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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227512/efficacy-and-safety-comparison-between-suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-and-mitomycin-c-in-reducing-the-risk-of-corneal-haze-after-prk-treatment-in-vivo
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Govindaraj Anumanthan, Ajay Sharma, Michael Waggoner, Chuck W Hamm, Suneel Gupta, Nathan P Hesemann, Rajiv R Mohan
PURPOSE: This study compared the efficacy and safety of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) and mitomycin C (MMC) up to 4 months in the prevention of corneal haze induced by photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in rabbits in vivo. METHODS: Corneal haze in rabbits was produced with -9.00 diopter PRK. A single application of SAHA (25 μM) or MMC (0.02%) was applied topically immediately after PRK. Effects of the two drugs were analyzed by slit-lamp microscope, specular microscope, TUNEL assay, and immunofluorescence...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225668/advanced-image-enhancement-method-for-distant-vessels-and-structures-in-capsule-endoscopy
#2
Olivier Rukundo, Marius Pedersen, Øistein Hovde
This paper proposes an advanced method for contrast enhancement of capsule endoscopic images, with the main objective to obtain sufficient information about the vessels and structures in more distant (or darker) parts of capsule endoscopic images. The proposed method (PM) combines two algorithms for the enhancement of darker and brighter areas of capsule endoscopic images, respectively. The half-unit weighted-bilinear algorithm (HWB) proposed in our previous work is used to enhance darker areas according to the darker map content of its HSV's component V...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216176/reducing-light-scattering-in-high-reflection-coatings-through-destructive-interference-at-fully-correlated-interfaces
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Jinlong Zhang, Han Wu, Hongfei Jiao, Sven Schröder, Marcus Trost, Zhanshan Wang, Xinbin Cheng
Light scattering in quarter-wave high-reflection (QWHR) coatings with fully correlated interfaces was reduced by adding Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity structures on top of the multilayer. The properly designed FP cavity can induce destructive interference for fully correlated interfaces and reduce the scattering loss. Compared to QWHR coatings, adding one FP cavity could decrease the scattering at the near specular angles, and two FP cavities have the potential to reduce light scattering in a broad angular range. A low-scattering HR (LSHR) coating using two FP cavities has been realized to suppress light scattering...
December 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215600/three-dimensional-shape-measurements-of-specular-objects-using-phase-measuring-deflectometry
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REVIEW
Zonghua Zhang, Yuemin Wang, Shujun Huang, Yue Liu, Caixia Chang, Feng Gao, Xiangqian Jiang
The fast development in the fields of integrated circuits, photovoltaics, the automobile industry, advanced manufacturing, and astronomy have led to the importance and necessity of quickly and accurately obtaining three-dimensional (3D) shape data of specular surfaces for quality control and function evaluation. Owing to the advantages of a large dynamic range, non-contact operation, full-field and fast acquisition, high accuracy, and automatic data processing, phase-measuring deflectometry (PMD, also called fringe reflection profilometry) has been widely studied and applied in many fields...
December 7, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215167/plasmonic-metaparticles-on-a-blackbody-create-vivid-reflective-colors-for-naked-eye-environmental-and-clinical-biodetection
#5
Mady Elbahri, Moh Eb Abdelaziz, Shahin Homaeigohar, Abdou Elsharawy, Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati, Christian Röder, Mamdouh El Haj Assad, Ramzy Abdelaziz
Plasmonic dipoles are famous for their strong absorptivity rather than their reflectivity. Here, the as-yet unknown specular reflection and the Brewster effect of ultrafine plasmonic dipoles, metaparticles, are introduced and exploited as the basis of new design rules for advanced applications. A configuration of "Plasmonic metaparticles on a blackbody" is demonstrated and utilized for the design of a tailored perfect-colored absorber and for visual detection of environmental dielectrics that is not readily done by extinction plasmonics...
December 7, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213190/smartphone-based-imaging-of-the-corneal-endothelium-at-sub-cellular-resolution
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Devrim Toslak, Damber Thapa, Muhammet Kazim Erol, Yanjun Chen, Xincheng Yao
This aim of this study was to test the feasibility of smartphone-based specular microscopy of the corneal endothelium at a sub-cellular resolution. Quantitative examination of endothelial cells is essential for evaluating corneal disease such as determining a diagnosis, monitoring progression and assessing treatment. Smartphone-based technology promises a new opportunity to develop affordable devices to foster quantitative examination of endothelial cells in rural and underserved areas. In our study, we incorporated an iPhone 6 and a slit lamp to demonstrate the feasibility of smartphone-based microscopy of the corneal endothelium at a sub-cellular resolution...
2017: Journal of Modern Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208818/corneal-edema-after-phacoemulsification
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REVIEW
Namrata Sharma, Deepali Singhal, Sreelakshmi P Nair, Pranita Sahay, S S Sreeshankar, Prafulla Kumar Maharana
Phacoemulsification is the most commonly performed cataract surgery in this era. With all the recent advances in investigations and management of cataract through phacoemulsification, most of the patients are able to achieve excellent visual outcome. Corneal edema after phacoemulsification in the immediate postoperative period often leads to patient dissatisfaction and worsening of outcome. Delayed onset corneal edema often warrants endothelial keratoplasty. This review highlights the etiopathogenesis, risk factors, and management of corneal edema in the acute phase including descemet's membrane detachment (DMD) and toxic anterior segment syndrome...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201341/depth-without-a-surface-observations-from-a-finger-spinner-depth-illusion
#8
Michael A Crognale
A trending novelty toy that is spun between the fingers induces a striking depth illusion from specular reflections. Further examination of the phenomenon suggests that when surface features are obscured by spinning, depth from disparity of reflections is enhanced.
November 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199864/intracameral-use-of-nepafenac-safety-and-efficacy-study
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Ramesh Jha, Vismapratap Sur, Arnab Bhattacharjee, Tanushri Ghosh, Vinod Kumar, Aditya Konar, Sarbani Hazra
PURPOSE: To test the intracameral safety of nepafenac and its efficacy in inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis during phacoemulsification surgery. METHODS: The safety evaluation was conducted in normal eyes of rabbits, 0.1ml of 0.3% and 1% nepafenac was injected intracamerally. Extensive studies to detect adverse response ranged from a gross examination of eyes under slit lamp biomicroscope, fluorescein dye test, Schirmer tear test, test for corneal sensitivity, intraocular pressure measurement (IOP), specular microscopy, electroretinography(ERG), and histopathological examination of intraocular tissues...
December 4, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185501/random-combinatorial-gradient-metasurface-for-broadband-wide-angle-and-polarization-independent-diffusion-scattering
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Yaqiang Zhuang, Guangming Wang, Jiangang Liang, Tong Cai, Xiao-Lan Tang, Tongfeng Guo, Qingfeng Zhang
This paper proposes an easy, efficient strategy for designing broadband, wide-angle and polarization-independent diffusion metasurface for radar cross section (RCS) reduction. A dual-resonance unit cell, composed of a cross wire and cross loop (CWCL), is employed to enhance the phase bandwidth covering the 2π range. Both oblique-gradient and horizontal-gradient phase supercells are designed for illustration. The numerical results agree well with the theoretical ones. To significantly reduce backward scattering, the random combinatorial gradient metasurface (RCGM) is subsequently constructed by collecting eight supercells with randomly distributed gradient directions...
November 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185403/effect-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-flacs-on-endothelial-cell-count
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Muhammad Saim Khan, Asad Habib, Mazhar Ishaq, Muhammad Amer Yaqub
OBJECTIVE: To compare the change in endothelial cell count after femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) versus conventional phacoemulsification. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled clinical trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from January 2016 to August 2017. METHODOLOGY: Patients with senile cataract and age ranging from 40 to 80 years were included in the study...
December 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182575/modification-of-bacterial-cellulose-biofilms-with-xylan-polyelectrolytes
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Sara M Santos, José M Carbajo, Nuria Gómez, Miguel Ladero, Juan C Villar
The effect of the addition of two [4-butyltrimethylammonium]-xylan chloride polyelectrolytes (BTMAXs) on bacterial cellulose (BC) was evaluated. The first strategy was to add the polyelectrolytes to the culture medium together with a cell suspension of the bacterium. After one week of cultivation, the films were collected and purified. The second approach consisted of obtaining a purified and homogenized BC, to which the polyelectrolytes were added subsequently. The films were characterized in terms of tear and burst indexes, optical properties, surface free energy, static contact angle, Gurley porosity, SEM, X-ray diffraction and AFM...
November 28, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160860/self-assembled-inas-nanowires-as-optical-reflectors
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Francesco Floris, Lucia Fornasari, Andrea Marini, Vittorio Bellani, Francesco Banfi, Stefano Roddaro, Daniele Ercolani, Mirko Rocci, Fabio Beltram, Marco Cecchini, Lucia Sorba, Francesco Rossella
Subwavelength nanostructured surfaces are realized with self-assembled vertically-aligned InAs nanowires, and their functionalities as optical reflectors are investigated. In our system, polarization-resolved specular reflectance displays strong modulations as a function of incident photon energy and angle. An effective-medium model allows one to rationalize the experimental findings in the long wavelength regime, whereas numerical simulations fully reproduce the experimental outcomes in the entire frequency range...
November 21, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160544/corneal-endothelial-cell-density-and-pterygium-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hugo Coelho Carvalho Sousa, Ludmila Nascimento Pinto Silva, Patrick Frensel Tzelikis
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of pterygium on corneal endothelial cell density in patients with unilateral pterygium. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from patients with unilateral pterygium who were selected from September 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016 at Hospital de Base do Distrito Federal to assess the corneal endothelial cell density, coefficient of variation in the cell area, hexagonality, and corneal pa-chymetric results. In all patients, noncontact specular microscopy was performed in both eyes and a minimum endothelial cell count of 75 cells/mm2 was required for inclusion in the study...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134081/identification-of-the-beagle-2-lander-on-mars
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J C Bridges, J Clemmet, M Croon, M R Sims, D Pullan, J-P Muller, Y Tao, S Xiong, A R Putri, T Parker, S M R Turner, J M Pillinger
The 2003 Beagle 2 Mars lander has been identified in Isidis Planitia at 90.43° E, 11.53° N, close to the predicted target of 90.50° E, 11.53° N. Beagle 2 was an exobiology lander designed to look for isotopic and compositional signs of life on Mars, as part of the European Space Agency Mars Express (MEX) mission. The 2004 recalculation of the original landing ellipse from a 3-sigma major axis from 174 km to 57 km, and the acquisition of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) imagery at 30 cm per pixel across the target region, led to the initial identification of the lander in 2014...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133638/comparison-of-the-endosaver-with-noninjector-techniques-in-descemet-s-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty
#16
Michael Tsatsos, Ioannis Athanasiadis, Nikolaos Kopsachilis, Radhika Krishnan, Parwez Hossain, David Anderson
PURPOSE: Minimal loss of corneal endothelial cells during corneal transplantation is a major target but remains a point of controversy among specialists. Hence, the available method to best achieve this continues to stir progress in the field. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of the Endosaver injector device for graft insertion in Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) and compare the visual outcomes and endothelial cell survival between the Endosaver injector and Goosey grasping forceps insertion techniques...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127432/corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-3-years-after-successful-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-in-the-cornea-preservation-time-study-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Jonathan H Lass, Beth Ann Benetz, David D Verdier, Loretta B Szczotka-Flynn, Allison R Ayala, Wendi Liang, Anthony J Aldave, Steven P Dunn, Tyrone McCall, Shahzad I Mian, Lisa C Navarro, Sanjay V Patel, Sudeep Pramanik, George O Rosenwasser, Kevin W Ross, Mark A Terry, Craig Kollman, Robin L Gal, Roy W Beck
Importance: Demonstrating that endothelial cell loss following Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) is independent of donor cornea preservation time (PT) could increase the pool of corneal tissue available for keratoplasty. Objective: To determine whether endothelial cell loss 3 years after successful DSAEK is related to PT. Design, Setting, and Participants: A multicenter, double-masked, randomized clinical trial included 40 clinical sites (70 surgeons) in the United States, with donor corneas provided by 23 US eye banks...
November 10, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120464/insight-on-the-silver-catalyst-distribution-during-silicon-nanowire-array-formation-an-x-ray-reflectivity-study
#18
Jesse W Kremenak, Christopher J Arendse, Franscious R Cummings, Yiyao Chen, Paul F Miceli
Although metal-catalysts are commonly used to create nanoscale materials at surfaces, little is quantitatively known or understood about the depth distribution profile of the catalyst during the growth process. Using X-ray reflectivity, we report the first quantitative investigation, with nanoscale resolution, of the Ag metal-catalyst depth distribution profile during metal-assisted chemical etch (MACE) growth of Si nanowire (SiNW) arrays on Si(100). Given the very low optical reflectivity of these nanowire arrays, specular reflection from these materials in the X-ray region is extremely challenging to measure because it probes interfaces on the nanoscale...
November 9, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119310/on-the-regional-variability-of-averaged-cell-area-estimates-for-the-human-corneal-endothelium-in-relation-to-the-extent-of-polymegethism
#19
M J Doughty
PURPOSE: To assess variability in the coefficient of variation (COV) in cell area estimates when using different numbers of cells for endothelial morphometry. METHODS: Using non-contact specular microscopy images of the corneal endothelium, 4 sets of 20 cases were selected that included 200 cells and had overall (global) COV values of less than 30 (group 1), 31-40 (group 2), 41-50 (group 3) and over 50% (group 4). Subjects could be normal, or had ophthalmic disease (such as diabetes), a history of rigid or soft contact lens wear or were assessed after cataract surgery...
November 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116970/assessment-of-tricuspid-annular-motion-by-speckle-tracking-in-anesthetized-patients-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
#20
Tao Shen, Michael H Picard, Lanqi Hua, Sara M Burns, Michael N Andrawes
BACKGROUND: The perioperative assessment of right ventricular (RV) function remains a challenge. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) using M-mode is a widely used measure of RV function. However, accurate alignment of the ultrasound beam with the direction of annular movement can be difficult with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to measure TAPSE, precluding effective use of M-mode to measure annular excursion. Tracking of specular reflectors in the myocardium may provide an angle-independent method to assess annular motion with TEE...
November 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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