Asaf Achiron

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PURPOSE To quantify subjective visual metamorphopsia in newly diagnosed patients suffering from diabetic macular oedema (DME) and other macular abnormalities and to evaluate anti-VEGF treatment effect. METHODS Patients with DME, subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or retinal venous occlusion(More)
Decreased cortical thickness that signifies gray matter pathology and its impact on cognitive performance is a research field with growing interest in relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and needs to be further elucidated. Using high-field 3.0 T MRI, three-dimensional T1-FSPGR (voxel size 1 × 1 × 1 mm) cortical thickness was measured in 82 regions(More)
Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I), is a member of the oncogenic retroviruses family endemic in several parts of the world and also recently identified in the Jewish Mashhadi population who immigrated from Iran to Israel. The virus is the causative agent of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and a chronic myelopathy known both as tropical spastic(More)
Using in situ hybridization, the presence of T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I) was shown in blood lymphocytes of one tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP/HAM) patient and in two asymptomatic carriers. HTLV-I was also detected in epithelial cells derived from mouthwash of the TSP/HAM patient. Mouthwash of one of the carriers showed an infected(More)
The callosal transfer of information to the visual cortex following its unilateral deafferentation from its geniculate input was studied in both hemispheres. Deafferentation was performed in adult cats by sectioning the optic tract. Action potentials of single cortical cells and visual evoked potentials were recorded from area 17-18 boundary in acute and(More)
BACKGROUND Warm compresses are widely touted as an effective treatment for ocular surface disorders. Black tea compresses are a common household remedy, although there is no evidence in the medical literature proving their effect and their use may lead to harmful side effects. OBJECTIVES To describe a case in which the application of black tea to an eye(More)
AIM The current treatment for posterior capsular opacification (PCO), neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser capsulotomy, may lead to increased intraocular pressure (IOP). Our aim was to survey routines in the management of IOP spikes and to identify the rate of IOP spikes following prophylactic apraclonidine treatment. MATERIALS AND(More)