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Ocular surface extracellular DNA and nuclease activity imbalance: a new paradigm for inflammation in dry eye disease.
PURPOSE We determined whether nucleases are deficient in the tear fluid of dry eye disease (DED) patients, and whether this causes extracellular DNA (eDNA) and neutrophil extracellular trap (NET)Expand
Tear fluid extracellular DNA: diagnostic and therapeutic implications in dry eye disease.
PURPOSE To determine the abundance of extracellular DNA (eDNA) in tear fluid of patients with dry eye disease (DED) and to report clinical outcomes after DNase I eyedrops use to reduce excessive tearExpand
Hyperosmolar stress induces neutrophil extracellular trap formation: implications for dry eye disease.
PURPOSE To determine if hyperosmolar stress can stimulate human neutrophils to form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) and to investigate potential strategies to reduce formation of NETs (NETosis)Expand
Prevalence of systemic co-morbidities in patients with various grades of diabetic retinopathy
Background & objectives: Though diabetes affects multiple organs, most studies highlight the occurence of only one complication in isolation. We conducted a hospital-based study to estimate theExpand
Keratocytes Derived from Spheroid Culture of Corneal Stromal Cells Resemble Tissue Resident Keratocytes
Purpose Corneal stromal cells transform to precursor cells in spheroid culture. We determined whether keratocytes derived from spheroid culture of murine corneal stromal cells resemble tissueExpand
Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Dry Eye Disease: A Case–Control Study Using the Beck Depression Inventory
Purpose: To measure depressive symptoms in patients with dry eye disease (DED) and controls using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and to determine the association between depressive and DEDExpand
CD11b+GR1+ myeloid cells secrete NGF and promote trigeminal ganglion neurite growth: implications for corneal nerve regeneration.
PURPOSE We characterized fluorescent bone marrow cells (YFP(+) BMCs) in the thy1-YFP mouse and determine if they promote trigeminal ganglion (TG) cell neurite growth. METHODS Excimer laser annularExpand
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the BDNF, VDR, and DNASE 1 Genes in Dry Eye Disease Patients: A Case-Control Study.
PURPOSE To identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), vitamin D receptor (VDR), and DNASE1 genes that may be associated with dry eye diseaseExpand
A Phase I/II Placebo-Controlled Randomized Pilot Clinical Trial of Recombinant Deoxyribonuclease (DNase) Eye Drops Use in Patients With Dry Eye Disease
Purpose To determine whether DNase eye drops have the potential to reduce signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED). Methods A placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was performed to compareExpand
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis: early diagnosis on the basis of juvenile cataracts.
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare autosomal recessive lipid storage disease characterized by a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, including bilateral juvenile cataracts.Expand