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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677361/alterations-of-murine-subbasal-corneal-nerves-after-environmental-dry-eye-stress
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Cem Simsek, Takashi Kojima, Murat Dogru, Kazuo Tsubota
Purpose: To investigate the morphologic changes in the corneal subbasal nerve (CSN) plexus in wild-type mice after exposure to environmental dry eye stress (EDES) using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). Methods: We examined 22 eyes of 8-week-old wild-type male mice (Balb/c, n = 11). The mice were exposed to an air fan inside a small compartment 5 hours/day for 3 days (EDES). Aqueous tear secretion and corneal epithelial damage were assessed. The CSNs were investigated by laser-scanning IVCM...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676308/correlation-between-dry-eye-and-refractive-error-in-saudi-young-adults-using-noninvasive-keratograph-4
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Rania M Fahmy, Amal Aldarwesh
Purpose: The purpose is to study the correlation between dry eye and refractive errors in young adults using noninvasive Keratograph. Methods: In this cross sectional study, a total of 126 participants in the age range of 19-25 years and who were free of ocular surface disease, were recruited from King Saud University Campus. Refraction was defined by the spherical equivalent (SE) as the following: 49 emmetropic eyes (±0.50 SE), 48 myopic eyes (≤-0.75 SE and above), and 31 hyperopic eyes (>+0...
May 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675376/clinical-efficacy-of-combined-topical-0-05-cyclosporine-a-and-0-1-sodium-hyaluronate-in-the-dry-eyes-with-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
#3
Ho-Yun Kim, Ji-Eun Lee, Ha-Na Oh, Ju-Whan Song, Sang-Youp Han, Jong-Soo Lee
AIM: To investigate the efficacy of combined topical 0.05% cyclosporine A (CsA; Restasis® , Allergan pharmaceuticals, USA) and 0.1% sodium hyaluronate treatment in dry eyes with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, 53 patients (106 eyes) with MGD were enrolled and performed lid warm massage for 10min daily and be instilled preservative free sodium hyaluronate 0.1% eye drops 4 times daily. Patients were divided into subjects treated with topical 0...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675272/topical-osmoprotectant-for-the-management-of-postrefractive-surgery-induced-dry-eye-symptoms-a-randomised-controlled-double-blind-trial
#4
R M Hazarbassanov, N G T Queiroz-Hazarbassanov, J N Barros, J A P Gomes
Background: Dry eye disease (DED) is one of the most common complications following refractive surgery. Purpose: Evaluate the efficacy of an osmoprotective eye drop (Optive®) for the management of induced DED in refractive surgery patients. Design: Double-masked randomised controlled trial. Methods: Twenty-two refractive surgery patients oriented to apply FreshTears (FT; n = 13) or Optive (Op; n = 9), topically, QID, for 3 months...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673232/proinflammatory-markers-chemokines-and-enkephalin-in-patients-suffering-from-dry-eye-disease
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Pierre Nicolle, Hong Liang, Elodie Reboussin, Ghislaine Rabut, Elise Warcoin, Françoise Brignole-Baudouin, Stéphane Melik-Parsadaniantz, Christophe Baudouin, Antoine Labbe, Annabelle Reaux-Le Goazigo
Dry eye symptoms are among the leading complaints in ophthalmology. Dry eye disease (DED) is associated with significant pain affecting quality of life. Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying ocular pain associated with DED are not fully understood. In this study, we investigated the ocular surface of patients with DED using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) to quantify corneal nerve density and its relation with corneal inflammation. Gene expression of the proinflammatory markers HLA-DR, IL-6, CXCL12, and CCL2 and the receptors CXCR4 and CCR2, as well as PENK (enkephalin precursor), was therefore quantified in conjunctival impression cytology specimens...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673120/differences-in-clinical-presentation-and-incidence-of-cardiopulmonary-involvement-in-late-onset-versus-early-onset-systemic-sclerosis-inception-cohort-study
#6
Suparaporn Wangkaew, Phiriya Phiriyakrit, Vittawin Sawangduan, Narawudt Prasertwittayakij, Juntima Euathrongchit
INTRODUCTION: Data regarding the incidence rate (IR) of cardiopulmonary involvement in comparison between late-onset SSc and early-onset SSc are limited. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of clinical manifestations and the IR of cardiopulmonary involvement compared between the two subgroups. METHODS: An inception cohort of SSc patients seen at the Rheumatology Clinic, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, between January 2010 and June 2016, was used...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670328/treatment-outcomes-in-the-dry-eye-amniotic-membrane-dream-study
#7
Marguerite B McDonald, Hosam Sheha, Sean Tighe, Susan B Janik, Frank W Bowden, Amit R Chokshi, Michael A Singer, Seema Nanda, Mujtaba A Qazi, Damon Dierker, Adam T Shupe, Brittany J McMurren
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of cryopreserved amniotic membrane (CAM) in reducing signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED) in a large patient population. Methods: A retrospective chart review at 10 clinical sites was done of patients with refractory DED who received CAM and completed at least 3 months of follow-up. Data collected were demographics; medical history including previous and current ocular treatment, diagnosis, clinical presentations, comorbidity, duration and frequency of treatment with CAM; and concomitant medications...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664111/morphological-and-functional-changes-in-trpm8-expressing-corneal-cold-thermoreceptor-neurons-during-aging-and-their-impact-on-tearing-in-mice
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Ignacio Alcalde, Almudena Íñigo-Portugués, Omar González-González, Laura Almaraz, Enol Artime, Cruz Morenilla-Palao, Juana Gallar, Félix Viana, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Carlos Belmonte
Morphological and functional alterations of peripheral somatosensory neurons during the aging process lead to a decline of somatosensory perception. Here, we analyze the changes occurring with aging in trigeminal ganglion (TG), TRPM8-expressing cold thermoreceptor neurons innervating the mouse cornea, which participate in the regulation of basal tearing and blinking and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of dry eye disease (DED). TG cell bodies and axonal branches were examined in a mouse line (TRPM8BAC -EYFP) expressing a fluorescent reporter...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655640/how-are-ocular-signs-and-symptoms-of-dry-eye-associated-with-depression-in-women-with-and-without-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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John A Gonzales, Annie Chou, Jennifer R Rose-Nussbaumer, Vatinee Y Bunya, Lindsey A Criswell, Caroline H Shiboski, Thomas M Lietman
PURPOSE: To determine whether ocular phenotypic features of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) and/or participant-reported symptoms of dry eye disease are associated with depression in women participants enrolled in the Sjögren's International Collaborative Clinical Alliance (SICCA). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: Women enrolled in the SICCA registry from 9 international research sites. Participants met at least one of five inclusion criteria for registry enrollment (including complaints of dry eyes or dry mouth, a previous diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome (SS), abnormal serology (positive anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen A and/or B (anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB), or elevated anti-nuclear antibody and rheumatoid factor), bilateral parotid gland enlargement, or multiple dental caries)...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652551/n-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-for-the-treatment-of-dry-eye-disease
#10
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Background Dry eye disease is a common chronic condition that is characterized by ocular discomfort and visual disturbances that decrease quality of life. Many clinicians recommend the use of supplements of n-3 fatty acids (often called omega-3 fatty acids) to relieve symptoms. Methods In a multicenter, double-blind clinical trial, we randomly assigned patients with moderate-to-severe dry eye disease to receive a daily oral dose of 3000 mg of fish-derived n-3 eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids (active supplement group) or an olive oil placebo (placebo group)...
April 13, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651548/-diagnosis-of-dry-eye-disease
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C Jacobi, E M Messmer
Dry eye disease (DED) is one of the most common ophthalmological diseases with an increasing prevalence in recent years. Numerous general and ocular risk factors exist for the development of DED. The pathogenesis of DED is multifactorial and complex, characterized by a loss of homeostasis of the tear film, inflammatory mechanisms at the ocular surface, hyperosmolarity of tears and neurosensory abnormalities. DED is classified into the two sub-categories, aqueous deficient dry eye and evaporative dry eye. Apart from a detailed patient history, basic and complementary diagnostic tests are necessary to enable an individualized and efficient therapy...
April 12, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642528/the-effect-of-topical-ocular-anesthetic-proparacaine-on-conjunctival-and-nasal-mucosal-flora-in-dry-eye-disease-patients
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Ozlem Onerci Celebi, Ali Riza Cenk Celebi
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of topically applied ocular anesthetic proparacaine on conjunctival and nasal bacterial mucosal flora in patients with dry eye disease. A Schirmer test was done with (group 1) and without (group 2) topical anesthetic proparacaine to 40 patients in each group. Conjunctival and nasal cultures were obtained before and 10 min after performing the Schirmer test. The bacterial culture results and the isolated bacteria were recorded in two groups. Patients' mean age was 62 years (70 female, 10 male)...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627826/meibomian-gland-dysfunction-in-primary-and-secondary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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David A Sullivan, Reza Dana, Rose M Sullivan, Kathleen L Krenzer, Afsun Sahin, Beril Arica, Yang Liu, Wendy R Kam, Athena S Papas, Jennifer M Cermak
PURPOSE: We hypothesized that women with primary (pSS) and secondary Sjögren syndrome (sSS; with systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE] or rheumatoid arthritis [RA]) have meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). We sought to test our hypothesis. METHODS: Subjects with pSS, sSS + SLE, sSS + RA, and non-SS-related MGD were recruited from the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation or outpatient clinics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine or Brigham and Women's Hospital. The control population was recruited from the Greater Boston area...
April 6, 2018: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625888/tear-film-secretion-and-stability-in-welders
#14
Amir Asharlous, Hassan Hashemi, Abbasali Yekta, Hadi Ostadimoghaddam, Hamid Gharaee, Mehdi Khabazkhoob
PURPOSE: Welders are prone to ocular injuries and ocular surface problems due to exposure to ultraviolet light. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tear film comprehensively and assess objective and subjective indices of dry eye in welders. METHODS: In this historical cohort, welders with at least 5 years of experience were compared with controls. A complete evaluation of ocular health was done for all participants. The Schirmer test (invasive and non-invasive) and Invasive Tear Break-Up Time (ITBUT) were applied for objective evaluation and the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) was used for subjective assessment of the tear film status...
April 3, 2018: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625466/narrow-spectrum-kinase-inhibitors-demonstrate-promise-for-the-treatment-of-dry-eye-disease-and-other-ocular-inflammatory-disorders
#15
Suzanne Hagan, Matthew C T Fyfe, Boatemaa Ofori-Frimpong, Katherine Oliver, Martyn R Foster, Sameer Sirohi, Yemisi Solanke, Michael Doughty, Adele Rowley, Mike Taylor, Steve Webber, Claire A Walshe
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the potential of narrow spectrum kinase inhibitors (NSKIs) to treat inflammatory eye disorders. Methods: Human conjunctival epithelial (HCE) cells were retrieved from subjects via impression cytology. Real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) was performed on HCE cells to determine gene expression of NSKI kinase targets and proinflammatory cytokines in dry eye disease (DED) patients versus healthy controls. qPCR also assessed p38α expression in hyperosmolar-treated Chang conjunctival epithelial cells...
March 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620566/variability-of-tear-osmolarity-measurements-with-a-point-of-care-system-in-healthy-subjects-systematic-review
#16
Philipp B Baenninger, Susanne Voegeli, Lucas M Bachmann, Livia Faes, Katja Iselin, Claude Kaufmann, Michael A Thiel
PURPOSE: To assess the variability of osmolarity measured by the point-of-care TearLab system in healthy eyes. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by searching MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Web of Science Databases until November 2016 and checking reference lists of included articles and reviews. The requirements for inclusion were the availability of TearLab results in healthy subjects and a minimum study sample of 20 eyes. Two reviewers assessed articles against the inclusion criteria, extracted relevant data, and examined the methodological quality...
April 4, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618677/impact-of-lifestyle-intervention-on-dry-eye-disease-in-office-workers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Motoko Kawashima, Kokoro Sano, Sayuri Takechi, Kazuo Tsubota
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of a 2-month lifestyle intervention for dry eye disease in office workers. METHODS: Prospective interventional study (randomized controlled study). Forty-one middle-aged Japanese office workers (men, 22; women, 19; 39.2 ± 8.0 years) with definite and probable dry eye disease were enrolled and randomized to an intervention group (n = 22) and a control group (n = 19). The intervention aimed at modifying diet, increasing physical activity, and encouraging positive thinking...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618560/a-bioengineered-retinal-pigment-epithelial-monolayer-for-advanced-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration
#18
Amir H Kashani, Jane S Lebkowski, Firas M Rahhal, Robert L Avery, Hani Salehi-Had, Wei Dang, Chih-Min Lin, Debbie Mitra, Danhong Zhu, Biju B Thomas, Sherry T Hikita, Britney O Pennington, Lincoln V Johnson, Dennis O Clegg, David R Hinton, Mark S Humayun
Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) dysfunction and loss are a hallmark of non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration (NNAMD). Without the RPE, a majority of overlying photoreceptors ultimately degenerate, leading to severe, progressive vision loss. Clinical and histological studies suggest that RPE replacement strategies may delay disease progression or restore vision. A prospective, interventional, U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared, phase 1/2a study is being conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of a composite subretinal implant in subjects with advanced NNAMD...
April 4, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615833/patient-and-physician-perspectives-on-the-use-of-cyclosporine-ophthalmic-emulsion-0-05-for-the-management-of-chronic-dry-eye
#19
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Tatiana Deveney, Penny A Asbell
Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface and is one of the most common reasons for patients to visit an eye care provider. Cyclosporine A (CsA) is an immune modulating drug that was approved in the US for topical use in the treatment of DED in 2003, which led to a paradigm change in our understanding and treatment of DED, turning attention to control of inflammation for treatment. This review summarizes the literature to date regarding the impact of CsA on the treatment of DED...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610858/high-mobility-group-box-1-in-dry-eye-inflammation
#20
Carolina Lema, Rose Y Reins, Rachel L Redfern
Purpose: To determine high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) expression during experimental dry eye (EDE) and dry eye-like culture conditions and elucidate its role in corneal dry eye-related inflammation. Methods: EDE was induced in 8- to 12-week-old C57BL/6 mice. Corneal tissue sections and lysates from EDE and untreated mice were evaluated for HMGB1 expression by immunostaining and quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR). For in vitro studies, human corneal epithelial cells (HCEC) were treated with hyperosmolar media, toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists, or proinflammatory cytokines to determine HMGB1 expression...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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