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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632575/clinical-profile-etiology-and-outcome-of-infantile-ocular-trauma-a-developing-country-perspective
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Vedang D Shah, Madhu Uddaraju, Amitabh Singh, Rashmi Ranjan Das
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to study the clinical profile, etiology, and outcome of infantile ocular trauma in a developing country setting. METHODS: A retrospective study on corneal trauma in infants (≤12 months old) was undertaken in a tertiary care hospital during a 2-year period. An analysis of clinical profile, etiology, microbiological profile, clinical course, and outcome was studied. RESULTS: Seventy-six infants were included...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631638/clinicomicrobiological-profile-of-endophthalmitis-a-10-year-experience-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india
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Gita Satpathy, Niranjan Nayak, Meenakshi Wadhwani, Pradeep Venkwatesh, Atul Kumar, Yograj Sharma, Vishnu Sreenivas
PURPOSE: To determine the clinicomicrobiological profile of infectious agents and their antibiotic susceptibility in different type of endophthalmitis. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical and microbiological records from January 2001 to December 2010, was performed in 1110 patients diagnosed with different type of endophthalmitis (postoperative, posttraumatic, endogenous and post keratitis) to record the demographic details, clinical presentations; microbiological agents isolated with their antimicrobial sensitivity pattern...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611646/corneal-cross-linking-as-a-treatment-for-fungal-keratitis-associated-with-corneal-melting
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Vadim Igal, Yael Sara Pikkel Igal, Yoav Yechezkel Pikkel
We present the case of a young male that suffered from fungal corneal abscess and corneal melting. The patient was treated successfully by corneal cross-linking. Taking into account our experience from this case, we offer to consider corneal cross-linking as a therapeutic option in cases of fungal keratitis.
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599020/isg15-in-host-defense-against-candida-albicans-infection-in-a-mouse-model-of-fungal-keratitis
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Chen Dong, Nan Gao, Bing X Ross, Fu-Shin X Yu
Purpose: ISG15, a di-ubiquitin-like protein, is critical for controlling certain viral and bacterial infections. We sought to determine if ISG15 plays a role in corneal innate immunity against Candida albicans (C. albicans) using a C57BL/6 (B6) mouse model of human fungal keratitis. Methods: Scarified corneas of adult B6 mice were pretreated with TLR5 ligand flagellin and then inoculated with C. albicans. The expression of ISG15 and other genes involved in ISG15 conjugation (ISGylation) was determined by real-time PCR...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582375/pythium-insidiosum-keratitis-histopathology-and-rapid-novel-diagnostic-staining-technique
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Ruchi Mittal, Shipra K Jena, Alisha Desai, Sunil Agarwal
PURPOSE: To elucidate the histopathology of Pythium insidiosum keratitis and to describe a novel, simple, and rapid staining technique for identification of oomycete Pythium insidiosum and to differentiate it from fungi. METHODS: This is a laboratory investigation study of 38 nonconsecutive cases (37 ocular samples and 1 colonic biopsy); 14 microbiologically diagnosed as Pythium insidiosum keratitis and 24 as fungal keratitis. Review of clinical, demographic details, microbiological results, and identification of cases that necessitated evisceration was performed...
June 2, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573109/persistence-of-innate-immune-pathways-in-late-stage-human-bacterial-and-fungal-keratitis-results-from-a-comparative-transcriptome-analysis
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Jaya D Chidambaram, Shichina Kannambath, Palepu Srikanthi, Manisha Shah, Prajna Lalitha, Shanmugam Elakkiya, Julien Bauer, Namperumalsamy V Prajna, Martin J Holland, Matthew J Burton
Microbial keratitis (MK) is a major cause of blindness worldwide. Despite adequate antimicrobial treatment, tissue damage can ensue. We compared the human corneal transcriptional profile in late stage MK to normal corneal tissue to identify pathways involved in pathogenesis. Total RNA from MK tissue and normal cadaver corneas was used to determine transcriptome profiles with Illumina HumanHT-12 v4 beadchips. We performed differential expression and network analysis of genes in bacterial keratitis (BK) and fungal keratitis (FK) compared with control (C) samples...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546688/collagen-cross-linking-for-microbial-keratitis
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Prashant Garg, Sujata Das, Aravind Roy
Collagen cross-linking is gaining popularity not only for arresting the progression of keratoconus but also other indications including management of corneal infections. In this review article, we analyzed the published literature to understand the level of evidence for its use in corneal ulcer. Photoactivated riboflavin and ultraviolet A light are known to possess antimicrobial properties. The treatment also induces formation of inter- and intra-fibrillar bonds, thereby making the corneal collagen resistant to the action of proteases arresting stromal melt...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524886/fungal-keratitis-in-the-republic-of-ireland
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S Farrell, E McElnea, S Moran, S Knowles, C C Murphy
PurposeFungal keratitis is relatively rare in temperate climates with only one previous population-based study, which reported a minimum annual incidence of 0.32 per million population in the United Kingdom. We performed a nationwide study in the Republic of Ireland of cases over a 6-year period to establish the incidence, risk factors, treatment, and outcomes of fungal keratitis.Patients and methodsAll corneal scraping specimens positive for fungal species over a 6-year period were identified at the microbiology departments of the seven main ophthalmology units in the Republic of Ireland...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520596/fungal-keratitis-associated-with-airborne-organic-debris-and-soft-contacts-lenses-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
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Michael J Hodkin, Ryan C Gustus
OBJECTIVES: To report two cases of fungal keratitis in soft contact lens wearers who were exposed to environmental mold. METHODS: Case reports, with review of the relevant literature. RESULTS: Two otherwise healthy middle-aged women who were soft contact lens wearers developed fungal keratitis about 1 week after heavy exposure to environmental mold. Culture results showed Aspergillus from one patient and the unusual combination of Trichoderma and Penicillium from the other...
May 16, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503064/combined-intrastromal-injection-of-amphotericin-b-and-topical-fluconazole-in-the-treatment-of-resistant-cases-of-keratomycosis-a-retrospective-study
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Waled Mahdy Nada, Mahmoud A Al Aswad, Wael M El-Haig
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of combination therapy of a single intrastromal injection of amphotericin B and topical fluconazole in resistant cases of fungal keratitis, and also topical amphotericin B as monotherapy in terms of the duration of the recovery period and toxic drug effects. METHODS: This retrospective 2-year study reviewed 68 cases of unilateral fungal keratitis diagnosed by clinical features and positive laboratory culture results. Forty-one cases were resistant and did not respond to monotherapy with an antifungal agent...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484310/a-dot-hybridization-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-keratitis
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Po-Chiung Fang, Chun-Chih Chien, Hun-Ju Yu, Ren-Wen Ho, Shin-Ling Tseng, Yu-Hsuan Lai, Ming-Tse Kuo
PURPOSE: To evaluate a bacterial dot hybridization (BDH) assay for the diagnosis of bacterial keratitis (BK). METHODS: Sixty-one qualified corneal scrapings from 61 patients with suspected microbial keratitis were collected consecutively and prospectively. Among the 61 patients, 16 cases were BK and 45 cases were non-BK, including fungal keratitis, viral keratitis, parasitic keratitis, and non-microbial keratitis. Molecular diagnosis of BK in these corneal scrapes was performed using the BDH assay with three universal bacterial probes (PB1, PB2, and PB3) and three genus-specific probes (Aci, Klb, and Psu) to detect Acinetobacter, Klebsiella, and Pseudomonas, respectively...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470344/mitogenic-lectins-from-cephalosporium-curvulum-csl-and-aspergillus-oryzae-aol-mediate-host-pathogen-interactions-leading-to-mycotic-keratitis
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Suhas Ballal, Shivakumar Belur, Preeti Laha, Sanhita Roy, B M Swamy, Shashikala R Inamdar
A core-fucose-specific lectin, CSL from Cephalosporium curvulum, has been reported earlier. Here we assign the role for CSL and another lectin AOL, from pathogenic fungus Aspergillus oryzae, in causing mycotic keratitis. CSL and AOL show strong binding to immortalized and primary human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) which are inhibited by asialofetuin, confirming their glycan-mediated binding. CSL and AOL showed increase in viability at lower concentrations (0.07 µg/ml) whereas at higher concentrations (0...
May 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460048/role-of-pattern-recognition-receptors-in-the-modulation-of-antimicrobial-peptide-expression-in-the-corneal-epithelial-innate-response-to-f-solani
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Satya Sree Kolar, Hasna Baidouri, Alison M McDermott
Purpose: Fusarium solani (F. solani) keratitis is a potentially sight-threatening fungal infection of the cornea. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), such as human β-defensins (hBDs) and cathelicidins, essential components of the immune system, likely have a protective role against F. solani keratitis. We examined the role of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), Dectin-1, and TLR2 in F. solani-induced modulation of AMP expression in vitro. Methods: Human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) were exposed to heat-inactivated F...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445703/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-laser-scanning-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-for-filamentous-fungal-keratitis-role-of-observer-experience
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Ahmad Kheirkhah, Zeba A Syed, Vannarut Satitpitakul, Sunali Goyal, Rodrigo Müller, Elmer Y Tu, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To determine sensitivity and specificity of laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (LS-IVCM) for detection of filamentous fungi in patients with microbial keratitis and to evaluate the effect of observer's imaging experience on these parameters. DESIGN: Retrospective, reliability study METHODS: This study included 21 patients with filamentous fungal keratitis and 24 patients with bacterial keratitis (as controls). The etiology of infection was confirmed based on the response to specific therapy regardless of culture results...
April 23, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437176/echinocandins-in-ocular-therapeutics
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Akash Patil, Soumyajit Majumdar
Fungal infections of the eye, especially fungal keratitis and endophthalmitis, are major causes of concern and if left untreated could lead to vision loss. Currently, natamycin (polyene antifungal) is the only commercially available topical agent used for the treatment of ocular fungal infections. The other antifungals, belonging to the polyene and azole classes, are used off-label in treating ocular infections and are administered topically, orally, intraocularly, or systemically. Even though their use through the different routes of administration has shown favorable outcomes, challenges such as poor ocular penetration, low bioavailability, ocular toxicity, and systemic side effects limit their utility...
June 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426883/challenges-in-the-management-of-fungal-keratitis
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Bennie H Jeng
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June 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426856/adjunctive-oral-voriconazole-treatment-of-fusarium-keratitis-a-secondary-analysis-from-the-mycotic-ulcer-treatment-trial-ii
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N Venkatesh Prajna, Tiruvengada Krishnan, Revathi Rajaraman, Sushila Patel, Ranjeet Shah, Muthiah Srinivasan, Lumbini Devi, Manoranjan Das, Kathryn J Ray, Kieran S O'Brien, Catherine E Oldenburg, Stephen D McLeod, Michael E Zegans, Nisha R Acharya, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
Importance: Fusarium keratitis is common and often results in poor outcomes. No new treatments since natamycin have become available. Objective: To explore the role of adjuvant oral voriconazole on clinical outcomes in Fusarium keratitis. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this prespecified subgroup analysis of a multicenter, double-masked, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial, 240 patients from the Aravind Eye Care System in India, the Lumbini Eye Hospital and Bharatpur Eye Hospital in Nepal, and the University of California, San Francisco, who had culture-positive fungal ulcer and baseline visual acuity of 20/400 or worse were randomized to receive oral voriconazole vs placebo...
June 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421398/supradescemetic-voriconazole-injection-for-candida-parapsilosis-keratitis
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Nikolaos Mamas, Konstantinos Andreanos, Klio Chatzistefanou, Petros Petrou, Dimitrios Brouzas, George Kymionis, Chrysanthi Koutsandrea, Konstantinos Droutsas
PURPOSE: To describe a technique for intracorneal application of voriconazole into the supradescemetic space in a case of deep recalcitrant Candida parapsilosis keratitis of a penetrating cornea graft. METHODS: A deep intracorneal incision reaching the center of the corneal infiltrate was created with a 20-gauge MVR blade. Then, a 27-gauge hydrodissection cannula was inserted deep into the corneal pocket, and 0.1 ml of voriconazole 0.5 mg/ml was injected until a bullous detachment of Descemet membrane (DM) covered 1/3 of the graft's area...
April 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417524/biofilms-of-candida-spp-from-the-ocular-conjunctiva-of-horses-with-reduced-azole-susceptibility-a-complicating-factor-for-the-treatment-of-keratomycosis
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Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, Paula Vago Bittencourt, Débora de Souza Collares Castelo-Branco, Glaucia Morgana de Melo Guedes, Jonathas Sales de Oliveira, Lucas Pereira Alencar, Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, Mariana Pinheiro, Evilázio Fernandes Nogueira-Filho, Waldemiro de Aquino Pereira-Neto, José Júlio Costa Sidrim, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the biofilm-forming ability of Candida spp. from the ocular conjunctiva of horses and to investigate the antifungal susceptibility of these biofilms. PROCEDURES: Initially, the biofilm-forming ability of 15 strains was assessed by crystal violet staining, which reveals the fungal biomass adhered to the polystyrene plates, and scanning electron microscopy. Then, the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, and caspofungin were initially determined against strains in planktonic form...
April 18, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412805/-the-observation-of-tacrolimus-eye-drops-preventing-the-early-immunological-rejection-after-penetrating-keratoplasty-for-fungal-keratitis
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D M Xiang, Y X Wang, Y N Jia, S X Li, H L Zhai, W Y Shi, H Gao
Objective: To observe the early immunological rejection prevention effect of tacrolimus eye drops combined with glucocorticoids on fungal keratitis patients who received penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). Methods: In a retrospective case series study, medical records of fungal keratitis patients who received PKP in Shandong Eye Institute from March 2013 to December 2015 were reviewed. Twenty-six patients (26 eyes) were given tacrolimus eye drops, and 24 patients (24 eyes) were given 1% cyclosporine A eye drops immediately after PKP...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
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