Kyung Chul Yoon

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PURPOSE To determine the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in tears of patients with dry eye syndrome. METHODS IL-6 and TNF-alpha levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in tear samples obtained from 18 patients with dry eye (8 patients with Sjögren syndrome and 10 patients with non-Sjögren(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to report on preliminary data regarding the prevalence of major eye diseases in Korea. METHODS We obtained data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a nation-wide cross-sectional survey and examinations of the non-institutionalized civilian population in South Korea (n = 14,606), conducted from(More)
Corneal neovascularization, which occurs in many pathologic states of the cornea, reduces the visual acuity. Recently, we found that the extracellular region of brain-specific angiogenesis inhibitor 1 (BAI1-ECR) has antiproliferative activity through functional blocking of alpha(v)beta(5) integrin in endothelial cells. In this study, we investigated the(More)
OBJECTIVE Spontaneous isolated dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SIDSMA) is extremely rare. Various treatment options are currently available, including conservative management, anticoagulation, endovascular stenting, and surgical repair. Herein, we present our experience in the treatment of symptomatic SIDSMA. METHODS A retrospective study(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the expression of CXCL9, -10, -11, and CXCR3 in the tear film and ocular surface of patients with dry eye syndrome. METHODS Thirty-three patients with dry eye (16 with and 17 without Sjögren's syndrome) and 15 control subjects were recruited. The concentrations of CXCL9, -10, and -11 in tears were measured with enzyme-linked(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the efficacy of subconjunctival injection of bevacizumab in the treatment of patients with corneal neovascularization. METHODS Twenty-nine eyes of 29 patients with corneal neovascularization were treated with subconjunctival injection [1.25 mg/0.05 ml (seven eyes), 2.5 mg/0.1 ml (15 eyes) and 5.0 mg/0.2 ml (seven eyes)] of(More)
BACKGROUND Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and its severe form, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), are acute inflammatory vesiculobullous reactions of the skin and mucous membranes, including the ocular surface, oral cavity, and genitals. These reactions are very rare but are often associated with inciting drugs, infectious agents, or both. OBJECTIVE We(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of hyperosmolar stress on expression of cornified envelope (CE) precursors and transglutaminases (TGs) by primary cultured human corneal epithelial (PCHCE) cells and the regulatory effects of JNK MAPK on this process. METHODS Expression of CE precursors and TGs were evaluated in PCHCE cells exposed to media of increasing(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is strongly associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) regulates the cellular redox state and metabolism and has been linked to many diseases, including diabetes. Therefore, we examined the role of TXNIP in hepatic steatosis in vitro and in vivo. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of desiccating ocular surface stress on the expression of chemokines and their receptors by the corneal epithelium and conjunctiva of C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice. METHODS Experimental dry eye was created in C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice. The concentrations of macrophage inflammatory protein 1alpha (MIP-1alpha), MIP-1beta, monokine(More)