Loss of CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM usually following intraocular surgery (e.g., cataract surgery) or due to FUCHS' ENDOTHELIAL DYSTROPHY; ANGLE-CLOSURE GLAUCOMA; IRITIS; or aging.
Single layer of large flattened cells covering the surface of the cornea.
A surgical procedure or KERATOPLASTY involving selective stripping and replacement of diseased host DESCEMET MEMBRANE and CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM with a suitable and healthy donor posterior lamella. The advantage to this procedure is that the normal corneal surface of the recipient is retained, thereby avoiding corneal surface incisions and sutures.
Partial or total replacement of all layers of a central portion of the cornea.
An excessive amount of fluid in the cornea due to damage of the epithelium or endothelium causing decreased visual acuity.
Highly specialized EPITHELIAL CELLS that line the HEART; BLOOD VESSELS; and lymph vessels, forming the ENDOTHELIUM. They are polygonal in shape and joined together by TIGHT JUNCTIONS. The tight junctions allow for variable permeability to specific macromolecules that are transported across the endothelial layer.
The transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye consisting of five layers: stratified squamous CORNEAL EPITHELIUM; BOWMAN MEMBRANE; CORNEAL STROMA; DESCEMET MEMBRANE; and mesenchymal CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM. It serves as the first refracting medium of the eye. It is structurally continuous with the SCLERA, avascular, receiving its nourishment by permeation through spaces between the lamellae, and is innervated by the ophthalmic division of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE via the ciliary nerves and those of the surrounding conjunctiva which together form plexuses. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Disorder caused by loss of endothelium of the central cornea. It is characterized by hyaline endothelial outgrowths on Descemet's membrane, epithelial blisters, reduced vision, and pain.
Partial or total replacement of the CORNEA from one human or animal to another.
A layer of the cornea. It is the basal lamina of the CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM (from which it is secreted) separating it from the CORNEAL STROMA. It is a homogeneous structure composed of fine collagenous filaments, and slowly increases in thickness with age.
The number of CELLS of a specific kind, usually measured per unit volume or area of sample.
A layer of epithelium that lines the heart, blood vessels (ENDOTHELIUM, VASCULAR), lymph vessels (ENDOTHELIUM, LYMPHATIC), and the serous cavities of the body.
A procedure for removal of the crystalline lens in cataract surgery in which an anterior capsulectomy is performed by means of a needle inserted through a small incision at the temporal limbus, allowing the lens contents to fall through the dilated pupil into the anterior chamber where they are broken up by the use of ultrasound and aspirated out of the eye through the incision. (Cline, et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed & In Focus 1993;1(1):1)
Diseases of the cornea.
The space in the eye, filled with aqueous humor, bounded anteriorly by the cornea and a small portion of the sclera and posteriorly by a small portion of the ciliary body, the iris, and that part of the crystalline lens which presents through the pupil. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p109)
Insertion of an artificial lens to replace the natural CRYSTALLINE LENS after CATARACT EXTRACTION or to supplement the natural lens which is left in place.
The removal of a cataractous CRYSTALLINE LENS from the eye.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
Lenses, generally made of plastic or silicone, that are implanted into the eye in front of the natural EYE LENS, by the IRIS, to improve VISION, OCULAR. These intraocular lenses are used to supplement the natural lens instead of replacing it.
An anionic surface-active agent used for its wetting properties in industry and used in medicine as an irritant and sclerosing agent for hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Individuals supplying living tissue, organs, cells, blood or blood components for transfer or transplantation to histocompatible recipients.
Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.
A non-fibrillar collagen originally found in DESCEMET MEMBRANE. It is expressed in endothelial cell layers and in tissues undergoing active remodeling. It is heterotrimer comprised of alpha1(VIII) and alpha2(VIII) chains.
Artificial implanted lenses.

Safety of DSAEK in patients with previous glaucoma filtering surgery. (1/26)

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Risk factors for endothelial cell loss after phacoemulsification: comparison in different anterior chamber depth groups. (2/26)

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Effect of incision width on graft survival and endothelial cell loss after Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. (3/26)

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Donor risk factors for graft failure in a 20-year study of penetrating keratoplasty. (4/26)

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Clinicopathologic findings in failed descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty. (5/26)

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Anterior segment parameters using Pentacam and prediction of corneal endothelial cell loss after cataract surgery. (6/26)

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Corneal endothelial toxicity of air and SF6. (7/26)

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Primary cilia dynamics instruct tissue patterning and repair of corneal endothelium. (8/26)

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Corneal endothelial cell loss refers to the decrease in the number of corneal endothelial cells, which is a layer of cells that line the inner surface of the cornea. These cells are essential for maintaining the clarity and health of the cornea, as they help to pump fluids out of the cornea and maintain its transparency.

Corneal endothelial cell loss can occur due to various reasons such as aging, eye trauma, surgery (such as cataract surgery), diseases (such as Fuchs' dystrophy), or inherited conditions. When the number of endothelial cells decreases below a certain threshold, it can lead to corneal swelling, cloudiness, and vision loss.

The rate of corneal endothelial cell loss varies from person to person, but on average, people lose about 0.6% of their endothelial cells per year. Factors such as age, certain medical conditions, and previous eye surgery can increase the rate of cell loss. In some cases, corneal transplantation may be necessary to replace damaged or lost endothelial cells and restore vision.

The endothelium of the cornea is the thin, innermost layer of cells that lines the inner surface of the cornea, which is the clear, dome-shaped structure at the front of the eye. This single layer of specialized cells is essential for maintaining the transparency and proper hydration of the cornea, allowing light to pass through it and focus on the retina.

The endothelial cells are hexagonal in shape and have tight junctions between them, creating a semi-permeable barrier that controls the movement of water and solutes between the corneal stroma (the middle layer of the cornea) and the anterior chamber (the space between the cornea and the iris). The endothelial cells actively pump excess fluid out of the cornea, maintaining a delicate balance of hydration that is critical for corneal clarity.

Damage to or dysfunction of the corneal endothelium can result in corneal edema (swelling), cloudiness, and loss of vision. Factors contributing to endothelial damage include aging, eye trauma, intraocular surgery, and certain diseases such as Fuchs' dystrophy and glaucoma.

Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) is a type of corneal transplant surgery that involves replacing the damaged endothelium (inner layer) of the cornea with healthy endothelial cells from a donor. In this procedure, the surgeon removes the patient's Descemet's membrane (a thin, clear tissue beneath the endothelium) along with the damaged endothelium. Then, a thin disc of donor tissue, which includes both the endothelium and a small portion of the adjacent corneal stroma, is inserted into the eye and positioned using an air bubble. The new endothelial cells help to pump excess fluid out of the cornea, allowing it to become clear again. DSEK typically results in faster visual recovery and lower rejection rates compared to traditional full-thickness corneal transplantation.

Penetrating keratoplasty (PK) is a type of corneal transplant surgery where the entire thickness of the host's damaged or diseased cornea is removed and replaced with a similar full-thickness portion of a healthy donor's cornea. The procedure aims to restore visual function, alleviate pain, and improve the structural integrity of the eye. It is typically performed for conditions such as severe keratoconus, corneal scarring, or corneal ulcers that cannot be treated with other, less invasive methods. Following the surgery, patients may require extended recovery time and rigorous postoperative care to minimize the risk of complications and ensure optimal visual outcomes.

Corneal edema is a medical condition characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the cornea, which is the clear, dome-shaped surface at the front of the eye. This buildup of fluid causes the cornea to swell and thicken, resulting in blurry or distorted vision. Corneal edema can be caused by various factors, including eye injuries, certain medications, eye surgeries, and diseases that affect the eye's ability to pump fluids out of the cornea. In some cases, corneal edema may resolve on its own or with treatment, but in severe cases, it may require a corneal transplant.

Endothelial cells are the type of cells that line the inner surface of blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and heart chambers. They play a crucial role in maintaining vascular homeostasis by controlling vasomotor tone, coagulation, platelet activation, and inflammation. Endothelial cells also regulate the transport of molecules between the blood and surrounding tissues, and contribute to the maintenance of the structural integrity of the vasculature. They are flat, elongated cells with a unique morphology that allows them to form a continuous, nonthrombogenic lining inside the vessels. Endothelial cells can be isolated from various tissues and cultured in vitro for research purposes.

The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface at the front of the eye. It plays a crucial role in focusing vision. The cornea protects the eye from harmful particles and microorganisms, and it also serves as a barrier against UV light. Its transparency allows light to pass through and get focused onto the retina. The cornea does not contain blood vessels, so it relies on tears and the fluid inside the eye (aqueous humor) for nutrition and oxygen. Any damage or disease that affects its clarity and shape can significantly impact vision and potentially lead to blindness if left untreated.

Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy is a medical condition that affects the eye's cornea. It is a slowly progressing disorder that causes the endothelium, a thin layer of cells lining the inner surface of the cornea, to deteriorate and eventually fail to function properly. This results in swelling of the cornea, leading to cloudy vision, distorted vision, and sensitivity to light.

The condition is typically inherited and tends to affect both eyes. It is more common in women than in men and usually becomes apparent after the age of 50. There is no cure for Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy, but treatments such as corneal transplantation can help improve vision and alleviate symptoms.

Corneal transplantation, also known as keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which all or part of a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced with healthy corneal tissue from a deceased donor. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface at the front of the eye that plays an important role in focusing vision. When it becomes cloudy or misshapen due to injury, infection, or inherited conditions, vision can become significantly impaired.

During the procedure, the surgeon carefully removes a circular section of the damaged cornea and replaces it with a similarly sized piece of donor tissue. The new cornea is then stitched into place using very fine sutures that are typically removed several months after surgery.

Corneal transplantation has a high success rate, with more than 90% of procedures resulting in improved vision. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, including infection, rejection of the donor tissue, and bleeding. Regular follow-up care is essential to monitor for any signs of complications and ensure proper healing.

The Descemet membrane is the thin, transparent basement membrane that is produced by the corneal endothelial cells. It is located between the corneal stroma and the corneal endothelium, which is the innermost layer of the cornea. The Descemet membrane provides structural support for the corneal endothelium and helps to maintain the proper hydration and clarity of the cornea. It is named after the French physician Jean Descemet, who first described it in 1752.

"Cell count" is a medical term that refers to the process of determining the number of cells present in a given volume or sample of fluid or tissue. This can be done through various laboratory methods, such as counting individual cells under a microscope using a specialized grid called a hemocytometer, or using automated cell counters that use light scattering and electrical impedance techniques to count and classify different types of cells.

Cell counts are used in a variety of medical contexts, including hematology (the study of blood and blood-forming tissues), microbiology (the study of microscopic organisms), and pathology (the study of diseases and their causes). For example, a complete blood count (CBC) is a routine laboratory test that includes a white blood cell (WBC) count, red blood cell (RBC) count, hemoglobin level, hematocrit value, and platelet count. Abnormal cell counts can indicate the presence of various medical conditions, such as infections, anemia, or leukemia.

The endothelium is the thin, delicate tissue that lines the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. It is a single layer of cells called endothelial cells that are in contact with the blood or lymph fluid. The endothelium plays an essential role in maintaining vascular homeostasis by regulating blood flow, coagulation, platelet activation, immune function, and angiogenesis (the formation of new blood vessels). It also acts as a barrier between the vessel wall and the circulating blood or lymph fluid. Dysfunction of the endothelium has been implicated in various cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, inflammation, and cancer.

Phacoemulsification is a surgical procedure used in cataract removal. It involves using an ultrasonic device to emulsify (break up) the cloudy lens (cataract) into small pieces, which are then aspirated or sucked out through a small incision. This procedure allows for smaller incisions and faster recovery times compared to traditional cataract surgery methods. After the cataract is removed, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is typically implanted to replace the natural lens and restore vision.

Corneal diseases are a group of disorders that affect the cornea, which is the clear, dome-shaped surface at the front of the eye. The cornea plays an important role in focusing vision, and any damage or disease can cause significant visual impairment or loss. Some common types of corneal diseases include:

1. Keratoconus: A progressive disorder in which the cornea thins and bulges outward into a cone shape, causing distorted vision.
2. Fuchs' dystrophy: A genetic disorder that affects the inner layer of the cornea called the endothelium, leading to swelling, cloudiness, and decreased vision.
3. Dry eye syndrome: A condition in which the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly, causing discomfort, redness, and blurred vision.
4. Corneal ulcers: Open sores on the cornea that can be caused by infection, trauma, or other factors.
5. Herpes simplex keratitis: A viral infection of the cornea that can cause recurrent episodes of inflammation, scarring, and vision loss.
6. Corneal dystrophies: Inherited disorders that affect the structure and clarity of the cornea, leading to visual impairment or blindness.
7. Bullous keratopathy: A condition in which the endothelium fails to pump fluid out of the cornea, causing it to swell and form blisters.
8. Corneal trauma: Injury to the cornea caused by foreign objects, chemicals, or other factors that can lead to scarring, infection, and vision loss.

Treatment for corneal diseases varies depending on the specific condition and severity of the disease. Options may include eyedrops, medications, laser surgery, corneal transplantation, or other treatments.

The anterior chamber is the front portion of the eye, located between the cornea (the clear front "window" of the eye) and the iris (the colored part of the eye). It is filled with a clear fluid called aqueous humor that provides nutrients to the structures inside the eye and helps maintain its shape. The anterior chamber plays an important role in maintaining the overall health and function of the eye.

Intraocular lens (IOL) implantation is a surgical procedure that involves placing a small artificial lens inside the eye to replace the natural lens that has been removed. This procedure is typically performed during cataract surgery, where the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with an IOL to restore clear vision.

During the procedure, a small incision is made in the eye, and the cloudy lens is broken up and removed using ultrasound waves or laser energy. Then, the folded IOL is inserted through the same incision and positioned in the correct place inside the eye. Once in place, the IOL unfolds and is secured into position.

There are several types of IOLs available, including monofocal, multifocal, toric, and accommodating lenses. Monofocal lenses provide clear vision at one distance, while multifocal lenses offer clear vision at multiple distances. Toric lenses correct astigmatism, and accommodating lenses can change shape to focus on objects at different distances.

Overall, intraocular lens implantation is a safe and effective procedure that can help restore clear vision in patients with cataracts or other eye conditions that require the removal of the natural lens.

Cataract extraction is a surgical procedure that involves removing the cloudy lens (cataract) from the eye. This procedure is typically performed to restore vision impairment caused by cataracts and improve overall quality of life. There are two primary methods for cataract extraction:

1. Phacoemulsification: This is the most common method used today. It involves making a small incision in the front part of the eye (cornea), inserting an ultrasonic probe to break up the cloudy lens into tiny pieces, and then removing those pieces with suction. After removing the cataract, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted to replace the natural lens and help focus light onto the retina.

2. Extracapsular Cataract Extraction: In this method, a larger incision is made on the side of the cornea, allowing the surgeon to remove the cloudy lens in one piece without breaking it up. The back part of the lens capsule is left intact to support the IOL. This technique is less common and typically reserved for more advanced cataracts or when phacoemulsification cannot be performed.

Recovery from cataract extraction usually involves using eye drops to prevent infection and inflammation, as well as protecting the eye with a shield or glasses during sleep for a few weeks after surgery. Most people experience improved vision within a few days to a week following the procedure.

"Cells, cultured" is a medical term that refers to cells that have been removed from an organism and grown in controlled laboratory conditions outside of the body. This process is called cell culture and it allows scientists to study cells in a more controlled and accessible environment than they would have inside the body. Cultured cells can be derived from a variety of sources, including tissues, organs, or fluids from humans, animals, or cell lines that have been previously established in the laboratory.

Cell culture involves several steps, including isolation of the cells from the tissue, purification and characterization of the cells, and maintenance of the cells in appropriate growth conditions. The cells are typically grown in specialized media that contain nutrients, growth factors, and other components necessary for their survival and proliferation. Cultured cells can be used for a variety of purposes, including basic research, drug development and testing, and production of biological products such as vaccines and gene therapies.

It is important to note that cultured cells may behave differently than they do in the body, and results obtained from cell culture studies may not always translate directly to human physiology or disease. Therefore, it is essential to validate findings from cell culture experiments using additional models and ultimately in clinical trials involving human subjects.

Phakic Intraocular Lenses (PIOLs) are a type of surgical implant used in refractive eye surgery to correct vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. These lenses are placed inside the eye, specifically between the cornea and the natural lens (crystalline lens) of the eye, without removing the natural lens. This is why they are called "phakic," which means the natural lens remains in place.

PIOLs can provide an alternative to other refractive surgeries like LASIK or PRK, particularly for individuals with high levels of refractive error who may not be suitable candidates for those procedures. The procedure to implant a phakic intraocular lens is typically performed on an outpatient basis and takes only a few minutes.

There are two main types of PIOLs: anterior chamber phakic lenses, which are placed in front of the iris, and posterior chamber phakic lenses, which are placed behind the iris but in front of the natural lens. Both types of lenses have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice between them depends on various factors such as the patient's eye anatomy and the specific type and degree of refractive error.

It is important to note that, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with PIOL implantation, including infection, increased intraocular pressure, cataract formation, and changes in vision. Therefore, a thorough evaluation by an eye care professional is necessary before deciding if this type of surgery is appropriate for an individual patient.

Sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) is a sclerosing agent that is used in the treatment of small varicose veins and spider veins. It works by irritating the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, which ultimately leads to the closure of the affected vein.

When STS is injected into the vein, it causes local inflammation, which triggers the body's natural healing process. Over time, the treated vein turns into scar tissue and gets absorbed by the body. This procedure is typically performed in a doctor's office and may require multiple sessions for optimal results.

It is important to note that STS should only be administered by trained medical professionals, as improper use can lead to serious complications such as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

A tissue donor is an individual who has agreed to allow organs and tissues to be removed from their body after death for the purpose of transplantation to restore the health or save the life of another person. The tissues that can be donated include corneas, heart valves, skin, bone, tendons, ligaments, veins, and cartilage. These tissues can enhance the quality of life for many recipients and are often used in reconstructive surgeries. It is important to note that tissue donation does not interfere with an open casket funeral or other cultural or religious practices related to death and grieving.

"Cattle" is a term used in the agricultural and veterinary fields to refer to domesticated animals of the genus *Bos*, primarily *Bos taurus* (European cattle) and *Bos indicus* (Zebu). These animals are often raised for meat, milk, leather, and labor. They are also known as bovines or cows (for females), bulls (intact males), and steers/bullocks (castrated males). However, in a strict medical definition, "cattle" does not apply to humans or other animals.

Collagen type VIII is a less common type of collagen that is found in the eyes, specifically in the basement membrane of the cornea and the blood vessels of the eye. It is a network-forming collagen and is believed to play a role in maintaining the structural integrity and stability of these tissues. Mutations in the genes encoding for collagen type VIII have been associated with certain eye disorders, such as Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy.

Here is a medical definition from the US National Library of Medicine:

"Collagen, type VIII, alpha-1 (COL8A1) is a gene that provides instructions for making one component of a type VIII collagen protein called collagen VIII alpha-1 chain. Collagen proteins are important building blocks for many tissues in the body, including tendons, ligaments, and the cornea, which is the clear outer covering of the eye.

Collagen VIII is found in the basement membrane, a thin layer of protein that surrounds many types of cells and helps to anchor them to surrounding tissue. In the eye, collagen VIII is produced by cells called endothelial cells, which line the inside surface of the cornea. Collagen VIII forms networks with other proteins that help maintain the structural integrity and stability of the cornea.

Mutations in the COL8A1 gene can cause Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy, a progressive eye disorder characterized by the gradual clouding of the cornea." ()

Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are artificial lens implants that are placed inside the eye during ophthalmic surgery, such as cataract removal. These lenses are designed to replace the natural lens of the eye that has become clouded or damaged, thereby restoring vision impairment caused by cataracts or other conditions.

There are several types of intraocular lenses available, including monofocal, multifocal, toric, and accommodative lenses. Monofocal IOLs provide clear vision at a single fixed distance, while multifocal IOLs offer clear vision at multiple distances. Toric IOLs are designed to correct astigmatism, and accommodative IOLs can change shape and position within the eye to allow for a range of vision.

The selection of the appropriate type of intraocular lens depends on various factors, including the patient's individual visual needs, lifestyle, and ocular health. The implantation procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and involves minimal discomfort or recovery time. Overall, intraocular lenses have become a safe and effective treatment option for patients with vision impairment due to cataracts or other eye conditions.

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It is also thought to play a role in endochondral bone formation, tumor biology, endothelial cell proliferation and blood ... The disease is caused by loss-of-function mutations to chromosome 1 at 1q21, the extracellular matrix protein 1 (ECM1) gene. ... corneal ulceration, and focal degeneration of the macula. Although the dermatological changes are the most obvious symptoms of ... The discovery that the loss of ECM1 expression leads to the symptoms associated with Urbach-Wiethe disease suggests that ECM1 ...
... mammary epithelial cells, the Reed-Sternberg cells of Hodgkin's lymphoma, corneal epithelial cells, and dendritic cells; it is ... vascular endothelial cells, joint Synovial membrane cells, seminal fluid, prostate epithelium cells, and mammary ductal ... Kelavkar and Badr (1999) described experiments yielding data that supported the hypothesis that loss of the TP53 gene, or gain- ... 15-Oxo-ETE which inhibits the growth of cultured Human umbilical vein endothelial cells and various human cancer cell lines; it ...
Activated c-kit is then able to recruit hematopoietic, endothelial and mast cell progenitor cells, these cells are then ... for this control excessive proteolysis could lead to damage of the tissue and the loss of anchorage points for migrating cells ... Kato, T; Kure, T; Chang, JH; Gabison, EE; Itoh, T; Itohara, S; Azar, DT (2001). "Diminished corneal angiogenesis in gelatinase ... Co-cultures consisting of pericytes and endothelial cells induce the expression of TIMP-3 by pericytes, while endothelial cells ...
Stem cells are also in clinical phases for treatment in ophthalmology. Hematopoietic stem cells have been used to treat corneal ... homing to damaged tissues and recruiting other cells, such as endothelial progenitor cells, that are necessary for tissue ... Destruction of the immune system by the HIV is driven by the loss of CD4+ T cells in the peripheral blood and lymphoid tissues ... Fetal tissue implant Induced pluripotent stem cell Induced stem cells Stem cell chip Stem cell therapy for macular degeneration ...
RGD peptide has also been used to improve endothelial cell adhesion and proliferation on synthetic heart valves. Bone defects ... However, donor corneal grafts are in short supply and, like other tissue grafts, carry the risk of rejection or communicable ... Like other chemotherapeutics of its class, doxorubicin causes hair loss, nausea, vomiting, and myelosuppression, and can lead ... The Evolution of human pluripotent stem cell culture: From feeder cells to synthetic coatings". Stem Cells. 31 (1): 1-7. doi: ...
Armstrong DJ, Hiscott P, Batterbury M, Kaye S (Jun 2002). "Corneal stromal cells (keratocytes) express thrombospondins 2 and 3 ... "Thrombospondin 2 inhibits microvascular endothelial cell proliferation by a caspase-independent mechanism". Molecular Biology ... Kishi M, Nakamura M, Nishimine M, Ishida E, Shimada K, Kirita T, Konishi N (Jun 2003). "Loss of heterozygosity on chromosome 6q ... It is a disulfide-linked homotrimeric glycoprotein that mediates cell-to-cell and cell-to-matrix interactions. The role of the ...
... refer to the development of irreversible corneal edema as a complication of cataract surgery. As corneal edema progresses and ... Lundberg B, Jonsson M, Behndig A. Postoperative corneal swelling correlates strongly to corneal endothelial cell loss after ... Long-term endothelial cell loss following phacoemulsification through a temporal clear corneal incision. J Cataract Refract ... Richard J, Hoffart L, Chavane F, Ridings B, Conrath J. Corneal endothelial cell loss after cataract extraction by using ...
"RTA 408 Ophthalmic Suspension for the Prevention of Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss Following Cataract Surgery - GUARD". April 15 ... corneal endothelial cell loss associated with cataract surgery Friedreichs ataxia, and mitochondrial myopathies. Reata is also ... the normal three-dimensional structure of target proteins or generally enhancing the folding environment of the cell. Defects ...
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There were no severe adverse events, such as corneal endothelial cell loss or periorbital fat atrophy, in the iDose TR. ...
By comparison S-MA2, caused a significant loss of endothelial cells and a marked reduction in the figure coefficient. These ... BSS Plus caused significantly less corneal swelling on the first postoperative day than did S-MA2. There was no difference ... Comparison of the effects of intraocular irrigating solutions on the corneal endothelium in intraocular lens implantation. ... Comparison of the effects of intraocular irrigating solutions on the corneal endothelium in intraocular lens implantation. ...
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... less loss of endothelial cells, and faster recovery of central corneal thickness in this cohort of dense cataracts post-PPV. ... He specializes in corneal and cataract surgery as well as laser refractive surgery. ... such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, dense cataracts, shallow anterior chambers, pseudoexfoliation, and post-vitrectomy. ...
... and suspension in the treatment of postoperative inflammation and pain following ocular and corneal transplant surgery Amir ... an increasing survival of corneal grafts may be appreciated due to a reduction in endothelial cell loss. The molecular formula ... molecular mechanism for inflammatory corneal neovascularization and restoration of corneal avascularity by epithelial stem cell ... In one such recent discovery, it was shown that majority of corneal resident stromal dendritic cells (DCs) undergo maturation ...
This could potentially reduce endothelial cell loss and corneal wound damage associated with ultrasound energy. ... One advantage of using a femtosecond laser for cataract surgery is that corneal incisions and capsulotomies are always of ... there is still potential for a clear corneal incision to induce astigmatic changes that can affect the quality of vision after ...
There are more than 20 different forms of inherited corneal dystrophies. A corneal dystrophy can occur in otherwise healthy ... Depending on the type of condition and the age of the individual, a corneal dystrophy may either cause no problems, moderate ... Source for information on Corneal dystrophy: Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders dictionary. ... Corneal dystrophyDefinitionCorneal dystrophy is a condition that causes a layer of the cornea to cloud over and impair visual ...
A Single-Center Observational Study of the Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Corneal Endothelial Cell Density of Patients ... Year Observational Investigation of Subjects with Open Angle Glaucoma And a Documented History of Progressive Visual Field Loss ...
Long Term Corneal Endothelial Cell Density Loss after Iris-fixed Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation.. JKOS. 2017 Apr;58(4): ... Application of a Novel ECM membrane as a Cell Carrier for Limbal Stem Cell Implantation in Rabbit Model.. 대한안과학회 제 102회 학술대회 ... Cell-Derived ECM Membrane as a Novel Limbal Stem Cell Carrier.. ARVO. April 2010, Vol.51, 1941 ... A Case of Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment of Idiopathic Orbital Myositis with Sudden Vision Loss.. JKOS. 2017 Oct;58(10):1183- ...
Early diagnosis is prudent to prevent endothelial cell loss, which could ultimately lead to corneal decompensation. CMV DNA was ... CMV endotheliitis presenting with corneal edema can masquerade as other corneal diseases and thus poses a great challenge ... first detected in an eye with corneal endotheliitis in 2006; since then, clinical evidence from numerous case reports and case ... can manifest as corneal endotheliitis in immunocompetent individuals. ...
Another study noted no change in endothelial cell count after either procedure. Moderate certainty evidence from 4 studies (221 ... N2 - Background: Keratoconus is the most common corneal dystrophy. It can cause loss of uncorrected and best-corrected visual ... AB - Background: Keratoconus is the most common corneal dystrophy. It can cause loss of uncorrected and best-corrected visual ... Background: Keratoconus is the most common corneal dystrophy. It can cause loss of uncorrected and best-corrected visual acuity ...
Secondary glaucoma occurred in 59 eyes, uveitis in 39 eyes, cataract in 22 eyes, and severe endothelial cell loss or corneal ... Secondary glaucoma occurred in 59 eyes, uveitis in 39 eyes, cataract in 22 eyes, and severe endothelial cell loss or corneal ... Secondary glaucoma occurred in 59 eyes, uveitis in 39 eyes, cataract in 22 eyes, and severe endothelial cell loss or corneal ... Secondary glaucoma occurred in 59 eyes, uveitis in 39 eyes, cataract in 22 eyes, and severe endothelial cell loss or corneal ...
The type of solution did not influence endothelial cell loss; however, the solution had a significant effect on corneal ... PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of irrigation solution and temperature on pupil diameter, corneal endothelium, and corneal ... The relative intensity loss of the H2O signal observed after combustion was used to derive the portion of exchangeable protons ... By day 14, corneal thickness was equal among all groups. CONCLUSION: Long-term results were equally favorable in all 4 groups. ...
Corneal edema is a common intraoperative and immediate postoperative complication.. Furthermore, endothelial cell loss is ... The protective effect of ophthalmic viscoelastic devices on endothelial cell loss during cataract surgery: a meta-analysis ... J James Rowsey, MD Former Director of Corneal Services, St Lukes Cataract and Laser Institute. J James Rowsey, MD is a member ... Unlike other devices on the market, this 1-piece IOL can correct loss of focus of 1 diopter or greater. Clinical data show that ...
... and primary adult human dermal lymphatic endothelial cells in vitro and on both luminal and abluminal domains of mouse corneal ... Loss of IFT20 during development resulted in edema, increased and more variable lymphatic vessel caliber and branching, as well ... Endothelial Cell Differentiation. Ly6G+ Cells. Simulation. Arteriovenous Fate. Endothelial Cell Diversity. Lymph Node. ... Endothelial Cell Identity. Lymphatic Endothelial Cells. SMC Progenitors. Arteriovenous Specification A. Endothelial junction. ...
The articles says some endothelial cells were permanently lost (these are the cells which keep the cornea in a slightly ... The quoted articles seem to suggest permanent vision loss. You are saying its temporary. - Dudey ... violent kerato-conjunctivitis with associated corneal edema and gross dimness of vision but without any pain.But they did not ... However, confocal microscopy of a recently reported case showed permanent endothelial cell damage which was evident after three ...
Is the endothelial cell loss after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty overestimated? EEBA. Lausanne, Switzerland, ... Assessment of corneal endothelial cell damage induced by a complete air-fill of the anterior chamber of the eye. ARVO-NED, ... Ham L. Effect of early endothelial cell density loss on graft survival after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK ... Do we overestimate the endothelial cell loss after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty? WOC. Tokio, Japan, April 2014. ...
Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss after Phacoemulsification with and without Trypan Blue 218 Assisted Staining of Anterior Lens ... Comparison of Central Corneal Thickness in Type 2 Diabetic Patients Versus Healthy Subjects ...
... for corneal diseases such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, bullous keratopathy and keratoconus ... Endothelium in a normal cornea (Left) and a diseased endothelial cell layer with dispersed cell loss (Right). ... Treatments for endothelial corneal diseases. The endothelium is a thin monolayer of cells at the posterior side of the cornea ... If the cells. deteriorate and lose function, the cornea retains too much fluid. As a result, corneal transparency is lost and ...
... for corneal diseases such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, bullous keratopathy and keratoconus ... Endothelium in a normal cornea (Left) and a diseased endothelial cell layer with dispersed cell loss (Right). ... Treatments for endothelial corneal diseases. The endothelium is a thin monolayer of cells at the posterior side of the cornea ... If the cells. deteriorate and lose function, the cornea retains too much fluid. As a result, corneal transparency is lost and ...
DMEK for various corneal disorders such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy en bullous keratopathy. Bowman layer transplantation for ... Endothelial cell density may be decreased;. *Increased stromal thickness due to edema with loss of corneal transparency; ... Since the cells balance the hydration state of the cornea, a compromised endothelial cell pump mechanism results in an ... Commonly, the endothelial cell density is reduced, and because the cells balance the hydration state of the cornea, a ...
... but there is still significant concern about the rate of corneal endothelial cell loss and IOL de-enclavation. Here, we review ... Previous studies have suggested that central corneal endothelial cell density (ECD) decreases from 6,100 cells/mm in neonates ... A novel method for examining corneal endothelial cell morphology in infants. Rufai. 1 ... and also the rate of endothelial cell loss, which can be encountered after initial surgery, and a re-enclavation event. We make ...
... to obtain specific corneal cell phenotype from hPSCs for corneal disease modeling and for the clinics to treat corneal diseases ... The use of adult limbal stem cells in the management of corneal conditions has been clinically successful. However, its limited ... to different corneal cell phenotypes. With the summarization, our review intends to facilitate an understanding which would ... Corneal disease is one of the most common causes of blindness. Hence, significant efforts are made to develop novel therapeutic ...
Randomized, double-masked clinical trial evaluating corneal endothelial cell loss after cataract extraction and intraocular ... Corneal endothelial cell damage after lens extraction using the fluid-based system compared to ultrasound phacoemulsification ... Part I: toxicity to corneal endothelial cells in a rabbit model. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003 Mar; 29(3):550-5. ... Endothelial cell integrity after phacoemulsification with 2 different handpieces. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004 Feb; 30(2):478- ...
Fuchs dystrophy is a genetic disorder that causes bilateral, progressive corneal endothelial cell loss, sometimes leading to ... Bacteria can invade a ruptured bulla, leading to a corneal ulcer Corneal Ulcer A corneal ulcer is a corneal epithelial defect ... Most frequently, it is due to Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy or corneal endothelial trauma. ... most frequently due to Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy or corneal endothelial trauma. ...
... decreased post-operative corneal edema and endothelial cell loss . 12. Kacerovska et al. compared the endothelial cell loss ... Corneal tissue trauma with corneal edema and endothelial cell loss are potential complications of cataract surgery associated ... 12.Conrad-Hengerer I, Al Jubury M, Schultz T, Hengerer F H, Dick H B. (2013) Corneal endothelial cell loss and corneal ... Endothelial cell count and corneal thickness at incision site Postoperatively there was a decrement of endothelial cells count ...
... endothelial cell deficiency, and permanent vision loss.. What breaks melanin down?. In the stroma layer of the iris, low-energy ... It is unclear how this corneal foreign material may affect corneal health in the long run. Its not apparent how effective this ... Surgical Procedure Corneal Tattoo. There are two phases to the keratopigmentation process. A laser is initially used to make a ... Altering eye color using a laser We have already discussed corneal implants, keratopigmentation, and iris implants. Mylumineyes ...
  • However, the most important influence on corneal deturgescence is the presence of an active metabolic pump in the endothelium. (medscape.com)
  • The endothelium is a single layer of cells present on the back of the cornea. (medscape.com)
  • Comparison of the effects of intraocular irrigating solutions on the corneal endothelium in intraocular lens implantation. (bmj.com)
  • We conducted a randomised prospective controlled study to determine the effects of a glucose glutathione bicarbonate solution (BSS Plus) and a citrate acetate bicarbonate solution (S-MA2) on the corneal endothelium in patients undergoing extracapsular cataract extraction with posterior chamber lens implantation. (bmj.com)
  • These results indicated that BSS Plus has a clinical advantage over S-MA2 with respect to the corneal endothelium. (bmj.com)
  • The FDA approved the Visian ICL for use in eyes with an anterior chamber depth (corneal endothelium to the anterior capsule of the crystalline lens) of 3.0 mm or greater. (crstoday.com)
  • Khodadoust first described endotheliitis in 1982 as a specific form of corneal endothelium inflammation, characterized by localized corneal edema, keratic precipitates (KPs), mild anterior chamber reaction, and often endothelial dysfunction [ 4 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The endothelium is a thin monolayer of cells at the posterior side of the cornea that dehydrates the cornea. (niios-us.us)
  • Endothelium in a normal cornea (Left) and a diseased endothelial cell layer with dispersed cell loss (Right). (niios-us.us)
  • Disorders of the corneal endothelium can be managed with a penetrating keratoplasty (PK). (niios-us.us)
  • We developed a surgical technique for selective transplantation of the corneal endothelium between 1994 and 1996. (niios-us.us)
  • Bullous keratopathy is caused by edema of the cornea, resulting from failure of the corneal endothelium to maintain the normally transparent, dehydrated state of the cornea. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Diseases surgical technique developed since the start of the involving the corneal endothelium can be controlled twentieth century for the realization of corneal with endothelial or penetrating keratoplasties, and transplantation (CT). (bvsalud.org)
  • CT is the most common type those diseases that involve both the endothelium and of tissue transplantation made around the world, the corneal stroma generally require PK when there is substitution of all corneal layers (the (REINHART, 2011). (bvsalud.org)
  • Due to a lack of currently available medical therapy, patients suffering from corneal endothelial disease, which leads to corneal swelling and potentially blindness, commonly require corneal transplantation. (news-medical.net)
  • Corneal transparency is, in a large part, dependent on the ability of the cornea to remain in a dehydrated state. (medscape.com)
  • Evaporation from the corneal tear film results in slightly hypertonic tears that tend to draw fluid out of the cornea. (medscape.com)
  • Osmotic forces and the electrolyte balance within the corneal stroma also tend to draw water into the cornea. (medscape.com)
  • Findings from a pioneering study in The American Journal of Pathology , published by Elsevier, reveal that administration of the neuropeptide α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) promotes corneal healing and restores normal eye function to an otherwise degenerating and diseased cornea by providing protection against cell death and promoting cell regeneration. (news-medical.net)
  • Corneal endothelial cells (EC) form a monolayer in the posterior portion of the cornea and are essential for corneal transparency. (harvard.edu)
  • Corneal dystrophy is a condition that causes a layer of the cornea to cloud over and impair visual clarity. (encyclopedia.com)
  • It can cause loss of uncorrected and best-corrected visual acuity through ectasia (thinning) of the central or paracentral cornea, irregular corneal scarring, or corneal perforation. (johnshopkins.edu)
  • Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) using ultraviolet A (UVA) light applied to the cornea is the only treatment that has been shown to slow progression of disease. (johnshopkins.edu)
  • The articles says some endothelial cells were permanently lost (these are the cells which keep the cornea in a slightly dehydrated state for optical transparency), but the remaining endothelial cells recover and the subject regains full visual acuity in 7 days. (stackexchange.com)
  • If the cells deteriorate and lose function, the cornea retains too much fluid. (niios-us.us)
  • Because the whole thickness of the cornea is replaced in PK, a break in the corneal wound increases the risk for eye infection. (niios-us.us)
  • In 2005, NIIOS further refined DSEK to Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), a technique wherein only the innermost membrane of the cornea and its monolayer of endothelial cells are replaced. (niios-us.us)
  • With DSEK/DSAEK and DMEK, only the innermost cell layer of the diseased cornea is replaced. (niios-us.us)
  • Subepithelial fluid-filled bullae form on the corneal surface as the corneal stroma (the deeper dense connective tissue layer of the cornea) swells, leading to decreased visual acuity, loss of contrast, glare, and photophobia. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Fuchs dystrophy also demonstrates multiple minute excrescences (guttata) on the endothelial surface and/or thickening of Descemet's membrane, giving a "beaten metal" appearance to the back surface of the cornea. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Corneal Transplantation Corneal transplantations are done for several reasons: To reconstruct the cornea (eg, replacing a perforated cornea) To relieve intractable pain (eg, severe foreign body sensation due to recurrent. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Bullous keratopathy is caused by edema of the cornea, most frequently due to Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy or corneal endothelial trauma. (msdmanuals.com)
  • In fatal disease, LASV immunostaining was most prominent in the anterior uvea, especially in the filtration angle, ciliary body, and iris and in and around vessels in the bulbar conjunctiva and peripheral cornea, where it co-localized with an endothelial marker (platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule). (cdc.gov)
  • It is higher is patients with Fuchs dystrophy with a rate of PBK requiring endothelial keratoplasty of 3.3% at 1 year after cataract surgery. (medscape.com)
  • Patients of Northern European descent do have an increased incidence of Fuchs corneal dystrophy. (medscape.com)
  • This dystrophy does predispose to the development of corneal edema (see Pathophysiology, Causes, Histologic Findings). (medscape.com)
  • Fuchs corneal dystrophy, a known predisposing factor in the development of postoperative corneal edema, occurs approximately 3 times more frequently in women than in men. (medscape.com)
  • For example, FLACS can benefit many of my patients with refractive cataracts and those with complex eye disorders, such as Fuchs endothelial dystrophy , dense cataracts, shallow anterior chambers, pseudoexfoliation, and post-vitrectomy. (medscape.com)
  • A corneal dystrophy can occur in otherwise healthy individuals. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Depending on the type of condition and the age of the individual, a corneal dystrophy may either cause no problems, moderate vision impairment, or severe difficulties that require surgery. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Some corneal dystrophies are named after the individual who discovered them, while others are descriptive of the pattern seen with the dystrophy or the location of the disease. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The key forms of corneal dystrophy are congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (CHED), epithelial basement membrane dystrophy, Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, granular dystrophy, lattice dystrophy, macular corneal dystrophy, Meesmann's corneal dystrophy, posterior polymorphous dystrophy (PPD), and Reis-Bucklers' dystrophy. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Mutations on the BIGH3 gene of chromosome 5q31 cause granular corneal dystrophy and Reis-Bucklers' dystrophy. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Macular corneal dystrophy has been mapped to an altered gene on chromosome 16. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The mutation causing congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy has been mapped to 20p11-20q11. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy has been linked to the 20q11 locus. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Most corneal dystrophies, with the exception of congenital endothelial corneal dystrophy and macular dystrophy, are autosomal dominant. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Both congenital endothelial corneal dystrophy and macular dystrophy are autosomal recessive. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The symptoms vary with the type of corneal dystrophy and the location of the site. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Background: Keratoconus is the most common corneal dystrophy. (johnshopkins.edu)
  • New concepts in corneal physiology and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy? (niios.nl)
  • Oellerich S. Impact of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy severity on Scheimpflug-derived parameters after DMEK. (niios.nl)
  • van Dijk K. Comparison of DMEK performed in eyes with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy and more complex indications (ePoster). (niios.nl)
  • Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. (niios-us.us)
  • Most frequently, it is due to Fuchs corneal endothelial dystrophy or corneal endothelial trauma. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Fuchs dystrophy is a genetic disorder that causes bilateral, progressive corneal endothelial cell loss, sometimes leading to symptomatic bullous keratopathy by age 50 to 60. (msdmanuals.com)
  • BSS Plus caused significantly less corneal swelling on the first postoperative day than did S-MA2. (bmj.com)
  • All of these improvements allowed physicians and patients a more rapid postoperative recovery due to earlier removal of sutures and a reduction in the rates of corneal graft failure. (dovepress.com)
  • Corneal edema is a common intraoperative and immediate postoperative complication. (medscape.com)
  • The average central corneal endothelial cell loss at postoperative 7 days and 3 months were 9.8% and 12.3% respectively. (ekjo.org)
  • CMV endotheliitis presenting with corneal edema can masquerade as other corneal diseases and thus poses a great challenge especially in post-keratoplasty eyes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Ham L. Effect of surgical indication and disease severity on long-term outcomes of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (ePoster). (niios.nl)
  • Vasanthananthan K. Corneal guttae after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) (ePoster). (niios.nl)
  • Oellerich S. Clinical outcomes and graft survival up to 10 years after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. (niios.nl)
  • This was termed posterior lamellar keratoplasty (PLK) or endothelial keratoplasty (EK), which was later popularized in the United States as deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLEK). (niios-us.us)
  • In 2001, NIIOS modified the technique to Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK). (niios-us.us)
  • When a microkeratome is used to harvest the donor tissue the term used is Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). (niios-us.us)
  • With the development of new surgical techniques, instrumentation and pharmacological advances, corneal transplant procedures can undergo changes directly in the clinical profile of patients with the indication for penetrating keratoplasty technique. (bvsalud.org)
  • Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK) and aphakic bullous keratopathy (ABK) refer to the development of irreversible corneal edema as a complication of cataract surgery. (medscape.com)
  • [ 1 ] As corneal edema progresses and worsens, first stromal and then intercellular epithelial edema develops. (medscape.com)
  • when the cell density reaches a critically low level of about 300-500 cells/mm 2 , corneal edema develops. (medscape.com)
  • There is an urgent unmet need for safe and effective medical strategies for the prevention and reversal of persistent corneal edema, according to the investigators at Mass Eye and Ear of the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. (news-medical.net)
  • Therefore, there is a pressing need for the development of efficacious treatment for preventing, and potentially reversing, corneal edema due to corneal endothelial cell (CenC) loss following corneal injury. (news-medical.net)
  • This study examined the effect of local administration of α-MSH on persistent corneal edema and endothelial regeneration in an established model of injury-induced endothelial decompensation. (news-medical.net)
  • Interventions to prevent corneal edema following ocular injury are currently limited to topical hypertonic saline and topical anti-inflammatory drugs. (news-medical.net)
  • 2024). The Neuropeptide α-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone Prevents Persistent Corneal Edema following Injury. (news-medical.net)
  • Furthermore, CMV reactivation following corneal transplant presents a diagnostic dilemma as it mimics endothelial graft rejection or graft failure with generalized graft edema or endothelial cell loss [ 12 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Timely antiviral therapy could reverse the corneal edema and preserve endothelial cells, delaying, if not precluding the need for a corneal transplant. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The latex of Calotropis procera contains several alkaloids (such as Calotropin, Catotoxin, Calcilin, Gigantin) which are caustic and considered poisonous in nature.Previous reports showed that accidental contact of Calotropis latex into the eye caused violent kerato-conjunctivitis with associated corneal edema and gross dimness of vision but without any pain.But they did not report any uveitis or secondary glaucoma in any case. (stackexchange.com)
  • Keratoconus surpassed PBK in 1990 as the leading indication for corneal transplantation in some studies in the United States. (medscape.com)
  • In fact, corneal transplantation is the most common type of transplant performed. (news-medical.net)
  • Corneal transplantation is the most common form of grafting performed worldwide. (harvard.edu)
  • The findings of our study suggest the therapeutic potential of α-MSH, or analogs that work by activating the melanocortin receptor system, in management of pathologies where there is a risk of corneal endothelial dysfunction, such as corneal injury or intraocular surgery. (news-medical.net)
  • Retention of the epithelium offers the putative advantages of faster healing, less patient discomfort, faster visual rehabilitation, and less risk of corneal haze. (johnshopkins.edu)
  • The researchers report less use of ultrasound energy in the FLACS group, which led to faster visual recovery, less loss of endothelial cells, and faster recovery of central corneal thickness in this cohort of dense cataracts post-PPV. (medscape.com)
  • Background The normal corneal stroma is endowed with large numbers of resident dendritic cells (DCs). (harvard.edu)
  • Slit-lamp examination of all types of bullous keratopathy reveals corneal epithelial bullae and swelling of the corneal stroma. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Slit-lamp examination reveals corneal epithelial bullae and swelling of the corneal stroma. (msdmanuals.com)
  • There was no difference between the two solutions in their effect on corneal thickness one week and one month postoperatively. (bmj.com)
  • Also required for diagnosis of all types of bullous keratopathy is increased corneal thickness as measured by ultrasonic pachymetry. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Long Term Corneal Endothelial Cell Density Loss after Iris-fixed Phakic Intraocular Lens Implantation. (nunevit.com)
  • Corneal endothelial trauma can occur during intraocular surgery (eg, cataract removal) or after placement of a poorly designed or malpositioned intraocular lens implant. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Early diagnosis is prudent to prevent endothelial cell loss, which could ultimately lead to corneal decompensation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • If left untreated, CMV endotheliitis can lead to corneal decompensation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Secondary glaucoma occurred in 59 eyes, uveitis in 39 eyes, cataract in 22 eyes, and severe endothelial cell loss or corneal decompensation in 44 eyes. (unab.edu.co)
  • Surgical trauma, inflammation, and corneal dystrophies can accelerate this normal aging loss. (medscape.com)
  • The purpose of this study was to examine the phenotype and distribution of these cells in inflammation. (harvard.edu)
  • A loose suture may cause a cascade of problems, varying from a persistent epithelial defect and sterile inflammation to an infected corneal ulcer or endophthalmitis. (niios-us.us)
  • Corneal Ulcer A corneal ulcer is a corneal epithelial defect with underlying inflammation usually due to invasion by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or Acanthamoeba . (msdmanuals.com)
  • Kocaba V. Bowman layer onlay grafting as a minimally invasive technique to flatten the corneal curvature and reduce progression in eyes with advanced keratoconus. (niios.nl)
  • From 1984-1989, ABK and PBK accounted for most corneal transplants (about 33%) performed in the United States. (medscape.com)
  • To determine the effect of systemic anti-CD154 monoclonal antibody on the survival of orthotopic murine corneal transplants. (harvard.edu)
  • A number of articles were found in our literature review on corneal transplants and the use of anti-inflammatory drugs. (dovepress.com)
  • Bullous keratopathy is the presence of corneal epithelial bullae, resulting from corneal endothelial disease. (msdmanuals.com)
  • 2 Furthermore, we started to understand the importance of the ocular surface and the significance of healthy limbal stem cells and epithelium. (dovepress.com)
  • This has led to a change in practice patterns, where we try to get away from preservatives and their effects on goblet cells in the conjunctiva as well as increasing the hydration of the epithelium. (dovepress.com)
  • Moderate certainty evidence from 4 studies (221 eyes) found that epithelium-off CXL resulted in a slight increase in corneal haze or scarring when compared to transepithelial CXL (RR (non-event) 1.07, 95% CI 1.01 to 1.14). (johnshopkins.edu)
  • Kocaba V. Customized transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy for the treatment of irregular astigmatism and corneal opacities. (niios.nl)
  • Induced astigmatism is also minimized since the outer corneal contour is not compromised. (niios-us.us)
  • Endothelial cells produce a basement membrane (the Descemet membrane), and they are of neuroectodermal origin. (medscape.com)
  • There are more than 20 different forms of inherited corneal dystrophies. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Some corneal dystrophies have the same genetic address. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The diversity of corneal dystrophies diseases makes it difficult to provide specific demographic data. (encyclopedia.com)
  • However, most corneal dystrophies present before age 20. (encyclopedia.com)
  • As a result, corneal transparency is lost and vision diminishes. (niios-us.us)
  • One advantage of using a femtosecond laser for cataract surgery is that corneal incisions and capsulotomies are always of consistent size and shape. (crstodayeurope.com)
  • 1 Femtosecond laser technology in contrast to manual methods takes certain parts of the cataract procedure out of the surgeon's hands, such as corneal incisions, the capsulotomy and softening of the lens. (reviewofoptometry.com)
  • Potential advantages, still being debated, include a precise shape and size of the capsulotomy, custom lens fragmentation patterns, a reduction in endothelial cell loss, customized and precisely placed corneal incisions and improved refractive stability and predictability. (reviewofoptometry.com)
  • Precise preoperative measurements of the corneal curvature, pachymetry, anterior chamber depth, and horizontal white-to-white are critical to ensuring the lens' proper size and power and reducing the likelihood that the ICL will need to be exchanged. (crstoday.com)
  • This clearly has improved success from the early days of corneal transplantations. (dovepress.com)
  • There were no severe adverse events, such as corneal endothelial cell loss or periorbital fat atrophy, in the iDose TR. (pharmacytimes.com)
  • In conclusion, the latex of Calotropis procera causes immediate severe corneal damage with painless sudden dimness of vision. (stackexchange.com)
  • Researchers compared corneal endothelial cell loss after fluid-based vs. ultrasound phacoemulsification and concluded there was significantly lower endothelial cell loss after phaco with a fluid-based vs. ultrasound system. (reviewofoptometry.com)
  • 12 Others have recently compared endothelial cell loss rates between phacoemulsification and FLACS and found similar results of no difference between both modalities. (reviewofoptometry.com)
  • A distorted or irregular contour of the donor corneal surface is frequently seen after PK. (niios-us.us)
  • By comparison S-MA2, caused a significant loss of endothelial cells and a marked reduction in the figure coefficient. (bmj.com)
  • It may also cause reduction in endothelial cell count over a period of time. (stackexchange.com)
  • Both endothelial disorders may be managed with surgery with good visual outcomes. (niios-us.us)
  • Accumulated data indicate that hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may be effective under optimal conditions in preventing the progression of central nervous system symptoms in neuronopathic forms of lysosomal storage diseases (such as Krabbe disease), including some of the mucopolysaccharidoses, oligosaccharidoses, sphingolipidoses, and lipidoses as well as peroxisome disorders such as X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy. (medscape.com)
  • Some evidence indicates that at least in certain disorders, combination ERT and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation together might be superior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation alone in patients who are appropriate candidates. (medscape.com)
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central visual loss among patients over the age of 55 years worldwide. (molvis.org)
  • Because of the broad applicability of such effects across many diseases, RTA 408 is currently under clinical investigation in several Phase 2 clinical studies including immunooncology, corneal endothelial cell loss associated with cataract surgery Friedreich's ataxia, and mitochondrial myopathies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most experts categorize these diseases based on whether they are located on the anterior (outer) layer, stromal (middle) layer, or endothelial (inner) layer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The availability of both ERT and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has prompted ongoing consideration of newborn screening efforts to diagnose lysosomal storage diseases. (medscape.com)
  • Accumulated data indicate that hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may be effective under optimal conditions in preventing the progression of central nervous system symptoms in neuronopathic forms of lysosomal storage diseases, including some of the mucopolysaccharidoses, oligosaccharidoses, sphingolipidoses, and lipidoses. (medscape.com)
  • This could potentially reduce endothelial cell loss and corneal wound damage associated with ultrasound energy. (crstodayeurope.com)
  • However, confocal microscopy of a recently reported case showed permanent endothelial cell damage which was evident after three weeks. (stackexchange.com)
  • Cell density at birth can be as high as 7500 cells/mm 2 , decreasing to an average of about 2500-2700 cells/mm 2 in older adults. (medscape.com)
  • It is therefore important to select patients whose endothelial cell density and morphology are normal. (crstoday.com)
  • The minimum requirements for preoperative endothelial cell density are based on the patient's age and are available from STAAR Surgical Company (Table). (crstoday.com)
  • The AJ System employs self-assemble nanoparticles to revolutionize dendritic cell (DC) therapy, overcoming its clinical limitations. (nbrppitchday.com)
  • Reata is also actively engaged in the discovery of small molecule disease-modifying drugs that function by stabilizing the normal three-dimensional structure of target proteins or generally enhancing the folding environment of the cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • Purpose To report on corneal ulceration in ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). (harvard.edu)
  • Cell-Derived ECM Membrane as a Novel Limbal Stem Cell Carrier. (nunevit.com)
  • Application of a Novel ECM membrane as a Cell Carrier for Limbal Stem Cell Implantation in Rabbit Model. (nunevit.com)
  • Steroids and improvement in surgical instrumentation in the 1950s led to a steady rise in the survival rates of corneal grafts. (dovepress.com)
  • Among them, VEGF-A can promote the division and proliferation of vascular endothelial cells and neovascularization and maintain the survival of new vessels. (molvis.org)
  • These not only significantly enhance dendritic cells (DCs) stimulation but also considerably improve cell migration and antigen presentation capabilities. (nbrppitchday.com)
  • He specializes in corneal and cataract surgery as well as laser refractive surgery. (medscape.com)
  • It seems virtually impossible to sew a donor corneal button in place with all sutures at equal length, depth and tension even with the most experienced hands. (niios-us.us)
  • 3 In that work, the mechanism of antigen-antibody reactions was described, as well as immediate and late hypersensitivity responses in an avascular corneal graft. (dovepress.com)
  • Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) expression in CNV mice without or with YAP siRNA intravitreal injection and the colocalization of PCNA and CD31 were measured with western blotting and immunofluorescent double staining, respectively. (molvis.org)
  • Shallow anterior chambers predispose the eye to crowding of the angle and thus heighten the likelihood that a patient will develop glaucoma or experience an increased loss of endothelial cells. (crstoday.com)