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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685994/feeder-free-differentiation-of-cells-exhibiting-characteristics-of-corneal-endothelium-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Michael D Wagoner, Laura R Bohrer, Benjamin T Aldrich, Mark A Greiner, Robert F Mullins, Kristan S Worthington, Budd A Tucker, Luke A Wiley
The purpose of this study was to devise a strategy for the derivation of corneal endothelial cells (CEnCs) from adult fibroblast-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). IPSCs were generated from an adult human with normal ocular history via expression of OCT4 , SOX2 , KLF4 and c-MYC Neural crest cells (NCCs) were differentiated from iPSCs via addition of CHIR99021 and SB4315542. NCCs were driven toward a CEnC fate via addition of B27, PDGF-BB and DKK-2 to CEnC media. Differentiation of NCCs and CEnCs was evaluated via rt-PCR, morphological and immunocytochemical analysis...
April 23, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681843/wheel-spokes-technique-for-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-extremely-mydriatic-bullous-keratopathy-eyes-without-capsular-support
#2
Hidenori Tanaka, Koji Hirano, Masayuki Horiguchi
We describe a new technique to prevent an endothelial donor graft from dropping into the vitreous cavity during non-Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (nDSAEK) for extremely mydriatic bullous keratopathy (BK) eyes without capsular support. The patient was a 79-year-old woman who underwent nDSAEK for an extremely mydriatic BK eye with an incomplete barrier between the anterior and posterior chambers. She had undergone argon laser iridotomy for acute glaucoma at the age of 59 years and cataract surgery 3 years later...
January 2018: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681179/-femtosecond-laser-assisted-keratoplasty
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László Módis, Eszter Szalai, Zsuzsanna Flaskó, Bence Kolozsvári, András Berta
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To present our results on femtosecond laser-assisted penetrating keratoplasty. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Twenty-five eyes of 25 patients underwent surgery with the following indications: pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (n = 10), keratoconus (n = 4), corneal dystrophy (n = 5), corneal scar (n = 4), band keratopathy (n = 2). Trephination of both the donor and recipient corneas were performed with VisuMax femtosecond laser device (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany)...
April 2018: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680687/segmentation-of-corneal-endothelium-images-using-a-u-net-based-convolutional-neural-network
#4
Anna Fabijańska
Diagnostic information regarding the health status of the corneal endothelium may be obtained by analyzing the size and the shape of the endothelial cells in specular microscopy images. Prior to the analysis, the endothelial cells need to be extracted from the image. Up to today, this has been performed manually or semi-automatically. Several approaches to automatic segmentation of endothelial cells exist; however, none of them is perfect. Therefore this paper proposes to perform cell segmentation using a U-Net-based convolutional neural network...
April 18, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680447/cultivation-of-corneal-endothelial-cells-from-sheep
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Najla Khaled Al Abdulsalam, Nigel L Barnett, Damien G Harkin, Jennifer Walshe
Research is currently under way to produce tissue engineered corneal endothelium transplants for therapeutic use in humans. This work requires the use of model animals, both for the supply of corneal endothelial cells (CECs) for experimentation, and to serve as recipients for test transplants. A variety of species can be used, however, a number of important advantages can be gained by using sheep as transplant recipients. The purpose of the present study was therefore to develop a method for culturing sheep CECs that would be suitable for the eventual construction of corneal endothelium grafts destined for sheep subjects...
April 19, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679087/optical-and-tectonic-corneal-transplant-outcomes-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-singapore-within-the-singapore-corneal-transplant-registry
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Dawn Ho, Charmaine Chai, Hazel Lin, Hla Myint Htoon, Anna Marie Tan, Ray Manotosh, Donald Tan
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to describe and compare corneal graft survival and optical outcomes following deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) with penetrating keratoplasty (PK), and to document tectonic success of patch grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, non-randomised, comparative and descriptive cohort study. A total of 139 eyes that underwent primary keratoplasty between 2000 and 2016 were included, and the following data was extracted: demographics, clinical diagnosis and primary indication, pre- and intraoperative risk factors, postkeratoplasty outcomes, and complications...
March 2018: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677349/repeat-associated-non-atg-ran-translation-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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Elisabetta Soragni, Lina Petrosyan, Tommy A Rinkoski, Eric D Wieben, Keith H Baratz, Michael P Fautsch, Joel M Gottesfeld
Purpose: The strongest genetic association with Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is the presence of an intronic (CTG·CAG)n trinucleotide repeat (TNR) expansion in the transcription factor 4 (TCF4) gene. Repeat-associated non-ATG (RAN) translation, an unconventional protein translation mechanism that does not require an initiating ATG, has been described in many TNR expansion diseases, including myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). Given the similarities between DM1 and FECD, we wished to determine whether RAN translation occurs in FECD...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677003/identification-of-a-novel-tcf4-isoform-in-the-human-corneal-endothelium
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Allen O Eghrari, Shivakumar Vasanth, Briana C Gapsis, Henry Bison, Ula Jurkunas, S Amer Riazuddin, John D Gottsch
PURPOSE: Alternative splice isoforms of TCF4, a gene implicated in Fuchs corneal dystrophy, have been identified in multiple human tissues outside of the eye. The aim of this study was to identify the transcriptional profile of TCF4 in the corneal endothelium. METHODS: We extracted RNA from the donor corneal endothelium and performed rapid amplification of cDNA ends. We tested the expression pattern of 1 newly identified isoform (7b) in a panel of cDNA derived from multiple human tissues and included cDNA from corneal endothelial (CE) and retinal pigment epithelial cell lines...
April 19, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673631/comparison-between-the-prechopping-method-with-a-reverse-chopper-and-the-routine-stop-and-chop-method-in-treating-cataract-with-grade-iv-hard-nucleus
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Y Zhao, K Yang, J Li, S Zhu
The aim of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy between the prechopping method using a Reverse Chopper (iHPC) and the routine stop-and-chop (RSC) method in phacoemulsification of cataracts with grade IV hard nuclei (HNC (≥IV)). A total of 32 patients (32 eyes) scheduled for Phaco combined with intraocular lens (Phaco-IOL) for HNC (≥IV) from March 2015 to January 2016 were enrolled and randomly divided into two groups (the iHPC group, n=16 and the RSC group, n=16) so as to compare the effective intraoperative Phaco time, corneal edema 1-3 days after surgery, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and rate of loss of corneal endothelial cells (CECs) 1 month after surgery...
April 17, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673063/uv-light-crosslinking-regresses-mature-corneal-blood-and-lymphatic-vessels-and-promotes-subsequent-high-risk-corneal-transplant-survival
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Yanhong Hou, Viet Nhat Hung Le, Gábor Tóth, Sebastian Siebelmann, Jens Horstmann, Tim Gabriel, Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen
Immunological graft rejection is the main complication after corneal transplantation into pathologically prevascularized so-called high risk eyes. Aim of this study was to evaluate whether UV-light crosslinking can regress pathological corneal blood and lymphatic vessels, and thereby improve subsequent graft survival. Using the murine model of suture-induced corneal neovascularization, we found that corneal crosslinking with ultraviolet (UV) A-light and riboflavin regressed both preexisting blood and lymphatic vessels significantly via inducing apoptosis in vascular endothelial cells...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672430/recovery-of-corneal-clarity-after-dmek-followed-by-rebubbling-versus-uneventful-dmek
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Apostolos Lazaridis, Ourania Fydanaki, Eleftherios Giallouros, Ilias Georgalas, George Kymionis, Walter Sekundo, Konstantinos Droutsas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of a single rebubbling procedure after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) on corneal backscatter and endothelial cell loss (ECL). METHODS: Medical records of 130 consecutive DMEK cases (118 patients) were reviewed and 3 groups were formed: group 1 (n = 32), consisting of DMEK cases followed by 1 rebubbling; group 2a (n = 55), including uneventful DMEK cases with complete graft attachment; and group 2b (n = 25), including uneventful DMEK cases with minor peripheral detachment, not requiring rebubbling...
April 19, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669369/cataract-surgery-in-high-hyperopia
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Nicolas Philipp Waldmann, Nadine Gerber, Warren Hill, David Goldblum
BACKGROUND: Although cataract surgery is a well-established and standardised procedure, it can be demanding and associated with higher complication rates in high hyperopia. We present clinical data for highly hyperopic patients who underwent cataract surgery over a 12-year period (2005 - 2016) and at a single centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Out of a total of 11 434 cataract operations, 41 highly hyperopic eyes (SN60AT ≥ 31 dpt) were included for analysis...
April 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668573/central-corneal-thickness-and-endothelial-damage-after-cataract-surgery
#13
Palmiro Cornetta, Maddalena De Bernardo, Nicola Rosa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668572/atypical-presentation-of-iridocorneal-endothelial-syndrome-with-band-keratopathy-but-no-corneal-edema-managed-with-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Vasiliki Zygoura, Itay Lavy, Robert M Verdijk, Diana Santander-García, Lamis Baydoun, Isabel Dapena, Gerrit R J Melles
PURPOSE: To report an unusual presentation of iridocorneal endothelial (ICE) syndrome associated with band keratopathy and its management with ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid (EDTA) chelation and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS: A 57-year-old female patient presented with unilateral progressive painless visual impairment, corneal band keratopathy, and morphological corneal endothelial changes without corneal edema or any previous ophthalmic, medical, or family history...
April 17, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664553/changes-in-the-parameters-of-the-anterior-segment-of-the-eye-in-pregnant-women-literature-review
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Karol Taradaj, Tomasz Ginda, Piotr Ciechanowicz, Piotr Maciejewicz, Barbara Suchońska, Iwona Szymusik, Bożena Kociszewska-Najman, Mirosław Wielgoś, Dariusz Kęcik
The physiology of pregnancy is a curious issue for specialists from different branches of medicine and science. In this systematic review, the attention was focused on changes in eyes during pregnancy and confinement. To summarise and systematize actual knowledge in eyes' changes during pregnancy, publications from years 2011-2017 were analysed. Stud-ies about parameters of corneal endothelial cells, corneal biomechanical parameters, keratometric variables, intraocular pressure and biometry of the anterior chamber were compared...
2018: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656016/riding-the-cell-jamming-boundary-geometry-topology-and-phase-of-human-corneal-endothelium
#16
Nigel H Brookes
It is important to assess the viability of eye-banked corneas prior to transplantation due to inherent senescence and known loss of endothelial cells during surgical manipulation. Corneal endothelial cells have a complex basal and paracellular shape making them challenging to accurately measure, particularly in oedematous ex vivo tissue. This study used calibrated centroidal Voronoi Diagrams to segment cells in images of these human corneas, in order to characterize endothelial geometry, topology, and phase...
April 12, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649920/corneal-transplantation-trends-in-france-from-2004-to-2015-a-12-year-review
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Guillaume Bigan, Marc Puyraveau, Maher Saleh, Philippe Gain, Isabelle Martinache, Bernard Delbosc, Anne-Sophie Gauthier
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report the 12-year longitudinal trends in indication and corneal transplantation techniques in France from 2004 to 2015. RESULTS: The records of all corneal transplantations performed from 2004 to 2015 in France were retrospectively reviewed. The patient indications and types of transplant performed were analyzed. A total of 46,658 corneal transplantations were performed between 2004 and 2015, with 34,187 (73.3%) penetrating keratoplasty and 10,452 (22...
April 1, 2018: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643799/optical-coherence-tomography-examination-of-the-anterior-segment-in-a-case-of-corneal-perforation-and-lens-trauma-by-chestnut-burr
#18
Takashi Ono, Yosai Mori, Ryohei Nejima, Takuya Iwasaki, Shiro Amano, Kazunori Miyata
Chestnut burrs, the thorny encapsulation of chestnut fruit, can sometimes cause corneal injuries and ulceration, with poor prognoses. We report a case of corneal perforation and damaged anterior lens capsule due to a chestnut burr, using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). A 67-year-old woman with a chestnut burr injury in her right eye was referred to our hospital. Her right best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 0.8. Slit-lamp examination and AS-OCT showed perforation involving the endothelial layer at the center of the cornea...
January 2018: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643797/uneventful-anterior-migration-of-intravitreal-ozurdex-implant-in-a-patient-with-iris-sutured-intraocular-lens-and-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty
#19
Andleeb Zafar, Ioannis M Aslanides, Vasileios Selimis, Konstantinos I Tsoulnaras, David Tabibian, George D Kymionis
Purpose: We report here the case of a patient with anterior segment migration of intravitreal dexamethasone implant as well as its management and outcome. Methods: The patient had the following sequence of events: complicated cataract surgery, iris-sutured intraocular lens implant, followed by cystoid macular edema treated with intravitreal Avastin, retinal vein occlusion treated with intravitreal dexamethasone implant, corneal decompensation treated with Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), and finally recurrence of macular edema treated with repeated intravitreal dexamethasone implant...
January 2018: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625488/a-cell-culture-approach-to-optimized-human-corneal-endothelial-cell-function
#20
Alena Bartakova, Olga Kuzmenko, Karen Alvarez-Delfin, Noelia J Kunzevitzky, Jeffrey L Goldberg
Purpose: Cell-based therapies to replace corneal endothelium depend on culture methods to optimize human corneal endothelial cell (HCEC) function and minimize endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EnMT). Here we explore contribution of low-mitogenic media on stabilization of phenotypes in vitro that mimic those of HCECs in vivo. Methods: HCECs were isolated from cadaveric donor corneas and expanded in vitro, comparing continuous presence of exogenous growth factors ("proliferative media") to media without those factors ("stabilizing media")...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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