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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318723/pan-european-survey-of-the-topical-ocular-use-of-cyclosporine-a
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A Labbé, C Baudouin, D Ismail, M Amrane, J-S Garrigue, A Leonardi, F C Figueiredo, G Van Setten, M Labetoulle
OBJECTIVE: To assess medical practices surrounding the use of topical ocular cyclosporine A across European Union nations. METHODS: Key stakeholders (ophthalmologists, hospital pharmacists, regulatory health authorities) from European Union member states were interviewed by telephone using a semi-structured, open-ended questionnaire. Ophthalmologists responded to questions about practice patterns of cyclosporine A use (prescription frequency, indication, dosage), pharmacists about cyclosporine A formulations (composition, manufacturing process, quality control, distribution), and the regulatory authorities about market authorization and pharmacovigilance for various cyclosporine A products...
March 16, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317665/preparation-of-ultrathin-grafts-for-descemet-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty-with-a-single-microkeratome%C3%A2-pass
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Vito Romano, Bernhard Steger, Jayavani Myneni, Mark Batterbury, Colin E Willoughby, Stephen B Kaye
We present a technique to achieve ultrathin Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). Using a simple method of controlling artificial anterior chamber pressure and drying the corneal surface, it was possible to thin the donor cornea at a rate of 11 μm a minute. When the donor cornea was between 500 μm and 510 μm, a single pass was made using a 350 μm microkeratome head followed by a peripheral dissection. The resulting mean graft thickness was 83.2 μm ± 14.9 (SD) (range 50 to 98 μm) with a mean peripheral graft edge thickness of 106...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314226/long-term-follow-up-of-mucous-membrane-grafting-for-cicatricial-ectropion-in-ichthyosis-a-case-report
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Hind Manaa Alkatan, Manar A Aljebreen, Adel H Alsuhaibani
INTRODUCTION: Ichthyosis is a group of keratinizing diseases characterized by scaly and dry skin. One of the ocular complications associated with ichthyosis is cicatricial ectropion which often results in exposure keratopathy and eventually corneal scarring. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this report we are presenting a 21-year-old female who is known to have ichthyosis-related bilateral lower lid cicatricial ectropion, which was managed with Mucous Membrane Grafting (MMG) six years ago...
February 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303370/comparison-of-graft-survival-following-penetrating-keratoplasty-and-descemet-s-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty-in-eyes-with-a-glaucoma-drainage-device
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Shawn M Iverson, Oriel Spierer, George C Papachristou, William J Feuer, Wei Shi, David S Greenfield, Terrence P O'Brien
PURPOSE: To compare corneal graft survival rates after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) in patients with a glaucoma drainage device (GDD) or medically managed glaucoma. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on consecutive patients who underwent primary PK or primary DSEK. Inclusion criteria consisted of eyes with a diagnosis of glaucoma prior to corneal transplantation and a minimum of 6 months of follow-up...
March 16, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299010/systemic-immunomodulatory-strategies-in-high-risk-corneal-transplantation
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REVIEW
Tulio B Abud, Antonio Di Zazzo, Ahmad Kheirkhah, Reza Dana
The cornea is the most commonly transplanted tissue in the body. Although corneal grafts generally have high success rates, transplantation onto inflamed and vascularized host beds, or so-called high-risk corneal transplantation, has a high rate of graft rejection. The management of this high-risk corneal transplantation is challenging and involves numerous measures. One of the key measures to prevent graft rejection in these cases is the use of systemic immunosuppressive agents. In this article, we will review the systemic immunosuppressive agents most commonly used for high-risk corneal transplantation, which include corticosteroids, cysclosporine A, tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and rapamycin...
January 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297036/wide-field-landers-keratoprothesis-in-various-combined-corneal-and-vitreoretinal-problems-twelve-month-results
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Ziya Kapran, Abdullah Ozkaya, Gurkan Erdogan, Yalcin Karakucuk, Tugba Aydogan Gezginaslan, Irfan Perente, Muhittin Taskapili
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes of combined pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), transient keratoprosthesis (TKP), and penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in patients with coexisting corneal and vitreoretinal diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent PPV, TKP, and PKP were included. The main outcome measures were change in visual acuity (VA), clarity of the graft, and retinal attachment. RESULTS: Twenty eyes were included...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282692/anterior-and-posterior-lamellar-graft-on-the-same-eye-to-treat-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-the-corneal-sandwich-graft
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S Hardy, I Guber, L Franscini, F Majo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275607/intracorneal-and-intraocular-invasion-of-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia-after-intraocular-surgery-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Juan C Murillo, Anat Galor, Michael C Wu, Natasha K Kye, James Wong, Ibrahim O Ahmed, Madhura Joag, Nabeel Shalabi, William Lahners, Sander Dubovy, Carol L Karp
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to describe 2 cases of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) of the conjunctiva with intracorneal and intraocular extension following intraocular surgery. METHODS: We conducted a clinical pathological retrospective case series. RESULTS: Case 1 underwent cataract surgery in the setting of an unnoticed adjacent OSSN. An excisional biopsy with cryotherapy and intraoperative mitomycin C was subsequently performed, confirming OSSN...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273942/human-corneal-endothelial-cell-cultivation-from-old-donor-corneas-with-forced-attachment
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Mohit Parekh, Sajjad Ahmad, Alessandro Ruzza, Stefano Ferrari
Human corneal endothelial cells (HCEnCs) are responsible for maintaining the transparency of the cornea. Damaged or diseased HCEnCs may cause blindness. Replacement of the diseased cells with a healthy donor endothelium is the only currently available treatment. Tissue-engineering can serve as an alternative to conventional donor corneal transplantation. Due to the global shortage of donor corneas, a wide interest in the development of cultured graft substitutes and artificial corneas has increased. Availability of the old donor corneas is higher especially for research...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263034/analysis-of-the-learning-curve-for-pre-cut-corneal-specimens-in-preparation-for-lamellar-transplantation-a-prospective-single-centre-consecutive-case-series-prepared-at-the-lions-new-south-wales-nsw-eye-bank
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Aifric Isabel Martin, Rajnesh Devasahayam, Christopher Hodge, Simon Cooper, Gerard L Sutton
IMPORTANCE: This study represents the first paper to establish a learning curve by a single technician. BACKGROUND: Preparation of pre-cut corneal endothelial grafts commenced at Lions New South Wales Eye Bank in December 2014. The primary objective of this study was to review the safety and reliability of the preparation method during the first year of production. DESIGN: Hospital-based, prospective case series PARTICIPANTS: 234 consecutive donor corneal lenticules METHODS: Donor lenticules were prepared by a single operator using a linear cutting microkeratome...
March 6, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259779/in-vivo-characteristics-of-corneal-endothelium-descemet-s-membrane-complex-for-the-diagnosis-of-corneal-graft-rejection
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Mohamed Abou Shousha, Sonia H Yoo, Mohamed S Sayed, Sean Edelstein, Matthew Council, Ravi S Shah, Joshua Abernathy, Zachary Schmitz, Patrick Stuart, Rocio Bentivegna, Maria P Fernandez, Christopher Smith, Xiaotang Yin, George J Harocopos, Sander R Dubovy, William J Feuer, Jianhua Wang, Victor L Perez
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of Endothelial/Descemet's membrane complex (En/DM) characteristics in diagnosing corneal graft rejection. DESIGN: Diagnostic reliability study. METHODS: 139 eyes (96 corneal grafts post penetrating keratoplasty or Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty: 40 clear, 23 actively rejecting, 24 rejected and 9 non-immunological failed grafts, along with 43 age-matched control eyes) were imaged using high-definition optical coherence tomography...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257425/corneal-stromal-stem-cells-reduce-corneal-scarring-by-mediating-neutrophil-infiltration-after-wounding
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Andrew J Hertsenberg, Golnar Shojaati, Martha L Funderburgh, Mary M Mann, Yiqin Du, James L Funderburgh
Corneal scarring limits vision for millions of individuals worldwide. Corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) is the standard of care for corneal opacity; however, it bears the risk of graft rejection and infection and is not universally available. Stem cell therapy holds promise as an alternative to keratoplasty. Stem cells from human corneal stroma (CSSC) induce regeneration of transparent corneal tissue in a mouse wound-healing model. In this study we investigated the mechanism by which CSSC prevent deposition of fibrotic tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255771/amniotic-membrane-in-ophthalmology-properties-preparation-storage-and-indications-for-grafting-a-review
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REVIEW
Katerina Jirsova, Gary L A Jones
The use of amniotic membrane in ophthalmic surgery and other surgical procedures in the fields of dermatology, plastic surgery, genitourinary medicine and otolaryngology is on the increase. Furthermore, amniotic membrane and its epithelial and mesenchymal cells have broad use in regenerative medicine and hold great promise in anticancer treatment. Amniotic membrane is a rich source of biologically active factors and as such, promotes healing and acts as an effective material for wound dressing. Amniotic membrane supports epithelialization and exhibits anti-fibrotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic and anti-microbial features...
March 2, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251080/clinical-results-of-non-descemet-stripping-endothelial-keratoplasty
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Tao Zhang, Shao-Wei Li, Tie-Hong Chen, Jing-Liang He, Yan-Wei Kang, Fang-Qi Lyu, Jian-Hua Ning, Chang Liu
AIM: To investigate the impact of non-Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (non-DSEK) on graft rejection rate, and its overall procedural effectiveness in patients. METHODS: Non-DSEK was performed on 65 eyes of 64 patients, and the procedural outcomes, including rejection episodes, failure and dislocation of the grafts, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), endothelial cell density (ECD), and other complications, were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: Of the 65 eyes, 63 recovered from bullous keratopathy with a clear cornea...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247507/development-of-retrocorneal-membrane-following-pig-to-monkey-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Whayoung Lee, Alex Mammen, Deepinder K Dhaliwal, Cassandra Long, Yuko Miyagawa, David Ayares, David K C Cooper, Hidetaka Hara
Recent reports of long-term survival after wild-type (WT) pig-to-monkey corneal xenotransplantation are encouraging. We experienced the rapid development of retrocorneal membranes, a rare complication after corneal allotransplantation (although seen in infants and young children). The original specific aim of the study was to determine the factors associated with successful (young) pig corneal transplantation in monkeys. However, when it was obvious that retrocorneal membranes rapidly developed, our aims became to determine the factors involved in its development after both WT and Genetically engineered (GE ) pig corneal xenotransplantation and to investigate the characteristics of the retrocorneal membrane...
January 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237155/graft-free-ahmed-valve-implantation-through-a-6-mm-scleral-tunnel
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Gdih Gdih, Kailun Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and cost savings of Ahmed glaucoma valve (AGV) tube implantation through a 6-mm scleral tunnel (graft-free technique). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The 95% confidence interval for fractional survival at any particular time was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Failure was defined as (i) intraocular pressure (IOP) <6 mm Hg or >21 mm Hg or <20% IOP reduction on 2 consecutive visits after 12 months; (ii) additional surgical intervention to control IOP; or (iii) no light perception...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237153/current-indications-and-surgical-approaches-to-corneal-transplants-at-the-university-of-toronto-a-clinical-pathological-study
#17
Ryan Le, Narain Yucel, Shireen Khattak, Yeni H Yucel, Gerald J Prud'homme, Neeru Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To determine the most common reasons and surgical approaches for corneal graft surgery at the Kensington Eye Institute (KEI), University of Toronto. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 229 consecutive corneal transplants performed at the KEI. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and pathological data on all 2012 and 2013 corneal transplants were collected. RESULTS: The mean age for corneal transplants was 65 ± 16 years; 39% were full-thickness penetrating keratoplasties (PK) and 61% were partial-thickness...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192842/-keratoplasty-in-children-and-adolescents
#18
S J Lang, C Richter, O Richter, D Böhringer, G Geerling, T Reinhard
Background The conditions for long-term graft survival in infants and children are unfavorable, due to the different immunological features, the impaired clinical examination and the reduced compliance and treatment adherence. However, penetrating keratoplasty is often the only option to prevent amblyopia and there may be no alternative. We examined the different indications, graft survival and complications in two specialised centres. Material and Methods We identified all patients who were under the age of 18 years at the time of their penetrating keratoplasty...
February 13, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186167/in-vivo-pharmacological-evaluations-of-pilocarpine-loaded-antioxidant-functionalized-biodegradable-thermogels-in-glaucomatous-rabbits
#19
Shih-Feng Chou, Li-Jyuan Luo, Jui-Yang Lai
To alleviate oxidative stress-induced ocular hypertension, grafting of antioxidant molecules to drug carriers enables a dual-function mechanism to effectively treat glaucomatous intraocular pressure (IOP) dysregulation. Providing potential application for intracameral administration of antiglaucoma medications, this study, for the first time, aims to examine in vivo pharmacological efficacy of pilocarpine-loaded antioxidant-functionalized biodegradable thermogels in glaucomatous rabbits. A series of gallic acid (GA)-grafted gelatin-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (GN) polymers were synthesized via redox reactions at 20-50 °C...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164597/visual-system-homeobox-1-vsx1-gene-analysis-in-keratoconus-design-of-specific-primers-and-dna-amplification-protocols-for-accurate-molecular-characterization
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Jun B Ng, Rozaida Y Y Poh, Kenneth R Lee, Visvaraja Subrayan, Jenny P Deva, Amy Y L Lau, Jin A M A Tan
BACKGROUND: Keratoconus is an ocular degeneration characterized by the thinning of corneal stroma that may lead to varying degrees of myopia and visual impairment. Genetic factors have been reported in the pathology of keratoconus where Asians have a higher incidence, earlier onset, and undergo earlier corneal grafts compared to Caucasians. The visual system homeobox 1 (VSX1) gene forms part of a paired-like homeodomain transcription factor which is responsible for ocular development...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
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