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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089285/thick-keratoconic-cornea-associated-with-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy
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K Zaarour, E Slim, J Antoun, N Waked
INTRODUCTION: We herein report a case of bilateral unusually thick non-edematous keratoconic corneas with associated endothelial features of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD). CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 27-year-old myopic woman who presented for refractive surgery. Slit lamp exam showed bilateral corneal protrusion with diffuse deep stromal and endothelial vesicular opacities and small paracentral bands. Topography showed generalized advanced corneal steepening in both eyes with increased anterior and posterior central corneal elevations in comparison to the best fit sphere...
January 12, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086913/correction-of-irregular-and-induced-regular-corneal-astigmatism-with-toric-iol-after-posterior-segment-surgery-a-case-series
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Bence L Kolozsvári, Gergely Losonczy, Dorottya Pásztor, Mariann Fodor
BACKGROUND: Toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantation can be an effective method for correcting corneal astigmatism in patients with vitreoretinal diseases and cataract. Our purpose is to report the outcome of toric IOL implantation in two cases - a patient with scleral-buckle-induced regular corneal astigmatism and a patient with keratoconus following pars plana vitrectomy. As far as we are aware, there are no reported cases of toric IOL implantation in a vitrectomized eye with keratoconus nor of toric IOL implantation in patients with scleral-buckle-induced regular corneal astigmatism...
January 13, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079692/keratoconus-and-bowman-layer-transplantation
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Virgilio Galvis, Alejandro Tello, Néstor I Carreño, Rubén D Berrospi, Camilo A Niño, Félix Leiva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077570/ktcnlncdb-a-first-platform-to-investigate-lncrnas-expressed-in-human-keratoconus-and-non-keratoconus-corneas
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Michał W Szcześniak, Michal Kabza, Justyna A Karolak, Malgorzata Rydzanicz, Dorota M Nowak, Barbara Ginter-Matuszewska, Piotr Polakowski, Rafal Ploski, Jacek P Szaflik, Marzena Gajecka
Keratoconus (KTCN, OMIM 148300) is a degenerative eye disorder characterized by progressive stromal thinning that leads to a conical shape of the cornea, resulting in optical aberrations and even loss of visual function. The biochemical background of the disease is poorly understood, which motivated us to perform RNA-Seq experiment, aimed at better characterizing the KTCN transcriptome and identification of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) that might be involved in KTCN etiology. The in silico functional studies based on predicted lncRNA:RNA base-pairings led us to recognition of a number of lncRNAs possibly regulating genes with known or plausible links to KTCN...
2017: Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076561/visual-outcomes-after-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-using-donor-corneas-without-removal-of-descemet-membrane-and-endothelium
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Tatiana Moura Bastos Prazeres, Rodrigo Muller, Tatiana Rayes, Flavio Eduardo Hirai, Luciene Barbosa de Sousa
Purpose: The optical quality of the interface after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) using the big-bubble technique has been shown to be excellent, leading to results comparable to penetrating keratoplasty. However, there is little in the literature with respect to the controversy surrounding the preparation of the donor cornea. The purpose of this study was to evaluate visual acuity (VA) in patients with keratoconus who underwent DALK without removal of the donor graft endothelium...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076560/evaluation-of-anterior-segment-parameters-using-scheimpflug-technology-during-the-valsalva-maneuver-in-patients-with-keratoconus
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Yusuf Koçluk, Emine Alyamaç Sukgen, Selim Cevher
Purpose: This study aimed to explore the effects of the Valsalva maneuver (VM) on ectatic corneas during anterior segment tomography scans using a Scheimpflug camera. Methods: This prospective observational study included 100 eyes of 50 patients with bilateral keratoconus (KC). Anterior segment tomography was first performed when the patients were in a resting position and immediately repeated as the participant performed VM. Scheimpflug images were taken using a Pentacam®...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073689/corneo-scleral-contact-lens-in-a-piggyback-system-for-keratoconus-a-case-report
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Esteban Porcar, Juan Carlos Montalt, Enrique España-Gregori, Cristina Peris-Martínez
PURPOSE: We describe a case of fitting a corneo-scleral contact lens with a multi-aspheric geometry design (MAGD CScL) on top of a daily silicone hydrogel lens (piggyback system) for keratoconus management. METHODS: A 48-year-old man using soft toric contact lenses required an improvement in the unsatisfactory quality of his vision. He presented with bilateral asymmetric keratoconus with high myopia in the right eye (RE) and severe myopia in the left eye (LE). In addition, he had low vision in his LE because of a maculopathy...
January 7, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060075/removal-and-repositioning-of-intracorneal-ring-segments-improving-corneal-topography-and-clinical-outcomes-in-keratoconus-and-ectasia
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Kahei Chan, Peter S Hersh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of removal and relocation of intracorneal ring segments for improving outcomes in treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series conducted at a cornea and refractive surgery subspecialty practice setting. Patients with previous insertion of 2 intracorneal ring segments underwent surgical removal and repositioning of segments because of unsatisfactory visual and topographic outcomes. The principal outcomes included uncorrected and corrected visual acuities, manifest refraction, topography-derived maximum keratometry (Kmax), inferior-superior topography power difference (I - S), and higher-order aberration profile derived from wavefront analysis...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060062/pilot-study-of-corneal-sensitivity-and-its-association-in-keratoconus
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Preeji S Mandathara, Fiona J Stapleton, Jim Kokkinakis, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal sensitivity and its association with other clinical parameters in keratoconus. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects with keratoconus aged between 18 and 65 years were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Ocular symptoms, corneal topography, tear variables such as tear osmolarity, volume and lower tear meniscus height, ocular surface staining, central sensitivity threshold (CST), and corneal subepithelial nerve mapping were obtained. Association between central CST and other clinical variables was examined using the Spearman correlation coefficient...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060061/conventional-and-iontophoresis-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-efficacy-and-assessment-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-confocal-microscopy
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Léa Jouve, Vincent Borderie, Otman Sandali, Cyrille Temstet, Elena Basli, Laurent Laroche, Nacim Bouheraoua
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy, safety, and microstructural corneal changes during 2 years after conventional corneal collagen cross-linking (C-CXL) and transepithelial corneal CXL by iontophoresis (I-CXL) for keratoconus. METHODS: Eighty eyes of 80 patients with progressive keratoconus were treated by C-CXL (n = 40) or I-CXL (n = 40). Patients were investigated before surgery and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after treatment. We measured central corneal thickness and maximal simulated keratometry values (Kmax) and performed specular microscopy and in vivo confocal microscopy at each time point...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060060/ocular-surface-disease-parameters-after-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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José I Recalde, Arantxa Acera, Iñaki Rodríguez-Agirretxe, Miguel A Sánchez-Tena, Juan San-Cristóbal, Juan A Durán
PURPOSE: To analyze the variations in tear quantity and quality after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with keratoconus. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study of 24 eyes with keratoconus that underwent epithelium-off CXL. The variables studied were tear film osmolarity, subjective symptoms (Ocular Surface Disease Index), tear breakup time, Schirmer test (SCH) score, tear clearance, fluorescein staining, and lissamine green staining. Variables were determined preoperatively and 3, 6, and 12 months after CXL...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060059/efficacy-of-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segments-combined-with-flash-collagen-cross-linking-in-keratoconus
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Carlos H Gordillo, Juan C Grandin, Roger Zaldivar, Roberto Zaldivar, Adriana C Lotfi
PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes, efficacy, and safety of intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation for treatment of keratoconus combined with collagen cross-linking (CXL) with 1-year follow-up. METHODS: One hundred nineteen eyes of 82 patients with keratoconus (37 females) underwent femtosecond (Intralase FS; Abbott Medical Optics, Inc) laser-assisted intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation (INTRASEG; Gamma Vision) with flash CXL (18 mW/cm for 5 minutes)...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060058/corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-in-pediatric-patients-long-term-results
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Prema Padmanabhan, Sudhir Rachapalle Reddi, Rama Rajagopal, Radhika Natarajan, Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Niveditha Narayanan, Meena Lakshmipathy, Shweta Agarwal
PURPOSE: To report the long-term outcome of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus in pediatric patients. METHODS: "Epithelium-off" CXL was performed in pediatric eyes with progressive keratoconus. Spectacle-corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), retinoscopy, topography, and tomography were documented preoperatively and postoperatively at 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and annually thereafter. RESULTS: A total of 377 eyes of 336 pediatric patients aged 8 to 18 years with progressive keratoconus underwent CXL...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060057/trends-in-corneal-transplantation-in-keratoconus
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Daniel Sarezky, Stephen E Orlin, Wei Pan, Brian L VanderBeek
PURPOSE: To determine recent trends in and sociodemographic/comorbid conditions associated with penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and lamellar keratoplasty (LK) for keratoconus (KCN). METHODS: Patients with KCN and subsequent PK and LK procedures were identified using International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) billing codes. The change in surgical rates was calculated over a decade, and multivariate analysis demonstrated factors associated with undergoing surgery...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057642/accelerated-transepithelial-corneal-cross-linking-for-progressive-keratoconus-a-prospective-study-of-12%C3%A2-months
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Wei Aixinjueluo, Tomohiko Usui, Takashi Miyai, Tetsuya Toyono, Toshihiro Sakisaka, Satoru Yamagami
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To evaluate the clinical results of accelerated transepithelial corneal cross-linking (CXL) in Japanese patients with progressive keratoconus (KCN). METHODS: Thirty eyes of 19 patients (16 male, 3 female patients) with progressive KCN were included. The mean age was 24.9±7.0 (range 16-38) years. All patients received ultraviolet A radiation for 3 min at an irradiance of 30 mW/cm(2). Patients were followed up on the first day, at 1 week and 2 weeks, and at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months postoperatively...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057440/new-web-based-algorithm-to-improve-rigid-gas-permeable-contact-lens-fitting-in-keratoconus
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Sara Ortiz-Toquero, Guadalupe Rodriguez, Victoria de Juan, Raul Martin
PURPOSE: To calculate and validate a new web-based algorithm for selecting the back optic zone radius (BOZR) of spherical gas permeable (GP) lens in keratoconus eyes. METHODS: A retrospective calculation (n=35; multiple regression analysis) and a posterior prospective validation (new sample of 50 keratoconus eyes) of a new algorithm to select the BOZR of spherical KAKC design GP lenses (Conoptica) in keratoconus were conducted. BOZR calculated with the new algorithm, manufacturer guidelines and APEX software were compared with the BOZR that was finally prescribed...
January 2, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056553/quercetin-and-the-ocular-surface-what-we-know-and-where-we-are-going
#17
Tina B McKay, Dimitrios Karamichos
Flavonoids are a class of plant and fungus secondary metabolites that serve functional roles in protecting against UV-induced oxidative stress, mediating auxin signaling, and promoting microbial defense. Flavonoids are extremely abundant in nature where their potent antioxidant capacity and very low toxicity makes them highly attractive as potential therapeutic agents. In terms of clinical applications, neither the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved any health claims or drugs related to the use of flavonoids for therapeutic purposes...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039037/age-specific-incidence-and-prevalence-of-keratoconus-a-nationwide-registration-study
#18
Daniel A Godefrooij, G Ardine de Wit, Cuno S Uiterwaal, Saskia M Imhof, Robert P L Wisse
PURPOSE: To determine the age-specific incidence and prevalence of keratoconus in the modern era of diagnostics. DESIGN: Epidemiologic study. PARTICIPANTS: 4.4 million patients from a mandatory health insurance database. METHODS: Data were extracted from the largest health insurance provider in the Netherlands. Patients aged 10-40 years were defined as the relevant age category for newly diagnosed keratoconus and the annual incidence of newly diagnosed keratoconus was determined...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035498/accelerated-versus-conventional-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-patients-with-keratoconus-an-intrapatient-comparative-study
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Mohammad Mehdi Sadoughi, Bahram Einollahi, Alireza Baradaran-Rafii, Danial Roshandel, Hamidreza Hasani, Mehrdad Nazeri
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of the conventional and accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with bilateral progressive keratoconus (KC). METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients with bilateral progressive KC were enrolled. In each patient, the fellow eyes were randomly assigned to the conventional CXL (3 mW/cm(2) for 30 min) or accelerated CXL (ACXL) (9 mW/cm(2) for 10 min) groups. Manifest refraction; uncorrected and corrected distant visual acuity; maximum and mean keratometry; corneal hysteresis and corneal resistance factor; endothelial cell density and morphology; central corneal thickness; and wavefront aberrations were measured before and 12 months after the CXL...
December 29, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032277/genomic-strategies-to-understand-causes-of-keratoconus
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REVIEW
Justyna A Karolak, Marzena Gajecka
Keratoconus (KTCN) is a degenerative disorder of the eye characterized by the conical shape and thinning of the cornea. The abnormal structure of KTCN-affected cornea results in loss of visual acuity. While many studies examine how environmental factors influence disease development, finding the genetic triggers has been a major emphasis of KTCN research. This paper focuses on genomic strategies that were implemented for finding candidate genes, including linkage and association studies, and presents different approaches of mutation screening...
December 28, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
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