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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068442/oct-study-of-the-femtosecond-laser-opaque-bubble-layer
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Gustavo K Marino, Marcony R Santhiago, Steven E Wilson
PURPOSE: To characterize the location and regularity of the opaque bubble layer (OBL) in the corneal stroma after femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK) flap generation. METHODS: In this prospective study, 30 eyes of 15 patients who had FS-LASIK surgery for myopia, astigmatism, and/or hyperopia were included. Screen captures were obtained at the end of the flap creation and the eyes with hard type OBL were immediately imaged with anterior segment optical coherence tomography...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
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/27956293/immunohistochemical-study-of-corneal-inflammation-after-femtosecond-laser-clear-corneal-incisions-or-manual-surgery
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Lisa Toto, Claudia Curcio, Alessandra Mastropasqua, Peter A Mattei, Erminia D'Ugo, Chiara De Nicola, Leonardo Mastropasqua
PURPOSE: To use immunohistochemical staining to evaluate corneal inflammation and apoptosis induced after femtosecond laser incisions or manual incisions. SETTING: Ophthalmology Clinic, University G. d'Annunzio, Chieti, Italy. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: Ninety human cadaver corneas were cut manually or with the femtosecond laser at different energies and analyzed by immunohistochemistry after 5 minutes or 4 hours...
November 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930793/intracorneal-ring-segments-implantation-for-corneal-ectasia
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Natalia T Giacomin, Glauco R Mello, Carla S Medeiros, Alyin Kiliç, Cristine C Serpe, Hirlana G Almeida, Newton Kara-Junior, Marcony R Santhiago
PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the predictability, safety, and efficacy of intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation as a tool to improve visual acuity and its association with other techniques such as corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL), addressing biomechanical outcomes, models, surgical planning and technique, indications, contraindications, and complications in ectatic corneas. METHODS: Literature review. RESULTS: ICRSs have been used to regularize the corneal shape and reduce corneal astigmatism and higher order aberrations, improve visual acuity to acceptable limits, and delay, or eventually prevent, a corneal keratoplasty in keratoconic eyes...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926756/cutting-and-decellularization-of-multiple-corneal-stromal-lamellae-for-the-bioengineering-of-endothelial-grafts
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Zhiguo He, Fabien Forest, Aurélien Bernard, Anne-Sophie Gauthier, Romain Montard, Michel Peoc'h, Clotilde Jumelle, Emilie Courrier, Chantal Perrache, Philippe Gain, Gilles Thuret
Purpose: Engineered corneal endothelial grafts able to provide numerous functional endothelial cells for the restoration of corneal transparency would be a worthwhile way of replacing donor tissue, which is extremely scarce. The grafts are simply constructed: a biocompatible thin and transparent carrier colonized by a monolayer of cultured endothelial cells (ECs). Here we describe a process able to obtain appropriate carriers by recycling human corneas unsuitable for graft in their original state, but liable to provide multiple thin lamellae when cut with a femtosecond laser as used in refractive surgery...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916313/influence-of-the-flap-on-outcomes-in-corneal-refractive-surgery-with-femtosecond-laser-smile-vs-flex
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J L Alió, M El Bahrawy, A Angelov, D Ortiz, P Yébana
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of creating a flap on the postoperative optical quality of the cornea in terms of predicted corneal curvature and Seidel aberrations after 2 modalities of femtosecond assisted corneal lenticule extraction laser for the correction of myopia and myopic astigmatism: The flapless procedure small incision lenticular extraction (SMILE) and the flap-based femtosecond lenticular extraction (FLEx). METHODS: The study is a prospective consecutive non-randomised comparative interventional case series including 64 eyes with myopic or myopic astigmatism refractive errors...
December 1, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898448/laser-vision-correction-in-treating-myopia
#7
Germano Leal Ehlke, Ronald R Krueger
Myopia is a generally benign refractive error with an increasing prevalence worldwide. It can be corrected temporarily with glasses and contact lenses and permanently with laser vision correction. The 2 main procedures currently being performed for myopia correction are photorefractive keratectomy and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Each technique has its advantages, but they appear to yield similar visual outcomes 1 year after surgery. Laser vision correction for myopia was considered a paradigm shift because healthy eyes could now undergo a surgical procedure to permanently and safely correct the error by altering the center of the cornea, which was previously off limits because of the potential for loss of transparency...
November 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853010/femtosecond-laser-assisted-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-with-big-bubble-technique-for-keratoconus
#8
Yan Lu, Xiangfei Chen, Liping Yang, Chunyan Xue, Zhenping Huang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) assisted by the femtosecond laser with big-bubble technique for keratoconus. METHODS: A case series of 22 eyes in 19 patients with keratoconus was enrolled in the study. The 500-kHz VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Jena, Germany) was used to create a vertical side cut on donor and recipient corneas. Intraoperative and postoperative complications, uncorrected visual acuity, best-corrected visual acuity, corneal curvature, and central corneal thickness were evaluated in all patients...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824384/refractive-lenticule-transplantation-for-correction-of-iatrogenic-hyperopia-and-high-astigmatism-after-lasik
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Apostolos Lazaridis, Dan Z Reinstein, Timothy J Archer, Stephan Schulze, Walter Sekundo
PURPOSE: To design a technique for intrastromal transplantation of stromal lenticules with specific refractive power for correction of post-LASIK induced hyperopia and astigmatism. METHODS: A 28-year-old patient was referred for consultation after complicated LASIK for moderate myopia and astigmatism. The refractive error of the right eye was severely overcorrected due to data entry error. Post-LASIK refraction showed high astigmatism (right eye: +6.50 -9.00 @ 84°) and corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of 20/32...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804048/clinical-evaluation-of-two-types-of-intracorneal-ring-segments-icrs-for-keratoconus
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Waleed S Al-Tuwairqi, Uchechukwu L Osuagwu, Haya Razzouk, Ahmed AlHarbi, Kelechi C Ogbuehi
PURPOSE: To compare the outcome measures following implantation of two types of ICRS. METHODS: Forty-four eyes of keratoconic patients (aged 18-50 years) were randomly assigned to femtosecond laser-assisted Keraring ICRS (Group A) or MyoRing (Group B) implantation. Uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuities, refraction, keratometry (K), and aberrations were compared preoperatively, at 3 and 6 months postoperatively. A survey was conducted to assess patient's satisfaction, 6 months postoperatively...
November 1, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803856/effect-of-femtosecond-and-microkeratome-flaps-creation-on-the-cornea-biomechanics-during-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-one-year-follow-up
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Qian Sun, Zheng-Zheng Deng, Yue-Hua Zhou, Jing Zhang, Xiao-Yan Peng
AIM: To compare the corneal biomechanical outcomes at one year after laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) with the flaps created by Ziemer and Moria M2 microkeratome with 110 head and -20 blade. METHODS: Totally 100 eyes of 50 consecutive patients were enrolled in this prospective study and divided into two groups for corneal flaps created by ZiemerFemto LDV and Moria M2 microkeratome with 110 head and -20 blade. Corneal biomechanical properties including cornea resistance factor (CRF) and cornea hysteresis (CH) were measured before and 1, 3, 6, 12mo after surgery by ocular response analyzer...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722756/impact-of-suction-loss-during-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-smile
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Manli Liu, Jianchao Wang, Wen Zhong, Danyang Wang, Yugui Zhou, Quan Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical results of suction loss in eyes during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: This prospective paired-eye case study enrolled 8,490 eyes of 4,296 patients, of which 35 eyes experienced suction loss during the SMILE procedure while being treated for myopia or myopic astigmatism. The eyes with suction loss were re-treated with SMILE, femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK), or pseudo SMILE, and the fellow eyes were treated with SMILE...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697473/changes-in-keratometric-values-and-corneal-high-order-aberrations-after-hydrogel-inlay-implantation
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Woong-Joo Whang, Young-Sik Yoo, Choun-Ki Joo, Geunyoung Yoon
PURPOSE: We sought to analyze surgically induced refractive change (SIRC) and change in high-order aberration after Raindrop corneal inlay insertion (ReVision Optics, Lake Forest, CA), and assess the extent to which Raindrop corneal inlay insertion could correct presbyopia. DESIGN: Interventional case series. METHODS: Seventeen patients were included if they had a corneal thickness ≥500 μm and a stable manifest spherical equivalent refraction between 0...
January 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661066/femtosecond-assisted-big-bubble-a-feasibility-study
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Vasilios F Diakonis, Sonia H Yoo, Victor Hernandez, Vardhaman P Kankariya, Florence Cabot, Maria P Fernandez-Jimenez, Sander R Dubovy, Jean-Marie Parel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of femtosecond laser-assisted (FA) tunnel creation as a pretreatment for creating a big bubble (BB) to pneumo-dissect the corneal stroma from Descemet membrane. METHODS: Five human cadaver eyes received pretreatment using a femtosecond laser. An intrastromal tunnel, along with a side cut, was achieved using customized femtosecond corneal disruption (custom mask). Before treatment, optical coherence tomography was performed and the intrastromal tunnel was intended to achieve a parallel orientation with respect to the corneal endothelial cell layer (50 µm above the endothelium)...
September 21, 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628587/corneal-thickening-and-central-flattening-induced-by-femtosecond-laser-hyperopic-shaped-intrastromal-lenticule-implantation
#15
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of the procedure and the modifications of the corneal curvature and profile obtained with a novel technique of stromal-lentoid implantation in ex vivo human corneas. DESIGN: Experimental ex vivo study in human corneas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve stromal lentoids were produced by means of hyperopic femtosecond lenticule extraction (FLEx) with the VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) with a refractive power of +8...
September 15, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541992/femtosecond-laser-cutting-of-human-corneas-for-the-subbasal-nerve-plexus-evaluation
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B S Kowtharapu, C Marfurt, M Hovakimyan, F Will, H Richter, A Wree, O Stachs, R F Guthoff
Assessment of various morphological parameters of the corneal subbasal nerve plexus is a valuable method of documenting the structural and presumably functional integrity of the corneal innervation in health and disease. The aim of this work is to establish a rapid, reliable and reproducible method for visualization of the human corneal SBP using femtosecond laser cut corneal tissue sections. Trephined healthy corneal buttons were fixed and processed using TissueSurgeon-a femtosecond laser based microtome, to obtain thick tissue sections of the corneal epithelium and anterior stroma cut parallel to the ocular surface within approximately 15 min...
January 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538189/femtosecond-laser-assisted-descemetorhexis-a-novel-technique-in-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
#17
Daniel Pilger, Christoph von Sonnleithner, Eckart Bertelmann, Antonia M Joussen, Necip Torun
PURPOSE: To explore the feasibility of femtosecond laser-assisted descemetorhexis (DR) to facilitate Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) surgery. METHODS: Six pseudophakic patients suffering from Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy underwent femtosecond laser-assisted DMEK surgery. DR was performed using the LenSx femtosecond laser, followed by manual removal of the Descemet membrane. Optical coherence tomography images were used to measure DR parameters...
October 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531111/-the-histopathological-observation-of-rabbit-corneas-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
#18
Z X Dong, L He, Z Y Sun, Y Shen, R Y Chu, X T Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the morphological changes during corneal wound healing after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). METHODS: Twenty-one New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into 2 groups (group A of 12 rabbits and group B of 9 rabbits) using the toss of a coin. All the right eyes were treated. Group A underwent SMILE, and group B underwent femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), with the same refractive corrections of-6...
July 2016: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518898/opaque-bubble-layer-incidence-in-femtosecond-laser-assisted-lasik-comparison-among-different-flap-design-parameters
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Leonardo Mastropasqua, Roberta Calienno, Manuela Lanzini, Niccolò Salgari, Sergio De Vecchi, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of opaque bubble layer (OBL) in femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flaps created with the support of Visumax Carl Zeiss femtosecond laser, planned with different flap diameters (7.90, 8.0, and 8.20 mm) and the same laser energy and power settings. Incidence of intraoperative OBL in flaps of consecutive 108 patients (216 eyes) subjected to bilateral femtosecond-assisted LASIK was considered. Flap creation was performed with the same laser design parameters (spot distance and energy offset) and different presetting diameters of 7...
August 12, 2016: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478858/standard-manual-capsulorhexis-ultrasound-phacoemulsification-compared-to-femtosecond-laser-assisted-capsulorhexis-and-lens-fragmentation-in-clear-cornea-small-incision-cataract-surgery
#20
Anastasios John Kanellopoulos, George Asimellis
BACKGROUND: Femtosecond-laser assisted clear cornea cataract surgery may hold promise in safer and more effective procedures. We decided to perform a comparative study to standard manual incision phacoemulsification surgery. METHODS: This is a single-center, single-intervention, and prospective comparative data evaluation of 133 consecutive cases subjected to cataract surgery. Group-A (Phaco), manual capsulorhexis & ultrasound phacoemulsification (n = 66); Group-B femtosecond-laser assisted capsulorhexis and lens fragmentation (n = 67), employing the LenSx laser (Alcon Surgical, Ft...
2016: Eye and Vision (London, England)
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