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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
Jing Zhong, Lulu Peng, Bowen Wang, Henan Zhang, Saiqun Li, Ruhui Yang, Yuqing Deng, Haixiang Huang, Jin Yuan
Purpose: To investigate the expression and roles of type I and II interferons (IFNs) in fungal keratitis, as well as the therapeutic effects of tacrolimus (FK506) and voriconazole on this condition. Methods: The mRNA and protein expression levels of type I (IFN-α/β) and II (IFN-γ) IFNs, as well as of related downstream inflammatory cytokines (interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-6, IL-12, and IL-17), were detected in macrophages, neutrophils, lymphocytes, and corneal epithelial cells (A6(1) cells) stimulated with zymosan (10 mg/ml) for 8 or 24 h...
2018: Molecular Vision
Tiago Monteiro, José F Alfonso, Nuno Franqueira, Fernando Faria-Correia, Renato Ambrósio, David Madrid-Costa
PURPOSE: To compare the predictability of intrastromal tunnel depth creation for intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) implantation between manual dissection and femtosecond laser using a high-resolution anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). METHODS: This multicenter study included patients with keratoconus who had Ferrara-type ICRS implantation at Hospital de Braga using manual dissection and at the Fernandez-Vega Ophthalmological Institute using the femtosecond laser technique...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Giuseppe Lombardo, Valentina Villari, Norberto Liborio Micali, Nancy Leone, Cristina Labate, Maria Penelope De Santo, Marco Lombardo
Keratoconus is the primary cause of corneal transplantation in young adults worldwide. Riboflavin/UV-A corneal cross-linking may effectively halt the progression of keratoconus if an adequate amount of riboflavin enriches the corneal stroma and is photo-oxidated by UV-A light for generating additional cross-linking bonds between stromal proteins and strengthening the biomechanics of the weakened cornea. Here we reported a UV-A theranostic prototype device for performing corneal cross-linking with the ability to assess corneal intrastromal concentration of riboflavin and to estimate treatment efficacy in real time...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
Orhan Ayar, Orkun Muftuoglu, Mehmet Orcun Akdemir, Mehmet Cuneyt Ozmen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the topographic, refractive, and pachymetric changes after ethanol-assisted transepithelial corneal cross-linking (CXL) to stabilize progression of keratoconus (KC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study retrospectively evaluated the long-term topographic, refractive, and pachymetric changes in patients diagnosed with KC who underwent corneal cross-linking and/or intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation. The subjects were divided into three groups, corresponding to eyes treated with CXL alone (group 1), CXL and ICRS at the same time (group 2), and CXL after ICRS implantation (group 3)...
February 10, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Aipeng Li, Yingnan Zhang, Zhiqiang Pan
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February 2018: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
Khosrow Jadidi, Seyed Aliasghar Mosavi
We describe an intrastromal corneal graft technique that uses femtosecond laser to create a desirable corneal lenticule with precise diameter, depth, and shape as well as an intra-stromal pocket in keratoconus patients. The technique seems to be a feasible and safe treatment option to treat keratoconic eyes with reference to the irregularity and instability of cornea. The technique can be performed easily and appears safe and effective. At 7 days postoperatively, all eyes were white and quiet, and the grafts were clear...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Mohamed Hosny, Moustafa Nour, Sarah Azzam, Mohsen Salem, Esraa El-Mayah
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of intratunnel cross-linking combined with intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation versus combined epithelium-off (epi-off) cross-linking and ICRS implantation for the management of keratoconus. Methods: Our study included 20 eyes of 12 patients with moderate-to-severe keratoconus. Group A included 10 eyes that underwent simultaneous ICRS implantation with intratunnel cross-linking. Group B included 10 eyes that underwent simultaneous ICRS implantation with epi-off cross-linking...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
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)
Hassan Hashemi, Amin Nabavi, Reza Bayat, Masoumeh Mohebbi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcome of additional KeraRing (Mediphacos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) implantation in patients with keratoconus with previously implanted INTACS (Addition Technology Inc, Fremont, CA) segments. METHODS: The KeraRing was implanted in 5 eyes of 3 patients with keratoconus without removal of previous intrastromal corneal ring segments. Tunnels were created manually. Snellen uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity, refractive and keratometric values, and higher-order aberrations were recorded before and after KeraRing implantation...
January 30, 2018: Cornea
Min Zhang, Qiang Zhou, Yuncin Luo, Tara Nguyen, Mark I Rosenblatt, Victor H Guaiquil
The peripheral sensory nerves that innervate the cornea can be easily damaged by trauma, surgery, infection or diabetes. Several growth factors and axon guidance molecules, such as Semaphorin3A (Sema3A) are upregulated upon cornea injury. Nerves can regenerate after injury but do not recover their original density and patterning. Sema3A is a well known axon guidance and growth cone repellent protein during development, however its role in adult cornea nerve regeneration remains undetermined. Here we investigated the neuro-regenerative potential of Sema3A on adult peripheral nervous system neurons such as those that innervate the cornea...
2018: PloS One
Valentine Saunier, Audrey-Elodie Mercier, Thibaut Gaboriau, Florence Malet, Joseph Colin, Pierre Fournié, François Malecaze, David Touboul
PURPOSE: To assess the quality of life in French keratoconus patients. SETTING: Fifty-seven Keratoconus National Reference Centers across France. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Patients completed the National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire-25 (NEI VFQ-25) and a French validated questionnaire on disability and dependency from February to June 2012 when they came for an ophthalmic examination at 57 participating centers across France...
December 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile, Niccolò Salgari, Rodolfo Mastropasqua
PURPOSE: To investigate the in vivo effect of a novel femtosecond laser-assisted procedure termed stromal lenticule addition keratoplasty for advanced keratoconus. METHODS: Ten patients with stage III and IV stable keratoconus were included. Negative meniscus-shaped stromal lenticules were produced from corneoscleral eye bank buttons with a refractive lenticule extraction procedure with a 500-kHz VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). Recipient corneas underwent a modified femtosecond laser flap-cut procedure to produce an intrastromal pocket and lenticules were implanted...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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
Julius T Oatts, Louis Savar, David G Hwang
Purpose: To report two cases of patients with late extrusion following uneventful implantation of intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) for myopia. Observations: Two patients with previously implanted ICRS for low myopia presented with spontaneous onset of extrusion of their ICRS, one at 7 years post-operatively and the other at 17 and 20 years. Both cases underwent explantation and maintained excellent best-corrected visual acuity. These cases represent the longest reported intervals between implantation of the ICRS and subsequent extrusion...
December 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Matthew L Hirsch, Laura M Conatser, Sara M Smith, Jacklyn H Salmon, Jerry Wu, Nicholas E Buglak, Rich Davis, Brian C Gilger
Over 1.5 million individuals suffer from cornea vascularization due to genetic and/or environmental factors, compromising visual acuity and often resulting in blindness. Current treatments of corneal vascularization are limited in efficacy and elicit undesirable effects including, ironically, vision loss. To develop a safe and effective therapy for corneal vascularization, adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy, exploiting a natural immune tolerance mechanism induced by human leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G), was investigated...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
Xiaoping Zhang, Guohu Di, Muchen Dong, Mingli Qu, Xiaowen Zhao, Haoyun Duan, Xiaoli Hu, Ting Liu, Qingjun Zhou, Weiyun Shi
MicroRNA-204 (miR-204) is highly expressed in cornea, here we explored the role and mechanism of miR-204 in corneal neovascularization (CNV). Mouse CNV was induced by intrastromal placement of suture in BALB/c mice with the subconjunctival injection of miR-204 agomir or negative control. Human primary limbal epithelial cells (LECs) and immortalized microvascular endothelial cells (HMECs) were used to evaluate the expression changes and anti-angiogenic effects of miR-204 under biomechanical stress (BS). The expression and localization of miR-204, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and their receptors were detected by quantitative real-time PCR, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry and Western blot...
December 12, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
Staffan Schedin, Per Hallberg, Anders Behndig
A numerical 3D ray tracing model was used to evaluate the long-term visual effects of two regimens of corneal crosslinking (CXL) treatment of 48 patients with the corneal degeneration keratoconus. The 3D ray tracing analyses were based on corneal elevation data measured by Scheimpflug photography. Twenty-two patients were treated with standard CXL applied uniformly across the corneal surface, whereas 26 patients underwent a customized, refined treatment only at local zones on the cornea (photorefractive intrastromal CXL; PiXL)...
December 10, 2017: Applied Optics
María Isabel Relimpio-López, María Gessa-Sorroche, Antonio Manuel Garrido-Hermosilla, Concepción Díaz-Ruiz, Jesús Montero-Iruzubieta, Jaime Etxebarría-Ecenarro, Diego Ruiz-Casas, Enrique Rodríguez-de-la-Rúa-Franch
PURPOSE: To present the different evolution of 2 cases of endophthalmitis caused by Fusarium solani, an aggressive filamentous fungus, depending on the medical and surgical treatment performed. METHODS: We present 2 cases of endophthalmitis caused by Fusarium solani. Topical, intrastromal, intravitreal, and systemic antifungal treatment (natamycin, voriconazole, amphotericin B) failed in both cases. Corneal perforation took place in one of them, being unsuccessfully treated with cyanoacrylate and several amniotic membrane transplants...
November 30, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
Kathleen A Christie, David G Courtney, Larry A DeDionisio, Connie Chao Shern, Shyamasree De Majumdar, Laura C Mairs, M Andrew Nesbit, C B Tara Moore
CRISPR/Cas9 holds immense potential to treat a range of genetic disorders. Allele-specific gene disruption induced by non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) DNA repair offers a potential treatment option for autosomal dominant disease. Here, we successfully delivered a plasmid encoding S. pyogenes Cas9 and sgRNA to the corneal epithelium by intrastromal injection and acheived long-term knockdown of a corneal epithelial reporter gene, demonstrating gene disruption via NHEJ in vivo. In addition, we used TGFBI corneal dystrophies as a model of autosomal dominant disease to assess the use of CRISPR/Cas9 in two allele-specific systems, comparing cleavage using a SNP-derived PAM to a guide specific approach...
November 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
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