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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043533/corneal-cross-linking-has-no-effect-on-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-13-levels-during-fungal-keratitis-on-the-early-stage
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Ayse Kalkanci, Kamil Bilgihan, Huseyin Baran Ozdemir, Atiye Seda Yar Saglam, Funda Karakurt, Merve Erdogan
The aim of our study was to investigate matrix metalloproteinases, MMP-9 and MMP-13 levels, in the rabbit model of Fusarium and Candida keratitis treated by corneal cross-linking (PACK-CXL). Rabbit corneas were inoculated with fungal inoculum for keratitis. Each group divided into four subgroups, including un-treated group, PACK-CXL group, voriconazole group and PACK-CXL plus voriconazole group. PACK-CXL was applied with 0.25% riboflavin in accelerated Dresden protocol, and 0.1% voriconazole drops were administered...
October 17, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042747/high-resolution-wavefront-guided-surface-ablation-with-corneal-cross-linking-in-ectatic-corneas-a-pilot-study
#2
Gustavo E Tamayo, Claudia Castell, Pilar Vargas, Eduardo Polania, Juliana Tamayo
PURPOSE: A preliminary study to evaluate the outcomes of high-resolution wavefront-guided (HRWG) photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with simultaneous corneal cross-linking (CXL) in ectasia eyes. METHODS: Sixteen eyes of 11 patients (mean age 31.9±9.8 years; range: 15-48 years) with keratoconus or post-laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis ectasia underwent HRWG PRK with simultaneous CXL. Manifest refraction, uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), and keratometric and aberrometric outcomes are reported at 12 months...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032110/use-of-donors-predisposed-by-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-penetrating-keratoplasty-for-treating-the-patients-with-keratoconus
#3
Ting Huang, Ruifen Ye, Chen Ouyang, Chao Hou, Yunwei Hu, Qianni Wu
PURPOSE: To investigate whether use of donors predisposed by corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) reduced myopic refractive errors for keratoconic eyes after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. METHODS: One hundred sixteen eyes of 116 patients with keratoconus from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center were enrolled. Using stratified block randomization, eligible eyes were assigned to CXL graft group (Group1) or conventional graft group (Group2)...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019068/early-epithelial-complications-of-accelerated-trans-epithelial-corneal-crosslinking-in-treatment-of-keratoconus-a-case-series
#4
Sharon S W Chow, Tommy C Y Chan, Ian Y H Wong, Michelle C Y Fan, Jimmy S M Lai, Alex L K Ng
BACKGROUND: To report a case series of early postoperative complications following combined accelerated corneal crosslinking (CXL) and trans-epithelial technique in keratoconus. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Eleven eyes underwent accelerated trans-epithelial CXL (18 mW/cm(2) for 5 min). Seven eyes (64%) developed complications in the first week postoperatively. Five eyes had large epithelial defects, and two eyes were complicated with diffuse punctate epithelial erosions...
October 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017670/visual-and-topographical-outcomes-following-accelerated-trans-epithelial-corneal-crosslinking-in-progressive-keratoconus
#5
Kanwal Latif, Muhammad Saeed Iqbal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the visual and topographical outcomes following accelerated trans-epithelial corneal crosslinking (TE-CXL) in progressive keratoconus. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Laser Vision Centre, Karachi, from January 2015 to December 2016. METHODOLOGY: Forty-five eyes of 25 patients affected with progressive keratoconus and treated with accelerated TE-CXL with riboflavin (vitamin B2) and ultra-violet A(UV-A) irradiation were enrolled in this study...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991336/four-stage-procedure-for-keratoconus-icrs-implantation-corneal-cross-linking-toric-phakic-intraocular-lens-implantation-and-topography-guided-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Efekan Coskunseven, Daya Papalkar Sharma, Michael A Grentzelos, Onurcan Sahin, George D Kymionis, Ioannis Pallikaris
PURPOSE: To evaluate a four-stage combined treatment for keratoconus including intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation followed by corneal cross-linking (CXL), toric phakic intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (TG-PRK). METHODS: In this retrospective interventional case series, 11 eyes of 7 patients with progressive keratoconus were treated with a four-stage procedure including the following: Keraring ICRS (Mediphacos Ltda, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) implantation followed by CXL, phakic IOL implantation, and TG-PRK (minimum 6 months between each stage)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991335/customized-corneal-cross-linking-using-different-uva-beam-profiles
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Rohit Shetty, Natasha Pahuja, Thimmarayappa Roshan, Rashmi Deshmukh, Mathew Francis, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Abhijit Sinha Roy
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of different customized corneal cross-linking (CXL) methods. METHODS: This was a single-center interventional, prospective, longitudinal case series. Four different customized CXL methods were evaluated in keratoconic eyes: (1) uniform (uniform intensity ultraviolet-A [UVA] beam [9 mW/cm(2)] for 10 minutes) (n = 12 eyes); (2) sector axial map (sector-based UVA irradiation) (n = 12 eyes); (3) ring axial map (concentric rings of UVA beam intensity centered at the steepest curvature of the anterior axial map) (n = 12 eyes); and ring tangential map (same as the ring axial map but centered at the steepest curvature of the anterior tangential map) (n = 14 eyes)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985813/collagen-cross-linking-as-an-adjunct-for-repair-of-corneal-lacerations-a-cadaveric-study
#8
Timothy Ratzlaff, David Wei, Yao Wang, Mark Xu, Davin Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of collagen cross-linking (CXL) as an adjunct to suturing in the repair of corneal lacerations. METHODS: A cadaveric study was undertaken in which a linear 5 mm corneal laceration was created in the central cornea of 20 eyes. The eyes were then randomized to receive 1 (n = 8), 2 (n = 8), or 3 (n = 4) standard corneal sutures. The burst pressure of the wound was then measured. All eyes in the 1- and 2-suture group then underwent standard CXL, with burst pressure repeated afterward...
October 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984766/flattening-effect-of-corneal-cross-linking-depends-on-the-preoperative-severity-of-keratoconus
#9
Kozue Kasai, Naoko Kato, Kenji Konomi, Megumi Shinzawa, Jun Shimazaki
A retrospective observational study was conducted to validate the effect of corneal cross-linking (CXL) on eyes with progressing keratoconus, depending on severity.In total, 45 eyes of 33 patients (age: 23.9 ± 6.8 years, range: 14-42 years) with progressive keratoconus who underwent CXL were enrolled. Examinations were performed at pre-, 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery. In addition to a slit lamp microscopy, measurement of visual acuity, the steepest keratometric value (Kmax), the thinnest corneal thickness (TCT), and the corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) were assessed...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980568/-peripheral-corneal-cross-linking-p-cxl-for-ultrathin-corneas-with-severe-keratoconus-a-new-technique
#10
M Abbondanza, V De Felice, G Abbondanza
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is aimed at halting the progression of keratoconus and is widely considered to be the golden standard in its treatment. It is usually contraindicated, however, in patients with corneal thickness of less than 400 µm, leaving the ophthalmic surgeon no option, but to perform transepithelial CXL (epi-on), usually regarded as less effective. We report a novel approach for ultrathin corneas with severe keratoconus - peripheral corneal cross-linking (P-CXL), in which corneal epithelium is still removed but the apex of the cornea is left untouched...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970517/human-in-vitro-model-reveals-the-effects-of-collagen-cross-linking-on-keratoconus-pathogenesis
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Rabab Sharif, Jesper Hjortdal, Henrik Sejersen, Garett Frank, Dimitrios Karamichos
Keratoconus (KC) is a corneal thinning disorder that leads to severe vision impairment As opposed to corneal transplantation; corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is a relatively non-invasive procedure that leads to an increase in corneal stiffness. In order to evaluate the effect of CXL on human corneal stromal cells in vitro, we developed a 3-D in vitro CXL model, using primary Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) from healthy patients and Human Keratoconus fibroblasts (HKCs) from KC patients. Cells were plated on transwell polycarbonate membranes and stimulated by a stable vitamin C...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951783/predictive-factors-of-the-standard-cross-linking-outcomes-in-adult-keratoconus-one-year-follow-up
#12
Amani E Badawi, Waleed Ali Abou Samra, Ayman Abd El Ghafar
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of preoperative presumed predictor factors on clinical and topographic outcomes in adult keratoconus (KC) 1 year after the standard corneal cross-linking (CXL). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The study included 84 KC patients (136 eyes) who were treated with conventional CXL. Postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and K max were considered the main predicted variables. The entire participants were divided into subgroups with cutoff values in accordance with the predictive variables...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947391/could-post-mortem-computed-tomography-angiography-inform-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-research
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Guy N Rutty, Claire Robinson, Jasmin Amoroso, Tim Coats, Bruno Morgan
AIM: Firstly, to develop an optimised chest compression post mortem computed tomography angiography protocol in the adult human during closed chest compression to investigate cardiopulmonary resuscitation blood flow, and secondly to provide preliminary observations of post-mortem anatomical cardiac chamber movement using a novel radiolucent static chest compression device. METHODS: Variable volumes of radiological contrast agent were injected intravenously into a series of consented human cadavers...
September 23, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945648/clinical-study-of-mitomycin-c-in-reducing-haze-formation-after-ultraviolet-a-riboflavin-crosslinking-for-keratoconus
#14
Linlin Xu, Xiangchen Tao, Zhiwei Li, Yanyun Xu, Wei Zhu, Huijuan Xu, Wei Pu, Yi Xie, Guoying Mu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of mitomycin C (MMC) in haze formation after ultraviolet A/riboflavin corneal crosslinking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus. METHODS: A total of 60 keratoconic eyes of 48 patients were enrolled in this prospective comparative study after obtaining informed consent. In the CXL group, standard corneal CXL was performed, whereas in the CXL+MMC group, 0.02% MMC was used for 30 s soon after CXL. Comprehensive ophthalmologic examinations were performed on all patients before surgery and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery...
September 21, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938381/accelerated-epi-on-versus-standard-epi-off-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-progressive-keratoconus-in-pediatric-patients
#15
Maria A Henriquez, Ana M Rodríguez, Luis Izquierdo
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the effectiveness and safety of accelerated transepithelial (A-epi-on) corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) with standard CXL (epi-off) for children with progressive keratoconus. METHODS: Prospective, cohort study including 61 eyes of 51 patients younger than 18 years with progressive keratoconus at Oftalmosalud Instituto de Ojos, Lima, Peru. A-epi-on CXL was performed for 36 eyes using 30 minutes of impregnation (0.25% riboflavin, 1...
September 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936055/infectious-crystalline-keratopathy-after-corneal-cross-linking
#16
Mohammed Al-Amry, Tariq Mudhaiyan, Reem Al-Huthail, Huda Al-Ghadeer
To report a rare case of infectious keratitis after collagen cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus. A 20-year-old male patient underwent CXL for keratoconus in his right eye. Four weeks after the procedure, he reported blurred vision and redness with increasing pain in the treated eye. Ophthalmic examination revealed a corneal epithelial defect with corneal infiltrates that exhibited branching needle-like opacities. The patient was diagnosed with infectious crystalline keratopathy (ICK). Corneal scrapings and culture indicated the presence of Streptococcus sanguinis...
April 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935449/long-term-outcomes-of-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-in-pediatric-patients
#17
Paraskevi G Zotta, Vasilios F Diakonis, George D Kymionis, Michael Grentzelos, Kostas A Moschou
PURPOSE: To report the long-term outcomes of corneal cross-linking (CXL) in pediatric patients with bilateral progressive keratoconus. METHODS: The medical records of consecutive pediatric patients with bilateral progressive keratoconus who underwent CXL at a single institution from June 2007to December 2009 were reviewed. All eyes underwent CXL treatment in accordance with the original Dresden protocol. Pre- and post-operative (at 1 year and >5 years after CXL) examinations included, corneal thickness (CT) at the thinnest point, corneal topographic evaluation (flat, steep meridian keratometry and maximum keratometry), with manifest refraction and corrected distance visual acuity...
September 18, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932338/recent-innovations-in-collagen-corneal-cross-linking-a-mini-review
#18
Iraklis Vastardis, Brigitte Pajic-Eggspuehler, Charis Nichorlis, Jörg Mueller, Bojan Pajic
BACKGROUND: The introduction of corneal cross-linking (CXL) with ultraviolet-A (UVA) and Riboflavin photosensitizer (Vit B2) from Seiler et al., revolutionized the treatment of Keratoconus and other corneal ectatic diseases. Today, the commonly known epithelium off Dresden protocol is in clinical use for the last 15 years with great success and regarded by many as the golden standard. METHODS: With several studies demonstrating its simplicity, efficacy and safety this revolutionary method, paved the way for new therapies and strategies in the treatment of corneal ectatic diseases and changed our understanding in corneal biomechanics...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932337/collagen-cross-linking-for-paediatric-keratoconus
#19
Georgios D Panos, Nikolaos Kozeis, Miltiadis Balidis, Marilita M Moschos, Farhad Hafezi
BACKGROUND: Since the late 1990s corneal crosslinking (CXL) has been proposed as a new treatment option which can stop progression of keratoconus with promising results in adults. OBJECTIVE: Keratoconus presents a higher rate and faster progression in paediatric patients and for this reason prompt and effective treatment is essential. Due to its success in adult keratoconus patients, CXL has been recently applied to children in order to stop or slow progression of keratoconus in paediatric patients...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926888/-accelerated-transepithelial-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-progressive-keratoconus-with-a-thin-cornea-one-year-results
#20
Z R Lin, H P Wu, S R Luo, Z S Liu, N Dong, X M Shang, Z W Xie, L Yan, X Fang
Objective: To evaluate the clinical results of keratoconic eyes with a thin cornea treated with accelerated transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking (A-TE-CXL) within 1 year. Methods: Nineteen eyes of 19 patients with progressive keratoconus with a minimum corneal thickness from 380 μm to 420 μm (including the epithelium) were included in this prospective, nonrandomized clinical study and treated with A-TE-CXL. Scoring of pain and foreign body sensation, slit lamp examination, uncorrected visual acuity, best corrected distance visual acuity, corneal topography, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, in vivo corneal confocal microscopy and endothelial cell count were assessed before surgery and at 1, 3, 6 and 12 months postoperatively...
September 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
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