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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160068/descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-for-graft-failure-following-penetrating-keratoplasty
#1
Sonja Heinzelmann, Daniel Böhringer, Philipp Eberwein, Thabo Lapp, Thomas Reinhard, Philip Maier
PURPOSE: Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) is superior to penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in terms of visual rehabilitation, intraoperative safety and risk of rejection. Therefore, it seems reasonable to perform DMEK in eyes with endothelial failure following PK. We herein report our first clinical results. METHODS: Nineteen eyes with endothelial graft failure following PK were treated with DMEK. The majority of these eyes (12) had limited visual potential...
February 3, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151861/shifting-trends-in-microbial-keratitis-following-penetrating-keratoplasty-in-taiwan
#2
Hung-Chi Chen, Chia-Yi Lee, Hung-Yu Lin, David Hui-Kang Ma, Phil Yeong-Fong Chen, Ching-Hsi Hsiao, Hsin-Chiung Lin, Lung-Kun Yeh, Hsin-Yuan Tan
To investigate the clinical and microbiological profiles from microbial keratitis following penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in a tertiary referral center in Taiwan, the medical records of 648 consecutive patients (648 eyes) undergoing PKP between January 2003 and December 2007 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who subsequently sustained microbial keratitis were enrolled and analyzed for potential risk factors, clinical manifestations, microbiological profiles, complications, graft survival, and final visual outcome...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129292/persistent-epithelial-defects-and-corneal-opacity-after-collagen-cross-linking-with-substitution-of-dextran-t-500-with-dextran-sulfate-in-compounded-topical-riboflavin
#3
Roland Höllhumer, Stephanie Watson, Peter Beckingsale
PURPOSE: Collagen cross-linking (CXL) is a commonly performed procedure to prevent the progression of keratoconus. Riboflavin is an essential part of the procedure, which facilitates both the cross-linking process and protection of intraocular structures. Dextran can be added to riboflavin to create an isotonic solution. This case report highlights the importance of compounding riboflavin with the correct dextran solution. METHODS: A retrospective case series. RESULTS: Six eyes of 4 male patients with keratoconus aged from 20 to 38 years underwent CXL with substitution of 20% dextran (T-500) with 20% dextran sulfate in a compounded riboflavin 0...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116630/corneal-transplantation-study-of-the-data-of-a-regional-eye-bank-for-the-year-2013-and-analysis-of-the-evolution-of-the-adverse-events-reported-in-france-since-2010
#4
Anne-Sophie Gauthier, Marie Castelbou, Mélanie Bidaut Garnier, Joëlle Pizzuto, Stephan Roux, Philippe Gain, Fabienne Pouthier, Bernard Delbosc
To analyze the data of the adverse events collected in a single major eye bank (EFS Bourgogne Franche Comté, Besançon, France) for the year 2013 and to report the French data of biovigilance provided by the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM) between 2010 and 2013. we have set up a study of adverse events in 2013, in collaboration with a single eye bank (EFS Bourgogne Franche Comté, Besançon, France). A survey was sent to the surgeon for each delivered corneal button by the eye bank in 2013...
January 23, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114695/-functional-results-and-graft-failure-after-repeat-keratoplasty
#5
S Blug, B Seitz, A Langenbucher, N Szentmáry
Background and Purpose Keratoplasty is the oldest and most successful transplantation method in man. Despite the immunological privilege of the cornea, the graft fails in up to 10 % of patients, depending on corneal disease, quality of donor tissue and patient compliance, and repeat keratoplasty may then be necessary. The aim of this study was to verify factors which affect the functional result and graft survival after repeat keratoplasty. Patients and Methods In this single centre, consecutive retrospective case series, patients were included who were treated at Department of Ophthalmology, Saarland University Medical Centre with repeat keratoplasty between January 1st 2001 and December 31st 2010...
January 23, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114585/immune-cells-on-the-corneal-endothelium-of-an-allogeneic-corneal-transplantation-rabbit-model
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Elena Koudouna, Naoki Okumura, Yugo Okazaki, Shinichiro Nakano, Ryota Inoue, Nigel J Fullwood, Junko Hori, Shigeru Kinoshita, Noriko Koizumi
Purpose: Corneal endothelial cell density undergoes a progressive decrease for many years after transplantation, eventually threatening patients with late endothelial failure. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possibility of an immunologic response in successfully grafted corneal endothelium. Methods: The corneal endothelium of patients who had undergone corneal transplantation was evaluated by specular microscopy. Rabbit models were subjected to penetrating keratoplasty (PK) with either syngeneic or allogeneic corneal transplants and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) with allogeneic corneal transplants...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#12
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
#13
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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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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