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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718954/power-profiles-in-multifocal-contact-lenses-with-variable-multifocal-zone
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Daniel Monsálvez-Romín, Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Santiago García-Lázaro, José J Esteve-Taboada, Alejandro Cerviño
BACKGROUND: The power profile of multifocal contact lenses has been demonstrated to report important information that could be used during the fitting process. The aim of this work is to describe the power profile of a recent set of gas permeable multifocal contact lenses as a function of the pupil radius. METHODS: The measured multifocal contact lenses have a centre-distance design, and are available with five distance-vision diameters (XS, S, M, L and XL) and two different additions: Type A (up to +2...
July 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716638/the-temporal-dynamics-of-miniscleral-contact-lenses-central-corneal-clearance-and-centration
#2
Stephen J Vincent, David Alonso-Caneiro, Michael J Collins
PURPOSE: To examine the time course of the reduction in central corneal clearance and horizontal and vertical lens translation (decentration) during miniscleral contact lens wear and the theoretical influence upon the optics of the post-lens tear layer. METHODS: Repeated high-resolution OCT images were captured over an 8h period of miniscleral contact lens wear (using a rotationally symmetric 16.5mm diameter lens) in 15 young, healthy participants with normal corneae...
July 14, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711015/hydrophilic-surface-modification-of-poly-methyl-methacrylate-based-ocular-prostheses-using-poly-ethylene-glycol-grafting
#3
JaeSang Ko, Kanghee Cho, Sang Won Han, Hyung Kyung Sung, Seung Woon Baek, Won-Gun Koh, Jin Sook Yoon
Ocular prostheses are custom-made polymeric inserts that can be placed in anophthalmic sockets for cosmetic rehabilitation. Prosthetic eye wearers have reduced tear amount, and they often experience dry eye symptoms including dryness, irritation, discomfort, and discharge. Most modern ocular prostheses are made of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), which is highly hydrophobic. Previous research has shown that improving the wettability of contact lens materials decreases its wearers discomfort by increasing lubrication...
July 8, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708218/microbial-characteristics-of-posttraumatic-infective-keratitis
#4
Blanche X Lim, Victor T C Koh, Manotosh Ray
PURPOSE: To determine the demographics, risk factors, clinical and microbiological characteristics, and treatment outcome of posttraumatic infective keratitis. METHODS: Consecutive patients with posttraumatic infective keratitis presenting to the Ophthalmology Department of a tertiary referral hospital in Singapore between March 2012 and March 2016 were prospectively identified. A standardized data collection form was used to document patient demographics, microbiological diagnosis, antibiotic sensitivity, and pretreatment and posttreatment ocular characteristics...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702953/characteristics-and-survey-of-keratoconic-contact-lens-wearers-who-are-lost-to-follow-up
#5
Martyn Ha Russell, Sabera Yusuf, Azita Rajai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693972/polymer-interaction-driven-diffusionof-eyeshadow-in-soft-contact-lenses
#6
Silvia Tavazzi, Alessandra Rossi, Sara Picarazzi, Miriam Ascagni, Stefano Farris, Alessandro Borghesi
Soft contact lenses used for the correction of ametropia are often made of hydrogel and silicone-hydrogel materials. Since they are placed directly on the surface of the eye and they are hydrated by tears, eye cosmetics can compromise the lens performance and, even worse, can be transported from an external environment to the ocular surface through the contact lens. The diffusion of the dye component of a purple eyeshadow in soft contact lenses of different materials is here evaluated. Diffusivity is found to be typically higher in silicone-hydrogels than in hydrogels...
July 7, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688149/proteoglycan-4-and-hyaluronan-as-boundary-lubricants-for-model-contact-lens-hydrogels
#7
Michael Samsom, Yuno Iwabuchi, Heather Sheardown, Tannin A Schmidt
Clinical data show that in vitro contact lens friction is related to in vivo comfort. Solutions of biological lubricants hyaluronan (HA) and proteoglycan 4 (PRG4, also known as lubricin) reduce friction at a cornea-polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) interface. The purpose of this study was to (1) determine if PRG4 can sorb to and lubricate model contact lens materials and (2) assess the boundary lubricating ability of PRG4 and HA compared to saline on model contact lens materials. PRG4 was obtained from bovine cartilage culture and suspended in saline at 300 µg/mL...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676340/molecular-and-morphological-characterization-of-acanthamoeba-isolated-from-corneal-scrapes-and-contact-lens-wearers-in-argentina
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Rodolfo D Casero, Florencia Mongi, Laura Laconte, Fernando Rivero, Dario Sastre, Aníbal Teherán, Giovanny Herrera, Juan David Ramírez
In this study, we describe the frequency of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) in patients that assisted in the Ophthalmology Department and determine the species/genotypes of free living amoebas (FLA) isolates. FLA from Corneal scrapes (CS) and contact lens (CL) wearers were studied by morphological and molecular characterization. A database was constructed with sociodemographic, clinical findings and history of use of CL variables. During January 2000 and September 2016 patients with corneal pathology admitted to the Ophthalmology Service of the University Hospital in Córdoba city, Argentina were included in the study...
July 1, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676045/folded-bandage-contact-lens-retention-in-a-patient-with-bilateral-dry-eye-symptoms-a-case-report
#9
Derek K-H Ho, John P Mathews
BACKGROUND: Bandage contact lenses are commonly used by ophthalmic practitioners to protect the patient's cornea. We report a case of folded bandage contact lens retained for six and a half years in the upper subtarsal space. To our knowledge, no other cases of retained bandage contact lens have previously been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A patient was applied a pair of bandage contact lenses due to persistent ocular pain secondary to dry eye symptoms...
July 4, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676040/congenital-aniridia-with-cataract-case-series
#10
Jin Da Wang, Jing Shang Zhang, Ying Xiong, Jing Li, Xiao Xia Li, Xue Liu, Jing Zhao, Frank F Tsai, Jhanji Vishal, Qi Sheng You, Yao Huang, Xiu Hua Wan
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates patients with congenital aniridia and cataract who underwent phacoemulsification, capsular tension ring placement, and foldable intraocular lens implantation. METHODS: In this prospective case series, 10 patients (17 eyes) underwent cataract surgery via a 3.2 mm clear corneal incision. A continuous circular capsulorhexis with <6 mm diameter was employed. A capsular tension ring and HOYA yellow foldable posterior chamber intraocular lens was implanted...
July 4, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674834/intraocular-silicone-implant-to-treat-chronic-ocular-hypotony-an-in-vivo-trial
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Wesal Bayoudh, Dörthe Carstesen, Peter Walter, Andreas W A Weinberger
PURPOSE: The management of chronic ocular hypotony and complicated proliferative vitreoretinopathy-related retinal detachment represents a challenge. Being non-absorbable and non-biodegradable, a silicone oil implant is expected to restore the volume and the intraocular pressure of the globe, as well as to approximate the detached retina. Further advantages could be a long-term tamponade potential, absence of toxicity, and prevention of silicone oil emulsification or anterior chamber oil-prolapse...
July 3, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671403/refractive-eye-surgery-helping-patients-make-informed-decisions-about-lasik
#12
John M Wilkinson, Elizabeth W Cozine, Amir R Kahn
A variety of refractive surgery techniques, which reshape the corneal stroma using laser energy, have been marketed as simple and safe alternatives to glasses or contact lenses. Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is the most common of these procedures. Although there are few high-quality prospective studies of long-term outcomes, complications, or stability for refractive surgery procedures, there is at least general agreement that more than 90% of appropriately selected patients achieve excellent uncorrected distance vision...
May 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671353/retinal-venous-pressure-is-higher-than-the-airway-pressure-and-the-intraocular-pressure-during-the-valsalva-manoeuvre
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Richard Stodtmeister, Maria Heyde, Sylvana Georgii, Egbert Matthè, Eberhard Spoerl, Lutz Ernst Pillunat
PURPOSE: The aims of this prospective experimental study were to explore the influence of the Valsalva manoeuvre (VM) on retinal venous pressure (RVP) in human volunteers in a university setting and to establish correlations for RVP with the increase in airway pressure (∆AirP) and in intraocular pressure (∆IOP). METHODS: In total, 31 healthy young volunteers (age: 24 ± 1.7 years) were investigated. The instruments used included a dynamic contour tonometer, a contact lens dynamometer (Imedos) and an electronic pressure transducer for measuring airway pressure...
July 3, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664704/human-infections-caused-by-free-living-amoebae
#14
REVIEW
Katarzyna Król-Turmińska, Alina Olender
[b]Abstract Introduction[/b]. Among free-living amoebae that are widely distributed in nature only four genera/species are known as agents of human infections:[i] Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleriafowleri, Balamuthia mandrillaris[/i] and[i] Sappiniapedata[/i]. These amoebae are not well adapted to parasitism, and could exist in the human environment without the need for a host. Infections due to these amoebae, despite low morbidity, are characterized by relatively high mortality rate and pose serious clinical problems...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664572/the-use-of-contact-lenses-in-low-vision-rehabilitation-optical-and-therapeutic-applications
#15
REVIEW
Stephen J Vincent
Ocular pathology that manifests at an early age has the potential to alter the vision-dependent emmetropisation mechanism, which co-ordinates ocular growth throughout childhood. The disruption of this feedback mechanism in children with congenital or early-onset visual impairment often results in the development of significant ametropia, including high levels of spherical refractive error, astigmatism and anisometropia. This review examines the use of contact lenses as a refractive correction, low vision aid and therapeutic intervention in the rehabilitation of patients with bilateral, irreversible visual loss due to congenital ocular disease...
June 29, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662940/impacts-of-implantable-collamer-lens-v4c-placement-on-angle-measurements-made-by-optical-coherence-tomography-two-year-follow-up
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José Ignacio Fernández-Vigo, Ana Macarro-Merino, Cristina Fernández-Vigo, José Ángel Fernández-Vigo, Lucía De-Pablo-Gómez-de-Liaño, Cristina Fernández-Pérez, Julián García-Feijóo
PURPOSE: To determine iridocorneal angle changes produced after two years of implantable collamer lens(®) (ICL) V4c (STAAR Surgical AG) placement by Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). DESIGN: Prospective interventional case series. METHODS: In 54 eyes of 27 myopic subjects FD-OCT (RTVue(®), Optovue Inc.) iridocorneal angle measurements were made before, and 1 month, 3 months, 1 year and 2 years after ICL implant. Trabecular-iris angle (TIA), angle opening distance 500 μm from the scleral spur (AOD500) and iridotrabecular contact length (TICL) were compared among these time points and the quadrants nasal, temporal and inferior...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662862/the-use-of-rigid-gas-permeable-contact-lenses-in-children-with-myopic-amblyopia-a-case-series
#17
Bingjie Wang, Rajeev K Naidu, Xiaomei Qu
PURPOSE: To explore the safety profile and overall visual improvement over the course of RGP contact lens wear on children with unilateral or bilateral amblyopia resulting from myopia. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis case series study. Clinical records of 15 patients who were fitted with RGP contact lenses at the Shanghai Eye and EENT Hospital of Fudan University between the period of January 2009 to December 2014 were reviewed. The inclusion criteria for review included patients with myopia of -3...
June 26, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657533/-the-ametrop%C3%A3-as-updated-review-for-non-ophthalmologists-physicians
#18
REVIEW
Virgilio Galvis, Alejandro Tello, Oscar Blanco, Andrea N Laiton, Marion R Dueñas, Priscila Alejandra Hidalgo
Refractive errors are caused by a decoupling of the power of convergence of the eye lens, the cornea and lens, which make the rays reaching the eye to focus and generate an image, and the retina, which is the biological photosensitive screen where the image will be transformed into a nerve impulse. These defects include myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Presbyopia can also be considered a refractive defect, but of special features, since only affects near vision in patients older than 40 years. By altering the quality of the focused image on the most sensitive area of the retina (the macula), they decrease visual acuity...
2017: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656670/the-corneal-nerve-density-in-the-sub-basal-plexus-decreases-with-increasing-myopia-a-pilot-study
#19
Wendy W Harrison, Nicole M Putnam, Christine Shukis, Evelyn Nguyen, Kristen Reinard, Elizabeth Hundelt, Galina Vardanyan, Celine Gabai, Vladimir Yevseyenkov
PURPOSE: Myopia can cause many changes in the health of the eye. As it becomes more prevalent worldwide, more patients seek correction in the form of glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery. In this study we explore the impact that high myopia has on central corneal nerve density by comparing sub basal nerve plexus density measured by confocal microscopy in a variety of refractive errors. METHODS: Seventy healthy adult subjects between the ages of 21-50 years participated in this study...
July 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656012/pathobiology-and-immunobiology-of-acanthamoeba-keratitis-insights-from-animal-models%C3%A2
#20
REVIEW
Sudha Neelam, Jerry Y Niederkorn
Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is a rare but sight-threatening disease caused by pathogenic species of Acanthamoeba. Despite its ubiquitous nature, the incidence of AK is relatively low compared to other forms of infectious keratitis. Although contact lens wear is a major risk factor, exposure to contaminated water and ocular trauma are also associated with AK. Once a patient develops AK the prognosis is very poor unless an aggressive treatment regimen is initiated early. Some of the intriguing features of AK are the lack of immunological memory, resistance of the dormant cyst form to treatment, differences between the pathogenic strains and soil isolates of Acanthamoeba and the unique role of the innate immune system in controlling this disease...
June 2017: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
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