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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207886/connective-tissue-growth-factor-is-not-necessary-for-haze-formation-in-excimer-laser-wounded-mouse-corneas
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Xiaodi Feng, Liya Pi, Sriniwas Sriram, Gregory S Schultz, Daniel J Gibson
We sought to determine if connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) is necessary for the formation of corneal haze after corneal injury. Mice with post-natal, tamoxifen-induced, knockout of CTGF were subjected to excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) and the corneas were allowed to heal. The extent of scaring was observed in non-induced mice, heterozygotes, and full homozygous knockout mice and quantified by macrophotography. The eyes from these mice were collected after euthanization for re-genotyping to control for possible Cre-mosaicism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203523/glutathione-peroxidase-4-plays-an-important-role-in-oxidative-homeostasis-and-wound-repair-in-corneal-epithelial-cells
#2
Osamu Sakai, Takatoshi Uchida, Hirotaka Imai, Takashi Ueta
Oxidative stress is involved in the pathologies of corneal epithelial cells. However, the importance of specific antioxidant enzymes in corneal epithelial cells is not fully understood. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the role of glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPx4) in corneal epithelial cells. For in vitro experiments, an immortalized human corneal epithelial cell line was used. Cytotoxicity measured through LDH activity, lipid peroxidation immunostained for 4-hydroxynonenal, cell viability, and cell death were compared between cells transfected with either GPx4 siRNA or scrambled control siRNA...
December 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192588/conventional-versus-inverted-side-cut-flaps-for-femtosecond-laser-assisted-lasik-laboratory-and-clinical-evaluation
#3
Vishal Jhanji, Tommy C Y Chan, Wai Ying Li, Rayne R Lim, Marco C Y Yu, Kasin Law, Peng Yi, Yolanda W Y Yip, Yumeng Wang, Tsz Kin Ng, Shyam S Chaurasia, Rajiv R Mohan
PURPOSE: To study the differences in early corneal cellular events and biomechanical properties after femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK performed using conventional or inverted side-cut angles. METHODS: In the laboratory study, left eyes of 24 rabbits underwent LASIK flap creation with a 70° or 115° side-cut. The contralateral eyes served as controls. The corneas were harvested 24 hours postoperatively. In the clinical study, 2 eyes of each patient (n = 29) were randomized to corneal flap creation with 70° or 115° side-cut angles during LASIK...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187472/-epi-bowman-keratectomy-clinical-evaluation-of-a-new-method-of-surface-ablation
#4
S Taneri, S Kießler, A Rost, T Schultz, M Elling, B Dick
Purpose A new device for epithelial abrasion before excimer laser surface ablation or corneal cross-linking (CXL) has recently been introduced (Epi-Clear™, Orca Surgical, Kiryat-Shmona, Israel). We have reviewed the literature on the clinical results, potential benefits and drawbacks of this instrument, compared to other methods of epithelial removal. Method Literature search for "Epi-Bowman Keratectomy", "Epi-clear", and "Epikeratome" yielded 1 peer-review publication, 1 non-peer-review publication, 18 posters and presentations at international conferences (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons [ESCRS] and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery [ASCRS]) on the use of the Epi-Clear™ device before surface ablation, 2 posters on the use of Epi-Clear before corneal crosslinking and 1 presentation on the experimental use of Epi-Clear for removal of a pterygium...
February 10, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181591/lumican-peptides-rational-design-targeting-alk5-tgfbri
#5
Tarsis Ferreira Gesteira, Vivien J Coulson-Thomas, Yong Yuan, Jianhua Zhang, Helena B Nader, Winston W-Y Kao
Lumican, a small leucine rich proteoglycan (SLRP), is a component of extracellular matrix which also functions as a matrikine regulating multiple cell activities. In the cornea, lumican maintains corneal transparency by regulating collagen fibrillogenesis, promoting corneal epithelial wound healing, regulating gene expression and maintaining corneal homeostasis. We have recently shown that a peptide designed from the 13 C-terminal amino acids of lumican (LumC13) binds to ALK5/TGFBR1 (type1 receptor of TGFβ) to promote wound healing...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181368/diamond-burr-debridement-vs-grid-keratotomy-in-canine-scced-with-scanning-electron-microscopy-diamond-burr-tip-analysis
#6
Chloe B Spertus, Josef M Brown, Elizabeth A Giuliano
OBJECTIVES: (i) Compare the outcome of canine SCCED treated with grid keratotomy (GK) or diamond burr debridement (DBD); (ii) Serially evaluate morphologic and elemental composition changes to diamond burr tips. ANIMALS STUDIED: A total of 91 eyes of 88 canine SCCED patients treated at the University of Missouri (2005-2015); 75 fresh cadaver porcine globes. PROCEDURES: (i) Medical records were reviewed retrospectively. Data were analyzed for age, sex, breed, procedure performed, eye(s) on which the procedure was performed, time to healing after a single surgical procedure, performance of a second surgical procedure, contact lens placement, and postprocedural complications...
February 9, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165606/effect-of-topical-antiinflammatory-drugs-on-mechanical-behavior-of-rabbit-cornea
#7
Domenico Lepore, Roberto De Santis, Monica M Pagliara, Antonio Gloria, Olimpia Oliviero, Carlo Nucci, Giovanni Improta, Maria Triassi, Luigi Ambrosio
BACKGROUND: A variety of antiinflammatory therapies are employed to promote corneal wound healing. The effects of steroidal and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on the biomechanical properties of rabbit cornea were investigated over time using tensile tests. METHODS: Full-thickness incisions were made and used to analyze the effects of dexamethasone sodium phosphate 0.1% and diclofenac sodium 0.1% on corneal biomechanical properties during wound healing at 7, 14 and 21 days after surgery...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165027/potential-role-of-corneal-epithelial-cell-derived-exosomes-in-corneal-wound-healing-and-neovascularization
#8
Kyu-Yeon Han, Jennifer A Tran, Jin-Hong Chang, Dimitri T Azar, James D Zieske
Specific factors from the corneal epithelium underlying the stimulation of stromal fibrosis and myofibroblast formation in corneal wound healing have not been fully elucidated. Given that exosomes are known to transfer bioactive molecules among cells and play crucial roles in wound healing, angiogenesis, and cancer, we hypothesized that corneal epithelial cell-derived exosomes may gain access to the underlying stromal fibroblasts upon disruption of the epithelial basement membrane and that they induce signaling events essential for corneal wound healing...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163201/the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-rage-is-involved-in-corneal-healing
#9
Norbert Nass, Stefanie Trau, Friedrich Paulsen, Delia Kaiser, Thomas Kalinski, Saadettin Sel
Impaired corneal healing is still a major cause of blindness. As RAGE (receptor for advanced glycation endproducts) is involved in inflammation and wound healing in other tissues, we here investigated its relevance for corneal wound healing. Corneal re-epithelialization after alkaline injury was analysed in an ex-vivo approach with cultured, enucleated eyes from mice either of the C57Bl/6 NChR genotype (RAGE+/+) and mice of the same strain lacking the RAGE gene (RAGE-/-). The wound area was determined time dependently by fluorescence imaging using fluorescein staining...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152010/comparison-of-corneal-epitheliotrophic-capacities-among-human-platelet-lysates-and-other-blood-derivatives
#10
Chien-Jung Huang, Yi-Chen Sun, Karen Christopher, Amy Shih-I Pai, Chia-Ju Lu, Fung-Rong Hu, Szu-Yuan Lin, Wei-Li Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the corneal epitheliotropic abilities of two commercialized human platelet lysates (HPLs) and to compare the results with other blood derivatives, including human peripheral serum (HPS) and bovine fetal serum (FBS). METHODS: In vitro, human corneal epithelial cells were incubated in various concentrations (0%, 3%, 5% and 10%) of blood derivatives. Two commercialized HPLs, including UltraGRO TM (Helios, Atlanta, GA) and PLTMax (Mill Creek, Rochester, MI), were tested and compared with HPS and FBS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131677/a-randomized-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-the-usefulness-of-amniotic-membrane-transplantation-in-bacterial-keratitis-healing
#11
Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Mohammad Soleimani, Mahmoud Jabbarvand Behrouz, Ali Torkashvand, Pasha Anvari, Mehdi Yaseri
PURPOSE: To determine whether early amniotic membrane transplantation improves the outcomes among patients with bacterial keratitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective randomized clinical trial 49 eyes from 49 patients with bacterial keratitis received routine antibiotic therapy followed by double-layer amniotic membrane transplantation during 2-5 days after start up of the medications and the second group of 50 eyes from 50 patients only received routine antibacterial therapy...
January 25, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128981/development-and-assessment-of-a-novel-canine-ex-vivo-corneal-model
#12
Laura R Proietto, R David Whitley, Dennis E Brooks, Gregory E Schultz, Daniel J Gibson, William M Berkowski, Marc E Salute, Caryn E Plummer
PURPOSE: To develop a novel ex vivo extended culture model of canine corneal epithelial cell wound healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Canine corneoscleral rims (CSR) were obtained and, after preparation for culture, were placed on a nutating scaffold and incubated in physiological conditions. In experiment 1, eight CSR in a serum-containing antimicrobial-fortified medium were monitored for epithelial integrity and bacterial infection up to 28 days in culture. CSR were assessed histologically at the end of the culture period end points 0, 7, 14, and 28 days with accompanying scanning electron microscopic (SEM) and transmission electron microscopic (TEM) evaluation...
January 27, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120849/ccr2-and-ccr2-corneal-macrophages-exhibit-distinct-characteristics-and-balance-inflammatory-responses-after-epithelial-abrasion
#13
J Liu, Y Xue, D Dong, C Xiao, C Lin, H Wang, F Song, T Fu, Z Wang, J Chen, H Pan, Y Li, D Cai, Z Li
Macrophages are distributed throughout the body and are crucial for the restoration of damaged tissues. However, their characteristics in the cornea and roles in the repair of corneal injures are unclear. Here we show that corneal macrophages can be classified as CCR2(-) macrophages, which already exist in the cornea at embryonic day 12.5 (E12.5) and are similar to yolk sac-derived macrophages, microglia, in phenotype and gene expression, and CCR2(+) macrophages, which do not appear in the cornea until E17...
January 25, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120575/role-of-tgfbip-in-wound-healing-and-mucin-expression-in-corneal-epithelial-cells
#14
Yong Sun Maeng, Ga Hyun Lee, Boram Lee, Seung Il Choi, Tae Im Kim, Eung Kweon Kim
PURPOSE: Transforming growth factor-β-induced protein (TGFBIp) is highly expressed in the cornea, and mutant TGFBIp induces corneal diseases. However, the function of TGFBIp in cornea epithelium is not fully investigated. Here, we tested the importance of TGFBIp in regulation of gene expression and corneal epithelial cell (CEC) activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of TGFBIp on CEC activity was analyzed by cell migration, adhesion, proliferation and wound healing assay...
March 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114694/-amniotic-membrane-suspension-and-autologous-serum-are-they-important-for-wound-healing
#15
T Stachon, M-F Wu, M Bischoff, M Huber, A Langenbucher, B Seitz, N Szentmáry
Autologous serum (AS) and amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) are used in the treatment of several ocular surface diseases. AMT is associated with a surgical intervention. Surgery could be avoided by using eye drops prepared from an amniotic membrane homogenate (AMH) or amniotic membrane suspension (AMS). EGF, bFGF, IL-6 and IL-8 were detected in AMS. However, EGF and bFGF concentrations in AMS were about 1.7-17× lower than in AMH, and IL-6 and IL-8 could not be detected in AMH. 100 % AMS, 15 and 30 % AMH significantly decreased proliferation of human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) compared to controls (p = <0...
January 23, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114570/sustained-subconjunctival-delivery-of-infliximab-protects-the-cornea-and-retina-following-alkali-burn-to-the-eye
#16
Chengxin Zhou, Marie-Claude Robert, Vassiliki Kapoulea, Fengyang Lei, Anna M Stagner, Frederick A Jakobiec, Claes H Dohlman, Eleftherios I Paschalis
Purpose: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is upregulated in eyes following corneal alkali injury and contributes to corneal and also retinal damage. Prompt TNF-α inhibition by systemic infliximab ameliorates retinal damage and improves corneal wound healing. However, systemic administration of TNF-α inhibitors carries risk of significant complications, whereas topical eye-drop delivery is hindered by poor ocular bioavailability and the need for patient adherence. This study investigates the efficacy of subconjunctival delivery of TNF-α antibodies using a polymer-based drug delivery system (DDS)...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106169/inhibition-of-nucks-facilitates-corneal-recovery-following-alkali-burn
#17
Ming-Wai Poon, Dan Jiang, Peng Qin, Yuelin Zhang, Beiying Qiu, Sumit Chanda, Vinay Tergaonkar, Qing Li, Ian Y Wong, Zhendong Yu, Hung-Fat Tse, David S H Wong, Qizhou Lian
Corneal wound healing involves a complex cascade of cytokine-controlled cellular events, including inflammatory and angiogenesis responses that are regulated by transcriptional chromatin remodeling. Nuclear Ubiquitous Casein and cyclin-dependent Kinase Substrate (NUCKS) is a key chromatin modifier and transcriptional regulator of metabolic signaling. In this study, we investigated the role of NUCKS in corneal wound healing by comparing its effects on corneal alkali burn in NUCKS knockout (NKO) and NUCKS wild-type (NWT) mice...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068448/photorefractive-keratectomy-with-mitomycin-c-in-meesmann-s-epithelial-corneal-dystrophy
#18
Ramon Coral Ghanem, André Luís Piccinini, Vinícius Coral Ghanem
PURPOSE: To describe a case of Meesmann's epithelial corneal dystrophy that underwent photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with mitomycin C. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 36-year-old woman was evaluated for refractive surgery. She had a history of recurrent epithelial erosions and moderate visual loss over the past 10 years. Biomicroscopy revealed bilateral micro-cystic epithelial lesions and a diagnosis of Meesmann's epithelial corneal dystrophy was proposed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060074/eventual-endothelial-failure-after-initial-corneal-clearing-after-a-detached-endothelial-graft-in-fuchs-dystrophy
#19
Hyunjoo J Lee, Wuqaas M Munir
PURPOSE: To report a case of eventual corneal endothelial cell failure after spontaneous resolution of corneal edema after failed Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS: Retrospective case report. RESULTS: A 56-year-old man with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy underwent cataract and DMEK surgery in the left eye. The transplanted DMEK graft detached in the early postoperative period and formed a peripheral scroll. Despite graft detachment, corneal edema resolved with endothelial cell repopulation of the central cornea...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060071/corneal-lenticule-allotransplantation-after-femtosecond-laser-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-in-rabbits
#20
Jing Zhao, Yang Shen, Mi Tian, Ling Sun, Yu Zhao, Xiaoyu Zhang, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of allotransplanting extracted lenticules after femtosecond laser-assisted small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) in rabbits and the subsequent healing process. METHODS: Fourteen New Zealand white rabbits were divided evenly into 2 groups. The rabbits in group A received SMILE procedures with a -6.00 D correction. The lenticules from group A were immediately inserted into a femtosecond laser-created corneal stromal pocket in group B...
February 2017: Cornea
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