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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of augmenting trabeculectomy with subconjunctival mitomycin C (TMMC) versus 5-fluorouracil (T5-FU) in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP). METHODS Forty eyes from 40 patients referred to the Nikoukari Ophthalmology University Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, were(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of bevacizumab in maintaining intraocular pressure lowered by trabeculectomy in refractory open-angle glaucoma. METHODS Thirty-seven eyes from 37 patients referring to Nikoukari Ophthalmology University Hospital in Tabriz were enrolled in this randomized clinical trial. Seventeen patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Angiogenesis, the development of new blood vessels, is an important process in tissue development and wound healing, but becomes pathologic when associated with solid tumor growth, proliferative retinopathies, and rheumatoid arthritis. Accurate and reliable qualification of neovascular (angiogenic) response, both in vitro and in vivo, is an(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the level of perceived satisfaction with the current Iranian ophthalmology curriculum in ensuring that residents acquire required competencies in various ophthalmology fields. METHODS A closed-ended questionnaire was circulated to 100 residents or recently graduated ophthalmologists in Iran to measure their level of satisfaction about(More)
BACKGROUND Although there have been many studies of the efficacy and safety of wavefront- guided (WF) and cross-cylinder photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), there are few studies on moderate-to-high astigmatism cases. The aim of this study was to assess and compare the efficacy of WF and cross-cylinder PRK in moderate-to-high astigmatism. METHODS In a(More)
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