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[In Context] Loa loa: neglected neurology and nematodes
In the early 1990s, efforts to eradicate river blindness came up against an unexpected problem: a rare parasitic worm that seemed to cause serious neurological adverse events in patients treated with the anti-filarial drug ivermectin. David Holmes reports on how the battle against the worm might finally be turning. (Source: Lancet Neurology)
Source: Lancet Neurology - June 16, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: David Holmes Tags: In Context Source Type: research
Endoscopic approach to cavernous sinus aneurysm.
In this report we presented a 51-year-old woman who had severe headache and neuro-ophthalmologic signs with the initial diagnosis of pituitary apoplexy on MRI (Magnetic Resonanse Imaging). However preoperative CTA (Computed Tomography Angiography) revealed a carotid cavernous aneurysm protruding into sellae. The patient underwent endovascular intervention and endoscopic transphenoidal approach for the removal of the hematoma compressing the cranial nerves. The patient's neuro-ophthalmologic symptoms were improved during the follow-up, which may be related due to rapid evacuation of the hematoma. PMID: 23756985 [PubMed ...
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - June 16, 2013 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ceylan S, Anik I, Koc K, Ciftci E, Cabuk B Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research
Ocular perfusion pressure and choroidal thickness in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, wet-age-related macular degeneration, and normals
E Rishi, G Mathur & V Raval (Source: Eye)
Source: Eye - June 14, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: P Rishi Tags: ocular perfusion choroid optical coherence tomography polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy age-related macular degeneration enhanced depth imaging Source Type: research
Microperimetric sensitivity in patients on hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) therapy
M A Genead, J J McAnany, C C Chow & W F Mieler (Source: Eye)
Source: Eye - June 14, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: R V Jivrajka Tags: plaquenil toxicity microperimetry retinopathy screening Source Type: research
Alternative methods for the screening of retinopathy of prematurity: binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy vs wide-field digital retinal imaging
E Hekimoglu, H T Sekeroglu & U Arslan (Source: Eye)
Source: Eye - June 14, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: M A Sekeroglu Tags: binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy wide-field digital retinal imaging retinopathy of prematurity screening Source Type: research
Late in-the-bag intraocular lens dislocation requiring explantation: risk factors and outcomes
aga, J L Alio, A L Pérez-Ardoy, A Larrosa-Quesada, L Pinilla-Cortés, R Barraquer, J L Alio & F J Muñoz-Negrete (Source: Eye)
Source: Eye - June 14, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: R Fernández-Buenaga Tags: IOL dislocation pseudoexfoliation high myopia cataract surgery and explantation Source Type: research
Platelet-rich plasma (prp) to treat chronic upper patellar tendinopathies.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that a local infiltration of PRP associated with a submaximal eccentric protocol is efficient to improve symptoms of chronic upper patellar tendinopathies, non-responsive to classical conservative treatments. However, up to now, there is no consensus on the method to prepare the PRP. Indeed, each technique could provide a very different PRP (variations in the platelet concentrations and of the amount of red and white cells). PMID: 23757641 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Kaux JF, Croisier JL, Bruyère O, Rodriguez C, Daniel C, Godon B, Simoni P, Alvarez V, Brabant G, Lapraille S, Lonneux V, Noël D, Collette J, Goff CL, Gothot A, Crielaard JM Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Spinal repositioning deficit. The effect of prolonged flexed posture.
The objective of this study by using an optoelectronic motion analysis system was to assess sitting posture regarding the head, spine and pelvis, in healthy individuals; the time effect of flexed posture (FSP) on proprioception and the impact of an MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) procedure on proprioceptive deficit. Using a cross sectional repeated measures design (N=47) physically active subjects were assessed regarding their habitual sitting posture (HSP), perception of optimal posture (SPOP), ability to adopt an instructed sitting posture (IOSP) and accuracy to reproduce the criterion posture immediately, after 1...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Korakakis V, Giakas G Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Slicing Nanowires Into Nanocrystal Arrays
Optoelectronics: Aligned arrays of nanoparticles could transmit light in optical circuits (Source: NanoFocus)
Source: NanoFocus - June 13, 2013 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Prachi Patel Source Type: research
Optoperforation of single, intact Arabidopsis cells for uptake of extracellular dye-conjugated dextran
A plant science research goal is to manipulate single cells in an intact organism in order to study their interactions with neighboring cells. Based on a technique previously demonstrated in isolated plant cells, mammalian cells and cyanobacteria, Arabidopsis epidermal cells were optoperforated to ... (Source: Optics Express)
Source: Optics Express - June 13, 2013 Category: Physics Authors: Megan L. LeBlancTravis R. MerrittJameel McMillanJames H. WestwoodGiti A. Khodaparast Source Type: research
Vascular endothelial growth factor in Coats’ disease
Conclusions: Increasing severity of Coats’ disease is significantly associated with intraocular VEGF concentrations. These results favour the intravitreal application of anti‐VEGF drugs as medical therapy of Coats’ diseases. (Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Qi Zhao, Xiao‐Yan Peng, Feng‐Hua Chen, Yong‐Peng Zhang, Lian Wang, Qi‐Sheng You, Jost B. Jonas Source Type: research
Characterization of the thickness of different corneal zones in glaucoma: effect on dynamic contour, Goldmann and rebound tonometries
Conclusion: Our results highlight the importance of the thickness of other regions of the cornea different from its main centre in discriminating between healthy controls and patients with POAG and in IOP measurements made using DCT, GAT and RT. (Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Federico Saenz‐Frances, Luis Jañez, Lara Borrego‐Sanz, Jose Maria Martinez‐de‐la‐Casa, Laura Morales‐Fernandez, Enrique Santos‐Bueso, Julian Garcia‐Sanchez, Julian Garcia‐Feijoo Source Type: research
Evisceration with and without cornea preservation with posterior sclerotomies
(Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Arzu Taskiran Comez, Levent Akcay, Ozlen Ozgur, Omer Dogan Source Type: research
Health‐related quality of life – using the 15D instrument – of young adults with type 1 diabetes since childhood. Population‐based Oulu cohort study of diabetic retinopathy
Conclusion: Young adults with T1D since childhood had 15D HRQoL score equal to that of age‐ and gender‐standardized general population as long as no more severe than nonproliferative DR was present. Presence of PDR, not T1D of long duration per se, significantly impaired the 15D score. (Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Virva Hannula, Nina Hautala, Harri Sintonen, Aura Falck Source Type: research
Histological and ultrastructural findings of corneal tissue after failed descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty
Conclusion: A loss of the endothelial cell layer of varying degrees and positive correlation with intraoperative difficulty are the prominent feature of primary and early DMEK graft failure. Of note is the upside‐down situation, in which in some cases, the endothelial cell layer not only remains intact but also demonstrates metabolical activity in forming a novel cellular layer. (Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Efdal Yoeruek, Johanna Hofmann, Karl‐Ulrich Bartz‐Schmidt Source Type: research
Ozurdex in the management of the macular edema following retinal vein occlusion in clinical practice
(Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Frederic Matonti, Franck Meyer, Sebastien Guigou, Tony Barthelemy, Stephane Dumas, Frederic Gobert, Christian Hajjar, Pierre Y. Merite, Eric Parrat, Herve Rouhette, Stephan Pommier Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Measuring wearing times of glasses and ocular patches using a thermosensor device from orthodontics
Conclusion: The TheraMon® microsensor can reliably measure wearing times of glasses and ocular patches without making the wearer uncomfortable, although the data are not unquestionable, especially in higher surrounding temperatures. Further studies on a larger number of individuals with different wearing profiles are needed. (Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Kai Januschowski, Till E. Bechtold, Timm C. Schott, Maren S. Huelber‐Januschowski, Gunnar Blumenstock, Karl‐Ulrich Bartz‐Schmidt, Dorothea Besch, Charlotte Schramm Source Type: research
Mortality from uveal melanoma treated by enucleation – a 16‐year survey in Taiwan
(Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Yu‐Chi Liu, Chieh‐Chih Tsai, Fenq‐Lih Lee, Shui‐Mei Lee, Shu‐Ching Kao Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Impact of a National system for waitlist prioritization: the experience with NIKE and cataract surgery in Sweden
Conclusions: Prioritizing patients for cataract surgery using NIKE reduces waiting times for those with the greatest need. (Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Jonathon Q. Ng, Mats Lundström Source Type: research
Prevalence of retinitis pigmentosa in North China: the Beijing Eye Public Health Care Project
(Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Qi Sheng You, Liang Xu, Ya Xing Wang, Qing Feng Liang, Tong Tong Cui, Xiao Hui Yang, Shuang Wang, Hua Yang, Jost B. Jonas Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Massive subretinal and vitreous haemorrhages at presentation in idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura: report of a case and review of literature
A 21‐year‐old woman presented with acute decreased vision due to massive subretinal haemorrhage with macular exudation in the right eye and vitreous haemorrhage in the left eye. Haematological work‐up revealed thrombocytopenia (platelets 14,000/μl) with anaemia (haemoglobin 6.3 gm/100 ml). A diagnosis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) was confirmed by a haematologist. Systemic therapy resulted in dramatic resolution of the fundus features with near complete restoration of visual acuity over three months. ITP can present with intraocular haemorrhages, especially if accompanied by anaemia. A high index ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Optometry - June 13, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Neha Goel, Supriya Arora, Pooja Jain, Basudeb Ghosh Tags: Clinical Communication Source Type: research
Optofluidic-tunable color filters and spectroscopy based on liquid-crystal microflows
Lab Chip, 2013, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C3LC50501D, PaperJ. G. Cuennet, A. E. Vasdekis, D. PsaltisOptofluidic color filters based on liquid crystal micro-flow are presented. The filters are tuneable by modifying both the inlet pressure and channel geometry, and enabled on-chip absorption spectroscopy.To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Lab Chip latest articles)
Source: RSC - Lab Chip latest articles - June 12, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: J. G. Cuennet Source Type: research
Photonic crystal fibres for chemical sensing and photochemistry
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C3CS60128E, Review ArticleAna M. Cubillas, Sarah Unterkofler, Tijmen G. Euser, Bastian J. M. Etzold, Anita C. Jones, Peter J. Sadler, Peter Wasserscheid, Philip St.J. RussellThis review introduces photonic crystal fibre as a novel optofluidic microdevice that can be employed as both a versatile chemical sensor and a highly efficient microreactor.To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Chemical Society Reviews)
Source: RSC - Chemical Society Reviews - June 12, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Ana M. Cubillas Source Type: research
Boy or girl? – a new visual acuity test screening tool
(Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Source: Acta Ophthalmologica - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tomoya Handa, Ran Nakadate, Tomoko Hatayama, Tsukushi Yokota, Nobuyuki Shoji Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Highlights from this issue
Intravitreal ranibizumab for retinopathy of prematurity Castellanos et al evaluated outcome in six eyes of premature infants treated with intravitreal ranibizumab injections for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with high-risk prethreshold or threshold ROP with plus disease. All eyes showed complete resolution of neovasclurisation after a single injection. The anti-angiogenic intravitreal injections allowed for continued normal vessel growth into the peripheral retina, without any signs of disease recurrence or progression, and systemic adverse effects over 3 years of follow up. Treatment of retinitis pigmentosa with V...
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Singh, A., Dua, H. Tags: At a glance Source Type: research
Dry eyes: are new ideas drying up?
Dry eye syndrome is an ubiquitous ophthalmic condition effecting as many as 80% of the population over the age of 80.1 The ageing of the general population has highlighted a whole series of problems relating to qualitative and quantitative changes in the three layered ocular surface tear film. The tear film constitutes a clear uniform layer assisting the undistorted transmission of light rays, protecting the underlying structures and the feeling of normality2 achieved by reducing sensations from the richly innervated surface tissues. The syndrome is also expressed as a potentially debilitating condition afflicting in parti...
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Aquavella, J. V. Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
Looking deeper into the tumour cell genome for a better diagnosis, a better understanding of cell biology, a better prognostication and finally a better treatment
During the last 10 years, considerable progress has been made in cancer genetics and many cancer diagnoses now rely on molecular biology. Chromosomal abnormalities have been first studied by karyotype analysis then fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), and now new techniques are available, like comparative genomic hybridisation and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays, that are becoming more and more affordable in molecular pathology labs. New technologies for genome-wide DNA sequencing are now revealing specific and unbiased information on cancer initiation and progression, and are paving the way for new ...
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Desjardins, L. Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
Authors, books and eyes--not a face full of eyes
Astley Cooper and Benjamin Travers were two of the most influential surgeons of the early 19th century. They jointly wrote a book entitled ‘Surgical Essays’, which was published in 1818. The essays were on a variety of subjects such as dislocation, wounds, ligatures on the aorta and an essay on tumours. The two volume book contained only a single essay on an eye related subject by Benjamin Travers. Both volumes are included in the antiquarian library of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. A third volume with another essay on an ophthalmic subject written by Travers was intended but never materialised. The 40...
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Keeler, R., Singh, A. D., Dua, H. S. Tags: Cover illustration Source Type: research
Local treatment failure after globe-conserving therapy for choroidal melanoma
is a surgical complication with significant morbidity to the vision and eye. Few reports in the literature have addressed this complication exclusively. A review of the published literature with reference to local treatment failure in the management of choroidal melanoma was performed to make known the potential differences in failure rates between treatment modalities and methods. A search of the literature regarding local treatment failure was performed to identify relevant studies using combinations of the following keywords on PubMed: uveal melanoma, choroidal melanoma, local recurrence, local failure, endoresection, ...
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Chang, M. Y., McCannel, T. A. Tags: Open access Review Source Type: research
Causes of severe visual impairment and blindness in children in the Republic of Suriname
Conclusions More than a third of the SVI/BL causes are potentially avoidable, with childhood cataract and ROP the leading causes. Corneal scarring from vitamin A deficiency does not seem to be a continuing issue in Suriname. (Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology)
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Heijthuijsen, A. A. M., Beunders, V. A. A., Jiawan, D., de Mesquita-Voigt, A.-M. B., Pawiroredjo, J., Mourits, M., Tanck, M., Verhoeff, J., Saeed, P. Tags: Open access Global issues Source Type: research
Short-term outcome after intravitreal ranibizumab injections for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity
Conclusions Three years of follow up in a small series suggest that intravitreal ranibizumab injections for ROP result in apparently preserved ocular outcome. Further large scale studies are needed to address the long-term safety and efficacy. (Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology)
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Castellanos, M. A. M., Schwartz, S., Garcia-Aguirre, G., Quiroz-Mercado, H. Tags: Innovations Source Type: research