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PURPOSE To characterize human limbal epithelial cells based on the expression levels of nuclear protein p63 and the nucleus-to-cytoplasm (N/C) ratio. METHODS Limbal, peripheral, and central corneal epithelia were separated from the stroma by Dispase II and subsequently were treated with trypsin to obtain single-cell suspensions. Cytospin smears of the(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in COL8A2 gene which encodes the collagen alpha-2 (VIII) chain have been identified in both familial and sporadic cases of Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Heterozygous mutations in the SLC4A11 gene are also known to cause late-onset FECD. Therefore we screened for COL8A2, SLC4A11 gene variants in Indian FECD patients. (More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinical course and effect of adjunctive corticosteroid therapy in Pseudomonas aeruginosa with those of all other strains of bacterial keratitis. METHODS Subanalyses were performed on data collected in the Steroids for Corneal Ulcers Trial (SCUT), a large randomized controlled trial in which patients were treated with moxifloxacin(More)
—Most versions of the Peterson-Gorenstein-Zierler (PGZ) decoding algorithm are not true bounded distance decoding algorithms in the sense that when a received vector is not in the decoding sphere of any codeword, the algorithm does not always declare a decoding failure. For a terror correcting BCH code, if the received vector is at distance i, i t, from a(More)
The involvement of VSX1 gene for the genetic basis of keratoconus is unclear and controversial. The genetic screening of VSX1 from different ethnic populations can enlighten this subject. The aim of the present study is to investigate the role of VSX1 gene in patients with sporadic cases of keratoconus from South India. The VSX1 gene coding regions,(More)
PURPOSE We described the change in visual acuity experienced by eyes successfully treated for bacterial keratitis. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of a subset of study participants who had previously enrolled in the Steroids for Corneal Ulcers Trial (SCUT). All study participants had been diagnosed with culture-proven bacterial keratitis(More)
PURPOSE Bacterial keratitis is a sight-threatening infection of the cornea that is one of the leading causes of blindness globally. In this report, we analyze the role of moxifloxacin susceptibility in the relationship between causative organisms and clinical outcome in bacteria keratitis. METHODS A mediation analysis is used to assess the role of(More)