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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032110/use-of-donors-predisposed-by-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-penetrating-keratoplasty-for-treating-the-patients-with-keratoconus
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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/29030302/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-retro-corneal-membrane-a-clinical-challenge-in-full-thickness-transplantation-of-biosynthetic-corneal-equivalents
#2
Vijayalakshmi Rajendran, Magdalena Netuková, May Griffith, John V Forrester, Lucia Kuffová
Artificial corneas (keratoprostheses) and biosynthetic collagen-based corneal equivalents are surgical implants designed to ease the global burden of corneal blindness. However, keratoprostheses in many cases fail due to development of fibrous retro-corneal membranes (RCM). Fibrous membranes which develop in the anterior chamber after prosthesis implantation do so on a matrix of fibrin. This study investigated fibrin deposition and RCM formation after full-thickness collagen-based hydrogel implants and compared them with syngeneic and allogeneic corneal grafts in mice...
October 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030187/not-only-tendons-the-other-architecture-of-collagen-fibrils
#3
REVIEW
Mario Raspanti, Marcella Reguzzoni, Marina Protasoni, Petra Basso
For many decades the fibrillar collagens have been the subject of a remarkable body of ultrastructural research. The vast majority of the studies, however, were carried out on tendon or on tendon-derived material. For many reasons this reflects an obvious choice but at the same time it also is an unfortunate circumstance, because this flooding of tendon-related data can easily encourage the false confidence that all connective tissues are similar. The reality is quite the opposite, and a different fibrillar structure has been long time observed on collagen fibrils from different tissues, the most notable example being offered by corneal fibrils...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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/28963702/in-vivo-confocal-laser-microscopy-of-morphologic-changes-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-with-accelerated-cross-linking-smile-xtra-in-patients-with-thin-corneas-and-high-myopia
#10
Yugui Zhou, Manli Liu, Ting Zhang, Hua Zheng, Yuan Sun, Xiaonan Yang, Shengbei Weng, Haiqin Lin, Quan Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the microstructural modifications and safety of small incision lenticule extraction combined with accelerated cross-linking (SMILE Xtra) in high myopia and thin corneas by means of in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and 3D-OCT after a 6-month follow-up. METHODS: Forty-three eyes with high myopia and thin corneas were enrolled. All eyes underwent SMILE procedure. After the lenticule was extracted, 0.25% riboflavin was injected into the interface and allowed to diffuse for 60 s...
September 29, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951783/predictive-factors-of-the-standard-cross-linking-outcomes-in-adult-keratoconus-one-year-follow-up
#11
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/28938381/accelerated-epi-on-versus-standard-epi-off-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-progressive-keratoconus-in-pediatric-patients
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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/28935121/treatment-of-acute-ocular-chemical-burns
#15
REVIEW
Namrata Sharma, Manpreet Kaur, Tushar Agarwal, Virender S Sangwan, Rasik B Vajpayee
Ocular chemical burns are an ophthalmic emergency and are responsible for 11.5% to 22.1% of ocular injuries. Immediate copious irrigation is universally recommended in acute ocular burns to remove the offending agent and minimize damage. Conventional medical therapy consists of the use of agents that promote epithelialization, minimize inflammation, and prevent cicatricial complications. Biological fluids such as autologous serum, umbilical cord blood serum, platelet-rich plasma, and amniotic membrane suspension are a rich source of growth factors and promote healing when used as adjuncts to conventional therapy...
September 18, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932338/recent-innovations-in-collagen-corneal-cross-linking-a-mini-review
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924444/implantation-of-a-multifocal-toric-intraocular-lens-after-radial-keratotomy-and-cross-linking-with-hyperopia-and-astigmatism-residues-a-case-report
#19
Raffaele Nuzzi, Francesca Monteu, Federico Tridico
Radial keratotomy is a refractive surgical technique, widely used in the 80s and early 90s to correct myopia and astigmatism, but now overcome by more recent laser techniques. Important consequences, often in patients with more than 45 years of age, are progressive hyperopic shift and/or an increase in corneal astigmatism, whose main cause seems to be an increase in the curvature radius of the central portion of the cornea. This seems to be due to radial keratotomy incisions - with the consequent need for cross-linking - intraocular pressure, and corneal biomechanical parameters...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922329/conventional-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-versus-transepithelial-diluted-alcohol-and-iontophoresis-assisted-corneal-cross-linking-in-progressive-keratoconus
#20
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
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