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HRG4 (UNC119) mutation found in cone-rod dystrophy causes retinal degeneration in a transgenic model.
PURPOSE To investigate the function and pathogenicity of HRG4, a photoreceptor synaptic protein homologous to the Caenorhabditis elegans neuroprotein UNC119. METHODS HRG4 was screened for mutationsExpand
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Analysis of COL8A2 Gene Mutation in Japanese Patients with Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy and Posterior Polymorphous Dystrophy
PurposeTo determine whether Japanese patients with Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) and posterior polymorphous dystrophy (PPMD) carry mutations in the COL8A2 gene, and to investigate theExpand
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In vivo laser confocal microscopic findings of corneal stromal dystrophies.
OBJECTIVE To investigate in vivo laser confocal microscopic findings of genetically mapped corneal stromal dystrophies and their relationship to histopathologic findings. METHODS Seven patientsExpand
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Multicenter study of descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty: first case series of 18 surgeons.
IMPORTANCE Surgeons starting to perform Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) should be informed about the learning curve and experience of others. OBJECTIVE To document the clinicalExpand
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In vivo laser confocal microscopy after descemet stripping with automated endothelial keratoplasty.
PURPOSE To investigate in vivo corneal changes in patients with bullous keratopathies before and after Descemet stripping with automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) using laser confocalExpand
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In vivo imaging of radial keratoneuritis in patients with Acanthamoeba keratitis by anterior-segment optical coherence tomography.
PURPOSE To investigate in vivo corneal changes of radial keratoneuritis in early-stage Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) using anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). DESIGNExpand
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In Vivo Confocal Microscopy in the Patients With Cornea Farinata
Purpose. To report in vivo corneal confocal microscopic findings of patients with cornea farinata. Patients and Methods. Two unrelated patients, a 47-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman, with corneaExpand
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In vivo laser confocal microscopy findings for Bowman's layer dystrophies (Thiel-Behnke and Reis-Bücklers corneal dystrophies).
OBJECTIVE To investigate microstructures in patients with genetically confirmed Bowman's layer dystrophies (Thiel-Behnke or Reis-Bücklers corneal dystrophy) using an in vivo laser scanning confocalExpand
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In Vivo Findings of the Bulbar/Palpebral Conjunctiva and Presumed Meibomian Glands by Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy
Objective: To report in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopic findings of the normal human conjunctiva and presumed meibomian glands and to investigate the potential application of this confocalExpand
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Non-Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty for endothelial dysfunction secondary to argon laser iridotomy.
PURPOSE To report clinical outcomes of non-Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (nDSAEK) as treatment of endothelial dysfunction secondary to argon laser iridotomy (ALI). DESIGNExpand
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