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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619977/infectious-crystalline-keratopathy-after-descemet%C3%A3-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-s-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Ashley J Porter, Graham A Lee, Kevin Whitehead
A 68-year-old woman presented with infectious crystalline keratopathy 4 months after she underwent a combined phacoemulsification and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty for Fuch's endothelial dystrophy in her left eye. After 5 months of topical moxifloxacin 1%, the infiltrate responded well but had not completely resolved, with the resulting endothelial failure requiring a penetrating keratoplasty 9 months after the initial operation. Microbiology identified Enterococcus faecalis with the histopathology demonstrating bacterial colonies within the graft interface...
June 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604979/femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-in-vitreoretinal-surgery
#2
Stanislao Rizzo, Daniela Bacherini, Francesco Faraldi, Marco Pellegrini, Cesare Mariotti
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and surgical results of femtosecond laser-assisted phacovitrectomy. METHODS: Fifteen patients over 50 years of age with coexisting vitreoretinal pathologies and cataract underwent combined femtosecond laser-assisted cataract extraction and sutureless 25-G and 27-G vitreoretinal surgery. RESULTS: The indication for surgery was macular hole in 6 patients, epiretinal membrane in 6, vitreous hemorrhage in 2, and retinal detachment in 1...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602333/resident-and-young-physician-experience-with-complex-cataract-surgery-and-new-cataract-and-refractive-technology-results%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-ascrs-2016-young-eye%C3%A2-surgeons%C3%A2-survey
#3
Julie M Schallhorn, Jessica B Ciralsky, Elizabeth Yeu
A survey was offered to attendees of the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) as well as online to ASCRS members. Of the 429 self-identified surgeons in training or those with fewer than 5 years in practice, 83% had performed complex cataract surgery using iris expansion devices or capsular tension rings (63%) and 70% had implanted a toric intraocular lens (IOL). A minority of respondents had performed laser-assisted cataract surgery (27%) or implanted presbyopia-correcting IOLs (39%), and only half (50%) had performed laser vision correction (LVC)...
May 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586215/experimental-and-theoretical-investigation-of-the-anti-ferromagnetic-coupling-of-cr-iii-ions-through-diamagnetic-o-nb-v-o-bridges
#4
Marijana Jurić, Lidija Androš Dubraja, Damir Pajić, Filip Torić, Andrej Zorko, Andrew Ozarowski, Vito Despoja, William Lafargue-Dit-Hauret, Xavier Rocquefelte
The synthesis and properties of a novel hetero-tetranuclear compound [Cr2(bpy)4(μ-O)4Nb2(C2O4)4]·3H2O (1; bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), investigated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, magnetization measurements, IR, UV/visible spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR; X- and Q-bands and high-field), and density functional theory (DFT) calculations, are reported. Crystal structure of 1 (orthorhombic Pcab space group) consists of a square-shaped macrocyclic {Cr2(μ-O)4Nb2} core in which Cr(III) and Nb(V) ions are alternately bridged by oxo ions and three uncoordinated water molecules...
June 6, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574135/patient-centered-and-visual-quality-outcomes-of-premium-cataract-surgery-a-systematic-review
#5
Sophia Y Wang, Maxwell S Stem, Gale Oren, Roni Shtein, Paul R Lichter
PURPOSE: Over 8 million cataract surgeries are performed in the United States and the European Union annually, with many patients choosing to pay out of pocket for premium options including premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) or laser-assisted cataract surgery (LACS). This report provides a systematic review evaluating patient-centered and visual quality outcomes comparing standard monofocal IOLs to premium cataract surgery options. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched for publications published between January 1, 1980, and September 18, 2016, on multifocal, accommodative, and toric IOLs, monovision, and LACS, which reported on 1) dysphotopsias, 2) contrast sensitivity, 3) spectacle independence, 4) vision-related quality of life or patient satisfaction, and 5) IOL exchange...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555628/morphogenesis-of-liquid-crystal-topological-defects-during-the-nematic-smectic-a-phase-transition
#6
Min-Jun Gim, Daniel A Beller, Dong Ki Yoon
The liquid crystalline phases of matter each possess distinct types of defects that have drawn great interest in areas such as topology, self-assembly and material micropatterning. However, relatively little is known about how defects in one liquid crystalline phase arise from defects or deformations in another phase upon crossing a phase transition. Here, we directly examine defects in the in situ thermal phase transition from nematic to smectic A in hybrid-aligned liquid crystal droplets on water substrates, using experimental, theoretical and numerical analyses...
May 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553547/changes-in-anterior-posterior-and-total-corneal-astigmatism-after-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Maged Alnawaiseh, Lars Zumhagen, André Rosentreter, Nicole Eter
Purpose. To evaluate changes in anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism in patients after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Methods. We retrospectively included 29 eyes of 23 patients (age 67.6 ± 9.8 years, 13 female, 10 male) after DMEK surgery. The magnitude and axis orientation of anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism before and after DMEK were determined using a rotating Scheimpflug system (Pentacam HR, Oculus). Results. The magnitude of anterior, posterior, and total corneal astigmatism in the central cornea did not change significantly after surgery...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553072/preoperative-measurement-vs-intraoperative-aberrometry-for-the-selection-of-intraocular-lens-sphere-power-in-normal-eyes
#8
James A Davison, Richard Potvin
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the value of intraoperative aberrometry (IA) in determining the intraocular lens (IOL) sphere power in eyes with no previous ocular surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent uncomplicated cataract surgery where standard preoperative (Preop) measurements and IA were performed. Calculated IOL sphere powers and postoperative refractions, both actual and theoretical, were compared based on the measurement method and lens type; lens types included multifocal, toric and aspheric single-vision non-toric IOLs...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532941/cataract-surgery-practices-in-the-united-states-veterans-health-administration
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Annika G Havnaer, Paul B Greenberg, Glenn C Cockerham, Melissa A Clark, Amy Chomsky
PURPOSE: To describe current cataract surgery practices within the United States Veterans Health Administration (VHA). SETTING: Veterans Health Administration hospitals in the U.S. DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis. METHODS: An initial e-mail containing a link to an anonymous 32-question survey of cataract surgery practices was sent to participants in May 2016. Two reminder e-mails were sent to nonresponders 1 week and 2 weeks after the initial survey was sent; the remaining nonresponders were called twice over a 2-week period...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532935/toric-outcomes-computer-assisted-registration-versus-intraoperative-aberrometry
#10
Jonathan D Solomon, John Ladas
PURPOSE: To compare refractive outcomes of intraoperative computer-assisted registration and intraoperative aberrometry for the reduction of cylinder during toric intraocular lens (IOL) placement. SETTING: Bowie Vision Institute, Bowie, Maryland, USA. DESIGN: Prospective randomized case series. METHOD: The patients were divided into 2 groups that had toric IOL implantation after phacoemulsification. The intraoperative computer-assisted registration group (Group 1) had preoperative toric calculations...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503430/long-term-rotational-stability-and-visual-outcomes-of-a-single-piece-hydrophilic-acrylic-toric-iol-a-1-5-year-follow-up
#11
Balázs Gyöngyössy, Paul Jirak, Ulrich Schönherr
AIM: To evaluate the rotational stability and visual outcomes of a single-piece hydrophilic acrylic toric intraocular lenses (IOL) over a 1.5-year follow-up period. Data from the 6-month follow-up study have been previously reported. METHODS: Forty eyes of 26 cataract patients (mean age: 72.8±7.9y) with pre-existing corneal astigmatism of 1.0 to 2.6 D were enrolled in the study. Mean axial length was 23.17±0.88 mm. Main outcome measures after implantation of the Torica-aA IOL (HumanOptics) were IOL rotational stability, subjective refraction, astigmatism correction, uncorrected and corrected distance visual acuity (UDVA, CDVA)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501444/modern-scleral-lenses-mini-versus-large
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REVIEW
Daddi Fadel
The evolution of scleral lenses has led to new formulations of scleral fitting concepts and designs. The diameters of modern scleral lenses have been overhauled too and they are smaller comparing to the original ones. Nowadays, prescription of mini-sclerals supposedly seems in major extension and it appears indeed the necessity of some practitioner to differentiate the smaller mini-scleral lenses from larger mini-scleral lenses empathizing that they are the "smaller" ones. Therefore, it is maybe, necessary a definition of mini-scleral lenses referring to the landing zone width in relation to the horizontal visible iris diameter (HVID) and the limbus extension...
May 10, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495399/evaluation-of-toll-like-receptor-gene-family-variants-as-prognostic-biomarkers-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Silvia Torices, Lorena Alvarez-Rodríguez, Ignacio Varela, Pedro Muñoz, Alejandro Balsa, M López-Hoyos, Víctor Martinez-Taboada, Jose L Fernández-Luna
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease whose main feature is persistent joint inflammation. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play critical roles in the activation of innate and adaptive immune responses, and influence the activity of NFκB, a key player in chronic inflammation. We aimed at investigating the association of TLR allelic variants with susceptibility and severity of RA through a systematic, high-throughput, analysis of TLR genes. All coding exons and flanking regions of nine members of the TLR family (TLR1-9) were analyzed in 66 patients with RA and 30 healthy controls by next generation sequencing...
May 7, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463890/estimating-total-corneal-astigmatism-from-anterior-corneal-data
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Kristian Næser, Giacomo Savini, Jesper Flethøj Bregnhøj
PURPOSE: To determine keratometric astigmatism (KA), posterior corneal astigmatism (PCA), and total corneal astigmatism (TCA) in 951 normal eyes, to establish a model for estimating TCA from anterior corneal data, and to test this method in a new group of eyes with toric intraocular lenses (TIOLs). METHODS: We used a Pentacam HR (high-resolution) Scheimpflug camera to determine KA, PCA, and TCA in 951 normal eyes. A model to estimate TCA from anterior corneal data was evaluated by the difference (=error) between the measured TCA and the estimated value...
July 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457282/outcomes-after-implantable-collamer-lens-surgery-in-a-canadian-cohort
#15
Aaron T Chan, Noa A Zauberman, Clara C Chan, David S Rootman
OBJECTIVE: To describe refractive outcomes and complications after implantable collamer lens (ICL) implantation. DESIGN: Retrospective, interventional case series. METHODS: A database search of ICL surgeries over a 5-year period (2009-2013) was conducted, and 83 eyes of 44 patients were included. The Visian ICL (STAAR Surgical, Monrovia, Calif.) was used in all eyes. The primary outcome measure was postoperative uncorrected distance acuity (UCDA)...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456547/visual-outcomes-following-bilateral-lmplantation-of-two-diffractive-trifocal-iols-in-10-084-eyes
#16
Rafael Bilbao-Calabuig, Andrea Llovet-Rausell, Julio Ortega-Usobiaga, Mercedes Martínez-Del-Pozo, Fernando Mayordomo-Cerdá, Celia Segura-Albentosa, Julio Baviera, Fernando Llovet-Osuna
PURPOSE: To investigate refractive and visual acuity outcomes, patient satisfaction and spectacle independence at three months of two diffractive (non-toric) trifocal IOLs in a large series of patients. DESIGN: Multicenter, retrospective, non-randomized clinical study. METHODS: Patients underwent lens phacoemulsification and were implanted bilaterally with a diffractive trifocal IOL: FineVision MicroF or AT Lisa tri 839MP. Surgeries were performed between 2011 and 2015 with at least 3 months of follow-up...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444524/in-vitro-optical-quality-of-monofocal-aspheric-toric-intraocular-lenses-effect-of-cylindrical-power
#17
Teresa Ferrer-Blasco, Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Santiago García-Lázaro, María Amparo Diez, José F Alfonso, José J Esteve-Taboada
PURPOSE: To assess the in vitro optical quality of monofocal aspheric toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) as a function of the cylindrical power. METHODS: The in vitro optical quality of the AcrySof IQ Toric IOLs SN6AT2, SN6AT3, SN6AT4, SN6AT5 and SN6AT6 (Alcon Laboratories Inc., Forth Worth, TX, USA) was assessed with an instrument conceived for measuring Zernike's coefficients at 3.0- and 5.0-mm apertures. As a reference, the aspheric monofocal lens AcrySof IQ Aspheric SN60WF (Alcon Laboratories Inc...
April 25, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419129/factors-related-to-axial-length-elongation-and-myopia-progression-in-orthokeratology-practice
#18
Bingjie Wang, Rajeev K Naidu, Xiaomei Qu
PURPOSE: To investigate which baseline factors are predictive for axial length growth over an average period of 2.5 years in a group of children wearing orthokeratology (OK) contact lenses. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the clinical records of 249 new OK wearers between January 2012 and December 2013 from the contact lens clinic at the Eye and ENT Hospital of Fudan University were reviewed. The primary outcome measure was axial length change from baseline to the time of review (July-August 2015)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412800/-visual-quality-comparison-after-multifocal-toric-intraocular-lens-or-monofocal-toric-intraocular-lens-implantation
#19
K Feng, H K Guo, Y L Zhang, Z Wu
Objective: To compare visual quality and satisfaction after multifocal toric intraocular lens (Acrysof IQ Restor toric, ART) and monofocal toric intraocular lens implantation in patients. Methods: It was a prospective nonrandomized Phase Ⅲ clinical trial. Patients with age-related cataract and corneal astigmatism were enrolled and accepted phacoemulsification combined with implantation of intraocular lens (IOL) in Henan Provincial Eye Hospital during March 2013 to December 2014. Fifty-six cases were divided into two groups according to which IOL they chose...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410715/comparison-of-astigmatic-prediction-errors-associated-with-new-calculation-methods-for-toric-intraocular-lenses
#20
Tiago B Ferreira, Paulo Ribeiro, Filomena J Ribeiro, João G O'Neill
PURPOSE: To compare the prediction errors in residual astigmatism associated with new calculation methods for toric intraocular lenses (IOLs). SETTING: Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: In eyes having cataract surgery with toric IOL implantation (Acrysof IQ), the predicted residual astigmatism by each calculation method was compared with the manifest refractive astigmatism...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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