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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726533/ophthalmic-findings-in-patients-with-arterial-tortuosity-syndrome-and-carriers-a-case-series
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Joshua S Hardin, Yuri A Zarate, Bert Callewaert, Paul H Phillips, David B Warner
INTRODUCTION: Arterial tortuosity syndrome (ATS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease hallmarked by tortuosity, stenosis, and aneurysm development of large- and medium-sized arteries. Mutations in SLC2A10, a gene that encodes the facilitative glucose transporter GLUT10, cause ATS. Several case reports have noted associated ophthalmic findings such as keratoconus, keratoglobus, and myopia without detailed descriptions or standardized examinations. We report the ophthalmic findings in a cohort of compound heterozygous ATS patients and heterozygous carriers of SLC2A10 mutations...
July 20, 2017: Ophthalmic Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700139/oct-layered-tomography-of-the-cornea-provides-new-insights-on-remodeling-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Rachana S Chandapura, Rohit Shetty, Rushad Shroff, Neha Shilpy, Mathew Francis, Abhijit Sinha Roy
OCT topography of corneal layers was generated to analyze the remodeling of the epithelium and stroma after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Myopic PRK was performed in 15 patients. One eye underwent manual scraping of epithelium while the other was treated with Epi clear™. Epi clear allowed a gentler removal of the epithelium compared to manual scraping. Scheimpflug (Pentacam™, OCULUS Optikgerate Gmbh, Germany) and OCT (RTVue™, Optovue Inc., USA) scan of the cornea was performed before and after PRK (3 months)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683485/-therapeutic-options-in-keratoconus
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Frederik Raiskup, Janine Lenk, Robert Herber, Zisis Gatzioufas, Eberhard Spörl
A recent epidemiology study revealed that prevalence of keratoconus was much higher than previously assumed. Therefore, it is no longer deemed an "orphan disease", as it has a relevant socioeconomic impact on the healthcare system. One of the most important risk factors for developing keratoconus is chronic eye rubbing which, apart from other known risk factors such as atopy or Down's syndrome, is the only modifiable factor. Informing the patient and offering behavior modifying therapies seems to be essential...
July 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681903/contralateral-eye-comparison-of-smile-and-flap-based-corneal-refractive-surgery-computational-analysis-of-biomechanical-impact
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Ibrahim Seven, Ali Vahdati, Iben Bach Pedersen, Anders Vestergaard, Jesper Hjortdal, Cynthia J Roberts, William J Dupps
PURPOSE: Computational analyses were performed to quantify and directly compare the biomechanical impact of flapless and flap-based procedures in a series of patients undergoing small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) in one eye and flap-based femtosecond lenticule extraction in the other. METHODS: Tomographic data from 10 eyes of 5 patients undergoing femtosecond laser refractive lenticule extraction for myopic astigmatism with or without a stromal flap (femtosecond lenticule extraction in one eye, SMILE in the contralateral eye) were used to generate computational models...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681902/integration-of-scheimpflug-based-corneal-tomography-and-biomechanical-assessments-for-enhancing-ectasia-detection
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Renato Ambrósio, Bernardo T Lopes, Fernando Faria-Correia, Marcella Q Salomão, Jens Bühren, Cynthia J Roberts, Ahmed Elsheikh, Riccardo Vinciguerra, Paolo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To present the Tomographic and Biomechanical Index (TBI), which combines Scheimpflugbased corneal tomography and biomechanics for enhancing ectasia detection. METHODS: Patients from different continents were retrospectively studied. The normal group included 1 eye randomly selected from 480 patients with normal corneas and the keratoconus group included 1 eye randomly selected from 204 patients with keratoconus. There were two groups: 72 ectatic eyes with no surgery from 94 patients with very asymmetric ectasia (VAE-E group) and the fellow eyes of these patients with normal topography (VAE-NT group)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677912/analysis-of-kera-in-four-families-with-cornea-plana-identifies-two-novel-mutations
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Lubica Dudakova, Jang Hee J Vercruyssen, Irina Balikova, Lavina Postolache, Bart P Leroy, Pavlina Skalicka, Petra Liskova
PURPOSE: To identify the molecular genetic cause in four families of various ethnic backgrounds with cornea plana. METHODS: Detailed ophthalmological examination and direct sequencing of the KERA coding region in five patients of Czech and Turkish origin and their available family members. RESULTS: Compound heterozygosity for a novel missense mutation c.209C>T; p.(Pro70Leu) and a novel splice site mutation c.887-1G>A in KERA were detected in two affected siblings of Czech origin...
July 5, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658437/indications-and-visual-outcomes-of-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segment-implantation-in-a-large-patient-series
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Taíse Tognon, Mauro Campos, João Paulo Wengrzynovski, Kleyton Arlindo Barella, Adriano Pasqualotti, Luiz Antônio de Brito Martins, Adriana Dos Santos Forseto, Luciene Barbosa de Sousa
OBJECTIVES: To describe the indications for and visual outcomes of intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation. METHODS: A large retrospective case-series chart-review study was conducted using Sorocaba Ophthalmological Hospital medical records. This study included 1222 eyes (1196 patients) that were surgically treated between November 2009 and December 2012. The following preoperative data were collected: age, gender, type of medical care and funding source, surgical technique, best-corrected visual acuity, manifest sphere and cylinder refractive error, maximum and minimum central keratometry, and pachymetry measurements of the cornea at the thinnest point and at the ring channel...
June 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655538/u-s-multicenter-clinical-trial-of-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-for-treatment-of-corneal-ectasia-after-refractive-surgery
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Peter S Hersh, R Doyle Stulting, David Muller, Daniel S Durrie, Rajesh K Rajpal
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) for the treatment of corneal ectasia after laser refractive surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, multicenter, controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred seventy-nine subjects with corneal ectasia after previous refractive surgery. METHODS: The treatment group underwent standard CXL, and the sham control group received riboflavin alone without removal of the epithelium...
June 24, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647782/ocular-corneal-and-internal-aberrations-in-eyes-with-keratoconus-forme-fruste-keratoconus-and-healthy-eyes
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Mohammad Naderan, Ali Jahanrad, Mahgol Farjadnia
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate ocular, corneal, and internal aberration parameters in eyes with keratoconus (KC), forme fruste keratoconus (FFKC), and normal eyes. METHOD: In a prospective study, one eye of 110 patients with KC, 60 FFKC patients, and 150 healthy participants was evaluated using OPD-Scan II. Ocular, corneal, and internal higher-order aberrations were measured through a sixth-order Zernike polynomial decomposition. Receiver operating characteristic analysis was performed to evaluate the diagnostic ability of the aberration parameters in discriminating KC and FFKC from normal eyes...
June 24, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644862/high-intensity-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-with-riboflavin-and-uva-in-rat-cornea
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Yirui Zhu, Peter S Reinach, Hanlei Zhu, Qiufan Tan, Qinxiang Zheng, Jia Qu, Wei Chen
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) halts human corneal ectasias progression by increasing stromal mechanical stiffness. Although some reports describe that this procedure is effective in dealing with some infectious and immunologic corneal thinning diseases, there is a need for more animal models whose corneal thickness more closely resemble those occurring in these patients. To meet this need, we describe here high-intensity protocols that are safe and effective for obtaining CXL in rat corneas. Initially, a range of potentially effective UVA doses were evaluated based on their effectiveness in increasing tissue enzymatic resistance to dissolution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594648/risk-profiles-of-ectasia-after-keratorefractive-surgery
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Pushpanjali Giri, Dimitri T Azar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To identify and evaluate the risk factors of iatrogenic ectasia after refractive surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: We reviewed recently published papers that identified various risk factors associated with ectasia after LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, small incision lenticule extraction, and other refractive surgical procedures. We also attempted to evaluate the relative contributions of these factors to the development of ectasia following refractive surgery...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576215/effect-of-dry-eye-on-scheimpflug-imaging-of-the-cornea-and-elevation-data
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Leyla Asena, Dilek D Altınörs, Şefik Cezairlioğlu, Sefer Ogün Bölük
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of dry eye on Scheimpflug imaging of the cornea and elevation data. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Scheimpflug images of 50 patients with dry eye who were being tested for eligibility for corneal refractive surgery were screened. Twelve eyes of 12 patients with abnormal Belin/Ambrosio enhanced ectasia display (BAD) anterior elevation difference were included in the study. The patients had no history of contact lens wear or any other sign of ectasia...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559422/comparison-of-corneal-dynamic-parameters-and-tomographic-measurements-using-scheimpflug-imaging-in-keratoconus
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Tommy Cy Chan, Yu Meng Wang, Marco Yu, Vishal Jhanji
AIM: To compare the diagnostic ability of corneal tomography and corneal dynamic response measurements in normal and keratoconus eyes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with grade II-III keratoconus and age-matched normal subjects were recruited. Corneal imaging was performed using Pentacam (Oculus Optikgeräte, Wetzlar, Germany) and Corvis (Oculus Optikgeräte). A beta version of Corvis software was used with three additional parameters: maximal change of arc length, deformation amplitude (DA) ratio 1 and DA ratio 2...
May 30, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495906/emergency-corneal-grafting-in-the-uk-a-6-year-analysis-of-the-uk-transplant-registry
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Parwez Hossain, Abdo Karim Tourkmani, Dimitri Kazakos, Mark Jones, David Anderson
BACKGROUND: Corneal graft (CG) surgery is the most common and successful tissue transplant worldwide. A small and important group of patients are operated in emergency situations, typically to save a perforated eye. Our knowledge of the indications and outcomes of emergency corneal graft (eCG) is limited. METHODS: Retrospective, multifactorial analysis of all CGs registered by the UK Transplant Service from April 1999 to March 2005. RESULTS: A total of 12 976 CGs were performed...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470657/-morphologic-corneal-changes-after-crosslinking-for-keratoconus
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P L Müller, K U Löffler, M Kohlhaas, F G Holz, M C Herwig-Carl
Keratoconus is a relatively common (1 : 2000) bilateral disease leading to a change in biochemical and biomechanical corneal structure as well as thinning and ectasia. For more than 10 years, crosslinking has been a therapeutic option in cases of progression. Using riboflavin and UVA-radiation, the anterior corneal stroma (300 µm) gets stiffened by crosslinking of collagen fibers. When protocols and limitations are adhered, the procedure is described to be effective and of low-risk. This review gives an overview about physiologic and pathologic changes in keratoconic corneas before and after crosslinking...
May 3, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450380/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-and-tear-cytokine-analysis-in-post-lasik-ectasia
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Natasha Kishore Pahuja, Rohit Shetty, Rashmi Deshmukh, Anupam Sharma, Rudy M M A Nuijts, Vishal Jhanji, Swaminathan Sethu, Arkasubhra Ghosh
AIM: Corneal keratectasia is one of the complications associated with laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) that results in vision impairment. The pathogenesis of post-LASIK ectasia (PLE) remains underexplored. We report the tear cytokine profile and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) findings in eyes with PLE. METHODS: This retrospective study included age-matched 7 (14 eyes) post-LASIK controls (PLCs) and 6 (12 eyes) PLE subjects. Corneal topography was used to categorise the subjects into PLC and PLE groups...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435217/patient-selection-for-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-an-updated-review
#17
REVIEW
Virgilio Galvis, Alejandro Tello, Alvaro I Ortiz, Luis C Escaf
Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is an option that in the last decade has demonstrated its efficacy and safety in halting the progression of keratoconus (KCN) and other corneal ectasias. Its indication has been extended beyond the classic definition that required evidence of KCN progression, especially in the presence of some risk factors for a possible progression (particularly the younger age). However, the results can be still somewhat variable today. There are several protocols, each with its own advantages and disadvantages...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426715/acute-hypoxia-influences-collagen-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-expression-by-human-keratoconus-cells-in-vitro
#18
Tina B McKay, Jesper Hjortdal, Shrestha Priyadarsini, Dimitrios Karamichos
Keratoconus (KC) is a progressive corneal ectasia linked to thinning of the central cornea. Hard contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, and scleral lenses are the primary treatment modalities for early to mid- stages of KC to correct refractive error and astigmatism that develops as a result of an irregular corneal structure. These treatments are associated with significant drawbacks, including reduced availability of the tear film and oxygen to the corneal epithelium and stroma. However, it remains unknown whether hypoxia affects corneal integrity in the KC pathobiology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410728/corneal-collagen-crosslinking-and-pigment-dispersion-syndrome
#19
Benjamin R LaHood, Sacha Moore
We describe the case of a keratoconus patient with pigment dispersion syndrome (PDS) who was treated for progressive corneal ectasia with corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL). Pigment dispersion syndrome has been shown to have associated morphologic changes of the corneal endothelium. Corneal CXL has the potential to cause toxicity to the corneal endothelium, and adjacent pigment might increase the likelihood of damage. In this case, the presence of PDS had no detrimental effect on the outcome of treatment, and no complications were observed at 12 months follow-up, indicating that it may be safe to perform corneal CXL in the setting of PDS...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399067/role-of-the-corneal-epithelium-measurements-in-keratorefractive-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Marcella Q Salomão, Ana Luisa Hofling-Lima, Bernardo T Lopes, Ana Laura C Canedo, Daniel G Dawson, Rui Carneiro-Freitas, Renato Ambrósio
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Refractive surgery has stimulated considerable progress in corneal and anterior segment imaging, and optical characterization of the eye. From front surface corneal topography, we evolved to three-dimensional corneal tomography with limbus to limbus characterization of the front and back corneal surfaces and pachymetric mapping. Corneal anatomical evaluation has further evolved to layered or segmental tomography with the ability to characterize corneal epithelial thickness profile and the elevation of stromal front surface...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
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