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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079419/epalrestat-loaded-silicone-hydrogels-as-contact-lenses-to-address-diabetic-eye-complications
#1
Fernando Alvarez-Rivera, Angel Concheiro, Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo
Most treatments for diabetic eye conditions rely on systemic (oral) or intravitreal administration, and there is still a demand of efficient and comfortable ocular dosage forms. Our purpose was to design contact lenses (CLs) suitable for local prophylaxis/treatment of diabetes-related ocular pathologies, by means of the incorporation of bioinspired functional groups that can reversibly interact with epalrestat, an aldose reductase inhibitor. Several sets of silicone hydrogels were synthesized varying the contents in 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), monomethacryloxypropyl-sym-polydimethylsiloxane hydroxypropyl terminated (MCS-MC12), and aminopropyl methacrylamide (APMA)...
October 24, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074989/clinical-evaluation-of-corneal-changes-after-phacoemulsification-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-cataract-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Yizhen Tang, Xinyi Chen, Xiaobo Zhang, Qiaomei Tang, Siyu Liu, Ke Yao
Corneal endothelium morphological abnormalities result in fluid imbalance, stromal swelling, and loss of transparency, thus impairing visual function. Recently, growing number of studies have focused on diabetic corneal abnormalities after cataract surgery and its comparison with non-diabetic patients, the results remain conflicting. Thus, to evaluate the effect of phacoemulsification on the corneal properties in diabetic and non-diabetic patients, prospective studies were comprehensively searched through PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases updated to Jan 2017...
October 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972155/defining-a-mechanistic-link-between-pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-docosahexaenoic-acid-and-corneal-nerve-regeneration
#3
Thang Luong Pham, Jiucheng He, Azucena Kakazu, Bokkyoo Jun, Nicolas G Bazan, Haydee E P Bazan
The cornea is densely innervated to sustain the integrity of the ocular surface. Corneal nerve damage produced by aging, diabetes, refractive surgeries and viral or bacterial infections impairs tear production, the blinking reflex and epithelial wound healing, resulting in loss of transparency and vision. A combination of the known neuroprotective molecule, pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), has been shown to stimulate corneal nerve regeneration, but the mechanisms involved are unclear...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951824/intraocular-in%C3%A2-vivo-imaging-of-pancreatic-islet-cell-physiology-pathology
#4
REVIEW
Ingo B Leibiger, Per-Olof Berggren
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions and requires new strategies for treatment. Unfortunately, the efficacy of treatment regimens on maintaining/re-gaining functional beta cell mass can, at the present, only be determined indirectly. Direct monitoring of beta cell mass is complicated by the anatomy of the endocrine pancreas, which consists of thousands to a million of discrete micro-organs, i.e. islets of Langerhans, which are scattered throughout the pancreas...
September 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948331/the-eye-as-a-complement-dysregulation-hotspot
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REVIEW
Simon J Clark, Paul N Bishop
Complement turnover is tightly regulated throughout the human body in order to prevent over-activation and subsequent damage from inflammation. In the eye, low-level complement activation is maintained to provide immune tolerance in this immune privileged organ. Conversely, the complement system is suppressed in the cornea to protect it from continuous immunological insult. Over-activation of the complement cascade has been implicated in the disease progression of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and is now known to be a central driver in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
September 25, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930832/early-central-and-peripheral-corneal-microstructural-changes-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-identified-using-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-a-case-control-study
#6
Jing-Hao Qu, Lei Tian, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Xu-Guang Sun
The aim of this study was to find early central and peripheral corneal microstructural changes in healthy subjects and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with/without cornea fluorescein dot staining.This is a prospective case-control study of T2DM patients with/without cornea fluorescein dot staining. Age, sex, duration of diabetes, and serum glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels were recorded. Keratograph 5 M (K5 M) and in vivo confocal microscopy were performed on all subjects. The cornea was divided into 5 zones: central, superior, temporal, nasal, and inferior...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832737/corneal-backscatter-in-insulin-dependent-and-non-insulin-dependent-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-pilot-study
#7
Ana M Calvo-Maroto, Rafael J Pérez-Cambrodí, José J Esteve-Taboada, Santiago García-Lázaro, Aleja Ndro Cerviño
PURPOSE: To compare central corneal backscatter obtained from Scheimpflug images between patients with insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM and NIDDM, respectively) and healthy controls. METHODS: Seven patients with IDDM (7 eyes), eleven patients with NIDDM (11 eyes), and sixteen healthy subjects (16 eyes) were included in this pilot study. Scheimpflug imaging system (Pentacam, Oculus Inc., Germany) was used to obtain optical sections of the cornea...
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827027/unravelling-the-stromal-nerve-interactions-in-the-human-diabetic-cornea
#8
Shrestha Priyadarsini, Tyler G Rowsey, Jian-Xing Ma, Dimitrios Karamichos
Corneal defects due to diabetes mellitus (DM) may cause severe vision impairments. Current studies focus on the corneal epithelium and nerve defects neglecting the corneal stroma. The aim of this study was to develop a 3D in vitro model to examine the interactions between corneal stroma and nerves in the context of DM. Primary human corneal stromal fibroblasts isolated from healthy (HCFs), Type 1 (T1DM) and Type 2 (T2DM) patients were stimulated with stable ascorbic acid to secrete and assemble an extracellular matrix (ECM)...
November 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810264/mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-diabetic-corneal-epithelial-wound-healing-through-tsg-6-dependent-stem-cell-activation-and-macrophage-switch
#9
Guohu Di, Xianli Du, Xia Qi, Xiaowen Zhao, Haoyun Duan, Suxia Li, Lixin Xie, Qingjun Zhou
Purpose: To explore the role and mechanism of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) in corneal epithelial wound healing in type 1 diabetic mice. Methods: Diabetic mice were treated with subconjunctival injections of BM-MSCs or recombinant tumor necrosis factor-α-stimulated gene/protein-6 (TSG-6). The corneal epithelial wound healing rate was examined by fluorescein staining. The mRNA and protein expression levels of TSG-6 were measured by quantitative RT-PCR and Western blot...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757399/diabetic-retinopathy-an-overview
#10
EDITORIAL
M Elizabeth Hartnett, Wolfgang Baehr, Yun Z Le
This overview introduces contributions to a special issue on causes of vision loss from diabetes mellitus, focusing on the retina and also the cornea. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common and leading cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. Research to detect early symptoms, understand mechanisms leading to diabetic eye disease, and the development of treatments is a highly active research area, with currently about 2000 scientific publication per year. We provide a series of 27 comprehensive reviews and research articles from leading experts in the field...
August 4, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742617/simple-single-pass-technique-for-ultrathin-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-a-pilot-study
#11
Maria E S Dimitry, Adam D Lewis, Fani Zacharaki, Manju Chandran, Deana Robson, Geeta Menon, Thomas R G Poole
PURPOSE: To assess intraoperative and postoperative graft thickness (GT) after donor deturgescence for ultrathin Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty and to evaluate visual outcomes, endothelial cell density, and patient satisfaction at 1 year. METHODS: Prospective interventional case series of patients with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and cataract, and pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (n = 12 grafts). The donor cornea was allowed to thin out by simple evaporation on an artificial anterior chamber, to the required precut thickness, before a single microkeratome pass...
October 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650386/corneal-nerve-morphology-and-tear-film-substance-p-in-diabetes
#12
Maria Markoulli, Jingjing You, Juno Kim, Carmen L Duong, Jonathan B Tolentino, Joshua Karras, Edward Lum
PURPOSE: This work aims to characterize the relationship between tear film neuropeptide substance P and the structural integrity of the sub-basal nerve plexus in diabetes. METHODS: Seventeen healthy control participants and nine participants with diabetes were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Total protein content and substance P concentrations were determined in the flush tears of participants. Corneal nerve morphology was assessed by capturing the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus using the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II with the Rostock Corneal Module (Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) in the central cornea...
July 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632845/iris-malformation-and-anterior-segment-dysgenesis-in-mice-and-humans-with-a-mutation-in-pi-3-kinase
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Marie H Solheim, Allen C Clermont, Jonathon N Winnay, Erlend Hallstensen, Anders Molven, Pål R Njølstad, Eyvind Rødahl, C Ronald Kahn
Purpose: To determine the ocular consequences of a dominant-negative mutation in the p85α subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PIK3R1) using a knock-in mouse model of SHORT syndrome, a syndrome associated with short stature, lipodystrophy, diabetes, and Rieger anomaly in humans. Methods: We investigated knock-in mice heterozygous for the SHORT syndrome mutation changing arginine 649 to tryptophan in p85α (PIK3R1) using physical examination, optical coherence tomography (OCT), tonometry, and histopathologic sections from paraffin-embedded eyes, and compared the findings to similar investigations in two human subjects with SHORT syndrome heterozygous for the same mutation...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615632/genome-wide-analysis-suggests-a-differential-microrna-signature-associated-with-normal-and-diabetic-human-corneal-limbus
#14
Mangesh Kulkarni, Aleksandra Leszczynska, Gabbie Wei, Michael A Winkler, Jie Tang, Vincent A Funari, Nan Deng, Zhenqiu Liu, Vasu Punj, Sophie X Deng, Alexander V Ljubimov, Mehrnoosh Saghizadeh
Small non-coding RNAs, in particular microRNAs (miRNAs), regulate fine-tuning of gene expression and can impact a wide range of biological processes. However, their roles in normal and diseased limbal epithelial stem cells (LESC) remain unknown. Using deep sequencing analysis, we investigated miRNA expression profiles in central and limbal regions of normal and diabetic human corneas. We identified differentially expressed miRNAs in limbus vs. central cornea in normal and diabetic (DM) corneas including both type 1 (T1DM/IDDM) and type 2 (T2DM/NIDDM) diabetes...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603017/effects-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-biomechanical-properties-of-the-rabbit-cornea
#15
FangJun Bao, ManLi Deng, XiaoBo Zheng, LinNa Li, YiPing Zhao, Si Cao, AYong Yu, QinMei Wang, JinHai Huang, Ahmed Elsheikh
To investigate the effects of diabetes on the biomechanical behavior of cornea in alloxan-induced diabetic rabbits. Diabetes mellitus (DM) was induced in 20 rabbits using alloxan, while another 20 age- and weight-matched non-diabetic rabbits served as controls. Eyes were enucleated after 8 weeks of inducing diabetes and the whole cornea was removed with a 3 mm wide scleral ring and tested under inflation conditions with an internal pressure range of 2.0-30.0 mmHg to determine their stress-strain behavior using an inverse analysis process...
August 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592408/recovery-of-corneal-sensitivity-and-increase-in-nerve-density-and-wound-healing-in-diabetic-mice-after-pedf-plus-dha-treatment
#16
Jiucheng He, Thang Luong Pham, Azucena Kakazu, Haydee E P Bazan
Diabetic keratopathy decreases corneal sensation and tear secretion and delays wound healing after injury. In the current study, we tested the effect of treatment with pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in combination with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on corneal nerve regeneration in a mouse model of diabetes with or without corneal injury. The study was performed in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice (C57BL/6). Ten weeks after streptozotocin injection, diabetic mice showed significant decreases of corneal sensitivity, tear production, and epithelial subbasal nerve density when compared with age-matched normal mice...
September 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490481/vitamin-a-deficiency-due-to-chronic-malabsorption-an-ophthalmic-manifestation-of-a-systemic-condition
#17
James Cheshire, Sai Kolli
A 47-year-old woman presented with a 4-week history of progressive loss of vision, first manifesting as night blindness. Additionally, the patient reported frequent severe episodes of diarrhoea over the past month. Her medical history included end-stage renal failure for which she was currently on haemodialysis after a failed renal transplant, chronic pancreatitis and autonomic diabetes mellitus. Ophthalmological examination revealed severe bilateral corneal xerosis, bilateral Bitot's spots and inferior ulceration of the right cornea...
May 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451994/3d-stacked-construct-a-novel-substitute-for-corneal-tissue-engineering
#18
Shrestha Priyadarsini, Sarah E Nicholas, Dimitrios Karamichos
Corneal trauma/injury often results in serious complications including permanent vision loss or loss of visual acuity which demands corneal transplantations or treatment with allogenic graft tissues. There is currently a huge shortage of donor tissue worldwide and the need for human corneal equivalents increases annually. In order to meet such demand the current clinical approach of treating corneal injuries is limited and involves synthetic and allogenic materials which have various shortcomings when it comes to actual transplantations...
April 28, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404521/diabetic-complications-in-the-cornea
#19
Alexander V Ljubimov
Diabetic corneal alterations, such as delayed epithelial wound healing, edema, recurrent erosions, neuropathy/loss of sensitivity, and tear film changes are frequent but underdiagnosed complications of both type 1 (insulin-dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. The disease affects corneal epithelium, corneal nerves, tear film, and to a lesser extent, endothelium, and also conjunctiva. These abnormalities may appear or become exacerbated following trauma, as well as various surgeries including retinal, cataract or refractive...
April 28, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395029/mitochondrial-and-morphologic-alterations-in-native-human-corneal-endothelial-cells-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Benjamin T Aldrich, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Jessica M Skeie, Kimberlee A Burckart, Gregory A Schmidt, Cynthia R Reed, M Bridget Zimmerman, Friedrich E Kruse, Mark A Greiner
Purpose: To characterize changes in the energy-producing metabolic activity and morphologic ultrastructure of corneal endothelial cells associated with diabetes mellitus. Methods: Transplant suitable corneoscleral tissue was obtained from donors aged 50 to 75 years. We assayed 3-mm punches of endothelium-Descemet membrane for mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis activity using extracellular flux analysis of oxygen and pH, respectively. Transmission electron microscopy was used to assess qualitative and quantitative ultrastructural changes in corneal endothelial cells and associated Descemet membrane...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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