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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131696/risk-factors-for-discontinuation-of-treatment-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Inger Westborg, Aldana Rosso
PURPOSE: To investigate risk factors for treatment discontinuation for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: Data from the Swedish Macula Register and the Skåne Healthcare Register are reported on the treatment received by 932 nAMD patients diagnosed 2013-2015. Treatment discontinuation is defined as having a termination visit or lacking a control or treatment visit during the period of 10-14 months after the diagnostic visit. The risk of treatment discontinuation during the first year is estimated using a Poisson model and a classification tree...
November 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118506/localized-retinal-degeneration-secondary-to-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-s-macroglobulinemia
#2
Dhanashree Ratra, Vineet Ratra, Mansi Kishnani
A 52-year-old man, treated for Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM), continued to experience decreased vision even after 24 months. He was evaluated using multimodal imaging and electroretinography. The retina did not show any hyperviscosity changes but revealed a yellow lesion at macula with atrophic changes causing a pattern on fluorescein angiography similar to a leopard's skin. Optical coherence tomographic imaging revealed uniformly reflective material deposited in the outer retina with degeneration of outer retinal layers...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117065/reduced-ganglion-cell-volume-on-optical-coherence-tomography-in-patients-with-geographic-atrophy
#3
Hema L Ramkumar, Brian Nguyen, Dirk-Uwe Bartsch, Luke J Saunders, Ilkay Kilic Muftuoglu, Qisheng You, William R Freeman
PURPOSE: Geographic atrophy (GA) is the sequelae of macular degeneration. Automated inner retinal analysis using optical coherence tomography is flawed because segmentation software is calibrated for normal eyes. The purpose of this study is to determine whether ganglion cell layer (GCL) volume is reduced in GA using manual analysis. METHODS: Nineteen eyes with subfoveal GA and 22 controls were selected for morphometric analyses. Heidelberg scanning laser ophthalmoscope optical coherence tomography images of the optic nerve and macula were obtained, and the Viewing Module was used to manually calibrate retinal layer segmentation...
November 7, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110945/the-progression-of-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Monika Fleckenstein, Paul Mitchell, K Bailey Freund, SriniVas Sadda, Frank G Holz, Christopher Brittain, Erin C Henry, Daniela Ferrara
Geographic atrophy (GA) is an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that leads to progressive and irreversible loss of visual function. Geographic atrophy is defined by the presence of sharply demarcated atrophic lesions of the outer retina, resulting from loss of photoreceptors, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and underlying choriocapillaris. These lesions typically appear first in the perifoveal macula, initially sparing the foveal center, and over time often expand and coalesce to include the fovea...
October 27, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103961/high-resolution-imaging-in-male-germ-cell-associated-kinase-mak-related-retinal-degeneration
#5
Young Ju Lew, Nicholas Rinella, Jia Qin, Joanna Chiang, Anthony T Moore, Travis C Porco, Austin Roorda, Jacque L Duncan
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics of MAK-related retinal degeneration using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Six patients with rod-cone degeneration and disease-causing mutations in MAK were evaluated with visual acuity, spectral domain OCT, confocal AOSLO and OCTA. Foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area, vessel densities and perfusion densities of the superficial capillary plexus (SCP) and deep capillary plexus (DCP) in the central macula in all 6 patients were compared with 5 normal subjects...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101353/in-vivo-multimodal-imaging-of-drusenoid-lesions-in-rhesus-macaques
#6
Glenn Yiu, Eric Tieu, Christian Munevar, Brittany Wong, David Cunefare, Sina Farsiu, Laura Garzel, Jeffrey Roberts, Sara M Thomasy
Nonhuman primates are the only mammals to possess a true macula similar to humans, and spontaneously develop drusenoid lesions which are hallmarks of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Prior studies demonstrated similarities between human and nonhuman primate drusen based on clinical appearance and histopathology. Here, we employed fundus photography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), fundus autofluorescence (FAF), and infrared reflectance (IR) to characterize drusenoid lesions in aged rhesus macaques...
November 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075760/the-nine-step-minnesota-grading-system-for-eyebank-eyes-with-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-systematic-approach-to-study-disease-stages
#7
Timothy W Olsen, Albert Liao, Hershonna S Robinson, Neal V Palejwala, Nicholas Sprehe
Purpose: To refine the Minnesota Grading System (MGS) using definitions from the Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS) into a nine-step grading scale (MGS-9). Methods: A nine-step grading scale descriptive analysis using three key phenotypic features (total drusen area, increased, and decreased pigmentation) of human eyebank eyes that were graded according to definitions from the AREDS criteria in order to harmonize studies of disease progression for research involving human tissue...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038011/macular-fluid-reduces-reproducibility-of-choroidal-thickness-measurements-on-enhanced-depth-optical-coherence-tomography
#8
Sophia S Wong, Vivian S Vuong, David Cunefare, Sina Farsiu, Ala Moshiri, Glenn Yiu
PURPOSE: To determine if different types of retinal fluid in the central macula affect the reproducibility of choroidal thickness (CT) measurements on enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). DESIGN: Retrospective reliability analysis. METHODS: EDI-OCT images were obtained and the choroidal-scleral junction was analyzed through semiautomated segmentation. CT was measured at the fovea and averaged across the central 3-mm horizontal segment...
October 14, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987881/high-density-lipoprotein-mutant-eye-drops-for-the-treatment-of-posterior-eye-diseases
#9
Kenji Suda, Tatsuya Murakami, Norimoto Gotoh, Ryosuke Fukuda, Yasuhiko Hashida, Mitsuru Hashida, Akitaka Tsujikawa, Nagahisa Yoshimura
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), in which choroidal neovascularization (CNV) affects the center of the retina (macula), leads to the irreversible visual loss. The intravitreal injection of anti-angiogenesis antibodies improved the prognosis of AMD, but relatively less invasive therapies should be explored. In the present study, we show that a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) mutant is a therapeutically active drug carrier capable of treating a posterior eye disease in mice via instillation. Various HDL mutants were prepared with apoA-I proteins fused with different cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) and phospholipids with different alkyl chain lengths; their sizes were further controlled in the range of 10-25nm...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973076/effect-of-dietary-supplementation-with-lutein-zeaxanthin-and-%C3%AF-3-on-macular-pigment-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#10
Jean-François Korobelnik, Marie-Bénédicte Rougier, Marie-Noëlle Delyfer, Alain Bron, Bénédicte M J Merle, Hélène Savel, Geneviève Chêne, Cécile Delcourt, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher
Importance: Nutritional uptake of lutein, zeaxanthin, and ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may increase macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and thereby protect against the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Objectives: To estimate the efficiency of dietary supplementation containing lutein, zeaxanthin, ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and vitamins to increase the density of macular pigment in first-generation offspring of parents with neovascular AMD...
November 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972030/green-emission-fluorophores-in-eyes-with-atrophic-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-colour-fundus-autofluorescence-pilot-study
#11
Enrico Borrelli, Jianqin Lei, Siva Balasubramanian, Akihito Uji, Mariano Cozzi, Valentina Sarao, Paolo Lanzetta, Giovanni Staurenghi, SriniVas R Sadda
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the presence of short-wave fluorophores within regions of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)-associated macular atrophy (MA) area. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational, cross-sectional case series. 25 eyes (18 patients) with late AMD and clinically identified MA were enrolled. Eyes were imaged using a confocal light-emitting diode blue-light fundus autofluorescence (FAF) device (EIDON, CenterVue, Padua, Italy) with 450 nm excitation wavelength and the capability for 'colour' FAF imaging, including both the individual red and green components of the emission spectrum...
September 25, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966854/retinal-imaging-in-human-autopsy-eyes-using-a-custom-optical-coherence-tomography-periscope
#12
Ryan P McNabb, James Tian, Sina Farsiu, Joseph A Izatt, Eleonora M Lad, Anthony N Kuo
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of vision loss in the elderly. To better study the pathobiology of AMD, postmortem eyes offer an excellent opportunity to correlate optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging characteristics with histopathology. However, postmortem eyes from autopsy present challenges to standard OCT imaging including opaque anterior segment structures and standard of care autopsy processing resulting in oblique views to the macula. To overcome these challenges, we report a custom periscope attached by a standard mount to an OCT sample arm and demonstrate high quality macular OCT acquisitions in autopsy-processed eyes...
September 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944207/predictive-factors-of-visual-outcome-of-malaysian-cataract-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Thanigasalam Thevi, Myron Anthony Godinho
AIM: To explore the associations between various characteristics of Malaysian cataract patients and their management, and their post-operative visual outcomes, to inform relevant bodies to reduce cataract-related blindness. METHODS: We conducted a descriptive secondary data analysis of cataract surgery patients in Melaka Hospital, from 2007 to 2014 using the National Eye Database (NED). Patient-related factors (demographic features, systemic and ocular comorbidities) and management-related factors (surgical duration, type of surgery, type of lens) were analysed for their association with visual outcome (acuity)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917403/cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-late-onset-retinal-degeneration
#14
Vasileios T Papastavrou, Shyamanga Borooah, Jill M O'Brien, Neeta Ray-Chaudhuri, Baljean Dhillon, Rute V Vieira, Andrew C Browning
PURPOSE: To review the outcomes in a series of patients with long anterior lens zonular fibers associated with late-onset retinal degeneration who had phacoemulsification cataract surgery. SETTING: Newcastle Eye Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were patients with genetically confirmed late-onset retinal degeneration requiring cataract surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892948/microperimetry-a-new-tool-for-assessing-retinal-sensitivity-in-macular-diseases
#15
Memota Laishram, Krishnagopal Srikanth, A R Rajalakshmi, Swathi Nagarajan, G Ezhumalai
INTRODUCTION: Macular disease is the leading cause of low vision in the Western world. Drusen and pigmentary irregularities are common among the rural Northern Indian population. The disease process leads to loss of central vision, metamorphopsia, macropsia or micropsia and colour vision defect. AIM: To study the retinal sensitivity changes in macular diseases using microperimetry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was an observational study, conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology at a rural tertiary care hospital...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851319/absolute-and-estimated-values-of-macular-pigment-optical-density-in-young-and-aged-asian-participants-with-or-without-age-related-macular-degeneration
#16
Yoko Ozawa, Yuta Shigeno, Norihiro Nagai, Misa Suzuki, Toshihide Kurihara, Sakiko Minami, Eri Hirano, Hajime Shinoda, Saori Kobayashi, Kazuo Tsubota
BACKGROUND: Lutein and zeaxanthin are suggested micronutrient supplements to prevent the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness worldwide. To monitor the levels of lutein/zeaxanthin in the macula, macular pigment optical density (MPOD) is measured. A commercially available device (MPSII®, Elektron Technology, Switzerland), using technology based on heterochromatic flicker photometry, can measure both absolute and estimated values of MPOD. However, whether the estimated value is applicable to Asian individuals and/or AMD patients remains to be determined...
August 29, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846017/pharmacologic-treatment-of-wet-type-age-related-macular-degeneration-current-and-evolving-therapies
#17
Hoda Shams Najafabadi, Narsis Daftarian, Hamid Ahmadieh, Zahra-Soheila Soheili
Age-related macular degeneration as the major cause of blindness in the elderly population has remained at the epicenter of clinical research in ophthalmology. This retinal disorder is characterized by the photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelial cells loss, occurring within the macula. The disease represents a spectrum of clinical manifestations. It is a multifactorial disease resulting from a combination of genetic predispositions and environmental risk factors. AMD is classified into two different types, dry and wet...
August 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840994/identification-of-the-prom1-mutation-p-r373c-in-a-korean-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-stargardt-like-macular-dystrophy
#18
Jong Min Kim, Chung Lee, Ga In Lee, Nayoung K D Kim, Chang Seok Ki, Woong Yang Park, Byoung Joon Kim, Sang Jin Kim
Stargardt-like macular dystrophy 4 (STGD4) is a rare macular dystrophy characterized by bull's eye atrophy of the macula and the underlying retinal pigment epithelium. Patients with STGD4 show decreased central vision, which often progresses to severe vision loss. The PROM1 gene encodes prominin-1, which is a 5-transmembrane glycoprotein also known as CD133 and is involved in photoreceptor disk morphogenesis. PROM1 mutations have been identified as genetic causes for STGD4 and other retinal degenerations such as retinitis pigmentosa...
November 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835685/a-prospective-multicenter-study-on-genome-wide-associations-to-ranibizumab-treatment-outcome-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
#19
Kenji Yamashiro, Keisuke Mori, Shigeru Honda, Mariko Kano, Yasuo Yanagi, Akira Obana, Yoichi Sakurada, Taku Sato, Yoshimi Nagai, Taiichi Hikichi, Yasushi Kataoka, Chikako Hara, Yasurou Koyama, Hideki Koizumi, Munemitsu Yoshikawa, Masahiro Miyake, Isao Nakata, Takashi Tsuchihashi, Kuniko Horie-Inoue, Wataru Matsumiya, Masashi Ogasawara, Ryo Obata, Seigo Yoneyama, Hidetaka Matsumoto, Masayuki Ohnaka, Hirokuni Kitamei, Kaori Sayanagi, Sotaro Ooto, Hiroshi Tamura, Akio Oishi, Sho Kabasawa, Kazuhiro Ueyama, Akiko Miki, Naoshi Kondo, Hiroaki Bessho, Masaaki Saito, Hidenori Takahashi, Xue Tan, Keiko Azuma, Wataru Kikushima, Ryo Mukai, Akihiro Ohira, Fumi Gomi, Kazunori Miyata, Kanji Takahashi, Shoji Kishi, Hiroyuki Iijima, Tetsuju Sekiryu, Tomohiro Iida, Takuya Awata, Satoshi Inoue, Ryo Yamada, Fumihiko Matsuda, Akitaka Tsujikawa, Akira Negi, Shin Yoneya, Takeshi Iwata, Nagahisa Yoshimura
We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on the outcome of anti-VEGF treatment for exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a prospective cohort. Four hundred and sixty-one treatment-naïve AMD patients were recruited at 13 clinical centers and all patients were treated with 3 monthly injections of ranibizumab followed by pro re nata regimen treatment for one year. Genomic DNA was collected from all patients for a 2-stage GWAS on achieving dry macula after the initial treatment, the requirement for an additional treatment, and visual acuity changes during the 12-month observation period...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834299/treatment-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-sweden-outcomes-at-seven-years-in-the-swedish-macula-register
#20
Inger Westborg, Elisabet Granstam, Aldana Rosso, Susanne Albrecht, Niklas Karlsson, Monica Lövestam-Adrian
PURPOSE: To present Swedish Macula Register (SMR) data regarding treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in clinical practice since 2008. METHODS: A retrospective register-based study was conducted. Evaluation of baseline demographics, visual outcome and number of injections during this period is presented. RESULTS: Mean age at diagnosis was 79 ± (SD) 8 years; 65% were female. The proportion of patients with <2 months' duration of symptoms increased from 26% in 2008 to 41% in 2014 (p = 0...
August 21, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
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