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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
#9
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889066/effect-of-lentivirus-mediated-gene-silencing-targeting-toll-like-receptor-2-on-corneal-allograft-transplantation-in-rats
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Lang Bai, Weiyi Liang, Minting Chen, Yacouba Cissé, Jing Liu, Yaru Su, Jian Yu, Qiong Liu
AIM: The present work aims to assess the effectiveness of lentiviral vector (LV) mediated Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) gene silencing in the survival of transplanted corneal allografts, against immune rejection, in rats. METHODS: LV mediated TLR2 small interference RNA (SiRNA) with enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) [LV-TLR2-siRNA-eGFP] was realised and transfected to both rat corneal epithelial (EC) and stromal cells (SC). Multiplicity of infection (MOI) was optimized for transfection efficiency using flow cytometric (FCM) analysis...
November 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831627/gender-differences-in-keratoconus-keratoplasty-a-25-year-study-in-southern-brazil-and-global-perspective
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Otavio A Magalhaes, Samara B Marafon, Raissa C Ferreira
PURPOSE: To compare the characteristics and outcomes of male and female patients that underwent corneal transplantation for keratoconus (KC) in Southern Brazil and worldwide. METHODS: Retrospective longitudinal study that evaluated medical records of patients who were submitted to keratoplasty between August 1990 and September 2015 in two tertiary hospitals in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and review of the Medline and Embase database international literature...
August 22, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827194/midterm-outcomes-of-penetrating-keratoplasty-after-cultivated-oral-mucosal-epithelial-transplantation-in-chemical-burn
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Alireza Baradaran-Rafii, Siamak Delfazayebaher, Nasser Aghdami, Ehsan Taghiabadi, Shahram Bamdad, Danial Roshandel
PURPOSE: To evaluate the midterm outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) after cultivated oral mucosal epithelial transplantation (COMET) in patients with bilateral total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) due to chemical burn. METHODS: In this prospective interventional nonrandomized case series, optical PKP was performed in patients with severe stromal opacity after successful COMET. Main outcome measures were stability of the ocular surface, visual acuity improvement and corneal graft survival...
October 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817391/tacrolimus-eye-drops-as-adjunct-therapy-in-severe-corneal-endothelial-rejection-refractory-to-corticosteroids
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Reza Ghaffari, Hamed Ghassemi, Mehran Zarei-Ghanavati, Golshan Latifi, Shima Dehghani, Zeeshan Haq, Ali R Djalilian
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of tacrolimus eye drops as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of severe corneal endothelial rejection after penetrating keratoplasty refractory to corticosteroids. METHODS: In this prospective interventional case series, 11 eyes of 11 patients assessed for severe corneal endothelial rejection, with an inadequate response to topical, local, and systemic corticosteroids, were treated with either 0.01% or 0.05% tacrolimus eye drops 4 times daily...
October 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759902/-complications-of-dmekeratoplasty-avoid-recognize-and-treat
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Björn O Bachmann, Silvia A Schrittenlocher, Friederike Schaub, Sebastian Siebelmann, Mario Matthaei, Claus Cursiefen
Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) has evolved into a routine surgical procedure for posterior lamellar keratoplasty. After its introduction more than 10 years ago, several modifications in grafting technique and postoperative treatment regimen helped to improve its safety and reproducibility. Although DMEK offers faster and better improvements in visual acuity, as well as less graft rejections when compared to Descemet's stripping (automated) endothelial keratoplasty (DS[A]EK), difficulties when implementing this technique hamper the widespread use in many areas...
July 31, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683480/-penetrating-limbokeratoplasty-for-gelatinous-corneal-dystrophy
#18
Stefan J Lang, Daniel Böhringer, Thomas Reinhard
Background Gelatinous corneal dystrophy is a very rare disease in Europe and North America. Patients suffer from pain, photophobia and loss of vision, usually before the age of 20. Transplantation of limbal stem cells was proposed due to the high rate of recurrence after conventional penetrating keratoplasty. We present the results of penetrating limbokeratoplasty, a combined transplantation of cornea and limbal stem cells, in patients with gelatinous corneal dystrophy. Methods We present a series of 7 consecutive eyes with gelatinous corneal dystrophy, which were treated with penetrating limbokeratoplasty-4 eyes of 3 patients had already undergone multiple conventional corneal transplantations...
July 6, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644238/prevention-and-management-of-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-complications
#19
Ruth Quilendrino, Marina Rodriguez-Calvo de Mora, Lamis Baydoun, Lisanne Ham, Korine van Dijk, Isabel Dapena, Silke Oellerich, Gerrit R J Melles
PURPOSE: To describe Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) complications and strategies for their prevention and management. METHODS: Five hundred consecutive eyes with DMEK of 393 patients were reviewed in this retrospective study for intraoperative and postoperative complications up to 2 years and for corresponding management. RESULTS: Intraoperative challenges (difficult graft unfolding/positioning, high vitreous pressure, iris root hemorrhage, and Descemet membrane remnants) were encountered in 81 eyes (16...
September 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626416/multiquadrant-subtenon-triamcinolone-injection-for-acute-corneal-graft-rejection-a-case-report
#20
Sunali Goyal, Sami H Uwaydat
BACKGROUND: We report a case of reversal of an acute corneal graft rejection following multiquadrant subtenon triamcinolone injection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19-year-old woman who had acute corneal graft rejection failed to show resolution of the graft rejection after standard treatment with systemic, intravenous, and topical steroids. The graft rejection, however, responded to injection of triamcinolone in multiple subtenon quadrants. CONCLUSIONS: For corneal graft rejection, multiquadrant subtenon triamcinolone injections may be a safe adjunct to systemic treatment...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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