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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414732/active-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-2-in-the-aqueous-humor-of-posterior-polymorphous-corneal-dystrophy-patients
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Andrea Stadnikova, Lubica Dudakova, Pavlina Skalicka, Zdenek Valenta, Martin Filipec, Katerina Jirsova
PURPOSE: Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) is characterized by abnormal proliferation of corneal endothelial cells. It was shown that TGF-β2 present in aqueous humor (AH) could help maintaining the corneal endothelium in a G1-phase-arrest state. We wanted to determine whether the levels of this protein are changed in AH of PPCD patients. METHODS: We determined the concentrations of active TGF-β2 in the AH of 29 PPCD patients (42 samples) and 40 cadaver controls (44 samples) by ELISA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410963/regional-differences-in-glutathione-accumulation-pathways-in-the-rat-cornea-mapping-of-amino-acid-transporters-involved-in-glutathione-synthesis
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Vithushiya Yoganandarajah, Bo Li, Ankita Umapathy, Paul J Donaldson, Julie C Lim
In this study we have sought to complete the identification and localization of uptake pathways involved in accumulating precursor amino acids involved in GSH synthesis in the rat cornea. To do this, we performed reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) to identify glutamate transporters (EAAT 1-5) and glycine transporters (GLYT 1-2) at the transcript level. Western blotting was used to verify protein expression, while immunolabeling of sagittal sections was used to localise transporters to the different layers of the cornea...
April 11, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410728/corneal-collagen-crosslinking-and-pigment-dispersion-syndrome
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Benjamin R LaHood, Sacha Moore
We describe the case of a keratoconus patient with pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) who was treated for progressive corneal ectasia with corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL). Pigment dispersion syndrome has been shown to have associated morphologic changes of the corneal endothelium. Corneal CXL has the potential to cause toxicity to the corneal endothelium, and adjacent pigment might increase the likelihood of damage. In this case, the presence of PDS had no detrimental effect on the outcome of treatment, and no complications were observed at 12 months follow-up, indicating that it may be safe to perform corneal CXL in the setting of PDS...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410358/reactivation-of-herpes-zoster-keratitis-with-corneal-perforation-after-zoster-vaccination
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Andre Jastrzebski, Seymour Brownstein, Setareh Ziai, Solin Saleh, Kay Lam, W Bruce Jackson
PURPOSE: We present a case of reactivated herpes zoster keratouveitis of 6 years duration with corneal perforation requiring penetrating keratoplasty shortly after inoculation with herpes zoster vaccine (Zostavax, Merck, Quebec, Canada). METHODS: Retrospective case report. RESULTS: A 67-year-old woman with a 5-year history of recurrent unilateral herpes zoster keratouveitis in her right eye presented with another recurrence 2 weeks after Zostavax vaccination...
April 12, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410355/descemetorhexis-without-graft-placement-for-the-treatment-of-fuchs-endothelial-dystrophy-preliminary-results-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alfonso Iovieno, Alberto Neri, Anna Maria Soldani, Chantal Adani, Luigi Fontana
PURPOSE: To report our preliminary experience with a central descemetorhexis without graft placement in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) and to review the existing literature on the topic. METHODS: A 4-mm central descemetorhexis was performed in 5 patients (4 women, 1 man; mean age: 69.8 ± 8.6 yrs; range: 57-78 yrs) with FECD. All patients had central confluent guttae, undetectable central endothelial cell count, healthy peripheral corneal endothelium, no clinically evident bullous keratopathy, and no ocular comorbidities...
April 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404521/diabetic-complications-in-the-cornea
#6
Alexander V Ljubimov
Diabetic corneal alterations, such as delayed epithelial wound healing, edema, recurrent erosions, neuropathy/loss of sensitivity, and tear film changes are frequent but underdiagnosed complications of both type 1 (insulin-dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. The disease affects corneal epithelium, corneal nerves, tear film, and to a lesser extent, endothelium, and also conjunctiva. These abnormalities may appear or become exacerbated following trauma, as well as various surgeries including retinal, cataract or refractive...
April 9, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400886/corneal-toxicity-following-exposure-to-asclepias-tuberosa
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Lauge Hjorth Mikkelsen, Hassan Hamoudi, Cigdem Altuntas Gül, Steffen Heegaard
PURPOSE: To present a case of corneal toxicity following exposure to milky plant latex from Asclepias tuberosa. METHODS: A 70-year-old female presented with blurred vision and pain in her left eye after handling an Ascepias tuberosa. Clinical examination revealed a corneal stromal oedema with small epithelial defects. The corneal endothelium was intact and folds in Descemets membrane were observed. The oedema was treated with chloramphenicol, dexamethasone and scopolamine...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399039/characterization-of-corneal-involvement-in-eyes-with-mucous-membrane-pemphigoid-by-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
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Tudor C Tepelus, Jianyan Huang, SriniVas R Sadda, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To describe the morphological features of the corneal epithelial layers, subbasal nerve plexus, stroma, and endothelium in patients with mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) as shown by in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). METHODS: Central corneal images were captured from 10 healthy age-matched control eyes and 30 eyes with clinically diagnosed MMP by in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy (HRT III RCM). Morphological changes of the corneal epithelial layers, stroma, and endothelium, characteristics of corneal nerves, and presence of inflammatory dendritic cells (DCs) were evaluated...
April 10, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399038/intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-assisted-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-anterior-chamber-fibrous-ingrowth
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Tarek A Shazly, Lillian K To, Ian P Conner, Ladan Espandar
PURPOSE: Here, we present the first reported case of intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT)-assisted Descemet membrane stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in a patient with anterior segment fibrous ingrowth. METHODS: A 61-year-old woman with corneal edema and chronic angle-closure glaucoma secondary to fibrous ingrowth after 2 glaucoma shunt device implantations underwent dissection and removal of anterior chamber fibrous ingrowth and DSAEK...
April 10, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397860/whole-exome-sequencing-of-congenital-glaucoma-patients-reveals-hypermorphic-variants-in-gpatch3-a-new-gene-involved-in-ocular-and-craniofacial-development
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Jesús-José Ferre-Fernández, José-Daniel Aroca-Aguilar, Cristina Medina-Trillo, Juan-Manuel Bonet-Fernández, Carmen-Dora Méndez-Hernández, Laura Morales-Fernández, Marta Corton, María-José Cabañero-Valera, Marta Gut, Raul Tonda, Carmen Ayuso, Miguel Coca-Prados, Julián García-Feijoo, Julio Escribano
Congenital glaucoma (CG) is a heterogeneous, inherited and severe optical neuropathy that originates from maldevelopment of the anterior segment of the eye. To identify new disease genes, we performed whole-exome sequencing of 26 unrelated CG patients. In one patient we identified two rare, recessive and hypermorphic coding variants in GPATCH3, a gene of unidentified function, and 5% of a second group of 170 unrelated CG patients carried rare variants in this gene. The recombinant GPATCH3 protein activated in vitro the proximal promoter of CXCR4, a gene involved in embryo neural crest cell migration...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397149/considering-3d-topography-of-endothelial-folds-to-improve-cell-count-of-organ-cultured-corneas
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Clotilde Jumelle, Thibaud Garcin, Anne Sophie Gauthier, Yaël Glasson, Aurélien Bernard, Yann Gavet, Jacques Klossa, Zhiguo He, Sophie Acquart, Philippe Gain, Gilles Thuret
The posterior side of the cornea is covered by the endothelial monolayer, which governs corneal transparency but cannot proliferate. Determination of endothelial cell density (ECD) is therefore the minimal and mandatory quality control in all eye banks. It avoids primary graft failures caused by endothelial insufficiency, and allows allocation of corneas to surgical techniques requiring different numbers of endothelial cells (ECs). Corneas stored in organ culture (17% of grafts worldwide), are characterized by heavy stromal swelling and numerous deep endothelial folds, up to 200 µm high...
April 10, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395029/mitochondrial-and-morphologic-alterations-in-native-human-corneal-endothelial-cells-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Benjamin T Aldrich, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Jessica M Skeie, Kimberlee A Burckart, Gregory A Schmidt, Cynthia R Reed, M Bridget Zimmerman, Friedrich E Kruse, Mark A Greiner
Purpose: To characterize changes in the energy-producing metabolic activity and morphologic ultrastructure of corneal endothelial cells associated with diabetes mellitus. Methods: Transplant suitable corneoscleral tissue was obtained from donors aged 50 to 75 years. We assayed 3-mm punches of endothelium-Descemet membrane for mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis activity using extracellular flux analysis of oxygen and pH, respectively. Transmission electron microscopy was used to assess qualitative and quantitative ultrastructural changes in corneal endothelial cells and associated Descemet membrane...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384203/comprehensive-characterization-of-dna-methylation-changes-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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Emily Khuc, Russell Bainer, Marie Wolf, Selene M Clay, Daniel J Weisenberger, Jacquelyn Kemmer, Valerie M Weaver, David G Hwang, Matilda F Chan
Transparency of the human cornea is necessary for vision. Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD) is a bilateral, heritable degeneration of the corneal endothelium, and a leading indication for corneal transplantation in developed countries. While the early onset, and rarer, form of FECD has been linked to COL8A2 mutations, the more common, late onset form of FECD has genetic mutations linked to only a minority of cases. Epigenetic modifications that occur in FECD are unknown. Here, we report on and compare the DNA methylation landscape of normal human corneal endothelial (CE) tissue and CE from FECD patients using the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 (HM450) DNA methylation array...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380104/complete-depigmentation-of-a-small-aperture-corneal-inlay-implanted-for-compensation-of-presbyopia
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Mauro Campos, Sandra Beer, Eliane Mayumi Nakano, Cristina Muccioli, Rubens Belfort, Wallace Chamon
We describe a case of late-onset remarkable depigmentation of a small aperture corneal inlay implanted for presbyopia compensation. The patient was a participant in a clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the AcuFocusTM ACU-10R160, which is a 10 µm-thick polyimide film tinted with an organic dye. Inlay implantation occurred under mechanical microkeratome Lasik flaps set for a depth of 120 µm. The patient returned to the clinic 11 years after surgery and reported loss of near-vision acuity...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374269/effect-of-glaucoma-implant-surgery-on-intraocular-pressure-reduction-flare-count-anterior-chamber-depth-and-corneal-endothelium-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Kyoko Ishida, Naoya Moroto, Kazuhiro Murata, Tetsuya Yamamoto
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of filtering surgery using the EX-PRESS device on intraocular pressure (IOP), flare count, anterior chamber (AC) depth, and the corneal endothelium in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), including normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study comprised 63 consecutive patients with POAG or NTG. They underwent complete ophthalmologic examinations, including measurement of visual acuity (VA), IOP, flare count, AC depth, and cell density of the corneal endothelium (CE)...
April 3, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374155/morphometry-of-organ-cultured-corneal-endothelium-using-voronoi-segmentation
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Nigel H Brookes
The endothelial viability of eye-banked corneas must be assessed before transplantation, yet phase-contrast images of the endothelium of corneas stored in an Organ Culture system have a huge variety of endothelial appearance at different focal planes, due to stromal swelling and an evaluation technique that swells the cells and their intercellular spaces to make them visible. This makes them difficult to assess using common edge-based segmentation methodologies that have mostly been developed in vivo using specular microscopy...
April 3, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346276/comparison-of-noncontact-specular-and-confocal-microscopy-for-evaluation-of-corneal-endothelium
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Jianyan Huang, Jyotsna Maram, Tudor C Tepelus, Srinivas R Sadda, Vikas Chopra, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To compare endothelial cell analysis obtained by noncontact specular and confocal microscopy, using the Konan NSP-9900 and Nidek ConfoScan4 systems, respectively. METHODS: Three groups including 70 healthy eyes, 49 eyes with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), and 78 eyes with glaucoma were examined with both the Konan NSP-9900 specular microscope and the Nidek ConfocScan4 confocal microscope. Certified graders at the Doheny Image Reading Center compared corneal endothelial images from both instruments side by side to assess image quality...
March 24, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342848/ultraviolet-a-induced-oxidation-in-cornea-characterization-of-the-early-oxidation-related-events
#18
Corinne Zinflou, Patrick J Rochette
Exposure to sunlight ultraviolet-A (UVA), the main component of solar UV reaching the eyes, is suspected to play an important part in the onset of ocular pathologies. UVA primary biological deleterious effects arise from the photo-induction of oxidative stress in cells. However, the molecular bases linking UVA-induced oxidation to UVA toxicity in eyes remain poorly understood, especially with regards to the cornea. To shed some light on this issue, we have investigated the susceptibility and response potential of the different corneal cellular layers (epithelium, stroma and endothelium) to UVA-induced oxidation...
March 22, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337067/late-spontaneous-resolution-of-a-double-anterior-chamber-post-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty
#19
Andrea Passani, Angela Tindara Sframeli, Pasquale Loiudice, Marco Nardi
A 31-year-old healthy male underwent deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty with big-bubble technique for treatment of keratoconus in his right eye. One week after surgery, he presented with detachment of the endothelium-Descemet complex with formation of a double anterior chamber, despite the apparent absence of an intraoperative Descemet membrane rupture. A subsequent intervention with the intent to relocate the corneal graft button was not effective, because the detachment appeared again one day later. The authors hypothesized that, at the time of the stromal dissection with big bubble technique, a small amount of air penetrated into the anterior chamber, creating a false pathway through the trabecular meshwork...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328727/strategies-for-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-after-hydrops-in-keratoconus
#20
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
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