Category: Ophthalmology

Retinal Pigment Epithelial Changes in Parkinson’s Disease: A Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Study by Betul Onal Gunay

CONCLUSIONS: The RPE changes are more frequent in patients with PD than in the control group in the macular area. The most frequent RPE change is the focal thickening of RPE, and RPE changes were associated with disease duration. We cannot distinguish a potential drug effect from a true potential effect of the disease in…

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Impaired healing of cutaneous wound in a Trpv1 deficient mouse by Kazuki Ueno

Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) ion channels mediate the influx of cations into cells responding to chemical or physical stimuli. TRP vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) regulates cutaneous functions. Its function in cutaneous wound healing, however, has not been clarified. The current study elucidated the role of TRPV1 in cutaneous wound healing of dorsal circular excisional injury using…

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Changes in mean and variance of ophthalmic disease incidences during COVID-19 pandemic in Korea by Hyo Geun Choi

This study undertook to determine the changes in the numbers of outpatient visits for various ophthalmic diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with before. The monthly outpatient visits for 14 common ophthalmic diseases were enumerated based on the ICD-10 codes in Korean National Health Insurance Service data. The differences in the mean outpatient visits and…

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Ophthalmic characteristics and retinal vasculature changes in Williams syndrome, and its association with systemic diseases by Tsai-Chu Yeh

CONCLUSIONS: This study provides the first in vivo evidence reflecting current knowledge on vessel morphology in WS patients that deficient circumferential growth is the predominant pathophysiologic changes resulting from elastin deficiency. The ophthalmic characteristics may serve as a complementary tool to diagnose and follow-up patients suffering from WS.

Anesthesia for ophthalmic surgery: an educational review by Aidan Pucchio

CONCLUSION: Anesthetizing the eye has rapidly evolved in recent years, supporting the safety, efficacy and comfort of ocular surgery. Since there are many viable options of anesthetics available for ophthalmic surgery, a robust understanding of the patients needs, the skill of the surgical team, and surgery-specific factors ought to be considered when creating an anesthetic…

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