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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683480/-penetrating-limbokeratoplasty-for-gelatinous-corneal-dystrophy
#1
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
#2
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...
June 21, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626416/multiquadrant-subtenon-triamcinolone-injection-for-acute-corneal-graft-rejection-a-case-report
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600303/stability-of-visual-outcome-between-2-and-5-years-following-corneal-transplantation-in-the-uk
#4
Sing-Pey Chow, Cathy L Hopkinson, Derek M Tole, Mark N Jones, Stuart D Cook, W John Armitage
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Many studies of corneal transplantation focus on graft failure or rejection as endpoints, or report visual outcomes at one postoperative time point. We aimed to study the stability of visual outcomes between 2 and 5 years following corneal transplantation. METHODS: All patients with keratoconus (868) or Fuchs endothelial dystrophy (FED) (569) receiving their first corneal transplant for visual purposes in the UK between January 2003 and December 2009 were included...
June 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556252/traumatic-globe-rupture-after-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-a-novel-management-technique
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Miltiadis Fiorentzis, Sebastian Bäurle, Anja Viestenz, Berthold Seitz, Arne Viestenz
BACKGROUND: A traumatic wound dehiscence can occur many years after surgery in 2-6% of all keratoplasties. Intraocular tissue prolapse can lead to severe visual loss. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) leads to higher wound stability because of the intact Descemet membrane. We report a case of a novel management of wound dehiscence following DALK. METHODS: A 59-year-old patient underwent uncomplicated DALK for advanced keratoconus. Eighteen months later he experienced a traumatic wound dehiscence (globe rupture) after a fall...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544131/sclerocorneal-graft-and-sequential-removal-of-melted-cornea-after-severe-corneal-burn-with-perforation
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Anja Viestenz, Berthold Seitz, Hans-Gert Struck, Arne Viestenz
INTRODUCTION: Corneal burn grade IV usually leads to blindness. Several different surgical techniques remain challenging owing to the extensive tissue damage. Here, we introduce a novel technique with a 15 mm corneoscleral and limbal homologous graft combined with sequential autologous corneal removal ab interno, with a vitrectomy probe to save the anterior chamber angle. In vivo anatomy with optical coherence tomography is the surgical key. METHOD: A large 15 mm sclerocorneal graft is sutured on top of the remainder of the destroyed cornea and sclera after removal of the epithelium and conjunctiva, with anterior synechiolysis if necessary, peripheral iridectomy and conjunctivoplasty...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540063/microrna-122-ameliorates-corneal-allograft-rejection-through-the-downregulation-of-its-target-cpeb1
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Ting Wang, Fengjie Li, Wenwen Geng, Qingguo Ruan, Weiyun Shi
Transplant rejection is a major cause of corneal transplantation failure. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a family of small RNAs that regulates gene expression in a sequence-specific manner. miRNAs have recently been shown to have important roles in human organ transplantation, but reports of miRNAs directly associated with corneal transplantation rejection remain limited. To investigate the role of miRNAs during corneal allograft rejection, we established a mouse penetrating keratoplasty model and used microarrays to screen for differentially expressed miRNAs...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539707/effector-and-regulatory-t-cell-trafficking-in-corneal-allograft-rejection
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REVIEW
Afsaneh Amouzegar, Sunil K Chauhan
Corneal transplantation is among the most prevalent and successful forms of solid tissue transplantation in humans. Failure of corneal allograft is mainly due to immune-mediated destruction of the graft, a complex and highly coordinated process that involves elaborate interactions between cells of innate and adaptive immunity. The migration of immune cells to regional lymphoid tissues and to the site of graft plays a central role in the immunopathogenesis of graft rejection. Intricate interactions between adhesion molecules and their counter receptors on immune cells in conjunction with tissue-specific chemokines guide the trafficking of these cells to the draining lymph nodes and ultimately to the site of graft...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505675/-anti-lymph-angiogenic-strategies-to-improve-corneal-graft-survival
#9
Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen
Corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) is the most frequently performed form of transplantation worldwide. A rejection reaction against the transplant is the main complication occurring after transplantation in an already vascularized, so-called "high-risk" recipient eye. Our group has shown that clinically invisible lymphatic vessels play a crucial role in the induction of a rejection reaction against the corneal graft, and that anti-(lymph)angiogenic therapies in the mouse model of keratoplasty can significantly improve transplant survival...
May 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505034/pediatric-corneal-transplants
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Danielle Trief, Maria C Marquezan, Christopher J Rapuano, Christina R Prescott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric keratoplasty poses unique challenges in clinical and surgical management. However, successful transplantation can afford a child vision in an otherwise poorly seeing eye. This review will provide an update on recent advances in pediatric keratoplasty. RECENT FINDINGS: Although children who receive corneal transplants remain at increased risk of rejection, infection, and graft dehiscence compared with adult corneal transplant recipients, new surgical techniques, and advances in clinical management have led to better outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Current Opinion in 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/28457284/corneal-surgery-in-the-flying-eye-hospital-characteristics-and-visual-outcome
#12
Javed Hussain Farooqui, Emile Sharifi, Ahmed Gomaa
OBJECTIVE: The Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) of ORBIS International is a capacity-building platform that trains ophthalmologists throughout the developing world on-board a fully functional eye hospital based in an airplane and in the local hospitals of developing countries. Corneal blindness (CB) is the second leading cause of blindness in most developing countries. Treatment of existing global CB requires effective eye banking and surgeons trained in corneal transplant. ORBIS International has programs that addressed both those needs...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435226/inhibition-of-lymphangiogenesis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-the-multikinase-inhibitor-nintedanib
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Tong Lin, Lan Gong
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of nintedanib, a novel triple angiokinase inhibitor, for inhibiting lymphatic endothelial cell (LEC)-induced lymphangiogenesis in vitro and inflammatory corneal lymphangiogenesis in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Methylthiazolyldiphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) test, transwell system, and tube-formation assay were used to evaluate the effects of nintedanib on the proliferation, migration, and tube formation of LECs stimulated by vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), or platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429535/a-cross-circulated-bicephalic-model-of-head-transplantation
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Peng-Wei Li, Xin Zhao, Yun-Long Zhao, Bing-Jian Wang, Yang Song, Zi-Long Shen, Hong-Jun Jiang, Hai Jin, Sergio Canavero, Xiao-Ping Ren
AIMS: A successful cephalosomatic anastomosis ("head transplant") requires, among others, the ability to control long-term immune rejection and avoidance of ischemic events during the head transference phase. We developed a bicephalic model of head transplantation to study these aspects. METHODS AND RESULTS: The thoracic aorta and superior vena cava of a donor rat were anastomosed with the carotid artery and extracorporeal veins of a recipient rat by vascular grafts...
June 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428556/treatment-of-donor-corneal-tissue-with-immunomodulatory-cytokines-a-novel-strategy-to-promote-graft-survival-in-high-risk-corneal-transplantation
#15
Maryam Tahvildari, Parisa Emami-Naeini, Masahiro Omoto, Alireza Mashaghi, Sunil K Chauhan, Reza Dana
Antigen-presenting cells (APCs) play an important role in transplant rejection and tolerance. In high-risk corneal transplantation, where the graft bed is inflamed and vascularized, immature APCs in the donor corneal stroma quickly mature and migrate to lymphoid tissues to sensitize host T cells. In this study, using a mouse model of corneal transplantation, we investigated whether enrichment of tolerogenic APCs (tolAPCs) in donor corneas can enhance graft survival in corneal allograft recipients with inflamed graft beds...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410548/two-year-clinical-outcome-of-500-consecutive-cases-undergoing-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty
#16
Jorge Peraza-Nieves, Lamis Baydoun, Isabel Dapena, Abbas Ilyas, Laurence E Frank, Salvatore Luceri, Lisanne Ham, Silke Oellerich, Gerrit R J Melles
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of 500 consecutive cases up to 2 years after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and to assess which parameters may have influenced the clinical outcome. METHODS: From a group of 500 eyes (393 patients), which underwent DMEK for Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), bullous keratopathy, failed corneal transplants and other indications, clinical outcomes [best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), central endothelial cell density (ECD), and central corneal thickness] were evaluated before, and at 6, 12, and 24 months after DMEK and postoperative complications were documented...
June 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410359/intraoperative-s-stamp-enabled-rescue-of-3-inverted-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-grafts
#17
Peter B Veldman, Zachary M Mayko, Michael D Straiko, Mark A Terry
PURPOSE: To report the clinical outcomes of 3 Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) grafts, in which an upside down DMEK graft orientation was discovered after SF6 gas insufflation of the anterior chamber and the orientation was then corrected intraoperatively. METHODS: A total of 371 consecutive DMEK cases using an S-stamp were analyzed and found to include 3 cases in which the DMEK graft was initially elevated with SF6 gas in an upside down orientation, as demonstrated intraoperatively by the S-stamp...
June 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393447/anti-cd40-antibody-mediated-costimulation-blockade-promotes-long-term-survival-of-deep-lamellar-porcine-corneal-grafts-in-non-human-primates
#18
Jaeyoung Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Hyuk Jin Choi, Hyun Ju Lee, Hee Jung Kang, Chung-Gyu Park, Eung-Soo Hwang, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee
BACKGROUND: Corneal xenotransplantation is an effective solution for the shortage of human donor corneas, and the porcine cornea may be a suitable candidate for the donor cornea because of its optical similarity with humans. However, it is necessary to administer additional immunosuppressants to overcome antigenic differences. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of porcine corneas with anti-CD40 antibody-mediated costimulation blockade in a clinically applicable pig-to-non-human primate corneal xenotransplantation model...
May 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380101/the-outcome-of-penetrating-keratoplasty-for-corneal-scarring-due-to-herpes-simplex-keratitis
#19
Yesim Altay, Sema Tamer, Abdullah Sencer Kaya, Ozgur Balta, Ayse Burcu, Firdevs Ornek
Purpose: To determine the outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty (PK) for treatment of corneal scarring caused by Herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis, and whether the corneal scar type affects treatment outcome. Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent PK for HSV-related corneal scarring between January 2008 and July 2011 was performed. The patients were categorized into two groups. Group 1 consisted of patients with a quiescent herpetic corneal scar and group 2 consisted of patients who developed a corneal descemetocele or perforation secondary to persistent epithelial defects with no active stromal inflammation...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380096/visual-rehabilitation-using-mini-scleral-contact-lenses-after-penetrating-keratoplasty
#20
Guilherme Andrade do Nascimento Rocha, Patrícia Oliveira Braga Miziara, Ana Clara Vieira de Castro, Arthur Andrade do Nascimento Rocha
Purpose: To report the visual rehabilitation outcomes and complications of patients fitted with mini-scleral rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses (mini-SCLs) after penetrating keratoplasty. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 27 eyes (21 patients) that were fitted with mini-SCLs between October 2013 and December 2014. We analyzed demographic data, previous corneal disorders, visual outcomes, interval from keratoplasty to contact lens fitting, topographic and specular microscope data, fitted contact lens parameters, and complications...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
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