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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914231/plasmonic-resonances-in-hybrid-systems-of-aluminum-nanostructured-arrays-and-few-layer-graphene-within-the-uv-ir-spectral-range
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Ricardo González-Campuzano, J M Saniger, Doroteo Mendoza
The size-controllable and ordered Al nanocavities and nanodomes arrays were synthesized by electrochemical anodization of aluminum using phosphoric acid, citric acid and mixture both acids. Few layer graphene (FLG) was transferred directly on top of Al nanostructures and their morphology were evaluated by Scanning Electron Microscopy. The interaction between FLG and the plasmonic properties of Al nanostructures arrays were investigated based on specular reflectivity in the UV-Vis-IR range and Raman Spectroscopy...
September 15, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886202/fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-and-rna-foci-in-patients-with-myotonic-dystrophy
#2
V Vinod Mootha, Brock Hansen, Ziye Rong, Pradeep P Mammen, Zhengyang Zhou, Chao Xing, Xin Gong
Purpose: The most common cause of Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is an intronic CTG repeat expansion in TCF4. Expanded CUG repeat RNA colocalize with splicing factor, muscleblind-like 1 (MBNL1), in nuclear foci in endothelium as a molecular hallmark. Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a neuromuscular disorder caused by a CTG repeat expansion in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of DMPK. In this study, we examine for RNA-MBNL1 foci in endothelial cells of FECD subjects with DM1, test the hypothesis that DM1 patients are at risk for FECD, and determine prevalence of TCF4 and DMPK expansions in a FECD cohort...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844326/-comparison-of-anatomic-and-functional-results-between-z6%C3%A2-femtosecond-laser-assisted-and-manual-trephination-in-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-for-advanced-keratoconus-french-version
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A Blériot, E Martin, P Lebranchu, K Zimmerman, L Libeau, M Weber, B Vabres, I Orignac
The management of severe keratoconus requires corneal transplantation, for which the gold standard is deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), preserving the healthy Descemet's membrane and endothelium. The safety and reproducibility of corneal cuts have been improved by the evolution of femtosecond lasers in refractive surgery, and femtosecond laser in DALK would seem to provide the same advantages over the manual method. In our retrospective study, we compare functional and anatomical results of femtosecond assisted DALK versus manual trephination DALK in patients with keratoconus in stage 4 of the Krumeich classification...
September 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834824/comparison-of-central-corneal-thickness-measurements-using-ultrasonic-pachymetry-anterior-segment-oct-and-noncontact-specular-microscopy
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Riccardo Scotto, Alessandro Bagnis, Marina Papadia, Carlo Alberto Cutolo, Domenico Risso, Carlo Enrico Traverso
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare central corneal thickness (CCT) values measured with anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT), noncontact specular microscopy (NCSM), and ultrasound pachymetry (USP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CCT was measured in 182 healthy eyes without ocular abnormalities other than refractive errors. Three consecutive measurements of CCT by the same examiner were obtained during the same session. The testing sequence of AS-OCT and NCSM was randomly selected...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797649/comparison-of-manual-automated-analysis-methods-for-corneal-endothelial-cell-density-measurements-by-specular-microscopy
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Jianyan Huang, Jyotsna Maram, Tudor C Tepelus, Cristina Modak, Ken Marion, SriniVas R Sadda, Vikas Chopra, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To determine the reliability of corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) obtained by automated specular microscopy versus that of validated manual methods and factors that predict such reliability. METHODS: Sharp central images from 94 control and 106 glaucomatous eyes were captured with Konan specular microscope NSP-9900. All images were analyzed by trained graders using Konan CellChek Software, employing the fully- and semi-automated methods as well as Center Method...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731934/long-term-evaluation-of-specular-microscopic-changes-following-nd-yag-iridotomy-in-chronic-primary-angle-closure-glaucoma-eyes
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Ramanjit Sihota, Esha Agarwal, Mathew James, Meena Verma, Lalit Kumar, Tanuj Dada, Viney Gupta, Kulwant Singh Kapoor
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate specular microscopy of chronic primary angle-closure glaucoma (CPACG) eyes at least 1 year after Nd:YAG iridotomy, and compare them with CPACG eyes without an iridotomy and age-matched, normal eyes. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Consecutive patients of CPACG at the Glaucoma service were screened. All patients underwent slit-lamp biomicroscopy, +90 D examination, and applanation tonometry. A total of 100 eyes of 100 consecutive patients of CPACG with an Nd:YAG iridotomy performed ≥1 year before, who met all inclusion/exclusion criteria, 60 consecutive CPACG eyes without an iridotomy, and 60 age and refraction-matched control eyes were enrolled...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718823/surface-chemistry-interactions-of-cationorm-with-films-by-human-meibum-and-tear-film-compounds
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Georgi As Georgiev, Norihiko Yokoi, Yana Nencheva, Nikola Peev, Philippe Daull
Cationorm(®) (CN) cationic nanoemulsion was demonstrated to enhance tear film (TF) stability in vivo possibly via effects on tear film lipid layer (TFLL). Therefore the interactions of CN with human meibum (MGS) and TFLL in vitro and in vivo deserve special study. MGS and CN were spread at the air/water interface of a Langmuir surface balance to ensure a range of MGS/CN oil phase ratios: 20/1, 10/1, 5/1, 3/1, 2/1 and 1/1. The films capability to reorganize during dynamic area changes was evaluated via the surface pressure-area compression isotherms and step/relaxation dilatational rheology studies...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714237/effects-of-intracameral-ascorbic-acid-on-the-corneal-endothelium-of-dogs-undergoing-phacoemulsification
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Ivan R M Padua, Gisele P Valdetaro, Tiago B Lima, Karina K Kobashigawa, Paloma E S Silva, Marcela Aldrovani, Pedro P M Padua, Jose L Laus
OBJECTIVE: Cataracts are the most common ocular disorder in dogs. Phacoemulsification is the preferred treatment method among ophthalmologists, but the cellularity of the endothelium must be considered for its success, as endothelial lesions may produce permanent corneal decompensation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of intracameral ascorbic acid, a known antioxidant, on the corneal endothelium of dogs undergoing phacoemulsification. ANIMAL STUDIED: In all, 40 eyes from 20 dogs, males and females from 7 to 12 years of age, were assessed for mature cataracts...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699324/corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-and-corneal-biomechanical-characteristics-after-two-step-sequential-or-combined-phaco-vitrectomy-surgery-for-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
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Hassan Hamoudi, Ulrik Correll Christensen, Morten La Cour
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of sequential and combined surgery [cataract surgery and 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with peeling] on corneal endothelium cell density (CED) and corneal biomechanical characteristics. METHODS: Phakic eyes with epiretinal membrane (ERM) were prospectively allocated to (i) cataract surgery and subsequent PPV (CAT group), (ii) PPV and subsequent cataract surgery (VIT group) or (iii) phacovitrectomy (COMBI group). Eyes were examined at baseline, 1 month after each surgery, and at 3 and 12 months follow-up...
August 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696173/multimodal-imaging-in-anterior-uveitis
#10
Jay Siak, Padmamalini Mahendradas, Soon-Phaik Chee
Anterior uveitis is the most common group of uveitis worldwide, with a diverse spectrum ranging from autoimmune and infectious to masquerade etiologies. Elucidation of the underlying etiology may be challenging, but it remains important, especially for recurrent uveitis. Multimodal imaging has improved our understanding and management of many posterior uveitis and panuveitis. Similarly, a wide variety of anterior segment ophthalmic imaging techniques are available to allow the monitoring of the structural changes that may develop during anterior uveitis...
June 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692574/technician-consistency-in-specular-microscopy-measurements-a-real-world-retrospective-analysis-of-a-united-states-eye-bank
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Gabriel M Rand, Ji Won Kwon, Patrick K Gore, Mitchell D McCartney, Roy S Chuck
PURPOSE: To quantify consistency of endothelial cell density (ECD) measurements among technicians in a single US eye bank operating under typical operating conditions. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis of 51 microscopy technicians using a semiautomated counting method on 35,067 eyes from July 2007 to May 2015, technician- and date-related marginal ECD effects were calculated using linear regression models. ECD variance was correlated with the number of specular microscopy technicians...
October 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677912/analysis-of-kera-in-four-families-with-cornea-plana-identifies-two-novel-mutations
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Lubica Dudakova, Jang Hee J Vercruyssen, Irina Balikova, Lavina Postolache, Bart P Leroy, Pavlina Skalicka, Petra Liskova
PURPOSE: To identify the molecular genetic cause in four families of various ethnic backgrounds with cornea plana. METHODS: Detailed ophthalmological examination and direct sequencing of the KERA coding region in five patients of Czech and Turkish origin and their available family members. RESULTS: Compound heterozygosity for a novel missense mutation c.209C>T; p.(Pro70Leu) and a novel splice site mutation c.887-1G>A in KERA were detected in two affected siblings of Czech origin...
July 5, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674859/comparison-of-central-corneal-thickness-and-endothelial-cell-measurements-by-scheimpflug-camera-system-and-two-noncontact-specular-microscopes
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Irmak Karaca, Suzan Guven Yilmaz, Melis Palamar, Halil Ates
PURPOSE: To investigate the correlation of Scheimpflug camera system and two noncontact specular microscopes in terms of central corneal thickness (CCT) and corneal endothelial cell morphology measurements. METHODS: One hundred eyes of 50 healthy subjects were examined by Pentacam Scheimpflug Analyzer, CEM-530 (Nidek Co, Ltd, Gamagori, Japan) and CellChek XL (Konan Medical, California, USA) via fully automated image analysis with no corrections made. Measurement differences and agreement between instruments were determined by intraclass correlation analysis...
July 3, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612330/endothelial-cell-changes-after-photorefractive-keratectomy-with-graded-usage-of-mitomycin-c
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Hamid Gharaee, Siamak Zarei-Ghanavati, Reza Alizadeh, Mojtaba Abrishami
PURPOSE: To compare differences in the endothelial cells before and after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for myopia with refractive error graded mitomycin C (MMC) application. METHODS: In a prospective randomized clinical trial, forty-eight myopic patients referred to Khatam-al-Anbia Eye Hospital, Mashhad, Iran, for PRK. Patients were treated with PRK by a Bausch and Lomb Technolas 217z excimer laser (Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY). MMC was applied after PRK 5 s for each diopter of spherical equivalent myopic refractive error corrected...
June 13, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601345/comparison-of-12-month-anatomic-and-functional-results-between-z6-femtosecond-laser-assisted-and-manual-trephination-in-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-for-advanced-keratoconus
#15
A Blériot, E Martin, P Lebranchu, K Zimmerman, L Libeau, M Weber, B Vabres, I Orignac
The management of severe keratoconus requires corneal transplantation, for which the gold standard is deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), preserving the healthy Descemet's membrane and endothelium. The safety and reproducibility of corneal cuts have been improved by the evolution of femtosecond lasers in refractive surgery, and femtosecond laser in DALK would seem to provide the same advantages over the manual method. In our retrospective study, we compare functional and anatomical results of femtosecond-assisted DALK versus manual trephination DALK in patients with keratoconus in stage 4 of the Krumeich classification...
June 7, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597601/endothelial-alterations-in-712-keratoconus-patients
#16
Susanne Goebels, Timo Eppig, Berthold Seitz, Nòra Szentmàry, Alan Cayless, Achim Langenbucher
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of the severity of keratoconus on the corneal endothelium using specular microscopy. METHODS: Seven hundred and twelve eyes from the Homburg Keratoconus Center (HKC) database were included in this retrospective study. Corneal endothelium was evaluated using the Tomey EM-3000 specular microscope. Keratoconus-related topographic and tomographic data were obtained from Scheimpflug-based tomography (Oculus Pentacam(®) HR). Eyes were classified into stages 0 (healthy) to 4 (severe keratoconus) according to the Topographic Keratoconus Classification (TKC)...
June 9, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574139/visual-outcomes-following-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-corneal-endothelial-dysfunction
#17
Oualid Guechi, Louis Lhuillier, Naila Houmad, Christophe Goetz, Nadia Ouamara, Jean Marc Perone
OBJECTIVE: To assess objective and subjective visual outcomes achieved by patients with corneal endothelial dysfunction who have undergone surgical treatment with Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). METHODS: A total of 40 eyes of 36 patients with corneal endothelial dysfunction underwent DSAEK. All were followed up for 1 year. Visual acuity (VA; logMAR), mean endothelial cell density (MCD; via noncontact specular microscopy), and topography assessment were performed at baseline (preoperatively)...
August 30, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488075/effects-of-phacoemulsification-with-versus-without-viscoelastic-devices-on-surgical-outcomes
#18
İbrahim Taşkın, Lokman Aslan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to report surgical outcomes in patients undergoing phacoemulsification surgery (PE) with versus without ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs). METHODS: This is a comparative case series study. In total, 145 patients who performed PE with OVDs in 68 eyes (Group 1) and without OVD in 77 eyes (Group 2) were enrolled. A comprehensive ophthalmological examination was performed including slit-lamp, fundus examination. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), intraocular pressure (IOP) specular endothelial microscopy (SM), and ultrasound pachymetry (UP) were also measured before surgery and at four-time points postoperatively...
May 9, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486855/the-effects-of-smoking-on-corneal-endothelial-cells-a-cross-sectional-study-on-a-population-from-isfahan-iran
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Khodayar Golabchi, Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, Ali Salehi, Hamidreza Jahanbani-Ardakani, Sara Ghaffari, Ziba Farajzadegan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare the effect of smoking in corneal endothelial cell number and morphology by specular microscopy on a non-smoker population. METHODS: Our cross-sectional study was performed on 150 participants from a non-smoker population. Non-contact specular microscopy (Tomey Corporation Inc., Nagoya, Japan) was performed in the center of the cornea of all subjects. The cell density (CD), average cell size (AVG), percent of hexagonality (HEX%) and central corneal thickness (CCT) were calculated and compared in both groups...
June 19, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480600/ophthalmic-parameters-in-adult-lowland-paca-cuniculus-paca-raised-in-captivity
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Camila P Balthazar da Silveira, Tiago B Lima, Roberta M Crivelaro, Luciana C C de Lacerda, Ivan R M Pádua, Roberta Renzo, Alexandre A F de Barros Sobrinho, Fabrício S Oliveira, Marcela Aldrovani, José L Laus
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ophthalmic parameters of lowland pacas, including the anatomic features, tear production, intraocular pressure, central corneal thickness, and morphology of the corneal endothelium. ANIMALS STUDIED: Thirteen adult, anesthetized Cuniculus paca. PROCEDURE: Eyes were evaluated using slit-lamp biomicroscopy, the Schirmer tear test I, digital applanation tonometry, binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, and noncontact specular microscopy...
May 8, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
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