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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/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/27907157/human-bone-derived-collagen-for-the-development-of-an-artificial-corneal-endothelial-graft-in-vivo-results-in-a-rabbit-model
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Natalia Vázquez, Manuel Chacón, Carlos A Rodríguez-Barrientos, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Miguel Naveiras, Begoña Baamonde, Jose F Alfonso, Iriana Zambrano-Andazol, Ana C Riestra, Álvaro Meana
Corneal keratoplasty (penetrating or lamellar) using cadaveric human tissue, is nowadays the main treatment for corneal endotelial dysfunctions. However, there is a worldwide shortage of donor corneas available for transplantation and about 53% of the world's population have no access to corneal transplantation. Generating a complete cornea by tissue engineering is still a tough goal, but an endothelial lamellar graft might be an easier task. In this study, we developed a tissue engineered corneal endothelium by culturing human corneal endothelial cells on a human purified type I collagen membrane...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899371/refractive-improvements-and-safety-with-topography-guided-corneal-crosslinking-for-keratoconus-1-year-results
#4
Maria Nordström, Maria Schiller, Anneli Fredriksson, Anders Behndig
PURPOSE: To assess the refractive improvements and the corneal endothelial safety of an individualised topography-guided regimen for corneal crosslinking in progressive keratoconus. METHODS: An open-label prospective randomised clinical trial was performed at the Department of Clinical Sciences, Ophthalmology, Umeå University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden. Thirty-seven patients (50 eyes) with progressive keratoconus planned for corneal crosslinking were included. The patients were randomised to topography-guided crosslinking (photorefractive intrastromal crosslinking (PiXL); n=25) or uniform 9 mm crosslinking (corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL); n=25)...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893523/variable-size-bead-layer-as-standard-reference-for-endothelial-microscopes
#5
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)...
November 23, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882340/data-on-early-postoperative-changes-in-aqueous-monocyte-chemoattractant-protein-1-levels-after-phacoemulsification
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Motofumi Kawai, Toshihiro Inoue, Akitoshi Yoshida, Hidenobu Tanihara
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Elevated levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in the aqueous humor after phacoemulsification" (M. Kawai, T. Inoue, M. Inatani, N. Tsuboi, K. Shobayashi, A. Matsukawa, A. Yoshida, H, 2012) [1]. The mean (±SE) aqueous MCP-1 levels (pg/ml) were 31.2±12.5, 1931.2±910.7, 2172.2±1015.7, 3315.4 ±1535.8, 3015.9 ±914.4, 2709.0 ±738.7, 72.8 ±26.9, and 207.1±62.9 at 0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 168, and 720 h after phacoemulsification, respectively...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873063/-a%C3%A2-new-technique-to-facilitate-donor-preparation-for-dmek-surgery
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P W Rieck, T Engels
BACKGROUND: Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is becoming more and more the method of choice to treat corneal endothelial diseases in specialized centers. The reasons that prevent this technique from becoming widespread are the delicate donor tissue preparation. By inverting the curvature of the cornea from convex to concave after mounting onto an artificial anterior chamber, we developed a combined manual delamination and hydrodissection technique, which allows a rapid and endothelium-preserving method of separating donor Descemet membranes from the underlying stroma...
November 21, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861311/effect-of-trabeculotomy-on-corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-in-cases-of-postpenetrating-keratoplasty-glaucoma
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Ayaka Kusakabe, Naoki Okumura, Koichi Wakimasu, Kanae Kayukawa, Masami Kondo, Noriko Koizumi, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita, Kazuhiko Mori
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of trabeculotomy (TLO) on glaucoma and endothelial cell loss after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on consecutive patients who underwent PK and in whom more than 24 months of follow-up was available. Patients were categorized into the PK+TLO group [ie, TLO for post-PK glaucoma (n = 10)] and the PK group [PK alone (n = 73)]. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was evaluated during each follow-up examination...
November 16, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860476/-historic-survey-of-posterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-techniques-an-overview
#9
P Studený, D Křížová, P Kuchynka
Some of the modifications of posterior lamellar keratoplasty is at the present considered by most of the corneal surgeons as method of choice in case of patients corneal endothelium damage. However, this surgical technique undergoes in the last 20 years relatively rapid development. Even in the current time, there exist side by side and are used different types and modifications of this sort of transplantation. Because of this reason, differences among individual methods are sometimes not accurately understood and the terminology may be used not exactly as well...
2016: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849309/activation-of-rac1-and-rhoa-preserve-corneal-endothelial-barrier-function
#10
María C Ortega, Diana Santander-García, Beatriz Marcos-Ramiro, Susana Barroso, Susan Cox, Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, Jaime Millán
Purpose: The corneal endothelium is responsible for the correct hydration of the corneal stroma. Corneal endothelial cells have a low proliferative capacity, so preserving their barrier function under suboptimal conditions that cause osmotic imbalance, such as those arising from corneal pathologies, age, cryopreservation, and transplantation, is essential for maintaining corneal transparency. We have investigated the signaling induced by hyperosmotic shock that reversibly disrupts corneal endothelial barriers in human endothelial cells and in murine corneas...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802523/restoration-of-mitochondrial-integrity-telomere-length-and-sensitivity-to-oxidation-by-in-vitro-culture-of-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-cells
#11
Sébastien P Gendron, Mathieu Thériault, Stéphanie Proulx, Isabelle Brunette, Patrick J Rochette
Purpose: Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), a degenerative disease of the corneal endothelium that leads to vision loss, is a leading cause of corneal transplantation. The cause of this disease is still unknown, but the implication of oxidative stress is strongly suggested. In this study, we analyzed the impact of FECD on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) integrity and telomere length, both of which are affected by the oxidative status of the cell. Methods: We compared the levels of total mtDNA, mtDNA common deletion (4977 bp), and relative telomere length in the corneal endothelial cells of fresh Descemet's membrane-endothelium explants and cultured cells from healthy and late stage FECD subjects...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799734/comparative-analysis-of-the-performance-of-two-different-platforms-for-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery
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Robert P Rivera, Phillip C Hoopes, Steven H Linn, Phillip C Hoopes
PURPOSE: To analyze and compare the intraoperative and postoperative outcomes of cataract surgery performed with two different femtosecond laser platforms. METHODS: Randomized controlled prospective intraindividual comparative study including 90 eyes of 45 patients aged between 61 and 86 years. All eyes underwent bilateral cataract surgery assisted with femtosecond laser technology. Eyes were randomized to one of two different femtosecond laser platforms: Catalys Precision system (Abbott Medical Optics Inc...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777123/descemet-membrane-adhesion-strength-is-greater-in-diabetics-with-advanced-disease-compared-to-healthy-donor-corneas
#13
Chaid Schwarz, Benjamin T Aldrich, Kimberlee A Burckart, Gregory A Schmidt, M Bridget Zimmerman, Cynthia R Reed, Mark A Greiner, Edward A Sander
Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is an increasingly popular surgical procedure for treating ocular diseases that require a corneal transplant. Previous studies have found that tissue tearing during surgical preparation is more likely elevated in eyes from donors with a history of diabetes mellitus. To quantify these potential differences, we established an experimental technique for quantifying the force required to separate the endothelium-Descemet membrane complex (EDM) from stroma in human donor corneal tissue, and we assessed differences in adhesion strength between diabetic and non-diabetic donor corneas...
October 21, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768793/telomere-length-measurement-in-different-ocular-structures-a-potential-implication-in-corneal-endothelium-pathogenesis
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Marie-Catherine Drigeard Desgarnier, Corinne Zinflou, Justin D Mallet, Sébastien P Gendron, Sébastien J Méthot, Patrick J Rochette
Purpose: Human chromosomes are protected at their end by a long portion of hexameric tandem repeats, the telomere. In somatic cells, telomere attrition caused by endogenous and exogenous oxidative stress as well as DNA replication can threaten genomic integrity and lead to the deterioration of tissue functions and an age-related physiological decline. The human eye is a complex organ in which cells of different ocular tissues are exposed to photo-oxidation, high mitochondrial metabolic activity, and/or replicative pressure...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768788/microrna-profiles-qualify-phenotypic-features-of-cultured-human-corneal-endothelial-cells
#15
Morio Ueno, Kazuko Asada, Munetoyo Toda, Asako Hiraga, Monty Montoya, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita, Junji Hamuro
Purpose: To elucidate a noninvasive method to qualify and identify cultured human corneal endothelial cells (cHCECs) devoid of cell-state transition and adaptable for cell-based therapy. Methods: The variations of cHCECs in their composition of heterogeneous subpopulations (SPs) were verified in relation to their surface cluster-of-differentiation (CD) markers and their morphology. The profiles of microRNA (miRNA) in cultured cells or supernatants were detected by 3D-Gene Human microRNA Chips (Toray Industries, Inc...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757009/corneal-endothelial-changes-after-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-keratoconus-and-postlasik-ectasia
#16
Amani E Badawi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of accelerated cross-linking (CXL) on corneal endothelium in keratoconus and postlaser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) ectasia. DESIGN: This study is a prospective nonrandomized controlled study. SETTING: This study was conducted in Mansoura Ophthalmic Center (Mansoura University) and Al-Mostakbal Ophthalmic Center, Mansoura, Egypt. METHODS: In total, 40 eyes with progressive keratoconus and 10 eyes with postLASIK ectasia were subjected to an accelerated CXL (10 mW/cm(2) for 9 minutes)...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749446/tectonic-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-the-management-of-sterile-corneal-perforations-in-decompensated-corneas
#17
Yoav Nahum, Irit Bahar, Massimo Busin
PURPOSE: To report the use of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) for treatment of sterile corneal perforations accompanying endothelial decompensation. METHODS: In this multicenter interventional case series, we reviewed the medical records of all tectonic DSAEK surgeries performed at Villa Serena-Villa Igea private Hospitals (Forlì, Italy) and Rabin Medical Center (Petach Tikva, Israel) between January 2014 and March 2016. RESULTS: Three patients with endothelial decompensation and sterile corneal perforation (n = 2) or impending corneal perforation (n = 1) underwent DSAEK between 2014 and 2015 at Villa Igea Hospital, Forlì, Italy, and Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel...
October 5, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733187/management-of-anterior-chamber-dislocation-of-a-dexamethasone-intravitreal-implant-a-case-report
#18
Fernanda Pacella, Enzo Agostinelli, Sandra Cinzia Carlesimo, Marcella Nebbioso, Roberto Secondi, Michele Forastiere, Elena Pacella
BACKGROUND: Ozurdex is a 700 mcg dexamethasone intravitreal implant, approved for the management of macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion, and other related pathoglogiesAnterior chamber dislocation of Ozurdex represents an uncommon complication of the intravitreal injection, which can be managed by repositioning the implant into the vitreous cavity. We describe the case of a successful repositioning of an Ozurdex implant by mobilization and subsequent balanced saline solution injection in the anterior chamber...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723276/engineered-basement-membranes-for-regenerating-the-corneal-endothelium
#19
Rachelle N Palchesko, James L Funderburgh, Adam W Feinberg
Basement membranes are protein-rich extracellular matrices (ECM) that are essential for epithelial and endothelial tissue structure and function. Aging and disease cause changes in the physical properties and ECM composition of basement membranes, which has spurred research to develop methods to repair and/or regenerate these tissues. An area of critical clinical need is the cornea, where failure of the endothelium leads to stromal edema and vision loss. Here, an engineered basement membrane (EBM) is developed that consists of a dense layer of collagen IV and/or laminin ≈5-10 nm thick, created using surface-initiated assembly, conformally attached to a collagen I film...
October 10, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715362/cellular-infiltrate-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-paracentral-corneal-ulceration
#20
Carolyn M Kalsow, Steven S S T Ching, Ronald D Plotnik
PURPOSE: To investigate an immunopathogenesis of central and paracentral corneal ulceration associated with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Sparse infiltrating cells in the ulcer area were identified by immunohistochemistry applied to archived formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissues that had been recovered from patients undergoing penetrating keratoplasty necessitated by rheumatoid-associated central or paracentral corneal ulceration. RESULTS: Clinically, the ulcers presented as non-infiltrated lesions with a modicum of other ocular inflammation...
August 11, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
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