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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731880/refractive-surgery-malpractice-litigation-outcomes
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Benjamin L Custer, Steven R Ballard, Robert B Carroll, Scott D Barnes, Grant A Justin
PURPOSE: To review data on malpractice claims related to refractive surgery to identify common allegations and injuries and financial outcomes. METHODS: The WestlawNext database was reviewed for all malpractice lawsuits/settlements related to refractive eye surgery. Data evaluated included patient demographics, type of operation performed, plaintiff allegation, nature of injury, and litigation outcomes. RESULTS: A total of 167 cases met the inclusion criteria, of which 108 cases (64...
July 19, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730097/recurrence-of-keratoconus-after-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-following-pregnancy
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Zisis Gatzioufas, Georgios D Panos, Evangelia Gkaragkani, Stylianos Georgoulas, Romesh Angunawela
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
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/28724834/erratum-allergen-specific-exposure-associated-with-high-immunoglobulin-e-and-eye-rubbing-predisposes-to-progression-of-keratoconus
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_217_17.].
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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/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/28712175/corneal-complications-and-visual-impairment-in-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-patients
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Abdus Salam Arif, Bushra Aaqil, Afsheen Siddiqui, Zainab Nazneen, Umer Farooq
BACKGROUND: Vernal kerato-conjunctivitis (VKC) is an infrequent but serious form of allergic conjunctivitis common in warm and humid areas where air is rich in allergens. It affects both eyes asymmetrically. Although VKC is a self-limiting disease but visions affecting corneal complications influence the quality of life in school children. The aim of this study was to list the corneal complications due to this condition and to find out the extent of visual impairment among VKC patients...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702675/tnf-%C3%AE-genetic-predisposition-and-higher-expression-of-inflammatory-pathway-components-in-keratoconus
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Muneeza Arbab, Saira Tahir, Muhammad Khizar Niazi, Mazhar Ishaq, Alamdar Hussain, Pir Muhammad Siddique, Sadia Saeed, Wajid Ali Khan, Raheel Qamar, Azeem Mehmood Butt, Maleeha Azam
Purpose: To date keratoconus (KC) pathogenesis is undefined; however, the involvement of inflammatory pathways in disease development is becoming apparent. In the present study, we investigated the role of a promoter region polymorphism rs1800629 (-308G>A) in the inflammatory pathway component TNF-α and its effects on the expression of TNF-α and downstream molecules tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 and 2 (TNFR1 and TNFR2), v-rel avian reticuloendotheliosis viral oncogene homolog A (RELA), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in KC development...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692136/measurement-centration-and-zone-diameter-in-anterior-posterior-and-total-corneal-astigmatism-in-keratoconus
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Anneli Fredriksson, Anders Behndig
PURPOSE: To investigate the central and paracentral astigmatism and the significance of centration and measurement zone diameter compared to a 3-mm pupil-centred measurement zone in keratoconus and in healthy eyes. METHODS: Twenty-eight right eyes from 28 KC patients with an inferotemporal cone were selected according to specified criteria based on Oculus Pentacam HR(®) measurements and were matched with healthy control eyes. The flat (K1) and steep (K2) keratometry readings were registered from the 'Total Corneal Refractive Power' (TCRP) display as well as the anterior and posterior corneal astigmatism displays (ACA and PCA, respectively)...
July 10, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691035/corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-systematic-review
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Hidenaga Kobashi, Shi Song Rong
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of collagen cross-linking (CXL) one year after treatment for keratoconus compared to no treatment by summarizing randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using a systematic review. METHODS: Trials meeting the selection criteria were quality appraised, and the data were extracted by two independent authors. The outcome parameters included maximum keratometry (Kmax), corneal thickness at the thinnest point, best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), spherical equivalent (SE) refraction, and cylindrical refraction one year after CXL...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688894/a-review-of-keratoconus-diagnosis-pathophysiology-and-genetics
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V Mas-Tur, C MacGregor, R Jayaswal, D P S O'Brart, N J R Maycock
We discuss new approaches to the early detection of keratoconus (KCN) and recent investigations regarding the nature of its pathophysiology. We review the current evidence for its complex genetics and evaluate the presently identified genes/loci and potential candidate gene/loci. In addition, we highlight current research methodologies that may be used to further elucidate the pathogenesis of KCN.
July 5, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688026/indications-and-graft-survival-analysis-in-optical-penetrating-keratoplasty-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india-a-5-year-study
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Sudesh Kumar Arya, Amit Raj, Ravi Kant Bamotra, Anubha Bhatti, Jyoti Deswal, Meenakshi Sindhu
PURPOSE: To study the indications and variables correlating with graft survival in optical penetrating keratoplasty in a tertiary care hospital in north India. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who underwent optical keratoplasty, except those undergoing lamellar grafts, tectonic grafts transplants and penetrating keratoplasty done for therapeutic purposes were included in the study. Patients with follow-up less than 2 years were excluded from the study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were obtained by reviewing the records of 101 patients who underwent optical penetrating keratoplasty from 2008 to 2013 for various indications...
July 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687218/keratoconus-screening-indices-and-their-diagnostic-ability-to-distinguish-normal-from-ectatic-corneas
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Rohit Shetty, Harsha Rao, Pooja Khamar, Kanchan Sainani, Krishnapoojita Vunnava, Chaitra Jayadev, Luci Kaweri
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic ability of three Scheimpflug devices in differentiating normal from ectatic corneas. DESIGN: Comparison of diagnostic instrument accuracy METHODS: This study included 42 normal eyes, 37 subclinical and 51 keratoconic eyes, seen in a tertiary eye care institute. Keratoconus-screening indices were evaluated using the Pentacam, Galilei and Sirius. Sensitivity, specificity and area under receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) were calculated...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683485/-therapeutic-options-in-keratoconus
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Frederik Raiskup, Janine Lenk, Robert Herber, Zisis Gatzioufas, Eberhard Spörl
A recent epidemiology study revealed that prevalence of keratoconus was much higher than previously assumed. Therefore, it is no longer deemed an "orphan disease", as it has a relevant socioeconomic impact on the healthcare system. One of the most important risk factors for developing keratoconus is chronic eye rubbing which, apart from other known risk factors such as atopy or Down's syndrome, is the only modifiable factor. Informing the patient and offering behavior modifying therapies seems to be essential...
July 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681909/medium-to-long-term-results-of-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-using-phototherapeutic-keratectomy-for-epithelial-removal-and-partial-stromal-ablation
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Xiangjun Chen, Aleksandar Stojanovic, Yangyang Xu, Wen Zhou, Sten Raeder, Sam Enayati, Tor Paaske Utheim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the medium- to long-term outcomes of corneal cross-linking in treatment of keratoconus using transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK-CXL) for epithelial removal and partial stromal ablation to stabilize the cornea, reduce corneal irregularity, and improve corrected vision. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 46 keratoconic eyes that underwent PTK-CXL. Corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), manifest refraction, steep and flat simulated keratometry (Kmax and Kmin), corneal irregularity index (IRI), corneal higher order aberrations (HOAs), epithelial thickness profile, and corneal biomechanical characteristics were evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681902/integration-of-scheimpflug-based-corneal-tomography-and-biomechanical-assessments-for-enhancing-ectasia-detection
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Renato Ambrósio, Bernardo T Lopes, Fernando Faria-Correia, Marcella Q Salomão, Jens Bühren, Cynthia J Roberts, Ahmed Elsheikh, Riccardo Vinciguerra, Paolo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To present the Tomographic and Biomechanical Index (TBI), which combines Scheimpflugbased corneal tomography and biomechanics for enhancing ectasia detection. METHODS: Patients from different continents were retrospectively studied. The normal group included 1 eye randomly selected from 480 patients with normal corneas and the keratoconus group included 1 eye randomly selected from 204 patients with keratoconus. There were two groups: 72 ectatic eyes with no surgery from 94 patients with very asymmetric ectasia (VAE-E group) and the fellow eyes of these patients with normal topography (VAE-NT group)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676992/topographic-typology-in-a-consecutive-series-of-refractive-surgery-candidates
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Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi, Vahid Mohammadzadeh, Sakineh Kadivar, Amir-Houshang Beheshtnejad, Amir Hossein Norooznezhad, Seyed-Hassan Hashemi
PURPOSE: The term 'keratoconus (KC) suspect' is used as a blanket term to refer to any deviation of virgin cornea shape toward KC features. We intend to subclassify such topographies in meaningful and informative designations. METHODS: Pentacam corneal topographies of 199 consecutive refractive surgery candidates (398 eyes) are examined. Features of steepness, inferior-superior asymmetry, focal steepening, thinning, and bounded anterior or posterior elevations are observed in the quad map...
July 4, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676647/genetic-associations-for-keratoconus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shi Song Rong, Sarah Tsz Ue Ma, Xin Ting Yu, Li Ma, Wai Kit Chu, Tommy Chung Yan Chan, Yu Meng Wang, Alvin L Young, Chi Pui Pang, Vishal Jhanji, Li Jia Chen
Genetic associations for keratoconus could be useful for understanding disease pathogenesis and discovering biomarkers for early detection of the disease. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize all reported genetic associations for the disease. We searched in the MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, and HuGENET databases for genetic studies of keratoconus published from 1950 to June 2016. The summary odds ratio and 95% confidence intervals of all polymorphisms were estimated using the random-effect model...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668352/the-chick-eye-in-vision-research-an-excellent-model-for-the-study-of-ocular-disease
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REVIEW
C Ellis Wisely, Javed A Sayed, Heather Tamez, Chris Zelinka, Mohamed H Abdel-Rahman, Andy J Fischer, Colleen M Cebulla
The domestic chicken, Gallus gallus, serves as an excellent model for the study of a wide range of ocular diseases and conditions. The purpose of this manuscript is to outline some anatomic, physiologic, and genetic features of this organism as a robust animal model for vision research, particularly for modeling human retinal disease. Advantages include a sequenced genome, a large eye, relative ease of handling and maintenance, and ready availability. Relevant similarities and differences to humans are highlighted for ocular structures as well as for general physiologic processes...
June 28, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658437/indications-and-visual-outcomes-of-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segment-implantation-in-a-large-patient-series
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Taíse Tognon, Mauro Campos, João Paulo Wengrzynovski, Kleyton Arlindo Barella, Adriano Pasqualotti, Luiz Antônio de Brito Martins, Adriana Dos Santos Forseto, Luciene Barbosa de Sousa
OBJECTIVES: To describe the indications for and visual outcomes of intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation. METHODS: A large retrospective case-series chart-review study was conducted using Sorocaba Ophthalmological Hospital medical records. This study included 1222 eyes (1196 patients) that were surgically treated between November 2009 and December 2012. The following preoperative data were collected: age, gender, type of medical care and funding source, surgical technique, best-corrected visual acuity, manifest sphere and cylinder refractive error, maximum and minimum central keratometry, and pachymetry measurements of the cornea at the thinnest point and at the ring channel...
June 2017: Clinics
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