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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339457/targeted-aav5-smad7-gene-therapy-inhibits-corneal-scarring-in-vivo
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Suneel Gupta, Jason T Rodier, Ajay Sharma, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Prashant R Sinha, Nathan P Hesemann, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Rajiv R Mohan
Corneal scarring is due to aberrant activity of the transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling pathway following traumatic, mechanical, infectious, or surgical injury. Altered TGFβ signaling cascade leads to downstream Smad (Suppressor of mothers against decapentaplegic) protein-mediated signaling events that regulate expression of extracellular matrix and myogenic proteins. These events lead to transdifferentiation of keratocytes into myofibroblasts through fibroblasts and often results in permanent corneal scarring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339301/cultivation-of-human-oral-mucosal-explants-on-contact-lenses
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Barbara Zsebik, László Ujlaky-Nagy, Gergely Losonczy, György Vereb, Lili Takács
Purpose/Aim: Autologous cultivated oral mucosal (OM) epithelial transplantation has been successfully used as corneal epithelial replacement in bilateral limbal stem cell deficiency. Recently, lotrafilcon A contact lens (CL) surface was described as a suitable carrier for cultured stem cells in corneal epithelial transplantation. Our aim was to establish explant cultures from human OM on CL carriers that are free of animal-derived materials and feeder cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human cadaveric 2 mm OM explants were sutured onto CL surfaces and cultivated with fetal calf serum (FCS) or human serum (HS) supplemented culture medium without feeder cells...
March 24, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334307/an-unusual-corneal-degeneration
#3
Catherine J Choi, Han-Ying Peggy Chang, Nahyoung Grace Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 23, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333880/twenty-five-gauge-pars-plana-vitrectomy-in-complex-retinal-detachments-associated-with-giant-retinal-tear
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Vinod Kumar, Devesh Kumawat, Anju Bhari, Parijat Chandra
PURPOSE: To study the structural and functional outcomes of 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy in giant retinal tear-associated retinal detachments. METHODS: Seventeen eyes of 17 patients with giant retinal tear, who underwent 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy over a period of 15 months at a tertiary eye care center by a single surgeon, were recruited in this retrospective interventional study. RESULTS: Giant retinal tears were mostly traumatic (35...
March 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333563/effect-of-high-altitude-exposure-on-intraocular-pressure-using-goldmann-applanation-tonometry
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Gabriel Willmann, Kai Schommer, Maximilian Schultheiss, M Dominik Fischer, Karl-Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Florian Gekeler, Andreas Schatz
Willmann, Gabriel, Kai Schommer, Maximilian Schultheiss, M. Dominik Fischer, Karl-Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Florian Gekeler, and Andreas Schatz. Effect of high altitude exposure on intraocular pressure using Goldmann applanation tonometry. High Alt Med Biol. 00:000-000, 2017. AIMS: The aim of the study was to quantify changes of intraocular pressure (IOP) during exposure to 4559 m using the state-of-the-art method of Goldmann applanation tonometry for IOP measurement and to detect correlations between IOP and acute mountain sickness (AMS) in a prospective manner...
March 23, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332214/serum-eye-drops-a-survey-of-international-production-methods
#6
D C Marks, P F van der Meer
BACKGROUND: Serum eye drops (SEDs) are used to treat dry eye syndrome and non-healing corneal lesions when other treatments fail. Despite many clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of both autologous and allogeneic SEDs, there is no internationally harmonized method for producing SEDs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 40-question survey requesting information regarding donor selection, blood collection and processing, infectious disease screening, shelf life and regulatory requirements for the production of autologous and allogeneic SEDs was developed by the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion Collaborative...
March 23, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332021/female-hormone-17%C3%AE-estradiol-downregulated-mmp-2-expression-and-upregulated-a1pi-expression-in-human-corneal-stromal-cells
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Hongbo Yin, Qi Wan, Yan Tian, Bo Zhao, Yingping Deng
Collagens are essential for cornea functions. In non-ocular tissues, it has been demonstrated that sex hormones modulate the collagen remodeling. In this study, we investigated whether the primary female hormone 17β-estradiol plays a role in the expressions of matrix metalloproteinases and proteinase inhibitors in cultured human corneal stromal cells. We found that 17β-estradiol treatment significantly reduced the matrix metalloproteinase-2 mRNA in human corneal stromal cells as well as the matrix metalloproteinase-2 proteins, while the matrix metalloproteinase-9 mRNA level was not significantly altered...
March 23, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331873/rapid-corneal-thinning-and-perforated-ulcerative-keratitis-in-a-patient-with-relapsing-polychondritis
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Tracy Hiu Ting Lai, Nikki Far, Alvin Lerrmann Young, Vishal Jhanji
BACKGROUND: To report rapid corneal thinning and perforation in a case with relapsing polychondritis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43 year-old male diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis suffered from bilateral scleritis, bilateral swelling of pinna, saddle nose and tracheal stenosis. The patient presented with right eye pain and redness for one month. Slit lamp examination of the right eye showed 80% peripheral corneal thinning between 3 and 7 o'clock. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 1...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330899/il-24-promotes-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis-in-c57bl-6-mouse-corneas
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Bing X Ross, Nan Gao, Xinhan Cui, Theodore J Standiford, Jianjiang Xu, Fu-Shin X Yu
The aim of this study was to elucidate the expression and functions of IL-24 in C57BL/6 mouse corneas in response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. Among IL-20R cytokines, only IL-24 was induced at both mRNA and protein levels by infection at early time points. The upregulation of IL-24 was dampened by flagellin pretreatment, which protects the corneas from microbial infection. Time course studies revealed bimodal early and later peaks of IL-24 expression, a pattern shared with suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)3 but not IL-1β or IL-6...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328814/clinical-outcomes-of-new-toric-trifocal-diffractive-intraocular-lens-in-patients-with-cataract-and-stable-keratoconus-six-months-follow-up
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Doroodgar Farideh, Sanginabadi Azad, Niazi Feizollah, Niazi Sana, Alinia Cyrus, Ghoreishi Mohammad, Baradaran-Rafii Alireza
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical results of toric trifocal diffractive intraocular lens in eyes with cataract and mild keratoconus. METHODS: Five keratoconus patients (10 eyes) that had bilateral AT LISA 939 implantation were selected and had followed in 3-time horizons of 1, 3, and 6 months. Patients were 46 to 65 years old age, corneal astigmatism of (2.00 D at 6.75 D) and cataract that all of them needed cataract surgery. The distance, intermediate and near visual acuities, defocus curve, ocular aberrations, contrast sensitivity, were measured as effectiveness criteria...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328727/strategies-for-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-after-hydrops-in-keratoconus
#11
Matthias Fuest, Jodhbir S Mehta
Corneal hydrops affects approximately 2.5% of keratoconus (KC) cases, predominantly young males approximately 25 years of age with steep cones. Often, patients are left with a vision-reducing corneal scar frequently necessitating surgical treatment. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK) has worse survival outcomes in hydrops than in general KC cases. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is a nonpenetrating technique believed to achieve equal or better outcomes in visual acuity, graft survival, endothelial rejection rates, and endothelial cell survival in comparison with PK, while maintaining globe integrity and the patients' Descemet membrane (DM) and endothelium...
March 21, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328726/clinical-outcomes-and-contact-lens-case-contamination-using-a-povidone-iodine-disinfection-system
#12
Jacqueline Tan, Ananya Datta, Katherine Wong, Mark D P Willcox, Ajay K Vijay
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incidence of adverse events during the use of a povidone-iodine disinfecting solution (cleadew) and the microbial contamination in contact lens cases. METHODS: A prospective, single-center, open-label, controlled study evaluating the use of cleadew cleaning and disinfecting system in existing daily wear soft contact lens wearers over a 3-month period was conducted. Ocular signs and symptoms during lens wear were assessed at baseline and after 1 and 3 months of using cleadew...
March 21, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328724/effects-of-corneal-scars-and-their-treatment-with-rigid-contact-lenses-on-quality-of-vision
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Bram de Jong, Ivanka J E van der Meulen, Johannes M J van Vliet, Ruth Lapid-Gortzak, Carla P Nieuwendaal, Thomas J T P van den Berg
OBJECTIVES: To study the effects of corneal scars and the treatment of these scars with rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses on quality of vision including straylight. Visual effects were related to scar characteristics such as size and grade. METHODS: Straylight and best-corrected visual acuity were measured in 23 patients with corneal scars during and after RGP contact lens wear. Contralateral eyes were used as controls, and age-normal values in case of bilateral scars...
March 21, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326448/anaerobic-metabolism-in-t4-acanthamoeba-genotype
#14
Daniella de Sousa Mendes Moreira Alves, Luciano Moreira Alves, Tatiane Luiza da Costa, Ana Maria de Castro, Marina Clare Vinaud
Members of the genus Acanthamoeba are of the most common protozoa that has been isolated from a variety of environment and affect immunocompromised individuals, causing granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and skin lesions. Acanthamoeba, in immunocompetent patients, may cause a keratitis related to corneal microtrauma. These free-living amoebas easily adapt to the host environment and wield metabolic pathways such as the energetic and respiratory ones in order to maintain viability for long periods. The energetic metabolism of cysts and trophozoites remains mostly unknown...
March 22, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326192/differences-in-surgical-management-of-corneal-perforations-measured-over-six-years
#15
Katarzyna Krysik, Dariusz Dobrowolski, Anita Lyssek-Boron, Judyta Jankowska-Szmul, Edward A Wylegala
Purpose. To report the surgical approach, anatomical and functional results, and complications in the group of patients with corneal perforation. Materials and Methods. 247 eyes with corneal perforation were operated on between January 2010 and July 2016. The three surgical procedures, dependent on size and location of perforation, were performed: full-sized penetrating keratoplasty, corneoscleral patch graft, and anterior lamellar keratoplasty. The eyes underwent the minimum 6-month follow-up visit. Results...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325728/corneal-cystine-crystals-in-cystinosis
#16
Chen Ling, Xiaorong Liu, Zhi Chen, Yeping Jiang, Jianfeng Fan, Qun Meng, Qian Fu, Jifeng Yu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325632/current-optometric-practices-and-attitudes-in-keratoconus-patient-management
#17
Sara Ortiz-Toquero, Raul Martin
PURPOSE: To compare the current optometric practices and attitudes in the management of keratoconus patients in the UK and Spain. METHODS: An online survey (adapted to optometric practices) was distributed via a newsletter emailed by various professional organizations in the UK and Spain. RESULTS: Four hundred and sixty-four practitioners (126 in the UK; 338 in Spain) who prescribed gas permeable GP contact lenses (CLs) more than once per month (54...
March 18, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324243/fungal-keratitis-secondary-to-trametes-betulina-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#18
Joshua S Hardin, Deanna A Sutton, Nathan P Wiederhold, James Mele, Sunali Goyal
PURPOSE: We report the first case of human infection and keratitis secondary to Trametes betulina, a rare filamentous fungus. METHODS: Clinical examination including external and slit-lamp examination and corneal scrapings with microbiologic evaluation were performed on a patient with chronic allergic conjunctivitis, entropion and a long-standing corneal ulcer resistant to treatment. RESULTS: The culture from the corneal scraping revealed a basidiomycetous fungus which was submitted for identification...
March 21, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323491/the-effect-of-closed-eye-tear-film-conditions-on-blood-isolated-neutrophils-in-vitro
#19
Cameron Postnikoff, Maud Gorbet
PURPOSE: Eyelid closure results in influx of neutrophils onto the ocular surface, which are non-responsive to inflammatory stimuli. This investigation examined whether incubation of blood-isolated neutrophils in closed-eye conditions induce a tear-film neutrophil phenotype. METHODS: Blood-isolated neutrophils were incubated combining various conditions: hypoxia, corneal epithelial cells (HCEC), artificial tear solution (ATS). RESULTS: A hypoxic environment induced no differential effect on membrane receptor expression...
March 21, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321999/factors-influencing-the-contamination-rate-of-human-organ-cultured-corneas
#20
Daniel Röck, Johanna Wude, Karl U Bartz-Schmidt, Efdal Yoeruek, Sebastian Thaler, Tobias Röck
PURPOSE: To assess the influence of donor, environment and storage factors on the contamination rate of organ-cultured corneas, to consider the microbiological species causing corneal contamination and to investigate the corresponding sensitivities. METHODS: Data from 1340 consecutive donor corneas were analysed retrospectively. Logistic regression analysis was used to assess the influence of different factors on the contamination rate of organ-cultured corneas for transplantation...
March 21, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
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