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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331589/the-iridocorneal-endothelial-syndrome
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REVIEW
Luis Silva, Ahmad Najafi, Yanin Suwan, Chaiwat Teekhasaenee, Robert Ritch
The iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE) represents a unique group of ocular pathologies (Chandler syndrome, progressive iris atrophy, and Cogan-Reese syndrome) characterized by the proliferation of corneal endothelial cells that migrate toward the iridocorneal angle and iris surface causing, to a degree varying according to the subtype, corneal edema and decompensation, and secondary glaucoma, whether by obstructing the angle or producing peripheral anterior synechiae by contraction of the basement membrane of the migrating cells over the surface of the iris...
January 10, 2018: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319595/pythium-keratitis-leading-to-fatal-cavernous-sinus-thrombophlebitis
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Anubha Rathi, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Tushar Agarwal, Neelam Pushker, Mukesh Patil, Hemant Kamble, Jeewan S Titiyal, Rishi Mohan, Seema Kashyap, Sanjay Sharma, Seema Sen, Gita Satpathy, Namrata Sharma
PURPOSE: To report a case of Pythium insidiosum keratitis leading to fatal cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 70-year-old man presented with excruciating pain, redness, and diminution of vision in his left eye for 2 weeks after washing his hair with tap water. A total corneal ulcer with surrounding infiltrates and associated corneal thinning was present. Corneal scraping revealed the presence of Gram-positive cocci...
January 9, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315440/femtosecond-laser-assisted-stromal-lenticule-addition-keratoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-keratoconus-a-preliminary-study
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Leonardo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile, Niccolò Salgari, Rodolfo Mastropasqua
PURPOSE: To investigate the in vivo effect of a novel femtosecond laser-assisted procedure termed stromal lenticule addition keratoplasty for advanced keratoconus. METHODS: Ten patients with stage III and IV stable keratoconus were included. Negative meniscus-shaped stromal lenticules were produced from corneoscleral eye bank buttons with a refractive lenticule extraction procedure with a 500-kHz VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). Recipient corneas underwent a modified femtosecond laser flap-cut procedure to produce an intrastromal pocket and lenticules were implanted...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303889/factors-influencing-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-laser-scanning-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-for-acanthamoeba-keratitis
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Ahmad Kheirkhah, Vannarut Satitpitakul, Zeba A Syed, Rodrigo Müller, Sunali Goyal, Elmer Y Tu, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To determine the factors that influence the sensitivity and specificity of laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) for diagnosing Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). METHODS: This retrospective, controlled study included 28 eyes of 27 patients with AK and 34 eyes of 34 patients with bacterial keratitis (as the control group). All patients had undergone corneal imaging with a laser-scanning IVCM (Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 with the Rostock Cornea Module)...
January 4, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301512/epithelial-changes-with-corneal-punctate-epitheliopathy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-their-correlation-with-time-to-healing
#5
Jing-Hao Qu, Li Li, Lei Tian, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Ravi Thomas, Xu-Guang Sun
BACKGROUND: To study basal epithelial cell (BEC), sub-basal nerve plexus (SBN) and Langerhans cell (LC) density in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with corneal punctate epitheliopathy (CPE) and to assess their association with time to healing of CPE. METHODS: Retrospective study of in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) in 160 eyes from 160 patients with T2DM diagnosed with CPE due to a single cause. Key exclusion criteria included multiple-causes for CPE or treatment with autologous serum...
January 4, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288357/corneal-delivery-of-besifloxacin-using-rapidly-dissolving-polymeric-microneedles
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Shubhmita Bhatnagar, Amala Saju, Krishna Deepthi Cheerla, Sudeep Kumar Gade, Prashant Garg, Venkata Vamsi Krishna Venuganti
Penetration of antibiotics into and through the cornea is a major limiting factor in the treatment of ocular infections. Several strategies are in vogue to overcome this limitation such as use of fortified drops, gels, and subconjunctival injections. Here, we present the fabrication of rapidly dissolving polymeric microneedle array to effectively deliver besifloxacin through the cornea. Microneedles were prepared using polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl pyrrolidone by the micromolding technique. The model fluoroquinolone antibiotic, besifloxacin, was loaded in 36 microneedles arranged in a 6 × 6 array format within a 1 cm2 area...
December 29, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286836/are-contact-lens-discomfort-or-soft-contact-lens-material-properties-associated-with-alterations-in-the-corneal-sub-basal-nerve-plexus
#7
Alberto López-De La Rosa, Cristina Arroyo-Del Arroyo, Pilar Cañadas, Alberto López-Miguel, Margarita Calonge, Amalia Enríquez-De-Salamanca, María J González-García
PURPOSE: To study whether contact lens (CL) discomfort and some properties of soft CL materials are associated with alterations in the nerve fibers morphology and density of dendritic cells of the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty soft CL wearers and 20 non-CL wearers were included. The Contact Lens Dry Eye Questionnaire-short form was administered to divide CL wearers based on their symptoms (20 symptomatic and 20 asymptomatic CL wearers were included)...
December 29, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210827/demarcation-line-in-the-human-cornea-after-surface-ablation-observed-by-optical-coherence-tomography-and-confocal-microscopy
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Meiyan Li, Yu Zhao, Qirui Xiao, Peijun Yao, Mingzi Piao, Ling Sun, Xingtao Zhou
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term changes in anterior corneal structure after surface ablation. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients who received surface ablation including laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) and epipolis laser in situ keratomileusis at the Department of Ophthalmology of Fudan University Eye and Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT) Hospital (Shanghai, People's Republic of China) were telephoned. Patients were asked to follow-up at the refractive center...
November 28, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193851/survival-of-corneal-nerve-sheath-structures-in-organ-cultured-donor-corneas
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Virinder K Dhillon, Mohamed S Elalfy, Marco Messina, Mouhamed Al-Aqaba, Harminder S Dua
PURPOSE: To study the morphology of human corneal nerves in eye bank organ-cultured corneas and in corneal grafts post-transplantation. METHODS: Thirty-seven organ-cultured corneas were divided into: Group-A, anterior 300-400 μm of 20 corneas used for Descemets stripping endothelial keratoplasty, and Group-B, 17 full-thickness corneas unsuitable for transplantation. Corneas whole mounts were stained for nerves using acetylcholinesterase technique and examined by NanoZoomer digital pathology microscope...
November 29, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165418/-corneal-transparency-anatomical-basis-and-evaluation-methods
#10
S E Avetisov, M N Narbut
Being just a relatively small part of the fibrous tunic of the eyeball, the cornea is, nevertheless, unique in terms of the variety of its functions. Because the cornea differs significantly from other protective frames in its structure, it provides the possibility of light transmission and strong refraction that largely contributes to the total refraction of the eye. The development of ophthalmology is impossible without improving methods of adequate anatomical and functional assessment of the eye not only as a whole, but also as a collection of interacting structures...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160595/advanced-anterior-segment-imaging-in-keratoconus-a-review
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REVIEW
Akilesh Gokul, Hans R Vellara, Dipika V Patel
Advances in anterior segment imaging have enhanced our ability to detect keratoconus in its early stages and characterize the pathologic changes that occur. Computerized corneal tomography has elucidated the alterations in shape of the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces and alterations in thickness as the disease progresses. Automated screening indices such as the keratoconus screening index were developed to assist in detecting keratoconus in suspicious cases. In vivo assessment of keratoconic corneas has revealed that compromised corneal biomechanics can now be measured clinically...
November 21, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133179/stage-related-central-corneal-epithelial-transformation-in-congenital-aniridia-associated-keratopathy
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Neil Lagali, Bogumil Wowra, Dariusz Dobrowolski, Tor Paaske Utheim, Per Fagerholm, Edward Wylegala
PURPOSE: To relate central corneal epithelial phenotype to degree of keratopathy in a limbal stem cell deficient population. METHODS: 37 patients (67 eyes) with aniridia-associated keratopathy (AAK) underwent corneal examination including slit lamp biomicroscopy to determine the Grade of AAK, Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometry, and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) to assess morphology of the central corneal epithelium and subepithelial region. RESULTS: AAK Grade ranged from 1 (limbal involvement only) to 4 (total conjunctivalisation), with progression from Grade 1 occurring after the age of 20...
November 10, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129651/dendritic-cells-in-the-cornea-during-herpes-simplex-viral-infection-and-inflammation
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REVIEW
Min S Kwon, Nicole A Carnt, Naomi R Truong, Ushasree Pattamatta, Andrew J White, Chameen Samarawickrama, Anthony L Cunningham
Herpes simplex keratitis is commonly caused by Herpes simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1), which primarily infects eyelids, corneas or conjunctiva. HSV-1- through sophisticated interactions with dendritic cells (DCs), a type of antigen-presenting cell)-initiates pro-inflammatory responses in the cornea. Corneas were once thought to be an immune privileged region; however, with the recent discovery of DCs that reside in the cornea, this long held conjecture has been overturned. Therefore, evaluating the clinical, preclinical, and cell-based studies that investigate the roles of DCs in corneas infected with HSV is critical...
November 9, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127432/corneal-endothelial-cell-loss-3-years-after-successful-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-in-the-cornea-preservation-time-study-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jonathan Lass, Beth Ann Benetz, David D Verdier, Loretta B Szczotka-Flynn, Allison R Ayala, Wendi Liang, Anthony J Aldave, Steven P Dunn, Tryone McCall, Shahzad I Mian, Lisa C Navarro, Sanjay V Patel, Sudeep Pramanik, George O Rosenwasser, Kevin W Ross, Mark A Terry, Craig Kollman, Robin L Gal, Roy W Beck
Importance: Demonstrating that endothelial cell loss following Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) is independent of donor cornea preservation time (PT) could increase the pool of corneal tissue available for keratoplasty. Objective: To determine whether endothelial cell loss 3 years after successful DSAEK is related to PT. Design, Setting, and Participants: A multicenter, double-masked, randomized clinical trial included 40 clinical sites (70 surgeons) in the United States, with donor corneas provided by 23 US eye banks...
December 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117318/lamin-cleavage-a-reliable-marker-for-studying-staurosporine-induced-apoptosis-in-corneal-tissue
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Siddharth Mahajan, Daniel Thieme, Marta Czugala, Friedrich E Kruse, Thomas A Fuchsluger
Purpose: The aims of this study were to identify a robust apoptosis marker suitable for both quantification and back-to-back analyses of programmed cell death and to define specific upstream targets for apoptosis in corneal cells. Methods: Apoptotic cleavage of initiator caspases and their downstream targets such as lamins and poly-ADP ribose polymerase was investigated in human corneal endothelial cells (HCEC-12), keratocytes (HCK), epithelial cells (HCEp), and full-thickness corneas using Western blotting and confocal microscopy following apoptosis induction with staurosporine...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109893/correlation-of-corneal-endothelial-cell-density-with-corneal-tomographic-parameters-in-eyes-with-keratoconus
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Banu Bozkurt, Mevlüt Yılmaz, Ali Meşen, Ümit Kamış, Bengü Ekinci Köktekir, Süleyman Okudan
Objectives: To examine changes in corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) in different stages of keratoconus and evaluate its correlation with corneal tomographic parameters. Materials and Methods: Two hundred six patients with keratoconus were enrolled in the study. Corneal topography was performed by Sirius (CSO, Italy), which has a rotating Scheimpflug camera and a Placido disc topographer. Automatic endothelial analysis was done with the non-contact endothelial microscope (20x probe) of Confoscan-4 (NIDEK, Japan)...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102929/three-dimensional-laser-scanning-confocal-analysis-of-conjunctival-microcysts-in-glaucomatous-patients-before-and-after-trabeculectomy
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Silvio DI Staso, Luca Agnifili, Angela DI Gregorio, Hilary Climastone, Emilio Galassi, Vincenzo Fasanella, Marco Ciancaglini
BACKGROUND/AIM: In glaucoma, conjunctival epithelial microcysts (CEM) have been extensively investigated by means of laser scanning confocal microscopy. In the present case series, we examined eight glaucomatous patients undergoing trabeculectomy to obtain a 3-dimensional (3-D) characterization of CEM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Image acquisition was performed in z-scan automatic volume mode by Heidelberg Retina Tomograph III/Rostock Cornea Module and a series of 40 images of 300×300 μm (384×384 pixels) to a maximum depth of 40 μm were acquired throughout the upper bulbar conjunctiva before (at the site planned for surgery) and eight weeks after trabeculectomy...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101151/laser-scanning-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-ivcm-for-evaluating-human-corneal-sub-basal-nerve-plexus-parameters-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
#18
Manikkuwadura Eranda Harshan De Silva, Alexis Ceecee Zhang, Amalia Karahalios, Holly Rose Chinnery, Laura Elizabeth Downie
INTRODUCTION: Laser scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) enables non-invasive, high-resolution imaging of the cornea. In recent years, there has been a vast increase in researchers using laser scanning IVCM to image and quantify corneal nerve parameters. However, a range of methodological approaches have been adopted. The primary aim of this systematic review is to critically appraise the reported method(s) of primary research studies that have used laser scanning IVCM to quantify corneal sub-basal nerve plexus (SBNP) parameters in humans, and to examine corneal nerve parameters in healthy individuals...
November 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095506/subacute-effects-of-rose-bengal-green-light-cross-linking-on-rabbit-thin-corneal-stability-and-safety
#19
Ti Wang, Lu Zhu, Jingyin Zhu, Yinbo Peng, Nianci Shen, Yan Yu, Min Yao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the subacute effects of Rose Bengal (RB) and 532 nm green light-induced photochemical crosslinking (RB-PCL) on rabbit thin corneal stability and safety in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rabbit thin corneal models with 250 μm thickness were created by photorefractive keratectomy surgery. Photochemical crosslinking with green light (wavelength 532 nm) at an illumination intensity of 0.4 W/cm(2) for 250 s (100 J/cm(2) ) was performed, followed by antibiotic treatment and slit lamp monitoring for four weeks...
November 2, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082447/impact-of-herpetic-stromal-immune-keratitis-in-corneal-biomechanics-and-innervation
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Manuel Ángel Marcos-Fernández, Sara Sánchez Tabernero, Jose María Herreras, David José Galarreta
PURPOSE: To study corneal innervation in eyes with history of herpetic keratitis and its correlation with corneal sensitivity and biomechanical properties. METHODS: A total of 56 eyes were included, of which 16 had a history of unilateral immune stromal herpetic keratitis, 16 were their contralateral eyes, and 20 were healthy controls. Structural analysis of corneal nerve plexus was performed by confocal microscopy. Biomechanical properties were measured with the Ocular Response Analyzer...
October 29, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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