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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431436/enhanced-tearing-by-electrical-stimulation-of-the-anterior-ethmoid-nerve
#1
Mark Brinton, Andrea L Kossler, Zara M Patel, James Loudin, Manfred Franke, Christopher N Ta, Daniel Palanker
Purpose: Electrical neurostimulation enhances tear secretion, and can be applied to treatment of dry eye disease. Using a chronic implant, we evaluate the effects of stimulating the anterior ethmoid nerve on the aqueous, lipid, and protein content of secreted tears. Methods: Neurostimulators were implanted beneath the nasal mucosa in 13 New Zealand white rabbits. Stimulations (2.3-2.8 mA pulses of 75-875 μs in duration repeated at 30-100 Hz for 3 minutes) were performed daily, for 3 weeks to measure changes in tear volume (Schirmer test), osmolarity (TearLab osmometer), lipid (Oil-Red-O staining), and protein (BCA assay, mass spectrometry)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430706/rare-pleurostomophora-richardsiae-mass-causing-transient-nasolacrimal-duct-obstruction
#2
Md Shahid Alam, D Vaidehi, K Lily Therese, Mohammad Javed Ali
Transient nasolacrimal duct obstruction secondary to a mass lesion compressing the sac or sac-duct junction is rare. We report a case of a young female who presented to us with complaints of watering and a mass lesion in the lacrimal sac region. An organized perilacrimal mass filled with thick pultaceous material was noted during surgery. Following the drainage of the mass lesion, irrigation of the lacrimal system was freely patent. Microbiological examination and DNA sequencing targeting interspacer region was suggestive of Pleurostomophora richardsiae species...
April 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423973/neurological-involvement-of-igg4-related-disease-description-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Marco Varrassi, Camilla Gianneramo, Francesco Arrigoni, Paolo Cerrone, Patrizia Sucapane, Carmine Marini, Alessandra Splendiani
IgG4-related disease is a recently discovered pathological entity, histologically characterised by fibrosis and IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration. This condition may virtually involve every site of the organism, with a various range of clinical presentations. The most commonly affected organ is the pancreatic gland, but it can also involve the biliary tract, salivary and lacrimal glands, kidneys, orbital tissues, lymph nodes, lungs and many others. More recently, IgG4-related disease has been demonstrated to involve, in rare cases, also the central nervous system, with a pattern mainly characterised by hypertrophic pachymeningitis...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422804/a-review-of-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease
#4
Saleha Z Munir, James Aylward
: Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication that occurs following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is a potential curative therapy used in a variety of malignant or benign hematological diseases. Graft-versus-host disease primarily occurs in many organs, but most notably in the skin, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver, eyes, mucosa, and musculoskeletal system. Ocular manifestations of GVHD may precede other systemic GVHD findings, and it may be a poor prognosis for mortality...
May 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416688/knockout-of-the-lrrc26-subunit-reveals-a-primary-role-of-lrrc26-containing-bk-channels-in-secretory-epithelial-cells
#5
Chengtao Yang, Vivian Gonzalez-Perez, Taro Mukaibo, James E Melvin, Xiao-Ming Xia, Christopher J Lingle
Leucine-rich-repeat-containing protein 26 (LRRC26) is the regulatory γ1 subunit of Ca(2+)- and voltage-dependent BK-type K(+) channels. BK channels that contain LRRC26 subunits are active near normal resting potentials even without Ca(2+), suggesting they play unique physiological roles, likely limited to very specific cell types and cellular functions. By using Lrrc26 KO mice with a β-gal reporter, Lrrc26 promoter activity is found in secretory epithelial cells, especially acinar epithelial cells in lacrimal and salivary glands, and also goblet and Paneth cells in intestine and colon, although absent from neurons...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410267/lacrimal-sac-pneumatocele-following-blunt-nasal-trauma
#6
Sima Das, Mohammad Javed Ali, Smriti Bansal, Manpreet Chugh, Nishi Gupta, Vidya Janaki
Pneumatocele of the lacrimal sac is an uncommon entity and has been rarely reported in literature. The valvular function of the Hasner's valve at the lower end of nasolacrimal duct is presumed to prevent the retrograde reflux of air into the lacrimal sac with increased intranasal pressure as in valsalva maneuver. Loss of this valvular function as noted with persistent positive airway pressure ventilation can cause retrograde air reflux into lacrimal sac. The authors report a case of lacrimal sac pneumatocele which developed following blunt nasal trauma involving the bony nasolacrimal duct...
April 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400699/ladd-syndrome-with-glaucoma-is-caused-by-a-novel-gene
#7
Allie Simpson, Armin Avdic, Ben R Roos, Adam DeLuca, Kathy Miller, Michael J Schnieders, Todd E Scheetz, Wallace L M Alward, John H Fingert
PURPOSE: Lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital (LADD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder displaying variable expression of multiple congenital anomalies including hypoplasia or aplasia of the lacrimal and salivary systems causing abnormal tearing and dry mouth. Mutations in the FGF10, FGFR2, and FGFR3 genes were found to cause some cases of LADD syndrome in prior genetic studies. The goal of this study is to identify the genetic basis of a case of LADD syndrome with glaucoma and thin central corneal thickness (CCT)...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399341/lymphoproliferative-tumors-of-the-ocular-adnexa
#8
Robert M Verdijk
The ocular adnexa include the eyelids, conjunctiva, lacrimal apparatus, and orbital soft tissue. One percent of all lymphomas and approximately 8% of all extranodal lymphomas arise in the ocular adnexa and their incidence is increasing. Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia comprises 16% of all lymphoproliferative tumors of the ocular adnexa. The relative frequencies of ocular adnexal lymphoma presentation are in the orbit, 37%; conjunctiva, 29%; lacrimal apparatus, 20%; and eyelid, 14%. The most frequent primary lymphoma types of the ocular adnexa are extranodal marginal zone lymphoma, 62%; follicular lymphoma, 17%; and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, 10%...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399337/lacrimal-sac-tumors-a-review
#9
Yamini Krishna, Sarah E Coupland
Tumors of the lacrimal sac are rare but their recognition and early management are imperative, as they are locally invasive and potentially life-threatening. Because of their rarity, large clinical studies with statistically significant data on the natural course, management, and prognosis of these neoplasms are unavailable. Current practices are therefore based on a few case series and a small number of isolated case reports. Most tumors are primary and of epithelial origin (60-94%), of which 55% are malignant...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399336/an-update-on-tumors-of-the-lacrimal-gland
#10
Simon Andreasen, Bita Esmaeli, Sarah Linéa von Holstein, Lauge Hjorth Mikkelsen, Peter Kristian Rasmussen, Steffen Heegaard
Lacrimal gland tumors are rare and constitute a wide spectrum of different entities ranging from benign epithelial and lymphoid lesions to high-grade carcinomas, lymphomas, and sarcomas with large differences in prognosis and clinical management. The symptoms and findings of a lacrimal gland lesion are a growing mass at the site of the lacrimal gland, including displacement of the eyeball, decreased motility, diplopia, and ptosis. Pain is the cardinal symptom of an adenoid cystic carcinoma. Radiological findings characteristically include an oval, well-demarcated mass for benign lesions whereas malignant lesions typically display calcifications, destruction of bone, and invasion of adjacent structures...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399335/recent-advances-in-orbital-tumors-a-review-of-publications-from-2014-2016
#11
Santosh G Honavar, Fairooz P Manjandavida
The aim of this review article is to provide an update of the current literature on orbital tumors. The authors conducted a PubMed literature search of English language articles published between January 2014 and December 2016 using the following search items: orbit, tumors, lacrimal gland, lymphoma, hemangioma, lymphangioma. The authors included reviews, original articles, case series, and case reports with relevant new information. There is new information about the clinical spectrum of orbital tumors, capillary hemangioma, cavernous hemangioma, lymphangioma, orbital venous malformation, lacrimal gland tumors, and orbital lymphoma...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396281/the-neural-pathway-for-lacrimal-gland-tear-secretion-in-new-zealand-white-rabbits
#12
Jiaojiao Wang, Rongyi Zhou, Weiping Gao
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the neural pathway for tear secretion from the lacrimal gland of New Zealand White rabbits. METHODS: Nine healthy adult New Zealand White rabbits were randomly divided into three experimental groups, namely, an irritant-stimulated group, a non-stimulated group, and a saline-stimulated group. Sanitized dry cotton swabs with menthol were used to wipe both of the rabbits' eyelids in the irritant-stimulated group, and the non-stimulated group and saline- stimulated group were compared as controls...
April 7, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388345/a-new-cause-of-lacrimal-gland-calcification-retained-metallic-foreign-bodies
#13
Alexander J Brent, Peter M Mota, Gerald Saldanha, Ram Vaidhyanath, Raghavan Sampath
A 49-year-old male presented with a 4 month history of dysaesthesia in the left periorbital region. A CT scan showed a lacrimal gland mass with areas of dense calcification. Biopsies of the left lacrimal gland revealed a silver material with associated chronic granulomatous inflammation and secondary calcification. The histological specimen was sent for X-ray microanalysis. This confirmed the silver material to be aluminium. The metal fragments were subsequently discovered to be from a car aerial, which caused an orbital impaling injury 20 years prior to presentation...
April 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380654/-graduated-treatment-concept-for-connatal-dacryostenosis
#14
J Heichel
Unresolved epiphora in childhood is one of the most frequent issues in paediatric ophthalmology. In this context, connatal nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) is the most important differential diagnosis and the condition is caused by a persistent Hasner's membrane in most cases. As there is a risk of complications, treatment should be considered. Therapeutic options include conservative and invasive approaches. As CNLDO is associated with high spontaneous recovery rates during the first years of life, the indication for invasive interventions must be carefully deliberated in that period...
April 5, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380105/accidental-lacrimal-gland-removal-during-resection-of-the-levator-palpebrae-superioris-muscle
#15
Patricia Akaishi, Alicia Galindo-Ferreiro, Sahar M Elkhamary, Zakeya Al-Sadah, Alberto Galvez-Ruiz, A Augusto Cruz
Accidental removal of the lacrimal gland is a rare complication of ptosis surgery. We report two children who underwent large unilateral levator palpebrae superioris resections (LPSr). After surgery, both patients developed dry eye. Post-operatively, the parents of both patients noticed no tears in the affected eye when their child cried. Computed tomography proved the absence of the lacrimal gland in the operated eye in both patients. Oculoplastic surgeons should pay close attention to the anatomy of the levator muscle and its proximity to surrounding tissues in order to avoid lesions on important orbital structures, including the lacrimal gland, and to avoid the development of long-term dry eye...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380100/short-and-long-term-effects-of-zinc-treatment-on-lacrimal-gland-histopathology-and-tear-functions-tests-in-radioiodine-administered-rats
#16
Firdevs Ornek, Damla Erginturk Acar, Ugur Acar, Ozdemir Ozdemir, Hasan Ikbal Atilgan, Nihat Yumusak, Basak Boztok Ozgermen
Purpose: To investigate the short-term (1 week) and long-term (8 weeks) protective effects of zinc administration on radioiodine (RAI)-induced lacrimal gland damage of rats. Methods: A total of 40 rats were divided into two groups: an RAI group (n=20), which was administrated a single dose of 3 mCi of 131I and 1 mL physiologic saline for 7 days by gastric gavage, and a zinc group (n=20), which received a single dose of 3 mCi of 131I and 1 mL of physiologic saline containing zinc sulfate at a concentration of 10 mg/kg concentration for 7 days by gastric gavage...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379171/restoration-of-tear-secretion-in-a-murine-dry-eye-model-by-oral-administration-of-palmitoleic-acid
#17
Yuki Kimura, Daisuke Mori, Toshihiro Imada, Yusuke Izuta, Michiko Shibuya, Hisayo Sakaguchi, Erina Oonishi, Naoko Okada, Kenji Matsumoto, Kazuo Tsubota
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)-derived products have traditionally been used as food and medicinal ingredients in Eastern countries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of oral intake of sea buckthorn oil products on tear secretion using a murine dry eye model. Orally administered sea buckthorn pulp oil (not seed oil) restored aqueous tear secretion to its normal value under a dry eye condition. Palmitoleate (C16:1), a fatty acid present in sea buckthorn pulp oil, preserved tear secretion and suppressed inflammatory cytokines in the lacrimal gland to the same extent as that by pulp oil...
April 5, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378793/effects-of-a-warm-compress-containing-menthol-on-the-tear-film-in-healthy-subjects-and-dry-eye-patients
#18
Reiko Arita, Naoyuki Morishige, Ichiro Sakamoto, Natsuko Imai, Yuko Shimada, Michihito Igaki, Atsushi Suzuki, Kouzo Itoh, Kazuo Tsubota
Menthol is thought to stimulate lacrimation via activation of cold-sensitive primary afferent neurons in the cornea. We evaluated a warm compress containing menthol as a potential treatment for dry eye by examining its effects on the tear film in healthy subjects (n = 20) and dry eye patients (n = 35). Disposable eyelid-warming steamers that either did (MH) or did not (HO) contain menthol were applied to one eye of each subject either once only for 10 min or repeatedly over 2 weeks. Single application of MH significantly increased tear meniscus volume (P = 8...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378046/-microendoscopic-minimally-invasive-techniques-in-lacrimal-surgery
#19
K-H Emmerich, S Amin, H-W Meyer-Rüsenberg, R Ungerechts
BACKGROUND: Lacrimation of the eye is a relatively common problem, the cause of which must be clarified by differential diagnostics. The most important symptom of a dysfunction of lacrimal drainage is epiphora. METHODS: Due to the enhancement and miniaturization of endoscopes, which were originally used in gastroduodenoscopy in the 1990s, it is possible to check the anatomical structure and visualize pathological changes of the lacrimal drainage system, which is only approximately 1 mm in diameter...
April 4, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374054/-tuna-saving-endoscopic-medial-maxillectomy-a-surgical-technique-for-maxillary-inverted-papilloma
#20
Fabio Pagella, Alessandro Pusateri, Elina Matti, Irene Avato, Dario Zaccari, Enzo Emanuelli, Tiziana Volo, Diego Cazzador, Leonardo Citraro, Giampiero Ricci, Giovanni Leo Tomacelli
The maxillary sinus is the most common site of sinonasal inverted papilloma. Endoscopic sinus surgery, in particular endoscopic medial maxillectomy, is currently the gold standard for treatment of maxillary sinus papilloma. Although a common technique, complications such as stenosis of the lacrimal pathway and consequent development of epiphora are still possible. To avoid these problems, we propose a modification of this surgical technique that preserves the head of the inferior turbinate and the nasolacrimal duct...
April 3, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
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