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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914026/limbal-stem-cell-and-oral-mucosal-epithelial-transplantation-from-ex-vivo-cultivation-in-lscd-induced-rabbits-histology-and-immunologic-study-of-the-transplant-epithelial-sheet
#1
Napaporn Tananuvat, Kanokkan Bumroongkit, Chainarong Tocharusa, Umnat Mevatee, Aphisek Kongkaew, Somsanguan Ausayakhun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of cultivated limbal epithelial and oral mucosal epithelial transplantation (CLET and COMET) in limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD)-induced rabbit model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six New Zealand white rabbits were divided into two groups of three rabbits each. Limbal tissue was harvested from the first group, and oral mucosal biopsy was obtained from the second group. The tissues were cultured using an explant technique with amniotic membrane as a substrate and co-culture with the 3T3 fibroblast and air-lifting method...
December 2, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911610/successful-consecutive-expansion-of-limbal-explants-using-a-biosafe-culture-medium-under-feeder-layer-free-conditions
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Marina López-Paniagua, Teresa Nieto-Miguel, Ana de la Mata, Sara Galindo, José M Herreras, Rosa M Corrales, Margarita Calonge
PURPOSE: Transplantation of in vitro cultured limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs) is a treatment widely used for LESC deficiency. However, the number of limbal tissue donors is limited, and protocols for LESC cultivation often include compounds and/or feeder layers that can induce side effects and/or increase the cost of the culture procedure. We investigated the feasibility of obtaining more than one limbal primary culture (LPC) from the same biopsy using a culture medium in which several potentially harmful compounds were replaced at the same time by biosafe supplements, allowing the LESC cultivation without feeder layers...
December 2, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907157/human-bone-derived-collagen-for-the-development-of-an-artificial-corneal-endothelial-graft-in-vivo-results-in-a-rabbit-model
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Natalia Vázquez, Manuel Chacón, Carlos A Rodríguez-Barrientos, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Miguel Naveiras, Begoña Baamonde, Jose F Alfonso, Iriana Zambrano-Andazol, Ana C Riestra, Álvaro Meana
Corneal keratoplasty (penetrating or lamellar) using cadaveric human tissue, is nowadays the main treatment for corneal endotelial dysfunctions. However, there is a worldwide shortage of donor corneas available for transplantation and about 53% of the world's population have no access to corneal transplantation. Generating a complete cornea by tissue engineering is still a tough goal, but an endothelial lamellar graft might be an easier task. In this study, we developed a tissue engineered corneal endothelium by culturing human corneal endothelial cells on a human purified type I collagen membrane...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900926/-corneal-cross-linking-as-a-treatment-for-progressive-keratoconus
#4
R P L Wisse, N Soeters, D A Godefrooij, N G de Koning-Tahzib
Keratoconus is a corneal disease with onset typically occurring during puberty or early adulthood. The cornea progressively thins and acquires a cone-like shape which negatively affects visual acuity. In the early stages, visual acuity can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. In more advanced cases, a corneal transplant is ultimately indicated to restore visual acuity. Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is a treatment given at a relatively early stage that protects patients against deterioration of visual acuity and further corneal deformation in progressive cases of keratoconus...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888277/looking-the-world-in-the-face-the-benefits-and-challenges-of-facial-transplantation-for-blind-patients
#5
Katrina A Bramstedt, Jan A Plock
Total bilateral blindness in the setting of facial transplantation is a controversial matter. Some transplant teams exclude these candidates, while others accept them onto their facial transplant waiting list. Using 3 cases, the clinical and ethical complexity of total bilateral blindness is explored. Guidance (medical, psychological, and social) for total bilateral blindness as both an inclusion and exclusion criterion is provided, with the stipulation that total bilateral blindness should not be an automatic exclusion criterion for facial transplantation...
November 25, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888184/amnion-assisted-conjunctival-epithelial-redirection-in-limbal-stem-cell-grafting
#6
Harminder S Dua, Ammar Miri, Mohamed S Elalfy, Anna Lencova, Dalia G Said
AIMS: To develop a technique using amniotic membrane (AM) to prevent admixture of conjunctival epithelial cells and limbal explant-derived corneal epithelial cells in patients undergoing limbal stem cell transplantation. To compare this technique with the current method of 'sequential sector conjunctival epitheliectomy' (SSCE). METHODS: 26 patients with total limbal stem cell deficiency who underwent ocular surface reconstruction with limbal stem cells transplantation were retrospectively studied...
November 25, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873063/-a%C3%A2-new-technique-to-facilitate-donor-preparation-for-dmek-surgery
#7
P W Rieck, T Engels
BACKGROUND: Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is becoming more and more the method of choice to treat corneal endothelial diseases in specialized centers. The reasons that prevent this technique from becoming widespread are the delicate donor tissue preparation. By inverting the curvature of the cornea from convex to concave after mounting onto an artificial anterior chamber, we developed a combined manual delamination and hydrodissection technique, which allows a rapid and endothelium-preserving method of separating donor Descemet membranes from the underlying stroma...
November 21, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863068/scaffold-free-tissue-engineering-of-functional-corneal-stromal-tissue
#8
Fatima N Syed-Picard, Yiqin Du, Andrew J Hertsenberg, Rachelle Palchesko, Martha L Funderburgh, Adam W Feinberg, James L Funderburgh
Blinding corneal scarring is predominately treated with allogeneic graft tissue, however, there is a worldwide shortage of donor tissue leaving millions in need of therapy. Human corneal stromal stem cells (CSSC) have been shown produce corneal tissue when cultured on nanofiber scaffolding, but this tissue cannot be readily separated from the scaffold. In this study, scaffold-free tissue engineering methods were used to generate biomimetic corneal stromal tissue constructs that can be transplanted in vivo without introducing the additional variables associated with exogenous scaffolding...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861306/enhancing-dmek-success-by-identifying-optimal-levels-of-trypan-blue-dye-application-to-donor-corneal-tissue
#9
Parag A Majmudar, Lauren Johnson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the correct concentration and duration of application of trypan blue dye to Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) donor corneal tissue before transplant to enhance visibility while minimizing damage to the tissue. METHODS: Corneas were precut for DMEK using an 8-mm punch, and each was stained with either 0.06% or 0.15% trypan blue for a duration of 1, 3, or 5 minutes. After staining, each tissue was placed in balanced salt solution and observed to determine how quickly the stain faded from the tissue using a grading system...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861305/trends-and-determinants-of-familial-consent-for-corneal-donation-in-chinese
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Allie Lee, Michael Y Ni, Amanda C K Luk, Jessie K P Lau, Karen S Y Lam, Tom K Li, Catherine S M Wong, Victoria W Y Wong
PURPOSE: Corneal transplantation is the treatment of choice for many corneal diseases. At present, there is a global shortage of corneal transplant tissues, and failure to obtain consent from families of potential donors is a major limiting factor in tissue procurement. METHODS: All family members of potential donors after cardiac death approached by the local eye bank staff members from January 2008 to December 2014 in Hong Kong were included. Reasons for consent or refusal and sociodemographic details of the deceased and the family members approached were reviewed...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861304/trends-in-corneal-transplantation-in-keratoconus
#11
Daniel Sarezky, Stephen E Orlin, Wei Pan, Brian L VanderBeek
PURPOSE: To determine recent trends in and sociodemographic/comorbid conditions associated with penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and lamellar keratoplasty (LK) for keratoconus (KCN). METHODS: Patients with KCN and subsequent PK and LK procedures were identified using International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) billing codes. The change in surgical rates was calculated over a decade, and multivariate analysis demonstrated factors associated with undergoing surgery...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860476/-historic-survey-of-posterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-techniques-an-overview
#12
P Studený, D Křížová, P Kuchynka
Some of the modifications of posterior lamellar keratoplasty is at the present considered by most of the corneal surgeons as method of choice in case of patients corneal endothelium damage. However, this surgical technique undergoes in the last 20 years relatively rapid development. Even in the current time, there exist side by side and are used different types and modifications of this sort of transplantation. Because of this reason, differences among individual methods are sometimes not accurately understood and the terminology may be used not exactly as well...
2016: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853009/outcome-of-transplanted-donor-corneas-with-more-than-6-h-of-death-to-preservation-time
#13
Ashik Mohamed, Sunita Chaurasia, Prashant Garg
PURPOSE: In tropical countries, physicians are skeptic in using corneas with death-to-preservation time (DTPT) >6 h, concerns being endothelial cell viability and microbial contamination on prolonged DTPT. The objective of the study was to investigate these concerns by analyzing the outcomes of corneal transplants performed using donor corneas with DTPT >6 h. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a retrospective case series of 65 transplants performed in 2013 with donor corneas that had DTPT >6 h (range, 6...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849309/activation-of-rac1-and-rhoa-preserve-corneal-endothelial-barrier-function
#14
María C Ortega, Diana Santander-García, Beatriz Marcos-Ramiro, Susana Barroso, Susan Cox, Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, Jaime Millán
Purpose: The corneal endothelium is responsible for the correct hydration of the corneal stroma. Corneal endothelial cells have a low proliferative capacity, so preserving their barrier function under suboptimal conditions that cause osmotic imbalance, such as those arising from corneal pathologies, age, cryopreservation, and transplantation, is essential for maintaining corneal transparency. We have investigated the signaling induced by hyperosmotic shock that reversibly disrupts corneal endothelial barriers in human endothelial cells and in murine corneas...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843896/surgical-reconstruction-of-ocular-surface-tumors-using-fibrin-sealant-tissue-adhesive
#15
Aline Roseane Queiroz de Paiva, Larissa Abreu de Azevedo Fraga, Virgínia Laura Lucas Torres
PURPOSE: To evaluate the surgical outcomes of ocular surface reconstruction in corneal-conjunctival tumors using fibrin tissue adhesive. METHODS: A prospective noncomparative study was performed between May 2013 and February 2015. Patients were submitted to routine surgical procedure for corneal-conjunctival tumor excision followed by amniotic membrane graft transplantation using fibrin tissue adhesive (Evicel®, Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd., Israel). Results were assessed on the 1st, 7th, 15th and 30th postoperative days to analyze subjective complaints, adhesiveness and positioning of the graft, potential complications and recurrences...
October 2016: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843236/mycobacterium-chelonae-in-a-tectonic-corneal-graft
#16
Haziq Raees Chowdhury, Oliver Comyn, Gill Jones, Mayank A Nanavaty
Atypical mycobacterial infections of the cornea can present with nonspecific inflammatory changes and graft rejection, with no obvious focus to culture and a subsequent delay to diagnosis. These pathogens are well documented in the literature following laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis but have rarely been described following corneal transplant surgery. We report a single case of Mycobacterium chelonae keratitis 1 year after tectonic keratoplasty.
September 2016: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843086/measurement-of-visual-function-among-patients-undergoing-corneal-transplantation-using-the-vf-14-index-in-morocco
#17
S Belghmaidi, L Adarmouch, M Baali, M Sebbani, I Hajji, M Amine, A Moutaouakil
OBJECTIVE: To validate the Moroccan version of the VF-14 in candidates for keratoplasty and to assess their quality of life using this tool before and after transplantation. METHODS: This is a longitudinal prospective study that assessed 57 patients who underwent penetrating keratoplasty, recruited in the ophthalmology service in Marrakech over 5 years. The original VF-14 questionnaire was adapted into Moroccan dialect. The questionnaire was administered before and 2 years after transplantation...
November 11, 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831562/mitochondrial-transfer-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-effectively-protects-corneal-epithelial-cells-from-mitochondrial-damage
#18
Dan Jiang, Fei Gao, Yuelin Zhang, David Sai Hung Wong, Qing Li, Hung-Fat Tse, Goufeng Xu, Zhendong Yu, Qizhou Lian
Recent studies have demonstrated that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can donate mitochondria to airway epithelial cells and rescue mitochondrial damage in lung injury. We sought to determine whether MSCs could donate mitochondria and protect against oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial dysfunction in the cornea. Co-culturing of MSCs and corneal epithelial cells (CECs) indicated that the efficiency of mitochondrial transfer from MSCs to CECs was enhanced by Rotenone (Rot)-induced oxidative stress. The efficient mitochondrial transfer was associated with increased formation of tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) between MSCs and CECs, tubular connections that allowed direct intercellular communication...
November 10, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830086/active-pedicle-epithelial-flap-transposition-combined-with-amniotic-membrane-transplantation-for-treatment-of-nonhealing-corneal-ulcers
#19
Ting Zhang, Yuexin Wang, Yanni Jia, Dongle Liu, Suxia Li, Weiyun Shi, Hua Gao
Introduction. The objective was to evaluate the efficacy of active pedicle epithelial flap transposition combined with amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) in treating nonhealing corneal ulcers. Material and Methods. Eleven patients (11 eyes) with nonhealing corneal ulcer who underwent the combined surgery were included. Postoperatively, ulcer healing time was detected by corneal fluorescein staining. Visual acuity, intraocular pressure, surgical complications, and recurrence were recorded. Corneal status was inspected by the laser scanning confocal microscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT)...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829382/corneal-keloid-four-case-reports-of-clinicopathological-features-and-surgical-outcome
#20
Hyo Kyung Lee, Hyuk Jin Choi, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee, Joo Youn Oh
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcome of corneal keloid is largely variable depending on reports, although surgical management is inevitable in visually significant cases. We here report clinical features, histopathological findings, and surgical outcome of four cases of corneal keloid. CASE PRESENTATION: Four Korean male patients without a history of corneal trauma or disease were clinically and histologically evaluated for a slowly-growing, white opacity in the cornea...
November 9, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
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