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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731936/case-series-keratolimbal-allograft-as-a-patch-graft-for-glaucoma-drainage-devices
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Sarah F Ahmed, Mason Schmutz, Sameh Mosaed
PURPOSE: Tube exposure remains one of the most common complications after glaucoma drainage device (GDD) implantation, despite various types of patch grafts available today. We present a 4 patient case series following the effectivity of the keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) as a patch graft for cases of tube exposure. Given its inherent population of stem cells, our hypothesis was that this highly replicative, biological tissue would provide an adequate means of glaucoma tube coverage. The subset of patients chosen for the KLAL patch graft all had a history of abnormally scarred conjunctiva or thin sclera...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730219/histological-immunohistochemical-and-clinical-considerations-on-amniotic-membrane-transplant-for-ocular-surface-reconstruction
#2
Elena Şapte, Claudia Florida Costea, Alexandru Cărăuleanu, Cristina Dancă, Gabriela FlorenŢa Dumitrescu, Gabriela Dimitriu, Mădălina Adriana Chihaia, Cătălin Mihai Buzdugă, Andrei Cucu, Mihaela Dana Turliuc
Amniotic membrane (AM) transplantation has been used successfully worldwide in ophthalmology plastic surgery for over 100 years. This review presents the histological and the immunohistochemical features of AM compared to those of the conjunctiva and discusses the techniques of processing and preservation, its mechanism of action in ocular reconstruction, its clinical ophthalmic indications, but also advantages and limitations of grafting with this biomaterial.
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730091/aberrant-expression-of-genes-and-proteins-in-pterygium-and-their-implications-in-the-pathogenesis
#3
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Qing-Yang Feng, Zi-Xuan Hu, Xi-Ling Song, Hong-Wei Pan
Pterygium is a common ocular surface disease induced by a variety of factors. The exact pathogenesis of pterygium remains unclear. Numbers of genes and proteins are discovered in pterygium and they function differently in the occurrence and development of this disease. We searched the Web of Science and PubMed throughout history for literatures about the subject. The keywords we used contain pterygium, gene, protein, angiogenesis, fibrosis, proliferation, inflammation, pathogenesis and therapy. In this review, we summarize the aberrant expression of a range of genes and proteins in pterygium compared with normal conjunctiva or cornea, including growth factors, matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases, interleukins, tumor suppressor genes, proliferation related proteins, apoptosis related proteins, cell adhesion molecules, extracellular matrix proteins, heat shock proteins and tight junction proteins...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724821/epipalpebral-conjunctival-chondroid-choristoma-interesting-developmental-anomaly-presenting-in-an-adult
#4
Pushpanjali R Ojha, Archana Hemant Deshpande, Chitrawati Bal Gargade, Jitendra Singh Nigam
Ocular choristomas are uncommon lesions chiefly presenting in children. Choristomas may contain dermal and epidermal components, muscle, cartilage, bone, etc. They are usually seen in epibulbar conjunctiva, but epipalpebral location is uncommon. We present a case of epipalpebral chondroid choristoma presenting in an adult patient.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719271/trachomatous-scar-ranking-a-novel-outcome-for-trachoma-studies
#5
Angela Baldwin, Alexander M Ryner, Zerihun Tadesse, Ayalew Shiferaw, Kelly Callahan, Dionna M Fry, Zhaoxia Zhou, Thomas M Lietman, Jeremy D Keenan
AbstractWe evaluated a new trachoma scarring ranking system with potential use in clinical research. The upper right tarsal conjunctivas of 427 individuals from Ethiopian villages with hyperendemic trachoma were photographed. An expert grader first assigned a scar grade to each photograph using the 1981 World Health Organization (WHO) grading system. Then, all photographs were ranked from least (rank = 1) to most scarring (rank = 427). Photographic grading found 79 (18.5%) conjunctivae without scarring (C0), 191 (44...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717850/physio-biochemical-parameters-a-potential-tool-for-target-selective-treatment-of-haemonchosis-in-the-small-ruminants
#6
Bhupamani Das, Niranjan Kumar, Mehul M Jadav, Jayesh B Solanki, T K S Rao
This study aims to evaluate the conjunctiva colour-based FAMACHA score (FS) coupled with a body condition score (BCS), haemogram and stressor hormone level estimation, in identifying post-mortem (PM)/coproscopically proven individuals wanting therapy for economically important gastrointestinal (GI) helminths, Haemonchus contortus, in the small ruminants. The incidence of haemonchosis was significantly (p < 0.05) higher (60.81%) in the ruminants with FS = 3. The H. contortus count in the animals with FS 2, 3 and 4 was 23...
July 17, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717200/genome-wide-rna-sequencing-analysis-identifies-a-distinct-fibrosis-gene-signature-in-the-conjunctiva-after-glaucoma-surgery
#7
Cynthia Yu-Wai-Man, Nicholas Owen, Jonathan Lees, Aristides D Tagalakis, Stephen L Hart, Andrew R Webster, Christine A Orengo, Peng T Khaw
Fibrosis-related events play a part in most blinding diseases worldwide. However, little is known about the mechanisms driving this complex multifactorial disease. Here we have carried out the first genome-wide RNA-Sequencing study in human conjunctival fibrosis. We isolated 10 primary fibrotic and 7 non-fibrotic conjunctival fibroblast cell lines from patients with and without previous glaucoma surgery, respectively. The patients were matched for ethnicity and age. We identified 246 genes that were differentially expressed by over two-fold and p < 0...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715398/a-non-invasive-way-to-isolate-and-phenotype-cells-from-the-conjunctiva
#8
Tanima Bose, Aihua Hou, Ryan Lee, Louis Tong, K George Chandy
Traditionally, ocular surface cytology is studied with techniques such as spatula technology and brush technology. The problem with these techniques is that they may induce traumatic lesions on the surface of the eye, which can progress to scarring, eyelid deformity, limbal stem cell deficiency and in some cases, cause great discomfort to the subject. To avoid these clinical problems, impression cytology (IC) was developed to diagnose dry eye disease and later neoplasia, atopic disease, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis sicca...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712937/returning-ex-patriot-chinese-to-guangdong-china-increase-the-risk-for-local-transmission-of-zika-virus
#9
Jiufeng Sun, De Wu, Haojie Zhong, Dawei Guan, Huan Zhang, Qiqi Tan, Huiqiong Zhou, Meng Zhang, Dan Ning, Baohuan Zhang, Changwen Ke, Tie Song, Jinyan Lin, Yonghui Zhang, Marion Koopmans, George F Gao
OBJECTIVES: Rapid transmission and linkage to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome have made Zika virus (ZIKV) infection become a serious threat to global public health. The epidemiology, virological characteristics and genetic evolution of introduced ZIKV to Guangdong, China, were investigated. METHODS: Analyses of the epidemiological characteristics and genetic diversity of ZIKV isolates were performed. RESULTS: Nineteen confirmed ZIKV infection cases were imported from Venezuela and Samoa...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706436/the-presence-of-kynurenine-aminotransferases-in-the-human-cornea-evidence-from-bioinformatics-analysis-of-gene-expression-and-immunohistochemical-staining
#10
Anna Matysik-Woźniak, Anselm Jünemann, Waldemar A Turski, Artur Wnorowski, Krzysztof Jóźwiak, Roman Paduch, Etsuo Okuno, Joanna Moneta-Wielgoś, Tomasz Chorągiewicz, Ryszard Maciejewski, Robert Rejdak
PURPOSE: Kynurenine aminotransferases (KATs) catalyze the synthesis of kynurenic acid (KYNA), a compound of significant biological activity. The aim of this study is to investigate the presence and distribution of KAT immunoreactivity in the healthy human cornea. METHODS: Data on gene expression in human eye structures were extracted from public microarray experiments using Genevestigator software. Immunohistochemistry was conducted using polyclonal antibodies against KAT I, II, and III on sections of eight enucleated eyes from patients with choroidal melanoma...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702208/conjunctival-cystectomy-assisted-by-pattern-scan-laser-photocoagulation
#11
Hee Kyung Yang, Moosang Kim, Seung-Jun Lee, Sang Beom Han, Joon Young Hyon, Won Ryang Wee
BACKGROUND: To introduce a new technique of laser-assisted conjunctival cystectomy using pattern scan laser (PASCAL) photocoagulation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-years-old Asian woman presented with a conjunctival cyst in the left eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed a 5 mm × 2 mm sized freely movable conjunctival cyst. After a 1 mm × 1 mm sized conjunctival opening was made using PASCAL photocoagulation, the cyst was extracted using a non-toothed forceps without rupture...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700399/ellipsoid-smooth-muscle-tumor-of-the-lower-eyelid-an-exploration-of-its-possible-origin
#12
Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Branko Bojovic
Ocular adnexal smooth muscle masses/neoplasms are extremely rare. Such lesions are comparatively more common in the conjunctiva than in the orbit and are most unusual in the eyelid. A 58-year-old woman slowly developed over 4 months a firm, movable sausage-shaped lesion in the deep lateral half of the right lower eyelid. The lesion ran parallel to and above the orbital rim. At surgery, the lesion was located between the orbicularis muscle and the inferior orbital septum. The term ellipsoid is used descriptively and does not imply any particular biologic behavior...
July 10, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695379/expression-of-prostaglandin-e2-receptor-subtypes-in-human-pterygium-and-normal-conjunctiva-immunohistochemical-study
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Erdem Dinç, Özer Dursun, Banu Yılmaz, Mustafa Vatansever, A Ayça Sarı, Özlem Yıldırım, Ufuk Adıgüzel
PURPOSE: In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the expression of EP receptors in primary and recurrent human pterygium tissues. METHODS: Pterygium samples were collected from 65 patients with primary pterygium and 16 patients with recurrent pterygium. Normal conjunctival tissues were collected from nasal interpalpebral area from 17 patients without systemic and any other ocular pathology. Expression of EP receptors was evaluated by immunohistochemistry. The median value for each receptor staining score (RSS) was determined in normal conjunctival specimens...
July 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692737/an-ilomastat-cd-eye-drop-formulation-to-treat-ocular-scarring
#14
Abeer H A Mohamed-Ahmed, Alastair Lockwood, He Li, Maryse Bailly, Peng T Khaw, Steve Brocchini
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop a topical matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor preparation for antiscarring therapy. Methods: The broad spectrum matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor ilomastat was formulated using 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin in aqueous solution. In vitro activity of ilomastat-cyclodextrin (ilomastat-CD) was examined using fibroblasts seeded in collagen. Permeation of ilomastat-CD eye drop through pig eye conjunctiva was confirmed using Franz diffusion cells...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691584/fibrin-gel-as-a-scaffold-for-photoreceptor-cells-differentiation-from-conjunctiva-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-retina-tissue-engineering
#15
Mostafa Soleimannejad, Somayeh Ebrahimi-Barough, Masoud Soleimani, Samad Nadri, Seyed Mohammad Tavangar, Ramak Roohipoor, Meysam Yazdankhah, Neda Bayat, Mohammad Riazi-Esfahani, Jafar Ai
Stem cell-based therapies are attraction approaches for regenerative medicine for treating retinal diseases. One of the limitations in cell therapy is cell death following post-injection whit preventing functional integration with retinal tissue. Fibrin gel, a bio-polymeric material with excellent biocompatibility, provides numerous advantages as a tissue engineering scaffold and a stem cell carrier. Therefore, current research is focusing on developing fibrin hydrogel scaffolds to protect stem cells during delivery and to stimulate endogenous regeneration through interactions of transplanted stem cells and retinal tissue...
July 10, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690979/presentation-treatment-and-prognosis-of-secondary-melanoma-within-the-orbit
#16
Anna M Rose, Sophie Cowen, Channa N Jayasena, David H Verity, Geoffrey E Rose
BACKGROUND: Ocular melanoma is a rare but often deadly malignancy that arises in the uvea, conjunctiva, or orbit. Uveal melanoma is the most common type, with conjunctival melanoma being the second most frequently observed. Melanoma accounts for 5-10% of metastatic or secondary orbital malignancies, but only a minute proportion of primary orbital neoplasia. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical presentation, treatment, and prognosis in patients presenting with melanoma metastatic to, or secondary within, the orbit...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676990/intra-scleral-fixation-of-the-iris-hooks-for-trans-scleral-capsular-bag-fixation-in-patient-with-zonular-dialysis
#17
Remzi Karadag, Unsal Sari, Bahar Gunes
PURPOSE: To report a technique of intra-scleral fixation of the iris hooks for trans-scleral capsular bag fixation in patient with zonular dialysis. METHODS: Two scleral flaps, two scleral tunnels and two sclerotomies were formed. The anterior capsule was captured and pulled by the iris hooks resulting in the IOL adopting an appropriate position at which point the iris hooks extracted from the sclerotomies. The tips of the iris hooks were implanted into the scleral tunnels...
July 4, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676431/efficacy-of-oral-immunotherapy-with-a-rice-based-edible-vaccine-containing-hypoallergenic-japanese-cedar-pollen-allergens-for-treatment-of-established-allergic-conjunctivitis-in-mice
#18
Ken Fukuda, Waka Ishida, Yosuke Harada, Yuhya Wakasa, Hidenori Takagi, Fumio Takaiwa, Atsuki Fukushima
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that prophylactic oral administration of transgenic rice seeds expressing hypoallergenic modified antigens suppressed the development of allergic conjunctivitis induced by Japanese cedar pollen. We have now investigated the efficacy of oral immunotherapy with such transgenic rice for established allergic conjunctivitis in mice. METHODS: BALB/c mice were sensitized with two intraperitoneal injections of Japanese cedar pollen in alum, challenged with pollen in eyedrops, and then fed for 16 days with transgenic rice seeds expressing modified Japanese cedar pollen allergens Cry j 1 and Cry j 2 or with nontransgenic rice seeds as a control...
July 1, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674834/intraocular-silicone-implant-to-treat-chronic-ocular-hypotony-an-in-vivo-trial
#19
Wesal Bayoudh, Dörthe Carstesen, Peter Walter, Andreas W A Weinberger
PURPOSE: The management of chronic ocular hypotony and complicated proliferative vitreoretinopathy-related retinal detachment represents a challenge. Being non-absorbable and non-biodegradable, a silicone oil implant is expected to restore the volume and the intraocular pressure of the globe, as well as to approximate the detached retina. Further advantages could be a long-term tamponade potential, absence of toxicity, and prevention of silicone oil emulsification or anterior chamber oil-prolapse...
July 3, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672976/suncon-medical-adhesive-is-a-suitable-alternative-to-fibrin-glue-in-the-23g-minimally-invasive-vitrectomy
#20
Sha Liu, Suyan Li, Zhengpei Zhang, Sujuan Ji, Haiyang Liu
Fibrin glue is frequently used to close the incision of the sclera and conjunctiva. However, its use is limited due to its blood-borne origins. The study evaluated the suitability of Suncon medical adhesive as a replacement for fibrin glue in 23G minimally invasive vitrectomy as an animal study. One eye of Japanese white rabbits (total, 18 rabbits) received an intravitreal injection of 0.05 ml of Suncon medical adhesive, while the other eye was injected with 0.05 ml of saline and served as the control eye. Slit lamp, indirect ophthalmoscope and electroretinogram (ERG) examinations were carried out before and 28 days after the interventions...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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