UAB receives $3.5 million grant for eye care outreach

UAB has received a five-year, $3.5 million grant to study strategies to detect and manage glaucoma and other eye diseases in community-based settings. This grant will be focused on populations that are most at risk and the least likely to have access to eye care. The grant has been awarded to Lindsay Rhodes, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The research plan seeks to implement and evaluate a telemedicine-based strategy in patients that are primarily treated…
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Publication date: January 2021Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 63Author(s): Sumaiya Pathan, Preetham Kumar, Radhika M. Pai, Sulatha V. Bhandary
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
This study aims to assess scleral and conjunctival thickness using optical coherence tomography after ultrasound ciliary plasty (UCP) procedure with reference to scleral marks appearing in the area where the ultrasound energy was applied. Materials and Methods: Seventy-eight patients with primary and secondary refractory glaucoma participated in this study. Complete ophthalmic examinations including measurements of scleral and conjunctival thickness were performed preoperatively and at 1 week, and 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months postoperatively. The parameters were determined using the Swept Source OCT with anterior att...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Authors: Testa V, Ferro Desideri L, Della Giustina P, Traverso CE, Iester M Abstract Ripasudil (K-115) is a novel Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) inhibitor. The Rho-ROCK pathway regulates key downstream effectors involved in many cellular functions, in particular in the actin cytoskeleton activity. The clinical effects of ripasudil expected on the eye include an intraocular pressure-lowering effect and a wound-healing activity on corneal endothelial cells, but many other functions are currently under investigation. To date, ripasudil has been approved in Japan (2014) for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hy...
Source: Drugs of Today - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drugs Today (Barc) Source Type: research
Glaucoma surgery have been developed to lower intraocular pressure in a less invasive manner than traditional glaucoma surgery. The purpose of this article is to determine the outcome of using combined phacoem...
Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
To describe “neonatal-onset congenital ectropion uveae (N-CEU)” as a distinct clinical entity of newborn glaucoma (NG), and study its significance towards the severity and outcome of NG.
Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Previous studies demonstrated that retinal damage correlates with a massive remodeling of extracellular matrix (ECM) molecules and reactive gliosis. However, the functional significance of the ECM in retinal neurodegeneration is still unknown. In the present study, we used an intraocular pressure (IOP) independent experimental autoimmune glaucoma (EAG) mouse model to examine the role of the ECM glycoprotein tenascin-C (Tnc). Wild type (WT ONA) and Tnc knockout (KO ONA) mice were immunized with an optic nerve antigen (ONA) homogenate and control groups (CO) obtained sodium chloride (WT CO, KO CO). IOP was measured weekly an...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Three new topical glaucoma medications offer additional treatment options for patient with glaucoma. Further research is needed to better understand the utility of sustained release formulations in the treatment of glaucoma. PMID: 33019870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Seminars in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Semin Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Both glaucoma and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are widespread diseases. OSA may presumably partly cause or worsen glaucoma, although the etiopathogenesis is unclear. Here we analyze for the first time the pos...
Source: Respiratory Research - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
We report our experience with IOL placement in cataract surgery in the setting of paediatric uveitis. METHODS: This non-comparative, retrospective interventional case series examined our cases of paediatric cataract occurring in patients with uveitis from 2003 to 2016. Parameters examined included visual acuity (VA), underlying diagnosis, immunosuppression status, intra-operative complications and requirement for further surgery. RESULTS: In total, 10 eyes of seven patients were identified. The mean age at diagnosis of uveitis was 7.7 years (range 5.2-14 years) with onset of cataract at a mean of 29...
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Besides optimizing systemic blood pressure, reducing an increased central retinal venous pressure, treatment with statins, calcium channel blockers, Ginkgo biloba extract, increased physical exercise and fluid replacement are options to ameliorate vascular conditions. An interdisciplinary cooperation with general practitioners and internists is an important component of holistic treatment. PMID: 33026527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Ophthalmologe - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Ophthalmologe Source Type: research
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