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corneal haze

Ahmad R Dhaini, Maamoun Abdul Fattah, Sara Maria El-Oud, Shady T Awwad
PURPOSE: To evaluate a proposed technology for offering objective grading and mapping of corneal haze as detected by corneal spectral domain optical coherence tomography after corneal cross-linking. METHODS: This was a retrospective study to evaluate corneal optical coherence tomography images performed on 44 eyes of 44 patients who underwent corneal cross-linking between January 2014 and May 2015, at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. RESULTS: Overall average brightness of the cornea was markedly increased from 43...
March 13, 2018: Cornea
Suneel Gupta, Michael K Fink, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Ratnakar Tripathi, Prashant R Sinha, Ajay Sharma, Nathan P Hesemann, Shyam S Chaurasia, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Rajiv R Mohan
Purpose: We tested the potential of bone morphogenic protein 7 (BMP7) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) combination gene therapy to treat preformed corneal fibrosis using established rabbit in vivo and human in vitro models. Methods: Eighteen New Zealand White rabbits were used. Corneal fibrosis was produced by alkali injury. Twenty-four hours after scar formation, cornea received topically either balanced salt solution (BSS; n = 6), polyethylenimine-conjugated gold nanoparticle (PEI2-GNP)-naked plasmid (n = 6) or PEI2-GNP plasmids expressing BMP7 and HGF genes (n = 6)...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Luciana Lassance, Gustavo K Marino, Carla S Medeiros, Shanmugapriya Thangavadivel, Steven E Wilson
The aim of this study was to determine whether bone marrow-derived fibrocytes migrate into the cornea after stromal scar-producing injury and differentiate into alpha-smooth muscle actin (αSMA) + myofibroblasts. Chimeric mice expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) bone marrow cells had fibrosis (haze)-generating irregular phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK). Multiplex immunohistochemistry (IHC) for GFP and fibrocyte markers (CD34, CD45, and vimentin) was used to detect fibrocyte infiltration into the corneal stroma and the development of GFP+ αSMA + myofibroblasts...
February 23, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
Adi Einan-Lifshitz, Nir Sorkin, Tanguy Boutin, Zale Mednick, Mohammad Kreimei, Clara C Chan, David S Rootman
PURPOSE: To suggest a new surgical approach for posterior opacities or persistent Descemet membrane (DM) detachment in failed deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and to report the outcome of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) in a series of patients with DALK failure. METHODS: In this retrospective case series of patients who underwent DMEK for failed DALK at Toronto Western Hospital, 4 patients with failed DALK who underwent DMEK surgery were included...
February 22, 2018: Cornea
M Alnawaiseh, N Eter
BACKGROUND: Corneal densitometry, based on the Scheimpflug principle, is a useful noninvasive tool for quantitative evaluation of the optical quality of the cornea. It enables us to evaluate corneal transparency in the different corneal layers and different annuli. In this article, we discuss the basis of application of corneal densitometry measurements and summarize findings in patients with keratoconus. METHODS: This article is based on a selective literature review and analysis of own data...
February 21, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
Hong Seok Kim, Tyler Hyungtaek Rim, Tae-Im Kim, Eung Kweon Kim
PURPOSE: In granular corneal dystrophy type 2 (GCD2), corneal deposits containing fragments of transforming growth factor-β-induced protein appear in sequence as granular lesions (GLs), linear lesions (LLs), and diffuse haze (DH). We aimed to investigate the association between visual acuity and age-related changes in lesion types in patients with GCD2. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the medical records and slit-lamp photographs of 533 patients (1066 eyes) with genetically confirmed GCD2 (heterozygous)...
February 13, 2018: Cornea
Sara M Thomasy, Vijay Krishna Raghunathan, Hidetaka Miyagi, Alexander T Evashenk, Jasmyne C Sermeno, Geneva K Tripp, Joshua T Morgan, Christopher J Murphy
The transformation of keratocytes and fibroblasts to myofibroblasts is important to corneal wound healing as well as formation of stromal haze. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of latrunculin B, an actin cytoskeleton disruptor in conjunction with a fundamental biophysical cue, substrate stiffness, on myofibroblast transformation in vitro and in vivo. Rabbit corneal fibroblasts were cultured on substrates of differing compliance (1.5, 22, and 71 kPa) and tissue culture plastic (TCP; > 1 GPa) in media containing 0 or 10 ng/ml TGFβ1 for 72 h...
February 5, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
JaeSang Ko, Se Kyung Kim, Dong Eun Yong, Tae-Im Kim, Eung Kweon Kim
RATIONALE: Infectious keratitis is a relatively uncommon but potentially sight-threatening complication of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Mycobacterial keratitis is usually regarded as late onset keratitis among post-LASIK keratitis. There has been no documented case of Mycobacterium intracellulare post-LASIK keratitis of a long-latent period. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 36-year-old man was referred to our out-patient clinic, for persistent corneal epithelial defect with intrastromal infiltration...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Joni A Turunen, Juho Wedenoja, Pauliina Repo, Reetta-Stiina Järvinen, Johannes E Jäntti, Sanna Mörtenhumer, Antti S Riikonen, Anna-Elina Lehesjoki, Anna Majander, Tero T Kivelä
PURPOSE: To describe the phenotype and the genetic defect in keratoendotheliitis fugax hereditaria, an autosomal dominant keratitis that periodically affects the corneal endothelium and stroma, leading in some patients to opacities and decreased visual acuity. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, hospital-based study. METHODS: Patient population: Thirty affected and 7 unaffected subjects from 7 families, and 4 sporadic patients from Finland. OBSERVATION PROCEDURES: Ophthalmic examination and photography, corneal topography, specular microscopy and optical coherence tomography in 34 patients, whole exome sequencing in 10 patients, and Sanger sequencing in 34 patients...
January 20, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Marilita M Moschos, Eirini Nitoda, Isabelle Fenzel, Xuefei Song, Achim Langenbucher, Barbara Kaesmann, Berthold Seitz, Zisis Gatzioufas
PURPOSE: To correlate the features of certain types of infantile glaucoma with the progression and the prognosis of the disease, highlighting probable risk factors. METHODS: Seventy-six patients with pediatric glaucoma were recruited in this retrospective study. All patients underwent ophthalmological examination in the Department of Ophthalmology of the Saarland University Medical Center from January 2001 to December 2012. Our pediatric patients were classified into four different categories of glaucoma: (1) primary congenital glaucoma (presenting buphthalmus), (2) aniridia-related glaucoma, (3) Peters/Rieger's anomaly-related glaucoma and (4) congenital cataract-related glaucoma...
January 18, 2018: International Ophthalmology
H Sprague Eustis, Pulin Shah
PURPOSE: Accommodative esotropia is a common cause of acquired esotropia. Pathogenesis varies among patients but usually includes excessive hyperopia and a high accommodative convergence/accommodation ratio or tight medial recti. The present study reviews an individualized treatment plan combining photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and strabismus surgery to correct these problems. DESIGN: This study is a retrospective, interventional case series. METHODS: Records for 15 patients who were treated for accommodative esotropia were reviewed...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Bushra Akbar, Rana Intisar-Ul-Haq, Mazhar Ishaq, Ayesha Fawad, Sabahat Arzoo, Kashif Siddique
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of transepithelial corneal crosslinking (CXL) with epithelium-off crosslinking (epithelium-off CXL) in the treatment of progressive keratoconus in adult Pakistani population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four eyes of 64 consecutive patients of progressive keratoconus were included in this quasi-experimental study. Thirty-two eyes received transepithelial CXL with Peschke TE (0.25% riboflavin (Vitamin B2), 1...
October 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
Vincenzo Scorcia, Valentina De Luca, Andrea Lucisano, Adriano Carnevali, Giovanna Carnovale Scalzo, Cristina Bovone, Massimo Busin
AIM: To report the outcomes of bubble formation obtained by means of intrastromal injection of ophthalmic viscoelastic device (OVD) after failure of pneumatic dissection for deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). METHODS: DALK was performed in 140 keratoconic eyes of 130 patients by injecting air and OVD only secondarily, after pneumatic dissection had failed; the bubble formation rates after air and OVD injection were recorded; complications, best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) and corneal tomographic parameters were evaluated 3 months, 6 months and 12 months postoperatively, as well as after complete suture removal...
December 23, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Govindaraj Anumanthan, Ajay Sharma, Michael Waggoner, Chuck W Hamm, Suneel Gupta, Nathan P Hesemann, Rajiv R Mohan
PURPOSE: This study compared the efficacy and safety of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) and mitomycin C (MMC) up to 4 months in the prevention of corneal haze induced by photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in rabbits in vivo. METHODS: Corneal haze in rabbits was produced with -9.00 diopter PRK. A single application of SAHA (25 μM) or MMC (0.02%) was applied topically immediately after PRK. Effects of the two drugs were analyzed by slit-lamp microscope, specular microscope, TUNEL assay, and immunofluorescence...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Meiyan Li, Dong Yang, Yingjun Chen, Meng Li, Tian Han, Xingtao Zhou, Katherine Ni
BACKGROUND: To report a first case of late-onset diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) occurring 4 years after femtosecond laser-assisted small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old man who underwent SMILE 4 years prior developed DLK in the right eye 1 day after he was struck in the eye by a finger while playing with his son. Slim-lamp microscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) were used to evaluate the cornea of the right eye...
December 8, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
Hanan Mofty, Khaled Alzahrani, Fiona Carley, Sophie Harper, Arun Brahma, Leon Au, Debbie Morley, M Chantal Hillarby
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess UV corneal crosslinking (CXL) treatment outcomes for keratoconus by evaluating the corneal regularity in patients through follow-up using the Oculus Pentacam. Patients and methods: A total of 18 eyes from CXL patients with keratoconus were studied before and after CXL treatment, and six eyes from six patients who were not treated with CXL served as controls. Treated patients had Pentacam images taken before CXL treatment and regularly 3 months post treatment up to the 12th month...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
Alexandre de Carvalho Mendes Paiva, Adenilson de Souza da Fonseca
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) has been used for treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension, pigmenter and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma being considered a low-risk procedure. Therefore, transitory and permanent adverse effects have been reported, including corneal changes, subclinical edema, and reduction in endothelial cells and in central corneal thickness. Despite rarer, serious corneal complications after SLT can be permanent and lead to visual impairment, central corneal haze, opacity and narrowing...
November 30, 2017: International Ophthalmology
Jing Chen, Su-Ning Han, Xiu-Lan Zou, Yu-Ping Zou
OBJECTIVE: To study the dynamic changes of levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in tears and their association with corneal haze in rabbits early after epipolis laser in situ keratomileusis (Epi-LASIK). METHODS: Twenty-four New Zealand rabbits received Epi-LASIK with an ablation depth of 100 µm in one eye and of 150 µm in the other eye. Before and at 3, 7, 14, and 30 days after the surgery, the level of HGF in tears collected from the rabbits was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and corneal haze was graded after surgery...
November 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
K J Lin, J Chen, W Lin, X D Lin, Y M Zhou, L D Zheng, Y Tong
Objective: To analysis, the clinical characteristics, refractive changes, and clinical treatment of interface fluid syndrome after laser lamellar corneal refractive surgery. Methods: During Dec. 2010 to Apr. 2016. In total 6 cases(9 eyes), 3 cases were bilateral, 3 cases were unilateral. Five patients were male and 1 was female. The age of the patients ranged from 20 to 29 years was (24.83±4.02) years. Six cases(9 eyes)of IFS were diagnosed at our hospital. The history and complete ophthalmic examination that include Slit-lamp examination, Slit-lamp photography, refraction, corneal thickness measurement, corneal endothelial cell counting, IOP, anterior segment OCT(AS-OCT), exams were recorded...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Forouhe Zahir-Jouzdani, Mirgholamreza Mahbod, Masoud Soleimani, Faezeh Vakhshiteh, Ehsan Arefian, Saeed Shahosseini, Rasoul Dinarvand, Fatemeh Atyabi
Corneal haze, commonly caused by deep physical and chemical injuries, can greatly impair vision. Growth factors facilitate fibroblast proliferation and differentiation, which leads to haze intensity. In this study, the potential effect of chitosan (CS) and thiolated-chitosan (TCS) nanoparticles and solutions on inhibition of fibroblast proliferation, fibroblast to myofibroblast differentiation, neovascularization, extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, and pro-fibrotic cytokine expression was examined. Transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGFβ1) was induced by interleukin-6 (IL6) in human corneal fibroblasts and expression levels of TGFβ1, Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), α-smooth muscle actins (α-SMA), collagen type I (Col I), fibronectin (Fn) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were quantified using qRT-PCR...
January 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
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