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N P Pashtaev, N A Pozdeeva, V V Zotov, M V Sinitsyn, M A Shcheglova
AIM: to conduct a comparative experimental study of the effect of the use of intracorneal implants during femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal pocket (IP) and intrastromal tunnel (IT) formation on the strength properties of the cornea. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The experimental study was performed on 24 corneas of 12 rabbit eyes enucleated 1 month after slaughtering. All eyes were divided into 6 groups according to the method of operation. IP and IT were created with IntraLase FS 60 kHz femtolaser...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Zisis Gatzioufas, Georgios D Panos, Mohamed Elalfy, Aye Khine, Samer Hamada, Damian Lake, Nikos Kozeis, Miltos Balidis
PURPOSE: To investigate the potential impact of cone eccentricity on visual outcomes after Keraring (Mediphacos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) implantation for keratoconus. METHODS: Nineteen eyes from 19 patients with keratoconus who underwent femtosecond laser-assisted Keraring implantation for keratoconus were included in this retrospective study. Uncorrected visual acuity (UDVA), corrected visual acuity (CDVA), keratometric readings, central corneal thickness, maximum keratometric distance from corneal apex (DKmax), corneal thinnest point from corneal apex (DTh), and coma were evaluated preoperatively and 6 months after the Keraring implantation...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Ana Carolina Abreu, Luisa Malheiro, João Coelho, Miguel Mesquita Neves, Miguel Gomes, Luis Oliveira, Pedro Menéres
Purpose: To analyze the long-term outcomes of intracorneal ring segments (ICRS) implantation for keratoconus management in pediatric patients. Methods: Retrospective case series review of the long-term (>5 years) outcomes of Intacs® ICRS implantation for keratoconus in pediatric patients (age <18 years old at the time of surgery) between January 2008 and December 2011 at Ophthalmology Department of Hospital de Santo António. Demographic data, follow-up time, preoperative and postoperative uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in decimal scale, and corneal topography were evaluated...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Hun Lee, David Sung Yong Kang, Byoung Jin Ha, Jin Young Choi, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of combined corneal wavefront-guided transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (tPRK) and accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) after intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation in patients with moderate keratoconus. METHODS: Medical records of 23 eyes of 23 patients undergoing combined tPRK and CXL after ICRS implantation were retrospectively analyzed. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), corneal indices based on Scheimpflug tomography, higher-order aberrations (HOAs), and corneal biomechanical properties were evaluated before and after ICRS implantation, and at 1, 3, and 6 months after combined tPRK and CXL...
December 29, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
Zisis Gatzioufas, Aye Khine, Mohamed Elalfy, Ivo Guber, Cameron McLintock, Francesco Sabatino, Samer Hamada, Damian Lake
BACKGROUND: Intracorneal ring segment implantation is an effective and safe method of visual improvement in patients with keratoconus. The aim of our study was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes after Keraring implantation for keratoconus in patients older than 40 years. METHODS: Eleven eyes from 11 patients with keratoconus who underwent femtosecond laser-assisted Keraring implantation for keratoconus were included in this retrospective study. The uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA), corrected visual acuity, keratometric readings, central corneal thickness and thinnest corneal pachymetry were evaluated preoperatively and 6 months after the Keraring implantation...
December 23, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
Gaëlle Ho Wang Yin, Louis Hoffart
Postoperative visual acuity can be limited by post-keratoplasty astigmatism, even with a clear corneal graft. Astigmatism management can be performed by selective suture removal, adjustment of sutures, optical correction, photorefractive procedures, wedge resection, intra-ocular lens implantation, intracorneal ring segments, relaxing incisions with or without compression sutures and repeated keratoplasty. Relaxing incisions can be made in the graft, graft-host interface or host cornea. Despite the unpredictability of the method because the flat and steep meridians are usually not orthogonal after penetrating keratoplasty, with asymmetric power distribution, all the studies showed an overall reduction of refractive, keratometric or topographic astigmatism, ranging from 30% to 72% with manual or femtosecond-assisted techniques...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
Juan Cuadros, Juan Gros-Otero, Patricia Gallego-Angui, Ann Karolin Scheu, Ángeles Montes-Mollón, Cinta Pérez-Rico, Javier Paz Moreno, Peña Gómez-Herruz, Juan Soliveri, Miguel Teus
Keratitis produced by Aspergillus tamarii has been previously described associated to an ocular injury. We report a case in a contact lens wearer with a history of previous bilateral myopic LASIK ablation, bilateral intracorneal rings and vitrectomy and scleral buckling in his left eye. The fungus could be quickly identified combining phenotype, microscopy and mass spectrometry. Treatment with intravenous amphotericin, oral voriconazole, and topical amphotericin and natamycin and voriconazole was needed for corneal preservation...
March 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
Mohammad Mehdi Sadoughi, Bahram Einollahi, Amir Reza Veisi, Mohammad Zare, Mohammad Reza Sedaghat, Danial Roshandel, Neda Einollahi, Javad Rezaei
PURPOSE: To evaluate the short-term outcomes of femtosecond laser-assisted implantation of a 340-degree intracorneal ring (ICR) (Keraring) in patients with keratoconus. SETTING: Four centers in Iran. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: All cases had implantation of the 340-degree ICR after tunnel creation with a femtosecond laser. The uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuities, sphere, cylinder, manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), mean keratometry (K), steep K, and flat K were evaluated preoperatively and 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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November 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Varsha M Rathi, Preeji S Mandathara, Srikanth Dumpati, Virender S Sangwan
BACKGROUND: To report the use of scleral lens (ScCL) to improve vision in patients having keratoconus who had intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) surgery. METHODS: Two eyes of two keratoconus patients fitted with ScCL (PROSE - prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem, USA) after having undergone ICRS surgery are reported as noncomparative interventional case series. The ICRS implanted were INTACs and kerarings. Indications, visual acuity with ScCL, complications and follow-up are reported...
October 24, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
G Carracedo, J Canales, P Gonzalez, A Rechionni, C Carpena-Torres, J Carballo-Álvarez
OBJECTIVE: To study the influence of soft contact lens (SCL) central thickness and material in keratoconus on visual function after intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) surgery. METHODS: A pilot, experimental, prospective, cross-sectional and double-blind study was performed. Fourteen keratoconus patients with age range of 34.75±9.22years (7 males and 7 females) with ICRS implanted were involved in the study. Two different SCL materials [Hioxifilcon A (G-5X/p-GMA/HEMA) and Lucifilcon A (silicone-hydrogel)] with four different central thicknesses (0...
October 6, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
Youssef Abdelmassih, Sylvain El-Khoury, Elias Chelala, Elise Slim, Carole G Cherfan, Elias Jarade
PURPOSE: To evaluate 6-month and 2-year safety and clinical outcomes of Visian toric Implantable Collamer Lens (toric ICL) (STAAR Surgical, Monrovia, CA) implantation for the treatment of residual refractive errors after sequential intracorneal ring segments (ICRS) insertion and cross-linking (CXL) in keratoconus. METHODS: This consecutive case series included the results of a three-step ICRS-CXL-toric ICL procedure in 16 eyes of 13 patients with moderate to severe keratoconus (stages II and III of Amsler-Krumeich classification)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Sabrina Mukhtar, Balamurali K Ambati
PURPOSE: To describe the epidemiology and prevalence, rates of progression, difference between adult and pediatric populations, and therapeutic approaches to pediatric keratoconus from documented literature. METHODS: A literature search was done on PubMed using key words including pediatric keratoconus, children with keratoconus, adult keratoconus, penetrating keratoplasty, corneal cross-linking and intracorneal ring segments. The literature was reviewed and reported to explore the key epidemiological differences between the pediatric and adult population with regards to presentation and treatment options...
August 29, 2017: International Ophthalmology
Gonzalo García de Oteyza, Andrea Laiseca, Paola Sauvageot, Juan Álvarez de Toledo
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to report the first case of acute bacterial keratitis produced by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus after the implantation of two intracorneal ring segments during an uneventful procedure for treating keratoconus in a 13-year-old child. CASE REPORT: A patient with grade III keratoconus underwent an implantation of intracorneal ring segments with no complications during the procedure. Three days later, a whitish corneal infiltrate appeared in between the union of both corneal rings...
December 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
Saied Shahhoseini, Hassan Hashemi, Soheila Asgari
PURPOSE: To compare the actual depth of the tunnel created with femtosecond laser for intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation with the target depth in keratoconus patients. METHODS: In this mix design study, eligible keratoconus patients were identified through chart review. The inclusion criterion was a history of ICRS implantation with femtosecond laser more than 6 months prior to enrollment. Participants underwent anterior segment optical coherence tomography using Spectralis (Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) for depth measurement defined as the distance from the anterior corneal surface to anterior rim of the ring...
June 12, 2017: International Ophthalmology
Anne-Sophie Gauthier, Marie Friot, Marc Puyraveau, Thibaud Garcin, Maher Saleh, Phillipe Gain, Bernard Delbosc
PURPOSE: To analyze demographic, clinical, and keratometric outcomes of the second eye in keratoconic patients when the first eye has already been grafted, initially and finally at 12 years. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of initial and 12 years visual and keratometric outcomes of the second eye in keratoconic patients when the first one has already been grafted. RESULTS: A total of 107 patients were included: 66 patients were analyzed at the beginning of the follow-up and at 12 years...
June 10, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
Luis Izquierdo, Alejandra Orozco, Maria A Henriquez
PURPOSE: To describe a new technique of femtosecond laser-assisted intracorneal ring segment implantation. METHODS: The study included 6 eyes of 5 patients. Software of the LDV Z6 femtosecond laser was modified to create a 110-degree reverse side cut between the corneal surface and incision instead of the conventional 90 degree angle (which changed the angle between the incision and tunnel from conventional 90-70 degrees) and 2 disjointed tunnels separated by 10 degrees arc length at the proximal and distal ends...
July 2017: Cornea
Elias F Jarade, Elise Slim, Carole Cherfan, Hala El Rami, Toufic Hassan, Elias Chelala
AIM: To represent mathematically the intersection between the ectatic corneal geometry and the plane of intracorneal ring implants (ICRS) in order to determine the corneal response to ICRS surgery in keratoconus (KC). Thereafter, to present the concept and early results of a newly derived topography-guided nomogram for ICRS surgery for the treatment of keratectasia. METHODS: The corneal rings plane intersection was modelled to a conic section. Ring effect was the result of: the ring size, position (steep vs flat), location (distance from the geometric centre of the cornea), and the discrepancy between the ring's curvature and the tunnel's curvature...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Youssef Abdelmassih, Sylvain El-Khoury, Ali Dirani, Rafic Antonios, Ali Fadlallah, Carole G Cherfan, Elias Chelala, Elias F Jarade
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and visual outcome of intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation followed by cross-linking in pediatric keratoconus patients. DESIGN: Retrospective interventional case series. METHODS: This retrospective study included pediatric patients (aged ≤14 years) with keratoconus and poor corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) that underwent ICRS implantation and cross-linking (CXL). ICRS were inserted under topical anesthesia after creating a corneal tunnel with a femtosecond laser...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Ugo de Sanctis, Carlo Lavia, Marco Nassisi, Savino D'Amelio
Purpose. To evaluate agreement between measured and intended distance of Keraring (Mediphacos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) intracorneal ring segments from the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces. Methods. Twenty-six Keraring ICRS implanted in 24 keratoconic eyes were examined. The distance from the Keraring apex to the anterior corneal surface and the distance from the inner and the outer corners to the posterior corneal surface were measured 3 months postoperatively using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
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