Graft Detachment Pattern After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Comparing Air Versus 20% SF6 Tamponade
Conclusions: Early graft attachment after DMEK, which is improved by the use of SF6 as anterior chamber tamponade, is important for the overall rebubbling rate and improves wound-healing mechanisms between the graft and recipient cornea. Faster resolving air tamponade is associated with extended detachments especially inferiorly and mid-peripherally, but has no negative effect on the long-term BSCVA.
Conclusions This is the largest series of corneal neurotization using direct ipsilateral supratrochlear nerve transfer. It is a minimally invasive method to restore corneal sensitivity and treat NK successfully within 1 year without a sural nerve graft. A long-term follow-up is needed for further assessment.
We report a case series of four patients with PKDL, across three districts of Bihar state, who developed eye complications during treatment. They presented with acute scleritis and corneal infiltration with or without corneal ulceration. One patient solely with corneal infiltration recovered completely. The three others with corneal ulceration healed with corneal opacificity. One patient with bilateral eye involvement underwent corneal transplantation to prevent blindness. All adverse events were graded as certain using the World Health Organization-Uppsala Monitoring Centre causality assessment scale. There is need to cou...
CONCLUSION: the main cause of refusal in the acceptance of corneal tissue is related to the age and the endothelial cell count. PMID: 31618389 [PubMed - in process]
This study aimed to study protein expression of EGF in CAM preserved with different concentrations of glycerol and storage temperatures, using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. CAM preserved in 50% glycerol and 99.5% glycerol and kept at 4 and − 20 °C for 7–30 days were compared. We found that preserving membrane with 50% glycerol at − 20 °C has significantly higher EGF protein expression compared with that at 4 °C (p
Conclusions: Improved topographic and biomechanic indexes at 1 year after CXL suggest it‘s potential as first-line therapy for RKC, as it is for KC.
Authors: Jeng BH Abstract Endothelial keratoplasty (EK) has evolved to become the standard of care over traditional penetrating keratoplasty (PK) for treating isolated corneal endothelial disease. EK provides numerous advantages including faster, more reliable visual rehabilitation, along with a lower allograft rejection rate. There are some situations, however, in which EK may not necessarily be the best option, and PK should at least be considered. In such situations, a careful weighing and balancing needs to be done in conjunction with the patient. PMID: 31600815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract PURPOSE: Chronic ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a long-term complication after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and leads to irreversible visual morbidity due to severe ocular surface impairments including visual disfunction. However, knowledge about the optical function in chronic ocular GVHD is limited because it is difficult to assess quantitative optical function objectively. The development of anterior segment optical coherence tomography has allowed objective quantification of optical function by evaluating corneal higher-order aberrations (HOAs). Therefore, we applied this...
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CONCLUSIONS: Though malignant glaucoma is highly refractory to treatment, appropriate management in the form of medical or vitrectomy-hyaloidotomy-zonulectomy-iridotomy could achieve 90% success in this series. PMID: 31587568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: This study reflects the preferences of cornea experts regarding primary pterygium treatment and may serve as a guide for the management of this pathology.