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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435478/disseminated-extrafacial-rosacea-with-papulonecrotic-lesions
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Toshio Demitsu, Rieko Tsukahara, Naoka Umemoto, Satoshi Nakamura, Kazutaka Nagashima, Tomoko Yamada, Maki Kakurai, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Akihiro Kakehashi, Toshiko Miyata
BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a common skin disease and predominantly affects on the face of middle-aged women. It exceptionally occurs on the extrafacial areas such as ear, neck, axilla, and upper extremities, and has been reported as disseminated rosacea. MAIN OBSERVATION: A 40-year-old Japanese female presented with one-month history of erythematous skin eruption with burning sensation on the face, neck, and upper limbs. Physical examination showed rosacea-like eruption on the face as well as multiple papules disseminated on the neck, forearms, and hands...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435213/comparison-of-0-2-and-0-18-hyaluronate-eye-drops-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-dry-eye-with-keratitis-or-keratoconjunctivitis
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Dorothea Groß, Marc Childs, Jean-Marie Piaton
PURPOSE: Comparison of efficacy and safety of 0.2% and 0.18% hyaluronic acid (HA) eye drops three times a day (tid) in patients with moderate to severe dry eye disease, related to keratitis or keratoconjunctivitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Prospective, multicenter, randomized, single-masked, phase IIIb, noninferiority study (0.2% HA vs 0.18% HA) in two parallel groups over a period of 84 days. N=70 patients were evaluated. Primary efficacy outcome was ocular surface (OS) staining change on day 35 (D35), compared to baseline...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429616/advanced-surgical-technique-for-invasive-fungal-sinusitis-endoscopic-orbit-sinus-combined-approach
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Kunihiro Nishimura, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Yuka Yamagishi, Shinya Banno, Yasue Uchida, Tohru Tanigawa, Munekazu Naito, Hirohiko Kakizaki, Hiromi Ueda, Tetsuya Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal sinusitis is usually associated with poor prognosis, but no clear guidelines have been established for surgical treatment. Here, we report the development and application of the endoscopic orbit-sinus combined approach (EOSCA), a novel surgical technique to approach the nasal cavity and orbit concurrently, in patients with invasive fungal sinusitis with orbital infiltration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two patients with invasive fungal sinusitis infiltrating the orbit underwent EOSCA...
April 21, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429229/microcirculatory-bed-microcirculation-and-smoking-associated-endothelial-dysfunction-in-young-adults
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N V Korneeva, B Z Sirotin
Computer-assisted video biomicroscopy of bulbar conjunctiva was employed to examine the sequelae of endothelial dysfunction manifested by microcirculatory bed abnormalities and microcirculation disturbances. The signs of endothelial dysfunction provoked by tobacco smoking in young adults disappeared after cessation of smoking, which resulted in pronounced widening of arterioles and capillaries as well as moderation of intravascular erythrocyte aggregation.
April 21, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422804/a-review-of-ocular-graft-versus-host-disease
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Saleha Z Munir, James Aylward
: Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication that occurs following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is a potential curative therapy used in a variety of malignant or benign hematological diseases. Graft-versus-host disease primarily occurs in many organs, but most notably in the skin, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver, eyes, mucosa, and musculoskeletal system. Ocular manifestations of GVHD may precede other systemic GVHD findings, and it may be a poor prognosis for mortality...
May 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420991/gabapentin-attenuates-ocular-inflammation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Carmelina D Anfuso, Melania Olivieri, Annamaria Fidilio, Gabriella Lupo, Dario Rusciano, Salvatore Pezzino, Caterina Gagliano, Filippo Drago, Claudio Bucolo
To investigate the effects of gabapentin, a structural analog of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA), on the inflammatory response of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated rabbit corneal cells (SIRC) and on endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) in rabbits. We investigated the LPS-induced expression of several inflammatory mediators, such as TNF-α, IL-1β, cPLA2, COX-2, and PGE2 in the SIRC cells with or without gabapentin treatment. Gabapentin treatment significantly (p < 0.05) attenuated cytokines production, cPLA2 activation, COX-2 expression, and PGE2 levels in SIRC...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417524/biofilms-of-candida-spp-from-the-ocular-conjunctiva-of-horses-with-reduced-azole-susceptibility-a-complicating-factor-for-the-treatment-of-keratomycosis
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Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Brilhante, Paula Vago Bittencourt, Débora de Souza Collares Castelo-Branco, Glaucia Morgana de Melo Guedes, Jonathas Sales de Oliveira, Lucas Pereira Alencar, Rossana de Aguiar Cordeiro, Mariana Pinheiro, Evilázio Fernandes Nogueira-Filho, Waldemiro de Aquino Pereira-Neto, José Júlio Costa Sidrim, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Rocha
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the biofilm-forming ability of Candida spp. from the ocular conjunctiva of horses and to investigate the antifungal susceptibility of these biofilms. PROCEDURES: Initially, the biofilm-forming ability of 15 strains was assessed by crystal violet staining, which reveals the fungal biomass adhered to the polystyrene plates, and scanning electron microscopy. Then, the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, and caspofungin were initially determined against strains in planktonic form...
April 18, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412802/-analysis-of-the-effect-of-different-surgical-methods-on-the-cavernous-hemangioma-of-the-deep-orbit
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H F Liao, Y H Wang, Q Huang, P Y Gan, A A Wang
Objective: To explore the effect of the surgical removal of orbital deep cavernous hemangioma following the concept of minimal surgical invasion. Methods: Retrospective case series study. Sixty-three cases with surgical removal of deep orbital cavernous hemangioma were collected in the Affiliated Eye Hospital of Nanchang University from May 2012 to August 2015. There were 29 males and 34 females. The age was from 17 to 69 years with mean age (45±11) years.The surgical methods the conjunctival approach orbital surgery, lateral orbital surgery, medial skin orbital surgery, lateral orbital conjunctiva conjunctival pathway and endoscopic nasal approach were chosen for different cases...
April 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410708/twenty-nine-gauge-dual-chandelier-retroillumination-for-the-non-open-sky-continuous-curvilinear-capsulorhexis-in-the-penetrating-keratoplasty-triple-procedure
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Shunji Yokokura, Takehiro Hariya, Wataru Kobayashi, Yasuhiko Meguro, Kohji Nishida, Toru Nakazawa
We describe a technique for the penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) triple procedure that uses 29-gauge dual-chandelier illumination during creation of a non-open-sky continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC). The chandeliers are inserted through the pars plana into the vitreous cavity through the bulbar conjunctiva at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions. We compared this approach with that of a core vitrectomy, in which a single 25-gauge port is inserted into the vitreous cavity transconjunctivally through the upper temporal pars plana...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410547/endocan-overexpression-in-pterygium
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Raşit Kiliç, Ali Kurt, Murat Tad, Sedat Taşdemir
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible role of endocan in the pathogenesis of pterygium. METHODS: The study was conducted on 33 patients with primary pterygium and 20 control subjects with normal bulbar conjunctiva. Patients with pterygium were graded into 3 groups as atrophic, fleshy, and intermediate, according to the Tan classification. Primary nasal pterygia and normal bulbar conjunctivas were surgically removed. Endocan expression was immunohistochemically investigated...
March 28, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410281/evaluated-conjunctival-blood-flow-velocity-in-daily-contact-lens-wearers
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Yingying Shi, Liang Hu, Wan Chen, Dongyi Qu, Hong Jiang, Jianhua Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study examined conjunctival microvasculature development in long-term habitual contact lens (HCL) wearers after a night of sleep. METHODS: Twenty HCL wearers (15 women and 5 men, aged 28.6±6.9 years, mean age±standard deviation) who had worn contact lenses on a daily basis for at least 3 years and 40 noncontact lens (NCL) wearers (23 women and 17 men, aged 36.5±6.6 years, mean age±standard deviation) participated in the study. A functional slitlamp biomicroscopy imaging system was used to image the temporal bulbar conjunctiva...
April 13, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409021/tissue-distribution-of-trans-resveratrol-and-its-metabolites-after-oral-administration-in-human-eyes
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Shuaishuai Wang, Zheng Wang, Shuo Yang, Tiemei Yin, Yaoli Zhang, Yuanjun Qin, Robert N Weinreb, Xufang Sun
Purpose. This study was performed to measure the concentration of trans-resveratrol and its three metabolites in human eyes. Methods. The patients who underwent pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment were included. The participants were orally given trans-resveratrol-based supplement (Longevinex®). A suitable amount of conjunctiva, aqueous humor, and vitreous humor were obtained during the operation. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) was used to detect the concentration of trans-resveratrol and its three metabolites in the various samples...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405998/disseminated-rhinosporidiosis-masquerading-as-sarcoma
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Rajalakshmi Arjun, Firoz Khan, Biji Aravind
Rhinosporidiosis, though reported from several countries, has the highest incidence in India (notably South India) and Sri Lanka, with most cases presenting as nasal polyps. Nasopharynx and palpebral conjunctiva account for 85% of the sites. Other mucosal sites affected are oropharynx, larynx, rectum and external genitalia. Disseminated rhinosporidiosis is usually associated with mucosal lesions. Rhinosporidiosis affecting skin, subcutaneous tissue and bone are uncommon. Herein we report a rare case of disseminated rhinosporidiosis mimicking a soft tissue sarcoma...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404521/diabetic-complications-in-the-cornea
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Alexander V Ljubimov
Diabetic corneal alterations, such as delayed epithelial wound healing, edema, recurrent erosions, neuropathy/loss of sensitivity, and tear film changes are frequent but underdiagnosed complications of both type 1 (insulin-dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. The disease affects corneal epithelium, corneal nerves, tear film, and to a lesser extent, endothelium, and also conjunctiva. These abnormalities may appear or become exacerbated following trauma, as well as various surgeries including retinal, cataract or refractive...
April 9, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399343/pharmacotherapy-and-immunotherapy-of-conjunctival-tumors
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Edoardo Midena, Luisa Frizziero, Raffaele Parrozzani
Conjunctiva and cornea tumors represent a large spectrum of conditions ranging from benign lesions to aggressive and life-threatening malignancies. Topical pharmacotherapies and immunotherapies have recently acquired a relevant role in the management of conjunctival tumors and, in the past 2 decades, there has been a shift from surgery alone toward the use of these agents, both as a sole therapy or as adjunct to surgery (before or after surgery). The 3 main agents that have been used for topical medical treatment of conjunctival tumors are mitomycin-C, 5-fluorouracil, and interferon-α2b...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399341/lymphoproliferative-tumors-of-the-ocular-adnexa
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Robert M Verdijk
The ocular adnexa include the eyelids, conjunctiva, lacrimal apparatus, and orbital soft tissue. One percent of all lymphomas and approximately 8% of all extranodal lymphomas arise in the ocular adnexa and their incidence is increasing. Reactive lymphoid hyperplasia comprises 16% of all lymphoproliferative tumors of the ocular adnexa. The relative frequencies of ocular adnexal lymphoma presentation are in the orbit, 37%; conjunctiva, 29%; lacrimal apparatus, 20%; and eyelid, 14%. The most frequent primary lymphoma types of the ocular adnexa are extranodal marginal zone lymphoma, 62%; follicular lymphoma, 17%; and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, 10%...
March 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394811/glaucoma-drainage-device-erosion-following-ptosis-surgery
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Steven S Bae, Robert J Campbell
PURPOSE: To highlight the potential risk of glaucoma drainage device erosion following ptosis surgery. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 71-year-old man underwent uncomplicated superotemporal Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation in the left eye in 2008. Approximately 8 years later, the patient underwent bilateral ptosis repair, which successfully raised the upper eyelid position. Three months postoperatively, the patient's glaucoma drainage implant tube eroded through the corneal graft tissue and overlying conjunctiva to become exposed...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394224/neuro-ophthalmologic-manifestations-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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F A de Andrade, G Guimarães Moreira Balbi, L G Bortoloti de Azevedo, G Provenzano Sá, H Vieira de Moraes Junior, E Mendes Klumb, R Abramino Levy
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect different ocular structures, such as cornea, conjunctiva, episclera, sclera, uveal tract, retina, optic nerve and vessels. Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations in SLE include different degrees of involvement of retina, choroid and optic nerve. Retinal changes are one of the most common ocular involvements and are frequently used as clinical criteria for activity, even if isolated. Studies show that up to 29% of patients with active SLE manifest retinal disease...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393179/efficacy-of-curcumin-in-inducing-apoptosis-and-inhibiting-the-expression-of-vegf-in-human-pterygium-fibroblasts
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Cheng-Wei Lu, Ji-Long Hao, Lei Yao, Hai-Jun Li, Dan-Dan Zhou
Pterygium is an inflammatory and degenerative ocular surface disease, in which the conjunctiva on the cornea grows to form a fibrous tissue in the shape of a triangle. Although pterygium surgery is used broadly in clinical practice, its high recurrence rate poses a great concern for patients and doctors. In the present study, we examined the effects of curcumin on the apoptosis and proliferation of human pterygium fibroblasts (HPFs) in an in vitro culture system. HPFs were incubated with curcumin for 24 to 72 h (5, 20, 80 or 200 µmol/l)...
May 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391980/histamine-h1-and-h4-receptor-expression-on-the-ocular-surface-of%C3%A2-patients-with-chronic-allergic-conjunctival-diseases
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Noriko Inada, Jun Shoji, Yukiko Shiraki, Hiroshi Aso, Satoru Yamagami
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the histamine H1 and H4 receptors mRNA (H1R and H4R, respectively) expression on the ocular surface of patients with chronic forms of allergic conjunctival diseases to determine whether they can serve as biomarkers for allergic inflammation in the conjunctiva. METHODS: We examined 19 patients with vernal or atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC/VKC group) and 15 healthy volunteers (control group). The AKC/VKC group was divided into active and stable stage subgroups...
April 5, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
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