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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532706/lipogranulomatous-subconjunctival-nodules-a-novel-presentation-in-blau-syndrome
#1
Mariam Ahmad, Meghan E Hermanson, Robert Enzenauer, Alan Palestine, Clara Lin, Naomi Meeks, Emily McCourt
Blau syndrome is an early-onset granulomatous disease known to affect the skin, joints, and eyes. We report a child with diffuse rash, arthritis, and subconjunctival nodules. Biopsy of the bulbar conjunctiva revealed noncaseating lipogranulomas that lead to a diagnosis of Blau syndrome. To our knowledge, noncaseating lipogranulomas of the conjunctiva have not been reported previously as a presenting finding in Blau syndrome. Although uveitis is the classic manifestation, it is important to broaden the awareness of other ocular signs, as these variations can aid in diagnosis...
May 19, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532159/the-route-of-inoculation-dictates-replication-patterns-of-infectious-laryngotracheitis-virus-iltv-pathogenic-strain-and-chicken-embryo-origin-ceo-vaccine
#2
Leticia Gabriela Beltrán, S M Williams, Guillermo Zavala, James S Guy, Maricarmen García
Infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) has a high affinity to replicate in the larynx and trachea causing severe lesions. Apart from the trachea, lack of knowledge exists on the ability of ILTV to replicate in other respiratory associated tissues. The objective of this study was to investigate how tissues that first encounter the virus dictate further sites of viral replication during the lytic stage of infection. Replication patterns of pathogenic strain 63140 and the chicken embryo origin (CEO) vaccine in conjunctiva, Harderian gland, nasal cavity and trachea were evaluated after ocular, oral, intranasal or intratracheal inoculation of specific pathogen free chickens...
May 22, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529481/topical-ophthalmic-formulation-of-trichostatin-a-and-surr9-c84a-for-quick-recovery-post-alkali-burn-of-corneal-haze
#3
Kislay Roy, Chun Hei Antonio Cheung, Rupinder K Kanwar, Rajat Sandhir, Jagat R Kanwar
Alkali burn injury is a true ocular emergency of the conjunctiva and cornea that requires immediate precision. Lack of an immediate therapy can lead to a substantial damage in the ocular surface and anterior segment further causing visual impairment and disfigurement. We explored the regenerative capability of dominant negative survivin protein (SurR9-C84A) and histone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin-A (TSA) in vivo, in a rat alkali burn model. A topical insult in rat eyes with NaOH led to degradation of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526790/post-epizootic-persistence-of-asymptomatic-mycoplasma-conjunctivae-infection-in-iberian-ibex
#4
Xavier Fernández-Aguilar, Oscar Cabezón, José Enrique Granados, Joachim Frey, Emmanuel Serrano, Roser Velarde, Francisco Javier Cano-Manuel, Gregorio Mentaberre, Arián Ráez-Bravo, Paulino Fandos, Jorge Ramón López-Olvera
The susceptibility of Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) to Mycoplasma conjunctivae ocular infection and the changes in their interaction over time were studied in terms of clinical outcome, molecular detection and IgG immune response in a captive population that underwent a severe infectious keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) outbreak. Mycoplasma conjunctivae was detected for the first time in the Iberian ibexes coinciding with the IKC outbreak. Its prevalence had a decreasing trend in 2013 that was consistent with the clinical resolution (August 35...
May 19, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524144/-new-approaches-to-the-treatment-of-keratoconjunctivitis-sicca
#5
T N Safonova, O V Gladkova, I A Novikov, V I Boev, A A Fedorov
A new method has been developed for the treatment of severe forms of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) that involves the use of an original cyclosporine A (CyA) saturated soft contact lens (SCL) together with preservative-free artificial tears therapy. AIM: to evaluate the effectiveness of the newly developed treatment for KCS based on the use of medical SCL saturated with 0.05% CyA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patients (43 men, 60 eyes) with severe KCS were divided into 2 groups...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523524/increased-red-cell-distribution-width-levels-in-children-with-seasonal-allergic-conjunctivitis
#6
Bengi Ece Kurtul, Emrah Utku Kabatas, Songul Deniz Boybeyi, Ayla Akca Caglar, Pinar Altiaylik Ozer
PURPOSE: Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) is an inflammatory disease of the conjunctiva. Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a widely accepted inflammatory marker. We aimed to investigate whether RDW level is associated with the development of SAC in pediatric population. METHODS: The present study consisted of 90 subjects (45 children with SAC and 45 age- and sex-matched healthy children). The demographic findings, complete blood count parameters including RDW and laboratory parameters, were evaluated...
May 18, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522115/interferon-alpha-2a-as-alternative-treatment-for-conjunctival-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
D Cruzado-Sánchez, M Salas-Diaz, W A Tellez, S E Alvarez-Matos, S Serpa-Frías
CASE REPORT: A 35 year-old male patient with a history of HIV infection characterized by progressive tumour growth in bulbar conjunctiva of the left eye, corresponding to conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma that responded to treatment with interferon alpha-2a. DISCUSSION: Interferon alpha-2b has been used at conjunctival level as a topical immunomodulator treatment, with complete remission of epithelial neoplasms being observed. However, there have not been any previous publications on the use of interferon alpha-2a, which differs from interferon alpha-2b in a single amino acid, for the treatment of conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma...
May 15, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514726/retrospective-analysis-of-risk-factors-associated-with-kawasaki-disease-in-china
#8
Lihua Bai, Tienan Feng, Lifang Yang, Yi Zhang, Xuejuan Jiang, Jiayao Liao, Lihua Chen, Xiaoyan Feng, Yanming Rong, Yuehua Li, Zhiqiang Qin, Jing Qiao
In order to provide early intervention for coronary artery lesion (CAL) caused by Kawasaki Disease (KD), we analyzed clinical characteristics of typical and incomplete KD cases from 1998 to 2008 in Northwest and Central China. A total of 383 patients included 298 cases of typical KD and 85 cases of incomplete KD. The morbidity of incomplete KD was 28.5%, a percentage significantly lower than that of typical KD. The occurrence of bulbar conjunctiva congestion, erythra, crissum red, film-like decrustation, lip red, rhagades, raspberry tongue, bilateral toe-end decrustation, limb sclerosis, cervical lymph nodes enlargement, agitation and irritability in incomplete KD group was lower than that in the group of typical KD (p < 0...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514397/-vascular-permeability-and-intravascular-erythrocyte-aggregation-in-young-people-after-smoking-cessation
#9
B Z Sirotin, N V Korneeva
AIM: To study the parameters of microcirculation and permeability of the microvessels in young people who have ceased smoking. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study enrolled 35 healthy young adults (male to female ratio, 20:15; mean age, 21.71±0.46 years) who had stopped smoking 1 month to 10 years (mean 2.63±0.43 years) ago. The compared group consisted of 16 smokers (male to female ratio, 6:10; mean age, 21.62±0.72 years) and 29 non-smokers (male to female ratio, 8:21; mean age, 21...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513491/results-of-a-new-mirror-tuck-technique-for-fixation-of-lacrimal-bypass-tube-in-conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy
#10
Ruchi Goel, Divya Kishore, Smriti Nagpal, Sushil Kumar, Neha Rathie
CONTEXT: Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (CDCR) is the procedure of choice for proximal canalicular blocks. However, the complications of tube migration and extrusion limit its widespread practice. AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and complications of the new "mirror tuck technique" for fixation of lacrimal bypass glass tube without holes in proximal canalicular blocks in laser CDCR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective interventional study was conducted in forty consecutive eyes of adult patients, undergoing 980 nm diode laser CDCR for proximal canalicular blocks...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509425/methods-of-fixation-of-intraocular-lenses-according-to-the-anatomical-structures-in-trauma-eyes
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REVIEW
Miltiadis Fiorentzis, Anja Viestenz, Jens Heichel, Berthold Seitz, Thomas Hammer, Arne Viestenz
Ocular trauma can lead to severe visual impairment and morbidity, depending on the anatomical structures affected. The main causes of ocular trauma include foreign bodies, impact by an object, falls, and chemicals. Most ocular traumas occur in children or young male adults. A meticulous slit lamp examination is crucial for assessing all anatomical structures. Trauma to the crystalline lens can result in dislocation, an intralenticular foreign body, cataract, fragmentation, and capsular breach. An intraocular lens (IOL) can endure subluxation or luxation under the conjunctiva, into the anterior chamber or the vitreous, or can be extruded...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505674/-novel-adjuvant-therapy-for-ocular-melanoma
#12
Jacobus J Bosch, Ludwig M Heindl
Background Malignant melanoma is the most common cancer of the eye in adults that originates either in the intra-ocular uveal tract or extra-ocular conjunctiva. Although the primary tumor can be treated successfully, no effective therapy for both metastatic conjunctival and uveal melanoma currently exits. Tumor-associated lymphangiogenesis and immune cell infiltration play a pivotal role in the development and therapeutic targeting of metastases. Project description Here, we provide an overview of current translational research on lymphangiogenesis and its therapeutic inhibition as well as modulation of immune cell infiltration by passive and active immunotherapy in melanoma of the eye...
May 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503427/expressions-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-1-and-3-and-their-tissue-inhibitors-in-the-conjunctival-tissue-and-fibroblasts-cultured-from-conjunctivochalasis
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Min-Hong Xiang, Xing-Ru Zhang, Zhen-Yong Zhang, Qing-Song Li, Han-Min Wang, Zhu-Mei Han, Huan-Ming Zhou, Yuan-Ling Jia, Xing-Xing Chen
AIM: To investigate the expression of matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 3 (MMP-1 and MMP-3) and their tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases 1 and 3 (TIMP-1 and TIMP-3) in the conjunctiva of eyes with conjunctivochalasis (CCh). METHODS: The conjunctival tissue was obtained from the CCh patients and controls, the MMPs/TIMPs expression concentration was determined by enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay (ELISA) and immunofluorescence staining. The expression levels of MMPs/TIMPs in the CCh fibro-blasts were determined by analyzing its concentration in the cellular supernatant that was abstracted from the in vitro cultured CCh fibroblasts...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494565/-the-protection-of-hydrogen-rich-saline-on-a-rat-dry-eye-model-induced-by-scopolamine-hydrobromide
#14
Y Y Chu, N Hua, Y S Ru, S Z Zhao
Objective: To evaluate the effect of hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) on dry eye rats induced by subcutaneous injection of scopolamine hydrobromide. Methods: Experiment research. Thirty female Wistar rats at about six weeks old were randomly divided into the normal group, dry eye group, HRS eyedrops group, normal saline eyedrops group (NS), HRS intraperitoneal injection group and NS intraperitoneal injection group, with 5 rats in each group. The dry eye was induced by subcutaneous injection of scopolamine hydrobromide in the latter five groups...
May 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489720/expression-of-peroxiredoxin-2-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-2-in-pterygium
#15
Yuchuan Wang, Jinyong Lin, Luxia Chen, Liming Wang, Peng Hao, Ruifang Han, Ming Ying, Xuan Li
PURPOSE: The expression of peroxiredoxin 2 and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) was detected in pterygium to investigate whether they are involved in the pathogenesis or recurrence of pterygium and to evaluate the association between peroxiredoxin 2 and VEGFR2 in pterygium. METHODS: Ten normal bulbar conjunctivae, 35 primary pterygia, and 35 recurrent pterygia were obtained. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-wax-embedded tissues were analyzed by immunohistochemistry with peroxiredoxin 2 and VEGFR2 antibodies...
May 9, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480855/plant-aeroallergens-in-two-major-cities-of-georgia-tbilisi-and-kutaisi
#16
T Abramidze, M Gotua, N Chikhelidze, T Cheishvili, A Gamkrelidze
Pollen allergy is caused by a hypersensitivity reaction mainly of the respiratory tract and eye conjunctivae to pollen grains. The number of people allergic to plant aeroallergens has substantially increased in big cities and industrial areas. The monitoring of aerobiological parameters is of paramount importance for the characterization of allergenic risks. The aims of presented study were as follows: to profile the plant aeroallergens in two major cities of Georgia, to compare the character of pollination curves, to determine the dates of beginning of pollen seasons and their duration in particular cities...
March 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480834/the-conjunctiva-associated-lymphoid-tissue-in-chronic-ocular-surface-diseases
#17
Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Luca Agnifili, Vincenzo Fasanella, Mario Nubile, Agbeanda A Gnama, Gennaro Falconio, Paolo Perri, Silvio Di Staso, Cesare Mariotti
Ocular surface diseases (OSDs) represent a widely investigated field of research given their growing incidence and the negative impact on quality of life. During OSDs, cytokines generated by damaged epithelia trigger and deregulate the lymphoid cells composing the eye-associated lymphoid tissues, inducing an immune-mediated chronic inflammation that amplifies and propagates the disease during time. The conjunctiva-associated lymphoid tissue (CALT), given its particular position that permits immune cells covering the cornea, might play a crucial role in the development of OSDs...
May 8, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480600/ophthalmic-parameters-in-adult-lowland-paca-cuniculus-paca-raised-in-captivity
#18
Camila P Balthazar da Silveira, Tiago B Lima, Roberta M Crivelaro, Luciana C C de Lacerda, Ivan R M Pádua, Roberta Renzo, Alexandre A F de Barros Sobrinho, Fabrício S Oliveira, Marcela Aldrovani, José L Laus
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the ophthalmic parameters of lowland pacas, including the anatomic features, tear production, intraocular pressure, central corneal thickness, and morphology of the corneal endothelium. ANIMALS STUDIED: Thirteen adult, anesthetized Cuniculus paca. PROCEDURE: Eyes were evaluated using slit-lamp biomicroscopy, the Schirmer tear test I, digital applanation tonometry, binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, and noncontact specular microscopy...
May 8, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479360/impact-of-chemical-structure-on-conjunctival-drug-permeability-adopting-porcine-conjunctiva-and-cassette-dosing-for-construction-of-in-silico-model
#19
Eva Ramsay, Marika Ruponen, Théo Picardat, Unni Tengvall, Marjo Tuomainen, Seppo Auriola, Elisa Toropainen, Arto Urtti, Eva M Del Amo
Conjunctiva occupies most of the ocular surface area, and conjunctival permeability affects ocular and systemic drug absorption from topical ocular medications. Therefore, the aim of this study was to obtain a computational in silico model for structure-based prediction of conjunctival drug permeability. This was done by employing cassette dosing and quantitative structure-property relationship (QSPR) approach. Permeability studies were performed ex vivo across fresh porcine conjunctiva and simultaneous dosing of a cassette mixture composed of 32 clinically relevant drug molecules with wide chemical space...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476055/pv16-positive-invasive-conjunctival-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-an-anophthalmic-socket
#20
Eric D Gaier, Frederick A Jakobiec, Anna M Stagner, Kevin Emerick, Michael K Yoon
Squamous cell carcinoma arising from conjunctiva in the anophthalmic socket decades following enucleation is rare, but has been previously described. The authors report the first case associated with human papillomavirus (serotype 16) with regional metastases. The patient ultimately underwent orbital exenteration along with parotidectomy and neck dissection which revealed positive lymph nodes. The literature is reviewed relating to this uncommon entity and its management with an analysis of potential contributing risk factors...
May 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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