Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists

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Authors: Lin Y, Gao H, Zhu Y, Chen C, Li T, Liu B, Lyu C, Huang Y, Li H, Wu Q, Jin C, Liang X, Huang X, Lu L Abstract Congenital aniridia is a rare genetic disorder characterized by a variable degree of hypoplasia or absence of iris. It is frequently associated with keratopathy, cataract, juvenile‑onset glaucoma and foveal and optic nerve hypoplasia. Mutations in the Paired Box 6 (PAX6) gene on chromosome 11p13 have been demonstrated to cause aniridia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the genetic variations of PAX6 in two sporadic patients from southern China with classic congenital aniridia and ca...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
ConclusionDiffractive trifocal IOLs can provide with satisfactory visual and refractive results along with positive impact on the performance of vision-related daily activities with minimal level of non-disturbing photic phenomena to patients.
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Condition:   Cataract, Age-Related Interventions:   Procedure: angle kappa based SBL-3 implantation;   Procedure: 0 to 180 degree SBL-3 implantation Sponsor:   Peking University Third Hospital Recruiting
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PMID: 30220799 [PubMed]
Source: Community Eye Health - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Community Eye Health Source Type: research
To determine whether preoperative assessment of posterior capsule integrity using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) can predict posterior capsule dehiscence in patients with posterior polar cataract having phacoemulsification.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
To report 4 cases of acute postoperative endophthalmitis (POE) after uneventful temporal clear corneal topical dropless cataract surgery involving intravitreal triamcinolone –moxifloxacin (TriMoxi).
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: To reduce this inequality, policy-makers should improve financial and physical access to cataract surgery, especially in the relatively deprived provinces, and tackle physician-induced demand. PMID: 30215476 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research
In this study, we found that TXNIP deficiency induces accelerated senescent phenotypes of mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells under high glucose condition and that the induction of cellular ROS or AKT activation is critical for cellular senescence. Our results also revealed that TXNIP inhibits AKT activity by a direct interaction, which is upregulated by high glucose and H2O2 treatment. In addition, TXNIP knockout mice exhibited an increase in glucose uptake and aging-associated phenotypes including a decrease in energy metabolism and induction of cellular senescence and aging-associated gene expression. We propose that...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Authors: Zhou Z, Li L, Lu L, Min L Abstract At present, congenital cataract is the world's leading cause of blindness among children. The aim of the present study was to determine and analyze the genetic disorder associated with a congenital nuclear cataract in a three-generation family of Guangxi Zhuang ethnicity. A total of 3 affected individuals and 5 unaffected family members underwent appropriate comprehensive medical examinations, mainly of the eyes. The white blood cells of the family members were collected and genomic DNA was extracted from 100 healthy individuals, as the control group. The sequences of can...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that residual anterior LEC polishing enhances the axial position stability of IOLs, without any complications, after cataract surgery. PMID: 30210870 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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