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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730075/ccr7-p-erk1-2-vegf-signaling-promotes-retinal-neovascularization-in-a-mouse-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
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Lin-Hui Yuan, Xiao-Long Chen, Yu Di, Mei-Lin Liu
AIM: To investigate the role of CCR7/p-ERK1/2/VEGF signaling in the mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). METHODS: Neonatal C57BL/6J mice were evenly randomized into four groups: normoxia, OIR, OIR control (treated with scramble siRNA), and OIR treated (treated with CCR7 siRNA). Normoxia group was not specially handled. Postnatal day 7 (P7) mice in the OIR group were exposed to 75%±5% oxygen for 5d (P7-P12) and then maintained under normoxic conditions for 5d (P12-P17)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728289/-the-protective-effect-of-pigment-epithelial-derived-factor-modified-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-rats-with-diabetic-retinopathy
#2
W Zhang, H T Duan, S Chen, Y X Wang, J H Kong, M Dong, X Bi, J Song
Objective: To investigate the effect of pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF) gene-modified human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) on rats with diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Experimental study. Human umbilical cord MSC were transfected by lentivirus packaging PEDF-MSC-green fluorescent protein (GFP) and GFP-MSC plasmid vectors, and the expression of PEDF and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was measured in the cell culture medium. Fifty adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: normal control group (group A), DR control group (group B), phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) treated group (group C), GFP-MSC treated group (group D) and PEDF-MSC-GFP treated group (group E), with 10 rats in each group...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728144/retinal-penetration-of-intravitreally-injected-tissue-plasminogen-activator-a-rat-model-study
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Kfir Tal, Assaf Dotan, Yael Nisgav, Mor Dachbash, Orly Gal-Or, Rita Ehrlich, Dan D Gaton, Dov Weinberger, Tami Livnat
PURPOSE: To determine whether intravitreal unconjugated tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) (alteplase) can penetrate the intact neural retina and reach the subretinal space in an experimental model. METHODS: This study was performed in 24 Sprague-Dawley rats aged 12 weeks. Under general anesthesia, the right eye was injected with either 0.75 μg of 3 μL tPA (14 rats; study group) or saline (10 rats, control group) into the vitreous. Animals were euthanized at 3, 24, and 48 h...
July 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704441/a-comparison-of-sex-steroid-concentration-levels-in-the-vitreous-and-serum-of-patients-with-vitreoretinal-diseases
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Yuko Nishikawa, Seita Morishita, Taeko Horie, Masanori Fukumoto, Takaki Sato, Teruyo Kida, Hidehiro Oku, Jun Sugasawa, Tsunehiko Ikeda, Kimitoshi Nakamura
The purpose of this study was to compare steroid hormone concentration levels in the vitreous and serum of vitreoretinal disease patients to elucidate the possibility of neurosteroid production in the retina. Serum and vitreous samples were collected from vitrectomy patients, and estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) concentrations were measured using electro-chemiluminescence immunoassay. We measured E2 in epiretinal membrane (ERM, n = 14), macular hole (MH, n = 18), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR, n = 20), and retinal detachment (RD, n = 19) cases, and T in ERM (n = 14), MH (n = 17), PDR (n = 13), and RD (n = 17) cases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690534/a-case-of-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-at-late-stage-following-endogenous-bacterial-endophthalmitis
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Daisaku Kimura, Takaki Sato, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Ryohsuke Kohmoto, Masanori Fukumoto, Kensuke Tajiri, Takatoshi Kobayashi, Teruyo Kida, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: To report a case of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in the late stage, despite the fact that it had previously been halted after intravitreal injection of an antimicrobial agent against endogenous bacterial endophthalmitis (EBE). CASE: This study involved a 62-year-old male who had previously been diagnosed with septicemia due to liver abscess and the detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae in a culture of his liver abscess, and who underwent ophthalmic examination after his conjunctival hyperemia had failed to improve...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675903/predictors-of-photographic-quality-with-a-handheld-nonmydriatic-fundus-camera-used-for-screening-of-vision-threatening-diabetic-retinopathy
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Jose R Davila, Sabyasachi S Sengupta, Leslie M Niziol, Manavi D Sindal, Cagri G Besirli, Swati Upadhyaya, Maria A Woodward, Rengaraj Venkatesh, Alan L Robin, Joseph Grubbs, Paula Anne Newman-Casey
PURPOSE: To analyze predictors of image quality for a handheld nonmydriatic fundus camera used for screening of vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: An ophthalmic photographer at an Aravind Eye Hospital obtained nonmydriatic and mydriatic fundus images from 3 fields in 275 eyes of 155 participants over 13 months using a Smartscope camera (Optomed, Oulu, Finland) and a Topcon tabletop fundus camera (Topcon, Tokyo, Japan). Two fellowship-trained retina specialists graded the images...
July 5, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673266/ultra-widefield-fundus-imaging-in-gas-filled-eyes-after-vitrectomy
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Makoto Inoue, Takashi Koto, Kazunari Hirota, Akito Hirakata
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the quality of the images obtained by an ultra-widefield device in gas-filled eyes after vitrectomy for a retinal detachment. METHODS: Retrospective case series. The ultra-widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscopic images (Optos 200Tx imaging system) of 40 eyes that were gas-filled with 40 to 90% of the vitreous cavity after vitrectomy for a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment were studied. The rates of detecting the rates of reattachments and the causative retinal tears that were treated and were in the superior or inferior areas in eyes with intravitreal gas of ≥60% were compared to that to eyes with intravitreal gas of <60% of the vitreous cavity...
July 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669042/paravascular-inner-retinal-abnormalities-in-healthy-eyes
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Rie Osaka, Saki Manabe, Yukiko Miyoshi, Yuki Nakano, Ayana Yamashita, Chieko Shiragami, Kazuyuki Hirooka, Yuki Muraoka, Akitaka Tsujikawa
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence and characteristics of paravascular inner retinal abnormalities in healthy eyes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational case series, we included 178 healthy eyes (178 patients) with no ocular diseases. Eyes with co-existing ocular diseases, e.g., epiretinal membrane, glaucoma, or high myopia, were excluded from the current study. The posterior pole and paravascular areas of the temporal arcade vessels were comprehensively examined by dense radial scanning of optical coherence tomography (OCT) with the extended field imaging technique...
July 2, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665442/a-case-of-endophthalmitis-after-bilateral-medial-rectus-recession
#9
Sagar B Patel, Nikitha Reddy, Robert N Hogan, Jennifer H Cao
A 9-month-old male infant with a history of Down syndrome underwent bilateral medial rectus recession. Two weeks postoperatively, he developed leukocoria of the left eye with a white opacity posterior to the lens, numerous undulations, necrosis, and hemorrhages in the retrolental space. His contralateral eye had white retinal lesions nasally. Ultrasound examination of the left eye showed a funnel retinal detachment, loculated debris, and a small, central, hyperechoic area concerning for calcification. He underwent enucleation because retinoblastoma could not be definitively ruled out...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654984/osteoprotegerin-is-a-new-regulator-of-inflammation-and-angiogenesis-in-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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Ahmed M Abu El-Asrar, Sofie Struyf, Ghulam Mohammad, Mieke Gouwy, Pieter Rytinx, Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei, Cristina Hernández, Kaiser Alam, Ahmed Mousa, Gert De Hertogh, Ghislain Opdenakker, Rafael Simó
Purpose: Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a novel regulator of endothelial cell function, angiogenesis, and vasculogenesis. We correlated expression levels of OPG with those of the angiogenic and inflammatory factors vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2) in proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). We also examined expression of OPG in retinas from diabetic rats and diabetic patients and measured production of OPG by human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMEC) and investigated its angiogenic activity...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650920/intraoperative-imaging-of-retained-perfluorocarbon-liquid-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Margaret R Strampe, Mark M Kaehr, Joseph Carroll, Judy E Kim
PURPOSE: To report images of retained perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) on the surface of the retina obtained during an intraoperative use of hand-held spectral domain optical coherence tomography. METHODS: A 54-year-old man underwent pars plana vitrectomy with injection of PFCL to repair retinal detachment. Postoperatively, visually significant PFCL droplets were found to be retained in the eye. During the surgical removal of PFCL, a hand-held spectral domain optical coherence tomography was used to image the retina with the patient supine...
June 19, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645275/rapid-monocyte-infiltration-following-retinal-detachment-is-dependent-on-non-canonical-il6-signaling-through-gp130
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Xinlei Wang, Eric B Miller, Mayank Goswami, Pengfei Zhang, Kaitryn E Ronning, Sarah J Karlen, Robert J Zawadzki, Edward N Pugh, Marie E Burns
BACKGROUND: Retinal detachment (RD) can lead to proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), a leading cause of intractable vision loss. PVR is associated with a cytokine storm involving common proinflammatory molecules like IL6, but little is known about the source and downstream signaling of IL6 and the consequences for the retina. Here, we investigated the early immune response and resultant cytokine signaling following RD in mice. METHODS: RD was induced in C57BL/6 J and IL6 knockout mice, and the resulting inflammatory response was examined using immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631484/ocular-pharmacokinetics-of-therapeutic-antibodies-given-by-intravitreal-injection-estimation-of-retinal-permeabilities-using-a-3-compartment-semi-mechanistic-model
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Laurence A Hutton-Smith, Eamonn A Gaffney, Helen M Byrne, Philip K Maini, Kapil Gadkar, Norman Alan Mazer
Intravitreally (IVT) injected macromolecules for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration must permeate through the inner limiting membrane (ILM) into the retina and through the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) to enter the choroid. A quantitative understanding of intraocular transport mechanisms, elimination pathways and the effect of molecular size, is currently incomplete. We present a semi-mechanistic, 3-compartment (retina, vitreous and aqueous) pharmacokinetic (PK) model, expressed using linear ordinary differential equations (ODEs), to describe the molecular concentrations following a single IVT injection...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629380/retinal-and-vitreous-metastases-from-hepatocholangiocarcinoma
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Anna Praidou, Sarita Jacob, Luciane Irion, Ramesh Sivaraj, Carl Groenewald, Sarah E Coupland, Heinrich Heimann
BACKGROUND: To report a case of metastatic hepatocholangiocarcinoma to the vitreous and retina. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old male, who was recently diagnosed with hepatocholangiocarcinoma, was complaining of floaters in his right eye over the past 5 months and was referred to the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre. On presentation, his visual acuity in the right eye was 6/24. Fundus exam revealed a whitish, unilateral, full-thickness retinal lesion at the inferotemporal arcade of his right eye, with vitreous infiltration and subretinal fluid...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625955/experiment-of-vitreous-liquefaction-induced-by-c3f8
#15
Jing Wang, Qiuming Li
To investigate the effect and safety of vitreous liquefaction induced by C3F8 (an inert gas) injected into vitreous cavit of rabbit eyes. 24 rabbits (48 eyes) were randomly divided into four groups, named group A, group B, group C and group D, with 6 rabbits in each group. The right eye in each rabbit was taken as the experimental eye while the left as the control eye. The experimental eyes in group A were injected with 0.1mL disinfectant air; the experimental eyes in group B, group C and group D were all injected with C3F8 0...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620965/determination-of-retinal-surface-area
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Manbir Nagra, Bernard Gilmartin, Ngoc Jade Thai, Nicola S Logan
Previous attempts at determining retinal surface area and surface area of the whole eye have been based upon mathematical calculations derived from retinal photographs, schematic eyes and retinal biopsies of donor eyes. 3-dimensional (3-D) ocular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows a more direct measurement, it can be used to image the eye in vivo, and there is no risk of tissue shrinkage. The primary purpose of this study is to compare, using T2-weighted 3D MRI, retinal surface areas for superior-temporal (ST), inferior-temporal (IT), superior-nasal (SN) and inferior-nasal (IN) retinal quadrants...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604979/femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-in-vitreoretinal-surgery
#17
Stanislao Rizzo, Daniela Bacherini, Francesco Faraldi, Marco Pellegrini, Cesare Mariotti
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and surgical results of femtosecond laser-assisted phacovitrectomy. METHODS: Fifteen patients over 50 years of age with coexisting vitreoretinal pathologies and cataract underwent combined femtosecond laser-assisted cataract extraction and sutureless 25-G and 27-G vitreoretinal surgery. RESULTS: The indication for surgery was macular hole in 6 patients, epiretinal membrane in 6, vitreous hemorrhage in 2, and retinal detachment in 1...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602870/ultrasound-mediated-nanoparticle-delivery-across-ex-vivo-bovine-retina-after-intravitreal-injection
#18
Di Huang, Ying-Shan Chen, Ilva D Rupenthal
Intravitreal injection is the most common administration route for the treatment of retinal diseases. However, the vitreous and some of the retinal layers themselves act as significant barriers to efficient delivery of drugs administered intravitreally. This study aimed to improve the diffusive mobility of nanoparticles (NPs) in the vitreous and enhance their permeation across the retina after intravitreal injection by application of ultrasound (US). Ex vivo posterior bovine eye cups were used and the vitreous was either left intact or removed gently from the neural retina...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598703/in-silico-ocular-pharmacokinetic-modeling-delivery-of-topical-fk962-to-retina
#19
Ayumi Mori, Chiho Yabuta, Yayoi Kishimoto, Seiko Kozai, Akira Ohtori, Thomas R Shearer, Mitsuyoshi Azuma
PURPOSES: To establish the in silico ocular pharmacokinetic modeling for eye drops, and to simulate the dose regimen for FK962 in human choroid/retinal diseases. METHODS: Pharmacokinetics for FK962 in vivo was performed by a single instillation of drops containing 0.1% (14)C-FK962 in rabbit eyes. Permeation of FK962 across the cornea, sclera, and choroid/retina was measured in vitro. Neurite elongation by FK962 was measured in cultured rat retinal ganglion cells...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594752/residual-vitreous-cortex-at-the-fovea-during-vitrectomy-for-primary-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-repair
#20
Eun Hyung Cho, Hee Chan Ku, Won Il, Eun Koo Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate the frequency of residual cortex and the effectiveness of removal of residual cortex in the fovea during vitrectomy for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts and the operative videos of the 80 patients (80 eyes) who underwent vitrectomy for repair and who were observed for more than 6 months. After triamcinolone acetonide injection, we observed residual cortex on the surface of the retina...
June 7, 2017: Retina
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