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Waleed S Al-Tuwairqi, Uchechukwu L Osuagwu, Haya Razzouk, Ahmed AlHarbi, Kelechi C Ogbuehi
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome measures following implantation of two types of ICRS. METHODS: Forty-four eyes of keratoconic patients (aged 18-50 years) were randomly assigned to femtosecond laser-assisted Keraring ICRS (Group A) or MyoRing (Group B) implantation. Uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuities, refraction, keratometry (K), and aberrations were compared preoperatively, at 3 and 6 months postoperatively. A survey was conducted to assess patient's satisfaction, 6 months postoperatively...
November 1, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Sylvain El-Khoury, Youssef Abdelmassih, Adib Hamade, Elise Slim, Carole G Cherfan, Elias Chelala, Jamal Bleik, Elias F Jarade
PURPOSE: To report the incidence, clinical presentation, risk factors, and treatment outcome of pediatric keratoconus in a tertiary referral eye hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated all patients with keratoconus 14 years or younger newly diagnosed at the Beirut Eye Specialist Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon, between January 2010 and December 2014. The incidence of pediatric keratoconus among all pediatric patients and among patients with keratoconus of all ages was assessed...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
M El-Husseiny, L Daas, A Langenbucher, B Seitz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Implantation of intracorneal ring segments (ICRS) using a femtosecond laser is a minimally invasive procedure which represents a reliable option to widen the spectrum of the stage-related therapy of keratoconus in patients with contact lens intolerance, or with post-LASIK-keratectasia or pellucide marginale degeneration (PMD). METHODS: From August 2011 to September 2015, 84 eyes of 69 patients were implanted with ICRS. 74 eyes were implanted with INTACS-SK (Intacs, Addition Technology, Inc...
June 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
C J Rapuano
Iatrogenic corneal ectasia is a rare but devastating complication after refractive surgery. While its incidence appears to be declining, it has not been eliminated. Its cause is probably related to a combination of an intrinsic predisposition to ectasia and an additional anatomical destabilising effect from the refractive surgery. Determining which eyes are intrinsically "weak" and exactly how much additional "weakening" an eye can withstand before developing progressive thinning and protrusion are both difficult tasks...
June 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Thais Pinheiro Callou, Renato Garcia, Adriana Mukai, Natalia T Giacomin, Rodrigo Guimarães de Souza, Samir J Bechara
Femtosecond laser technology has become widely adopted by ophthalmic surgeons. The purpose of this study is to discuss applications and advantages of femtosecond lasers over traditional manual techniques, and related unique complications in cataract surgery and corneal refractive surgical procedures, including: LASIK flap creation, intracorneal ring segment implantation, presbyopic treatments, keratoplasty, astigmatic keratotomy, and intrastromal lenticule procedures.
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Osama Ibrahim, Ahmed Elmassry, Amr Said, Moones Abdalla, Hazem El Hennawi, Ihab Osman
PURPOSE: To assess the safety, predictability, and effectiveness of Keraring intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) insertion assisted by femtosecond laser and corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus correction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective, noncomparative, and interventional case series, 160 eyes of 100 adult keratoconus patients with poor best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) (less than 0.7) and intolerance to contact lens wear were included...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Alfredo Vega-Estrada, Jorge L Alio
Keratoconus is a corneal degeneration that usually appears during puberty and may seriously deteriorate the quality of life of the patients. This corneal disease is today the first indication of corneal transplantation in young patients. Until the last decade of the XX century, keratoplasty procedures were the only alternative to treat this pathological condition. In the beginning of the XXI century, intracorneal ring segments implantation was proposed as a therapeutic choice for treating keratoconus patients...
2016: Eye and Vision (London, England)
P Loriaut, C Temstet, V Borderie, L Laroche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Lucía Ibares-Frías, Patricia Gallego, Roberto Cantalapiedra-Rodriguez, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, María Carmen Martínez-García
PURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate the reversibility of the clinical and histological changes induced in the corneas of an animal model after removing an intracorneal ring segment (ICRS). METHODS: Surgery for this study was performed in 38 eyes of an experimental animal model (Gallus domesticus) for ICRS surgery (Ferrara technique). The animals without complications were randomized to two groups; in all of them, 1 segment was implanted in each eye and later removed at different times (1 and 3 months after implantation)...
September 2016: Current Eye Research
Antonis Aristeidou, Elise V Taniguchi, Michael Tsatsos, Rodrigo Muller, Colm McAlinden, Roberto Pineda, Eleftherios I Paschalis
The use of femtosecond lasers has created an evolution in modern corneal and refractive surgery. With accuracy, safety, and repeatability, eye surgeons can utilize the femtosecond laser in almost all anterior refractive procedures; laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), insertion of intracorneal ring segments, anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasty (Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK)), insertion of corneal inlays and cataract surgery...
2015: Eye and Vision (London, England)
Hany S Elsaftawy, Mansour Hassan Ahmed, Mohamed Yasser Sayed Saif, Rasha Mousa
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical outcomes after sequential surgical implantation of intracorneal ring segments and transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking (TE-CXL) in keratoconic eyes. METHODS: In this consecutive randomized study, 40 eyes of 29 patients with progressive mild to moderate keratoconus were included and were randomly divided into two groups. Group 1 included 20 eyes that underwent Keraring implantation, and group 2 included 20 eyes that underwent Keraring insertion followed by TE-CXL 1 month later...
November 2015: Cornea
Albert Daxer
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biomechanics of corneal ring implants by providing a related mathematical theory and biomechanical model for the treatment of myopia and keratoconus. METHODS: The spherical dome model considers the inhomogeneity of the tunica of the eye, dimensions of the cornea, lamellar structure of the corneal stroma, and asphericity of the cornea. It is used in this study for calculating a strengthening factor sf for the characterization of different ring-shaped corneal implant designs...
November 2015: Cornea
A Zilfyan
In our study 58 eyes with III stage keratoconus underwent surgery using femtosecond laser Ziemer Cristalline (Switzerland) intracorneal stromal ring segment implantation (Keraring). We examine eyes before and after the surgery with the help of special ophthalmic equipment (visometry, tonometry, biomicroscopy, ophthalmoscopy autorefkeratometry, pakhimetry, and corneal topography). The last measurement was done with Scheimpflug camera on Pentacam (Oculus). In the present study there were no intraoperative complications...
July 2015: Georgian Medical News
Jack S Parker, Korine van Dijk, Gerrit R J Melles
Traditionally, the mainstay of treatment for advanced keratoconus (KC) has been either penetrating or deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (PK or DALK, respectively). The success of both operations, however, has been somewhat tempered by potential difficulties and complications, both intraoperatively and postoperatively. These include suture and wound-healing problems, progression of disease in the recipient rim, allograft reaction, and persistent irregular astigmatism. Taken together, these have been the inspiration for an ongoing search for less troublesome therapeutic alternatives...
September 2015: Survey of Ophthalmology
Fernando José Fernández-Velázquez, Maria José Fernández-Fidalgo
PURPOSE: To analyze the feasibility of a custom-made hydrogel silicone contact lens (CL) in keratoconus with intracorneal ring segments (ICRS) and to compare outcomes taking in consideration the geometry of the fitted lens-full periphery (FP) vs. sector management control (SMC). METHOD: A retrospective review of cases with previous KeraRings ICRS implantation and subsequently fitted with Kerasoft-IC CL was performed. The main outcome measurements were corrected spectacle distance visual acuity (CDVA), differences between flat and steep simulated keratometries (K-diff) and between steep and flat P values (CPV-diff), CL visual acuity (CLVA), wearing time (WT) and complications associated with wear...
October 2015: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
Noa Avni-Zauberman, David S Rootman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2015: Eye & Contact Lens
L Jouve, V Borderie, C Temstet, A Labbé, L Trinh, O Sandali, E Basli, L Laroche, N Bouheraoua
Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is, at present, the only treatment that can slow or even stop the progression of keratoconus. It uses riboflavin and ultraviolet A (UVA) to create covalent bonds ("crosslinks") between collagen fibrils thus increasing corneal rigidity. Although to date there has been no direct evidence of intrastromal corneal crosslinking, several studies have reported the safety and efficacy of the conventional CXL protocol. This protocol is indicated for progressive keratoconus with a minimal corneal thickness (without the epithelium) of at least 400 μm...
May 2015: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Waleed S Al-Tuwairqi, Uchechukwu L Osuagwu, Haya Razzouk, Kelechi C Ogbuehi
PURPOSE: To present the results of same-day topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (TG-PRK) and corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) after intrastromal corneal ring (ISCR) implantation in patients with keratoconus. METHODS: Thirty-three patients (41 eyes) aged between 19 and 45 years were included in this prospective study. All patients underwent a femtosecond laser-enabled (Intralase FS; Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.) placement of intracorneal ring segments (Kerarings; Mediphacos, Brazil)...
November 2015: Eye & Contact Lens
Lucía Ibares-Frías, Patricia Gallego, Roberto Cantalapiedra-Rodríguez, María Cruz Valsero, Santiago Mar, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, María Carmen Martínez-García
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal wound healing in the hen animal model after additive surgery with an intracorneal ring segment (ICRS). METHODS: We implanted one ICRS in each eye of 76 hens. In control group 1 (n = 22 hens), the stromal channel was prepared but no ICRS was inserted. In control group 2 (n = 2 hens), no surgery was performed. Animals were randomly separated into groups and euthanized after clinical follow-up of 4 and 12 hours, 1, 2, 3, and 7 days, and 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 months...
July 2015: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Mohammad Nasser Hashemian, Mohammad Ali Zare, Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Firouzeh Rahimi, Mohammad Reza Fallah, Fereydoun Keramat Panah
PURPOSE: To compare the visual, refractive, and keratometric outcomes of single-segment conventional and severe keratoconus (SK) types of Intacs for correction of inferior keratoconus (KCN). METHODS: A total number of 41 consecutive eyes of 23 patients with a diagnosis of inferior KCN underwent Intacs implantation. Eight eyes were excluded due to postoperative complications (4 eyes) and loss to follow-up (4 eyes) and finally 33 eyes underwent statistical analysis...
July 2014: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
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