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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032001/efficacy-of-self-retained-cryopreserved-amniotic-membrane-for-treatment-of-neuropathic-corneal-pain
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Melina I Morkin, Pedram Hamrah
PURPOSE: Treatment of neuropathic corneal pain (NCP) remains intricate, and involves a long-term combined multistep approach. The self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane (PROKERA(®), Bio-Tissue, Miami,FL) has been utilized for multiple ocular surface disorders. We evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of ProKera(®) Slim [PKS] and ProKera(®) Clear [PKC] in the treatment of NCP. METHODS: Retrospective case series of 9 patients who received PKS/PKC for the acute treatment of NCP...
October 12, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031646/international-publication-trends-in-dry-eye-disease-research-a-bibliometric-analysis
#2
Christophe Boudry, C Baudouin, Fréderic Mouriaux
PURPOSE: To perform a bibliometric analysis in the field of dry eye disease (DED) research to characterize the current international status of DED research and to identify the most effective actors (journals, countries, authors) involved in this field. METHODS: Scientometric methods were used to evaluate global scientific production and development trends in DED research using the Web of Science Core Collection. RESULTS: The growth of the literature related to DED averaged 12...
October 11, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031645/neuropathic-pain-and-dry-eye
#3
REVIEW
Anat Galor, Hamid-Reza Moein, Charity Lee, Adriana Rodriguez, Elizabeth R Felix, Konstantinos D Sarantopoulos, Roy C Levitt
Dry eye is a common, multifactorial disease currently diagnosed by a combination of symptoms and signs. Its epidemiology and clinical presentation have many similarities with neuropathic pain outside the eye. This review highlights the similarities between dry eye and neuropathic pain, focusing on clinical features, somatosensory function, and underlying pathophysiology. Implications of these similarities on the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye are discussed.
October 11, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974417/pregnancy-probabilistically-augments-potential-precursors-to-chronic-immune-mediated-or-autoimmune-lacrimal-gland-infiltrates
#4
Austin K Mircheff, Yanru Wang, Meng Li, Billy X Pan, Chuanqing Ding
PURPOSE: This study asked whether pregnancy, a risk factor for dry eye disease associated with both chronic, immune-mediated- and autoimmune etiologies, augments development of clusters of coordinately functioning cells (CCFC) that may be precursors to pathological lacrimal gland infiltrates. METHODS: Lacrimal glands were from six virgin- and six term-pregnant rabbits of the same age and environmental exposure history. Seventy-two immune response-related gene transcripts were assayed by real time RT-PCR...
September 30, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939118/dry-eye-disease-in-the-elderly-in-a-french-population-based-study-the-montrachet-study-maculopathy-optic-nerve-nutrition-neurovascular-and-heart-diseases-prevalence-and-associated-factors
#5
Arthur Ferrero, Seydou Alassane, Christine Binquet, Lionel Bretillon, Niyazi Acar, Louis Arnould, Aurore Muselier-Mathieu, Cécile Delcourt, Alain M Bron, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of dry eye disease (DED) in the elderly and to describe systemic and ocular factors associated with DED in a population-based study, the Montrachet (Maculopathy Optic Nerve nuTRition neurovAsCular and HEarT diseases) study. METHODS: Dry eye symptoms were evaluated using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire. A self-reported history of dry eye symptoms and artificial tear use were also recorded. Every participant underwent an ophthalmic evaluation, which included the Schirmer test without anesthesia (Schirmer I), tear film breakup time (TFBUT) measurement, and fluorescein corneal staining evaluation...
September 19, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935579/mechanisms-imaging-and-structure-of-tear-film-breakup
#6
REVIEW
P Ewen King-Smith, Carolyn G Begley, Richard J Braun
Tear film breakup (BU) is an important aspect of dry eye disease, as a cause of ocular aberrations, irritation and ocular surface inflammation and disorder. Additionally, measurement of breakup time, BUT, is a common clinical test for dry eye. The current definition of BUT is subjective; here, a more objective concept of "touchdown" - the moment when the lipid layer touches down on the corneal surface - is proposed as an aid to understanding processes in early and late stages of BU development. Models of BU have generally been based on the assumption that a single mechanism is involved...
September 18, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923504/the-top-100-papers-in-dry-eye-a-bibliometric-analysis
#7
Marc Schargus, Robert Kromer, Vasily Druchkiv, Andreas Frings
PURPOSE: Citation analysis represents one of the best currently available methods for quantifying the impact of articles. Bibliometric studies list the ''best sellers'' in a single field of interest. The purpose of the present study was to identify and analyze the most frequently cited papers in dry eye research that may be of high interest for researchers and clinicians. METHODS: We reviewed the database of the Institute for Scientific Information to identify articles published from 1900 to September 2016...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923503/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-detects-bilateral-changes-of-corneal-immune-cells-and-nerves-in-unilateral-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus
#8
Bernardo M Cavalcanti, Andrea Cruzat, Afsun Sahin, Deborah Pavan-Langston, Eric Samayoa, Pedram Hamrah
PURPOSE: To analyze bilateral corneal immune cell and nerve alterations in patients with unilateral herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) by laser in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and their correlation with corneal sensation and clinical findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional, controlled single-center study. Twenty-four eyes of 24 HZO patients and their contralateral clinically unaffected eyes and normal controls (n = 24) were included...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919238/post-blink-tear-film-dynamics-in-healthy-and-dry-eyes-during-spontaneous-blinking
#9
Dorota Szczesna-Iskander
PURPOSE: The aim was to investigate the dynamics of post-blink tear film leveling in natural blinking conditions (NBC) for healthy subjects and those diagnosed with dry eye syndrome (DES) and to relate this phase to the tear film surface quality (TFSQ) before the following blink. METHODS: The study included 19 healthy persons and 10 with dry eye, grouped according to symptoms and signs observed during examination. Lateral shearing interferometry was used to examine TFSQ...
September 14, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918083/topical-fluorometholone-treatment-and-desiccating-stress-change-inflammatory-protein-expression-in-tears
#10
Janika Nättinen, Antti Jylhä, Ulla Aapola, Amalia Enríquez-de-Salamanca, José Pinto-Fraga, Alberto López-Miguel, María J González-García, Michael E Stern, Margarita Calonge, Lei Zhou, Matti Nykter, Hannu Uusitalo, Roger Beuerman
PURPOSE: It was hypothesized that tear protein biomarkers could predict the effects of topical steroid treatment and desiccating stress in patients with dry eye disease (DED). To test this concept, a randomized, double-masked, controlled clinical trial with 41 patients was conducted. METHODS: The patients were treated topically with either 0.1% fluorometholone (FML) or polyvinyl alcohol (PA). Tear samples were collected using 1 μl glass capillaries at recruitment into the study and after a 3-week treatment period, both before and after 2 h exposure to desiccating stress, in a controlled environment chamber...
September 13, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890180/effectiveness-of-meibomian-gland-massage-combined-with-topical-levofloxacin-against-ocular-surface-flora-in-patients-before-penetrating-ocular-surgery
#11
Shao Dan Zhang, Jing Na He, Tong Tong Niu, Shan Shan Liu, Chiu Yeung Chan, Chun Yang Ren, Chi Liu, Chi Pui Pang, Yang Qu, Ruo Xi Li, Hai Lin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the bacterial profile in the conjunctiva and meibomian glands in patients before penetrating ocular surgeries, and to compare the anti-bacterial efficacy of 0.5% levofloxacin and its combination with meibomian gland massage. DESIGN: Hospital-based, case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred and twenty-six eyes from 226 patients with non-infective ocular diseases and scheduled for penetrating ocular surgeries. METHODS: Tested eyes were administered with topical 0...
September 7, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827194/midterm-outcomes-of-penetrating-keratoplasty-after-cultivated-oral-mucosal-epithelial-transplantation-in-chemical-burn
#12
Alireza Baradaran-Rafii, Siamak Delfazayebaher, Nasser Aghdami, Ehsan Taghiabadi, Shahram Bamdad, Danial Roshandel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the mid-term outcome of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) after cultivated oral mucosal epithelial transplantation (COMET) in patients with bilateral total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) due to chemical burn. METHODS: In this prospective interventional nonrandomized case series, optical PKP was performed in patients with severe stromal opacity after successful COMET. Main outcome measures were stability of the ocular surface, visual acuity improvement and corneal graft survival...
August 18, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807793/interests
#13
EDITORIAL
J Daniel Nelson
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August 11, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807792/anti-science-in-the-21st-century
#14
LETTER
Gary D Novack
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August 11, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797892/the-tfos-dry-eye-workshop-ii-executive-summary
#15
REVIEW
Jennifer P Craig, J Daniel Nelson, Dimitri T Azar, Carlos Belmonte, Anthony J Bron, Sunil K Chauhan, Cintia S de Paiva, José A P Gomes, Katherine M Hammitt, Lyndon Jones, Jason J Nichols, Kelly K Nichols, Gary D Novack, Fiona J Stapleton, Mark D P Willcox, James S Wolffsohn, David A Sullivan
This article presents an Executive Summary of the conclusions and recommendations of the 10-chapter TFOS DEWS II report. The entire TFOS DEWS II report was published in the July 2017 issue of The Ocular Surface. A downloadable version of the document and additional material, including videos of diagnostic and management techniques, are available on the TFOS website: www.TearFilm.org.
August 7, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789979/conjunctival-subepithelial-fibrosis-and-meibomian-gland-atrophy-in-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease
#16
Yael Kusne, M'hamed Temkit, Nandita Khera, Dharmendra R Patel, Joanne F Shen
PURPOSE: Dry eye symptoms greatly impact patients' quality of life in ocular graft-versus-host disease (oGVHD). Various ocular surface changes have been reported in oGVHD, including meibomian gland atrophy (MGA) and clinical conjunctival scarring or subepithelial fibrosis (CSEF). The relationships between CSEF, MGA, and other ocular surface changes in oGVHD were examined. METHODS: Charts of 21 consecutive GVHD patients examined by a single ophthalmologist were retrospectively reviewed...
August 5, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782653/a-maximal-incremental-effort-alters-tear-osmolarity-depending-on-the-fitness-level-in-military-helicopter-pilots
#17
Jesús Vera Vilchez, Raimundo Jimenez, Iker Madinabeitia, Nerijus Masiulis, David Cárdenas
PURPOSE: Fitness level modulates the physiological responses to exercise for a variety of indices. While intense bouts of exercise have been demonstrated to increase tear osmolarity (Tosm), it is not known if fitness level can affect the Tosm response to acute exercise. This study aims to compare the effect of a maximal incremental test on Tosm between trained and untrained military helicopter pilots. METHODS: Nineteen military helicopter pilots (ten trained and nine untrained) performed a maximal incremental test on a treadmill...
August 4, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576753/review-the-function-of-regulatory-t-cells-at-the-ocular-surface
#18
REVIEW
William Foulsham, Anna Marmalidou, Afsaneh Amouzegar, Giulia Coco, Yihe Chen, Reza Dana
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are critical modulators of immune homeostasis. Tregs maintain peripheral tolerance to self-antigens, thereby preventing autoimmune disease. Furthermore, Tregs suppress excessive immune responses deleterious to the host. Recent research has deepened our understanding of how Tregs function at the ocular surface. This manuscript describes the classification, the immunosuppressive mechanisms, and the phenotypic plasticity of Tregs. We review the contribution of Tregs to ocular surface autoimmune disease, as well as the function of Tregs in allergy and infection at the ocular surface...
October 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347855/role-of-high-resolution-optical-coherence-tomography-in-diagnosing-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia-with-coexisting-ocular-surface-diseases
#19
Marwan Atallah, Madhura Joag, Anat Galor, Guillermo Amescua, Afshan Nanji, Jianhua Wang, Victor L Perez, Sander Dubovy, Carol L Karp
PURPOSE: Coexistence of an ocular surface disease can mask the typical features of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN). The purpose of this study was to evaluate high resolution optical coherence tomography (HR-OCT) as an adjunct in the detection and differentiation of OSSN within coexisting ocular surface pathologies. METHODS: Retrospective study of 16 patients with ocular surface disease and lesions suspicious for OSSN that were evaluated with HR-OCT. HR-OCT images of the lesions were taken to look for evidence of OSSN...
October 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698011/clinical-and-morphological-manifestations-of-aniridia-associated-keratopathy-on-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
#20
Anna Voskresenskaya, Nadezhda Pozdeyeva, Tatyana Vasilyeva, Yevgeniy Batkov, Aleksandr Shipunov, Boris Gagloev, Rena Zinchenko
PURPOSE: The study aimed to evaluate clinical and morphological changes in the limbal palisades of Vogt (POV) at different stages of aniridia-associated keratopathy (AAK) and to assess possible utility of anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) for the visualization of limbal progenitor structures as it correlates to laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) data. METHODS: The study involved 32 patients (59 eyes) with congenital aniridia. AAK stage was defined based on biomicroscopy...
July 8, 2017: Ocular Surface
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