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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328814/clinical-outcomes-of-new-toric-trifocal-diffractive-intraocular-lens-in-patients-with-cataract-and-stable-keratoconus-six-months-follow-up
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Doroodgar Farideh, Sanginabadi Azad, Niazi Feizollah, Niazi Sana, Alinia Cyrus, Ghoreishi Mohammad, Baradaran-Rafii Alireza
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical results of toric trifocal diffractive intraocular lens in eyes with cataract and mild keratoconus. METHODS: Five keratoconus patients (10 eyes) that had bilateral AT LISA 939 implantation were selected and had followed in 3-time horizons of 1, 3, and 6 months. Patients were 46 to 65 years old age, corneal astigmatism of (2.00 D at 6.75 D) and cataract that all of them needed cataract surgery. The distance, intermediate and near visual acuities, defocus curve, ocular aberrations, contrast sensitivity, were measured as effectiveness criteria...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328727/strategies-for-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-after-hydrops-in-keratoconus
#2
Matthias Fuest, Jodhbir S Mehta
Corneal hydrops affects approximately 2.5% of keratoconus (KC) cases, predominantly young males approximately 25 years of age with steep cones. Often, patients are left with a vision-reducing corneal scar frequently necessitating surgical treatment. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK) has worse survival outcomes in hydrops than in general KC cases. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is a nonpenetrating technique believed to achieve equal or better outcomes in visual acuity, graft survival, endothelial rejection rates, and endothelial cell survival in comparison with PK, while maintaining globe integrity and the patients' Descemet membrane (DM) and endothelium...
March 21, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325632/current-optometric-practices-and-attitudes-in-keratoconus-patient-management
#3
Sara Ortiz-Toquero, Raul Martin
PURPOSE: To compare the current optometric practices and attitudes in the management of keratoconus patients in the UK and Spain. METHODS: An online survey (adapted to optometric practices) was distributed via a newsletter emailed by various professional organizations in the UK and Spain. RESULTS: Four hundred and sixty-four practitioners (126 in the UK; 338 in Spain) who prescribed gas permeable GP contact lenses (CLs) more than once per month (54...
March 18, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318708/-high-irradiance-accelerated-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-for-the-treatment-of-keratoconus-a-retrospective-study
#4
N Moineau, L Sauvan, J Benichou, G Ho Wang Yin, L Hoffart
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking on stabilization of progressive keratoconus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study from March 2013 to March 2015. Patients with progressive keratoconus who underwent accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking were included. Visual acuity with and without correction, biomicroscopy, corneal elevation topography (maximum and mean keratometry values, minimum pachymetry, densitometry) and side effects were recorded at baseline and at 1, 3 and 6 months (M)...
March 15, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317679/distinguishing-between-contact-lens-warpage-and-ectasia-usefulness-of-optical-coherence-tomography-epithelial-thickness%C3%A2-mapping
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Julie M Schallhorn, Maolong Tang, Yan Li, Derek J Louie, Winston Chamberlain, David Huang
PURPOSE: To distinguish between corneal ectasia and contact lens-related warpage by characteristic patterns on corneal topography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) epithelial thickness maps. SETTING: Casey Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA. DESIGN: Prospective and retrospective case series. METHODS: Axial and mean power maps were obtained on corneal topography systems. Epithelial thickness maps were generated using RTVue OCT...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317664/posterior-chamber-phakic-intraocular-lenses-to-improve-visual-outcomes-in-keratoconus-patients
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REVIEW
José Juan Esteve-Taboada, Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Teresa Ferrer-Blasco, José F Alfonso, Robert Montés-Micó
The aim of this review is to summarize the results of using posterior chamber phakic intraocular lenses (pIOLs) to restore quality of vision in keratoconus patients. These pIOLs can correct the refractive errors associated with keratoconus and can also be combined with other surgical techniques to improve the results.
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315339/elastic-microfibril-distribution-in-the-cornea-differences-between-normal-and-keratoconic-stroma
#7
Tomas L White, Philip N Lewis, Robert D Young, Koji Kitazawa, Tsutomu Inatomi, Shigeru Kinoshita, Keith M Meek
The optical and biomechanical properties of the cornea are largely governed by the collagen-rich stroma, a layer that represents approximately 90% of the total thickness. Within the stroma, the specific arrangement of superimposed lamellae provides the tissue with tensile strength, whilst the spatial arrangement of individual collagen fibrils within the lamellae confers transparency. In keratoconus, this precise stromal arrangement is lost, resulting in ectasia and visual impairment. In the normal cornea, we previously characterised the three-dimensional arrangement of an elastic fiber network spanning the posterior stroma from limbus-to-limbus...
March 14, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303580/synteyes-ktc-higher-order-statistical-eye-model-for-developing-keratoconus
#8
Jos J Rozema, Pablo Rodriguez, Irene Ruiz Hidalgo, Rafael Navarro, Marie-José Tassignon, Carina Koppen
PURPOSE: To present and validate a stochastic eye model for developing keratoconus to e.g. improve optical corrective strategies. This could be particularly useful for researchers that do not have access to original keratoconic data. METHODS: The Scheimpflug tomography, ocular biometry and wavefront of 145 keratoconic right eyes were collected. These data were processed using principal component analysis for parameter reduction, followed by a multivariate Gaussian fit that produces a stochastic model for keratoconus (SyntEyes KTC)...
March 17, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300746/a-unique-case-of-keratoconus-with-cogan-reese-syndrome-and-secondary-glaucoma
#9
Lipi Chakrabarty
Keratoconus (KC), though one of the most common corneal degeneration, still continues to be a mystique regarding its pathogenesis, diagnosis, associations, and management; with newer discoveries and evolutions being reported. We report, what we believe to be another new association of KC- Cogan Reese syndrome with secondary glaucoma. A 32-year-old male, diagnosed as bilateral KC, presented for examination. Unilateral Cogan-Reese syndrome and associated secondary glaucoma was identified. These associations had been missed by previous ophthalmologists...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300735/comparison-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-descemetic-and-predescemetic-lamellar-keratoplasty-for-keratoconus
#10
Yan Lu, Ana Beatriz Diniz Grisolia, Yi-Rui Ge, Chun-Yan Xue, Qian Cao, Li-Ping Yang, Zhen-Ping Huang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to compare the outcomes following femtosecond laser-assisted deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) with 75% of stromal dissection (predescemetic group) and femtosecond laser-assisted DALK using big-bubble technique with total stromal resection (descemetic group) for the treatment of keratoconus. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty eyes of 17 patients with keratoconus were studied. There were 10 eyes of 9 patients in predescemetic group and 10 eyes of 8 patients in descemetic group...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300733/a-correlation-analysis-of-cone-characteristics-and-central-keratometric-readings-for-the-different-stages-of-keratoconus
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Alvin Jeffrey Munsamy, Vanessa Racquel Moodley
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the cone characteristics for the different stages of keratoconus may potentially assist practitioners in diagnosing and managing keratoconic patients. AIM: This study aims to determine if any correlation exists between the central keratometric readings and the cone characteristics for the different stages of keratoconus. SETTING: A university eye clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, a saturated sample of 190 eyes from 106 cases of previously diagnosed keratoconic patient files was analyzed...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299302/cornea-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-a-comparison-between-accelerated-and-conventional-methods
#12
Hasan Razmjoo, Alireza Peyman, Ali Rahimi, Hoda Jafari Modrek
BACKGROUND: Keratoconus is a progressive degenerative disorder of the cornea in which structural changes in the cornea cause it to become thin and conical in shape. Recently, collagen cross-linking (CXL) has been introduced as an effective intervention in management of progressive keratoconus. Accelerated CXL is a new protocol of this procedure which reduces corneal ultraviolet irradiation exposure time to 5 min. This study aimed to compare visual acuity, keratometry and topographic criteria of keratoconic eyes after conventional and accelerated CXL with a six-month follow-up...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290963/longitudinal-outcomes-of-u-s-air-force-pilot-applicants-with-waivered-astigmatism
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David E Andrus, Jared T Haynes, Steven T Wright
BACKGROUND: Current U.S. Air Force medical standards allow applicants to enter pilot training with up to 1.50 D of astigmatism. However, waivers are considered for individuals with up to 3.00 D of astigmatism. Although typically a benign finding, higher levels of astigmatism may be progressive and can be associated with corneal ectasia (e.g., keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration) leading to reduced visual acuity with spectacles and/or soft contact lenses. The goal of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of pilot applicants waivered into training with astigmatism exceeding the aeromedical standard...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283768/-ocular-involvement-in-atopic-dermatitis-clinical-aspects-and-therapy
#14
P Maier, T Lapp, T Reinhard
Patients with atopic dermatitis frequently complain of ocular symptoms. The general dermatitis can directly affect the periocular skin and patients often present with chronic atopic blepharokeratoconjunctivitis. Early diagnosis of the characteristic ophthalmological alterations, such as blepharitis, allergic conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, conjunctival scarring with formation of symblepharon and lid malpositioning, filiform keratitis, corneal plaques, (persistent) epithelial defects, corneal ulcers and keratoconus as well as appropriate stage-adapted treatment, including lid hygiene with preservative-free lubricants, topical and sometimes systemic anti-inflammatory therapy and surgical treatment are important for patients to prevent long-term damage of the ocular surface leading to severe visual impairment...
March 10, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283279/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-transepithelial-corneal-cross-linking-using-iontophoresis-with-the-dresden-protocol-in-progressive-keratoconus
#15
Marco Lombardo, Daniela Giannini, Giuseppe Lombardo, Sebastiano Serrao
PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes of transepithelial corneal cross-linking using iontophoresis (T-ionto CL) and standard corneal cross-linking (standard CL) for the treatment of progressive keratoconus 12 months after the operation. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-four eyes of 25 participants with progressive keratoconus were randomized into T-ionto CL (22 eyes) or standard CL (12 eyes). METHODS: T-ionto CL was performed using an iontophoresis device with dextran-free 0...
March 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272223/outcomes-of-corneal-crosslinking-for-central-and-paracentral-keratoconus
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mingxia Tian, Ping Ma, Weiyan Zhou, Jie Feng, Guoying Mu
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to compare the therapy of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) for central and paracentral keratoconus. METHODS: 64 eyes of 43 central keratoconus patients whose highest power of the cornea located in the central 3 mm zone and 24 eyes of 16 paracentral keratoconus patients whose highest power located out of the central 3 mm zone received standard corneal CXL were included. Maximum keratometry (Kmax) and astigmatism according to topography, uncorrected distant visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distant visual acuity (CDVA) were studied preoperatively and 2 years postoperatively...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271013/ultrahigh-resolution-oct-imaging-of-the-human-cornea
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René M Werkmeister, Sabina Sapeta, Doreen Schmidl, Gerhard Garhöfer, Gerald Schmidinger, Valentin Aranha Dos Santos, Gerold C Aschinger, Isabella Baumgartner, Niklas Pircher, Florian Schwarzhans, Anca Pantalon, Harminder Dua, Leopold Schmetterer
We present imaging of corneal pathologies using optical coherence tomography (OCT) with high resolution. To this end, an ultrahigh-resolution spectral domain OCT (UHR-OCT) system based on a broad bandwidth Ti:sapphire laser is employed. With a central wavelength of 800 nm, the imaging device allows to acquire OCT data at the central, paracentral and peripheral cornea as well as the limbal region with 1.2 µm x 20 µm (axial x lateral) resolution at a rate of 140 000 A-scans/s. Structures of the anterior segment of the eye, not accessible with commercial OCT systems, are visualized...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270986/sub-micrometer-axial-resolution-oct-for-in-vivo-imaging-of-the-cellular-structure-of-healthy-and-keratoconic-human-corneas
#18
Kostadinka Bizheva, Bingyao Tan, Benjamin MacLelan, Olivera Kralj, Mojtaba Hajialamdari, Denise Hileeto, Luigina Sorbara
Corneal degenerative conditions such as keratoconus (KC) cause progressive damage to the anterior corneal tissue and eventually severely compromise visual acuity. The ability to visualize corneal tissue damage in-vivo at cellular or sub-cellular level at different stages of development of KC and other corneal diseases, can aid the early diagnostics as well as the development of more effective treatment approaches for various corneal pathologies, including keratoconus. Here, we present the optical design of an optical coherence tomography system that can achieve 0...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270858/complementary-keratoconus-indices-based-on-topographical-interpretation-of-biomechanical-waveform-parameters-a-supplement-to-established-keratoconus-indices
#19
Susanne Goebels, Timo Eppig, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Alan Cayless, Berthold Seitz, Achim Langenbucher
Purpose. To build new models with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) waveform parameters to create new indices analogous to established topographic keratoconus indices. Method. Biomechanical, tomographic, and topographic measurements of 505 eyes from the Homburger Keratoconus Centre were included. Thirty-seven waveform parameters (WF) were derived from the biomechanical measurement with the ORA. Area under curve (ROC, receiver operating characteristic) was used to quantify the screening performance. A logistic regression analysis was used to create two new keratoconus prediction models based on these waveform parameters to resample the clinically established keratoconus indices from Pentacam and TMS-5...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270007/-impact-of-crosslinking-on-corneal-epithelial-healing
#20
Andrea Gyenes, Nóra Szentmáry, Gábor Tóth, Huba Kiss, Csaba Szekrényesi, Achim Langenbucher, Zoltán Zsolt Nagy
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: To analyse the effect of crosslinking (CXL) on corneal epithelial healing. PATIENTS AND METHOD: 39 keratoconus patients following CXL and 11 patients following PRK were enrolled in this study. 21, 45 and 69 hours after CXL and 16, 37 and 61 hours following PRK slitlamp photographs were taken using fluorescein staining and the size of the epithelial defect and the time of epithelial closure was determined. As the observation time-points differed in both groups, the size of the epithelial defect following PRK was calculated for the time points used for analysis of CXL patients...
March 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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