Alexandros G Damanakis

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Sixteen patients with large angle infantile esotropia with deviations of 80-90 prism dioptres were operated at the age of about 2 years. All patients underwent 8 mm bilateral medial rectus recessions. At the last follow up examination, 6 to 48 months postoperatively (average 16.3 months), successful horizontal alignment was achieved in 12 patients (75%).(More)
PURPOSE We sought to investigate contrast sensitivity on the fellow eyes of amblyopic and successfully treated amblyopic subjects. METHODS Contrast sensitivity was tested monocularly on both eyes of 48 amblyopic patients (mean age, 11.51 years) and of 22 successfully treated amblyopic subjects (visual acuity 20/20 in each eye; mean age, 11.22 years).(More)
PURPOSE To report a rare case of ophthalmic dirofilariasis in a 68-year-old man with sudden, intense pain and itching in the left eye. The nematode was located in the eye and recognized as Dirofilaria repens. METHODS Slit-lamp examination disclosed a moving nematelminth under the bulbar conjunctiva of the left eye. The nematode was surgically removed. (More)
We describe our technique and analyze the long-term results of the use of argon laser photocoagulation in the treatment of 92 eyes with recurrent trichiasis. In spite of an incidence of recurrences of 64.1% which had to undergo a new laser photocoagulation session, the final success rate of the method was impressive (91.3%). The number of misdirected cilia(More)
A 12 year old boy who suffered from homozygous beta-thalassemia came to our clinic complaining of progressive deterioration of the visual acuity of the left eye. His visual acuity at this eye was finger counting at a distance of 50 cm. Fundus examination revealed a tortuous course of the fundus vessels, angioid streaks radiating from the region of the disk(More)
We present the cases of 2 consecutive siblings with bilateral macular lesions, for which there is strong clinical and laboratory evidence supporting the diagnosis of congenital ocular toxoplasmosis. These cases raise the possibility of maternal parasitemia during Toxoplasma gondii reinfection, leading to transmission to the fetus and congenital ocular(More)
PURPOSE We studied a case of congenital optic disk pit and coloboma with associated malformations of the retinal vessels. METHODS Slit-lamp biomicroscopy and fluorescein angiography were performed. RESULTS Multiple retinal venous anastomoses associated with a congenital coloboma and pit of the optic disk were observed. The retinal vascular anomalies(More)
In a prospective study, we investigated the effect of posterior fixation sutures on the accommodative element of partially accommodative strabismus. Twenty patients were included in the study. Recession of one or both medial rectus muscles combined with bilateral posterior fixation sutures was performed on each patient. The results showed that this combined(More)
In five patients with congenital nystagmus and compensatory head turn we performed a modified Kestenbaum operation intended to correct the compensatory head turn and to improve visual acuity. All patients had nystagmus without strabismus and fully developed binocular function. The nystagmus decreased but did not cease completely during the lateral gaze, and(More)