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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350622/keratitis-due-to-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-in-a-contact-lens-user
#1
Cristina Almenara Michelena, María Ángeles Del Buey, Francisco Javier Ascaso, Jose Ángel Cristóbal
OBJECTIVES: Ocular infections due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans are extremely uncommon; their diagnosis is a challenge and the optimal treatment remains controversial. We present a case of A. xylosoxidans in a contact lens user and a review of the literature to facilitate diagnostic suspicion and empirical therapeutic management. METHODS: Review of the literature in PubMed and MEDLINE. We also document a case diagnosed in our department in January 2016. SETTING: Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Zaragoza, Spain...
March 27, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343751/presbyopic-and-non-presbyopic-contact-lens-opinions-and-vision-correction-preferences
#2
Erin M Rueff, Melissa D Bailey
PURPOSE: To compare vision correction preferences, refractive error, and gender of non-presbyopes and presbyopes. METHODS: Adults who wear spectacles or contact lenses completed a survey about refractive correction opinions and refractive error was measured. RESULTS: Of the 304 subjects, 38.2% were presbyopic (≥40 years) and 59.2% were female. Spectacles were the primary vision correction for 78.0% of subjects. Compared to contact lens wearers, the proportion of presbyopes was higher (p=0...
March 23, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343723/-the-search-for-electrophysiological-predictors-of-visual-comfort-after-presbyopia-correction-with-contact-lenses
#3
A El Ameen, S Majzoub, P-J Pisella
Starting at 40 years of age, prespyopia affects a quarter of the world population. Many techniques of presbyopia surgery have emerged in recent years. The purpose of this study was to compare monovision and multifocality and to identify clinical and electrophysiological predictive markers of visual comfort for each correction available in clinical practice. Ten presbyopic patients participated in this study. Patients received monovision and multifocal correction using contact lenses for three weeks each in a random order...
March 24, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339301/cultivation-of-human-oral-mucosal-explants-on-contact-lenses
#4
Barbara Zsebik, László Ujlaky-Nagy, Gergely Losonczy, György Vereb, Lili Takács
Purpose/Aim: Autologous cultivated oral mucosal (OM) epithelial transplantation has been successfully used as corneal epithelial replacement in bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency. Recently, lotrafilcon A contact lens (CL) surface was described as a suitable carrier for cultured stem cells in corneal epithelial transplantation. Our aim was to establish explant cultures from human OM on CL carriers that are free of animal-derived materials and feeder cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human cadaveric 2 mm OM explants were sutured onto CL surfaces and cultivated with fetal calf serum (FCS) or human serum (HS) supplemented culture medium without feeder cells...
March 24, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336221/the-use-of-contact-lens-telescopic-systems-in-low-vision-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Stephen J Vincent
Refracting telescopes are afocal compound optical systems consisting of two lenses that produce an apparent magnification of the retinal image. They are routinely used in visual rehabilitation in the form of monocular or binocular hand held low vision aids, and head or spectacle-mounted devices to improve distance visual acuity, and with slight modifications, to enhance acuity for near and intermediate tasks. Since the advent of ground glass haptic lenses in the 1930's, contact lenses have been employed as a useful refracting element of telescopic systems; primarily as a mobile ocular lens (the eyepiece), that moves with the eye...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328724/effects-of-corneal-scars-and-their-treatment-with-rigid-contact-lenses-on-quality-of-vision
#6
Bram de Jong, Ivanka J E van der Meulen, Johannes M J van Vliet, Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, Carla P Nieuwendaal, Thomas J T P van den Berg
OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of corneal scars and the treatment of these scars with rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses on quality of vision including straylight. Visual effects were related to scar characteristics such as size and grade. METHODS: Straylight and best-corrected visual acuity were measured in 23 patients with corneal scars during and after RGP contact lens wear. Contralateral eyes were used as controls, and age-normal values in case of bilateral scars...
March 21, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325674/-risk-factors-for-contact-lens-related-microbial-keratitis-a-multicenter-case-control-study
#7
P H Becmeur, F Abry, T Bourcier, N Meyer, A Sauer
PURPOSE: Currently, the most feared complication by ophthalmologists of contact lens (CL) wear is microbial keratitis (MK), even though its incidence remains low. It is also a significant financial burden for society. This study aimed to identify the risk factors for CL-related MK especially with regard to hygiene and pattern of use, in a large, prospective, multicenter, case-control study. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective case-control study was designed. The CL-related MK subpopulation (case) was compared with healthy CL wearers (control) using a 52-item anonymous questionnaire designed to determine subject demographics, lens wear history, lens type and disinfection solution, fitting, patient education, hygiene and maintenance of contact lenses, and patient history...
March 18, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325632/current-optometric-practices-and-attitudes-in-keratoconus-patient-management
#8
Sara Ortiz-Toquero, Raul Martin
PURPOSE: To compare the current optometric practices and attitudes in the management of keratoconus patients in the UK and Spain. METHODS: An online survey (adapted to optometric practices) was distributed via a newsletter emailed by various professional organizations in the UK and Spain. RESULTS: Four hundred and sixty-four practitioners (126 in the UK; 338 in Spain) who prescribed gas permeable GP contact lenses (CLs) more than once per month (54...
March 18, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317680/risk-for-microbial-keratitis-comparative-metaanalysis-of-contact-lens-wearers-and-post-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-patients
#9
Jordan Masters, Mehmet Kocak, Aaron Waite
PURPOSE: To compare the risk for microbial keratitis in contact lens wearers stratified by wear schedule with the risk after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). SETTING: Hamilton Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. DESIGN: Comparative metaanalysis and literature review. METHODS: An extensive literature search was performed in the PubMed database between December 2014 and July 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306352/evaluation-of-the-tear-function-tests-and-the-ocular-surface-in-first-time-users-of-silicone-hydrogel-contact-lenses
#10
Yelda Yildiz Tasci, Canan Gürdal, Ozge Sarac, Aykut Onusever
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of three different silicone hydrogel contact lenses (SHCL), (balafilcon A, senofilcon A, and comfilcon A) on tear function tests, corneal thickness, and ocular surface cytology in first time contact lens users. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 120 eyes of 60 subjects were evaluated. Balafilcon A users were designated as group 1, senofilcon A users as group 2, and comfilcon A users as group 3. In all cases, before and after 6 months of contact lens wear, ocular surface disease index score (OSDI), tear breakup time (TBUT), Schirmer 1 test, central corneal thickness (CCT), central corneal epithelium thickness (CCET), and conjunctival impression cytology samples were evaluated...
March 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303823/bacterial-and-fungal-biofilm-formation-on-contact-lenses-and-their-susceptibility-to-lens-care-solutions
#11
Siddharth Kackar, Ethel Suman, M Shashidhar Kotian
BACKGROUND: Microbial biofilm formation on contact lenses and lens storage cases may be a risk factor for contact lens-associated corneal infections. Various types of contact lens care solutions are used to reduce microbial growths on lenses. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at comparing the growths of biofilms on the different contact lenses and lens cases. The study also aimed at determining the effect of lens care solutions and bacteriophage on these biofilms...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301497/long-term-outcomes-of-ciliary-sulcus-versus-capsular-bag-fixation-of-intraocular-lenses-in-children-an-ultrasound-biomicroscopy-study
#12
Yun-E Zhao, Xian-Hui Gong, Xue-Ning Zhu, He-Ming Li, Meng-Jun Tu, Terry G Coursey, Stephen C Pflugfelder, Feng Gu, Ding Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of ciliary sulcus versus capsular bag fixation of intraocular lenses (IOLs) in children after pediatric cataract surgery. METHODS: IOL was implanted in the ciliary sulcus in 21 eyes of 14 children, and in the capsular bag in 19 eyes of 12 children for the treatment of pediatric cataract in an institutional setting. Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) was performed. Main outcome measures included IOL decentration, IOL tilt, anterior chamber depth (ACD), angle-opening distance at 500 μm (AOD500), trabecular-iris angle (TIA), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraocular pressure (IOP), and incidence of postoperative complications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291200/-stabilizing-effect-of-orthokeratology-lenses-ten-year-follow-up-results
#13
E P Tarutta, T Yu Verzhanskaya
The global prevalence of myopia in adults varies between 20-50% in Europe and the US and 60-90% in Asian countries. According to WHO, myopia is one of the five leading causes of blindness and low vision in the world. Prevention or deceleration of myopia progression is an important public health problem. In recent years, orthokeratology (ortho-k) contact lenses worn at night have been found effective in slowing down the progression of myopia, however, the follow-up period in related studies is no longer than five years...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290963/longitudinal-outcomes-of-u-s-air-force-pilot-applicants-with-waivered-astigmatism
#14
David E Andrus, Jared T Haynes, Steven T Wright
BACKGROUND: Current U.S. Air Force medical standards allow applicants to enter pilot training with up to 1.50 D of astigmatism. However, waivers are considered for individuals with up to 3.00 D of astigmatism. Although typically a benign finding, higher levels of astigmatism may be progressive and can be associated with corneal ectasia (e.g., keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration) leading to reduced visual acuity with spectacles and/or soft contact lenses. The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of pilot applicants waivered into training with astigmatism exceeding the aeromedical standard...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280635/influence-of-tear-protein-deposition-on-the-oxygen-permeability-of-soft-contact-lenses
#15
Se Eun Lee, So Ra Kim, Mijung Park
Purpose. To investigate the effect of tear protein deposition on the change in oxygen permeability (Dk) of soft contact lenses (SCL). Methods. Three hydrogel lenses (polymacon, nelfilcon A, and etafilcon A) and two silicon hydrogel lenses (lotrafilcon A and balafilcon A) were investigated. Etafilcon A lenses were incubated in artificial tear solution for 1, 6, 12, and 48 h, whereas the other SCL were incubated for 1, 3, 7, and 14 days. Oxygen permeability was measured using the polarographic method, and lenses were stacked in four layers to correct the boundary effect...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269326/a-method-to-assess-the-location-and-positional-stability-of-supra-choroidal-retinal-neuroprostheses
#16
Barry S Gow, Gregg J Suaning
Electrical stimulation of the retina is now firmly established as a means of restoration of rudimentary vision for blindness particularly that caused by retinitis pigmentosa. Of the various approaches, the novel positioning of an ultra-thin stimulating electrode array (SEA) posterior to the choroid has shown promising results. Following their implantation, reliable imaging methods are essential to establish the SEA's location relative to the optic disk and retinal vasculature. Because the opacity of the choroid precludes the use of conventional light-based fundus imaging, we developed an instrument (Wangiscope) that relies on infra-red illumination from LEDs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261188/marine-sponge-derived-streptomyces-sp-sbt343-extract-inhibits-staphylococcal-biofilm-formation
#17
Srikkanth Balasubramanian, Eman M Othman, Daniel Kampik, Helga Stopper, Ute Hentschel, Wilma Ziebuhr, Tobias A Oelschlaeger, Usama R Abdelmohsen
Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus are opportunistic pathogens that cause nosocomial and chronic biofilm-associated infections. Indwelling medical devices and contact lenses are ideal ecological niches for formation of staphylococcal biofilms. Bacteria within biofilms are known to display reduced susceptibilities to antimicrobials and are protected from the host immune system. High rates of acquired antibiotic resistances in staphylococci and other biofilm-forming bacteria further hamper treatment options and highlight the need for new anti-biofilm strategies...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251081/effects-of-contact-lens-wearing-on-keratoconus-a-confocal-microscopy-observation
#18
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/28241528/surface-profiling-of-an-aspherical-liquid-lens-with-a-varied-thickness-membrane
#19
Zengqian Ding, Chinhua Wang, Zhixiong Hu, Zhenggang Cao, Zhen Zhou, Xiangyu Chen, Hongyu Chen, Wen Qiao
Inspired by crystalline lenses in human eyes, liquid lenses have a simple yet elegant working principle, and result in compact optical systems. Recent numerical studies showed that membranes with variable thicknesses could affect the lens profile. However, fabrication and assembly of a liquid lens with an inhomogeneous membrane is difficult. There is also a lack of experimental studies about the changes of a lens profile during deformation. In this paper, we provided a new experimental approach for characterizing the performance of a liquid lens with an inhomogeneous membrane...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241309/a-rabbit-model-of-acanthamoeba-keratitis-use-of-infected-soft-contact-lenses-after-corneal-epithelium-debridement-with-a-diamond-burr
#20
Ángel Ortillés, Pilar Goñi, Encarnación Rubio, Marta Sierra, Ekaterina Gámez, María T Fernández, María Benito, José Á Cristóbal, Begoña Calvo
Purpose: To develop a rabbit model of Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) as the best method to reproduce the natural course of this disease. Methods: To induce AK, infected contact lenses (1000 amoebae/mm2, 90% trophozoites) were placed over the previously debrided corneal surface, in combination with a temporary tarsorrhaphy. Environmental and clinical strains of Acanthamoeba spp. (genotype T4) were used. Three groups (1L, n = 32; 2L-21d, n = 5; 2L-3d, n = 23) were established according to the number of contact lenses used (1L, 1 lens; 2L-21d and 2L-3d, 2 lenses) and the placement day of these (1L, day 1; 2L-21d, days 1 and 21; 2L-3d, days 1 and 3)...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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