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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315440/femtosecond-laser-assisted-stromal-lenticule-addition-keratoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-keratoconus-a-preliminary-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275378/results-of-viscobubble-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-after-failure-of-pneumatic-dissection
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260121/late-extrusion-of-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segments-a-report-of-two-cases
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259248/aav-vector-meditated-expression-of-hla-g-reduces-injury-induced-corneal-vascularization-immune-cell-infiltration-and-fibrosis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246498/epithelium-derived-mir-204-inhibits-corneal-neovascularization
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240126/analysis-of-long-term-visual-quality-with-numerical-3d-ray-tracing-after-corneal-crosslinking-treatment
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190624/extreme-surgical-maneuvers-in-fungal-endophthalmitis
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170458/towards-personalised-allele-specific-crispr-gene-editing-to-treat-autosomal-dominant-disorders
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167808/small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile-in-the-correction-of-myopic-astigmatism-outcomes-and-limitations-an-update
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Jorge L Alió Del Barrio, Verónica Vargas, Olena Al-Shymali, Jorge L Alió
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) is a flap-free intrastromal technique for the correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism. To date, this technique lacks automated centration and cyclotorsion control, so several concerns have been raised regarding its capability to correct moderate or high levels of astigmatism. The objective of this paper is to review the reported SMILE outcomes for the correction of myopic astigmatism associated with a cylinder over 0.75 D, and its comparison with the outcomes reported with the excimer laser-based corneal refractive surgery techniques...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149239/label-free-in-vivo-imaging-of-corneal-lymphatic-vessels-using-microscopic-optical-coherence-tomography
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Jens Horstmann, Hinnerk Schulz-Hildebrandt, Felix Bock, Sebastian Siebelmann, Eva Lankenau, Gereon Hüttmann, Philipp Steven, Claus Cursiefen
Purpose: Corneal neovascularization, in particular lymphangiogenesis, is a limiting factor in corneal transplant survival. Novel treatment approaches focus on (selective) inhibition and regression of lymphatic vessels. Imaging clinically invisible corneal lymphatic vessels is a prerequisite for these strategies. Using a murine model, this study investigates whether corneal lymphatic vessels can be imaged using microscopic optical coherence tomography (mOCT). Methods: Corneal neovascularization was induced by intrastromal placement of 11...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135710/adjustment-of-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segments-after-unsuccessful-implantation-in-keratoconic-eyes
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Tiago Monteiro, José Ferreira Mendes, Fernando Faria-Correia, Nuno Franqueira, David Madrid-Costa, José F Alfonso
PURPOSE: To evaluate visual, refractive, and corneal topography outcomes in eyes with keratoconus that have undergone exchange/adjustment surgery with a new intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) combination after unsuccessful visual and/or refractive outcomes after primary ICRS surgery. METHODS: A retrospective nonrandomized case series was conducted including consecutive eyes of patients with keratoconus that underwent ICRS adjustment after an unsuccessful visual outcome...
November 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135605/novel-method-to-detect-corneal-lymphatic-vessels-in-vivo-by-intrastromal-injection-of-fluorescein
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Viet Nhat Hung Le, Yanhong Hou, Jens Horstmann, Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen
PURPOSE: Corneal lymphatic vessels are clinically invisible because of their thin walls and clear lymph fluid. There is no easy and established method for in vivo imaging of corneal lymphatic vessels so far. In this study, we present a novel approach to visualize corneal lymphatic vessels in vivo by injecting intrastromal fluorescein sodium. METHODS: Six- to eight-week-old female BALB/c mice were used in the mouse model of suture-induced corneal neovascularization...
November 9, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128534/development-of-gelatin-ascorbic-acid-cryogels-for-potential-use-in-corneal-stromal-tissue-engineering
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Li-Jyuan Luo, Jui-Yang Lai, Shih-Feng Chou, Yi-Jen Hsueh, David Hui-Kang Ma
To offer an ideal hospitable environment for corneal keratocyte growth, the carrier materials can be functionalized with incorporation of signaling molecules to regulate cell biological events. This study reports, for the first time, the development of gelatin/ascorbic acid (AA) cryogels for keratocyte carriers in vitro and in vivo. The cryogel samples were fabricated by blending of gelatin with varying amounts of AA (0-300 mg) and carbodiimide cross-linking via cryogelation technique. Hydrophilic AA content in the carriers was found to significantly affect cross-linking degree and pore dimension of cryogels, thereby dictating their mechanical and biological stability and AA release profile...
November 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121878/comparison-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-corneal-intrastromal-xenotransplantation-and-the-allotransplantation-in-rhesus-monkeys
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He Jin, Liangping Liu, Hui Ding, Miao He, Chi Zhang, Xingwu Zhong
BACKGROUND: In our previous study, we showed that both allogeneic and autogeneic small-incision femtosecond laser-assisted corneal intrastromal transplantation are safe and effective surgeries. However, the results of small-incision femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal xenotransplantation have not yet been explored. Additionally, we suggest that glycerol-dehydrated corneal lamellae might provide a possible alternative for this xenogenic implantation approach. METHODS: Corneal inlay lamellae were produced from rabbits and humans using femtosecond laser-assisted surgeries and were dehydrated in glycerol for 1 week at 4 °C...
November 9, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120710/femtosecond-laser-implantation-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-340-degree-intrastromal-corneal-ring%C3%A2-segment-in-keratoconus-short-term%C3%A2-outcomes
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Mohammad Mehdi Sadoughi, Bahram Einollahi, Amir Reza Veisi, Mohammad Zare, Mohammad Reza Sedaghat, Danial Roshandel, Neda Einollahi, Javad Rezaei
PURPOSE: To evaluate the short-term outcomes of femtosecond laser-assisted implantation of a 340-degree intracorneal ring (ICR) (Keraring) in patients with keratoconus. SETTING: Four centers in Iran. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: All cases had implantation of the 340-degree ICR after tunnel creation with a femtosecond laser. The uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuities, sphere, cylinder, manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), mean keratometry (K), steep K, and flat K were evaluated preoperatively and 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120709/microscope-integrated-intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-guided-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-new-surgical-technique
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Namrata Sharma, Jayanand Urkude, Manthan Chaniyara, Jeewan S Titiyal
We describe the surgical technique of microscope-integrated intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided small-incision lenticule extraction. The technique enables manual tracking of surgical instruments and identification of the desired dissection plane. It also helps discern the relation between the dissector and the intrastromal lenticule. The dissection plane becomes hyperreflective on dissection, ensuring complete separation of the intrastromal lenticule from the overlying and underlying stroma...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117420/intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-guided-management-of-cap-lenticule-adhesion-during-smile
#17
Jayanand Urkude, Jeewan S Titiyal, Namrata Sharma
PURPOSE: To report successful lenticule extraction using intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT) in a case of cap-lenticule adhesion during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 22-year-old patient with a refractive error of -5.00 -0.50 × 120° and -5.00 -0.75 × 60° in the right and left eyes, respectively, was scheduled for SMILE. The lenticule was created using the VisuMax femtosecond laser system (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117419/secondary-lenticule-remnant-removal-after-smile
#18
Alex L K Ng, Peter S K Kwok, Tommy C Y Chan
PURPOSE: The authors report four cases of residual intrastromal lenticule after seemingly uneventful small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) surgery and the outcome after a secondary procedure to remove the lenticule remnant. METHODS: Case reports. RESULTS: All four cases presented with suboptimal corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) and refractive surprise. Irregularities in the corneal curvature and elevation were detected on corneal topography and tomography...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097211/infectious-crystalline-keratopathy
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REVIEW
Ashley J Porter, Graham A Lee, Albert S Jun
Infectious crystalline keratopathy was first reported by Gorovoy and colleagues in 1983 when they identified bacteria colonizing a cornea after a penetrating keratoplasty. Subsequent cases have elaborated on the organisms responsible and the management outcomes. Patients present with a white or gray branching opacity originating from an epithelial defect, commonly after a penetrating keratoplasty. Local immunosuppression contributes to the quiescent nature and the limited inflammatory response associated with infectious crystalline keratopathy...
October 31, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991336/four-stage-procedure-for-keratoconus-icrs-implantation-corneal-cross-linking-toric-phakic-intraocular-lens-implantation-and-topography-guided-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Efekan Coskunseven, Daya Papalkar Sharma, Michael A Grentzelos, Onurcan Sahin, George D Kymionis, Ioannis Pallikaris
PURPOSE: To evaluate a four-stage combined treatment for keratoconus including intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation followed by corneal cross-linking (CXL), toric phakic intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (TG-PRK). METHODS: In this retrospective interventional case series, 11 eyes of 7 patients with progressive keratoconus were treated with a four-stage procedure including the following: Keraring ICRS (Mediphacos Ltda, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) implantation followed by CXL, phakic IOL implantation, and TG-PRK (minimum 6 months between each stage)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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