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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922329/conventional-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-versus-transepithelial-diluted-alcohol-and-iontophoresis-assisted-corneal-cross-linking-in-progressive-keratoconus
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Kamil Bilgihan, Nilufer Yesilirmak, Yesim Altay, Armagan Yuvarlak, Huseyin Baran Ozdemir
PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes of conventional corneal cross-linking (C-CXL) and diluted alcohol and iontophoresis-assisted corneal cross-linking (DAI-CXL) for the treatment of progressive keratoconus (KC). METHODS: Ninety-three eyes of 80 patients with KC were treated by C-CXL (n = 47) or DAI-CXL (n = 46). Visual acuity, keratometry, KC indexes, pachymetry, and aberrations were recorded before treatment and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after treatment. The demarcation line was assessed 1 month after treatment...
September 14, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922088/semifluorinated-alkane-eye-drops-for-treatment-of-dry-eye-disease-due-to-meibomian-gland-disease
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Philipp Steven, Albert J Augustin, Gerd Geerling, Thomas Kaercher, Florian Kretz, Kathleen Kunert, Johannes Menzel-Severing, Norbert Schrage, Wolfgang Schrems, Sonja Krösser, Michael Beckert, Elisabeth M Messmer
PURPOSE: Meibomian gland disease is generally accepted as the leading cause for evaporative dry eye disease (DED). In a previous study, perfluorohexyloctane, a semifluorinated alkane, has been demonstrated to significantly increase tear film breakup time and to reduce corneal fluorescein staining in patients with evaporative DED, thereby vastly reducing dry eye-related symptoms. This study was set up to evaluate perfluorohexyloctane in a larger population of patients with Meibomian gland dysfunction...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913509/effects-of-single-segment-intacs-implantation-on-visual-acuity-and-corneal-topographic-indices-of-keratoconus
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Kazem Amanzadeh, Roghiyeh Elham, Ebrahim Jafarzadepur
PURPOSE: To assess the changes in visual acuity and topographic indices after implantation of single-segment Intacs. METHODS: Forty-two keratoconic eyes received Femtosecond-assisted single-segment Intacs. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA) and best spectacle corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), refractive error, keratometry (K1, K2, Km, and KMax.), and seven Pentacam measured topographical indices; index of surface variance (ISV), index of vertical asymmetry (IVA), keratoconus index (KI), central keratoconus index (CKI), index of height asymmetry (IHA), index of height decentration (IHD), and minimum radius of curvature (R Min) were assessed 4 months after surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913504/a-review-and-meta-analysis-of-corneal-cross-linking-for-post-laser-vision-correction-ectasia
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Qi Wan, Dan Wang, HongQuan Ye, Jing Tang, Yu Han
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to review the safety and stability of cornea cross-linking (CXL) for the treatment of keratectasia after Excimer Laser Refractive Surgery. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified by systematically searching PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and reference lists. Meta-analysis was performed using Stata 12.1 software. The primary outcome parameters included the changes of corrected distant visual acuity (CDVA), uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), the maximum keratometry value (Kmax) and minimum keratometry value (Kmin), the surface regularity index (SRI), the surface asymmetry index (SAI), the keratoconus prediction index (KPI), corneal thickness, and endothelial cell count...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894238/prevalence-and-causes-of-low-vision-and-blindness-in-a-chinese-population-with-type-2-diabetes-the-dongguan-eye-study
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Ying Cui, Liang Zhang, Min Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Lixin Zhang, Jian Kuang, Guanrong Zhang, Qingyang Liu, Haike Guo, Qianli Meng
To assess the prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness in type 2 diabetes patients, a population-based cross-sectional study including 8952 rural-dwelling residents aged 40 years or older from Hengli Town in Southern China was conducted. Participants underwent standard interviews, physical measurements, laboratory tests, and comprehensive eye examinations. Low vision and blindness were defined based on WHO criteria. Visual acuity data were available for 1348 (89.9%) of the 1500 subjects with type 2 diabetes...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891720/vestibular-rehabilitation-following-surgical-repair-for-superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-a-complicated-case-report
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Wendy J Carender, Melissa Grzesiak
Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCDS) causes auditory and vestibular symptoms. Following surgical repair of the dehiscence, patients often experience dizziness and imbalance. This case report describes a postoperative vestibular exercise program, focusing on the principles of central compensation and habituation, and how it was modified for a patient with delayed progress secondary to strabismus and visual vertigo. A 63-year-old male with history of strabismus eye surgery, right hearing loss, aural fullness, and sensitivity to loud sounds was referred for vestibular rehabilitation (VR)...
September 11, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878930/non-adherence-to-eye-care-in-people-with-diabetes
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Ann P Murchison, Lisa Hark, Laura T Pizzi, Yang Dai, Eileen L Mayro, Philip P Storey, Benjamin E Leiby, Julia A Haller
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate individual factors that impact adherence to eye care follow-up in patients with diabetes. DESIGN AND METHODS: A 4-year retrospective chart review was conducted for 1968 patients with diabetes over age 40 from an urban academic center. Data collected included demographics, insurance, visual acuity, smoking status, medications, dates of dilated fundus examinations (DFE), and reported hemoglobin A1C and blood glucose levels. The primary outcome was timely DFE follow-up adherence following the initial eye exam visit...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865424/prevalence-pattern-and-risk-factors-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-in-an-elderly-population-in-nepal-the-bhaktapur-retina-study
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Raba Thapa, Sanyam Bajimaya, Govinda Paudyal, Shankar Khanal, Stevie Tan, Suman S Thapa, Ger van Rens
BACKGROUND: This study aims to explore the prevalence, pattern and risk factors of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) in an elderly population of Nepal. METHOD: One thousand eight hundred sixty subjects of age 60 years and above were enrolled in a population-based, cross-sectional study. Detailed history, visual acuity, anterior segment and posterior segment examinations were done. Blood pressure, non-fasting blood sugar, body mass index and abdominal girth were measured...
September 2, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861352/area-and-volume-ratios-for-prediction-of-visual-outcome-in-idiopathic-macular-hole
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Xing-Yun Geng, Hui-Qun Wu, Jie-Hui Jiang, Kui Jiang, Jun Zhu, Yi Xu, Jian-Cheng Dong, Zhuang-Zhi Yan
AIM: To predict the visual outcome in patients undergoing macular hole surgery by two novel three-dimensional morphological parameters on optical coherence tomography (OCT): area ratio factor (ARF) and volume ratio factor (VRF). METHODS: A clinical case series was conducted, including 54 eyes of 54 patients with an idiopathic macular hole (IMH). Each patient had an OCT examination before and after surgery. Morphological parameters of the macular hole, such as minimum diameter, base diameter, and height were measured...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858160/evaluating-the-quality-of-life-of-glaucoma-patients-using-the-state-trait-anxiety-inventory
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Yasumasa Otori, Genichiro Takahashi, Mitsuyoshi Urashima, Yasuaki Kuwayama
PURPOSE: To evaluate anxiety felt by glaucoma patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four-hundred and seventy-two glaucoma patients responded to a questionnaire on anxiety, subjective symptoms, and vision-related quality of life (VR-QOL) associated with glaucoma. Anxiety was evaluated using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), state anxiety (STAI-State) subscale along with our novel questionnaire, assessing visual function and subjective symptoms, specialized for glaucoma...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846119/detection-of-early-loss-of-color-vision-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-with-emphasis-on-drusen-and-reticular-pseudodrusen
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Roopa Vemala, Sobha Sivaprasad, John L Barbur
Purpose: To evaluate chromatic sensitivity in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) characterized by drusen and reticular pseudodrusen. To investigate whether the severity of color vision loss can distinguish between various stages of AMD and hence be used as an index of progression toward advanced AMD. Methods: Chromatic sensitivity was measured by using the Color Assessment and Diagnosis (CAD) test in asymptomatic individuals with early and intermediate AMD and compared to normative data...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844325/-visual-outcomes-four-years-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile-surgery-on-highly-myopic-eyes-french-version
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J Burazovitch, D Naguzeswski, T Beuste, M Guillard
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the visual outcomes of the refractive surgery technique, small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), are stable, effective, and predictable for high myopia over a four-year period. RESEARCH DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. The data were collected between March 2012 and July 2016. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred and forty-eight patients participated in the study; that is, 496 eyes: 140 eyes of 70 patients (52 women/18 men) were classified in the highly myopic group (refraction measured in spherical equivalent [RMSE]>-6D), and 356 eyes of 178 patients (98 women/80 men) in the control group (RMSE≤-6D)...
September 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842956/clinical-and-social-characteristics-associated-with-reduced-visual-acuity-at-presentation-in-australian-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-prospective-study-from-a-long-term-observational-dataset-the-fight-retinal-blindness-project
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Vuong Nguyen, Vincent Daien, Robyn H Guymer, Ian L McAllister, Nigel Morlet, Daniel Barthelmes, Mark C Gillies
IMPORTANCE: Identifying variables that influence presenting visual acuity (VA) in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) is important because it is a strong predictor of long-term outcomes. BACKGROUND: To assess the clinical and social characteristics associated with low presenting VA in nAMD patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis from a prospective, observational database. PARTICIPANTS: We identified 3242 treatment-naïve patients from 54 Australian practices in the Fight Retinal Blindness! registry...
August 25, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842942/risk-factors-of-age-related-cataract-in-a-chinese-adult-population-the-taizhou-eye-study
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Yating Tang, Xiaofeng Wang, Jiucun Wang, Li Jin, Wei Huang, Yi Luo, Yi Lu
IMPORTANCE: Cataract risk factors data will provide epidemic evidence for cataract prevention. BACKGROUND: To study the risk factors for age-related cataract (ARC) in a Chinese adult population. DESIGN: Population-based, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: 10,234 eligible subjects ≥45 years old (response rate 78.1%). METHODS: We conducted detailed eye examinations including presenting visual acuity (PVA), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit lamp examination of lens opacities and fundus examination...
August 25, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834870/diagnostic-value-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-and-%C3%AE-endorphin-plasma-concentration-changes-in-patients-with-acute-left-heart-failure-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Shao-Dan Feng, Yong Jiang, Zhi-Hong Lin, Pei-Hong Lin, Si-Ming Lin, Qi-Cai Liu
RATIONALE: This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic value of beta-endorphin (β-EP) and brain natriuretic peptid (BNP) plasma concentrations for the early diagnosis of acute left heart failure and atrial fibrillation. PATIENT CONCERNS: A total of 45 patients were included. These patients comprised 23 male and 22 female patients,and 20 healthy subjects who underwent physical examinations in the Outpatient Department during the same periodwere included and assigned to the control group...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822464/using-simulation-to-assess-the-impact-of-triage-interruptions
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Kimberly D Johnson, Abeer Alhaj-Ali
INTRODUCTION: Interruptions are common in the emergency department and contribute to catastrophic errors. Care priorities and acuity levels are assigned during triage, meaning that mistakes and omissions during the triage process could have detrimental effects on patients. The purpose of this project was to assess the feasibility of investigating the impact of interruptions on triage and the decision-making process in a simulated setting. METHODS: A 2-phase, sequential exploratory mixed method design was used...
September 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822028/effect-of-diquafosol-tetrasodium-3-on-the-conjunctival-surface-and-clinical-findings-after-cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-dry-eye
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Lian Cui, Ying Li, Hyo Seok Lee, Jee Myung Yang, Won Choi, Kyung Chul Yoon
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of diquafosol tetrasodium (DT) 3% on conjunctival impression cytologic findings in addition to clinical symptoms and signs after cataract surgery in patients with preexisting dry eye disease (DED). METHODS: Ninety-four eyes of 94 patients with DED who underwent uneventful cataract surgery were included. In total, 50 patients were treated with DT 3% (group A), while 44 patients were treated with sodium hyaluronate 0.1% (group B) postoperatively, along with topical antibiotics and steroids...
August 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818297/rothman-index-variability-predicts-clinical-deterioration-and-rapid-response-activation
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Brian C Wengerter, Kevin Y Pei, David Asuzu, Kimberly A Davis
BACKGROUND: The overall utility of the Rothman Index (RI), a global measure of inpatient acuity, for surgical patients is unclear. We evaluate whether RI variability can predict rapid response team (RRT) activation in surgical patients. METHODS: Surgical patients who underwent RRT activation from 2013 to 2015 were matched to four control cases. RI variability was gauged by maximum minus minimum RI (MMRI) and RI standard deviation (RISD) within a 24-h period before RRT...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800866/five-year-trends-of-critical-care-practice-and-outcomes
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Craig M Lilly, Sunil Swami, Xinggang Liu, Richard R Riker, Omar Badawi
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal analyses of large, detailed adult critical care datasets provide insights into practice trends and generate useful outcome and process benchmarks. METHODS: Data representing 991,571 consecutive critical care visits to 160 US adult ICUs from 2009 to 2013 from the eICU Research Institute clinical practice database were used to quantitate patient characteristics, APACHE IV-based acuity predictions, treatments, and outcomes. Analyses for changes over time were performed for patient characteristics, entry and discharge locations, primary admission diagnosis, treatments, adherence to consensus ICU best practices, length of stay (LOS), and inpatient mortality...
August 8, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791607/treatment-of-dry-eye-disease-with-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-a-prospective-interventional-non-randomized-study
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Jorge L Alio, Alejandra E Rodriguez, Renan Ferreira-Oliveira, Dominika Wróbel-Dudzińska, Ahmed A Abdelghany
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) eye drops as monotherapy for the treatment of moderate to severe cases of dry eye disease. METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-eight patients with moderate to severe dry eye disease (DED) were included in this prospective case series. Subjects were classified as evaporative DED (EDED) or aqueous deficient DED (ADDED). Improvement of the DED subjective symptoms, corneal fluorescein staining (CFS), and corrected distance visual acuity (BCVA) were evaluated...
August 8, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
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