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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228349/identification-of-prdm-genes-in-human-corneal-endothelium
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Kostadin Rolev, G O'Donovan Dominic, Christiana Georgiou, Rajan Madhavan, Alexandra Chittka
Corneal endothelial cells (CECs) are essential for maintaining corneal stromal hydration and ensuring its transparency, which is necessary for normal vision. Dysfunction of CECs leads to stromal decompensation, loss of transparency and corneal blindness. Corneal endothelium has low proliferative potential compared to surface epithelial cells leading to poor regeneration of CEC following injury or age related decline in cellular density. The mechanisms which control proliferation and differentiation of neural crest derived CEC progenitors are yet to be clearly elucidated...
February 19, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226740/automated-morphometric-description-of-human-corneal-endothelium-from-in-vivo-specular-and-confocal-microscopy
#2
F Scarpa, A Ruggeri, F Scarpa, A Ruggeri, A Ruggeri, F Scarpa
Corneal images acquired by in-vivo specular and confocal microscopy provide clinical information on the cornea endothelium health state. Indeed, the normal hexagonal shape of endothelial cells is usually affected by age and pathologies. At present, the analysis is based on manual or semi-automatic methods and the segmentation of a large number of endothelial cells is required for a meaningful estimation of the clinical parameters. We propose an automated method that detects the centers of endothelial cells by convolving the original image with customized two-dimensional kernels, derives a structure made by connected vertices from the recognized centers using the Euclidean distance, and fine-tunes the derived structure through a genetic algorithm, which combines information about the typical regularity of endothelial cells shape with the pixels intensity of the actual image...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225492/clinical-application-of-ticl-implantation-for-ametropia-following-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-for-keratoconus-a-consort-compliant-article
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Qin Qin, Liping Yang, Zifang He, Zhenping Huang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the clinical application of phakic toric intraocular collamer lens (TICL) implantation in treating ametropia following deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) for patients with keratoconus, especially the effectiveness and safety of high astigmatism and indications of TICL implantation after corneal transplantation. METHODS: Using the self-controlled case series observation approach, 9 patients with ametropia (9 eyes) who underwent DALK surgery for keratoconus 1...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211878/pre-descemets-endothelial-keratoplasty-the-pdek-clamp-for-successful-pdek
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H S Dua, D G Said
PurposeTo design and produce a clamp that enables good handling of donor sclera-corneal disks, allows air to be injected in the corneal stroma and consistently provides pre-Descemets endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK) tissue by creation of a type-1 big bubble (BB) avoiding a type-2BB by shutting the fenestrations in the periphery of the pre-Descemets layer and preventing escape of air.Patients and methodsA clamp with spring loaded handles attached to two rings of 9 mm diameter and 1 mm width with a side port for insertion of a needle for air injection was designed and produced...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208423/modeling-angiogenesis-a-discrete-to-continuum-description
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Samara Pillay, Helen M Byrne, Philip K Maini
Angiogenesis is the process by which new blood vessels develop from existing vasculature. During angiogenesis, endothelial tip cells migrate via diffusion and chemotaxis, loops form via tip-to-tip and tip-to-sprout anastomosis, new tip cells are produced via branching, and a vessel network forms as endothelial cells follow the paths of tip cells. The latter process is known as the snail trail. We use a mean-field approximation to systematically derive a continuum model from a two-dimensional lattice-based cellular automaton model of angiogenesis in the corneal assay, based on the snail-trail process...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204869/-corneal-cell-therapy-an-overview
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M Fuest, G Hin-Fai Yam, G Swee-Lim Peh, P Walter, N Plange, J S Mehta
In recent years, the cultivation and expansion of primary corneal cells has made significant progress. The transplantation of cultured limbal epithelial cells represents a successful and established treatment of the ocular surface. Cultivated corneal endothelial cells are undergoing a clinical trial in Japan. Stromal keratocytes can now be expanded in vitro. A wide range of stem cell sources is being tested in vitro and animal models for their possible application in corneal cell therapy. This article gives an overview of recent advancements and prevailing limitations for the use of different cell sources in the therapy of corneal disease...
February 15, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199886/construction-of-tissue-engineered-full-thickness-cornea-substitute-using-limbal-epithelial-cell-like-and-corneal-endothelial-cell-like-cells-derived-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Canwei Zhang, Liqun Du, Peng Sun, Lin Shen, Jing Zhu, Kunpeng Pang, Xinyi Wu
The aim of this study was to construct a full-thickness artificial cornea substitute in vitro by coculturing limbal epithelial cell-like (LEC-like) cells and corneal endothelial cell-like (CEC-like) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) on APCM scaffold. A 400 μm thickness, 11 mm diameter APCM lamella containing Bowman's membrane was prepared as the scaffold using trephine and a special apparatus made by ourselves. LEC-like cells and CEC-like cells, derived from hESCs as our previously described, were cocultured on the scaffold using a special insert of 24-well plates that enabled seeding both sides of the scaffold...
February 6, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194552/a-novel-synthetic-small-molecule-yf-452-inhibits-tumor-growth-through-antiangiogenesis-by-suppressing-vegf-receptor-2-signaling
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Yongrui Liu, Yuan He, Feifei Yang, Xiaonan Cong, Jinhua Wang, Shihong Peng, Dan Gao, Weifang Wang, Liping Lan, Xuexiang Ying, Mingyao Liu, Yihua Chen, Zhengfang Yi
Tumor angiogenesis is characterized by abnormal vessel morphology, endowing tumor with highly hypoxia and unresponsive toward treatment. To date, mounting angiogenic factors have been discovered as therapeutic targets in antiangiogenic drug development. Among them, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) inhibitors exerts potent antiangiogenic activity in tumor therapy. Therefore, it may provide a valid strategy for cancer treatment through targeting the tumor angiogenesis via VEGFR2 pathway...
February 13, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186681/skin-derived-precursors-as-a-source-of-progenitors-for-corneal-endothelial-regeneration
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Emi Inagaki, Shin Hatou, Kazunari Higa, Satoru Yoshida, Shinsuke Shibata, Hideyuki Okano, Kazuo Tsubota, Shigeto Shimmura
Corneal blindness is the fourth leading cause of blindness in the world. Current treatment is allogenic corneal transplantation, which is limited by shortage of donors and immunological rejection. Skin-derived precursors (SKPs) are postnatal stem cells, which are self-renewing, multipotent precursors that can be isolated and expanded from the dermis. Facial skin may therefore be an accessible autologous source of neural crest derived cells. SKPs were isolated from facial skin of Wnt1-Cre/Floxed EGFP mouse. After inducing differentiation with medium containing retinoic acid and GSK 3-β inhibitor, SKPs formed polygonal corneal endothelial-like cells (sTECE)...
February 6, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181929/corneal-endothelial-cell-integrity-in-precut-human-donor-corneas-enhanced-by-autocrine-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide
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Shay-Whey M Koh, Timothy Coll, Dante Gloria, Nicholas Sprehe
PURPOSE: To demonstrate that vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), a corneal endothelial (CE) cell autocrine factor, maintains the integrity of corneal endothelium in human donor corneoscleral explants precut for endothelial keratoplasty. METHODS: Twelve paired human donor corneoscleral explants used as control versus VIP-treated explants (10 nM, 30 minutes, 37°C) were shipped (4°C) to the Lions Eye Institute for Transplantation and Research for precutting (Moria CBM-ALTK Keratome), shipped back to the laboratory, and cultured in ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF, 0...
February 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165027/potential-role-of-corneal-epithelial-cell-derived-exosomes-in-corneal-wound-healing-and-neovascularization
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Kyu-Yeon Han, Jennifer A Tran, Jin-Hong Chang, Dimitri T Azar, James D Zieske
Specific factors from the corneal epithelium underlying the stimulation of stromal fibrosis and myofibroblast formation in corneal wound healing have not been fully elucidated. Given that exosomes are known to transfer bioactive molecules among cells and play crucial roles in wound healing, angiogenesis, and cancer, we hypothesized that corneal epithelial cell-derived exosomes may gain access to the underlying stromal fibroblasts upon disruption of the epithelial basement membrane and that they induce signaling events essential for corneal wound healing...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160608/is-there-evidence-for-a-surgeon-learning-curve-for-endothelial-keratoplasty-in-australia
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Miriam C Keane, Richard Ad Mills, Douglas J Coster, Keryn A Williams
IMPORTANCE: Expected outcomes from endokeratoplasty may vary with surgeon experience. BACKGROUND: We explored whether a surgeon learning curve exists for Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasties (manual or automated) performed in Australia. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study; various clinical settings. PARTICIPANTS: 2139 recipients of 2615 endothelial grafts, registered by 85 surgeons between January 2006 and December 2013...
February 4, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160068/descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-graft-failure-following-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Sonja Heinzelmann, Daniel Böhringer, Philipp Eberwein, Thabo Lapp, Thomas Reinhard, Philip Maier
PURPOSE: Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is superior to penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in terms of visual rehabilitation, intraoperative safety and risk of rejection. Therefore, it seems reasonable to perform DMEK in eyes with endothelial failure following PK. We herein report our first clinical results. METHODS: Nineteen eyes with endothelial graft failure following PK were treated with DMEK. The majority of these eyes (12) had limited visual potential...
February 3, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159976/screening-and-characterization-of-drugs-that-protect-corneal-endothelial-cells-against-unfolded-protein-response-and-oxidative-stress
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Eun Chul Kim, Tetsuya Toyono, Cynthia A Berlinicke, Donald J Zack, Ula Jurkunas, Tomohiko Usui, Albert S Jun
Purpose: To screen for and characterize compounds that protect corneal endothelial cells against unfolded protein response (UPR) and oxidative stress. Methods: Bovine corneal endothelial cells (BCECs) were treated for 48 hours with 640 compounds from a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug library and then challenged with thapsigargin or H2O2 to induce UPR or oxidative stress, respectively. Cell viability was measured using the CellTiter-Glo survival assay...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151811/effect-of-trabeculotomy-on-corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-in-cases-of-after-penetrating-keratoplasty-glaucoma
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Ayaka Kusakabe, Naoki Okumura, Koichi Wakimasu, Kanae Kayukawa, Masami Kondo, Noriko Koizumi, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita, Kazuhiko Mori
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of trabeculotomy (TLO) on glaucoma and endothelial cell loss after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on consecutive patients who underwent PK and in whom more than 24 months of follow-up was available. Patients were categorized into the PK+TLO group [ie, TLO for post-PK glaucoma (n = 10)] and the PK group [PK alone (n = 73)]. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was evaluated during each follow-up examination...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146239/combined-pi3k-akt-and-smad2-activation-promotes-corneal-endothelial-cell-proliferation
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Alfonso L Sabater, Enrique J Andreu, María García-Guzmán, Tania López, Gloria Abizanda, Victor L Perez, Javier Moreno-Montañés, Felipe Prósper
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a culture method for expansion of corneal endothelial cells (CEC) based on the combined activation of PI3K/Akt and Smad2. Methods: Morphology, proliferation, and migration of cultured rabbit and nonhuman primate CEC were examined in the presence of the PI3K/Akt activators IGF-1 and heregulin beta in combination with the Smad2 activator activin A. Phenotypic characterization of CEC was performed at the RNA and protein levels...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144795/comparative-analysis-of-coaxial-phacoemulsification-with-2-2-and-2-8-mm-clear-corneal-incisions
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Harinder Singh Sethi, Komal Saluja, Mayuresh P Naik
PURPOSE: To compare the intraoperative efficiency and postoperative visual outcome of coaxial phacoemulsification using 2.2- and 2.8-mm clear corneal incision coaxial phacoemulsification. SETTING: The study was conducted at Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi which is a tertiary health care centre. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective, randomized, comparative interventional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 140 eyes of patients undergoing cataract surgery were enrolled according to the inclusion-exclusion criteria and randomly divided in two groups of 70 such that Group I-Patients underwent phacoemulsification through 2...
January 31, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139064/corneal-profile-in-primary-congenital-glaucoma
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Azadeh Doozandeh, Shahin Yazdani, Shabnam Ansari, Mohammad Pakravan, Tahmineh Motevasseli, Bagher Hosseini, Mehdi Yasseri
PURPOSE: To investigate biomechanical and ultrastructural corneal parameters and ocular biometrics in the affected eyes of patients with unilateral primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) as compared to unaffected fellow eyes and age-matched healthy controls. METHODS: A total of 12 patients with treated unilateral PCG and 10 normal subjects were evaluated. LENSTAR was performed to determine biometric parameters; the ocular response analyser was employed to determine biomechanical properties and slit-scanning confocal microscopy was used for evaluation of corneal ultrastucture...
January 31, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138772/effect-of-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-on-subsequent-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-dalk-in-keratoconus
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Friederike Schaub, Philip Enders, Björn O Bachmann, Ludwig M Heindl, Claus Cursiefen
PURPOSE: The purpose was to investigate the impact of ultraviolet light corneal collagen crosslinking (UV-CXL) on the success rate and clinical outcome of subsequent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) in eyes with keratoconus (KC). METHODS: Medical records of 101 consecutive eyes with KC scheduled for big-bubble DALK surgery were screened retrospectively for details of previously performed UV-CXL, as well as intra- and postoperative complications of DALK surgery...
January 30, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135362/identification-of-circulating-fibrocytes-and-dendritic-derivatives-in-corneal-endothelium-of-patients-with-fuchs-dystrophy
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An-Katrien De Roo, Jasper Wouters, Olivier Govaere, Beatrijs Foets, Joost J van den Oord
Purpose: Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a degenerative eye disorder affecting 4% of Americans older than 40. It is the leading indication for corneal endothelial (CE) transplantation for which there is a global donor shortage. This study aimed to gain further insight into the pathophysiology of FECD and identify targets for nonsurgical therapy. Methods: CE from patients with late-onset FECD was compared with that of normal controls using microarray expression analysis (n = 4 FECD, n = 4 normal), reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR (n = 9 FECD, n = 8 normal), and immunohistology (n = 55 FECD, n = 15 normal)...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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