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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733649/an-in-vitro-model-for-the-ocular-surface-and-tear-film-system
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Qiaozhi Lu, Hongbo Yin, Michael P Grant, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Dry eye is a complicated ocular surface disease whose exact pathogenesis is not yet fully understood. For the therapeutic evaluation and pathogenesis study of dry eye, we established an in vitro three-dimensional (3D) coculture model for the ocular surface. It is composed of rabbit conjunctival epithelium and lacrimal gland cell spheroids, and recapitulates the aqueous and mucin layers of the tear film. We first investigated the culture conditions for both cell types to optimize their secretory functions, by employing goblet cell enrichment, air-lifting culture, and 3D spheroid formation techniques...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730936/an-industry-update-what-is-the-latest-news-in-therapeutic-delivery
#2
Iain Simpson
This Industry Update covers the period from 1 through 30 April 2017, and is based on information sourced from company press releases, scientific literature, patents and various news websites. Biogen expanded its portfolio of developmental drugs targeting neurological diseases by licensing a drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb which is currently under investigation for the treatment of progressive supranuclear palsy. Takeda announced a deal with NuBiyota focused on developing treatments for gastrointestinal disorders, based on the manipulation of microbes living in the gut...
July 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730085/ocular-surface-evaluation-in-eyes-with-chronic-glaucoma-on-long-term-topical-antiglaucoma-therapy
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Manu Saini, Murugesan Vanathi, Tanuj Dada, Tushar Agarwal, Rebika Dhiman, Sudarshan Khokhar
AIM: To evaluate ocular surface changes and its correlation with the central corneal subbasal nerve fibre layer in chronic glaucoma patients. METHODS: A prospective comparative study of ocular surface evaluation was performed in 50 eyes of 25 patients using two or more antiglaucoma medications for at least 6mo and 50 eyes of 25 normal subjects without any ocular problems as controls. The study parameters evaluated included visual acuity, intraocular pressure, ocular surface evaluation parameters [fluorescein break-up time (FTBUT), Schirmer's I test, ocular surface staining scores and ocular surface disease index score (OSDI)], central corneal sensation (Cochet Bonnett aesthesiometer), central subbasal nerve fiber layer density (SBNFLD) by confocal microscopy...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728282/-epidemiologic-study-of-tear-film-lipid-layer-thickness-measurement-in-the-population-of-taishitun-community-in-beijing
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Q F Liang, X H Du, Y D Su, N L Wang, Z J Wei, Antoine Labbé
Objective: To investigate the distribution of tear film lipid layer thickness (LLT) and the relationship between symptoms and signs of dry eye and tear film LLT in the population of Taishitun Community in Beijing. Methods: A cross-sectional study. From May 2016 to August 2016, three streets of Taishitun Community were randomly selected as survey districts and 540 persons were taken as investigation subjects. Every participant completed 6 items of dry eye examinations as follows: questionnaire (Ocular Surface Disease Index, OSDI), measurement of tear film LLT, tear film break-up time (TBUT), corneal and conjunctival staining, SchirmerⅠtest and the infrared meibomian photography...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727604/preclinical-development-of-ebi-005-an-il-1-receptor-1-inhibitor-for-the-topical-ocular-treatment-of-ocular-surface-inflammatory-diseases
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Joseph Kovalchin, Bracken King, Allyson Masci, Elizabeth Hopkins, Jeremy Fry, Jay Hou, Christian Li, Kelly Tenneson, Steve Weber, Gary Wolfe, Kathy Collins, Eric S Furfine
OBJECTIVE: Topical interleukin (IL)-1 receptor (R)1 blockade is therapeutically active in reducing signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. Herein, we describe in vitro and in vivo nonclinical Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies of EBI-005, a novel protein chimera of IL-1β and IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra or anakinra) that potently binds IL-1R1 and blocks signaling. These studies provide an assessment of receptor affinity, drug bioavailability, immunogenic response, safety, and tolerability in mice and rabbits...
July 18, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726777/humanin-g-hng-protects-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd-transmitochondrial-arpe-19-cybrids-from-mitochondrial-and-cellular-damage
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Sonali Nashine, Pinchas Cohen, Marilyn Chwa, Stephanie Lu, Anthony B Nesburn, Baruch D Kuppermann, M Cristina Kenney
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) ranks third among the leading causes of visual impairment with a blindness prevalence rate of 8.7%. Despite several treatment regimens, such as anti-angiogenic drugs, laser therapy, and vitamin supplementation, being available for wet AMD, to date there are no FDA-approved therapies for dry AMD. Substantial evidence implicates mitochondrial damage and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cell death in the pathogenesis of AMD. However, the effects of AMD mitochondria and Humanin G (HNG), a more potent variant of the mitochondrial-derived peptide (MDP) Humanin, on retinal cell survival have not been elucidated...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725402/what-does-body-size-mean-from-the-plant-s-eye-view
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Amanda J Tracey, Kimberly A Stephens, Brandon S Schamp, Lonnie W Aarssen
Alternative metrics exist for representing variation in plant body size, but the vast majority of previous research for herbaceous plants has focused on dry mass. Dry mass provides a reasonably accurate and easily measured estimate for comparing relative capacity to convert solar energy into stored carbon. However, from a "plant's eye view", its experience of its local biotic environment of immediate neighbors (especially when crowded) may be more accurately represented by measures of "space occupancy" (S-O) recorded in situ-rather than dry mass measured after storage in a drying oven...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720540/formulations-and-toxicologic-in-vivo-studies-of-aqueous-cyclosporin-a-eye-drops-with-cyclodextrin-nanoparticles
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Sunna Jóhannsdóttir, Johannes K Kristinsson, Zoltán Fülöp, Gudrún Ásgrímsdóttir, Einar Stefánsson, Thorsteinn Loftsson
Cyclosporin A (CyA) is an immunosuppressive drug used topically to treat ocular inflammatory disorder such as dry eye disease (DES). It is a lipophilic cyclic peptide with molecular weight of 1202.6Da. The aim of this study was to develop surfactant free aqueous 0.2% (w/v) CyA eye drops where the drug is present in an aqueous vehicle containing CyA/cyclodextrin (CyA/CD) nanoparticles and then do three-month toxicological testing in rabbits. Five formulations of different CD concentrations were studied, all of them contained 12...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717595/egg-clutch-dehydration-induces-early-hatching-in-red-eyed-treefrogs-agalychnis-callidryas
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María José Salica, James R Vonesh, Karen M Warkentin
Terrestrial eggs have evolved repeatedly in tropical anurans exposing embryos to the new threat of dehydration. Red-eyed treefrogs, Agalychnis callidryas, lay eggs on plants over water. Maternally provided water allows shaded eggs in humid sites to develop to hatching without rainfall, but unshaded eggs and those in less humid sites can die from dehydration. Hatching responses of amphibian eggs to dry conditions are known from two lineages with independent origins of terrestrial eggs. Here, we experimentally tested for dehydration-induced early hatching in another lineage (Agalychnis callidryas, Phyllomedusidae), representing a third independent origin of terrestrial eggs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716084/development-and-validation-of-the-chinese-version-of-dry-eye-related-quality-of-life-scale
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Bang Zheng, Xiao-Jing Liu, Yue-Qian Fiona Sun, Jia-Zeng Su, Yang Zhao, Zheng Xie, Guang-Yan Yu
BACKGROUND: To develop the Chinese version of quality of life scale for dry eye patients based on the Impact of Dry Eye on Everyday Life (IDEEL) questionnaire and to assess the reliability and validity of the developed scale. METHODS: The original IDEEL was adapted cross-culturally to Chinese language and further developed following standard procedures. A total of 100 Chinese patients diagnosed with dry eye syndrome were included to investigate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of scale...
July 17, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715851/paradigm-shifts-peregrinations-and-pixies-in-ophthalmology
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REVIEW
A O Minas Coroneo
Defending vision, our highest bandwidth sense, challenges human ingenuity. Replacing or repairing highly specialized but scarce tissue within constraints of transparency, tissue shape and alignment, tissue borders and pressure maintenance, presents special challenges. Many, mostly destructive surgical procedures, were developed prior to an understanding of underlying pathophysiology. For a number of conditions, both reconstructive and destructive procedures co-exist yet there are few guidelines as to the better approach...
July 17, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715398/a-non-invasive-way-to-isolate-and-phenotype-cells-from-the-conjunctiva
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Tanima Bose, Aihua Hou, Ryan Lee, Louis Tong, K George Chandy
Traditionally, ocular surface cytology is studied with techniques such as spatula technology and brush technology. The problem with these techniques is that they may induce traumatic lesions on the surface of the eye, which can progress to scarring, eyelid deformity, limbal stem cell deficiency and in some cases, cause great discomfort to the subject. To avoid these clinical problems, impression cytology (IC) was developed to diagnose dry eye disease and later neoplasia, atopic disease, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis sicca...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712656/treatments-for-ocular-adnexal-lymphoma-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
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Michael T Yen, Jurij R Bilyk, Edward J Wladis, Elizabeth A Bradley, Louise A Mawn
PURPOSE: To review the literature to determine the efficacy of available treatments for ocular adnexal lymphoma (OAL) and to evaluate the outcomes and complications of treatments in patients older than 13 years. METHODS: A literature search was conducted last in March 2017 in the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases for English-language original research investigations that evaluated treatment outcomes for OAL. The searches identified 307 unique citations, and 27 studies were selected according to the criteria outlined for this assessment...
July 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711015/hydrophilic-surface-modification-of-poly-methyl-methacrylate-based-ocular-prostheses-using-poly-ethylene-glycol-grafting
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JaeSang Ko, Kanghee Cho, Sang Won Han, Hyung Kyung Sung, Seung Woon Baek, Won-Gun Koh, Jin Sook Yoon
Ocular prostheses are custom-made polymeric inserts that can be placed in anophthalmic sockets for cosmetic rehabilitation. Prosthetic eye wearers have reduced tear amount, and they often experience dry eye symptoms including dryness, irritation, discomfort, and discharge. Most modern ocular prostheses are made of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), which is highly hydrophobic. Previous research has shown that improving the wettability of contact lens materials decreases its wearers discomfort by increasing lubrication...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710815/lacrimal-gland-development-from-signaling-interactions-to-regenerative-medicine
#15
REVIEW
Ankur Garg, Xin Zhang
The lacrimal gland plays a pivotal role in keeping the ocular surface lubricated, and protecting it from environmental exposure and insult. Dysfunction of the lacrimal gland results in deficiency of the aqueous component of the tear film, which can cause dryness of the ocular surface, also known as the aqueous-deficient dry eye disease. Left untreated, this disease can lead to significant morbidity, including frequent eye infections, corneal ulcerations and vision loss. Current therapies do not treat the underlying deficiency of the lacrimal gland, but merely provide symptomatic relief...
July 14, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708816/determination-of-the-minimal-clinically-important-difference-of-the-university-of-north-carolina-dry-eye-management-scale
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Christopher J Hwang, Reeves Ellis, Richard M Davis, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart
PURPOSE: To establish an initial estimation of the MCID of the University of North Carolina Dry Eye Management Scale (UNC DEMS) and assess its association with patient perceptions of symptom change. METHODS: Thirty-three patients (33.3% men, 67.7% women, mean age 60.5 yrs) with previous DEMS scores were recruited from a UNC ophthalmology clinic in spring 2014. We used anchor-based methods, categorizing important symptom change, to compare the change in the DEMS scores across visits to patient assessments of change; linear regression coefficients estimated the MCID...
July 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708219/one-year-efficacy-and-safety-of-0-1-cyclosporine-a-cationic-emulsion-in-the-treatment-of-severe-dry-eye-disease
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Christophe Baudouin, Maite Sainz de la Maza, Mourad Amrane, Jean-Sébastien Garrigue, Dahlia Ismail, Francisco C Figueiredo, Andrea Leonardi
PURPOSE: The SANSIKA study evaluated the efficacy/safety of 0.1% (1 mg/mL) cyclosporine A cationic emulsion (CsA CE) for treating dry eye disease (DED) with severe keratitis. The double-masked phase demonstrated that CsA CE was effective in reducing corneal damage and ocular surface inflammation, and was well-tolerated over 6 months. Here we report efficacy and safety findings of SANSIKA's open-label extension (OLE). METHODS: In this multicenter, double-masked, phase III study, patients with severe DED (corneal fluorescein staining [CFS] grade 4, modified Oxford scale) were randomized to once-daily CsA CE (Ikervis®) or its vehicle for 6 months, followed by 6-month open-label, once-daily CsA CE (CsA CE/CsA CE and vehicle/CsA CE groups)...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706404/dry-eye-syndrome-in-menopause-and-perimenopausal-age-group
#18
REVIEW
Travis Peck, Leslie Olsakovsky, Shruti Aggarwal
Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial ocular surface disease that causes symptoms of ocular pain, discomfort, and decreased visual acuity. It significantly affects quality of life of patients. It is more prevalent in the females and is being specifically in the menopausal and postmenopausal age group. This is believed to be due to the changes in balance of sex hormones. Sex hormones - estrogens and androgens - influence production of all components of the tear film including aqueous layer, lipid, and mucin...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705660/prevalence-of-diagnosed-dry-eye-disease-in-the-united-states-among-adults-aged-18-years-and-older
#19
Kimberly F Farrand, Moshe Fridman, Ipek Özer Stillman, Debra A Schaumberg
PURPOSE: To provide current estimates of the prevalence of diagnosed dry eye disease (DED) and associated demographics among US adults aged ≥18 years. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, population-based survey. METHODS: Data were analyzed from 75,000 participants in the 2013 National Health and Wellness Survey to estimate prevalence/risk of diagnosed DED overall, and by age, sex, insurance, and other demographic factors. We weighted the observed DED prevalence to project estimates to the US adult population and examined associations between demographic factors and DED using multivariable logistic regression...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699061/hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-2-for-dry-eye-prevention-during-phacoemulsification-in-senile-and-diabetic-patients
#20
Maierhaba Yusufu, Xin Liu, Tianyu Zheng, Fan Fan, Jianjiang Xu, Yi Luo
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) 2% to prevent dry eye during phacoemulsification in senile and diabetic patients. METHODS: This prospective interventional case series comprised 60 eyes (44 patients) with age-related cataract scheduled for standardized phacoemulsification surgery. The patients were assigned to receive either balanced saline solution (BSS, 30 eyes) or HPMC 2% (30 eyes) during surgery. Preoperative and postoperative examinations (1, 3, 7 and 30 days) included measurements of automatic noninvasive tear film breakup time (NITBUT), fluorescein staining, Schirmer I test, tear meniscus height, depth and area and subjective symptoms...
July 11, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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