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James Kevin Bryceland, Andrew John Powell, Thomas Nunn
The menisci of the knees are semicircular fibrocartilaginous structures consisting of a hydrophilic extracellular matrix containing a network of collagen fibers, glycoproteins, and proteoglycans maintained by a cellular component. The menisci are responsible for more than 50% of load transmission across the knee and increase joint congruity thereby also aiding in fluid film lubrication of the joint. In the United Kingdom, meniscal tears are the most common form of intra-articular knee injury and one of the commonest indications for orthopedic intervention...
April 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339681/on-tear-film-breakup-tbu-dynamics-and-imaging
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Richard J Braun, Tobin A Driscoll, Carolyn G Begley, P Ewen King-Smith, Javed I Siddique
We report the results of some recent experiments to visualize tear film dynamics. We then study a mathematical model for tear film thinning and tear film breakup (TBU), a term from the ocular surface literature. The thinning is driven by an imposed tear film thinning rate which is input from in vivo measurements. Solutes representing osmolarity and fluorescein are included in the model. Osmolarity causes osmosis from the model ocular surface, and the fluorescein is used to compute the intensity corresponding closely to in vivo observations...
February 20, 2017: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338041/meibomian-gland-dysfunction-correlates-to-the-tear-film-instability-and-ocular-discomfort-in-patients-with-pterygium
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Huping Wu, Zhirong Lin, Fan Yang, Xie Fang, Nuo Dong, Shunrong Luo, Xumin Shang, Wei Li, Zuguo Liu
Pterygium is a very common disease in an eye clinic characterized by a benign proliferation of local conjunctiva that often crosses the limber of cornea and extends into corneal surface. Variety of studies has showed that pterygium is able to result in ocular discomfort and the change of ocular surface environment, such as dry eye. However, the link between abnormal tear film function and pterygium is controversial. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a common cause of dry eye and ocular discomfort but is often neglected, which may be the missing link between dry eye and pterygium...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328296/the-relationship-between-metabolic-syndrome-its-components-and-dry-eye-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sevil Karaman Erdur, Rukiye Aydin, Mustafa Ozsutcu, Oktay Olmuscelik, Mustafa Eliacik, Goktug Demirci, Mehmet Selim Kocabora
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate tear osmolarity and tear film function and ocular surface changes in patients with metabolic syndrome. METHODS: 108 eyes of 64 patients with metabolic syndrome (group 1) and 110 eyes of 55 healthy individuals (group 2) were included in this cross-sectional study. All participants were evaluated using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire, Schirmer I test, tear film break-up time (TBUT), and tear osmolarity...
March 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323491/the-effect-of-closed-eye-tear-film-conditions-on-blood-isolated-neutrophils-in-vitro
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Cameron Postnikoff, Maud Gorbet
PURPOSE: Eyelid closure results in influx of neutrophils onto the ocular surface, which are non-responsive to inflammatory stimuli. This investigation examined whether incubation of blood-isolated neutrophils in closed-eye conditions induce a tear-film neutrophil phenotype. METHODS: Blood-isolated neutrophils were incubated combining various conditions: hypoxia, corneal epithelial cells (HCEC), artificial tear solution (ATS). RESULTS: A hypoxic environment induced no differential effect on membrane receptor expression...
March 21, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319642/therapeutic-efficacy-of-nanocomplex-of-poly-ethylene-glycol-and-catechin-for-dry-eye-disease-in-a-mouse-model
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Hyesook Lee, Whuisu Shim, Chae Eun Kim, So Yeon Choi, Haeshin Lee, Jaewook Yang
Purpose: We investigated the possibility of the nanocomplex of poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and catechin as a new biomedical material to treat dry eye disease. Methods: NOD.B10.H2b mice were exposed to an air draft and injected with scopolamine for 10 days. Ten days later, the mice were treated with normal saline (n = 11), 1% catechin (n = 11), 1% PEG (n = 11), and 1% catechin/PEG nanocomplex solution mixture containing catechin and PEG at weight ratios of 1:1 (CP1, n = 11), 1:5 (CP5, n = 11), and 1:10 (CP10, n = 11)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316194/-prevalence-and-treatment-effects-of-demodex-species-in-eyelash-follicles-in-patients-with-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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D Chen, R Li, X W Liu, Y Li
Objective: To investigate the prevalence and treatment effects of Demodex species in eyelash follicles in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Methods: The MGD patients (MGD group) and normal subjects (control group) were collected from the Ophthalmology Clinic in PUMCH from July 2015 to December 2015. The symptom score of MGD patients was recorded. Eyelash sampling, Demodex counting, tear film break-up time (BUT), cornea fluorescein staining (Fl) and Schirmer test Ia (S Ⅰ aT) were measured for both groups...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304385/local-ocular-surface-parameters-in-patients-with-systemic-celiac-disease
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M M Uzel, M Citirik, M Kekilli, P Cicek
PurposeThis was a collaborative study from the Ophthalmology and Gastroenterology departments of a tertiary care hospital, designed to investigate the local ocular surface parameters in patients with celiac disease (CD).MethodsFifty-six eyes of 28 patients with CD and 58 eyes of 29 healthy adult subjects serving as controls were evaluated. The Schirmer test, tear-film break-up time, and conjunctival impression cytology were performed in addition to a complete ophthalmological examination. Impression cytology specimens of each group were graded and scored in the range 0-3...
March 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295997/determination-of-schirmer-tear-test-1-values-in-clinically-normal-alpacas-vicug%C3%A3-a-pacos-in-north-america
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Jessica E McDonald, Amy M Knollinger, Darryl D Dees, Nicole E MacLaren
PURPOSE: To determine the normal reference range for Schirmer tear test-1 (STT-1) values in eyes of healthy alpacas (Vicugña pacos). METHODS: Complete ophthalmic examinations were performed on forty healthy alpacas (80 eyes). STT-1 values were obtained in both eyes of all alpacas using a commercial STT strip of a single lot number. Data were analyzed, using a doubly repeated measures ANOVA design, Student's paired t-test, and Pearson correlation test, with P ≤ 0...
March 14, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295626/mechanical-meibomian-gland-squeezing-combined-with-eyelid-scrubs-and-warm-compresses-for-the-treatment-of-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Hun Lee, Minseo Kim, Si Yoon Park, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the efficacy of mechanical meibomian gland squeezing combined with eyelid scrubs and warm compresses in participants with moderate and severe meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: In this prospective, uncontrolled, open label, intervention study, 32 eyes of 32 participants with moderate and severe MGD were treated with mechanical squeezing of meibomian glands in combination with eyelid scrubs and warm compresses. We evaluated tear film break-up time (TBUT), corneal and conjunctival fluorescein staining scores, biomicroscopic examination of lid margins and meibomian glands, Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire and tear film lipid layer thickness determined via an interferometer before initiating treatment and after one month of treatment...
March 12, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292574/effect-of-lipid-based-dry-eye-supplements-on-the-tear-film-in-wearers-of-eye-cosmetics
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Michael T M Wang, Irene Sung Hee Cho, Soo Hee Jung, Jennifer P Craig
PURPOSE: To compare the effects on tear film parameters and contamination in cosmetic eyeliner wearers, after single application of two lipid-based dry eye treatments: a lipid-containing lubricant eye drop and a phospholipid liposomal spray. METHODS: Fifty participants were enrolled in a prospective, randomised, paired-eye, investigator-masked trial. Pencil eyeliner (Body Shop(®) Crayon Eye Definer) was applied to the upper eyelid periocular skin of both eyes, anterior to the lash line...
March 11, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291206/-potential-for-use-of-hydroxypropyl-guar-in-tear-substitute-therapy
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V V Brzhesky, S Yu Golubev
Of the large number of polymers used in artificial tear formulations, natural polysaccharides - hydroxypropyl guar, sodium hyaluronate, chondroitin sulfate, dextran, etc., are gaining more and more popularity. Hydroxypropyl guar stands out through its ability to form a long-lasting structured matrix adhered to the damaged ocular surface and ensuring good wettability of the latter and regeneration of epithelial cells. At that, the viscosity of hydroxypropyl guar increases with increasing tear pH (which, in turn, correlates with the severity of xerosis) and further prolongs the moisturizing effect...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284957/proteolytic-activity-in-the-meibomian-gland-implications-to-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Pablo Argüeso
The function of the meibomian gland in the upper and lower eyelids is critical to maintaining homeostasis at the ocular surface. Highly specialized meibocytes within the gland must differentiate and accumulate intracellular lipid droplets that are released into the tear film following rupture of the cell membrane. Proteases and their inhibitors have been recognized as key players in remodeling extracellular matrices and promoting the normal integrity of glandular tissue. They modulate a wide range of biological processes, such as cell proliferation and differentiation, and can contribute to disease when aberrantly expressed...
March 8, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282067/evaluation-of-dry-eye-and-meibomian-gland-dysfunction-with-meibography-in-vitiligo
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M Palamar, P Kiyat, I Ertam, A Yagci
PurposeTo evaluate the dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) of vitiligo patients with meibography.MethodsTwenty eyes of 20 vitiligo patients (Group 1) and 20 eyes of 20 healthy individuals (Group 2) were enrolled. All subjects had undergone a comprehensive ophthalmic examination including corneal and conjunctival fluorescein staining (Oxford scale scoring), tear film break-up time (T-BUT), Schirmer 1 test, Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) score assessment, and upper and lower eyelid meibography using infrared captures of a biomicroscope (Topcon, SL-D701, IJssel, The Netherlands)...
March 10, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276756/prevalence-of-dry-eye-in-uyghur-and-han-ethnic-groups-in-western-china
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Ying-Ying Gong, Fan Zhang, Jin Zhou, Jing Li, Guang-Hui Zhang, Jun-Liang Wang, Zhen-Sheng Gu
PURPOSE: To describe and compare the prevalence and characteristics of dry eye among Han and Uyghur persons living in Kashi, the most inland city of China. METHODS: A total of 1015 residents of Kashi participated in this 2013 cross-sectional study. To evaluate clinical characteristics, each subject completed (1) a dry-eye questionnaire detailing symptoms of dry eye, (2) Schirmer's I-test (SIT), (3) tear-film break-up time (BUT) test, and fluorescein staining of the cornea...
February 25, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260854/cytokine-biomarkers-in-tear-film-for-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Divakar Gupta, Joanne C Wen, Janet L Huebner, Sandra Stinnett, Virginia B Kraus, Henry C Tseng, Molly Walsh
PURPOSE: To determine the utility of tear film cytokines as biomarkers for early primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: Patients without POAG and eye drop-naïve patients with newly diagnosed POAG were recruited from an academic hospital-based glaucoma practice. Tear films of recruited patients were obtained and analyzed using a multiplex, high-sensitivity electrochemiluminescent enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for proinflammatory cytokines (IFNγ, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-13, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, and TNFα)...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259132/alterations-in-tear-biochemistry-associated-with-postanesthetic-chronic-dry-eye-syndrome
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E Yu Zernii, M O Golovastova, V E Baksheeva, E I Kabanova, I E Ishutina, O S Gancharova, A E Gusev, M S Savchenko, A P Loboda, L F Sotnikova, A A Zamyatnin, P P Philippov, I I Senin
Perioperative dry eye syndrome (DES) is a common ocular complication of long-term general anesthesia. Chronic DES can lead to permanent damage to the cornea and disturbance of visual function, up to total loss of vision. Here, a relationship between the duration of general anesthesia and the risk of chronic DES in patients was demonstrated. Using an experimental model of perioperative corneal abrasions in rabbits, it was found that introduction of animals to 3-h general anesthesia resulted in clinically significant chronic damage to the cornea in 50% of cases...
December 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257384/meibomian-gland-dysfunction-in-patients-with-chemotherapy-induced-lacrimal-drainage-obstruction
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Youngsub Eom, Sehyun Baek, Hyo Myung Kim, Jong Suk Song
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between chemotherapy-induced lacrimal drainage (LD) obstruction and obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction. METHODS: Twenty patients who had received chemotherapy were divided into 2 groups, according to the presence of LD obstruction: the LD obstruction group (n = 10) and control group (n = 10). Upper and lower meibomian gland loss was evaluated using noncontact meibography, and tear film lipid layer thickness was measured using an interferometer...
March 1, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254520/advances-in-thickness-measurements-and-dynamic-visualization-of-the-tear-film-using-non-invasive-optical-approaches
#19
REVIEW
Yuqiang Bai, Jason J Nichols
The thickness of tear film has been investigated under both invasive and non-invasive methods. While invasive methods are largely historical, more recent noninvasive methods are generally based on optical approaches that provide accurate, precise, and rapid measures. Optical microscopy, interferometry, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) have been developed to characterize the thickness of tear film or certain aspects of the tear film (e.g., the lipid layer). This review provides an in-depth overview on contemporary optical techniques used in studying the tear film, including both advantages and limitations of these approaches...
February 23, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254266/ocular-symptoms-and-tear-film-break-up-time-but-among-junior-high-school-students-in-penang-malaysia-associations-with-fungal-dna-in-school-dust
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Dan Norbäck, Jamal Hisham Hashim, Zailina Hashim, Vinoshini Sooria, Mohd Syazwan Ismail, Gunilla Wieslander
BACKGROUND: There are few studies on ocular effects of indoor mould exposure in schools, especially in the tropics OBJECTIVE: To study associations between eye symptoms and tear film break up time (BUT) in students and demographic data and fungal DNA in schools. METHODS: A school environment study was performed among randomly selected students in eight randomly selected secondary schools in Penang, Malaysia. Information on eye symptoms and demographic data was collected by a standardised questionnaire...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
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