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Rénuka S Birbal, Shugi Hsien, Vasiliki Zygoura, Jack S Parker, Lisanne Ham, Korine van Dijk, Isabel Dapena, Lamis Baydoun, Gerrit R J Melles
PURPOSE: To report the mid-term outcomes of hemi-Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (hemi-DMEK) performed for Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). METHODS: In this prospective, interventional case series, we evaluated clinical outcomes of 10 eyes from 10 patients who underwent hemi-DMEK for FECD. Main outcome measures were best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), endothelial cell density (ECD), central pachymetry, and postoperative complications. RESULTS: At 1 year postoperatively, 7/7 eyes (excluding 2 eyes with low visual potential) reached a BCVA of ≥20/40 (≥0...
March 19, 2018: Cornea
Ali Bulent Cankaya, Kemal Tekin, Hasan Kiziltoprak, Sevilay Karahan, Pelin Yilmazbas
PURPOSE: To quantify normative corneal optical density (COD) values of healthy individuals and to investigate alterations in the COD in relation to their ocular and demographic characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional, and observational. METHODS: In total, 588 eyes from 588 healthy participants with clear corneas were consecutively enrolled. Corneal densitometry values expressed in standardized grayscale units (GSU) from different corneal layers and zones obtained using the rotating Pentacam Scheimpflug system were analyzed...
March 16, 2018: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
Erdogan Cicik, Rengin Yildirim, Ceyhun Arici, Funda Dikkaya, Osman Sevki Arslan
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of hemifacial spasm (HFS) on intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement. Methods: Twenty-four consecutive patients with HFS and 25 age- and gender-matched randomly selected eyes of healthy volunteers underwent corneal pachymetry and IOP measurements using Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) and noncontact tonometer (NCT). IOP measurements were performed before (during HFS) and 2 weeks after Botox injections in HFS patients and in healthy volunteers without Botox injections...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
N P Pashtaev, N A Pozdeeva, V V Zotov, M V Sinitsyn, M A Shcheglova
AIM: to conduct a comparative experimental study of the effect of the use of intracorneal implants during femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal pocket (IP) and intrastromal tunnel (IT) formation on the strength properties of the cornea. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The experimental study was performed on 24 corneas of 12 rabbit eyes enucleated 1 month after slaughtering. All eyes were divided into 6 groups according to the method of operation. IP and IT were created with IntraLase FS 60 kHz femtolaser...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
David P Piñero, María T Caballero, Juan M Nicolás-Albujer, Dolores de Fez, Vicent J Camps
PURPOSE: To evaluate a new method of calculation of total corneal astigmatism based on Gaussian optics and the power design of a spherocylindrical lens (C) in the healthy eye and to compare it with keratometric (K) and power vector (PV) methods. METHODS: A total of 92 healthy eyes of 92 patients (age, 17-65 years) were enrolled. Corneal astigmatism was calculated in all cases using K, PV, and our new approach C that considers the contribution of corneal thickness...
March 13, 2018: Cornea
Efstathios Vounotrypidis, Alexis Athanasiou, Karsten Kortüm, Daniel Kook, Mehdi Shajari, Siegfried Priglinger, Wolfgang J Mayer
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term efficacy of accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in a large mid-European cohort with progressive keratoconus. METHODS: Four hundred thirteen eyes of 316 patients with progressive keratoconus were enrolled and treated with conventional (group A) or accelerated (group B) CXL. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), slit lamp, and Pentacam® examinations were performed before and 12, 24, and 36 months after surgery...
March 10, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Mary R Telle, Nickolas Chen, Daniel Shinsako, Julie A Kiland, Kazuya Oikawa, Ralph Møller Trane, Gillian J McLellan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of feline congenital glaucoma (FCG) on corneal sensitivity, and relationships between corneal sensitivity, central corneal thickness (CT), and corneal diameter (CD). ANIMALS AND PROCEDURES: Corneal sensitivity (estimated by corneal touch threshold [CTT] using Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometry); CT using ultrasonic pachymetry; intraocular pressure (IOP) using rebound tonometry; and maximal horizontal CD were measured in 16 normal and 14 FCG cats, both males and females, aged 7 months-3...
March 8, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Sevil Karaman Erdur, Goktug Demirci, Funda Dikkaya, Mehmet Selim Kocabora, Mustafa Ozsutcu
BACKGROUND: To determine the agreement of central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements taken with ultrasonic pachymetry (USP), spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and noncontact specular microscopy (NSM). METHODS: A prospective, observational, cross-sectional study was performed in the outpatient ophthalmology clinic. CCT was measured in a total of 147 eyes of 147 consecutive healthy patients with USP, NSM, and SD-OCT. Same examiner performed all examinations...
March 6, 2018: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Mohammed Ziaei, Jay Meyer, Akilesh Gokul, Hans Vellara, Charles N J McGhee
PURPOSE: To compare the tomography of the corneal epithelium and Bowman layer in eyes with moderate to severe keratoconus before and after epithelial debridement. SETTING: University hospital tertiary referral center. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Dual-channel Scheimpflug combined with Placido-disk tomography was used to measure the corneal variables in eyes with keratoconus having corneal crosslinking immediately before and after epithelial debridement...
January 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Simon Schröder, Stephanie Mäurer, Timo Eppig, Berthold Seitz, Kathrin Rubly, Achim Langenbucher
PURPOSE: To compare corneal tomography and its statistical uncertainty for measurements obtained by three clinically used corneal tomographers: A Scheimpflug camera (Pentacam HR), a swept source optical coherence tomography system (CASIA SS-1000), and Placido ring imaging (TMS-5). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Repeated measurements with all three devices on 34 normal eyes were used to estimate the repeatability, precision, and mean values of corneal elevation and pachymetry within 8 mm diameter...
February 26, 2018: Current Eye Research
Raul Martin
Current corneal assessment technologies make the process of corneal evaluation extremely fast and simple and several devices and technologies allow to explore and to manage patients. The purpose of this special issue is to present and also to update in the evaluation of cornea and ocular surface and this second part, reviews a description of the corneal topography and tomography techniques, providing updated information of the clinical recommendations of these techniques in eye care practice. Placido-based topographers started an exciting anterior corneal surface analysis that allows the development of current corneal tomographers that provide a full three-dimensional reconstruction of the cornea including elevation, curvature, and pachymetry data of anterior and posterior corneal surfaces...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Jonathan S Myers, Imran Masood, Dana M Hornbeak, Jose I Belda, Gerd Auffarth, Anselm Jünemann, Jane Ellen Giamporcaro, Jose M Martinez-de-la-Casa, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed, Lilit Voskanyan, L Jay Katz
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluates long-term outcomes of two trabecular micro-bypass stents, one suprachoroidal stent, and postoperative prostaglandin in eyes with refractory open angle glaucoma (OAG). METHODS: Prospective ongoing 5-year study of 80 eligible subjects (70 with 4-year follow-up) with OAG and IOP ≥ 18 mmHg after prior trabeculectomy and while taking 1-3 glaucoma medications. Subjects received two iStent® trabecular micro-bypass stents, one iStent Supra® suprachoroidal stent, and postoperative travoprost...
February 23, 2018: Advances in Therapy
Jorge L Alió Del Barrio, Alfredo Vega-Estrada, Jorge L Alió
PURPOSE: To describe an alternative treatment option for secondary Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) graft failure, using a second DMEK graft without primary graft removal ("DMEK under DMEK"). METHODS: A 72-year-old patient with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy in the left eye underwent an 8.25-mm second DMEK under an 8.5-mm failed DMEK because of previous graft rejection and subsequent secondary failure. RESULTS: Corrected distance visual acuity improved from 0...
February 22, 2018: Cornea
Irene Sanchez, Sara Ortiz-Toquero, Raul Martin
OBJECTIVE: The VX120 multidiagnostic unit is a multidiagnostic instrument that combines several functions: autorefraction, keratometry, corneal topography, aberrometry, pachymetry, and noncontact tonometry. The purpose of this study was to determine the intrasession repeatability and the intersession reproducibility of all parameters measured by the VX120 multidiagnostic unit in a sample of normal healthy eyes. METHODS: Three repeated measurements in the right eye of the volunteers were taken with VX120...
February 15, 2018: Eye & Contact Lens
Sabine Schmidt, Sophie Hubich, Jan Markus Vetter, Christopher Wirbelauer
BACKGROUND: Torsional mode phacoemulsification results in more effective fragmentation of the nucleus due to a different movement of the phacotip. In this clinical study, we investigated the influence of a modified tip design and active fluidics on the efficacy of phacoemulsification and safety for the corneal endothelium. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective randomized 2 : 1 study in which 40 patients were operated on with the mini-flared Kelman Tip using the Infiniti ® System (group 1), and 20 patients were operated on with the Intrepid ® Balanced Tip and the Centurion ® System...
February 16, 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
L Jay Katz, Carl Erb, Amadeu Carceller Guillamet, Antonio M Fea, Lilit Voskanyan, Jane Ellen Giamporcaro, Dana M Hornbeak
Purpose: Evaluate long-term outcomes after one, two, or three trabecular micro-bypass stents implanted in a standalone procedure in eyes with open-angle glaucoma taking ocular hypotensive medication. Patients and methods: Prospective randomized ongoing study of 119 subjects (109 with 42-month follow-up) with open-angle glaucoma, preoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) 18-30 mmHg on one to three glaucoma medications, and unmedicated (post-washout) IOP 22-38 mmHg...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
Eva Martín-Suárez, Alba Galán, Juan Morgaz, Alicia Guisado, José María Gallardo, Rafael Jesús Gómez-Villamandos
Ultrasound pachymetry (UP) is currently the most common technique used to evaluate central corneal thickness (CCT). New devices which allow assessment of CCT without corneal contact have been compared, but there are discrepancies among instruments. The aim of this study was to compare CCT measurements obtained by UP and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) in 28 eyes of 14 healthy Beagles dogs. Mean CCT±standard deviation (SD) were 552±63μm for UP and 551±55μm for UBM. UBM showed both a fixed and proportional bias when compared to ultrasound pachymetry, but this was not considered to be clinically important...
February 2018: Veterinary Journal
Paolo Vinciguerra, Fabrizio I Camesasca, Emanuela Morenghi, Claudio Azzolini, Luca Pagano, Silvia Trazza, Riccardo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term results of sequential customized therapeutic keratectomy (SCTK) in highly aberrated corneas with apical scars consequent to hyperopic excimer laser refractive surgery. METHODS: Fifteen eyes of 12 patients treated with SCTK for a corneal apical scar after hyperopic excimer laser refractive surgery were retrospectively evaluated. SCTK is a sequence of custom therapeutic excimer laser keratectomies where the results are monitored step-by-step by intraoperative corneal topography...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Sergi Segarra, Marta Leiva, Daniel Costa, Natàlia Coyo, Maria Sabés-Alsina, José Ríos, Teresa Peña
BACKGROUND: Rabbits are currently not a good model for studying diseases of the corneal endothelium because their corneal endothelial cells (CECs) maintain a high proliferative capacity throughout almost all their life. Addressing this particular feature might allow the use of this species for such a purpose. The aim of this study was to evaluate the corneal endothelial injury after intracameral benzalkonium chloride (BAC) injection into rabbit eyes ex vivo, and to establish the most suitable starting dose for an in vivo study aimed at developing an animal model of corneal endothelial disease...
February 2, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Alina Cantemir, Anisia-Iuliana Alexa, Bogdan Gabriel Galan, Nicoleta Anton, Roxana Elena Ciuntu, Ciprian Danielescu, Dorin Chiselita, Danut Costin
The purpose of this retrospective study was to report the results of iontophoretic corneal collagen crosslinking (I-CXL) with riboflavin and ultraviolet A irradiation in patients affected by keratoconus, each with thinnest pachymetry values of <400 μ (with epithelium) and not treatable using standard epithelium-off technique.Fifteen eyes of 15 patients affected by progressive keratoconus and with thinnest pachymetry values <400 μ underwent I-CXL. The uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuity, maximum and minimum keratometry (K max and K min) readings, corneal thickness at the thinnest point (CTTP), endothelial cell density (ECD), and intraocular pressure (IOP) were assessed before I-CXL, at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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