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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242495/the-evolution-of-corneal-transplantation
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Tobias Röck, Johanna Landenberger, Matthias Bramkamp, Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Daniel Röck
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the evolution of surgical methods in and leading indications for corneal transplantation from 2005 to 2016. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data from the corneal graft waiting list and from all keratoplasties carried out between 2005 and 2016 at the University Eye Hospital Tübingen were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS A total of 1259 keratoplasties were performed between 2005 and 2016 at the University Eye Hospital Tübingen. The most common surgical indications for corneal transplantation were Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (45...
December 15, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240299/the-effect-of-haemopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-on-the-ocular-phenotype-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-hurler
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Ahmed Javed, Tariq Aslam, Simon A Jones, Jean Mercer, Karen Tyler, Heather Church, Arunabha Ghosh, Robert Wynn, Krishanthy Sornalingam, Jane Ashworth
PURPOSE: To determine whether the ocular phenotype in patients with mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPSI) Hurler is affected by the efficacy of previous haemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of patients with MPSI who had undergone treatment with HSCT. METHODS: Ocular phenotype was documented for each patient and compared to levels of biomarkers representing efficacy of previous transplantation. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Assessment of visual acuity (VA), severity of corneal clouding and the presence of optic neuropathy or retinopathy...
December 14, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239730/directed-differentiation-of-periocular-mesenchyme-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Matthew Lovatt, Gary Hin-Fai Yam, Gary S Peh, Alan Colman, N Ray Dunn, Jodhbir S Mehta
Corneal tissue is the most transplanted of all body tissues. Currently, cadaveric donor tissues are used for transplantation. However, a global shortage of transplant grade material has prompted development of alternative, cell-based therapies for corneal diseases. Pluripotent stem cells are attractive sources of cells for regenerative medicine, because large numbers of therapeutically useful cells can be generated. However, a detailed understanding of how to differentiate clinically relevant cell types from stem cells is fundamentally required...
November 16, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235270/lamellar-keratoplasty-using-position-guided-surgical-needle-and-m-mode-optical-coherence-tomography
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Sungwon Shin, Jung Kweon Bae, Yujin Ahn, Hyeongeun Kim, Geonho Choi, Young-Sik Yoo, Choun-Ki Joo, Sucbei Moon, Woonggyu Jung
Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is an emerging surgical technique for the restoration of corneal clarity and vision acuity. The big-bubble technique in DALK surgery is the most essential procedure that includes the air injection through a thin syringe needle to separate the dysfunctional region of the cornea. Even though DALK is a well-known transplant method, it is still challenged to manipulate the needle inside the cornea under the surgical microscope, which varies its surgical yield. Here, we introduce the DALK protocol based on the position-guided needle and M-mode optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
December 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230251/establishment-of-novel-limbus-derived-highly-proliferative-abcg2-abcb5-limbal-epithelial-stem-cell-cultures
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Eung Kweon Kim, Ga-Hyun Lee, Boram Lee, Yong-Sun Maeng
Homeostasis and regeneration of corneal epithelia are sustained by limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs); thus, an LESC deficiency is a major cause of blindness worldwide. Despite the generally promising results of cultivated LESC transplantation, it has been limited by variations in long-term success rates, the use of xenogeneic and undefined culture components, and a scarcity of donor tissues. In this study, we identified the culture conditions required to expand LESCs in vitro and established human limbus-derived highly proliferative ABCG2+/ABCB5+ double-positive LESCs...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228112/xenotransplantation-the-current-status-and-prospects
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D K C Cooper, R Gaston, D Eckhoff, J Ladowski, T Yamamoto, L Wang, H Iwase, H Hara, M Tector, A J Tector
Introduction: There is a continuing worldwide shortage of organs from deceased human donors for transplantation into patients with end-stage organ failure. Genetically engineered pigs could resolve this problem, and could also provide tissues and cells for the treatment of conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease and corneal blindness. Sources of data: The current literature has been reviewed. Areas of agreement: The pathobiologic barriers are now largely defined...
December 8, 2017: British Medical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227340/corneal-transplantation-in-new-zealand-2000-to-2009
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Alexandra Z Crawford, Thiyagaraj Krishnan, Susan E Ormonde, Dipika V Patel, Charles N McGhee
PURPOSE: To quantify all minor/major adverse events in a large cohort of consecutive corneal transplants, particularly in respect to penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). METHODS: All corneal transplants in the Auckland region over a 10-year period (2000-2009) were identified through the New Zealand National Eye Bank. Relevant clinical records were assessed for this period and 2 years after. All intraoperative or postoperative adverse events/complications, visual acuity, and graft outcomes were recorded...
December 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226476/differences-in-the-activity-of-endogenous-bmp-signalling-impact-on-the-ability-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-differentiate-to-corneal-epithelial-like-cells
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Taty Anna Kamarudin, Sanja Bojic, Joseph Collin, Min Yu, Sameer Alharthi, Harley Buck, Alex Shortt, Lyle Armstrong, Francisco C Figueiredo, Majlinda Lako
Cornea is a clear outermost layer of the eye which enables transmission of light onto the retina. The transparent corneal epithelium is regenerated by limbal stem cells (LSCs), whose loss/dysfunction results in limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). Ex vivo expansion of autologous LSCs obtained from patient's healthy eye followed by transplantation onto the LSCs damaged/deficient eye, has provided a successful treatment for unilateral LSCD. This however is not applicable to patient with total bilateral LSCD, where LSCs are lost/damaged from both eyes...
December 11, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219138/organ-donation-in-india-scarcity-in-abundance
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Sandeep Sachdeva
In modern era, India witnessed its first successful corneal, kidney and cardiac transplant in the year 1960, 1967 and 1994 though the reverberations for organ donation and transplantation (ODT) existed since time-memorial with roots existing in Hindu mythology along with vivid example of Guru Dadheech and lord Ganesha. No country in the world is able to meets its organ requirement. Government of India promulgated Transplantation of Human Organ and Tissues Act in 1994 and with the view to enlarge its scope and promote organ donation government has brought new amendments as of year 2014 and 2017...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215394/visual-outcomes-and-aberrometric-changes-with-topography-guided-photorefractive-keratectomy-treatment-of-irregular-astigmatism-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Francisco Bandeira E Silva, Rossen Mihaylov Hazarbassanov, Eduardo Martines, José Luis Güell, Ana L Hofling-Lima
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual acuity and keratometric and aberrometric changes in patients with corneal transplants (PKP), who underwent topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (TG-PRK) with mitomycin C (MMC). METHODS: In this case study, 15 patients with spherical equivalents ranging from -11.00 to -0.25 diopters (D) who underwent penetrating corneal transplantation and had irregular astigmatism ranging from -7.5 to -2.0 D underwent TG-PRK with MMC. Corneal topography and wavefront of all patients were measured preoperatively and 12 months postoperatively...
December 5, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208552/controlling-human-corneal-stromal-stem-cell-contraction-to-mediate-rapid-cell-and-matrix-organization-of-real-architecture-for-3-dimensional-tissue-equivalents
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Dev Mukhey, James Phillips, Julie T Daniels, Alvena K Kureshi
The architecture of the human corneal stroma consists of a highly organized extracellular matrix (ECM) interspersed with keratocytes. Their progenitor cells; corneal stromal stem cells (CSSC) are located at the periphery, in the limbal stroma. A highly organized corneal ECM is critical for effective transmission of light but this structure may be compromised during injury or disease, resulting in loss of vision. Re-creating normal organization in engineered tissue equivalents for transplantation often involves lengthy culture times that are inappropriate for clinical use or utilisation of synthetic substrates that bring complications such as corneal melting...
December 2, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193858/exophiala-phaeomuriformis-keratitis-in-a-subarctic-climate-region-a-case-report
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André Vicente, Fátima Pedrosa Domellöf, Berit Byström
PURPOSE: To report a case of Exophiala phaeomuriformis mycotic keratitis in a patient from a subarctic climate region. Dematiaceous fungi (black yeasts) have been gaining importance as corneal keratitis and ulcer causative agents in certain regions, but no cases have been described in Scandinavia. METHODS: Case report of a patient with a persistent corneal erosion that eventually presented a brown-pigmented infiltrate. The patient had a history of several months of topical therapy comprising medication for glaucoma, corticosteroids and antibiotics...
November 29, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193851/survival-of-corneal-nerve-sheath-structures-in-organ-cultured-donor-corneas
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Virinder K Dhillon, Mohamed S Elalfy, Marco Messina, Mouhamed Al-Aqaba, Harminder S Dua
PURPOSE: To study the morphology of human corneal nerves in eye bank organ-cultured corneas and in corneal grafts post-transplantation. METHODS: Thirty-seven organ-cultured corneas were divided into: Group-A, anterior 300-400 μm of 20 corneas used for Descemets stripping endothelial keratoplasty, and Group-B, 17 full-thickness corneas unsuitable for transplantation. Corneas whole mounts were stained for nerves using acetylcholinesterase technique and examined by NanoZoomer digital pathology microscope...
November 29, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192679/post-lasik-exacerbation-of-granular-corneal-dystrophy-type-2-in-members-of-a-chinese-family
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C Chao-Shern, R Me, L A DeDionisio, B L Ke, M A Nesbit, J Marshall, C B T Moore
PurposeThe post-LASIK exacerbation of corneal dystrophy, otherwise asymptomatic, is almost exclusively associated with the TGFBI gene mutations at codon 124 in exon 4 and codon 555 in exon 12. It is our intention to demonstrate that the pre-operative genetic screening for TGFBI mutations should be mandatory for refractive surgery candidates.Patients and MethodsIn this study, we reviewed the proband's post-LASIK slit-lamp and in vivo confocal microscopy images and genetic testing results, and performed genetic testing on eleven additional members of the family to investigate the penetrance of corneal dystrophy in asymptomatic members who carry the mutation...
December 1, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190624/extreme-surgical-maneuvers-in-fungal-endophthalmitis
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María Isabel Relimpio-López, María Gessa-Sorroche, Antonio Manuel Garrido-Hermosilla, Concepción Díaz-Ruiz, Jesús Montero-Iruzubieta, Jaime Etxebarría-Ecenarro, Diego Ruiz-Casas, Enrique Rodríguez-de-la-Rúa-Franch
PURPOSE: To present the different evolution of 2 cases of endophthalmitis caused by Fusarium solani, an aggressive filamentous fungus, depending on the medical and surgical treatment performed. METHODS: We present 2 cases of endophthalmitis caused by Fusarium solani. Topical, intrastromal, intravitreal, and systemic antifungal treatment (natamycin, voriconazole, amphotericin B) failed in both cases. Corneal perforation took place in one of them, being unsuccessfully treated with cyanoacrylate and several amniotic membrane transplants...
November 30, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172876/limbal-stem-cell-transplantation-and-complications
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Jia Yin, Ula Jurkunas
Corneal epithelial stem cells are adult somatic stem cells located at the limbus and represent the ultimate source of transparent corneal epithelium. When these limbal stem cells become dysfunctional or deficient, limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) develops. LSCD is a major cause of corneal scarring and is particularly prevalent in chemical and thermal burns of the ocular surface. LSCD leads to conjunctivalization of the corneal surface, neovascularization, recurrent or persistent epithelial defects, ocular surface inflammation, and scarring that, in turn, lead to decreased vision, pain, and impaired quality of life...
November 27, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170974/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-amnion-membrane-transplantation-and-cross-linking-treatments-in-an-experimental-alkali-injury-model
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Sevgi Subasi, Ozgul Altintas, Murat Kasap, Nil Guzel, Gurler Akpinar, Suleyman Karaman
PURPOSE: In this study, by using a two-dimensional (2D) electrophoresis-based experimental approach, we aimed at understanding the nature of alkali injuries and the underlying mechanisms. A secondary aim was to compare the effects of cross-linking (CXL) and amnion membrane transplantation (AMT) on corneal protein compositions at the end of the early repair phase after injured with alkali. METHOD: The right corneas of 24 rabbits were injured with a 1 N solution of NaOH...
November 23, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162991/magnusiomyces-capitatus-a-new-and-emerging-pathogen-linked-to-keratomycosis
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Ankit Shah, Thomas Mauger
We describe our experience managing a case of fungal keratitis in a 71-year-old immunocompetent woman. Intracameral cultures isolated Magnusiomyces capitatus, a dimorphic commensal microbe with limited pathogenicity, in an immune competent patient. Repeated corneal cultures for bacteria and fungus were negative. Initial broad-spectrum topical fortified antibiotics were eventually escalated to include topical natamycin and voriconazole and oral voriconazole. The patient underwent emergent corneal transplantation, but recurrent infection eventually required anterior chamber washout and intracameral injection of amphotericin B...
2017: Digital Journal of Ophthalmology: DJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149984/corneal-xenotransplantation-from-pig-to-rhesus-monkey-no-signs-of-transmission-of-endogenous-porcine-retroviruses
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A Li, Y Zhang, Y Liu, Z Pan
BACKGROUND: Xenotransplantations of pig corneas have become an attractive alternative to human corneas. Such xenotransplantations carry the danger, however, of transmission of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs). Here, we investigated whether porcine corneas harbor viral DNA and RNA and whether transplantation to a nonhuman primate would lead to host PERV infection. METHODS: Monkey vein endothelial cells (MVECs) were inoculated with porcine aortic endothelial cell (PAEC) supernatants, and DNA and total RNA of MVECs were tested for PERV by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) assays...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149876/impact-of-donor-graft-quality-on-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-dalk
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Friederike Schaub, Philip Enders, Werner Adler, Björn O Bachmann, Claus Cursiefen, Ludwig M Heindl
BACKGROUND: To evaluate main features of donor tissue that may influence clinical outcome or complication rate after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). METHODS: Donor tissue parameters of 84 consecutive corneal donor grafts used for big-bubble DALK surgery between June 2011 and December 2014 in 84 eyes of 84 patients with disorders of anterior corneal stroma were correlated to clinical outcome parameters of recipient eyes 12 months after surgery and 3 months after total suture removal...
November 17, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
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