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PURPOSE To determine differences in riboflavin concentration in the anterior, intermediate, and posterior stroma after 3 corneal cross-linking imbibition techniques (standard epithelial [epi]-off, epi-on, and iontophoresis-assisted administration) of 0.1% riboflavin. DESIGN Experimental laboratory investigation of human cadaver corneas not suitable for(More)
PURPOSE To compare functional and morphological outcomes of femtosecond laser clear corneal incision (CCI) versus manual CCI during cataract surgery. METHODS Sixty eyes of 60 patients who underwent CCI during cataract surgery were randomized into two groups: femtosecond laser CCI (30 eyes) and manual CCI (30 eyes). RESULTS There were no significant(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of customized transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) for the correction of iatrogenic ametropia after penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) or deep lamellar keratoplasty. SETTING Eye Clinic, Department of Neurological and Visual Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. METHODS This study comprised 9(More)
PURPOSE To document ciliary body constriction and movement with the Crystalens AT-45 intraocular lens (IOL) (eyeonics) using ultrasound biomicroscopy. SETTING Eye Clinic, Department of Neurological and Visual Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. METHODS Patients with no preexisting ocular conditions other than cataract who agreed to return for(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate selected functional and physical properties of 2 models of accommodative intraocular lenses (IOLs) compared with those of a standard monofocal IOL. DESIGN Prospective randomized comparative trial. PARTICIPANTS Subjects were divided into 3 groups. In group 1, 30 eyes (19 subjects) received 1CU IOL implantation; in group 2, 29 eyes (19(More)
AIM To provide a new tool for the evaluation of altered ocular surfaces by using a combination of impression cytology, laser scanning confocal microscopy and advanced image analysis. METHODS The expression of keratin 3 (K3), keratin 12 (K12), keratin 19 (K19) and mucin 1 (MUC1) was analysed by immunofluorescence on both histological sections of nine(More)
We describe a case of fungal keratitis due to Beauveria bassiana in a farmer with Fuchs' dystrophy, treated with amphotericin B. Surgery with penetrating keratoplasty was necessary to resolve the lesions. Susceptibility testing and molecular sequencing permitted the identification and treatment of this rare aetiological agent of invasive fungal disease.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical findings, visual outcomes, and confocal microscopic corneal features of a surgical technique for manual deep lamellar keratoplasty (DLKP) with intentional sparing of the most posterior stroma. DESIGN Noncomparative, prospective, 12-month interventional study. PARTICIPANTS Forty-six eyes of 45 patients who had corneal(More)
BACKGROUND Chemical burns cause depletion of limbal stem cells and eventually lead to corneal opacity and visual loss. We investigated the long-term effectiveness of autologous cultured limbal stem cell grafts in patients with limbal stem cell deficiency. DESIGN Prospective, non-comparative interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Sixteen eyes from 16(More)
PURPOSE To correlate clinical, impression cytologic, and in vivo confocal microscopy findings on the corneal surface after cultured limbal stem cell transplantation. DESIGN Prospective, interventional, noncomparative, masked case series. PARTICIPANTS Thirteen patients with limbal stem cell deficiency after unilateral (9 eyes) or bilateral (2 eyes)(More)