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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700252/modified-allogenic-simple-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-followed-by-keratoplasty-as-treatment-for-total-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, Mayank A Nanavaty
PURPOSE: To describe a modified allogenic simple limbal epithelial transplant (SLET) technique with large donor tissue explants followed by keratoplasty. METHODS: A 69-year-old with conjunctival melanoma on her left eye developed total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) after multiple cycles of topical mitomycin. She also had herpes stromal keratitis while on treatment with mitomycin. She underwent modified allogenic SLET with large donor limbal tissue explants glued on the cornea directly and the amniotic membrane placed over the limbal explants...
July 12, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669039/blockade-of-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-inhibits-corneal-lymphangiogenesis
#2
Hai-Tao Du, Ling-Ling Du, Xian-Ling Tang, Hong-Yan Ge, Ping Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the roles of a selective MMP-2 and -9 inhibitor (SB-3CT) in corneal inflammatory lymphangiogenesis. METHODS: The expression of MMP-2 and -9 in the cornea after suture inplacement, treated with SB-3CT or negative control, was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Inflammatory corneal neovascularization (NV) was induced by corneal suture placement. Mice were treated with SB-3CT eye drops (twice daily for 1 week, 5 μL per drop; 50, 100, or 200 μM)...
July 1, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660590/angiogenesis-model-of-cornea-to-understand-the-role-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate
#3
Joseph L Wilkerson, Nawajes A Mandal
The role of sphingolipids, mainly sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) and the receptors for which it serves as a ligand, is an interesting and promising area in both sphingolipid and vascular biology. S1P is crucial for establishing blood flow competent blood vessels (Jung et al. Dev Cell 23(3):600-610, 2012). The role of S1P in neovascular pathology is of great interest and promising as a target for treatment. Here we describe an easy and affordable in vivo model of neovascularization by an alkali chemical burn to the cornea...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659135/bilateral-morganella-morganii-keratitis-in-a-patient-with-facial-topical-corticosteroid-induced-rosacea-like-dermatitis-a-case-report
#4
Bei Zhang, Fei Pan, Kejian Zhu
BACKGROUND: Bilateral keratitis rarely occurs in individuals without predisposing factors. Here we describe the clinical course of a patient who developed a bilateral keratitis caused by Morganella. morganii which might be associated with long term using of topical corticosteroids-containing preparations on the face. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old female patient presented with marked bilateral corneal infiltration and hypopyon without any usual predisposing factors for bilateral infectious keratitis...
June 28, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644681/treatment-results-of-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-combined-with-riboflavin-and-440-nm-blue-light-for-bacterial-corneal-ulcer-in-rabbits
#5
Shufang Wei, Cuiying Zhang, Shaoru Zhang, Yanyun Xu, Guoying Mu
PURPOSE: To study the treatment effect of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) combined with 440 nm blue light and riboflavin on bacterial corneal ulcer using animal experiments. METHODS: A total of 21 New Zealand white rabbits that developed Staphylococcus aureus corneal ulcer were randomly divided into three groups. Seven rabbits were used as blank control groups; seven rabbits were treated with CXL combined with riboflavin and 440 nm blue light; and seven rabbits were treated with CXL combined with riboflavin and 370 nm ultraviolet A light...
June 23, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642110/pedf-plus-dha-modulate-inflammation-and-stimulate-nerve-regeneration-after-hsv-1-infection
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Jiucheng He, Donna Neumann, Azucena Kakazu, Thang Luong Pham, Farhana Musarrat, M Soledad Cortina, Haydee E P Bazan
Herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1) infection leads to impaired corneal sensation and, in severe cases, to corneal ulceration, melting and perforation. Here, we explore the potential therapeutic action of pigment epithelial-derived factor (PEDF) plus docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on corneal inflammation and nerve regeneration following HSV-1 infection. Rabbits inoculated with 100,000 PFU/eye of HSV-1 strain 17Syn+ were treated with PEDF + DHA or vehicle. PEDF + DHA treatment resulted in a biphasic immune response with stronger infiltration of CD4+T cells, neutrophils and macrophages at 7-days post-treatment (p...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636415/comprehensive-modeling-of-corneal-alkali-injury-in-the-rat-eye
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Hosoon Choi, Casie Phillips, Joo Youn Oh, Eileen M Stock, Dong-Ki Kim, Jae-Kyung Won, Samuel Fulcher
PURPOSE: To characterize the molecular, clinical, and histopathological profiles in the rat cornea after alkali injury over a 21-day period. METHODS: Alkali injury was induced in one eye of male Lewis rats. Corneal opacity and corneal neovascularization were assessed daily. Real-time qRT-PCR analysis and immunohistochemical staining were conducted to examine inflammation, neovascularization, and fibrosis. RESULTS: We found that within 2 hours of chemical exposure, corneal opacification rapidly developed with an acute increase in various cytokine expressions, while several cytokines demonstrated a secondary peak by day 7...
June 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623423/cxcl10-suppression-of-hem-and-lymph-angiogenesis-in-inflamed-corneas-through-mmp13
#8
Nan Gao, Xiaowei Liu, Jiayin Wu, Juan Li, Chen Dong, Xinyi Wu, Xiao Xiao, Fu-Shin X Yu
Though not present in the normal adult cornea, both hem- and lymph-angiogenesis can be induced in this tissue after an inflammatory, infectious, or traumatic insult. We previously showed that the chemokine CXCL10 plays a key role in eradicating invading Candida (C.) albicans in C57BL6 mouse corneas. However, even after the clearance of pathogens, infection-induced inflammation and angiogenesis continue to progress in the cornea. The aim of this study is define the role of CXCL10 as a major angiostatic factor in modulating cornea angiogenesis in B6 mouse corneas under pathogenic conditions...
June 16, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620705/topical-bevacizumab-treatment-in-aniridia
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Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, Nathalie T Y Santana, Carla P Nieuwendaal, Maarten P Mourits, Ivanka J E van der Meulen
PURPOSE: To report the results of long-term topical treatment with bevacizumab (Avastin) 5 mg/mL eyedrops in a case of aniridia-related neovacularization of the cornea. METHODS: Interventional case report. A female patient with aniridia had a decrease in the best corrected visual acuity from 0.32 to 0.02 in the OS over the course of 4 years, secondary to central corneal neovascularization and epithelial breakdown. Vision in the OD was 0.2. In 2008, at age 28, a shared decision was made to start off-label treatment with bevacizumab eyedrops 0...
June 15, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617813/identification-of-padi2-as-a-novel-angiogenesis-regulating-gene-by-genome-association-studies-in-mice
#10
Mehrdad Khajavi, Yi Zhou, Amy E Birsner, Lauren Bazinet, Amanda Rosa Di Sant, Alex J Schiffer, Michael S Rogers, Subrahmanian Tarakkad Krishnaji, Bella Hu, Vy Nguyen, Leonard Zon, Robert J D'Amato
Recent findings indicate that growth factor-driven angiogenesis is markedly influenced by genetic variation. This variation in angiogenic responsiveness may alter the susceptibility to a number of angiogenesis-dependent diseases. Here, we utilized the genetic diversity available in common inbred mouse strains to identify the loci and candidate genes responsible for differences in angiogenic response. The corneal micropocket neovascularization assay was performed on 42 different inbred mouse strains using basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) pellets...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614152/superficial-automated-keratopigmentation-for-iris-and-pupil-simulation-using-micronized-mineral-pigments-and-a-new-puncturing-device-experimental-study
#11
Alejandra E Rodriguez, Maria A Amesty, Mohammed El Bahrawy, Severino Rey, Jorge Alio Del Barrio, Jorge L Alio
PURPOSE: To study the outcomes and tolerance of micronized mineral pigments for corneal tattooing, using a superficial automated keratopigmentation (SAK) technique in an experimental animal model and a new puncture device to inject the pigments into the corneal stroma. METHODS: Forty eyes of 40 New Zealand rabbits were included in this study. The animals were divided into groups A and B. Both groups underwent SAK using a new automated keratopigmentation device. Micronized mineral pigments were injected through the epithelium into the corneal stroma to replicate the iris color in 25 eyes (group A), and black color was used to replicate the pupil in 15 eyes (group B)...
June 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602595/topical-treatment-of-corneal-alkali-burns-with-gly-thymosin-%C3%AE-4-solutions-and-in-situ-hydrogels-via-inhibiting-corneal-neovascularization-and-improving-corneal-epidermal-recovery-in-experimental-rabbits
#12
Weili Zhang, Liya Nie, Lina Du, Wenyang Chen, Zhihong Wu, Yiguang Jin
AIM: Corneal alkali burns are a severe disease and commonly encountered in the emergent clinic. A rapid medical treatment for the burn is very important. Gly-thymosin β4 (Gly-Tβ4) is a biomimic derivative of natural thymosin β4. The aim of this study is to evaluate the corneal recovery effects of Gly-Tβ4 topical therapy on alkali burns in rabbit corneas. METHODS: Rabbit alkali burns were induced with NaOH-contained filter paper. Phosphate-buffered solutions at pH 7...
June 9, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595546/therapeutic-proteins-for-treatment-of-corneal-epithelial-defects
#13
Evgeni Yu Zernii, Viktoriia E Baksheeva, Elena V Yani, Pavel P Philippov, Ivan I Senin
Corneal epithelial disorders take pride of place in modern ophthalmology. Defects of corneal epithelium are commonly accompanied by blurry vision, photophobia and tearing. Since cornea is the most densely innervated tissue of organisms, its disruption leads to development of a severe pain syndrome. Mild corneal erosions commonly undergo quick spontaneous recovery. Suppression of corneal wound healing due to various pathological causes results in development of severe recurrent erosions and persistent corneal defects...
June 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584076/frontline-science-aspirin-triggered-resolvin-d1-controls-herpes-simplex-virus-induced-corneal-immunopathology
#14
Naveen K Rajasagi, Siddheshvar Bhela, Siva Karthik Varanasi, Barry T Rouse
Stromal keratitis (SK) is a chronic immunopathological lesion of the eye, caused by HSV-1 infection, and a common cause of vision impairment in humans. The inflammatory lesions in the cornea are primarily caused by neutrophils with the active participation of CD4(+) T cells. Therefore, the targeting of these immune cell types and their products represents a potentially valuable form of therapy to reduce the severity of disease. Resolvin D1 (RvD1) and its epimer aspirin-triggered RvD1 (AT-RvD1) are lipid mediators derived from docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and were shown to promote resolution in several inflammatory disease models...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582373/ocular-surface-changes-after-sulfur-mustard-exposure-in-rabbits-monitored-by-impression-cytology
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Shlomit Dachir, Hila Gutman, Ariel Gore, Liat Cohen, Maayan Cohen, Adina Amir, Vered Horwitz, Tamar Kadar
PURPOSE: Ocular injuries after exposure to sulfur mustard (SM) are characterized by acute corneal erosion and inflammation of the anterior segment that may be followed by delayed corneal neovascularization and epithelial defects, associated with limbal stem cell deficiency in part of the exposed eyes. This study aimed to further clarify the mechanism of the late injury by monitoring SM-induced cytological alterations in the ocular surface, in relation to the clinical symptoms, using impression cytology (IC)...
June 2, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579539/preparation-of-acellular-scaffold-for-corneal-tissue-engineering-by-supercritical-carbon-dioxide-extraction-technology
#16
Yi-Hsun Huang, Fan-Wei Tseng, Wen-Hsin Chang, I-Chen Peng, Dar-Jen Hsieh, Shu-Wei Wu, Ming-Long Yeh
In this study, we developed a novel method using supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO2) to prepare acellular porcine cornea (APC). Under gentle extraction conditions using SCCO2 technology, hematoxylin and eosin staining showed that cells were completely lysed, and cell debris, including nuclei, was efficiently removed from the porcine cornea. The SCCO2-treated corneas exhibited intact stromal structures and appropriate mechanical properties. Moreover, no immunological reactions and neovascularization were observed after lamellar keratoplasty in rabbits...
June 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501766/therapeutic-effects-of-zerumbone-in-an-alkali-burned-corneal-wound-healing-model
#17
Jong Won Kim, Hyuneui Jeong, Myeon-Sik Yang, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Cornea is an avascular transparent tissue. Ocular trauma caused by a corneal alkali burn induces corneal neovascularization (CNV), inflammation, and fibrosis, leading to vision loss. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Zerumbone (ZER) on corneal wound healing caused by alkali burns in mice. CNV was induced by alkali-burn injury in BALB/C female mice. Topical ZER (three times per day, 3μl each time, at concentrations of 5, 15, and 30μM) was applied to treat alkali-burned mouse corneas for 14 consecutive days...
May 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491875/understanding-the-role-of-chemokines-and-cytokines-in-experimental-models-of-herpes-simplex-keratitis
#18
REVIEW
Tayaba N Azher, Xiao-Tang Yin, Patrick M Stuart
Herpes simplex keratitis is a disease of the cornea caused by HSV-1. It is a leading cause of corneal blindness in the world. Underlying molecular mechanism is still unknown, but experimental models have helped give a better understanding of the underlying molecular pathology. Cytokines and chemokines are small proteins released by cells that play an important proinflammatory or anti-inflammatory role in modulating the disease process. Cytokines such as IL-17, IL-6, IL-1α, and IFN-γ and chemokines such as MIP-2, MCP-1, MIP-1α, and MIP-1β have proinflammatory role in the destruction caused by HSV including neutrophil infiltration and corneal inflammation, and other chemokines and cytokines such as IL-10 and CCL3 can have a protective role...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489286/sustained-activation-of-erk1-2-mapk-in-schwann-cells-causes-corneal-neurofibroma
#19
Paola Bargagna-Mohan, Akihiro Ishii, Ling Lei, Daniel Sheehy, Saagar Pandit, Grace Chan, Rashmi Bansal, Royce Mohan
Recent studies have shown that constitutive activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) in Schwann cells (SCs) increases myelin thickness in transgenic mice. In this secondary analysis, we report that these transgenic mice develop a postnatal corneal neurofibroma with the loss of corneal transparency by age six months. We show that expansion of non-myelinating SCs, under the control of activated ERK1/2, also drive myofibroblast differentiation that derives from both SC precursors and resident corneal keratocytes...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458707/comparison-of-different-doses-of-subconjunctival-sunitinib-with-bevacizumab-in-the-treatment-of-corneal-neovascularization-in-experimental-rats
#20
Mohammad Nasser Hashemian, Hadi Z Mahrjerdi, Mehdi Mazloumi, Mona S Safizadeh, Yadollah Shakiba, Firouzeh Rahimi, Mohsen Afarideh, Mohamad Ali Zare, Mohammadreza Fallah Tafti, Bahram Bohrani Sepidan, Mohammad Ali Abtahi, Seyed-Hossein Abtahi
BACKGROUND: To compare the efficacy of subconjunctival administration of bevacizumab and different doses of sunitinib malate in reducing corneal neovascularization (CNV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, central corneal cauterization was created in the right eye of fifty male Sprague-Dawley rats. On day 1 (1 week after cauterization), rats were randomly assigned into five treatment groups. Group control (n = 10) received subconjunctival injection of 0...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
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