Systematic Review: Effects of Pterygium and Pingueculum on the Ocular Surface and Efficacy of Surgical Excision
Conclusions: Our data confirm the relationship between pterygium and pingueculum and abnormal tear function and symptoms of dry eye disease. Furthermore, the data suggest that tear film parameters might improve after surgical removal of pterygium or pingueculum. Future studies would be helpful in exploring the potential role of pterygium and pingueculum excision in the management of dry eye disease. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Source Type: research

Graft Edge Reflection of a Tightly Scrolled Roll Using Endoillumination as a Simple Method for Determining Graft Orientation in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Conclusions: This technique is useful for determining the correct orientation of a tightly scrolled DM roll, subsequently enabling rapid DMEK surgery. For loosely scrolled DM roll, endoillumination enhanced B-sing is proven useful. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Techniques Source Type: research

Eye Rubbing and Transient Corneal Ectasia Detected by Topography in a Pediatric Patient
We report on a 13-year-old girl undergoing changes in the refraction of her OS associated with eye rubbing. Corneal topography showed a corneal deformation in OS, classified as stage 1 keratoconus according to the Krumeich classification. A significant reduction in eye rubbing led to a normal corneal shape at the 1-year follow-up. Transient and fully reversible corneal ectasia can be caused by eye rubbing in pediatric age. This may have implications when counseling very young patients with eye rubbing. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Presumed Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Reactivation Following Recombinant Zoster Vaccination
Conclusions: HZO reactivation after recombinant zoster vaccination is uncommon but possible. Ophthalmologists should remain aware of potential risks of zoster vaccination and take special precautions in patients with HZO history. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Bilateral Corneal Perforation in a Patient Under Anti-PD1 Therapy
We report a 68-year-old man with a history of nonsmall cell lung cancer presenting with a spontaneous corneal perforation in the right eye after 22 cycles of pembrolizumab. In addition, a chronic central nonhealing epithelial defect developed after performing a penetrating keratoplasty. Treatment with autologous serum drops resulted in complete healing of the corneal ulcer, where other conventional therapies had no effect. One month after reinitiating pembrolizumab therapy, our patient presented again with a corneal perforation in the fellow eye. This case describes relapsing sterile ulcerations associated with pembrolizum...
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Dual Molecular Diagnosis of Microsporidia (Encephalitozoon hellem) Keratoconjunctivitis in an Immunocompetent Adult
Conclusions: Microsporidial (E. hellem) keratoconjunctivitis can occur through avian transmission in immunocompetent hosts. Topical azithromycin may be effective against this pathogen. MDS has utility in the diagnosis of atypical keratoconjunctivitis. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Cluster of Post-Operative Endophthalmitis Caused by Acanthamoeba T10 Genotype – A First Report
Conclusions: This is the first report of a cluster of postoperative T10 genotype Acanthamoeba endophthalmitis, occurring after routine cataract surgery in immunocompetent individuals. Contrary to current perceptions, a rapidly evolving infection can occur with Acanthamoeba. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Pediatric Use of Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factor 20 μg/mL Eye Drops (Cenegermin) for Bilateral Neurotrophic Keratopathy in Congenital Corneal Anesthesia
Conclusions: Cenegermin was effective in treating NK in an infant with Goldenhar syndrome. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

A Cluster of Corneal Donor Rim Cultures Positive for Achromobacter Species Associated With Contaminated Eye Solution
Conclusions: An eyewash solution arising from a single lot was implicated in the contamination of donor rims by Achromobacter spp. The isolates were able to survive in the Optisol-GS medium at the recommended storage temperature. This highlights the need to continue improving protocols for tissue preparation and storage. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Age-Related Corneal Transparency Changes Evaluated With an Alternative Method to Corneal Densitometry
Purpose: To compare densitometry distribution analysis (DDA), a platform-independent method to assess corneal transparency, with traditional corneal densitometry. Methods: A total of 196 healthy participants aged 43.3 ± 18.0 years (range 18–79 years) were recruited for assessment. All participants were assessed using the corneal densitometry analysis add-on to the standard software of the Oculus Pentacam HR. In addition, the Scheimpflug image corresponding to the horizontal meridian of each participant was exported for further analysis. For each image, corneal pixel intensities were statistically mo...
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Y-27632 Promotes the Repair Effect of Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Endothelial Progenitor Cells on Corneal Endothelial Wound Healing
Conclusions: Y-27632 not only promotes the proliferation of UCB EPCs but also contributes to differentiation of UCB EPCs toward CECs in the presence of CM. The intracameral injection of Y-27632 itself promotes the healing of corneal endothelium wounds. On this basis, supplementing UCB EPCs with Y-27632 accelerates the healing of corneal endothelium wounds. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Scheimpflug Densitometry in Keratoconus: A New Method of Visualizing the Cone
Conclusions: The densitometry mark seems to correspond with the zone most affected by KC and could be a supplementary tool for documenting KC stage, alongside conventional parameters. Further studies are required to ascertain whether it could prove useful in KC detection, to determine progression, and to relate it to corneal biomechanical behavior. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Comparative Analysis of Safety and Efficacy of Topography-Guided Customized Cross-linking and Standard Cross-linking in the Treatment of Progressive Keratoconus
Conclusions: PiXL demonstrated similar safety with significantly greater keratometry flattening and corneal regularization vis-à-vis standard CXL. This resulted in significant improvement of spectacle corrected visual acuity for eyes with mild-to-moderate keratoconus. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

A New Screening Questionnaire to Identify Patients With Dry Eye With a High Likelihood of Having Sjögren Syndrome
Conclusions: This questionnaire can be used to identify patients with dry eye with a high likelihood of having SS. With future refinement and validation, this screening tool could be used alone or in combination with examination findings to identify patients with SS earlier, thereby facilitating better clinical outcomes. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

The Descemet Membrane in Primary Congenital Glaucoma
Purpose: To evaluate Descemet membrane (DM) morphology in eyes with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) in vivo using high-definition anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) and on histopathology. Methods: Corneal scans of patients with PCG (22 eyes of 15 patients) were evaluated for DM morphology and anterior chamber angle using ASOCT. The DM thickness in PCG eyes was compared with fellow eyes (8 eyes) of unilateral patients with PCG and healthy controls (12 eyes) on ASOCT. The DM morphology was also compared on the histopathology of corneal tissues (9) obtained from PCG eyes after keratoplasty and ...
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes of Punctal Cauterization in the Management of Ocular Surface Diseases
Conclusions: Punctal cauterization is an effective modality in treating severe ocular surface diseases in patients who repeatedly lose punctal plugs, and it can be easily performed in a clinic setting without major complications. However, cauterization may need to be repeated in up to a quarter of cases because of recanalization. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Baseline Findings in the Retrospective Digital Computer Analysis of Keratoconus Evolution (REDCAKE) Project
Purpose: To present the baseline data for a large cohort of patients with keratoconus enrolled in the Retrospective Digital Computer Analysis of Keratoconus Evolution (REDCAKE) study. Methods: Eight centers contributed the Scheimpflug tomographical data for 906 patients with keratoconus, 743 measured with a Pentacam and 163 with a Galilei. The stage of keratoconus at baseline, the location of the reference points, minimum pachymetry (Pmin), and maximum keratometry (Kmax) were analyzed. The intereye asymmetry was evaluated for Kmax (anterior and posterior), Pmin, and keratoconus stage. Average maps and elevation ...
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Corneal Crosslinking to Regress Pathologic Corneal Neovascularization Before High-Risk Keratoplasty
Conclusions: CXL is able to reduce pathological corneal neovascularization and might therefore be a novel treatment option to improve graft survival after high-risk PK. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Interferon Alfa-2b for Pigmented Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia: A Report of 8 Lesions
Conclusions: IFN-a2b is very effective in the management of p-OSSN. There is a complete resolution of the pigment along with the tumor. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Diagnostic Criteria for Terrien Marginal Degeneration: Nordic Terrien Degeneration Study
Conclusions: TMD is defined by peripheral corneal thinning, superficial neovascularization, lipid deposition at the leading edge, absence of ulceration and inflammation, and frequently cavitation. The most sensitive way to follow its progression is anterior segment optical coherence tomography. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - January 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: “Prospective Clinical Study of Keratoconus Progression in Patients Awaiting Corneal Cross-Linking”
No abstract available (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Novel Microforceps Technique Developed for Endothelial Surgical Procedures
Conclusions: The Rabiyah Descemet Membrane Removal Microforceps provides surgeons with a safe and an efficient option to remove Descemet membrane in endothelial surgical procedures. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Techniques Source Type: research

Tuck In Femtosecond Laser Assisted Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (T-FALK) for the Management of Superficial Anterior Corneal Scars—A Modified Technique
Conclusions: Sutureless and glue-less T-FALK can be the best way ahead for management of superficial anterior corneal scars with good visual outcome. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Techniques Source Type: research

Acute Corneal Endothelial Graft Rejection With Coinciding COVID-19 Infection
Conclusions: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is known to cause conjunctivitis and has demonstrated transmissibility through ocular secretions. Acute immune and inflammatory dysregulations have been seen in cases of COVID-19 through various mechanisms. COVID-19 infection may potentially compromise ocular immune privilege contributing to acute corneal graft rejection. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Improper Use of the Germicidal Range Ultraviolet Lamp for Household Disinfection Leading to Phototoxicity in COVID-19 Suspects
Conclusions: Although SARS-CoV-2 is structurally akin to SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV, and previous studies demonstrated high levels of inactivation of beta-coronavirus with germicidal-range UV, evidence for its efficacy to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 is lacking. This case report serves to emphasize the potential consequences of phototoxicity from the improper use of UV germicidal lamps for household disinfection and to highlight the fact that UV germicidal lamps currently have no established role in household disinfection of SARS-CoV-2. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Case Series: Novel Utilization of Rho-Kinase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Corneal Edema
Conclusions: Addition of topical rho-kinase inhibitor in the form of netarsudil can result in corneal clearance in a variety of certain cases of endothelial cell dysfunction, not previously documented in the literature. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Visian Implantable Collamer Lens Behavior in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Surgery
We report a case of severe endothelial damage after AC-pIOL implantation managed by the exchange of the AC-pIOL by an ICL, followed by Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Collamer-based PC-pIOLs seem to not affect Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty outcomes. ICL did not show any transparency loss. These results cannot be extrapolated to other non-collamer–based PC-pIOLs. Further studies with larger samples are necessary to confirm these outcomes. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Short- and Long-Term Stability of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors Eye Drops
Conclusions: PRGF eye drops can be stored for up to 12 months without reduction of the main growth factors and proteins and without any microbial contamination. Furthermore, the biological activity of the PRGF eye drops is maintained after storing for 3 and 7 days at 4°C or at RT. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Ex Vivo Safety and Efficacy of Paired Peripheral Incisions in Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Grafts to Facilitate Unscrolling
Purpose: To evaluate the ex vivo safety and efficacy of using paired peripheral incisions to achieve a triple scroll conformation that facilitates unscrolling in Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK). Methods: The safety of adding paired peripheral incisions to DMEK grafts was evaluated by assessing endothelial cell loss (ECL) and risk of tearing. ECL was measured using calcein-AM staining after incisions. The risk of tearing was evaluated by comparing incision lengths before and after simulated DMEK surgery using cadaveric eyes. Efficacy was evaluated by comparing the scrolling pattern and the width...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Association of Collagen Gene (COL4A3) rs55703767 Variant With Response to Riboflavin/Ultraviolet A-Induced Collagen Cross-Linking in Female Patients With Keratoconus
Purpose: To investigate for the first time the association of collagen COL4A3 (rs55703767), COL5A1 (rs7044529), and COL4A4 (rs2229813) variants with response to corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) with riboflavin and ultraviolet A in patients with keratoconus (KC). Methods: A total of 147 eligible patients with KC were genotyped for the specified collagen variants using real-time TaqMan-based polymerase chain reaction. Adjusted odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was applied to assess the strength of the association with response to CXL for a decrease in maximum keratometry and/or an increase in c...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Topography-Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy for Postkeratoplasty Astigmatism: Long-Term Outcomes
Purpose: To evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy (TG-PRK) for postkeratoplasty refractive error correction. Methods: A retrospective interventional case series of 54 eyes of 50 patients who underwent previous corneal transplants. Unaided distance visual acuity (UDVA) and best corrected visual acuity (CDVA), manifest refraction, mean central keratometric value, mean keratometric astigmatism, and postoperative complications were reviewed. Results: Final follow-up was at mean 31 (±17) months. Sixteen point seven percent of eyes underwent more than...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Corneal Endothelial Morphology and Thickness Alterations in Patients With Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea–Hypopnea Syndrome
Conclusions: Greater pleomorphism and polymegathism of corneal endothelium was found in patients with severe OSAHS when compared with healthy subjects. Low percentage of REM sleep, usually found in patients with OSAHS, may cause an increase in corneal thickness. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Diagnostic Value of Corneal Epithelial and Stromal Thickness Distribution Profiles in Forme Fruste Keratoconus and Subclinical Keratoconus
Purpose: To assess the diagnostic values of corneal epithelial and stromal thickness distribution characteristics in forme fruste keratoconus (FFKC) and subclinical keratoconus (KC). Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted at VISSUM Innovation and Miguel Hernandez University, Alicante, Spain. Twenty-seven eyes (27 subjects) with FFKC, 50 eyes (50 subjects) with subclinical KC with a best spectacle corrected distance visual acuity ≥20/20 (Snellen) (grade zero KC according to the Red Temática de Investigación Cooperativa en Salud classification), and 66 control eyes (66 subjects) were in...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Clinical Outcomes of Allogeneic Ocular Surface Stem Cell Transplantation in Pediatric Patients
Conclusions: OSST provides a stable ocular surface and is a successful treatment option for pediatric patients with limbal stem cell deficiency. SI is well-tolerated with a minimal complication profile. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Preclinical Studies of a Novel Microfabricated Device to Treat Corneal Epithelial Disease
Conclusions: Microimprinted corneal tissue shows focal subepithelial scarring without evidence of optically evident anterior stromal scarring, and may be an effective way of treating recurrent corneal erosions in the optical axis, which is not currently possible using standard anterior stromal puncture methods. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Outcomes of Ipsilateral Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation, Tenonectomy, Mitomycin and Amniotic Membrane Transplantation for Treatment of Recurrent Pterygium
Conclusions: Ipsilateral SLET with mitomycin, tenonectomy, and amniotic membrane transplantation is a novel technique to address recurrent pterygium. Concurrent limbal stem cell diseases are often present. Initial results demonstrate low recurrence. Visual improvement is modest. Stabilization of the ocular surface to improve vision is possible. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Impact of Scleral Contact Lens Use on the Rate of Corneal Transplantation for Keratoconus
Purpose: To evaluate the association of scleral contact lens (SCL) use on the risk for keratoplasty for people with keratoconus. Methods: The electronic health records of patients receiving eye care at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center between August 1, 2012, and December 31, 2018, were reviewed. Patients with a diagnostic code of keratoconus or corneal ectasia, no previous history of keratoplasty, and for whom data were available for both eyes were included. Using a multivariable Cox regression model, associations between SCL use and keratoplasty were tested and adjusted for sociodemographic factors...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Use of Corneas From Septic Donors for Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Conclusions: Provided strict adherence to donor screening and evaluation protocols, the use of organ-cultured corneas from septic donors for DMEK does not seem to increase the risk for recipients and allows for expansion of the donor pool for corneal tissue. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Long-term Results of Intraocular Pressure Elevation and Post-DMEK Glaucoma After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
This study evaluated the long-term incidence of IOP elevation and post-DMEK glaucoma after DMEK. Methods: A total of 463 consecutive DMEKs in 352 patients performed between September 2011 and September 2014 at the Universitätsmedizin-Charité Berlin were reviewed. Data of the second treated eye of each patient and of re-DMEKs during the follow-up were excluded. The 12- and 36-month incidence of IOP elevation and post-DMEK glaucoma was analyzed using the Kaplan–Meier survival analysis. IOP elevation was defined as IOP ≥22 mm Hg or ≥10 mm Hg from preoperative baseline. COX regression analysis wa...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Patient Reported Outcomes in Microbial Keratitis
Purpose: The aim of this investigation was to study the patient-reported outcomes of patients with microbial keratitis (MK) using the 9-item National Eye Institute-Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-9). Methods: Using the Sight Outcomes Research Collaborative ophthalmology electronic health record repository, patients with MK and control patients who completed the NEI VFQ-9 within 7 days of their appointment were identified. The questionnaire is scored as a mean of the 9 items on a scale from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating better functioning. Composite and individual item scores were compared betwee...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Comparison of 1-Year Outcomes Between Small Incision Lenticule Extraction With Prophylactic Cross-Linking and Femtosecond Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis With Prophylactic Cross-Linking
Conclusions: Our evaluations of 1-year outcomes suggest that the safety, efficacy, predictability, and stability of SMILE Xtra are comparable with those of FS-LASIK Xtra. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Tolerance to Light of Patients Suffering From Infectious Keratitis
Purpose: With very photophobic patients, the advantages of red or near infrared light to develop new ophthalmology imaging devices seem obvious: no or little glare, possibility of long signal integration, no phototoxicity, and lesser autofluorescence of ocular tissues. Nevertheless, in this range, the shortest possible wavelength facilitates signal detection. The aim of this study was, thus, to determine the maximal irradiance tolerated with 6 wavelengths: 2 red, 2 far red, and 1 near infrared lights to determine the shortest wavelength well tolerated by patients, in comparison with the standard cobalt blue light of op...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Cool Crosslinking: Riboflavin at 4°C for Pain Management After Crosslinking for Keratoconus Patients, A Randomized Clinical Trial
Purpose: To explore corneal cooling as a method of pain management in corneal-accelerated collagen cross-linking. Methods: This was a prospective and interventional randomized clinical trial registered in the National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials through the identifier NCT030760770. The research was conducted at the Institute of Ophthalmology “Conde de Valenciana.” A total of 98 patients were randomly assigned to one of the following 2 groups: cold riboflavin (4°C) group or control group (riboflavin at room temperature). The inclusion criteria were patients of any sex, older than 18 years...
Source: Cornea - December 4, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Proposed Nomenclature for Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Procedures
No abstract available (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - November 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Eye Banking: One Cornea for Multiple Recipients
Conclusions: Splitting and preparing the donor tissue within an eye bank will improve tissue validation and donor tissue availability and may increase surgeon efficiency. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - November 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Source Type: research

Keratoconus in Children: A Literature Review
Conclusions: The review of the literature confirms that KC in children is more aggressive than that in adults. In the attempt to preserve a good visual acuity, guidelines for improving early diagnosis and appropriate treatment seem crucial. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - November 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Source Type: research

Glueless Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation: The Report of the First 2 Cases
Conclusions: Modified G-SLET technique could be an option for LSCD treatment in patients with unilateral eye disease in cases when fibrin glue is not available for the surgeon. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - November 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Techniques Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of a Low-Temperature Plasma Surgical System for Pterygium
Conclusions: LTP to replace surgical blades and disposable cautery for ablation and hemostasis is safe and efficient for pterygium surgery, resulting in shorter operative time, milder inflammation, and better graft stability without increasing complication risk. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - November 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Techniques Source Type: research

Automated Keratopigmentation in Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis: An Aesthetic Alternative
Abstract: Two male patients, aged 64 and 55 years old, presented at the cornea department for a Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (Kpro I) implantation after multiple corneal graft failures. After surgery, they achieved a best corrected visual acuity of 20/200 and 20/150, respectively. However, they manifested photophobia and aesthetic complaints. Both patients underwent keratopigmentation to improve the aesthetic outcome using vegetable pigments, after mechanical corneal deepithelization, with no intraoperative or postoperative incidents or adverse events. After 1-year follow-up, the patients presented the same best corr...
Source: Cornea - November 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Techniques Source Type: research

Complications and Management of Prestripped Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Grafts
Abstract: Prestripped Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty is a relatively new technique that offers advantages in reduced surgical time and reduced tissue wastage compared with surgeon-stripped graft. Here, we report the following 2 types of prestripped Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty graft complications and their management: 1 free floating in the transport media and the other graft mispositioned. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - November 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research