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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346276/comparison-of-noncontact-specular-and-confocal-microscopy-for-evaluation-of-corneal-endothelium
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Jianyan Huang, Jyotsna Maram, Tudor C Tepelus, Srinivas R Sadda, Vikas Chopra, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To compare endothelial cell analysis obtained by noncontact specular and confocal microscopy, using the Konan NSP-9900 and Nidek ConfoScan4 systems, respectively. METHODS: Three groups including 70 healthy eyes, 49 eyes with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), and 78 eyes with glaucoma were examined with both the Konan NSP-9900 specular microscope and the Nidek ConfocScan4 confocal microscope. Certified graders at the Doheny Image Reading Center compared corneal endothelial images from both instruments side by side to assess image quality...
March 24, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306601/assessing-the-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-on-donor-corneal-endothelial-cell-density
#2
Chase A Liaboe, Benjamin T Aldrich, Pamela C Carter, Jessica M Skeie, Kimberlee A Burckart, Gregory A Schmidt, Cynthia R Reed, M Bridget Zimmerman, Mark A Greiner
PURPOSE: To quantify changes in endothelial cell density (ECD) of donor corneal tissue in relation to the presence or absence of a medical history of diabetes mellitus diagnosis, treatment, and complications. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for all corneas collected at Iowa Lions Eye Bank between January 2012 and December 2015. For purposes of analysis, donor corneas were divided into 4 groups: nondiabetic, non-insulin-dependent diabetic, insulin-dependent diabetic without medical complications due to diabetes, and insulin-dependent diabetic with medical complications due to diabetes...
March 16, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280298/corneal-endothelium-and-central-corneal-thickness-changes-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#3
Amira El-Agamy, Shams Alsubaie
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to compare the corneal endothelial cell density (ECD), morphological features, and central corneal thickness (CCT) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) with age-matched, nondiabetic control subjects using EM-3000 Specular Microscope. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective, hospital-based, nonrandomized, case-control, observational, and quantitative study. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study included 57 patients (57 eyes) with type 2 DM and 45 control (nondiabetic) subjects (45 eyes)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268563/automated-morphometric-description-of-human-corneal-endothelium-from-in-vivo-specular-and-confocal-microscopy
#4
F Scarpa, A Ruggeri
Corneal images acquired by in-vivo specular and confocal microscopy provide clinical information on the cornea endothelium health state. Indeed, the normal hexagonal shape of endothelial cells is usually affected by age and pathologies. At present, the analysis is based on manual or semi-automatic methods and the segmentation of a large number of endothelial cells is required for a meaningful estimation of the clinical parameters. We propose an automated method that detects the centers of endothelial cells by convolving the original image with customized two-dimensional kernels, derives a structure made by connected vertices from the recognized centers using the Euclidean distance, and fine-tunes the derived structure through a genetic algorithm, which combines information about the typical regularity of endothelial cells shape with the pixels intensity of the actual image...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254359/accuracy-of-cirrus-hd-oct-and-topcon-sp-3000p-for-measuring-central-corneal-thickness
#5
Jorge A Calvo-Sanz, Javier Ruiz-Alcocer, Miguel A Sánchez-Tena
PURPOSE: To compare and analyze the interchangeability of three measuring systems, each based on a different technique, for central corneal thickness (CCT) analysis. METHODS: CCT measurements were measured using optical coherence tomography (OCT), non-contact specular microscopy (NCSM), and ultrasonic pachymetry (USP) in 60 eyes of 60 healthy patients with a mean age of 66.5±15.0 years and a mean spherical equivalent of 0.43±1.14 D. Analysis of variations in measurement concordance and correlation among the three different methods were performed...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244295/safety-of-using-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibitor-in-experimental-glaucoma-filtration-surgery
#6
Wool Suh, Kyung Eun Han, Jae Ryong Han
We evaluated the safety of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor in experimental glaucoma filtration surgery in an animal model. Fifteen New Zealand white rabbits underwent an experimental trabeculectomy and were randomly allocated into 3 groups according to the adjuvant agent: no treatment group (n = 5), 0.02% mitomycin C (MMC) soaking group (n = 5), and MMP inhibitor (ilomastat) subconjunctival injection group (n = 5). Slit lamp examination with Seidel testing, pachymetry, and specular microscopy was performed preoperatively and postoperatively...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239829/comparison-of-anterior-segment-parameter-values-obtained-with-scheimpflug-placido-topographer-optical-low-coherence-reflectometry-and-noncontact-specular-microscopy-in-morbid-obesity
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B Dogan, U Dogan, M K Erol, M Habibi, M T Oruc
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the measurement of anterior segment parameters using Sirius Scheimpflug-Placido topographer, Lenstar optical low coherence reflectometry (OLCR), and noncontact specular microscopy (SM) in morbidly obese and nonobese subjects. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight morbidly obese subjects (BMI ≥ 40; Group 1) and 28 age- sex-matched healthy nonobese subjects (BMI 18.50-24.99; Group 2) were included in this study. Anterior segment parameters were measured by Scheimpflug-Placido topographer and OLCR...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237147/corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-after-pars-plana-vitrectomy-and-combined-phacoemulsification-vitrectomy-surgeries
#8
Keyvan Koushan, Mikel Mikhail, Anne Beattie, Nina Ahuja, Allan Liszauer, Lawrence Kobetz, Forough Farrokhyar, James A Martin
OBJECTIVE: To compare postoperative corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) loss in eyes undergoing pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), or combination of cataract extraction (using phacoemulsification) and intraocular lens implantation with vitrectomy (CE/IOL-PPV) surgeries. METHODS: Institutional setting. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and ECD by specular microscopy were measured preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively in both groups. Relative postoperative ECD loss was the primary outcome measure...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226740/automated-morphometric-description-of-human-corneal-endothelium-from-in-vivo-specular-and-confocal-microscopy
#9
F Scarpa, A Ruggeri, F Scarpa, A Ruggeri, A Ruggeri, F Scarpa
Corneal images acquired by in-vivo specular and confocal microscopy provide clinical information on the cornea endothelium health state. Indeed, the normal hexagonal shape of endothelial cells is usually affected by age and pathologies. At present, the analysis is based on manual or semi-automatic methods and the segmentation of a large number of endothelial cells is required for a meaningful estimation of the clinical parameters. We propose an automated method that detects the centers of endothelial cells by convolving the original image with customized two-dimensional kernels, derives a structure made by connected vertices from the recognized centers using the Euclidean distance, and fine-tunes the derived structure through a genetic algorithm, which combines information about the typical regularity of endothelial cells shape with the pixels intensity of the actual image...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129302/evaluation-and-quality-assessment-of-prestripped-preloaded-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-grafts
#10
Khoa D Tran, Philip K Dye, Kelly Odell, Joshua Galloway, Christopher G Stoeger, Michael D Straiko, Mark A Terry
PURPOSE: To determine graft quality and feasibility of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) grafts that are prestripped and preloaded into injectors by eye bank technicians before shipping to surgeons. METHODS: DMEK grafts (n = 31) were prepared from donor corneas and preloaded into Straiko Modified Jones tubes and set inside viewing chambers filled with 20 mL of Optisol-GS. Preloaded grafts were evaluated using specular microscopy and slit-lamp biomicroscopy...
January 26, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114585/immune-cells-on-the-corneal-endothelium-of-an-allogeneic-corneal-transplantation-rabbit-model
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Elena Koudouna, Naoki Okumura, Yugo Okazaki, Shinichiro Nakano, Ryota Inoue, Nigel J Fullwood, Junko Hori, Shigeru Kinoshita, Noriko Koizumi
Purpose: Corneal endothelial cell density undergoes a progressive decrease for many years after transplantation, eventually threatening patients with late endothelial failure. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility of an immunologic response in successfully grafted corneal endothelium. Methods: The corneal endothelium of patients who had undergone corneal transplantation was evaluated by specular microscopy. Rabbit models were subjected to penetrating keratoplasty (PK) with either syngeneic or allogeneic corneal transplants and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) with allogeneic corneal transplants...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060145/corneal-endothelial-cell-density-and-morphology-in-different-trimesters-of-pregnancy
#12
Nurgül Örnek, Zeynep Özcan Dağ, Kemal Örnek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate corneal endothelial cell density (CD) and morphology in different trimesters of pregnancy. METHODS: This prospective study included 66 (66 eyes) pregnant women. The patient group was divided into three subgroups comprised of 22 women in the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy. An age-matched group of 22 (22 eyes) volunteers served as controls. Corneal measurements were performed using specular microscopy (Noncon Robo SP8000, Konan Medical)...
January 4, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060074/eventual-endothelial-failure-after-initial-corneal-clearing-after-a-detached-endothelial-graft-in-fuchs-dystrophy
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Hyunjoo J Lee, Wuqaas M Munir
PURPOSE: To report a case of eventual corneal endothelial cell failure after spontaneous resolution of corneal edema after failed Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS: Retrospective case report. RESULTS: A 56-year-old man with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy underwent cataract and DMEK surgery in the left eye. The transplanted DMEK graft detached in the early postoperative period and formed a peripheral scroll. Despite graft detachment, corneal edema resolved with endothelial cell repopulation of the central cornea...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060070/enhancing-dmek-success-by-identifying-optimal-levels-of-trypan-blue-dye-application-to-donor-corneal-tissue
#14
Parag A Majmudar, Lauren Johnson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the correct concentration and duration of application of trypan blue dye to Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) donor corneal tissue before transplant to enhance visibility while minimizing damage to the tissue. METHODS: Corneas were precut for DMEK using an 8-mm punch, and each was stained with either 0.06% or 0.15% trypan blue for a duration of 1, 3, or 5 minutes. After staining, each tissue was placed in balanced salt solution and observed to determine how quickly the stain faded from the tissue using a grading system...
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/28009792/clinical-features-in-children-with-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy
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Ye Jin Ahn, Soon Il Choi, Hae Ri Yum, Sun Young Shin, Shin Hae Park
PURPOSE: To describe clinical features in children diagnosed with posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) in their first or second decade of life. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed with the medical records of seven unrelated Korean pediatric patients who were diagnosed with PPCD and were followed up for a minimum of 3 years. Thorough ocular examinations were performed, including best-corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, refractive and keratometric measurements, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and specular microscopy at all visits...
December 22, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003782/corneal-endothelial-cell-density-in-healthy-caucasian-population
#17
Rahmi Duman, Mediha Tok Çevik, Sadık Görkem Çevik, Reşat Duman, İrfan Perente
AIM: To reveal the changes of corneal endothelial characteristics with aging among Caucasian population. METHODS: Non-contact specular microscopy was performed in 564 eyes of 282 healthy Caucasian Turkish patients. Endothelial cell density (MCD), mean cell area (MCA), coefficient of variation (CV) in cell size, percentage of hexagonal cells, and central corneal thickness (CCT) were measured. RESULTS: The mean age was 42 ± 17.1 (6-85) years...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998103/nb2o5-nanostructure-evolution-on-nb-surfaces-via-low-energy-he-ion-irradiation
#18
Theodore Joseph Novakowski, Jitendra Kumar Tripathi, Ahmed Hassanein
We propose low-energy, broad-beam He(+) ion irradiation as a novel processing technique for the generation of Nb2O5 surface nanostructures due to its relative simplicity and scalability in a commercial setting. Since there have been relatively few studies involving the interaction of high-fluence, low-energy He(+) ion irradiation and Nb (or its oxidized states), this systematic study explores both effects of fluence and sample temperature during irradiation on resulting surface morphology. Detailed normal and cross-sectional scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies reveal subsurface He bubble formation and elucidate potential driving mechanisms for nanostructure evolution...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984505/relationship-between-corneal-thickness-and-radius-to-body-height
#19
Sven Jonuscheit, Michael J Doughty, Raúl Martín, Ana Rio-Cristobal
PURPOSE: To investigate the possible association between body stature (height) and corneal thickness and radius in younger-adult Caucasians, especially within the context of previously published literature. METHODS: Body height and weight were measured in 109 healthy subjects, with an average age of 24 ± 6 years (mean ± SD). Subjects underwent an ophthalmic assessment including anterior segment imaging by Scheimpflug topography and specular microscopy. Central and peripheral corneal thickness and corneal radius were analyzed...
December 15, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982210/comparison-of-central-corneal-thickness-estimated-by-an-ultrasonic-pachymeter-and-non-contact-specular-microscopy
#20
Sadık Görkem Çevik, Rahmi Duman, Mediha Tok Çevik, Sertaç Argun Kıvanç, Berna Akova-Budak, Irfan Perente, Resat Duman
Purpose: To compare central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements of healthy individuals obtained with ultrasonic pachymetry (UP) and non-contact specular microscopy (NCSM). Method: In total, 148 eyes of 74 subjects with no ocular or systemic diseases were included in the study. Central corneal thickness measurements of all patients performed with UP and NCCM were compared. Results: A total of 74 subjects (38 females) were included in this study...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
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