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Graft versus host ocular

Yao-Chung Liu, Jyh-Pyng Gau, Pei-Yu Lin, Catherine Jui-Ling Liu, Chia-Jen Liu, Jin-Hwang Liu, Nai-Wen Fan
BACKGROUND: To investigate the incidence, risk factors and survival of conjunctival acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) in adult patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS: This retrospective study included a total of 139 patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT between January 2012 and December 2014 at a tertiary referral hospital. Patients with ocular complaints after allogeneic HSCT or first donor lymphocyte infusion were evaluated by ophthalmologists...
2016: PloS One
Nora Mirza, Manfred Zierhut, Andreas Korn, Antje Bornemann, Wichard Vogel, Barbara Schmid-Horch, Wolfgang A Bethge, Stefan Stevanović, Helmut R Salih, Lothar Kanz, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Sebastian P Haen
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) represents the major nonrelapse complication of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Although rare, the CNS and the eye can be affected. In this study, manifestation in the retina as part of the CNS and T-cell epitopes recognized by the allogeneic T cells were evaluated. In 2 of 6 patients with posttransplantation retina diseases and 6 of 22 patients without ocular symptoms, antigen-specific T-cell responses against retina-specific epitopes were observed. No genetic differences between donor and recipient could be identified indicating T-cell activation against self-antigens (graft versus self)...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Gloria B Chiu, Christos Theophanous, John A Irvine
PURPOSE: To report a case of persistent epithelial defects in a patient with ocular chronic graft-versus-host disease that required coordinated modulation of systemic immunosuppressive treatment and overnight wear of Prosthetic Replacement of the Ocular Surface Ecosystem (BostonSight PROSE, Needham, MA) devices to achieve ocular surface healing. CASE REPORT: The case of a 38-year-old male patient who presented with a 2-year history of ocular chronic graft-versus-host disease, ocular burning, pain, light sensitivity, and a 3-week history of bilateral corneal epithelial defects is presented...
November 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
E Anitua, F Muruzabal, M de la Fuente, A Riestra, J Merayo-Lloves, G Orive
Ocular graft versus host disease (oGVHD) is part of a systemic inflammatory disease that usually affects ocular surface tissues manifesting as a dry eye syndrome. Current treatments provide unsatisfactory results. Blood-derived products, like plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) emerge as a potential therapy for this disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the tissue regeneration and anti-inflammatory capability of PRGF, an autologous platelet enriched plasma eye-drop, compared to autologous serum (AS) obtained from oGVHD patients on ocular surface cells cultured in a pro-inflammatory environment...
October 2016: Experimental Eye Research
Victor L Perez, Alexander Barsam, Stephanie Duffort, Maitee Urbieta, Henry Barreras, Casey Lightbourn, Krishna V Komanduri, Robert B Levy
Ocular complications occur after transplantation in 60% to 90% of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) patients and significantly impair vision-related quality of life. Ocular surface inflammation and dry eye disease are the most common manifestations of ocular GVHD. Ocular GVHD can be viewed as an excellent preclinical model that can be studied to understand the immune pathogenesis of this common and debilitating disease. A limitation of this is that only a few experimental models mimic the ocular complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and have focused on the acute GVHD process...
October 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Amir A Azari, Remzi Karadag, Mozhgan Rezaei Kanavi, Sarah Nehls, Neal Barney, Kyungmann Kim, Walter Longo, Peiman Hematti, Mark Juckett
PURPOSE: To evaluate the treatment of autologous serum eye drops (ASED) on dry eyes in patients with graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 35 patients with a history of ocular GVHD following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that used ASED to alleviate dry eye symptoms was performed. Patients were categorized into three different groups. If patients had available ophthalmic data before and after starting treatment was group 1 (n = 14), had available ophthalmic data after starting treatment in group 2 (n = 10) and had available ophthalmic data before treatment or did not have any data after starting treatment in group 3 (n = 11)...
July 22, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Ankit Shah, Marcony R Santhiago, Edgar M Espana
PURPOSE: To evaluate the surgical outcomes of cataract extraction with phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation in patients with severe chronic ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). SETTING: University of South Florida Eye Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective case study. METHODS: A chart review was performed to identify patients with clinically severe, biopsy-proven chronic ocular GVHD who had cataract extraction...
June 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Francesco Zallio, Laura Mazzucco, Federico Monaco, Maria Rosa Astori, Roberto Passera, Giovanna Drago, Stefania Tamiazzo, Manuela Rapetti, Daniela Dolcino, Roberto Guaschino, Massimo Pini, Marco Ladetto
Ocular involvement of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a complication that occurs in up to 60% of patients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Conventional therapeutic options include medical and surgical procedures that are administered depending on the severity of the condition, but most of them have provided unsatisfactory results and, to date, there is no consensus about treatment. We considered that topical application of a platelet lysate, administered as eye drops, might be considered an alternative worthwhile of investigation to treat ocular surface disorders in patients suffering from cGVHD...
September 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Volkan Tahmaz, Uta Gehlsen, Laura Sauerbier, Udo Holtick, Lisa Engel, Stela Radojska, Viorica-Maria Petrescu-Jipa, Christof Scheid, Michael Hallek, Birgit Gathof, Claus Cursiefen, Philipp Steven
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To analyse patients with chronic ocular graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) under treatment with 100% autologous serum eye drops from a sealed manufacturing system. METHODS: 17 patients with chronic ocular GvHD received 100% autologous serum eye drops from single use vials manufactured in a sealed system. Retrospective analysis included visual acuity, corneal staining, frequency of artificial tears, ocular symptoms by means of a questionnaire and information on subjective side effects and cost compensation...
June 6, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Siamak Maleki, Hassan Hashemi, Amir Houshang Beheshtnejad
PURPOSE: To describe a case of chronic graft versus host disease (GVHD) leading to severe dry eye and recurrent corneal perforation in both eyes, its stepwise management and histopathological reports. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old woman with a history of thalassemia and subsequent high-dose chemotherapy followed by allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT) was referred to Farabi Eye Hospital. Despite aggressive medical and surgical intervention, corneal vascularization in her right eye progressed and led to corneal perforation...
January 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Yumiko Machida, Jun Shoji, Natsuko Harada, Noriko Inada
PURPOSE: We report 2 patients with dry eye disease followed up using the expression levels of ocular surface mucin. CASE REPORTS: Patient 1: a 57-year-old woman with Sjögren's syndrome-associated dry eyes experienced severe dryness and foreign body sensation in both her eyes, and instilled sodium hyaluronate ophthalmic solution 0.3% about 10-15 times daily. We measured the expression levels of MUC5AC mRNA (MUC5AC) and MUC16 mRNA (MUC16) by using real-time reversed transcription polymerase chain reaction for the specimens of modified impression cytology...
January 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Kavitha R Sivaraman, Renu V Jivrajka, Ketki Soin, Charles S Bouchard, Asadolah Movahedan, Ellen Shorter, Sandeep Jain, Deborah S Jacobs, Ali R Djalilian
PURPOSE: Describe the presentation and management of superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK)-like inflammation and secondary limbal stem cell dysfunction in the setting of ocular chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). METHODS: Retrospective observational case series in a multicenter clinical practice. Participants were 13 patients (26 eyes) with ocular cGVHD and SLK-like inflammation presenting to the University of Illinois at Chicago and BostonSight® between January 1, 2009 and July 1, 2013...
July 2016: Ocular Surface
Tulio B Abud, Francisco Amparo, Ujwala S Saboo, Antonio Di Zazzo, Thomas H Dohlman, Joseph B Ciolino, Pedram Hamrah, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of topical tacrolimus 0.05% versus topical methylprednisolone 0.5% in patients with ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). DESIGN: Phase 1/2 prospective, randomized, double-masked clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty eyes of 40 patients diagnosed with chronic ocular GVHD were enrolled. METHODS: Forty patients with ocular GVHD were randomized; 24 patients were treated with topical tacrolimus 0...
July 2016: Ophthalmology
O Levy, A Labbé, V Borderie, L Laroche, N Bouheraoua
Cyclosporine A (CsA) is a cyclic undecapeptide, which is an immunosuppressive drug in the calcineurin inhibitor class. CsA was initially used as a systemic immunosuppressant to minimize rejection of solid organ transplants. In ophthalmology, topically applied CsA was first used to inhibit corneal allograft rejection in the 1980s and later in various inflammatory ocular surface disorders (OSD). Currently, topical ophthalmic CsA is available as a licensed commercial emulsion or is prepared by hospital pharmacies with concentration ranging from 0...
March 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
Ujwala S Saboo, Francisco Amparo, Hasanain Shikari, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence of ocular hypertension (OHT) and glaucoma in patients with chronic ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of 218 patients diagnosed with chronic ocular GVHD. Ocular hypertension was defined as intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥ 24 mmHg in either eye without any glaucomatous optic disc changes. Glaucoma suspect was defined as optic disc changes with a cup-to-disc ratio ≥ 0...
May 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Lidia Cocho, Itziar Fernández, Margarita Calonge, Verónica Martínez, María J González-García, Dolores Caballero, Lucía López-Corral, Carmen García-Vázquez, Lourdes Vázquez, Michael E Stern, Amalia Enríquez-de-Salamanca
PURPOSE: To develop a tear molecule level-based predictive model based on a panel of tear cytokines and their correlation with clinical features in ocular chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD). METHODS: Twenty-two ocular cGVHD patients and 21 healthy subjects were evaluated in a controlled environmental research laboratory (CERLab). Clinical parameters were recorded, and tears were collected. Levels of 15 molecules (epidermal growth factor [EGF], IL receptor antagonist [IL-1Ra], IL-1β, IL-2, IL-6, IL-8/CXCL8, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-17A, interferon inducible protein [IP]-10/CXCL10, IFN-γ, VEGF, TNF-α, eotaxin 1, and regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted [RANTES]) were measured by multiplex-bead assay and correlated with clinical parameters...
February 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Ivana Rybickova, Viera Vesela, Ivan Fales, Pavlina Skalicka, Katerina Jirsova
AIMS: To assess the impact of autologous serum eye drops on the level of ocular surface apoptosis in patients with bilateral severe dry eye disease. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on 10 patients with severe dry eye due to graft versus host disease (group 1) and 6 patients with severe dry eye due to primary Sjögren's syndrome (group 2). Impression cytology specimens from the bulbar conjunctiva were obtained before and after a three-month treatment with 20% autologous serum eye drops applied a maximum of 12 times a day together with regular therapy with artificial tears...
June 2016: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
Sarah La Porta Weber, Rodrigo Becco de Souza, José Álvaro Pereira Gomes, Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of the Esclera scleral contact lens (SCL) treatment and its impact on clinical testing for moderate to severe dry eye disease (DED). DESIGN: Prospective interventional case series. METHODS: A total of 41 eyes from 25 patients with moderate to severe DED were evaluated for the Esclera SCL treatment. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), tear osmolarity, the Schirmer I test, tear film breakup time (TBUT), corneal and conjunctival staining, meibomian grading, and Ocular Surface Disease Index and SF-36v2 questionnaires were assessed before and after the SCL treatment...
March 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Christiane Blecha, Daniel Wolff, Barbara Holler, Ernst Holler, Daniela Weber, Regine Vogt, Horst Helbig, Tina Dietrich-Ntoukas
The purpose of the study was to validate a recently proposed new grading system for ocular manifestations of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). Diagnosis of cGVHD was based on the NIH consensus criteria. In addition, a grading scale was applied, which has been developed by the German-Austrian-Swiss Consensus Conference on Clinical Practice in cGVHD. Sixty-six patients (male n = 46, female n = 20, mean age 48 years) with ocular cGVHD were included. Application of the proposed Consensus Conference grading revealed inflammatory activity in all patients with mild (33 %), moderate (44 %), or severe inflammation (23 %)...
February 2016: Annals of Hematology
Rehan Khan, Sridevi Nair, Tullika Seth, Pravas Mishra, Manoranjan Mahapatra, Tushar Agarwal, Radhika Tandon, Murugesan Vanathi
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to report the occurrence of ocular graft versus host disease (oGVHD) in allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) patients in a tertiary care hospital setting. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of ocular surface of allo-HSCT patients was done. Slit lamp biomicroscopy, symptom score, tear meniscus height, fluorescein tear break-up time, Schirmer's test I, ocular surface staining, dry eye severity, ocular surface disease index score were done...
November 2015: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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