Hiroaki Nishihara

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PURPOSE To determine the relationship between systemic C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and advanced neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Japanese patients. DESIGN Case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Ninety-seven patients with PCV, 176 with advanced neovascular AMD, and 262 control subjects(More)
PURPOSE It is known that the amplitudes of the multifocal electroretinograms are generally reduced soon after photodynamic therapy (PDT). The purpose of this study was to determine whether this amplitude reduction correlates with the changes in macular thickness or with changes in choroidal circulation. METHODS Thirty-seven eyes that were successfully(More)
PURPOSE Choroidal hypofluorescence has been reported beneath the photodynamic therapy (PDT) site in clinical studies. We evaluated the choroidal hypofluorescence after combined PDT with posterior subtenon injection of triamcinolone acetonide or PDT with an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab for age-related macular degeneration. METHODS Two hundred and(More)
PURPOSE Retinal function is commonly depressed transiently after photodynamic therapy (PDT). Additional treatment may prevent this impaired retinal function. The purpose of this study was to determine the changes in the focal macular electroretinograms (FMERGs) after PDT combined with TA for age-related macular degeneration. METHODS Thirty-four eyes that(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the differences in the optical coherence tomographically determined macular morphology in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) from eyes with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) quantitatively. METHODS The medical records of 208 eyes of 203 Japanese patients with PCV or exudative AMD who were newly treated for(More)
PURPOSE To study the properties of the focal macular electroretinograms (fmERGs) in eyes with untreated wet-type age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS fmERGs were recorded from 157 eyes of 157 consecutive patients with untreated wet-type AMD (113 men, 44 women; age, 71.3 +/- 8.0 years). The fmERGs were recorded under direct fundus observation(More)
Our purpose was to determine whether lipid peroxides are elevated in the plasma of patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes with multiple lacunar infarcts as detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to confirm whether peroxide levels correlate with glycemic controls and blood lipid levels. The level of lipid peroxide (measured as thiobarbituric(More)
To determine whether an algorithm we have developed can be used to measure the retinal thickness on optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. Six radial linear scans of 6 mm were made with the OCT instrument. The retinal thickness and volume determined with the built-in algorithm for the OCT instrument for 50 eyes of 50 control subjects with normal retinal(More)
Retinal function is transiently depressed after photodynamic therapy (PDT) alone. One of the reasons for this functional impairment is a reduction of choroidal circulation caused by the PDT. The purpose of this study was to determine whether PDT combined with intravitreal bevacizumab (PDT+IVB) can reduce or prevent the transient impaired macular function.(More)
BACKGROUND Visual disturbance caused by cancer metastasis from other organs is one of the largest challenges to cancer patients' quality of life (QOL). Lung cancer is the most frequent primary site of choroidal metastasis in men, but improvement of visual disturbance has not always been emphasized in lung cancers. Recently intravitreal bevacizumab is a(More)