David F Anderson

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Anterior segment imaging is a rapidly advancing field of ophthalmology. New imaging modalities, such as rotating Scheimpflug imaging (Pentacam-Scheimpflug) and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (Visante OCT and Slit-Lamp OCT), have recently become commercially available. These new modalities supplement the more established imaging devices of(More)
PURPOSE To determine factors affecting the outcome of corneal surface reconstruction in rabbits with total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD), by using autologous limbal epithelial stem cells (LSC) ex vivo, expanded on rabbit amniotic membrane (AM). METHODS Left eyes of 52 rabbits were rendered totally limbal stem cell deficient by n-heptanol debridement(More)
Stem cell factor (SCF) is a major cytokine regulator of mast cell growth and function. The present study demonstrates that human mast cells are able to produce SCF. Constitutive synthesis of SCF mRNA was seen in the mast cells isolated from human lung and skin by RT-PCR. This was confirmed by in situ hybridization in conjunctival mast cells of both(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcome of ocular surface reconstruction, including keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) and amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) with or without penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), in patients with nonambulatory vision secondary to total limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). DESIGN Retrospective, non-comparative interventional(More)
AIM To examine the efficacy, safety, and long term outcomes of amniotic membrane transplantation for corneal surface reconstruction in cases of partial limbal stem cell deficiency. METHODS 17 eyes of 15 patients with partial limbal stem cell deficiency underwent superficial keratectomy of the conjunctivalised corneal surface followed by amniotic membrane(More)
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) represents a potential paradigm shift in cataract surgery, but it is not without controversy. Advocates of the technology herald FLACS as a revolution that promises superior outcomes and an improved safety profile for patients. Conversely, detractors point to the large financial costs involved and claim(More)
To investigate the role of NF-kappaB in regulating allergic inflammation, a monoclonal antibody directed to the activated form of NF-kappaB has been developed and immunohistochemistry has been employed to study the pro-inflammatory transcriptive function of NF-kappaB and the adhesion molecules and cytokines that it regulates. Human umbilical vein(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, the potential role of mast cells in allergic reactions has been extended by the discovery that these cells synthesize, store and secrete multifunctional cytokines. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is characterized as an immediate hypersensitivity reaction, in which allergen binds to specific IgE on mast cells, leading to release of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the distribution of the T-helper (TH)2-like cytokines, interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-6, and IL-13 between mast cell subsets in conjunctival biopsy specimens from normal subjects and those with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) during and outside of the grass pollen season. METHODS Sequential and double in situ hybridization(More)