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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338041/meibomian-gland-dysfunction-correlates-to-the-tear-film-instability-and-ocular-discomfort-in-patients-with-pterygium
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Huping Wu, Zhirong Lin, Fan Yang, Xie Fang, Nuo Dong, Shunrong Luo, Xumin Shang, Wei Li, Zuguo Liu
Pterygium is a very common disease in an eye clinic characterized by a benign proliferation of local conjunctiva that often crosses the limber of cornea and extends into corneal surface. Variety of studies has showed that pterygium is able to result in ocular discomfort and the change of ocular surface environment, such as dry eye. However, the link between abnormal tear film function and pterygium is controversial. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common cause of dry eye and ocular discomfort but is often neglected, which may be the missing link between dry eye and pterygium...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337057/accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-pediatric-keratoconus-one-year-study
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Amani E Badawi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in pediatric keratoconus. DESIGN: Prospective non-randomized observational study. METHODS: 33 eyes of 25 children with keratoconus were included. The corneal epithelium was mechanically removed. Next, riboflavin/hydroxypropyl methylcellulose solution) was applied for 10 min. Accelerated CXL (10 mW/cm(2) for 9 min), was accomplished. Visual acuity, slit lamp examination, refraction, keratometry readings, pachymetry, anterior and posterior elevations, average progression indices, and Q values were recorded...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336222/evaluation-of-the-shifting-of-the-line-of-sight-and-higher-order-aberrations-of-eyes-with-keratoconus-after-corneal-cross-linking
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Pinar Kosekahya, Mustafa Koc, Kemal Tekin, Murat Uzel, Cemile Ucgul Atilgan, Mehtap Caglayan, Pelin Yilmazbas
AIM: To evaluate changes in the coordinates of the line of sight (LoS) and higher order aberrations (HOAs) of eyes with keratoconus, following corneal cross-linking (CXL). METHODS: All patients (93 eyes) underwent detailed ophthalmologic examination and Pentacam HR measurements at baseline and at 3, 6, and 12 months after corneal CXL. LoS coordinates on the horizontal (x) and vertical (y) axes, vertical coma, vertical trefoil, spherical aberration, total root-mean square (RMS), and HOA-RMS values were recorded along with visual acuity and topographical parameters...
March 20, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317677/trends-in-cataract-surgery-training-curricula
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Mona Lotfipour, Ramunas Rolius, Erik B Lehman, Seth M Pantanelli, Ingrid U Scott
PURPOSE: To evaluate trends in cataract surgery training curricula and factors affecting timing of resident participation as a primary surgeon. SETTING: Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of anonymous survey results. METHODS: A description of the study and link to an online survey was e-mailed to program directors of each ophthalmology residency training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299302/cornea-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-a-comparison-between-accelerated-and-conventional-methods
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Hasan Razmjoo, Alireza Peyman, Ali Rahimi, Hoda Jafari Modrek
BACKGROUND: Keratoconus is a progressive degenerative disorder of the cornea in which structural changes in the cornea cause it to become thin and conical in shape. Recently, collagen cross-linking (CXL) has been introduced as an effective intervention in management of progressive keratoconus. Accelerated CXL is a new protocol of this procedure which reduces corneal ultraviolet irradiation exposure time to 5 min. This study aimed to compare visual acuity, keratometry and topographic criteria of keratoconic eyes after conventional and accelerated CXL with a six-month follow-up...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297026/biomechanical-changes-after-in-vivo-collagen-cross-linking-with-rose-bengal-green-light-and-riboflavin-uva
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Nandor Bekesi, Patricia Gallego-Muñoz, Lucía Ibarés-Frías, Pablo Perez-Merino, M Carmen Martinez-Garcia, Irene E Kochevar, Susana Marcos
Purpose: To compare corneal biomechanical properties after in vivo and ex vivo cross-linking (CXL) using rose bengal-green light (RGX) or riboflavin-UVA (UVX). Methods: Corneas of 30 rabbits were treated in vivo by the two CXL modalities monolaterally (Group 1) or bilaterally (Group 2). Rabbits in Group 1 were euthanized 1 month after treatments and in Group 2 two months after treatment. Ex vivo CXL was also performed. Eyes were measured by Scheimpflug air puff corneal deformation imaging (Corvis ST) under constant IOP...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286571/we-are-not-alone-a-case-for-the-human-microbiome-in-extra-intestinal-diseases
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EDITORIAL
S Shivaji
BACKGROUND: "Dysbiosis" in the gut microbiome has been implicated in auto-immune diseases, in inflammatory diseases, in some cancers and mental disorders. The challenge is to unravel the cellular and molecular basis of dysbiosis so as to understand the disease manifestation. MAIN BODY: Next generation sequencing and genome enabled technologies have led to the establishment of the composition of gut microbiomes and established that "dysbiosis" is the cause of several diseases...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283279/randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-transepithelial-corneal-cross-linking-using-iontophoresis-with-the-dresden-protocol-in-progressive-keratoconus
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Marco Lombardo, Daniela Giannini, Giuseppe Lombardo, Sebastiano Serrao
PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes of transepithelial corneal cross-linking using iontophoresis (T-ionto CL) and standard corneal cross-linking (standard CL) for the treatment of progressive keratoconus 12 months after the operation. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-four eyes of 25 participants with progressive keratoconus were randomized into T-ionto CL (22 eyes) or standard CL (12 eyes). METHODS: T-ionto CL was performed using an iontophoresis device with dextran-free 0...
March 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264134/biomechanical-weakening-of-different-re-treatment-options-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
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Sabine Kling, Bogdan Spiru, Farhad Hafezi, Walter Sekundo
PURPOSE: To determine the corneal weakening induced by different re-treatment options after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and investigate the potential of corneal cross-linking (CXL) to reestablish the original corneal stress resistance. METHODS: A total of 96 freshly enucleated porcine corneas were used. The initial refractive correction was defined to be -11.00 diopters (D) and the required enhancement to be -3.00 D. Three different re-treatment options were analyzed: -3D Re-SMILE, -3D photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) on top of the SMILE cap, and cap-to-flap conversion and -3D excimer ablation on the stromal bed (LASIK)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264133/why-non-contact-tonometry-tests-cannot-evaluate-the-effects-of-corneal-collagen-cross-linking
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Ángel Ortillés, José F Rodríguez-Matas, Miguel Á Ariza-Gracia, Gemma Pascual, Begoña Calvo
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of characterizing and following up the mechanical behavior of the corneal tissue after corneal cross-linking (CXL) by using a combined mechanical (in vivo indentation and in vitro uniaxial tensile tests) and morphological (immunohisto-chemistry) experimental protocol. METHODS: CXL (3 mW/cm(2); 370 nm) for 20 minutes (total dose 3.6 J/cm(2)) was performed on 12 New Zealand rabbits. The mechanical behavior of the cornea was characterized in small and large strain regimens using an in vivo indentation test with a laboratory device and an in vitro uniaxial tensile test, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264131/ex-vivo-study-of-transepithelial-corneal-cross-linking
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Andrea Cruzat, Anita N Shukla, Samer N Arafat, Saleh Alageel, Clara Colon, James Chodosh, Joseph B Ciolino
PURPOSE: To perform in vitro assessment of different techniques of transepithelial corneal cross-linking (CXL) and to compare the results to deepithelialized CXL. METHODS: Transepithelial CXL was performed after pre-treatment with or without penetration enhancers (gum cellulose, 0.44% sodium chloride, and 0.01% benzalkonium chloride) for 15 or 60 minutes. Deepithelialized corneas underwent CXL after pretreatment with riboflavin for 15 minutes, according to the Dresden protocol...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264130/a-new-matrix-therapy-agent-for-faster-corneal-healing-and-less-ocular-discomfort-following-epi-off-accelerated-corneal-cross-linking-in-progressive-keratoconus
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Koray Gumus, Marta Gomes Guerra, Sara Homem de Melo Marques, Sarper Karaküçük, Denis Barritault
PURPOSE: To investigate the hypothesis that a new matrix therapy agent (ReGeneraTing Agent, [RGTA]) would speed up the corneal reepithelialization, improve stromal healing, and reduce ocular symptoms after epi-off corneal cross-linking (CXL). METHODS: Sixty eyes of 60 patients with progressive keratoconus were enrolled in the study. Epi-off accelerated CXL was performed in all patients. Sixty eyes were randomized into two groups according to use of RGTA eye drops prior to contact lens fitting at the end...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257382/customized-corneal-cross-linking-a-mathematical-model
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Ciro Caruso, Robert L Epstein, Carmine Ostacolo, Luigi Pacente, Salvatore Troisi, Gaetano Barbaro
PURPOSE: To improve the safety, reproducibility, and depth of effect of corneal cross-linking with the ultraviolet A (UV-A) exposure time and fluence customized according to the corneal thickness. METHODS: Twelve human corneas were used for the experimental protocol. They were soaked using a transepithelial (EPI-ON) technique using riboflavin with the permeation enhancer vitamin E-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate. The corneas were then placed on microscope slides and irradiated at 3 mW/cm for 30 minutes...
March 1, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244932/photopic-mesopic-and-scotopic-visual-acuity-after-18-mw-cm2-accelerated-corneal-cross-linking
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Soheila Asgari, Hassan Hashemi, Mohammad Miraftab, Saied Shahhoseini, Ebrahim Jafarzadhpur, Shiva Mehravaran, Akbar Fotouhi
OBJECTIVES: One-year changes in uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuity under different lighting conditions after accelerated cross-linking (CXL) in patients with progressive keratoconus in comparison with nontreated cases. METHODS: In this nonrandomized clinical trial, the sample included 50 eyes in the CXL group and 40 eyes in the control group. Visual acuity was tested under photopic (100 lux), mesopic (20 lux), and scotopic (0.5 lux) lighting conditions at 6 months and 1 year...
February 27, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235421/acute-corneal-hydrops-during-pregnancy-with-spontaneous-resolution-after-corneal-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-a-case-report
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Ricardo Alexandre Stock, Thaís Thumé, Elcio Luiz Bonamigo
BACKGROUND: Keratoconus may progress to acute corneal hydrops even after cross-linking. In some cases, keratoconus progresses during pregnancy. In this report, we present a case of a patient with increased anterior stromal resistance after cross-linking that would favor nonprogression of keratoconus during pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report that cross-linking is likely to have had a protective effect in a white pregnant patient with acute corneal hydrops who showed rapid improvement, as documented by corneal topography...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230557/comparison-of-the-conventional-dresden-protocol-and-accelerated-protocol-with-higher-ultraviolet-intensity-in-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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Moonjung Choi, Jiwon Kim, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To compare the accelerated corneal cross-linking (CXL) protocol and the conventional Dresden protocol in patients with keratoconus in terms of visual acuity, keratometric values, and topographic parameters. METHODS: Twenty-eight eyes of 25 patients with primary keratoconus were divided into 2 groups; 15 eyes in group 1 received CXL under the standard Dresden protocol (3 mW/cm for 30 min, dose 5.4 J/cm) and 13 eyes in group 2 were treated with the accelerated protocol (30 mW/cm for 3 min 40 s, dose 6...
February 22, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226245/subconjunctival-injectable-dendrimer-dexamethasone-gel-for-the-treatment-of-corneal-inflammation
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Uri Soiberman, Siva P Kambhampati, Tony Wu, Manoj K Mishra, Yumin Oh, Rishi Sharma, Jiangxia Wang, Abdul Elah Al Towerki, Samuel Yiu, Walter J Stark, Rangaramanujam M Kannan
Corneal inflammation is often encountered as a key pathological event in many corneal diseases. Current treatments involve topical corticosteroids which require frequent instillations due to rapid tear turnover, causing side-effects such as corneal toxicity and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Hence, new interventions that can reduce side effects, dosing frequency, and increase patient compliance can be highly beneficial. In this study, we explore a subconjunctival injectable gel based on G4-PAMAM dendrimer and hyaluronic acid, cross-linked using thiol-ene click chemistry, incorporated with dendrimer dexamethasone (D-Dex) conjugates as a potential strategy for sustained delivery and enhanced bioavailability of corticosteroids...
May 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215504/a-case-of-in-vivo-iontophoresis-assisted-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-an-immunohistochemical-study
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Mirko Manetti, Eleonora Favuzza, Eleonora Sgambati, Rita Mencucci, Mirca Marini
The standard corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL), that includes the removal of corneal epithelium to permit adequate penetration of riboflavin in the stroma, is an established procedure to halting keratoconus progression. However, as epithelial removal may cause postoperative pain and an increased risk of corneal infection, new therapeutic approaches have been proposed. Iontophoresis is a recently developed non-invasive technique which provides the use of electrical current during CXL to enhance transepithelial penetration of riboflavin into the corneal stroma...
February 15, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197339/refractive-topographic-and-aberrometric-results-at-2-year-follow-up-for-accelerated-corneal-cross-link-for-progressive-keratoconus
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Ercüment Bozkurt, Engin Bilge Ozgurhan, Betul Ilkay Sezgin Akcay, Tugba Kurt, Yusuf Yildirim, Zehra Karaagaç Günaydin, Ahmet Demirok
Purpose. To report the visual, refractive, and corneal topography and wavefront aberration results of accelerated corneal cross-linking (CXL) during a 24-month follow-up. Methods. Forty-seven eyes underwent riboflavin-ultraviolet A-induced accelerated CXL treatment (30 mW/cm(2) with a total dose of 7.2 joules/cm(2)). Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), spherical and cylindrical values, keratometry (K) measurements (Ksteep, Kflat, Kavg, and Kapex), central corneal thickness, and anterior corneal aberrometric analyses including total wavefront error (WFE), total high order aberration (HOA), astigmatism, trefoil, coma, quadrafoil, secondary astigmatism, and spherical aberration were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192592/an-algorithm-to-predict-the-biomechanical-stiffening-effect-in-corneal-cross-linking
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Sabine Kling, Farhad Hafezi
PURPOSE: To develop an algorithm to predict the stiffening effect of CXL and to verify the accuracy with results obtained from experimental measurements. METHODS: The algorithm considers different variables: the reaction kinetics of riboflavin diffusion and riboflavin photodegradation to determine the effective riboflavin concentration in different stromal layers; the oxygen diffusion and ultraviolet (UV) absorption to determine the amount of reactive oxygen species as a function of time and stromal depth...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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