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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291202/-comparative-analysis-of-the-value-of-information-provided-by-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-for-identifying-the-palisades-of-vogt-in-normal-limbus
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N P Pashtaev, N A Pozdeeva, A A Voskresenskaya, B V Gagloev, A A Shipunov
AIM: to conduct a comparative analysis of the value of information provided by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) for identifying the palisades of Vogt (POV) in normal limbus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: POV were studied in 15 healthy participants (30 eyes) without any anterior segment disease. Two examination methods were used: AS-OCT En Face imaging (RTVue XR Avanti, 3D Cornea protocol) and CLSM (HRT3)...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287858/the-effect-of-pterygium-and-pterygium-surgery-on-corneal-biomechanics
#2
Mustafa Koç, Fuat Yavrum, Mehmet Murat Uzel, Emre Aydemir, Kemal Özülken, Pelin Yılmazbaş
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of pterygium and pterygium surgery on corneal biomechanics by ocular response analyzer (ORA, Reichert, USA). METHODS: This study considered 68 eyes (from 34 patients with a mean age of 21.2±7.1 years) with unilateral nasal, primary pterygium (horizontal length <4 mm), and having undergone pterygium excision and conjunctival autografting. Pterygium length and area were measured from a photograph of the anterior segment using Image J program...
March 13, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280636/the-effect-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-keratoplasty-on-rabbit-anterior-segment
#3
Menglei Wang, Meixuan Li, Pisong Yan, Qiang Luo, Yu Zhang, Zhiyu Du
Purpose. To evaluate the safety of high-intensity focused ultrasound keratoplasty as a treatment for presbyopia by examining its effect on the rabbit anterior segment. Methods. The right corneas of 36 New Zealand rabbits were treated with HIFU keratoplasty. The animals were sacrificed at 1, 7, 15, 30, 60, and 90 days after operation. Collagen type I, MMP-2, and MMP-9 were evaluated using immunohistochemistry. For the detection of apoptosis, the TUNEL method was applied. The SOD and MDA levels were analyzed with assay kits...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271013/ultrahigh-resolution-oct-imaging-of-the-human-cornea
#4
René M Werkmeister, Sabina Sapeta, Doreen Schmidl, Gerhard Garhöfer, Gerald Schmidinger, Valentin Aranha Dos Santos, Gerold C Aschinger, Isabella Baumgartner, Niklas Pircher, Florian Schwarzhans, Anca Pantalon, Harminder Dua, Leopold Schmetterer
We present imaging of corneal pathologies using optical coherence tomography (OCT) with high resolution. To this end, an ultrahigh-resolution spectral domain OCT (UHR-OCT) system based on a broad bandwidth Ti:sapphire laser is employed. With a central wavelength of 800 nm, the imaging device allows to acquire OCT data at the central, paracentral and peripheral cornea as well as the limbal region with 1.2 µm x 20 µm (axial x lateral) resolution at a rate of 140 000 A-scans/s. Structures of the anterior segment of the eye, not accessible with commercial OCT systems, are visualized...
February 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253399/foxc1-and-foxc2-in-the-neural-crest-are-required-for-ocular-anterior-segment-development
#5
Seungwoon Seo, Lisheng Chen, Wenzhong Liu, Demin Zhao, Kathryn M Schultz, Amy Sasman, Ting Liu, Hao F Zhang, Philip J Gage, Tsutomu Kume
Purpose: The large Forkhead (Fox) transcription factor family has essential roles in development, and mutations cause a wide range of ocular and nonocular disease. One member, Foxc2 is expressed in neural crest (NC)-derived periocular mesenchymal cells of the developing murine eye; however, its precise role in the development, establishment, and maintenance of the ocular surface has yet to be investigated. Methods: To specifically delete Foxc2 from NC-derived cells, conditional knockout mice for Foxc2 (NC-Foxc2-/-) were generated by crossing Foxc2F mice with Wnt1-Cre mice...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250050/a-novel-mouse-model-of-anterior-segment-dysgenesis-asd-conditional-deletion-of-tsc1-disrupts-ciliary-body-and-iris-development
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Anna-Carin Hägglund, Iwan Jones, Leif Carlsson
Development of the cornea, lens, ciliary body and iris within the anterior segment of the eye involves coordinated interaction between cells originating from the ciliary margin of the optic cup, the overlying periocular mesenchyme and the lens epithelium. Anterior segment dysgenesis (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of developmental syndromes that affect these anterior segment tissues. ASD conditions arise as a result of dominantly inherited genetic mutations and result in both ocular-specific and systemic forms of dysgenesis that are best exemplified by aniridia and Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, respectively...
March 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187469/-intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-an-overview-of-current-clinical-data-for-the-application-in-the-anterior-and-posterior-segments
#7
A J Augustin
Intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT) represents another milestone in ocular imaging technologies. Now, for the first time, high resolution OCT images are available not only pre- or postoperatively, but also intraoperatively. In recent years, there have been significant advances in iOCT technology - from hand-held probes and mounted systems towards iOCT systems which are fully integrated into the surgical microscope and which provide seamless integration into the workflow. These systems offer high-resolution, intraoperative OCT scans in real-time and provide additional information on microstructures of the retina or the cornea...
February 10, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129300/multimodal-assessment-of-corneal-thinning-using-optical-coherence-tomography-scheimpflug-imaging-pachymetry-and-slit-lamp-examination
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Julius T Oatts, Jeremy D Keenan, Tova Mannis, Tom M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship between corneal thinning measured by clinician-graded slit-lamp examination compared with ultrasound pachymetry (USP), anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT), and the Pentacam. METHODS: Patients with corneal thinning underwent USP, AS-OCT, Pentacam measurements and standardized clinical grading by 2 cornea specialists estimating thinning on slit-lamp examination. Reproducibility of each testing modality was assessed using the intraclass correlation coefficient...
January 26, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097917/repeatability-of-whole-cornea-measurements-using-an-anterior-segment-imaging-device-based-on-oct-and-placido-disk
#9
Noelia Martínez-Albert, José J Esteve-Taboada, Robert Montés-Micó
BACKGROUND: Current advances in refractive surgery require high accuracy of corneal measurements. We aim to evaluate the repeatability of topographic measurements using an integrated Placido disk - OCT device. METHODS: Thirty right eyes of thirty healthy and young subjects were included. The topographic parameters of simulated keratometry, asphericity, minimum pachymetry, white-to-white distance, spherical aberration and corneal elevation were studied. Three measurements were taken by the same observer using the Visante omni device...
February 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076560/evaluation-of-anterior-segment-parameters-using-scheimpflug-technology-during-the-valsalva-maneuver-in-patients-with-keratoconus
#10
Yusuf Koçluk, Emine Alyamaç Sukgen, Selim Cevher
Purpose: This study aimed to explore the effects of the Valsalva maneuver (VM) on ectatic corneas during anterior segment tomography scans using a Scheimpflug camera. Methods: This prospective observational study included 100 eyes of 50 patients with bilateral keratoconus (KC). Anterior segment tomography was first performed when the patients were in a resting position and immediately repeated as the participant performed VM. Scheimpflug images were taken using a Pentacam®...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068442/oct-study-of-the-femtosecond-laser-opaque-bubble-layer
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Gustavo K Marino, Marcony R Santhiago, Steven E Wilson
PURPOSE: To characterize the location and regularity of the opaque bubble layer (OBL) in the corneal stroma after femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK) flap generation. METHODS: In this prospective study, 30 eyes of 15 patients who had FS-LASIK surgery for myopia, astigmatism, and/or hyperopia were included. Screen captures were obtained at the end of the flap creation and the eyes with hard type OBL were immediately imaged with anterior segment optical coherence tomography...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062421/intraoperative-oct-assisted-descemetopexy-with-stromal-vent-incisions-and-intracameral-gas-injection-for-case-of-non-resolving-descemet-s-membrane-detachment
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Archita Singh, Murugesan Vanathi, Suman Sahu, Saranya Devi
Descemet's membrane detachment (DMD) though uncommon in the present day scenario of advancing surgical techniques is a significant complication that requires prompt diagnosis and management. A middle-aged man presented to our hospital with poor gain of vision following cataract surgery. There was significant corneal oedema with DMD which was confirmed on anterior segment optical coherence tomography. We describe a modified continuous intraoperative-guided approach for the management of DMD in cases with oedematous hazy corneas...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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/28060027/advantages-of-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-evaluation-of-the-kayser-fleischer-ring-in-wilson-disease
#14
Mittanamalli S Sridhar
PURPOSE: To present anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) findings of the Kayser-Fleischer (KF) ring in Wilson disease (WD) and to discuss the potential advantages of evaluating the KF ring by AS-OCT. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of 7 patients with WD with KF rings seen in our institute during the study period (August 2015 to June 2016). All patients underwent slit-lamp examination of the cornea and AS-OCT (Optovue RTVue Premier)...
March 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040524/corneal-higher-order-aberrations-in-infectious-keratitis
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Eisuke Shimizu, Takefumi Yamaguchi, Yukari Yaguchi, Murat Dogru, Yoshiyuki Satake, Kazuo Tsubota, Jun Shimazaki
PURPOSE: To characterize the corneal higher-order aberrations (HOAs) in eyes with acanthoamoeba keratitis (AK), bacterial keratitis (BK), and fungal keratitis (FK). DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. METHODS: This retrospective study includes 18 normal subjects and 63 eyes of 62 consecutive patients with corneal scarring due to AK (20 eyes), BK (35 eyes) and FK (8 eyes) from 2010 to 2016. HOAs of the anterior and posterior surfaces and the total cornea were analyzed by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT)...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018671/accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-using-topography-guided-uv-a-energy-emission-preliminary-clinical-and-morphological-outcomes
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Cosimo Mazzotta, Antonio Moramarco, Claudio Traversi, Stefano Baiocchi, Alfonso Iovieno, Luigi Fontana
Purpose. To assess the clinical and morphological outcomes of topography-guided accelerated corneal cross-linking. Design. Retrospective case series. Methods. 21 eyes of 20 patients with progressive keratoconus were enrolled. All patients underwent accelerated cross-linking using an ultraviolet-A (UVA) exposure with an energy release varying from 7.2 J/cm(2) up to 15 J/cm(2), according to the topographic corneal curvature. Uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) distance visual acuity, topography, in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM), and anterior segment optic coherence tomography (AS-OCT) were evaluated preoperatively and at the 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008920/acoustic-micro-tapping-for-non-contact-4d-imaging-of-tissue-elasticity
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Łukasz Ambroziński, Shaozhen Song, Soon Joon Yoon, Ivan Pelivanov, David Li, Liang Gao, Tueng T Shen, Ruikang K Wang, Matthew O'Donnell
Elastography plays a key role in characterizing soft media such as biological tissue. Although this technology has found widespread use in both clinical diagnostics and basic science research, nearly all methods require direct physical contact with the object of interest and can even be invasive. For a number of applications, such as diagnostic measurements on the anterior segment of the eye, physical contact is not desired and may even be prohibited. Here we present a fundamentally new approach to dynamic elastography using non-contact mechanical stimulation of soft media with precise spatial and temporal shaping...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993459/corneal-epithelial-bullae-after-short-term-wear-of-small-diameter-scleral-lenses
#18
Alex D Nixon, Joseph T Barr, Dean A VanNasdale
Complications of scleral lens wear are not well documented or understood. While multiple studies focus on oxygen transmission during scleral lens wear and associated corneal swelling, little is known about the effects of varying scleral lens fitting relationships, especially when there is corneal interaction. Scleral lenses, by convention, are designed to completely clear the corneal surface and rest on the conjunctival and scleral tissue. However, some designs maximize oxygen transmission by reducing the lens diameter, thickness, and recommended corneal clearance...
December 16, 2016: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987671/role-of-solvent-mediated-carbodiimide-cross-linking-in-fabrication-of-electrospun-gelatin-nanofibrous-membranes-as-ophthalmic-biomaterials
#19
Shih-Feng Chou, Li-Jyuan Luo, Jui-Yang Lai, David Hui-Kang Ma
Due to their ability to mimic the structure of extracellular matrix, electrospun gelatin nanofibers are promising cell scaffolding materials for tissue engineering applications. However, the hydrophilic gelatin molecules usually need stabilization before use in aqueous physiological environment. Considering that biomaterials cross-linked via film immersion technique may have a more homogeneous cross-linked structure than vapor phase cross-linking, this work aims to investigate the chemical modification of electrospun gelatin nanofibrous membranes by liquid phase carbodiimide in the presence of ethanol/water co-solvents with varying ethanol concentrations ranging from 80 to 99...
February 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984365/mid-term-results-of-a-single-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segment-for-mild-to-moderate-progressive-keratoconus
#20
Mohammad Miraftab, Hassan Hashemi, Farhad Hafezi, Soheila Asgari
PURPOSE: To study the mid-term effects of implanting a single intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) for treatment of mild to moderate progressive keratoconus. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted on patients with progressive keratoconus treated with ICRS. The mean follow-up time was 15.2 ± 8.8 (range, 7-26) months before and 27.8 ± 7.5 (range, 18-35) months after surgery. Patients received no other treatment during this time. Of the cases studied, 59.1% had inferior keratoconus...
December 14, 2016: Cornea
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