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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922696/does-air-gas-aesthesiometry-generate-a-true-mechanical-stimulus-for-corneal-sensitivity-measurement
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Daniela S Nosch, Heiko Pult, Julie Albon, Christine Purslow, Paul J Murphy
BACKGROUND: Belmonte Ocular Pain Meter (OPM) air jet aesthesiometry overcomes some of the limitations of the Cochet-Bonnet aesthesiometer. However, for true mechanical corneal sensitivity measurement, the airflow stimulus temperature of the aesthesiometer must equal ocular surface temperature (OST), to avoid additional response from temperature-sensitive nerves. The aim of this study was to determine: (A) the stimulus temperature inducing no or least change in OST; and (B) to evaluate if OST remains unchanged with different stimulus durations and airflow rates...
September 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922328/minor-salivary-gland-transplantation-for-severe-dry-eyes
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Tais Hitomi Wakamatsu, Ana Estela Besteti Pires Ponce SantʼAnna, Priscila Cardoso Cristovam, Venâncio Avancini Ferreira Alves, Alda Wakamatsu, José Alvaro Pereira Gomes
Dry eye is a multifactorial disease comprising a wide spectrum of ocular surface alterations and symptoms of discomfort. In most patients with aqueous-deficient dry eye, pharmaceutical tear substitutes are used to control symptoms and prevent ocular surface damage. However, in severe dry eye conditions caused by cicatricial disorders, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and ocular cicatricial mucous membrane pemphigoid, noninvasive treatments are insufficient, and patients are at risk of developing complications that can lead to blindness...
September 15, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922088/semifluorinated-alkane-eye-drops-for-treatment-of-dry-eye-disease-due-to-meibomian-gland-disease
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Philipp Steven, Albert J Augustin, Gerd Geerling, Thomas Kaercher, Florian Kretz, Kathleen Kunert, Johannes Menzel-Severing, Norbert Schrage, Wolfgang Schrems, Sonja Krösser, Michael Beckert, Elisabeth M Messmer
PURPOSE: Meibomian gland disease is generally accepted as the leading cause for evaporative dry eye disease (DED). In a previous study, perfluorohexyloctane, a semifluorinated alkane, has been demonstrated to significantly increase tear film breakup time and to reduce corneal fluorescein staining in patients with evaporative DED, thereby vastly reducing dry eye-related symptoms. This study was set up to evaluate perfluorohexyloctane in a larger population of patients with Meibomian gland dysfunction...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919660/collaborative-sdoct-segmentation-and-analysis-software
#4
Yeyi Yun, Aaron Carass, Andrew Lang, Jerry L Prince, Bhavna J Antony
Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SDOCT) is routinely used in the management and diagnosis of a variety of ocular diseases. This imaging modality also finds widespread use in research, where quantitative measurements obtained from the images are used to track disease progression. In recent years, the number of available scanners and imaging protocols grown and there is a distinct absence of a unified tool that is capable of visualizing, segmenting, and analyzing the data. This is especially noteworthy in longitudinal studies, where data from older scanners and/or protocols may need to be analyzed...
February 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919183/impact-of-oral-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-the-ocular-surface-in-people-with-dry-eye-and-or-low-serum-vitamin-d
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Chih-Huang Yang, Julie Albietz, Damien G Harkin, Michael G Kimlin, Katrina L Schmid
PURPOSE: To determine the possible association between serum vitamin D levels and dry eye symptoms, and the impact of an oral vitamin D supplement. METHODS: Three linked studies were performed. (i) 29 older adult participants, (ii) 29 dry eyed participants, and (iii) 2-month vitamin D supplementation for 32 dry eyed/low serum vitamin D levelled participants. All participants were assessed by the Ocular Surface Diseases Index (OSDI) to determine dry eye symptoms, and the phenol red thread test (PRT) and/or Schirmer's tear test, tear meniscus height, non-invasive tear break up time, grading ocular surface redness and fluorescein staining of the cornea to detect the tear quality and ocular surface conditions...
September 11, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918083/topical-fluorometholone-treatment-and-desiccating-stress-change-inflammatory-protein-expression-in-tears
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Janika Nättinen, Antti Jylhä, Ulla Aapola, Amalia Enríquez-de-Salamanca, José Pinto-Fraga, Alberto López-Miguel, María J González-García, Michael E Stern, Margarita Calonge, Lei Zhou, Matti Nykter, Hannu Uusitalo, Roger Beuerman
PURPOSE: It was hypothesized that tear protein biomarkers could predict the effects of topical steroid treatment and desiccating stress in patients with dry eye disease (DED). To test this concept, a randomized, double-masked, controlled clinical trial with 41 patients was conducted. METHODS: The patients were treated topically with either 0.1% fluorometholone (FML) or polyvinyl alcohol (PA). Tear samples were collected using 1 μl glass capillaries at recruitment into the study and after a 3-week treatment period, both before and after 2 h exposure to desiccating stress, in a controlled environment chamber...
September 13, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910571/factors-that-influence-tear-meniscus-area-and-conjunctivochalasis-the-singapore-indian-eye-study
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Stanley Poh, Ryan Lee, Jennifer Gao, Carin Tan, Preeti Gupta, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Ching-Yu Cheng, Tien-Yin Wong, Louis Tong
PURPOSE: Assessment of tear film and conjunctiva is critical to define presence and severity of ocular surface disease. We aimed to characterize tear meniscus area (TMA) and conjunctivochalasis by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) in population-based patients and identify potential factors associated with low TMA and severe conjunctivochalasis. METHODS: Study subjects were enrolled from The Singapore Indian Eye Study, a population-based study of Asian Indian in Singapore...
September 14, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910552/the-use-of-topical-corticosteroids-for-treatment-of-dry-eye-syndrome
#8
Carlo Alberto Cutolo, Stefano Barabino, Chiara Bonzano, Carlo Enrico Traverso
Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disease that results in symptoms of discomfort, visual disturbance, and damage to the ocular surface. Because chronic inflammation plays an important role in DED, treatment with topical corticosteroids has been demonstrated to ameliorate the signs and symptoms of the disease. Although these agents have proven short-term efficacy, their long-term use may cause intraocular pressure elevation and cataract progression. A carefully review of the different studies shows that differences between corticosteroids may exist regarding the incidence of side effects and evidence of efficacy in DED patients...
September 14, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910455/development-and-evaluation-of-semiautomated-quantification-of-lissamine-green-staining-of-the-bulbar-conjunctiva-from-digital-images
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Vatinee Y Bunya, Min Chen, Yuanjie Zheng, Mina Massaro-Giordano, James Gee, Ebenezer Daniel, Ryan O'Sullivan, Eli Smith, Richard A Stone, Maureen G Maguire
Importance: Lissamine green (LG) staining of the conjunctiva is a key biomarker in evaluating ocular surface disease. The disease currently is assessed using relatively coarse subjective scales. Objective assessment would standardize comparisons over time and between clinicians. Objective: To develop a semiautomated, quantitative system to assess lissamine green staining of the bulbar conjunctiva on digital images. Design, Setting, and Participants: Using a standard photography protocol, 35 digital images of the conjunctiva of 11 patients with a diagnosis of dry eye disease based on characteristic signs and symptoms were obtained after topical administration of preservative-free LG, 1%, solution...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902875/interferon-%C3%AE-treatment-in-vitro-elicits-some-of-the-changes-in-cathepsin-s-and-antigen-presentation-characteristic-of-lacrimal-glands-and-corneas-from-the-nod-mouse-model-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#10
Zhen Meng, Wannita Klinngam, Maria C Edman, Sarah F Hamm-Alvarez
Inflammation and impaired secretion by lacrimal and salivary glands are hallmarks of the autoimmune disease, Sjögren's Syndrome. These changes in the lacrimal gland promote dryness and inflammation of the ocular surface, causing pain, irritation and corneal damage. The changes that initiate and sustain autoimmune inflammation in the lacrimal gland are not well-established. Here we demonstrate that interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is significantly elevated in lacrimal gland and tears of the male NOD mouse, a model of autoimmune dacryoadenitis which exhibits many ocular characteristics of Sjögren's Syndrome, by 12 weeks of age early in lacrimal gland inflammation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902722/diagnostic-approach-to-ocular-infections-using-various-techniques-from-conventional-culture-to-next-generation-sequencing-analysis
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Hiroshi Eguchi, Fumika Hotta, Tomomi Kuwahara, Haruyuki Imaohji, Chika Miyazaki, Miou Hirose, Shunji Kusaka, Masahiko Fukuda, Yoshikazu Shimomura
Ocular infection is caused by both endogenous (resident) and exogenous (environmental) microbes. As the ocular surface interacts with both outer environment and its own resident microbiota, clinical ocular samples are predicted to contain a diverse set of microorganisms. Microscopy of sample smears is an important step in the diagnostic process of infectious diseases to interpret the culture results. Traditional culture techniques have several limitations in the detection and/or identification of uncharacterized bacteria of environmental origin...
September 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902017/ocular-demodicosis-as-a-potential-cause-of-ocular-surface-inflammation
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Xiaohui Luo, Jing Li, Chuan Chen, Scheffer Tseng, Lingyi Liang
Among different species of mites, Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis are the only 2 that affect the human eye. Because demodicosis is highly age-dependent and can be found in asymptomatic adults, the pathogenicity of these mites has long been debated. In this study, we summarize our research experience including our most recent study regarding Demodex infestation as a potential cause of ocular inflammatory diseases. Specifically, we describe the pathogenesis of demodicosis and then discuss the results of work investigating the associations and relationships between ocular demodicosis and blepharitis, meibomian gland diseases, and keratitis, in turn...
September 7, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902011/meibomian-gland-dysfunction-associated-with-periocular-radiotherapy
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Young Jun Woo, JaeSang Ko, Yong Woo Ji, Tae-Im Kim, Jin Sook Yoon
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of periocular radiotherapy on meibomian glands. METHODS: We evaluated 28 patients (40 eyes) who received radiotherapy (RT group) for conjunctival or orbital lymphoma and 30 age-matched control subjects (60 eyes). Subjects underwent slit-lamp examination of the eyelids, Schirmer test, meibography, and evaluation of tear film breakup time (TBUT), Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) scores, meibomian glands evaluation (meiboscore, meibum expressibility, and lid margin abnormality scores), and tear film lipid layer thickness using an ocular surface interferometer...
September 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894606/corneal-nerve-regeneration-after-self-retained-cryopreserved-amniotic-membrane-in-dry-eye-disease
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Thomas John, Sean Tighe, Hosam Sheha, Pedram Hamrah, Zeina M Salem, Anny M S Cheng, Ming X Wang, Nathan D Rock
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of self-retained cryopreserved amniotic membrane (CAM) in promoting corneal nerve regeneration and improving corneal sensitivity in dry eye disease (DED). METHODS: In this prospective randomized clinical trial, subjects with DED were randomized to receive CAM (study group) or conventional maximum treatment (control). Changes in signs and symptoms, corneal sensitivity, topography, and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) were evaluated at baseline, 1 month, and 3 months...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893582/designing-lipid-nanoparticles-for-topical-ocular-drug-delivery
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Jesus Alvarez-Trabado, Yolanda Diebold, Alejandro Sanchez
Topically-applied dosage forms, such eye drops, are the most used formulations in the treatment of ocular diseases. Nonetheless, because of the special protection of the eye associated with the ocular surface, drug bioavailability and subsequent therapeutic efficiency obtained with these conventional dosage forms are very low. Recently, novel drug delivery systems have been proposed to solve the main drawbacks of conventional formulations. Nanotechnology, and more specifically lipid nanoparticles, have emerged as promising "modified eyedrops" with the purpose of improving therapeutic efficiency without compromising drug safety and patient compliance...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890180/effectiveness-of-meibomian-gland-massage-combined-with-topical-levofloxacin-against-ocular-surface-flora-in-patients-before-penetrating-ocular-surgery
#16
Shao Dan Zhang, Jing Na He, Tong Tong Niu, Shan Shan Liu, Chiu Yeung Chan, Chun Yang Ren, Chi Liu, Chi Pui Pang, Yang Qu, Ruo Xi Li, Hai Lin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the bacterial profile in the conjunctiva and meibomian glands in patients before penetrating ocular surgeries, and to compare the anti-bacterial efficacy of 0.5% levofloxacin and its combination with meibomian gland massage. DESIGN: Hospital-based, case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred and twenty-six eyes from 226 patients with non-infective ocular diseases and scheduled for penetrating ocular surgeries. METHODS: Tested eyes were administered with topical 0...
September 7, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887117/analysis-of-cytokine-levels-in-tears-and-clinical-correlations-after-intense-pulsed-light-treating-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Ruixing Liu, Bei Rong, Ping Tu, Yun Tang, Wenjing Song, Toyos Rolando, Toyos Melissa, Xiaoming Yan
PURPOSE: To investigate the change from baseline of inflammatory markers in tears of dry eye disease(DED) subjects due to meibomian gland dysfunction(MGD) after IPL(intense pulsed light) treatment and meibomian gland expression(MGE) compared to sham treatment, and the correlations with ocular surface parameters. DESIGN: Randomized, double-masked, controlled study. METHODS: Those randomized into the active treatment arm received 3 consecutive treatments(14∼16J/cm(2)) approximately 4 weeks apart in the periocular region...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886085/meibomian-gland-features-in-a-norwegian-cohort-of-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren%C3%A2-s-syndrome
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Xiangjun Chen, Øygunn Aass Utheim, Jiaxin Xiao, Muhammed Yasin Adil, Aleksandar Stojanovic, Behzod Tashbayev, Janicke Liaaen Jensen, Tor Paaske Utheim
PURPOSE: To assess the tear film and meibomian gland (MG) features in a Norwegian cohort of patients with primary Sjögren´s syndrome (pSS) and in age- and gender-matched control subjects. METHODS: Thirty-four female patients with pSS (age 52.9±11.9 years) and 32 female control subjects (age 49.0±11.5 years) were recruited. After completion of Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire and McMonnies Dry Eye Questionaire, participants underwent measurements of tear osmolarity, tear break-up time (TBUT), ocular surface and corneal staining, Schirmer I test, corneal sensitivity, MG expressibility evaluations, and lid margin morphology examination using slitlamp microscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884335/association-between-objective-signs-and-subjective-symptoms-of-dry-eye-disease-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
#19
Aniko Rentka, Annamaria Nagy, Jolan Harsfalvi, Gabriella Szucs, Zoltan Szekanecz, Rudolf Gesztelyi, Peter Szodoray, Adam Kemeny-Beke
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between clinical signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). This cross-sectional observational study included 19 SSc patients and 19 normal subjects with no ocular symptoms or ocular surface disorders. Clinical parameters included tear film break-up time (tBUT), Schirmer I, lissamine green (LG) dye, and tear film osmolarity tests, tear production, and tear secretion flow. For assessment of the dry eye symptoms, the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire was administered to all patients...
September 7, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883442/interdisciplinary-comprehensive-oral-and-ocular-evaluation-of-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#20
Behzod Tashbayev, Shermin Rusthen, Alix Young, Bente Brokstad Herlofson, Lene Hystad Hove, Preet Bano Singh, Morten Rykke, Lara Adnan Aqrawi, Xiangjun Chen, Øygunn Aass Utheim, Tor Paaske Utheim, Øyvind Palm, Janicke Liaaen Jensen
A comprehensive evaluation of oral and ocular symptoms and findings in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) patients may provide valuable information for management. Medical history was obtained from female pSS patients, and sex- and age-matched non-SS patients with sicca symptoms (non-SS sicca controls) as well as healthy subjects without sicca complaints (healthy controls). Oral (Summated Xerostomia Inventory, SXI) and ocular (McMonnies Dry Eye questionnaire, MDEIS, and Ocular Surface Disease Index, OSDI) subjective complaints were recorded...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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