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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771749/brillouin-microscopy-assessing-ocular-tissue-biomechanics
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Seok Hyun Yun, Dimitri Chernyak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Assessment of corneal biomechanics has been an unmet clinical need in ophthalmology for many years. Many researchers and clinicians have identified corneal biomechanics as source of variability in refractive procedures and one of the main factors in keratoconus. However, it has been difficult to accurately characterize corneal biomechanics in patients. The recent development of Brillouin light scattering microscopy heightens the promise of bringing biomechanics into the clinic...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760442/cross-ancestry-genome-wide-association-analysis-of-corneal-thickness-strengthens-link-between-complex-and-mendelian-eye-diseases
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Adriana I Iglesias, Aniket Mishra, Veronique Vitart, Yelena Bykhovskaya, René Höhn, Henriët Springelkamp, Gabriel Cuellar-Partida, Puya Gharahkhani, Jessica N Cooke Bailey, Colin E Willoughby, Xiaohui Li, Seyhan Yazar, Abhishek Nag, Anthony P Khawaja, Ozren Polašek, David Siscovick, Paul Mitchell, Yih Chung Tham, Jonathan L Haines, Lisa S Kearns, Caroline Hayward, Yuan Shi, Elisabeth M van Leeuwen, Kent D Taylor, Pieter Bonnemaijer, Jerome I Rotter, Nicholas G Martin, Tanja Zeller, Richard A Mills, Sandra E Staffieri, Jost B Jonas, Irene Schmidtmann, Thibaud Boutin, Jae H Kang, Sionne E M Lucas, Tien Yin Wong, Manfred E Beutel, James F Wilson, André G Uitterlinden, Eranga N Vithana, Paul J Foster, Pirro G Hysi, Alex W Hewitt, Chiea Chuen Khor, Louis R Pasquale, Grant W Montgomery, Caroline C W Klaver, Tin Aung, Norbert Pfeiffer, David A Mackey, Christopher J Hammond, Ching-Yu Cheng, Jamie E Craig, Yaron S Rabinowitz, Janey L Wiggs, Kathryn P Burdon, Cornelia M van Duijn, Stuart MacGregor
Central corneal thickness (CCT) is a highly heritable trait associated with complex eye diseases such as keratoconus and glaucoma. We perform a genome-wide association meta-analysis of CCT and identify 19 novel regions. In addition to adding support for known connective tissue-related pathways, pathway analyses uncover previously unreported gene sets. Remarkably, >20% of the CCT-loci are near or within Mendelian disorder genes. These included FBN1, ADAMTS2 and TGFB2 which associate with connective tissue disorders (Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos and Loeys-Dietz syndromes), and the LUM-DCN-KERA gene complex involved in myopia, corneal dystrophies and cornea plana...
May 14, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757852/comparison-of-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-protocols-measured-with-scheimpflug-tomography
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Mehdi Shajari, Gabriela Sowwa, Gernot Steinwender, Christian Hofmann, Marie-Luise Pahlitzsch, Kerstin Petermann, Thomas Kohnen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of corneal collagen cross-linking with Dresden and accelerated protocols to treat keratoconus by Scheimpflug tomography. METHODS: Fifty-eight eyes with manifest keratoconus were measured preoperatively at least twice with the Pentacam. The difference of relevant variables for keratoconus progression (eg, D value, thinnest pachymetry, Kmax) was established. After evident progression, patients underwent corneal cross-linking (29 eyes with the Dresden protocol and 29 eyes with the accelerated protocol)...
May 1, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746325/corneal-cross-linking-in-pediatric-patients-evaluating-treated-and-untreated-eyes-5-year-follow-up-results
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Lior Or, Assaf Rozenberg, Adi Abulafia, Isaac Avni, David Zadok
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term results of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for treatment of pediatric keratoconus and the long-term outcomes of the fellow untreated keratoconic eye in patients younger than 18 years old. METHODS: A retrospective case analysis was performed on 88 eyes of 44 patients aged 18 years or younger, with keratoconus, who underwent CXL in at least 1 eye. Follow-up measurements, for the treated and untreated eye pair, taken up to 5 years after treatment, were compared with baseline values...
May 3, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738594/bilateral-asymmetric-keratoconus-induced-by-thyrotoxicosis-with-long-term-stability-after-corneal-cross-linking
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Ramon Lee, Ahmed El-Massry, Youssef El-Massry, J Bradley Randleman
PURPOSE: To present a case of bilateral, asymmetric keratoconus presenting unilaterally after partial thyroidectomy with delayed presentation in the second eye after thyrotoxicosis, with disease stabilization following corneal cross-linking (CXL). METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 17-year-old girl with a history of Graves' disease underwent partial thyroidectomy without thyroid hormone replacement therapy with normal baseline ophthalmic examination of corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of 20/20 and no manifest astigmatism in either eye...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738593/bilateral-keratoconus-induced-by-secondary-hypothyroidism-after-radioactive-iodine-therapy
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Ramon Lee, Farhad Hafezi, J Bradley Randleman
PURPOSE: To present a case of new-onset, bilateral, rapidly progressive keratoconus induced by secondary hypothyroidism after radioactive iodine therapy during the sixth decade of life that was successfully treated with corneal cross-linking. METHODS: Case report and literature review. RESULTS: A 53-year-old woman with no ocular complaints but with a history of Graves' disease and thyrotoxicosis was treated with radioactive iodine therapy and oral levothyroxine for secondary acquired hypothyroidism 3 years prior...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738584/corneal-allogenic-intrastromal-ring-segments-cairs-combined-with-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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Soosan Jacob, Shaila R Patel, Amar Agarwal, Arvind Ramalingam, A I Saijimol, John Michael Raj
PURPOSE: To describe a new technique for the treatment of keratoconus using corneal allogenic intrastromal ring segments (CAIRS). METHODS: CAIRS trephined from donor cornea using a double-bladed trephine were implanted into mid-depth femtosecond laser-dissected channels in the cornea of patients with keratoconus in the 6.5-mm optic zone, followed by accelerated corneal cross-linking (A-CXL)-either conventional or contact lens-assisted CXL (A-CACXL), depending on minimum corneal thickness...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738582/erratum-for-the-relationship-between-mechanical-properties-ultrastructural-changes-and-intrafibrillar-bond-formation-in-corneal-uva-riboflavin-cross-linking-treatment-for-keratoconus
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May 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736691/comparison-of-pain-after-subepithelial-versus-conventional-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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Shaowei Li, Huatao Xie, Man Xu, Meiyan Li, Chang Liu, Jingliang He, Tian Han, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To compare the postoperative pain and epithelial healing time in conventional and subepithelial accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus. METHODS: The medical records of 27 consecutive patients who underwent accelerated CXL for progressive keratoconus were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into two groups: the conventional (n = 16) and the subepithelial accelerated CXL group (n = 11). Corneal epithelial layers with a diameter of 8...
May 7, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729256/comparing-change-in-anterior-curvature-after-corneal-cross-linking-using-scanning-slit-and-scheimpflug-technology
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Paul Z Lang, Praneetha Thulasi, Sumitra S Khandelwal, Farhad Hafezi, J Bradley Randleman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between anterior axial curvature difference maps following corneal cross-linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus obtained from Scheimpflug-based tomography and Placido-based topography. DESIGN: Between-devices reliability analysis of randomized clinical trial data METHODS: Corneal imaging was collected at a single center institution pre-operatively and at 3, 6, and 12 months post-operatively using Scheimpflug-based tomography (Pentacam, Oculus Inc...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677348/the-relationship-of-lid-wiper-epitheliopathy-to-ocular-surface-signs-and-symptoms
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Wing Li, Thao N Yeh, Tiana Leung, Tiffany Yuen, Mariel Lerma, Meng C Lin
Purpose: There has been interest in determining whether lid wiper epitheliopathy (LWE) plays a key role in causing ocular discomfort. Conflicting reports have made it difficult to discern whether LWE is more prevalent in certain populations, what characteristics are associated with its severity, and what its role is in symptomology. This cross-sectional study on a large and diverse population attempts to answer these questions. Methods: Subjects were asked to complete questionnaires related to dry eye and to ocular discomfort...
April 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675563/trans-epithelial-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-with-iontophoresis-for-progressive-keratoconus
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Mohammed Ali Abu Ameerh, Muawyah Dawoud Al Bdour, Maha Al-Till, Muhannad Al Faouri
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of trans-epithelial corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) with Iontophoresis among patients with progressive keratoconus. METHODS: It is a prospective interventional study, which is based on 41 eyes of 23 patients, suffering from progressive keratoconus and treated with trans-epithelial corneal cross-linking, using iontophoresis with ETDA and trometamol-enriched riboflavin 5 phosphates 0.1% hypotonic solution (Ricrolin+, Soot Italia SpA, Italy)...
April 19, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675392/efficacy-of-iontophoresis-assisted-epithelium-on-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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Hong-Zhen Jia, Xiu-Jun Peng
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is a noninvasive therapeutic procedure for keratoconus that is aimed at improving corneal biomechanical properties by induction of covalent cross-links between stromal proteins. It is accomplished by ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation of the cornea, which is first saturated with photosensitizing riboflavin. It has been shown that standard epithelium-off CXL (S-CXL) is efficacious, and it has been recommended as the standard of care procedure for keratoconus. However, epithelial removal leads to pain, transient vision loss, and a higher risk of corneal infection...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657977/expert-practice-patterns-and-opinions-on-corneal-cross-linking-for-infectious-keratitis
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Yen C Hsia, Caitlin A Moe, Thomas M Lietman, Jeremy D Keenan, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
Objective: To assess the current opinion and practice patterns from cornea experts regarding the benefit of corneal cross-linking (CXL) for infectious keratitis (IK). Methods and analysis: An international survey was distributed to corneal specialists via an internet survey. The survey data collected were analysed with descriptive statistics. Results: A survey was sent to 190 recipients, and 29 (15%) respondents completed the survey with an average of 7 years' experience using CXL...
2018: BMJ open ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621306/conventional-and-transepithelial-corneal-cross-linking-for-patients-with-keratoconus
#15
Xiaoyu Zhang, Jing Zhao, Meiyan Li, Mi Tian, Yang Shen, Xingtao Zhou
Previous studies investigating the effectiveness of conventional corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and transepithelial CXL in keratoconus treatment have reported conflicting outcomes. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness of these treatments. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for prospective randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with no restrictions. We included visual acuity (corrected distance visual acuity, uncorrected distance visual acuity) and corneal keratometry (K) as primary outcome parameters, and spherical equivalent, central corneal thickness (CCT), and endothelial cell density, as secondary parameters...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610222/two-year-follow-up-of-corneal-cross-linking-and-refractive-surface-ablation-in-patients-with-asymmetric-corneal-topography
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João Baptista N S Malta, H Kaz Soong, Bernardo Kaplan Moscovici, Mauro Campos
AIMS: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of corneal cross-linking (CXL) followed by photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for refractive correction in patients with bilateral asymmetric topography. METHODS: Forty-four patients (88 eyes) were enrolled in this prospective randomised clinical trial. CXL with subsequent PRK after 6 months was performed in one eye (study group), and PRK alone was performed in contralateral eyes (control group). Patients were followed for 24 months after PRK...
April 2, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601364/corneal-cross-linking-for-pediatric-keratcoconus-review
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Claudia Perez-Straziota, Ronald N Gaster, Yaron S Rabinowitz
PURPOSE: To comprehensively review the available published literature for cross-linking in the pediatric population. METHODS: Review of the literature published in English in PubMed. RESULTS: Two hundred ten publications were considered. One hundred fifteen were considered relevant to this review. CONCLUSIONS: Studies of cross-linking in pediatric patients are sparse, with relatively short follow-up times, and mostly on small groups of patients...
June 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594793/sterile-keratitis-after-uneventful-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-a-patient-with-axenfeld-rieger-syndrome
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Betul Seher Uysal, Derya Yaman, Ozge Sarac, Emine Akcay, Nurullah Cagil
PURPOSE: To report on a keratoconus (KC) patient with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) who developed sterile keratitis after accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). METHODS: An 18-year-old patient with ARS and KC who had previously undergone intrastromal ring segment implantation underwent accelerated CXL (9 mW/cm2  UVA intensity for 10 min). RESULTS: After uneventful surgery, the patient presented with severe photophobia, redness of the eye, and decreased vision 72 h following the procedure...
March 28, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582259/corneal-densitometry-after-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-progressive-keratoconus
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Myriam Böhm, Mehdi Shajari, Matthias Remy, Thomas Kohnen
PURPOSE: To analyze changes in corneal densitometry 3 months after accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) measured with Scheimpflug tomography. METHODS: In this study we reviewed charts and anterior segment data of patients who had undergone accelerated pulsed epithelium-off CXL (30 mW/cm2 for 4 min, 8 min total radiation time) for treatment of progressive keratoconus in the Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. Visual, topographic, pachymetric and densitometric data were extracted before surgery and at the 3-month follow-up...
March 26, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576618/effects-of-collagen-cross-linking-on-the-keratoconus-metabolic-network
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Rabab Sharif, Henrik Sejersen, Garrett Frank, Jesper Hjortdal, Dimitrios Karamichos
PURPOSE: Keratoconus (KC) is a multifactorial, ectatic corneal disease. Metabolic changes in the corneal stroma with alterations in collagen fibril stability, oxidative stress, and urea cycle, have previously been reported as key players in KC pathobiology. Recently, corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) has been introduced as a treatment that can address the progressive nature of KC. While the treatment has been successful in the early days, it is not without clinical ramifications. In this study, we investigated the alterations in KC metabolic profiles due to CXL...
March 26, 2018: Eye
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