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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787746/two-photon-microscopy-of-fungal-keratitis-affected-rabbit-cornea-ex-vivo-using-moxifloxacin-as-a-labeling-agent
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Jun Ho Lee, Viet-Hoan Le, Seunghun Lee, Jin Hyoung Park, Jin Ah Lee, Hungwon Tchah, Sungjee Kim, Myoung Joon Kim, Ki Hean Kim
Two-photon microscopy (TPM) is a three dimensional (3D) microscopic technique based on nonlinear two-photon fluorescence, which has been tested as an alternative to reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) for detecting fungal keratitis via optical imaging. Although TPM provided images with better contrast than RCM for fungal keratitis, its imaging speed was relatively low because of weak intrinsic signal. Moxifloxacin, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antibiotic, was recently used as a cell-labeling agent for TPM...
May 19, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771882/-morphological-changes-of-cornea-in-children-with-hyperopia-in-the-immediate-and-remote-postoperative-period-after-laser-keratomieleusis-according-to-confocal-microscopy-data
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I L Kulikova, N P Pashtaev, O V Shlenskaya
Studying morphological changes of cornea in the remote postoperative period is becoming increasingly relevant with refractive surgeries being adapted for children. PURPOSE: comparative analysis of keratocyte density and hystomorphologic changes of cornea after laser in situ keratomieleusis (LASIK) and femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK) in children with hyperopia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 109 patients aged 6-17 years in 2 groups were examined with 'Confoscan-4' confocal microscope...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750121/-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-observations-of-vortex-keratopathy-in-patients-with-amiodarone-induced-keratopathy-and-fabry-disease
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Yasuhito Ikegawa, Atsushi Shiraishi, Yasuhito Hayashi, Akiyoshi Ogimoto, Yuichi Ohashi
Purpose: To compare the morphology of two types of vortex keratopathy: amiodarone-induced keratopathy and the Fabry disease-associated keratopathy. Patients and Methods: Eight patients who were receiving oral amiodarone therapy and 3 patients with Fabry disease, a mother and her 2 daughters, were examined by slit-lamp biomicroscopy and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) regularly. Results: Amiodarone-induced keratopathy developed in 7 of the 8 patients, and it was detected as early as 7 days by IVCM and 14 days by slit-lamp biomicroscopy...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722121/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-characteristics-of-equine-epithelial-and-subepithelial-nonulcerative-keratomycosis
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Eric C Ledbetter, Nita L Irby, Leandro B C Teixeira
OBJECTIVE: To describe the in vivo confocal microscopy features of horses with epithelial and subepithelial nonulcerative keratomycosis. ANIMALS STUDIED: Four horses with a clinical diagnosis of epithelial or subepithelial keratomycosis. PROCEDURES: Horses were examined on one or more occasions by in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy of the cornea. Confocal microscopic examination characteristics were correlated with clinical, cytological, and histopathological findings for the horses...
May 2, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703291/continuous-light-versus-pulsed-light-accelerated-corneal-crosslinking-with-ultraviolet-a-and-riboflavin
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Yirui Zhu, Peter S Reinach, Hanlei Zhu, Ling Li, Fan Yang, Jia Qu, Wei Chen
PURPOSE: To determine whether the pulsed-light ultraviolet-A (UVA) accelerated corneal crosslinking (CXL) procedure is more efficacious and selective than its continuous-light counterpart in rabbits. SETTING: School of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Fifty-four rabbits were divided into 2 groups. Group 1 had continuous-light accelerated CXL using 9 mW/cm2 UVA for 10 minutes (5...
March 2018: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643833/-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-evaluation-of-corneal-nerve-fibers-and-dendritic-cells-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Gulfidan Bitirgen, Emine Tinkir Kayitmazbatir, Gunhal Satirtav, Rayaz A Malik, Ahmet Ozkagnici
Central and peripheral nervous system involvement may occur during the course of Behçet's disease (BD). In vivo corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) can detect corneal small fiber damage and immune cell density. The aim of this study was to assess central corneal sensitivity, corneal subepithelial nerve plexus morphology and dendritic cell (DC) density in patients with BD. Forty-nine consecutive patients with BD and 30 healthy control subjects were included in this cross-sectional study conducted at a tertiary referral university hospital...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554816/ocular-surface-alterations-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-characteristics-of-corneas-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Kadriye Erkan Turan, Sibel Kocabeyoglu, Can Ebru Bekircan-Kurt, Figen Bezci, Sevim Erdem-Ozdamar, Murat Irkec
PURPOSE: To evaluate ocular surface alterations and characteristics of corneal basal epithelium and subbasal nerves in patients with myasthenia gravis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Myasthenia gravis patients (n = 21) and healthy controls (n = 20) were enrolled. All participants underwent ocular surface testing in the following order: tear break-up time, lissamine green staining, Schirmer I test with anesthesia, and Ocular Surface Disease Index questionnaire. The Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometer was used to measure corneal sensitivity...
March 1, 2018: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489496/in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-study-of-hard-contact-lens-induced-lipid-keratopathy-secondary-to-corneal-neovascularization-in-a-rabbit-hypercholesterolemic-model
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Yi-Chen Sun, Li-Chuan Yang, Fung-Rong Hu, Chung-Tien Lin, Yan-Ming Chen, Wei-Li Chen
OBJECTIVES: In vivo confocal microscopy was used to observe the morphological presentations and anatomical correlations between corneal neovascularization (NV) and intracorneal lipid deposition in a rabbit model of contact lens (CL)-induced lipid keratopathy secondary to corneal NV. METHODS: Rabbits were divided into 3 groups: (1) 8-week normal diet, (2) 8-week high-cholesterol diet, and (3) 4-week normal diet followed by 4-week high-cholesterol diet. Corneal NV was induced by closed-eye CL...
February 27, 2018: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423782/deep-blue-dot-corneal-degeneration-confocal-characteristics
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Harathy Selvan, Archita Singh, Radhika Tandon
PURPOSE: To discuss the clinical features, differential diagnosis and the novel confocal microscopic findings noted in the rare 'deep blue dot corneal degeneration'. METHODS: Observational case report. RESULTS: Slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination revealed bilateral, numerous, circular to oval discrete blue opacities at the level of deep stroma and fine grey linear opacities at the level of mid to deep stroma. Confocal microscopy demonstrated two types of corresponding hyper-reflective extracellular lesions: oval deposit-like, most concentrated at a depth of 430-480 µ and needle-like at the depth 330-370 µ...
February 8, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373338/corneal-neurotization-for-neurotrophic-keratopathy-clinical-outcomes-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-and-histopathological-findings
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Darren S J Ting, Gustavo S Figueiredo, Christin Henein, Eric Barnes, Omar Ahmed, Hardeep S Mudhar, Francisco C Figueiredo
PURPOSE: To describe the long-term outcomes and in vivo confocal microscopic (IVCM) and histopathological findings after corneal neurotization surgery. METHODS: We included 2 patients who underwent corneal neurotization surgery for severe unilateral neurotrophic keratopathy secondary to cerebellopontine angle meningioma. Corneal sensation was measured using the Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometer (CBE) (0-60 mm). IVCM was performed using the Heidelberg HRT3 Rostock Corneal Module...
May 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373337/early-corneal-innervation-and-trigeminal-alterations-in-parkinson-disease-a-pilot-study
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Alessandro Arrigo, Laura Rania, Alessandro Calamuneri, Elisa Imelde Postorino, Enricomaria Mormina, Michele Gaeta, Silvia Marino, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Angelo Quartarone, Giuseppe Anastasi, Domenico Puzzolo, Pasquale Aragona
PURPOSE: To describe corneal innervation and trigeminal alterations in drug-naive patients with Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: A case series study was conducted by recruiting 3 early drug-naive patients with PD, 2 men and 1 woman (age: 72, 68, and 66, respectively). Ophthalmologic assessment included Ocular Surface Disease Index questionnaire, visual acuity by the logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution score, pupillary light reflexes, extrinsic ocular movements, corneal sensitivity, and slit-lamp examination...
April 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339249/semifluorinated-alkane-based-systems-for-enhanced-corneal-penetration-of-poorly-soluble-drugs
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Priyanka Agarwal, Dieter Scherer, Bernhard Günther, Ilva D Rupenthal
Semifluorinated alkanes (SFAs) are amphiphilic liquids that can dissolve hydrophobic drugs to form clear solutions. This study evaluated the potential of two SFAs to act as vehicle for topical ocular drug delivery. After confirming ocular safety, an ex vivo corneal penetration model was developed to determine drug distribution and corneal bioavailability. Hydrophobic dye distribution in the different corneal layers was visualised under a confocal microscope. Corneal bioavailability of cyclosporine A (CsA) dissolved in perfluorobutylpentane (F4H5) or perfluorohexyloctane (F6H8) was compared to commercially available CsA ophthalmic emulsions, Restasis® and Ikervis®...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285615/application-of-image-recognition-based-automatic-hyphae-detection-in-fungal-keratitis
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Xuelian Wu, Yuan Tao, Qingchen Qiu, Xinyi Wu
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of two methods in diagnosis of fungal keratitis, whereby one method is automatic hyphae detection based on images recognition and the other method is corneal smear. We evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the method in diagnosis of fungal keratitis, which is automatic hyphae detection based on image recognition. We analyze the consistency of clinical symptoms and the density of hyphae, and perform quantification using the method of automatic hyphae detection based on image recognition...
March 2018: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193851/survival-of-corneal-nerve-sheath-structures-in-organ-cultured-donor-corneas
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Virinder K Dhillon, Mohamed S Elalfy, Marco Messina, Mouhamed Al-Aqaba, Harminder S Dua
PURPOSE: To study the morphology of human corneal nerves in eye bank organ-cultured corneas and in corneal grafts post-transplantation. METHODS: Thirty-seven organ-cultured corneas were divided into: Group-A, anterior 300-400 μm of 20 corneas used for Descemets stripping endothelial keratoplasty, and Group-B, 17 full-thickness corneas unsuitable for transplantation. Corneas whole mounts were stained for nerves using acetylcholinesterase technique and examined by NanoZoomer digital pathology microscope...
November 29, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135602/ocular-surface-alterations-in-the-context-of-corneal-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-characteristics-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia
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Kadriye Erkan Turan, Sibel Kocabeyoglu, Isin Unal-Cevik, Figen Bezci, Aysen Akinci, Murat Irkec
PURPOSE: To quantify the morphology of corneal basal epithelium and subbasal nerves and to evaluate the ocular surface alterations in patients with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS: Patients with FM (n = 34) and healthy controls (n = 42) were enrolled. All participants underwent ocular surface tests in the following order: corneal sensitivity, tear film breakup time, lissamine green staining, Schirmer test, and the Ocular Surface Disease Index questionnaire. Basal epithelial cells and subbasal nerves were evaluated using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM)...
February 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133630/non-contact-lens-related-acanthamoeba-keratitis
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Prashant Garg, Paavan Kalra, Joveeta Joseph
The purpose of the study is to describe epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) with special focus on the disease in nonusers of contact lenses (CLs). This study was a perspective based on authors' experience and review of published literature. AK accounts for 2% of microbiology-proven cases of keratitis. Trauma and exposure to contaminated water are the main predisposing factors for the disease. Association with CLs is seen only in small fraction of cases. Contrary to classical description experience in India suggests that out of proportion pain, ring infiltrate, and radial keratoneuritis are seen in less than a third of cases...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109893/correlation-of-corneal-endothelial-cell-density-with-corneal-tomographic-parameters-in-eyes-with-keratoconus
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Banu Bozkurt, Mevlüt Yılmaz, Ali Meşen, Ümit Kamış, Bengü Ekinci Köktekir, Süleyman Okudan
Objectives: To examine changes in corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) in different stages of keratoconus and evaluate its correlation with corneal tomographic parameters. Materials and Methods: Two hundred six patients with keratoconus were enrolled in the study. Corneal topography was performed by Sirius (CSO, Italy), which has a rotating Scheimpflug camera and a Placido disc topographer. Automatic endothelial analysis was done with the non-contact endothelial microscope (20x probe) of Confoscan-4 (NIDEK, Japan)...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095506/subacute-effects-of-rose-bengal-green-light-cross-linking-on-rabbit-thin-corneal-stability-and-safety
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Ti Wang, Lu Zhu, Jingyin Zhu, Yinbo Peng, Nianci Shen, Yan Yu, Min Yao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the subacute effects of Rose Bengal (RB) and 532 nm green light-induced photochemical crosslinking (RB-PCL) on rabbit thin corneal stability and safety in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rabbit thin corneal models with 250 μm thickness were created by photorefractive keratectomy surgery. Photochemical crosslinking with green light (wavelength 532 nm) at an illumination intensity of 0.4 W/cm(2) for 250 s (100 J/cm(2) ) was performed, followed by antibiotic treatment and slit lamp monitoring for four weeks...
November 2, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990988/case-report-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-appearance-of-corneal-argyrosis
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Mengliang Wu, Xiaochun Wang, Tingting Shao, Yan Wang
SIGNIFICANCE: This report details the natural history of corneal argyrosis over 3 years using in vivo confocal microscopy to document regression of hyperreflective deposits, as well as effects on corneal nerves and endothelial cell morphology. PURPOSE: To report the in vivo confocal microscopic features and clinical characteristics of a case of bilateral corneal argyrosis. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old man referred to us 3 months following cautery of the palpebral conjunctiva of both eyes with a silver nitrate stick was observed over the course of 3 years, during which slit-lamp photography and in vivo confocal microscopy were performed...
November 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977017/real-time-assessment-of-corneal-endothelial-cell-damage-following-graft-preparation-and-donor-insertion-for-dmek
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Maninder Bhogal, Chan N Lwin, Xin-Yi Seah, Elavazhagan Murugan, Khadijah Adnan, Shu-Jun Lin, Gary Peh, Jodhbir S Mehta
PURPOSE: To establish a method for assessing graft viability, in-vivo, following corneal transplantation. METHODS: Optimization of calcein AM fluorescence and toxicity assessment was performed in cultured human corneal endothelial cells and ex-vivo corneal tissue. Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty grafts were incubated with calcein AM and imaged pre and post preparation, and in-situ after insertion and unfolding in a pig eye model. Global, macroscopic images of the entire graft and individual cell resolution could be attained by altering the magnification of a clinical confocal scanning laser microscope...
2017: PloS One
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