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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922760/nervecheck-for-the-detection-of-sensory-loss-and-neuropathic-pain-in-diabetes
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Georgios Ponirakis, Maria N Odriozola, Samantha Odriozola, Ioannis N Petropoulos, Shazli Azmi, Maryam Ferdousi, Hassan Fadavi, Uazman Alam, Andrew Marshall, Maria Jeziorska, Anthony Miro, Ahmad Kheyami, Mitra Tavakoli, Ahmed Al-Ahmar, Maria B Odriozola, Ariel Odriozola, Rayaz A Malik
BACKGROUND: Accurate and economic detection of nerve damage in diabetes is key to more widespread diagnosis of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) and painful diabetic neuropathy. This study examined the diagnostic performance of NerveCheck, an inexpensive ($500) quantitative sensory testing (QST) device. METHODS: One hundred forty-four subjects (74 with and 70 without diabetes) underwent assessment with NerveCheck, neuropathy disability score (NDS), nerve conduction studies (NCS), intraepidermal and corneal nerve fiber density (IENFD and CNFD), and McGill questionnaire for neuropathic pain...
December 6, 2016: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922676/identification-of-functional-pathways-associated-with-the-conditional-ablation-of-serum-response-factor-in-dstncorn1-mice
#2
Yanan Huo, Xin Xie, Bo Jiang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the signaling pathways associated with functional alterations in corneal tissues following the conditional ablation of serum response factor (Srf) in Dstncorn1 mice. The gene expression profiling array GSE49688, which includes 3 samples each from the wild‑type (WT), Dstncorn1 mutant (corn1) and corn1 mice following the conditional ablation of Srf from the corneal epithelium [namely rescued (res)] mouse groups, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database...
December 5, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922461/ipsilateral-ophthalmic-and-cerebral-infarctions-after-cosmetic-polylactic-acid-injection-into-the-forehead
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Ashwinee Ragam, Steven A Agemy, Sarita B Dave, Azita S Khorsandi, Rudrani Banik
A 55-year-old woman developed no light perception vision in her right eye 5 days after an injection of polylactic acid cosmetic filler into her right forehead. Diffuse corneal edema and anterior chamber inflammation prohibited any view to the posterior segment to identify the cause of her profound vision loss. MRI of the orbits with diffusion-weighted imaging showed hyperintensity of the right optic nerve with signal reduction on apparent diffusion coefficient mapping, consistent with ischemia. Our patient also was found to have acute infarctions in the distribution of the right anterior cerebral artery on MRI of the brain despite having no permanent focal neurologic deficits aside from vision loss...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921133/-evaluation-of-correction-formulas-for-tonometry-the-goldmann-applanation-tonometry-in-approximation-to-dynamic-contour-tonometry
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J Wachtl, M Töteberg-Harms, S Frimmel, C Kniestedt
BACKGROUND: Accurate determination of intraocular pressure (IOP) is essential for correct management of glaucoma. Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) is the gold standard for measuring IOP despite its limitations due to its dependence on corneal properties. With the aim of improving the accuracy of GAT readings, several correction formulas have been developed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy and clinical relevance of five correction equations for GAT...
December 5, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920521/celastrol-nanomicelles-attenuate-cytokine-secretion-in-macrophages-and-inhibit-macrophage-induced-corneal-neovascularization-in-rats
#5
Zhanrong Li, Jingguo Li, Lei Zhu, Ying Zhang, Junjie Zhang, Lin Yao, Dan Liang, Liya Wang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the inhibitory effects of celastrol-loaded nanomicelles (CNMs) on activated macrophage-induced corneal neovascularization (CNV) in rats and cytokine secretion in macrophages. Using an angiogenesis assay in vitro, we detected the effects of CNMs on human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) migration and invasion. In addition, the expression levels of cytokines secreted from hypoxia-induced macrophages were assessed through cytokine array analysis. The expression of hypoxia-inducible factors-1α (HIF-1α), nuclear factor-kappa B p65 (NF-κB p65), phospho-nuclear factor-kappa B p65 (phospho-NF-κB p65), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), phospho-p38 MAPK, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), and phospho-ERK1/2 was analyzed by western blotting...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918832/the-effect-of-ambient-titanium-dioxide-microparticle-exposure-to-the-ocular-surface-on-the-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-the-eye-and-cervical-lymph-nodes
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Youngsub Eom, Jong Suk Song, Hyun Kyu Lee, Boram Kang, Hyeon Chang Kim, Hyung Keun Lee, Hyo Myung Kim
Purpose: To investigate the ocular immune response following exposure to airborne titanium dioxide (TiO2) microparticles. Methods: Rats in the TiO2-exposed group (n = 10) were exposed to TiO2 particles for 2 hours twice daily for 5 days, while the controls (n = 10) were not. Corneal staining score and tear lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) activity were measured to evaluate ocular surface damage, serum immunoglobulin (Ig) G and E were assayed by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and the size of cervical lymph nodes was measured...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918829/identification-of-novel-endogenous-anti-lymph-angiogenic-factors-in-the-aqueous-humor
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Felix Bock, Jasmine Onderka, Gabriele Braun, Ann-Charlott Schneider, Deniz Hos, Yanlong Bi, Björn O Bachmann, Claus Cursiefen
Purpose: The avascular cornea is in direct contact with aqueous humor (AqH). Here we investigate whether AqH exerts anti(lymph)angiogenic effects and thereby may contribute to corneal (lymph)angiogenic privilege. Methods: Using the murine model of suture-induced inflammatory corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis, the potential anti(lymph)angiogenic effect of AqH was analyzed by applying murine AqH as eyedrops. Anti(lymph)angiogenic effects were measured using morphometric analysis of flat mounts stained with CD31 as panendothelial and LYVE-1 as specific lymphatic endothelial marker...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918357/re-godefrooij-da-soeters-n-imhof-sm-wisse-rp-corneal-cross-linking-for-pediatric-keratoconus-long-term-results-cornea-2016-jul-35-7-954-8
#8
David OʼBrart, Nicholas Maycock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918356/refractory-tamoxifen-induced-keratopathy-despite-drug-withdrawal
#9
Konstantinos Andreanos, Konstantinos Oikonomakis, Konstantinos Droutsas, Myrsini Petreli, George Kymionis
PURPOSE: To report a case with refractory tamoxifen-induced keratopathy despite drug withdrawal. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 50-year-old woman, diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer underwent mastectomy in 2005. She was treated with tamoxifen citrate from 2005 to 2012. According to her medical history, no corneal abnormalities had been documented during past ophthalmological examinations except low myopia, before initiation of tamoxifen treatment...
December 1, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918355/experienced-dsaek-surgeon-s-transition-to-dmek-outcomes-comparing-the-last-100-dsaek-surgeries-with-the-first-100-dmek-surgeries-exclusively-using-previously-published-techniques
#10
Paul M Phillips, Louis J Phillips, Valliamai Muthappan, Charlene M Maloney, Christopher N Carver
PURPOSE: To compare outcomes of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) when an experienced DSAEK surgeon transitions to DMEK while following 2 published endothelial keratoplasty surgical techniques. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 200 eyes of 132 patients with Fuchs corneal dystrophy that underwent endothelial keratoplasty performed by one surgeon. Published, standardized techniques were followed for both DSAEK and DMEK...
December 1, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918354/ethical-issues-in-transnational-eye-banking
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Dominique E Martin, Richard Kelly, Gary L A Jones, Heather Machin, Graeme A Pollock
PURPOSE: To review ethical issues that may arise in the setting of transnational eye banking activities, such as when exporting or importing corneal tissue for transplantation. METHODS: A principle-based normative analysis of potential common dilemmas in transnational eye banking activities was performed. RESULTS: Transnational activities in eye banking, like those in other fields involving procurement and use of medical products of human origin, may present a number of ethical issues for policy makers and professionals...
December 1, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918353/removal-and-repositioning-of-intracorneal-ring-segments-improving-corneal-topography-and-clinical-outcomes-in-keratoconus-and-ectasia
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Kahei Chan, Peter S Hersh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of removal and relocation of intracorneal ring segments for improving outcomes in treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series conducted at a cornea and refractive surgery subspecialty practice setting. Patients with previous insertion of 2 intracorneal ring segments underwent surgical removal and repositioning of segments because of unsatisfactory visual and topographic outcomes. The principal outcomes included uncorrected and corrected visual acuities, manifest refraction, topography-derived maximum keratometry (Kmax), inferior-superior topography power difference (I - S), and higher-order aberration profile derived from wavefront analysis...
December 1, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918352/corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-in-pediatric-patients-long-term-results
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Prema Padmanabhan, Sudhir Rachapalle Reddi, Rama Rajagopal, Radhika Natarajan, Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Niveditha Narayanan, Meena Lakshmipathy, Shweta Agarwal
PURPOSE: To report the long-term outcome of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus in pediatric patients. METHODS: "Epithelium-off" CXL was performed in pediatric eyes with progressive keratoconus. Spectacle-corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), retinoscopy, topography, and tomography were documented preoperatively and postoperatively at 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and annually thereafter. RESULTS: A total of 377 eyes of 336 pediatric patients aged 8 to 18 years with progressive keratoconus underwent CXL...
December 1, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917718/the-role-of-rho-kinase-inhibitors-in-corneal-endothelial-dysfunction
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Naoki Okumura, Shigeru Kinoshita, Noriko Koizumi
BACKGROUND: The cornea is transparent tissue that serves as the window of the eye, allowing light to enter from the outer environment. The corneal endothelium maintains corneal transparency; thus, its dysfunction results in corneal haziness and causes severe vision loss. The only available therapeutic choice for treating corneal endothelial dysfunction has been transplantation using donor corneas; consequently, researchers have been pressed to develop new therapeutic options. METHODS: The goal of the review is to provide an overview of the research into Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitors in the field of corneal endothelium therapy and the potential for clinical use of ROCK inhibitors...
December 5, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916313/influence-of-the-flap-on-outcomes-in-corneal-refractive-surgery-with-femtosecond-laser-smile-vs-flex
#15
J L Alió, M El Bahrawy, A Angelov, D Ortiz, P Yébana
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of creating a flap on the postoperative optical quality of the cornea in terms of predicted corneal curvature and Seidel aberrations after 2 modalities of femtosecond assisted corneal lenticule extraction laser for the correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism: The flapless procedure small incision lenticular extraction (SMILE) and the flap-based femtosecond lenticular extraction (FLEx). METHODS: The study is a prospective consecutive non-randomised comparative interventional case series including 64 eyes with myopic or myopic astigmatism refractive errors...
December 1, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915418/in-vivo-cns-infection-model-of-acanthamoeba-genotype-t4-the-early-stages-of-infection-lack-presence-of-host-inflammatory-response-and-are-a-slow-and-contact-dependent-process
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Maritza Omaña-Molina, Dolores Hernandez-Martinez, Raquel Sanchez-Rocha, Ulises Cardenas-Lemus, Citlaltepetl Salinas-Lara, Adolfo Rene Mendez-Cruz, Laura Colin-Barenque, Patricia Aley-Medina, Jesus Espinosa-Villanueva, Leticia Moreno-Fierros, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
This study was developed in order to describe the early morphological events observed during the invasion of two pathogenic strains of Acanthamoeba (genotype T4); A. castellanii and A. culbertsoni, at the olfactory meatus and cerebral, pulmonary, renal, hepatic and splenic tissues levels, an in vivo invasion study. Histological and immunohistochemical description of the events at 24, 48, 72, and 96 h postintranasal inoculations of BALB/c mice was performed. A. castellanii showed a higher invasion rate than A...
December 3, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914989/transcriptome-analysis-of-adult-and-fetal-trabecular-meshwork-cornea-and-ciliary-body-tissues-by-rna-sequencing
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Megan Ulmer Carnes, R Rand Allingham, Allison Ashley-Koch, Michael A Hauser
PURPOSE: To characterize the transcriptional landscape of human adult and fetal trabecular meshwork (TM), cornea, and ciliary body (CB) tissues, and to evaluate the expression level of candidate genes selected from genetic association studies of primary-open angle glaucoma, central corneal thickness, intraocular pressure, vertical cup to disc ratio, and optic nerve parameters. METHODS: Deep RNA sequencing was performed on the selected human tissues. Transcriptome analyses were performed to 1) characterize the total number of expressed genes, 2) identify the most highly expressed genes, 3) estimate the number of novel transcripts, and 4) evaluate the expression of candidate genes in each tissue...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914839/late-in-the-bag-intraocular-lens-dislocation-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-lens-repositioning-and-lens-exchange
#18
Olav Kristianslund, Marianne Råen, Atle E Østern, Liv Drolsum
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of 2 operation methods for late in-the-bag intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, parallel-group surgical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Patients referred to Oslo University Hospital (tertiary referral center). METHODS: We randomly assigned 104 patients (104 eyes) either to IOL repositioning by scleral suturing (n = 54) or to IOL exchange with retropupillary fixation of an iris-claw IOL (n = 50)...
November 30, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914762/distribution-of-the-neuro-regulatory-peptide-galanin-in-the-human-eye
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Alexandra Kaser-Eichberger, Andrea Trost, Clemens Strohmaier, Barbara Bogner, Christian Runge, Daniela Bruckner, Bettina Hohberger, Anselm Jünemann, Barbara Kofler, Herbert A Reitsamer, Falk Schrödl
Galanin (GAL) is a neuro-regulatory peptide involved in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. While data of GAL origin/distribution in the human eye are rather fragmentary and since recently the presence of GAL-receptors in the normal human eye has been reported, we here systematically search for sources of ocular GAL in the human eye. Human eyes (n=14) were prepared for single- and double-immunohistochemistry of GAL and neurofilaments (NF). Cross- and flat-mount sections were achieved; confocal laser-scanning microscopy was used for documentation...
November 25, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914659/corneal-collagen-cross-linking-a-review-of-its-clinical-applications
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K Balparda, M J Maldonado
OBJECTIVE: To perform a literature review of the current clinical applications of corneal collagen cross-linking. METHODS: An exhaustive literature search was made, including the main biomedical databases, and encompassing all years since the introduction of cross-linking in ophthalmology practice. RESULTS: Corneal collagen cross-linking using UVA irradiation and riboflavin is a surgical technique that is currently being optimised, and is supported by a good amount of pre-clinical and clinical studies...
November 30, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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