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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094043/incidence-and-clinical-course-of-immune-reactions-after-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-retrospective-analysis-of-1000-consecutive-eyes
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Deniz Hos, Onur Tuac, Friederike Schaub, Tisha P Stanzel, Silvia Schrittenlocher, Martin Hellmich, Björn O Bachmann, Claus Cursiefen
PURPOSE: To analyze the incidence and clinical course of graft rejection episodes after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a consecutive, interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS: One thousand eyes that underwent DMEK from July 2011 through August 2015 at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cologne. METHODS: All cases with follow-up of at least 1 month were included (mean follow-up, 18...
January 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092777/controlling-the-3d-architecture-of-self-lifting-auto-generated-tissue-equivalents-slates-for-optimized-corneal-graft-composition-and-stability
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Ricardo M Gouveia, Elena González-Andrades, Juan C Cardona, Carmen González-Gallardo, Ana M Ionescu, Ingrid Garzon, Miguel Alaminos, Miguel González-Andrades, Che J Connon
Ideally, biomaterials designed to play specific physical and physiological roles in vivo should comprise components and microarchitectures analogous to those of the native tissues they intend to replace. For that, implantable biomaterials need to be carefully designed to have the correct structural and compositional properties, which consequently impart their bio-function. In this study, we showed that the control of such properties can be defined from the bottom-up, using smart surface templates to modulate the structure, composition, and bio-mechanics of human transplantable tissues...
March 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061513/angiopoietin-2-blockade-promotes-survival-of-corneal-transplants
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Liwei Zhang, Guangyu Li, Roberto Sessa, Gyeong Jin Kang, Meng Shi, Shaokui Ge, Anna Jiang Gong, Ying Wen, Sudhakar Chintharlapalli, Lu Chen
Purpose: Corneal transplantation remains the last hope for vision restoration, and lymphangiogenesis (LG) is a primary mediator of transplant rejection. This study was to investigate the specific role of angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in transplantation-associated LG and graft rejection. Methods: Orthotopic corneal transplantation was performed between fully mismatched C57BL/6 (donor) and BALB/c (recipient) mice to assess the effects of Ang-2 blockade via neutralizing antibody...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060028/kinetics-of-angiogenic-responses-in-corneal-transplantation
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Takenori Inomata, Alireza Mashaghi, Antonio Di Zazzo, Sang-Mok Lee, Homer Chiang, Reza Dana
PURPOSE: To delineate and compare the kinetics of corneal angiogenesis after high-risk (HR) versus low-risk (LR) corneal transplantation. METHODS: In mice, intrastromal sutures were placed in the recipient graft bed 2 weeks before allogeneic transplantation to induce angiogenesis and amplify the risk of graft rejection. Control (LR) graft recipients did not undergo suture placement, and thus the host bed remained avascular at the time of transplantation. Graft hemangiogenesis and opacity scores were evaluated for 8 weeks by slit-lamp biomicroscopy...
January 4, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055100/exposure-stress-induces-reversible-corneal-graft-opacity-in-recipients-with-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infections
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Alexander M Rowe, Hongmin Yun, Robert L Hendricks
Purpose: Most of the inflammation in murine herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)-induced stromal keratitis (HSK) is due to exposure stress resulting from loss of corneal nerves and blink reflex. Corneal grafts often fail when placed on corneal beds with a history of HSK. We asked if corneal exposure contributes to the severe pathology of corneal grafts on HSV-1-infected corneal beds. Methods: Herpes simplex virus type 1-infected corneas were tested for blink reflex...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054735/initial-study-of-%C3%AE-1-3-galactosyltransferase-gene-knockout-cd46-pig-full-thickness-corneal-xenografts-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Xiaojuan Dong, Hidetaka Hara, Ying Wang, Li Wang, Yingnan Zhang, David K C Cooper, Yifan Dai, Zhiqiang Pan
BACKGROUND: To investigate graft survival after full-thickness corneal xenotransplantation from α1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-knockout (GTKO) pigs expressing a human complement regulatory protein (GTKO/CD46 pigs) in rhesus monkeys. METHODS: Rhesus monkeys (n=10) were transplanted with full-thickness corneas from wild-type (WT; n=4) and GTKO/CD46 (n=4) pigs or from monkeys (n=2). All recipient monkeys received post-transplant subconjunctival injections of betamethasone...
January 5, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012874/management-of-high-risk-corneal-transplantation
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Antonio Di Zazzo, Ahmad Kheirkhah, Tulio B Abud, Sunali Goyal, Reza Dana
The cornea is the most commonly transplanted tissue in medicine. The main cause of corneal graft failure is allograft rejection. The incidence of graft rejection depends on the presence of high-risk characteristics, most notably corneal neovascularization. Although corneal grafting has a high success rates in the absence of these risk factors, high-risk keratoplasty is associated with low success rates because of a high incidence of immune-mediated graft rejection. To improve the survival of high-risk corneal transplantation, various preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative measures can be considered...
December 21, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008995/impaired-function-of-peripherally-induced-regulatory-t-cells-in-hosts-at-high-risk-of-graft-rejection
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Takenori Inomata, Jing Hua, Antonio Di Zazzo, Reza Dana
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are crucial for allograft survival. Tregs can be divided into thymus-derived natural Tregs (tTregs) and peripherally-derived induced Tregs (pTregs). Here, we determine whether the suppressive function of Treg subsets is hampered in hosts who are at high risk for rejecting their graft. To induce graft beds that promote high risk of transplant rejection, intrastromal corneal sutures were placed two weeks prior to the transplant procedure in mice. We demonstrate that in high-risk recipients the frequencies and function of pTregs (but not tTregs) are suppressed...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003975/preoperative-evaluation-and-outcome-of-corneal-transplantation-for-limbal-dermoids-a-ten-year-follow-up-study
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Meng Xin, Yue-Rong Gong, Shan-Hao Jiang, Chun-Hua Dai, Su-Xia Li, Wei-Yun Shi
AIM: To summarize preoperative evaluation and outcome of corneal transplantation for limbal dermoids for ten years. METHODS: Eighty-five patients diagnosed with limbal dermoids and treated with corneal transplantation were analyzed retrospectively. All patients were further divided into two groups according to absence or presence of neovascularization surrounding the dermoids in the corneal stroma. Eighty-two eyes were treated with tumor excision combined with partial lamellar sclerokeratoplasty, and the other three eyes were performed by penetrating keratoplasty...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998864/-role-of-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1-and-cxc-chemokine-receptor-4-in-corneal-graft-rejection-in-rats
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Xiao-Song Wu, Jing Wu, Ming Ma, Xiao-Li Lu, Jian Yu, Zhen-Yu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To examine expression of stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) and CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) in rat cornea tissue and their role in corneal allograft rejection. METHODS: With 15 Wistar rats as the normal control group, 22 Wistar rats received autologous corneal graft transplantation, and 44 Wistar rats received transplantation of corneal graft from SD rats with penetrating keratoplasty. From the rats with allograft transplantation, 22 were selected randomly for treatment with TobraDex eye drops for 30 days after the operation (twice a day), and the remaining 22 rats were treated with normal saline only...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987584/corneal-graft-rejection-in-a-patient-treated-with-nivolumab-for-primary-lung-cancer
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S Le Fournis, P Gohier, T Urban, T Jeanfaivre, J Hureaux
We report the case of a 58-year-old woman treated with nivolumab for an unresectable squamous non-small cell lung cancer, after first-line cisplatin and gemcitabine combination chemotherapy. This woman had a history of left corneal graft. After 9 cycles of nivolumab, the patient described decreased visual acuity in the left eye with watering and conjunctival erythema. Ophthalmological examination revealed chronic corneal graft rejection. The patient was then treated with an intravenous bolus of corticosteroids (500mg of methylprednisolone) for 3 days, followed by oral prednisone for 4 weeks and subconjunctival corticosteroid injections every 48h, while treatment with nivolumab was discontinued...
December 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980363/comparison-of-long-term-clinical-outcomes-between-descemet-s-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-and-penetrating-keratoplasty-in-patients-with-bullous-keratopathy
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Sung Eun Kim, Sung A Lim, Yong-Soo Byun, Choun-Ki Joo
PURPOSE: To compare 2-year clinical outcomes of Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in patients with bullous keratopathy. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed to obtain 2 years of follow-up data of DSAEK or PK at a single center from March 2009 to September 2012. The study comprised 15 eyes of DSAEK and 11 eyes of PK. Outcome measures included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), spherical and keratometric changes, central corneal thickness, endothelial cell density, intraocular pressure, and postoperative complications...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology: KJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907157/human-bone-derived-collagen-for-the-development-of-an-artificial-corneal-endothelial-graft-in-vivo-results-in-a-rabbit-model
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Natalia Vázquez, Manuel Chacón, Carlos A Rodríguez-Barrientos, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Miguel Naveiras, Begoña Baamonde, Jose F Alfonso, Iriana Zambrano-Andazol, Ana C Riestra, Álvaro Meana
Corneal keratoplasty (penetrating or lamellar) using cadaveric human tissue, is nowadays the main treatment for corneal endotelial dysfunctions. However, there is a worldwide shortage of donor corneas available for transplantation and about 53% of the world's population have no access to corneal transplantation. Generating a complete cornea by tissue engineering is still a tough goal, but an endothelial lamellar graft might be an easier task. In this study, we developed a tissue engineered corneal endothelium by culturing human corneal endothelial cells on a human purified type I collagen membrane...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885526/twelve-year-follow-up-of-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Takashi Ono, Sosuke Ishiyama, Takeshi Hayashidera, Yosai Mori, Ryohei Nejima, Kazunori Miyata, Shiro Amano
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) according to the corneal disease diagnosis and the number of PKP procedures performed. METHODS: Five-hundred-and-nine eyes from 403 patients who underwent PKP at Miyata Eye Hospital in Japan from 1998 through 2014, were included in this study. Medical charts were retrospectively examined to ascertain the corneal disease diagnosis and the period of graft survival. Graft survival rates were compared among various corneal disease diagnoses and among the number of PKP procedures performed...
November 24, 2016: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843236/mycobacterium-chelonae-in-a-tectonic-corneal-graft
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Haziq Raees Chowdhury, Oliver Comyn, Gill Jones, Mayank A Nanavaty
Atypical mycobacterial infections of the cornea can present with nonspecific inflammatory changes and graft rejection, with no obvious focus to culture and a subsequent delay to diagnosis. These pathogens are well documented in the literature following laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis but have rarely been described following corneal transplant surgery. We report a single case of Mycobacterium chelonae keratitis 1 year after tectonic keratoplasty.
September 2016: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843086/measurement-of-visual-function-among-patients-undergoing-corneal-transplantation-using-the-vf-14-index-in-morocco
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S Belghmaidi, L Adarmouch, M Baali, M Sebbani, I Hajji, M Amine, A Moutaouakil
OBJECTIVE: To validate the Moroccan version of the VF-14 in candidates for keratoplasty and to assess their quality of life using this tool before and after transplantation. METHODS: This is a longitudinal prospective study that assessed 57 patients who underwent penetrating keratoplasty, recruited in the ophthalmology service in Marrakech over 5 years. The original VF-14 questionnaire was adapted into Moroccan dialect. The questionnaire was administered before and 2 years after transplantation...
December 2016: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819784/-prognostic-category-of-corneal-transplantation-in-a-referal-center
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Karla Verdiguel-Sotelo, Arturo Carrasco-Quiroz, Josué Rangel-Servín
BACKGROUND: Penetrating keratoplasty is considered the most frequent and successfully performed organ transplantation. Indications of corneal transplantation have changed over time and they vary according to the country. Some risk factors for graft rejection, as age, corneal vascularization or ocular surgery, among others, have been identified. The aim was to identify the prognostic category, group and associated risk factors of patients registered in the database of corneal transplantation in the Centro Médico Nacional La Raza between 2011 and 2013...
November 2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811562/outcomes-of-descemet-stripping-automated-endothelial-keratoplasty-in-toxic-anterior-segment-syndrome-after-phacoemulsification
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Manpreet Kaur, Jeewan S Titiyal, Ruchita Falera, Tarun Arora, Namrata Sharma
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual and anatomical outcomes of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in patients with toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS). METHODS: Fourteen eyes of 14 patients who underwent clear corneal DSAEK for endothelial decompensation secondary to TASS after phacoemulsification were included in this prospective study. Intraoperative surgical difficulties were noted. Preoperative and postoperative evaluation of visual acuity, slit-lamp examination, intraocular pressure, central corneal thickness, and endothelial count was performed in all cases...
January 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806381/integrin-alpha-9-blockade-suppresses-lymphatic-valve-formation-and-promotes-transplant-survival
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Gyeong Jin Kang, Tan Truong, Eric Huang, Valerie Su, Shaokui Ge, Lu Chen
Purpose: The lymphatic pathway mediates transplant rejection. We recently reported that lymphatic vessels develop luminal valves in the cornea during lymphangiogenesis, and these valves express integrin alpha 9 (Itga-9) and play a critical role in directing lymph flow. In this study, we used an allogeneic corneal transplantation model to investigate whether Itga-9 blockade could suppress valvulogenesis after transplantation, and how this effect would influence the outcomes of the transplants...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802912/systematic-review-comparing-penetrating-keratoplasty-and-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-for-management-of-keratoconus
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REVIEW
Christin Henein, Mayank A Nanavaty
AIM: Perception of reduced incidence of graft rejection after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) has attracted many surgeons towards this technique in keratoconus. This review aims to compare the visual, refractive and graft outcomes after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and DALK for keratoconus. METHODS: Electronic searches of PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature database (LILACS), metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT), ClinicalTrial...
February 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
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