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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106466/phototoxic-effect-of-topical-fluoroquinolones-administered-before-corneal-crosslinking-in-a-murine-model
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Victor E Reviglio, Matias Osaba, Gabriela Sambuelli, Irene C Kuo
PURPOSE: Corneal crosslinking by UV light (UV-CXL) has become a popular treatment for keratoconus and corneal ectasia. Fluoroquinolones (FQs), commonly administered topically before UV-CXL, are known to be phototoxic to the skin and lens. The purpose of this study was to investigate phototoxic effects of topical FQ treatment on murine corneas before UV-CXL, in which the corneal epithelium was kept intact. METHODS: Murine corneas were treated with various antibiotics with or without riboflavin before UV-CXL...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101423/assessing-the-effects-of-riboflavin-uv-a-crosslinking-on-porcine-corneal-mechanical-anisotropy-with-optical-coherence-elastography
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Manmohan Singh, Jiasong Li, Zhaolong Han, Raksha Raghunathan, Achuth Nair, Chen Wu, Chih-Hao Liu, Salavat Aglyamov, Michael D Twa, Kirill V Larin
In this work we utilize optical coherence elastography (OCE) to assess the effects of UV-A/riboflavin corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) on the mechanical anisotropy of in situ porcine corneas at various intraocular pressures (IOP). There was a distinct meridian of increased Young's modulus in all samples, and the mechanical anisotropy increased as a function of IOP and also after CXL. The presented noncontact OCE technique was able to quantify the Young's modulus and elastic anisotropy of the cornea and their changes as a function of IOP and CXL, opening new avenues of research for evaluating the effects of CXL on corneal biomechanical properties...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079590/the-evaluation-of-corneal-fragility-after-uva-riboflavin-crosslinking
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Zhiwei Li, Yumeng Wang, Yanyun Xu, Vishal Jhanji, Chunxiao Zhang, Guoying Mu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the fragility of cornea after UVA/riboflavin crosslinking (CXL). METHODS: Sixty New Zealand rabbits received UVA/riboflavin crosslinking treatment (wavelength 365 nm, irradiance 3.0 mW/cm, and total dose 5.4 J/cm) on right eyes. Animals were sacrificed before and immediately after treatment (day 0), day 1, 3, 7, and 28 after treatment. A 4×10 mm corneal strip for biomechanical evaluation was harvested after sacrifice. The corneal fragility was evaluated by measurement of elongation rate, whereby the elongation rate equals elongation length/baseline length...
January 10, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055099/evaluation-of-therapeutic-tissue-crosslinking-txl-for-myopia-using-second-harmonic-generation-signal-microscopy-in-rabbit-sclera
#4
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/27956294/nonlinear-optical-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-of-ex%C3%A2-vivo-rabbit-eyes
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Samantha M Bradford, Donald J Brown, Tibor Juhasz, Eric Mikula, James V Jester
PURPOSE: To determine whether riboflavin-induced collagen crosslinking (CXL) could be precisely achieved in the corneal stroma of ex vivo rabbit eyes using nonlinear optical excitation with a low numerical aperture lens and enlarged focal volume. SETTING: Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: The corneal epithelium was removed and the corneas were soaked in 0...
November 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926752/corneal-resistance-to-keratolysis-after-collagen-crosslinking-with-rose-bengal-and-green-light
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Ali Fadlallah, Hong Zhu, Samer Arafat, Irene Kochevar, Samir Melki, Joseph B Ciolino
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the resistance to degradation by collagenase A of corneas that have been crosslinked with Rose Bengal and green light (RGX). Methods: The ex vivo crosslinking procedure was performed on enucleated rabbit corneas. Corneas were deepithelialized after applying 30% alcohol. Corneas were stained with Rose Bengal (RB, 0.1%) for 2 minutes and then exposed to green light (532 nm) at 0.25 W/cm2 for times to deliver doses of 50, 100, 150, or 200 J/cm2 (n = 5 per group)...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718530/anti-angiogenic-potential-of-vegf-blocker-dendron-laden-gellan-gum-hydrogels-for-tissue-engineering-applications
#7
Valeria Perugini, Anna L Guildford, Joana Silva-Correia, Joaquim M Oliveira, Steven T Meikle, Rui L Reis, Matteo Santin
Damage of non-vascularised tissues such as cartilage and cornea can result in healing processes accompanied by a non-physiological angiogenesis. Peptidic aptamers have recently been reported to block the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). However, the therapeutic applications of these aptamers is limited due to their short half-life in vivo. In this work, an enhanced stability and bioavailability of a known VEGF blocker aptamer sequence (WHLPFKC) was pursued through its tethering of molecular scaffolds based on hyperbranched peptides, the poly(ɛ-lysine) dendrons, bearing three branching generations...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27710923/in-vitro-characterization-of-electrochemically-compacted-collagen-matrices-for-corneal-applications
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Vipuil Kishore, Ranjani Iyer, Athela Frandsen, Thuy-Uyen Nguyen
Loss of vision due to corneal disease is a significant problem worldwide. Transplantation of donor corneas is a viable treatment option but limitations such as short supply and immune-related complications call for alternative options for the treatment of corneal disease. A tissue engineering-based approach using a collagen scaffold is a promising alternative to develop a bioengineered cornea that mimics the functionality of native cornea. In this study, an electrochemical compaction method was employed to synthesize highly dense and transparent collagen matrices...
October 6, 2016: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613085/characterization-of-rabbit-corneas-subjected-to-stromal-stiffening-by-the-a%C3%A3-a%C3%A3-extract-euterpe-oleracea
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Patrícia A Bersanetti, Tatiane L N Bueno, Andreia de A Morandim-Giannetti, Regina F Nogueira, Jivaldo R Matos, Paulo Schor
PURPOSE: In this study, we characterized rabbit corneas subjected to corneal cross-linking (CXL) with açaí extract compared with a riboflavin photo-stimulated procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The corneas of the slaughterhouse rabbits were divided into three groups: control, consisting of untreated corneal samples; riboflavin/UVA, where corneas were treated with 0.1% riboflavin photo-stimulated at 365 nm as the standard protocol; and açaí, where the samples were subjected to 4% açaí extract for 0...
September 9, 2016: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561353/non-invasive-mri-assessments-of-tissue-microstructures-and-macromolecules-in-the-eye-upon-biomechanical-or-biochemical-modulation
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Leon C Ho, Ian A Sigal, Ning-Jiun Jan, Xiaoling Yang, Yolandi van der Merwe, Yu Yu, Ying Chau, Christopher K Leung, Ian P Conner, Tao Jin, Ed X Wu, Seong-Gi Kim, Gadi Wollstein, Joel S Schuman, Kevin C Chan
The microstructural organization and composition of the corneoscleral shell (CSS) determine the biomechanical behavior of the eye, and are important in diseases such as glaucoma and myopia. However, limited techniques can assess these properties globally, non-invasively and quantitatively. In this study, we hypothesized that multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can reveal the effects of biomechanical or biochemical modulation on CSS. Upon intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation, CSS appeared hyperintense in both freshly prepared ovine eyes and living rat eyes using T2-weighted MRI...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547022/noncontact-elastic-wave-imaging-optical-coherence-elastography-for-evaluating-changes-in-corneal-elasticity-due-to-crosslinking
#11
Manmohan Singh, Jiasong Li, Srilatha Vantipalli, Shang Wang, Zhaolong Han, Achuth Nair, Salavat R Aglyamov, Michael D Twa, Kirill V Larin
The mechanical properties of tissues can provide valuable information about tissue integrity and health and can assist in detecting and monitoring the progression of diseases such as keratoconus. Optical coherence elastography (OCE) is a rapidly emerging technique, which can assess localized mechanical contrast in tissues with micrometer spatial resolution. In this work we present a noncontact method of optical coherence elastography to evaluate the changes in the mechanical properties of the cornea after UV-induced collagen cross-linking...
May 2016: IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492108/effects-of-genipin-corneal-crosslinking-in%C3%A2-rabbit-corneas
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Marcel Y Avila, Mauricio Narvaez, Juan P Castañeda
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of genipin, a natural crosslinking agent, in rabbit eyes. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia Centro de Tecnologia Oftalmica, Bogotá, Colombia. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Ex vivo rabbit eyes (16; 8 rabbits) were treated with genipin 1.00%, 0.50%, and 0.25% for 5 minutes with a vacuum device to increase corneal permeability. Penetration was evaluated using Scheimpflug pachymetry (Pentacam)...
July 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492105/natural-history-of-corneal-haze-after-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-in-keratoconus-using-scheimpflug-analysis
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Bia Z Kim, Charlotte A Jordan, Charles N J McGhee, Dipika V Patel
PURPOSE: To analyze corneal haze after corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus using Scheimpflug densitometry. SETTING: Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled study. METHODS: Both eyes of all patients were examined preoperatively and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively. One eye of each patient was treated with corneal CXL, with the contralateral eye serving as the control...
July 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27463630/the-effects-of-riboflavin-and-ultraviolet-light-on-keratocytes-cultured-in-vitro
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Joyce L Covre, Priscila C Cristovam, Renata R Loureiro, Rossen M Hazarbassanov, Mauro Campos, Élcio H Sato, José Álvaro P Gomes
PURPOSE: To culture quiescent human keratocytes and evaluate the effects of ultraviolet light and riboflavin on human corneal keratocytes in vitro. METHODS: Keratocytes were obtained from remaining corneoscleral ring donor corneas previously used in corneal transplant surgeries and cultured in DMEM/F12 with 2% FBS until confluence. Characterization of cultured cells was performed by immunofluorescence analysis for anti-cytokeratin-3, anti-Thy-1, anti-α-smooth muscle actin, and anti-lumican...
May 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27463624/factors-affecting-visual-acuity-after-accelerated-crosslinking-in-patients-with-progressive-keratoconus
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Ahmet Kırgız, Kürşat Atalay, Kübra Şerefoğlu Çabuk, Havva Kaldırım, Muhittin Taşkapılı
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to report the outcomes of patients with progressive keratoconus who were treated via accelerated crosslinking (CXL) 6 months earlier and to determine the factors that promoted improved visual acuity after treatment. METHODS: This retrospective study included 35 eyes of 34 patients with progressive keratoconus who underwent CXL. Topographical measurements were obtained preoperatively and in the first, third, and sixth months postoperatively using a rotating Scheimpflug camera...
May 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27362877/corneal-crosslinking-with-rose-bengal-and-green-light-efficacy-and-safety-evaluation
#16
Hong Zhu, Clemens Alt, Robert H Webb, Samir Melki, Irene E Kochevar
PURPOSE: To evaluate crosslinking of cornea in vivo using green light activation of Rose Bengal (RGX) and assess potential damaging effects of the green light on retina and iris. METHODS: Corneas of Dutch belted rabbits were de-epithelialized, then stained with Rose Bengal and exposed to green light, or not further treated. Corneal stiffness was measured by uniaxial tensiometry. Re-epithelialization was assessed by fluorescein fluorescence. Keratocytes were counted on hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)-stained sections, and iris cell damage was assessed by lactate dehydrogenase staining...
September 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315291/-crosslinking-in-keratoconus
#17
S J Lang, T Reinhard
Keratoconus leads to progressive thinning and protrusion of the cornea. Young patients exhibit the highest risk for progression. Corneal crosslinking was introduced in 1998 and is intended to prevent progression of keratoconus. Only a few prospective controlled trials have been published. Six randomised controlled trials have been published. All these trials confirmed the efficacy of crosslinking through keratometric data. In two trials, progression was reported in some patients of the treatment group. This indicates that not all patients benefit from corneal crosslinking...
June 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315289/prevention-of-iatrogenic-keratectasia
#18
C J Rapuano
Iatrogenic corneal ectasia is a rare but devastating complication after refractive surgery. While its incidence appears to be declining, it has not been eliminated. Its cause is probably related to a combination of an intrinsic predisposition to ectasia and an additional anatomical destabilising effect from the refractive surgery. Determining which eyes are intrinsically "weak" and exactly how much additional "weakening" an eye can withstand before developing progressive thinning and protrusion are both difficult tasks...
June 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27220229/collagen-crosslinking-in-the-management-of-microbial-keratitis
#19
Barac Ileana Ramona, Corbu Catalina, Merticariu Andrei, Stefan Daciana, Tataru Calin
OBJECTIVE: The evaluation of the efficiency of corneal cross linking in the management of corneal ulcers. METHOD: A prospective study that included 10 patients, 10 eyes, with chronic corneal ulcer, bacterial and/ or fungal. The patients were divided into two groups. Group A included 5 patients with unperforated corneal ulcer and group B included 5 patients with perforated corneal ulcer. These patients were treated with general and local antibiotic and antifungal drugs, but the response was poor after two weeks...
January 2016: Romanian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27113884/intraoperative-corneal-thickness-change-and-clinical-outcomes-after-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-standard-crosslinking-versus-hypotonic-riboflavin
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Elan Rosenblat, Peter S Hersh
PURPOSE: To determine intraoperative changes in corneal thickness and outcomes of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) using 2 intraoperative regimens: riboflavin-dextran or hypotonic riboflavin. SETTING: Cornea and refractive surgery practice, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. DESIGN: Prospective randomized case series. METHODS: Eyes with keratoconus or corneal ectasia were treated. All eyes received preloading with riboflavin 0...
April 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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