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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087407/polymeric-micelles-for-ocular-drug-delivery-from-structural-frameworks-to-recent-preclinical-studies
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REVIEW
Abhirup Mandal, Rohit Bisht, Ilva D Rupenthal, Ashim K Mitra
Effective intraocular drug delivery poses a major challenge due to the presence of various elimination mechanisms and physiological barriers that result in low ocular bioavailability after topical application. Over the past decades, polymeric micelles have emerged as one of the most promising drug delivery platforms for the management of ocular diseases affecting the anterior (dry eye syndrome) and posterior (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma) segments of the eye. Promising preclinical efficacy results from both in-vitro and in-vivo animal studies have led to their steady progression through clinical trials...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073648/elevated-neutrophil-elastase-in-tears-of-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease-patients
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Samer N Arafat, Marie-Claude Robert, Tulio Abud, Sandra Spurr-Michaud, Francisco Amparo, Claes H Dohlman, Reza Dana, Ilene K Gipson
PURPOSE: To investigate the levels of neutrophil elastase (NE), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) in tear washes of patients with ocular graft-versus-host disease (oGVHD). DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Based on established criteria, oGVHD patients (n = 14; 28 eyes) and age/sex-matched healthy controls (n = 14; 28 eyes) were enrolled. Tear washes were collected and analyzed for NE using a single-analyte enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
January 7, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060078/validation-of-international-chronic-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease-gvhd-group-diagnostic-criteria-as-a-chronic-ocular-gvhd-specific-metric
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Yuna Rapoport, Thomas Freeman, Tatsuki Koyama, Brian G Engelhardt, Madan Jagasia, Bipin N Savani, Uyen Tran, Adetola A Kassim
PURPOSE: To validate the International Chronic Ocular GVHD Consensus Group (ICCGVHD) diagnostic criteria for chronic ocular chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), by comparing results with comprehensive ophthalmic evaluation after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. METHODS: A single-institution retrospective chart review was conducted on patients who underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, from January 1, 2002, through April 17, 2014...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060066/assessment-of-the-tear-meniscus-by-strip-meniscometry-and-keratograph-in-patients-with-dry-eye-disease-according-to-the-presence-of-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Kang Won Lee, Jung Yong Kim, Hee Seung Chin, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim, Ji Won Jung
PURPOSE: We aimed to compare the tear meniscus measurements using strip meniscometry (SM) and Keratograph5M (K5M) between 3 subtypes of dry eye disease patient groups, classified according to the presence of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and normal subjects. METHODS: We enrolled 145 eyes from 145 subjects and measured the tear meniscus using SM and K5M, tear film breakup time, ocular surface staining, and ocular surface disease index; the Schirmer test; and examined lid margins and meibomian glands...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060064/automated-measurement-of-tear-film-dynamics-and-lipid-layer-thickness-for-assessment-of-non-sj%C3%A3-gren-dry-eye-syndrome-with-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Yong Woo Ji, Jeihoon Lee, Hun Lee, Kyoung Yul Seo, Eung Kweon Kim, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate automated values from an advanced corneal topographer with a built-in real keratometer, color camera, and ocular surface interferometer for the evaluation of non-Sjögren dry eye syndrome (NSDES) with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: Sixty-four patients (64 eyes) diagnosed with NSDES with MGD were enrolled. All eyes were evaluated using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), fluorescence staining score, tear film breakup time (TBUT), Schirmer test, and MGD grade...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060063/oral-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-for-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-associated-dry-eye
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Parul Goyal, Arun K Jain, Chintan Malhotra
PURPOSE: To determine the effect of oral omega-3 fatty acid (ω3FA) supplementation in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)-associated dry eye. METHODS: In this prospective, open-label study, patients undergoing LASIK were randomized to receive either 1.2 g/d of a triglyceride formulation of oral ω3FA (treatment group) or 400 mg/d vitamin E (control group) for 1 week before and continued for 12 weeks after surgery. Ocular surface disease index, tear breakup time, ocular surface staining, and Schirmer scores were evaluated and compared preoperatively and at 3 months after LASIK...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060062/pilot-study-of-corneal-sensitivity-and-its-association-in-keratoconus
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Preeji S Mandathara, Fiona J Stapleton, Jim Kokkinakis, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal sensitivity and its association with other clinical parameters in keratoconus. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects with keratoconus aged between 18 and 65 years were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Ocular symptoms, corneal topography, tear variables such as tear osmolarity, volume and lower tear meniscus height, ocular surface staining, central sensitivity threshold (CST), and corneal subepithelial nerve mapping were obtained. Association between central CST and other clinical variables was examined using the Spearman correlation coefficient...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060060/ocular-surface-disease-parameters-after-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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José I Recalde, Arantxa Acera, Iñaki Rodríguez-Agirretxe, Miguel A Sánchez-Tena, Juan San-Cristóbal, Juan A Durán
PURPOSE: To analyze the variations in tear quantity and quality after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with keratoconus. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study of 24 eyes with keratoconus that underwent epithelium-off CXL. The variables studied were tear film osmolarity, subjective symptoms (Ocular Surface Disease Index), tear breakup time, Schirmer test (SCH) score, tear clearance, fluorescein staining, and lissamine green staining. Variables were determined preoperatively and 3, 6, and 12 months after CXL...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051088/lacrimal-gland-derived-il-22-regulates-il-17-mediated-ocular-mucosal-inflammation
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Y W Ji, S K Mittal, H S Hwang, E-J Chang, J H Lee, Y Seo, A Yeo, H Noh, H S Lee, S K Chauhan, H K Lee
Inflammatory damage of mucosal surface of the eye is a hallmark of dry eye disease (DED) and, in severe cases, can lead to significant discomfort, visual impairment, and blindness. DED is a multifactorial autoimmune disorder with a largely unknown pathogenesis. Using a cross-sectional patient study and a well-characterized murine model of DED, herein we investigated the immunoregulatory function of interleukin-22 (IL-22) in the pathogenesis of DED. We found that IL-22 levels were elevated in lacrimal fluids of DED patients and inversely correlated with severity of disease...
January 4, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050051/discordant-dry-eye-disease-an-american-ophthalmological-society-thesis
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Roni M Shtein, Daniel E Harper, Vincent Pallazola, Steven E Harte, Munira Hussain, Alan Sugar, David A Williams, Daniel J Clauw
PURPOSE: To improve understanding of dry eye disease and highlight a subgroup of patients who have a component of central sensitization and neuropathic pain contributing to their condition. METHODS: Prospective, cross-sectional, IRB-approved study comparing isolated dry eye disease (n=48) to fibromyalgia (positive control; n=23) and healthy (negative control; n=26) individuals with ocular surface examination, corneal confocal microscopy, quantitative sensory testing, and self-reported ocular symptoms and systemic associations...
August 2016: Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033651/axons-get-ahead-insights-into-axon-guidance-and-congenital-cranial-dysinnervation-disorders
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REVIEW
John K Chilton, Sarah Guthrie
Cranial nerves innervate head muscles in a well-characterised and highly conserved pattern. Identification of genes responsible for human congenital disorders of these nerves, combined with the analysis of their role in axonal development in animal models has advanced understanding of how neuromuscular connectivity is established. Here we focus on the ocular motor system, as an instructive example of the success of this approach in unravelling the aetiology of human strabismus. The discovery that ocular motility disorders can arise from mutations in transcription factors, including HoxA1, HoxB1, MafB, Phox2A and Sall4, has revealed gene regulatory networks that pattern the brainstem and/or govern the differentiation of cranial motor neurons...
December 29, 2016: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033649/thrombospondin-derived-peptide-attenuates-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-associated-ocular-surface-inflammation-in-mice
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Laura Contreras-Ruiz, Fayaz A Mir, Bruce Turpie, Sharmila Masli
Sjögren's syndrome is a second most common rheumatic disease in which autoimmune response targets exocrine glands (salivary and lacrimal glands) resulting in clinical symptoms of dry mouth and dry eye. Inflammation of the lacrimal gland induces tear abnormalities that contribute to the inflammation of the ocular surface, which includes ocular mucosa. Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) plays a critical regulatory role in the ocular mucosa and as such TSP-1-/- mice spontaneously develop chronic ocular surface inflammation associated with Sjögren's syndrome (SS)...
December 29, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030610/impact-of-chronic-smoking-on-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Shen Wang, Hui Zhao, Caihong Huang, Zhengri Li, Wei Li, Xiaobo Zhang, Zuguo Liu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between chronic cigarette smoking and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: This study enrolled 322 smokers with MGD and 2067 non-smokers with MGD. All enrolled subjects were tested in the following sequence: Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), tear film breakup time (TBUT), corneal fluorescein staining (CFS), Schirmer I test (SIT)and finally slit-lamp microscope examination of lid margin abnormalities, meibomian gland expression as well as meibum...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026813/-mechanisms-of-perioperative-corneal-abrasions-alterations-in-tear-film-proteome
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E Yu Zernii, O S Gancharova, I E Ishutina, V E Baksheeva, M O Golovastova, E I Kabanova, M S Savchenko, M V Serebryakova, L F Sotnikova, A A Zamyatnin, P P Philippov, I I Senin
Perioperative corneal abrasion is an ophthalmic complication commonly found in patients underwent general anesthesia. In this study, correlations between development of corneal injury and proteomic changes in tear film during general anesthesia were examined using an animal (rabbit) model. Being started after 1-h anesthesia, the process of accumulation of pathological changes in the cornea unequivocally led clinically significant abrasions following 3-6 h of the narcosis. The corneal damage was associated with alterations in profiles of major proteins of the tear film...
November 2016: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024826/predictors-of-discordance-between-symptoms-and-signs-in-dry-eye-disease
#15
Jelle Vehof, Nicole Sillevis Smitt-Kamminga, Simone A Nibourg, Christopher J Hammond
PURPOSE: To investigate predictors of discordance between symptoms and signs in dry eye disease (DED). DESIGN: Cross-sectional association study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 648 patients with dry eye from the Groningen LOngitudinal Sicca StudY (GLOSSY), a tertiary dry eye clinic patient cohort from the Netherlands. METHODS: Patient symptoms were assessed using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire. Dry eye signs were assessed by tear osmolarity, Schirmer test, tear breakup time, corneal and conjunctival staining, and meibomian gland dysfunction, all in both eyes, and a composite dry eye signs severity score was calculated from these 6 tests for each patient...
December 23, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013013/a-canine-model-of-chronic-graft-vs-host-disease
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Scott S Graves, Andrew Rezvani, George Sale, Diane Stone, Maura Parker, Steven Rosinski, Michele Spector, Bruce Swearingen, Leslie Kean, Rainer Storb
In long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality and a major determinant of quality of life. Chronic GVHD responds poorly to current immunosuppressive drugs, and while T-cell depletion may be preventative, this gain is offset by increased relapse rates. A significant impediment to progress in treating chronic GVHD has been the limitations of existing animal models. The goal of this study was to develop a reproducible, comprehensive model of chronic GVHD in the dog...
December 21, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005448/tear-film-and-ocular-surface-evaluation-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#17
S Kan, U Acar, M Kizilgul, E Beyazyildiz, A B Cankaya, M Apaydin, S Beysel, M Ozbek
BACKGROUND: Dry eye syndrome is one of the complaints of diabetic patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the tear functions in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) using tests: Schirmer, tear break-up time (TBUT), and tear film osmolarity (TFO) tests and the Ocular Surface Disease Index score (OSDI). METHODS: Pregnant women with GDM (Group 1, n=46) and healthy pregnant women (Group 2, n=36) were enrolled. Initially, all participants were asked to answer the OSDI and then they underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination including Schirmer, TBUT, and TFO tests...
December 22, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005177/-new-approaches-to-ocular-surface-reconstruction-beyond-the-cornea
#18
K Spaniol, C Holtmann, G Geerling, S Schrader
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the conjunctiva is an essential part of ocular surface reconstruction. Clinically applied and experimentally tested tissue- and stem-cell-based approaches are presented and evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Current literature and our own results will be presented. RESULTS: Autologous conjunctiva, mucous membrane of the mouth or nose, and amniotic membrane are routinely used for conjunctival reconstruction. Limitations are limited availability, involvement in autoimmune diseases, donor heterogeneity, and degradation in an inflamed environment...
December 22, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003972/changes-of-meibomian-glands-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Tao Yu, Wei-Yun Shi, Ai-Ping Song, Yang Gao, Guang-Fu Dang, Gang Ding
AIM: To investigate the morphological changes of meibomian glands in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: Of 118 eyes (118 patients) with type 2 DM (DM group) and 100 eyes of 100 control subjects (control group) were enrolled. After completing an ocular surface disease index (OSDI) questionnaire, the non-invasive tear film break-up time (NI-BUT) and the structure of the meibomian glands (MGs, meibography) were assessed by the Keratograph 5M system...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994395/lower-eyelid-retraction-repair-with-resorbable-polydioxanone-implants
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Adel H Alsuhaibani, Yasser H Al-Faky
PURPOSE: To report a unique technique to repair lower eyelid retraction using resorbable polydioxanone implants. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, consecutive, nonrandomized interventional case series. Patients with lower eyelid retraction after trauma repaired facial fracture, thyroid eye disease, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, and long-standing facial palsy were treated with middle lamellar spacer using absorbable polydioxanone implant. All patients were recruited from the King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
October 2016: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
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