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Of two patients with discoid lupus erythematosus with eyelid involvement, one, a 42-year-old man, had a one-year history of persistent periorbital edema and a violaceous discoloration as the sole manifestation. Although treatment with corticosteroids and antihistamines failed to produce improvement, the patient had an excellent clinical response to systemic(More)
The ability to successfully transplant human corneal endothelium would offer a significant advance in the treatment of many corneal diseases. To investigate the feasibility of this, we established cultures of endothelial cells derived from neonatal human corneas. Eye bank donor corneas were either enhanced with a suspension of cultured endothelial cells or(More)
Human neonatal corneal endothelial cells were successfully maintained in tissue culture, morphologically resembling adult corneal endothelium. Eyebank donor corneas were obtained, denuded of their native endothelium and seeded with a suspension of the cultivated neonatal endothelial cells. After 48 hours, the eye-bank tissue was then transplanted into the(More)
To investigate the ability of extended incubation times to improve the success of endothelial cell transplantation, eight human donor corneas were denuded of their native endothelium, seeded twice during a 1-hr interval with a suspension of cultured infant human corneal endothelial cells, and then incubated for 144 hr under standard conditions. Subsequently(More)
Corneal ulceration leading to perforation can occur secondary to a number of conditions, including infection, trauma, corneal dryness, and exposure keratitis. Because the ocular morbidity of corneal perforations is high, prompt diagnosis and treatment is critical. When persistent corneal ulceration does not respond to medical treatment, including(More)
Twenty-one eyes of 12 patients with contact lens-induced corneal warpage were followed prospectively using computer-assisted topographic analysis. Sixteen eyes had worn rigid contact lenses (13 eyes, polymethylmethacrylate; three eyes, gas-permeable), and five eyes had worn soft contact lenses. Initial corneal topographic patterns were characterized by the(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether a fibrin adhesive can facilitate the performance of sutureless lamellar keratoplasty and attachment of amnion to bare sclera. DESIGN Prospective, noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Six patients, 5 of whom underwent lamellar keratoplasty and 1 who received an amniotic patch of the sclera and cornea. Institutional review(More)
We placed interrupted 9-0 nylon sutures across the graft-host interface of ten eyes with more than 5 diopters of keratometric cylinder after penetrating keratoplasty in order to steepen the flattest corneal meridian and reduce the amount of corneal cylinder. Placement of compression sutures reduced corneal cylinder by an average of almost 6 diopters one(More)
This review will describe adult onset mucocutaneous/autoimmune diseases that involve defects in cell-to-cell, cell-to-matrix, or cell-to-basement membrane adhesion. Included in this group are pemphigus, cicatricial pemphigoid, linear IgA bullous dermatosis, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, and bullous systemic lupus erythematous. Detection and treatment of(More)