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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088634/chitosan-g-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-copolymers-as-delivery-carriers-for-intracameral-pilocarpine-administration
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Jui-Yang Lai, Li-Jyuan Luo
This study reports, for the first time, the development of a chitosan-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (Chi-PN) biodegradable in situ gelling delivery system for ocular pilocarpine administration through intracameral injection. The number of thermo-responsive polymer segments grafted onto the chitosan via carbodiimide-mediated formation of amide linkages was greatly affected by varying the feeding amount of carboxyl-terminated poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) in the synthesis, thereby determining the phase transition temperature and enzymatic degradability of Chi-PN materials...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079694/eventual-endothelial-failure-after-initial-corneal-cleaning-after-a-detached-endothelial-graft-in-fuchs-dystrophy
#2
Takahiko Hayashi, Itaru Oyakawa, Naoko Kato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079691/lutein-and-brilliant-blue-based-dye-for-donor-preparation-and-transplantation-in-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Sebastian Siebelmann, Mario Matthaei, Robert Hörster, Claus Cursiefen, Björn Bachmann
PURPOSE: Trypan blue (TB) is used for visualization of the endothelium-Descemet membrane graft during Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). However, TB is assumed to have a dose-dependent toxic effect on the corneal endothelium. We retrospectively compared a lutein/zeaxanthin and Brilliant Blue (LZ/BB)-based dye for preparation and transplantation of the graft in DMEK to TB. METHODS: In 20 patients, a dye composed of 1% LZ /0.025% BB was used, and in 22 patients, 0...
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069498/poly-glycerol-sebacate-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-blend-nanofibrous-scaffold-as-intrinsic-bio-and-immunocompatible-system-for-corneal-repair
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Sahar Salehi, Marta Czugala, Piotr Stafiej, Mohammadhossein Fathi, Thomas Bahners, Jochen S Gutmann, Bernhard B Singer, Thomas A Fuchsluger
: A major challenge in corneal tissue engineering and lamellar corneal transplantation is to develop synthetic scaffolds able to simulate the optical and mechanical properties of the native cornea. As a carrier, the graft scaffolds should provide the basis for anchorage, repair and regeneration. Although quite a number of scaffolds have been engineered to date, they have not been able to simultaneously recapitulate chemical, mechanical, and structural properties of the corneal extracellular matrix (ECM)...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069281/-effect-of-donor-graft-characteristics-on-clinical-outcomes-in-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-dsaek
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G Ho Wang Yin, M Sampo, S Soare, L Hoffart
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the progression of lamellar corneal grafts after endothelial keratoplasty by Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and the effect of their characteristics on the clinical and functional results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study in which 74 patients who had undergone endothelial keratoplasty by DSAEK were included. The corneal grafts were obtained from a French tissue bank and were delivered in a preservation medium containing a deturgescent agent (Corneajet(®) or Stemalpha 3(®))...
January 6, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061402/sequentially-crosslinked-bioactive-hydrogels-as-nano-patterned-substrates-with-customizable-stiffness-and-degradation-for-corneal-tissue-engineering-applications
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Muhammad Rizwan, Gary S L Peh, Heng-Pei Ang, Nyein Chan Lwin, Khadijah Adnan, Jodhbir S Mehta, Wui Siew Tan, Evelyn K F Yim
Naturally-bioactive hydrogels like gelatin provide favorable properties for tissue-engineering but lack sufficient mechanical strength for use as implantable tissue engineering substrates. Complex fabrication or multi-component additives can improve material strength, but often compromises other properties. Studies have shown gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) as a bioactive hydrogel with diverse tissue growth applications. We hypothesize that, with suitable material modifications, GelMA could be employed for growth and implantation of tissue-engineered human corneal endothelial cell (HCEC) monolayer...
December 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060145/corneal-endothelial-cell-density-and-morphology-in-different-trimesters-of-pregnancy
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Nurgül Örnek, Zeynep Özcan Dağ, Kemal Örnek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate corneal endothelial cell density (CD) and morphology in different trimesters of pregnancy. METHODS: This prospective study included 66 (66 eyes) pregnant women. The patient group was divided into three subgroups comprised of 22 women in the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy. An age-matched group of 22 (22 eyes) volunteers served as controls. Corneal measurements were performed using specular microscopy (Noncon Robo SP8000, Konan Medical)...
January 4, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060143/comparison-of-hospital-cornea-retrieval-and-voluntary-eye-donation-program-in-eye-banking
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Namrata Sharma, Nikhil Agrawal, Prafulla K Maharana, Tushar Agarwal, Murugesan Vanathi, Rasik B Vajpayee
OBJECTIVES: Comparison of demographic, clinical, microbiological, and utility profile of the corneas obtained through hospital corneal retrieval program (HCRP) and voluntary eye donation (VED) program. METHODS: Donor corneas retrieved during a 14 months period at National eye bank, India were included in the study. The donor cornea grading was done according to the cornea donor study. The corneal swabs were taken from the donor eyes and were sent for microbiological evaluation...
January 4, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060074/eventual-endothelial-failure-after-initial-corneal-clearing-after-a-detached-endothelial-graft-in-fuchs-dystrophy
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Hyunjoo J Lee, Wuqaas M Munir
PURPOSE: To report a case of eventual corneal endothelial cell failure after spontaneous resolution of corneal edema after failed Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS: Retrospective case report. RESULTS: A 56-year-old man with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy underwent cataract and DMEK surgery in the left eye. The transplanted DMEK graft detached in the early postoperative period and formed a peripheral scroll. Despite graft detachment, corneal edema resolved with endothelial cell repopulation of the central cornea...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060073/variable-size-bead-layer-as-standard-reference-for-endothelial-microscopes
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Simona Tufo, Erica Prazzoli, Lorenzo Ferraro, Federica Cozza, Alessandro Borghesi, Silvia Tavazzi
PURPOSE: For morphometric analysis of the cell mosaic of corneal endothelium, checking accuracy and precision of instrumentation is a key step. In this study, a standard reference sample is proposed, developed to reproduce the cornea with its shape and the endothelium with its intrinsic variability in the cell size. METHODS: A polystyrene bead layer (representing the endothelium) was deposited on a lens (representing the cornea). Bead diameters were 20, 25, and 30 μm (fractions in number 55%, 30%, and 15%, respectively)...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060070/enhancing-dmek-success-by-identifying-optimal-levels-of-trypan-blue-dye-application-to-donor-corneal-tissue
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Parag A Majmudar, Lauren Johnson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the correct concentration and duration of application of trypan blue dye to Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) donor corneal tissue before transplant to enhance visibility while minimizing damage to the tissue. METHODS: Corneas were precut for DMEK using an 8-mm punch, and each was stained with either 0.06% or 0.15% trypan blue for a duration of 1, 3, or 5 minutes. After staining, each tissue was placed in balanced salt solution and observed to determine how quickly the stain faded from the tissue using a grading system...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060067/patients-with-dry-eye-disease-and-low-subbasal-nerve-density-are-at-high-risk-for-accelerated-corneal-endothelial-cell-loss
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Ahmad Kheirkhah, Vannarut Satitpitakul, Pedram Hamrah, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in corneal endothelial cell density over time in patients with dry eye disease (DED) and to correlate endothelial cell loss with corneal subbasal nerve density. METHODS: This retrospective study included 40 eyes of 20 patients with DED. Laser in vivo confocal microscopy had been performed in the central cornea of both eyes at an initial visit and repeated after a mean follow-up of 33.2 ± 10.2 months. The densities of corneal endothelial cells and subbasal nerves were measured in both visits and compared with 13 eyes of 13 normal age-matched controls...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060061/conventional-and-iontophoresis-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-efficacy-and-assessment-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-confocal-microscopy
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Léa Jouve, Vincent Borderie, Otman Sandali, Cyrille Temstet, Elena Basli, Laurent Laroche, Nacim Bouheraoua
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy, safety, and microstructural corneal changes during 2 years after conventional corneal collagen cross-linking (C-CXL) and transepithelial corneal CXL by iontophoresis (I-CXL) for keratoconus. METHODS: Eighty eyes of 80 patients with progressive keratoconus were treated by C-CXL (n = 40) or I-CXL (n = 40). Patients were investigated before surgery and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after treatment. We measured central corneal thickness and maximal simulated keratometry values (Kmax) and performed specular microscopy and in vivo confocal microscopy at each time point...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057642/accelerated-transepithelial-corneal-cross-linking-for-progressive-keratoconus-a-prospective-study-of-12%C3%A2-months
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Wei Aixinjueluo, Tomohiko Usui, Takashi Miyai, Tetsuya Toyono, Toshihiro Sakisaka, Satoru Yamagami
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the clinical results of accelerated transepithelial corneal cross-linking (CXL) in Japanese patients with progressive keratoconus (KCN). METHODS: Thirty eyes of 19 patients (16 male, 3 female patients) with progressive KCN were included. The mean age was 24.9±7.0 (range 16-38) years. All patients received ultraviolet A radiation for 3 min at an irradiance of 30 mW/cm(2). Patients were followed up on the first day, at 1 week and 2 weeks, and at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months postoperatively...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055102/galectin-3-inhibition-by-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-reduces-both-pathological-corneal-neovascularization-and-fibrosis
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Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Hakon Leffler, Ulf J Nilsson, Noorjahan Panjwani
Purpose: Corneal neovascularization and scarring commonly lead to significant vision loss. This study was designed to determine whether a small-molecule inhibitor of galectin-3 can inhibit both corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis in experimental mouse models. Methods: Animal models of silver nitrate cautery and alkaline burn were used to induce mouse corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis, respectively. Corneas were treated with the galectin-3 inhibitor, 33DFTG, or vehicle alone and were processed for whole-mount immunofluorescence staining and Western blot analysis to quantify the density of blood vessels and markers of fibrosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052006/subconjunctival-injection-of-antagomir-21-alleviates-corneal-neovascularization-in-a-mouse-model-of-alkali-burned-cornea
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Yun Zhang, Ting Zhang, Xiaoyun Ma, Jun Zou
Corneal neovascularization may result in loss of corneal transparency and blindness. However, developing successful and inexpensive medical treatments for corneal neovascularization remains an unresolved issue. Recently, several studies have implicated miRNA functions in the regulation of cornea homeostasis. This study aimed to identify the miRNA expression profile in the neovascularized cornea after an alkali burn and to investigate the related underlying mechanisms. Here, alkali-burned corneas and matched normal tissues were pooled to perform miRNA sequencing...
December 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050086/management-of-recurrent-acute-bilateral-corneal-endotheliitis-monitored-by-serial-corneal-pachymetry
#17
B V Rao, Devika S Joshi, Sandeep Gupta, P S Moulick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046031/confirmation-of-the-ovol2-promoter-mutation-c-307t-c-in-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy-1
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Doug D Chung, Ricardo F Frausto, Aleck E Cervantes, Katherine M Gee, Marina Zakharevich, Evelyn M Hanser, Edwin M Stone, Elise Heon, Anthony J Aldave
PURPOSE: To identify the genetic basis of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) in families mapped to the PPCD1 locus and in affected individuals without ZEB1 coding region mutations. METHODS: The promoter, 5' UTR, and coding regions of OVOL2 was screened in the PPCD family in which linkage analysis established the PPCD1 locus and in 26 PPCD probands who did not harbor a ZEB1 mutation. Copy number variation (CNV) analysis in the PPCD1 and PPCD3 intervals was performed on DNA samples from eight probands using aCGH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038958/temporal-and-spatial-expression-pattern-of-nnat-during-mouse-eye-development
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Saadettin Sel, Eva Patzel, Lucia Poggi, Delia Kaiser, Thomas Kalinski, Martin Schicht, Friedrich Paulsen, Norbert Nass
BACKGROUND: Neuronatin (Nnat) was initially identified as a highly expressed gene in neonatal mammalian brain. In this study, we analyze the spatial and temporal expression pattern of Nnat during mouse eye development as well as in the adult. METHODS: The expression of Nnat was analyzed on mRNA as well as protein level. The presence of Nnat transcripts in the adult retina was examined using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Nnat protein expression was evaluated by Western blot and immunohistochemistry during eye development at embryonic day (E) 12, 15, 16 and postnatal day (P) 7, 14, 30 and 175 (adult)...
December 27, 2016: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035498/accelerated-versus-conventional-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-patients-with-keratoconus-an-intrapatient-comparative-study
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Mohammad Mehdi Sadoughi, Bahram Einollahi, Alireza Baradaran-Rafii, Danial Roshandel, Hamidreza Hasani, Mehrdad Nazeri
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of the conventional and accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with bilateral progressive keratoconus (KC). METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients with bilateral progressive KC were enrolled. In each patient, the fellow eyes were randomly assigned to the conventional CXL (3 mW/cm(2) for 30 min) or accelerated CXL (ACXL) (9 mW/cm(2) for 10 min) groups. Manifest refraction; uncorrected and corrected distant visual acuity; maximum and mean keratometry; corneal hysteresis and corneal resistance factor; endothelial cell density and morphology; central corneal thickness; and wavefront aberrations were measured before and 12 months after the CXL...
December 29, 2016: International Ophthalmology
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