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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167204/changes-in-corneal-sub-basal-nerve-morphology-and-sensitivity-during-orthokeratology-recovery-of-change
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Edward Lum, Blanka Golebiowski, Helen A Swarbrick
PURPOSE: To investigate the recovery of changes in corneal nerve morphology and sensitivity in orthokeratology (OK) following lens wear discontinuation, over a 3-month period. METHODS: Sixteen myopic subjects who wore OK lenses during sleep for 3 months discontinued lens wear for 3 months. Corneal nerve morphology and sensitivity were assessed 3 h after waking on the right eye only at the pre-lens wear baseline and after lens wear discontinuation. Corneal nerve fiber density (NFD) and global nerve fiber orientation (GNFO) were assessed by sampling a 1 mm(2) area of the sub-basal nerve plexus at the corneal apex and temporal mid-periphery using in vivo confocal microscopy...
February 3, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146367/corneal-involvement-by-lichen-planus-pigmentosus
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Mohammad Soleimani, Seyed Ali Tabatabaei, Reza Mirshahi, Zohreh Nozarian, Amir Hasan Matini
IMPORTANCE: Lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP) is an exclusive form of lichen planus (LP) characterized by pigmentary incontinence in histopathologic slides. OBSERVATIONS: We report a known case of LPP with ocular manifestations including pigmented eyelid margins and conjunctival and corneal pigmented lesions. Histopathologic and confocal scanning findings of these lesions were compatible with the diagnosis of underlying systemic disease. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: To our knowledge, we report the first case of cornea directly involved by LP and ophthalmic presentations of LPP...
February 1, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139064/corneal-profile-in-primary-congenital-glaucoma
#3
Azadeh Doozandeh, Shahin Yazdani, Shabnam Ansari, Mohammad Pakravan, Tahmineh Motevasseli, Bagher Hosseini, Mehdi Yasseri
PURPOSE: To investigate biomechanical and ultrastructural corneal parameters and ocular biometrics in the affected eyes of patients with unilateral primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) as compared to unaffected fellow eyes and age-matched healthy controls. METHODS: A total of 12 patients with treated unilateral PCG and 10 normal subjects were evaluated. LENSTAR was performed to determine biometric parameters; the ocular response analyser was employed to determine biomechanical properties and slit-scanning confocal microscopy was used for evaluation of corneal ultrastucture...
January 31, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133954/new-parameters-in-assessment-of-human-donor-corneal-stroma
#4
Marie Borderie, Kate Grieve, Kristina Irsch, Djida Ghoubay, Cristina Georgeon, Celine De Sousa, Laurent Laroche, Vincent M Borderie
PURPOSE: To provide quantitative parameters for assessment of human donor corneal stroma by imaging stromal features of diseased and normal human corneas with full-field optical coherence microscopy (FFOCM), using confocal microscopy (CM) and histology as reference techniques. METHODS: Bowman's layer (BL) thickness and keratocyte density were assessed ex vivo in 23 human donor corneas and 27 human pathological corneas (keratoconus and other corneal disorders) with FFOCM, CM and histology...
January 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130350/in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-characteristics-of-microsporidial-keratoconjunctivitis-in-immunocompetent-adults
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Chintan Malhotra, Arun Kumar Jain, Savleen Kaur, Deepika Dhingra, Varshitha Hemanth, Surya Prakash Sharma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To describe in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) features of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis in immunocompetent adult patients. METHODS: Patients suspected clinically to be suffering from microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis (ie, presence of unilateral follicular and/or papillary conjunctivitis in conjunction with multifocal, coarse corneal epitheliopathy) were subjected to IVCM with the Rostock Cornea Module of the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph 3, and combined potassium hydroxide and calcofluor white (KOH+CFW) staining of the corneal scrapings, to detect the microsporidial spores...
January 27, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101726/development-of-timolol-loaded-galactosylated-chitosan-nanoparticles-and-evaluation-of-their-potential-for-ocular-drug-delivery
#6
Ruobing Zhao, Jing Li, Jingyi Wang, Zhenya Yin, Yongtao Zhu, Wei Liu
This study was conducted to develop timolol maleate (TM)-loaded galactosylated chitosan (GC) nanoparticles (NPs) (TM-GC-NPs) followed by optimization via a four-level and three-factor Box-Behnken statistical experimental design. The optimized nanoparticles showed a particle size of 213.3 ± 6.83 nm with entrapment efficiency of 38.58 ± 1.31% and drug loading of 17.72 ± 0.28%. The NPs were characterized with respect to zeta potential, pH, surface morphology, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)...
January 18, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060067/patients-with-dry-eye-disease-and-low-subbasal-nerve-density-are-at-high-risk-for-accelerated-corneal-endothelial-cell-loss
#7
Ahmad Kheirkhah, Vannarut Satitpitakul, Pedram Hamrah, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in corneal endothelial cell density over time in patients with dry eye disease (DED) and to correlate endothelial cell loss with corneal subbasal nerve density. METHODS: This retrospective study included 40 eyes of 20 patients with DED. Laser in vivo confocal microscopy had been performed in the central cornea of both eyes at an initial visit and repeated after a mean follow-up of 33.2 ± 10.2 months. The densities of corneal endothelial cells and subbasal nerves were measured in both visits and compared with 13 eyes of 13 normal age-matched controls...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055099/evaluation-of-therapeutic-tissue-crosslinking-txl-for-myopia-using-second-harmonic-generation-signal-microscopy-in-rabbit-sclera
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Mariya Zyablitskaya, Anna Takaoka, Emilia L Munteanu, Takayuki Nagasaki, Stephen L Trokel, David C Paik
Purpose: Second harmonic generation signals (SHG) are emitted preferentially from collagenous tissue structures and have been used to evaluate photochemically-induced (CXL) crosslinking changes in the cornea. Since therapeutic tissue crosslinking (TXL) using sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (SMG) of the sclera is a potential treatment for high myopia, we explored the use of SHG microscopy to evaluate the effects. Methods: Single sub-Tenon's (sT) injections (400 μL) using SMG (40-400 mM) were made at the equatorial 12 o'clock position of the right eye of cadaveric rabbit heads (n = 16 pairs)...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038895/corneal-haze-phenotype-in-aldh3a1-null-mice-in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-and-tissue-imaging-mass-spectrometry
#9
Ying Chen, James V Jester, David M Anderson, Satori A Marchitti, Kevin L Schey, David C Thompson, Vasilis Vasiliou
ALDH3A1 is a corneal crystallin that protects ocular tissues from ultraviolet radiation through catalytic and non-catalytic functions. In addition, ALDH3A1 plays a functional role in corneal epithelial homeostasis by simultaneously modulating proliferation and differentiation. We have previously shown that Aldh3a1 knockout mice in a C57B6/129sV mixed genetic background develop lens cataracts. In the current study, we evaluated the corneal phenotype of Aldh3a1 knockout mice bred into a C57B/6J congenic background (KO)...
December 27, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018671/accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-using-topography-guided-uv-a-energy-emission-preliminary-clinical-and-morphological-outcomes
#10
Cosimo Mazzotta, Antonio Moramarco, Claudio Traversi, Stefano Baiocchi, Alfonso Iovieno, Luigi Fontana
Purpose. To assess the clinical and morphological outcomes of topography-guided accelerated corneal cross-linking. Design. Retrospective case series. Methods. 21 eyes of 20 patients with progressive keratoconus were enrolled. All patients underwent accelerated cross-linking using an ultraviolet-A (UVA) exposure with an energy release varying from 7.2 J/cm(2) up to 15 J/cm(2), according to the topographic corneal curvature. Uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuity, topography, in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM), and anterior segment optic coherence tomography (AS-OCT) were evaluated preoperatively and at the 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994400/in-vivo-confocal-microscopic-architecture-of-corneal-nerves-in-a-case-of-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2b
#11
Chintan Malhotra, Arun Kumar Jain, Bikram Thapa, Sabin Sahu
A detailed ocular examination and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) using the Heidelberg retinal tomograph 3 with Rostock cornea module were performed in a patient with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) 2b syndrome. Ocular findings included ptosis secondary to thickening of the lid margins, subconjunctival and perilimbal neuromas, and prominent corneal nerves extending up to the pupillary area. IVCM demonstrated structural alterations of both the main nerve trunks and the smaller branches. The main nerve trunks were grossly thickened while the smaller fibers were present in an intertwining manner in the anterior stroma...
October 2016: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990355/corneal-collagen-cross-linking-and-liposomal-amphotericin-b-combination-therapy-for-fungal-keratitis-in-rabbits
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Zhao-Qin Hao, Jin-Xin Song, Shi-Yin Pan, Lin Zhang, Yan Cheng, Xian-Ning Liu, Jie Wu, Xiang-Hua Xiao, Wei Gao, Hai-Feng Zhu
AIM: To observe the therapeutic effect of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in combination with liposomal amphotericin B in fungal corneal ulcers. METHODS: New Zealand rabbits were induced fungal corneal ulcers by scratching and randomly divided into 3 groups, i.e. control, treated with CXL, and combined therapy of CXL with 0.25% liposomal amphotericin B (n=5 each). The corneal lesions were documented with slit-lamp and confocal microscopy on 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28d after treatment...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957797/increased-corneal-subbasal-nerve-density-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-treated-with-topical-cyclosporine-a
#13
Ora Levy, Antoine Labbé, Vincent Borderie, Taous Hamiche, Bénédicte Dupas, Laurent Laroche, Christophe Baudouin, Nacim Bouheraoua
BACKGROUND: To evaluate quantitative and qualitative changes in subbasal corneal nerves (SBN) via in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) in patients with Sjögren syndrome dry eye (SSDE) treated with topical cyclosporine A (CsA). DESIGN: Prospective, observational, non-randomized study. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty eyes of 30 patients with SSDE refractory to conventional treatment treated with CsA 0.05% twice daily for six months. Fifteen eyes of 15 healthy, age and gender matched, volunteers constituted the control group at baseline...
December 13, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941384/characterization-of-the-corneal-subbasal-nerve-plexus-in-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency
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Pichaya Chuephanich, Chantaka Supiyaphun, Carolina Aravena, Tahir Kansu Bozkurt, Fei Yu, Sophie X Deng
PURPOSE: To quantify the changes in the subbasal nerve plexus in patients with limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy. METHODS: In this retrospective cross-sectional comparative study, confocal images of 51 eyes of 37 patients with LSCD collected between 2010 and 2015 by the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph III Rostock Corneal Module Confocal Microscope were analyzed. Two independent observers evaluated the scans of the central cornea...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930708/three-dimensional-construction-of-a-rabbit-anterior-corneal-replacement-for-lamellar-keratoplasty
#15
Kunpeng Pang, Liqun Du, Kai Zhang, Chenyang Dai, Chengqun Ju, Jing Zhu, Xinyi Wu
The aim of this study was to construct a rabbit anterior corneal replacement for transplantation using acellular porcine corneal matrix (APCM) and rabbit epithelial or stromal cells. APCM was prepared from fresh porcine cornea treated with 0.5% (wt./vol.) sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) solution. The expanded stromal cells were first injected into APCM parallel to its surface and were cultured in a shaking culture system for 7 days to obtain the stromal construct. Next, corneal epithelial cells were cultured on the stromal construct surface for another 7 days to obtain rabbit anterior corneal lamella...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898982/evaluation-of-corneal-cross-linking-for-treatment-of-fungal-keratitis-using-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-on-an-ex-vivo-human-corneal-model
#16
Jawaher M Alshehri, David Caballero-Lima, M Chantal Hillarby, Susan G Shawcross, Arun Brahma, Fiona Carley, Nick D Read, Hema Radhakrishnan
Purpose: Some previous reports have established the use of photoactivated chromophore-induced corneal cross-linking (PACK-CXL) in treating fungal keratitis. The results of these case reports have often been conflicting. To systematically study the effect of PACK-CXL in the management of Fusarium keratitis, we have developed an ex vivo model of human corneal infection using eye-banked human corneas. Methods: Sixteen healthy ex vivo human corneas were divided into four study groups: (1) untreated control, (2) cross-linked, (3) infected with fungal spores, and (4) infected with fungal spores and then cross-linked...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856177/diagnostic-criteria-for-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency-a-systematic-literature-review
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Lona Jawaheer, Deepa Anijeet, Kanna Ramaesh
PURPOSE: The diagnosis of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) is often based on clinical manifestations with or without the use of tests to demonstrate the presence of goblet cells or of specific epithelial markers on the corneolimbal surface. This systematic review looks at the various diagnostic methods employed in the diagnosis of LSCD in published interventional studies. DESIGN: Systematic literature review METHODS: We did a systematic search on MEDLINE and PUBMED for articles published in English between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2013...
November 14, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849309/activation-of-rac1-and-rhoa-preserve-corneal-endothelial-barrier-function
#18
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/27843433/successful-treatment-of-lasiodiplodia-theobromae-keratitis-assessing-the-role-of-voriconazole
#19
Stephen Tak-Lun Li, Evan Po-Fat Yiu, Angela Hiu-Yan Wong, John Chun-Ting Yeung, Lester Wang-Hon Yu
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to report the successful management of the first case of Lasiodiplodia theobromae keratitis in Hong Kong. METHODS: We conducted a case report. RESULTS: A 43-year-old Chinese male with a history of diabetes developed left eye keratitis after a trauma during tree felling. Fungal keratitis was diagnosed using a confocal microscope on day 1, and L. theobromae was confirmed from the culture. He was given oral voriconazole, topical natamycin, and topical and intracameral amphotericin B...
September 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820631/in-vivo-distribution-of-corneal-epithelial-dendritic-cells-in-patients-with-glaucoma
#20
Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Luca Agnifili, Vincenzo Fasanella, Andrea Lappa, Lorenza Brescia, Manuela Lanzini, Francesco Oddone, Paolo Perri, Leonardo Mastropasqua
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate dendritic cell (DC) distribution, morphology, and DC density in the entire cornea of medically controlled glaucoma patients (MCGP), using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). Methods: Fifty MCGP were enrolled, 15 patients with dry eye, and 15 healthy subjects served as controls. Patients were asked to complete the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire and then underwent tear film break-up time (BUT), corneal staining, and Schirmer test (ST) I and then IVCM...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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