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Ting Wang, Muchen Dong, Yin Jiang, Shuting Wang, Weiyun Shi
PURPOSE: To observe the pathological changes in dendritic cells (DCs) and inflammatory cells in the corneal epithelium and endothelium using in vivo confocal microscopy during the management of herpetic endotheliitis. METHODS: A total of 110 eyes with herpetic endotheliitis were included. All patients were treated with antiviral agents combined with glucocorticoids. Changes in corneal edema were observed using slit-lamp microscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography...
March 14, 2018: Cornea
Kathryn E Hendee, Elena A Sorokina, Sanaa S Muheisen, Linda M Reis, Rebecca C Tyler, Vujica Markovic, Goran Cuturilo, Brian A Link, Elena V Semina
The PITX2 (paired-like homeodomain 2) gene encodes a bicoid-like homeodomain transcription factor linked with several human disorders. The main associated congenital phenotype is Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, type 1 (ARS), an autosomal dominant condition characterized by variable defects in the anterior segment of the eye, an increased risk of glaucoma, craniofacial dysmorphism and dental and umbilical anomalies; in addition to this, one report implicated PITX2 in ring dermoid of the cornea and a few others described cardiac phenotypes...
March 1, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
Mittanamalli S Sridhar, Raul Martin
Current corneal assessment technologies make the process of corneal evaluation extremely fast and simple. Several devices and technologies allow to explore and manage patients better. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology has evolved over the years, and hence a detailed evaluation of anterior segment (AS) structures such as cornea, conjunctiva, tear meniscus, anterior chamber, iris, and crystalline lens has been possible in a noncontact and safe procedure. The purpose of this special issue is to present and update in the evaluation of cornea and ocular surface, and this paper reviews a description of the AS-OCT, presenting the technology and common clinical uses of OCT in the management of diseases involving cornea and ocular surface to provide an updated information of the clinical recommendations of this technique in eye care practice...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Bret A Moore, David J Maggs, Soohyun Kim, Monica J Motta, Ruta Bandivadekar, Lisa A Tell, Christopher J Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of ocular disease and obtain normative ocular data for free-living hummingbirds. ANIMALS STUDIED: Two hundred and sixty-three free-living, adult Hummingbirds from coastal and inland central California were studied, including Anna's (Calypte anna, n = 186) and Black-chinned (Archilochus alexandri; n = 77) hummingbirds. PROCEDURES: Slit lamp biomicroscopy and indirect ophthalmoscopy were performed on all individuals...
February 20, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
T Huang, L Jiang, J Zhan, C Ouyang
Objective: To investigate the clinical outcomes of Pre-descement membrane endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK) for treatment of patients with corneal endothelial decompensation. Methods: Retrospective study of case series. The cases of 20 patients (20 eyes) who were diagnosed with corneal endothelial decompensation induced by various original diseases and received PDEK during July 2016 and December 2016 at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center have been analyzed. The participants included 8 males and 12 females with an average age of (59...
February 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
S X Li, J T Wang, Y Jiang, X Wang, W Y Shi
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of modified deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP) combined with antiviral medications for severe herpes necrotizing stromal keratitis. Methods: Retrospective case series study. Modified DLKP was performed in combination with antiviral medications in fifty patients (50 eyes) with severe necrotizing stromal keratitis, which was unresponsive to systemic and topical antiviral treatment for 1 week, at Shandong Eye Hospital. Before surgery, the operated eyes were examined using slit-lamp microscopy...
February 11, 2018: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Paolo Vinciguerra, Fabrizio I Camesasca, Emanuela Morenghi, Claudio Azzolini, Luca Pagano, Silvia Trazza, Riccardo Vinciguerra
PURPOSE: To evaluate long-term results of sequential customized therapeutic keratectomy (SCTK) in highly aberrated corneas with apical scars consequent to hyperopic excimer laser refractive surgery. METHODS: Fifteen eyes of 12 patients treated with SCTK for a corneal apical scar after hyperopic excimer laser refractive surgery were retrospectively evaluated. SCTK is a sequence of custom therapeutic excimer laser keratectomies where the results are monitored step-by-step by intraoperative corneal topography...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Funda Dikkaya, Rengin Yıldırım, Sevil Karaman Erdur, Gülçin Benbir, Rukiye Aydın, Derya Karadeniz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the corneal biomechanical properties and anterior segment parameters in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). METHODS: Fifty-four eyes of 54 patients with OSAS and 20 eyes of 20 healthy subjects were included. Patients with mild and moderate OSAS (Respiratory Disturbance Index [RDI] <30) enrolled in group 1, those with severe OSAS (RDI≥30) in group 2 and controls in group 3. Corneal biomechanical properties including corneal hysteresis (CH), corneal resistance factor (CRF), Goldmann-correlated intraocular pressure (IOPg), and corneal-compensated intraocular pressure (IOPcc) were measured with ocular response analyzer...
February 7, 2018: Eye & Contact Lens
Miao He, He Jin, Hong He, Hui Ding, Wei Wang, Liangping Liu, Chi Zhang, Xingwu Zhong
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of xenogeneic endokeratophakia in rhesus monkeys and to explore the effects of a concave lenticule on refractive power. METHODS: Three adult New Zealand white rabbits and 6 healthy rhesus monkeys were used. The xenogenic concave grafts were created from the rabbits using a modified small incision lenticule extraction technique; after being cryopreserved in glycerol for 1 week, the grafts were implanted into the monkey recipient corneas...
March 2018: Cornea
Rinda Devi Bachu, Marina Stepanski, Rami M Alzhrani, Rose Jung, Sai H S Boddu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a novel dexamethasone- and tobramycin-loaded microemulsion for its potential for treating anterior segment eye infections. METHODS: The microemulsion was evaluated for pH, particle size, zeta potential, light transmittance, morphology, and in vitro drug release. Sterility of the microemulsion was evaluated by direct as well as plate inoculation methods. Anti-inflammatory activity of dexamethasone, bactericidal activity of tobramycin, and cytotoxicity of the microemulsion were assessed and compared to that of the marketed eye drop suspension (Tobradex®)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Sergi Segarra, Marta Leiva, Daniel Costa, Natàlia Coyo, Maria Sabés-Alsina, José Ríos, Teresa Peña
BACKGROUND: Rabbits are currently not a good model for studying diseases of the corneal endothelium because their corneal endothelial cells (CECs) maintain a high proliferative capacity throughout almost all their life. Addressing this particular feature might allow the use of this species for such a purpose. The aim of this study was to evaluate the corneal endothelial injury after intracameral benzalkonium chloride (BAC) injection into rabbit eyes ex vivo, and to establish the most suitable starting dose for an in vivo study aimed at developing an animal model of corneal endothelial disease...
February 2, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
Rachel Williams, Rebecca Lace, Stephnie Kennedy, Kyle Doherty, Hannah Levis
The role of biomaterials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies to treat vision loss associated with damage to tissues in the anterior segment of the eye has been studied for several years. This has mostly involved replacement and support for the cornea and conjunctiva. These are complex tissues with specific functional requirements for different parts of the tissue. Amniotic membrane (AM) is used in clinical practice to transplant autologous or allogenic cells to the corneal surface. Fibrin gels have also progressed to clinical use under specific conditions...
February 1, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Pia Leon, Mohit Parekh, Yoav Nahum, Michael Mimouni, Giuseppe Giannaccare, Laura Sapigni, Alessandro Ruzza, Massimo Busin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the risk factors for early graft detachment in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). DESIGN: Case-control Study. METHODS: ▪ PARTICIPANTS: 173 donor corneas and 173 eyes of the patients following DMEK or DMEK in combination with phacoemulsification and IOL implantation were included. INTERVENTION: Pre-stripped DMEK grafts were transplanted using pull-through technique. At the end of surgery, the anterior chamber was filled with air, which was removed 3 hours later only if pupillary block was suspected...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Leonardo Mastropasqua, Mario Nubile, Niccolò Salgari, Rodolfo Mastropasqua
PURPOSE: To investigate the in vivo effect of a novel femtosecond laser-assisted procedure termed stromal lenticule addition keratoplasty for advanced keratoconus. METHODS: Ten patients with stage III and IV stable keratoconus were included. Negative meniscus-shaped stromal lenticules were produced from corneoscleral eye bank buttons with a refractive lenticule extraction procedure with a 500-kHz VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). Recipient corneas underwent a modified femtosecond laser flap-cut procedure to produce an intrastromal pocket and lenticules were implanted...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Refractive Surgery
Merve Inanc, Kemal Tekin, Erdal Kurnaz, Mehmet Citirik, Gülsah Altas, Zehra Aycan
PURPOSE: To compare the anterior segment parameters in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) as measured by the Pentacam HR-Scheimpflug imaging system with those of healthy control subjects. METHODS: This cross-sectional prospective study included 35 patients with TS and 30 age-matched controls. Corneal topographic analysis was performed using the Pentacam HR-Scheimpflug imaging system (Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany). The power of the corneal astigmatism, mean keratometry (Km) values for the both front and back surfaces of the cornea, maximum keratometry (Kmax), central corneal thickness (CCT), corneal volume (CoV), white-to-white diameter (WTW), chamber volume (CaV), angle and anterior chamber depth (ACD) values were recorded...
December 27, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Farhad Fazel, Mohammad Ghoreishi, Alireza Ashtari, Reza Arefpour, Mohammad Namgar
Background: Since thin and high-quality flaps produce more satisfactory surgical outcomes, flaps created by mechanical microkeratomes are more economical as compared with femtosecond lasers, and no Iranian study has concentrated laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) flap peculiarities between Moria Sub-Bowman keratoplasty (SBK) microkeratomes and LDV femtoseconds, the present study compares and contrasts them. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was done on all patients who underwent LASIK surgery 1-month before this study...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
Premanand Chandran, Anjali S Khairnar, Nabeed Aboobacker, Ganesh V Raman
A 26-year-old male presented with superior filtering bleb with scleral thinning, dislocated lens, and hypotony in both the eyes. His cornea was normal without any sign of ectasia, and there was no history of recurrent redness, trauma, or surgery in either eye. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography did not reveal communicating fistula between the anterior chamber and subconjunctival space. Physical examination and blood investigations did not reveal any systemic association. He was diagnosed to have spontaneous filtering bleb, which is a rare condition observed with ocular or systemic abnormalities...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Yang Jiang, Ying Li, Shan Yang, Thomas Chengxuan Lu
Corneal ectasia is a rare but serious post-operative complication of LASIK. Our main aim was to describe and evaluate the efficacy and safety of tuck-in lamellar keratoplasty with an lenticule obtained by SMILE for treatment of Post LASIK Ectasia. Tuck-in lamellar keratoplasty was performed on three post-LASIK cornea ectasia patients (three eyes) with central corneal thickness less than 400 µm. Each patient was monitored for at least 12 months. Our primary outcomes measured pre and post-operatively included: Anterior segment optical coherence tomography(AS-OCT), corneal topography and monitored by slit-lamp microscopy...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
Syed Amal Hussnain, Kyle D Kovacs, Joshua L Warren, Christopher C Teng
IMPORTANCE: Corneal hysteresis (CH) is a dynamic marker of structural and functional changes in the cornea associated with IOP and central corneal thickness, but its utility in assessing primary angle closure suspects (PACS) has not been fully elucidated. BACKGROUND: This study assesses if anterior segment measurements correlate with CH in PACS patients. DESIGN: IRB-approved retrospective review of imaging and records at a university practice...
December 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
P Rosetta, E F Legrottaglie, R Vinciguerra, P Vinciguerra
Purpose: To report a case of a Descemet membrane's (DM) detachment after radial keratotomy (RK). Methods: A patient (male) underwent RK (16 cuts) 20 years before referring to the Eye Center of Humanitas (Milan) for a progressive visual loss. The slit-lamp examination showed severe corneal stromal edema and a large DM detachment in the lower half of the cornea. Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and endothelial cells count confirmed DM detachment and endothelial cells damage...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
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