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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034411/impact-of-corneal-donor-lens-status-on-two-year-course-and-outcome-of-descemet-membrane-endothelial-keratoplasty-dmek
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Friederike Schaub, Layla Pohl, Philip Enders, Werner Adler, Björn O Bachmann, Claus Cursiefen, Ludwig M Heindl
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to investigate the impact of lens status of corneal donors on the two-year course and clinical outcome of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). METHODS: In 181 DMEK surgeries, 136 phakic and 45 pseudophakic donor corneas were grafted. In this retrospective audit we compared the lens status of corneal donors regarding the outcome measures best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA), central corneal thickness (CCT), and endothelial cell density (ECD) at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months, as well as intra- and postoperative complication rates and graft detachment rates requiring re-bubbling...
October 15, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030302/mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-for-retro-corneal-membrane-a-clinical-challenge-in-full-thickness-transplantation-of-biosynthetic-corneal-equivalents
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Vijayalakshmi Rajendran, Magdalena Netuková, May Griffith, John V Forrester, Lucia Kuffová
Artificial corneas (keratoprostheses) and biosynthetic collagen-based corneal equivalents are surgical implants designed to ease the global burden of corneal blindness. However, keratoprostheses in many cases fail due to development of fibrous retro-corneal membranes (RCM). Fibrous membranes which develop in the anterior chamber after prosthesis implantation do so on a matrix of fibrin. This study investigated fibrin deposition and RCM formation after full-thickness collagen-based hydrogel implants and compared them with syngeneic and allogeneic corneal grafts in mice...
October 10, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027064/light-scattering-measurements-in-electron-beam-sterilized-corneas-stored-in-recombinant-human-serum-albumin
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Khoa D Tran, Yan Li, Jeffrey D Holiman, Maolong Tang, David Huang, Michael D Straiko, Christopher G Stoeger
Irradiated corneal tissues have been used for a variety of ophthalmic procedures including glaucoma drainage device covers and lamellar grafts. The maintenance of corneal clarity is important, as light obstructions resulting from processing or long-term storage of irradiated corneas may negatively affect vision and postoperative cosmesis. It has been reported that corneal tissues can be preserved in human serum albumin (HSA), however, the clarity of corneas after long-term storage in HSA has not been well described...
October 12, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
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/29021411/biomaterials-for-corneal-bioengineering
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Zhi Chen, Jingjing You, Xiao Liu, Simon Cooper, Christopher Hodge, Gerard Sutton, Jeremy Micah Crook, Gordon G Wallace
Corneal transplantation is an important surgical treatment for many common corneal diseases. However, a worldwide shortage of tissue from suitable corneal donors has meant that many people are not able to receive sight-restoring operations. In addition, rejection is a major cause of corneal transplant failure. Bioengineering corneal tissue has recently gained widespread attention. In order to facilitate corneal regeneration, a range of materials is currently being investigated. The ideal substrate requires sufficient tectonic durability, biocompatibility with cultured cellular elements, transparency, and perhaps biodegradability and clinical-compliance...
October 12, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991852/preparation-and-biomechanical-properties-of-an-acellular-porcine-corneal-stroma
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Qing Li, Hongmei Wang, Zhenye Dai, Yichen Cao, Chuanyu Jin
PURPOSE: To construct an acellular porcine corneal stroma (aPCS) as a human corneal stroma alternative and to further explore its biomechanical properties. METHODS: A combination of DNA-RNA enzymes and ultrasound technology was used to strip the native porcine corneal cells. The microstructure of aPCS was observed by H&E staining, DAPI staining, and α-Gal tests. The mechanical properties were detected by a tension machine. Cytotoxicity of aPCS was measured by the MTT assay...
November 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/28982949/the-existence-of-dead-cells-in-donor-corneal-endothelium-preserved-with-storage-media
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Koji Kitazawa, Tsutomu Inatomi, Hidetoshi Tanioka, Satoshi Kawasaki, Hiroko Nakagawa, Osamu Hieda, Hideki Fukuoka, Naoki Okumura, Noriko Koizumi, Bernie Iliakis, Chie Sotozono, Shigeru Kinoshita
AIM: To investigate the viability of donor corneal endothelial cells (CECs) preserved in storage media by histological examination. METHODS: Twenty-eight donor corneas were obtained from SightLife Eye Bank (Seattle, Washington), and redundant peripheral portions of those corneas were used for histological examination after removal of the centre corneal graft for transplantation. To assess cell viability in the corneal endothelium, biostaining experiments were performed using propidium iodide, calcein-AM, Hoechst 33 342, annexin V, anti-vimentin antibody and toluidine blue...
October 5, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980569/-severe-bilateral-pseudomonas-sclerokeratitis-in-comatose-patient-clinical-case
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Evg A Kasparova, A A Kasparov, E A Kasparova, A V Zaytsev
The article presents a clinical case of severe bilateral pseudomonas sclerokeratitis in a patient with occlusion hydrocephalus and intracranial hypertension, who was in a coma and on a ventilator for 20 days. At first examination (7 days after the onset of purulent keratitis, during which the process had been rapidly progressing), the clinical picture included lagophthalmos, severe purulent corneal ulcer, bilateral purulent scleromalacia, perforated cornea in the left eye. On the same day, in order to maintain eye integrity, urgent reconstructive penetrating sclerokeratoplasty with subsequent sclerocorneal coating was performed in both eyes right in the intensive care unit...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979685/the-injection-of-discovisc-into-the-anterior-chamber-improved-corneal-preservation-and-transplantation-for-cornea-blind-patients
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Bing Li, Li Chen, Yihui Chen, Jiajun Lu, Hao Liu, Yu Liu, Panpan Yao, Rui Liu, Minjie Sheng
PURPOSE: In this study, we aimed to provide a new method of corneal preservation by injecting DisCoVisc into the anterior chamber of eyeballs and evaluate its efficiency for corneal transplantation. METHODS: Three pairs of eyeballs (n=6) were preserved by DisCoVisc viscoelastic agent, and the corneas were stored for 1 to 6 days. Then, the structure and morphology of cornea were analyzed by hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) staining, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) staining, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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/28954025/surgical-amniotic-membrane-transplantation-after-conjunctival-and-limbal-tumor-excision
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Seniz Engur Goktas, Yasemin Katircioglu, Tuba Celik, Firdevs Ornek
Purpose: To evaluate the clinical results of patients treated by amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) following excision of conjunctival and limbal tumors. Methods: A total of 14 eyes of 14 patients who underwent AMT after total lesion-free tumor excision and perilesional cryotherapy were evaluated. Results: The excised tumors comprised 7 conjunctival intraepithelial neoplasia, 5 conjunctival nevus, 1 primary acquired melanosis, and 1 squamous cell carcinoma...
July 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951824/intraocular-in%C3%A2-vivo-imaging-of-pancreatic-islet-cell-physiology-pathology
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Ingo B Leibiger, Per-Olof Berggren
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions and requires new strategies for treatment. Unfortunately, the efficacy of treatment regimens on maintaining/re-gaining functional beta cell mass can, at the present, only be determined indirectly. Direct monitoring of beta cell mass is complicated by the anatomy of the endocrine pancreas, which consists of thousands to a million of discrete micro-organs, i.e. islets of Langerhans, which are scattered throughout the pancreas...
September 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947445/a-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-clinical-trial-evaluating-the-safety-and-feasibility-of-a-bioengineered-human-allogeneic-nanostructured-anterior-cornea-in-patients-with-advanced-corneal-trophic-ulcers-refractory-to-conventional-treatment
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Miguel González-Andrades, Rosario Mata, María Del Carmen González-Gallardo, Santiago Medialdea, Salvador Arias-Santiago, Juliana Martínez-Atienza, Antonio Ruiz-García, Lorena Pérez-Fajardo, Antonio Lizana-Moreno, Ingrid Garzón, Antonio Campos, Miguel Alaminos, Gloria Carmona, Natividad Cuende
INTRODUCTION: There is a need to find alternatives to the use of human donor corneas in transplants because of the limited availability of donor organs, the incidence of graft complications, as well as the inability to successfully perform corneal transplant in patients presenting limbal deficiency, neo-vascularized or thin corneas, etc. We have designed a clinical trial to test a nanostructured fibrin-agarose corneal substitute combining allogeneic cells that mimics the anterior human native cornea in terms of optical, mechanical and biological behaviour...
September 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944512/comprehensive-evaluation-of-decellularized-porcine-corneal-after-clinical-transplantation
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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/28943388/corneal-higher-order-aberrations-and-visual-improvement-following-corneal-transplantation-in-treating-herpes-simplex-keratitis
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Eisuke Shimizu, Takefumi Yamaguchi, Daisuke Tomida, Yukari Yagi-Yaguchi, Yoshiyuki Satake, Kazuo Tsubota, Jun Shimazaki
PURPOSE: To examine corneal higher-order aberrations (HOAs) and visual improvement following corneal transplantation in treating corneal scar caused by herpes simplex keratitis (HSK). DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. METHODS: This study included a total of 52 eyes: 18 normal subjects, and 34 eyes of consecutive patients with corneal scar due to HSK who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP, 17 eyes) or deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK, 17 eyes)...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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/28933958/transplantation-of-human-corneal-endothelial-cells-cultured-on-bio-engineered-collagen-vitrigel-in-a-rabbit-model-of-corneal-endothelial-dysfunction
#18
Junko Yoshida, Seiichi Yokoo, Ayumi Oshikata-Miyazaki, Shiro Amano, Toshiaki Takezawa, Satoru Yamagami
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of transplanting bioengineered corneal endothelial grafts in a rabbit model of corneal endothelial failure. METHODS: Human corneal endothelial cells (HCECs) were seeded on a vitrigel carrier. After Descemet's membrane was removed from the eyes of rabbits, transplantation was done with a vitrigel/HCEC graft or vitrigel alone without cells, or the eyes were left untreated. Slit lamp examinations and measurement of the central corneal thickness (CCT) were performed for 14 days postoperatively...
November 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932339/penetrating-keratoplasty-for-keratoconus-excimer-versus-femtosecond-laser-trephination
#19
Berthold Seitz, Achim Langenbucher, Tobias Hager, Edgar Janunts, Moatasem El-Husseiny, Nora Szentmáry
BACKGROUND: In case of keratoconus, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses as the correction method of first choice allow for a good visual acuity for quite some time. In a severe stage of the disease with major cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea, even specially designed keratoconus contact lenses are no more tolerated. In case of existing contraindications for intrastromal ring segments, corneal transplantation typically has a very good prognosis. METHODS: In case of advanced keratoconus - especially after corneal hydrops due to rupture of Descemet's membrane - penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) still is the surgical method of first choice...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890079/the-effect-of-chronic-pulmonary-disease-and-mechanical-ventilation-on-corneal-donor-endothelial-cell-density-and-transplant-suitability
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Jordan A Margo, Martha F Whiting, Clayton H Brown, Caroline K Hoover, Wuqaas M Munir
PURPOSE: To determine how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and mechanical ventilation time affect corneal donor endothelial cell density (ECD) and transplant suitability. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study METHODS: Setting: institutional Study Population: 39,679 cornea donor eyes from SightLife Eye Bank between 2012-2016. Demographics, death to preservation time, ECD, lens status, medical history, time on mechanical ventilation, and suitability for transplantation were included...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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