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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429670/expression-of-dominant-negative-k6w-ubiquitin-in-the-lens-epithelium-via-an-adenoviral-vector-delays-posterior-capsule-opacification-in-a-rabbit-model
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Xuan Bao, Min Hou, Ruiping Peng, Furong Luo, Mingxing Wu
PURPOSE: Ubiquitin is involved in cell proliferation and differentiation, and the objective of this study is to investigate the potential of dominant negative Ubiquitin (Ub) with a lysine to tryptophan mutation at the 6 position (K6W) through an adenoviral expression vector in the prevention of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) in a rabbit PCO model. METHODS: Recombinant dominant negative K6W-Ub adenovirus (RAd-K6W-Ub) with green fluorescent protein (RAd-K6W-Ub/GFP) and RAd-GFP viruses (control) were generated with QBI-HEK 293A cells...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424993/performing-corneal-crosslinking-under-local-anaesthesia-in-patients-with-down-syndrome
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Nienke Soeters, Esmée Bennen, Robert P L Wisse
PURPOSE: To report on the ability to perform corneal crosslinking (CXL) under local anaesthesia for the treatment of keratoconus in patients with Down syndrome. METHODS: Nine eyes of seven patients with both keratoconus and Down syndrome were scheduled for an epithelium-off CXL procedure under local anaesthesia. Exclusion criteria were a corneal thickness under 400 µm and the presence of corneal scars. A standardized clinical decision tool was used to estimate patient cooperation and the likelihood for a successful procedure under local rather than general anaesthesia...
April 19, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419818/local-group-2-innate-lymphoid-cells-promote-corneal-regeneration-after-epithelial-abrasion
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Jun Liu, Chengju Xiao, Hanqing Wang, Yunxia Xue, Dong Dong, Cuipei Lin, Fang Song, Ting Fu, Zhaorui Wang, Jiansu Chen, Hongwei Pan, Yangqiu Li, Dongqing Cai, Zhijie Li
Corneal injuries and infections are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Thus, understanding the mechanisms that control healing of the damaged cornea is critical for the development of new therapies to promptly restore vision. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a recently identified heterogeneous cell population that has been reported to orchestrate immunity and promote tissue repair in the lungs and skin after injury. However, whether ILCs can modulate the repair process in the cornea remains poorly understood...
April 15, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414606/effects-of-topically-applied-heterologous-serum-on-reepithelialization-rate-of-superficial-chronic-corneal-epithelial-defects-in-dogs
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J Seth Eaton, Steven R Hollingsworth, Bradford J Holmberg, Michael H Brown, Patricia J Smith, David J Maggs
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of topical application of undiluted heterologous serum on time to corneal reepithelialization in dogs with superficial chronic corneal epithelial defects (SCCEDs). DESIGN Multicenter, randomized, double-masked, controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS 41 client-owned dogs. PROCEDURES After collection of baseline clinical and historical data, dogs were randomly assigned to receive topically applied undiluted heterologous serum (n = 22) or isotonic saline (0.9% NaCl) solution (19) along with tobramycin and atropine...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413407/ophthalmia-secondary-to-cobra-venom-spitting-in-the-volta-region-ghana-a-case-report
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Maria Andrea Lanzetta, Mihaela Cirtita, Evelyn Aziebu, Momodou Cham, Paolo Lanzetta
PURPOSE: To report the first case of ophthalmia due to contact with cobra venom in the Volta Region, Ghana. METHODS: An ointment containing vitamin A was applied to treat the patient's unilateral defects in the corneal epithelium and the consequent diminished visual acuity. RESULTS: Healing of the corneal epithelium and improvement of visual acuity were observed after only 1 day. CONCLUSIONS: This case suggests that consequences of cases of cobra venom spitting in the eyes can be minimal if immediate treatment is provided...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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/28407620/outcome-of-allo-simple-limbal-epithelial-transplantation-alloslet-in-the-early-stage-of-ocular-chemical-injury
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Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Shweta Agarwal, Anil Tarigopula
PURPOSE: To analyse the outcome of allo simple limbal epithelial transplantation (alloSLET) in eyes in the early stage following ocular chemical injury to achieve rapid epithelialisation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Records of 18 eyes of 17 patients who underwent alloSLET between April 2013 and Jan 2016 were analysed retrospectively. Patients with grade 4 or worse Dua's classification for chemical injury, who presented within a month of the injury or with a non-healing epithelial defect since the injury despite earlier medical or surgical interventions, were included in the study...
October 8, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404521/diabetic-complications-in-the-cornea
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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/28400915/molecular-hydrogen-effectively-heals-alkali-injured-cornea-via-suppression-of-oxidative-stress
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Cestmir Cejka, Jan Kossl, Barbora Hermankova, Vladimir Holan, Jitka Cejkova
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of molecular hydrogen (H2) on the healing of alkali-injured cornea. The effects of the solution of H2 in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) or PBS alone topically applied on the alkali-injured rabbit cornea with 0.25 M NaOH were investigated using immunohistochemical and biochemical methods. Central corneal thickness taken as an index of corneal hydration was measured with an ultrasonic pachymeter. Results show that irrigation of the damaged eyes with H2 solution immediately after the injury and then within next five days renewed corneal transparency lost after the injury and reduced corneal hydration increased after the injury to physiological levels within ten days after the injury...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399067/role-of-the-corneal-epithelium-measurements-in-keratorefractive-surgery
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Marcella Q Salomão, Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima, Bernardo T Lopes, Ana Laura C Canedo, Daniel G Dawson, Rui Carneiro-Freitas, Renato Ambrósio
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Refractive surgery has stimulated considerable progress in corneal and anterior segment imaging, and optical characterization of the eye. From front surface corneal topography, we evolved to three-dimensional corneal tomography with limbus to limbus characterization of the front and back corneal surfaces and pachymetric mapping. Corneal anatomical evaluation has further evolved to layered or segmental tomography with the ability to characterize corneal epithelial thickness profile and the elevation of stromal front surface...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399066/limbal-and-corneal-epithelial-homeostasis
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Ghasem Yazdanpanah, Sayena Jabbehdari, Ali R Djalilian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to describe the underlying mechanisms of corneal epithelial homeostasis in addition to illustrating the vital role of the limbal epithelial stem cells (LESCs) and the limbal niche in epithelial regeneration and wound healing. RECENT FINDINGS: The shedded corneal epithelial cells are constantly replenished by the LESCs which give rise to epithelial cells that proliferate, differentiate, and migrate centripetally. While some recent studies have proposed that epithelial stem cells may also be present in the central cornea, the predominant location for the stem cells is the limbus...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397127/a-novel-strategy-to-enhance-angiogenesis-in-vivo-using-the-small-vegf-binding-peptide-pr1p
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Avner Adini, Irit Adini, Zai-Long Chi, Ratmir Derda, Amy E Birsner, Benjamin D Matthews, Robert J D'Amato
Therapeutic angiogenesis is an experimental frontier in vascular biology that seeks to deliver angiogenic growth factors to ischemic or injured tissues to promote targeted formation of new blood vessels as an alternative approach to surgical revascularization procedures. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent angiogenic signal protein that is locally upregulated at sites of tissue injury. However, therapies aimed at increasing VEGF levels experimentally by injecting VEGF gene or protein failed to improve outcomes in human trials in part due to its short half-life and systemic toxicity...
April 10, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393020/effects-of-exogenous-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenic-protein-7-on-the-corneal-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-fibrosis
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Jin Kwon Chung, Shin Ae Park, Hee Sun Hwang, Kwang Sung Kim, Yang Je Cho, Yong Sung You, Young Sik Kim, Ju Woong Jang, Sung Jin Lee
AIM: To evaluate the effect of exogenous recombinant human bone morphogenic protein-7 (rhBMP-7) on transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)-induced epithelial mesenchymal cell transition (EMT) and assessed its antifibrotic effect via topical application. METHODS: The cytotoxic effect of rhBMP-7 was evaluated and the EMT of human corneal epithelial cells (HECEs) was induced by TGF-β. HECEs were then cultured in the presence of rhBMP-7 and/or hyaluronic acid (HA). EMT markers, fibronectin, E-cadherin, α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and matrix metaloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390267/effects-of-tgf%C3%AE-1-pdgf-bb-and-bfgf-on-human-corneal-fibroblasts-proliferation-and-differentiation-during-stromal-repair
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Patricia Gallego-Muñoz, Lucía Ibares-Frías, María Cruz Valsero-Blanco, Roberto Cantalapiedra-Rodriguez, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, M Carmen Martínez-García
In an effort to improve the regenerative nature of corneal repair, this study reports the use of an in vitro human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) wound model after treatment with three of the main growth factors (GFs) involved in corneal healing: transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1), platelet-derived growth factor BB-isoform (PDGF-BB), and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in order to delve in cell proliferation and differentiation processes. HCFs were mechanically wounded. The individual effect of TGFβ1, PDGF-BB, and bFGF on cell proliferation and differentiation during the repair process was studied at different time points until wound closure...
April 5, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379651/visual-quality-after-femtosecond-laser-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
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Huamao Miao, Tian Han, Mi Tian, Xiaoying Wang, Xingtao Zhou
Femtosecond laser small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) is a newly developed form of "flapless" corneal refractive surgery with all-in-one technology. Femtosecond laser SMILE is increasingly attractive for both doctors and patients because it is minimally invasive and does not require a flap to be lifted during surgery. It exhibits many advantages in terms of morphology, biomechanical effects, corneal wound healing, and nerve rehabilitation. However, visual quality assessment after refractive surgeries is just as important as these advantages and correlates with patient satisfaction...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379650/the-effect-of-eye-patching-on-clear-corneal-incision-architecture-in-phacoemulsification-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fui Li Ho, Mohamad Aziz Salowi, Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of postoperative eye patching on clear corneal incision architecture in phacoemulsification. DESIGN: A single-center, randomized controlled trial. METHODS: A total of 132 patients with uncomplicated phacoemulsification were randomly allocated to the intervention or control group. The intervention group received postoperative eye patching for approximately 18 hours, whereas the control group received eye shield...
March 29, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375679/dual-phase-iontophoresis-for-the-delivery-of-antisense-oligonucleotides
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Daniel J Gibson, Sonal S Tuli, Gregory S Schultz
In support of ongoing research in the study of corneal and skin wound healing, we sought to improve on previously published results by using iontophoresis to deliver RNA interference-based oligonucleotides. By using a electromechanics-based approach, we were able to devise a two-phase solution that separated the buffering solution from the antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) solution. The separation was obtained by making the drug solution a higher density than the buffer, leading it to sink directly onto the tissue surface...
April 4, 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362052/plasmapheresis-intravenous-immunoglobulins-and-autologous-serum-eyedrops-in-the-acute-eye-complications-of-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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Antonio Pinna, Eleonora Nuvoli, Francesco Blasetti, Maria Alma Posadinu, Francesco Boscia
PURPOSE: Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare, life-threatening, drug-induced, mucocutaneous disease, which can severely affect the ocular surface. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of plasmapheresis, human IV immunoglobulins (IVIg), and autologous serum (AS) eyedrops in the treatment of the severe acute ocular complications of TEN. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients admitted to the Burn Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria-Sassari, Sassari, Italy, from 2009 to 2015, identified 9 patients (2 men, 7 women; mean age 63...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358954/modulation-of-circadian-rhythms-affects-corneal-epithelium-renewal-and-repair-in-mice
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Yunxia Xue, Peng Liu, Hanqing Wang, Chengju Xiao, Cuipei Lin, Jun Liu, Dong Dong, Ting Fu, Yabing Yang, Zhaorui Wang, Hongwei Pan, Jiansu Chen, Yangqiu Li, Dongqing Cai, Zhijie Li
Purpose: In mammalian corneal epithelium, mitosis shows a distinct circadian pattern. However, how this circadian pattern is maintained, and how it or its disruption influence renewal and regeneration remain unclear. Methods: C57BL/6 mice were maintained under 12-hour light/12-hour dark (LD), 12-hour light/12-hour light (LL), 12-hour dark/12-hour dark (DD), or reversed LD (DL, 12-hour dark/12-hour light; jet-lag defined as a shift of 12 hours) conditions. Mitotic cells in corneal epithelium were enumerated and analyzed via immunofluorescence at different zeitgeber times (ZTs)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349952/nerve-regeneration-by-human-corneal-stromal-keratocytes-and-stromal-fibroblasts
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Gary Hin-Fai Yam, Geraint P Williams, Melina Setiawan, Nur Zahirah Binte M Yusoff, Xiao-Wen Lee, Hla Myint Htoon, Lei Zhou, Matthias Fuest, Jodhbir S Mehta
Laser refractive surgeries reshape corneal stroma to correct refractive errors, but unavoidably affect corneal nerves. Slow nerve regeneration and atypical neurite morphology cause desensitization and neuro-epitheliopathy. Following injury, surviving corneal stromal keratocytes (CSKs) are activated to stromal fibroblasts (SFs). How these two different cell types influence nerve regeneration is elusive. Our study evaluated the neuro-regulatory effects of human SFs versus CSKs derived from the same corneal stroma using an in vitro chick dorsal root ganglion model...
March 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
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