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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936615/procollagen-c-proteinase-enhancer-1-pcpe-1-functions-as-an-anti-angiogenic-factor-and-enhances-epithelial-recovery-in-injured-cornea
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Dawiyat Massoudi, Colin J Germer, Jeffrey M Glisch, Daniel S Greenspan
Procollagen C-proteinase enhancer 1 (PCPE-1) has been characterized as a protein capable of enhancing the activity of bone morphogenetic protein 1/tolloid-like proteinases in the biosynthetic processing of C-propeptides from procollagens I-III. This processing step is thought necessary to the formation of collagen I-III monomers capable of forming fibrils. Thus, PCPE-1 is predicted to play an important role in scarring, as scar tissue is predominantly composed of fibrillar collagen. Corneal scarring is of great clinical importance, as it leads to loss of visual acuity and, in severe cases, blindness...
September 21, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936480/the-role-of-corneal-stroma-a-potential-nutritional-source-for-the-cornea
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Lingling Zhang, Matthew C Anderson, Chia-Yang Liu
Corneal stroma plays a pivotal role in normal visual function. Anatomically, it is located between the outer epithelium and the inner endothelium and is the thickest layer of the cornea. Keratocytes in the stroma produce a variety of cellular products, including growth factors/cytokines, extracellular matrix (ECM) components, and kinases. These products support normal corneal development and homeostasis.
August 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932340/contact-lenses-for-keratoconus-current-practice
#3
Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda, Panagiotis Georgoudis, Miltos Balidis, Eleftherios Karageorgiadis, Nikos Kozeis
BACKGROUND: Keratoconus is a chronic, bilateral, usuallly asymmetrical, non-inflammatory, ectatic disorder, being characterized by progressive steepening, thinning and apical scarring of the cornea. Initially, the patient is asymptomatic, but the visual acuity gradually decreases, resulting in significant vision loss due to the development of irregular astigmatism, myopia, corneal thinning and scarring. The classic treatment of visual rehabilitation in keratoconus is based on spectacles and contact lenses (CLs)...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913508/confocal-biomicroscopic-changes-of-the-corneal-layers-following-femtosecond-laser-assisted-myoring-implantation-in-keratoconus
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Heidar Siatiri, Mahmoud Jabbarvand, Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Amirhossein Mollazadeh, Nasim Siatiri, Arash Mirmohammadsadeghi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of the femtosecond laser-assisted MyoRing implantation on the confocal biomicroscopic findings in different corneal layers of the patients with keratoconus. METHODS: Twelve eyes of 12 patients with mild to moderate keratoconus (keratometry between 48 and 52 diopters) and intolerance to hard contact lens entered the study. All the included patients underwent femtosecond laser-assisted MyoRing (Dioptex GmBH, Linz, Austria) implantation...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894403/corneal-cell-morphology-in-keratoconus-a-confocal-microscopic-observation
#5
Somnath Ghosh, Haliza Abdul Mutalib, Sharanjeet Kaur, Rituparna Ghoshal, Shamala Retnasabapathy
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal cell morphology in patients with keratoconus using an in vivo slit scanning confocal microscope. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the corneal cell morphology of 47 keratoconus patients and 32 healthy eyes without any ocular disease. New keratoconus patients with different disease severities and without any other ocular co-morbidity were recruited from the ophthalmology department of a public hospital in Malaysia from June 2013 to May 2014...
March 2017: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883661/visualizing-micro-anatomical-structures-of-the-posterior-cornea-with-micro-optical-coherence-tomography
#6
Si Chen, Xinyu Liu, Nanshuo Wang, Xianghong Wang, Qiaozhou Xiong, En Bo, Xiaojun Yu, Shufen Chen, Linbo Liu
Diagnosis of corneal disease and challenges in corneal transplantation require comprehensive understanding of corneal anatomy, particularly that of the posterior cornea. Micro-optical coherence tomography (µOCT) is a potentially suitable tool to meet this need, owing to its ultrahigh isotropic spatial resolution, high image acquisition rate and depth priority scanning mode. In this study, we explored the ability of µOCT to visualize micro-anatomical structures of the posterior cornea ex vivo and in vivo using small and large animals...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875340/corneal-features-in-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease-by-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
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Tudor C Tepelus, Gloria B Chiu, Jyotsna Maram, Jianyan Huang, Vikas Chopra, SriniVas R Sadda, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to determine the morphological features of the corneal epithelial layers, sub-basal nerve plexus and anterior stroma in patients with ocular graft-versus-host disease (oGVHD) compared to non-GVHD dry eyes and normal controls, using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). METHODS: IVCM was used to capture central cornea images from eight volunteers with normal healthy eyes, ten patients with non-GVHD dry eye syndrome (DES) and 15 patients with clinically diagnosed oGVHD, in a cross-sectional study...
September 5, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866013/contrasting-cellular-damage-after-blue-iris-and-femto-lasik-in-cat-cornea
#8
Kaitlin T Wozniak, Noah Elkins, Daniel R Brooks, Daniel E Savage, Scott MacRae, Jonathan D Ellis, Wayne H Knox, Krystel R Huxlin
Blue-intra-tissue refractive index shaping (Blue-IRIS) is a new approach to laser refractive correction of optical aberrations in the eye, which alters the refractive index of the cornea rather than changing its shape. Before it can be implemented in humans, it is critical to establish whether and to what extent, Blue-IRIS damages the cornea. Here, we contrasted the impact of -1.5 D cylinder refractive corrections inscribed using either Blue-IRIS or femtosecond laser in-situ keratomileusis (femto-LASIK) on corneal cell viability...
August 31, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852187/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-of-posner-schlossman-syndrome-comparison-with-herpes-simplex-keratitis-hla-b27-anterior-uveitis-and-acute-attack-of-primary-angle-closure
#9
Ying Hong, Miao Wang, Lingling Wu
To investigate in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) findings in patients with Posner-Schlossman Syndrome (PSS), we compared the IVCM findings from the eyes of patients with: PSS (44 eyes); herpes simplex keratitis (HSK) (45 eyes); HLA-B27 anterior uveitis (B27AU) (45 eyes); and with acute attack of primary angle closure (aPAC) (43 eyes). The central Langerhans cells (LCs) grade at the level of corneal basal epithelial cells of the PSS group (2.33 ± 0.55) was similar to that of the HSK group (2.63 ± 0...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844046/paracrine-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-the-activation-of-keratocytes
#10
Zhixin Jiang, Guangjie Liu, Fanlan Meng, Weiyi Wang, Peng Hao, Yang Xiang, Yuchuan Wang, RuiFang Han, Fang Li, Liming Wang, Xuan Li
AIMS: The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived soluble factors on the function of keratocytes, with a particular focus on the processes involved in wound healing, including keratocyte activation, migration and proliferation as well as extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis. METHODS: Primary cultured rabbit keratocytes were treated with MSC-conditioned medium (MSC-CM). The paracrine factors released by bone marrow MSCs were examined by ELISA...
August 26, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832498/corneal-fibroblasts-as-sentinel-cells-and-local-immune-modulators-in-infectious-keratitis
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REVIEW
Ken Fukuda, Waka Ishida, Atsuki Fukushima, Teruo Nishida
The cornea serves as a barrier to protect the eye against external insults including microbial pathogens and antigens. Bacterial infection of the cornea often results in corneal melting and scarring that can lead to severe visual impairment. Not only live bacteria but also their components such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Gram-negative bacteria contribute to the development of inflammation and subsequent corneal damage in infectious keratitis. We describe the important role played by corneal stromal fibroblasts (activated keratocytes) as sentinel cells, immune modulators, and effector cells in infectious keratitis...
August 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828480/long-term-biomechanical-and-histologic-results-of-wst-d-nir-corneal-stiffening-in-rabbits-up-to-8-months-follow-up
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Jurriaan Brekelmans, Alexandra Goz, Mor M Dickman, Alexander Brandis, Xiaomeng Sui, H Daniel Wagner, Rudy M M A Nuijts, Avigdor Scherz, Arie L Marcovich
Purpose: To determine the long-term safety and efficacy of WST-D/near-infrared (NIR) corneal stiffening. Methods: One eye of 23 New Zealand White rabbits was de-epithelialized mechanically followed by topical application of 2.5 mg/mL WST11, combined with dextran-500 (WST-D) for 20 minutes. Subsequently, samples were irradiated with a NIR (755 nm) laser at 10 mW/cm2 for 30 minutes. Untreated fellow eyes served as controls. One week (n = 4), 1 month (n = 6), 4 months (n = 9), or 8 months (n = 4) after treatment rabbits were euthanized...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822704/corneal-confocal-microscopy-and-dry-eye-findings-in-contact-lens-discomfort-patients
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Aysun Sanal Dogan, Canan Gurdal, Nese Arslan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the corneal confocal microscopy and dry eye findings in patients with contact lens discomfort. METHODS: The study included 3 groups of participants: Contact lens wearers using silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses who are symptomatic (CLD, n=15) or asymptomatic (ACL, n=11) and non-wearers as controls (n=14). Duration of contact lens wear, Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire responses, fluorescein tear break-uptime (FBUT), and corneal confocal microscopy findings were recorded...
August 16, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777385/efficacy-of-eyedrops-containing-cross-linked-hyaluronic-acid-and-coenzyme-q10-in-treating-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-dry-eye
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Elisa I Postorino, Laura Rania, Emanuela Aragona, Carmen Mannucci, Angela Alibrandi, Gioacchino Calapai, Domenico Puzzolo, Pasquale Aragona
PURPOSE: Dry eye disease (DED) is a common condition causing substantial burden. A randomized, controlled, single-masked study was performed in 40 patients with mild to moderate DED to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a collyrium based on crosslinked hyaluronic acid (XLHA) with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). METHODS: Enrolled subjects were divided into 2 groups: group A, treated with XLHA + CoQ10; and group B, treated with hyaluronic acid (HA). Eyedrops were administered 4 times daily for 3 months...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763562/chondroitin-sulfate-based-biocompatible-crosslinker-restores-corneal-mechanics-and-collagen-alignment
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Xiaokun Wang, Shoumyo Majumdar, Garret Ma, Jeeyeon Sohn, Samuel C Yiu, Walter Stark, Awad Al-Qarni, Deepak P Edward, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Purpose: To evaluate the crosslinking effect of functionalized chondroitin sulfate (CS) in an ex vivo rabbit cornea model. Methods: Chondroitin sulfate molecules were chemically modified with the N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) group. Enucleated rabbit eyes were crosslinked with 2, 5, or 10 mg/mL CS-NHS solution for 30 or 60 minutes. The CS-NHS penetration, corneal swelling ratio, Young's modulus, and ultrastructure of the crosslinked corneas were characterized. In addition, rabbit corneas were further treated with a collagenase-chondroitinase solution to create an ex vivo keratoconus (KC)-like model...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762648/directed-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-to-neural-crest-stem-cells-functional-peripheral-neurons-and-corneal-keratocytes
#16
Qian Zhu, Mingming Li, Chuan Yan, Qiqi Lu, Shunhui Wei, Rong Gao, Mengfei Yu, Yu Zou, Gopu Sriram, Huei J Tong, Walter Hunziker, Chaminda J Seneviratne, Zhiyuan Gong, Bjorn R Olsen, Tong Cao
Neural crest stem cells (NCSCs) are a transient and multipotent cell population giving rise to various cell types with clinical importance. Isolation of human NCSCs is extremely challenging that limits our knowledge about neural crest development and application. Here, a defined protocol to efficiently direct human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to NCSCs and multiple neural crest lineages is presented. A unique combination of small molecule inhibitors and growth factors is employed to generate NCSCs from hESCs through a neuroectoderm stage...
August 1, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761323/the-comparative-safety-of-genipin-versus-uva-riboflavin-crosslinking-of-rabbit-corneas
#17
Wenjing Song, Yun Tang, Jing Qiao, Haili Li, Bei Rong, Songlin Yang, Yuan Wu, Xiaoming Yan
PURPOSE: To investigate, after 24 h, the safety of genipin or ultraviolet A (UVA)-riboflavin crosslinking of keratocytes and endothelial cells. METHODS: Fifteen New Zealand white rabbits were selected and divided into a PBS group (five rabbits), a 0.2% genipin crosslinking (GP-CXL) group (five rabbits), and a UVA-riboflavin crosslinking (UVA-CXL) group (five rabbits). In the GP-CXL and PBS groups, 0.2% genipin or PBS was applied to the corneal surface of the right eyes...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749047/electric-fields-accelerate-cell-polarization-and-bypass-myosin-action-in-motility-initiation
#18
Yao-Hui Sun, Yuxin Sun, Kan Zhu, Brian Reid, Xing Gao, Bruce W Draper, Min Zhao, Alex Mogilner
Stationary symmetrical fish keratocyte cells break symmetry and become motile spontaneously but slowly. We found that applying electric field (EF) accelerates the polarization by an order of magnitude. While spontaneously polarized cells move persistently for hours, the EF-induced polarity is lost in a majority of cells when the EF is switched off. However, if the EF is applied for a long time and then switched off, the majority of cell move stably. Myosin inhibition abolishes spontaneous polarization, but does not slow down EF-induced polarization, and after the EF is turned off, motility does not stop; however, the cell movements are erratic...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708898/retreatment-strategies-following-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile-in-vivo-tissue-responses
#19
Andri K Riau, Yu-Chi Liu, Chris H L Lim, Nyein C Lwin, Ericia P Teo, Gary H Yam, Donald T Tan, Jodhbir S Mehta
With any refractive correction, including Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), there may be a residual refractive error that requires a retreatment. Here, we investigated the tissue responses following various retreatment procedures in a rabbit model of SMILE. All rabbits underwent a -6.00D correction with SMILE. Two weeks later, they underwent -1.00D enhancement by: (i) VisuMax Circle, followed by excimer ablation (S+C); (ii) secondary SMILE anterior to the primary procedure (S+SE); or (iii) surface ablation (S+P), and were examined for 28 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700779/corneal-wound-repair-after-rose-bengal-and-green-light-crosslinking-clinical-and-histologic-study
#20
Patricia Gallego-Muñoz, Lucía Ibares-Frías, Elvira Lorenzo, Susana Marcos, Pablo Peréz-Merino, Nandor Bekesi, Irene E Kochevar, M Carmen Martínez-García
Purpose: To evaluate corneal wound healing after treatment with a new collagen crosslinking protocol using rose bengal dye and green light (RGX). Methods: One cornea of 20 New Zealand rabbits was de-epithelialized (DE) in an 8-mm diameter circle and, in another group (n = 25), the DE corneas were then stained with 0.1% rose bengal for 2 minutes and exposed to green light (532 nm) for 7 minutes (RGX). The contralateral eyes without treatment acted as controls. The animals were clinically followed including fluorescein staining and pachymetry...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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