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Cornea OTE

Maternal malnutrition is keratomalacia risk factorKeratomalacia can be linked to lower socioeconomic status, poor maternal nutrition, and inadequate breastfeeding.
OCLR and Scheimpflug-Placido topographer effective for corneal measurementsUsing an optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR) biometer and Scheimpflug-Placido topographer are both as effective for measuring corneal parameters
In vivo confocal microscopy analysis successful in detecting OSSN characteristicsUsing in vivo microscopy analysis is a safe and effective diagnostic tool in detecting ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) characteristics
Conjunctival UVAF photography is reliable and validConjunctival ultraviolet autofluorescence (UVAF) photography is valid and reliable for detecting pre-clinical sunlight-induced UV damage
Corneal ulcers demand urgent treatmentAvoiding permanent damage calls for more aggressive treatment, occasional 'scare' tactic
'DTS' deemed more accurate termSeveral algorithms help physicians base appropriate therapy on signs and symptons
Studies target myofibroblastsInnovative pharmacological approaches investigated in haze prevention research
Artificial cornea could reach patients this yearDr Joachim Storsberg at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research in Germany has developed an artificial cornea. The ophthalmological polymer is designed to bond to the eye but remain unclouded by cells in its centre.
Tear cytokine and chemokine analysis and clinical correlations in evaporative-type dry eye diseaseIn a sample of moderate evaporative-type dry eye disease patients Enriquez-de-Salamanca et al., elevated five inflammatory molecules. Fracktalkine was demonstrated to be present and elevated in tears in human DED.
Keratoconus approach is promisingNon-incisional treatment preserves the biomechanical integrity of the cornea