Mari Narumi

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PURPOSE To investigate the relationship between age and ocular higher-order wavefront aberrations (HOAs) in an adult Japanese population, in addition to factors associated with HOA variations. METHODS In the Yamagata Study (Funagata) cohort, 227 adult Japanese participants (aged 37-86 years) underwent systemic and ophthalmologic examinations in 2012.(More)
Compared with the peripheral corneal limbus, the human central cornea lacks blood vessels, which is responsible for its immunologically privileged status and high transparency. Dendritic cells (DCs) are present in the central avascular area of inflamed corneas, but the mechanisms of their migration to this location are poorly understood. Here, we(More)
PURPOSE To describe the pathophysiological findings of a patient with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) showing giant conjunctival papillae. METHODS A 64-year-old man who had mucosal-dominant PV with giant conjunctival papillae, resembling those of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC), underwent an ophthalmological workup. The clinical and pathological findings were(More)
BACKGROUND Apo A-I deficiency clinically shows low serum levels of HDL cholesterol and corneal opacity at a young age. Histopathological evaluations of affected corneas are not enough, and the mechanism of corneal opacity is still unclear. CASE PRESENTATION A 61-year-old woman suffered from blurred vision with a corneal opacity. She had significantly(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and surgical success rates of amniotic membrane (AM) transplantation performed for corneal perforation closure using a novel technique. METHODS This study included 6 eyes from 6 patients with corneal perforation who had received AM transplantation between May 2011 and April 2012. The AM was(More)
PURPOSE To confirm the efficacy of liquid-based cytology (LBC) method in the observation of vitreous cells in various vitreoretinal diseases in human. METHODS Vitreous fluid samples from 30 eyes were obtained by 23-gauge 3-port pars plana vitrectomy. After making three ports, we collected vitreous specimen from the core vitreous cavity without infusion.(More)
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