TY - JOUR. T1 - Periostin in the Pathogenesis of Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy. AU - Ishikawa, Keijiro. PY - 2015/11/1. Y1 - 2015/11/1. N2 - Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is a serious complication of retinal detachment and vitreoretinal surgery. The hallmark of PVR is the formation of subretinal and epiretinal fibrotic membranes that can lead to traction retinal detachment due to their contractile properties. Surgical removal of the fibrotic membranes and retinal detachment repair are the first choice treatments for PVR. Despite recent progress in surgical techniques, recurrent detachment can lead to irreversible damage and a poor prognosis for visual acuity. Therefore, it is important to develop new molecular targeting therapies based on the exact pathogenesis of PVR. In order to determine the genes responsible for development of PVR, we performed gene expression profiling of fibrous membranes excised from PVR patients using DNA microarray analysis. This analysis revealed significant ...
The proteomic profile of a mouse model of proliferative vitreoretinopathy FEBS Open Bio , 2017, 7 , 11661177 Bernadett Mrkus, Zsuzsanna Pat, Zsolt Sarang, Rka Albert, Jzsef Tzsr, Goran Petrovski, va Cssz Abstract Proliferative vitreoretinopathy PVR develops as a complication of retinal detachment surgery and represents a devastating condition...
The vitreoretinopathy is a group of genetically and clinically heterogeneous disorders including exudative vitreoretinopathy, Knobloch syndrome, Snowflake vitreoretinal degeneration, Stickler syndrome, and Wagner syndrome. The eye findings vary from mild to severe and they may include decreased visual acuity, blindness, myopia, cataract, glaucoma, exudative vitreoretinopathy, vitreoretinal degeneration, retinal detachment, neovascularization, peripheral retinal avascularization, and temporal stretching of retinal vessels.. The vitreoretinopathy NGS panel consists of nineteen genes: BEST1, CAPN5, FZD4, COL2A1, COL9A1, COL9A2, COL9A3, COL11A1, COL11A2, COL18A1, KCNJ13, KIF11, LRP5, NDP, NR2E3, RS1, TSPAN12, VCAN and ZNF408.. Copy number variation (CNV) analysis of the vitreoretinopathy genes is also offered as a panel. Additionally, CTGT offers a comprehensive test (both NGS and CNV panels) for these genes. Panel genes are also offered as individual sequencing and deletion/duplication tests unless ...
PURPOSE: The authors evaluated the effect of retinoic acid (RA) in silicone oil (SiO) and in silicone-fluorosilicone (SiFO) copolymer oil in a new rabbit model of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). METHODS: To create the PVR model, three groups of rabbits were administered vitreous injections of approximately 100,000 homologous fibroblasts, 75,000 platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and fibroblasts + PRP, respectively. These rabbits were followed up ophthalmoscopically and histopathologically for as long as 2 months. Five additional groups of rabbits underwent gas-compression vitrectomy in one eye. Four days later, group 1 was administered intravitreous RA in SiFO (9 micrograms/ml) with approximately 150,000 fibroblasts and 70,000 PRP. Group 3 was administered the same amount of fibroblasts and PRP as group 1 with RA in SiO (9 micrograms/ml). Groups 2, 4, and 5 were administered the same amount of fibroblasts and PRP as groups 1 and 3 with 1 ml of SiFO, SiO, or balanced salt solution only, ...
Purpose : To provide immunohistochemical characterization of subretinal bands removed during retinal surgery in eyes with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Methods : This study included eyes with the clinical diagnosis of PVR that underwent pars plana vitrectomy surgery during which the subretinal bands associated with retinal detachment was obtained. The subretinal bands were removed en bloc through a retinotomy using subretinal intraocular forceps. The excised tissue was sent for histopathologic analysis. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed to confirm the cellular nature and components of these subretinal membranes. The IHC stains included, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), pancytokeratin, CD3, CD20, CD68 and CD34. Results : Subretinal membranes from 7 eyes were included in the analysis. All cases had successful surgical outcomes with reattachment six months after surgery. The microscopic examination of the excised tissue demonstrated following constituents of subretinal ...
Global Markets Directs Pharmaceutical and Healthcare latest pipeline guide Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR) - Pipeline Review, H1 2017, provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR) (Ophthalmology), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type. The guide covers the descriptive pharmacological action of the therapeutics, its complete research and development history and latest news and press releases.. The Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR) (Ophthalmology) pipeline guide also reviews of key players involved in therapeutic development for Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy (PVR) and features dormant and discontinued projects. The guide covers therapeutics under Development by Companies /Universities /Institutes, the molecules developed by Companies in Preclinical and Discovery stages are 3 and 1 respectively. Similarly, the ...
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Although attempts were made ot reattach retinas using proliferative vitreoretinopathy by various techniques before the 1970s, it was the development and subsequ
The expression of each HAS isoform is regulated differently by growth factors and cytokines in VECs. Importantly, HA-synthesizing enzymes were expressed in cells populating proliferative membranes obtained from eyes of patients with proliferative vitreoretinal diseases, and thus may be key molecules …
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is a hereditary disorder that can cause progressive vision loss. This condition affects the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye, by preventing blood vessels from forming at the edges of the retina. This reduces the blood supply to retina. The signs and symptoms include vision loss or blindness, retinal detachment, strabismus, and a visible whiteness (leukocoria) in the normally black pupil. The severity of FEVR varies widely, even within the same family. Many people with this condition do not experience any vision problems. FEVR has different inheritance patterns depending on the gene involved. Most individuals have the autosomal dominant form of this condition, caused by mutations in the FZD4 or LRP5 gene. FEVR caused by LRP5 gene mutations can also have an autosomal recessive inheritance. When this condition is caused by mutations in the NDP gene, it has an X-linked pattern of inheritance ...
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) is a hereditary disorder that can cause progressive vision loss. This condition affects the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye, by preventing blood vessels from forming at the edges of the retina. This reduces the blood supply to retina. The signs and symptoms include vision loss or blindness, retinal detachment, strabismus, and a visible whiteness (leukocoria) in the normally black pupil. The severity of FEVR varies widely, even within the same family. Many people with this condition do not experience any vision problems. FEVR has different inheritance patterns depending on the gene involved. Most individuals have the autosomal dominant form of this condition, caused by mutations in the FZD4 or LRP5 gene. FEVR caused by LRP5 gene mutations can also have an autosomal recessive inheritance. When this condition is caused by mutations in the NDP gene, it has an X-linked pattern of inheritance ...
To describe the clinical characteristics, staging and presentation of patients with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) in our clinical practice over the last 25 years. Case series, retrospective review. We included 273 eyes of 14
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Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy - The exudative vitreoretinopathies (EVR) are a group of genetically heterogenous familial disorders believed to be caused by arrested peripheral retinal angiogenesis/vasculogenesis or retinal vascular differentiation. Clinical features vary, even within families, from blindness in childhood to patients with few or no visual problems who may be diagnosed only following fluorescein angiography. Eye findings reported in EVR include: decreased visual acuity, blindness, falciform retinal folds, vitreoretinal traction, partial or total retinal detachment, macular ectopia, retinal exudates, vitreous detachment, subcapsular opacities, peripheral retinal avascularization, retinal neovascularization and vitreous hemorrhage. Penetrance in EVR is high and may reach 100%. Several genes and loci have been linked to EVR and inheritance may be autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive or X-linked.. EVR1 (MIM 133780) is an autosomal dominant form of familial exudative ...
Texas Retina Associates Ashkan Abbey, MD, published an article in the current issue of Retina Specialist, highlighting the findings of five intriguing presentations from the recent 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the. read more ...
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Glaucoma is a medical condition of an eye disease as result of the damage of the nerve of eyes optic over time. If left untreated, it can lead to permanently vision impair and blindness. B. Diseases associated to Glaucoma 1. Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy There are cases of angle-closure glaucoma in patients with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy …. ...
360° Circumferential vitreous band traction, Choroidal detachment, choroidal effusion, conjunctival congestion, conjunctival cyst, conjunctival dehiscence, conjunctival erosion, conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion, corneal dryness, corneal epithelial defect, corneal filaments, corneal fold, corneal melt, corneal opacity, corneal suture broken, corneal vascularization, decrease in light perception, elective revision surgery, endophthalmitis, epiphora, epiretinal membrane, fibrosis around the tack, filamentary keratitis, foreign body sensation, headache, high intraocular pressure, hyphema, hypotony, keratic precipitates, keratitis, nausea, nystagmus increase, ocular fibrin, ocular inflammation, ocular pain, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, ptosis, re-tack, retinal detachment, retinal folds, retinal tear, retinal thickening (with or without cystic changes), Retinoschisis, Rubeosis, scleral patch displacement, Scleritis, subconjunctival eyelashes, suture irritation, uveitis, vertigo, and vitreous ...
Blindness is a devastating consequence of PVDs such as PDR and PVR. Currently, the progression of these diseases cannot be effectively prevented, and the treatment options are limited to vitreoretinal surgery. An effective pharmacological treatment is thus urgently needed to complement or potentially replace the surgical intervention. In the current study, we show statins novel function in inhibiting the Rho/Rho-kinase pathway, the contraction of collagen gel, and the progression of experimental PVR, suggesting the therapeutic potential of these compounds for the treatment of PVDs.. Various cytokines, such as TGF-β, connective tissue growth factor, interleukin-6, and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), are overexpressed in the vitreous and membranes associated with PDR and PVR, and they contribute to the pathogenesis of these diseases (15,37-40). Among these cytokines, TGF-β2 induces the transformation of retinal pigment epithelial cells or hyalocytes to myofibroblastic cells (18,41) and ...
So said Hamlet in response to Poloniuss irritating query, What do you read, my lord?, but of course in true Hamlet style, there are multiple meanings beneath his ostensibly simplistic reply. I find it quite interesting when I think about the different ways in which the experience of retinal detachment has affected the way I think about and use certain words. On the one hand, theres a whole new language of retinal detachment (or RD) in relation to becoming accustomed to certain medical terms. For example: macular-off means that the macular has detached as well (its pretty much as bad as it can get if you have a macular-off detachment, or mac-off as its often referred to. In case youre wondering - yep, mine was mac-off.); PVR is proliferative vitreoretinopathy, or what I think of as bad scar tissue; cryotherapy is freezing treatment to essentially weld the retina back together; a vitrectomy is the removal of the vitreous fluid or whatever has been put in to replace it, e.g. ...
Background: Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is a disease caused by dedifferentiation, translocation and proliferation of several types of local cells. The
BACKGROUND: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a proliferative vitreoretinopathy resulting from vascular defect of the retina. The present study evaluates platelets, which are involved in VEGF storage, transport and release, and their functions with regard to the prognosis of the disease. The objective was to suggest a simple minimal invasive method that will facilitate the management of the disease and help clinicians in predicting the prognosis. METHODS: In this single center, retrospective, case-control study, we included a control group consisting of very preterm newborns (n = 83) at risk of ROP and a laser photocoagulation group including infants (n = 63) who received laser therapy during their follow-up examinations ...
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The definitive resource, an excellent cornerstone reference and practical diagnostic tool, has entered its third edition.-- Provides in-depth coverage of the latest advances in basic science, diagnosis, and management of vitreoretinal disease.-- New four-color design and digitized black and white line-art images throughout.Ryan, Stephen J. is the author of Retina with ISBN 9780801680328 and ISBN 0801680328. [read more] ...
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Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is a disease that develops as a complication of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. PVR occurs in about 8-10% of patients undergoing primary retinal detachment surgery and prevents the successful surgical repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. PVR can be treated with surgery to reattach the detached retina but the visual outcome of the surgery is very poor. PVR was originally referred to as massive vitreous retraction and then as massive periretinal proliferation. The name Proliferative vitreo retinopathy was provided in 1989 by the Silicone Oil Study group. The name is derived from proliferation (by the retinal pigment epithelial and glial cells) and vitreo retinopathy to include the tissues which are affected, namely the vitreous humor (or simply vitreous) and the retina. During rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, fluid from the vitreous humor enters a retinal hole. The mechanisms by which retinal holes or tears form are not fully understood yet. The ...
Title:Intravitreal Steroids for the Prevention of PVR After Surgery for Retinal Detachment. VOLUME: 21 ISSUE: 32. Author(s):Caterina Gagliano, Mario D. Toro, Teresio Avitabile, Santo Stella and Maurizio G. Uva. Affiliation:Eye Clinic, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 78, Catania, Italy.. Keywords:Intravitreal steroids, prevention, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, retinal detachment.. Abstract:Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) can occur in eyes with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) or after RRD surgery, and it is the most common cause of failure of this surgery, accounting for about 75% of all primary failures. Complex biological pathways induce PVR development, with growth factors and cytokines from the vitreous and from the serum (as a result of the breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier) stimulating RPE and Muller cells transformation and proliferation, and membrane formation and contraction. Identification of pre-operative risk factors, recognition of the early signs of PVR, ...
Over the years, premacular fibrosis (PMF) has gone by many different names including cellophane maculopathy, epiretinal membrane (ERM), and macular pucker. Its nasty first cousin is proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).. Premacular fibrosis (PMF) is another of several diseases that affects the macula, the center of the retina, the portion of the retina that provides the detailed vision that we use for reading, driving, and detailed work. The disease has its effects on the front side of the retina. Macular degeneration affects the underside of the retina. Although the symptoms are superficially somewhat similar, PMF is definitely not macular degeneration. It has a distinct mechanism of action, prognosis, and therapy.. The primary symptom of PMF is the gradual development of distortion in vision in one eye. Usually the distortion develops over weeks to months. After this initial contraction phase, the distortion often remains stable for a long period, if not indefinitely. Patients who are ready ...
Michael Schwartz is a video producer, documentary filmmaker, and former reporter. But beyond that, he is also suffering from a degenerative retinal disease called proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).. What does that mean? For Michael, it means dealing with failing eyesight, and eventual blindness. As you can imagine, this has quite the impact on his profession. How do continue to be a visual storyteller when your eyes no longer function?. Michael is now working on a new documentary, The Palette Project, and is looking for support through his Kickstarter campaign, here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600620645/the-palette-project-losing-my-sight-but-seeing-the. For this project, he will be traveling all across the world, and will be going to great lengths to show that folks with challenges like his own can still overcome significant hurdles to follow their dreams.. Consider supporting this valiant effort via the Kickstarter page hes set up below!. ...
Following the rather grim hospital appointment at the end of September (https://rdramblings.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/stuck-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place/) and the subsequent voyage into the realms of private healthcare in sheer desperation to have more time to obtain answers to my questions (https://rdramblings.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/money-cant-buy-me-love/), I set off for my NHS check-up appointment at Moorfields on Monday wondering exactly how things would pan out. This was because, much to my amazement, the consultant Id seen privately had suggested he take me on under the NHS as he has expertise in PVR (proliferative vitreoretinopathy, the complication which keeps causing my retina to redetach) but he also advised me to keep my next appointment with my original clinic and speak to the locum consultant about transferring across to him. My mind was taken off this somewhat awkward impending conversation about swapping to a different surgeon by the fact that Id been booked in for a low ...
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Postdoctoral fellow, Jessica Skeie, Ph.D., has won an NIH grant to study oxidative stress enzymes in the vitreous. This has important implications for treating diabetic vitreoretinopathy.. Diabetic vitreoretinopathy (DVR) is an increasing cause of blindness worldwide. Current treatment for DVR is largely limited to destructive laser therapy and vitrectomy surgery, so there is a great need to identify new molecular targets for early, preventative therapy. Elevation of intraocular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the vitreous is implicated in the pathogenesis of DVR, but the molecular mechanisms are not known. We published a novel technique to isolate human vitreous substructures and their protein constituents. Using differential proteomics, immunohistochemistry, and enzyme activity assays we identified the key antioxidant defense enzymes in the human vitreous.. The vitreous is a heterogeneous extracellular matrix overlying the retina, ciliary body, and lens. Since oxidative stress is closely ...
The vitreous body and retina can be affected by degenerative conditions with obscure etiology but with definite hereditary patterns suggesting a genetic defect. As a number of signs overlap in both...
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This live course is designed to provide clinicians with current information and strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and hereditary retinal diseases. It focuses on the following topics: survey of pediatric retinal diseases and the use of gene therapy in hereditary retinal diseases. The first half of the course uses case scenarios to provide in depth knowledge of pediatric retinal diseases. It specifically addresses how to create a differential diagnosis for leukorcoria, the importance of ruling out retinoblastoma, a better understanding of retinovascular/exudative causes of pediatric retinal disease, a better understanding of hereditary vitreoretinal disorders in the pediatric population, how to differentiate congenital optic nerve head disorders and sequelae, and traumatic ocular injuries in pediatric patients. The second half of the course provides updates on current gene therapies for the treatment of hereditary retinal diseases with the potential to restore vision or slow ...
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An emmetropic otherwise well 67 year old man, with no history of eye disease, presents with a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment. The patient needs surgery to repair the detachment. There are three major techniques available to repair the detachment-scleral buckling without drainage, primary vitrectomy, and pneumatic retinopexy. In determining which surgical technique to choose, there are a number of clinical features to consider such as the location and size of the retinal breaks, the presence of media opacities such as cataract, and the presence of proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Additionally, the training and experience of the surgeon is important.. Who should perform the surgery? Which technique should be used? The three invited experts present the case for each technique and discuss their relative advantages and disadvantages.. ...
PURPOSE: To conduct zymographic analysis to study the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) in vitreous samples of patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy as part of the treatment of vitreoretinal disease. METHODS: Forty-two vitreous samples were collected at the time of pars plana vitrectomy. Diagnoses included severe (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) (12), macular hole (10), presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (6), proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) (5), epiretinal membrane (4), vitreomacular traction syndrome (2), macroaneurysm with subretinal hemorrhage (1), central retinal vein occlusion with vitreous hemorrhage (1), and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (1). Gelatin zymography, reverse gelatin-zymography, carboxymethylated transferrin zymography, and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis were performed on the liquid vitreous samples to assess for MMP and TIMP activity. RESULTS: Progelatinase A occurred in
In the 20 years that separate our two groups of patients, much has changed in the management of primary RRD. This study is limited because the patients are not directly comparable-methods of assessment, referral practice, and workload have changed. We only compare patients operated upon and not those who presented. Nevertheless, the study allowed us to examine some of those changes, to reappraise results, and to reflect on future developments.. Primary anatomical success was 79.8% in 1979-80 and 84% in 1999. The final success rate was 88.7% in 1979-80 and 93.6% in 1999. The success rates of both groups compare with currently available figures. Sullivan et al12 reported a primary success rate of 80% in a prospective audit of retinal detachment surgery. The pneumatic retinopexy study group13reported a primary success rate of 84% in their scleral buckling group and 62% in the pneumatic retinopexy group. Ah-Fatet al10 examined the trends in vitreoretinal surgery over a 10 year period in their unit. ...
Resveratrol inhibits transforming growth factor-β2-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in human retinal pigment epithelial cells by suppressing the Smad pathway Ching-Long Chen,1,2 Yi-Hao Chen,1,2 Ming-Cheng Tai,2 Chang-Min Liang,2 Da-Wen Lu,1,2 Jiann-Torng Chen1,2 1Graduate Institute of Medical Science, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan Abstract: Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is the main cause of failure following retinal detachment surgery. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β2-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role in the development of PVR, and EMT inhibition decreases collagen gel contraction and fibrotic membrane formation, resulting in prevention of PVR. Resveratrol is naturally found in red wine and has inhibitory effects on EMT. Resveratrol is widely used in cardioprotection, neuroprotection, chemotherapy, and antiaging
TY - JOUR. T1 - IL-10 and antibodies to TGF-β2 and PDGF inhibit RPE-mediated retinal contraction. AU - Carrington, Louise. AU - McLeod, David. AU - Boulton, Mike. PY - 2000/4/15. Y1 - 2000/4/15. N2 - PURPOSE. Retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells are believed to play a pivotal role in the formation and contraction of epiretinal membranes in proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). In the present study, an organ culture method was used that mimics the contractile stage of PVR, to investigate the contribution of a variety of growth factors in human RPE cell-mediated contraction of the retina. METHODS. Cultured human RPE cells were seeded onto bovine retinal explants. After attachment, cultures received one of the following exogenous growth factors: platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-AB, PDGF-BB, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, TGF-β2, or interleukin (IL)-10; or a neutralizing antibody to PDGF and/or TGF-β2. Control explants were either untreated or ...
Surgery for Epiretinal membrane removal speeds up the onset of cataract, which is a very treatable cause of worsening vision. Sometimes, an early cataract is removed at the same time as the membrane removal to spare the patient from cataract surgery in the near future. Epiretinal membrane removal carries the risk of 1 in 50 cases of ending up with significantly worse vision and 1 in 50 of requiring further surgery to deal with recurrent Epiretinal membrane or other complications of surgery such as retinal detachment. The risk of serious complications of Epiretinal membrane removal is about 1 in 1000 cases, where the eye becomes totally blind due to a bleed during surgery or an infection after surgery. Some patients may develop persistently high eye pressure, which can damage the nerve of the eye causing vision loss. This condition is called Glaucoma and can affect 1:100 patients following this type of surgery. It may require long term use of eye drops and sometimes glaucoma surgery in order to ...
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is constantly exposed to external injuries which lead to degeneration, dysfunction or loss of RPE cells. The balance between RPE cells death and proliferation may be responsible for several diseases of the underlying retina, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Signaling pathways able to control cells proliferation or death usually involve the MAPK (mitogen-activated protein kinases) pathways, which modulate the activity of transcription factors by phosphorylation. UV exposure induces DNA breakdown and causes cellular damage through the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to programmed cell death. In this study, human retinal pigment epithelial cells ARPE19 were exposed to 100 J/m(2) stop of UV-C and MAPK pathways were studied. We first showed the expression of the three major MAPK pathways. Then we showed that activator protein-1 (AP-1) was activated through phosphorylation of cJun and ...
Several myths are still associated with the management of eyes with a posterior segment intraocular foreign body (IOFB). These include, but are not limited to, the following: The presence of a foreign object inside the eye always represents an emergency and the object must instantly be removed; the most important part of management is extraction of the IOFB; if the lens is injured, the posterior capsule should always be preserved so that the intraocular lens can be implanted in the bag; phacoemulsification is the safest method of extracting the traumatic cataract; even for ferrous IOFBs, the forceps is the most ideal tool for IOFB removal; and minimizing the scope of posterior segment manipulations is preferable to reduce the risk of proliferative vitreoretinopathy. This intraoperative videofilm illustrates how effective management is when the surgeons actions are based on a rational plan, rather than on blindly following the above-listed myths. ...
AAn epiretinal membrane (ERM) or macular pucker is an abnormal wrinkling of the retina at the macula. The macula is the central portion of the retina responsible for producing sharp focus and clear central vision. Scar tissue can grow on the surface of the retina; directly over the macula and as this scar tissue contracts it causes the retina to wrinkle.. An epiretinal membrane is typically slow-progressing. Straight lines on picture frames and doorways can often appear wavy. These distortions and blurry vision can affect people in their everyday tasks such as reading or watching TV.. Visual symptoms of epiretinal membranes tend to be worse to start with and then generally settle down and stabilize. This often means that the vision does not deteriorate once they have been present for a year or so. However, in other people the vision may deteriorate as the distorted macula slowly loses the ability to function as well.. ...
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) belongs to a group of genetically and clinically heterogeneous disorders in retinal vascular development. To date, in approximately 50% of patients with FEVR, pathogenic mutations have been detected in FZD4, LRP5, TSPAN12, NDP and ZNF408. In this study, we identified two heterozygous frameshift mutations in RCBTB1 from three Taiwanese cases through exome sequencing. In patient-derived lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs), the protein level of RCBTB1 is approximately half that of unaffected control LCLs, which is indicative of a haploinsufficiency mechanism. By employing transient transfection and reporter assays for the transcriptional activity of β-catenin, we demonstrated that RCBTB1 participates in the Norrin/FZD4 signaling pathway and that knockdown of RCBTB1 by shRNA significantly reduced nuclear accumulation of β-catenin under Norrin and Wnt3a treatments. Furthermore, transgenic fli1:EGFP zebrafish with rcbtb1 knockdown exhibited anomalies in ...
An acute or progressive condition in which the neuroretina separates from the retinal pigment epithelium with accumulation of subretinal fluid and loss of retinal function. May be primary (rhegmatogenous retinal detachment), secondary to traction, or exudative in nature. In rhegmatogenous retinal...
An epiretinal membrane (or Macular Pucker ) is scar tissue that has formed on the eyes macula, located in the center of the retina. The result is blurred and distorted central vision. Sometimes the symptoms are mild, and sometimes they are bothersome or interfere with a patient s activities.. Most epiretinal membranes are due to aging changes within the eye. Diabetes, trauma, prior surgery, and inflammation are other risk factors.. ...
Vitrectomy to remove an epiretinal membrane (ERM) is a complex operation which improves vision in about 80 per cent of patients. The visual prognosis
Epiretinal membrane is the build-up of scar tissue on the surface of the macula. As the membrane thickens, the macula becomes swollen and wrinkled, leading to blurring of vision and distortion of images.. ...
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