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Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
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Journal of Gandaki Medical College-Nepal     Open Access  
Journal of Generic Medicines     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Journal of Health Sciences / Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
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Journal of Health Sciences and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of HIV for Clinical and Scientific Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Inflammation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Injury and Violence Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Institute of Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Insulin Resistance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of International Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Interventional Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Investigative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Islamabad Medical & Dental College     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Istanbul Faculty of Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Kathmandu Medical College     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of King Abdulaziz University : Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Laboratory Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Laryngology and Voice     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Legal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction     Open Access  
Journal of Lumbini Medical College     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Marine Medical Society     Open Access  
Journal of Materials Science : Materials in Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Maternal and Child Health     Open Access  
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Journal of Medical Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Medical Colleges of PLA     Full-text available via subscription  
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Journal of Medical Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Medical Ethics     Partially Free   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Medical Hypotheses and Ideas     Open Access  
Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Medical Microbiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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Journal of Medical Screening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Journal of Medical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Medical Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 203)
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Journal of Medicine in the Tropics     Open Access  
Journal of Medicine Research and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Molecular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Movement Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Nanotheranostics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Negative and No Positive Results     Open Access  
Journal of Nepalgunj Medical College     Open Access  
Journal of Neurocritical Care     Open Access  
Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Neuroscience and Neurological Disorders     Open Access  
Journal of Nobel Medical College     Open Access  
Journal of Obesity and Bariatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Occupational Therapy Education     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Ocular Biology, Diseases, and Informatics     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research     Full-text available via subscription  
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Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Hearing and Balance Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
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Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences     Open Access  
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Journal of Patient Experience     Open Access  
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Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews     Open Access  
Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes     Open Access  
Journal of Periodontal Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Personalized Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Pest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Physiobiochemical Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Physiology-Paris     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Pioneering Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Postgraduate Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Pregnancy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health     Open Access  
Journal of Primary Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Prosthodontic Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Prosthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Receptor, Ligand and Channel Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Regenerative Medicine     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Research in Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Science and Applications : Biomedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Science and Technology (Ghana)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Scientific Innovation in Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Scientific Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Sensory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College     Open Access  
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty     Open Access  
Journal of Sleep Disorders : Treatment & Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of South American Earth Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences : Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Stem Cell Therapy and Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Stomal Therapy Australia     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77)
Journal of Substance Use     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Journal of Surgical and Clinical Research     Open Access  
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Journal of Surgical Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Surgical Technique and Case Report     Open Access  
Journal of Systemic Therapies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists     Open Access  
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Journal of the Anus, Rectum and Colon     Open Access  
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Journal of Ocular Biology, Diseases, and Informatics
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ISSN (Print) 1936-8445 - ISSN (Online) 1936-8437
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  • A rare case of visual loss due to serous detachment associated with
           retinal “mulberry” hamartoma in a case of tuberous sclerosis
    • Authors: Jayanta Dutta
      Pages: 51 - 53
      PubDate: 2013-03-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9101-x
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • Structural studies on AIPL1 and its functional interactions with NUB1 to
           identify key interacting residues in LCA4
    • Authors: S. Muthukumaran; V. Umashankar; Meena Revathi Valliappan
      Pages: 54 - 60
      Abstract: Abstract Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA) is an autosomal recessive disorder that causes visual impairment in children due to fifteen different gene mutations. Of these, mutations in Aryl-Hydrocarbon Receptor Interacting Protein-like 1 (AIPL1) cause the most severe form of LCA (LCA4) leading to the degeneration of photoreceptor cells. NEDD8 Ultimate Buster 1 (NUB1), a protein that regulates cell cycle progression, interacts with AIPL1 to prevent the over expression of NUB1. In the case of over expression, cell cycle progression is disrupted and may lead to LCA. The studies on interactions between these two proteins will aid in identifying potential modulators for this condition. Since no three-dimensional structure is currently available for these two proteins, in this study we predicted the structures of these two proteins by molecular modelling methods. Moreover, we also modelled the three proven significant mutant forms of AIPL1 spanning the tetratricopeptide domain. Finally, both the modelled wild and mutant structures of AIPL1 (A197P, C239R and G262S) were computationally docked to NUB1, so as to map the potential molecular interactions. This is the first study on modelling the structure–function relationship of AIPL1–NUB1 interactions which shall aid in discovery of novel therapeutic agents.
      PubDate: 2013-04-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9102-9
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • An unusual case of branch retinal venous occlusion in a patient of
           uncomplicated pregnancy
    • Authors: Jayanta Dutta; Rupam Roy; Somnath Mukhopadhyay; Suhrita De Roy
      Pages: 61 - 62
      PubDate: 2013-04-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9103-8
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • Advanced glycation end products and diabetic retinopathy
    • Authors: Yashodhara Sharma; Sandeep Saxena; Arvind Mishra; Anita Saxena; Shankar Madhav Natu
      Pages: 63 - 69
      Abstract: Abstract Studies have established hyperglycemia as the most important factor in the progress of vascular complications. Formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) correlates with glycemic control. The AGE hypothesis proposes that hyperglycemia contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetic complications including retinopathy. However, their role in diabetic retinopathy remains largely unknown. This review discusses the chemistry of AGEs formation and their patho-biochemistry particularly in relation to diabetic retinopathy. AGEs exert deleterious effects by acting directly to induce cross-linking of long-lived proteins to promote vascular stiffness, altering vascular structure and function and interacting with receptor for AGE, to induce intracellular signaling leading to enhanced oxidative stress and elaboration of key proinflammatory and prosclerotic cytokines. Novel anti-AGE strategies are being developed hoping that in next few years, some of these promising therapies will be successfully evaluated in clinical context aiming to reduce the major economical and medical burden caused by diabetic retinopathy.
      PubDate: 2013-04-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9104-7
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • 3D spectral domain OCT in spontaneous retinal pigment epithelial tear
    • Authors: Sandeep Saxena; Nibha Mishra; Carsten H Meyer
      Pages: 70 - 76
      PubDate: 2013-04-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9105-6
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • Effect of cord blood serum on ex vivo human limbal epithelial cell culture
    • Authors: Anindita Chakraborty; Jayanta Dutta; Sumantra Das; Himadri Datta
      Pages: 77 - 82
      Abstract: Abstract Limbal cell transplantation is an efficacious procedure for rehabilitation of visual acuity in patients with severe ocular surface disorders. Cultivation of limbal epithelial stem cell with fetal bovine serum for transplantation has been a promising treatment for reconstructing the ocular surface in severe limbal stem cell deficiency caused by Steven Johnson syndrome, chemical or thermal injury. This technique of “cell therapy” has been accepted worldwide but the cost of cultivating the cells for transplantation is high. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of cord blood serum in place of fetal bovine serum on the growth of human limbal epithelial cell culture. Our group has experimented with human cord blood serum which was obtained free of cost from willing donors. The use of human cord blood serum in place of fetal bovine serum for ex vivo culture of limbal stem cell has helped us in reducing the cost of culture. Fresh human limbal tissues from donor cadavers were cultured on intact and denuded amniotic membrane. Cells were proliferated in vitro with cell culture media containing human cord blood serum. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and immunofluorescence cytochemistry of cultured human limbal epithelial stem cell was done for characterization of the cells.
      PubDate: 2013-05-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9106-5
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • A case of pseudoxantoma elasticum
    • Authors: Duriye Deniz Demirseren; Nagihan Ugurlu; Aysegul Arman; Selma Emre; Sibel Orhun Yavuz; Ahmet Metin
      Pages: 83 - 85
      PubDate: 2013-05-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9107-4
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • Two separate methods of stem cell transplantation in both eyes of a single
           patient presented with bilateral stem cell deficiency following exposure
           to Euphorbia latex
    • Authors: Jayanta Dutta; Somnath Mukhopadhyay; Kapil. D. Lahiri; Himadri Datta
      Pages: 86 - 88
      PubDate: 2013-06-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9109-2
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • Post-trabeculectomy topical bevacizumab preventing bleb failure: a
           preliminary study
    • Authors: Shashi Kumar Bhasker; Sandeep Saxena; Kamlesh Singh
      Pages: 89 - 95
      Abstract: Abstract This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of post-trabeculectomy topical bevacizumab, in preventing bleb failure. A total of 11 females and 12 males were enrolled for the study. After a complete ophthalmic evaluation, the patients underwent trabeculectomy. Full ophthalmic examination was done the next day, which included visual acuity, intraocular pressure (IOP), and bleb morphology. Next, two drops of bevacizumab [0.25 mg (0.01 ml)] were instilled over the wound area with a tuberculin (1 ml) syringe. Pressure was applied at the medial canthus to prevent it from going into the lacrimal passage. Similar postoperative procedures were repeated at 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks. So in all, five instillations of bevacizumab were completed. Later, the patients were followed at 1-month interval for 6 months. Target IOP was achieved in all eyes and was maintained during the study period of 6 months without any anti-glaucoma medication. Average IOP before trabeculectomy was 27.27 ± 8.92 mmHg, which decreased postoperatively to 8.77 ± 0.97 mmHg at 3 months and 9.27 ± 1.16 mmHg at 6 months. This drop in IOP was statistically significant on both occasions (p = 0.00). A nice low filtering bleb was formed after the surgery, and it remained the same during the study period. The other parameters like cup-to-disc ratio and visual field did not change during the 6 months of study as expected because glaucoma is a slow progressive disease. Modulating the wound at multiple sites by bevacizumab (inflammation, proliferative, and remodeling stages) can lead to success of trabeculectomy.
      PubDate: 2013-06-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9108-3
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 3-4 (2013)
       
  • Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) activity in corneal ulcer and
           ocular surface disorders determined by gelatin zymography
    • Authors: Arti Singh; O. P. S. Maurya; M.V. Jagannadhan; Ashok Patel
      Pages: 31 - 35
      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this paper is to determine the active form of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in corneal ulcer and ocular surface disorder patients. A total of 35 patients of corneal ulcer, 20 patients of ocular surface disorders and 10 control subjects were included in this study and estimation of active form of MMP-2 and MMP-9 was done by gelatin zymography. Tear samples were collected by capillary tube method. Both pro- and active forms of MMP-9 were detected in 24 out of 35 patients with corneal ulcer and 15 out of 20 patients with ocular surface disorders. None of the patients were showing MMP-2 activity. Neither MMP-2 nor MMP-9 was detected in the control group. Active forms of MMP-9 are present in tears of severe ulcerative and ocular surface disorder patients. Thus, proteinase inhibitors have been recommended for the treatment of corneal ulcer and ocular surface disorders to reduced the progression of stromal ulcer and to minimize corneal scarring.
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-012-9096-8
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2012)
       
  • Panuveitis complicated by an inflammatory retinal mass
    • Authors: Weiqiang Qiu; Huirong Zhang; Ziyuan Liu; Xuran Dong; Xuemin Li; Wei Wang
      Pages: 36 - 39
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-012-9097-7
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2012)
       
  • Protein–ligand interaction studies of retinol-binding protein 3 with
           herbal molecules using AutoDock for the management of Eales’ disease
    • Authors: Anshul Tiwari; Sandeep Saxena; A. B. Pant; Prachi Srivastava
      Pages: 40 - 43
      Abstract: Abstract Eales’ disease is an idiopathic retinal vasculitis of the eye. The disease is predominantly characterized by recurrent vitreous hemorrhage. Interphotoreceptor retinol-binding protein 3 plays a significant role in the etiopathogenesis of this condition. It transports retinoids between the retinal pigment epithelium and the photoreceptors; hence, this protein is a potential target for docking studies. In silico data reveal that herbal molecules interact with regulatory domains of interphotoreceptor retinol-binding protein 3 (IRBP-3), resulting into significant docking score and also forms H-bond and several hydrophobic interactions between active residues of IRBP-3. These interactions between the active residues may lead to significant conformational change in that particular portion of the protein. This efficacy and suitability of ligand was determined on the basis of binding energy calculations. Ginkgolide showed minimum binding energy calculations among selected 10 other natural ligands. This fact of virtual screening for potential ligand can give new insights toward the therapeutic intonations and alterations toward the advances in treatment for Eales’ disease.
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-012-9098-6
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2012)
       
  • Topographic assessment of retinal pigment epithelium detachment in central
           serous chorioretinopathy by three-dimensional optical coherence tomography
           single-layer retinal pigment epithelium map
    • Authors: Sandeep Saxena; Carsten H. Meyer; Shashi R. Sharma
      Pages: 44 - 47
      Abstract: Purpose This study aims to compare the topographic distribution of retinal pigment epithelium detachment (PED) in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) single-layer retinal pigment epithelium (SL-RPE) map and fluorescein angiography for the first time. Methods Twenty-seven eyes of CSC with PEDs were studied retrospectively. Topographic distribution of PEDs was documented on 50° fluorescein angiography and SD-OCT SL-RPE map on macular cube 512 × 128. Results Quantity of PEDs ranged from 1 to 5 on SD-OCT SL-RPE map macular cube 512 × 128 and corresponding macular cube area on 50° fluorescein angiography. Topographic distribution of PEDs on SL-RPE map matched with PEDs on fluorescein angiography in the corresponding macular cube area, in all the cases (interobserver correlation = 0.9). Conclusion SD-OCT SL-RPE map is a noninvasive, three-dimensional advanced tool for documentation of topographic assessment of PEDs and obviates the need of fluorescein angiography for monitoring CSC.
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9099-0
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2012)
       
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia with multiple fusiform retinal
           aneurysms
    • Authors: Nagihan Uğurlu; Selma Emre; Fatma Yülek; Emine Kalkan Akcay; Ahmet Sengun
      Pages: 48 - 50
      PubDate: 2012-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-013-9100-y
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 2 (2012)
       
  • Role of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 in the development of diabetic
           retinopathy
    • Authors: Ghulam Mohammad; Mohammad Mairaj Siddiquei
      Pages: 1 - 8
      Abstract: Abstract Diabetic retinopathy represents the most common causes of vision loss in patients affected by diabetes mellitus. The cause of vision loss in diabetic retinopathy is complex and remains incompletely understood. One of the earliest changes in the development of retinopathy is the accelerated apoptosis of retinal microvascular cells and the formation of acellular capillaries by unknown mechanism. Results of a recent research suggest an important role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the development of diabetic retinopathy. MMPs are a large family of proteinases that remodel extracellular matrix components, and under pathological condition, its induction is considered as a negative regulator of cell survival; and in diabetes, latent MMPs are activated in the retina and its capillary cells, and activation of MMP-2 and -9 induces apoptosis of retinal capillary cells. This review will focus on the MMP-2 and MMP-9 in the diabetic retina with special reference to oxidative stress, mitochondria dysfunction, inflammation and angiogenesis, as well as summarizing the current information linking these proteins to pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy.
      PubDate: 2012-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-012-9091-0
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2012)
       
  • Three-dimensional spectral domain optical coherence tomography of retina
           in choroidal metastasis due to breast and lung carcinoma
    • Authors: Sandeep Saxena; Astha Jain; Levent Akduman
      Pages: 9 - 12
      PubDate: 2012-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-012-9092-z
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2012)
       
  • Three-dimensional spectral domain optical coherence tomography in
           Stargardt disease and fundus flavimaculatus
    • Authors: Sandeep Saxena; Nibha Mishra; Carsten H Meyer
      Pages: 13 - 18
      PubDate: 2012-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-012-9093-y
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2012)
       
  • Punctal plugs versus artificial tears for treating dry eye: a comparative
           observation of their effects on contrast sensitivity
    • Authors: Weiqiang Qiu; Ziyuan Liu; Zhihong Zhang; Mingxin Ao; Xuemin Li; Wei Wang
      Pages: 19 - 24
      Abstract: Abstract This study aimed to compare the effects of treatment with punctal plugs versus artificial tears on visual function and tear film stability for dry eye. A total of 56 consecutive eyes of 28 dry eye patients observed at our clinic from May to October in 2009 were divided into two groups. One group (32 eyes of 16 patients) was treated with artificial tears, and punctal plugs were used in the other group (24 eyes of 12 patients). A questionnaire was used in these patients before treatment and was repeated 2 weeks after treatment. Fluorescent staining for tear film break-up time (BUT), the Schirmer test I (STI), and contrast sensitivity was performed at the same time. The questionnaire indicated that all patients complained about the uncomfortable symptoms associated with dry eye. These symptoms were relieved after the application of artificial tears or punctal plugs, and there was no significant difference between these two groups. We found that the corneal fluorescent staining disappeared after treatment. The BUT was improved significantly after treatment in both groups, but the improvement was greater in patients who received punctal plugs than those that received artificial tears. There was no remarkable change in the STI in the artificial tears group, but a significant change was observed in the punctal plugs group. The contrast sensitivities were greatly improved in simulated daylight, night, and glare disability conditions after treatment with artificial tears and punctal plugs. However, the changes in contrast sensitivity did not significantly differ between groups. Both artificial tears and punctal plugs relieved dry eye symptoms, repaired corneal lesions, enhanced tear film stability, and improved contrast sensitivity. Punctal plugs could improve tear film stability and elongate the BUT better than artificial tears.
      PubDate: 2012-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-012-9094-x
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2012)
       
  • Diazinon-induced ulcerative keratitis in C57bl/6 mice
    • Authors: Ebrahim Zabihi; Abbas Soleymani; Leila Ghassemi
      Pages: 25 - 30
      Abstract: Abstract As a well-known organophosphate insecticide, diazinon (DZN) has been used for several decades in agriculture. The major signs of ophthalmic toxicity of DZN have been reported to be cholinergic overstimulation (lacrimation, myosis). Here, we report, for the first time, ulcerative keratitis in C57bl/6 mice secondary to sub-acute exposure to DZN. Four groups of female C57bl/6 mice were administered intraperitoneally either DZN (1, 5, 25 mg/kg/day) or vehicle for 14 consecutive days. Then, histopathological examinations on mice eyes were performed using light microscope and scored for corneal keratitis. Furthermore, blood cholinesterase activity, and hematologic examinations were performed. Data indicated a significant ulcerative keratitis with prompt vision loss in mice exposed to 25 and 5 mg/kg/day (P < 0.05) doses. These results suggest that diazinon might induce ulcerative keratitis secondary to its immunosuppresive effects at high doses in C57bl/6 mice.
      PubDate: 2012-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12177-012-9095-9
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2012)
       
 
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