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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428971/retinal-research-in-latin-america-how-did-we-get-here
#1
J Fernando Arevalo
Among the numerous contributions by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) to the improvement of ophthalmology in Latin America, it has played an invaluable role in the development of the retina and vitreous subspecialty in the region. The quality of the research published in Latin America demonstrates the development of the retina subspecialty at this region and also the worldwide collaboration pioneered by PAAO and the Pan-American Collaborative Retina Study Group (PACORES). We would suggest further academic relationship at the regional as well as international levels as well as funding research institutes to assist retinal researchers in the region since it is generally thought that there is frequently a lack of government funding at all levels, from patient education to support for health teams to tertiary health care centers...
2017: Medical Hypothesis, Discovery and Innovation in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428837/large-is-required-for-normal-astrocyte-migration-and-retinal-vasculature-development
#2
Min Zhou, Herui Wang, Hui Ren, Rui Jiang, Chi Zhang, Xiaohui Wu, Gezhi Xu
BACKGROUND: Persistent fetal vasculature (PFV) is a congenital developmental anomaly of the eye that accounts for about 5% of childhood blindness. The molecular mechanism of PFV remains unclear. As a glycosyltransferase of α-dystroglycan, LARGE mutations have been found in congenital muscular dystrophy patients with brain abnormalities. Spontaneous Large mutant mice displayed similar symptoms of human muscle-eye-brain disorders. However, the detailed roles of Large in ocular vasculature development still need to be uncovered...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427061/emerging-insights-into-pathogenesis
#3
Edoardo Midena, Elisabetta Pilotto
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a frequent complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Persistent hyperglycemia leads to the activation of multiple cellular pathways involved in the pathogenesis of DR, resulting in increased inflammation, oxidative stress, and vascular dysfunction. DR has been considered a "chronic, low-grade inflammatory disease of the retina". However, an increasing body of evidence suggests that inflammation and neurodegeneration both occur in human diabetes even before the development of clinical signs of DR...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425224/nanocarrier-mediated-retinal-drug-delivery-overcoming-ocular-barriers-to-treat-posterior-eye-diseases
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REVIEW
Rohit Bisht, Abhirup Mandal, Jagdish K Jaiswal, Ilva D Rupenthal
Effective drug delivery to the retina still remains a challenge due to ocular elimination mechanisms and complex barriers that selectively limit the entry of drugs into the eye. To overcome these barriers, frequent intravitreal injections are currently used to achieve high drug concentrations in vitreous and retina. However, these repetitive injections may result in several side effects. Recent advancements in the field of nanoparticle-based drug delivery could overcome some of these unmet needs and various preclinical studies conducted to date have demonstrated promising results of nanotherapies in the treatment of retinal diseases...
April 20, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409025/the-impact-of-the-menstrual-cycle-on-perioperative-bleeding-in-vitreoretinal-surgery
#5
Zhong Lin, Nived Moonasar, Rong Han Wu, Robin R Seemongal-Dass
Purpose. To investigate the effect of menstrual cycle on perioperative bleeding of primary vitreoretinal surgery. Methods. Data on female patients who had vitrectomy surgery was retrospectively collected. Exclusion criteria were history of trauma, vitreous hemorrhage, previous vitreoretinal surgery, diabetic retinopathy, endophthalmitis, acute retinal necrosis, single vitreous opacity, and use of antiplatelet agents. Perioperative bleeding was defined as hemorrhage in the iris, vitreous, choroidal, retina, or subretina during surgery or up to one day postoperatively...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409022/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-adjustable-postoperative-position-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-for-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment
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Zhong Lin, Jin Tao Sun, Rong Han Wu, Nived Moonasar, Ye Hui Zhou
Purpose. To report the safety and efficacy of adjustable postoperative position for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). Methods. Retrospective review of 536 consecutive RRD eyes that underwent vitrectomy surgery for retina repair from year 2008 to 2014. The retinal breaks were divided into superior, lateral (nasal, temporal, and macular), and inferior locations, according to the clock of breaks. Patients with superior and lateral break location were allowed to have facedown position or lateral decubitus position postoperatively, while patients with inferior break location were allowed to have facedown position...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399448/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-of-the-vitreous-humor-and-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-swi-of-the-retina-in-abused-children-with-retinal-hemorrhages
#7
Misun Hwang, Samuel S Shin, Matthew A Thimm, Anish Ghodadra, Christin L Sylvester, Ken Nischal, Ashok Panigrahy, Giulio Zuccoli
This study speculated that the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of the vitreous humor might be altered in the setting of abusive head trauma (AHT) with retinal hemorrhages (RH). Fourty-four subjects were analyzed (n=20 AHT cases; n=24 controls). There was no statistically significant difference in normalized ADC values between the cases and controls (-0.14 and -0.08 respectively, p=0.46), but analysis of RH by susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) compared to dilated funduscopic exam demonstrated statistically significant correlation (p=0...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399127/ultrastructural-and-histopathologic-findings-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-with-a-new-hypersonic-vitrector-system-qualitative-preliminary-assessment
#8
Salvador Pastor-Idoate, Richard Bonshek, Luciane Irion, Isaac Zambrano, Paul Carlin, Aleksandr Mironov, Paul Bishop, David McLeod, Paulo Eduardo Stanga
PURPOSE: Preliminary assessment of a new prototype ultrasound-based hypersonic vitrector (HV) by qualitatively examining the histopathological changes in the retina and vitreous body after pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) and its ability to fragment vitreous collagen. METHODS: Fourteen porcine cadaveric eyes, 20 eyes in live swine and six human cadaveric eyes underwent PPV using the HV or a pneumatic guillotine vitrector (GV). An additional 4 porcine crystalline lenses were touched with either the HV or GV for 1 minute...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376500/suppression-of-retinal-neovascularization-by-anti-ccr3-treatment-in-an-oxygen-induced-retinopathy-model-in-mice
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Shuichiro Hirahara, Miho Nozaki, Masaharu Ohbayashi, Norio Hasegawa, Daisuke Ozone, Yuichiro Ogura
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between retinal neovascularization and the CC chemokine receptor-3 (CCR3) in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). METHODS: An OIR model in C57BL/6J mice was used as a retinal neovascularization model. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was performed to evaluate the chronological change in vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) and eotaxin expressions. CCR3 and VEGF subtype expression in the retina was examined using real-time RT-PCR, and CCR3, eotaxin, VEGF-A, and CD31 expression was examined immunohistochemically...
April 5, 2017: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376042/spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-macula-involving-cytomegalovirus-retinitis
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Mrinali P Gupta, Sarju Patel, Anton Orlin, Elizabeth Marlow, Ru-Ik Chee, Jennifer Nadelmann, R V Paul Chan, Donald J DʼAmico, Szilard Kiss
PURPOSE: To evaluate the microstructural features of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: Subjects were patients with macula-involving CMV retinitis with OCT imaging. The leading edge of retinitis in the macula was identified based on fundus imaging, and OCT findings were longitudinally evaluated in three areas: within the area of active retinitis, at the leading edge of retinitis, and just beyond the leading edge of retinitis...
April 3, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367115/identification-of-mesencephalic-astrocyte-derived-neurotrophic-factor-as-a-novel-neuroprotective-factor-for-retinal-ganglion-cells
#11
Feng-Juan Gao, Ji-Hong Wu, Ting-Ting Li, Shan-Shan Du, Qiang Wu
Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF), a newly discovered secreted neurotrophic factor, has been proven to not only protect dopaminergic neurons and other cell types but also regulate neuroinflammation and the immune response to promote tissue repair and regeneration. However, to date, there is no information regarding the relationship between MANF and retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in the eye. In the current study, we first determined the expression of MANF in the retina and vitreous. Then, we examined the effect of MANF on RGCs using both in vivo and in vitro models and simultaneously explored the underlying neuroprotective mechanisms of MANF...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361409/albumin-in-the-vitreous-body-retina-and-lens-of-human-fetal-eye
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I G Panova, A S Tatikolov, Yu A Smirnova, R A Poltavtseva, G T Sukhikh
The content of serum albumin was evaluated in the vitreous body, retina, and lens of human fetuses of 14, 16, 17, 18 and 24 weeks of gestation. Albumin was detected in these tissues. PCR analysis revealed no albumin mRNA in the retina or in the lens, while in fetal liver (control) mRNA for this protein was expressed. These findings suggest that serum albumin is not synthesized by cells of retina and lens, but is captured by them. The presence of serum albumin in human eye tissues suggests its involvement in the metabolism, maintenance of tissue volume, and antioxidant reactions...
March 30, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358743/massive-subretinal-gas-after-vitrectomy-surgery-mechanism-and-management
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Mark E Seamone, Darrell R Lewis, David Almeida, Netan Choudhry, R Rishi Gupta
PURPOSE: To describe the complication of subretinal gas after pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, as well as its management. METHODS: The presence of subretinal gas was noted on postoperative Day 1 after pars plana vitrectomy for a chronic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. Resolution of subretinal gas was facilitated by an infusion line and external sclerotomy to expand the vitreous cavity. Residual subretinal gas was removed through a posterior retinotomy after fluid-air exchange...
March 29, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351499/retina-tissue-engineering-by-conjunctiva-mesenchymal-stem-cells-encapsulated-in-fibrin-gel-hypotheses-on-novel-approach-to-retinal-diseases-treatment
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Mostafa Soleimannejad, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Samad Nadri, Mohammad Riazi-Esfahani, Masoud Soleimani, Seyed Mohammad Tavangar, Jafar Ai
BACKGROUND: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and age related macular degeneration (AMD) are two retinal diseases that progress by photoreceptor cells death. In retinal transplantation studies, stem and progenitor cells inject into the sub retinal space or vitreous and then these cells can be migrate to the site of retinal degeneration and locate in the host retina and restitute vision. PRESENTATION OF THE HYPOTHESIS: Our hypothesis suggests that using human conjunctiva stem cells (as the source for increasing the number of human stem cells progenitor cells in retina dysfunction diseases) with fibrin gel and also assessing its relating in vitro (cellular and molecular processes) and in vivo (vision tests and pathology) could be a promising strategy for treatment of AMD and RP disorders...
April 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351040/macular-edema-definition-and-basic-concepts
#15
Gabriel Coscas, José Cunha-Vaz, Gisèle Soubrane
Macular edema is the result of an accumulation of fluid in the retinal layers around the fovea. It contributes to vision loss by altering the functional cell relationship in the retina and promoting an inflammatory reparative response. Macular edema may be intracellular or extracellular. Intracellular accumulation of fluid, also called cytotoxic edema, is an alteration of the cellular ionic distribution. Extracellular accumulation of fluid, which is more frequent and clinically more relevant, is directly associated with an alteration of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB)...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343170/mirnas-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-snps-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
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REVIEW
John Paul SanGiovanni, Peter M SanGiovanni, Przemysław Sapieha, Vincent De Guire
Advanced age-related macular degeneration (AAMD) is a complex sight-threating disease of public health significance. Micro RNAs (miRNAs) have been proposed as biomarkers for AAMD. The presence of certain single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may influence the explanatory value of these biomarkers. Here we present findings from an integrated approach used to determine whether AAMD-associated SNPs have the capacity to influence miRNA-mRNA pairing and, if so, to what extent such pairing may be manifested in a discrete AAMD transcriptome...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337066/paintball-related-ocular-injuries-first-case-report-in-saudi-patients
#17
Mohammad Al-Amry, Huda Al-Ghadeer
Paintball is a popular recreational sport. This case series describes three Saudi patients exposed to paintball ocular injuries with sever ocular trauma. Two patients developed hyphema and traumatic cataract and one patient had vitreous hemorrhage, choroidal detachment, commotio retinae and retinal tear. All patients require surgical intervention. Final best corrected visual acuity was 20/200, 20/30 and 20/50 respectively. Paintball related ocular injuries can result in severe visual loss and in most of the time requires surgical intervention...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315677/rimonabant-a-selective-cannabinoid1-receptor-antagonist-protects-against-light-induced-retinal-degeneration-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
Tomoyo Imamura, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yuki Inoue, Tomohiro Otsuka, Yuta Ohno, Shiho Ogami, Shinsaku Yamane, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
The endocannabinoid system is involved in some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. An endogenous constellation of proteins related to cannabinoid1 receptor signaling, including free fatty acids, diacylglycerol lipase, and N-acylethanolamine-hydrolyzing acid amidase, are localized in the murine retina. Moreover, the expression levels of endogenous agonists of cannabinoid receptors are changed in the vitreous fluid. However, the role of the endocannabinoid system in the retina, particularly in the light-induced photoreceptor degeneration, remains unknown...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306625/visualization-of-the-retina-and-vitreous-during-vitreoretinal-surgery-new-technologies
#19
REVIEW
Sarah P Read, Jorge A Fortun
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Visualization remains a critical factor in successful ocular surgery.Here we review new technology that has the potential to allow for safer and more efficient retinal surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Vitreoretinal surgery poses unique visualization challenges such as the need for specialized optical systems and the delicate and microscopic features of retinal structures. Better retinal visualization allows for new approaches to increasingly complex retinal cases...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304388/pirfenidone-inhibits-post-traumatic-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
#20
B N M K Khanum, R Guha, V P Sur, S Nandi, S K Basak, A Konar, S Hazra
PurposeThe purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravitreal pirfenidone for inhibition of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) in a model of penetrating ocular injury.Patients and methodsPenetrating trauma was induced on the retina of rabbit and treated either with 0.1 ml of phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) or 0.1 ml of 0.5% pirfenidone, and development of PVR was evaluated clinically and graded after 1 month. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry with transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ), alpha smooth muscle actin (αSMA), and collagen-1 were performed to assess the fibrotic changes...
March 17, 2017: Eye
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