World's Largest Eye Bank has Served a Nation for Three Decades.
Authors: Farazdaghi M PMID: 32308945 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Etiology and Risk Factors for Infectious Keratitis in South Texas.
Conclusions: Bacteria are the most common cause of infectious keratitis in this patient population, with coagulase-negative Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas as the most common isolates. The prevalence of culture-positive fungal keratitis is significantly lower than that of bacterial keratitis. Contact lens wear is the most common risk factor associated with infectious keratitis in South Texas. PMID: 32308946 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Screening for Novel LOX and SOD1 Variants in Keratoconus Patients from Brazil.
Conclusion: We described three novel LOX polymorphisms identified for the first time in Brazilian patients with advanced keratoconus, as well as a previously described SOD1 deletion strongly associated with keratoconus. A possible role of these variants in modulating transcript levels in the cornea of affected individual requires further investigation. PMID: 32308947 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

A 27-Year Report from the Central Eye Bank of Iran.
Authors: Ali Javadi M, Kanavi MR, Safi S Abstract Purpose: To report the 27-year statistical data from the Central Eye Bank of Iran (CEBI) and its activity. Methods: All CEBI records regarding procured eyes, tissue utilizations, corneal transplants per capita, and indications for keratoplasty from 1991 to 2017 were analyzed. Results: In total, 115,743 whole eyes were donated during the 27-year period. Out of the 114,169 eyes donated between 1994 and 2017, 95,314 eyes were distributed for transplantation, and 95,057 corneas were actually transplanted. The mean annual rate of corneal transplants per capita wa...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Topical Umbilical Cord Serum for Corneal Epithelial Defects after Diabetic Vitrectomy.
Authors: Moradian S, Ebrahimi M, Kanaani A, Faramarzi A, Safi S Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the role of topical umbilical cord serum (TUCS) therapy in treating corneal epithelial defects (CEDs) after diabetic vitrectomy. Methods: In this double-masked, randomized clinical trial, we included 80 eyes of 80 patients who were candidates for vitrectomy due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy complications. In cases of corneal edema obscuring the fundus view during surgery, the corneal epithelium was removed using a 6-mm trephine and a blade no.15. The day after the surgery, patients were randomly divided into tw...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Sensitivity, Specificity, and Accuracy of Color Doppler Ultrasonography for Diagnosis of Retinal Detachment.
Conclusion: CDUS of the retina could be considered as a promising tool in the diagnosis of RD in patients with opaque media. PMID: 32308950 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Serum Levels of Vitamin D in Diabetic Patients With and Without Retinopathy.
Authors: Afarid M, Ghattavi N, Johari M Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the levels of vitamin D in the serum of diabetic patients with and without diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Thirty patients with DR and thirty diabetic patients without retinopathy were included in this cross-sectional study. Based on ophthalmic examination, patients with DR were categorized into having non-proliferative retinopathy (NPDR) and proliferative retinopathy (PDR). Patients were tested for fasting blood sugar (FBS), hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25 (OH) D), and creatinine levels in the serum, and for urine protei...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Myopia and Regional Variations in Retinal Thickness in Healthy Eyes.
Authors: Zereid FM, Osuagwu UL Abstract Purpose: To investigate the effects of refraction on retinal thickness measurements at different locations and layers in healthy eyes of Saudi participants. Methods: Thirty-six randomly selected adults aged 27.0 ± 5.7 years who attended a Riyadh hospital from 2016 to 2017 were categorized into three groups: non-myopic (spherical equivalent refraction [SER], +1.00 to -0.50 diopters [D]), low myopic (SER, -0.75 to -3.00D), and moderate to high myopic (SER ≤ -3.25D). Full, inner, and outer retinal thicknesses were measured at nine locations by spectral-domain strat...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Torpedo Retinopathy.
Conclusion: Torpedo lesions in the retina can occur away from the macula and exhibit features similar to those of torpedo maculopathy. As such, the authors propose a change in the nomenclature for torpedo lesions in the retina from "torpedo maculopathy" to "torpedo retinopathy." PMID: 32308953 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte Ratio and Platelet-to-lymphocyte Ratio in Patients with Retinal Artery Occlusion.
This study aimed to compare the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte (PLR) ratios in patients with retinal artery occlusion (RAO) with those from a healthy control population and to identify the relationship between them. Methods: Forty-six patients with RAO and fifty-one healthy control subjects were included in this retrospective case-control study. RAO was diagnosed following an ophthalmic examination and fluorescein angiography (FA). Blood neutrophil, lymphocyte, and platelet counts were recorded for each of the 97 subjects, from which NLR and PLR values were calculated. Results: There were...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Temporal Artery Biopsy for Diagnosing Giant Cell Arteritis: A Ten-year Review.
Authors: Aghdam KA, Sanjari MS, Manafi N, Khorramdel S, Alemzadeh SA, Navahi RAA Abstract Purpose: To assess the use of temporal artery biopsy (TAB) in diagnosing giant cell arteritis (GCA) and to evaluate patients' clinical and laboratory characteristics. Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with suspected GCA who underwent TAB and had complete workup in a tertiary center in Iran between 2008 and 2017. The 2016 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) revised criteria for early diagnosis of GCA were used for each patient for inclusion in this study. Results: The mean age of the 114 ...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Orthokeratology in Moderate Myopia: A Study of Predictability and Safety.
Conclusion: Orthokeratology is an effective and safe modality to correct moderate myopia in motivated young adults. No side effects were encountered after a short-term follow-up in participants who resided in semi-tropical environments. PMID: 32308956 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Techniques of Eyebrow Lifting: A Narrative Review.
Authors: Karimi N, Kashkouli MB, Sianati H, Khademi B Abstract None of brow lift techniques are completely satisfactory because of their limited effectiveness, lack of longevity, and potential complications. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive review of the literature on the pros and cons of the most popular techniques in brow and forehead lift. Relevant original articles in the PubMed database (English language) were sought using the search terms "eyebrow lift", "forehead lift", "periorbital rejuvenation", "eyebrow ptosis", "blepharoplasty and eyebrow c...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Unusual Subcutaneous Presentation of Cavernous Hemangioma in the Lower Eyelid.
Conclusion: Purpose: Case report: CH may present superficially in the eyelid and anterior orbital area and thus, although this location is not common, it should be kept in mind as a differential diagnosis for any well-defined eyelid tumor. PMID: 32308958 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Giant Idiopathic Angioid Streaks.
Conclusion: Advanced imaging techniques helped to diagnose angioid streaks in this patient. The possible role of steroid abuse in accentuating the presentation of angioid streaks may be explored further. PMID: 32308959 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Management of Non-paraneoplastic Autoimmune Retinopathy.
Conclusion: Although established retinal degenerative changes seem irreversible in npAIR, IVIG may be a suitable choice to control the disease progression. PMID: 32308960 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Ciliary Body Seeding after Pars Plana Transvitreal Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Choroidal Melanoma.
Conclusion: Pars plana transvitreal FNAB of choroidal melanoma resulted in needle tract seeding in ciliary body and episcleral region 20 years later. PMID: 32308961 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Bilateral Keratoconus in a Patient with Isolated Foveal Hypoplasia.
Authors: Hassanpour K, Nourinia R, Behnaz N, Azarmina M, Jalali S, Roshandel D PMID: 32308962 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Microsporidial Keratoconjunctivitis.
Authors: Balamurugan R, Gupta PC, Sharma SP, Rana N, Ram J PMID: 32308963 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Simple Congenital Hamartoma of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium.
Authors: Nakatsuka AS, Banaee T, Loucks E, El-Annan J PMID: 32308964 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Alport Syndrome and Femtosecond Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery.
We report the surgical management of a patient with bilateral anterior lenticonus due to Alport syndrome using femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) and the Optiwave Refractive Analysis (ORA) system. A 38-year-old man with Alport syndrome presented to our department with visual loss due to anterior lenticonus in both eyes. Adjustments during bilateral FLACS were performed with the software's calipers to manually delineate the anterior capsulotomy. Multifocal toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) were selected and placed in the posterior chamber with the aid of intraoperative aberrometry. The intended postoperative ...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Does Clear Corneal Cataract Surgery Influence Conjunctivochalasis?
Authors: Mimura T, Iida M, Noma H, Kamei Y, Kondo A, Yoshida M, Oguri M, Tanaka Y, Mizota A PMID: 32308966 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - April 21, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Unilateral Presentation of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome.
Conclusion: Ophthalmologists should recognize unilateral and asymmetrical VKH disease with subtle systemic involvement. PMID: 32128086 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - March 5, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Genetic Basis of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma: The Role of Collagens and Extracellular Matrix.
Authors: Elahi E PMID: 32095201 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Time to Call into Question the Fundus-based Evaluation of Diabetic Retinopathy after Intravitreal Injections.
Authors: Tadayoni R PMID: 32095202 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Aloe Vera Gel-derived Eye Drops for Alkaline Corneal Injury in a Rabbit Model.
Conclusion: Short-term topical AV treatment was effective in healing alkali-burned corneas and hastened corneal re-epithelialization as compared to MT; however, AV gel-derived eye drops did not reduce the inflammatory response. PMID: 32095203 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Fourier Analysis of Keratometric Data in Epithelium Removal versus Epithelial Disruption Corneal Cross-linking.
Conclusion: This study shows that epithelium-disruption CXL is superior to epithelium-removal CXL regarding the short-term changes in pachymetry and corneal irregularity. Other evaluated parameters were comparable between the two techniques. PMID: 32095204 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Corneal Parameters in Healthy Subjects Assessed by Corvis ST.
Conclusion: Our study results can be used as a reference for the interpretation of Corvis ST parameters in healthy refractive surgery candidates in the Iranian population. Our results confirmed that IOP is a major determinant of Corvis parameters. PMID: 32095205 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Releasable Suture versus Autologous Blood for Pterygium Surgery using Conjunctival Autografts.
Conclusion: RS, by augmenting the autologous blood mechanism, may offer an easy to learn option for pterygium surgery with good stability even in large sized CAGs. PMID: 32095206 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Serum Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 in Patients with and without Pterygia.
Conclusion: Our study showed that FGF21 levels were lower in patients with pterygium than the control subjects to a statistically significant level. PMID: 32095207 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma-associated Genetic Polymorphisms in Northeast Iran.
Authors: Yousefian A, Shokoohi-Rad S, Abbaszadegan MR, Rad DM, Zargari S, Milanizadeh S, Morovatdar N, Daneshvar R Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the association of five different polymorphisms from a genome-wide-associated study with susceptibility to glaucoma in the northeast Iranian population. Methods: Hundred and thirty patients with primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and 130 healthy controls were genotyped for the polymorphic regions with the aid of tetra-amplification refractory mutation system-polymerase chain reaction. The association of these variants with the disease susceptibility was measured sta...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Seasonality of Acute Retinal Necrosis.
Conclusion: In our series, we observed seasonal variability in the incidence of ARN, with the highest incidence during winter and spring. However, further epidemiologic studies in different geographical areas are required to elucidate the true seasonal nature of ARN. PMID: 32095209 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Choroidal Thickness in Acute Non-arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.
Authors: Nikkhah H, Feizi M, Abedi N, Karimi S, Yaseri M, Esfandiari H Abstract Purpose: To compare the choroidal thickness in eyes with acute non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) with healthy contralateral eye and normal controls. Methods: Thirty-eight eyes with NAION, thirty-eight unaffected fellow eyes, and seventy-four eyes from 37 healthy, age- and sex-matched subjects were included in this prospective comparative case-control study. Choroidal thickness was measured by enhanced depth imaging (EDI) of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Peripapillary choroidal thicknes...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Intraorbital Steroid Injection for Active Thyroid Ophthalmopathy.
Authors: Bagheri A, Abbaszadeh M, Yazdani S Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the effect of orbital steroid injections in patients with active thyroid ophthalmopathy resistant to or dependent on systemic steroids, or with complications related to systemic steroid use. Methods: This prospective non-comparative case series includes 31 eyes of 17 patients with active thyroid ophthalmopathy and clinical activity score (CAS) of 3 or more, without compressive optic neuropathy or overt exposure keratopathy. All subjects had a history of previous systemic steroid use (with steroid resistance or dependence) or had developed...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Von Hippel-Lindau Disease and the Eye.
Authors: Karimi S, Arabi A, Shahraki T, Safi S Abstract Retinal hemangioblastoma (also referred to as retinal capillary hemangioma) is a benign lesion originating from the endothelial and glial components of the neurosensory retina and optic nerve head. Historically known as a manifestation of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, it can be seen as an isolated finding or in association with some rare ocular conditions. In addition to characteristic ophthalmoscopic features, results of numerous ancillary tests including angiography, ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, and genetic tests may support the diagnosis...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Unilateral Duane Retraction Syndrome Associated with Unilateral Congenital Cataract.
Conclusion: Duane retraction syndrome can be associated with congenital cataract due to the matching time of gestational development of the lens to that of ocular and non-ocular anomalies associated with Duane syndrome. As both of these disorders are rare, coincidence of both in the same person and the same eye by chance is a very remote possibility. PMID: 32095213 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Multimodal Imaging in a Case of Localized Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage.
Conclusion: Delayed spontaneous suprachoroidal hemorrhage can present as a choroidal mass. Multimodal imaging helps to differentiate it from other sight-threatening and life-threatening ocular diseases. PMID: 32095214 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Unilateral Blurred Vision as the Sole Presenting Symptom of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia.
Conclusion: When treating CLL, progressive visual decline with coexistent optic neuropathy may warrant chemotherapy. PMID: 32095215 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Torpedo Maculopathy.
Authors: Raval V, Rao S, Sudana P, Das T PMID: 32095216 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Profound Presentation of Retinopathy in a Patient with Sickle Cell Trait and Diabetes Mellitus.
Authors: Vangipuarm G, Saraf SS, Zhang Q, Wang R, Rezaei KA PMID: 32095217 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Multiple Pit Defects in a Foldable Hydrophobic Intraocular Lens.
Authors: Srirampur A, Balijepalli P PMID: 32095218 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Authors' Reply.
Authors: Gatzioufas Z, Elalfy M, Hamada S PMID: 32095219 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Optic Nerve Cysticercosis at the Orbital Apex.
Authors: Dhahir Al-Mendalawi M PMID: 32095220 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Author's Reply.
Authors: Goel N PMID: 32095221 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Prevalence of Visual Impairment in School Children.
Authors: Gharebaghi R, Heidary F PMID: 32095222 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Author's Reply.
Authors: Reza Talebnejad M, Nowroozzadeh MH, Mahdaviazad H PMID: 32095223 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - February 27, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors: Expanding Indications for Corneal and Ocular Surface Inflammation.
Authors: Ghasemi H, Djalilian A PMID: 31875093 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - December 26, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Topical Tacrolimus as an adjunct to Conventional Therapy for Stromal Herpetic Keratitis: a Randomized Clinical Trial.
Conclusion: The addition of 0.05% topical tacrolimus enhances visual acuity and reduces corneal inflammation, neovascularization, and scarring; thus, it can used as an appropriate adjunct treatment for patients with HSK. PMID: 31875094 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research)
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - December 26, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Efficacy, Safety and Steroid-sparing Effect of Topical Cyclosporine A 0.05% for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis in Indian Children.
Authors: Chatterjee A, Bandyopadhyay S, Kumar Bandyopadhyay S Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and steroid-sparing effect of topical cyclosporine A (Cs A) 0.05% in patients with moderate to severe steroid dependent vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). Methods: A prospective, comparative, placebo controlled study was carried out on 68 VKC patients, with 34 patients treated with topical Cs A 0.05% and the remaining 34 with topical carboxymethyl cellulose 0.5% (placebo). Both groups also received topical loteprednol etabonate 0.5%. Symptom (itching, photophobia, tearing, and discharge) score, sign...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - December 26, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research

Relationship between Ocular Surface Alterations and Concentrations of Aerial Particulate Matter.
Authors: A Gutiérrez M, Giuliani D, A Porta A, Andrinolo D Abstract Purpose: To evaluate ocular surface alterations in two populations at different exposure levels to particulate matter (PM) in their living and work environments. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted, including 78 volunteers from Argentina who lived and worked under different pollution levels in an urban (U; n = 44) or industrial zone (I; n = 34). Mean exposure level to PM was evaluated. Responses to the Ocular Symptom Disease Index and McMonnies questionnaire were obtained from all subjects. Subsequently, an assessment through ...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - December 26, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research