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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727885/sustained-activation-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-induces-cell-death-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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Naoki Okumura, Miu Kitahara, Hirokazu Okuda, Keisuke Hashimoto, Emi Ueda, Makiko Nakahara, Shigeru Kinoshita, Robert D Young, Andrew J Quantock, Theofilos Tourtas, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Friedrich Kruse, Noriko Koizumi
Purpose: The unfolded protein response (UPR) is believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether unfolded proteins accumulate in the corneal endothelium in FECD and if they are involved in triggering cell death. Methods: Descemet's membranes with corneal endothelial cells (CECs) were obtained during keratoplasty, and expression of aggresomes, type 1 collagen, fibronectin, and agrin was evaluated...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726551/extracellular-matrix-and-integrin-expression-profiles-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-cells-and-tissue-model
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Benjamin Goyer, Mathieu Thériault, Sébastien P Gendron, Isabelle Brunette, Patrick J Rochette, Stéphanie Proulx
Primary corneal endothelial cell cultures and 3D engineered tissue models were used to study the aberrant deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in a vision impairing pathology known as Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Corneal endothelial cells (CEC) were isolated from excised Descemet membranes of patients with end-stage FECD. CEC isolated from healthy corneas served as controls. Microarray gene profiling was performed on post-confluent cultures of healthy and FECD cells. Protein expression analyses were conducted on tissue models that were engineered by seeding an endothelium on previously devitalized human stromal carriers...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714237/effects-of-intracameral-ascorbic-acid-on-the-corneal-endothelium-of-dogs-undergoing-phacoemulsification
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Ivan R M Padua, Gisele P Valdetaro, Tiago B Lima, Karina K Kobashigawa, Paloma E S Silva, Marcela Aldrovani, Pedro P M Padua, Jose L Laus
OBJECTIVE: Cataracts are the most common ocular disorder in dogs. Phacoemulsification is the preferred treatment method among ophthalmologists, but the cellularity of the endothelium must be considered for its success, as endothelial lesions may produce permanent corneal decompensation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of intracameral ascorbic acid, a known antioxidant, on the corneal endothelium of dogs undergoing phacoemulsification. ANIMAL STUDIED: In all, 40 eyes from 20 dogs, males and females from 7 to 12 years of age, were assessed for mature cataracts...
July 17, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707255/comparative-clinical-study-of-whitestar-signature-phacoemulsification-system-with-standard-and-ellips-fx-handpieces
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Daniele Tognetto, Rossella D'Aloisio, Paolo Cecchini, Marta Di Nicola, Giuseppe Di Martino
PURPOSE: To compare the intraoperative parameters and postoperative outcomes using two different phaco handpieces with different energy delivery systems of the same phacoemulsification machine. METHODS: One hundred and sixty eyes of 160 cataract patients were randomly assigned to 2.40 mm phacoemulsification using the AMO WhiteStar Signature(®) phaco system with the standard phaco handpiece (Group 1) or the Ellips FX phaco handpiece (Group 2). According to the lens opacities classification system III, each group was divided into four subgroups of 20 patients each...
July 13, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706436/the-presence-of-kynurenine-aminotransferases-in-the-human-cornea-evidence-from-bioinformatics-analysis-of-gene-expression-and-immunohistochemical-staining
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Anna Matysik-Woźniak, Anselm Jünemann, Waldemar A Turski, Artur Wnorowski, Krzysztof Jóźwiak, Roman Paduch, Etsuo Okuno, Joanna Moneta-Wielgoś, Tomasz Chorągiewicz, Ryszard Maciejewski, Robert Rejdak
PURPOSE: Kynurenine aminotransferases (KATs) catalyze the synthesis of kynurenic acid (KYNA), a compound of significant biological activity. The aim of this study is to investigate the presence and distribution of KAT immunoreactivity in the healthy human cornea. METHODS: Data on gene expression in human eye structures were extracted from public microarray experiments using Genevestigator software. Immunohistochemistry was conducted using polyclonal antibodies against KAT I, II, and III on sections of eight enucleated eyes from patients with choroidal melanoma...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704321/observation-of-retrocorneal-plaques-in-patients-with-infectious-keratitis-using-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
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Yuki Takezawa, Takashi Suzuki, Atsushi Shiraishi
PURPOSE: Endothelial plaques are a typical characteristic in patients with fungal keratitis. However, bacterial keratitis and herpetic keratouveitis are rarely associated with fibrin formation on the retrocorneal surface. This study was conducted to examine plaques attached to the endothelium in patients with infectious keratitis using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). METHODS: Seventeen patients (10 women and 7 men; mean age, 75 ± 15.5 years) suspected to have infectious keratitis with retrocorneal plaques were included...
July 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699324/corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-and-corneal-biomechanical-characteristics-after-two-step-sequential-or-combined-phaco-vitrectomy-surgery-for-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
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Hassan Hamoudi, Ulrik Correll Christensen, Morten La Cour
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of sequential and combined surgery [cataract surgery and 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with peeling] on corneal endothelium cell density (CED) and corneal biomechanical characteristics. METHODS: Phakic eyes with epiretinal membrane (ERM) were prospectively allocated to (i) cataract surgery and subsequent PPV (CAT group), (ii) PPV and subsequent cataract surgery (VIT group) or (iii) phacovitrectomy (COMBI group). Eyes were examined at baseline, 1 month after each surgery, and at 3 and 12 months follow-up...
August 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697678/ek-dlek-dsek-dmek-new-frontier-in-cornea-surgery
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Marianne O Price, Pankaj Gupta, Jonathan Lass, Francis W Price
Endothelial keratoplasty (EK) has revolutionized treatment of corneal endothelial dysfunction. Compared with penetrating keratoplasty (PK), EK provides faster and more reliable visual rehabilitation while maintaining the eye's structural integrity. The number of EK procedures is growing annually and surpassed PK in the United States in 2012. The most widely used iteration, Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), implants healthy donor endothelium, Descemet membrane, and posterior stroma. Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) eliminates the donor stromal layer...
July 11, 2017: Annual Review of Vision Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694094/intracorneal-melatonin-delivery-using-2-hydroxypropyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-ophthalmic-solution-for-granular-corneal-dystrophy-type-2
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Jun-Hyun Ahn, Hyun-Do Kim, Sharif-Md Abuzar, Ji-Yeon Lee, Su-Eon Jin, Eung Kweon Kim, Sung-Joo Hwang
Melatonin (MT), an effective antioxidant, has therapeutic implications for granular corneal dystrophy type 2 (GCD2) treatment. Eye drop formulations containing cyclodextrins (CDs) were studied with the objective of improving MT solubility, stability, and ocular absorption, while decreasing eye irritation. MT complexes with αCD, βCD, γCD, and 2-hydroxypropyl-βCD (HPβCD) were characterized by phase solubility studies, which demonstrated Higuchi's AL-type phase solubility profiles. The MT/HPβCD complex showed the highest MT solubility (2...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685183/-critical-endothelial-procedures-during-posterior-lamellar-graft-preparation-and-transplantation
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REVIEW
T A Fuchsluger, F E Kruse, G Geerling
BACKGROUND: In view of the very low proliferation rate and functional importance of the corneal endothelium in maintaining corneal transparency, safeguarding the integrity of this monolayer plays a central role in posterior lamellar corneal transplantation. Several critical endothelial procedural stages are necessary to carry out such a transplantation. OBJECTIVE: This article presents various preparatory and operative approaches for carrying out the necessary and critical stages within the framework of posterior lamellar corneal transplantation and concentrates on the question of optimization...
July 6, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660005/histological-findings-in-the-trabecular-meshwork-of-a-patient-with-atopic-glaucoma
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Satoru Kase, Shiki Chin, Teruhiko Hamanaka, Yasuhiro Shinmei, Takeshi Ohguchi, Riki Kijima, Akira Matsuda, Susumu Ishida
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report a case of atopic dermatitis showing elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) beyond the baseline levels followed by a modified 360-degree suture trabeculotomy, and to analyze the histological findings in the trabecular meshwork. METHODS: A 40-year-old male suffered from blurred vision in the right eye (OD). He had a medical history of severe atopic dermatitis and intraocular lens implantation OU due to atopic cataract. At the initial presentation, the visual acuity was 0...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654985/transcriptomic-profiling-of-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy
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Doug D Chung, Ricardo F Frausto, Benjamin R Lin, Evelyn M Hanser, Zack Cohen, Anthony J Aldave
Purpose: To investigate the molecular basis of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) by examining the PPCD transcriptome and the effect of decreased ZEB1 expression on corneal endothelial cell (CEnC) gene expression. Methods: Next-generation RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) analyses of corneal endothelium from two PPCD-affected individuals (one with PPCD3 and one of unknown genetic cause) compared with two age-matched controls, and primary human CEnC (pHCEnC) transfected with siRNA-mediated ZEB1 knockdown...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630766/corneal-endothelial-characteristics-central-corneal-thickness-and-intraocular-pressure-in-a-population-of-chinese-age-related-cataract-patients
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Yingmei Li, Zhentao Fu, Jian Liu, Miao Li, Yuguang Zhang, Xinyi Wu
PURPOSE: To describe corneal endothelial characteristics, central corneal thickness, and intraocular pressure in a population of Chinese age-related cataract patients and to determine the effects of age, gender, hypertension, and body mass index (BMI). METHODS: 1551 eyes were examined preoperatively. The parameters measured were endothelial cell density (CD), average cell area (CA), coefficient of variation (CV), cell hexagonality (HEX), central corneal thickness (CCT), intraocular pressure (IOP), and axial length (AL)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623474/epithelial-fluid-transport-is-due-to-electro-osmosis-80-plus-osmosis-20
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Jorge Fischbarg, Julio A Hernandez, Andrey A Rubashkin, Pavel Iserovich, Veronica I Cacace, Carlos F Kusnier
Epithelial fluid transport, an important physiological process shrouded in a long-standing enigma, may finally be moving closer to a solution. We propose that, for the corneal endothelium, relative proportions for the driving forces for fluid transport are 80% of paracellular electro-osmosis, and 20% classical transcellular osmosis. These operate in a cyclical process with a period of 9.2 s, which is dictated by the decrease and exhaustion of cellular Na(+). Paracellular electro-osmosis is sketched here, and partially discussed as much as the subject still allows; transcellular osmosis is presented at length...
June 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619506/near-infra-red-light-attenuates-corneal-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-in-situ-and-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Claudia Núñez-Álvarez, Susana Del Olmo-Aguado, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Neville N Osborne
In the present study mechanical damage to the corneal endothelium was induced by elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP, 140 mmHg, 60 min) to one eye of rats, delivered either in complete darkness or in the presence of red light (16.5 W/m(2), 3000 lx, 625-635 nm). IOP raised in the dark revealed the endothelium to be damaged as staining for the gap junction protein ZO-1 was irregular in appearance with some cells displaced in position or lost to leave gaps or holes. This damage was clearly attenuated when red light was focused through the pupil during the insult of raised IOP...
June 13, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614429/clinical-and-epidemiological-aspects-of-cornea-transplant-patients-of-a-reference-hospital
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Giovanna Karinny Pereira Cruz, Isabelle Campos de Azevedo, Diana Paula de Souza Rego Pinto Carvalho, Allyne Fortes Vitor, Viviane Euzébia Pereira Santos, Marcos Antonio Ferreira
Objective: clinically characterizing cornea transplant patients and their distribution according to indicated and post-operative conditions of cornea transplantation, as well as estimating the average waiting time. Method: a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study performed for all cornea transplants performed at a reference service (n=258). Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, version 20.0. Results: the main indicator for cornea transplant was keratoconus...
June 8, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614153/further-analysis-of-the-predictability-of-corneal-endothelial-cell-density-estimates-when-polymegethism-is-present
#17
Michael J Doughty
PURPOSE: To assess variability in endothelial cell density (ECD) estimates when polymegethism (variance in cell areas) is present. METHODS: Using noncontact specular microscope images of the corneal endothelium, 4 sets of 20 cases were selected, which included 200 cells and had coefficient of variation values of less than 30% (group 1), 31%-40% (group 2), 41%-50% (group 3), and over 50% (group 4). A stepwise analysis was undertaken, 20 cells at a time, of the ECD estimates when using different numbers of cells for the calculations...
June 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608272/ctg18-1-repeat-expansion-may-reduce-tcf4-gene-expression-in-corneal-endothelial-cells-of-german-patients-with-fuchs-dystrophy
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Sabine Foja, Mirjam Luther, Katrin Hoffmann, Andreas Rupprecht, Claudia Gruenauer-Kloevekorn
PURPOSE: It was the aim of this investigation to elucidate the functional effects of CTG18.1 trinucleotide repeat expansion and the polymorphism rs613872 in the transcription factor 4 (TCF4) in corneas of patients affected by Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). METHODS: Sixty-one unrelated German patients with FECD and 113 unaffected controls were investigated and genotyped for the CTG18.1 locus by triplet primed PCR (TP-PCR) and the rs613872 polymorphism via Sanger sequencing and by employing genomic DNA from peripheral blood leucocytes...
June 12, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602331/ocular-tolerance-in-rabbits-after-intracameral-administration-of-a-fixed-combination-of-tropicamide-phenylephrine-and-lidocaine-with-and-without-rinsing
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Rudy M M A Nuijts, Rita Mencucci, Karen Viaud-Quentric, Pierre-Paul Elena, Céline Olmière, Anders Behndig
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and tolerability of a single intracameral administration of a combined mydriatic (tropicamide and phenylephrine) and anesthetic (lidocaine) formulation (Mydrane) with or without rinsing. SETTING: Iris Pharma, La Gaude, France. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Sixty pigmented rabbits received 100 μL or 200 μL of the combination product or a placebo (sodium chloride 0.9%) by intracameral injection...
May 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601345/comparison-of-12-month-anatomic-and-functional-results-between-z6-femtosecond-laser-assisted-and-manual-trephination-in-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-for-advanced-keratoconus
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A Blériot, E Martin, P Lebranchu, K Zimmerman, L Libeau, M Weber, B Vabres, I Orignac
The management of severe keratoconus requires corneal transplantation, for which the gold standard is deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), preserving the healthy Descemet's membrane and endothelium. The safety and reproducibility of corneal cuts have been improved by the evolution of femtosecond lasers in refractive surgery, and femtosecond laser in DALK would seem to provide the same advantages over the manual method. In our retrospective study, we compare functional and anatomical results of femtosecond-assisted DALK versus manual trephination DALK in patients with keratoconus in stage 4 of the Krumeich classification...
June 7, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
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