Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Assessed Retinal and Choroidal Microvasculature Features in Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Meta-Analysis.
This study was a meta-analysis of relevant published studies that were included after a comprehensive search of PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases. Mean difference (MD) with a 95% confidence interval was used to assess continuous variable outcomes. Heterogeneity was evaluated using the chi-squared test based on the values of P and I 2. Results: Seven studies were included in this meta-analysis. The vessel density values measured in the superficial and deep foveal zones of RP patients using OCTA were significantly lower than the recorded values in the control groups (MD = -3.58, P=0.04; MD = -4.93, P=0.02, respectively). The superficial and deep parafoveal vessel density values measured with OCTA were also significantly lower in RP patients than in control groups (MD = -9.09, P
Conclusion: Our study confirmed the association of PM with RP as an autosomal recessive syndrome. Although this has previously been described, it seems that there are some constant (i.e., PM and RP) and some variable features (i.e., optic nerve drusen and foveoschisis). The MFRP mutation has also been detected in other studies associating PM with RP. Analysis of a larger series of cases at the clinical and genetic levels would certainly help us to better understand the phenotype-genotype correlations of this syndrome. PMID: 31264930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Our report emphasizes the advantage of new genetic tests to investigate atypical presentations of known retinal disorders found in syndromic settings. In addition, we speculate that the underlying ciliopathy might possibly aggravate the phenotype of this case of Usher syndrome. PMID: 30991842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Using projection-resolved optical coherence tomographic angiography (PR-OCTA) to characterize the microvascular changes in 3 distinct retinal plexuses in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients.
Purpose: To evaluate the correlation between the flow density measured by optical coherence tomography angiography and functional parameters in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Methods: Twenty eyes of 20 patients with retinitis pigmentosa and 21 eyes of 21 healthy subjects were prospectively included in this study. Optical coherence tomography angiography was performed using RTVue XR Avanti with AngioVue (Optovue Inc). The macula was imaged with a 6 × 6-mm2 scan, whereas for the optic nerve head a 4.5 × 4.5-mm2 scan was taken. Visual acuity, visual field parameters (mean deviation and visual field index...
We describe the retinal and choroidal angiographic features of this case by optical coherence angiography.
Researchers at the National Eye Institute in the U.S. have developed a retinal imaging technique that reveals live neurons, blood vessels, and epithelial cells within the retina. The method involves combining adaptive optics and angiography, and allo...
CONCLUSION:: This is a case describing a rare ocular complication of Evans syndrome, leading to severe loss of vision due to vascular occlusion of unknown mechanism. PMID: 30394803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Noncalcified astrocytic hamartomas can occur in patients with retinitis pigmentosa and can increase in size and number in time. A complete multimodal imaging evaluation is necessary to identify and classify any kind of new lesion that, as known, are associated with these group of hereditary retinal degenerations. PMID: 30280590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: adRP due to a mutation in the gene encoding RPE65 phenocopied choroideremia. Based on our analysis of the 2-year disease progression in this patient, RPE65 adRP is mild and has a slow rate of disease progression. PMID: 29947567 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Cone dystrophy is an inherited ocular disorder characterized by loss of cone photoreceptors. Association of CNV has been reported in patients with fundus flavimaculatus, best dystrophy, gyrate atrophy, choroideremia, retinitis pigmentosa, adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy, Sorsby macular dystrophy, Bietti crystalline dystrophy, and myotonic dystrophy-related macular dystrophy. We report a case of a patient with CD in whom CNV developed in one eye and responded to a single ranibizumab injection.