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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101654/cell-viability-and-shock-wave-amplitudes-in-the-endothelium-of-porcine-cornea-exposed-to-ultrashort-laser-pulses
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Syed Asad Hussain, Carles Milián, Caroline Crotti, Laura Kowalczuk, Fatima Alahyane, Zacaria Essaïdi, Arnaud Couairon, Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, Karsten Plamann
PURPOSE: Some forms of keratoplasty assisted by ultrashort-pulse lasers require performing laser cuts close to the endothelium, which requires the knowledge of "safe" values concerning incision depth and pulse energy preserving endothelial cell viability. Our study aims to determine the thresholds for cell death in porcine corneas exposed to ultrashort laser pulses, in terms of laser pulse energy and nearness of the impacts to the endothelium. METHODS: Using a laboratory laser set-up, lamellar cuts were induced while varying pulse energies and distances from the endothelium...
January 18, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100180/extensive-bilateral-corneal-edema-6%C3%A2-weeks-after-cataract-surgery-keratopathy-due-to-asclepias-physocarpa-a-case-report
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Kazuki Matsuura, Shiro Hatta, Yuki Terasaka, Yoshitsugu Inoue
BACKGROUND: Surgeons may be unaware of the ability of plant toxins to cause corneal damage. Therefore, corneal damage following intraocular surgery due to plant toxins may be misdiagnosed as postoperative infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74-year-old man presented with hyperemia and reduced visual acuity in both eyes 6 weeks after uneventful cataract surgery. We observed extensive hyperemia and corneal stromal edema with Descemet's folds in both eyes. After obtaining a detailed patient history, we diagnosed plant toxin-induced corneal edema due to Asclepias physocarpa, which can induce corneal edema by inhibiting the Na(+)/K(+) ATPase activity of the corneal endothelium...
January 18, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079691/lutein-and-brilliant-blue-based-dye-for-donor-preparation-and-transplantation-in-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Sebastian Siebelmann, Mario Matthaei, Robert Hörster, Claus Cursiefen, Björn Bachmann
PURPOSE: Trypan blue (TB) is used for visualization of the endothelium-Descemet membrane graft during Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). However, TB is assumed to have a dose-dependent toxic effect on the corneal endothelium. We retrospectively compared a lutein/zeaxanthin and Brilliant Blue (LZ/BB)-based dye for preparation and transplantation of the graft in DMEK to TB. METHODS: In 20 patients, a dye composed of 1% LZ /0.025% BB was used, and in 22 patients, 0...
January 11, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069498/poly-glycerol-sebacate-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-blend-nanofibrous-scaffold-as-intrinsic-bio-and-immunocompatible-system-for-corneal-repair
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Sahar Salehi, Marta Czugala, Piotr Stafiej, Mohammadhossein Fathi, Thomas Bahners, Jochen S Gutmann, Bernhard B Singer, Thomas A Fuchsluger
: A major challenge in corneal tissue engineering and lamellar corneal transplantation is to develop synthetic scaffolds able to simulate the optical and mechanical properties of the native cornea. As a carrier, the graft scaffolds should provide the basis for anchorage, repair and regeneration. Although quite a number of scaffolds have been engineered to date, they have not been able to simultaneously recapitulate chemical, mechanical, and structural properties of the corneal extracellular matrix (ECM)...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061402/sequentially-crosslinked-bioactive-hydrogels-as-nano-patterned-substrates-with-customizable-stiffness-and-degradation-for-corneal-tissue-engineering-applications
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Muhammad Rizwan, Gary S L Peh, Heng-Pei Ang, Nyein Chan Lwin, Khadijah Adnan, Jodhbir S Mehta, Wui Siew Tan, Evelyn K F Yim
Naturally-bioactive hydrogels like gelatin provide favorable properties for tissue-engineering but lack sufficient mechanical strength for use as implantable tissue engineering substrates. Complex fabrication or multi-component additives can improve material strength, but often compromises other properties. Studies have shown gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) as a bioactive hydrogel with diverse tissue growth applications. We hypothesize that, with suitable material modifications, GelMA could be employed for growth and implantation of tissue-engineered human corneal endothelial cell (HCEC) monolayer...
March 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060073/variable-size-bead-layer-as-standard-reference-for-endothelial-microscopes
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Simona Tufo, Erica Prazzoli, Lorenzo Ferraro, Federica Cozza, Alessandro Borghesi, Silvia Tavazzi
PURPOSE: For morphometric analysis of the cell mosaic of corneal endothelium, checking accuracy and precision of instrumentation is a key step. In this study, a standard reference sample is proposed, developed to reproduce the cornea with its shape and the endothelium with its intrinsic variability in the cell size. METHODS: A polystyrene bead layer (representing the endothelium) was deposited on a lens (representing the cornea). Bead diameters were 20, 25, and 30 μm (fractions in number 55%, 30%, and 15%, respectively)...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009792/clinical-features-in-children-with-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy
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Ye Jin Ahn, Soon Il Choi, Hae Ri Yum, Sun Young Shin, Shin Hae Park
PURPOSE: To describe clinical features in children diagnosed with posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) in their first or second decade of life. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed with the medical records of seven unrelated Korean pediatric patients who were diagnosed with PPCD and were followed up for a minimum of 3 years. Thorough ocular examinations were performed, including best-corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, refractive and keratometric measurements, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, and specular microscopy at all visits...
December 22, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002844/activation-of-the-rho-rho-kinase-signaling-pathway-is-involved-in-cell-death-of-corneal-endothelium
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Naoki Okumura, Keita Fujii, Takato Kagami, Nakahara Makiko, Miu Kitahara, Shigeru Kinoshita, Noriko Koizumi
Purpose: Rho kinase (ROCK) pathways control fundamental cell functions, making ROCK an important therapeutic target in several pathophysiologic conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether inhibition of ROCK can suppress apoptosis of the corneal endothelium and to determine the role of ROCK signaling in regulating apoptosis. Methods: The effects of inhibitors of ROCK or myosin light chain (MLC) were evaluated in cultured monkey corneal endothelial cells (MCECs) irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) (100 J/m2) to induce apoptosis...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994805/descemet-s-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-in-south-asian-population
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Vipul Bhandari, Jagdeesh K Reddy, Prateek Chougale
PURPOSE: To evaluate visual outcomes, endothelial cell density and complications following Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS: This study included 40 consecutive eyes that underwent DMEK for various pathologies involving the corneal endothelium. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and endothelial cell density (ECD) were measured and compared before and 6 months after surgery. RESULTS: Out of 40 eyes, 34 eyes (85%) had BCVA ranging from 0...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986387/an-observational-cross-sectional-study-on-the-corneal-endothelium-of-medium-term-rigid-gas-permeable-contact-lens-wearers
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Michael J Doughty
PURPOSE: To assess if polymegethism and pleomorphism were evident in corneal endothelium after medium-term rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens wear. METHODS: In a cross-sectional observational study over 12 years, single images of the central region of the corneal endothelium of one eye of 46 subjects were taken with a non-contact specular microscope, along with a measure of central corneal thickness (CCT). The images were printed onto A3-sized paper and 100 cells/image measured by planimetry...
December 13, 2016: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984364/age-stratified-analysis-of-diabetes-and-pseudophakia-effects-on-corneal-endothelial-cell-density-a-retrospective-eye-bank-study
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Yicheng Chen, Sean W Tsao, Moonseong Heo, Patrick K Gore, Mitchell D McCarthy, Roy S Chuck, Prabjot Channa
PURPOSE: To perform an age-stratified analysis of the effect of diabetes and pseudophakia on corneal endothelial cell density (ECD). METHODS: This is a comparative analysis of donor characteristics from data supplied by the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research on tissue harvested from July 1, 2007, through May 23, 2014. The mixed-effects model was used to compare age-adjusted mean corneal ECD between donors with and without diabetes. RESULTS: A total of 20,026 nondiabetic donor eyes and 13,617 diabetic donor eyes were included in this study...
December 14, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980360/changes-in-corneal-endothelial-cell-after-ahmed-glaucoma-valve-implantation-and-trabeculectomy-1-year-follow-up
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Min Su Kim, Kyoung Nam Kim, Chang-Sik Kim
PURPOSE: To compare changes in corneal endothelial cell density (CECD) after Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) implantation and trabeculectomy. METHODS: Changes in corneal endothelium in patients that underwent AGV implantation or trabeculectomy were prospectively evaluated. Corneal specular microscopy was performed at the central cornea using a non-contact specular microscope before surgery and 6 months and 12 months after surgery. The CECD, hexagonality of the endothelial cells, and the coefficient of variation of the cell areas were compared between the two groups...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977477/iridocorneal-endothelial-syndrome-presenting-with-large-diurnal-intraocular-pressure-fluctuation
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Rachel S Mogil, Jung Min Lee, Andrew Tirsi, Celso Tello, Sung Chul Park
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of the study was to report a case of iridocorneal endothelial syndrome with an initial presentation of a large diurnal fluctuation of intraocular pressure (IOP) which peaked early in the morning. METHODS: A 31-year-old white man had transient blurry vision oculus sinister (OS) upon awakening in the morning for the past 2 months. The blurry vision improved within 1 to 2 hours. Clinical examination, diurnal IOP measurements, and specular microscopy were performed to investigate the cause of his transient blurry vision...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960577/endothelial-cell-count-in-eye-bank-corneal-grafts-impact-of-death-cause-and-donor-diseases
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Filip Filev, Olaf J C Hellwinkel, Mau-Thek Eddy, Stephan J Linke, Birgit Wulff
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of death causes and documented donor diseases on initial endothelial cell counts (after retrieval) and the development of corneal graft endothelia during organ culture. METHODS: The retrospective statistic analyses was conducted on a data set of 10,185 human corneas prepared at the Hamburg Eye Bank. RESULTS: Although we observed that death by gunshot trauma or alcoholism seems to be associated with marginally higher endothelium cell counts (independently from donor age), we could prove that only donor age is a relevant predictive parameter for the initial cell-density of the endothelium and its development in vitro...
December 14, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951595/corneal-endothelial-cell-migration-and-proliferation-enhanced-by-rho-kinase-rock-inhibitors-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
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Landon C Meekins, Noel Rosado-Adames, Rupalatha Maddala, Jiagang J Zhao, Ponugoti V Rao, Natalie A Afshari
Purpose: To explore the role of Rho-associated kinases (ROCK) in corneal physiology and regeneration, and the effects of suppressing its activity in stimulating corneal endothelial cell proliferation and migration in vitro and in vivo. Methods: Immunohistochemistry was performed to detect RhoA and ROCK-1 and ROCK-2 in human corneal tissue. Adult porcine corneal endothelial cells (CECs) were isolated, grown to confluence, and further characterized. Under the treatment of ROCK inhibitors, changes in the cellular distribution profile of ZO-1 and F-actin were examined by immunofluorescence staining...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941387/clinical-findings-of-anterior-segment-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-images-in-cytomegalovirus-corneal-endotheliitis
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Reiko Kobayashi, Noriyasu Hashida, Takeshi Soma, Shizuka Koh, Atsuya Miki, Shinichi Usui, Naoyuki Maeda, Kohji Nishida
PURPOSE: To evaluate the morphological characteristics of posterior corneal regions including keratic precipitates in eyes with cytomegalovirus (CMV) corneal endotheliitis using anterior segment spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: Thirteen eyes of 13 patients with polymerase chain reaction-proven CMV corneal endotheliitis were included in this study. Slit-lamp images and anterior segment SD-OCT images of the posterior cornea were obtained to analyze the clinical characteristics of corneal structures and keratic precipitates...
December 8, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930708/three-dimensional-construction-of-a-rabbit-anterior-corneal-replacement-for-lamellar-keratoplasty
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Kunpeng Pang, Liqun Du, Kai Zhang, Chenyang Dai, Chengqun Ju, Jing Zhu, Xinyi Wu
The aim of this study was to construct a rabbit anterior corneal replacement for transplantation using acellular porcine corneal matrix (APCM) and rabbit epithelial or stromal cells. APCM was prepared from fresh porcine cornea treated with 0.5% (wt./vol.) sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) solution. The expanded stromal cells were first injected into APCM parallel to its surface and were cultured in a shaking culture system for 7 days to obtain the stromal construct. Next, corneal epithelial cells were cultured on the stromal construct surface for another 7 days to obtain rabbit anterior corneal lamella...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929720/unclassified-axenfeld-rieger-syndrome-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Aparna Rao, Debananda Padhy, Sarada Sarangi, Gopinath Das
PURPOSE: To report anterior segment features in unclassified anterior segment dysgenesis with overlapping features of Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome and other developmental anomalies. METHODS: This retrospective study included those with atypical or overlapping features in one or both eyes, which were identified as unclassified ASD. Typical ARS was defined as the presence of posterior embryotoxon with or without iris changes like stromal hypoplasia, corectopia, polycoria, or ectropion uvea with or without systemic features...
December 8, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928705/semi-quantitative-assessments-of-dextran-toxicity-on-corneal-endothelium-conceptual-design-of-a-predictive-algorithm
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Filip Filev, Ceprail Oezcan, Jana Feuerstacke, Stephan J Linke, Birgit Wulff, Olaf J C Hellwinkel
Dextran is added to corneal culture medium for at least 8 h prior to transplantation to ensure that the cornea is osmotically dehydrated. It is presumed that dextran has a certain toxic effect on corneal endothelium but the degree and the kinetics of this effect have not been quantified so far. We consider that such data regarding the toxicity of dextran on the corneal endothelium could have an impact on scheduling and logistics of corneal preparation in eye banking. In retrospective statistic analyses, we compared the progress of corneal endothelium (endothelium cell loss per day) of 1334 organ-cultured corneal explants in media with and without dextran...
December 7, 2016: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925686/slc4a11-three-dimensional-homology-model-rationalizes-corneal-dystrophy-causing-mutations
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Katherine E Badior, Kumari Alka, Joseph R Casey
We studied the structural effects of point mutations of a membrane protein that cause genetic disease. SLC4A11 is a membrane transport protein (OH(-) /H(+) /NH3 /H2 O) of basolateral corneal endothelium, whose mutations cause some cases of congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy. We created a three-dimensional homology model of SLC4A11 membrane domain, using Band 3 (SLC4A1) crystal structure as template. The homology model was assessed in silico and by analysis of mutants designed on the basis of the model...
December 7, 2016: Human Mutation
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