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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325387/-clinical-effects-of-pediatric-penetrating-keratoplasty-for-congenital-corneal-opacity
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S W Li, C Liu, T H Chen, J H Ning, T Zhang, F J Lyu, M Xu
Objective: To report the clinical results of pediatric penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in patients under 3 years old with congenital corneal opacity. Methods: Retrospective study. Sixteen eyes of 12 patients who were treated with PKP in Aier Eye Hospital Group from June 2009 to December 2016 were enrolled in this study. All the patients were diagnosed as congenital corneal opacities: 8 cases (11 eyes) with Peter's anomaly I, 2 cases (3 eyes) with sclerocornea, and 2 cases (2 eyes) with corneal dermoid tumor combined with iris synechia...
December 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319599/long-term-outcome-after-penetrating-keratoplasty-in-a-pedigree-with-the-g177e-mutation-in-the-ubiad1-gene-for-schnyder-corneal-dystrophy
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Koji Kitazawa, Koichi Wakimasu, Kanae Kayukawa, Manabu Sugimoto, Junko Nakai, Jayne S Weiss, Morio Ueno, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita
PURPOSE: To investigate the long-term surgical outcome after penetrating keratoplasty in 5 patients from 1 pedigree with Schnyder corneal dystrophy (SCD), resulting from the same UbiA prenyltransferase domain containing 1 (UBIAD1) mutation. METHODS: This retrospective study involved 6 eyes of 5 patients who underwent penetrating keratoplasty for treatment of SCD. Postoperative surgical outcome measures included the analysis of best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), corneal endothelial cell density, and the rates of corneal graft rejection and disease recurrence...
January 9, 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307015/therapeutic-approaches-for-induction-of-tolerance-and-immune-quiescence-in-corneal-allotransplantation
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REVIEW
Maryam Tahvildari, Afsaneh Amouzegar, William Foulsham, Reza Dana
The cornea is the most commonly transplanted tissue in the body. Corneal grafts in low-risk recipients enjoy high success rates, yet over 50% of high-risk grafts (with inflamed and vascularized host beds) are rejected. As our understanding of the cellular and molecular pathways that mediate rejection has deepened, a number of novel therapeutic strategies have been unveiled. This manuscript reviews therapeutic approaches to promote corneal transplant survival through targeting (1) corneal lymphangiogenesis and hemangiogenesis, (2) antigen presenting cells, (3) effector and regulatory T cells, and (4) mesenchymal stem cells...
January 6, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281419/electro-spun-membranes-as-scaffolds-for-human-corneal-endothelial-cells
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Magnus Kruse, Peter Walter, Benedict Bauer, Stephan Rütten, Karola Schaefer, Niklas Plange, Thomas Gries, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Matthias Fuest
BACKGROUND: Corneal endothelial dysfunction remains the most frequent indication for corneal transplantation, limited by donor material shortage, poor long-term graft survival, or allogeneic graft rejection. Therefore, tissue-engineered endothelial grafts (TEEG) represent a promising alternative to human donor tissue. In this study, we generated electro-spun scaffolds and tested these for their suitability for human corneal endothelial cell (hCEC) cultivation. METHODS: The polymers poly(methyl-methacrylate) (PMMA), poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), and polycaprolactone (PCL) were spun with equal parameters...
January 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227340/corneal-transplantation-in-new-zealand-2000-to-2009
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Alexandra Z Crawford, Thiyagaraj Krishnan, Susan E Ormonde, Dipika V Patel, Charles N McGhee
PURPOSE: To quantify all minor/major adverse events in a large cohort of consecutive corneal transplants, particularly in respect to penetrating keratoplasty (PKP). METHODS: All corneal transplants in the Auckland region over a 10-year period (2000-2009) were identified through the New Zealand National Eye Bank. Relevant clinical records were assessed for this period and 2 years after. All intraoperative or postoperative adverse events/complications, visual acuity, and graft outcomes were recorded...
December 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215393/therapeutic-effects-of-lamellar-keratoplasty-on-terrien-marginal-degeneration
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Lin Li, Hualei Zhai, Lixin Xie, Jun Cheng, Weiwei Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of lamellar keratoplasty (LK) on Terrien marginal degeneration (TMD). METHODS: Retrospective interventional case series. Medical records of 63 patients (71 eyes) who received LK for TMD at Qingdao Eye Hospital, Shandong Eye Institute from December 1995 to March 2014 were reviewed. A total of 56 eyes were treated with partial LK and 15 eyes with total LK. Complications, visual acuity recovery, and graft status were evaluated...
December 5, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211700/effect-of-histocompatibility-y-antigen-matching-on-graft-survival-in-primary-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Mi Jin Kim, Joo Hyun Kim, Hyun Sun Jeon, Won Ryang Wee, Joon Young Hyon
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of histocompatibility Y (H-Y) antigen matching on corneal graft survival in primary penetrating keratoplasty (PK). METHODS: Medical records of patients who underwent primary PK at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital between June 2005 and October 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The eyes were classified into 2 groups: H-Y-compatible (115 eyes) and H-Y-incompatible (23 eyes). The H-Y-compatible group included donor/recipient combinations of male/male (57 eyes), female/male (44 eyes), and female/female (14 eyes)...
January 2018: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206654/descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-and-glaucoma
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Marcus Ang, Chelvin C A Sng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to describe the relationship between Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and glaucoma. RECENT FINDINGS: Glaucoma after DMEK is a serious complication that may cause permanent visual loss, affect donor endothelial cells and graft survival. The mechanisms of raised intraocular pressure (IOP) after DMEK include reverse pupillary block in the early postoperative period, and steroid response in the late phase...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145577/photodynamic-therapy-leads-to-time-dependent-regression-of-pathologic-corneal-lymph-angiogenesis-and-promotes-high-risk-corneal-allograft-survival
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Yanhong Hou, Viet Nhat Hung Le, Thomas Clahsen, Ann-Charlott Schneider, Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen
Purpose: Pathologic corneal (lymph) angiogenesis is a known risk factor for immune-mediated allograft rejections after corneal transplantation. However, there is no established treatment to regress pre-existing pathological corneal blood and lymphatic vessels. This study assessed the possibility to regress both vessel types by photodynamic therapy (PDT) after intravenous (i.v.) verteporfin injection, the influence of timing of PDT after verteporfin injection, and the effect on graft survival in high-risk keratoplasty...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121878/comparison-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-corneal-intrastromal-xenotransplantation-and-the-allotransplantation-in-rhesus-monkeys
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He Jin, Liangping Liu, Hui Ding, Miao He, Chi Zhang, Xingwu Zhong
BACKGROUND: In our previous study, we showed that both allogeneic and autogeneic small-incision femtosecond laser-assisted corneal intrastromal transplantation are safe and effective surgeries. However, the results of small-incision femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal xenotransplantation have not yet been explored. Additionally, we suggest that glycerol-dehydrated corneal lamellae might provide a possible alternative for this xenogenic implantation approach. METHODS: Corneal inlay lamellae were produced from rabbits and humans using femtosecond laser-assisted surgeries and were dehydrated in glycerol for 1 week at 4 °C...
November 9, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118495/emergency-visits-after-corneal-transplantation-in-yemen
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Mahfouth Abdalla Bamashmus, Saleh A Al-Akily, Hisham A AlAkhalee, Khaldoon O Al-Nuseriy, Marwan H Farhan
PURPOSE: Awareness of symptoms and signs of possible complications after corneal transplantation is very important. Early presentation can enhance long-term survival of the cornea. This study evaluates the reasons for emergency presentation and management of postcorneal transplantation complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included a total of 134 postkeratoplasty patients at the cornea unit in Yemen Magrabi Eye Hospital in Sana'a between 2008 and 2010...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103099/thermal-imaging-of-corneal-transplant-rejection
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Matthew C Sniegowski, Michael Erlanger, Jeffery Olson
PURPOSE: Corneal transplant rejection is one of the most frequent complications, with a reported incidence of 16-30%. In our current research, we investigated the use of infrared thermography to detect ocular surface temperature. We also looked at a case of corneal transplant rejection and this case had an elevated ocular surface temperature when compared to the contralateral eye and other eyes without corneal transplant rejection. METHODS: Twenty-three eyes of twelve patients would serve as control to one eye with clinically evident corneal transplant graft rejection...
November 4, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103026/effect-of-minocycline-on-vascular-proliferation-after-corneal-alkaline-burn-a-mechanism-study
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Haijun Wu, Xin Dai, Hui Li, Chunying Lv
Impairment of vision or blindness always occurs in the progress of corneal neovascularization (CNV). CNV may cause corneal graft rejection at corneal transplant status. Thus, intervention of CNV is of concern to clinical treatment. Given minocycline was reported with inhibiting effect on CNV, our study was focused on specific effect of minocycline on CNV after corneal alkaline burn. Seventy-five male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned into three groups with an equal number (25). Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution was used to establish corneal alkaline burn model...
October 20, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023237/corneal-tissue-from-dry-eye-donors-leads-to-enhanced-graft-rejection
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Takenori Inomata, Jing Hua, Takeshi Nakao, Tina Shiang, Homer Chiang, Afsaneh Amouzegar, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of dry eye disease (DED) in graft donors on dendritic cell (DC) maturation, host T-cell sensitization, and corneal allograft rejection. METHODS: Corneas of control (healthy donor) and DED mice (C57BL/6) were transplanted onto fully allogeneic naive BALB/c recipients (n = 10 mice/group). Long-term allograft survival was evaluated for 8 weeks. Corneas and draining lymph nodes (dLNs) were harvested at posttransplantation day 14 (n = 5 mice/group)...
October 10, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990426/gene-therapy-for-modulation-of-t-cell-mediated-immune-response-provoked-by-corneal-transplantation
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Marko Pastak, Veronika Kleff, Daniel Raphael Saban, Marta Czugala, Klaus-Peter Steuhl, Süleyman Ergün, Bernhard Singer, Thomas Armin Fuchsluger
Corneal transplantation (=keratoplasty) is the most common type of tissue replacement in the world. The increased rate of graft rejection after keratoplasty is a central problem for repeated transplantations and in inflamed host corneas. It has been shown that apoptosis of grafted epithelium has a role in corneal allograft rejection. Our study focused on the T cell response triggered in BALB/c mice after allogeneic corneal transplantation with and without anti-apoptotic p35-transduced epithelium. To restrict p35 expression to the epithelial cells we created modified allogeneic composite grafts...
October 7, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959505/update-on-the-management-of-high-risk-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Sayena Jabbehdari, Alireza Baradaran Rafii, Ghasem Yazdanpanah, Pedram Hamrah, Edward J Holland, Ali R Djalilian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this article, we review the indications and latest management of high-risk penetrating keratoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite the immune-privilege status of the cornea, immune-mediated graft rejection still remains the leading cause of corneal graft failure. This is particularly a problem in the high-risk graft recipients, namely patients with previous graft failure due to rejection and those with inflamed and vascularized corneal beds. A number of strategies including both local and systemic immunosuppression are currently used to increase the success rate of high-risk corneal grafts...
March 2017: Current Ophthalmology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944512/comprehensive-evaluation-of-decellularized-porcine-corneal-after-clinical-transplantation
#17
Yan Shi, Timur Bikkuzin, Zhen Song, Xin Jin, Hao Jin, Xinlei Li, Hong Zhang
Corneal disease is the second most common blinding disease in the world. The shortage of cornea donors has become the greatest challenge in curing corneal disease. Decellularized porcine corneas have the potential to be clinically applied as a substitute for human cornea in lamellar keratoplasty. Porcine corneas will help relieve the cornea donor shortage. To comprehensively evaluate the characteristics of the grafts and the effect of the decellularized porcine cornea on the host cornea after clinical transplantation, we assessed the microstructure of the transplanted decellularized porcine corneal tissues...
September 24, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939878/immunophysical-analysis-of-corneal-neovascularization-mechanistic-insights-and-implications-for-pharmacotherapy
#18
Youness Azimzade, Jiaxu Hong, Alireza Mashaghi
The cornea lacks adaptive immune cells and vasculature under healthy conditions, but is populated by both cell types under pathologic conditions and after transplantation. Here we propose an immunophysical approach to describe postoperative neovascularization in corneal grafts. We develop a simple dynamic model that captures not only the well-established interactions between innate immunity and vascular dynamics but also incorporates the contributions of adaptive immunity to vascular growth. We study how these interactions determine dynamic changes and steady states of the system as well as the clinical outcome, i...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923499/descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-safety-and-outcomes-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
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Sophie X Deng, W Barry Lee, Kristin M Hammersmith, Anthony N Kuo, Jennifer Y Li, Joanne F Shen, Mitchell P Weikert, Roni M Shtein
PURPOSE: To review the published literature on the safety and outcomes of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) for the surgical treatment of corneal endothelial dysfunction. METHODS: Literature searches were last conducted in the PubMed and the Cochrane Library databases most recently in May 2017. The searches, which were limited to English-language abstracts, yielded 1085 articles. The panel reviewed the abstracts, and 47 were determined to be relevant to this assessment...
September 15, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922331/descemet-membrane-thickening-as-a-sign-for-the-diagnosis-of-corneal-graft-rejection-an-ex-vivo-study
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Ryan VanDenBerg, Vasilios F Diakonis, Alison Bozung, Gustavo Rosa Gameiro, Oliver Fischer, Ahmed El Dakkak, Jan Paul Ulloa-Padilla, Apostolos Anagnostopoulos, Sander Dubovy, Mohamed Abou Shousha
PURPOSE: To disclose, using an ex vivo study, the histopathological mechanism behind in vivo thickening of the endothelium/Descemet membrane complex (En/DM) observed in rejected corneal grafts (RCGs). METHODS: Descemet membrane (DM), endothelium, and retrocorneal membranes make up the total En/DM thickness. These layers are not differentiable by high-definition optical coherence tomography; therefore, the source of thickening is unclear from an in vivo perspective...
December 2017: Cornea
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