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International Ophthalmology

Isabel Pascual-Camps, Nieves Alonso-Orcajo, Juan Pablo de la Fuente, Taygan Yilmaz, Miguel Cordero-Coma
PURPOSE: Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Occasionally, triggering causes are identified, such as neoplasms, and they are termed sarcoid-like reactions, which may appear in any sarcoidotic target tissue. Choroidal metastases appear as part of widespread metastatic disease or as the first suggestion of neoplastic disease. They can also be a part of the differential diagnosis of a spectrum of inflammatory eye diseases. We present a case in which a lung carcinoma, pulmonary and eye sarcoid-like reactions, and choroidal metastasis take place in the same patient...
October 19, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Francesco Pichi, Paola Carrai, Antonio Ciardella, Francine Behar-Cohen, Paolo Nucci
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of oral spironolactone and eplerenone, two specific antagonists of the mineralocorticoid receptor, in central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR). METHODS: In this prospective, placebo-controlled trial, sixty patients with persistent CSCR were assigned to three treatment group. Twenty patients in Group 1 were treated with 25 mg of spironolactone (Aldactone; Pfizer) for 1 week, then increased to 50 mg for the following 3 weeks, then shifted to eplerenone 50 mg for 1 month...
October 18, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Ali Kal, Mustafa Ilker Toker, Serpil Kaya
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of widely used multipurpose contact lens solutions against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, in addition to cystic and trophozoite forms of Acanthamoeba castellanii and A. polyphaga, that cause microbial keratitis. METHODS: Three multipurpose solutions were tested: SOLO-care, ReNu, and Opti-Free Express. The test solutions were challenged with P. aeruginosa (ATCC 27853) and S. aureus (ATCC 2913) based on the ISO stand-alone and regiment test procedure for disinfecting products, A...
October 13, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Ahmet Elbay, Omer Faruk Ozer, Julide Canan Umurhan Akkan, Ugur Celik, Işıl Kutlutürk, Arif Koytak, Hakan Ozdemir
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to calculate serum total oxidant status (TOS), total antioxidant status (TAS), and dynamic thiol-disulphide (T-D) homeostasis in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and compare the results with healthy individuals. METHODS: Thirty-three exudative AMD patients and 33 healthy controls were included in this case-control study. Participants' serum TAS and TOS levels were measured. In addition, total thiol (TT), native thiol (NT), and disulphide (DS) concentrations were assessed using a novel automated method of measurement...
October 12, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Moncef Khairallah, Sana Khochtali
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October 11, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Mark D Willis, Trevor P Pickersgill, Neil P Robertson, Richard W J Lee, Andrew D Dick, Ester Carreño
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to report a case of multiple sclerosis (MS)-associated uveitis refractory to conventional immunosuppressants, with subsequent remission following treatment with alemtuzumab. METHODS: Case report Patient was treated with intravenous alemtuzumab, a lymphocyte depleting anti-CD52 monoclonal antibody that has recently been approved for use in relapsing MS. RESULTS: A 17-year-old female presented with bilateral optic neuritis and subsequently bilateral intermediate uveitis and secondary macular oedema...
October 11, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Yusuf Koçluk, Emine Alyamaç Sukgen
PURPOSE: This study aimed to report the results of therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty (TPKP) performed at early and late stage of keratitis. METHODS: The study involved patients who underwent TPKP surgery due to bacterial, fungal, or mixed (bacterial and fungal) keratitis. The patients were divided into two groups. Group 1 (13 patients) was the patients operated at early stage of corneal abscess formation or in 15 days after the start of keratitis and group 2 (12 patients) was the patients operated at late stage of keratitis or after at least 15 days after the initial appearance of symptoms...
October 8, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Remzi Karadag, Murat Unluzeybek, Ozgur Cakici, Ayse Yagmur Kanra, Huseyin Bayramlar
AIM: The aim of the study is to compare the measurements of central corneal thickness (CCT) performed by two examiners with four different methods at different times inter- and intra-individually. METHODS: Thirty healthy people were included in the study. In these measurements, an optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR), an optic coherence tomography (OCT), a specular microscopy (SM), and a corneal topography (CT) were used. Two examiners performed the measurements in a consecutive manner...
October 8, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Omer Karti, Ozlem Nalbantoglu, Saygin Abali, Selma Tunc, Behzat Ozkan
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between the obesity and optical coherence tomography (OCT) parameters. METHODS: We studied 54 obese and 33 non-obese children and adolescents. Obesity was defined as BMI higher than 95th percentile (BMI SDS > 1.64). OCT measurements were performed in all participants. Anthropometric and biochemical variables were compared with OCT parameters of 174 eyes. RESULTS: In obese children, in all quadrants retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thicknesses were significantly lower than non-obese children, and also ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer thicknesses in inferior and superiortemporal quadrants were significantly lower in the obese group...
October 7, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Hossein Mohammad Rabie, Parviz Malekifar, Mohammad Ali Javadi, Danial Roshandel, Hamed Esfandiari
PURPOSE: To review our experience with crystalline lens extraction and iris claw Artisan IOL implantation in patients with lens subluxation secondary to Marfan syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 12 eyes of 9 patients with lens subluxation due to Marfan syndrome who underwent crystalline lens removal and Artisan IOL (Ophtec, Groningen, Netherlands) implantation. A questionnaire of pre- and post-operative data, including demographics, pre- and postoperative comorbidities and complications was completed...
October 5, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Mehtap Caglayan, Ozge Sarac, Pinar Kosekahya, Sukran Erten, Berna Ayan, Nurullah Cagil
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the corneal biomechanical parameters in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to compare them with the healthy subjects. METHODS: Sixty patients with AS (study group) and 60 healthy subjects (control group) were enrolled in this prospective study. The study group was further classified as active (n:30) and inactive (n:30). After detailed ophthalmological examination including intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement with Goldmann applanation tonometer (IOPGAT), corneal hysteresis (CH), corneal resistance factor (CRF), corneal-compensated IOP (IOPcc), and Goldmann-correlated IOP (IOPg) were measured with the Reichert Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA)...
October 5, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Kamlesh, Shweta Dhiman, Prolima Thacker, Babita Karothiya, Yashpal Goel, Anju Rastogi, Rupak Chaudhary
AIM: To assess the efficacy of vertical muscle surgery for management of hypotropia in monocular elevation deficiency (MED) type II. Knapp's is described as standard procedure for management of MED type II. However, it is not graded and has unpredictable amount of correction. Besides this, there is drift towards overcorrection with time and limitation of movements in extreme adduction and abduction. MED is a vertical misalignment for which vertical muscle surgery is also described but limited literature is available...
October 3, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Tolga Yilmaz, Ahu Yilmaz
PURPOSE: To evaluate changes in central macula thickness (CMT), subfoveal choroid thickness (SCT), and intraocular pressure (IOP) before and after neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser capsulotomy. METHODS: 42 eyes of 42 patients who underwent Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy were included in this prospective study. CMT, SCT, and IOP were evaluated preoperatively and at postoperative week 1 and postoperative months 1, 3, 6, and 12. RESULTS: CMT was 238...
October 3, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Hassan Hashemi, Reza Ghaffari, Mohammad Miraftab, Soheila Asgari
PURPOSE: To compare 18-month outcomes between femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (femto-LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy with mitomycin-C (PRK-MMC) for myopia of more than 7.0 D in terms of visual acuity and quality. METHODS: In this comparative nonrandomized clinical trial, 60 eyes from 30 patients (30 eyes in each group) were enrolled. The two procedures were compared in terms of 18-month changes in uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), manifest refraction spherical equivalent, ocular and corneal higher order aberrations (HOAs), and contrast sensitivity (CS)...
October 3, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Erkut Küçük, Uğur Yılmaz, Kürşad Ramazan Zor, Defne Kalaycı, Hikmet Sarıkatipoğlu
PURPOSE: To find out the rate of suture requirement and post-operative hypotony in a series of 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy cases and analyze the factors affecting post-operative hypotony and leakage of sclerotomy leading to suture placement. METHODS: This is a single-center retrospective interventional case series. Eighty-four eyes underwent 23-gauge vitrectomy. Primary endpoint measures were rate of leakage of 23-gauge sclerotomies requiring suture placement at the end of surgery and rate of early post-operative hypotony...
September 30, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Abdel-Razzak M Al-Hinnawi, Bassam O Al-Naami, Motasem M Al-Latayfeh
PURPOSE: To investigate monitoring slope-based features of the optic nerve head (ONH) cup as open-angle glaucoma (OAG) occurs. METHOD: A dataset of 46 retrospective OCT cases was acquired from the SPECTRALIS Heidelberg Engineering OCT device. A set of five parameters, which are based on the ONH cup-incline, are measured on the OAG and normal subjects in the dataset. Then, three new ONH cup-shape indices were deduced. The ONH cup-incline parameters and ONH cup-shape indices are analyzed to estimate their clinical value...
September 28, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Anuj Mehta, Mayuresh Naik, Sangeeta Abrol, Prerna Garg, Mukesh Joshi
PURPOSE: To review cases of granuloma formation after sling surgery with a view to find out possible aetiological factors and propose a further plan of management MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 120 eyes of 108 patients who underwent frontalis sling surgery with silicone rod from Jan 2008 to Dec 2015 was conducted. All patients with severe ptosis and poor levator function who underwent frontalis sling surgery with silicone rod were included in the study irrespective of the cause of ptosis and method of passing the sling...
September 27, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Colin S Tan, Louis W Lim, Wei Kiong Ngo
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September 26, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Seyed Mohammad Ghoreishi, Seyed Ali Akbar Mortazavi, Zahra-Alsadat Abtahi, Mohammad-Ali Abtahi, Seyed Ali Sonbolestan, Seyed-Hossein Abtahi, Mohadeseh Mohammadinia, Kimia Nekouie Isfahani
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to assess the agreement of anterior segment optical coherence tomography with its older well-known opponent i.e., Sheimpflug imaging in evaluation of the cornea in normal and keratoconus subjects. METHODS: 107 normal and 56 keratoconus eyes were evaluated with the anterior segment optical coherence tomography followed by the Scheimpflug imaging. Parameters included axial keratometry data in both of steep and flat meridians, mean keratometry and the astigmatism values in the central 4...
September 26, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Andreas Frings, Johannes Steinberg, Vasyl Druchkiv, Stephan J Linke, Toam Katz
PURPOSE: This study was initiated to introduce the term non-corneal ocular residual astigmatism (N-CORA) as a new parameter in astigmatic change analysis after implantation of two different types of non-toric, multifocal intraocular lenses (MIOL). METHODS: Seventy-two eyes from 72 consecutive patients after MIOL surgery were studied in terms of a retrospective, cross-sectional data analysis. Two types of spherical MIOL were used. Surgical technique in all patients was a 2...
September 24, 2016: International Ophthalmology
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