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Kang Won Lee, Jung Yong Kim, Hee Seung Chin, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim, Ji Won Jung
PURPOSE: We aimed to compare the tear meniscus measurements using strip meniscometry (SM) and Keratograph5M (K5M) between 3 subtypes of dry eye disease patient groups, classified according to the presence of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), and normal subjects. METHODS: We enrolled 145 eyes from 145 subjects and measured the tear meniscus using SM and K5M, tear film breakup time, ocular surface staining, and ocular surface disease index; the Schirmer test; and examined lid margins and meibomian glands...
October 5, 2016: Cornea
Takashi Suzuki, Naoyuki Morishige, Reiko Arita, Shizuka Koh, Tohru Sakimoto, Rika Shirakawa, Kazunori Miyata, Yuichi Ohashi
BACKGROUND: Phlyctenular keratitis is a hypersensitivity reaction of the cornea, and a complication of eyelid margin disease in children and young adults. In this study, we compared the morphology of the meibomian glands in eyelids between phlyctenular keratitis patients and healthy young adults, using noncontact meibography. METHODS: The study included 16 eyes of 13 patients diagnosed with phlyctenular keratitis and 17 eyes of 17 healthy volunteers. Slit-lamp observations of the cornea and eyelid were performed on all subjects...
October 10, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
Michael Stormly Hansen, Oliver Niels Klefter, Hanne Olsen Julian, Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen, Steffen Heegaard
Pemphigoid and pemphigus diseases as well as Stevens-Johnson syndrome present as vesiculobullous disorders of the skin and may additionally involve both the oral cavity and the ocular surface. Ocular involvement ranges from mild irritation and dry eye disease to chronic conjunctivitis, symblepharon, eyelid malposition, ocular surface scarring and severe visual loss. In addition to diagnostic assessments, ophthalmologists must treat the dry eye and Meibomian gland dysfunction components of these diseases using a stepladder approach, including eyelid hygiene and lubricants...
October 7, 2016: Oral Diseases
Minako Kaido, Osama M A Ibrahim, Motoko Kawashima, Reiko Ishida, Enrique A Sato, Kazuo Tsubota
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy of eyelid margin cleansing with ofloxacin ophthalmic ointment in obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) patients. METHODS: Thirty-one eyes of 31 patients diagnosed with obstructive MGD were enrolled. All subjects were instructed to rub the eyelid edge with ofloxacin eye ointment once daily prior to bathing. Lid margin abnormalities, meibum properties, and tear stability were observed before and 3 months after ointment treatment...
October 3, 2016: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
Yuli Park, Hyung Bin Hwang, Hyun Seung Kim
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate meibomian gland function, changes of lacrimal tears and ocular surface parameters and tear inflammatory mediators following cataract surgery. METHODS: 48 eyes of 34 patients who underwent uncomplicated phacoemulsification were involved and divided into 2 groups with those who had preexisting dry-eye before cataract surgery and those who did not. Ocular symptom score, Schirmer I test, tear film break-up time (TBUT), corneal sensitivity threshold, corneal staining, inflammatory cytokine activities, lid margin abnormalities, meibum expressibility, meibum quality and meibomian gland imaging were evaluated preoperatively, at 1 day, 1 and 2 months postoperatively...
2016: PloS One
Elisabeth M Messmer, Victoria von Lindenfels, Alexandra Garbe, Anselm Kampik
PURPOSE: To measure matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) in the tear film of patients with dry eye disease (DED) compared with controls and to correlate clinical findings. DESIGN: In a prospective study, 101 patients and controls underwent MMP-9 testing of the tear film. Thereafter, they were evaluated for symptoms and signs of DED. PARTICIPANTS: Included patients were those who showed 3 of the following 4 dry eye criteria: ocular surface disease index (OSDI) score of more than 12, tear film break-up time (TBUT) of 10 seconds or less, Schirmer test results without anesthesia of less than 10 mm/5 minutes, and corneal staining results of 1 or more...
September 21, 2016: Ophthalmology
Chika Shigeyasu, Masakazu Yamada, Yoko Akune
Tear fluids are a mixture of secretions derived from lacrimal glands, accessory lacrimal glands, conjunctiva, and meibomian glands. Compositional changes to tears occur in the normal state and during ocular surface disease, such as dry eye conditions. We have investigated compositional changes to tears after topical application of ophthalmic solutions, with regard to tear-specific proteins (secretory immunoglobulin A, lactoferrin, lipocalin-1, and lysozyme) and ocular surface mucin in normal and dry eye conditions using high-performance liquid chromatography...
November 2016: Cornea
Q F Liang, C Gao, H Liang, X H Du, N L Wang, Antoine Labbe
Objective: To observe the morphology, fibrosis grade and inflammatory infiltration of meibomian glands using in vivo confocal microscopy(IVCM)in meibomian gland dysfunction(MGD)patients. Methods: A prospective case-controlled study. According to the diagnostic criteria of MGD, 20 MGD patients(20 eyes)were included in our study from August to October 2015. Fifteen normal subjects(15 eyes)were also studied. Methods All subjects completed the questionnaire of the Ocular Surface Disease Index(OSDI), lid margin and ocular surface examination by slit lamp microscropy, tear film break-up time(TBUT)test, corneal and conjunctival staining(Oxford scale), Schirmer I test, infrared meibomian photography and IVCM...
September 11, 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Jin Sun Kim, Hun Lee, Seonghee Choi, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in the tear film lipid layer thickness (LLT) after cataract surgery and the effects of cataract surgery on dry eye syndrome (DES) and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: LLT measurements obtained using the LipiView interferometer, tear break-up time (TBUT) measurements, Schirmer's tests, Oxford staining scores, lid margin and meibomian gland findings, and the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire scores were evaluated before and one and three months after cataract surgery...
September 14, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Jianzhong Chen, Kari B Green, Kelly K Nichols
Wax esters (WE) are one of the predominant lipid types in human meibomian gland secretions (meibum) and account for 40-50 % of total meibum lipids. Recently, we managed to quantify 51 isomeric groups of intact WE in normal human meibum samples by direct infusion electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), with each WE peak in the MS spectrum corresponding to one isomeric group (Chen et al, Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54(8):5730-53, 2013). However, the information of the isomeric composition in each group was not obtained...
August 29, 2016: Lipids
Leilei Zhang, Jie He, Bing Han, Linna Lu, Jiayan Fan, He Zhang, Shengfang Ge, Yixiong Zhou, Renbing Jia, Xianqun Fan
Distichiasis presents as double rows of eyelashes arising from aberrant differentiation of the meibomian glands of the eyelids, and it may be sporadic or hereditary. FOXC2 gene mutations in hereditary distichiasis are rarely reported. Here, we examined two generations of a Chinese family with hereditary distichiasis but without lymphedema or other features of LD syndrome. The FOXC2 gene was amplified and sequenced in all family members. Subcellular localization and luciferase assays were performed to assess the activity of the mutant FOXC2 protein...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Antje Schröder, Daniel B Abrar, Ulrike Hampel, Martin Schicht, Friedrich Paulsen, Fabian Garreis
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is considered the most common cause of dry eye disease (DED). Sex hormones seem to play a role in the pathogenesis of MGD although their involvement is not completely understood. Therefore, in the present study we evaluated the effect of dihydrotestosteron (DHT) and estradiol (β-Est) on an immortalized human meibomian gland epithelial cell line (HMGEC). Protein expression of sex hormone receptors in HMGEC was investigated by western blot. Ultrastructural morphology, Sudan III lipid staining, cell proliferation as well as vitality assays were performed...
October 2016: Experimental Eye Research
Y Tang, Y Wu, B Rong, H L Li, S L Yang, X M Yan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of long-term contact lens (CL) wear on the morphology of meibomian glands (MGs) using meiboscore and digital analysis. METHODS: Retrospective study. Sixty right eyes of sixty patients were involved in this study, and the data were analyzed retrospectively. According to the duration of CL wear, all patients were divided into three groups, nonwear group (n=21), short-term group (duration of CL wear ≤3 years, n=19) and long-term group (duration of CL wear>3 years, n=20)...
August 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Caroline A Blackie, Christy A Coleman, Edward J Holland
PURPOSE: To evaluate the sustained effect (up to 1 year) of a single, 12-minute vectored thermal pulsation (VTP) treatment in improving meibomian gland function and dry eye symptoms in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction and evaporative dry eye. METHODS: The prospective, multicenter, open-label clinical trial included 200 subjects (400 eyes) who were randomized to a single VTP treatment (treatment group) or twice-daily, 3-month, conventional warm compress and eyelid hygiene therapy (control group)...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Wendy R Kam, Yang Liu, Juan Ding, David A Sullivan
PURPOSE: Researchers have hypothesized that treatment with cyclosporine A (CyA), interleukin-1 receptor antagonists (IL-1RA; e.g., anakinra), P2Y2 receptor agonists (e.g., uridine triphosphate; UTP), and rebamipide may alleviate human meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and/or dry eye disease. Investigators have also proposed that prostaglandin analogues (e.g., bimatoprost) may induce MGD. Our goal was to determine whether these compounds directly influence human meibomian gland epithelial cell (HMGEC) function...
August 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Michael J Doughty
OBJECTIVE: To assess the morphological details of the acini of the normal meibomian gland. ANIMALS STUDIED: Six young adult pigmented rabbits. METHODS: The upper eyelid was prepared in extended configuration by glutaraldehyde fixation. Tissue block sections approximately 0.5-1 mm from the eyelid margin were assessed by light microscopy in sagittal sections and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in coronal sections. TEM images at between 1000× and 2000× magnification were enlarged onto A3-sized prints and cell size and nuclei measured by planimetry...
August 22, 2016: Veterinary Ophthalmology
Miao Zheng, Shinhye Lee, Satoshi Tsuzuki, Kazuo Inoue, Daisaku Masuda, Shizuya Yamashita, Toshihiko Iwanaga
The sebaceous glands secrete sebum to protect the epidermis and hairs by the oily products. The glands express several transporters and binding proteins for the production of fatty acids and uptake of their sources. The present immunohistochemical study examined the expression and localization of CD36, MCT1, FATP4, and E-FABP in the sebaceous glands, including the meibomian and preputial glands of mice. CD36 and MCT1 in sebaceous glands were largely co-localized along the plasma membrane of secretory cells, while they were separately expressed in the glandular portion of meibomian and preputial glands...
2016: Biomedical Research
Vera Rötzer, Desalegn Egu, Jens Waschke
Meibomian glands are a modified type of sebaceous glands within the eye lid, which produce an oily secretion important for the stabilization and the prevention of evaporation of the tear film. The holocrine secretory mode of Meibomian glands is characterized by the centripetal movement, the maturation and finally degeneration of the acinar epithelial cells. The process of maturation and degeneration is paralleled by altered expression pattern of certain proteins and the intracellular accumulation of Meibomian gland lipids...
August 18, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
Ji Won Jung, Si Yoon Park, Jin Sun Kim, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of clinical variables, including age, sex, history of refractive or cataract surgery, contact lens use, and ocular surface and meibomian gland parameters on the lipid layer thickness (LLT) in normal subjects and patients with dry eye syndrome (DES). METHODS: A total of 64 normal subjects and 326 patients with DES were enrolled, and they underwent measurements of LLT with a LipiView interferometer and tear meniscus height using optical coherence tomography, tear film break-up time (TBUT) determination, ocular surface staining, Schirmer's test, examination of the lid margins and meibomian glands, and assessment using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI)...
August 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
James V Jester, Eric Potma, Donald J Brown
PURPOSE: Previous reports suggest that age-related meibomian gland atrophy is associated with decreased expression of the lipid-sensitive nuclear receptor, PPARγ. The purpose of this study was to identify the role of PPARγ in modulating meibocyte lipid synthesis. METHODS: Cytoplasmic and nuclear fractions from meibomian glands of young (2M) and old (2Y) C57Bl6 mice were probed using antibodies specific for PPARγ. Mouse meibocytes were cultured, immortalized using a SV40 lentiviral vector, and evaluated for lipid synthesis using LipidTox staining and CARS/Raman microspectroscopy...
October 2016: Ocular Surface
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