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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160595/advanced-anterior-segment-imaging-in-keratoconus-a-review
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REVIEW
Akilesh Gokul, Hans R Vellara, Dipika V Patel
Advances in anterior segment imaging have enhanced our ability to detect keratoconus in its early stages and characterise the pathologic changes that occur. Computerised corneal tomography has elucidated the alterations in shape of the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces and alterations in thickness as the disease progresses. Automated screening indices such as the keratoconus screening index were developed to assist in detecting keratoconus in suspicious cases. In vivo assessment of keratoconic corneas has revealed that compromised corneal biomechanics can now be measured clinically...
November 21, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135707/outcome-of-therapeutic-keratoplasty-in-hopeless-microbial-keratitis-cases-otherwise-advised-evisceration
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Rajat Jain, Karma L Bhutia, Neha Mohan, Col K C Gupta, Ashwani Ghai
PURPOSE: To study the outcome of therapeutic keratoplasty in severe microbial keratitis cases otherwise advised evisceration. METHODS: A retrospective, single-center clinical audit included 28 patients with severe microbial keratitis presenting from April 2014 to April 2016. Patients with microbial keratitis either affecting more than 2 quadrants of the limbus and/or cases with infections involving more than 180 mm of the cornea who were advised evisceration by more than one ophthalmologist were included...
November 13, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134185/infiltrative-intraocular-conjunctival-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-local-resection-and-brachytherapy-clinical-and-pathological-findings
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Magnolia Trinidad Cano-Suárez, María Antonia Saornil-Álvarez, Ciro García-Álvarez, Francisco López-Lara, Jesús María Frutos-Baraja, Elena García-Lagarto
A pseudophakic 70-year-old man presented to the clinic with a slow-growing conjunctival mass in the left eye. He was diagnosed with a conjunctival exophytic lesion suspicious of invasive conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC). Excisional biopsy showed a well-differentiated CSCC with positive margins and the patient underwent adjuvant brachytherapy. Six weeks later, examination of the anterior segment revealed cells in the anterior chamber and a neurotrophic corneal ulcer with corneal perforation. Considering the high suspicion of intraocular invasion of CSCC, the left eye was enucleated...
September 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133636/diagnosis-of-limbal-stem-cell-deficiency-based-on-corneal-epithelial-thickness-measured-on-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography
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Amit Mehtani, Mahesh Chandra Agarwal, Sushant Sharma, Santosh Chaudhary
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the epithelial thickness in the cornea and limbus in limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, comparative study. OCT images of 30 eyes of 19 patients with LSCD collected by AS-OCT were scanned. Corneal epithelial thickness was recorded at the central cornea and the superior, nasal, inferior, and temporal limbus. Measurment of the same region of 30 normal eyes served as control...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111821/correlations-of-corneal-optical-densitometry-endothelial-hexagonality-percentage-and-epithelium-thickness
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Gökhan Pekel, Fatih Özbakış, Alperen Bahar, Evre Pekel, Ebru Nevin Çetin
PURPOSE: Our aim was to examine the associations between the cornea morphological parameters, endothelial cell density, and anterior chamber measurements. METHODS: This observational study included 50 eyes of 50 healthy volunteers. The thicknesses of corneal epithelium, Bowman's layer, stroma, Descemet's membrane-endothelium complex, and pre-ocular tear film were measured by means of anterior segment optical coherence tomography. The keratometry (K), corneal volume (CV), corneal optical densitometry (COD), iridocorneal angle (ICA), anterior chamber depth (ACD), and anterior chamber volume (ACV) measurements were taken by the Scheimpflug anterior segment imaging...
November 7, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053564/gout-keratitis-a-case-of-peripheral-ulcerative-keratitis-secondary-to-gout-with-a-review-of-the-literature
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Amirfarbod Yazdanyar, Allison E Rizzuti, Elzbieta Mechel, Ksenia Denisova, Douglas R Lazzaro
PURPOSE: To report a case of peripheral ulcerative keratitis secondary to gout. METHODS: A 41-year-old man with a history of severe gout disease presented with pain and redness of the right eye. Physical examination revealed 2 areas of peripheral corneal thinning with overlying epithelial defects. Adjacent to these areas, reflective crystals were identified in the corneal stroma. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography demonstrated stromal corneal deposits...
October 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053561/recognizing-and-managing-bullous-descemet-detachment-secondary-to-accidental-hydroseparation-during-phacoemulsification-cataract-surgery-by-relaxing-descemetotomy
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Soosan Jacob, Amar Agarwal, Athiya Agarwal, Saijimol Ai
PURPOSE: To report a new technique called relaxing Descemetotomy for treatment of bullous Descemet detachment (BDD) secondary to accidental hydroseparation of Descemet membrane (DM) during stromal hydration in cataract surgery. METHODS: A clear corneal keratome entry was created close to the limbus extending inward to create a relaxing cut (ab externo relaxing Descemetotomy) on taut DM, thus creating an egress route for supra-Descemetic fluid (SDF). This was followed by pneumodescemetopexy to drain SDF internally...
October 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049238/age-and-sex-related-differences-in-corneal-epithelial-thickness-measured-with-spectral-domain-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-among-egyptians
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Magda Mahmoud Samy, Yasmine Maher Shaaban, Tamer Abdel Fattah Badran
Is to measure the corneal epithelial thickness (CET) in a group of healthy Egyptian population and to investigate its variation with age and sex using spectral domain-anterior segment optical coherence tomography (SD-AS-OCT).This cross-sectional observational study includes 240 eyes of 120 healthy individuals (60 men, 60 women). Each gender was divided into 4 equal groups according to age as follows (18-29 years), (30-44 years), (45-59 years), and (60-80 years). The CET in 17 points over a corneal diameter of 6...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044078/primary-calcareous-degeneration-of-the-cornea
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Gustavo Longhi Bordin, Fabio Dornelles, Juliana Amaral Martins, Otavio Azevedo Magalhaes
Primary calcareous degeneration is a rare corneal disease. In the past 50 years, only four cases have been described. We present the case of a 26-year-old male patient with progressive calcium deposition in both eyes with negative laboratory parameters. For the first time, anterior segment optic coherence tomography was used to investigate and establish the proper treatment.
October 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044077/ophthalmic-manifestations-in-rothmund-thomson-syndrome-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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J T Chinmayee, G R Meghana, R K Prathiba, T K Ramesh
A 24-year-old male patient presented to us with diminution of vision in both eyes with watering and photophobia for the past 8 years. General physical examination showed short stature and poikiloderma. Ocular findings include photophobia with reflex tearing, dry eye, cicatricial ectropion, symblepharon approaching pupillary area of cornea, and multiple superficial punctuate erosions on the cornea. Both eyelids showed scanty meibomian glands on infrared meibography. The rest of the anterior and posterior segment was normal...
October 2017: Indian Journal of 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...
December 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016407/a-novel-entity-of-corneal-diseases-with-irregular-posterior-corneal-surfaces-concept-and-clinical-relevance
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Takefumi Yamaguchi, Eisuke Shimizu, Yukari Yagi-Yaguchi, Daisuke Tomida, Yoshiyuki Satake, Jun Shimazaki
Various corneal diseases, such as hereditary corneal dystrophies, corneal infection, and bullous keratopathy, cause corneal opacity, scarring, and edema, leading to severely decreased visual acuity and loss of vision. These diseases were regarded as corneal opacity diseases, and the decreased visual acuity was considered to be predominantly caused by corneal opacity. The influence of corneal irregular astigmatism on vision has been poorly understood to date, mainly because accurate quantification of irregular astigmatism has been technically challenging...
November 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985226/scaling-and-maintenance-of-corneal-thickness-during-aging
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Takenori Inomata, Alireza Mashaghi, Jiaxu Hong, Takeshi Nakao, Reza Dana
Corneal thickness is tightly regulated by its boundary endothelial and epithelial layers. The regulated set-point of corneal thickness likely shows inter-individual variations, changes by age, and response to stress. Using anterior segment-optical coherence tomography, we measure murine central corneal thickness and report on body size scaling of murine central corneal thickness during aging. For aged-matched mice, we find that corneal thickness depends on sex and strain. To shed mechanistic insights into these anatomical changes, we measure epithelial layer integrity and endothelial cell density during the life span of the mice using corneal fluorescein staining and in vivo confocal microscopy, respectively and compare their trends with that of the corneal thickness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980570/-mixed-infections-and-inflammatory-ophthalmic-diseases-clinical-and-laboratory-observations
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G M Chernakova, D Yu Maychuk, E A Klescheva, Yu B Slonimskiy, T B Semenova
In recent years, all medical specialists, including ophthalmologists, have been facing the problem of mixed infections. Recurrent inflammation in the anterior and posterior eye segments is often a result of infection by more than one variety of pathogens. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over the period 2013-2016, 34 patients (14 men and 20 women) with different inflammatory processes in the eye who appeared DNA-positive for mycoplasmas (Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum) and/or chlamydiae (Chlamydia trachomatis) (PCR testing of tear fluid and/or urine) were followed up...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
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/28969525/rekeratoplasty-for-the-correction-of-refractive-status-due-to-post-lasik-donor-graft
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Ayse Yagci, Melis Palamar, Ozlem Barut Selver, Banu Yaman
We report a case of cataract-combined penetrating keratoplasty that required rekeratoplasty for refractive status because of the inadvertent use of a cornea from a donor who had undergone LASIK surgery. The case presents the use of perioperative visualization, anterior segment optic coherence tomography, and histopathologic confirmation. A 63-year-old female patient with leukoma and cataract in the left eye underwent combined cataract surgery and penetrating keratoplasty. During surgery, a jelly-like layer extending a few millimeters in diameter was observed around the lenticule...
September 30, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969170/comparison-of-central-corneal-thickness-using-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-versus-ultrasound-pachymetry
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Prasanna Venkatesh Ramesh, Kirti Nath Jha, Krishnagopal Srikanth
INTRODUCTION: Corneal thickness is an important and sensitive indicator of corneal health. It is useful in monitoring corneal diseases such as corneal oedema and keratoconus, and selecting patients for refractive surgery. Central Corneal Thickness (CCT) is a risk factor for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG). AIM: To compare CCT using ultrasound pachymetry and Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography (AS-OCT), and also to find out the reproducibility of AS-OCT readings for both central and pericentral corneal areas...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957978/evaluation-of-the-reliability-and-repeatability-of-scheimpflug-system-measurement-in-keratoconus
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Beatriz de Luis Eguileor, Julene Escudero Argaluza, Jose Ignacio Pijoán Zubizarreta, Alaitz Santamaria Carro, Jaime Etxebarria Ecenarro
PURPOSE: To assess the reliability and repeatability of the parameters obtained using a Scheimpflug system (Pentacam HR-high resolution) for monitoring progression in eyes with keratoconus. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted based on measurements taken with the Pentacam HR in 82 eyes with keratoconus. We calculated the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and the repeatability limit for topographic and aberrometric parameters. RESULTS: All the parameters analyzed had excellent ICCs, above 0...
September 26, 2017: Cornea
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/28939690/comparison-of-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-systems-for-corneal-vascularisation
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Marcus Ang, Kavya Devarajan, Suchandrima Das, Tisha Stanzel, Anna Tan, Michael Girard, Leopold Schmeterer, Jodhbir Mehta
AIM: To newly describe a spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) for the cornea and directly compare two OCTA system scans of the same eyes with corneal vascularisation. METHODS: Cross-sectional, observational, comparative case series. We performed sequential OCTA scans (10 eyes of 10 subjects with corneal vascularisation,4 scans each eye) repeated using split-spectrum amplitude decorrelation algorithm angiography system (SSADA, AngioVue; Optovue Inc, USA) and SD OCTA (Angioscan; Nidek Co...
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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