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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430336/an-italian-translation-and-validation-of-the-near-activity-visual-questionnaire-navq
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Fabrizio Zeri, Isabella Beltramo, Laura Boccardo, Paolo Palumbo, Vincenzo Petitti, James S Wolffsohn, Shehzad A Naroo
PURPOSE: To validate the Near Activity Vision Questionnaire (NAVQ) in Italian to allow the assessment of presbyopia corrections in Italian-speaking patients. METHODS: An Italian version of the NAVQ was arranged through several steps: an initial forward translation (from English to Italian), a backward translation (from Italian to English), and finally a consensual version to check against the original NAVQ. This prospective study enrolled native Italian-speaking presbyopic patients with corrected distance visual acuity of 0...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430210/folded-monocentric-imager-with-deformable-mirror-focus
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Glenn M Schuster, William M Mellette, Joseph E Ford
We describe a catadioptric monocentric imager using an elastic central element focused by deformation of a fold mirror. We show the design of 6 mm and 12 mm focal length F/2.8 achromats and compare design performance when focusing by translating the sensor, translating the fold mirror, and by spherically deforming the fold mirror. We tested the 12 mm focal length design using a diamond turned polystyrene element as the outer meniscus lens (and mechanical mount), filled with an optical gel in contact with the central aperture and fold mirror, and demonstrate focusing by mechanical deformation of the fold mirror...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429670/expression-of-dominant-negative-k6w-ubiquitin-in-the-lens-epithelium-via-an-adenoviral-vector-delays-posterior-capsule-opacification-in-a-rabbit-model
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Xuan Bao, Min Hou, Ruiping Peng, Furong Luo, Mingxing Wu
PURPOSE: Ubiquitin is involved in cell proliferation and differentiation, and the objective of this study is to investigate the potential of dominant negative Ubiquitin (Ub) with a lysine to tryptophan mutation at the 6 position (K6W) through an adenoviral expression vector in the prevention of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) in a rabbit PCO model. METHODS: Recombinant dominant negative K6W-Ub adenovirus (RAd-K6W-Ub) with green fluorescent protein (RAd-K6W-Ub/GFP) and RAd-GFP viruses (control) were generated with QBI-HEK 293A cells...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426869/expression-profiling-of-nonpolar-lipids-in-meibum-from-patients-with-dry-eye-a-pilot-study
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Jianzhong Chen, Jeremy K Keirsey, Kari B Green, Kelly K Nichols
Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to characterize differentially expressed lipids in meibum samples from patients with dry eye disease (DED) in order to better understand the underlying pathologic mechanisms. Methods: Meibum samples were collected from postmenopausal women with DED (PW-DED; n = 5) and a control group of postmenopausal women without DED (n = 4). Lipid profiles were analyzed by direct infusion full-scan electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419129/factors-related-to-axial-length-elongation-and-myopia-progression-in-orthokeratology-practice
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Bingjie Wang, Rajeev K Naidu, Xiaomei Qu
PURPOSE: To investigate which baseline factors are predictive for axial length growth over an average period of 2.5 years in a group of children wearing orthokeratology (OK) contact lenses. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the clinical records of 249 new OK wearers between January 2012 and December 2013 from the contact lens clinic at the Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University were reviewed. The primary outcome measure was axial length change from baseline to the time of review (July-August 2015)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415418/uv-assisted-treatment-on-hydrophobic-acrylic-iols-anterior-surface-with-methacryloyloxyethyl-phosphorylcholine-reducing-inflammation-and-maintaining-low-posterior-capsular-opacification-properties
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Xiaodan Huang, Chenqi Luo, Lin Lin, Li Zhang, Heyi Li, Ke Yao, Zhikang Xu
In order to enhance the surface biocompatibility of hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs), the anterior surface was modified through graft polymerization with methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) initiated by ultraviolet radiation. Chemical changes on the IOL surface were characterised by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to confirm the covalent binding of MPC. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis were used to characterise the morphological changes to the IOL surface...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412796/-multiple-issues-in-multifocal-intraocular-lens
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Z H Li, Z Ye, Y Huang
The occurrence of multifocal intraocular lens (MIOL) is known as an important period in the development of cataract surgery, which can provide a simultaneous vision without the use of spectacles or contact lenses. However, in the current stage, MIOL implantation may also lead to decreased visual acuity and increased risk of photic phenomena, thus in some instance a second procedure to exchange the MIOL is necessary. Optimizing visual outcomes of MIOL implantation and controlling adverse effects has become the focus for ophthalmologists...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411807/a-sensitive-and-disposable-indium-tin-oxide-based-electrochemical-immunosensor-for-label-free-detection-of-mage-1
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Burçak Demirbakan, Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk
MAGE-1 (MAGE, for melanoma antigen), was identified by virtue of its processing and cell surface expression as a tumor-specific peptide bound to major histocompatibility complexes which was reactive with autolytic T cells. 3-Glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (3-GOPS) is frequently employed for the preparation of dense heterometal hybrid polymers which are used, e.g., for hard coatings of organic polymers and contact lens materials in the optical industry. In this study, we have improved a new immunological biosensor with indium tin oxide (ITO)...
July 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410356/water-exposure-is-a-common-risk-behavior-among-soft-and-gas-permeable-contact-lens-wearers
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Aaron B Zimmerman, Kathryn Richdale, Gladys Lynn Mitchell, Beth T Kinoshita, Dawn Y Lam, Heidi Wagner, Luigina Sorbara, Robin L Chalmers, Sarah A Collier, Jennifer R Cope, Maya M Rao, Michael J Beach, Jonathan S Yoder
PURPOSE: To understand soft contact lens (SCL) and gas-permeable (GP) lens wearers' behaviors and knowledge regarding exposure of lenses to water. METHODS: The Contact Lens Risk Survey (CLRS) and health behavior questions were completed online by a convenience sample of 1056 SCL and 85 GP lens wearers aged 20 to 76 years. Participants were asked about exposing their lenses to water and their understanding of risks associated with these behaviors. Chi-square analyses examined relationships between patient behaviors and perceptions...
April 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410355/descemetorhexis-without-graft-placement-for-the-treatment-of-fuchs-endothelial-dystrophy-preliminary-results-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alfonso Iovieno, Alberto Neri, Anna Maria Soldani, Chantal Adani, Luigi Fontana
PURPOSE: To report our preliminary experience with a central descemetorhexis without graft placement in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) and to review the existing literature on the topic. METHODS: A 4-mm central descemetorhexis was performed in 5 patients (4 women, 1 man; mean age: 69.8 ± 8.6 yrs; range: 57-78 yrs) with FECD. All patients had central confluent guttae, undetectable central endothelial cell count, healthy peripheral corneal endothelium, no clinically evident bullous keratopathy, and no ocular comorbidities...
April 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410281/evaluated-conjunctival-blood-flow-velocity-in-daily-contact-lens-wearers
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Yingying Shi, Liang Hu, Wan Chen, Dongyi Qu, Hong Jiang, Jianhua Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study examined conjunctival microvasculature development in long-term habitual contact lens (HCL) wearers after a night of sleep. METHODS: Twenty HCL wearers (15 women and 5 men, aged 28.6±6.9 years, mean age±standard deviation) who had worn contact lenses on a daily basis for at least 3 years and 40 noncontact lens (NCL) wearers (23 women and 17 men, aged 36.5±6.6 years, mean age±standard deviation) participated in the study. A functional slitlamp biomicroscopy imaging system was used to image the temporal bulbar conjunctiva...
April 13, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410280/long-term-impacts-of-orthokeratology-treatment-on-sub-basal-nerve-plexus-and-corneal-sensitivity-responses-and-their-reversibility
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María Nombela-Palomo, Gema Felipe-Marquez, Miguel Angel Teus, Jose Luis Hernandez-Verdejo, Amelia Nieto-Bona
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of one year of overnight orthokeratology (OK) treatment on the sub-basal nerve plexus (SBNP) and corneal sensitivity and to assess the reversibility of these effects one month after treatment interruption. METHODS: Thirty-two subjects with low-moderate myopia underwent OK treatment for one year. Fifteen non-contact lens wearers served as controls. At the time points baseline, one year of treatment, and one month after removing the OK lenses, two tests were conducted: corneal sensitivity (Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometer) and SBNP imaging by in vivo confocal microscopy...
April 13, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397809/second-harmonic-generation-imaging-of-corneal-stroma-after-infection-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Danielle M Robertson, Nathan A Rogers, W Matthew Petroll, Meifang Zhu
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a pathogenic gram-negative organism that has the ability to cause blinding corneal infections following trauma and during contact lens wear. In this study, we investigated the directional movement and orientation of an invasive corneal isolate of P. aeruginosa in the corneal stroma during infection of ex vivo and in vivo rabbit corneas using multiphoton fluorescence and second harmonic generation (SHG) imaging. Ex vivo, rabbit corneas were subject to three partial thickness wounds prior to inoculation...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391622/can-the-sensimed-triggerfish-%C3%A2-lens-data-be-used-as-an-accurate-measure-of-intraocular-pressure
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Parveen Vitish-Sharma, Austin G Acheson, Richard Stead, John Sharp, Ali Abbas, Marta Hovan, Charles Maxwell-Armstrong, Boliang Guo, Anthony J King
PURPOSE: The SENSIMED Triggerfish(®) contact lens sensor (CLS) has an embedded micro-sensor that captures spontaneous circumferential changes at the corneoscleral junction and transmits them via an antenna to a device where these measurements are stored. During laparoscopic colorectal surgery, patients are placed in Trendelenburg position which has been shown to increase intraocular pressure (IOP). Laparoscopic colorectal surgery requires both pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenburg positioning; therefore, IOP can vary significantly...
April 9, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389672/contact-angle-measurement-of-small-capillary-length-liquid-in-super-repelled-state
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Tingyi Leo Liu, Chang-Jin Cj Kim
The difficulty of measuring very large contact angles (>150 degrees) has become more relevant with the increased popularity of super-repellent surfaces. Measurement is more difficult for dynamic contact angles, for which theoretical profiles do not fit well, and small capillary length liquids, whose sessile droplets sag by gravity. Here, we expand the issue to the limit by investigating dynamic contact angles of liquids with an extremely small capillary length (<1.0 mm), empowered by the superomniphobic surface that can super-repel even fluorinated solvents, which highly wet all materials...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385302/subclassification-of-primary-angle-closure-using-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-ultrasound-biomicroscopic-parameters
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Junki Kwon, Kyung Rim Sung, Seungbong Han, Ye Ji Moon, Joong Won Shin
PURPOSE: To classify eyes with primary angle closure (PAC) in terms of the features visualized using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 73 eyes of 73 patients with PAC. METHODS: Participants' eyes that had undergone laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) were imaged using AS-OCT and UBM under the same lighting conditions...
April 3, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380951/near-infrared-spectro-interferometer-using-femtosecond-laser-written-gls-embedded-waveguides-and-nano-scatterers
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G Martin, M Bhuyan, J Troles, C D'Amico, R Stoian, E Le Coarer
Guided optics spectrometers can be essentially classified into two main families: based on Fourier transform or dispersion. In the first case, an interferogram generated inside an optical waveguide and containing the spectral information is sampled using spatially distributed nanodetectors. These scatter quasi-non-perturbingly light into the detector that is in contact with the waveguide, helping to reconstruct the stationary wave. A dedicated FFT processing is needed in order to recover the spectrum with high resolution but limited spectral range...
April 3, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380096/visual-rehabilitation-using-mini-scleral-contact-lenses-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Guilherme Andrade do Nascimento Rocha, Patrícia Oliveira Braga Miziara, Ana Clara Vieira de Castro, Arthur Andrade do Nascimento Rocha
Purpose: To report the visual rehabilitation outcomes and complications of patients fitted with mini-scleral rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses (mini-SCLs) after penetrating keratoplasty. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 27 eyes (21 patients) that were fitted with mini-SCLs between October 2013 and December 2014. We analyzed demographic data, previous corneal disorders, visual outcomes, interval from keratoplasty to contact lens fitting, topographic and specular microscope data, fitted contact lens parameters, and complications...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379967/isolation-of-dengue-virus-from-the-upper-respiratory-tract-of-four-patients-with-dengue-fever
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Nai-Ming Cheng, Bao-Chen Chen, Tsi-Shu Huang, Cheng Len Sy, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Yao-Shen Chen
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever is an important arboviral disease. The clinical manifestations vary from a mild non-specific febrile syndrome to severe life-threatening illness. The virus can usually be detected in the blood during the early stages of the disease. Dengue virus has also has been found in isolated cases in the cerebrospinal fluid, urine, nasopharyngeal sections and saliva. In this report, we describe the isolation of dengue virus from the upper respiratory tract of four confirmed cases of dengue...
April 5, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376553/fungal-keratitis-a-six-year-review-at-a-tertiary-referral-centre
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K C Iselin, P B Baenninger, A Schmittinger-Zirm, M A Thiel, C Kaufmann
Background This review reports the epidemiology, laboratory results, treatment regimens and costs of fungal keratitis at a tertiary referral center in Lucerne, Switzerland. Patients and Methods Culture-proven fungal infections between January 2010 and December 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Results Seventeen patients with a mean age of 52 years were identified. Contact lens wear was the most important risk factor (n = 11) (65 % of all cases), with filamentous fungi being identified as the most common fungus type (n = 10) (91 % of all cases of contact lens-associated fungal keratitis)...
April 4, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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