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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728288/-descemet-s-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-treatment-of-patients-with-corneal-endothelial-decompensation
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T Huang, C Ouyang, J Zhan, L Jiang
Objective: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) for treatment of patients with corneal endothelial decompensation in China. Methods: Interventional case series. Ten patients (10 eyes) with the diagnosis of corneal endothelial decompensation received DMEK during July 2016 and September 2016 in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center. Descemet's membrane of the donor tissue was carefully stripped from the underlying stroma manually and cut with a 7.75- or 8.0-mm-diameter donor punch...
July 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726559/supercritical-carbon-dioxide-sc-co2-assisted-decellularization-of-aorta-and-cornea
#2
Selcan Guler, Bahar Aslan, Pezhman Hosseinian, Halil Murat Aydin
Tissue engineering approaches utilize both natural and synthetic materials in the repair and regeneration processes. A naturally-sourced material for this purpose is required to be free from any antigenic matter such as cells or cellular components. Decellularization of tissues may be achieved via chemical or physical removal agents. Supercritical carbon dioxide (sc-CO2) has been used as a means of removing bioburden from tissues and offers an alternative to the traditionally-used treatment methods. In addition to the many advantages it offers with regard to the successful decellularization of tissues, and known to have a sterilization effect...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726551/extracellular-matrix-and-integrin-expression-profiles-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-cells-and-tissue-model
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Benjamin Goyer, Mathieu Thériault, Sébastien P Gendron, Isabelle Brunette, Patrick J Rochette, Stéphanie Proulx
Primary corneal endothelial cell cultures and 3D engineered tissue models were used to study the aberrant deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in a vision impairing pathology known as Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Corneal endothelial cells (CEC) were isolated from excised Descemet membranes of patients with end-stage FECD. CEC isolated from healthy corneas served as controls. Microarray gene profiling was performed on post-confluent cultures of healthy and FECD cells. Protein expression analyses were conducted on tissue models that were engineered by seeding an endothelium on previously devitalized human stromal carriers...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726533/ophthalmic-findings-in-patients-with-arterial-tortuosity-syndrome-and-carriers-a-case-series
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Joshua S Hardin, Yuri A Zarate, Bert Callewaert, Paul H Phillips, David B Warner
INTRODUCTION: Arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease hallmarked by tortuosity, stenosis, and aneurysm development of large- and medium-sized arteries. Mutations in SLC2A10, a gene that encodes the facilitative glucose transporter GLUT10, cause ATS. Several case reports have noted associated ophthalmic findings such as keratoconus, keratoglobus, and myopia without detailed descriptions or standardized examinations. We report the ophthalmic findings in a cohort of compound heterozygous ATS patients and heterozygous carriers of SLC2A10 mutations...
July 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726355/combined-cataract-dsek-dmek-changing-expectations
#5
Francis W Price, Marianne O Price
Endothelial keratoplasty (EK) has revolutionized corneal transplant surgery by providing rapid visual recovery and improved visual outcomes. In parts of the world with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, many patients may present with both cataracts and corneal degeneration requiring surgery. Other forms of endothelial decompensation may also present with cataracts. The staging or combination of transplant surgery and cataract surgery depend on both the abilities of the surgeon and the surgical techniques being considered...
July 18, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724820/a-rare-case-of-cleft-number-nine-associated-with-atypical-cleft-number-two
#6
Shivanand Chanabasu Bubanale, Santosh B Kurbet, Linda Maria Genoveva De Piedade Sequeira
The incidence of the craniofacial cleft is rare ranging between 1.43 and 4.85/100,000 births. Tessier number nine cleft being the rarest, there are a few reports of detailed ophthalmologic examinations performed in them. In this study, 1-day-old female neonate delivered by normal vaginal delivery at term, weighing 1480 g presented with right eye dystopia, cleft extending through the lateral third of the upper eyelid, brow ending at the temporal region, conjunctival congestion, clear cornea 10 mm in diameter, normal anterior chamber, pupil 2 mm reactive to light, clear lens, and normal fundus...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724812/use-of-glycerol-preserved-corneas-for-corneal-transplants
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Neeti Gupta, Prerna Upadhyay
PURPOSE: This study was carried out to see the results of glycerol-preserved cornea (GPC) in emergency situation when fresh corneal tissue was not available. The aim was to study the outcome of corneal transplantation using GPC. METHODS: This was a retrospective study. The medical records of all the patients were reviewed, who underwent keratoplasty using "GPC" during the period from October 2011 to December 2015. The indication of keratoplasty, duration of preservation of the GPC, and its outcome were analyzed...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723714/vent-incisions-to-facilitate-peripheral-unfolding-of-the-dmek-graft
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Christopher Liu, Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, Jordan Vassileff Chervenkoff, Venkata Avadhanam
PURPOSE: To present the results of 15 cases in which a modified technique of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) with vent incisions was used to assist unfolding of tight peripheral inward folds. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of 15 consecutive eyes that underwent a modified vent incision technique for DMEK. Six oblique, small-size (1 mm) vent incisions parallel to the limbus and 3.5 mm from the center were performed after descemetorhexis...
July 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721004/epithelium-on-photorefractive-intrastromal-cross-linking-pixl-for-reduction-of-low-myopia
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Wee Kiak Lim, Zhi Da Soh, Harold Kah Yen Choi, Julian Thiam Siew Theng
PURPOSE: To report the 9-12-month outcomes of a novel procedure for reduction of low myopia through epithelium-on photorefractive intrastromal cross-linking (PiXL) with customized control of topographic distribution of ultraviolet (UV)-fluence. METHOD: Myopic patients with normal (non-ectatic) corneas underwent the PiXL procedure for reduction of low myopia. PiXL treatments were delivered through selective application of UVA light based on the refractive error of each patient...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720327/asymmetric-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-epoxy-%C3%AE-acyloxycarboxamides-as-selective-inhibitors-of-cathepsin-l
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Deborah A Dos Santos, Anna Maria Deobald, Vivian E Cornelio, Roberta M D Ávila, Renata C Cornea, Gilberto C R Bernasconi, Marcio W Paixão, Paulo C Vieira, Arlene G Corrêa
Cathepsin L plays important roles in physiological processes as well as in the development of many pathologies. Recently the attentions were turned to its association with tumor progress what makes essential the development of more potent and selective inhibitors. In this work, epoxipeptidomimetics were investigated as new cathepsin inhibitors. This class of compounds is straightforward obtained by using a green one-pot asymmetric epoxidation/Passerini 3-MCR. A small library of 17 compounds was evaluated against cathepsin L, and among them LSPN423 showed to be the most potent...
June 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716638/the-temporal-dynamics-of-miniscleral-contact-lenses-central-corneal-clearance-and-centration
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Stephen J Vincent, David Alonso-Caneiro, Michael J Collins
PURPOSE: To examine the time course of the reduction in central corneal clearance and horizontal and vertical lens translation (decentration) during miniscleral contact lens wear and the theoretical influence upon the optics of the post-lens tear layer. METHODS: Repeated high-resolution OCT images were captured over an 8h period of miniscleral contact lens wear (using a rotationally symmetric 16.5mm diameter lens) in 15 young, healthy participants with normal corneae...
July 14, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714595/telocytes-in-normal-and-keratoconic-human-cornea-an-immunohistochemical-and-transmission-electron-microscopy-study
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Mirca Marini, Rita Mencucci, Irene Rosa, Eleonora Favuzza, Daniele Guasti, Lidia Ibba-Manneschi, Mirko Manetti
Telocytes (TC) are typically defined as cells with telopodes by their ultrastructural features. Their presence was reported in the interstitium of various organs in vertebrates, including humans. However, no study has yet described the presence of TC in the human eye and in particular, within the stromal compartment of the cornea. To address this issue, samples of normal and pathologic (keratoconic) human corneas were tested by immunohistochemistry for CD34, platelet-derived growth factor receptor α (PDGFRα) and c-kit/CD117 or examined by transmission electron microscopy...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714189/esthesiometric-evaluation-of-corneal-analgesia-after-topical-application-of-1-morphine-sulfate-in-normal-horses
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Emma Gordon, Christy Sandquist, Christopher K Cebra, Jerry Heidel, Keith Poulsen, John W Schlipf
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether topical ocular application of 1% morphine sulfate would change corneal sensitivity and to identify the duration of action. ANIMAL STUDIED: Eight healthy adult horses. PROCEDURE: Corneal touch threshold (CTT) was measured in the center of one randomly selected eye of each horse by Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometer (Luneau Cochet-Bonnet Esthesiometer; Western Ophthalmics, Lynnwood, WA, USA). Immediately following baseline CTT measurement, 0...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712891/corneo-scleral-contact-lenses-in-an-uncommon-case-of-keratoconus-with-high-hyperopia-and-astigmatism
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Esteban Porcar, Juan Carlos Montalt, Enrique España-Gregori, Cristina Peris-Martínez
PURPOSE: To analyse the visual quality achieved by fitting corneo-scleral contact lenses (CScL) in an uncommon case of bilateral keratoconus, high hyperopia and astigmatism. METHODS: A 45-year-old man presented for eye examination due to the unsatisfactory quality of his vision wearing soft toric contact lenses. He presented high hyperopia and astigmatism with bilateral keratoconus. He was fitted with CScL to correct his irregular astigmatism and ocular aberrations...
July 13, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710254/the-plasticity-and-stability-of-regulatory-t-cells-during-viral-induced-inflammatory-lesions
#15
Siddheshvar Bhela, Siva Karthik Varanasi, Ujjaldeep Jaggi, Sarah S Sloan, Naveen K Rajasagi, Barry T Rouse
Ocular infection with HSV causes a chronic T cell-mediated inflammatory lesion in the cornea. Lesion severity is affected by the balance of different CD4 T cell subsets, with greater severity occurring when the activity of regulatory T cells (Tregs) is compromised. In this study, fate-mapping mice were used to assess the stability of Treg function in ocular lesions. We show that cells that were once Foxp3(+) functional Tregs may lose Foxp3 and become Th1 cells that could contribute to lesion expression. The instability primarily occurred with IL-2R(lo) Tregs and was shown, in part, to be the consequence of exposure to IL-12...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708898/retreatment-strategies-following-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile-in-vivo-tissue-responses
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Andri K Riau, Yu-Chi Liu, Chris H L Lim, Nyein C Lwin, Ericia P Teo, Gary H Yam, Donald T Tan, Jodhbir S Mehta
With any refractive correction, including Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE), there may be a residual refractive error that requires a retreatment. Here, we investigated the tissue responses following various retreatment procedures in a rabbit model of SMILE. All rabbits underwent a -6.00D correction with SMILE. Two weeks later, they underwent -1.00D enhancement by: (i) VisuMax Circle, followed by excimer ablation (S+C); (ii) secondary SMILE anterior to the primary procedure (S+SE); or (iii) surface ablation (S+P), and were examined for 28 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706943/correlation-of-iop-with-corneal-acoustic-impedance-in-porcine-eye-model
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Jun Zhang, Yi Zhang, Yang Li, Ruimin Chen, K Kirk Shung, Grace Richter, Qifa Zhou
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to correlate the intraocular pressure (IOP) change with the acoustic impedance of the cornea, in order to propose a noncontact and noninvasive method for IOP monitoring. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A highly focused transducer (frequency 47-MHz; bandwidth 62%) was made to measure the echo from the anterior and posterior surfaces of intact porcine eyes, respectively. A multilayered transmission and reflection model was used to calculate the acoustic impedance...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706436/the-presence-of-kynurenine-aminotransferases-in-the-human-cornea-evidence-from-bioinformatics-analysis-of-gene-expression-and-immunohistochemical-staining
#18
Anna Matysik-Woźniak, Anselm Jünemann, Waldemar A Turski, Artur Wnorowski, Krzysztof Jóźwiak, Roman Paduch, Etsuo Okuno, Joanna Moneta-Wielgoś, Tomasz Chorągiewicz, Ryszard Maciejewski, Robert Rejdak
PURPOSE: Kynurenine aminotransferases (KATs) catalyze the synthesis of kynurenic acid (KYNA), a compound of significant biological activity. The aim of this study is to investigate the presence and distribution of KAT immunoreactivity in the healthy human cornea. METHODS: Data on gene expression in human eye structures were extracted from public microarray experiments using Genevestigator software. Immunohistochemistry was conducted using polyclonal antibodies against KAT I, II, and III on sections of eight enucleated eyes from patients with choroidal melanoma...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705429/disinfection-of-tonometers-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
#19
Anna K Junk, Philip P Chen, Shan C Lin, Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, Sunita Radhakrishnan, Kuldev Singh, Teresa C Chen
OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy of various disinfection methods for reusable tonometer prisms in eye care and to highlight how disinfectants can damage tonometer tips and cause subsequent patient harm. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted last in October 2016 in the PubMed and the Cochrane Library databases for original research investigations. Reviews, non-English language articles, nonophthalmology articles, surveys, and case reports were excluded. RESULTS: The searches initially yielded 64 unique citations...
July 11, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704321/observation-of-retrocorneal-plaques-in-patients-with-infectious-keratitis-using-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
#20
Yuki Takezawa, Takashi Suzuki, Atsushi Shiraishi
PURPOSE: Endothelial plaques are a typical characteristic in patients with fungal keratitis. However, bacterial keratitis and herpetic keratouveitis are rarely associated with fibrin formation on the retrocorneal surface. This study was conducted to examine plaques attached to the endothelium in patients with infectious keratitis using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). METHODS: Seventeen patients (10 women and 7 men; mean age, 75 ± 15.5 years) suspected to have infectious keratitis with retrocorneal plaques were included...
July 11, 2017: Cornea
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