Epithelial Recurrent Erosion Dystrophy Secondary to COL17A1 c.3156C>T Mutation in a Non-white Family
Conclusions: ERED associated with a COL17A1 mutation has been previously reported in only 6 families, all white. Identification of the c.3156C>T mutation, previously identified in 5 of these 6 families, in the Thai family we report indicates conservation of the genetic basis of ERED across different races and underscores the importance of ophthalmologists around the globe being familiar with ERED, which has only recently become a recognized corneal dystrophy. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Frequency of Complications During Preparation of Corneal Lamellae Used in Posterior Lamellar Keratoplasty Using the Pneumodissection Technique (Big Bubble)
Conclusions: We identified higher endothelial cell density, shorter DPT, and the presence of corneal scars after cataract surgery as risk factors threatening successful bubble formation. The only risk factor for creating type II bubbles was higher donor age in our study. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Identification of a Novel TCF4 Isoform in the Human Corneal Endothelium
Conclusions: We demonstrate the complex expression profile of TCF4 in the human corneal endothelium and reveal expression of alternative splice variants of TCF4. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Persistent Dry Eye-Like Symptoms After Cataract Surgery
Purpose: To evaluate the frequency and risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain (PPP) after cataract surgery, defined as mild or greater dry eye (DE)-like symptoms 6 months after surgery. Methods: This single-center study included 86 individuals who underwent cataract surgery between June and October 2016 and had DE symptom information available 6 months after surgery. Patients were divided into 2 groups: controls were defined as those without DE symptoms 6 months after surgery (defined by a Dry Eye Questionnaire 5 (DEQ5) score (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Effects of Lipid- Versus Sodium Hyaluronate-Containing Eye Drops on Optical Quality and Ocular Surface Parameters as a Function of the Meibomian Gland Dropout Rate
Conclusions: Lipid-containing artificial tears seem to be superior to sodium hyaluronate-containing drops in terms of improving HO aberrations and optical quality in patients with significant MG dysfunction. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Corneal Stiffness and Its Relationship With Other Corneal Biomechanical and Nonbiomechanical Parameters in Myopic Eyes of Chinese Patients
Purpose: To investigate corneal stiffness and analyze its possible influence on other corneal biomechanical and nonbiomechanical parameters in myopic eyes of Chinese patients. Methods: A total of 387 healthy (right) myopic eyes were included in this study. Corneal visualization Scheimpflug technology was used to measure the corneal stiffness parameter at the first applanation (SP-A1), deformation amplitude ratio at 1.0 and at 2.0 mm, biomechanically corrected intraocular pressure (bIOP), and corneal deformation parameters during the first applanation (A1: A1-time, A1-length, and A1-velocity), second applanation (A2; A...
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Corneal Irregular Astigmatism and Curvature Changes After Small Incision Lenticule Extraction: Three-Year Follow-Up
Purpose: To evaluate the long-term changes in anterior and posterior corneal irregular astigmatism and curvatures after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). Methods: Fifty eyes of 28 patients underwent SMILE for myopic astigmatism. All procedures were performed using the VisuMax® femtosecond laser. A Scheimpflug camera was used for preoperative and 3-year postoperative tomography. Anterior and posterior corneal Fourier parameters (spherical component, regular astigmatism, asymmetry, and irregularity) and curvature data were evaluated and compared within 2 subgroups according to the magnitude of the refract...
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Comparison of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Protocols Measured With Scheimpflug Tomography
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of corneal collagen cross-linking with Dresden and accelerated protocols to treat keratoconus by Scheimpflug tomography. Methods: Fifty-eight eyes with manifest keratoconus were measured preoperatively at least twice with the Pentacam. The difference of relevant variables for keratoconus progression (eg, D value, thinnest pachymetry, Kmax) was established. After evident progression, patients underwent corneal cross-linking (29 eyes with the Dresden protocol and 29 eyes with the accelerated protocol). Postoperatively, variables used for defining manifest progression were compared ...
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Automated Detection and Classification of Corneal Haze Using Optical Coherence Tomography in Patients With Keratoconus After Cross-Linking
Purpose: To evaluate a proposed technology for offering objective grading and mapping of corneal haze as detected by corneal spectral domain optical coherence tomography after corneal cross-linking. Methods: This was a retrospective study to evaluate corneal optical coherence tomography images performed on 44 eyes of 44 patients who underwent corneal cross-linking between January 2014 and May 2015, at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Results: Overall average brightness of the cornea was markedly increased from 43.4% (±6.0) at baseline to 50.2% (±4.4) at 1 month, 47.9% (±4.4) at...
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Use of Donor Corneas From Pseudophakic Eyes for Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Conclusions: Our data strongly suggest that pseudophakic persons should not be excluded from corneal donation because success rates after DMEK with grafts from pseudophakic eyes are comparable to those with grafts from phakic eyes. However, in the eye bank, grafts from pseudophakic donors have a higher primary discard rate because of low endothelial cell counts. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Outcomes of Hemi-Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty for Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
Purpose: To report the mid-term outcomes of hemi-Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (hemi-DMEK) performed for Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Methods: In this prospective, interventional case series, we evaluated clinical outcomes of 10 eyes from 10 patients who underwent hemi-DMEK for FECD. Main outcome measures were best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), endothelial cell density (ECD), central pachymetry, and postoperative complications. Results: At 1 year postoperatively, 7/7 eyes (excluding 2 eyes with low visual potential) reached a BCVA of ≥20/40 (≥0.5), 6/7 (86%) ≥20/25 (≥0.8), ...
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Quantitative Assessment of Aqueous Flare After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty for Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy
Purpose: To assess aqueous flare as a measure of subclinical inflammation after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. Methods: In this prospective cross-sectional and longitudinal case series at a tertiary referral center, 173 DMEK eyes of 169 patients and 19 age-matched healthy control eyes were included. Aqueous flare [photon count per millisecond (ph/ms)] was assessed by laser flare photometry at 1 day, 1 week, and 1 month after DMEK in group I (evaluation of postsurgical blood–aqueous barrier recovery; n = 25) and on average 28 (±19) months (range, 3–...
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Recovery of Corneal Clarity After DMEK Followed by Rebubbling Versus Uneventful DMEK
Conclusions: A single rebubbling procedure does not increase the CD of the central cornea and but results in significantly higher ECL compared with uneventful DMEK with complete graft attachment. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

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. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Reduction of Donor Cornea Exposure to Repeat Warming Cycles and Evaluation Times After Implementation of a Rapid Warming Protocol
Purpose: To compare tissue evaluation times and specular image quality before and after the implementation of rapid tissue warming at a single eye bank. Methods: This retrospective study compares the evaluation of 494 donor corneas. All corneas were stored in Optisol-GS. Group 1 contained 247 corneas evaluated immediately before implementation of a tissue incubator and tissue warming protocol. Group 2 contained 247 corneas evaluated immediately after implementation. Total evaluation times (including specular microscopy, optical coherence tomography for corneal thickness measurements, and 2 slit-lamp examinations) were...
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Transplantation Blues: Inadvertent Staining of Amyloid Deposits With Trypan Blue
Conclusions: TB can stain corneal amyloid deposits. After PK, staining is limited to the recipient peripheral cornea and has no apparent clinical consequence. However, during DMEK performed after a failed PK, TB stains fibrils accumulated during slow LCD recurrence and scattered on the whole graft. The long-term staining duration indicates strong interactions between TB and amyloid. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Factors Influencing the Diagnostic Accuracy of Laser-Scanning In Vivo Confocal Microscopy for Acanthamoeba Keratitis
Purpose: To determine the factors that influence the sensitivity and specificity of laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) for diagnosing Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK). Methods: This retrospective, controlled study included 28 eyes of 27 patients with AK and 34 eyes of 34 patients with bacterial keratitis (as the control group). All patients had undergone corneal imaging with a laser-scanning IVCM (Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 with the Rostock Cornea Module). The IVCM images were independently evaluated by 2 experienced and 2 inexperienced masked observers. Sensitivity and specificity of IVCM for diagnosing ...
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Effect of Posterior Corneal Vesicles on Corneal Endothelial Cell Density and Anisometropic Amblyopia
Conclusions: Although CEC density of patients with PCV in this study was found to be stable over a long-term follow-up period, strict attention should be given to the possibility of amblyopia in eyes with PCV. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Is This the Future of Eye Banking?
No abstract available (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - June 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Reply
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Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Mechanism of Immunologic Rejection After Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty
No abstract available (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Corneal Cross-Linking for Pediatric Keratcoconus Review
Conclusions: Studies of cross-linking in pediatric patients are sparse, with relatively short follow-up times, and mostly on small groups of patients. Treatment with cross-linking halts progression of keratoconus in the pediatric population, and early treatment seems to be cost-effective compared with later penetrating keratoplasty. Long-term effects and regression rates remain unclear, and further studies are needed in this population. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Source Type: research

“Meniscus Sign” to Identify the Lenticule Edge in Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction
Conclusions: The meniscus sign helps to identify the lenticule edge and correct dissection planes and provides a visual landmark during the entire surgical procedure. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Techniques Source Type: research

Topical Interferon Alpha-2b Induced Reactive Lymphoid Hyperplasia Masquerading as Orbital Extension of Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia
Conclusions: Excisional biopsy of the lesions confirmed benign reactive lymphoid hyperplasia and resolved with no recurrence. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) Under Previous DMEK for Secondary Endothelial Graft Failure
Conclusions: A second DMEK graft without peeling or removing the first DMEK graft is an alternative treatment option for DMEK graft secondary failure. This approach is able to achieve full anatomical and functional restoration of the prefailure status. This technique allows a second graft surgery to be easier, faster, and with less intraoperative risks (as a result of a potential difficult host descemetorhexis). Future studies with larger samples and a longer follow-up are necessary to confirm the short and long-term outcomes of this new DMEK under DMEK approach. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Confocal Microscopy Observation of Cornea Verticillata After Vandetanib Therapy for Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma
Conclusions: In both patients, vandetanib seemed to be the cause of CV. The CM images supported the idea of drug–lipid complex deposits in vandetanib-induced CV. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Characteristics of Linear Interstitial Keratitis by In Vivo Confocal Microscopy and Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography
Conclusions: Although linear IK appeared as localized anterior stromal inflammation on AS-OCT, panstromal inflammation was revealed by IVCM. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Feasibility Study of Human Corneal Endothelial Cell Transplantation Using an In Vitro Human Corneal Model
Conclusions: Direct transplantation of cultured human CE cells and immortalized HCEC-12 to bare posterior corneal stroma resulted in formation of an endothelial monolayer and restoration of stromal hydration to physiological thickness, demonstrating the feasibility of cell therapy in treatment of CE decompensation in a human in vitro model. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Keratoprosthesis Decentration and Tilt Results in Degradation in Image Quality
Conclusions: Decentration of up to 0.5 mm had no significant impact on image quality and an attempt at good intraoperative centration of the KPro within this range is important. Conversely, decentration of 0.9 mm or more during surgical implantation can result in significant degradation in retinal image quality including astigmatism. The effect is greater in the pseudophakic eye. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Learning Curve for Graft Preparation in an Eye Bank Using 645 Donor Corneas
Conclusions: There is a learning curve for DMEK graft preparation. ECL and tissue wastage can be reduced with practice and skills. However, each operator may be limited to his or her own learning capability. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Cellular Proliferation and Migration of Human Pterygium Cells: Mitomycin Versus Small-Molecule Inhibitors
Conclusions: In our study, MMC induced cell death in pterygium and conjunctival cell lines, whereas Nutlin had a targeted impact on pterygium cells. Our results implied that MMC inhibited both pterygium cell proliferation and migration through an apoptosis-independent pathway. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research

Epithelial Keratitis After Cataract Surgery
Purpose: To evaluate the incidence, related perioperative factors, clinical characteristics, and possible etiologies of epithelial keratitis after cataract surgery. Methods: A retrospective chart review of 666 eyes in 666 patients who underwent cataract surgery was performed to evaluate the incidence of epithelial keratitis and related factors in the postoperative period. Results: Postoperative epithelial keratitis developed in 15 eyes. Eleven of the 15 eyes were diagnosed with herpes simplex keratitis (HSK); 10 of the 11 eyes were diagnosed by polymerase chain reaction, and the remaining 1 eye by clinical diagnosi...
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Role of Dendritic Cells and Inflammatory Cells in Herpetic Endotheliitis: Analysis Using In Vivo Confocal Microscopy
Purpose: To observe the pathological changes in dendritic cells (DCs) and inflammatory cells in the corneal epithelium and endothelium using in vivo confocal microscopy during the management of herpetic endotheliitis. Methods: A total of 110 eyes with herpetic endotheliitis were included. All patients were treated with antiviral agents combined with glucocorticoids. Changes in corneal edema were observed using slit-lamp microscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography. DCs and inflammatory cells in the epithelium and endothelium were detected using in vivo confocal microscopy before treatment and at 1 to 2...
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Systemic Absorption of Mitomycin-C When Used in Pterygium Surgery
Conclusions: In this study of 27 patients treated with topical application of MMC for pterygium surgery, there was no measurable evidence of systemic drug absorption. Although systemic absorption has been found with the use of larger quantities of MMC, there is an extremely low likelihood of systemic absorption or toxicity of MMC after pterygium surgery. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Ocular Surface Workup With Automated Noninvasive Measurements for the Diagnosis of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Purpose: To analyze diagnostic performance of an ocular surface workup based on automated noninvasive measurements in the diagnosis of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Methods: Two hundred ninety-eight eyes of 149 patients with MGD and 54 eyes of 27 control patients were analyzed. Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), noninvasive breakup time (BUT), lipid layer thickness, meibomian gland loss, and tear osmolarity were calculated. The correlations among variables in the MGD group were analyzed. The area under the curve (AUC) of receiver operating characteristic curves was calculated. Results: OSDI, noninvasive BUT,...
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Perioperative Ocular Parameters Associated With Persistent Dry Eye Symptoms After Cataract Surgery
Purpose: To evaluate perioperative dry eye (DE) syndrome and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) parameters associated with persistent DE symptoms after cataract surgery. Methods: We enrolled patients who underwent uncomplicated cataract surgery without previous ocular comorbidities and previous use of ophthalmic treatment except for artificial tears at a single tertiary hospital. Lipid layer thickness, meibomian gland (MG) dropout, tear breakup time, Oxford staining score, lid margin abnormality, meibum quality, meibum expressibility, MG orifice obstruction, MGD stage, Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), and Schirmer ...
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Accuracy of Corneal Thickness by Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography and Scheimpflug Camera in Virgin and Treated Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy
Purpose: To assess intraobserver repeatability, intersession reproducibility, and agreement of swept-source Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) and the Scheimpflug camera in measuring corneal thickness in virgin and grafted eyes with Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Methods: Thirty-six control eyes, 35 FECD eyes, 30 FECD with corneal edema eyes, 25 Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) eyes, and 29 Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) eyes were included. The apical center, pupillary center, and thinnest corneal thickness were determined in 3 consecutive ...
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

A New Approach for the Calculation of Total Corneal Astigmatism Considering the Magnitude and Orientation of Posterior Corneal Astigmatism and Thickness
Purpose: To evaluate a new method of calculation of total corneal astigmatism based on Gaussian optics and the power design of a spherocylindrical lens (C) in the healthy eye and to compare it with keratometric (K) and power vector (PV) methods. Methods: A total of 92 healthy eyes of 92 patients (age, 17–65 years) were enrolled. Corneal astigmatism was calculated in all cases using K, PV, and our new approach C that considers the contribution of corneal thickness. An evaluation of the interchangeability of our new approach with the other 2 methods was performed using Bland–Altman analysis. Results: Stat...
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

A Comparative Study of Central Corneal Epithelial, Stromal, and Total Thickness in Males With and Without Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
Purpose: To compare the central corneal epithelial thickness (CET), stromal thickness (CST), and total thickness (CCT) in males with and without primary open-angle glaucoma and to determine the factors associated with corneal thickness. Methods: A case–control study was conducted to evaluate 116 male patients at the Miami Veterans Affair Medical Center. Subjects with available anterior segment optical coherence tomography images (Cirrus HD-OCT, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc, Dublin, CA) were retrospectively classified into 2 groups by glaucoma status. CET, CST, and CCT measurements between the groups were compared. Ass...
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Outcomes of Trabeculectomy and Glaucoma Drainage Devices for Elevated Intraocular Pressure After Penetrating Keratoplasty
Purpose: To assess and compare the outcomes of trabeculectomy with and without antimetabolites (AMs) and glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs) in the management of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) after penetrating keratoplasty (PK). Methods: Data of 84 eyes of 81 patients who underwent trabeculectomy (12 eyes without an AM and 42 eyes with an AM) or GDD implantation (30 eyes) after PK were reviewed retrospectively. The main outcome measures were IOP control, corneal graft survival, and postoperative ocular complications. Results: At the final visit, IOP success ( (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Cumulative Endothelial Cell Loss in Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Grafts From Preparation Through Insertion With Glass Injectors
Purpose: Evaluation of cumulative Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty endothelial cell loss (ECL) from preparation through injection using 2 different glass injectors. Methods: Eighteen Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty grafts with “S” stamps were prepared by eye bank technicians. Nine grafts were assigned to injection with a modified glass Jones tube injector with a 2.4-mm opening and 9 were assigned to injection with the DORC glass pipette injector ( (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Sulfur Hexafluoride 20% Versus Air 100% for Anterior Chamber Tamponade in DMEK: A Meta-Analysis
Conclusions: In DMEK, 20% SF6 tamponade and longer postoperative time supine were associated with 58% fewer rebubbling procedures, and an ECL not statistically different from using 100% air. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Nomogram to Predict Graft Thickness in Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty: An Eye Bank Study
Conclusions: We report a nomogram to predict thickness of DSAEK corneal grafts prepared in an eye bank setting, which was accurate to within 25 μm 80% of the time. Other eye banks could consider performing similar analyses. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty for Failed Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty: A Case Series
Conclusions: DMEK surgery may be effective in managing DALK failure. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Outcomes of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty in Eyes With a Previous Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Graft
Conclusions: DMEK is effective for replacing previous DSAEK not only for graft failure but also for suboptimal visual outcomes. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

In Vivo Endothelial Cell Density Decline in the Early Postoperative Phase After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Conclusions: After DMEK, ECD shows an in vivo decline of 18% from 1 day to 6 months postoperatively, with a sharp 13% drop in the first week, and a slower decrease thereafter. The remaining difference of 20% from preoperative ECD values may be attributed to a measurement error in the eye bank with an overestimation of the graft's viable endothelial cell population and/or intraoperative trauma to the graft. (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - May 8, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor in Response to Kim et al, “Effect of Histocompatibility Y Antigen Matching on Graft Survival in Primary Penetrating Keratoplasty.”
No abstract available (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - March 31, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Lamina Cribrosa Thickness in Patients With Keratoconus
No abstract available (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - March 31, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply
No abstract available (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - March 31, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Standardizing the Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Graft Preparation Method in the Eye Bank—Experience of 527 Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissues: A Proposed Modification
No abstract available (Source: Cornea)
Source: Cornea - March 31, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research