Vitrectomy with fibrovascular membrane delamination for proliferative diabetic retinopathy with or without preoperative Avastin.

CONCLUSION: Pre-operative Avastin reduces the risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications and results in better postoperative anatomic and functional outcomes in fibrovascular delamination surgery for patients with PDR. PMID: 29324931 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research

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Conclusion These data provide epidemiological evidence that meeting physical activity guidelines or being fit reduces the risk of developing glaucoma.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
Abstract With the new understanding that adult microglia in mice have embryonic origins and are maintained in situ throughout life, it has become pertinent to now understand how these unique cells differ from monocyte-derived macrophages. The latter are recruited into the neural retina (and elsewhere in CNS) in certain diseased states, such as in various forms of retinal degeneration. However, phenotypic markers expressed by microglia and monocyte-derived macrophages largely overlap, thereby making it technically challenging to distinguish the two cell types in disease. To address this problem in mice, we have est...
Source: Mol Biol Cell - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Methods Mol Biol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The outcome of AGV implantation is good in refractory glaucoma following PPV. Rubeosis after PPV and higher peak IOP before AGV are risk factors for poor outcomes. Patients who undergo PPV should be followed for the development of rubeosis and IOP control. PMID: 30311463 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Korean J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
FDA-cleared objective device, objectiveFIELD, tests both eyes open simultaneously in a non-contact manner. objectiveFIELD is easy to administer and takes a few minutes to complete different examinations including normal, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraine, concussion, and other neuro-vision conditions. This story is related to the following:Medical Devices
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news
Conclusions: There was a reduction in macular pigment and in OCTA vessel density in T1DM patients with retinopathy, which may have prognostic value in determining disease progression.Ophthalmic Res
Source: Ophthalmic Research - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
This study is the first to report cataract type specific risks in a cohort of Russian Mayak Production Association workers following chronic occupational exposure to ionizing radiation. In this retrospective cohort study, 22,377 workers (females 25.4%) first employed in 1948 –1982 were followed up till the end of 2008. All cataract subtypes were significantly dependent on sex, attained age, diabetes mellitus, myopia and glaucoma. For each of posterior subcapsular (PSC), cortical and nuclear cataracts, the risk of cataract incidence significantly linearly increased wit h increasing radiation dose. Excess relative risk...
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: People with RVO are at a significantly greater risk of developing stroke, ischemic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke. However, RVO does not significantly increase the risk of all-cause mortality. PMID: 30271630 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Implantation of a Cypass supraciliary shunt can be an effective means for controlling IOP in patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma in a postvitrectomized eye with silicone oil implantation and failed glaucoma drainage device.
Source: Journal of Glaucoma - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Online Articles: Case Report/Small Case Series Source Type: research
ConclusionTo our knowledge, this is the first nation-wide complete enumeration survey of newly certified visually impaired individuals in Japan. These findings may contribute to administrative activities concerning medical welfare as well as educational activities for preventing visual impairment.
Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeClock genes are components of the molecular clock. Their malfunction is thought to increase the risk of numerous diseases, including cancer. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has a pivotal role in angiogenesis, and its expression levels are controlled by clock genes in tumor cells. Ophthalmic diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy, and neovascular glaucoma are also associated with abnormal angiogenesis followed by upregulation of VEGF in the eye. In the present study, we aimed to uncover the relationship between clock genes and VEGF in the eye.Study desi...
Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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