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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430985/arabidopsis-cp12-mutants-have-reduced-levels-of-phosphoribulokinase-and-impaired-function-of-the-calvin-benson-cycle
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Patricia Elena López-Calcagno, Amani Omar Abuzaid, Tracy Lawson, Christine Anne Raines
CP12 is a small, redox-sensitive protein, the most detailed understanding of which is the thioredoxin-mediated regulation of the Calvin-Benson cycle, where it facilitates the formation of a complex between glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) and phosphoribulokinase (PRK) in response to changes in light intensity. In most organisms, CP12 proteins are encoded by small multigene families, where the importance of each individual CP12 gene in vivo has not yet been reported. We used Arabidopsis thaliana T-DNA mutants and RNAi transgenic lines with reduced levels of CP12 transcript to determine the relative importance of each of the CP12 genes...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410723/risk-factors-predicting-steroid-induced-ocular-hypertension-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
#2
Yumna Busool, Michael Mimouni, Igor Vainer, Shmuel Levartovsky, Tzahi Sela, Gur Munzer, Igor Kaiserman
PURPOSE: To assess the risk factors contributing to steroid-induced ocular hypertension after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING: Care Laser Centers, Tel Aviv, Israel. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients having PRK between January 2000 and December 2015 were followed for at least 3 months. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured using the Goldmann applanation tonometer after 1 week and after 1, 3, and 6 months...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410722/visual-outcomes-of-laser-vision-correction-in-eyes-with-preoperative-amblyopia
#3
Nir Sorkin, David Varssano, David Smadja, Ainat Klein, Michael Mimouni, Amir Rosenblatt
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) in amblyopic eyes. SETTING: Care Vision Refractive Clinic, Tel Aviv, Israel. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Amblyopic eyes of patients with a preoperative corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of 20/33 or worse had PRK or LASIK. Postoperative visual outcomes (uncorrected distance visual acuity, CDVA) and correlations with age, preoperative CDVA, refractive error type, astigmatism grade, procedure type, laser suite model, amblyopia grade, and amblyopia type were analyzed...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392938/effect-of-mitomycin-c-on-myopic-versus-astigmatic-photorefractive-keratectomy
#4
Ashwag A Almosa, Samah M Fawzy
Purpose. Long-term mitomycin C (MMC) effects on photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) were compared in simple myopic and astigmatic patients. Methods. In this observational cohort study, subjects were selected based on preoperative and postoperative data collected from medical records; they were divided into simple myopia with/without MMC and myopic astigmatism with/without MMC groups. Haze, uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), subjective refraction, and K-reading were evaluated at 1-, 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377594/tgfbi-gene-mutation-analysis-of-clinically-diagnosed-granular-corneal-dystrophy-patients-prior-to-ptk-a-pilot-study-from-eastern-china
#5
Li Zeng, Jing Zhao, Yingjun Chen, Feng Zhao, Meiyan Li, Connie Chao-Shern, Tara Moore, John Marshall, Xingtao Zhou
This study investigated the TGFBI gene mutation types in outpatients clinically diagnosed with granular corneal dystrophy (GCD) prior to phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK), also calculated the mutation rate of subjects with normal corneas, but positive family history. Clinical GCD outpatients and consanguineous family members were enrolled in this study. Among total 42 subjects: 24 patients from 23 unrelated families had typical signs of GCD on corneas; 5 patients from 5 unrelated families had atypical signs; 13 subjects from 11 unrelated families had no corneal signs but positive family history...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367530/choroidal-neovascularization-following-photorefractive-keratectomy
#6
Hamidreza Torabi, Seyed-Hashem Daryabari
PURPOSE: To describe a case of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) following photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) to correct myopia. METHODS: We performed PRK in both eyes of a 20-year-old girl to correct myopia. Refractive error was -4.75 -2.25 × 5 in the right eye and -5.00 -1.25 × 180 in the left eye. Metamorphopsia was noticed by the patient in the right eye one month after the surgical procedure. The patient was referred 3 months later when visual loss happened...
March 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366365/intraocular-lens-power-calculations-in-eyes-with-previous-hyperopic-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-or-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Eric B Hamill, Li Wang, Hayley K Chopra, Warren Hill, Douglas D Koch
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of 7 intraocular lens (IOL) calculation formulas in patients with previous hyperopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and private practice, Mesa, Arizona, USA. METHODS: The 7 formulas evaluated were the adjusted Atlas 0-3, Masket, Modified Masket, Haigis-L, Shammas-PL, Barrett True-K, and Barrett True-K No-History...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366363/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-wavefront-optimized-versus-corneal-wavefront-guided-transepithelial-photorefractive-keratectomy-for-myopic-astigmatism
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Ikhyun Jun, David Sung Yong Kang, Jerry Tan, Jin Young Choi, Woon Heo, Joo Young Kim, Min Goo Lee, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes, including visual acuity, refractive errors, and aberrations, between aberration-free transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and corneal wavefront-guided transepithelial PRK in eyes with myopic astigmatism. SETTING: Yonsei University College of Medicine and Eyereum Eye Clinic, Seoul, South Korea. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative case series. METHODS: Patients with myopic astigmatism were treated with aberration-free transepithelial PRK or corneal wavefront-guided transepithelial PRK using a 1050 Hz high-repetition excimer laser...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366362/femtosecond-laser-assisted-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-versus-photorefractive-keratectomy-effect-on-ocular-surface-condition
#9
Paola Sauvageot, Gemma Julio, Juan Alvarez de Toledo, Victor Charoenrook, Rafael I Barraquer
PURPOSE: To compare ocular surface characteristics in eyes after femtosecond laser-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING: Centro de Oftalmologia Barraquer, Barcelona, Spain. DESIGN: Prospective comparative observational study. METHODS: Patients with myopia who had femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK or PRK were included. Tear osmolarity, the Ocular Surface Disease Index questionnaire, Schirmer I, corneal sensitivity, tear breakup time (TBUT), and corneal fluorescein staining were evaluated preoperatively and 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362808/comparison-of-laser-in-situ-ketatomileusis-and-photorefractive-keratectomy-for-myopia-using-a-mixed-effects-model
#10
Yosai Mori, Kazunori Miyata, Takashi Ono, Yusuke Yagi, Kazutaka Kamiya, Shiro Amano
PURPOSE: To compare the results of laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia using a mixed-effects model. METHODS: This comparative retrospective study was conducted in 1,127 eyes of 579 patients after LASIK and 270 eyes of 144 patients after PRK who had two or more postoperative follow-ups after 3 months. Uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), manifest refractive spherical equivalent (MRSE), percentage of eyes within ± 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356712/a-protocol-for-topographic-guided-corneal-repair-utilizing-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-approved-wavelight-contoura
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Manoj Motwani
PURPOSE: To demonstrate how Wavelight Contoura can be used to repair corneas damaged by trauma and prior poor surgical outcomes. METHODS: Four representative eyes are presented that show different scenarios in which highly irregular corneas can be corrected with Wavelight Contoura using a protocol (named the San Diego Protocol) designed to use the information in Contoura processing. Both laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) were used...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349503/comparison-of-visual-and-refractive-results-after-transepithelial-and-mechanical-photorefractive-keratectomy-in-myopia
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Yusuf Yildirim, Onur Olcucu, Nese Alagoz, Alper Agca, Yalcin Karakucuk, Ahmet Demirok
PURPOSE: To compare postoperative visual outcomes and higher-order aberrations (HOAs) following transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (t-PRK) and mechanical photorefractive keratectomy (m-PRK). METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) were retrospectively evaluated. Forty-five patients were treated with m-PRK, and 45 were treated with t-PRK. Visual acuity, subjective manifest refraction, and corneal topography were analyzed before surgery and 12 months after surgery for both groups...
March 27, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339457/targeted-aav5-smad7-gene-therapy-inhibits-corneal-scarring-in-vivo
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Suneel Gupta, Jason T Rodier, Ajay Sharma, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Prashant R Sinha, Nathan P Hesemann, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Rajiv R Mohan
Corneal scarring is due to aberrant activity of the transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling pathway following traumatic, mechanical, infectious, or surgical injury. Altered TGFβ signaling cascade leads to downstream Smad (Suppressor of mothers against decapentaplegic) protein-mediated signaling events that regulate expression of extracellular matrix and myogenic proteins. These events lead to transdifferentiation of keratocytes into myofibroblasts through fibroblasts and often results in permanent corneal scarring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337058/comparison-of-microkeratome-assisted-sub-bowman-keratomileusis-with-photorefractive-keratectomy
#14
Talal A Althomali
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and thin-flap Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis/sub-Bowman keratomileusis (SBK) with intended flap thicknesses of 100 μm using the One Use-Plus SBK microkeratome. METHODS: Ninety-eight eyes of 52 subjects with myopic manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) of up to -5 diopters (D), a stable refraction for 1 year and a corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of at least 20/20 in each eye which had undergone SBK or PRK were reviewed retrospectively...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336402/post-operative-efficacy-predictability-safety-and-visual-quality-of-laser-corneal-refractive-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
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Daizong Wen, Colm McAlinden, Ian Flitcroft, Ruixue Tu, Qinmei Wang, Jorge Alió, John Marshall, Yingying Huang, Benhao Song, Liang Hu, Yune Zhao, Senmiao Zhu, Rongrong Gao, Fangjun Bao, Ayong Yu, Ye Yu, Hengli Lian, Jinhai Huang
PURPOSE: To compare the post-operative efficacy, predictability, safety and visual quality of all major forms of laser corneal refractive surgeries for correcting myopia. DESIGN: Systematic review and network meta-analysis. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and the US trial registry was conducted up to November 2015. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) reporting in accordance with the eligibility criteria were included in this review...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318639/enhancement-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes
#16
Yu-Chi Liu, Mohamad Rosman, Jodhbir S Mehta
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of enhancement after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred twenty-four eyes of 307 patients who underwent SMILE at Singapore National Eye Center between February 2012 and March 2016. METHODS: The data collected included patient age at primary SMILE, gender, race, preoperative and postoperative manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), preoperative and postoperative uncorrected distance visual acuity and corrected distance visual acuity, the occurrence of suction loss during the procedure, and the need for enhancement...
March 15, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317678/quality-of-vision-after-wavefront-guided-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-or-photorefractive-keratectomy-contralateral-eye-evaluation
#17
Michele D Lee, Edward E Manche
PURPOSE: To compare quality of vision between laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING: Byers Eye Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA. DESIGN: Prospective randomized case series. METHODS: Patients had refractive surgery, with 1 eye treated with LASIK and the other with PRK. Eyes were randomized for dominance. The patients completed a questionnaire assessing quality of vision in each eye at the initial visit and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299001/comparison-of-loteprednol-with-fluorometholone-after-myopic-photorefractive-keratectomy
#18
Farid Karimian, Amir Faramarzi, Sahba Fekri, Hossein Mohammad-Rabie, Danial Najdi, Azadeh Doozandeh, Siamak Delfaza-Baher, Mehdi Yaseri
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and side effects of loteprednol versus fluorometholone after myopic photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: One hundred and twenty four eyes of 62 patients who underwent PRK were enrolled in this study. One eye of each subject was randomized to receive loteprednol 0.5% and the fellow eye was given fluorometholone 0.1%. Patients were followed up for three months. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), manifest refraction, corneal haze, intraocular pressure (IOP), and ocular discomfort and redness between groups at the final visit...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275314/ebm-regeneration-and-changes-in-ebm-component-mrna-expression-in-stromal-cells-after-corneal-injury
#19
Abirami Santhanam, Gustavo K Marino, Andre A M Torricelli, Steven E Wilson
PURPOSE: To investigate the production of the epithelial basement membrane (EBM) component mRNAs at time points before lamina lucida and lamina densa regeneration in anterior stromal cells after corneal injury that would heal with and without fibrosis. METHODS: Rabbit corneas were removed from 2 to 19 days after -4.5D or -9.0D photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with the VISX S4 IR laser. Corneas were evaluated with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for full regeneration of the lamina lucida and the lamina densa...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270007/-impact-of-crosslinking-on-corneal-epithelial-healing
#20
Andrea Gyenes, Nóra Szentmáry, Gábor Tóth, Huba Kiss, Csaba Szekrényesi, Achim Langenbucher, Zoltán Zsolt Nagy
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To analyse the effect of crosslinking (CXL) on corneal epithelial healing. PATIENTS AND METHOD: 39 keratoconus patients following CXL and 11 patients following PRK were enrolled in this study. 21, 45 and 69 hours after CXL and 16, 37 and 61 hours following PRK slitlamp photographs were taken using fluorescein staining and the size of the epithelial defect and the time of epithelial closure was determined. As the observation time-points differed in both groups, the size of the epithelial defect following PRK was calculated for the time points used for analysis of CXL patients...
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