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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548209/improved-sampling-and-analysis-of-images-in-corneal-confocal-microscopy
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E L Schaldemose, F I Fontain, P Karlsson, J R Nyengaard
INTRODUCTION: Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) is a noninvasive clinical method to analyse and quantify corneal nerve fibres in vivo. Although the CCM technique is in constant progress, there are methodological limitations in terms of sampling of images and objectivity of the nerve quantification. The aim of this study was to present a randomized sampling method of the CCM images and to develop an adjusted area-dependent image analysis. Furthermore, a manual nerve fibre analysis method was compared to a fully automated method...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542085/quantitative-analysis-of-depth-distribution-and-density-of-cysts-in-acanthamoeba-keratitis-using-confocal-microscopy
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Ping Huang, Tudor Tepelus, Laura A Vickers, Elmira Baghdasaryan, Jianyan Huang, John A Irvine, Hugo Y Hsu, Srinivas Sadda, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To quantify the density, distribution, and depth of invasion of cysts in the corneas of eyes with acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) by in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) with a novel scanning pattern. METHODS: The medical records of patients with AK evaluated at the Doheny Eye Center UCLA between September 2014 and July 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients with clinically diagnosed AK underwent IVCM at various time points during their clinical course...
May 23, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528377/correlation-between-corneal-innervation-and-inflammation-evaluated-with-confocal-microscopy-and-symptomatology-in-patients-with-dry-eye-syndromes-a-preliminary-study
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Tudor C Tepelus, Gloria B Chiu, Jianyan Huang, Ping Huang, SriniVas R Sadda, John Irvine, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal innervation and inflammatory cell infiltration using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and to correlate these findings with subjective symptoms of dry eye, as measured by the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) in patients with non-Sjögren's (NSDE) and Sjögren's syndrome dry eyes (SSDE). METHODS: Central corneal images were prospectively captured from 10 age-matched healthy control eyes, 24 eyes with clinically diagnosed NSDE and 44 eyes with clinically diagnosed SSDE, using IVCM (HRT III RCM)...
May 20, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524144/-new-approaches-to-the-treatment-of-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca
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T N Safonova, O V Gladkova, I A Novikov, V I Boev, A A Fedorov
A new method has been developed for the treatment of severe forms of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) that involves the use of an original cyclosporine A (CyA) saturated soft contact lens (SCL) together with preservative-free artificial tears therapy. AIM: to evaluate the effectiveness of the newly developed treatment for KCS based on the use of medical SCL saturated with 0.05% CyA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients (43 men, 60 eyes) with severe KCS were divided into 2 groups...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486719/customized-topography-guided-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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Myriam Cassagne, Kévin Pierné, Stéphane D Galiacy, Marie-Pierre Asfaux-Marfaing, Pierre Fournié, François Malecaze
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of topography-guided corneal collagen cross-linking (TG-CXL) to conventional corneal CXL (C-CXL) in progressive keratoconus. METHODS: In this prospective, nonrandomized clinical trial, 60 eyes of 60 patients were scheduled to receive either TG-CXL (30 eyes with deepithelialization focused on the cone, riboflavin application for 10 minutes, and 30 mW/cm(2) pulsed ultraviolet-A irradiance pattern according to topography) or C-CXL (30 eyes treated in accordance with the Dresden protocol)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480834/the-conjunctiva-associated-lymphoid-tissue-in-chronic-ocular-surface-diseases
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Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Luca Agnifili, Vincenzo Fasanella, Mario Nubile, Agbeanda A Gnama, Gennaro Falconio, Paolo Perri, Silvio Di Staso, Cesare Mariotti
Ocular surface diseases (OSDs) represent a widely investigated field of research given their growing incidence and the negative impact on quality of life. During OSDs, cytokines generated by damaged epithelia trigger and deregulate the lymphoid cells composing the eye-associated lymphoid tissues, inducing an immune-mediated chronic inflammation that amplifies and propagates the disease during time. The conjunctiva-associated lymphoid tissue (CALT), given its particular position that permits immune cells covering the cornea, might play a crucial role in the development of OSDs...
May 8, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475703/cibinetide-improves-corneal-nerve-fiber-abundance-in-patients-with-sarcoidosis-associated-small-nerve-fiber-loss-and-neuropathic-pain
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Daniel A Culver, Albert Dahan, Daiva Bajorunas, Maria Jeziorska, Monique van Velzen, Leon P H J Aarts, Jinny Tavee, Martijn R Tannemaat, Ann N Dunne, Rita I Kirk, Ioannis N Petropoulos, Anthony Cerami, Rayaz A Malik, Michael Brines
Purpose: Sarcoidosis frequently is complicated by small nerve fiber loss (SNFL), which can be quantified using corneal confocal microscopy (CCM). Prior studies suggest that the innate repair receptor agonist cibinetide reverses corneal nerve loss. This phase 2b, 28-day, randomized trial of 64 subjects with sarcoid-associated SNFL and neuropathic pain assessed the effect of cibinetide on corneal nerve fiber area (CNFA) and regenerating intraepidermal fibers (GAP-43+) as surrogate endpoints for disease modification, pain severity, and functional capacity (6-minute walk test [6MWT])...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458451/characteristics-of-corneal-phospholipidosis-induced-by-topical-ocular-application-of-chloroquine-and-amiodarone-in-rabbits
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Yoshinori Yamagiwa, Yu Haranosono, Shingo Nemoto, Ikuyo Atsumi, Masaaki Kurata, Gakushi Kito, Hirofumi Hatakeyama, Haruko Koizumi, Hideyuki Sakaki
Several cationic-amphiphilic drugs such as chloroquine and amiodarone are known to induce phospholipidosis in the cornea by systemic administration. However, the characteristics of ophthalmological and pathological changes when phospholipidosis-inducing drugs are topically applied have not been well studied. This study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of corneal changes caused by topical application of chloroquine and amiodarone to Japanese white rabbits. The changes were evaluated by ophthalmological, histopathological, and ultrastructural examinations...
April 2017: Journal of Toxicologic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445703/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-laser-scanning-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-for-filamentous-fungal-keratitis-role-of-observer-experience
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Ahmad Kheirkhah, Zeba A Syed, Vannarut Satitpitakul, Sunali Goyal, Rodrigo Müller, Elmer Y Tu, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To determine sensitivity and specificity of laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (LS-IVCM) for detection of filamentous fungi in patients with microbial keratitis and to evaluate the effect of observer's imaging experience on these parameters. DESIGN: Retrospective, reliability study METHODS: This study included 21 patients with filamentous fungal keratitis and 24 patients with bacterial keratitis (as controls). The etiology of infection was confirmed based on the response to specific therapy regardless of culture results...
April 23, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410280/long-term-impacts-of-orthokeratology-treatment-on-sub-basal-nerve-plexus-and-corneal-sensitivity-responses-and-their-reversibility
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María Nombela-Palomo, Gema Felipe-Marquez, Miguel Angel Teus, Jose Luis Hernandez-Verdejo, Amelia Nieto-Bona
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of one year of overnight orthokeratology (OK) treatment on the sub-basal nerve plexus (SBNP) and corneal sensitivity and to assess the reversibility of these effects one month after treatment interruption. METHODS: Thirty-two subjects with low-moderate myopia underwent OK treatment for one year. Fifteen non-contact lens wearers served as controls. At the time points baseline, one year of treatment, and one month after removing the OK lenses, two tests were conducted: corneal sensitivity (Cochet-Bonnet esthesiometer) and SBNP imaging by in vivo confocal microscopy...
April 13, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399039/characterization-of-corneal-involvement-in-eyes-with-mucous-membrane-pemphigoid-by-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy
#11
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/28393028/analysis-of-corneal-morphologic-and-pathologic-changes-in-early-stage-congenital-aniridic-keratopathy
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Juan Du, Rong-Qiang Liu, Lei Ye, Zhi-Hui Li, Feng-Tu Zhao, Nan Jiang, Lin-Hong Ye, Yi Shao
AIM: To determine typical corneal changes of congenital aniridic keratopathy (CAK) using corneal topography and confocal systems, and to identify characteristics that might assist in early diagnosis. METHODS: Patients with CAK and healthy control subjects underwent detailed ophthalmic examinations including axial length, corneal thickness, tear film condition, corneal topography, and laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). RESULTS: In early stage aniridic keratopathy, Schirmer I test (SIT), break-up time (BUT), mean keratometry (mean K) and simulated keratometry (sim K) were reduced relative to controls (P<0...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378047/-confocal-microscope-examination-of-the-corneal-nerve-plexus-as-biomarker-for-systemic-diseases-view-from-the-corneal-nerve-plexus-on-diabetes-mellitus-disease
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S Baltrusch
It is estimated that approximately 50% of patients with diabetes mellitus suffer from polyneuropathy, which is frequently diagnosed too late. Consequently, the question arises whether imaging procedures of the eye, namely optical coherence tomography of the retina and confocal microscopy of the cornea are suitable for the diagnostics and follow-up control of neurodegenerative changes in patients with diabetes mellitus. De Clerck and co-workers could demonstrate this by a systematic review of studies. Of these studies 11 were further evaluated with respect to corneal confocal microscopy...
April 4, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366375/measuring-the-depth-of-crosslinking-demarcation-line-in%C3%A2-vivo-comparison-of-methods-and-devices
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Andreas Thorsrud, Gunhild F Sandvik, Anne M Hagem, Liv Drolsum
PURPOSE: To assess the interrelationship of different methods of measuring the demarcation line depth after corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL). SETTING: University eye clinic, Oslo, Norway. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Eyes having CXL for progressive keratoconus were evaluated 1 month after CXL by in vitro confocal microscopy (IVCM), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and Scheimpflug imaging. When applying IVCM, the depth of the CXL demarcation line was measured with 2 methods; that is, IVCM keratocyte disappearance and IVCM intensity increase...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346276/comparison-of-noncontact-specular-and-confocal-microscopy-for-evaluation-of-corneal-endothelium
#15
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/28337063/a-novel-mutation-and-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-findings-in-fabry-disease
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Cumali Degirmenci, Suzan Guven Yilmaz, Huseyin Onay, Melis Palamar, Sema Kalkan Ucar, Meral Kayikcioglu, Mahmut Coker
Fabry disease is a hereditary, X-linked lysosomal storage disease due to a deficiency of the alpha galactosidase A enzyme. Globotriaosylceramide accumulates in tissues and results in multiorgan dysfunction. The most common ocular finding in Fabry disease is cornea verticillata. Increase in conjunctival vascular tortuosity, and cataract may also be seen. Herein, we demonstrate the in vivo confocal microscopic findings of a genetically proven Fabry disease patient with a novel hemizygous R112L mutation in GLA gene...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316191/-in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-observation-of-corneal-changes-in-patients-with-chronic-stevens-johnson-syndrome-or-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
#17
T T Gao, Y Li, J Liu, Q Long
Objective: To describe corneal alterations visible on in vivo confocal microscopy in patients with debilitating ocular sequelae caused by Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). Methods: Twenty-two eyes of 11 consecutive patients suffering from chronic SJS or TEN were studied using slit lamp and in vivo confocal microscopy in the Ophthalmology Outpatient Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from March 2014 to April 2015. Results: Dry eye with meibomian gland dysfunction (19 eyes of 10 patients, 86...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302098/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-of-pre-descemet-corneal-dystrophy-associated-with-x-linked-ichthyosis-a-case-report
#18
Hui Shi, Xiao-Feng Qi, Tao-Tao Liu, Qian Hao, Xiao-Hong Li, Ling-Ling Liang, Yi-Miao Wang, Zhi-Hua Cui
BACKGROUND: Pre-Descemet corneal dystrophy (PDCD) is characterized by the presence of numerous, tiny, polymorphic opacities immediately anterior to Descemet membrane, which is a rare form of corneal stromal dystrophy and hard to be diagnosed. In vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) is a useful tool to examine the minimal lesions of the cornea at the cellular level. In this article, we report a rare case of PDCD associated with X-linked ichthyosis and evaluate IVCM findings. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 34-year-old male Chinese patient with PDCD associated with X-linked ichthyosis...
March 16, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291202/-comparative-analysis-of-the-value-of-information-provided-by-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-for-identifying-the-palisades-of-vogt-in-normal-limbus
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N P Pashtaev, N A Pozdeeva, A A Voskresenskaya, B V Gagloev, A A Shipunov
AIM: to conduct a comparative analysis of the value of information provided by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) for identifying the palisades of Vogt (POV) in normal limbus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: POV were studied in 15 healthy participants (30 eyes) without any anterior segment disease. Two examination methods were used: AS-OCT En Face imaging (RTVue XR Avanti, 3D Cornea protocol) and CLSM (HRT3)...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283769/-in-vivo-imaging-of-the-corneal-nerve-plexus-from-single-image-to-large-scale-map
#20
B Köhler, S Allgeier, A Bartschat, R F Guthoff, S Bohn, K-M Reichert, O Stachs, K Winter, R Mikut
The sub-basal nerve plexus (SNP) of the cornea provides the possibility of in vivo and non-invasive examination of peripheral nerve structures by corneal confocal microscopy (CCM). Thus morphological alterations of the SNP can be directly detected and quantified. A single CCM image is insufficient for a well-founded diagnosis because of the inhomogeneous distribution of the nerve fibers; therefore, there is a demand for techniques for large area imaging of the SNP. This article provides an overview of published approaches to the problem...
March 10, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
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