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With the increasing popularity of endothelial keratoplasty, a coincident increase in the rate of fungal infections post-keratoplasty has been seen in the United States. In this study, the eye bank will harvest pairs of donor corneas and randomize one cornea from each pair to be stored in Optisol-GS per Eye Bank Association of America guidelines. The eye bank will add amphotericin B 0.255 μg/mL (antifungal) to the storage solution for the mate cornea. The study donor corneas will be assigned to participants who are scheduled to undergo Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. The surgeons, participants, and evaluators will remain masked regarding the donor cornea storage solution assignment. The participants will be followed for 6 months.
Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy
Price Vision Group
Cornea Research Foundation of America
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-07-18T10:31:12-0400
The pathophysiology of the most common corneal endothelial dystrophies (Fuchs' Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy (FECD)) is beginning to be dismembered. One of the most common genetic anomalie...
The primary objective is to compare the effect of torsional phacoemulsification and longitudinal phacoemulsification on central and peripheral corneal thickness/volume after cataract surge...
Recently, published literature has reported that performing a descemetorhexis in combination with topical Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitor therapy was successful in clearing edematous corneas i...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether corneal transplantation by Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty more favourable and cost-effective is compared to Descemet Stripping...
The cornea forms our "window to the world". Hence, its transparency is of utmost importance for vision. Corneal endothelium plays a central role in the maintenance of a transparent corneal...
Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a hereditary, progressive, bilateral, and irreversible disorder of the corneal endothelium. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel, accurate an...
CTG trinucleotide repeat (TNR) expansion is frequently found in transcription factor 4 (TCF4) in Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), though the effect of TNR expansion on FECD pathophysiology...
To compare the long-term graft survival outcomes and complications of patients who underwent Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (D...
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.
Loss of CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM usually following intraocular surgery (e.g., cataract surgery) or due to FUCHS' ENDOTHELIAL DYSTROPHY; ANGLE-CLOSURE GLAUCOMA; IRITIS; or aging.
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY that occurs in VERTEBRATE animals.
Macrolide antifungal antibiotic produced by Streptomyces nodosus obtained from soil of the Orinoco river region of Venezuela.
A 200-230-kDa tyrosine kinase receptor for vascular endothelial growth factors found primarily in endothelial and hematopoietic cells and their precursors. VEGFR-2 is important for vascular and hematopoietic development, and mediates almost all endothelial cell responses to VEGF.
Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study and treatment of eye diseases. As well as mild visual defects correctable by lenses, ophthalmology is concerned with glaucoma, uveitis and other serious conditions affecting the eye, ...
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