Remote Diagnosis Imaging vs Dilated Eye Examination in Referable Macular Degeneration

This study evaluates a retinal diagnostic device and compares its utility and outcomes with those of traditional eye examinations by retinal specialists for patients with potential retinal damage from diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Source: JAMA Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

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Abstract Angiotensin II and aldosterone are the main effectors of the renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) and have a central role in hypertension as well as cardiovascular and renal disease. The localization of RAAS components within the retina has led to studies investigating the roles of angiotensin II, aldosterone and the counter regulatory arm of the pathway in vision-threatening retinopathies. This review will provide a brief overview of RAAS components as well as the vascular pathology that develops in the retinal diseases, retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy and neovascular age-related ...
Source: Experimental Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Exp Eye Res Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 54Author(s): Vineeta Das, Samarendra Dandapat, Prabin Kumar BoraAbstractIdentification of the macular pathologies at an early stage can prevent vision loss. Similarity in the pathological manifestations of common macular disorders like age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) can make manual screening fallible. There is a growing interest among researchers for reliable automated detection of macular pathologies using computer methods. Therefore, in this paper we present a novel method for classification o...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND/AIMS: In order to address the eye care needs of the increasing numbers of elderly Chinese globally, there is a need for comprehensive understanding on the longitudinal trends of age-related eye diseases among Chinese. We herein report the key findings from the baseline Singapore Chinese Eye Study (SCES-1), and describe the rationale and methodology of the 6-year follow-up study (SCES-2). METHODS: 3353 Chinese adults who participated in the baseline SCES-1 (2009-2011) were invited for the 6-year follow-up SCES-2 (2015-2017). Examination procedures for SCES-2 included standardised ocular, sy...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
, Igwe F, Ayan F Abstract BACKGROUND/AIMS: Prospective data on switching anti-vascular endothelial growth factors in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) who have previously shown no/partial response are limited. This prospective study assessed the effect of switching from aflibercept to ranibizumab on anatomical and functional outcomes in patients with persistent/recurrent disease activity. METHODS: SAFARI (NCT02161575) was a 6-month, prospective, single-arm study conducted in the UK and Germany. Patients, meeting strict eligibility criteria for one of two subgroups (primary trea...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is a high prevalence of glaucoma in Ethiopian patients assessed through this teleglaucoma program. This model and study have also demonstrated various principles behind telemedicine, such as the development of an intelligent triage system, case-finding for a variety of diseases, and consideration of optimal patient flow/referral pathways.
Source: Journal of Glaucoma - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Authors: Nemcansky J, Stepanov A, Koubek M, Veith M, Klimesova YM, Studnicka J Abstract Purpose: To present a cohort of treatment-naive patients with the neovascular form of age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) treated with aflibercept in a fixed regimen and evaluate the treatment response of three types of choroidal neovascular membrane (CNV)-occult (Type 1), classic (Type 2), and minimally classic (Type 4). Methods: This was a multicentre, prospective, observational consecutive case series study. Patients diagnosed with three types of CNV of nAMD were treated in a fixed regimen (3 injections every 4&thinsp...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Further prospective, randomized studies of ziv-aflibercept are needed, particularly in eyes with nAMD. PMID: 31314638 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Seminars in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Semin Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Inflammation underpins and contributes to the pathogenesis of many retinal degenerative diseases. The recruitment and activation of both resident microglia and recruited macrophages, as well as the production of cytokines, are key contributing factors for progressive cell death in these diseases. In particular, the interleukin 1 (IL-1) family consisting of both pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines has been shown to be pivotal in the mediation of innate immunity and contribute directly to a number of retinal degenerations, including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Planta Med DOI: 10.1055/a-0947-5712Like other tissues of the central nervous system, the retina is susceptible to damage by oxidative processes that result in several neurodegenerative disease such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ischaemic retinal disease, retinal disease produced by light oxidation, and detached retina, among other diseases. The use of antioxidant substances is a solution to some health problems caused by oxidative stress, because they regulate redox homeostasis and reduce oxidative stress. This is important for neurodegeneration linked to oxidation processes. In line ...
Source: Planta Medica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Reviews Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Statins, metformin, ACE inhibitors, and ARBs did not inhibit AMD in elderly patients. The absence of a duration-response supports the lack of a causal relationship. PMID: 31250582 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
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