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To investigate the effects of a dissociated optic nerve fiber layer (DONFL) on retinal sensitivity. The medical records of 17 eyes with an idiopathic macular hole that underwent vitrectomy and internal limiting membrane (ILM) peeling were examined. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmic examination, color fundus photography, and argon blue-filter(More)
PURPOSE To report cases of Blau syndrome with a CARD15/Nod2 mutation. DESIGN Observational and interventional case report. PARTICIPANTS A 10-year-old Japanese boy (proband) was seen with secondary angle-closure glaucoma (iris bombe), uveitis, skin rashes, and camptodactyly. His sister had posterior synechia and camptodactyly. She had iritis in both eyes(More)
The cellular interaction of proteins modified with advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) is believed to induce several different biological responses, which are involved in the development of diabetic vascular complications. We report here that the ratio of protein glycation is implicated in its ligand activity to scavenger receptors. Although(More)
PURPOSE The authors investigate the efficacy of using the cytokine levels and clonal heavy-chain immunoglobulin (IgH) gene rearrangements in the vitreous as adjunctive tools to diagnose intraocular lymphoma (IOL). METHODS The IL-10 and IL-6 levels and IgH gene rearrangements were analyzed in vitreous samples from 8 cases of IOL and in 14 uveitis patients.(More)
PURPOSE. micro-Crystallin (CRYM) is a major taxon-specific lens protein. The purpose of this study was to investigate the function of CRYM in eyes of mice with endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU). METHODS. EIU was induced by an injection of a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into the footpad of male C57BL/6J, CRYM knockout (CRYM(-/-)), and wild-type (CRYM(+/+)) mice.(More)
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare heterogeneous autosomal recessive disorder characterized by rod-cone dystrophy, postaxial polydactyly, truncal obesity, hypogonadism, learning disability, and renal anomaly that are caused by ciliary dysfunction. 16 genes have been associated with the BBS phenotype. Although recent pathophysiological studies using(More)