caucasian patients diagnosed with exudative AMD were included. After a three-injection loading phase, a pro re nata regimen was followed. Nine SNPs from six different genes (CFH, CFB, ARMS2, SERPINF1, VEGFR1, VEGF) were genotyped...
September 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926190/an-8-year-follow-up-of-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-treatment-with-a-treat-and-extend-modality-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Karina Berg, Anca B Roald, Jesintha Navaratnam, Ragnheiður Bragadóttir
PURPOSE: To investigate long-term visual results of treatment with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) following a treat-and-extend regimen. METHODS: Retrospective review of 155 patients who initiated treatment with bevacizumab for nAMD in one eye. At the final 8-year visit, 40 patients (26%) remained for follow-up. Mean change in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was calculated compared to baseline values...
September 19, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925926/resolution-of-treatment-resistant-subretinal-fluid-in-a-patient-with-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration-following-endophthalmitis
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Peter M Kally, Yossi Sidikaro, Colin A McCannel
PURPOSE: This is the first report to the best of the authors' knowledge to show resolution of subretinal fluid and treatment requirement in a case of exudative age-related macular degeneration (eAMD) with persistent fluid despite treatment that resolved following an episode of culture-positive bacterial endophthalmitis. METHODS: A 73-year-old man with history of eAMD of the right eye presented with acute postinjection bacterial endophthalmitis 3 days after injection...
October 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922378/relationships-of-orientation-discrimination-threshold-and-visual-acuity-with-macular-lesions-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Haojie Fu, Bin Zhang, Jianliang Tong, Harold Bedell, Hecheng Zhang, Yating Yang, Chaochao Nie, Yingdong Luo, Xiaoling Liu
PURPOSE: To measure visual acuity and metamorphopsia in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and to explore their relationship with macular lesions. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 32 normal subjects (32 eyes) and 35 AMD patients (35 eyes) were recruited. They were categorized into 4 groups: normal, dry AMD, non-active wet AMD, and active wet AMD. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was measured using the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study protocol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920007/towards-treatment-of-stargardt-disease-workshop-organized-and-sponsored-by-the-foundation-fighting-blindness
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Avery E Sears, Paul S Bernstein, Artur V Cideciyan, Carel Hoyng, Peter Charbel Issa, Krzysztof Palczewski, Philip J Rosenfeld, SriniVas Sadda, Ulrich Schraermeyer, Janet R Sparrow, Ilyas Washington, Hendrik P N Scholl
Accumulation of fluorescent metabolic byproducts of the visual (retinoid) cycle is associated with photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelial cell death in both Stargardt disease and atrophic (nonneovascular) age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As a consequence of this observation, small molecular inhibitors of enzymes in the visual cycle were recently tested in clinical trials as a strategy to protect the retina and retinal pigment epithelium in patients with atrophic AMD. To address the clinical translational needs for therapies aimed at both diseases, a workshop organized by the Foundation Fighting Blindness was hosted by the Department of Pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University on February 17, 2017, at the Tinkham Veale University Center, Cleveland, OH, USA...
September 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919726/gene-expression-levels-of-the-insulin-like-growth-factor-family-in-patients-with-amd-before-and-after-ranibizumab-intravitreal-injections
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Barbara Strzalka-Mrozik, Malgorzata Kimsa-Furdzik, Adam Kabiesz, Katarzyna Michalska-Malecka, Malgorzata Nita, Urszula Mazurek
PURPOSE: The present study focused on the assessment of the mRNA levels of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) family in patients with the exudative form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) before and after ranibizumab intravitreal injections. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An analysis of the expression profile of the IGF family of genes in patients with AMD was carried out using the oligonucleotide microarray and quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) methods...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918254/permissive-role-for-mglu1-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-excitotoxic-retinal-degeneration
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Francesca Liberatore, Domenico Bucci, Giada Mascio, Michele Madonna, Paola Di Pietro, Martina Beneventano, Alda Maria Puliti, Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno, Ferdinando Nicoletti, Maria Rosaria Romano
Neuroprotection is an unmet need in eye disorders characterized by retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death, such as prematurity-induced retinal degeneration, glaucoma, and age- related macular degeneration. In all these disorders excitotoxicity is a prominent component of neuronal damage, but clinical data discourage the development of NMDA receptor antagonists as neuroprotectants. Here, we show that activation of mGlu1 metabotropic glutamate receptors largely contributes to excitotoxic degeneration of RGCs. Mice at postnatal day 9 were challenged with a toxic dose of monosodium glutamate (MSG, 3 g/kg), which caused the death of >70% of Brn-3a(+) RGCs...
September 13, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918250/associations-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-cetp-gene-variants-with-predisposition-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Rasa Liutkeviciene, Alvita Vilkeviciute, Greta Streleckiene, Loresa Kriauciuniene, Romanas Chaleckis, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency of the genotypes of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the gene encoding cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and their associations with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the Lithuanian population. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 1264 subjects were examined: 251 patients with early AMD, 206 patients with exudative AMD, and 807 healthy controls. METHODS: The genotyping of CETP (rs5882, rs708272, rs3764261, rs1800775, rs2303790) was carried out using the RT-PCR...
September 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918058/reducible-peg-pod-dna-nanoparticles-for-gene-transfer-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-application-in-a-mouse-model-of-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Bhanu Chandar Dasari, Siobhan M Cashman, Rajendra Kumar-Singh
Non-viral gene delivery systems are being developed to address limitations of viral gene delivery. Many of these non-viral systems are modeled on the properties of viruses including cell surface binding, endocytosis, endosomal escape, and nuclear targeting. Most non-viral gene transfer systems exhibit little correlation between in vitro and in vivo efficiency, hampering a systematic approach to their development. Previously, we have described a 3.5 kDa peptide (peptide for ocular delivery [POD]) that targets cell surface sialic acid...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918027/adeno-associated-viral-vector-mediated-mtor-inhibition-by-short-hairpin-rna-suppresses-laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularization
#14
Tae Kwann Park, Si Hyung Lee, Jun Sub Choi, Seung Kwan Nah, Hee Jong Kim, Ha Yan Park, Heuiran Lee, Steven Hyun Seung Lee, Keerang Park
Choroidal neovascularization (CNV) is the defining characteristic feature of the wet subtype of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and may result in irreversible blindness. Based on anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF), the current therapeutic approaches to CNV are fraught with difficulties, and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) has recently been proposed as a possible therapeutic target, although few studies have been conducted. Here, we show that a recombinant adeno-associated virus-delivered mTOR-inhibiting short hairpin RNA (rAAV-mTOR shRNA), which blocks the activity of both mTOR complex 1 and 2, represents a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of CNV...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916483/recombinant-humanized-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-monoclonal-antibody-efficiently-suppresses-laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularization-in-rhesus-monkeys
#15
Wan-Wan Ji, Dong-An Yu, Peng Yang, Peng Fang, Yu-Xia Cao, Hu Li, Ning Xie, Shou-Sheng Yan
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration, characterized by abnormal choroidal neovascularization (CNV), is a major cause of blindness worldwide. Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibodies have demonstrated significant efficacy in improving visual acuity. TMAB001 is a new recombinant humanized rabbit anti-VEGF monoclonal antibody. It presents high activities in vitro studies. In the binding affinity assay, TMAB001 exhibited a high binding capability to VEGF with an affinity constant of 10(-11)M...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916333/human-plasma-metabolomics-study-across-all-stages-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-identifies-potential-lipid%C3%A2-biomarkers
#16
Inês Laíns, Rachel S Kelly, John B Miller, Rufino Silva, Demetrios G Vavvas, Ivana K Kim, Joaquim N Murta, Jessica Lasky-Su, Joan W Miller, Deeba Husain
PURPOSE: To characterize the plasma metabolomic profile of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using mass spectrometry (MS). DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. PARTICIPANTS: We prospectively recruited participants with a diagnosis of AMD and a control group (>50 years of age) without any vitreoretinal disease. METHODS: All participants underwent color fundus photography, used for AMD diagnosis and staging, according to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study classification scheme...
August 31, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915445/exploring-the-association-of-rs10490924-polymorphism-with-age-related-macular-degeneration-an-in-silico-approach
#17
Farhad Jahanfar, Hamed Hamishehkar
The polymorphism rs10490924 (A69S) in the age-related maculopathy susceptibility 2 (ARMS2) gene is highly associated with age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly population. The ARMS2 gene encodes a putative small (11kDa) protein, which the function and localization of the ARMS2 protein remain under debate. For a better understanding of functional impacts of the A69S mutation, we performed a detailed analysis of the ARMS2 sequence with a broad set of bioinformatics tools...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913999/five-year-outcomes-of-ranibizumab-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-real-life-clinical-experience
#18
Abdullah Ozkaya, Zeynep Alkin, Mesut Togac, Sibel Ahmet, Irfan Perente, Muhittin Taskapili
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of 5-year ranibizumab treatment in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in a single center and real life clinical setting. METHODS: The records of nAMD patients who were treated with ranibizumab between January 2010 and June 2011 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who completed 5 years of follow-up were included. Main outcome measures were change in best-corrected visual acuity, central retinal thickness, and visit and injection numbers...
September 11, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913998/depressive-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-based-on-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-knhanes
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So Jung Ryu, Won June Lee, Leslie Bishop Tarver, Yong Un Shin, Min Ho Kang, Mincheol Seong, Hee Yoon Cho
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to investigate the depressive symptoms and quality of life (QOL) in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using data obtained from the Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey V-2 (KNHANES V-2) conducted in 2011. METHODS: This was a population-based, cross-sectional study that selected 329 participants from the fifth KNHANES (2011) who were diagnosed with AMD by an ophthalmologist based on fundus photography...
August 18, 2017: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913923/an-ipsc-patient-specific-model-of-cfh-y402h-polymorphism-displays-characteristic-features-of-amd-and-indicates-a-beneficial-role-for-uv-light-exposure
#20
Dean Hallam, Joseph Collin, Sanja Bojic, Valeria Chichagova, Adriana Buskin, Yaobo Xu, Lucia Lafage, Elsje G Otten, George Anyfantis, Carla Mellough, Stefan Przyborski, Sameer Alharthi, Viktor Korolchuk, Andrew Lotery, Gabriele Saretzki, Martin McKibbin, Lyle Armstrong, David Steel, David Kavanagh, Majlinda Lako
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness, accounting for 8.7% of all blindness globally. Vision loss is caused ultimately by apoptosis of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and overlying photoreceptors. Treatments are evolving for the wet form of the disease, however these do not exist for the dry form. Complement factor H (CFH) polymorphism in exon 9 (Y402H) has shown a strong association with susceptibility to AMD resulting in complement activation, recruitment of phagocytes, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) damage and visual decline...
September 15, 2017: Stem Cells
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