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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426441/diagnosis-of-corneal-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Kyeong Hwan Kim, Shahzad I Mian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A state of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) can be secondary to a number of etiologies, resulting in either a reduction in the total number of limbal stem cells or an abnormality in stem cell function. Initially, the epithelium becomes irregular and hazy; however, this condition may progress to persistent corneal epithelial defects, stromal scarring, ulceration, and even perforation. Since LSCD secondary to a variety of etiologies may be reversible, and various factors are prognostic of disease progression, timely diagnosis is important...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378047/-confocal-microscope-examination-of-the-corneal-nerve-plexus-as-biomarker-for-systemic-diseases-view-from-the-corneal-nerve-plexus-on-diabetes-mellitus-disease
#2
S Baltrusch
It is estimated that approximately 50% of patients with diabetes mellitus suffer from polyneuropathy, which is frequently diagnosed too late. Consequently, the question arises whether imaging procedures of the eye, namely optical coherence tomography of the retina and confocal microscopy of the cornea are suitable for the diagnostics and follow-up control of neurodegenerative changes in patients with diabetes mellitus. De Clerck and co-workers could demonstrate this by a systematic review of studies. Of these studies 11 were further evaluated with respect to corneal confocal microscopy...
April 4, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371196/cytoarchitecture-of-epithelial-inflammatory-infiltration-indicates-the-aetiology-of-infectious-keratitis
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Adrian Smedowski, Dorota Tarnawska, Michal Orski, Ewa Wroblewska-Czajka, Kai Kaarniranta, Pasquale Aragona, Edward Wylegala
PURPOSE: To analyse cytological features of corneal epithelium in infectious keratitis. METHODS: One hundred and eighteen patients (53 males and 65 females) diagnosed with acute stage of infectious keratitis (45 viral, 40 bacterial, 23 fungal, 10 Acanthamoeba keratitis) were included in study. We performed retrospective analysis of bright and blue-light slit-lamp photographs and in vivo corneal confocal microscopy scans of the corneal epithelium from five corneal regions (superior, inferior, temporal, nasal and central)...
April 3, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346276/comparison-of-noncontact-specular-and-confocal-microscopy-for-evaluation-of-corneal-endothelium
#4
Jianyan Huang, Jyotsna Maram, Tudor C Tepelus, Srinivas R Sadda, Vikas Chopra, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To compare endothelial cell analysis obtained by noncontact specular and confocal microscopy, using the Konan NSP-9900 and Nidek ConfoScan4 systems, respectively. METHODS: Three groups including 70 healthy eyes, 49 eyes with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), and 78 eyes with glaucoma were examined with both the Konan NSP-9900 specular microscope and the Nidek ConfocScan4 confocal microscope. Certified graders at the Doheny Image Reading Center compared corneal endothelial images from both instruments side by side to assess image quality...
March 24, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316191/-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-observation-of-corneal-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-stevens-johnson-syndrome-or-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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T T Gao, Y Li, J Liu, Q Long
Objective: To describe corneal alterations visible on in vivo confocal microscopy in patients with debilitating ocular sequelae caused by Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Methods: Twenty-two eyes of 11 consecutive patients suffering from chronic SJS or TEN were studied using slit lamp and in vivo confocal microscopy in the Ophthalmology Outpatient Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from March 2014 to April 2015. Results: Dry eye with meibomian gland dysfunction (19 eyes of 10 patients, 86...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268563/automated-morphometric-description-of-human-corneal-endothelium-from-in-vivo-specular-and-confocal-microscopy
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F Scarpa, A Ruggeri
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/28251081/effects-of-contact-lens-wearing-on-keratoconus-a-confocal-microscopy-observation
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Somnath Ghosh, Haliza A Mutalib, Sharanjeet-Kaur, Rituparna Ghoshal, Shamala Retnasabapathy
AIM: To evaluate the corneal cell morphology of new keratoconus patients wearing two different types of rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses for 1y. METHODS: Thirty nine eyes of 39 new keratoconus patients were selected and randomly fitted with two types of RGP contact lenses. Group 1 had 21 eyes with regular rigid gas-permeable (RRGP) contact lens and rest 18 eyes were in group 2 with specially designed rigid gas-permeable (SRGP) contact lens. Corneal cell morphology was evaluated using a slit scanning confocal microscope at no-lens wear and after 1y of contact lens wearing...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226740/automated-morphometric-description-of-human-corneal-endothelium-from-in-vivo-specular-and-confocal-microscopy
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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/28130350/in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-characteristics-of-microsporidial-keratoconjunctivitis-in-immunocompetent-adults
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Chintan Malhotra, Arun Kumar Jain, Savleen Kaur, Deepika Dhingra, Varshitha Hemanth, Surya Prakash Sharma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To describe in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) features of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in immunocompetent adult patients. METHODS: Patients suspected clinically to be suffering from microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis (ie, presence of unilateral follicular and/or papillary conjunctivitis in conjunction with multifocal, coarse corneal epitheliopathy) were subjected to IVCM with the Rostock Cornea Module of the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph 3, and combined potassium hydroxide and calcofluor white (KOH+CFW) staining of the corneal scrapings, to detect the microsporidial spores...
January 27, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127735/effects-of-panretinal-laser-photocoagulation-on-the-corneal-nerve-plexus-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-in-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Gulfidan Bitirgen, Selman Belviranli, Rayaz A Malik, Hurkan Kerimoglu, Ahmet Ozkagnici
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) on corneal sub-basal nerve plexus (SBNP) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with unilateral central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) who had previously undergone PRP treatment. METHODS: Sixty-four eyes of 32 patients (19 male, 13 female) with unilateral ischemic type CRVO who had undergone PRP treatment at least 6 months previously were included in this cross-sectional study...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994400/in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-architecture-of-corneal-nerves-in-a-case-of-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2b
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Chintan Malhotra, Arun Kumar Jain, Bikram Thapa, Sabin Sahu
A detailed ocular examination and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) using the Heidelberg retinal tomograph 3 with Rostock cornea module were performed in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) 2b syndrome. Ocular findings included ptosis secondary to thickening of the lid margins, subconjunctival and perilimbal neuromas, and prominent corneal nerves extending up to the pupillary area. IVCM demonstrated structural alterations of both the main nerve trunks and the smaller branches. The main nerve trunks were grossly thickened while the smaller fibers were present in an intertwining manner in the anterior stroma...
October 2016: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941384/characterization-of-the-corneal-subbasal-nerve-plexus-in-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Pichaya Chuephanich, Chantaka Supiyaphun, Carolina Aravena, Tahir Kansu Bozkurt, Fei Yu, Sophie X Deng
PURPOSE: To quantify the changes in the subbasal nerve plexus in patients with limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy. METHODS: In this retrospective cross-sectional comparative study, confocal images of 51 eyes of 37 patients with LSCD collected between 2010 and 2015 by the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph III Rostock Corneal Module Confocal Microscope were analyzed. Two independent observers evaluated the scans of the central cornea...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898982/evaluation-of-corneal-cross-linking-for-treatment-of-fungal-keratitis-using-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-on-an-ex-vivo-human-corneal-model
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Jawaher M Alshehri, David Caballero-Lima, M Chantal Hillarby, Susan G Shawcross, Arun Brahma, Fiona Carley, Nick D Read, Hema Radhakrishnan
Purpose: Some previous reports have established the use of photoactivated chromophore-induced corneal cross-linking (PACK-CXL) in treating fungal keratitis. The results of these case reports have often been conflicting. To systematically study the effect of PACK-CXL in the management of Fusarium keratitis, we have developed an ex vivo model of human corneal infection using eye-banked human corneas. Methods: Sixteen healthy ex vivo human corneas were divided into four study groups: (1) untreated control, (2) cross-linked, (3) infected with fungal spores, and (4) infected with fungal spores and then cross-linked...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876528/the-impact-of-lens-care-solutions-on-corneal-epithelial-changes-during-daily-silicone-hydrogel-contact-lens-wear-as-measured-by-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
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Xiaolin Zhang, Christine Marchetti, Jessica Lee, Yan Sun, Sara Debanne, Ying Jiang, Jami Kern, Mark Harrod, Beth Ann Benetz, Eric Pearlman, Loretta Szczotka-Flynn
PURPOSE: To assess corneal epithelial microstructure via confocal microscopy and determine if cellular changes are associated with lens care solutions during daily wear of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. METHODS: Corneal in vivo confocal microscopy with the Nidek ConfoScan4 was performed at baseline and after 5 months of lotrafilcon A daily contact lens wear. Enrolled participants were randomized to use either a polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) preserved multipurpose care solution (MPS) or a peroxide based solution system...
February 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843433/successful-treatment-of-lasiodiplodia-theobromae-keratitis-assessing-the-role-of-voriconazole
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Stephen Tak-Lun Li, Evan Po-Fat Yiu, Angela Hiu-Yan Wong, John Chun-Ting Yeung, Lester Wang-Hon Yu
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to report the successful management of the first case of Lasiodiplodia theobromae keratitis in Hong Kong. METHODS: We conducted a case report. RESULTS: A 43-year-old Chinese male with a history of diabetes developed left eye keratitis after a trauma during tree felling. Fungal keratitis was diagnosed using a confocal microscope on day 1, and L. theobromae was confirmed from the culture. He was given oral voriconazole, topical natamycin, and topical and intracameral amphotericin B...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647245/-topical-voriconazole-as-an-effective-treatment-for-fungal-keratitis
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L Y Wang, Z Z Xu, J J Zhang, S T Sun, J Li, X F Yu, L Zhu, Y Q Zhang, Y He, J C Li, L L Wang, S Y Tao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of topical voriconazole in patients with fungal keratitis caused by different fungal species. METHODS: Interventional case series. Eighty-four patients aged 18 years or older from central China with confirmed fungal keratitis who presented at the outpatient department of Henan Eye Institute were enrolled in the study. The patients underwent in vivo confocal scanning laser microscopy examination, coneal scraping and microscopic examination and fungal culture, and then received topical voriconazole, closed curative effects were conducted...
September 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645227/measurement-of-corneal-and-limbal-epithelial-thickness-by-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
#17
Qihua Le, Yan Chen, Yujing Yang, Jianjiang Xu
BACKGROUND: To compare corneal epithelial thickness (CET) and limbal epithelial thickness (LET) measured by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and in vivo confocal microscope (IVCM) in normal subjects, and evaluate the consistency between them. METHODS: Thirty-eight normal subjects (17 men and 21 women) were enrolled in this study. AS-OCT was performed at central cornea and the superior, inferior, nasal and temporal limbus. Then followed by IVCM examination performed at the same location...
September 20, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592207/association-of-electroencephalography-eeg-power-spectra-with-corneal-nerve-fiber-injury-in-retinoblastoma-patients
#18
Jianliang Liu, Juanjuan Sun, Yumei Diao, Aijun Deng
BACKGROUND In our clinical experience we discovered that EEG band power may be correlated with corneal nerve injury in retinoblastoma patients. This study aimed to investigate biomarkers obtained from electroencephalography (EEG) recordings to reflect corneal nerve injury in retinoblastoma patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Our study included 20 retinoblastoma patients treated at the Department of Ophthalmology, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University between 2010 and 2014. Twenty normal individuals were included in the control group...
September 4, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588284/comment-on-in-vivo-corneal-confocal-microscopic-analysis-in-patients-with-keratoconus
#19
Vishaal Bhambhwani
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2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586488/a-fully-automatic-nerve-segmentation-and-morphometric-parameter-quantification-system-for-early-diagnosis-of-diabetic-neuropathy-in-corneal-images
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Shumoos Al-Fahdawi, Rami Qahwaji, Alaa S Al-Waisy, Stanley Ipson, Rayaz A Malik, Arun Brahma, Xin Chen
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) is one of the most common types of diabetes that can affect the cornea. An accurate analysis of the nerve structures can assist the early diagnosis of this disease. This paper proposes a robust, fast and fully automatic nerve segmentation and morphometric parameter quantification system for corneal confocal microscope images. The segmentation part consists of three main steps. First, a preprocessing step is applied to enhance the visibility of the nerves and remove noise using anisotropic diffusion filtering, specifically a Coherence filter followed by Gaussian filtering...
October 2016: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
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