Antonios Charakidas

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PURPOSE To establish the efficacy and safety of intravitreal bevacizumab in reducing iris and anterior chamber angle neovascularization and managing neovascular glaucoma. DESIGN Prospective interventional case series. PATIENT AND METHODS Eleven eyes of 11 patients with iris and anterior chamber angle neovascularization with refractory intraocular(More)
PURPOSE To probe the presence of apoptosis in the epithelium of human lenses with age-related cortical cataract as well as to assess cell proliferation, a predicted consequence of apoptotic cell death, in this specific cell population. METHODS DNA fragmentation was assessed using terminal digoxigenin-labeled dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) in capsulotomy(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the article was to report on the long-term follow-up of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) cases secondary to punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) either treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT) or followed without treatment. A comprehensive review of existing literature on the various treatment modalities is incorporated. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To report a case of corneal endothelial decompensation and iris pigment dispersion following the inadvertent use of methylene blue 1% for capsular staining during cataract surgery. DESIGN Case report. METHODS During an otherwise routine phacoemulsification cataract surgery, inadvertent anterior capsule staining with methylene blue 1% instead of(More)
INTRODUCTION We report on three cases of visual loss due to nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy that developed during the course of refractory anemia, a subtype of myelodysplastic syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients underwent fundus, visual field examination, and fluorescein angiography. A thrombophilic tendency investigation including(More)
Purpose: To report a rare case of massive ethmoidal adenocarcinoma with orbital invasion but minimal ophthalmic symptoms on presentation.Methods: Case report of a 69-year-old, otherwise healthy, retired carpenter who was referred for treatment of bilateral senile cataract. Results: A relative afferent pupillary defect and sectorial disc atrophy on(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence and severity of ocular injuries caused by elastic cords. PATIENTS AND METHOD A retrospective review of patients' records from the Emergency Department was conducted to identify cases of elastic cord-induced ocular injuries. Over a 67-month period starting in October 1996, 28 patients (24 males and 4 females, mean age 38.6(More)