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Vanesa Calvo-Río, Montserrat Santos-Gómez, Inmaculada Calvo, Ma Isabel González-Fernández, Berta López Montesinos, Marina Mesquida, Alfredo Adán, María Victoria Hernández, Olga Maíz, Antonio Atanes, Beatriz Bravo, Consuelo Modesto, Gisela Díaz-Cordovés, Natalia Palmou-Fontana, Javier Loricera, M C González-Vela, Rosalía Demetrio-Pablo, J L Hernández, Miguel A González-Gay, Ricardo Blanco
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of Tocilizumab (TCZ) for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis. METHODS: Multicenter study of patients with JIA-associated uveitis refractory to conventional immunosuppressive drugs and anti-TNFα agents. RESULTS: We assessed 25 (21 women) patients (47 affected eyes); mean age 18.5±8.3 years. Uveitis was bilateral in 22. Cystoid macular edema (CME) was present in 9 patients. Ocular sequelae found at TCZ onset included: cataracts (13), glaucoma (7), synechiae (10), band keratopathy (12), maculopathy (9), and amblyopia (5)...
October 1, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Ester Fernández López, Elsie Chan
PURPOSE: There is currently limited information regarding the outcomes of endothelial keratoplasty in eyes with cytomegalovirus (CMV) endotheliitis. We report the results of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) for endothelial failure secondary to CMV. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 4 eyes of 4 patients with CMV endotheliitis and DSAEK. CMV was confirmed in each case by a positive aqueous tap on qualitative polymerase chain reaction...
September 21, 2016: Cornea
Muhammad Saim Khan, Imran Basit, Mazhar Ishaq, Tariq Shakoor, Amer Yaqub, Rana Intisar
OBJECTIVE: To determine mean change in visual acuity, central corneal thickness and symptoms in patients with pseudophakic bullous keratopathy after treatment with corneal collagen crosslinking. METHODS: This quasi experimental study was conducted at Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from April 2015 to Nov 2015. A total of 24 eyes of 24 patients were included in the study. Visual symptoms were graded in five grades (Grade 1-5), Grade-1 being very mild with decreased vision only while patients with all five symptoms (decreased vision, foreign body sensations, pain, watering and photophobia) were graded as Grade-5...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
Bia Z Kim, Jay J Meyer, Nigel H Brookes, S Louise Moffatt, Helen C Twohill, David G Pendergrast, Trevor Sherwin, Charles N J McGhee
AIMS: To report the 25-year longitudinal trends in indications and corneal transplantation techniques in New Zealand. METHODS: Statistical analysis of prospectively acquired New Zealand National Eye Bank (NZNEB) electronic database from 1991 to 2015 inclusive. Subjects were recipients of corneal transplants in 62 centres supplied by the NZNEB. Main outcome measures were indications, recipient age and transplantation techniques. RESULTS: From January 1991 to December 2015, NZNEB supplied tissue for 5574 corneal transplants, increasing annually from 89 (1991) to 290 (2015)...
September 15, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Anália do Carmo, Esmeralda Costa, Marco Marques, Maria João Quadrado, Rui Tomé
We report a case of a keratitis associated with a Fusarium penzigii-a Fusarium dimerum species complex (FDSC)-in a 81-year-old woman after a corneal trauma with a tree branch. At patient admittance, slit lamp biomicroscopy revealed an exuberant chemosis, an inferior corneal ulcer with an associated inflammatory infiltrate, a central corneal abscess, bullous keratopathy and posterior synechiae. Corneal scrapes were obtained for identification of bacteria and fungi, and the patient started antibiotic treatment on empirical basis...
September 8, 2016: Mycopathologia
Young Shin Kim, So-Young Jin, Jin Kwon Chung
OBJECTIVES: To describe the first case of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) combined with argon laser photocoagulation and intracameral 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) injection in a patient with epithelial downgrowth after cataract surgery. METHODS: Case report and review of the literature. RESULTS: A 77-year-old female underwent uneventful cataract surgery using a clear corneal incision in her left eye. Six months after surgery, an epithelial cell sheet began to cover the posterior cornea and then spread to the anterior chamber structures, leading to anterior synechia and corectopia at 2 years...
September 7, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Manuel F Bande, Irina García-Garcés, Laura Paniagua, Francisco Ruiz-Oliva, Antonio Piñeiro, Maria Jose Blanco-Teijeiro
OBJECTIVES: To study the predisposition factors for dislocation of the intraocular lens (IOL)-capsular bag complex and analyze the results of subsequent reimplantation surgery. METHODS: The exclusion criteria were complicated cataract surgery and minor dislocations that appeared in the first year after cataract surgery. Thirty-six months of monitoring of the reimplantation surgery was required. The primary measurements of results were factors concerning dislocation, the interval between cataract surgery and dislocation, and postoperative complications...
September 2, 2016: Retina
Keita Suzuki, Tadashi Mizuguchi, Yui Seno, Atsuhiro Tanikawa, Masayuki Horiguchi
BACKGROUND: Iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome occurs mainly in young and middle-aged women and typically presents as a unilateral disease characterized by abnormalities of the iris and corneal endothelium. While the ICE syndrome is known to be associated with glaucoma and bullous keratopathy, to our knowledge, only two cases of ICE syndrome complicated with cystoid macular edema (CME) have been reported to date. In this paper, we report a case of ICE syndrome complicated with CME treated at our institution...
2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Andres Gonzalez, Francis W Price, Marianne O Price, Matthew T Feng
PURPOSE: To assess frequency, associations, and outcomes of full air fill after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS: This retrospective study reviewed 368 consecutive DMEK cases performed to treat Fuchs dystrophy, bullous keratopathy, or failed keratoplasty. Primary outcomes were air bubble status, intraocular pressure, and incidence of pupil block and air reinjection. RESULTS: Using an air management algorithm, slit-lamp assessment 1 hour after DMEK identified complete air fill in 80/368 eyes (22%)...
November 2016: Cornea
Taemi Horikawa, Sara M Thomasy, Amelia A Stanley, Allison S Calderon, Jennifer Li, Lana L Linton, Christopher J Murphy
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of superficial keratectomy and conjunctival advancement hood flap (SKCAHF) for the treatment of bullous keratopathy in canine patients. METHODS: Nine dogs (12 eyes) diagnosed with progressive corneal edema underwent superficial keratectomy followed by placement of conjunctival advancement hood flaps. The canine patients were examined pre- and postoperatively using in vivo confocal microscopy, ultrasonic pachymetry (USP), and Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT)...
October 2016: Cornea
Mor M Dickman, Jean Marie P W U Peeters, Frank J H M van den Biggelaar, Ton A W Ambergen, Martin C J M van Dongen, Pieter Jan Kruit, Rudy M M A Nuijts
PURPOSE: To compare graft survival, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), endothelial cell density (ECD), and refraction following penetrating keratoplasty (PK) vs endothelial keratoplasty (EK) for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED) and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK). DESIGN: Nonrandomized treatment comparison with national registry data. METHODS: All consecutive patients undergoing first keratoplasty for FED and PBK between 1998 and 2014 were analyzed, with a maximum follow-up of 5 years (mean ± SD follow-up 39 ± 20 months, range 0-60 months)...
October 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
J Jankowska-Szmul, D Dobrowolski, K Krysik, J Kwas, M Nejman, E Wylegala
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this work was to study the evolving trends in techniques and indications for corneal transplantation in Poland. METHODS: This retrospective, descriptive analysis of corneal transplantations was performed at the Ophthalmology Department of Saint Barbara Hospital, Trauma Center, Sosnowiec, Poland, between 1988 and 2014. Structure of indications and surgery type rates over 26 years were tabulated by means of 5-year intervals. RESULTS: Between 1989 and 2014, 1762 corneal transplantations were performed, including 1375 (78%) cases of penetrating keratoplasty, 137 (8%) lamellar keratoplasty, 112 (6%) patch grafts, and 138 (8%) keratolimbal allografts...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Bernhard Steger, Elinor Curnow, Robert Cheeseman, Vito Romano, Abigail Kaye, Mark Jones, Stephen Kaye
PURPOSE: To investigate graft survival and rejection following sequential bilateral corneal transplantation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The study included patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK), or keratoconus who had undergone a penetrating keratoplasty (PK), endothelial keratoplasty (EK), or deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) between 1999 and 2012. The main cohort included patients who had received a first transplant in both eyes for the same indication and a control cohort patients who had undergone a unilateral first corneal transplant...
October 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Koji Hirano, Shu Kachi, Masako Matsuura, Kazuhide Kawase
PURPOSE: To report the 2-year follow-up findings in a patient with buphthalmic bullous keratopathy (BK) who was successfully treated with non-Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (nDSAEK). METHODS: A 39-year-old man had an endothelial graft of 8.0 mm diameter placed uneventfully using the nDSAEK method for phakic BK with buphthalmos of the left eye. He had had a penetrating keratoplasty in the right eye due to aphakic BK 5 years earlier, which, however, resulted in the invasion of blood vessels and graft failure...
May 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Remzi Karadag, Huseyin Bayramlar, Amir A Azari, Christopher J Rapuano
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of trocar-assisted, sutureless, scleral-fixated (SSF) intraocular lens (IOL) implantation combined with penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). METHODS: This study comprised 4 eyes (4 patients) undergoing trocar-assisted SSF-IOL implantation during PKP. The combined technique was performed in 3 eyes of 3 patients with bullous keratopathy and in 1 eye with central corneal opacity. Two eyes had anterior chamber IOL implants, and 2 were aphakic...
September 2016: Cornea
Marcus Ang, Aris Konstantopoulos, Gwendoline Goh, Hla M Htoon, Xinyi Seah, Nyein Chan Lwin, Xinyu Liu, Si Chen, Linbo Liu, Jodhbir S Mehta
Recent developments in optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems for the cornea have limited resolution or acquisition speed. In this study we aim to evaluate the use of a 'micro-OCT' (μOCT ~1 μm axial resolution) compared to existing imaging modalities using animal models of corneal endothelial disease. We used established cryoinjury and bullous keratopathy models in Sprague Dawley rats comparing ex vivo μOCT imaging in normal and diseased eyes to (1) histology; (2) in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM); and (3) scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
2016: Scientific Reports
Mona Sane, Naazli Shaikh, Saad Shaikh
We report here three patients who underwent combined Descemet's stripping with endothelial keratoplasty and transconjunctival pars plana vitrectomy for bullous keratopathy and posterior segment pathology. A surgical technique and case histories are described. Anatomic and visual outcomes of combined Descemet's stripping with endothelial keratoplasty and vitrectomy were excellent. Our experience provides technical guidelines and limitations. The combined minimally invasive techniques allow for rapid anatomical recovery and return of function and visual acuity in a single sitting...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Mozhgan Rezaei Kanavi, Mohammad Ali Javadi, Tahmineh Motevasseli, Tahereh Chamani, Mahnoush Rezaei Kanavi, Bahareh Kheiri, Sare Safi
PURPOSE: To report changing trends in indications and techniques of corneal transplantation in Iran. METHODS: We reviewed eye bank records of 47,129 patients who had undergone corneal transplantation between 2006 and 2013 at different eye centers throughout Iran. RESULTS: The most common indication for corneal transplantation was keratoconus (KCN, n = 21,350 eyes, 45.3%), followed by bullous keratopathy (BK, n = 8,566 eyes, 18.2%), corneal opacity and scar (COS, n = 7,158 eyes, 15...
April 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
C L Hopkinson, V Romano, R A Kaye, B Steger, R M K Stewart, M Tsagkataki, M N A Jones, D F P Larkin, S B Kaye
In vascularized organ transplants, gender mismatches have higher rates of immunological rejection. We investigated the influence of gender incompatibility, including H-Y incompatibility, on corneal transplant graft rejection and failure. Patients were included who had undergone a first corneal transplant for keratoconus (KC), Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED), pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK), infection and other indications. A Cox regression model was fitted for each indication to determine factors affecting graft failure and rejection at 5 years...
July 14, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Mario Matthaei, Heike Sandhaeger, Martin Hermel, Werner Adler, Albert S Jun, Claus Cursiefen, Ludwig M Heindl
BACKGROUND: Penetrating keratoplasty (PK) ranks among the oldest and most common kinds of human tissue transplantation. Based on the hypothesis that reported indications for PK significantly vary between global regions and over time, the present systematic review aimed to provide a thorough overview of global PK indications as reported in peer-reviewed manuscripts. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed and MEDLINE was conducted to retrieve articles published from January 1980 to May 2014...
June 22, 2016: Transplantation
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